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AlienALX
06-06-20, 12:55 PM
https://videocardz.com/newz/nvidia-geforce-rtx-3080-pictured

Highly likely to be fake. Part of me hopes not though, because that's one mean looking card !

NeverBackDown
06-06-20, 08:59 PM
EA released 25 previously exclusive Origin titles to Steam yesterday.
https://www.polygon.com/2020/6/4/21280673/ea-games-steam-release-origin-dragon-age-need-for-speed-plants-vs-zombies-command-conquer-access

All future games will launch on Steam and Origins and MS Store.

NeverBackDown
07-06-20, 08:07 PM
https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-27qn880-led-monitor

LG released a new monitor called Ergo, as it ships with a VESA C Clamp mount so it takes the least amount of desk space available.

1440p, 75hz, $450, USB type C 60W Power Delivery, etc

Pretty cool honestly for them to do that

Warchild
08-06-20, 10:15 AM
https://www.newsbreak.com/washington/seattle/news/0PGsrRj6/destiny-2-developer-bungies-ceo-gassed-at-george-floyd-protests

Bungie CEO gassed by Police while attending a peaceful protest related to George Floyd.

NeverBackDown
08-06-20, 09:15 PM
https://www.newsbreak.com/washington/seattle/news/0PGsrRj6/destiny-2-developer-bungies-ceo-gassed-at-george-floyd-protests

Bungie CEO gassed by Police while attending a peaceful protest related to George Floyd.

I can tell you with 100% assurance it's not peaceful. My brother lives there. They have been plagued with riots and aggressive mobs everyday since it happened. Burning and looting ain't peaceful. There's a reason the national guard was called in.

tgrech
08-06-20, 10:49 PM
This is already the largest civil rights movement in world history due to the number and size of the protests internationally in solidarity with the 76% of American's who believe there is a "big problem" with racial discrimination in the country, along with additional related causes in each country. I think we all know why those protests didn't stay peaceful NBD. I'm sure we've all seen some of the thousands of videos of the cops attacking random passerby's and peaceful protesters, driving into crowds, macing people on their knees, ect that have led to hundreds of lawsuits in the past week.

I mean, even the top military official in the US, the joint chief of staff, condemned bringing the National Guard in as unconstitutional, and told his branches/generals to stand down and ignore Trump's orders and maintain peoples right to freedom of speech.

NeverBackDown
09-06-20, 05:07 AM
Thanks for your opinion on something you weren't there for and definitely not in the US to make an opinion on without the media making it for you.

tgrech
09-06-20, 09:42 AM
I have lots of family in the US, are you personally on the streets watching the hundreds of protests simultaneously, or are you using the same sources as me? (Ive not got any of this through "the media").

NeverBackDown
10-06-20, 07:13 AM
Forbes article I came across.

A single developer make a near identical copy of Wattman for AMD on Linux. Called CoreCtrl. Basically to show AMD needs to step up their Linux support if one dude can do this himself.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/jasonevangelho/2020/06/09/meet-the-app-that-does-for-linux-gaming-what-amd-wont/amp/

And GitLab link for any Arch/Ubuntu/ etc users
https://gitlab.com/corectrl/corectrl

tgrech
10-06-20, 03:41 PM
Amazon UK placeholder listing for the PlayStation 5 reportedly went up, with a listing price of £599.99.
(For US that's $765 direct conversion (including 20% VAT, $638 without tax) but probably means actual US price is $600 or something) if this is legit

https://www.hotukdeals.com/discussions/ps5-price-leak-on-amazon-2tb-3482477
https://twitter.com/Wario64/status/1270726012217618440

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EaKGLHDU0AEtkAj?format=jpg&name=medium
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EaKGNuzUEAMC7QK?format=jpg&name=medium

NeverBackDown
10-06-20, 08:18 PM
Gigabyte announced in their newer lineup of boards meant for Creators with style, Vision D.

First one not based on Intel is based off AM4 B550

https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B550-VISION-D-rev-10#kf

128GB ECC memory support, Full Speed TB3 USB Type C, Wifi 6, dual 1GB Ethernet ports with link aggregation support, 14 phase VRM, etc

NO RGB! :D
This board is loaded with stuff. How it's not a x570 is beyond me. On top of all that it looks slick. White! Tom will love this!

https://www.gigabyte.com/FileUpload/Product/2/7461/202006081624022172469a1246c86e9ab3854d03afc8ebde_b ig.png

Full gallery here
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B550-VISION-D-rev-10/gallery#gallery

Bartacus
10-06-20, 09:24 PM
Damn, that's almost Mac-like. I kinda like the aesthetic going on there, or the lack thereof, depending on your view point. Very plain Jane, no nonsense.

AlienALX
10-06-20, 09:34 PM
Thank god it's not SLIVER. That's lovely.

Dark NighT
10-06-20, 11:08 PM
Looks good, i hope Gigabyte made the vrm massive overkill to compensate for those heatsinks that aren't really heatsinks. Does look nice tho!

tgrech
12-06-20, 03:30 PM
The XIII remake has been listed for preorder on GoG and Steam, £5 normally but currently 66% off at GoG so £1.69!

WYP
12-06-20, 03:40 PM
The XIII remake has been listed for preorder on GoG and Steam, £5 normally but currently 66% off at GoG so £1.69!

The remake is £35 on my Steam.

tgrech
12-06-20, 03:43 PM
Sorry I may be looking at the original/"Classic" that's just been listed I think, even so £1.69 is a steal imo

WYP
12-06-20, 03:58 PM
Sorry I may be looking at the original/"Classic" that's just been listed I think, even so £1.69 is a steal imo

Yeah, I think you are looking at the Classic version. Still a great price though. If the remaster was that little I'd wonder how the devs would ever make any money.

Dicehunter
14-06-20, 02:57 AM
Someone did a rough estimate and based on the size of the disc drive and USB drive of the PS5 it's going to be a big boy.

Source - https://www.reddit.com/r/XboxSeriesX/comments/h7cmty/updated_console_sizes_compared/


https://i.imgur.com/CsaXTx8.jpg
https://preview.redd.it/m68gq2vi8e451.png?width=2868&format=png&auto=webp&b2f31fbb

Warchild
14-06-20, 07:39 AM
I honestly wouldnt be surprised if its been done intentional in order to exaggerate the "PS5 Slim" at a later time.

If this hardware is at its limits, slimming this could be difficult, but if you bloat the original, its not that hard.

NeverBackDown
14-06-20, 08:34 AM
Really not that big its just tall. Especially the non drive version. Volume is probably similar to other consoles tbh

Might just be me but I just don't see it being that much bigger tbh

Dicehunter
14-06-20, 09:37 AM
I honestly wouldnt be surprised if its been done intentional in order to exaggerate the "PS5 Slim" at a later time.

If this hardware is at its limits, slimming this could be difficult, but if you bloat the original, its not that hard.


I reckon down the line Sony will release a PS5 Pro with the full GPU like the XBSX has and make the chassis a bit shorter but wider, Maybe, Time will tell.

tgrech
14-06-20, 09:39 AM
I honestly wouldnt be surprised if its been done intentional in order to exaggerate the "PS5 Slim" at a later time.

If this hardware is at its limits, slimming this could be difficult, but if you bloat the original, its not that hard.
They don't need bloat to easily slim these devices, the slimming comes from the fact they can use more efficient nodes later on and therefore much smaller coolers/cases.

Similarly they don't need to "Leave performance on the table" to create later Pro models. Tech moves on, Microsoft will just use a smaller node and create a chip larger than is even physically possible now with their "Pro" model.

We probably won't see Slim/Pro models until we've been at 5nm for quite a while, probably some late derivative of it or a stepping stone to 3nm.

Dicehunter
14-06-20, 11:04 AM
They don't need bloat to easily slim these devices, the slimming comes from the fact they can use more efficient nodes later on and therefore much smaller coolers/cases.

Similarly they don't need to "Leave performance on the table" to create later Pro models. Tech moves on, Microsoft will just use a smaller node and create a chip larger than is even physically possible now with their "Pro" model.

We probably won't see Slim/Pro models until we've been at 5nm for quite a while, probably some late derivative of it or a stepping stone to 3nm.


I think we will see a PS5 Pro model, MS having the "fully unlocked/uncut" chip is a selling point and once the process becomes a bit cheaper, No company is going to sneeze at the ability to gain extra revenue.

Warchild
14-06-20, 03:20 PM
I think I will pick one up though. Hopefully with PS Now, I can catch up on old titles.

Dicehunter
16-06-20, 06:54 AM
Zen 3 may be delayed until 2021 apparently due to high demand for Ryzen 3000 so no real rush for Zen 3, Reports Taiwanese newspaper Digitimes which is one of Taiwans biggest tech news sources.

https://wccftech.com/amd-allegedly-delaying-ryzen-4000-series-zen-3-cpus-to-2021/

Avet
16-06-20, 07:53 AM
Zen 3 may be delayed until 2021 apparently due to high demand for Ryzen 3000 so no real rush for Zen 3, Reports Taiwanese newspaper Digitimes which is one of Taiwans biggest tech news sources.

https://wccftech.com/amd-allegedly-delaying-ryzen-4000-series-zen-3-cpus-to-2021/

I don't see why would they. Intel is probably launching Rocket Lake S in early 2021. Why wait? If they go out in October along with the launch of new GPUs it will be the culling of Intel.

Warchild
16-06-20, 07:59 AM
I don't see why would they. Intel is probably launching Rocket Lake S in early 2021. Why wait? If they go out in October along with the launch of new GPUs it will be the culling of Intel.

wccftech should be banned from quick news. Its literally a site based on rumors with nothing but "internal sources" :D

Avet
16-06-20, 08:25 AM
wccftech should be banned from quick news. Its literally a site based on rumors with nothing but "internal sources" :D

They did say it is a rumor from Taiwan and they stated opinion. So take it with a bag of salt.

Warchild
16-06-20, 09:06 AM
They did say it is a rumor from Taiwan and they stated opinion. So take it with a bag of salt.

What I was trying to imply is that I could say AMD just bought Intel and then site it as an internal source which is what they usually do. Easily refutable but it gets the hits.

here is the bad translation of it.

"Motherboard industry said that the Ryzen 3000 series is hot, and Supermicro has also extended its life cycle, and it is determined that the new generation plan will not be launched in September. It will use the TSMC 7nm EUV Zen 3 architecture Ryzen 4000 series processor, the fastest 2020 Mass production will only begin at the end of the year, announced at CES in January 2021, and it is currently unknown whether the process will be changed to 5 nm EUV."

And yet they bloat an entire article on this. Furthermore, WCCFtech states there are reports that AMD might skip 7nm and jump to 5nm... They presume this from one sentence which doesn't even imply anything. Usman is a world leader in spreading false info, just look at the history. He even snipes at other sites when they get something wrong.

Damien c
16-06-20, 09:21 AM
Wasn't it confirmed recently by AMD or Lisa Su that Zen 3 won't be delayed and would release this year?


Either way I am happy with my 3950x so won't be swapping it out anytime soon, unless I somehow get the money together to buy a Zen 3 cpu for my main machine and then the 3950x will go in my 2nd machine.


Graphics is the next thing I will upgrade if I stick with PC for gaming but that choice will be made once the consoles are out.

tgrech
16-06-20, 09:51 AM
Yeahh tbf WCCFtech were the only site I saw misreporting that patent yesterday too. Maybe a mistake on their part but it's like that site actively avoids doing independent research/verification incase it ruins their headlines.

WYP
16-06-20, 10:53 AM
Yeahh tbf WCCFtech were the only site I saw misreporting that patent yesterday too. Maybe a mistake on their part but it's like that site actively avoids doing independent research/verification incase it ruins their headlines.

They tend to write stuff and release it quickly and edit it later as required. So many articles from them quickly disappear and get replaced by generic rumour pieces where they talk endlessly about nothing.

Damien c
16-06-20, 01:41 PM
Might not have been posted about already but the 3800XT and 3900XT have been confirmed and can been seen at some retailers.


3800XT has the same base speed as the 3800X but a increased boost clock by 200Mhz :eek:


3900XT is the same base speed but the boost is increased by 100Mhz :eek:


Got to say if that is the only difference I have wonder why they bothered to release them since the cpu's never hit there full advertised speeds anyway, seems like a release just for the sake of releasing something "new".

WYP
16-06-20, 01:49 PM
Might not have been posted about already but the 3800XT and 3900XT have been confirmed and can been seen at some retailers.


3800XT has the same base speed as the 3800X but a increased boost clock by 200Mhz :eek:


3900XT is the same base speed but the boost is increased by 100Mhz :eek:


Got to say if that is the only difference I have wonder why they bothered to release them since the cpu's never hit there full advertised speeds anyway, seems like a release just for the sake of releasing something "new".

We will find out during testing. Having the same base and higher boost could still mean higher average clocks. We will need to wait and see.

NeverBackDown
16-06-20, 05:42 PM
GOG is giving away free copies of Witcher 3 or Witcher 3 GOTY edition
https://support.gog.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009896837?product=gog

Must be on lastest client build, have your platform integration set-up, and if you already own an edition on GOG you can get a free code to giveaway to someone who doesn't have the game yet

NickOmega
16-06-20, 11:54 PM
GOG is giving away free copies of Witcher 3 or Witcher 3 GOTY edition
https://support.gog.com/hc/en-us/articles/360009896837?product=gog

Must be on lastest client build, have your platform integration set-up, and if you already own an edition on GOG you can get a free code to giveaway to someone who doesn't have the game yet

I can't seem to get this to work, can't interact with the banner within GOG Galaxy app other than to close it. I only own it on GOG and nowhere is it allowing me to access a code to giveaway so seems like you have to have it on other platforms as well as GOG to get access to the code.

NeverBackDown
17-06-20, 12:00 AM
I can't seem to get this to work, can't interact with the banner within GOG Galaxy app other than to close it. I only own it on GOG and nowhere is it allowing me to access a code to giveaway so seems like you have to have it on other platforms as well as GOG to get access to the code.

Well yeah it says that at the bottom of the link :D

Q:
What happens if I already have the same version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in my GOG.COM library and a different platform – can I still participate in this offer?

A:
If you already have The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt in your GOG.COM library, you can still take advantage of this offer and receive a giftable code of the game (either The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt or The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt GOTY Edition depending on the version you own) valid for a week.



If the banner isn't working for you I'd suggest restarting your computer after you made sure the client is updated to the newest build.
Click the settings icon, bottom left you should see
2.0.16.187 - Beta

If it's a lower number, then you need to update and the link provides that info about how to do that

NeverBackDown
23-06-20, 09:40 PM
Mercedes Benz will be using Nvidia's drive platform in all models starting 2024 that will be able to get remote/over air updates as well as Nvidia's design to be a "perpetual upgradable" system similar to Tesla.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/davealtavilla/2020/06/23/nvidia-and-mercedes-benz-join-forces-in-an-autonomous-car-power-play/amp/

Warchild
27-06-20, 07:36 AM
UK taking yet another gamble by buying into the wrong satellite structure.

Now they lost access to Gallileo they need satellites. Unfortunately OneWeb has convinced them of a very risky solution using satellites not intended for broadband purposes

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/26/satellite-experts-oneweb-investment-uk-galileo-brexit

tgrech
27-06-20, 08:42 AM
After we invested £1.2Bn of tax payer money into developing Galileo too. The current govt have been a running joke whenever it comes to science or trading deals. At least these satellites exist I guess, which is more than you can say for some of their other fudged contracts recently.

Brexit didn't have to go this badly imo, it's been far messier than it had to be with the tech illiterate dinosaur MPs of the ERG making these jingoistic deals out of it.

Warchild
27-06-20, 08:47 AM
After we invested £1.2Bn of tax payer money into developing Galileo too. The current govt have been a running joke whenever it comes to science or trading deals. At least these satellites exist I guess, which is more than you can say for some of their other fudged contracts recently.

Its comical how UK has lost access to Gallileo. Yet another perk of voting out of the EU :P

NeverBackDown
28-06-20, 08:50 PM
A couple days ago nobody noticed but AMD released a beta driver for Hardware Scheduling. Only for Navi right now.

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-20-5-1-ghs-beta

Dicehunter
28-06-20, 10:08 PM
A couple days ago nobody noticed but AMD released a beta driver for Hardware Scheduling. Only for Navi right now.

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-20-5-1-ghs-beta


Nice find, Gonna have to do some tests :D

NeverBackDown
29-06-20, 01:18 AM
Nice find, Gonna have to do some tests :D

I'd be interested in the results :)

I don't think it'll have much effect as most games let windows handle it as that's how they were forced to do it, but it could potentially help some games in the future. Just my technical outside opinion as games were not my study focus.

Dicehunter
29-06-20, 02:58 AM
I'd be interested in the results :)

I don't think it'll have much effect as most games let windows handle it as that's how they were forced to do it, but it could potentially help some games in the future. Just my technical outside opinion as games were not my study focus.


I'll do a few GPU render tests as well as games and report back :)

tgrech
29-06-20, 02:27 PM
There is finally a softmod that allows homebrew and backups for the PS2!

"After 20 years PlayStation 2 can play burned DVD's without a modchip"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yrF4ofFVkQ

Dicehunter
30-06-20, 02:07 PM
CORSAIR iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers



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AlienALX
30-06-20, 03:16 PM
CORSAIR iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers



5C-5zYkjh7c

How many you pre ordered? :D

NeverBackDown
01-07-20, 09:55 PM
Not sure if this is really article worthy, but according to this site Nvidia has claimed at some point that 200 million gamers are in the GeForce ecosystem and Nvidia claims only 2% of gamers are on Turing GPUs. Which if you do the math that equates to roughly 4 million Turing GPUs have been sold. Which is less than Pascal(my guess based off steam surveys) but the profit in their earnings has only gone up. So Nvidia is charging more and making more despite lower volume.

This leads me to believe Ampere WILL NOT be cheap.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fool.com/amp/investing/2020/07/01/why-nvidia-is-all-set-for-a-breakout.aspx

Dicehunter
01-07-20, 10:15 PM
How many you pre ordered? :D


For once, None, Total rip off, Cheapo aluminium stand with ARGB strip and diffuser, £130, Total ripoff.

Warchild
02-07-20, 07:19 AM
For once, None, Total rip off, Cheapo aluminium stand with ARGB strip and diffuser, £130, Total ripoff.

You shouldnt even be considering the materials and how its made. Surely the concept alone would have made it an obvious "do not buy". It's literally designed for the 10-15 year olds.

What adult in their right mind would want this? I have 4 friends with the Philips TV that includes the ambilight. Great TV, yet all 4 turn off ambilight instantly because they believe its childish.

Dicehunter
02-07-20, 02:21 PM
You shouldnt even be considering the materials and how its made. Surely the concept alone would have made it an obvious "do not buy". It's literally designed for the 10-15 year olds.

What adult in their right mind would want this? I have 4 friends with the Philips TV that includes the ambilight. Great TV, yet all 4 turn off ambilight instantly because they believe its childish.


True, I wouldn't buy something like this anyway, Yes I like RGB but I like it on fans, Keyboards, I set it to a single colour, Something like this is just crap, And expensive crap at that.

g0ggles1994
02-07-20, 05:49 PM
You shouldnt even be considering the materials and how its made. Surely the concept alone would have made it an obvious "do not buy". It's literally designed for the 10-15 year olds.

What adult in their right mind would want this? I have 4 friends with the Philips TV that includes the ambilight. Great TV, yet all 4 turn off ambilight instantly because they believe its childish.
Streamers, who pander to the 10-15 year olds. :D

Warchild
02-07-20, 06:43 PM
Streamers, who pander to the 10-15 year olds. :D

I stand corrected! :D

Warchild
04-07-20, 05:55 PM
https://news.mydrivers.com/1/698/698146.htm

Intel could be set to lose 25% of their total sales due to ban on deals with 19 chinese companies. Inspur a heavy intel user accounted for 50% of china's server market, and will no longer be able to deal with Intel.

NeverBackDown
04-07-20, 05:57 PM
https://news.mydrivers.com/1/698/698146.htm

Intel could be set to lose 25% of their total sales due to ban on deals with 19 chinese companies. Inspur a heavy intel user accounted for 50% of china's server market, and will no longer be able to deal with Intel.

Only a matter of time anyway. China is set on producing their own stuff and using American technology to make their own stuff. Intel was selling to their replacements basically. Kinda like Apple in a way

Dicehunter
09-07-20, 06:31 PM
AMD Ryzen 7 Extreme Edition


https://www.techpowerup.com/269566/amd-ryzen-7-extreme-edition-renoir-cpu-is-a-silicon-puzzle

yassarikhan786
10-07-20, 09:06 AM
CORSAIR iCUE LT100 Smart Lighting Towers



5C-5zYkjh7c

They look really good, but £129.99 good? The only RGB I currently have on my system is on my keyboard. Was contemplating adding more and I think I'll stick with regular LED strips at the back of my desk

Warchild
14-07-20, 07:47 AM
For those who were interested in Skull and Crossbones and were surprised to see no mention of it at Ubisoft Forward stream. Here is the reason why

https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/ubisoft-has-rebooted-skull-bones/

The game is being completed rebooted and will no longer be like it was, but become a game as a service.

However, what makes it different to others like Division2 is apparently that the world will change over time based on the community actions. what that entails, I have no idea.

Warchild
14-07-20, 08:41 AM
GPU shortages may be on the horizon again, including new upcoming GPUs as rumours of crypto mining have resurfaced

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/is-another-gpu-mining-wave-inbound.html

Could this mean that 3080 cards will see an even larger price hike? :S

NeverBackDown
14-07-20, 09:13 AM
GPU shortages may be on the horizon again, including new upcoming GPUs as rumours of crypto mining have resurfaced

https://www.guru3d.com/news-story/is-another-gpu-mining-wave-inbound.html

Could this mean that 3080 cards will see an even larger price hike? :S

Ah what a coincidence. Price hike as soon as a Nvidia GPU launch.... Not an artificial hike or anything...

tgrech
14-07-20, 12:02 PM
"UK mobile providers must remove all Huawei’s 5G kit from their networks by 2027, government announces"

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-53403793

Delays aspects of our 5G rollout by a year, the new security concerns are a direct side effect of the US sanctions forcing Huawei to source third party IC's, which have not been verified to the same high standards we still believe Huawei maintains from UK security analysis this year (IE Huawei may be having to source chips from genuinely shady Chinese companies as a result of no longer having access to the US market). But of course the political and bargaining pressure of the upcoming trade deal with the US that the UK will be dependant on post-Brexit will also have been a key factor in the UK following the US' whistle with this one, and it's unlikely most other countries will follow suit.

Dicehunter
14-07-20, 01:15 PM
Corsair Nexus, Clips onto the back of select Corsair RGB keyboards, Looks pretty nifty.


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hmmblah
14-07-20, 01:51 PM
Corsair Nexus, Clips onto the back of select Corsair RGB keyboards, Looks pretty nifty.


This would be useful for displaying temps and other system info. Too bad the bezels are so big, but worse yet is the price. They want $100 for this thing!

Dicehunter
14-07-20, 01:55 PM
This would be useful for displaying temps and other system info. Too bad the bezels are so big, but worse yet is the price. They want $100 for this thing!


If it was £49.99 I'd get it as I do like monitoring my temps etc... with Hwinfo in the system tray or Afterburner ingame but £89.99 is a big no from me plus you have to have 1 of their newer keyboards for it to clip onto and I have the Asus ROG Claymore which I absolutely love, No touch screen gadget is worth giving that up ^_^

NeverBackDown
14-07-20, 09:08 PM
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gamesindustry.biz/amp/2020-07-14-creative-assembly-appoints-james-clarke-as-new-coo


Creative Assembly hired/appointed a new COO who's previous experience was with EA for 15 years as a financial analyst.

He's looking to get ca working on an IP they fully own and can grow. Unlike their Warhammer series which is licensed.

Dicehunter
15-07-20, 04:05 AM
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.gamesindustry.biz/amp/2020-07-14-creative-assembly-appoints-james-clarke-as-new-coo


Creative Assembly hired/appointed a new COO who's previous experience was with EA for 15 years as a financial analyst.

He's looking to get ca working on an IP they fully own and can grow. Unlike their Warhammer series which is licensed.


Wish CA would make Alien:Isolation 2, They left the story wide open for a sequel.

tgrech
15-07-20, 08:40 PM
Mass synchronised hacking has gone down on Twitter, hitting major celebrities, game accounts and crypto accounts.

Edit: they just got bill gates too
https://i.gyazo.com/93c2649a453dab1bcd8b18b6406b89a8.png
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec_ngSmWkAEiIoU?format=jpg&name=large
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec_ngSqXoAEfONo?format=jpg&name=large
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec_eKYUXsAE8MGf?format=jpg&name=medium
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ec_ePhIXsAE_n_N?format=jpg&name=large

tgrech
15-07-20, 09:02 PM
Whhoooooo thats a biggie

Edit: Never ending https://twitter.com/kanyewest/status/1283507551586459648

Edit2: Jeff Bezos, Uber, Joe Biden, Mike Bloomberg as well

Edit3: Wiz Khalifa, Obama

https://twitter.com/Apple/status/1283506278707408900

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tgrech
16-07-20, 10:30 AM
Toms hardware got hold of the schematics for the new PCI-SIG 12-pin PCIe connector(Confirmed as real), that may be used in some upcoming GPUs(Unconfirmed).

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-ampere-graphics-cards-may-use-new-12-pin-pcie-power-connector

g0ggles1994
16-07-20, 11:19 AM
Toms hardware got hold of the schematics for the new PCI-SIG 12-pin PCIe connector(Confirmed as real), that may be used in some upcoming GPUs(Unconfirmed).

https://www.tomshardware.com/news/nvidia-ampere-graphics-cards-may-use-new-12-pin-pcie-power-connector
Can't see why this would even be a thing since the pinout is essentially two 6 pin connectors glued together. Shouldn't the industry be more focused on efficiency and reduce power demand?
On a side note, imagine a dual Vega 64 operating with 2 of them :D

tgrech
16-07-20, 11:59 AM
I guess space efficiency(theres only 2 current carrying pairs per 6 pin, then a sense pin and one useless pin, three current carrying pairs and two sense pins in an 8-pin, whereas the full 6 current carrying pairs and no sense pins needed in this single 12 pin connector) and unifying the power port on devices that would otherwise require more than a single 8-pin

Warchild
16-07-20, 12:01 PM
Can't see why this would even be a thing since the pinout is essentially two 6 pin connectors glued together. Shouldn't the industry be more focused on efficiency and reduce power demand?
On a side note, imagine a dual Vega 64 operating with 2 of them :D

I like the 12pin change. Makes cable management better. And if it becomes standard, you might see more manufacturers making products like the EVGA Power connector so you can hide the cables completely.

Its hard to do that right now, because not all cards require the same connections, so reference is the only safe bet to make something like that.

NeverBackDown
18-07-20, 10:52 PM
https://www.trueachievements.com/n42488/xbox-live-gold-12-month-subscription

MS drop the 12 month Xbox Live Gold membership from their store.
"At this time, Xbox has decided to remove the 12 months Xbox Live Gold SKU from the Microsoft online Store. Customers can still sign up for a one month or three month Xbox Live Gold subscription online through the Microsoft Store."

Alongside them cancelling all non X consoles and only producing the One S.

With Project xCloud being bundled with the subscription, they could be increasing the price of the membership and want to stop people from getting the 12 year membership at a lower discount once it gets merged with all their services under perhaps a different subscription, and force people to pay more once they get next gen.

If they do this it will anger a lot of gamers. Most Xbox players probably just play Xbox multiplayer games and that's it. Forcing them to pay more for no benefit ain't gonna fly.

Time will tell what they plan on doing.

NeverBackDown
19-07-20, 05:03 PM
Ubisoft is purposefully limiting PS5 to sub 4k resolution in far cry 6
https://www.google.com/amp/s/mspoweruser.com/ubisoft-confirms-far-cry-6-4k-xbox-one-x-series-x/amp/

Only Series X and One X will support 4k. Pretty annoying considering how much more powerful PS5 is already over One X and the PS4 Pro did FC5 at 1620p.


If this is the new "exclusive" crap that MS are paying for, that's extremely disappointing.

Dicehunter
01-08-20, 09:23 AM
Thought this was worth sharing, Disgusting behaviour on MSI's part that GamersNexus exposes, TechTeamGB has also come forward and exposed this practise, I wonder how many more vendors have offered money to YouTube tech reviewers to alter or not publish reviews.

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Dicehunter
03-08-20, 06:23 PM
Looks like Intel's XE GPU's may be dead in the water -

https://adoredtv.com/exclusive-arctic-sound-family-ponte-vecchio-and-the-future-of-intel-graphics/

Warchild
03-08-20, 07:13 PM
Looks like Intel's XE GPU's may be dead in the water -

https://adoredtv.com/exclusive-arctic-sound-family-ponte-vecchio-and-the-future-of-intel-graphics/

That was a good read. And even considering Intels bad dilemma, I was not expecting this kind of info so soon.

Dicehunter
04-08-20, 09:17 AM
That was a good read. And even considering Intels bad dilemma, I was not expecting this kind of info so soon.

It's a shame really as the GPU market desperately needs more competition.

On a side note it looks like there may be a PS5 Pro like I said months ago when the specs of both new consoles were unveiled.

https://www.tweaktown.com/news/74191/playstation-5-pro-with-multi-gpu-tech-outlined-in-new-sony-patent/index.html

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Avet
04-08-20, 02:51 PM
It is only one retailer but AMD is still a long way behind Nvidia.

https://www.techspot.com/news/86236-retailer-data-shows-amd-5000-series-has-almost.html

Dicehunter
04-08-20, 06:25 PM
It is only one retailer but AMD is still a long way behind Nvidia.

https://www.techspot.com/news/86236-retailer-data-shows-amd-5000-series-has-almost.html


Doesn't surprise me, Most of the vendors do terrible jobs with their cards, Through my own experience the best AIB for AMD is Sapphire, 2nd is XFX, The rest seem to put no real effort in at all, They get their Nvidia design, Reduce the quality and then use it on the AMD card.

tgrech
04-08-20, 06:33 PM
Yeah, as that article points out, not only were most of the RMA's are with PowerColor, but it was the Red Devil SKU specifically accounting for the significant majority of RMA's across the whole stack. If you take that SKU out they have lower RMA rates than NVidia, surprised that Red Devil ever made it to manufacture with almost 1 in 6 failing.

Dicehunter
04-08-20, 06:38 PM
Yeah, as that article points out, not only were almost all the RMA's are with PowerColor, but it was a single Red Devil SKU specifically accounting for the significant majority of RMA's across the whole stack.


It was probably due to poor contact between the cold plate and die, AMD's partners seem to be making a habit of making really good coolers but having terrible contact on the actual die, The Radeon VII being a prime example, Made by Coolermaster I think ? And that had terrible contact with the die, Gamers Nexus did a video on it showing the majority of the die has zero contact with the cooler.

Dicehunter
04-08-20, 09:55 PM
Radeon Adrenaline 20.8.1 has released.

https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/release-notes/rn-rad-win-20-8-1?sf236540851=1


Support For



Hyper Scape™
Horizon Zero Dawn™ Complete Edition for PC
Grounded™RS-338

The Epic preset on the Radeon™ RX 5700 XT offers up to 9% better FPS performance playing Grounded with Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 edition 20.8.1 versus the Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.2.



Fixed Issues



With Radeon FreeSync enabled, task switching to another display or application may intermittently cause the desktop refresh rate to be locked to an arbitrary interval causing stuttering.
Streaming and recording features are not working or are failing to enable on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products in Windows® 7 system configurations.
Radeon Software may experience an application crash or hang when waking from sleep after joining the AMD User Experience program.
DOOM™ Eternal may experience a very dark or dim screen when changing V-Sync settings in game with HDR enabled.
Hot plugging a powered off HDMI display and then powering on the display, may intermittently cause a system crash or hang.
Enabling Instant Replay may rarely cause a system hang or TDR on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
Compatibility Advisor may show an “Unable to get requirements” error message when opened. Users will need to perform a factory reset of settings in Radeon Software for this fix to take effect.

Known Issues



With Radeon FreeSync enabled on Radeon RX 5000 series system configurations, task switching to another display or application may cause the display to flicker for a few moments.
Brightness flickering may be experienced on some VP9 video content playback through applications or web browsers on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics product system configurations.
Enhanced Sync may cause a black screen to occur when enabled on some games and system configurations. Any users who may be experiencing issues with Enhanced Sync enabled should disable it as a temporary workaround.
Performance Metrics Overlay and the Performance Tuning tab incorrectly report higher than expected idle clock speeds on Radeon RX 5700 series graphics products. Performance and power consumption are not impacted by this incorrect reporting.
With HDR enabled, Windows® desktop may experience flickering, and performing a task switch while in a game may cause colors to become washed out or over saturated.
Audio may experience instability when connected through an Audio Video Receiver via HDMI® on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products
YouTube playback may become frozen with Microsoft® Edge player and Chrome™ when played on an extended display on some AMD Ryzen™ 7 3000 series and AMD Ryzen™ 4000 series APU system configurations.
Modifying the HDMI Scaling slider may cause FPS to become locked to 30.
AMD is investigating isolated reports of intermittent system hangs while exiting system sleep on some AMD Ryzen™ 3000 Series Mobile Processors with Radeon™ Graphics.
Some games may exhibit stutter intermittently during gameplay on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
AMD will continue to monitor and investigate any new reports of black screen or system hang issues during extended periods of gameplay closely. Users are encouraged to use the new Bug Reporting Tool for any issues they may encounter.

Footnotes



RS-338, Testing by AMD Performance Labs as of July 28, 2020 using a test system configured with an Intel Core i9-9900K CPU (3.6GHz), 16GB DDR4-3200MHz memory, a Radeon™ RX 5700 XT graphics card and Windows 10 x64 with Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.8.1, and a similarly configured system with Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.2, to test driver over driver FPS performance using the game Grounded at 1920x1080 resolution. Performance may vary.

Warchild
05-08-20, 06:54 AM
That HDR issue is atrocious.

Warchild
07-08-20, 08:50 AM
Massive data breach at Intel. 20gb of documents including chip designs and architecture

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/intel-leak-20gb-of-source-code-internal-docs-from-alleged-breach/

Dark NighT
07-08-20, 09:14 AM
Massive data breach at Intel. 20gb of documents including chip designs and architecture

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/intel-leak-20gb-of-source-code-internal-docs-from-alleged-breach/


Ouchhhh that has got to hurt them badly.

tgrech
08-08-20, 04:43 PM
The records that Animal Crossing has been breaking have been quite impressive, after only 4 months its now the best selling single SKU game in Japan ever made, or the third best selling total after the first two Pokemon games.

https://twitter.com/GameDataLibrary/status/1291513640693227521?s=09

Avet
08-08-20, 05:00 PM
The records that Animal Crossing has been breaking have been quite impressive, after only 4 months its now the best selling single SKU game in Japan ever made, or the third best selling total after the first two Pokemon games.

https://twitter.com/GameDataLibrary/status/1291513640693227521?s=09

I still don't get why... There are soo many better games...

tgrech
08-08-20, 06:43 PM
Untapped demographics I guess is the simple answer, don't play it myself but it was so popular even here in the UK that Switch's were selling for £500+ on ebay after its launch because they were impossible to get hold of.

Dicehunter
08-08-20, 06:57 PM
I still don't get why... There are soo many better games...


It's simple that's why, Not saying that as a put down but sometimes the simplest games give people the most joy as they can kind of switch off and relax.