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Windows 11 and RTX 3080ti

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I updated my system to Windows 11 beta yesterday. It became available to everyone (if select insider option in updates) on July 29th I think.

Overall looks an feels great with zero issues so far. Here are some observations:

- Update Install takes about as long as installing a new OS from scratch.

- Everything worked and was where I last left it before the update. The only app I needed to reinstall was my VPN.

- I like the UI. It's pretty slick. Probably most visual noticeable things are the rounded corners. Made some of my older apps look slightly nicer.

- Feels very smooth. Note, I picked up an RTX 3080ti a couple weeks ago so everything really should feel smooth and snappy but It feels extremely stable and smooth when navigating through windows, your apps, etc.

- In order to update to the beta you need to select "Optional Diagnostic Data". I did and then turned it right off after updating.

- task bar has to be on bottom of screen, either centered or bottom left side. I've always placed my task bar vertically on left side so thought it might be annoying. It's not.

No need to update until the official release but with the back-end changes (and eventually running Android apps natively in Windows 11 instead of using an emulator) and the UI updates, I don't think the cancel culture people will find much to complain about with this.

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I purchased the EVGA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra Gaming. It's a slightly pre-overclocked version of the RTX-3080 ti. I was running an RTX 2070 previously. Along with my still pretty new AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, as expected, all benchmarks are destroyed. I game in 4K and so it helped get my FPS to the ludicrous levels you'd expect where the 2070 ti struggled for 30-60 fps in some 4K games.

Prices are ridiculous for GPUs and CPUs. I checked my AMD processor that I overpaid for at launch (coming up on 2 years ago!) and it's still selling for way over suggested retail on Amazon for close to $1200. There was a point where it dropped to retail price but that didn't last long.

With regards to my last PC that's built around the 16 core AMD CPU, it's still the most stable, best build I've ever made. I run 3x4K 55" monitors. I run multiple emulators (mostly android) stream or play 4K videos on the side monitors while gaming at full FPS ultra settings on the center screen with a very quiet/cool PC. It may be overkill for some, but man is it nice to not have to think about it and have it all just work fast. The HUGE Noctua NH-D15S CPU air cooler is dead silent and when I'm not gaming sometimes the 3080 ti fans are completely turned off when using lower demanding apps.

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Recap: Windows 11 isn't anything to complain about. When the time comes, be patient with the update. It's a long one. I'm sure many newb users will brick their PCs turning it off in the middle. It appears to have kept all my privacy settings etc so you don't have to go back through and do all that. It's early, but so far my emulators and apps seem to be running faster/smoother but at the very minimum no slowdown.

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Re: Windows 11 and RTX 3080ti

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I'll be passing on Windows 11 until October 2025 when it will basically be forced on you if you want a supported OS. Zero reason to "upgrade" from Windows 10 before then. Zero!

Didn't Microsoft say Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows? Bunch of liars.
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Re: Windows 11 and RTX 3080ti

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Aslanna wrote:
August 1, 2021, 6:38 pm
I'll be passing on Windows 11 until October 2025 when it will basically be forced on you if you want a supported OS. Zero reason to "upgrade" from Windows 10 before then. Zero!

Didn't Microsoft say Windows 10 would be the last version of Windows? Bunch of liars.
Seems to run smoother to me. That's reason enough. Whether they called it Windows 10 or Windows 11, it's still just a free update. I agree there's no rush, but seems pretty dumb reason not to do an update because of the name. If they renamed Window 10 to Vista would you update? eww yuck, Vista!

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"Seems to run smoother" isn't a very compelling reason for me as that sounds more like a feeling than actual facts. My computer does what I want it to do so why the rush?

It does what I want for the most part anyway. After the way Microsoft royally screwed my PC up with the last update, so badly that I had to do a restore, I don't trust them with a whole version number increase.

I never understood the whole "upgradeitis" that people have where they need to run out and get the latest thing. Especially as this latest thing isn't even released yet other than to those who want to be a guinea pig for Microsoft. That sounds like a pretty smart reason to me.
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Re: Windows 11 and RTX 3080ti

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Aslanna wrote:
August 3, 2021, 2:28 pm
My computer does what I want it to do so why the rush?
I agree there's no rush

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All I see is quotes. Did you forget to push the keyboard buttons?
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You asked why the rush, I had already commented about that earlier. No need for maximum effort on that reply.

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You sure did.. In your own passive-aggressive way.
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Can we see a pic of the tri 55" monitor setup? curious how that much real estate fits around a desktop.. sounds awesome.
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