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Adept I

Returned to Team Red after a long time

Hello all. 
I’ve just purchased a new gaming PC and returned to Team Red after a very long time (25+ years)

I went for the 7800X3d on the advice of a friend because my PC is purely for gaming and I’m happy to say that I’m extremely impressed with it. 

I decided to join the AMD community for two reasons, 1) to stay in the loop with regards to all things AMD and 2) to seek advice on a new GPU (I was ready to push the button on a nice TUF 7900xtx and convert fully to Team Red but an article I read stopped me, but that question is for a future post when I work out where it should be posted)

For now I just wanted to say hello

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Adept I

Hi welcome to the Amd family 

Community Manager

Welcome back to the Red Team, my friend! We're always happy to see Red Team members come back after a break. What did you end up upgrading from to that 7800X3D? 👀

Adept I

Thank you 

My old PC was based around an 8600k

My new one is based around a 7800x3d, ASU’s TUF x670e Plus Wi-Fi and 32Gb 5600Mhz Corsair. The rest is pretty much all Corsair - 4000x case, H100 Icue cooler with LCD cap, RMx 850 and Solidigm P44 Pro NVMes.
It’s quieter than a mouse, runs cooler than a cucumber and fits my gaming requirements perfectly. As long as AMD produces this type of gaming dedicated CPU I can’t ever see myself going back to Intel.

I kept the 3070ti from my old system as it’s probably still good enough, but those 7900xtx’s look so nice……if I can just get to the bottom of the Quest 2 VR issues it has/ had I’d get one today. 

From  what I’ve read, AMD patched out the VR issues a couple of updates ago, but from something else I read those issues didn’t affect the quest 2 - it only affected VR systems that plug into the GPU. The Quest 2 issue is apparently to do with Metas  decoder drivers ( Im not a software engineer so I didn’t really understand it) There’s a YouTube video titled “AMD has done their part, now it’s up to Occulus/ Meta….”

I think the video infers that if you run games through Virtual Desktop the issue goes away, but I’m no expert and could be misunderstanding him. 

The Quest 2 is a popular VR headset, and its performance can vary depending on the hardware and software used. Running games through Virtual Desktop can sometimes provide a smoother experience because it allows you to stream VR content wirelessly from your PC to the headset. This can help bypass some issues related to direct GPU connections.


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Welcome back to the Red side!

Adept III

Welcome back!