Ask GN 66: Did You Make ROI on Titan V? Buy or Wait Ryzen+?

By Published December 25, 2017 at 6:03 pm

This episode of Ask GN, shipping on Christmas day, answers a few pertinent questions from the last few weeks: We'll talk about whether we made ROI on the Titan V, whether it makes more sense to buy Ryzen now or wait for Ryzen+/Ryzen2, and then dive into the "minor" topics for the segment. Smaller topics include discussion on choosing games for benchmarking -- primarily, why we don't like ROTTR -- and our thoughts on warranty/support reviews, with some reinforced information on vertical GPU mounting. The conclusion focuses on an ancient video card and some GN modmat information.

The embedded video below contains the episode. Timestamps are below that.



00:57 - Buy or wait for Ryzen+/Ryzen2?

05:35 - Did You Make ROI on the Titan V?

11:07 – Rapta: “#askgn-questions @Steve Burke Why does the performance of Nvidia cards scale with core count when looking within the same architecture, but doesn't for AMD cards?”

13:50 - Dayne_ofStarfall: “#askgn-questions In your Titan V video where you test the limit of PCIe you said that Rise of the Tomb Raider is not a good benchmark title. This is strange to me as I see the game on almost every GPU/CPU benchmark out there. Can you explain why you think Rise of the Tomb Raider is not a good benchmarking title?”

17:21 – NorySS: “@Steve Burke GN covers performance, engineering and stability characteristics. But what about Warranty/Support? IE what happens when that memory stick goes bad? Which of the Manufactures/Vendors truly stands behind their products, or is the easiest to deal with?”

19:43 – Soupa: “@Steve Burke #askgn-questions In your review of the Fractal Define R6, while discussing the GPU temperatures in the vertical orientation, you stated "The vertical GPU mount caused a huge temperature increase, as usual..." Can you explain why vertical-mounted GPUs tend to run hotter ("as usual")?”

21:49 - SerpentXSF: “@Steve Burke, what was your first ever graphics card? Why did you get into the computer industry and reviews of computer components? Do you have any I.T. certifications?”

23:51 – Karl: “#askGN Can I use the GN Anti-Static ModMat as an oversized mousepad? Is it spill resistant?”

Host: Steve Burke
Video: Andrew Coleman

Steve Burke

Steve started GamersNexus back when it was just a cool name, and now it's grown into an expansive website with an overwhelming amount of features. He recalls his first difficult decision with GN's direction: "I didn't know whether or not I wanted 'Gamers' to have a possessive apostrophe -- I mean, grammatically it should, but I didn't like it in the name. It was ugly. I also had people who were typing apostrophes into the address bar - sigh. It made sense to just leave it as 'Gamers.'"

First world problems, Steve. First world problems.

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