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Everything posted by BlackMambaMowTin

  1. Star Citizen was originally supposed to be the next Wing Commander until it got a ton of money and feature creep consumed it.
  2. I was thinking the same thing so I searched if this topic already exists. There are some space sims now but they aren't like IL-2 in space would be. a campaign with fighters and bombers and squadrons multiplayer maps Of course a real space sim combat sim is impossible to simulate because it doesn't exist. But you can simulate something that's between fiction and reality like The Expanse. An IL-2 in space could be like an alternate history of WW2 (like Wolfenstein). German moon bases. No shields or lasers. Just projectiles and missiles. Combat in atmosphere and in space.
  3. CV1?? Get rid of that right away. I'm using the Index and it still shocks me at how I can see even tiny dots when spotting. It was really hard to see anything at distance with the cv1 no matter how much I cranked things up. I have the 2080ti but only an i7 6700K. I thought upgrading to a i9 9900KS would give me perfectly smooth frames in this game but given from your experience, I guess not. Because the Index has a higher native resolution you need less super sampling and you'll get less shimmering and need less aa. I also have the Rift-S. ASW 2.0 is good but I feel like the wider FOV and higher res win out.
  4. After my experience with trying to overclock my i7 6700K, I don't feel lucky. I probably have the worst i7 6700K. I just don't want to deal with the hassle to save $100.
  5. Thanks for the reply. I'm starting to think that this upgrade will just be temporary until the 10nm Ice Lake comes out next year so maybe I shouldn't spend too much. I can always ebay this stuff when something better comes along. If I go i7 9700K. Should I go for a delided one from Sillicon Lottery? Based on your memory recommendations, I would buy the following: G.SKILL Trident Z Neo Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin DDR4 SDRAM DDR4 3600 (PC4 28800) Desktop Memory Model F4-3600C14D-16GTZNB I have a Noctua air cooler. I saw reviews which claim it's almost as good as water cooling. Is it?
  6. Any suggestions on what I should buy? Will I get smooth frame rates? I have an Index and 2080 ti. Currently i7 6700K that refuses to overclock above 4.2Ghz. I was thinking of gettting the i9 9900KS rated for 5.0Ghz from Sillicon Lottery. (I can't find it in stock anywhere else. Any suggestions?) Gigabyte Z390 Aorus Extreme I'm confused about what memory I should get. 32 GB G.SKILL Trident Z RGB DDR4 3200 (Should I get faster memory? Does it make any difference?) I know the 10900K is coming but will it be a big improvement? I don't care about the extra cores. I just got my bonus, I want to buy now before it disappears. Or will i9 9900KS prices drop when the 10900K is released? Will the new mb for the 10900K be compatible with Ice Lake 10nm? I would hate to buy another dead end motherboard.
  7. Wow, I never knew about this place. I can buy a CPU guaranteed to OC. I have an old Noctua Cooler Master air cooler. It' one of those huge air coolers. I think it's comparable to water cooling? Will the new 10900K require a new motherboard? I see that it may boost to 5.1Ghz Intel Core i9-10900K Listed With 5.1 GHz Boost Clock I want to upgrade before Half-Life Alyx. Not sure I can wait.
  8. I assumed from the OP that tests have shown that the 9900K and 9900KS are the best performers in IL-2. I really don't want to skimp. I want the best setup I can get right now.
  9. What if you don't care about the other conceivable categories? If not for gaming I wouldn't upgrade. I was about to pull the trigger on an i7 9700K upgrade. I'm on an i7 6700k (4.2 max OC bad bin) with a 2080ti. So, what CPU should I buy? I can't even find the i9 9900KS in stock on Amazon or Newegg. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
  10. I agree. It's impossible to know how you will react. The resolution in VR is not as good as on a monitor but the sense of immersion is immeasurably more. So, this becomes very subjective. I lost all interest in playing flight / racing sims on flat screens after I went VR. Same is true for lots of people. A bonus is with VR you'll be able to play a ton of VR games and experiences. It's like owning a totally different platform. I have my XBox, PC, MAME and VR platforms. It's nice to have choices.
  11. Was hoping you would compare the PiMax 5K with the Reberb. I've heard a lot of good things about the Reverb especially from flight / racing simmers.
  12. Thanks for clearing that up. If I move from my i7 6700k @ 4.2 Ghz to i9 9900k will I be able to run at a steady 80fps in Rift S with my 2080ti? My i7 6700k is a dud in terms of OC. Also isn't the i9 9900k @ 5.0 Ghz?
  13. My 2080ti ran out the room in terror. Looks like the new system killer.
  14. I'm using an i7 6700K that won't overclock much. My GPU is a 2080ti on the Rift-S Would moving to an i9 9900k give me steady 80 fps? In this spreadsheet, I notice one guy, Virus* goes from 57fps to 87fps when he changes from 16GB to 32 GB of ram. https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gJmnz_nVxI6_dG_UYNCCpZVK2-f8NBy-y1gia77Hu_k/edit#gid=46936995
  15. I also have a 2080ti. But I have a i7 6700K. Using the Rift-S I can't get it to run without ASW. When I look at the performance seem that CPU is a huge bottleneck. The CPU is taking 13 to 18 ms to render each frame. The GPU is taking less than 1 ms. Are you able to get above 80 fps? Also, why is this game so CPU intenstive. What is it doing?
  16. I bought some standard headphones. The sound is really great but it's been a bit of a pain. I'm considering getting these.... https://www.amazon.com/Bionik-BNK-9007-Mantis-Headphone-Playstation/dp/B0735X5M4X $34
  17. I love SweViver but he sometimes jumps to conclusions and makes these outrageous claims. You really need to test your claims and have others verify them on their systems. Is he exclusively a piMax pitchman now?
  18. Averages are meaningless. I was excited to work for this Investment bank when I heard the average salary was $300K. But that average is totally distorted by the fact that some people are making millions. Moreover, a lot of VR owners are older and have families and jobs. Some just play on the weekend if they can. I know a lot of sim gamers just play on the weekends when the wife is not around and they don't have to drive the kids to soccer practice. I think screwing over customers who supported you with cv1 is not worth the $50 the IPD adjust would have added to the cost. It's still a pretty good headset overall and I'm really enjoying the visuals in IL-2.
  19. I agree but I don't see why they couldn't grow the market with the Quest and still sell and Rift-S with IPD and earphones. But cost cutting on the Rift-S some with out of range IPDs may get a negative impression of VR after getting headaches. That's not good for the market. The Index sold out so there is a strong market for premium VR headsets.
  20. Sorry, when I said "HD" I meant Full HD. I think most people now just say HD to refer to 1920x1080. So the Rift-S pixels are 1.8M and Full HD is 2M pixels. So the Rift-S is closer to Full HD. So it's fair to say that moving to the Rift-S feels like a move to Full HD from something below that. And the added subpixels make it more like a 100% increase in pixels. Your chart doesn't count the subpixels. I agree with you that Oculus messed up by not giving us what they already had in the Rift, the IPD and headphones. They already manufactured millions of those. But regardless it's a very noticeable boost in image quality no matter how we quantify it.
  21. https://developer.oculus.com/blog/asw-and-passthrough-with-nvidia-optical-flow/
  22. So the Rift went from sub HD to essentially 1080p with the Rift-S. That's why it looks like such a big improvement. Previously, we were looking at sub HD resolution up close. Also the Rift-S image has a bit of supersampling so it's like a cleaned up 1080p image. A lot of us where disappointed by the specs but the image is impressive. I'm still disappointed by the lack of IPD adjustment and ear phones. That would make it perfect. I would cancel my Index preorder if that were the case.
  23. If you had to buy right now, I would say buy the Rift-S no doubt. But I would recommend waiting for the Index and its reviews. The Rift-S is a great upgrade visually. I'm blown away by how clear things are now. Small planes flying low over forest are now much easier to see. It's a huge difference. I plan to also get the Index so I didn't wait. But I suspect the index will be better. I don't bother with the HP Reverb because it has no IPD adjustment and that's the biggest weakness of the Rift-S for me and my high IPD.
  24. I have to say that I'm blown away by how much better IL-2 looks in the Rift-S. I don't have to apply supersampling anymore. Sadly my i7 6700K can't get me to a stable 80fps no matte what. So, I just cranked everything up and I'm getting a stable 40 fps since my 2080ti is doing the work. But ASW 2.0 is a nice improvement. I'm not getting as much double vision with moving planes. It's not all gone but it definitely looks improved. Also, they're going to update ASW 2.0 with some Nvvidia tech magic to make ASW even better in a June update.
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