Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
The Spam Thread!
RAMChYLD Wrote:Thing is, I don't like Intel. Too expensive, no 3DNow support, and absolutely poor MIPS (millions-of-instructions-per-second) rating.

And afaik, neither GPU can be upgraded. Because the way multi-GPU works, you lose Crossfire or SLI if the second card is too different from the first card, or if the onchip GPU is too different from the dedicated GPU.

There should be a laptop that has a sole Nvidia GPU instead of Optimus, but it would only be one GPU. I'm not entirely sure if there are laptops that offer two Nvidia GPUs, similar to the two AMD GPU setup Violette has.

As for 3DNow, I thought AMD removed 3Dnow from all it's processors after August 2010.
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/display/20100819232051_AMD_Drops_Support_of_3DNow_Instructions.html">http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/displa ... tions.html</a><!-- m -->

For your next gaming rig upgrade, try going for one of those AMD FX "Bulldozer" eight core processors, if you can afford it.
I love foxes, especially the one in my avatar.
Reply
Well, I bit the bullet and dialed down some of the less important settings such as anti-aliasing. The game's much more playable now. It only crawls when there's a whole bunch of enemies on the screen (and well, that happens kinda frequently- it's that kind of game. It's also the type that only provides maximum fun when there's three other friends online). When there's no enemies onscreen, everything's liquid smooth.

I might dial down the settings even lower, but damn, this game causes the GPUs, all three of them, to churn!

Unsurprisingly, NVidia's website suggests no less than at least one GTX560, two's better. Guess two GTS450s are not up to task now.

Another thing I did was installing the latest NVidia drivers, and that seriously improved the performance too. Although it seems that I'm stuck with playing this only on Edison.
The Best Medicine > Magic. Because SCIENCE! can prove the former.
Reply
Stella Grapes Wrote:So you know, for better or for worse, necessity has it that I will be the only adult of the house until June 4th.

Although Plum turned 18 in late November, and we have another 18 year old girl and two 19 year old girls currently living with us as well, no one really considers them adults yet, not in the way they consider the older generations adults.

So I'll be the "only adult" of the house, although I hope you can see I will have help.
Oh, what happened? Everybody else off for some long distance work? Make sure to take care of yourself well too. I've had a week when I was the only adult because my father was hospitalized and my mother stayed with him to watch over him, and my house became a complete mess.


Ah, Borderlands 2. My old Packard Bell Etna GM laptop could play it decently, though I had to tone down every single setting to the worst possible.
[Image: TheGrapesChildrenSig.png]
Reply
RAMChYLD Wrote:Well, I bit the bullet and dialed down some of the less important settings such as anti-aliasing. The game's much more playable now. It only crawls when there's a whole bunch of enemies on the screen (and well, that happens kinda frequently- it's that kind of game. It's also the type that only provides maximum fun when there's three other friends online). When there's no enemies onscreen, everything's liquid smooth.

I might dial down the settings even lower, but damn, this game causes the GPUs, all three of them, to churn!

Unsurprisingly, NVidia's website suggests no less than at least one GTX560, two's better. Guess two GTS450s are not up to task now.

Another thing I did was installing the latest NVidia drivers, and that seriously improved the performance too. Although it seems that I'm stuck with playing this only on Edison.

What about GTA4? Does the game run more fluently on your end compared to BL2? IV ran a tad crappier when R* released the 1.0.6.0 and 1.0.7.0 patches. Not to mention that some mods are incompatible with the two updates, hence the reason why I stuck with 1.0.4.0 despite losing ability to play multiplayer.
[Image: huckleberrypie.smart.jpg]
[Image: sue8hj-6.png]
Reply
huckleberrypie Wrote:What about GTA4? Does the game run more fluently on your end compared to BL2? IV ran a tad crappier when R* released the 1.0.6.0 and 1.0.7.0 patches. Not to mention that some mods are incompatible with the two updates, hence the reason why I stuck with 1.0.4.0 despite losing ability to play multiplayer.

Well, GTA4 is running smoothly, but the draw distance has to be not at maximum. And thinking back, there are times where the frame rate drops to less than 15 as well. Annoying when you have chase missions.
The Best Medicine > Magic. Because SCIENCE! can prove the former.
Reply
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://boingboing.net/2013/05/26/us-entertainment-industry-to-c.html">http://boingboing.net/2013/05/26/us-ent ... -to-c.html</a><!-- m -->

Sometimes, it's things like this that almost drive me to Linux again. Only thing that is preventing me from doing so is a viable alternative to my applications like Adobe Premiere and my massive Windows casual game collection. I also fear that Linux may cause Greta to overheat due to incorrect drivers or something else.


And, Microsoft can't handle criticism...
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://pixelenemy.com/microsoft-disables-youtube-comments-on-xbox-channel-following-negative-comments/">http://pixelenemy.com/microsoft-disable ... -comments/</a><!-- m -->

Even more reasons not to buy the Xbox One... or upgrade to Windows 8.
I love foxes, especially the one in my avatar.
Reply
cpd2009 Wrote:http://boingboing.net/2013/05/26/us-ente...-to-c.html

Sometimes, it's things like this that almost drive me to Linux again. Only thing that is preventing me from doing so is a viable alternative to my applications like Adobe Premiere and my massive Windows casual game collection. I also fear that Linux may cause Greta to overheat due to incorrect drivers or something else.


And, Microsoft can't handle criticism...
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://pixelenemy.com/microsoft-disables-youtube-comments-on-xbox-channel-following-negative-comments/">http://pixelenemy.com/microsoft-disable ... -comments/</a><!-- m -->

Even more reasons not to buy the Xbox One... or upgrade to Windows 8.

Butthurt much? <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://nexua.org/niji/butthurt-form/">http://nexua.org/niji/butthurt-form/</a><!-- m -->

Troll
[Image: huckleberrypie.smart.jpg]
[Image: sue8hj-6.png]
Reply
Testing Elsie's USB keyboard... which I should have done two years ago, but never got around to doing so until now.

It works!!

I just wish Nintendo would at least provide an update to the Opera browser for older Wii users, but I will be getting a Wii U eventually.


Posted from a Wii Console... Elsie.
I love foxes, especially the one in my avatar.
Reply
<!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/139706-microsofts-new-kinect-patent-goes-big-brother-will-spy-on-you-for-the-mpaa">http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/13970 ... r-the-mpaa</a><!-- m -->

Apparently, Microsoft and the MPAA have filed a patent for the Xbox One Kinect, which will allow the MPAA to spy on you.
I love foxes, especially the one in my avatar.
Reply
Decided to enable a couple of hacks in the NVidia drivers to allow it to process Borderlands 2 better. Said hacks involves enabling certain optimizations that will impact graphics quality in favor of performance. Specifically, I decided to turn on Threaded Optimization, Trilinear Optimization and Anisotropic Sample Optimization, and set Texture Filtering to High Performance. The game seems to run much better now, although once the graphics card heat up to a certain temperature, performance drops anyway until the card cools down >.<
The Best Medicine > Magic. Because SCIENCE! can prove the former.
Reply


Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)