Dear anyone who reads this blog, I have decided to move myself over to blogger. The new destination is: Styxthegamingtitan.blogspot.com
Have you ever wanted to go to space, or maybe ever wanted a Lamborghini? Have you ever wanted to stay in a royal sweet? If you said yes to all of the above, then Saints Row IV Super Wad Wad Edition is for you. With the price tag of one million dollars, this is without a doubt the most expensive and coolest collectors edition ever. There is only one available, so this is a truly limited edition. If you have a million dollars, pre order now.
What comes with the package-
· Saints Row IV : Commander in Chief Edition
· A full sized replica Dubstep Gun
· A full day of spy training
· A trip to space with Virgin Galactic
· One year’s membership of E25 Super Car Club and a Lamborghini Gallardo to make it worthwhile
· Plastic Surgery of the purchaser’s choice
· A shopping spree with a personal shopper to create the ultimate Planet Saints capsule wardrobe
· 7 nights for two at The Jefferson Hotel in Washington
· Hostage rescue experience
· A brand new Toyota Prius and insurance to give something back to the environment
· 7 nights stay in the Top Royal Suite at the Burj-al-arab with flights for two
So you are at newegg browsing through graphics cards, and you have to decide to get either 2 680’s or a 690. The 690 is basically 2 680’s put together, so the basic consensus would be that the 690 would be better to get. But is a 690 really the best choice…
Performance: (All are 1080p)
680 SLI-148.75 690-141.65
680 SLI-116.76 690-111.68
680 SLI-97.60 690-97.40
680 sli-$980 690-$1000
Price to performance:
As you all can easily see, the 680 sli outperformed the 690 in every game. Albeit with a Crysis being really close. Also, two 680’s are twenty dollars cheaper than a 690, so it would seem that the sli 680’s win this battle. Also, even though the 690 has more VRAM, it doesn’t help with higher resolutions.
So it is not unknown that AMD has been seriously lagging behind Intel, even with their 5ghz processor. The main problem being that AMD has been more focused on extra cores/ straight ghz clock speed. Intel has more power per core, but AMD just flat out has more cores. This is a problem because games don’t use more than four cores, mainly because this gen never needed more than 3 cores, but this gen has 8 cores. Also, they run AMD processors, also helping AMD optimization.
So for those who got that processor that said it has 12 cores because it’s bigger, well consider this your lucky day. While I’m not saying we are going to notice an immediate change, as the consoles life span goes on devs will have to make use of more and more cores. So for those who were just throwing AMD away, think twice. It seems more and more AMD is becoming the choice for future proofing.
So yea, I hit my first thousand. What should I do for you guys now that I hit this milestone.
Yes, Xbox fanboys, you read that correctly. The mostly hated Xbox One is getting a headset with it, making it a little less hated. It is supposed to be designed to have better sound quality, so now you can hear all the 10 year old COD fanboys call you a fag, in high definition. My only problem with the mic is that it is that fucking one headphone design. You know what I mean, when there is only one speaker on… You know what, watch the video and find out. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbrmAsxJPv4
So I have decided to start a new feature, whenever I can’t fall asleep I will talk about some on goings in the world of technology. There is no set structure, mostly because I won’t always do just comparisons. So without further ado, here is the first article of LNTT.
We are comparing the two most powerful single gpu cards on the planet, the GTX TITAN and he GTX 780. Now while the TITAN is the more powerful card, the 780 comes surprisingly close. The greatest difference between the two never reaching over 10 fps. So, with the basics out of the way, let’s get into game specific performance and price point
Performance: *The processor is a 3770k* *Bench marks taken from http://www.tomshardware.com*
Battlefield 3: 780-63.52 TITAN-68.1
Bioshock Infinite: 780-59.22 TITAN-63.48
Crysis 3: 780-31.17 TITAN-32.88
Far cry 3: 780-38.29 TITAN-37.82
Tomb Raider: 780-44.66 TITAN-53.14
Unsurprisingly, most games the TITAN won. The TITAN only way by very little FPS though. What is surprising is that in Far cry 3, the 780 BEAT the TITAN, showing that this card isn’t a pushover. But, the 780 only has one win, so
So here it is, the biggest part for those who can’t decide what to get. You guys have seen what the FPS differences were, and what the price difference is. It is obvious that there is no reason to buy a TITAN unless you find one extremely cheap. You are $350 for a 10 FPS difference. The cpu was probably bottlenecking the TITAN, but this also proves that if you wan’t to go with a cheaper cpu the 780 can work with them.
Next late night tech talk: multiple gpu’s