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1 hour ago, AwesomeOcelot said:

I stopped watching Linus and unsubscribed because of those thumbnails and titles. Linus: "AMD did not disappoint me". Also Linus: "I can't recommend them at these prices" vs RTX because streaming, RT, DLSS, etc...

To be fair, he's playing against The Algorithm. He does what he needs to do to get maximum profits out of each video he does, and that includes retarded thumbnails. He went through it on a WAN show some months ago iirc.

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1 hour ago, Sarex said:

That really doesn't excuse him in the least.

It does.

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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2 hours ago, AwesomeOcelot said:

I stopped watching Linus and unsubscribed because of those thumbnails and titles. Linus: "AMD did not disappoint me". Also Linus: "I can't recommend them at these prices" vs RTX because streaming, RT, DLSS, etc...

Yeah that's the problem with these Youtubers, all the tech companies shower them with gifts and praises which kinda twists their honesty a little bit so I guess it's best to ignore the titles and focus on the actual content of their videos, which are actually pretty spot on.  It's just one of those "money and politics" type of deals that you have to learn to bypass and hit the numbers.

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1 hour ago, Sarex said:

That really doesn't excuse him in the least.

'Whacky' thumbnails drive clicks which is why more serious reviewers than Linus look like they're half a second away from outright gurning and the product they're reviewing just turned into Genghis Khan/ Marilyn Monroe. Videos will also always be over ten minutes long if at all possible because that hits the optimal monetisation bracket even if the subject matter doesn't really warrant the length. That's just the way they make money. If I was told I'd get a significant wage increase by pretending to be Amazed At What Happened Next I'd be perpetually surprised too.

 

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At least Linus hasn't yet enticed me to find out the Top 10 Tech Trends For 2021. It's implied that #7 will SHOCK me.

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Well, he has a bunch of employees working under him, so it is necessary to keep the money rolling in.

And as much as I dislike the thumbnails and headlines, he does deliver good content. He tore into the nvidia hard for calling the 3090 a "titan-class" gpu.

Civilization, in fact, grows more and more maudlin and hysterical; especially under democracy it tends to degenerate into a mere combat of crazes; the whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, most of them imaginary. - H.L. Mencken

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Gamers Nexus, Jayz2Cents, and Linus are all quality Youtubers but unfortunately in an industry riddled with cash and influence you simply have to chew the fat to get to the content.  That's just how it is right now.  Tech world is a cash cow and is still unrefined because it's not corrupted by centuries of corruption and influence like the oil and coal industry.

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I don't think anyone posted it? Going to put guru's review links here for anyone who prefers to read over watch extended videos.  :p
https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-radeon-rx-6800-xt-review,1.html

https://www.guru3d.com/articles-pages/amd-radeon-rx-6800-review,1.html

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Re: that DLSS video with the airplane game: I saw that elsewhere. If you look carefully there are some differences - without DLSS, the color and contrast are darker and less yellow (in that video anyway), while DLSS has trees and ground shadows much less dark/contrast-y, which I personally disliked.  The grassy road/trees, the grass and flowers has a bit more clarity all around and a better green/blue shift without DLSS (vs yellower) where they have you focusing on the tree branch.  The plane looks a bit sharper with DLSS, as if it over-rides the softening effect of something like TAA (not saying that's what it's doing, just sorta what it looks like).  DLSS can also change some original artistic detail because (I think) of the way it removes then re-adds information. Example: intentionally sun-faded lettering may be darkened and less washed out with DLSS.  Not that that matters to most people, mind.  :lol:

Anyway, for the performance gain and the fact it looks really good, it's quite admirable/fantastic, but DLSS is still different than native. Better and different are not the same definition in my mind, so it depends on whether one likes the differences.  I think that's going to simply depend on eyeballs as well as monitor/TV used.

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DLSS 2.0 is a straight upgrade over TAA, but does have some of the same bluriness. Native has aliasing, and somehow DLSS did manage to add more detail than native to some shots, especially foliage and some of the distant objects. It's definitely not straight forward anymore which one is "best", as native doesn't beat DLSS everywhere in image quality. Performance is where the argument is won, because in a lot of situations, you aren't running these games at the quality settings you want without DLSS.

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1 hour ago, AwesomeOcelot said:

and somehow DLSS did manage to add more detail than native to some shots,

My understanding, and someone can correct me if I'm wrong, is that's because of the algorithm used to fill in "gaps" created by the downscale then re-upscale, or something to that effect. So the AI tries to replace info lost from the initial downscale with what it thinks "should" be there - resulting, like I said, in un-fading some graphics, different color shading/spots maybe even lines or other such things.  To many this equals more detail, or at least more visual "pop."

The sharpening thing is interesting since I bought the OLED.  On the LED/IPS screens, Death Stranding building text has a softer look - it's not out of focus, just soft.  DLSS would sharpen that (I could see a tiny bit of "sharpness grain" tho).  On the OLED, without DLSS on or any sharpening filters and exact same game settings, that text/other is crystal clear - the clarity is fantastic natively.  I have no idea why, if it's just the better contrast or the TV itself is simply uber better than my pc monitors in this regard (edit: most likely, I don't have super expensive pc monitors). Or if LED/IPS etc just tends to add more softness to visuals overall because of its light tech/screen material which begs for more sharpening.  Dunno. Anyway, hence my "depends on monitor/tv used" comment above.

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10 hours ago, Zoraptor said:

'Whacky' thumbnails drive clicks which is why more serious reviewers than Linus look like they're half a second away from outright gurning and the product they're reviewing just turned into Genghis Khan/ Marilyn Monroe. Videos will also always be over ten minutes long if at all possible because that hits the optimal monetisation bracket even if the subject matter doesn't really warrant the length. That's just the way they make money. If I was told I'd get a significant wage increase by pretending to be Amazed At What Happened Next I'd be perpetually surprised too.

Yeah, no... That is a way to make more money. It's pretty much just greed that pushes you to do that stuff. There are plenty of youtubers with integrity who don't do most, if any, of that stuff. They chose to go down that route, just like most gaming companies, for an example, chose to make games that will entice the most amount of people to buy it and those companies get much deserved criticism. Both do it because it's easier and I couldn't care less for either.

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