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2 years ago#11
Yeah, with the heat issues a 750 / ti likely would have been a better choice in Gigabyt's model.
The thing would likely have been cheaper and likely wouldn't throttle it's self down to 1/3 its normal level.
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2 years ago#12
It was actually getting stuck in 2D and even idle clocks at times in order to beat the heat.
I think better directed airflow would have been good, too. It seems like it must have been eating heat off of the i5 a lot to not be cooling off when running 405mhz.
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2 years ago#13
aak57 posted...
Well, better CPU but worse GPU than the PS4. GPU's more important for gaming so I wouldn't call this PC faster.


680m is faster than the PS4, the PS4 has a cut down 7970m, the 680m is notably faster than an uncut 7970m. Apparently it has throttling issues though.
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2 years ago#14
Router for 500 dollars. Holy ****
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2 years ago#15
So it's basically a 15" rMBP but in a box rather than laptop form?

And cheaper of course.
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2 years ago#16
It's an 860M, not a 680M. The 860M is equal to a 750 Ti.
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2 years ago#17
ups, my bad. 860m. Still no slouch.
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2 years ago#18
Hell even if thats weaker than a PS4 its still cool as hell. My i7 3770 with no GPU plays games pretty good in 720P.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4_Rjw1XXE5Y

So even if you hooked this thing up to your big TV in the living room and ran it on 720P sitting 6-8 feet away it would look wonderful and you would have the massive library PC gaming has to offer. better buy than a PS4 really.
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2 years ago#19
It's not a console killer until it's priced competitively against consoles. Why is that so hard to understand?
2 years ago#20
TehPwnzerer posted...
It's not a console killer until it's priced competitively against consoles. Why is that so hard to understand?


PC can do far more than a console. Why is that so hard to understand? The point is that not even a year into this console generation, the consoles have been surpassed in power at a similar form factor. That used to take longer. What's the point of of consoles if your typical office computer, or even a tablet, could beat the crap out of console hardware. A few extra hundreds mean very little when tablets, laptops, and desktops all have so much more functionality.
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