Up For Debate - What Are Your Favourite Up for Debate Topics?

Written by Jon Sutton on Sun, Jun 25, 2017 11:00 AM

OK, so we’re going a bit meta with this one, an Up for Debate on Up for Debates. Insert token mind blown GIF as necessary. We’ve been running Up for Debates here on GD for a good few years now, providing a hub for the wise, sage-like minds of the GD community to gather and share their thoughts, knowledge, and oftentimes outrageous opinions.

Everything is covered in Up for Debates, from the latest and greatest hardware reveals to discussions on the finer points of PC gaming, such as your favourite frame rate tracking software, the perfectly modded Skyrim, or your worst graphics settings. They cover a wide gamut of some of the biggest questions surrounding this industry, but which of these discussion topics do you find the most interesting?

Are you interested in game design? Hardware issues? Do you love nothing better than a good moan about the latest AAA flop? Let us know your favourite topics and pop down to the comments to share why!

What are your favourite UFD topics? Check up to 3

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A debate about what to debate. So meta

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the ones where we debate.. subject/topic does NOT matter.

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07:39 Jun-29-2017

so that's it huh, we some kind of meta?

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19:34 Jun-25-2017

A debate about what to debate. So meta

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16:55 Jun-25-2017

the ones where we debate.. subject/topic does NOT matter.

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18:54 Jun-25-2017

Exactly! :D

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23:19 Jun-25-2017

you gained my up thumb

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14:52 Jun-25-2017

My favourite up for debate topick is "What's your favourite up for debate topic". No kappa

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14:01 Jun-25-2017

"Bottenecking" is my favourite topic.

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14:02 Jun-25-2017

Bottlenecking is what grinds my bones! Many people do not understand what it actually is?
Many people are wasting their money on hardware, someone is saying that is holding back their system.
Example. someone says sell your older i7 and get a new cpu(if you cannot afford an i7)i5 they are faster and than the older i7s(rubbish even the newest i5s hit 100% usage before the old i7s(40% usage gap eg i7 60% -i5 100%)).

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14:03 Jun-25-2017

Get a new platform the one you are running is to old rubbish(intel before i7 is old, amd before fx is old).
(The core 2 duo or athlon is still enough for standard/normal users).

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18:02 Jun-25-2017

id say core 2 duo is not an option any more, core 2 quad is minimum. Personally have working pc with core 2 quad it gets 30-60fps in AAA games excluding stutters.

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14:04 Jun-25-2017

Another thing for example someone with a 5960x and titan Xp telling some with a i7 2600k do not get a 1080ti.
Your processor will be bottlenecking your gpu that is rubbish(get a 1060 instead). It seems to me that they do not want you to have a good system.
Synthetic benchmarks for me are only a stress testing tool for temp and stability check. Your Gpu should always be way better than your processor.

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14:05 Jun-25-2017

Bottlenecking is when one component cannot keep up with another(eg cpu@100% gpu@10%)
(data transfer is device or bandwidth imitation aka pay more get more(this is not a bottleck))
(gpu at 100/99% producing more than 60fps is not a bottleneck system)
(hdd at 100% is not a bootleneck because it is slower than an ssd)

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16:56 Jun-25-2017

What people do NOT get is that there will always be a bottleneck in a PC...
The problem is that people seem to think that when the GPU is running at 100% and the rest of their system is running at 30-60% there is NO bottleneck, and there is, the GPU is bottlenecking the rest of the system.

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13:47 Jun-25-2017

There isn t an option for this up for debate topic!
Please add this one :)

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Technology, PC gaming and gaming/PC related industry issues.

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12:13 Jun-25-2017

technology :)

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11:45 Jun-25-2017

This is so meta xD

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11:47 Jun-25-2017

what do you mean by meta?

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12:21 Jun-25-2017

Best way I can put it is when something refers to itself of self referential characteristics.Like this article,for example,is a debate about debating

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11:39 Jun-25-2017

Yo dawg , I heard you like up for debate topics , so we made a up for debate topic in your up for debate debate

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