I get these notifications in the email - lots of great deals to be found for RAM, SSDs, etc
Newegg and Microcenter, sometimes PNY, mostly Newegg, though,
really! get moar stuff, NO REALLY!!
buy buy buy!! good deals on SSDs, DDR4 RAM, next gen Intel CPUs
And if you want help kitting out a computer, use pcpartpicker
If you want help building a computer, there are loads of videos on newegg and youtube (for instance
just go to Youtube and search for "build a gaming computer" and you'll get lots of options to view.)
I recently purchased a GTX1070ti and then they come out with the RTX2070. Do I feel gipped?
price of the RTX2070 compared to the GTX1070ti: lowest seen prices: $550 vs $360
Nope, not at all. Sure, the 2070 has GDDR6 mem over the GDDR5 the 1070ti has, but the hardware points I worry about have negligible differences. Granted, while the RTX does not depend on CUDA cores so much (the nature of Ray Tracing), I'm not one for the new bells and whistles if I do not have a practical need for them.
The above link is just one comparison and I just focused on the technical specs and not actual performance. This second link is a start for that. The benchmarks show a 78% increase in multi-rendering over the 1070ti.
The RTX2060 may be someone else's entre to the RTX world, but I have avoided the 60-series nvidia cards as consumer level performance GPUs. Nothing surprising in this graphic:
I am not authoritative....
Hi all, I have only recently purchased the game package and started playing the 3.1 version of the alpha, but the performance has been a huge problem for me. I'll admit my computer isn't exactly top tier, or mid tier even but for some reason I was able to get a steady 20-30 fps or so on any offline/solo game types (I.e the hanger, single-player practice version of the arena commander and the private game mode in star marine) which is completely acceptable for me, but whenever I try to play anything online I either get series stuttering or get a frame rate of less then 1 fps. I tried visiting the crusader station multiple times but the game would either crash or play in a very slow motion in which it took 45 seconds or so to turn my head, plus when I tried quitting the game it would just freeze. I then tried playing star marine online but everytime I walk to turn or shoot the game freezes for 2-5 seconds rendering the whole thing unplayable. Below are my specs
GTX 1050 Ti, Intel I7-7700HQ 2.8Ghz, windows 10 x64, 8GB RAM
I know it doesn't meet the recommended specs on the star citizen website but since it is very unlikely of me to get an upgrade anytime soon is there any possible way to somehow enhance my performance to a somewhat playable level? Thanks in advance
I came across this SC performance and tweaking guide by YouTuber 'BoredGamer' and the results are astounding.
Guide No.1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8K9Xfn6YlQ
Guide no 2: https://www.redacted.tv/how-to-set-up-star-citizen-performance-guide/
Previously, my son could only run SC in 1080p at the lowest graphic setting, now he's running it at 1080p with the highest graphic settings and its smoother than before.
It took about 40 minutes to complete the process, but the results are clearly worth the effort. If this has been posted before then apologies in advance.