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  • The Digital Foundry 2015 graphics card upgrade guide

  • dogmanstaruk 02/02/2015

    @dicken Another example showing small factor PCs do not need to compromise on power:) Reply +1
  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @FMV-GAMER
    I own a single 980 with a Sandy i7 and I have 3x USB 3.0 passport drives among other things and I would feel comfortable getting another 980 in there.
    I can't go SLI with this build.

    Running a mini-itx board in a Corsair Carbine 240.

    Trust me it was a tight fit getting the 980, and the H100i cooler in there;p

    I'm no longer convinced by SLI/XFire.

    My last Nvidia SLI rig was a pair of 6800 Ultras, and while my card before the 980 was a rather hot 290x before that I was running a pair of 7970 Lightnings in Xfire. My preference is now small factor case with a high end single card.
    Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @Philip45
    I would hold off upgrading until March when the new Maxwell gpu's(980TI) are launched.
    Nothing is confirmed yet, although I do suspect a Ti will appear.

    I own a clocked 980 and I'm interested in seeing what the ti delivers, although I'm not planning on upgrading again until the next series of GPU.
    Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @Vlad27145 I've got an eye on what the 390x will bring to the table.

    And then we have a potential 980 Ti ;)
    Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @muzzakus
    Now don't get me wrong, the ps4 will get eclipsed much like the 360 has.
    The difference is the PS4 has been eclipsed since launch.

    I don't remember any other generation where the console's technology was brought into question this early.

    I doubt the PS4 has a further 5 years in it. I hope not as if in 5 years games are being focused on a 1.84 tflop system then it is going to be very slow generation.
    Reply +7
  • Cara Ellison on: 2014: A Space Engine

  • dogmanstaruk 02/02/2015

    @Noxia
    @Bremenacht If you saw the GaymerX convention comments you would see how wrong you are about @dogmanstaruk. The most obvious "lefty" I've seen posting to date. I am 100% sure he has no agenda based on gender.
    Yes, I was pretty vocal towards those against the LGBT focused gaming event. As you say I have no agenda against gender or sexual preferences.

    But, considering I've voted Tory since I was 18 I'm not sure I could be described as being a lefty:)
    Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @dirtysteve
    @jabberwoky Like I said, you're better off putting him on ignore. He sees #gg'ers everywhere, then goes on angry rants at other site members.

    Im not sure why he hasn't been banned before.
    He is a rather sad, bitter individual.
    Reply +1
  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @Bremenacht
    @dogmanstaruk Given that you and your fellow twats have such a big problem with this site and these Saturday articles which you all so hate, why don't you fuck off?

    You ex-'gaters are so sad. Woman-hating: failed. Ethics: laughable failure. So now you scrabble about for something else to complain about.

    If you and your sad twat mates had your way, all writing on this site would be boring bollocks.
    What a sad little man you are.

    Trying to twist commentators not enjoying the article into misogynists supporting a women hating agenda.

    You are the one bringing the writer's gender into the discussion. I don't recall any of the criticisms towards this article being gender based.

    When you climb down from your Ivory Tower built upon your self-righteousness foundation you will appreciate there is no hidden agenda to "drive" Cara off the site.

    Until you do, refrain from posting you bile laced accusations, and take some of your own advice -"fuck off".
    Reply +7
  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @jabberwoky
    "God knows there really is enough guardian/pseudo/hipster drivel on the web in general you can point your flame-cannons at if you really want to."

    I come to Eurogamer to avoid all that and to read about videogames.
    The problem is traditional videogame journalism is dying. There is a reason successful journalists such as Jim Sterling have branched out and gone independent via Patreon.

    This week Joystiq closes its doors due to AOL realigning their commitments, and this isn't the only casualty of this week.

    Traditional videogame sites are becoming obsolete with the growth of you tube, social media and direct communication to the gamers via community managers and official sites.

    Take Eurogamer as an example:

    News reporting:

    NEOGAF's community reports all news stories quicker e.g. Have EG reported the leak/reveal of Metal Gear Rising 2 yet? No, why? Because it is the weekend.

    Developer insights, comments and direct interaction:

    Engage via Twitter.

    Video Game Trailers:

    You Tube

    Lets Play?

    Twitch/You Tube

    Reviews

    Why take one person's word on the quality of a game? Engage with a community of players who, unlike video game journalists, pay for their games resulting in more truthful opinions.

    The secret to survival is creating a USP. For Eurogamer it is DF, and for sites like Giant Bomb it is their personalty driven video content (GB is a success due to the direct connection/communication with their community e.g. I pay $60 p.a. as a premium member to help support the site). UK wise look at videogamer - great podcast and content due to partially being personality driven.

    The question is if DF is the USP of EG do we need any of the other fluff? Just create a DF site.
    Reply +7
  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @Bremenacht
    That's all you and your fellow twats write. Do you all coordinate your twatish complaints in your little private group? And then + or - accordingly?

    You do, don't you! You're all chips off the gamergater block.
    Yes, because the only reason several people could dismiss an article is due a co-ordinated "gater" anti-feminist attack.

    Please kindly fuck off.
    Reply +3
  • dogmanstaruk 31/01/2015

    @MrTomFTW I remember the days when opinion columns were interesting and worthwhile reads. Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 31/01/2015

    Well, that is a couple of minutes I won't be getting back. Reply +7
  • Metroid Prime remains one of Nintendo's finest games

  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @Uberheertje 13 wiimote/nunchuck alternative

    Check it out. It gets good reviews and will allow you to play Metroid.
    Reply 0
  • Face-Off: Dying Light

  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @mega-gazz
    Most people consider this current gen to have barely even started yet.
    Very true, but this year is the 2nd anniversary of the two consoles. So if we were to follow the time frame of the PS to PS2 then we will soon be a 3rd of the way through this generation.
    Reply +3
  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @Suarez07 I sleep well;p Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 01/02/2015

    @Smash41

    Another win for the PS4.
    Whats that now 29-2?
    Another win for the PC.

    Fixed it for you!
    Reply +3
  • dogmanstaruk 31/01/2015

    @mega-gazz
    They are still trying to stick with 1080p/30 as the new standard but with the constant demand for newer games to look better than older ones, 720p and below surely can't be far over the horizon.
    The longevity of this generation, for me, is in question.

    As you say the dream of 1080/60 is dead. There will be the odd title here and there, but it will never be consistent.

    There really are two outcomes:

    1. Game technology progresses slowly, despite developers becoming more accustomed to the hardware. Developers target capped 1080/30fps.

    2. Game technology progresses as previous generations and resolution takes a hit to maintain 30fps to allow the developers to add more features to the image.

    Perhaps I am being overly negative, perhaps as we move from cross-gen development we will see improvements in performance on the two new machines.
    Reply +4
  • dogmanstaruk 31/01/2015

    @riseer
    @dogmanstaruk Keep crying bitch.
    What am I supposed to be crying about?

    Owning a PC, PS4, xbone and a Wii U?

    I suggest the salty tears are rolling from your eyes.
    Reply +5
  • dogmanstaruk 31/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER
    You know I always thought third party developers made games for three platforms but apparently it's all console. Which begs the question why do they even bother bringing games to PC with better visuals in the first place?.
    It is amusing considering both consoles are basically PCs with OS based on Windows (XO) and Freebsd (PS4)!
    Reply +3
  • dogmanstaruk 31/01/2015

    @frazzl Graphs! Reply -5
  • dogmanstaruk 31/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER
    @dogmanstaruk According to the article the PS4's LOD is below PC's lowest and I don't have a hard time believing that when I see how bad the pop up is during the footage.
    Ah, so it is. I was talking about a different comparison, I completely missed DF raising the same point.

    Remember Grassyknoll a couple of days ago posting when people think of graphics they think consoles ;p
    Reply -2
  • dogmanstaruk 31/01/2015

    @88t
    office version is the most bugged..as usual!
    I've not had any issues with it running at 1440p.
    Reply -1
  • dogmanstaruk 31/01/2015

    @Boycie86 Some people will blame the developers, but while both consoles will deliver great games they are technically compromised compared to mid-high range PCs.


    I do at times wonder if the consoles really have the grunt power to last a the typical 5 year generation.
    Reply -4
  • dogmanstaruk 31/01/2015

    @Antiax I read elsewhere the PS4 LOD is the equvilant to 0 on the PC.

    Not sure if that is 100% accurate.
    Reply -6
  • Dying Light review

  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @tramainbacchus snore... Reply -1
  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @tramainbacchus And how exactly are you able to judge the quality of the game without playing it?

    Your statement of mediocre is purely based upon 3rd party opinions, rather than your own.
    Reply +1
  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @tiancheek
    . I wonder why none of this was in the review.
    Lack of attention to detail.

    He doesn't mention that the combat is no longer analogue, unlike Dead Island.
    Reply +2
  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @tramainbacchus
    @dogmanstaruk you follow scores? Did you even read the review? The only thing new was the traversing, this game is a Dead Island clone that has been regurgitated.
    Even better, I've been playing it for about 7 hours so far.

    I know *exactly* how this game plays and relates to DI.
    Reply +2
  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @tramainbacchus
    I can see why they didn't give out press releases.
    It scored 7/10 here, so please file your lack of review code conspiracy where it belongs - in the bin.
    Reply -4
  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @saveerror
    @dogmanstaruk Lets just say charging full price for this game is daylight robbery, there really is nothing here, i could understand if this was DLC for Dead Island Riptide, but it's not,. 60 quid for a zombie basher, very little story, very little replay value, just kill zombies and fetch stuff for characters you will forget in 20 minutes, like i said, daylight robbery you are allowed to disagree of course lol.
    Not every game needs a character driven story. This game was never pitched from a story angle so god knows why you continue to drag character development into the mix.

    Your comment regarding this being DLC for Riptide shows you haven't played it, which makes your opinion on the gameplay meaningless. Funnily enough I am interested in discussing the pros and cons of Dying Light with people who have actually experienced it.
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  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @saveerror
    @mentacorreia Here, i'll make it easy for you, A shallow puddle has more depth than Dying Light.
    And how do you define depth? What makes a game "deep".

    I find "depth" to be the second most useless phrase when describing a game, after "generic" naturally.
    Reply +2
  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @jabberwoky
    Can't think of anything more boring than avoiding zombies for hours on end in a decrepit rundown pile of buildings.

    Still whatever lights your candle.
    It is quite fast paced.

    Especially at night if you cock up and you start getting chased. I crapped it during the first night mission.
    Reply +2
  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    A fair score, I'm quite enjoying it. Reply +2
  • Performance Analysis: Dying Light

  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @Hudson-omg
    Why do people even bother buying Xbox 1's seriously
    To play games?

    I dunno, I'm just taking a wild stab in the dark with that one.
    Reply +1
  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @frazzl
    @dogmanstaruk Dude you need to get with the program. It's PS4 or bust over here at Eurogamer.net. Say otherwise and you're being "cunty" ;)
    In that case.

    Playing Dying Light at 1080p/30fps is a far better expereince than 1440p/60fps.

    That should make the children feel better;p
    Reply +1
  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @grassyknoll 10m hardware units is hardly a mainstream hobby.

    10m end users compared to the millions who collect music, books, films, cycle, play sports etc as their passtime of choice.
    Reply +1
  • dogmanstaruk 30/01/2015

    @grassyknoll
    Do you think your average person sits down & thinks PC or console?
    The average person even thinks about gaming.

    This remains a specialised hobby.
    Reply +2
  • dogmanstaruk 29/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER Ahh, a shame your CPU is locked.

    You could upgrade, or you could wait and see what happens with Skylake this year? It is going to be a new chipset/mobo as it has an extra pin.

    What 980 you got?

    I picked up the EVGA Superclock model with the blower cooler (the Nvidia reference cooler) as it has a great overclock over the reference card and blower cooling is better for a smaller case.
    Reply +1
  • dogmanstaruk 29/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER Yup that is the specs, the CPU is i5 Haswell 4690k clocked @ 4.5 ghz.

    My old PC was an Ivy i7, and tbh the difference in gaming is negligible between the i7/i5 so I just went with the 4690k.
    Reply +1
  • dogmanstaruk 29/01/2015

    @FMV-GAMER
    Can't you see the flaw in your argument?.
    Grassyknoll's argument is quite simple - if it isn't PS4 then it is bollocks.

    The PC is his current target, which makes a change as it is usually the Xbone.
    Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 29/01/2015

    @grassyknoll Form Factor - That old chestnut of PCs being ugly.

    It is quite easy to build mini-itx with a water cooled i5/i7, 16gb ram, 980 gtx, 2 sdd/1 hdd rig.

    I should know, I built one 4 weeks ago.
    Reply +2
  • dogmanstaruk 29/01/2015

    @grassyknoll
    @dogmanstaruk I'm not talking about PS4. This game runs substandard

    Does it?

    Strange, I've just finished playing Dying Light this evening @ 1440p/60fps. And this is prior to the upcoming PC performance patch.
    Reply -5
  • dogmanstaruk 29/01/2015

    @grassyknoll
    when people think of graphics the first thing they think of (& go to) is console.
    lol
    Reply 0
  • dogmanstaruk 29/01/2015

    @Edz72
    I have one friend with an XB1 and I take great pleasure telling him how shit it is especially when DF back it up, unfortunately he agrees with me.
    You must really impress the girls at parties.

    /sarcasm.
    Reply +2
  • dogmanstaruk 29/01/2015

    @grassyknoll
    You need to stop focusing on the hammer & blame the builder.
    Quelle Surprise!

    You blame the developer...again.

    Last week it was a different developer, and next time it will be someone else to blame.

    There will come a time when you realise the common denominator isn't the developer, but the Playstation 4 hardware.
    Reply +1
  • dogmanstaruk 28/01/2015

    @George-Roper
    @7M7

    Hovering over the Amazon PC preorder.

    If it's a gash release I'll thank the digitals and be on my way.
    I played a few hours last night, and despite shitting myself when the aggressive night zombies were chasing me I enjoyed it.

    Its worth a punt. I got it for 23 quid.
    Reply -6
  • Transistor free via PlayStation Plus in February

  • dogmanstaruk 29/01/2015

    Transistor was a huge disappointment after Bastion, but still it is a nice freebie for those who haven't played it. Reply -3
  • dogmanstaruk 29/01/2015

    @goggyturk They are fantastic - enjoy:) Reply -4
  • Battlefield Hardline open beta launches 3rd February

  • dogmanstaruk 29/01/2015

    I'll check this out.

    I remain open minded, even after the slightly bollocks alpha last year.
    Reply 0
  • Spotify headed to PS3 and PS4

  • dogmanstaruk 28/01/2015

    @MTM2
    Look at the anonymous down votes. Seems a certain demographic is bitter at this news, jealousy perhaps?
    Jealous of a music streaming system?

    lol...seriously?
    Reply -3