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In Topic: Monitor suggestions?

26 June 2020 - 06:28 AM

I agree that a Vega56 isn't going to push more than 1440p (and with some newer games that will be a stretch). There is very little on the AMD side right now that will. The good news, is that the Thunderbolt 3 bandwidth becomes less and less of a bottleneck at higher resolution, where it is more the graphics card that is challenged rather than the CPU and bandwidth of getting data to the graphics card. So you will see a much bigger spread (usually 20-25%) between internal graphics card and eGPU with the same card at lower resolutions, and a might tighter range (5-10% difference maybe) at higher resolutions.

If you want any more proof of that or to check out what a Vega 56 can do on Mac in an eGPU at 1080p and 1440p check out these benchmarks I posted about a year ago: https://egpu.io/foru...tabase-results/

I also posted them on IMG I thought but I can't find them. My 2012 Thunderbolt 1 Mac can almost keep up with the 2018 Thunderbolt 3 Mac in many games with the same eGPU.

In Topic: Civ VI released for iPads!

25 June 2020 - 05:03 AM

I haven’t played it since back when it first came out. But I took a couple games to the end and didn’t have any instability at the time. Thought it was a fantastic port - touch controls are not quite as good as mouse, but the portability on iPad is amazing.

In Topic: Apple Plans to Announce Move to Its Own Chips at WWDC

23 June 2020 - 07:47 AM

I agree - assuming this was an iGPU (and not an eGPU) I am quite impressed by that running in virtualization mode. I have/have played the game - the settings were definitely lowish, and it didn't look great, but running at 1080p and in emulation at ~30 FPS is damn impressive. My 2018 13" MBP with integrated graphics would get around 5-8FPS in that scenario I think (could test if desired).

In Topic: A Total War Saga: Troy an Epic exclusive initially

05 June 2020 - 06:18 AM

I agree that it can take a little while to get good at the campaign if you haven't played a TW game before. But once you've played one, I don't think the Warhammer 2 campaigns are too hard to get used to (although some factions are a little bit harder). I might do 30 minutes of googling on the factions to figure out which suit your battle style (I.e. the Dino's were quite fun if you like to get offensive and rush opponents, but were really hard for me to get used to since they had no good archers and I like to sit in a bit more defensive posture and let the opponent come to me, whereas the high elves were amazing for this play style). Once you pick a faction, another 30 minutes of googling on campaign tips for playing that faction would be helpful. From there I think even if you fall behind you can catch up fairly easy - just focus on the area around you for the first while and don't worry about what everyone else is doing...

In Topic: Borderlands 3!

19 May 2020 - 07:26 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 19 May 2020 - 10:52 AM, said:

Matt, by any chance were you playing FL4K the Beastmaster where your beast can revive you?  FL4K will be my next solo playthrough so I'm hoping the answer is yes.

FL4K is awesome, and the revival is fantastic. I came very close to beating Maliwan solo with him, but died right near the end. And it was late in the evening and where it refreshes you to would take me another 30-45 minutes just to get back there so I rage quit :)