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  1. Indeed the RTX 3060 Ti will be the absolute best buy if its under $300 AND the "leaked" benchmarks are correct and comes out sometime this year. That is until AMD puts out a 6600 or something.

    As for AMD....well unless you can get your hands on a AMD 5600X, that Intel 10700k will wipe the floor in gaming compared to the last gen Ryzen (3000). It also depends on the game, resolution and graphical settings. Only when you are CPU bound, which is primary only 1920x1080 and below these days, does it have a major impact.

  2. First off I did suggest a CMOS reset if you actually read the replies.


    Cant help someone if no one has done it before on these forums. We are just guessing how to fix it. The guide I wrote was for desktop GPUs....

    If someone reference it and doesnt use it properly. Thats on them.

    I'll stick to my orignal statment. It shouldnt work due to being a different GPU SKU.

    People say it does, but it i don't suggest it. "Unlocking" the power limit on a laptop is a horrible idea. For example the RTX 2070 mobile has a 80 Watt TDP. Unloxking it to 200+ spells disaster to me.

    Has anyone done a VRM analysis? I highly doubt it wil be the same 12-16 phase design. Not only is 200+ watts on a latop GPU a bad idea (cooling wise) BUT that VRM wil get toasty quick.

    I think people who do this flash are asking for a laptop that overheats..

  3. 5 hours ago, Cespenar said:

    Interesting to see people wanting to see how the new stuff operates.

    I was, also, a time or three before.

    But my Asus 980 Strix and 4790 in Z97 Pro gamer is giving me 144 fps in Elite Dangerous and BL3.

    Should see me out.


    Thats what makes it fun! 

    If a could overclock a $100 i3 chip to the extreme on LN2 I would. But its money I do not have to spend.

  4. Igor is pretty knowable on this stuff. That is disappointing because I figured all of the CPU would hit this. But this also means that they can all reach 1900 which was a big struggle before. I am curious to see the difference between 3800 CL14 and 4000 CL15. Probably none-existent  in real-world apps.

  5. I doubt I'll be getting a RX 6000 review sample. No AIB cards this time it looks like and AMD doesn't send anything to OCC usually. I'm just buying  a CPU to replace my personal 1920X threadripper system. Maybe swap it out with the 3800X for benchmarks if the gains are as good as AMD claims it to be.

  6. Anyone else going to get the 4th gen Ryzen? I have a feeling the preformance increase for games is only going to be at 1080 where the CPU struggles to keep up with high end graphics cards.

    Besides that a 15-20% IPC increase across the board isnt bad. Though what it will come down to for me at least is if the overclock is higher than 4.3Ghz (all-core) and if the new FCLK of 4000 will have more impact then say 3800 which is the limit for gen 3.

  7. Well sorry to crap on your build but the 1151 is a dead socket. It ended with the i9-9900K. So if your planning on upgrading the CPU, that is the end of the line. The 1200 Socket (Z490) will support the new Rocket Lake coming next year.

    If you primary playing games, there is some benefit to using higher frequency memory. Its not as pronounced as with AMD, but Intel CPUs do benefit from increased speeds. But since you are on a budget, save money where you can. I would spend more on the video card before buying faster memory.

  8. I guess the follow up answer to what is best would be any 3600 memory kit that is CL14. Not many choices. I personally like the G.Skill TridentZ Neo kit I reviewed.  Not only is it good at default XMP, it can be tweaked to really nice timmings of 3800 CL14. That way you can maximize the Infinity Fabric and get the "most of your CPU. 


    However I wrote this in my Ryzen Memory article. That once you are GPU bound, many frequency plays a minor roll. Even more so if the game isnt AI heavy. So something like COD might see no frame rate difference. GTA5, 10+ FPS. Since you are a heavy gamers and play a lot of different content, having higher Frequency memory with tighter timings can have a impact on the frame rate.


    If you are planning on buying the 4th gen Ryzen that is about to come out, i think DDR4 4000 is the new 3600. No solid confirmation yet.

  9. You can ignore the QVL list. It only matters if ...

    A) when a low end motherboard pushing high frequency memory. Because not all motherboards are created equally.

    B) Using all 4 DIMM slots at higher frequency.

    C) Sometimes really low timings without proper voltage will cause problems. Not all MB AUTO settings are good. This is when the QVL helps with lower end MBs. If your into overclocking memory, the motherboard is important!

    I would say the Ryzen CPU in its current 3nd gen form has matured to the point that really any memory kit  3600 and will be plug'n play. Just make sure to use the newest BIOS.

    I don't think any of the memory I reviewed is on ASUS MB QVL (and many more). Now G.Skill does have a handy QVL on its own website.

    Buy whatever 3600 memory you like thats within your price range.

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