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Community Article 4k monitor vs 2560x1440 — Micro Center 4k monitor vs 2560x1440 anitelite ✭ September 28 in Peripherals I would like to know if a 4K monitor will run equally well as a 2560 x 1440 display.  My video card will run the 2560 x 1440 as is, but will struggle with true 4K 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin September 28 That really depends on your system specs. Specifically, your CPU and GPU are the largest contributing factors. 4K will definitely demand more of your GPU. What GPU do you have? Here's an example of a 2080 Super with an i9-9900k comparing 1080p, 1440p, and 2160p. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Streaming and Gaming Build Recommendation 4k budget — Micro Center Streaming and Gaming Build Recommendation 4k budget robolox22 ✭ September 24 in Sales I am just lost and really need help. My budget is max 3.5k. I'm intimidated by water cooling, but open to it. For sure I want Elgato - HD60 S for game capture.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin September 25 Hey, @robolox22. Should this budget include your monitors and or other accessories? (Such as your mouse and keyboard) What kind of games will you be playing and streaming? What resolution would you be playing at? Also, what resolution would you be streaming at? Water cooling with a custom loop will definitely add to the cost of your system, but it has its advantages. That being said, it's not required by any means. You can easily cool your system using an air cooler or an AIO. I'd say the decision goes to what you prefer aesthetically and then if your budget can afford it. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=4b8eb748-a8d9-4113-9a83-eb8bd8488253 Here's a pretty maxed out system that's still within your budget. It does not include the aforementioned monitor or keyboard and mouse but I'd recommend getting at least a 1440p monitor with this build. I look forward to your response and I'd be happy to discuss any tweaks or changes you'd like to make to the build based on your preferences! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Need a Solid gaming and light 4k video editing — Micro Center Need a Solid gaming and light 4k video editing BlackRobe ✭ April 14 edited April 14 in Help Choosing Parts Can someone put up a $1500-2000 build for me I was thinking ryzen 7 3800x with rtx 2070 I only game on 2k. I dont have a 4k monitor dont think i need a higher card. I like a good air cooled case like maybe meshify c. I am not into RGB dont really like paying for something I am never gonna look at. Also I am not into gigabyte products their customer service is horrible other than that I am open for some builds. Thank you very much guys. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TheITDad ✭✭ April 14 So the build I did for you should do everything you want and leaves a bit of wiggle room for you.  Currently I have the Ryzen 9 3900x because your budget allowed for it even after having 5 tb of storage space.  But if you feel like that's just to much for what you need or want to get even more storage or put an actual windows key with the build you can always just swap out the cpu for the R7 3700x.  Also put a nice noctua cooler in there because the R9 3900x can get a tad bit warm especially if you plan on doing some 4k video editing and such.  So even if  you go with the 3700x I would keep the cpu cooler. Configure Your PC: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=6bb1f686-905c-42b1-9274-716e9e5d5f4b CPU: (1) AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Matisse 3.8GHz 12-Core AM4 Boxed Processor with Wraith Prism Cooler ($399.99 EACH) Motherboard: (1) ASUS X570 TUF Gaming Plus (WI-FI) AMD AM4 ATX Motherboard ($189.99 EACH) RAM: (1) G.Skill Ripjaws V 32GB (2 x 16GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-32G - Black ($139.99 EACH) Case: (1) Fractal Design Meshify C Tinted Tempered Glass Midtower ATX Case - Black ($99.99 EACH) Power Supply: (1) PowerSpec 650 Watt 80 Plus Gold ATX Fully Modular Power Supply ($99.99 EACH) Video Card: (1) EVGA GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER XC GAMING Overclocked Dual-Fan 8GB GDDR6 PCIe 3.0 Video Card ($534.99 EACH) M.2 SSD: (1) WD Black SN750 1TB SSD 3D V-NAND PCIe NVMe Gen 3 x 4 M.2 2280 Internal Solid State Drive ($154.99 EACH) Hard Drive: (1) WD Black Performance 4TB 7200RPM SATA III 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive ($164.99 EACH) Heatsink: (1) Noctua NH-D15 Black CPU Cooler ($129.99 EACH) Case Fans: (2) Corsair ML120 Magnetic Levitation 120mm Case Fan - Twin Pack ($39.99 EACH) Total: $1,994.89 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter BlackRobe ✭ April 14 Thank you so much. I changed the hdd space I don't need that much other than that its perfect.  I plan on building this myself but I'm worried about  reading of motherboards arriving dead. I plan on buying all these parts at microcenter its down the street.  How's their return policy? I'm sure others have had the same concern I am curious how you feel about this. Thank you for this list. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin April 14 edited April 14 We have a 15-day return policy on motherboards, as long as you don't physically damage it we won't have a problem exchanging it. Just make sure you keep the packaging! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter BlackRobe ✭ April 14 ok thank you sir i'll order the parts 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin April 14 BlackRobe said: ok thank you sir i'll order the parts You're welcome. Let us know if you have any other questions. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Is this build too much for 4k/vr/streaming/240 hz? — Micro Center Is this build too much for 4k/vr/streaming/240 hz? Slumdog ✭ September 2 in Help Choosing Parts Previous Build: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/cjslumdog/saved/6v4qpg I used some parts from my previous build to put into this new build I'm planning on getting: https://pcpartpicker.com/user/cjslumdog/saved/v2kdD3 I am trying to make my pc somewhat similar to this using the 1000D Corsair Case: The thing is with this build is that I'm trying to go overkill with it but am unsure about some components like the Power supply, cpu, fans, and parts for water cooling for cpu/gpu. I do plan on waiting for the 3090 ti but was wondering if it would take a long time to be able to buy custom water cooling parts for the card. My power supply on my previous build is an EVGA 750 W Gold would that suffice or should I go for a 1000W supply? I have been told the processor I currently have (i7 8700k) is good enough but I want better would this new processor be a good idea to upgrade too (Ryzen 9 3950X)? The fans I picked out are specifically the ones used in that picture...I think but they are really expensive for fans. The case is able to use 18 fans all together but I am unsure how many fans I need to buy. I would like to double fan my radiators like in the picture. Thanks for taking the time to read this!  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin September 2 edited September 2 If you're trying to target high-refresh rate gaming, I'd recommend going with the i9-10900k instead for the superior single-core performance. The 3950X is a great CPU but it's really targeted towards multi-threaded workloads like CPU based rendering and video editing.  NVIDIA is recommending a 750W PSU for the 3080 and 3090, but for a build this extensive and if you're planning on overclocking then the 1000W PSU could be more appropriate. As for the build being "too much," that really depends on your definition of too much. If you're looking to build the biggest baddest gaming PC money can buy, you've pretty much hit the nail on the head. If you're trying to extract the most value out of every dollar on a smaller budget, then it's a different conversation.  1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article KanexPro HDMI Splitter 1x4 w/ 4K UHD & HDCP — Micro Center KanexPro HDMI Splitter 1x4 w/ 4K UHD & HDCP Eric4x4 ✭ April 16 in Technical Support Questions I purchased the KanexPro 4k splitter at the advice of a sales associate that I could use the splitter to take a single HDMI from my laptop and use it to extend my display out to other monitors.  I have currently have three monitors plugged into the splitter with my laptop as the source with my display settings on the laptop set to extend, but the display options are only for 2 displays, and all three of the displays plugged into the splitter are displaying only the one, second display. Did I purchase the wrong item? Is there a different type of video extender that would work? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMichaelB admin April 16 edited April 16 Welcome to the forum, Eric4x4. It would appear that this item may not be capable of the features you are looking for. HDMI splitters can only function for duplication, not extension, meaning they can take the same image on one screen and duplicate the image across other screens, but not extend them for traditional multi-monitor use. If you can provide the model of your laptop, I can check to see if any other video ports are available that we may be able to adapt from to connect other monitors. Alternatively, you may be able to use a USB to HDMI adapter, but note that their quality is not as great and may have some input latency depending on the model you choose.  I do offer my apologies for having to exchange that splitter, but I am confident we can find you a working solution before you make that trip. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. 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As for your thermal paste, if you can clean it off that would nice, easiest way to do it is dampen a cloth with some rubbing alcohol then clean it off.  2 results Re: NZXT H1 Build Comment by TSTonyV · September 1 · Home › Help Choosing Parts (Quote) They should be relatively normal. The RTX 3090 is 313mm, 138mm wide, and occupies three slots which is in line with other large triple-slot cards available on the market right now. I'm sure there will be plenty of options available! Can't wait to see what designs the board partners come up with.  6 results Re: Need Help Choosing Parts Comment by TSTonyV · September 2 · Home › Help Choosing Parts If you're going for high FPS, your target is going to be Intel's high-end stuff. That budget will give you access to the 10900K and you'll pretty much be able to choose whatever you want as far as your other parts are concerned, If we assume ~$700 for an RTX 3080, I would do this:… 2 results Re: Need Help Choosing Parts Comment by TSTonyV · September 2 · Home › Help Choosing Parts Looks pretty good all around, especially if you already have a liquid cooler for the CPU. Only thing I'll say is that NVIDIA just launched the new RTX 3000 series and they're looking to be a big performance improvement over the previous generation from what we've seen so far. I'd definitely wait until they hit the shelves… 3 results Re: Need Help on wat to upgrade Comment by TSTonyV · September 2 · Home › Help Choosing Parts An i7-7700 would be a nice upgrade and obviously would be the cheapest way to get more performance. It's still a good gaming processor and it shouldn't be a bottleneck for a 2060 Super. If you still want to to the 10th gen, an i7 isn't really necessary. The i5-10600k is a really good gaming processor, nearly the same… 4 results Re: Is this build too much for 4k/vr/streaming/240 hz? Comment by TSTonyV · September 2 · Home › Help Choosing Parts If you're trying to target high-refresh rate gaming, I'd recommend going with the i9-10900k instead for the superior single-core performance. The 3950X is a great CPU but it's really targeted towards multi-threaded workloads like CPU based rendering and video editing. NVIDIA is recommending a 750W PSU for the 3080 and… 2 results Re: Budget Blender Computer That Can Be Upgraded Comment by Brian_G · September 3 · Home › Help Choosing Parts @LandShark I saw the announcement. Incredible, and very tempting. 5 results Re: Hi, Brian G, Just Joined Comment by Enamelized · September 3 · Home › New Members Welcome Brian, very nice list of parts you've got there and the right attitude about it. Best of luck! 6 results Re: Fps cap Comment by TSMikeW · September 3 · Home › Gamers @Bugs Checking gsync/vsync that you've already done would be my first thought here. Does running the game in windowed vs fullscreen make any difference? Do you have any other monitors connected to your system, or is this the only one? Also, you said your refresh rate is 144, confirm it's set to 144 in the Nvidia Control… 5 results Re: GPU Warranty Comment by TSTonyV · September 4 · Home › Customer Service Questions Yes, if you bring a product in under a replacement plan we'll credit you for the original value of the product when you bought it, in the form of a gift card.  3 results >1000 results «1234567…100» Community Article Streaming pc only no games being played on it as I use console for that. Feed back please — Micro Center Streaming pc only no games being played on it as I use console for that. Feed back please Von ✭ July 31 in Your Completed Builds https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=9e9866b7-ab54-4ba1-814f-0351c127edb7 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin July 31 edited July 31 So if you're just using the PC to stream and not actually do any gameplay, the 3900X is honestly really overkill. The 3900X is really good at multi-threaded workloads like 3D rendering and video editing, and is good for gaming and streaming at the same time, but if you're just streaming you'll never even come close to fully utilizing it.  If the PC exists just to be a dedicated streaming rig and you never plan to play anything on it, I'd go with something like a Ryzen 5 3600 +  GTX 1650 Super instead. The 1650 Super is cheaper than the 1660 but still has the same NVENC encoder that's shared on all the new RTX cards from NVIDIA, so you won't lose any quality and save some money. You can just use the GPU to do all the encoding legwork and leave your CPU for other resources like notifications, overlays, and such, but even if you go heavy on those a 3600 would have more than enough resources.  If you want to see this advice in action, I'd watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jqgPWRahic This will show a comparison of performance for a dedicated streaming PC using different CPUs and the NVENC encoder on an RTX 2070 and a GTX 1660 (again, same encoder is used on the 1650 Super as well) 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Von ✭ July 31 edited July 31 Well the thing is I'm trying to stream in 4k, an want my game play looking clear as a Samsung flat screen tv lol I know something about pc but not a whole lot.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 1 When you say stream in 4k, are you trying to broadcast to viewers in 4k? Or are you playing in 4K, but broadcasting to viewers in a smaller resolution like 1080p? There's honestly a lot of things you have to consider for this.  Firstly, to get this out of the way, the NVENC encoder on NVIDIA cards is a separate, dedicated piece of hardware on the card that handles the encoding process. This is why I recommended the 1650 Super.  It may be a budget card, but the NVENC encoder is the exact same as the one you'd get on a 2080 ti. And because your GPU would be handling all the encoding and there's no pressure on your CPU, you can easily save money on the CPU while still having plenty of resources left for any other stuff you want to add.  Second, broadcasting in 4k would require an extremely high bandwidth connection. If streaming 4k/30FPS you'll minimum need 13000 for your bitrate, but probably more, especially if you're playing high-motion content like FPS games or action games. If you don't have the upload speed to support that kind of bitrate, then you'll have issues with dropped frames, stuttering and image quality. And, personally speaking, I don't think there's much of a point in broadcasting at 4k resolution. Most people do not have 4K displays that would even be able to take advantage of that quality. 1080p is far more comfortable from a bandwidth perspective while still being high-quality for the vast majority of potential viewers.   You also cannot broadcast at 4k resolution on Twitch, you would have to use Youtube as your streaming service, in case you weren't aware.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Upgrading Gaming Comp or new build — Micro Center Upgrading Gaming Comp or new build Ryan ✭ March 20 in Help Choosing Parts currently running i5-7500/Gigabyte H270 HD3 mobo/Radeon RX 480/ Ballistix Sport 8GB x2 should I just make a new build? answer prob yes haha looking at i7 or a ryzen 3000 series Mostly play first person shooters. want to eventually run 4k dual screen. 1 being my ASUS screen and the other being a 4k tv.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TheITDad ✭✭ March 20 @Ryan Whats your budget? 1k, 2k, 3k?  Because dual 4k screens is gonna require a pretty beefy system. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Need advice making decision about Monitors for MS Flight Simulator — Micro Center Need advice making decision about Monitors for MS Flight Simulator Pavlo ✭ August 25 edited August 25 in Monitors and Displays From what I see, I have 2 choices, maybe 3 choices - buy 2 more 27" BenQ 2560x1440 monitors like the 1 I have and run 3 monitors, or put up about $1100 and buy a wide field 4k 32-34" and run everything on it, or go cheap and buy a 32" LG 4K monitor for around $500 and do that.  I have a Nvidia 2080, and Ryzen 3700X.  Can we talk pros and cons of each choice? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSTonyV admin August 25 The 2080 Super is appropriate for 4K gaming, depending on the game/settings you're using, so I don't think any of the options listed are a bad choice. Just depends on what your preferences are. Although from what I hear MS Flight Sim 2020 is pretty difficult to run even on high-end systems.  The obvious con with buying two more of those BenQ monitors is dealing with the bezels.  You'll end up with an overall wider field of view which is the main benefit, so it depends on if you think that's worth the tradeoff.  Without knowing exactly what the other monitors you're looking at are I can't give an exact comparison, but for a 32-34" 4K monitor obviously the main benefit is no bezels while still maintaining a decently wide field of view and being able to run at 4k. However, the downside is that should you be in a situation where you're not able to run something at 4k very well and want to lower your resolution, you'll lose clarity because of the larger screen.  What else do you do with the system or what other games do you play? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter AlexS admin September 8 As a sim racer, I've always enjoyed the convenience of running one single ultra wide monitor.  I currently use a Samsung CHG90 49" monitor.  They have a 1440P version of this monitor for about $200-$300 more but it was beautiful to run Flight Simulator on.  I've recently changed my direction towards Elite Dangerous which also fares well with an Ultra-Wide. I tried the triple monitor setup before and it's okay, but the drawback for me was just more cable management and I unfortunately did not have a mount that was sturdy enough to properly align 3 monitors without any sagging, thus not making it flush.  Ultrawide  Pros Less Cable Management (One power cable, One display cable) No bevels to worry about.  Cons Not ideal if you regularly play games that do not necessarily support ultra wide.   0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article First Time Build, Leaving Consoles — Micro Center First Time Build, Leaving Consoles Moe ✭ March 15 in Help Choosing Parts Looking to build my first gaming rig. Hoping to achieve 4K 60fps average. Budget of about 2000 if I use my 4K 60HZ TV as a display for the time being. Could someone more knowledgeable tell me if this will get the job done? TIA Lian Li Lancool2 Corsair 750X PSU Ryzen 7 3700x with Wraith Cooler EVGA 2080 Super FTW MSI X570 Gaming Plus Corsair Vengeance 32G (16x2) 3200 CL16 Samsung Evo 1TB 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSNickW admin March 16 Hey Moe!  Welcome to the forum.  4k 60 is increasingly more obtainable with most titles.  I think it should get the job done.  The only red flag I might see is the TV.  Do you know what specification your TV is?  More specifically the HDMI port. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin March 16 To add on to what Nick is saying, TV's can have notoriously bad input lag depending on their design. If you do intend to use your TV as a gaming monitor, check to make sure it has a gaming mode, and make sure it has at least HDMI 2.0b for 4k 60hz refresh without the need for chroma subsampling.  I would strongly advise visiting RTing's website to see if they have a review of your television: www.rtings.com. They will provide the best settings to get the most out of your TV when used for gaming, and can even provide tips and tricks on color calibration. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article RTX 3000 Series Micro Center Discussion & FAQ! - Page 33 — Micro Center RTX 3000 Series Micro Center Discussion & FAQ! «1…30313233343536…56» Go Comments xCREEPINGDEATH ✭ September 20 Anyone else worried about these 10% on avg faster than 3080 statements? That is pretty bad.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter CrispyBudder ✭ September 20 How many watts do I need with my power supply if I’m gonna be doing a sli 3090? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Chasemm18 ✭ September 20 @xCREEPINGDEATH I would take anything before the week after launch with a grain of salt, I think it will probably be overkill for things that have DLSS already, but I think for games that have shit optimization (it seems to be a growing trend with AAA releases these days) the 3090 will be able to compensate for that in a way that will make the delta between 3080 and 3090 greater in 4k, if you’re not gaming in 4k a 3090 is pointless, red dead will be interesting to see on the 3090 because the 3080 benchmarks were not very impressive given how it performs on other games.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter xCREEPINGDEATH ✭ September 20 Chasemm18 said: @xCREEPINGDEATH I would take anything before the week after launch with a grain of salt, I think it will probably be overkill for things that have DLSS already, but I think for games that have shit optimization (it seems to be a growing trend with AAA releases these days) the 3090 will be able to compensate for that in a way that will make the delta between 3080 and 3090 greater in 4k, if you’re not gaming in 4k a 3090 is pointless, red dead will be interesting to see on the 3090 because the 3080 benchmarks were not very impressive given how it performs on other games.  Yeah so far not impressed with these cards tbh. Seems Nvidia is trying to push DLSS as the end all be all of high res gaming instead of improving the hardware 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Chasemm18 ✭ September 20 Agreed BUT to be fair DLSS is incredible, death stranding actually looks better on DLSS 4k than native. With the rumor that the beta DLSS 3.0 in development will support any game that uses AA is extremely promising and would disrupt the market big time. I think AMD need to find their own alternative to DLSS, I’m excited to see if the have anything up their sleeve with this Navi launch.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter xCREEPINGDEATH ✭ September 20 Chasemm18 said: Agreed BUT to be fair DLSS is incredible, death stranding actually looks better on DLSS 4k than native. With the rumor that the beta DLSS 3.0 in development will support any game that uses AA is extremely promising and would disrupt the market big time. I think AMD need to find their own alternative to DLSS, I’m excited to see if the have anything up their sleeve with this Navi launch.  Idk man. I play at 4k and rarely use AA. Makes games look soft.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter YoshiMoshi ✭✭ September 20 edited September 20 xCREEPINGDEATH said: Anyone else worried about these 10% on avg faster than 3080 statements? That is pretty bad.  No. You can either A) Get an RTX 3090 now for $1,499 in 2020, sell it in 2022 when RTX 4### is released at a loss B ) Get a RTX 3080 now for $799, take a hit in 2021 when 10GB is not enough VRAM for 4K ultra (may even come sooner with Cyberpunk 2077), sell your card at a loss when RTX 3080 20 GB comes out in 2021, sell your RTX 3080 20 GB in 2022 at a loss when RTX 4### is released Would you rather take the loss on one video card, or two between now and 2022? 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter kishinfoulux ✭ September 20 DLSS is the real thing I'm excited for. Ray tracing is fine. Whatever. The former is the much bigger deal, especially as it starts to get more and more normalized and incorporated. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ichthus ✭ September 20 xCREEPINGDEATH said: Anyone else worried about these 10% on avg faster than 3080 statements? That is pretty bad.  I mean the 3090 is really a different type of card altogether.  It may be named the same way as the consumer-focused gaming cards, but the 3090 is the replacement for the RTX Titan.  The RTX Titan was basically identical in gaming performance to the 2080ti despite being twice as expensive, because it was really a workstation card that was designed for applications that are heavily VRAM intensive. People should be treating the 3090 the same way. If you're concerned about 10GB of VRAM not being enough (and you really shouldn't, 10GB is plenty even at 4k) then you should just wait for the 20GB 3080 to come out instead and buy that. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter xCREEPINGDEATH ✭ September 21 Ichthus said: xCREEPINGDEATH said: Anyone else worried about these 10% on avg faster than 3080 statements? That is pretty bad.  I mean the 3090 is really a different type of card altogether.  It may be named the same way as the consumer-focused gaming cards, but the 3090 is the replacement for the RTX Titan.  The RTX Titan was basically identical in gaming performance to the 2080ti despite being twice as expensive, because it was really a workstation card that was designed for applications that are heavily VRAM intensive. People should be treating the 3090 the same way. If you're concerned about 10GB of VRAM not being enough (and you really shouldn't, 10GB is plenty even at 4k) then you should just wait for the 20GB 3080 to come out instead and buy that. Thought they said 3090 was replacement for titan and Ti 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter YoshiMoshi ✭✭ September 21 10 GB of VRAM is "just enough' at 4k ultra in 2020. This likely will not be the case in 2021. Even in a few months, CyberPunk 2077 may require more than 10 GB of VRAM at 4k ultra. Hence the need for the 20 GB RTX 3080 or the 16 GB RTX 3070. Would you rather have to buy a 3090 now, or a 3080 10 GB now and then a 3080 20 GB in 2021? 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter CrownRoger2020 ✭ September 21 edited September 21 I don't think the RTX 3090 will be overkill for RDR2 or Cyberpunk 2020. Nvidia's 4k Ampere Cyberpunk ray tracing trailer was capped at 30 frames for a reason. As for 10%, that may be for some games rather than the average, but I'm only guessing. If you look at this Tom's Hardware article for the gap between the GTX 1080 and the first Pascal Nvidia Titan X, not to be confused with the GTX Titan X of the Maxwell generation, or the Pascal Titan Xp, the performance gap between the 2 cards varied quite a bit depending on the game: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-titan-x-12gb,4700.html 2 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter YoshiMoshi ✭✭ September 21 CrownRoger2020 said: I don't think the RTX 3090 will be overkill for RDR2 or Cyberpunk 2020. Nvidia's 4k Ampere Cyberpunk ray tracing trailer was capped at 30 frames for a reason. As for 10%, that may be for some games rather than the average, but I'm only guessing. If you look at this Tom's Hardware article for the gap between the GTX 1080 and the first Pascal Nvidia Titan X, not to be confused with the GTX Titan X of the Maxwell generation, or the Pascal Titan Xp, the performance gap between the 2 cards varied quite a bit depending on the game: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-titan-x-12gb,4700.html how do you know it was 30 FPS? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter CrownRoger2020 ✭ September 21 YoshiMoshi said: CrownRoger2020 said: I don't think the RTX 3090 will be overkill for RDR2 or Cyberpunk 2020. Nvidia's 4k Ampere Cyberpunk ray tracing trailer was capped at 30 frames for a reason. As for 10%, that may be for some games rather than the average, but I'm only guessing. If you look at this Tom's Hardware article for the gap between the GTX 1080 and the first Pascal Nvidia Titan X, not to be confused with the GTX Titan X of the Maxwell generation, or the Pascal Titan Xp, the performance gap between the 2 cards varied quite a bit depending on the game: https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/nvidia-titan-x-12gb,4700.html how do you know it was 30 FPS? Because on youtube the 4k option is 2160p, not 2160p60. If it was able to stay at 60fps, Nvidia would want to show that off. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ichthus ✭ September 21 edited September 21 YoshiMoshi said: 10 GB of VRAM is "just enough' at 4k ultra in 2020. This likely will not be the case in 2021. Even in a few months, CyberPunk 2077 may require more than 10 GB of VRAM at 4k ultra. Hence the need for the 20 GB RTX 3080 or the 16 GB RTX 3070. Would you rather have to buy a 3090 now, or a 3080 10 GB now and then a 3080 20 GB in 2021? I mean this all 100% speculation. We have no idea how much VRAM will be required in the future. Even at 4k max settings there's no game right now that actually needs a full 10GB of VRAM. We're hitting 7-8GB at most at the moment. I think it's unlikely to expect such drastic increases in VRAM requirements for video games for a while. I think you're overestimating how detrimental 10GB of VRAM would be even if games started to require a little bit more at 4k. All you have to do would be lower a handful of settings and call it a day. You don't have to buy a whole new card. I'd rather buy the 10GB 3080 now because it's more than sufficient and will last for several years before I need to upgrade again even if I'm playing at 4k.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter SmolPotato ✭ September 21 Alright, it's a new week. Time to camp MC in hopes of restock every morning. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter DrutypeR ✭ September 21 edited September 21 Is MC going to announce when we can line up for another batch of the 3080s? How are we supposed to know the next time the 3080 will be available in store? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter CobraKai ✭ September 21 Even if you camp outside they may or may not get any, plus they may get them later in the day, not in the morning, then what you going to just sit there the following day too after camping out the night before. Good luck with that, when you going to eat or go to the bathroom. Once you get out of line if there is one, then what??? Also, best thing to do is to just ask one of the sales guys to put your name on a list to be called, then go in to get it. Legally this can be done as there is no vouchers on the ones coming in now. Second unless you don't own a video card, then what's the big rush. You gotta have that video card to play a game you so desperately have or want??? The demand is so stupid for these cards cause in 1-2 years Nvidia will come out with something better. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter iceie2 ✭ September 21 Anyone have info on stock or a line at Madison heights micro center? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Hortyhoo ✭ September 21 Duluth location updated inventory to show "limited availability" about an hour before open on one of the MSI Cards. About 50 people showed up to wait in line and when they opened, they didn't have a single 3080 in stock..   1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Jimbo2005 ✭ September 21 Any word on when Cambridge MC will have some 3080s in stock in coming few weeks.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin September 21 Quick update for anybody checking back here: still waiting on any kind of official estimate for 3090 quantities at the stores, but I still definitely expect availability will be even more limited than the 3080s. We just don't quite know the stock situation yet, hopefully we'll have a better idea later today or sometime tomorrow.  2 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter cucuchu ✭ September 21 Thanks for the update. Hopefully the individual stores can let us know on Wednesday how many they plan to have in stock so we can decide if its worth trying to get there early on Thursday. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin September 21 elcid_777 said: kishinfoulux said: Well Microcenter finally replied to my text (several hours later). "Good day! We're sold out nationwide. No ETA currently for when we will be receiving more. Those also can not be reserved/preordered due to such high demand." Guess I should finally sleep. I've been up for a while since I left work the other day lol. yeah, getting tired of these bs, mysterious, vague blanket statements by micro center. fck nvidia for doing this. they honestly don't deserve anyones money. greedy scum bags.  The post below does not reflect the views of Micro Center, but rather my personal opinion/views. While I understand the frustration, we can only really provide information that we have answers to. Anything beyond that would be conjecture and that would only serve to further frustrate everyone. I'd rather give you a blanket statement regarding what I do know if the alternative is to keep you all in the dark. The simple truth of the matter is that we do not have specific answers as to when we will receive new inventory or what models are available during those shipments. Those decisions are made far above the pay grade of the average MC employee and even then, those making those decisions are entirely at the mercy of the available supply being manufactured and offered to various retailers worldwide. We can run this information up the chain and pass along the requests we get, but the demand for these cards are so high that by the time we get a definitive answer, that answer may change or no longer be relevant by the time actual product shows up. It's almost futile to give out a stock number of how many cards a store may have, because they sell out so fast that by the time I check and convey that information, 10 cards can turn into 0 cards. Understand that we are not trying to give everyone the runaround. It's in our best interests to do our best to help everyone get the products they are looking for. Even if I take my Micro Center hat off and address you as a fellow enthusiast, I want to see you all get these cards because it serves my interests for others to have access to this hardware to better inform me on my own personal purchasing decisions in the future. I know this might not mean much to most people, but I do want to thank everyone for sticking with us. This might be one of the craziest product launches I've ever seen, and it happened in the middle of a global pandemic. The fact that everyone is still here, sharing information with one another and helping each other get their cards and promotional deals is nothing short of inspiring. Hopefully when we get through this turbulent launch, you all stick around to discuss your thoughts on the RTX 3000 series in general, as I'd love to see some overclocking results and some custom power modifications/exotic cooling results. Best of luck to everyone still looking to source a GPU and my thanks again for those of you that already got their cards but are still here helping others do the same. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter YoshiMoshi ✭✭ September 21 any lines yet? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter spauls121 ✭ September 21 edited September 21 TSMichaelB said: elcid_777 said: kishinfoulux said: Well Microcenter finally replied to my text (several hours later). "Good day! We're sold out nationwide. No ETA currently for when we will be receiving more. Those also can not be reserved/preordered due to such high demand." Guess I should finally sleep. I've been up for a while since I left work the other day lol. yeah, getting tired of these bs, mysterious, vague blanket statements by micro center. fck nvidia for doing this. they honestly don't deserve anyones money. greedy scum bags.  The post below does not reflect the views of Micro Center, but rather my personal opinion/views. While I understand the frustration, we can only really provide information that we have answers to. Anything beyond that would be conjecture and that would only serve to further frustrate everyone. I'd rather give you a blanket statement regarding what I do know if the alternative is to keep you all in the dark. The simple truth of the matter is that we do not have specific answers as to when we will receive new inventory or what models are available during those shipments. Those decisions are made far above the pay grade of the average MC employee and even then, those making those decisions are entirely at the mercy of the available supply being manufactured and offered to various retailers worldwide. We can run this information up the chain and pass along the requests we get, but the demand for these cards are so high that by the time we get a definitive answer, that answer may change or no longer be relevant by the time actual product shows up. It's almost futile to give out a stock number of how many cards a store may have, because they sell out so fast that by the time I check and convey that information, 10 cards can turn into 0 cards. Understand that we are not trying to give everyone the runaround. It's in our best interests to do our best to help everyone get the products they are looking for. Even if I take my Micro Center hat off and address you as a fellow enthusiast, I want to see you all get these cards because it serves my interests for others to have access to this hardware to better inform me on my own personal purchasing decisions in the future. I know this might not mean much to most people, but I do want to thank everyone for sticking with us. This might be one of the craziest product launches I've ever seen, and it happened in the middle of a global pandemic. The fact that everyone is still here, sharing information with one another and helping each other get their cards and promotional deals is nothing short of inspiring. Hopefully when we get through this turbulent launch, you all stick around to discuss your thoughts on the RTX 3000 series in general, as I'd love to see some overclocking results and some custom power modifications/exotic cooling results. Best of luck to everyone still looking to source a GPU and my thanks again for those of you that already got their cards but are still here helping others do the same. Thank you for taking the time to communicate with us. Houston's launch should be interesting between a pandemic, demand, and a tropical storm; hopefully I manage to get one if I line up on Wednesday 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter YoshiMoshi ✭✭ September 22 People literally waiting for 20+ hours, and treated it like the second coming of Christ. Then when they didn't get a card, treated it like they ran out of food and water lol. I understand the frustration, but it's just first come first serve. The person who waited in line for 24 hours deserves a card, and the person who should up at 5 AM went past the stock the store had. It's just how it works. It's a matter of who wants it the most. MC is more fair, because who ever wants it the most gets it. As opposed to online retailers, where bots will outbeats any human. There's not a chance for a human to get a card online within the next few months, probably not tell next year. Where at least MC allows us the opportunity to play fair, and whoever wants it the most and is willing to sit in line for hours and hours will get the card. 2 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter elcid_777 ✭ September 22 YoshiMoshi said: 10 GB of VRAM is "just enough' at 4k ultra in 2020. This likely will not be the case in 2021. Even in a few months, CyberPunk 2077 may require more than 10 GB of VRAM at 4k ultra. Hence the need for the 20 GB RTX 3080 or the 16 GB RTX 3070. Would you rather have to buy a 3090 now, or a 3080 10 GB now and then a 3080 20 GB in 2021? Agreed, I am currently playing Horizon Zero Dawn at 4k, ultra settings with a Zotac 3080 Trinity, and afterburner is reporting almost 10gb of vram. However, this is allocated and what the game is asking for, not necessarily using. And yes....I was able to get my hands on a 3080. Had to purchase from someone who waited all night at the Tustin,CA store and at a much greater price than msrp unfortunately. I am ashamed I fell to a scalper but what has been done cannot be undone and I have the 3080. We need a new driver from nvidia asap, and also, zotac and msi ventus 3080 seem to have an issue with crashing in games unless core clock is lower by -30 to -50. All in all, the 3000 series release is a clusterfuck of a mess.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter elcid_777 ✭ September 22 Ichthus said: YoshiMoshi said: 10 GB of VRAM is "just enough' at 4k ultra in 2020. This likely will not be the case in 2021. Even in a few months, CyberPunk 2077 may require more than 10 GB of VRAM at 4k ultra. Hence the need for the 20 GB RTX 3080 or the 16 GB RTX 3070. Would you rather have to buy a 3090 now, or a 3080 10 GB now and then a 3080 20 GB in 2021? I mean this all 100% speculation. We have no idea how much VRAM will be required in the future. Even at 4k max settings there's no game right now that actually needs a full 10GB of VRAM. We're hitting 7-8GB at most at the moment. I think it's unlikely to expect such drastic increases in VRAM requirements for video games for a while. I think you're overestimating how detrimental 10GB of VRAM would be even if games started to require a little bit more at 4k. All you have to do would be lower a handful of settings and call it a day. You don't have to buy a whole new card. I'd rather buy the 10GB 3080 now because it's more than sufficient and will last for several years before I need to upgrade again even if I'm playing at 4k.  Afterburner is reporting closet to 10gb of vram usage in Horizon Zero Dawn at 4k ultra.. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter YoshiMoshi ✭✭ September 22 elcid_777 said: YoshiMoshi said: 10 GB of VRAM is "just enough' at 4k ultra in 2020. This likely will not be the case in 2021. Even in a few months, CyberPunk 2077 may require more than 10 GB of VRAM at 4k ultra. Hence the need for the 20 GB RTX 3080 or the 16 GB RTX 3070. Would you rather have to buy a 3090 now, or a 3080 10 GB now and then a 3080 20 GB in 2021? Agreed, I am currently playing Horizon Zero Dawn at 4k, ultra settings with a Zotac 3080 Trinity, and afterburner is reporting almost 10gb of vram. However, this is allocated and what the game is asking for, not necessarily using. And yes....I was able to get my hands on a 3080. Had to purchase from someone who waited all night at the Tustin,CA store and at a much greater price than msrp unfortunately. I am ashamed I fell to a scalper but what has been done cannot be undone and I have the 3080. We need a new driver from nvidia asap, and also, zotac and msi ventus 3080 seem to have an issue with crashing in games unless core clock is lower by -30 to -50. All in all, the 3000 series release is a clusterfuck of a mess.  Couldn't agree more. No idiot would think that more than double the price of the 3080 to get a 3090 to get a 10 % increase in performance is worth it. However, if you game at 4k ultra, than you may have justification to get a 3090 for the more VRAM. If the generation is two years long, like the last two generations, then the 3090 will get you to 2022 when the 4#### series is revealed. If you game at 4k ultra and get a 3080 10 GB, you may have to get a 3080 20 GB in 2021, or turn down the graphical settings a bit. Cost of a 3080 10 GB in 2020 + cost of a 3080 20 GB in 2021 > RTX 3090 in 2020 Under the condition that the RTX 3080 20 GB is > $800, which I think it will be. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter «1…30313233343536…56» Go Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article New laptop or Desktop for school, and Graphic Design. — Micro Center New laptop or Desktop for school, and Graphic Design. Modernscapes ✭ August 16 in Sales Im looking for a computer for my sister at the moment. she will be starting school this week, but everything will be online. She needs something for school, but mainly for her drawing tablet. she currently has a huion drawing tablet, but would like to eventually get her a wacom intuos Tablet.  She is a very good artist and would like to support her talents. We are currently looking for something under $1000 with monitor and eset 3 year software. I Currently have a powerspec desktop and really like it. It has been a great computer for business and gaming. i have been looking at a b731 but with the added expenses it adds up to $1,000. but if that is the best choice then it will do.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin August 16 Greeting @Modernscapes The B731 is a good system with the i7-9700. It gives you plenty of room to upgrade down the road and leaves you a good budget for your monitor. And for a graphics artist you're going to want to put a decent amount there. Before we proceed I do have one question for you. Why a desktop for this? My first thought reading your description was one of the ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo laptops. They're a little higher, but you're going to get the i7, monitor and a drawing tablet all in one. They have a 4K panel that covers about half the  hand-rest that can double as a drawing tablet. You can toggle these screens and draw on either one. It's a pretty cool setup and I'd read some reviews online regarding them.   As for a separate monitor. I'd probably go for a 27"+ 4K panel. Here's an option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/618548/samsung-u28r550-28-4k-uhd-60hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-hdr-ips-led-monitor 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Modernscapes ✭ August 16 TSMikeW said: Greeting @Modernscapes The B731 is a good system with the i7-9700. It gives you plenty of room to upgrade down the road and leaves you a good budget for your monitor. And for a graphics artist you're going to want to put a decent amount there. Before we proceed I do have one question for you. Why a desktop for this? My first thought reading your description was one of the ASUS Zenbook Pro Duo laptops. They're a little higher, but you're going to get the i7, monitor and a drawing tablet all in one. They have a 4K panel that covers about half the  hand-rest that can double as a drawing tablet. You can toggle these screens and draw on either one. It's a pretty cool setup and I'd read some reviews online regarding them.   As for a separate monitor. I'd probably go for a 27"+ 4K panel. Here's an option: https://www.microcenter.com/product/618548/samsung-u28r550-28-4k-uhd-60hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-hdr-ips-led-monitor The asus is not a bad option for down the road, but it ultimately it comes down to cost. I don't have too much money for this but i do have a little. A laptop would be nice, but i really don't know of a laptop that would fit her needs. I don't know of the drawing program she uses. If the desktop is good to start with, i might go with that for now and maybe get her a better laptop down the road. The b731 only has ssd, is it possible to add hdd while also keeping the ssd. so she can save her school files on the hdd instead of the ssd. i will stop by the micro center in Denver and most likely get the b731 for now. Is there another desktop to take into consideration? Any Laptop that would be comparable? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMikeW admin August 16 @Modernscapes Yes, that case will support a 3.5 HDD and two additional 2.5" SATA SSD's. And the B731 is as good system all around that you can upgrade if you need to. Mainly, get a good 4K monitor pair with it and she should be in good shape for a while. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article 2 x DisplayPort Laptop Dock — Micro Center 2 x DisplayPort Laptop Dock Brian1524 ✭ September 29 in Sales Does microcenter sell a dock that has 2 displayport ports? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Best Answer TSMikeW admin September 29 Accepted Answer Greetings @Brian1524 We have the Visiontek Tripple monitor 4K dock: https://www.microcenter.com/product/621158/visiontek-vt4000-dual-4k-display-universal-docking-station-(usb-types-a-or-c) Dual DP, and Dual HDMI. up to three monitors, can use USB 3.1, C or A. 5 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article RTX 3070 Review and Benchmarks — Micro Center RTX 3070 Review and Benchmarks LandShark admin November 9 edited November 16 in Announcements, News & Launches We’ve had a bit of time with the new RTX 3070. We thought it would be a great idea to give you the results of a few benchmarks, so you could know what kind of performance to expect if you purchase an RTX 3070. We chose several titles that have built-in benchmarks so that if you have the game, you’re able to run the benchmarks on your current system and see the difference in performance for yourself. Our Bench Our Recommendation Benchmarks Conclusion Our Bench We went with the Maingear Vybe, which has a Ryzen 3900X, 32GB of 3200MHz DDR4 memory, and of course, the RTX 3070!  We chose a build with a lot of headroom on the CPU and RAM to avoid any performance bottlenecks. We really wanted to show off the 3070 performance. However, as long as you have a current or one generation previous CPU, you should not see any CPU bottlenecks. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin November 9 edited November 12 Recommendations The RTX 3070 is a powerful GPU that can be paired with many existing systems for an amazing boost in performance! There are a few things that you'll want to know before you choose your parts. You'll want to make sure that you have a PSU with 650 Watts or more. Make sure that your PSU has the proper power connectors for your new GPU. This will change from model to model; however, in most cases, if you have at least an 8-pin and 6-pin connector, you're covered. We'd also recommend you pair it with a current-generation CPU, such as the AMD 5000 Series or Intel 10th Gen. While you won't see major bottlenecks with previous generation CPU (Intel 9th Gen | AMD 3000 Series), the most recent processors have made great strides in their performance that outpace previous generations greatly. For more of our build recommendations, check out our How to Choose Parts for Your Customer PC Build article. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 9 edited November 18 Benchmarks For our testing of the new 3070, we used the MSI RTX 3070 Ventus. As I mentioned earlier, we ran it through several in-game benchmarks. For each resolution, we ran the test multiple times. We’re showing the average result, as it would be what you could most likely expect to see typically. The MSI Ventus was a solid performer with very low cooler noise, even under a heavy load. We did not change any of the default settings for the GPU. We wanted to give you the best example of what you could expect if you have no experience with overclocking or adjusting any GPU performance settings. We chose several recent titles and some that were a bit older to show the performance across a variety of games that you may own or consider playing. If you think of a game with a built-in benchmark that we should add to our list, let us know what you’d like to see in future discussions! We're using MSI Afterburner benchmark utility along with the in-game benchmarks for consistent metrics across multiple titles. In all the titles below, we maxed the settings wherever possible, excluding motion blur. Borderlands 3 is a fairly modern title with demanding graphics and all settings on Badass. Since this was the first title we benchmarked, I was thoroughly impressed with the 3070 from the start. Frametimes were 22.6ms at 4k, 13.0ms at 1440p, and 9.9ms at 1080p. Higher refresh rates are important to me, especially in racing sims and competitive games. It's impressive to know that you can expect 124fps at 4k in F1 2020! Frametimes were 8.0ms at 4k, 5.8ms at 1440p, and 5.5ms at 1080p. Hitman 2 was a bit of an anomaly here. We repeated the benchmark multiple times and had the same 1% Low in our testing. This could be attributed to drivers, perhaps a CPU bottleneck, or perhaps caused by IO's in-house engine. We're not certain. However, it was consistent in our benchmark results. Your results may vary. Frametimes were 20.9ms at 4k, 21.0ms at 1440p, and 21.1ms at 1080p. Horizon Zero Dawn is the most recent release tile that we benchmarked. Its visuals and performance were impressive, especially in such an expansive benchmark with a wide perspective. If a benchmark ever made me want to play a game... this is it! Frametimes were 19.1ms at 4k, 14.0ms at 1440p, and 7.3ms at 1080p. Civilization is a game where smooth frames matter most, in my opinion. Because of the games scrolling and panning nature, you're more likely to notice performance drops and stutters. Here the frame times and 1% lows are crucial. We were pleased to see that the 1% lows were still very playable, and even at 4k did not drop below 60fps. Frametimes were 8.9ms at 4k, 6.8ms at 1440p, and 6.5ms at 1080p. Rainbow Six Siege is an Esports title optimized for high framerates and low frame times. Here every frame counts, and frame times are the difference between a win or a loss. The 3070 absolutely powers through with astonishing scores. Frametimes were 5.2ms at 4k, 3.2ms at 1440p, and 3.0ms at 1080p. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 9 edited November 18 Conclusion First impressions from the RTX 3070 are great. We used the same 3070 in our 5600X Review and Benchmarks. Its performance is quite impressive, especially for its price. Its strong performance could easily be paired with a mid to high-end CPU of your choice and offer the performance you see in the benchmarks above. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Leave a Comment BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list Format Heading 1Heading 2 QuoteCodeSpoiler Emoji Url Image Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights Drop image/file Home • Announcements, News & LaunchesComment As ... Community Article AMD Radeon RX 6800 Benchmarks — Micro Center AMD Radeon RX 6800 Benchmarks LandShark admin November 13 edited November 18 in Announcements, News & Launches The recent release of the Radeon RX 6000 Series, also known as Big Navi GPUs from AMD has us excited for many reasons! It's great to hear that AMD is making impressive improvements with RDNA 2, from power optimizations to the possible boosted performance when combining Ryzen 5000 with Radeon RX 6000. The rumored performance that Big Navi cards offer is likely to put some heated competition between AMD and NVIDIA, and competition is always a good thing for the customer. We've had the opportunity to test the Radeon RX 6800 and wanted to share these in-game benchmarks with you so you can see if the Big Navi rumors are true! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin November 18 edited November 19 The Radeon RX 6800 is in quite an interesting position. When AMD fans started talking about Big Navi and the performance that it would bring, this is what they were hoping to see. The 6800 gives a great experience at 4k and an exceptional at 1440p. While it's been a while since we've seen AMD compete on the high end of GPU performance, the performance we see from even the 6800 is beating the 2080 Ti in some games and matching it in others. RDNA 2 cards do support DirectX Ray tracing DXR), there does seem to be some difference in its capability compared to its RTX competitors. While we haven't had extensive time reviewing its capabilities in this regard, it does seem that the 6800 cannot match the ray-tracing performance of the RTX 3000 series cards. AMD's choice to include 16GB of GDDR6 video memory across their GPU lineup is an interesting choice. One that we're glad to see, as it gives great performance for games and other workloads. At 4k, titles are using quite a bit of VRAM, and the 16GB gives peace of mind for current and future titles. We'd recommend you pair it with a current-generation CPU, such as the AMD 5000 Series or Intel 10th Gen. While you won't see major bottlenecks with previous generation CPU (Intel 9th Gen | AMD 3000 Series), the most recent processors have made great strides in their performance that outpace previous generations greatly. We haven't done extensive testing into AMD's new feature called Smart-Access-Memory (SAM), which they say could offer up to an 11% performance increase in select titles. If you're upgrading or buying a new system, pairing a Ryzen 5000 CPU and Radeon 6000 series GPU is worth considering. Here are the specs for our test bench. Of course, our test bench also includes a reference model RX 6800. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 18 edited November 19 Benchmarks We did not change any of the default settings for the GPU and left it completely stock. We wanted to give you the best example of what you could expect if you have no experience with overclocking or adjusting any GPU performance settings. All in-game graphics settings were set to the highest available. We chose several recent titles and some that were a bit older to show the performance across a variety of games that you may own or consider playing. If you think of a game with a built-in benchmark that we should add to our list, let us know what you’d like to see in future discussions! Borderlands 3 is a demanding title that AMD showed off in their announcement of the new Radeon GPUs. The was the first game that we benchmarked with the RX 6800. It was quite interesting to compare the results with our other recent benchmarks. Frametimes were 22.25ms at 4k, 12.40ms at 1440p, and 9.36ms at 1080p Hitman 2 was a bit of an anomaly here. We repeated the benchmark multiple times and had the same 1% Low in our testing. This could be attributed to drivers, perhaps a CPU bottleneck, or perhaps caused by IO's in-house game engine. We're not certain. However, it was consistent in our benchmark results. Since this has repeated itself on multiple test benches, we believe this is caused by the game's engine. Horizon Zero Dawn is the most recently released benchmark that we used. It's a graphically stunning game that is very playable, even at 4k. Frametimes 17.6ms at 4k, 9.8ms at 1440p, and 8.0ms at 1080p. Civilization VI is a game where frametime consistency is very important. Jitters here will be easily visible when scrolling around the map, looking for your next target. Frametimes were 6.62ms at 4k, 5.40ms at 1440p, and 5.22ms at 1080p. Rainbow Six Siege is an Esports title optimized for high framerates and low frametimes. While the game's optimization is noticeable, AMD's Anti-Lag shows some impressive timings that are very competitive. Frametimes 5.1ms at 4k, 2.8ms at 1440p, and 2.1ms at 1080p Grand Theft Auto has some interesting results. I think this can mostly be attributed to the variability in the benchmark itself. GTA V frametimes were 24.42ms at 4k, 12.27ms at 1440p, and 8.12ms at 1080p.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 18 edited November 19 Conclusion The RX 6800 reference GPU that we tested performed well in each of these benchmarks. It's $579 price point puts it in a very competitive position with other recently released GPUs and even previous generation top-end GPUs. In traditional rasterization/rendering situations, the RX 6800 boasts competitive performance. The RX 6800 does include ray tracing capabilities, but we could not test ray-tracing features in these benchmarks. Early reviews from other sources seem to indicate that the NVIDIA RTX cards have advantages in that category. However, if you're not concerned with ray tracing, the performance is great and extra benefits like 16GB of VRAM and SAM are also quite compelling. There's quite a lot happening right now in the gaming space with all of these recent product releases, and the RX 6800 firmly plants itself as a prominent contender for the top $500+ GPU in its category. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Leave a Comment BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list Format Heading 1Heading 2 QuoteCodeSpoiler Emoji Url Image Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights Drop image/file Home • Announcements, News & LaunchesComment As ... Community Article Need Help Choosing Parts For Flight Simulator 2020 — Micro Center Need Help Choosing Parts For Flight Simulator 2020 Joe2828 ✭ August 29 edited August 29 in Help Choosing Parts I put this parts list together and am looking for some advice.  First time doing this, know very little.  I am wanting to build a PC to run Flight Simulator 2020 on the highest setting without issue. Down the road I do see myself running other games on it as well.  GTA/COD so on. I built this based off of the Ideal settings listed for the game.  It does call for a Radeon VII card but I could only find a Radeon RX 5700...is that the same thing?  Please look it over and give me some input on if I should keep it or change it!  Open to all suggestions.   Thanks!    https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=b9eb86e2-1a0c-4ecf-be7b-780d44087890 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments Waffler Cleveland, OH ✭ August 29 Everything seems OK, except if you want the ultra settings, I recommend waiting a few more days/weeks for the upcoming NVIDIA 3000 series or AMD’s Big Navi video cards. Those will NOT be cheap. I’m talking $1000 for the GPU alone. Especially if you plan to run MSFS2020 on a 4K or even 2K monitor. Also, you may want to consider buying a joystick as well to maximize your experience.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Joe2828 ✭ August 29 I have a joystick already that I'll be using so all good there.  So I really want to TRY and keep it under $2000.  With the current GPU will i be able to play in 4k of would you consider it a requirement to have those new cards? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 29 The 5700XT can do 4K on titles that aren't very graphically intense, but it's really a card designed more for 1080p/1440p. The 2080 Super and 2080ti are really the cards you want for 4k gaming at decent settings with decent FPS. Although MS Flight Sim 2020 is pretty difficult to run even on really high end hardware from what I understand.  The next gen cards will likely be a strong improvement on 4k gaming, but we won't know which performance tiers of each card will be able to handle that until they're released and benchmarks come out.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Joe2828 ✭ August 29 So if I wanted to get atleast 4k then would the 2080 work with what I currently have on the list or would I have to change a bunch? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 29 edited August 29 You can swap in a 2080 Super without changing anything else on the build, but I am going to agree that I think it's worthwhile to at least see what the next generation cards bring unless you need to build right now.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Joe2828 ✭ August 30 So the difference in the 2080 vs what is anticipated to come will be drastic you believe? Even for Flight Sim? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSTonyV admin August 30 edited August 30 Rumors I've heard is pretty significant performance increases. The question really is what the pricing will look like. I would expect whatever card is in the ~$700-800 price bracket for the next generation to have a decent performance uplift over the current 2080 Super, but honestly it's hard to say until we get actual reviews and benchmarks.  Everything I've heard about the Flight Sim 2020 is that it's just difficult to run in general, but I don't know if it's a CPU or GPU bottleneck causing it. The next gen cards could have a significant improvement, but along with that Microsoft probably also needs to make optimizations because as far as I know it's currently utilizing DirectX11 instead of DirectX 12 which means even on current hardware they're leaving performance on the table.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Joe2828 ✭ August 30 Okay.  So if money isn't an issue for the build I have right now and I really want to start playing/using the flight sim, would you overall recommend this current setup to efficiently run Flight Sim?  I will set aside money down the road to buy the next generation card but for right now would you consider this setup at least above average for the sim?  I am sorry for all these questions, I have a lot as I am very new to this.  Thanks for all the help though! And Flight Sim aside, how would this setup run other popular games..COD/GTA/FortNite etc.. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Joe2828 ✭ August 30 And another dumb thing I want to clarify (i'm confusing myself now) The 2080 allows me to play 4k, correct?  Where as what I have now in the build does not? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Ian admin August 31 Joe2828 said: Okay.  So if money isn't an issue for the build I have right now and I really want to start playing/using the flight sim, would you overall recommend this current setup to efficiently run Flight Sim?  I will set aside money down the road to buy the next generation card but for right now would you consider this setup at least above average for the sim?  I am sorry for all these questions, I have a lot as I am very new to this.  Thanks for all the help though! And Flight Sim aside, how would this setup run other popular games..COD/GTA/FortNite etc.. Yes, this would run flight sim very well and it would do a great job on other titles on max settings with a 2080 setup. I personally have a 2070 Super setup, and while I'm not able to hit max settings myself on flight sim, I can run the game on very high settings without issue. I'm kinda in the same boat thinking about updating my card when the new ones release.  0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Joe2828 ✭ August 31 Awesome!  Any recommendations on a monitor for it? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Multiple Monitor build — Micro Center Multiple Monitor build hammond2003 ✭ January 9 in Help Choosing Parts I'm interested in building a machine that is capable of running 6-8 monitors, preferably at 4k, 60hz resolution. Anybody know if I need multiple video cards to do so, and if so, is there a way to get it done for less than ~$1,500 total for both cards? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMichaelB admin January 10 Welcome to the forum Hammond. Luckily the only real requirements are going to be ports for HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2 or higher. Luckily most modern graphics cards meet this requirement, so we have many options available to us. There are cards such as the NVS 810 that support 8 displays natively: https://www.microcenter.com/product/469172/pny-nvs-810-single-fan-4gb-ddr3-pcie-30-video-card, however their implementation is a little tricky. They are technically 2 graphics cards on a single PCB. This card by itself can support 4 displays running at 4k 60hz, or 8 displays running at 4k 30hz. Since you need all 8 to be running at 60hz, you would have to go with 2 of these cards to achieve that goal. With that in mind, I think there are more economical options available to meet your requirements. This GTX 1660 supports 4 displays, each of which can have a resolution up to 7680x4320 @ 120Hz: https://www.microcenter.com/product/604243/msi-geforce-gtx-1660-ventus-xs-overclocked-dual-fan-6gb-gddr5-pcie-30-video-card. This is thanks to the cards multiple DisplayPort 1.4 ports and HDMI 2.0B port. You will have plenty of bandwidth to drive 4 x 4k60hz monitors on a single card. Simply add a second card and you can drive another 4 displays. This setup would be around $400-$450, which is still cheaper than the NVS 810 option, but it takes up more space and may use a little extra power. If you need the extra horsepower, you can definitely invest in faster cards given your budget overhead. If you don't plan on gaming or video editing on these displays and are simply using the cards to output a video signal, then the GTX 1660 with the 3x DP 1xHDMI configuration is likely your most economical option. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Monitor(s) for MS Flight Sim, 1 or 3? — Micro Center Monitor(s) for MS Flight Sim, 1 or 3? Pavlo ✭ August 25 in Peripherals I could buy an $1100 wide screen 4K, or purchase 2 more 27" 2560x1440's to go with the Benq I already have.  Running 3700X with a Nvidia 2080.  Need pros and cons on each choice.⁷ 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments TSMikeW admin August 25 Greetings, I'm more into DCS than FS2020 at the moment. Personally, I'd go for the 49" 4K monitor just to make things a little simpler. 3D surround works fine, and you'll probably find more options at  higher refresh rates. Also, you'll likely be forcing a higher refresh rate with the 3x setup. Your GPU software will artificially inflate this and it could create performance issues. 3x1080P monitors is 5760x1080. You should get a better FOV, but you increase the complexity. Higher chance of running into a bug that limits your gaming experience. You could also consider VR for what you're spending. Pimax 5K/8K or the Valve Index would be worth looking into. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment. Community Article Xbox Series X | S Specs & FAQ — Micro Center Xbox Series X | S Specs & FAQ LandShark admin November 13 edited November 13 in Announcements, News & Launches The Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S offer impressive performance at a stellar price. In a world where technology is making vast improvements every day, Microsft is offering anything but a mediocre advancement. As a PC gamer, it’s interesting to me to see how consoles are growing closer and closer to PC gaming, confusing naming schemes, and all. Contents What's the difference? Series X Specifications Series S Specifications Price 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Comments LandShark admin November 13 edited November 13 What’s the difference between Series X and Series S? Microsoft is delivering two different versions of its latest generation of console. The Series X and Series S. The Series S is missing more than just the disk drive. Its small form factor is an astonishing feat. With its small form factor, it does sacrifice a bit of performance and storage. However, the Series S is targeting a 1440p experience while the Series X is aiming for 4k. Is the new Xbox Series X backward compatible? The new consoles are backward compatible with the majority of previous Xbox titles. Also, the controllers are backward compatible as well, meaning you won’t need to buy new controllers to play. However, the new controllers have updated to USB-C connections. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 13 edited November 13 What are the specs of the Series X? Series X PROCESSOR CPU. 8X Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU GPU. 12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU SOC Die Size. 360.45 mm Process. 7nm Enhanced MEMORY & STORAGE Memory. 16GB GDDR6 w/320 bit-wide bus Memory Bandwidth. 10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s. Internal Storage. 1TB Custom NVME SSD I/O Throughput. 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block) Expandable Storage. Support for 1TB Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S matches internal storage exactly (sold separately). Support for USB 3.1 external HDD (sold separately). VIDEO CAPABILITIES Gaming Resolution. True 4K High Dynamic Range. Up to 8K HDR Optical Drive. 4K UHD Blu-Ray Performance Target. Up to 120 FPS HDMI Features. Auto Low Latency Mode. HDMI Variable Refresh Rate. AMD FreeSync. SOUND CAPABILITIES Dolby Digital 5.1 DTS 5.1 Dolby TrueHD with Atmos Up to 7.1 L-PCM PORTS & CONNECTIVITY HDMI. 1x HDMI 2.1 port USB. 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports Wireless. 802.11ac dual-band Ethernet. 802.3 10/100/1000 Accessories radio. Dedicated dual band Xbox Wireless radio. 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 13 edited November 13 What are the specs of the Series S? PROCESSOR CPU. 8X Cores @ 3.6 GHz (3.4 GHz w/SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU GPU. 4 TFLOPS, 20 CUs @ 1.565 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU SOC Die Size. 197.05 mm MEMORY & STORAGE Memory. 10GB GDDR6 128 bit-wide bus Memory Bandwidth. 8GB @ 224 GB/s, 2GB @ 56 GB/s. Internal Storage. 512GB Custom NVME SSD I/O Throughput. 2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block) Expandable Storage. Support for 1TB Seagate Expansion Card for Xbox Series X|S matches internal storage exactly (sold separately). Support for USB 3.1 external HDD (sold separately). VIDEO CAPABILITIES Gaming Resolution. 1440p Performance Target. Up to 120 FPS HDMI Features. Auto Low Latency Mode. HDMI Variable Refresh Rate. AMD FreeSync. SOUND CAPABILITIES L-PCM, up to 7.1 Dolby Digital 5.1 DTS 5.1 Dolby TrueHD with Atmos PORTS & CONNECTIVITY HDMI. 1x HDMI 2.1 port USB. 3x USB 3.1 Gen 1 ports Wireless. 802.11ac dual-band Ethernet. 802.3 10/100/1000 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 13 What is the price of the Xbox Series X and Series S? The Xbox Series X price is $499.99 | The Xbox Series S price is $299.99 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter LandShark admin November 13 Summary The Series X outpaces the Series S in performance, however, the Series S wins in price and size. If you’ve got a TV that supports 60hz or 120hz at 4k, the Series X is for you. The Series S is targeted at 1440p performance and will still work on a 4k TV however, the quality may change. Microsoft says this will be adaptive for both systems. The FPS will change in both systems to maintain 1440p or 4k, respectively. In short, it’s offering a high fidelity visual experience for a price that can’t easily be replicated in PC gaming.  Which version is for you? Will you be upgrading your TV to fully enjoy these new consoles? 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Leave a Comment BoldItalicStrikethroughOrdered listUnordered list Format Heading 1Heading 2 QuoteCodeSpoiler Emoji Url Image Align leftAlign centerAlign rightToggle HTML viewToggle full pageToggle lights Drop image/file Home • Announcements, News & LaunchesComment As ... Community Article Can someone review my selections I am A Stock Daytrader — Micro Center Can someone review my selections I am A Stock Daytrader Tyson_KO1 ✭ May 1 in Help Choosing Parts I will never use this for gaming, however I will be running multiple monitors with live charting, newsfeeds and other windows open. (chat rooms, etc)  I need this to be very stable. No crashing, bottle necking, delay. Monitors: A couple of  LG 27GL83A-B 27 Inch Ultragear QHD IPS 1ms NVIDIA G-SYNC Compatible Gaming Monitor, Black   I may consider a an additional 34" or 39" Same brand and style. https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=6ff59a84-c304-41e8-bc22-72172fa1d619 Thank you for your help, Mike 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Answers Ika ✭ May 1 IMHO, a total overkill for what you are after, but if you have money to spare, go for it. Just add a decent UPS with AVR to protect your investment from power spikes and brownouts. 1 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter TSMichaelB admin May 1 Welcome to the forum, Tyson_KO1. I agree with @Ika entirely, that system is extremely overkill for day trading. Here is what I would recommend: https://www.microcenter.com/site/content/custom-pc-builder.aspx?load=eca574eb-2a66-46de-bb71-2d4ef405c974. This selection uses an 8 core,  i7 9700K with faster base/boost clock speeds. 8 cores should be enough for the multi-tasking you'll be doing, and the boost in clock speeds might help the system feel a little more responsive. If need be, you can always swap this out for a Core i9 9900K and get the added benefit of Hypertheading. 32GB of RAM is not required for daytrading, but you can always choose to upgrade to that capacity should you find yourself running low on memory. The RX 580 that I selected supports 5 monitors in total (2 Displayport, 2 HDMI, 1 DVI-D) and will be plenty fast since you are not gaming at all. I noticed the monitor you selected is a 1440p high refresh rate gaming display. Do you prefer the higher refresh rates? Or would you rather go with a 60hz 4K panel for more screen real estate? LG makes a very solid 4k 60hz IPS panel that supports AMD's Freesync technology, which will work alongside the RX 580: https://www.microcenter.com/product/604925/lg-27ul500-w-27-4k-uhd-60hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-hdr-ips-led-monitor. I am actually typing to you on this exact same monitor, it's pixel density is EXTREMELY high (163 PPI). Text is very sharp with no increased scaling required. If you'd prefer 32 inches, this would be a decent alternative: https://www.microcenter.com/product/484660/lg-32ud59-b-32-4k-uhd-60hz-hdmi-dp-freesync-led-monitor. Just keep in mind that it's a VA panel, not IPS, so colors may not be as vivid. As Ika mentioned earlier, having a good UPS is going to be key with making sure your system survives some nasty power surges. While most good quality PSU's are capable of taking a hit without taking other components with them, it's not worth taking that chance. I bought this a while back for my home plex server: https://www.microcenter.com/product/497071/apc-1500va-back-up-ups-w--coaxial-and-data-line-protection,-10-outlets. It's actually on sale now, and supports AVR.  Lastly, if you can budget it in, it may be worth getting an extra Samsung 970 Pro SSD to setup a RAID 1 for a little added redundancy. At the very least, get an external drive to backup your data periodically. For daytrading, I would focus entirely on stability, responsiveness and data redundancy. Any downtime or data loss will be very costly. Hopefully this helps! 0 · Share on FacebookShare on Twitter Sign In or Register to comment.