Sunday, January 22, 2017

Graphics Card Buyer’s Guide – January 2017


Credits to 144hzmonitors.com



This is by far the best website to measure what you should get or what you should need to skip. As for the best budget for people with extremely tight budget, GT 730 is good to go despite criticism about it being cheap and unreliable. Trust me, it still works on common games you play nowadays excluding AAA titles.

Also, if you wanted a better midrange budget GPU, go for RX 460 or 1050 Ti. And for the richie rich of gamers, you can opt for 1070 to 1080 series that is released recently from 2016 and now expanding until 2017.

There is also news rumor of NVIDIA Volta and I believed that would be announced in forth quarter of 2017 while AMD is also having their next-gen GPU which is named Vega. How much would they fare?

We should find out while enjoying our current GPU's until late 2020 to see new changes ahead!




Sunday, January 15, 2017

Geforce GTX 1050 Ti


So, after upgrading for over a decade, I pumped up closer to a great GPU from Geforce brand. Goodbye to my R7 260x from Radeon, it served me well for the 3 years plus but it wasn't enough. After pushing my budget limit, I managed to grab hold of it and there you go!

For those who wants to play Ultra Settings for next-gen games, I advise to purchase Radeon RX460 or Geforce 1050 series as you can bare for another 5-10 years of gaming. Nevertheless, Royce have wasted more than RM10K+++ for so many CPU I have when I was young but after I'm older, I set the rules.

DIY Gaming PC for LIFE!!!

Regards,
Royce

Monday, December 19, 2016

New Graphic Card Revolution

I have remembered a few I used and some are quite worthwhile, efficient and performance. You don't need a really high-end graphic cards to play a game. A good gamer can also play games with budget types 3D graphic cards GPU or even a medium type. Below shows a few 3D card I have used in these years ongoing!

Noted that I have copy pasted my old thread to bring forward here to keep track and you would love to see how many years I have spent with one of these graphic cards I have bought in the past years.


From 2002 to 2015, a change is impending for graphic cards!
  • Geforce 4 MX440 64 MB RAM (AGP)
  • Geforce FX 5200 128 MB RAM (AGP)
  • Radeon 9550GE 256 MB RAM (AGP)
  • Geforce 8400GS 256 MB RAM (PCI)
  • Geforce 8600GT 256 MB RAM (PCI)
  • Radeon HD 5750 1GB RAM (PCI-E)
  • Radeon R7 260x OC 1GB RAM (PCI-E)
Current 3D Card Used (Updated 15.1.2017)
  • Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB RAM (PCI-E)



As you see this is what I naturally had in the past few years excluding the 1990s CPU I had like 3 to 6 PCs at least! These 4 graphic cards above I listed shows what made my gaming performance a wonderful stay! Some are being sold online with some posted memorable photos and one of them are currently in the Core2Duo CPU I have been using just for roughly a year! So my advise is appreciate all the 3D Cards you had bought with the CPU and make full use of it! You will realize that even old cards etc Geforce 7600 and below are still able to play games like GTA IV , Call Of Duty 4! So remember to know how to set details of a game to the lowest for performance and also tweak your resolution! Screen resolution is factor to performance and as well a proper smooth gameplay.

After 6 years of graphic cards and how I looked back my old blog post, things have changed a lot. I am now owning one of the medium-tier graphic card led by Radeon R7 260x! Compared my previous budget gaming graphic cards which was quite long lasting enough, I behold the power to play all games up to high quality or subpar based on the current year of 2015! What more can you ask for revolution? A gamer will always be a gamer.

PERFORMANCE GAMING UPGRADE !
[DoP]RollsRoyce (2008) / KMG.Royce (2015)



In six years of time, my NovaBench benchmark is different and 20x times more powerful! (2008)


The magic of gaming never ends. I myself have upgraded my gaming rig into the beast it is today. Despite not being the most expensive one's out there, it is capable to do Medium quality settings without a sweat! Some games are even greater at Ultra quality and vice versa but they are old game titles. So I'm enjoying my next-gen games such as Dota 2 , Assassin's Creed , Battlefield 4 with good playability. (2015)



So after 2017, I decided to blog this old post that's bumped up again. Having purchased Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti series, it made my midrange CPU into a beastly machine. All games can be Ultra Settings and at 1080P resolution provided that your monitor supports but I'm having so much fun with 1366x768 which is considered around 720P and it does wonders. So, probably around 2022 or 2025 then I'll upgrade provided that the GPU itself is sustainable. Now, I can always set full High / Ultra settings without dropping below 60FPS and it's always 120FPS for Dota 2 , Overwatch and what not. Recommended!




Thursday, July 7, 2016

G2A , Instant-Gaming , Kinguin

My personal game purchase mostly started from G2A before getting to know more dealers around the world by my expertise in SEO keywords. Ever since 2013, I began a massive game purchasing regardless physical or digital copies because I find it flexible and unique to own the game you like without much of a hassle.

Secondly, I spotted Kinguin which is also similar to G2A and the game prices are usually cheaper than the original ones you see at Steam , UPlay , Origin , Blizzard etc. The question is WHY? The answer is simple. One of the dealers have close contact with the game companies and they are allowed to sell at lower price and thus we get to enjoy the game without paying the full, realistic amount if your smart.

More and more customers lurk online in order to get their goodies without paying the retail stores in any countries globally. It is a great move and that's why I got to explore more game marketplace websites and it allows me to buy games at ease as always! Even up to the latest game such as The Division.

Last but not least, I founded Instant-Gaming as another great place to purchase cheap discounted game titles. I there recommend all of these buying experience that I had to be a review of your very own and always remember there will be certain risk in buying the digital keys online as some could be turned into fraud or either legit purchase depending on how you survey and research the proper keys you wanted beforehand.

Always take caution when buying and be patient enough for the digital keys to be given! Always, stay smart and enjoy purchasing online.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night


Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is 2.5D action adventure game directed and produced by IGA. He will also handle the role of scenario writer on the project. Castlevania series composer Michiru Yamane will join him along with developer Inti Creates, the same studio behind Keji Inafune's Mighty No. 9, Azure Striker Gunvolt, and Mega Man 9 and 10.

IGA decided to go with 2.5D for this project for both financial and artistic reasons. All decisions in game development involve trade-offs, and for Bloodstained a 2.5D world built on Unreal Engine 4 was the right choice to balance development time, graphical fidelity, budget, and scope.

At the same time, IGA is very excited about exploring the paths a 2.5D style opens up within the classic Igavania formula. As he begins a new chapter of his career as a developer, he's looking forward to trying things that will enhance, rather than detract from, that core gameplay.

Still, though, we would never discount the fans' love for that classic style. The development team is looking forward to working with backers every step of the way to decide on custom shaders that will give the game a distinctive, hand-crafted look. Games like Guilty Gear and Strider are proof that 2.5D can be handled in a way that honors a classic aesthetic while allowing for new possibilities; that’s what IGA hopes to achieve with this project.

And of course, since it's an Igavania game, the 2D gameplay and feel are nonnegotiable.


Remarkably, I have also set my budget to purchase the $28 Digital Copy Version of this game itself made for Steam! It'll take another two years close enough to have it released. I don't mind it as long I have pledged and supported the fifth game project in Kickstarter.


Signs out,
Royce



Sunday, May 10, 2015

Elephone P7000


Elephone P7000 Android 5.0 4G Phablet 5.5 inch FHD Screen MTK6752 64bit 1.7GHz Octa Core Press Touch ID Function

CPU: MediaTek MT6752 64bit 1.7GHz octa-core high-speed processing platform
GPU: ARM MALI-T760
Display: 5.5inch IPS, 1920 x 1080pixels
OS :Android 5.0
Camera: Back-13MP, front-5.0MP
SIM card: Dual SIM (Micro sim and normal sim)
Bluetooth: 4.0
Positioning: GPS, A-GPS
RAM: 3GB
ROM: 16GB



So, here I am again with an actual flagship phablet from the newest brand called Elephone! Have you heard of it? The company started around 2006 and has been growing past these 9 years with all sorts of R&D and marketing developments at their hand. So, I kind of stumbled through various social media websites and saw Elephone as a whole.

They provide different range of smartphone series and they are generally sold at factory price! That's what caught my attention lately. Besides popular brands that popped up since 2014 like Xiaomi , Oppo , Meizu and maybe Ulefone, Elephone have taken their footstep towards the glorious smartphone competitive world and seems to put a remarkable official website for the taking.

Their line of smartphones costed around USD$119.99 by the minimum and mostly are embedded with Octa-Core chip! It's rather cheap as compared to the more expensive range of phones which similar specs. Approximately RM430.62 and you could own one of Elephone's lowest series of smartphone provided.

What I'm trying to show you though is something Elephone call it as their very own "The Annual Flagship" smartphone called P7000. The product specs I have posted above has been dazzling across tech gadget websites and also social media networking areas and it is still growing! I took my time studying the nature of Elephone and it's brand and decided to pre-order one as well. Being the 2015's flagship phone, it is using the latest MediaTek CPU processor of 64-bit while also being 4G LTE capable as a whole.

As I kept on viewing through their flash sales front page and other offers related to P7000, I then confirmed my order which consist of Champagne Gold color to be my next smartphone that I hopefully will not change within two years later. That's exceptional unless I have made significant incomes from my current upcoming job for a change.

Either way, I feel that after deciding to be part of Elephone. I start to feel the cons of Xiaomi phones in the very same price range. There's a lot to talk about it as well namely the RAM issues , CPU being Snapdragon instead of Mediatek and so much more.

But skip that through, I'm now proudly a ready-to-be Elephone P7000 owner by the end of this month! Hopefully it comes around by then or early June 2015. Their pre-order is still ongoing until 21st of May so guys better hurry up because the price will markup back again.

Sincerely,
Royce

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Xiaomi Mi 4i

It's about time I announce myself as the true fans of Xiaomi brand. Let's talk brief about my preferences. I started off sawing Xiaomi promotions and advertisement through Facebook and social medias link. To amaze me, the price of their phones were very affordable. So back in 2014, I started to purchase Redmi 1S as a kickstart back in July with Redmi Note 3G in advance. I had a longer span of using them for around a year until recently. I did sold off Redmi 1S around November as I did not used it for around roughly six months. But Redmi Note 3G has been with me until then, Mi 4i will probably be my next mid-range flagship phone. I called it my own flagship but it's not to be confused with the global audiences! Enough for the talk. Let you see my 12th smartphone I am using for almost a decades plus! In future, I might just post screenshots with relevant descriptions for eyecatching tidbits.


The pricing of Rs.12999 leads to approx. RM749 in Malaysia!


Hugo Barra with his famous Xiaomi speech giving ceremony


The wide variety of color for Mi 4i which is somewhat comparable to iPhone 5c but better


The benchmark of smartphones in 2015 proved Mi 4i being dominant


The global launch in India and it's presentation slide referring to the benchmark score surpassing 40,000 above for Mi 4i with Antutu is a plus


Hope you enjoy this short but simple post. It will launch at South East Asia region this coming May 2015. Keep yourself ready!

Signs out,
Royce