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TheF34RChannel
02-05-18, 06:38 PM
Nvidia and AMD GPU manufacturer, TSMC, is about to revolutionise graphics cards

TSMC, the manufacturer of GPUs for both Nvidia and future AMD graphics cards, have announced a new wafer-stacking technology which could allow...

https://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia-amd-tsmc-3d-gpu

NeverBackDown
02-05-18, 08:14 PM
Doubt it'll be used for these gen cards. It'll probably be for super high end cards that have low volume and are less effected by low yields.

AngryGoldfish
02-05-18, 08:45 PM
Wow, that's exciting. I can't see this appearing in the next few years, but the potential could be awesome.

TheF34RChannel
03-05-18, 03:55 PM
Spectre Next Generation is Coming Whether we Like it or Not

According to the folks over at c't spectre isn't over it's just moving on to the next generation. They say Spectre NG has been confirmed as eight flaws in Intel CPU's that haven't been revealed yet and that some ARM and possibly AMD vulnerabilities are possible as well. So watch out people because this ride is just getting started and you can't get off yet. Thanks cageymaru.

So far we only have concrete information on Intel's processors and their plans for patches. However, there is initial evidence that at least some ARM CPUs are also vulnerable. Further research is already underway on whether the closely related AMD processor architecture is also susceptible to the individual Spectre-NG gaps, and to what extent.

https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Exclusive-Spectre-NG-Multiple-new-Intel-CPU-flaws-revealed-several-serious-4040648.html

via

https://m.hardocp.com

Isn't that the obscure source, the German one?

WYP
03-05-18, 04:06 PM
Spectre Next Generation is Coming Whether we Like it or Not



https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Exclusive-Spectre-NG-Multiple-new-Intel-CPU-flaws-revealed-several-serious-4040648.html

via

https://m.hardocp.com

Isn't that the obscure source, the German one?

Main problem ATM is that everything is linking to a single source on this. Hard to know whether or not this is real. Will keep my ear to the floor and see if there is anything to this.

TheF34RChannel
03-05-18, 04:16 PM
Main problem ATM is that everything is linking to a single source on this. Hard to know whether or not this is real. Will keep my ear to the floor and see if there is anything to this.

Yeah agreed!

TheF34RChannel
03-05-18, 08:17 PM
BlueChip claims AMD Z490 and Intel Z390 are indeed happening

https://cdn.videocardz.com/1/2018/05/Intel-AMD-Roadmap-2018.jpg

https://videocardz.com/newz/bluechip-claims-amd-z490-and-intel-z390-are-indeed-happening

Dicehunter
04-05-18, 09:40 AM
BlueChip claims AMD Z490 and Intel Z390 are indeed happening

https://cdn.videocardz.com/1/2018/05/Intel-AMD-Roadmap-2018.jpg

https://videocardz.com/newz/bluechip-claims-amd-z490-and-intel-z390-are-indeed-happening

I'm curious to see if people claiming Z370 will support the 8 core Coffeelake part is true or of it's another Intel move to get people to buy a new chipset, I'm betting on the latter, Intel don't care about their non enterprise customers.

TheF34RChannel
04-05-18, 11:10 AM
I'm curious to see if people claiming Z370 will support the 8 core Coffeelake part is true or of it's another Intel move to get people to buy a new chipset, I'm betting on the latter, Intel don't care about their non enterprise customers.

I'm saying compatible :)

Dicehunter
04-05-18, 11:11 AM
I'm saying compatible :)

Would be nice, Then I'll get it and sell on the 8700K for a little profit, If not though I'll just replace my 1800X with a 2700X for slightly better renders/folding.

AlienALX
04-05-18, 11:19 AM
I'm saying compatible :)

You're a brave guy. I'm saying incompatible.

Dicehunter
04-05-18, 11:20 AM
You're a brave guy. I'm saying incompatible.

Yeah I'm going with this, I like Intel products but as a company they are about as anti-consumer as it gets.

TheF34RChannel
04-05-18, 04:17 PM
I'll take it one step further: two way compatibility ;)

AngryGoldfish
04-05-18, 05:34 PM
Nvidia has cancelled the GPP program:

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2018/05/04/gpp/

NeverBackDown
04-05-18, 05:53 PM
It'll be replaced with something new.

AngryGoldfish
04-05-18, 05:58 PM
You are so negative! You're that one guy that comes along and craps on everything with (semi) truth-turds.

Dicehunter
04-05-18, 06:42 PM
You are so negative! You're that one guy that comes along and craps on everything with (semi) truth-turds.

That's why we love him, He's our resident grumpy cat :D

AlienALX
04-05-18, 07:11 PM
Nvidia has cancelled the GPP program:

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2018/05/04/gpp/

Back.fire.

Honestly that probably got AMD more business than anything else. It was a stupid move.

tannji
04-05-18, 11:30 PM
Back.fire.

Honestly that probably got AMD more business than anything else. It was a stupid move.

I think it also played a part in the extent that AMD and Intel got into bed togeter. Given the exodus of AMD personnel to Intel... If it doesnt end badly for AMD, it could end even worse for Nvidia.

NeverBackDown
04-05-18, 11:45 PM
It was literally just a PR move to make them look like good guys and before lawsuits occurred.

AlienALX
05-05-18, 07:05 AM
It was literally just a PR move to make them look like good guys and before lawsuits occurred.

In this instance I don't think it was. I watched the Youtube reaction to this across several big name YTers and it wasn't good. None of them liked it, nor thought it was a good idea. I think for once it was the public backlash that ended it.

WYP
05-05-18, 08:40 AM
Nvidia has cancelled the GPP program:

https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/2018/05/04/gpp/

Thanks mate. I'll try and get something up about this soon. Sadly I have been sick as a dog most of this week, which is preventing me from getting as much stuff done as usual.

AngryGoldfish
05-05-18, 01:56 PM
Thanks mate. I'll try and get something up about this soon. Sadly I have been sick as a dog most of this week, which is preventing me from getting as much stuff done as usual.

Sorry to hear it. Loads of people have been sick, and I'm like, 'but it's May!' It's weird. I'm always ill in Autumn/Winter, but pretty much never ill in Spring/Summer.

TheF34RChannel
05-05-18, 02:15 PM
Thanks mate. I'll try and get something up about this soon. Sadly I have been sick as a dog most of this week, which is preventing me from getting as much stuff done as usual.

No worries, get well first! Quick news will take care of us all

TheF34RChannel
05-05-18, 07:03 PM
The holier than thou AMD Bans ASRock from Entering European GPU Market.

Isn’t it ironic that AMD has just started “Freedom of Choice in PC Gaming” marketing campaign (in response to GPP), only to limit the choice of customers at the same time?

https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-bans-asrock-from-entering-european-gpu-market

Tuh Tuh Tuh AMD...

Dicehunter
05-05-18, 07:04 PM
The holier than thou AMD Bans ASRock from Entering European GPU Market.



https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-bans-asrock-from-entering-european-gpu-market

Tuh Tuh Tuh AMD...

That's extremely anti-consumer, I thought AMD were above such scummy behaviour.

TheF34RChannel
05-05-18, 07:05 PM
Intel Z390 to support existing Coffee Lake S CPUs

This is the first trace of SuperMicro’s upcoming Z390 motherboard (C9Z390-CG-IW). What is particularly interesting about this leak is the fact that this motherboard was equipped with Core i7-8700T processor, the low-power 6-core CPU already available in stores. Update: we also have a proof of Z390 supporting Core i7-8700K (added below).

This means that Z390 will support both upcoming 8-core and existing 6-core 8th Gen Core CPUs. In other words, the Z390 has the same LGA1151 socket as other 300-series motherboards.

https://videocardz.com/newz/intel-z390-to-support-existing-coffee-lake-s-cpus

See, I know stuff about things :p

Dicehunter
05-05-18, 07:06 PM
Intel Z390 to support existing Coffee Lake S CPUs



https://videocardz.com/newz/intel-z390-to-support-existing-coffee-lake-s-cpus

See, I know stuff about things :p

Still can't see the existing high end Z370 boards supporting the 8 core coffee lake, Intel are not consumer friendly.

TheF34RChannel
05-05-18, 07:08 PM
Intel to offer 8-socket scalability with Cascade Lake

https://videocardz.com/newz/intel-to-offer-glueless-8-socket-scalability-with-cascade-lake

TheF34RChannel
05-05-18, 07:09 PM
Still can't see the existing high end Z370 boards supporting the 8 core coffee lake, Intel are not consumer friendly.

I know this is only 50% of my statement, the remaining 50 will come shortly *shifty eyes*

TheF34RChannel
07-05-18, 08:27 AM
RAM prices: an investigation and prediction for the future - it's not bright, it's very bleak

kyr7uhinbd0

TheF34RChannel
07-05-18, 07:35 PM
Add salt: NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1180 Based On 12nm FinFET Surfaces In TechPowerUp GPU Database

https://cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1180-GPU-Spotted.png

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/3224/geforce-gtx-1180

AngryGoldfish
07-05-18, 07:48 PM
Yawnnnnnnn...

I don't have high hopes for this card any more.

TheF34RChannel
07-05-18, 07:54 PM
Yawnnnnnnn...

I don't have high hopes for this card any more.

Why not?

WYP
07-05-18, 08:00 PM
Add salt: NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1180 Based On 12nm FinFET Surfaces In TechPowerUp GPU Database

https://cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1180-GPU-Spotted.png

https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/3224/geforce-gtx-1180

I believe the "this is a placeholder" listing at the bottom of the page is telling.

If I remember correctly, they did the same with Vega way back when.

Pages like this are designed to drive clicks, using the most suitable rumoured specs that are available at the time.

TheF34RChannel
07-05-18, 08:06 PM
I believe the "this is a placeholder" listing at the bottom of the page is telling.

If I remember correctly, they did the same with Vega way back when.

Pages like this are designed to drive clicks, using the most suitable rumoured specs that are available at the time.

I did find these specs too identical with the one and only earlier rumour - hence the add salt. Hadn't noticed the placeholder yet.

Dicehunter
07-05-18, 08:22 PM
Add salt: NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1180 Based On 12nm FinFET Surfaces In TechPowerUp GPU Database


Cool, Depending on performance vs a Titan Xp I may get an Asus Strix version or whatever they end up calling their top end air cooled card.

AngryGoldfish
07-05-18, 08:22 PM
Why not?

Dunno, mate, exactly. I just have the feeling that it's going to be a boring release. To guesstimate: it'll be slightly faster than a Titan Xp—which is just slightly faster than a 1080Ti that's overclocked—and it'll cost $700 (€750-800) while the AIB partner cards will cost €800-900. That's absurd money for what is essentially a lower TDP 1080Ti with GDDR6, a lower bit memory bus, and slightly faster performance in the same games, all for only slightly less money (and the only reason it's not the same money is because of mining and because Vega 64 can't even come close to a 1080Ti and so Nvidia never felt the need to reduce its price). And it'll be as rare as hen's teeth; miners will scalp them all even though the mining craze has shifted, and what's left over will be bought by hardcore fans and the wealthy.

TheF34RChannel
07-05-18, 08:28 PM
Dunno, mate, exactly. I just have the feeling that it's going to be a boring release. To guesstimate: it'll be slightly faster than a Titan Xp—which is just slightly faster than a 1080Ti that's overclocked—and it'll cost $700 (€750-800) while the AIB partner cards will cost €800-900. That's absurd money for what is essentially a lower TDP 1080Ti with GDDR6, a lower bit memory bus, and slightly faster performance in the same games, all for only slightly less money (and the only reason it's not the same money is because of mining and because Vega 64 can't even come close to a 1080Ti and so Nvidia never felt the need to reduce its price). And it'll be as rare as hen's teeth; miners will scalp them all even though the mining craze has shifted, and what's left over will be bought by hardcore fans and the wealthy.

Perhaps you are right - I hope not ha ha! May depend on from card you're coming. It'll do me good I'm sure.

Cool, Depending on performance vs a Titan Xp I may get an Asus Strix version or whatever they end up calling their top end air cooled card.

For me it'll be either a Strix or an EVGA, whichever is a two slot card.

AlienALX
08-05-18, 08:36 AM
Dunno, mate, exactly. I just have the feeling that it's going to be a boring release. To guesstimate: it'll be slightly faster than a Titan Xp—which is just slightly faster than a 1080Ti that's overclocked—and it'll cost $700 (€750-800) while the AIB partner cards will cost €800-900. That's absurd money for what is essentially a lower TDP 1080Ti with GDDR6, a lower bit memory bus, and slightly faster performance in the same games, all for only slightly less money (and the only reason it's not the same money is because of mining and because Vega 64 can't even come close to a 1080Ti and so Nvidia never felt the need to reduce its price). And it'll be as rare as hen's teeth; miners will scalp them all even though the mining craze has shifted, and what's left over will be bought by hardcore fans and the wealthy.

You seem to know Nvidia so well... But yeah, I agree. And the thing is we all figured out quite a long time ago that a 1080Ti is more than you could ever need really. I mean yeah, at ultra detail on 4k it sometimes gets pushed but hardly any one is running 4k any way. We just don't need the power for the games we have right now.

Warchild
08-05-18, 11:20 AM
Exactly as WYP stated. They did this with vega just as a placeholder. I suspect the same here. If I wanted to throw on my tinfoil hat I could say its been intentionally placed with these specs to not only fool us, create some hype, and add free marketting but also have AMD scratching their head wondering what benchmark/bar level they should raise their next card to.

If you can flood the world with constant speculation, then your marketting and advertising has little to do. And once the unveil comes with killer specs... the hype will take over. "Need" will override "Want".

Dicehunter
08-05-18, 01:45 PM
CORSAIR SPEC-OMEGA RGB

X0LvNr9jQUA

Warchild
08-05-18, 01:52 PM
Unmistakable monstrosity. Their direction with non obsidian cases is repulsive.

AngryGoldfish
08-05-18, 03:27 PM
You seem to know Nvidia so well... But yeah, I agree. And the thing is we all figured out quite a long time ago that a 1080Ti is more than you could ever need really. I mean yeah, at ultra detail on 4k it sometimes gets pushed but hardly any one is running 4k any way. We just don't need the power for the games we have right now.

Yeah, we don't need a new impossible to purchase GPU to run high FPS. We already have that. We've had it for almost two years.

TheF34RChannel
08-05-18, 08:33 PM
Yeah, we don't need a new impossible to purchase GPU to run high FPS. We already have that. We've had it for almost two years.

Yeah but it's gonna be better than an Xp so I would like one :p I do notice regularly in newer games that I could use more grunt, however those on Ti's and above would be mad to move now.

NeverBackDown
08-05-18, 08:45 PM
I'll get the next 1080 variant. It'll probably be a slightly faster 1080ti and have better support for RayTracing and such. So it'll be a good upgrade at the same price point.

I plan on saving up for that and a 3440x1400 monitor as well. So the extra grunt will definitely be useful.

TheF34RChannel
08-05-18, 09:07 PM
I'll get the next 1080 variant. It'll probably be a slightly faster 1080ti and have better support for RayTracing and such. So it'll be a good upgrade at the same price point.

I plan on saving up for that and a 3440x1400 monitor as well. So the extra grunt will definitely be useful.

It will certainly help with that resolution!

In all honesty I want be back on the Ti bandwagon, but I cannot wait that long so I'll take the step in between. Nothing PC related gets me so excited as opening that new box of GPU sweetness... You all know what I'm talking about!

NeverBackDown
09-05-18, 12:55 AM
It'll be a long way before I can get both. I'm in no hurry. I believe Nvidia next stuff will be around just as long as Pascal. AMD won't be able to compete for quite some time unfortunately.

Excalabur50
09-05-18, 04:09 AM
CORSAIR SPEC-OMEGA RGB

X0LvNr9jQUA

Alot of their stuff is now overpriced cheap crap, so disappointing

AngryGoldfish
09-05-18, 01:40 PM
Yeah but it's gonna be better than an Xp so I would like one :p I do notice regularly in newer games that I could use more grunt, however those on Ti's and above would be mad to move now.

I'd like one too, but I'd like to pay no more €650 for one. After two years, you'd think they'd be able to get Titan Xp performance down to €650. I think they have. They just won't do it.

TheF34RChannel
09-05-18, 01:51 PM
I'd like one too, but I'd like to pay no more €650 for one. After two years, you'd think they'd be able to get Titan Xp performance down to €650. I think they have. They just won't do it.

You're absolutely right!! They won't.

TheF34RChannel
09-05-18, 10:01 PM
Loads of potential upcoming games have leaked from Canadian Walmart:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcwssbcVwAAwyy4?format=jpg

Please give me a new borderlands! Had many laughs with 2, especially near the end when you bring that robot along who's name I forgot. Brilliant!

Dark NighT
09-05-18, 10:26 PM
Loads of potential upcoming games have leaked from Canadian Walmart:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DcwssbcVwAAwyy4?format=jpg

Please give me a new borderlands! Had many laughs with 2, especially near the end when you bring that robot along who's name I forgot. Brilliant!

How can you forget Claptrap..

TheF34RChannel
09-05-18, 10:34 PM
How can you forget Claptrap..

I know right!! He was hilarious!! "Follow me minion, oh no stairs" I was in stitches.

Dicehunter
10-05-18, 04:22 AM
Oh I hope Splinter Cell is coming out, Blacklist was ok but it wasn't SC without Michael Ironside and considering he reprised his role for the little Wildlands event I REALLY hope he does Sam 1 last time.

Dicehunter
10-05-18, 06:14 AM
So according to price spy, The Acer X27 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync monitor is coming in at around £1500 which translates to $2000 or €1700.


https://pricespy.co.uk/computers-accessories/monitors/acer-predator-x27--p4642799

NeverBackDown
10-05-18, 06:17 AM
So according to price spy, The Acer X27 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync monitor is coming in at around £1500 which translates to $2000 or €1700.


https://pricespy.co.uk/computers-accessories/monitors/acer-predator-x27--p4642799

Just laughable

Dicehunter
10-05-18, 06:41 AM
Just laughable

I agree, Now I am in no way defending them perse but I'm guessing that the panel itself is very hard to produce so Acer are going to try and scrape back every penny and then some on top.

AlienALX
10-05-18, 06:47 AM
I know right!! He was hilarious!! "Follow me minion, oh no stairs" I was in stitches.

noo ne noo ne noo *smash* NVIDIAAAAAA. I can't tell you how many times I heard that.. BL3 and RAGE 2 for me.

TheF34RChannel
10-05-18, 08:50 AM
noo ne noo ne noo *smash* NVIDIAAAAAA. I can't tell you how many times I heard that.. BL3 and RAGE 2 for me.

Have rage 1 one but never played it, one was f those things that were forgotten. But yeah I'll do 2.

TheF34RChannel
10-05-18, 10:41 AM
NVIDIA GTC / Computex Taiwan 2018 Teases an Ultimate Gaming Experience

"Utilizing GPU computing to explore the worlds infinite possibilities."
"Witness the ultimate gaming experience and the power of Artificial intelligence at Computex 2018"

https://cdn.videocardz.com/1/2018/05/NVIDIA-Computex-2018-1000x393.jpg

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/nvidia-gtc-computex-taiwan-2018-teases-an-ultimate-gaming-experience.html

Our sources were unable to confirm any new GeForce graphics card at Computex or GTC, only new custom models of existing SKUs.

https://videocardz.com/newz/nvidia-teases-ultimate-gaming-experience-at-gtc-taiwan

AlienALX
10-05-18, 11:25 AM
Have rage 1 one but never played it, one was f those things that were forgotten. But yeah I'll do 2.

It's good fun. Far from perfect, but a cross between BL and Doom. Looks superb too.

As I say, nothing really original in there but good fun none the less if you are bored :)

If you have ultrawide or three screens it's too easy though, as the feckers who sneak up on you are all in view lmao.

TheF34RChannel
10-05-18, 12:47 PM
It's good fun. Far from perfect, but a cross between BL and Doom. Looks superb too.

As I say, nothing really original in there but good fun none the less if you are bored :)

If you have ultrawide or three screens it's too easy though, as the feckers who sneak up on you are all in view lmao.

Maybe I'll give this nine Year old game a chance - or just wait for 2.

AngryGoldfish
10-05-18, 12:58 PM
So according to price spy, The Acer X27 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync monitor is coming in at around £1500 which translates to $2000 or €1700.


https://pricespy.co.uk/computers-accessories/monitors/acer-predator-x27--p4642799

Ahh well, 4k will remain a buzz word for a few more years.

TheF34RChannel
10-05-18, 10:30 PM
Nvidia's next-gen graphics cards are still a way off if the GPU 'supply run' is any indication

Rejoice! Nvidia graphics cards are back in stock below MSRP! Despair. That means it’s still going to be a while before they release a new generation of graphics card. Sigh, where’s my Nvidia Volta GPU?

https://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia-next-gen-gpu-release

Dicehunter
12-05-18, 08:27 PM
Japan Display’s new virtual reality screens greatly improve pixel density

https://www.kitguru.net/tech-news/featured-tech-news/matthew-wilson/japan-displays-new-virtual-reality-screens-greatly-improve-pixel-density/


https://www.kitguru.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/xJapan-Display-PPI-comparison.png.pagespeed.ic.UOFp2EwPB_.jpg

Dicehunter
13-05-18, 07:22 AM
Nothing major but as of a few weeks ago Premiere Pro now supports hardware acceleration on Intel iGPU's from the 6th gen and up, Now you can simultaneously use the CPU, iGPU and dGPU to render out a video, This feature in last months update went pretty low under the radar, Probably because Final Cut on Mac has had it for a good few years ^_^

https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/whats-new.html

https://i.imgur.com/ZtadcXz.png?1


Hardware acceleration

Premiere Pro supports hardware-accelerated H.264 encoding on Windows 10 with 6th Generation (or later) Intel® Core™ processors and Intel Graphics enabled, and hardware-accelerated H.264 and HEVC encoding on Mac OS 10.13 systems with supported hardware.

On supported systems, Hardware Encoding can be selected as an option in the Encoding Settings section of the Export Settings dialog. If the specified combination of Export Settings is not supported by the hardware, there is a fallback to Software Encoding.

NeverBackDown
13-05-18, 04:55 PM
Nothing major but as of a few weeks ago Premiere Pro now supports hardware acceleration on Intel iGPU's from the 6th gen and up, Now you can simultaneously use the CPU, iGPU and dGPU to render out a video, This feature in last months update went pretty low under the radar, Probably because Final Cut on Mac has had it for a good few years ^_^

https://helpx.adobe.com/premiere-pro/using/whats-new.html

https://i.imgur.com/ZtadcXz.png?1

Render a 4k video with a lot of effects, probably be a good system stress test.

TheF34RChannel
13-05-18, 07:39 PM
Intel makes Z390 chipset official

Intel Z390 gets Wireless-AC and USB 3.1 Gen2

https://cdn.videocardz.com/1/2018/05/Intel-Z390-overview.png

https://cdn.videocardz.com/1/2018/05/Intel-Z370-Chipset.png https://cdn.videocardz.com/1/2018/05/Intel-Z390-Chipset-Diagram.png

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/docs/chipsets/desktop-chipsets/z390-chipset-brief.html

AlienALX
14-05-18, 07:18 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-wolwQxVQM

Leak from website hints at something coming up this E3. Likely to be a FO3 remaster, as it's been a decade this October since it launched.

My thoughts? could well be. That may be why they set the heavies on that team who were doing a remaster, but didn't do the same to the team remaking New Vegas.

TheF34RChannel
14-05-18, 06:52 PM
There's a spaceman though... Maybe refers to two projects? Haven't seen video yet.

AngryGoldfish
14-05-18, 06:59 PM
It's a dud. Read the comments of the video.

TheF34RChannel
14-05-18, 07:53 PM
It's a dud. Read the comments of the video.

Aw :(

AngryGoldfish
14-05-18, 08:18 PM
Aw :(

Yeah, I got excited as well.

AlienALX
15-05-18, 11:53 AM
That sucks ! TBH if Bethesda don't remaster FO3 they will be wasting a huge opportunity to make cash.

WYP
15-05-18, 11:57 AM
That sucks ! TBH if Bethesda don't remaster FO3 they will be wasting a huge opportunity to make cash.

Well... they have already remastered Skyrim enough times.

g0ggles1994
15-05-18, 12:24 PM
Well... they have already remastered Skyrim enough times.

But It's not running on Microwaves or Pocket Calculators yet... :D

AngryGoldfish
15-05-18, 12:43 PM
This might sound odd, but maybe they don't want to. Like, maybe they feel they'd rather put their time and energy into new games rather than re-release old ones, even if there's money to be made?

Dark NighT
15-05-18, 01:53 PM
This might sound odd, but maybe they don't want to. Like, maybe they feel they'd rather put their time and energy into new games rather than re-release old ones, even if there's money to be made?

Im sure some of the staff within Bethesda are already like, stop making us work on this old thing and lets make something new.

AngryGoldfish
15-05-18, 02:14 PM
Im sure some of the staff within Bethesda are already like, stop making us work on this old thing and lets make something new.

Pretty much, yeah. Would I as a visual artist and storyteller want to redo a 10-year-old game or work on something new and fresh and bold?

AlienALX
15-05-18, 03:20 PM
This might sound odd, but maybe they don't want to. Like, maybe they feel they'd rather put their time and energy into new games rather than re-release old ones, even if there's money to be made?

That's fine, then why release the hounds on the team who were going to do it?

Sadly I am not a fan of Skyrim. I bought it, and completed it, but that was as far as it went. I hardly touched the sides tbh, about 24 hours. But it just isn't my thing, at all. I'm not into all of this medieval stuff tbh. And spells and potions etc? ghey. Give me apocalyptic mess every time.

FO3 remains the best game ever made for me. Closely followed by Mario 64. I would love a remake, simply because the story and gameplay are literally the best, ever. However, it's looking perittty long in the tooth graphically now. Which is a real shame, because I would love to wander the wastes and do some scavving on a prettier game.

AngryGoldfish
15-05-18, 03:54 PM
Yeah, I can understand that. Still, there are legalities that go beyond the desires of even the company themselves. Maybe Bethesda actually wanted to see this small team remaster FO3, but couldn't allow it, for various different reasons that aren't as evil as we would expect.

I would absolutely love to see FO3 remastered. I would definitely buy it. But I'd rather see a new IP.

TheF34RChannel
16-05-18, 07:53 PM
Intel reportedly planning $5 billion production expansion in Israel

https://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/matthew-wilson/intel-reportedly-planning-5-billion-production-expansion-in-israel/

Dicehunter
17-05-18, 07:53 AM
Intel reportedly planning $5 billion production expansion in Israel

https://www.kitguru.net/channel/generaltech/matthew-wilson/intel-reportedly-planning-5-billion-production-expansion-in-israel/


Very cool, Friend of mine works for Intel in Israel already, Wonder if he's moving over to that new place.

NeverBackDown
17-05-18, 04:14 PM
Total War Warhammer 2 The Queen and the Crone DLC announced. May 31st launch date.

Forum: https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/218820/total-war-warhammer-ii-the-queen-and-the-crone/p1

FAQ: https://www.totalwar.com/blog/queen-and-crone-announcement
And Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/app/779880/Total_War_WARHAMMER_II__The_Queen__The_Crone/

https://cdn.creative-assembly.com/total-war/com.totalwar.www/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/17112916/queen_crone_keyart.jpg

SPS
18-05-18, 02:08 PM
Coop finally coming to No Man's Sky on PC, PS4 and Xbox launch.

https://twitter.com/hellogames/status/997471895862829056

TheF34RChannel
18-05-18, 09:05 PM
A reply to Nvidia possibly launching come July:

There has been a lot of excitement this week over a report by Tom’s Hardware suggesting the Nvidia GTX 1180 cards would be released in July this year. Which does seem mighty optimistic. But a counter report from Chinese site, Expreview, has suggested that’s only likely if Nvidia are going to exclude their partners and sell the graphics cards exclusively themselves.

Expreview’s Meng Xianrui has spoken to other industry sources who contradicted the statements from Tom’s Hardware, indicating that Nvidia hadn’t sent any new card notifications to vendors and normally that would happen at least two months ahead of any release.

If they haven’t sent out new card notifications to these AIBs yet then that either means the July launch date is a work of fiction, or that Nvidia are going to exclusively sell the cards through their own store.

Expreview also make the point that right now GTX 10-series stock is at a relatively high level, and certainly not at the sort of clearance stock level that you would associate with the last weeks of a graphics card generation’s lifespan.

They also question the previous ‘leaks’ which suggest the GTX 1180 could come with as much as 16GB of GDDR6 memory. That’s something which has baffled Jacob and I in the PCGN office too - current generation memory pricing has risen by 15% in the first quarter of 2018 and, while GDDR6 is not going to be as expensive or difficult to produce as HBM2, it’s a brand new memory technology and SK Hynix and Samsung aren’t going to just be giving it away.

Why would Nvidia want to crush their margins by putting 16GB of memory onto a gaming card that’s not really going to need that much for a long while? A GTX 1180 Ti maybe, but not a GTX 1180 or 1170.

For us, we're still quite doubtful of a big GPU launch in July, exclusive or otherwise. The last we heard was that Nvidia was gearing up for an unexpectedly big Gamescom. So there could be some movement towards the end of August, which would line up more with previous rumours and expectations of a September launch.


https://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia-gtx-1180-exclusive-sales

AngryGoldfish
18-05-18, 09:28 PM
16GB of GDDR6 was always a stupid rumour. 8GB is fine.

If Nvidia does release their graphics cards only through their site, they really did care about separating themselves from others and the GPP program was indeed their first attempt at doing that.

TheF34RChannel
18-05-18, 09:32 PM
16GB of GDDR6 was always a stupid rumour. 8GB is fine.

If Nvidia does release their graphics cards only through their site, they really did care about separating themselves from others and the GPP program was indeed their first attempt at doing that.

Nah no chance in hell their partners will stand for that. They would lose a tremendous amount of money over it.

I think they'll launch with 12GB or maybe indeed with 8.

AngryGoldfish
18-05-18, 09:35 PM
Nah no chance in hell their partners will stand for that. They would lose a tremendous amount of money over it.

I think they'll launch with 12GB or maybe indeed with 8.

12GB I can maybe understand, but not 16GB. Like the report says, they'll likely leave that to the bigger chips.

TheF34RChannel
18-05-18, 09:36 PM
12GB I can maybe understand, but not 16GB. Like the report says, they'll likely leave that to the bigger chips.

There comes a time when increasing the VRAM no longer makes sense for gaming cards for the foreseeable future, and I believe that time is upon us.

AngryGoldfish
18-05-18, 10:00 PM
There comes a time when increasing the VRAM no longer makes sense for gaming cards for the foreseeable future, and I believe that time is upon us.

Yep, I agree. 16GB of system RAM is enough for gaming and will be for many years, while 8GB of VRAM will be enough for at least another generation.

Dark NighT
18-05-18, 10:01 PM
There comes a time when increasing the VRAM no longer makes sense for gaming cards for the foreseeable future, and I believe that time is upon us.


Given that the majority of gamers are on 1080p we won't be needing more then 8gb for a good while.

NeverBackDown
18-05-18, 11:35 PM
Nah no chance in hell their partners will stand for that. They would lose a tremendous amount of money over it.

I think they'll launch with 12GB or maybe indeed with 8.

Nope. Nvidia would make more money for it. There partners would be screwed. There partners are so entrenched and at the mercy of Nvidia it's really a horrible business model. There are just a middle man.

Nvidia could easily make a non FE card and be fine. Especially since power consumption will drop they don't need a mega cooler.

Nvidia have the power, ability, and anti competitive behavior to do such a thing. There CEO is ruthless but as a business man, he is VERY smart.

TheF34RChannel
19-05-18, 06:16 AM
I meant their partners.

NeverBackDown
19-05-18, 08:19 AM
I meant their partners.

I know you did. I just corrected the statement and explained why^_^

Korreborg
19-05-18, 09:23 AM
At the launch of the 1080ti, Nvidia themselves said that 11gigs were enough for 5k gaming, so more than that wouldn't make sense, as 4k is still not that common.
Only problem is the chip size, if they only come in 8gb, then 16gb is the only way to go.
So maybe a xx70 with 8gb, and xx80 and xx80ti with 16gb

WYP
19-05-18, 11:44 AM
Today 8GB is more than enough for pretty much any game. I all likelihood the so-called 1180 will use a 256-bit memory bus, making 8GB and 16GB options. They would either need to cut down to a 192-bit bus or increase for a 384-bit bus size for 12GB.

If Nvidia uses their regular release model, with an XX80 series card then an XX80 Ti model 8-12 months later, they will need more memory bandwidth and therefore a larger memory bus (or faster memory).

8GB seems perfect for a GTX 1180 model, as most games don't use anywhere near 8GB at 4K. 16GB is stupid, as plenty of PC gamers don't even have that much DRAM. With GDDR6 offering more bandwidth I don't see Nvidia changing their memory bus sizes too much this generation.

As far as 16GB goes, Nvidia will likely use that size of memory bus for a Quadro version of the GTX 1180, that seems logical, but for a gaming card Nvidia are just wasting their customer's money for the sake of pushing higher VRAM standards in gaming.

TheF34RChannel
20-05-18, 08:42 PM
Via HardOCP:

Ex-Intel Security Expert: New Spectre Attack Can Even Reveal Firmware Secrets

Yuriy Bulygin, who once headed Intel's advanced threat team, has discovered that Spectre variant 1 can be modified with kernel privileges to break into the System Management Mode (SMM) of x86 systems. These attacks would "allow an unprivileged attacker to read the contents of memory, including memory that should be protected by the range registers, such as SMM memory."

IBM Warns of Instant Breaking of Encryption by Quantum Computers

The head of IBM Research thinks that security-minded individuals should start looking into alternate forms of encryption and move their data today, as quantum computing is on the horizon. Some believe that quantum computers, capable of instantly breaking today's strongest security, could debut in as little as five years.

Quantum computers can solve some types of problems near-instantaneously compared with billions of years of processing using conventional computers. Moler said people might feel safe because they have done everything they are supposed to do to secure their existing data -- but quantum computing will break it. "I do think that's scary," she said.

Stats Show How Rarely Game Campaigns Are Played

While Treyarch is getting flak for developing Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as a multiplayer-only title, statistics show that the decision could be justifiable. According to numbers gathered by TrueAchievements, few players are invested in the series’ single-player story modes.

The participation for the original Black Ops averaged 25.44% with the second game peaking at 27.13%. The third game averaged a paltry 4.14%, though to be fair this game's achievements are a bit different and require you play on higher than regular difficulty to unlock most of them. Still, the story completion achievement, which pops regardless of difficulty, sits at under 9%.

Pers. comm.: this is what I fear, FPS becoming multi-player only, it's already happening. Truly a sad day in my book.

Facebook Android App Caught Seeking "Superuser" Clearance

There was an internal screw-up at Facebook this week that resulted in their Android app requesting "superuser" permissions, which, as described by the OS, grants "full access to your device." While the issue has been fixed, it was bad timing for the social media giant, in light of recent data scandals.

"A coding error in one of our anti-fraud systems caused a small number of people running the Facebook app and certain permission management apps on rooted Android phones to see a request for additional access permissions. We do not need or want these permissions, and we have already fixed this issue. We apologize for any confusion," Facebook commented.

Uh huh...

TheF34RChannel
21-05-18, 08:01 PM
ASUS ROG Forever – ASUS AREZ Series Canceled


Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/asus-rog-forever-asus-arez-series-canceled_205498#g2RrArQBUqUXcHhL.99

Dicehunter
21-05-18, 08:04 PM
ASUS ROG Forever – ASUS AREZ Series Canceled

Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/asus-rog-forever-asus-arez-series-canceled_205498#g2RrArQBUqUXcHhL.99


Good, It was a crappy move by Nvidia.

TheF34RChannel
21-05-18, 08:17 PM
Samsung and SK Hynix reportedly investing billions to boost memory supply

According to a report from The Korea Times, this combined investment from Samsung and SK Hynix will see semiconductor plants expanded over the next year. This means both companies will be able to make larger quantities of DRAM and other chips, which will hopefully lead to a bigger boost in supplies later this year, and deflate prices, which have boomed over the last year.

https://www.kitguru.net/components/memory/matthew-wilson/samsung-and-sk-hynix-reportedly-investing-billions-to-boost-memory-supply/


Complete nonsense as they are almost certainly artificially keeping the stock low and most definitely giving most to the server side of things. Consumers, let alone gamers, are but an insignificant drop in the ocean from their perspective.

g0ggles1994
21-05-18, 09:00 PM
ASUS ROG Forever – ASUS AREZ Series Canceled


Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/asus-rog-forever-asus-arez-series-canceled_205498#g2RrArQBUqUXcHhL.99


Good move by Asus.

I won't lie, I sort of respect the attitude (or lack of) Asus had towards GPP. To me it seemed like they didn't want to do it but didn't want to get left behind and screwed over either. Unlike Gigabyte and MSI who were too busy deepthroating it

WYP
21-05-18, 09:00 PM
ASUS ROG Forever – ASUS AREZ Series Canceled


Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/asus-rog-forever-asus-arez-series-canceled_205498#g2RrArQBUqUXcHhL.99

I'd check the source on that one. The ASUS_AREZ twitter account looks like a fan page, not an official one.

TheF34RChannel
21-05-18, 09:03 PM
I'd check the source on that one. The ASUS_AREZ twitter account looks like a fan page, not an official one.

If so ouch, that's on me!

Checked twitter and looks legit to me.

WYP
21-05-18, 09:22 PM
ASUS ROG Forever – ASUS AREZ Series Canceled


Read more at http://www.legitreviews.com/asus-rog-forever-asus-arez-series-canceled_205498#g2RrArQBUqUXcHhL.99

If so ouch, that's on me!

Checked twitter and looks legit to me.

https://twitter.com/ASUS_AREZ

Note that the top banner is pixelated and that neither of the images uses the brand's official font. Look at the images in our AREZ reveal article below.

https://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu_displays/asus_officially_reveals_amd-exclusive_arez_sub-brand_-_releases_in_may/1

ASUS has not tweeted about the existence of this Twitter account on any of their other pages, another huge sign that this isn't legit. Will see if I can get some info from ASUS tomorrow and see whats up with AREZ.


Update - Looks like more sites have started to peddle this nonsense. Seems like Anandtech has deleted their article on it.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12788/asus-retires-radeon-arez-brand (now redirects to their front page)

Update 2 - We have contacted ASUS and they have confirmed that the @ASUS_AREZ Twitter account is fake.

TheF34RChannel
23-05-18, 10:50 AM
Talk to an alien about the end of the world in Quarantine Circular, out now from Mike Bithell

Mike Bithell’s Quarantine Circular is out now. If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard of the game, that might be because it was announced roughly five minutes before it launched. It’s an experimental launch for an experimental game, where you chat up fellow scientists and an alien in the shadow of a pandemic that threatens to end the world.

Billed as a “one-sitting game for adults,” the developers are up front about the fact that you’ll finish the game in about two hours, just as with its predecessor. “We’re so grateful to the community for the low rate of refunds on our previous short, Subsurface Circular. We hope Quarantine will earn the same. Our games are made by a team of hardworking people, and it’s encouraging that the Steam community consistently shows respect for this passion and effort.”

https://www.pcgamesn.com/quarantine-circular/quarantine-circular-bithell-games

Might a fun small endeavor.

I know I said I'd like less time between announcements and release but 5 mins is a bit on the short side :p

TheF34RChannel
24-05-18, 01:27 PM
Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry is a real game that’s coming this year

Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry is a real game, which really exists, and will really come out this year - assuming the release schedule holds. Larry’s latest is a traditional point-and-click adventure with hand-drawn art, which will see him thrust out of the '80s and straight into the modern world.

The Steam page comes complete with a description of the game straight from Larry’s perspective: “While my view of the world and women from way back in the 1980s collides with modern reality harder than the breasts of a lusciously stacked blonde jogging along a beach, I’m all set to date my way across the modern world!” So, yes, it’s definitely a Leisure Suit Larry game.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/leisure-suit-larry-wet-dreams-dont-dry/leisure-suit-larry-wet-dreams-dont-dry-announcement

Had to post this as I remember playing this as a kid - much to mum's dismay he he...

TheF34RChannel
24-05-18, 01:33 PM
U.S. Launches Criminal Probe into Bitcoin Price Manipulation

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-05-24/bitcoin-manipulation-is-said-to-be-focus-of-u-s-criminal-probe

Warchild
24-05-18, 02:32 PM
Leisure Suit Larry: Wet Dreams Don’t Dry is a real game that’s coming this year



https://www.pcgamesn.com/leisure-suit-larry-wet-dreams-dont-dry/leisure-suit-larry-wet-dreams-dont-dry-announcement

Had to post this as I remember playing this as a kid - much to mum's dismay he he...

Nothing beats the original one. Especially the unsolicited yet censored pixelated scene i will not describe due to minors reading here. :D Took a new direction on rpg adventures before point and click even began.

Good find! :D

Dicehunter
24-05-18, 06:24 PM
Another free game from Humble Bundle for Steam for a limited time - Hacknet -

https://www.humblebundle.com/store/hacknet-deluxe?linkID=&mcID=102:5b05f0879eb8294d637f8281:ot:56d8dc8d73346 2ca89564082:1&utm_source=Humble+Bundle+Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2018_05_24_2018_05_24_SpringSale_2018 _Encore_Start&utm_content=Banner

Dicehunter
25-05-18, 12:55 AM
The game critic Total Biscuit has just passed away after his battle with cancer, Really enjoyed his stuff :(


https://www.pcgamer.com/game-critic-totalbiscuit-dies-at-age-33/?utm_content=buffer7039c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamerfb

SPS
25-05-18, 06:33 AM
The game critic Total Biscuit has just passed away after his battle with cancer, Really enjoyed his stuff :(


https://www.pcgamer.com/game-critic-totalbiscuit-dies-at-age-33/?utm_content=buffer7039c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamerfb

Feels a lot more surreal when a YouTuber passes away compared to a celebrity. Although I didn't follow him directly, he was always around other YouTubers I watched. Didn't expect him to go so soon after he said he was retiring due to terminal illness.

WYP
25-05-18, 09:54 AM
The game critic Total Biscuit has just passed away after his battle with cancer, Really enjoyed his stuff :(


https://www.pcgamer.com/game-critic-totalbiscuit-dies-at-age-33/?utm_content=buffer7039c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamerfb

Sad times, TotalBiscuit was a huge impact on me. I probably wouldn't be doing what I do now if it wasn't for his influence.

His videos were also a huge comfort to me when my depression was at its worst. It's sad to see him die so young.

AngryGoldfish
25-05-18, 12:19 PM
The game critic Total Biscuit has just passed away after his battle with cancer, Really enjoyed his stuff :(


https://www.pcgamer.com/game-critic-totalbiscuit-dies-at-age-33/?utm_content=buffer7039c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=buffer_pcgamerfb

Ahh man. I'd forgotten he had cancer. I was gutted when he announced it a few years ago and when his treatment failed to work. He really was a wonderful presenter. I miss his deep dives.

AlienALX
25-05-18, 02:17 PM
Ahh man. I'd forgotten he had cancer. I was gutted when he announced it a few years ago and when his treatment failed to work. He really was a wonderful presenter. I miss his deep dives.

I don't want to go like that. I just don't. That is why I always keep a box of diazepam to one side. Poor sod :( my uncle went the same way. Told him at first it was acid reflux, then six months later he was dead. I couldn't go see him for the last two months. It would have been too traumatic for me and would have caused me damage.

I've got his funeral brochure up on my microwave with his pic on. I talk to him when I am cooking.

But yeah if I end up with terminal cancer there is no way I am sticking around for the conclusion. What a truly horrid way to go, knowing it is coming :(

God bless the guy. I hope he's up there in heaven now resting.

AngryGoldfish
25-05-18, 03:39 PM
I don't want to go like that. I just don't. That is why I always keep a box of diazepam to one side. Poor sod :( my uncle went the same way. Told him at first it was acid reflux, then six months later he was dead. I couldn't go see him for the last two months. It would have been too traumatic for me and would have caused me damage.

I've got his funeral brochure up on my microwave with his pic on. I talk to him when I am cooking.

But yeah if I end up with terminal cancer there is no way I am sticking around for the conclusion. What a truly horrid way to go, knowing it is coming :(

God bless the guy. I hope he's up there in heaven now resting.

Yeah, I can understand why it would be so frightening.

I know this is a very sensitive subject, and I mean no disrespect. This is just my thoughts. I don't have a good mind and have dealt with suicidal thoughts all my adult life, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

Anyway, I might actually find it peaceful. I'd know it was coming and I'd try to embrace it; live the remainder of my life to the best of my ability. There is nothing you can do to stop it so just accept it. It's a way out that allows for your family and friends to adjust over a few months and to say goodbye.

Dicehunter
25-05-18, 03:56 PM
I don't want to go like that. I just don't. That is why I always keep a box of diazepam to one side. Poor sod :( my uncle went the same way. Told him at first it was acid reflux, then six months later he was dead. I couldn't go see him for the last two months. It would have been too traumatic for me and would have caused me damage.

I've got his funeral brochure up on my microwave with his pic on. I talk to him when I am cooking.

But yeah if I end up with terminal cancer there is no way I am sticking around for the conclusion. What a truly horrid way to go, knowing it is coming :(

God bless the guy. I hope he's up there in heaven now resting.


My German Grandfather was in charge of all power stations in west Berlin for over 20 years, There was an accident 1 day and he got a full blast of radiation, Not sure how as I didn't get those details, But yeah he faded pretty quick, He had cancer in every organ by the end and in immense pain.


Not a good way to go.

AlienALX
25-05-18, 04:15 PM
Yeah, I can understand why it would be so frightening.

I know this is a very sensitive subject, and I mean no disrespect. This is just my thoughts. I don't have a good mind and have dealt with suicidal thoughts all my adult life, so take what I say with a grain of salt.

Anyway, I might actually find it peaceful. I'd know it was coming and I'd try to embrace it; live the remainder of my life to the best of my ability. There is nothing you can do to stop it so just accept it. It's a way out that allows for your family and friends to adjust over a few months and to say goodbye.

Yeah this is very true. I guess you don't know what it is actually like until it happens to you. Kinda reminds me of the line from a Steven Seagal movie.

"Anticipation of death is worse than death itself"

TheF34RChannel
25-05-18, 06:08 PM
Global DRAM bit demand to increase 22% in 2018, says Nanya chairman

Growth in DRAM bit demand will outpace bit supply growth in 2018, according to Wu Chia-chau, chairman for chipmaker Nanya Technology.

DRAM bit demand is expected to increase 22% in 2018, while growth in the bit supply will reach 21%, said Wu.

Nanya will enjoy another year of business growth in 2018, Wu noted. The DRAM chipmaker saw its net profits climb to a record high of NT$40.29 billion (US$1.38 billion) in 2017, with EPS also hitting a record high of NT$14.36.

https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20180525PD200.html

WYP
25-05-18, 06:30 PM
Global DRAM bit demand to increase 22% in 2018, says Nanya chairman



https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20180525PD200.html

Interesting, coincides nicely with planned capacity expansions.

TBH if there is one thing that I want to change in the PC market right now it is DRAM pricing. It has become a huge barrier that is getting in the way of a lot of planned hardware upgrades or new builds.

TheF34RChannel
25-05-18, 08:38 PM
Micron turn their back on Intel's NAND flash memory tech as the love affair ends

Micron and Intel are officially splitting up, dumping their joint NAND flash manufacturing activities, and fighting over custody of the the family dog, Moore. The first thing Micron has done with its new-found freedom is ditch the floating-gate technology the two companies have been boasting about for years, and instead adopt the industry-standard, charge-trap approach. Stay with us, it gets interesting.

Micron is the attractive divorcee for investors and market pundits right now, with its stock sharply rising to new highs over the last month. The company has also confirmed plans to repurchase $10 billion worth of its shares. This all follows an end to Micron’s partnership with Intel back in January, a partnership which led to the Intel-Micron Flash Technologies joint venture.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/micron-intel-3d-nand-technology

NeverBackDown
25-05-18, 08:51 PM
Interesting, coincides nicely with planned capacity expansions.

TBH if there is one thing that I want to change in the PC market right now it is DRAM pricing. It has become a huge barrier that is getting in the way of a lot of planned hardware upgrades or new builds.

Yep. I can get a 500GB+ SSD for cheaper than 16GB of memory.

Hell you can get a case, cpu, motherboard all for the price of 16GB of memory. That's just pathetic!

TheF34RChannel
25-05-18, 09:14 PM
Yep. I can get a 500GB+ SSD for cheaper than 16GB of memory.

Hell you can get a case, cpu, motherboard all for the price of 16GB of memory. That's just pathetic!

Yup! I'm glad I got my memory when I did last October. Still overpriced but soon after there was even less available than when I purchased it and prices had risen again. Not the greatest specifications on the kit but I don't care about a few microseconds. In the end I think we will have to get used to these prices; all this talk off lowering prices because this or that reason are nonsense. They are raking in golden geese on a daily basis and nothing will change their ways.

WYP
25-05-18, 09:16 PM
Micron turn their back on Intel's NAND flash memory tech as the love affair ends



https://www.pcgamesn.com/micron-intel-3d-nand-technology

Interesting, the split was announced a while ago, but now we have a technical reason for it.

Intel Press release from January.

https://newsroom.intel.com/news-releases/micron-intel-announce-update-nand-memory-joint-development-program/

Interesting to know that Micron is moving to what the rest of the industry is using, though it is strange to think that Intel wants to continue to work on the same technology.

Nice find.

Dicehunter
25-05-18, 09:19 PM
Yep. I can get a 500GB+ SSD for cheaper than 16GB of memory.

Hell you can get a case, cpu, motherboard all for the price of 16GB of memory. That's just pathetic!


Yeah it's a tad nuts, Looking at my Amazon account I paid exactly £128 as it was on special offer for 2x8GB 3600MHZ Corsair RGB, Now it's £229.99, That's mental.

AlienALX
26-05-18, 08:39 AM
Interesting to know that Micron is moving to what the rest of the industry is using, though it is strange to think that Intel wants to continue to work on the same technology.


Larrabee :D

TheF34RChannel
27-05-18, 09:02 PM
Epyc Fail? Researchers Say They Can Defeat AMD’s Virtual Machine Encryption

AMD's Epyc server chips utilize Secure Encrypted Virtualization (SEV) to automatically encrypt virtual machines on the fly while stored in memory, but researchers say that they can get around it with a technique dubbed SEVer: "miscreants at the host level can alter a guest's physical memory mappings, using standard page tables, so that the SEV mechanism fails to properly isolate and scramble parts of the VM in RAM."

This is not the first time eggheads have uncovered shortcomings in SEV's ability to lock down VMs: previous studies have examined how the memory management system can be exploited by hackers to poke inside encrypted guests. Fraunhofer AISEC's study, emitted on Thursday this week, takes this a step further, demonstrating that, indeed, the entire memory contents of a virtual machine could be pulled by a hypervisor even when SEV is active.

https://m.hardocp.com

NeverBackDown
28-05-18, 07:33 AM
Well it's not that impressive honestly. There are many things that can defeat any encryption. Sure it can be an insane encryption like 1024bit or whatever, but just grab a quantum computer and about 5 seconds later any encryption in the world is cracked.

Warchild
28-05-18, 10:07 AM
What kind of sick twisted poor excuse of a developer would produce a School Shooter FPS...

Source (https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/damien-cox/valve-under-fire-for-allowing-a-school-shooting-simulator-to-hit-steam/)

Take on a SWAT team member, or become the Assailant gunning for School students. That is just disgusting.

Valve are in trouble for allowing it on Steam

AlienALX
28-05-18, 10:40 AM
What kind of sick twisted poor excuse of a developer would produce a School Shooter FPS...

Source (https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/damien-cox/valve-under-fire-for-allowing-a-school-shooting-simulator-to-hit-steam/)

Take on a SWAT team member, or become the Assailant gunning for School students. That is just disgusting.

Valve are in trouble for allowing it on Steam

But walking into a airport filled with innocents and mowing them down (COD) is OK?

It's not that I don't agree with you, but games are ultra violent already. Just because they match up a subject matter doesn't make it any different IMO.

We sailed that boat a very long time ago (90s) now we just have to live with the consequences really.

AngryGoldfish
28-05-18, 12:30 PM
But walking into a airport filled with innocents and mowing them down (COD) is OK?

It's not that I don't agree with you, but games are ultra violent already. Just because they match up a subject matter doesn't make it any different IMO.

We sailed that boat a very long time ago (90s) now we just have to live with the consequences really.

There is a difference in my opinion. That game appears to trivialise highly specific, highly sensitive atrocities. The infamous COD sequence still shocks me to this day and makes me uneasy, but it at least was not done to provoke sadism and was not the main purpose of the game. Shootings at airports have been in entertainment for years. Die Hard 2, 12 Monkeys, Max Payne 3, The Expendables, they all have violent acts performed at airports, but it's not specific. The developers of the school shooting game are trying to make money on the memories and experiences of specific horrific events. COD was being more vague and thus less instructive and less senseless.

AlienALX
28-05-18, 12:49 PM
There is a difference in my opinion. That game appears to trivialise highly specific, highly sensitive atrocities. The infamous COD sequence still shocks me to this day and makes me uneasy, but it at least was not done to provoke sadism and was not the main purpose of the game. Shootings at airports have been in entertainment for years. Die Hard 2, 12 Monkeys, Max Payne 3, The Expendables, they all have violent acts performed at airports, but it's not specific. The developers of the school shooting game are trying to make money on the memories and experiences of specific horrific events. COD was being more vague and thus less instructive and less senseless.

I am sure that if you showed all of that stuff to the victims of the Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie they would not be happy. What's the difference between one act of terrorism and another? That is the reason why we have those movies (not the game, that's different) because we spent most of the 70s and 80s terrified about bombs on planes and terrorist attacks at airports (and hijacking etc). Which were all very real and actually happened..

I know quite a lot about self control because I have practically none. I have no filter, and I generally tend to swear like a sailor. And you know what? about a month ago when I changed meds I told myself it was time to stop swearing. It was an atrocious habit I had picked up living in a very rough part of the world but the fact is I am not there any more. So what happened? well I went on YT to watch some videos of people riding BMX and it was swear heaven. Literally, going at it like sailors. I then decide to watch other tech videos and they are all doing it too.

Why? because at some point some liberal hippy douche thought it was OK to do that. We changed TV forever back in the early noughties by introducing the 9pm thing. And the more you remove things like that the worse they get.

Now yes, this is an appalling subject matter from which to make a game but where do you stop? If it's OK to sensationalise other types of murder and violence and etc where do you stop?

See, Mr Aging Liberal Hippy Douche wants every one to be able to play whatever games they want and etc, yet, not expect there to be any consequence because apparently society is in control of itself and won't act out in violence. Yet as we have clearly seen since the dawn of horror movies and etc? that is not the case. There will be instances where it will make a bad situation worse.

Everything in our world is falling apart. We've gone too far and now we are paying the price.

AngryGoldfish
28-05-18, 01:06 PM
I am sure that if you showed all of that stuff to the victims of the Pan Am bombing over Lockerbie they would not be happy. What's the difference between one act of terrorism and another? That is the reason why we have those movies (not the game, that's different) because we spent most of the 70s and 80s terrified about bombs on planes and terrorist attacks at airports (and hijacking etc). Which were all very real and actually happened..

I know quite a lot about self control because I have practically none. I have no filter, and I generally tend to swear like a sailor. And you know what? about a month ago when I changed meds I told myself it was time to stop swearing. It was an atrocious habit I had picked up living in a very rough part of the world but the fact is I am not there any more. So what happened? well I went on YT to watch some videos of people riding BMX and it was swear heaven. Literally, going at it like sailors. I then decide to watch other tech videos and they are all doing it too.

Why? because at some point some liberal hippy douche thought it was OK to do that. We changed TV forever back in the early noughties by introducing the 9pm thing. And the more you remove things like that the worse they get.

Now yes, this is an appalling subject matter from which to make a game but where do you stop? If it's OK to sensationalise other types of murder and violence and etc where do you stop?

See, Mr Aging Liberal Hippy Douche wants every one to be able to play whatever games they want and etc, yet, not expect there to be any consequence because apparently society is in control of itself and won't act out in violence. Yet as we have clearly seen since the dawn of horror movies and etc? that is not the case. There will be instances where it will make a bad situation worse.

Everything in our world is falling apart. We've gone too far and now we are paying the price.

Alien, check the chat thread and I'll post there. :)

TheF34RChannel
28-05-18, 07:34 PM
What kind of sick twisted poor excuse of a developer would produce a School Shooter FPS...

Source (https://www.kitguru.net/gaming/damien-cox/valve-under-fire-for-allowing-a-school-shooting-simulator-to-hit-steam/)

Take on a SWAT team member, or become the Assailant gunning for School students. That is just disgusting.

Valve are in trouble for allowing it on Steam

The real issue is the idiotic USA gun laws that allow for these repeatedly. We don't have school shootings...guess why... If that moron president avoids gun laws discusssions why should devs avoid their result?

I agree with AlienALX: the airport example is spot on. So is beating down hookers with hammers (GTA5) etc.

It's not a game I would play, though.

NeverBackDown
28-05-18, 07:53 PM
Star Citizen (https://www-pcgamer-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.pcgamer.com/amp/new-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000/?amp_js_v=a1&amp_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcgamer.com%2Fnew-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000%2F)

A new Star Citizen pack called Legatus cost $27,000 that gives you nearly every ship in the game. It only cost $1,000 to even get access to view the page, and by that you need to have already spent $1,000 on the game to view the page.

Bunch of bull crap if you ask me. If I was spending that much money on it I better damn well get EVERYTHING in the game for life

TheF34RChannel
28-05-18, 08:08 PM
Star Citizen (https://www-pcgamer-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.pcgamer.com/amp/new-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000/?amp_js_v=a1&amp_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcgamer.com%2Fnew-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000%2F)

A new Star Citizen pack called Legatus cost $27,000 that gives you nearly every ship in the game. It only cost $1,000 to even get access to view the page, and by that you need to have already spent $1,000 on the game to view the page.

Bunch of bull crap if you ask me. If I was spending that much money on it I better damn well get EVERYTHING in the game for life

If I ever spend a fraction of that I need to be hospitalised - for life. I've said it before and I'll say it again: star citizen, best scam ever!

Greenback
28-05-18, 08:27 PM
The real issue is the idiotic USA gun laws that allow for these repeatedly. We don't have school shootings...guess why... If that moron president avoids gun laws discusssions why should devs avoid their result?

I agree with AlienALX: the airport example is spot on. So is beating down hookers with hammers (GTA5) etc.

It's not a game I would play, though.

To be fair the gun laws that people keep saying to change namely assault rifle types count for a small % of shootings in the USA, most are from illegal pistols and no law change will stop that

Star Citizen (https://www-pcgamer-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.pcgamer.com/amp/new-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000/?amp_js_v=a1&amp_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcgamer.com%2Fnew-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000%2F)

A new Star Citizen pack called Legatus cost $27,000 that gives you nearly every ship in the game. It only cost $1,000 to even get access to view the page, and by that you need to have already spent $1,000 on the game to view the page.

Bunch of bull crap if you ask me. If I was spending that much money on it I better damn well get EVERYTHING in the game for life

that's just ridiculous game just seems to be verging on what can we milk off the mugs before hey notice there isn't really a game coming

NeverBackDown
28-05-18, 08:59 PM
The real issue is the idiotic USA gun laws that allow for these repeatedly. We don't have school shootings...guess why... If that moron president avoids gun laws discusssions why should devs avoid their result?

I agree with AlienALX: the airport example is spot on. So is beating down hookers with hammers (GTA5) etc.

It's not a game I would play, though.

I'll be polite here but really you shouldn't have any right to bag on US gun laws when you probably know next to nothing about them except what the media tells you.

Just in the past week we have had a handful of active shooters shoot up restaurants and whatnot just for a good guy/girl with a gun stop him and prevent any deaths.

You won't here the media talk about it. Want to know how many lives were saved? More than 50 easily.

To be fair the gun laws that people keep saying to change namely assault rifle types count for a small % of shootings in the USA, most are from illegal pistols and no law change will stop that



that's just ridiculous game just seems to be verging on what can we milk off the mugs before hey notice there isn't really a game coming

Yep it is ridiculous. Apparantely on the forum if you contact there Customer Support they will let you buy it without spending the $1000. Wow what a deal!

Warchild
28-05-18, 09:10 PM
Star Citizen (https://www-pcgamer-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.pcgamer.com/amp/new-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000/?amp_js_v=a1&amp_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcgamer.com%2Fnew-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000%2F)

A new Star Citizen pack called Legatus cost $27,000 that gives you nearly every ship in the game. It only cost $1,000 to even get access to view the page, and by that you need to have already spent $1,000 on the game to view the page.

Bunch of bull crap if you ask me. If I was spending that much money on it I better damn well get EVERYTHING in the game for life

IF you spend that much on a game. you are definately addicted in a bad way and need to seek help.

TheF34RChannel
28-05-18, 09:14 PM
Not to start a fight here, however my info comes from USA media. We have illegal firearms only. Yet no school or public shootings other than criminals shooting criminals. I went to a gun shop when I was in the USA. I saw a little boy and girl playing with real firearms (unloaded of course) in there given to them by their father. The level of absurdity I find beyond words. I go online to desert tech or Heckler and Koch and see fully automatic assault rifles labeled consumer models and find myself baffled by the association. I can understand the difference of interpretation between USA and non USA citizens on how they perceive all this. To me it just makes zero sense.

Perhaps this controversial game opens up a debate - people are certainly responding in disgust. Understandably so!

TheF34RChannel
28-05-18, 09:16 PM
IF you spend that much on a game. you are definately addicted in a bad way and need to seek help.

It will be so funny when they give up and never release this fractioned game as a whole finished product. I love the concept, however don't believe in its scope.

Warchild
28-05-18, 10:12 PM
It will be so funny when they give up and never release this fractioned game as a whole finished product. I love the concept, however don't believe in its scope.

They are the guns n roses of the gaming industry.

Axel Rose took 15years to release his album under GnR, all that waiting and money spent on producing it... yet it was mediocre at best. Music evolved yet he didnt.

I see the same happening here. In order to keep up with the times it will need to be changed as it progress with slows down a release.

NeverBackDown
28-05-18, 11:14 PM
Not to start a fight here, however my info comes from USA media. We have illegal firearms only. Yet no school or public shootings other than criminals shooting criminals. I went to a gun shop when I was in the USA. I saw a little boy and girl playing with real firearms (unloaded of course) in there given to them by their father. The level of absurdity I find beyond words. I go online to desert tech or Heckler and Koch and see fully automatic assault rifles labeled consumer models and find myself baffled by the association. I can understand the difference of interpretation between USA and non USA citizens on how they perceive all this. To me it just makes zero sense.

Perhaps this controversial game opens up a debate - people are certainly responding in disgust. Understandably so!

Yeah you've never seen fully automatic weapons in person or online. They don't exist on the consumer market. It's been outlawed for decades.

There's nothing wrong with kids using real firearms as long as they are responsible. If they know how to handle it and know it's not a toy it's fine.

Really you're information comes from the media as you said. So by default you're already misinformed and being indoctrinated by liberals. I'm not calling you out or anything but you can't have a debate over information from the media

TheF34RChannel
29-05-18, 04:11 AM
Matt Pharr Returns to NVIDIA by Joining NVIDIA Research

According to his blog post on the topic, he will be working on some balance of ray tracing, neural-networks, and how they can work together for computer graphics.

https://www.pcper.com/news/General-Tech/Matt-Pharr-Returns-NVIDIA-Joining-NVIDIA-Research

NeverBackDown
29-05-18, 04:21 AM
Battlefield V minimum specs revealed. Same as BF1
pcgamer (https://www-pcgamer-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.pcgamer.com/amp/new-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000/?amp_js_v=a1&amp_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcgamer.com%2Fnew-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000%2F)

In addition the confirmed features are 4 player co op mode, no loot boxes, no premium pass, all content will be free to not alienate the playerbase

Warchild
29-05-18, 07:12 AM
Battlefield V minimum specs revealed. Same as BF1
pcgamer (https://www-pcgamer-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.pcgamer.com/amp/new-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000/?amp_js_v=a1&amp_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcgamer.com%2Fnew-star-citizen-ship-pack-unlocks-nearly-every-vessel-in-the-game-for-dollar27000%2F)

In addition the confirmed features are 4 player co op mode, no loot boxes, no premium pass, all content will be free to not alienate the playerbase

Just like the good ol days. Paying for a complete game not 80% of content

NeverBackDown
29-05-18, 07:35 AM
Just like the good ol days. Paying for a complete game not 80% of content

Not really. These days games are turning into more of a service rather than buy once and forget.

Examples are LoL, Fortnite, other Free 2 play games, and Rainbow Six Siege is a good example of a AAA game turned into a service.

AlienALX
29-05-18, 03:42 PM
https://i.imgur.com/RLEtHYz.jpg

Just appeared on FB.

g0ggles1994
29-05-18, 03:45 PM
https://i.imgur.com/RLEtHYz.jpg

Just appeared on FB.

Fallout 3 remaster. Calling it now

AlienALX
29-05-18, 04:01 PM
Fallout 3 remaster. Calling it now

I called it as soon as they contacted the people who were doing it and made them stop.

There was a Youtube video I posted a couple of months back with some hint that Bethesda dropped about "Falling out of their chairs". It was, however, 'apparently' debunked and called as BS. However, I know how controlling and secretive these game coders are (look at Gabe for inspiration) so they will have not liked that at all, and would instead wait for their chance to break the news.

Let's face it it's pretty obvious really. It has been 10 years this "fall" since FO3, and the cow is at bursting point desperately needing its teets pulled. They did not contact the people doing the FONV remake though, which says an awful lot.

Plus that logo up there has colour running through it, something I've never seen before.

I really hope they are, as it is literally begging for an overhaul. Whilst still one of the most complex and beautiful games (story wise etc) ever made it looks like dog toffee now.

TheF34RChannel
29-05-18, 08:08 PM
Fallout 3 remaster. Calling it now

Paying for the same game twice then - yawn. You're probably right!

AlienALX
29-05-18, 08:31 PM
Paying for the same game twice then - yawn. You're probably right!

I've paid for it about five times at least. LOL, that is what you get for buying all of the collector's editions bar one.

It's been ten years man. That is long enough. I still play it now and then, but I gotta admit it looks awful now.

If they do it well? take my money.

TheF34RChannel
29-05-18, 08:58 PM
I've paid for it about five times at least. LOL, that is what you get for buying all of the collector's editions bar one.

It's been ten years man. That is long enough. I still play it now and then, but I gotta admit it looks awful now.

If they do it well? take my money.

IMO the latest fallout looks awful as well, very outdated engine, especially when compared to some of the more modern engines. Fallout 4 becoming game of the year over the Witcher 3 was a paid for award I'm convinced, as the latter was better in every aspect, from story to graphics. Just my thoughts.

TheF34RChannel
29-05-18, 09:01 PM
TSMC Details 5 nm Process Tech: Aggressive Scaling, But Thin Power and Performance Gains


Did we already had this posted??

At a special event last week, TSMC announced the first details about its 5 nm manufacturing technology that it plans to use sometime in 2020. CLN5 will be the company’s second fabrication process to use extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography, which is going to enable TSMC to aggressively increase its transistor density versus prior generations. However, when it comes to performance and power improvements, the gains do not look very significant.

The rather small, incremental improvements that TSMC is discussing for the CLN7FF to CLN7FF+ and CLN7FF+ to CLN5 transitions indicate that it gets increasingly harder to offer decent gains from generation to the next. It remains to be seen whether all of TSMC’s leading-edge customers will keep adopting all the latest process technologies that the company offers, or will miss certain cycles given small incremental increases, but large companies (such as Apple) adopted all the latest fabrication processes in the recent years (i.e., it made economic sense to adopt them).

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12727/tsmc-details-5-nm-process-tech-aggressive-scaling-but-thin-power-and-performance-gains

WYP
29-05-18, 09:29 PM
TSMC Details 5 nm Process Tech: Aggressive Scaling, But Thin Power and Performance Gains


Did we already had this posted??





https://www.anandtech.com/show/12727/tsmc-details-5-nm-process-tech-aggressive-scaling-but-thin-power-and-performance-gains

Yes. Interesting thing is that GlobalFoundries plans to skip this node because of its limited performance.

It looks like 5nm may be the next 10nm, useful for mobile but not for CPUs and GPUs.

https://www.overclock3d.net/news/misc_hardware/tsmc_details_their_5nm_finfet_process/1

TheF34RChannel
29-05-18, 10:10 PM
World War 3 announced alongside action-packed trailer

While the usual suspects in modern military shooters have headed back into the past for their latest outings, one developer is staying firmly rooted in the present. Today The Farm 51 unveiled World War 3, their shiny new modern FPS, in a flashy reveal trailer.

You may remember The Farm 51 from games like Painkiller: Hell and Damnation and World War II Online. But if you don’t, that’s okay - World War 3 looks like something that’s taking just as many cues from today’s games.

For instance, it’s a multiplayer-only game that features multiple modes, including - you guessed it - a spin on battle royale.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/world-war-3/world-war-3-announcement-trailer

I'm so annoyed with these multi-player only games that leave so much campaign potential untapped. Everyone is just tapping into the same thing and modes, as I suspected about 10 years ago. Campaign FPS is very dead. Ugh.

TheF34RChannel
29-05-18, 10:16 PM
AMD continues to make inroads on NVIDIA's marketshare

Jon Peddie Research have just released their latest look at the discrete GPU market, which has been doing significantly better than the PC market overall, for reasons we are all quite familiar with. While sales of full systems have declined 24.5%, GPU sales increased 6.4% over the past quarter and an impressive increase of 66.4% when compared to this time last year.

https://www.pcper.com/news/Graphics-Cards/AMD-continues-make-inroads-NVIDIAs-marketshare

NeverBackDown
29-05-18, 10:33 PM
May be true however nvidas profit margins have only increased which means despite losing share, they still made more money while AMD has had to maintain the same prices which means smaller margins but more volume. As we know they aren't nearly making as much as Nvidia. So for them the situation doesn't really change

AlienALX
30-05-18, 09:28 AM
IMO the latest fallout looks awful as well, very outdated engine, especially when compared to some of the more modern engines. Fallout 4 becoming game of the year over the Witcher 3 was a paid for award I'm convinced, as the latter was better in every aspect, from story to graphics. Just my thoughts.

At 4k on ultra detail with Gameworks weapons etc it looks great. Oh, and the HD pack of course. It looked terrible at launch though yeah, can agree to that.

Not every one likes the same games dude. I played Witcher for about 3 hours, then got so bored I put it down and never played it again. It's all about the subject matter IMO, which game reviewers need to remain impartial to.

g0ggles1994
30-05-18, 09:37 AM
I've not played Pokémon since the GBA but by god I'm getting this.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jRtpMKLsts#

WYP
30-05-18, 10:42 AM
I've not played Pokémon since the GBA but by god I'm getting this.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9jRtpMKLsts#

I'm a huge Pokemon fan, but this looks too simplified. A gateway for Pokemon Go players to get into the main series.

Nintendo even went so far as to say that a main series game will release next year. It will take some convincing for me to buy this, as I want a real Pokemon game, not a Gen1+Pokemon Go fusion.

g0ggles1994
30-05-18, 11:04 AM
I'm a huge Pokemon fan, but this looks too simplified. A gateway for Pokemon Go players to get into the main series.

Nintendo even went so far as to say that a main series game will release next year. It will take some convincing for me to buy this, as I want a real Pokemon game, not a Gen1+Pokemon Go fusion.

I honestly would love a full Gen1 remake (Yep, I'm a typical genwunner) but the simplicity of this is appealing because I haven't played a Pokemon game for at least 15 years so it's a good way back in.

Pokemon Company have also confirmed the main game launching next year which I may pick up since it's the first home console to recieve a full Pokemon game since Gale of Darkness on the GameCube

g0ggles1994
30-05-18, 11:06 AM
World War 3 announced alongside action-packed trailer



https://www.pcgamesn.com/world-war-3/world-war-3-announcement-trailer

I'm so annoyed with these multi-player only games that leave so much campaign potential untapped. Everyone is just tapping into the same thing and modes, as I suspected about 10 years ago. Campaign FPS is very dead. Ugh.

Metro has been delayed, not cancelled ;)

TheF34RChannel
30-05-18, 01:02 PM
Metro has been delayed, not cancelled ;)

Oh yeah :D I meant games with real world weapons though, I fancy those.

g0ggles1994
30-05-18, 05:52 PM
Oh yeah :D I meant games with real world weapons though, I fancy those.

Aye yea I get what you mean. I wouldn't mind something like that either


High performance Ryzen Mobile CPUs on the horizon

https://videocardz.com/76318/amd-to-enter-high-performance-mobile-market-with-ryzen-7-2800h-and-ryzen-5-2600h

WYP
30-05-18, 06:08 PM
Aye yea I get what you mean. I wouldn't mind something like that either


High performance Ryzen Mobile CPUs on the horizon

https://videocardz.com/76318/amd-to-enter-high-performance-mobile-market-with-ryzen-7-2800h-and-ryzen-5-2600h

That is interesting. More Ryzen mobile APUs for the non-ultrabook crowd.

g0ggles1994
30-05-18, 06:39 PM
That is interesting. More Ryzen mobile APUs for the non-ultrabook crowd.

Aye, I would like to see more Ryzen APUs aimed at different mobile areas like they have done with the Desktop market

TheF34RChannel
31-05-18, 07:37 PM
Assassin's Creed Odyssey has been leaked

It appears that the rumours were true: we've had our clearest indication yet that the next Assassin’s Creed game will be set in Ancient Greece. The latest evidence is a photo of what is allegedly some promotional merchandise, which indicates it will be called Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

The photo was given to French site JeuxVideo-Live, who says it comes from a reliable insider. It depicts a miniature Corinthian helmet on a keychain, in a blister package with some Assassin’s Creed Odyssey branding. It does look pretty official.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/sites/default/files/assassins%20creed%20odyssey%20keychain.png

https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-odyssey/assassins-creed-odyssey-E3

NeverBackDown
31-05-18, 07:44 PM
I've guessed since origins came out it would be Greece. Especially after just recently finishing it, it really seems like we could have two more storylines with Bayek and Aya.

With Aya actually having a tomb that you discover in AC Brotherhood, she'll definitely stay there.

Bayek is going to be the main Greek protagonist, however if it plays out like the first game Aya will oddly enough be more of a protagonist in the story

Edit: changed it to Greece. I wrote Origins which made no sense lol

TheF34RChannel
31-05-18, 07:54 PM
I've guessed since origins came out it would be Egypt. Especially after just recently finishing it, it really seems like we could have two more storylines with Bayek and Aya.

With Aya actually having a tomb that you discover in AC Brotherhood, she'll definitely stay there.

Bayek is going to be the main Greek protagonist, however if it plays out like the first game Aya will oddly enough be more of a protagonist in the story

It'll be a trilogy again I think, with Bayek being the main for this Greek game, and Aya in Rome since that's where she went. But yeah, the story certainly isn't over with origins.

There're also odessy t-shirts I can't find the links to.

NeverBackDown
01-06-18, 04:38 AM
Ubisoft confirmed AC Odyssey on Twitter because of leaks.

link (https://mobile.twitter.com/assassinscreed/status/1002331391789617152?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fd-35738848191464280591.ampproject.net%2F152780969465 6%2Fframe.html)

Dicehunter
03-06-18, 11:17 AM
So addressable RGB cables are now a thing, Lian-Li are bringing out RGB PSU cables -

Go to 4:24

S031Ljd4CgE

g0ggles1994
03-06-18, 12:03 PM
So addressable RGB cables are now a thing, Lian-Li are bringing out RGB PSU cables -

Go to 4:24

S031Ljd4CgE

....the only response I have:

12474

Dicehunter
03-06-18, 12:37 PM
....the only response I have:

12474

I like it, Set it to my rigs colour scheme of red and it's an extra light in the build :)

Warchild
03-06-18, 01:06 PM
I like it, Set it to my rigs colour scheme of red and it's an extra light in the build :)

You used to be against the tackiness of RGB and now you have become one of them. What happened Dice. I thought we knew you.

You went from the well known "I change my pc gear every 5mins" to the "I change my PC gear every 5mins AND ADD IN DEM ARR GEE BEEEs" :D

Dicehunter
03-06-18, 01:11 PM
You used to be against the tackiness of RGB and now you have become one of them. What happened Dice. I thought we knew you.

You went from the well known "I change my pc gear every 5mins" to the "I change my PC gear every 5mins AND ADD IN DEM ARR GEE BEEEs" :D

Lolz ^_^

Well I have it set to 2 colours in my rig, Red and white and I leave it at that, I generally don't like the rainbow themes or flashing lights, Just brightness set to low and 1 static not in your face theme :)

WillSK
03-06-18, 07:45 PM
Just like the good ol days. Paying for a complete game not 80% of content

AMEN!

I remember buying a physical expansion pack disc knowing that it was tons of content , a new campaign and all sorts. Not just 3 new maps for 20 quid

Dicehunter
04-06-18, 02:18 PM
New Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro memory -

nujuAnZ9K50

TheF34RChannel
04-06-18, 08:32 PM
Nvidia GTX 1180 release date will be "a long time from now"

Nvidia’s CEO Jenson Huang has hinted at the launch date of the GTX 1180 and next generation GeForce graphics cards at a pre-Computex event. The news straight from the Nvidia CEO is that the long-awaited GeForce graphics cards won’t launch for “a long time from now”.

At a GeForce event, Huang stamped out any rumblings of GeForce graphics cards before Computex had even begun. Invitees were quick to grill Huang over the next-generation GPUs within the Q&A session at the end of the GeForce event in Taipei, but largely the answer was the same as always - Pascal is still the best GPU for gamers on the market for the foreseeable future.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia-computex-gtx-1180-release

Dicehunter
04-06-18, 08:33 PM
Nvidia GTX 1180 release date will be "a long time from now"

https://www.pcgamesn.com/nvidia-computex-gtx-1180-release

Already at the bottom of the news section ;)

https://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=84309

TheF34RChannel
04-06-18, 08:43 PM
Already at the bottom of the news section ;)

https://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=84309

Darn it! All vague talk anyway to divert from the topic and keep the sheep in line.

NeverBackDown
06-06-18, 01:55 AM
Good job Apple. Turning one reason to not get a Mac into an even bigger reason. Apple is deprecating OpenGL and OpenCL support. Urges everybody to use Metal.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12894/apple-deprecates-opengl-across-all-oses

This means there are no longer any cross platform graphics APIs for the big 3. Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

This is basically there own version of Dx12.

Dicehunter
06-06-18, 06:36 AM
Good job Apple. Turning one reason to not get a Mac into an even bigger reason. Apple is deprecating OpenGL and OpenCL support. Urges everybody to use Metal.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12894/apple-deprecates-opengl-across-all-oses

This means there are no longer any cross platform graphics APIs for the big 3. Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

This is basically there own version of Dx12.

They keep shooting themselves in the foot, First getting rid of the audio jack, Then slowing peoples phones down to "preserve battery life" and now this, Apple are going down a route that is very anti consumer.

Warchild
06-06-18, 07:35 AM
Good job Apple. Turning one reason to not get a Mac into an even bigger reason. Apple is deprecating OpenGL and OpenCL support. Urges everybody to use Metal.

https://www.anandtech.com/show/12894/apple-deprecates-opengl-across-all-oses

This means there are no longer any cross platform graphics APIs for the big 3. Windows, Linux, and MacOS.

This is basically there own version of Dx12.

Trawling through the comments. The Apple addicts really back this move.

NeverBackDown
06-06-18, 07:58 AM
Trawling through the comments. The Apple addicts really back this move.

I've already seen a handful of developers complain about it. The market for Apple is so small nobody is going to be developing for it anymore. Before it was easy enough to port now it's going to be starting from scratch. The few games they have are also not going to be supported and in the future as Apple updates the OS those games can become broken and people who owned them no longer able to play. It's just a bad move all around.

Warchild
06-06-18, 09:21 AM
I've already seen a handful of developers complain about it. The market for Apple is so small nobody is going to be developing for it anymore. Before it was easy enough to port now it's going to be starting from scratch. The few games they have are also not going to be supported and in the future as Apple updates the OS those games can become broken and people who owned them no longer able to play. It's just a bad move all around.

its not that they "can" be broken. They will. Seems like they are pulling Opengl altogether. Imagine loading up WoW for example and then "opengl.dll not found"

Dicehunter
06-06-18, 09:22 AM
its not that they "can" be broken. They will. Seems like they are pulling Opengl altogether. Imagine loading up WoW for example and then "opengl.dll not found"

A lot of people will have to start using bootcamp more to run windows.

Warchild
06-06-18, 09:24 AM
A lot of people will have to start using bootcamp more to run windows.

Maybe this deserves a dedicated thread by WYP unless there is one already. Lots to discuss I guess. Not just from gaming POV

WYP
06-06-18, 09:48 AM
Maybe this deserves a dedicated thread by WYP unless there is one already. Lots to discuss I guess. Not just from gaming POV

This is something that I plan to write about later today, but feel free to make a news dedicated thread now. I'll approve it and post my thoughts there later.

- Update/ Edit - I have made a dedicated thread to discuss the topic of Apple depreciating OpenCL and OpenGL support.

https://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=84348

NeverBackDown
07-06-18, 09:09 AM
Nice one EA...
Minimum specs announced last week for BF V was a placeholder (https://www-pcgamer-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.pcgamer.com/amp/battlefield-5-minimum-requirements-were-incorrect-have-been-removed/?amp_js_v=a1&amp_gsa=1#amp_tf=From%20%251%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.pcgamer.com%2Fbattlefie ld-5-minimum-requirements-were-incorrect-have-been-removed%2F)

Dicehunter
07-06-18, 10:01 AM
So that Intel CPU, It needs quite the cooling setup to reach 5GHz, A chiller to get to sub ambient temps -

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/that-28-core-cpu-that-intel-showed-at-computex-it-needs-some-cooling.html

http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?ct=news&action=file&id=27938

Warchild
07-06-18, 10:02 AM
Steam will no longer police what content is added to its library unless its illegal or trolling.

I don't know if this is greed, or laziness.

Source (https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/6/17435260/steam-visual-novels-adult-violent-games)

WYP
07-06-18, 10:12 AM
Steam will no longer police what content is added to its library unless its illegal or trolling.

I don't know if this is greed, or laziness.

Source (https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/6/17435260/steam-visual-novels-adult-violent-games)

TBH, Steam wants to be Amazon, where pretty much anything can be sold there and that it isn't on them to police their service.

In the future Valve also wants to be a video streaming/distribution platform, so the Amazon comparison starts to get even stronger.

Valve doesn't want to be a curated service, though the consequence of this is that good indie developers are not getting shown to people anymore. The Nintendo Switch is kinda starting to fill this curated indie niche that Steam once occupied.

Dark NighT
07-06-18, 10:16 AM
Steam will no longer police what content is added to its library unless its illegal or trolling.

I don't know if this is greed, or laziness.

Source (https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/6/17435260/steam-visual-novels-adult-violent-games)


Neither, it is the right thing to do, you just can't please everyone and its a constant battle if you try to, rather have them focus on giving us options to filter out the crap we don't want and give the user the proper options.


Don't get me wrong, i think Valve should have been 110% more careful how it dealt with the situation and not opening the flood gates to begin with but, as it stands i much rather see them work on something so we can filter and have them go back to, oh i dont know, making games?

g0ggles1994
07-06-18, 10:45 AM
Steam will no longer police what content is added to its library unless its illegal or trolling.

I don't know if this is greed, or laziness.

Source (https://www.polygon.com/2018/6/6/17435260/steam-visual-novels-adult-violent-games)

Neither, it is the right thing to do, you just can't please everyone and its a constant battle if you try to, rather have them focus on giving us options to filter out the crap we don't want and give the user the proper options.


Correct answer :D

I'm glad they won't police it anymore, because if it isn't illegal or a downright scam ([cough]Journey of the Light[cough]) then why should it get yanked? As long as it has a classification then it's good to go as far as I care which is how it should be.


TBH, Steam wants to be Amazon, where pretty much anything can be sold there and that it isn't on them to police their service.

In the future Valve also wants to be a video streaming/distribution platform, so the Amazon comparison starts to get even stronger.

Valve doesn't want to be a curated service, though the consequence of this is that good indie developers are not getting shown to people anymore. The Nintendo Switch is kinda starting to fill this curated indie niche that Steam once occupied.

This is the only problem with it, since it opens the flood gates to derivatives as what happens on the Apple Store and Google Play Store. But as you said, the Switch is becoming an Indie haven. Most of the Switch eShop news is indies

Warchild
07-06-18, 11:02 AM
Correct answer :D

I'm glad they won't police it anymore, because if it isn't illegal or a downright scam ([cough]Journey of the Light[cough]) then why should it get yanked? As long as it has a classification then it's good to go as far as I care which is how it should be.




This is the only problem with it, since it opens the flood gates to derivatives as what happens on the Apple Store and Google Play Store. But as you said, the Switch is becoming an Indie haven. Most of the Switch eShop news is indies

So you're saying that a game which may contain school massacre/sexual assualt etc should be allowed on Steam as long as it gets its age rated filter? What of all the 12years olds that simply type "01.01.1980" yeah im over 18. And don't say its on the parents. Everyone in the industry should have a duty of care to protect the end user.

I still think they need some form of policing. They are also effectively allowing basement developers to flood Steam library with hundreds of the same game daily albeit different title.

While they want to focus on allowing us to filter out such content. I don't think its protecting the inexperience/average joe.

g0ggles1994
07-06-18, 11:32 AM
So you're saying that a game which may contain school massacre/sexual assualt etc should be allowed on Steam as long as it gets its age rated filter? What of all the 12years olds that simply type "01.01.1980" yeah im over 18. And don't say its on the parents. Everyone in the industry should have a duty of care to protect the end user.

I still think they need some form of policing. They are also effectively allowing basement developers to flood Steam library with hundreds of the same game daily albeit different title.

While they want to focus on allowing us to filter out such content. I don't think its protecting the inexperience/average joe.


Stuff like that should not be classified in the first place. End of.


With regards to the whole thing about 12 year olds having access, the same can be said about all games since age ratings began, I've worked in game shops and I can say at least 75% of people 30 or over buying CoD and GTA are buying it for their kids. I would honestly say the best option for online services is to do an age check. Send a scanned ID to Valve, Microsoft or Sony to be approved and if you don't have one, you have someone else like a parent or something to prove it's you on your behalf. If you're a kid, again your parents vouch for you instead.

Warchild
07-06-18, 11:46 AM
Stuff like that should not be classified in the first place. End of.


With regards to the whole thing about 12 year olds having access, the same can be said about all games since age ratings began, I've worked in game shops and I can say at least 75% of people 30 or over buying CoD and GTA are buying it for their kids. I would honestly say the best option for online services is to do an age check. Send a scanned ID to Valve, Microsoft or Sony to be approved and if you don't have one, you have someone else like a parent or something to prove it's you on your behalf. If you're a kid, again your parents vouch for you instead.

That is the point I am trying to make. In the event some developer managers to release some highly graphic content to the public, everyone else should have a duty of care to protect others. Starting with Developer, then PEGI, Valve, then the parents/family, I get what Valve is trying to do. But they can't go cold turkey. There has to be protection levels in place.

I think scanned ID approvals would take far more resources up then simply looking at the game, deem it unfit for sale and revoke it. If its revoked unnecessarily, then the dev can create a case for it.




On other topics

I need this!!!!

Seasonic cable management device. Genius idea

https://www.pcper.com/files/news/2018-06-06/scmd.PNG

Source (https://www.pcper.com/news/Cases-and-Cooling/Seasonic-shows-their-new-System-Cable-Management-Device)

Bartacus
07-06-18, 12:08 PM
^ That IS a genius idea! Good on ya, Seasonic! Thinking outside the box.

AlienALX
07-06-18, 12:14 PM
Yeah I've seen some pretty crap ideas over the years but that one is actually useful.

Warchild
07-06-18, 12:21 PM
Yeah I've seen some pretty crap ideas over the years but that one is actually useful.

And then Corsair do their own and slap RGB all over it.

Bartacus
07-06-18, 12:22 PM
And then Corsair do their own and slap RGB all over it.

And double the price, and halve the quality. :D

Eddie long
07-06-18, 06:41 PM
So addressable RGB cables are now a thing, Lian-Li are bringing out RGB PSU cables -

Go to 4:24

S031Ljd4CgE

also spotted on bitwitz lian-li presentation a pcie version in one of the cases on display

Warchild
07-06-18, 06:50 PM
They were reviewed on another site and fell apart before he could test them. Maybe damaged from previous reviewer but who knows. Looked very cheap.

Dicehunter
07-06-18, 09:02 PM
Nvidia Hotfix driver 398.18

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/4678

NeverBackDown
08-06-18, 09:21 AM
Nvidia Infinite Resolution Patent (https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.digitaltrends.com/computing/nvidia-infinite-resolution-patent-filing/amp/) (link in article, on mobile can't load that page for some reason)

Not sure If this is legit. But if it is the TLDR version is games created with Nvidias software solution can create a vector based texture instead of a static image texture. 2 benefits: FAR LESS storage consumption, meaning smaller downloads. Other is because it's not static, it can just scale to your resolution. That's the infinite part.

Warchild
09-06-18, 06:00 PM
Just came across this released a few days ago. Turns out many cards from Nvidia have a display port bug.

source (https://wccftech.com/nvidia-releases-firmware-update-for-displayport-bug-which-might-cause-issues-with-pascal-and-maxwell-based-graphics-cards)

NVIDIA’s DisplayPort bug surfaces for GeForce 10 series and 900 series, firmware update fix rolled out
The issue lies with the DisplayPort 1.3 and 1.4 spec and if you are using a newer monitor you might run into the known symptoms which range from OS slowdowns to blank screens

According to TPU, some of these functions dont work as intended and can cause issues such as the OS failing to load, frozen or or slow boot sequences and blank screens. NVIDIA did not wait for the AIB partners to fix the issue themselves and simply rolled an update that should work with pretty much every card that can have this issue. NVIDIA’s tool detects if your graphics card needs the update, and then updates the BIOS for you all the while staying inside of Windows.


I ran the firmware updater on my 1080ti and it needed updating.

NeverBackDown
09-06-18, 06:33 PM
Well it's at least very nice of Nvidia to make a tool to check and update automatically.

Dicehunter
09-06-18, 07:10 PM
Ran it but apparently my Titan Xp is up to date.

Dicehunter
09-06-18, 07:13 PM
EA announced a new single player Star Wars game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Set just after Episode 3.

https://www.starwars.com/news/ea-play-2018-star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-star-wars-battlefront-ii

AngryGoldfish
09-06-18, 07:39 PM
EA announced a new single player Star Wars game, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Set just after Episode 3.

https://www.starwars.com/news/ea-play-2018-star-wars-jedi-fallen-order-star-wars-battlefront-ii

'Bout damn time.

Dicehunter
09-06-18, 08:13 PM
'Bout damn time.

Watch it be something akin to 1 of those Telltale games.

Dicehunter
10-06-18, 03:45 PM
Not exactly new news but Cablemod have now got a bracket that can be put into any standard sized ATX case to enable vertical GPU mounting, Wouldn't mind getting this.

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https://eustore.cablemod.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/CM-VPB-2DK-R-1.jpg

NeverBackDown
10-06-18, 04:54 PM
Vertical mount is neat and all but it definitely is not practical for air cooling.. you suffer tremendous heat build up and therefore lose performance and silence

Dicehunter
10-06-18, 04:56 PM
Vertical mount is neat and all but it definitely is not practical for air cooling.. you suffer tremendous heat build up and therefore lose performance and silence

Usually yes but usually vertical mounts place the GPU right up against a side panel, This places it further back so the GPU doesn't lose any airflow.

AlienALX
10-06-18, 05:04 PM
I think I am going to do a rig rebuild soon. I want something absolutely huge, with a 480 rad in. So I need a new (large) case, rad, and new pump. Then I will get something like this. Any idea on the price? (I can only imagine it's going to cost like £100 or something daft).

Dicehunter
10-06-18, 05:05 PM
I think I am going to do a rig rebuild soon. I want something absolutely huge, with a 480 rad in. So I need a new (large) case, rad, and new pump. Then I will get something like this. Any idea on the price? (I can only imagine it's going to cost like £100 or something daft).

60 euros so around 50 quid.

Includes everything you need, Bracket, PCI-E extender cable, Display Port extenders etc....

AlienALX
10-06-18, 06:35 PM
Well it's a no go sadly.

I had a look earlier and found a 420 rad by Aquacomputer that matches the 240 Watercool one I have already (the Noctua of rads...) but, the pump is 100 euro (so is the rad) so that's like £180. Which is fine. However, time you add in a new case @ £200 or so and a new PSU (because I've butchered my cables and you can't get them in any other colour but white any more) and yeah, it's not worth it. The cooling I have now is adequate, I just wanted to make it even more quiet. But £500-£600 for that? yeah, that is worse than buying an old BMX tbh.

I wish Bethesda would add sit down control to FO4 VR. I would so buy a headset in a heartbeat. But I can't be standing up waving my arms around for 14 hours.

Ah well, roll on the FO76 collector's edition I guess. Oh yeah, talking of FO76? it's in West Virginia, pretty much 100% confirmed. The song is playing (Take me home, etc etc West Virginia) but there is a picture in a frame on the wall and it is of a mine in WV. And it is like, 100% definitely this mine. Confirmed using IRL pics.

I've basically blocked it out of my head tbh. I really have. If I get all excited and it's an MMO with no private co op a part of me would die. So I have absolutely no expectations at all, then I can't be heart broken. If, however, they have added co op? it could just be the best game for co op ever. Right as we just finished FC5 today (with both endings).

Warchild
10-06-18, 06:57 PM
I think I am going to do a rig rebuild soon. I want something absolutely huge, with a 480 rad in. So I need a new (large) case, rad, and new pump. Then I will get something like this. Any idea on the price? (I can only imagine it's going to cost like £100 or something daft).

Buy a corsair 1000D like I did :D

TheF34RChannel
10-06-18, 08:07 PM
New metro exodus shots:

https://www.pcgamesn.com/metro-exodus/metro-exodus-screenshots-leaked

The division 2 set in Washington DC:

https://www.pcgamesn.com/tom-clancys-the-division-2/the-division-2-washington-dc-e3

There's one thing I request from this game: that weapon mods do reality justice (no sniper scopes on LMGs etc., it's absurd). That and it not being a broken unbalanced mess throughout its lifetime ha ha). Truthfully, I think they'll put in all the same things (enemies etc.) as in 1. I don't know about this one.

Dicehunter
10-06-18, 09:54 PM
Cyberpunk 2077

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TheF34RChannel
10-06-18, 10:40 PM
Thanks dice! Looks great, want to see gameplay! Not this year eh

g0ggles1994
10-06-18, 10:56 PM
Consider me wet. Very. Very wet.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyMVIzeof4A

Dicehunter
11-06-18, 05:08 PM
So Halo 5 is apparently NOT coming to PC, It was an error.

https://www.windowscentral.com/halo-5-guardians-pc-release

Halo franchise development director, Frank O'Connor has confirmed Halo 5: Guardians isn't coming to PC. Despite evidence indicating its arrival, this was supposedly an "error" on Microsoft's part. While it's "not impossible" Halo 5 could hit PC, the project is "not being worked on at this time."

Daiyus
11-06-18, 06:00 PM
So Halo 5 is apparently NOT coming to PC, It was an error.

https://www.windowscentral.com/halo-5-guardians-pc-release
Halo 5 may be the low point of the series but I'm still disappointed by this. One day I'll be able to play all Halo games on PC, even it's just through emulation.

AngryGoldfish
11-06-18, 06:24 PM
I liked that trailer, but I'm personally not invested in Halo any more. Of course that's just me, because Bungie and Microsoft clearly believe others are still invested, as they are said to have thirty years of Halo planned out.

To me, why would I still be playing a game that was first released in 2001? I appreciate (and envy in many ways) that others still love the franchise, but I can't stay interested in one thing for that long. Maybe if they waited ten years and came out with something incredibly adventurous, or just downright awesome, I'd jump back in. But the characters are not exactly... deep. Even Gears Of War still has me interested because the characters were generally endearing. Master Chief is not much more than a grunting marine in a suit. I mean, he's an awesome grunting marine—you can do a lot with very little as Half-Life proves—but he's not exactly chock full of detail. Cortana was awesome and some of the Covenant were cool, but that's about it.

TheF34RChannel
11-06-18, 09:01 PM
Loads of The Division 2 stuff:

There are two new cinematic trailers for The Division 2

https://www.pcgamesn.com/the-division-2/the-division-2-cinematic-trailer

The Division 2 has three major pieces of DLC in its first year and it's all free

https://www.pcgamesn.com/tom-clancys-the-division-2/division-2-dlc

The Division 2 will have eight-player raids

https://www.pcgamesn.com/the-division-2/the-division-2-raids

Warchild
11-06-18, 09:13 PM
Loads of The Division 2 stuff:

There are two new cinematic trailers for The Division 2

https://www.pcgamesn.com/the-division-2/the-division-2-cinematic-trailer

The Division 2 has three major pieces of DLC in its first year and it's all free

https://www.pcgamesn.com/tom-clancys-the-division-2/division-2-dlc

The Division 2 will have eight-player raids

https://www.pcgamesn.com/the-division-2/the-division-2-raids

What I saw makes me feel they took where destiny was flawed/failed and made it right.

I cannot wait for this. Already back to loving the first one.

TheF34RChannel
11-06-18, 09:13 PM
Assassin's Creed Odyssey release date leaked (5 October 2018)

In the latest Assassin's Creed leak, a broken embargo has given us an Assassin's Creed Odyssey release date. You will be able to start your Ancient Greek adventure on October 5th, 2018.

A leaked dev diary - which appears to have intended to have gone live during Ubisoft's E3 2018 showcase - reveals a number of details. The footage seems to indicate that the game lets you choose between pre-made male and female protagonists who both have links to the first civilisation. We also get a glimpse at our new Ancient Greek map, which looks to be bigger than that of last year's Origins. The video also develops the game's ship combat mechanics such as ship boarding and ramming.

https://www.pcgamesn.com/fallout-76/fallout-76-release-date

TheF34RChannel
11-06-18, 09:26 PM
What I saw makes me feel they took where destiny was flawed/failed and made it right.

I cannot wait for this. Already back to loving the first one.

Because of my love - hate relationship with the first I am not hyped, but rather skeptical and watching closely. Signed up for the beta to give me some hints.

If you don't already have a set group of friends to play with for 2 sign me up though. Same goes for the first game which I now play on and off. I'm a decent player and have all the good kit.

I'll be looking for people for 2 anyway.

Loving the no more snow in 2, things seem to have matured a bit where they were messy in 1.

Warchild
11-06-18, 09:28 PM
Because of my love - hate relationship with the first I am not hyped, but rather skeptical and watching closely. Signed up for the beta to give me some hints.

If you don't already have a set group of friends to play with for 2 sign me up though. Same goes for the first game which I now play on and off. I'm a decent player and have all the good kit.

I'll be looking for people for 2 anyway.

Loving the no more snow in 2, things seem to have matured a bit where they were messy in 1.

They added so much stuff to 1 that i made a new char

Dicehunter
11-06-18, 11:42 PM
Just Cause 4 engine trailer, some pretty impressive tech -

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g0ggles1994
12-06-18, 05:39 PM
First Metro Exodus, now Fire Emblem Three Houses. I'm going to be verry quiet for the first half of next year... :D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-N5FYo2k7M

TheF34RChannel
12-06-18, 07:10 PM
They added so much stuff to 1 that i made a new char

Yeah I can see that ha ha! Anyway, if you want to add me I'll send you my tag in a pm, no worries if you don't.

Dicehunter
15-06-18, 03:56 PM
More sources pointing to Sony's PS5 using Navi and Zen -

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/06/12/sources-amd-created-navi-for-sonys-playstation-5-vega-suffered/#24d9386024fd

Apparently Navi has been created specifically for the PS5, Interesting -

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WYP
15-06-18, 05:04 PM
More sources pointing to Sony's PS5 using Navi and Zen -

https://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2018/06/12/sources-amd-created-navi-for-sonys-playstation-5-vega-suffered/#24d9386024fd

Apparently Navi has been created specifically for the PS5, Interesting

Lots of claims buzzing around lately, though I disagree with a lot of the statements in some of these reports.

If I remember correctly, Jason states that he believed that Polaris was made with consoles in mind, citing the Xbox One X' announcement within a month of Polaris' launch as a reason, even though the Xbox One X release a year and a half later. Hardly a link.

Polaris offered a lot of improvements that most people forget, it was always more than clock speeds. In some cases, the RX 480 offered almost the same performance as the R9 Fury X, showing how AMD had clearly overcome some significant bottlenecks. Then there are things like Delta colour compression, though that work did start with Tonga.

Vega's troubles are from the compute side, with its biggest feature being rapid packed math, a compute-focused design tweak that I doubt that Sony would ask for, though the PS4 Pro does clearly show that Sony was able to look into the future of AMD's Radeon roadmap. While I doubt that Sony specifically wanted Rapid Packed Math, as this console generation is all about making game development easier, I have no doubt that Sony would take a performance-enhancing feature that was already on AMD's near-future roadmap.

As for Navi, the tweaks that Sony will ask for will come straight from the needs of developers, which can only be good news on the gaming side. Microsoft has also reportedly asked for certain design tweaks on their Xbox One X graphics chip, which could also have the potential to deliver better future Radeon chips.

As for Vega, I wouldn't say that its relative failure is due to Sony, resources were tight within RTG regardless and there are many places for the blame to lie. AMD's focus further down the roadmap doesn't necessarily mean that more resources could have saved Vega.

As for co-operation with Sony, Radeon would be stupid to not listen to what they have to say given their expertise. Sony has tonnes of first-party developers to ask when it comes to the limits of their current console technology, which means that they can tell AMD exactly what they need to improve to make their graphics tech more powerful.

If Navi is made with/for Sony, then the GPU is MADE FOR GAMING, which can only be good news for us. Not trying to build hype for Navi, but a focus on gaming can only be good for us gamers.

NeverBackDown
15-06-18, 05:42 PM
I read that article to and doubted most of it. Sure Sony looked into the future of AMD uarch designs however I doubt AMD is creating brand new uarch's to sell to Sony alone. Makes no sense from a financial standpoint. It would be a useless uarch as the Cell Processor was for PS3. Super expensive and cause more development work for which is the last thing devs and games want.

WYP
15-06-18, 06:31 PM
I read that article to and doubted most of it. Sure Sony looked into the future of AMD uarch designs however I doubt AMD is creating brand new uarch's to sell to Sony alone. Makes no sense from a financial standpoint. It would be a useless uarch as the Cell Processor was for PS3. Super expensive and cause more development work for which is the last thing devs and games want.

My thoughts are that AMD is using Sony to see what they should be working on for future architectures, after all, the console chips are "Semi-Custom" not "fully-custom".

Having Navi developed solely on the shoulders of Sony seems like a terrible idea, though Sony having an influence on the design doesn't sound like a bad thing, given how their first party developers are some of the best in the business and should, in theory, know exactly what they want from future graphics chips (what limiting factors they want worked on etc). There is no reason why these enhancements shouldn't apply to future PC parts.

AMD putting less focus on Vega and more engineering weight further down the roadmap doesn't sound like an unbelievable idea, or that Sony are influencing architectural changes. TBH, I think too much weight is being pushed on Sony here.

NeverBackDown
15-06-18, 06:35 PM
Yep the article makes it seem like Sony is all but literally fabricating the architecture.

AMD has technology they are working on. Early in the process. Sony basically just came along and said let's what you got so far. Sony just relays the information they have and AMD said ya know we can do that and maybe this etc.

But for them to say Sony basically is doing all of it is just naive.

TheF34RChannel
15-06-18, 09:30 PM
Assassin's Creed Odyssey abilities - all Alexios and Kassandra's skills explained

https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-odyssey/abilities-skill-tree

Dicehunter
18-06-18, 10:00 AM
Angry dad: 'My 12-year-old son spent £691 buying Fortnite accessories in three days'

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/angry-dad-my-12-year-1684870

Greenback
18-06-18, 10:08 AM
Angry dad: 'My 12-year-old son spent £691 buying Fortnite accessories in three days'

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/stoke-on-trent-news/angry-dad-my-12-year-1684870


Dads own fault if he has used the card to make purchases on the system before natwest will not see it as unusual, xbox has parental controls my son can't make purchases without me signing in and it's not a complicated process to setup. i'd assume PS has similar things

g0ggles1994
18-06-18, 10:20 AM
Dads own fault if he has used the card to make purchases on the system before natwest will not see it as unusual, xbox has parental controls my son can't make purchases without me signing in and it's not a complicated process to setup. i'd assume PS has similar things

They all have some sort of parental locking, Nintendo's being the most comprehensive.

I share your view that its the dad's fault, no way in hell would I allow my card to be linked to my kids account, they buy credit top ups and that's it

Warchild
18-06-18, 04:46 PM
They all have some sort of parental locking, Nintendo's being the most comprehensive.

I share your view that its the dad's fault, no way in hell would I allow my card to be linked to my kids account, they buy credit top ups and that's it

I could make an account and add my partners card without her knowing in minutes. Xbox being the easiest of all consoles to do it. Not all parents are tech savvy enough to enable proper protection.

Dicehunter
22-06-18, 10:22 AM
Apparently the new 8 core coffee lake chip will work on current 300 series mobos -

http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/intel-8-core16-thread-coffee-lake-s-cpu-spotted-again-lets-call-it-a-core-i7-8800k.html

Korreborg
22-06-18, 02:46 PM
I can't se how it can be a surprise. As normally they work on 2 generations of chipsets, and there is a difference in pinout on z370 vs Z270, to make it ready for more core.

But Intel still win, as it's just the same cpu +2 cores = low development cost.

demonking
23-06-18, 08:40 AM
😂 😂 😂 Has anyone else seen this?
https://youtu.be/AF_fRowqscM

Dicehunter
25-06-18, 11:07 AM
BIOS tools have revealed that Z370 boards already have a setting for 8-cores.

http://tech-toniks.blogspot.com/2018/06/rumor-z370-and-h310-support-up-to-8.html?m=1

AngryGoldfish
25-06-18, 12:16 PM
BIOS tools have revealed that Z370 boards already have a setting for 8-cores.

http://tech-toniks.blogspot.com/2018/06/rumor-z370-and-h310-support-up-to-8.html?m=1

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