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My name is Shaun and I was chosen as a member of the community to test the Spectrum as part of the Project: Spectrum | Community Tester Entry selection process. I will be testing the Eve Spectrum with many devices and in many different scenarios. As such, I will link here to new posts in this topic when I have performed some tests using Spectrum in certain scenarios. Further below this post I will elaborate on my devices. Here are the planned linked posts (links will be added once the specific testing is complete):
- First Impressions
- Working with Spectrum on PC (General work and web design).
- Amateur photo and video editing.
- Laptop Connected to the USB hub.
- High-end PC gaming (PC specs below).
- 120 Hz gaming on the Xbox Series X.
- Xbox One X, Switch and PS4 testing.
- Retro Console Gaming
Now to elaborate on the devices I will test the Spectrum with and the features of the Spectrum I am most looking forward to trying! To begin with the devices, I built a new computer in November of 2020. Its components are:
- Ryzen 9 5900X
- MSI B550 MAG Mortar Wifi Motherboard
- Gigabyte RTX3080 Gaming OC
- EVGA SuperNOVA 1000W Power Supply
- 1TB Seagate FireCuda PCIe Gen4 NVMe SSD
- Corsair A500 CPU Cooler
- Fractal Design 7 ATX case, White with Tempered Glass
I primarily use my computer for work as I freelancer offering services such as Web Development and Design, Digital Marketing and Digital Consulting. As such, color accuracy is the most important for that use case.
In my spare time, I love to play video games and since my current monitors are only 1080p, 60 Hz monitors, I can’t wait to fully utilize the power of my PC for gaming at 4K, 144Hz in HDR with the Spectrum. For PC gaming, I plan on testing these games:
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Horizon Zero Dawn
- Doom Eternal
- The Witcher 3
- Minecraft RTX
- Octopath Traveler
- Guild Wars 2
If there are any games that you would like me to try that are not on my list, leave a comment down below and if I own it, I can try it out for you! I own quite a collection of games on PC and subscribe to Game Pass Ultimate so will try my best to test any games that you suggest! For proof, here is an image of my GOG stats.
As for photo and video editing, my wife is the professional so I will get her opinion on the monitor for that scenario and will provide my own thoughts upon testing. I will also be testing how the included USB Hub works on the Spectrum with our two laptops. A Surface Pro 7 and a Surface Book 2.
For console gaming, I am very excited to try 120 FPS gaming on the Xbox Series X with HDR. I will be sure to provide my feedback on testing the Spectrum with the new console and if have any questions about next generation console gaming with the Spectrum leave a comment below.
I also have quite a collection of older consoles and plan on testing the Spectrum on every single one of them! Here is a list of the older consoles I plan on testing:
- Xbox One X
- Nintendo Switch
- Playstation 4
- Playstation 3
- Playstation 2
- Playstation 1
- Nintendo Wii
- Nintendo Gamecube
I use a GANA 1080p scaler for the consoles that do not have HDMI, though when I get the chance and have the cash, I may get the Retrotinks 5x-pro.
If you have read this far, you have probably surmised that I have quite a bit of testing to do when I get my Eve Spectrum! I hope to provide as much clarity and information on the testing of the device for the Eve Community. Should you have any questions, comments, or feedback at any point, I will monitor this topic and will get back to you as soon as possible!