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Is Starfield Actually Badly Optimized?

Ep. 3

Episode 3: Today we're recapping the Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT reviews and discussing some missed opportunities in AMD's marketing. We also chat about Starfield: is the game badly optimized? Should you be thinking about more frequent CPU upgrades? What happened to DLSS?


CHAPTERS

0:00 - Intro

4:04 - AMD Radeon RX 7800 XT and RX 7700 XT Recap

16:01 - Is Performance Close to RDNA2 a Fail?

19:20 - Heaps of Old Stock Still Affecting Releases

22:44 - What About Manufacturing Costs

25:43 - Missed Opportunity with Radeon Launches and Starfield

35:23 - Is Starfield Badly Optimized?

44:17 - Is it Time to Think About More Frequent CPU Upgrades?

49:41 - Should Bethesda or Intel Have Optimized Starfield for Arc GPUs?

53:54 - What Happened to AMD Blocking DLSS in Starfield?

1:06:38 - Other Stuff in Our Lives


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