Gregster

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Hi Guys,

I am a long time reader of Videocardz and find the site very clued up on new tech and pretty accurate when it comes to leaks, so I thought it about time I came and signed up. Whycry comes across as a decent chap and I respect him for his honesty and integrity ;)

 

I am a 45 year old (nearly) gamer who is married for 21 years and I have 2 daughters, 2 dogs and a cat (the cat dislikes me and I dislike the cat). I work on a port and drive everything from high capacity ship to shore cranes, reachstackers, 42ton forklifts, tugmasters and several other toys.  I am a massive hardware fan and a very keen Youtuber. My main knowledge is mainly GPUs and I am currently running a Titan X and a Fury X in the same machine. I like to do reviews for pretty much any and everything and I have recently been running some side by side comparison video's between the FX and TX with game footage and frame rates. Anyways, Gregster Reviews is my youtube channel, so give that a look if you are interested or don't if you are not :D 

 

That is me in a nutshell.... Ohhh and I am a bit of a drunk when I am not at work and the weekend is here.

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Hi Gregster, and welcome to VideoCardz, glad you like us, and yes accurate leaks is the key for sucess in this business.

Titan X and Fury X, very good setup, although you could also tell us the rest of your PC components, like CPU, RAM, Board etc

This "little" detail about the cat, well, I can forgive you this, just because you also have a close relationship with alcohol, just like me :beer:

BTW, which guy in your avatar picture is you? B)

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Welcome to VC,

These days I'm not very active on tech forums, mainly because I have no time to check every site. I do however check OCN and OCUK quite often, and sometimes I just need to reply, I'm flattered someone even noticed me.

I can't imagine having these two cards in one system, are you swaping them with software, or is it some hardware mechanism? 

You can share your videos and your reviews, we have proper sections for that.

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FYI Skr is a cat person, it all started when he bought his first hello kitty backpack B)

 

 

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Thanks for the welcome :)

 

As for the rest of my system, it is a 3930K which I run at 4.4Ghz for gaming and 5Ghz for benching. I run a RIVF Mobo, an EVGA 1300W G2 PSU, 16GB Avexir Ram (2133Mhz running at 2333Mhz). I run an Asus ROG Swift monitor and the CPU and normally GPUs are custom water cooled. I have both cards plugged into 16x PCI-E Gen 3 slots and switch lanes depending on what card to run at the time. I did this for no other reason than to run completely fair and complete apples to apples recordings (using an Avermedia LGP Lite capture card). This puts a halt to all the nonsense benches we see at times and shows exactly what is what. The beauty of the capture card is it doesn't hit performance at all.

 

In my pic, I am the middle chap and the guy on my right shoulder is Dennis Taylor (famous Snooker player) and on my left shoulder is Peter Shilton (famous England goal keeper). I played against Dennis Taylor in a golf competition and kicked his butt :D

 

As for cats, my cat is 12 years old and he was dumped in a box as a kitten. My daughters found him and a brother and asked if we could keep him, whilst their friend kept the other. I reluctantly agreed, as I have always been a dog person and me and  me and the cat have a mutual understanding that he ignores me and I ignore him. We both like it that way and we get along very well like this.

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Hey Greg and a warm welcome to the forum :)

Nice getting those cards early and always good to watch your reviews on YouTube, you obviously love tech and show no bias.

When Greg says switch lanes, like my Asus R4BE where you can turn the four PCIE lanes off/on. This is for testing cards to avoid the need to dismantle your loop in finding a faulty card - in this case Greg uses it for FX/TX tests.

Wow Dennis Taylor, used to go to matches in the 80's (when Stephen Hendry was starting off so I giving you my exact age lol) all dressed up as a young lad, the best I got from them was signatures. And Peter Shilton in the same shot!! B)

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It was my local Golf clubs Centenary year, so we had a black tie dinner with guest speakers Dennis and Peter, with a draw the following day for who played with who and I was lucky enough to get drawn against Dennis. Both were great company and both had some great stories to tell and Dennis cracked jokes round the course all day. I was so hungover as well :D

 

As for tech, I have never really grown up and have always switched between the 2 but never run the two together :D

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Hey Greg and a warm welcome to the forum :)

Nice getting those cards early and always good to watch your reviews on YouTube, you obviously love tech and show no bias.

When Greg says switch lanes, like my Asus R4BE where you can turn the four PCIE lanes off/on. This is for testing cards to avoid the need to dismantle your loop in finding a faulty card - in this case Greg uses it for FX/TX tests.

Wow Dennis Taylor, used to go to matches in the 80's (when Stephen Hendry was starting off so I giving you my exact age lol) all dressed up as a young lad, the best I got from them was signatures. And Peter Shilton in the same shot!! B)

Well I only had experience with mobos in my price range, and none of them had this feature.

Does it mean both cards are still powered by PSU, I mean fans are spinning and stuff?

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Well I only had experience with mobos in my price range, and none of them had this feature.

Does it mean both cards are still powered by PSU, I mean fans are spinning and stuff?

You disable the PCIE lane before you power up and doesn't stop the card being powered iirc from when I first used my card pre-blocked and testing PhysX, from my energy meter it was only down a little. You'd have to pull out the PCIE power cables to pull zero watts from the GPU and my LED was still lit up on the Classified.

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Spot on. If I pull the cables out of the card and switch off the lanes, the pump and fan still spin on the card not being used, so there is still power going through the lanes, which is odd but not recognised in the BIOS or device manager.

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Well I learn something new every day, cheers.

Hopefully with DX12 around we won't have to unplug anything, as all cards will start working together (which is probably never going to happen) ;)

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Yer, it is a possibility but I can't see it ever happening.

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