Quick Questions XIII: Answers Return


#3481

That’s what I did though iirc you’ll be paying a little extra. It’s 10 more to buy the deluxe edition to begin with and 15 to upgrade later.


#3483

i was thinking of gale gunner


#3484

Anyone here know what the game seen here is a bootleg of?

https://clips.twitch.tv/VictoriousExpensiveSoymilkRickroll


#3485

Anyone know enough about current PC hardware to help out with a conundrum?

I’m hypothetically thinking of upgrading my PC in the coming months and starting a savings fund for it. I’m currently running an Athlon II X4 640, to give you an idea of how far behind I am.

My question is:

I’m looking at four possible CPUS (all Ryzen 5 range): 1600 ($140), 1600X ($180), 2600 ($165), 2600X ($185). I’m leaning towards the 1600, but with such a tight price range, is it worth it to go up the ladder? Am I going to regret not spending the extra $25 to update to the newer architecture? Is the jump from 1600 to 2600X worth the jump from “a little under $150” to “a little under $200”?

And if so, if I’m already in the $180 range, would it not be better to go to a Ryzen 7 1700X for an extra $5?

Why is this so confusing. aaaaaaa


#3486

first gen Ryzen still semi severely underperforms in single threaded workloads in a way the others don’t so that’s a reason to get 2xxx or 3xxx


#3487

So I should disregard all Summit Ridge chips entirely?


#3488

unless you can get a much better deal (which is increasingly possible)


#3489

If I say that one of the things I want to be able to do is play modded Minecraft Java Edition at a comfortable frame rate, does that make a difference? I know MJE is heavily CPU-dependent but I don’t know if it’s thread locked or whatever


#3490

I don’t know much about minecraft but based on what I know about desktop Java I’d suggest you just reconsider the whole plan

(less unhelpfully: I can’t imagine there being any real cpu limitations for any game you’d play on one of these for the foreseeable future)


#3491

I wish Notch had reconsidered using Java for Minecraft in the first place! I wish Notch had reconsidered a lot of things. That’s a different thread though.

The only differences I can see between the 2600 and the 2600X is a 0.2GHz clock speed increase and a 30W power draw increase. Is that worth an extra 20bux? It doesn’t seem like it from here…


#3492

that’s more about the overclocking headroom than the stated clocks

you’d have to look at the in depth reviews there to see how you feel about it


#3493

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#3494

Uh, you live in the land of the Microcenter, right? See if they still have the $80 1600s and the $30 motherboard deal. I picked up a motherboard and processor for $130 and mailed it to Toups a couple of weeks ago.

You’re moving on two axes, thread count (up to the 1700) and clock speed/OC headroom (2600, 2600x). For non-productivity, threads aren’t going to do you much good, but AMD has a deficit vs. Intel for “instructions per clock” or how much work it does per ghz.


#3495

OH DANG


#3496

To clarify, by $30 motherboard deal I mean $30 off a matched motherboard, which meant the $70 one was $40, hence $120 + tax.

Budget for DDR4 RAM, too, you won’t bring over the DDR3 sticks.


#3497

Caught a bit of a Patrick Miller stream and he mentioned a “five move pai” article written by David Sirlin back when VF4 was still actively being played about how to play a decent Pai using only 5 moves. Anyone know where I could find this? Google isn’t being helpful.


#3498

What VPN


#3499

I recall there being a “let’s make a game in April” thread here that I can no longer find and, well, April starts tomorrow.


#3500

I wanted to post there too because it’s just past midnight here… The thread was supposed to move forums but I think the axe swallowed it instead due to inactivity. @jsnlxndrlv?

I just now realized that probably no one explained the axe to you yet, Hache


#3501

Yeah, sorry, the last couple weeks kept me busier than I expected. I’ll fish the thread back out!