macdude22, on 22 May 2018 - 07:19 PM, said:
I don't get what everybody's circle jerk around nvidia is. GeForce Experience sucks.
So dont use it. You dont even have to install it. Just unclick the little radio box next to "GeForce Experience". Ive never installed it after i realized it was just a badly made optimization tool that i didn't need.
Force people to sign in to get drivers? lolwut.
Wut? I've never done any such thing. Ever. I have no nVidia account or anything like it. And yet, i still have up-to-date drivers (just got new ones today, even).
Their proprietary popsnizzle sucks.
G-sync is superior to Freesync in every conceivable way.
PhysX doesn't add anything to games.
So dont use it.
Best thing apple did was toss those honkeys off the free money apple tit.
Yeah, boat-anchoring themselves to a company that cannot remotely compete at the high end, cant build a decent laptop capable card, and whose GPUs suck down power like a thirsty linebacker was a pro move. (Some irony here, though, as the Skull Canyon NUC hybrid Intel i7/Vega 11 chips are seriously good...)
Or they could be shipping MBPs that have full-fat desktop GPUs in them for power users, and MaxQ enabled laptops for people who need battery-sipping efficiency.
AMD is struggling to even stay relevant. The -only- thing keeping them affloat in the GPU market right now is that they got Sony and Microsoft to pony up a huge pile of cash to have their consoles run on a cut-down RX-580 (for the PS4 Pro) and a full-fat 580 (For the Xbone X), and had them running on a cut-down RX460 for the vanilla models.
Trust me, i rather wish AMD had anything remotely compelling to offer in the GPU market. I'm not a fanboy. I will alway buy the best bang for the buck, and that hasn't been AMD in about 6+ years, and isn't going to be AMD for the forseeable future. Id like them to be more relevant just to create pressure on the market and lower prices if nothing else. (Unlike the CPU market, where Ryzen is making great inroads against Intel. If they can break the 4-ish Ghz barrier with Zen 2, Intel is in real trouble).
Sneaky Snake, on 22 May 2018 - 05:47 PM, said:
If you are planning on going with RX 580 / 1060 or below then you don't really lose anything by being stuck on AMD. The 580 and 1060 are pretty much identical. Going much higher then that probably isn't very worth it on an eGPU due to the limited bandwidth, but I'm just speculating.
I'd have to look, but i know JayzTwoCents and LTT have both done videos with eGPUs all the way up to a 1080Ti. It doesn't appear that there's a particular card that is not worth using - there's just a flat performance loss on anything much past a 1050Ti/RX 460. So a 1080Ti will still outperform a 1080, etc. It also depends on if you're using it attached to an external monitor or piping it back into the external display. There's a MUCH bigger loss when piping back to the internal display (because it loses one of the channels so it can transmit both directions, cutting bandwidth in half, roughly).
They weren't recent videos.. probably six-ish months old or more.