Ahh Nice Cheshire_Kat !! Did you pick it up on Ebay or were you luckier to procure from Newegg or BestBuy etc.. ?I've got a PNY RTX 3090, karambit.
I saw RTX 2080ti' s go for as high as $2800 USD and those are one gen old, LOL.
What a nightmare it is out there !
Which brand of GPU and did you get it at Microcenter or BestBuy ?I need to get into some more games. I worked so hard (waited in line 3 times for 8 hours each to get a 3080 GPU, and new AMD 7 series CPU) to build out a gaming PC. Played a few new games for a few months but am mainly playing Age of Empires 2 (which is basically a new game with all the updates Microsoft has given it the past few years in anticipation of Age of Empire 4 coming out).
It is just such a good fucking game - had it for decades and still can play a game or two a few times a week.
I am not using the GPU that much in AoE 2, but man the newer CPU makes a huge diff in this type of game, probably one of the few genres that CPU bounds systems instead of being GPU bound - keeping up with all the actions those individual units have to do is normally more complicated than rendering the comparatively simple graphics these game types use.
I Can turn the AI up to hardest and have 8 teams on a map with 500 unit cap and get a steady 100FPS. My last PC had no where near as good a GPU or CPU and would stutter and lag like f*** when I did something like that, the harder settings really slowed it down in addition to more teams / units.
Yeah but AoE2 in the past could be like Diablo 2 in a way..You worked so hard for that killer GPU and CPU only to brag about how good it runs AoE, a 22 year old game?
Jk, I agree in spirit, fantastic game