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Dicehunter
26-02-16, 10:28 AM
Apparently games bought through the Windows store i.e Quantum Break, Gears of War etc... will be affected badly i.e V-Sync always on, No fullscreen mode, Only borderless Windowed mode, SLI/X-Fire not compatible etc.... -

http://www.techpowerup.com/220368/windows-store-games-wont-have-vsync-sli-crossfire-fullscreen-or-modding.html

WYP
26-02-16, 10:35 AM
Apparently games bought through the Windows store i.e Quantum Break, Gears of War etc... will be affected badly i.e V-Sync always on, No fullscreen mode, Only borderless Windowed mode, SLI/X-Fire not compatible etc.... -

http://www.techpowerup.com/220368/windows-store-games-wont-have-vsync-sli-crossfire-fullscreen-or-modding.html

I have seen this, but the source is reddit and only reddit. not exactly trustworthy.

Dicehunter
26-02-16, 10:37 AM
I have seen this, but the source is reddit and only reddit. not exactly trustworthy.

True that but if it's got even a tidbit of truth to it then this is worrying considering there's some good games exclusive to the Windows store.

WYP
26-02-16, 10:39 AM
True that but if it's got even a tidbit of truth to it then this is worrying considering there's some good games exclusive to the Windows store.

It is a worrying idea, but until I can learn more I am certainly not jumping on that bandwagon.

xnax2802
26-02-16, 08:51 PM
It is a worrying idea, but until I can learn more I am certainly not jumping on that bandwagon.

This is why OC3D is my main source of tech news :D

SPS
07-03-16, 02:06 PM
Crazy
http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/07/microsoft-studios-changes-uk-denmark/

WYP
07-03-16, 02:12 PM
Crazy
http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/07/microsoft-studios-changes-uk-denmark/

Wow........ now this is unexpected. This deserves a dedicated article/thread.

NeverBackDown
08-03-16, 03:14 PM
Total War Warhammher has been delayed by a month: New release date for May 24th. Delayed to better improve the game. Alongside this news they released very detailed specification list and said this is the first 64Bit total war game! About time!
More information here https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/169342/total-war-warhammer-specs-and-release-date

WYP
08-03-16, 04:47 PM
Total War Warhammher has been delayed by a month: New release date for May 24th. Delayed to better improve the game. Alongside this news they released very detailed specification list and said this is the first 64Bit total war game! About time!
More information here https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/169342/total-war-warhammer-specs-and-release-date

I am really disappointing in these specs. an expected framerate of 15-25FPS for the minimum requirements is unacceptable.

barnsley
08-03-16, 05:28 PM
I am really disappointing in these specs. an expected framerate of 15-25FPS for the minimum requirements is unacceptable.

I disagree. They should give people reasonable expectations, if you look at the hardware survey there are still loads of people with that setup and they shouldn't be lied to.

They've used 'minimum' in the proper context, not in the 'if your rig is a bit slower than this it'll still actually play it without crashing' context.

Greenback
08-03-16, 05:51 PM
I like how they have done the 3 step specs gives a good balance and a better idea of what you will get if you have a pc in the middle grounds

NeverBackDown
08-03-16, 05:57 PM
I am really disappointing in these specs. an expected framerate of 15-25FPS for the minimum requirements is unacceptable.

I disagree. They should give people reasonable expectations, if you look at the hardware survey there are still loads of people with that setup and they shouldn't be lied to.

They've used 'minimum' in the proper context, not in the 'if your rig is a bit slower than this it'll still actually play it without crashing' context.

I'm with Barnsley on this. They are being truthful and saying this is the absolute worse you can play the game. It's a minimum for a reason, they are basically saying you need something in between the "minimum" and recommended. The fact they can a game like TW to be playable at all with those terrible minimums is pretty impressive.

Only thing that disappoints me is the fact the ultra specifications are only for 20v20 battles when the game is capable of 40v40. There isn't much more powerful hardware you can get with the specs they say you need. You're going to need to either lower settings or get another GPU, which then begs the issue of if they can support it correctly at launch(and drivers are available)

WYP
08-03-16, 06:18 PM
I'm with Barnsley on this. They are being truthful and saying this is the absolute worse you can play the game. It's a minimum for a reason, they are basically saying you need something in between the "minimum" and recommended. The fact they can a game like TW to be playable at all with those terrible minimums is pretty impressive.

Only thing that disappoints me is the fact the ultra specifications are only for 20v20 battles when the game is capable of 40v40. There isn't much more powerful hardware you can get with the specs they say you need. You're going to need to either lower settings or get another GPU, which then begs the issue of if they can support it correctly at launch(and drivers are available)

I'm just remembering my time playing Rome Total war (perhaps it was Medieval II) on my first laptop, had fraps on and did everything I could to get the best performance and still I was unable to get it to run at above 25FPS max, even at the lowest res I could run it at.

yeah I could play the campaign map fine, as it didn't care how long I took to decide things but for me the real time battle aspect was unplayable and that really annoyed my, especially since my laptop met the game requirements. Had to be almost constantly paused to get it to work even semi functionally.

I am really glad that they have given potential buyers settings and expected framerates, but calling an expected framerate of 15FPS is too low IMHO. Young me would have tried to return the game.

It wouldn't have killed them to up something to make it be 20-30, upping the GPU to a GTX 460 or a HD 5830 or 5850. Just my opinion. All this hardware is available for so cheap now too.

These days the 30FPS and above argument is made a lot more and gamers expect more than they did in the past. Just my two cents.

I know with strategy games like total war and Xcom there is always the laptop demographic, but TBH I think it wouldn't have hurt them to bump the requirements up a little or to make some lower settings (perhaps lower unit size settings).

NeverBackDown
08-03-16, 06:53 PM
Well it is in beta and subject to change as they always say.. so it could be upped. However they are giving you the current most accurate data. Even if they upped the requirements, you could still play the game with these current minimum specs, which they are accounting for here. They didn't say it's playable, just doable. You should be able to know higher end hardware(which is a lot compared to these specs) will perform better. And since that hardware is so cheap, there really isn't an excuse for you to have this hardware if you are into gaming on PC platform at all. Laptop users should always expect to have some trouble. They are vastly less powerful afterall on the GPU and CPU side.

NeverBackDown
10-03-16, 03:34 AM
Ashes of the Singularity Launch Day Trailer.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0mK7se3fu0

https://www.topd.ch/img/produkte/large/03305803323.jpg

As well as more info on TW Warhammer's specs via there Forum Thread Q&A regarding 64bit/SLI/DX12/Vulkan/Multithreading!!/AMD CPU spec.

https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/169440/date-and-specs-quick-q-a#latest

I am actually upset they specifically mention SLI but not Xfire. It seems once again they will drop the ball for AMD users. SLI isn't supported at launch, but they sure didn't make it seem like they won't eventually support it.

Everything else is a good read though. Most excited for 64bit/Multithreading improvements. Also they didn't say yes or no to the DX12/Vulkan support.. which leaves room for hope:)

ander01se
11-03-16, 08:13 AM
http://www.infoworld.com/article/3042155/microsoft-windows/windows-patch-kb-3139929-when-a-security-update-is-not-a-security-update.html

If Microsoft's documentation is correct, installing Patch Tuesday's KB 3139929 security update for Internet Explorer also installs a new Windows 10 ad-generating routine called KB 3146449.

Many people -- present company included -- feel that putting an ad generator inside a security patch crosses way over the line. In fact, you have to ask yourself if there are any lines any more.

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Microsoft lays it all out in black and white in its inimitable, most obfuscatory way.

This month's MS16-023 security patch for Internet Explorer, KB 3139929, says:

This security update resolves several reported vulnerabilities in Internet Explorer. The most severe of these vulnerabilities could allow remote code execution if a user views a specially crafted webpage in Internet Explorer… Additionally, this security update includes several nonsecurity-related fixes for Internet Explorer.

Later in the same KB article, Microsoft lists six "nonsecurity-related fixes that are included in this security update," including this:

3146449 Updated Internet Explorer 11 capabilities to upgrade Windows 8.1 and Windows 7

If you then look at KB 3146449, you see:

This update adds functionality to Internet Explorer 11 on some computers that lets users learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10.

According to one of my sources, this new user education works like this:

On non-domain joined machines this adds a blue banner when a user opens a "New Tab" saying "Microsoft recommends upgrading to Windows 10"

It's important to note that KB 3146449 is not installed separately. You can't remove it. If you look in your installed updates list, KB 3146449 doesn't appear. Instead, it's baked into the IE security patch KB 3139929. The only way to get rid of the new advertising inside Internet Explorer 11 is to remove the security patch entirely.

AskWoody.com poster Annemarie explains it like this:

On Dutch security-forum http://www.security.nl user Spiff states:

Overigens, na installatie van KB3139929 is geen individuele KB3146449 te vinden in Geschiedenis van updates en in Geļnstalleerde updates. Het na installatie van KB3139929 verwijderen van KB3146449 is dus geen optie.

Which translates as: after installing KB3139929 there is no individual KB3146449 to be found in Installed Updates nor in Update History. Installing KB3139929 and then afterwards removing KB3146449 does not seem to be an option.

Basically an "upgrade to windows 10" spam function to Win 7-8.

Doomslayer
11-03-16, 08:37 AM
http://www.infoworld.com/article/3042155/microsoft-windows/windows-patch-kb-3139929-when-a-security-update-is-not-a-security-update.html

Basically an "upgrade to windows 10" spam function to Win 7-8.

Another reason why not to run Auto Update on Windows 8.1/7

If people think that is bad, It's only going to get worse, Why can't Microsoft understand not everyone wants to upgrade to Windows 10, Some people are happy with older OS.

Hell there would have to be people who would still be using Windows XP & Vista.

xnax2802
11-03-16, 08:41 AM
http://www.infoworld.com/article/3042155/microsoft-windows/windows-patch-kb-3139929-when-a-security-update-is-not-a-security-update.html



Basically an "upgrade to windows 10" spam function to Win 7-8.

Punishment for actually using IE :D

ander01se
11-03-16, 09:44 AM
http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/166793-Diablo-2-Suddenly-Gets-Another-Patch

SPS
14-03-16, 01:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPT4-nRP7Bk

http://sulon.com/blog/sulon-q-sneak-peak

WYP
14-03-16, 01:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPT4-nRP7Bk

http://sulon.com/blog/sulon-q-sneak-peak

just beat me too it!!!

SPS
14-03-16, 02:19 PM
just beat me too it!!!

Ha :)

jimma47
15-03-16, 12:03 AM
Cross platform network play coming soon? I imagine this means if you have the same game on PC or XBone or potentially PS4 then you can play online against each other. Whilst it doesn't specifically mention PS Network - would be living the dream if it works.

Looks like Rocket League will be the first officially supported title. Might have to jump on board I know it's pretty popular on this forum.

Xbox Wire release attached.
http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/14/letter-chris-charla-idxbox-updates-gdc/ (http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/14/letter-chris-charla-idxbox-updates-gdc/)

NeverBackDown
15-03-16, 12:43 AM
Cross platform network play coming soon? I imagine this means if you have the same game on PC or XBone or potentially PS4 then you can play online against each other. Whilst it doesn't specifically mention PS Network - would be living the dream if it works.

Looks like Rocket League will be the first officially supported title. Might have to jump on board I know it's pretty popular on this forum.

Xbox Wire release attached.
http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/14/letter-chris-charla-idxbox-updates-gdc/ (http://news.xbox.com/2016/03/14/letter-chris-charla-idxbox-updates-gdc/)

From what I understand, MS isn't making strict guidelines on it, just supporting the ability through servers it seems like so really the hard work must be done on the developer side. Seeing as DX12 already requires more work for a team, I don't know how popular this will be. Although it should be made slightly easier with Xbox/W10 considering they both run W10(albeit ones a custom version) iirc and use DX12

NeverBackDown
15-03-16, 12:58 AM
More Total War Warhammer news!

http://wiki.totalwar.com/images/thumb/d/d6/TWWH_Emp_Siege_Watermarked.jpg/700px-TWWH_Emp_Siege_Watermarked.jpg
TWW is the next DX12 game, teaming up with AMD to help implement the feature in the future. Announced at GDC

“Creative Assembly has chosen AMD as exclusive GPU partner to bring Total War: Warhammer as a DirectX 12 game to market.”

http://www.gamersnexus.net/news-pc/2349-amd-and-total-warhammer-enter-dx12-partnership

TPC
15-03-16, 01:00 AM
http://pics.computerbase.de/7/1/1/6/2/1-1080.1841025489.jpg

Just now AMD have revealed the Radeon Pro Duo. It's supposed to have up to 16 TFLOPS of compute power and is specially marketed towards VR-Software developers. That's also why the card has got a "professional" name like this and doesn't fall under the Fury naming scheme.

Earlier this year information about a Dual GPU card was leaked talking about a card with 12 TFLOPS which would have been just more than a 295X2 but now the 16 TFLOPS are official. Which makes sense given a single Fury Nano can reach 8.2 TFLOPS.

http://pics.computerbase.de/7/1/1/6/2/6-1080.890170881.jpg

The Radeon Pro Duo is equipped with a single 120mm radiator with the hose coming out near the I/O. Whether this is the final design featuring a hose that long is unclear.

http://pics.computerbase.de/7/1/1/6/2/2-1080.317981451.jpg

Besides it's size and blackness the 3x 8-Pins are impressive too. Giving it a theoretical max. output of 525W. They surely played the safe card after the 295X2 was stretching the boundaries that much.

Together with the GPU AMD also announced a new VR-Headset featuring a 4.096 × 2.160 display. Closer information is not available. AMD is definitely going all in with this card giving the ultimate performance on a single PCB.

Source (http://www.computerbase.de/2016-03/radeon-pro-duo-vr/)

jimma47
15-03-16, 01:03 AM
From what I understand, MS isn't making strict guidelines on it, just supporting the ability through servers it seems like so really the hard work must be done on the developer side. Seeing as DX12 already requires more work for a team, I don't know how popular this will be. Although it should be made slightly easier with Xbox/W10 considering they both run W10(albeit ones a custom version) iirc and use DX12

Yeah it's a step in the right direction though. Would be great to be able to play against XBone owners or PS4 players. The heavy lifting is done by the console or PC in the game so it really shouldn't be a matter of OS compatibility it's just the multiplayer data that needs to be either in a unified format or translatable.

I guess there would be other things that would need to work for lobbies and matchmaking etc. I have no idea how that side of things works. From a certain point it would make sense for developers for game longevity - if the multi player servers can handle multiple formats then as your active player base for each platform drops you can still have a reasonably active server.

Wraith
15-03-16, 02:10 AM
http://pics.computerbase.de/7/1/1/6/2/1-1080.1841025489.jpg

Just now AMD have revealed the Radeon Pro Duo. It's supposed to have up to 16 TFLOPS of compute power and is specially marketed towards VR-Software developers. That's also why the card has got a "professional" name like this and doesn't fall under the Fury naming scheme.

Earlier this year information about a Dual GPU card was leaked talking about a card with 12 TFLOPS which would have been just more than a 295X2 but now the 16 TFLOPS are official. Which makes sense given a single Fury Nano can reach 8.2 TFLOPS.

http://pics.computerbase.de/7/1/1/6/2/6-1080.890170881.jpg

The Radeon Pro Duo is equipped with a single 120mm radiator with the hose coming out near the I/O. Whether this is the final design featuring a hose that long is unclear.

http://pics.computerbase.de/7/1/1/6/2/2-1080.317981451.jpg

Besides it's size and blackness the 3x 8-Pins are impressive too. Giving it a theoretical max. output of 525W. They surely played the safe card after the 295X2 was stretching the boundaries that much.

Together with the GPU AMD also announced a new VR-Headset featuring a 4.096 × 2.160 display. Closer information is not available. AMD is definitely going all in with this card giving the ultimate performance on a single PCB.

Source (http://www.computerbase.de/2016-03/radeon-pro-duo-vr/)
Epic!! You should be doing news properly it's epic.

Mysterae
16-03-16, 07:29 PM
Not seen it mentioned here yet - Sony have announced their VR solution will be released in October this year at £349.99. Linky (https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/explore/playstation-vr/).

NeverBackDown
20-03-16, 06:40 AM
So pretty cool info imo.. Witcher 3 dialogue was basically all made by an algorithm! Yep.. all 35 hours of dialogue.. in addition some of the animations were done by this same algorithm as well.

Much more detailed information here. Very interesting read:)
http://www.pcgamer.com/most-of-the-witcher-3s-dialogue-scenes-was-animated-by-an-algorithm/

Dicehunter
20-03-16, 03:22 PM
So pretty cool info imo.. Witcher 3 dialogue was basically all made by an algorithm! Yep.. all 35 hours of dialogue.. in addition some of the animations were done by this same algorithm as well.

Much more detailed information here. Very interesting read:)
http://www.pcgamer.com/most-of-the-witcher-3s-dialogue-scenes-was-animated-by-an-algorithm/

You mean the animation not the dialogue, Otherwise that would be in the realms of super advanced A.I ^_^

NeverBackDown
31-03-16, 06:48 AM
Some Cryengine information.
Specs for both videos are the same:
GTX 780 Ti
i7 4770K @ 4.5 Ghz
and 24GB of system memory.

In DX11, performance differences from Cryengine 3 to Cryengine 5.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMdNg7lTkgQ

Safe to say, you get about substantial performance improvement. Outside of FPS, the video shows constantly it uses about 1.8GB of vram in CE5, whereas in the older one, uses about 2.1GB. In addition uses less system memory. Oh and before you all say CE5 looks worse, they enabled volumetric fog/clouds. So it looks less worse(admittedly) but turning it off would make them the same visually.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dOe0zxC7ZQ

This on the other hand is for DX12 vs DX11. Once again you see the DX12 performance actually worse for Nvidia. Could be because the engine is still fairly new so Nvidia don't have any drivers for it, however seeing as how Nvidia haven't improved performance at all with DX12 content and seemingly are always losing a couple FPS, i don't expect much. Lack of Async shader support is obviously affecting them.

Sadly no AMD hardware was tested, some users are reporting issues with AMD GPUs running this benchmark. It's probably Crytek's issue since it's so new. Though AMD don't have a driver for it so who knows really.

Source: http://www.tweaktown.com/news/51324/cryengine-compared-against-3-dx11-vs-dx12-showdown/index.html

SPS
31-03-16, 07:38 AM
They are finally making it happen, anyone can use their Xbox One in dev kit mode.
Though not sure why they are limiting it to 1GB.

http://www.polygon.com/2016/3/30/11318568/xbox-one-dev-kit

NeverBackDown
01-04-16, 04:44 AM
AMD have announced a new FirePro card using the latest GCn architecture, Fiji. To add on to that, it's a X2 card, meaning two Fiji cores on one PCB. Clocked at 850mhz to stay within the 300watt TDP limit. Since it's Fiji, it also uses HBM and again since a dual GPU, has total 8GB of vram.

It is aimed at squarely HPC FP32 applications. A niche market yes, however since it is the undisputed FP32 GPU in regards to performance, being in this niche market means anyone looking for a FP32 card, really only has this as the only option. Seeing as AMD in HPC don't have majority market share, it can only boost there sales.

http://images.anandtech.com/doci/10209/AMD%20FirePro%20S9300%20x2%20Launch%20Deck-%2003%2031%202016-page-011_575px.jpg


More info in link below.
Source: http://www.anandtech.com/show/10209/amd-announces-firepro-s9300-x2

Tolemac
22-04-16, 12:31 PM
Rocket League is free to play on steam this weekend as well as offers on DLC for games :)

NeverBackDown
26-04-16, 02:46 AM
http://static1.gamespot.com/uploads/screen_kubrick/1365/13658182/2954371-trailer_totalwarwarhammer_chaos_20151022.jpg

Total War Warhammer will be using Denuvo.
Despite the bad rep with Denuvo, it's not as bad as people complain about on the internet(as is most things). CA as per usual quickly addressed all concerns regarding it. Nothing has changed from last games, as all last games have used DRM protection as well(as is Steam itself).
Here's the wiki link
http://wiki.totalwar.com/w/Denuvo:_Questions_and_Answers


Addressing modding, it does not effect modding. While they don't openly support it(because licesning agreements with GW), they don't openly say you can't either. Which in turn means no mod kits so mods won't be as easy but still doable. It's rumored that CA are asking GW if a toolkit could be made for modders. But time will tell.
On a personal note, I can understand why CA has chosen Denuvo, protecting there hard earned work and all. It's also proven to be the most effective, but the way they structure there engines, non-moddable vs moddable,(code/engine vs user addressable's (custom units/stats/maps)) allows Denuvo to be less "intrusive" as people have reported.

Warchild
26-04-16, 08:54 AM
Just came across this little snippet of info

The European Commission has stated that anti-ad-blocker technology, which prevents access to websites unless ad-blockers are disabled, could fall foul of the same law that resulted in the cookie pop-up permission dialogue - and a privacy campaigner has indicated he plans to launch a series of legal battles to see that enforced.

Could hurt quite a lot of hardworking legit websites.

Source (https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160421/07271134233/guy-argues-that-anti-ad-blocker-systems-violate-eu-privacy-laws.shtml)

NeverBackDown
05-05-16, 06:13 PM
More Warhammer news!

CA have confirmed(as I mentioned was rumored several weeks back) that they will be officially supporting mods.

Official Mod Support & Steam Workshop for Total War: WARHAMMER!
Back when we originally announced Total War: WARHAMMER, we explained that we wouldn't be able to support the game with official mod tools, as unlike other TW games, it wasn't just our game we were making this time.
However, I'm pleased to say that both Creative Assembly and Games Workshop have been working away on the paperwork over the last few months to see if we actually could get both the Assembly Kit and Steam Workshop support added to the title. And the good news is, we have.
We are aiming for this to be available from launch on day one, you will be able to:


Here is a sneak peak of the new Total War Launcher.
https://15254b2dcaab7f5478ab-24461f391e20b7336331d5789078af53.ssl.cf1.rackcdn.c om/totalwar.vanillaforums.com/editor/ri/j5lphzk95h59.png

CA have confirmed that Radious/Dresden/Magnar (most popular TW modders) already are working on some mods for the game's launch.
Radious working on... well radious mod
Dresden working on Regional Occ. mod to alter the new rules
and lastly Magnar working on Legendary Lords starting locations.

Source: https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172689/official-mod-support-steam-workshop-for-total-war-warhammer/p1

Alongside the new Chaos Warriors DLC being free for one week after release(source: here (https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/172345/kholek-suneater-lets-play-plus-early-adopter-news/p1)), CA are really trying to get positive views back onto TW, after many (unwarranted)complaints. This is shaping up to be the best TW game ever made imo. Hopefully launch performance is good as well.

Warchild
10-05-16, 09:03 AM
So Nvidia have explained their founders edition of the new GTX 1080 card and whoopdy doo. It is simply the reference card.

reference card = Founders edition

No binned chips, no higher clocks, no difference at all.

Their claim that the premium 100 bucks ontop of the standard price is because their cooler is premium quality. I do agree on that, their stock cooler is outstanding but it does make me laugh that AIB will be selling their cards cheaper than the reference.

source (http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/geforce-gtx-1070-1080-founders-edition-explained.html)

DarthDudo
10-05-16, 10:43 AM
So Nvidia have explained their founders edition of the new GTX 1080 card and whoopdy doo. It is simply the reference card.

reference card = Founders edition

No binned chips, no higher clocks, no difference at all.

Their claim that the premium 100 bucks ontop of the standard price is because their cooler is premium quality. I do agree on that, their stock cooler is outstanding but it does make me laugh that AIB will be selling their cards cheaper than the reference.

source (http://www.guru3d.com/news-story/geforce-gtx-1070-1080-founders-edition-explained.html)


They won't all be lower cost than the founders edition I would bet higher end models like the Gigabyte Xtreme etc will actually be more expensive then the founders edition.

This is a very smart move, Nvidia already have the lions share of the market in order for them to maximize profits they are introducing the same full fat GP104 Chip at 2 price points, what is essentially now the 980ti price bracket and upper end of the 980 prices, they also have the lower end GP104 chip in the 1070, from a business and marketing aspect this is a really interesting launch.

Tolemac
13-05-16, 01:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrv_ezKNSX8&ab_channel=IvanKuzkin

Dicehunter
14-05-16, 03:57 AM
1080's with AIO's will be clocked at around 2.50GHz :O

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/52117/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-arrive-liquid-cooled-version-2-5ghz/index.html

NeverBackDown
14-05-16, 04:55 AM
1080's with AIO's will be clocked at around 2.50GHz :O

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/52117/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1080-arrive-liquid-cooled-version-2-5ghz/index.html

That's the advantage with FinFET. MUCH MUCH easier to clock higher due to it's inherently superior design with leakage and voltage control/gate switching. I'm not really surprised tbh

Dicehunter
16-05-16, 04:16 PM
Don't know how real this is but GGF Lan just posted a pic of the RAMPAGE V EDITION 10 on facebook, Seems to have gotten mixed comments.

Personally I think Asus are definitely going down the tacky route :(

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13240531_10154018154786413_1118680001995229873_n.j pg?oh=c18d610c3d2347ce1bb1066688276c3d&oe=57A4C0E5

Wraith
16-05-16, 04:37 PM
I think when people said "oh I want this colour" or "needs RGB LEDs" manufacturers listened maybe a little too much.. KISS is the best way, that board would be sexy as hell if it didn't have all the OTT branding and accent lighting everywhere.

Greenback
16-05-16, 04:39 PM
I see these boards and think I wish I could afford to spend that much, but in this case and even though I freely admit to being asus all the way I'm glad I can't afford it

Dicehunter
16-05-16, 04:48 PM
I think when people said "oh I want this colour" or "needs RGB LEDs" manufacturers listened maybe a little too much.. KISS is the best way, that board would be sexy as hell if it didn't have all the OTT branding and accent lighting everywhere.

After I get my 5960X I'll be sticking with the original RVE as long as possible as everything coming out looks like cheap and tacky 80's toys.

Wraith
16-05-16, 05:10 PM
After I get my 5960X I'll be sticking with the original RVE as long as possible as everything coming out looks like cheap and tacky 80's toys.
I swear just of late it's only EVGA and maybe 1 Gigabyte board that would get my money, everyone else has gone dragon, carbon, RGB mental! (excluding the Sabranco and X-Power) OK maybe 4 boards I like.

Still the over branding and lights are getting ridiculous, everything is starting to look like those childrens trainers with the flashing lights in the sole.

Dicehunter
16-05-16, 06:03 PM
I swear just of late it's only EVGA and maybe 1 Gigabyte board that would get my money, everyone else has gone dragon, carbon, RGB mental! (excluding the Sabranco and X-Power) OK maybe 4 boards I like.

Still the over branding and lights are getting ridiculous, everything is starting to look like those childrens trainers with the flashing lights in the sole.

The only decent boards IMO are the stealthy looking armoured Sabertooth boards, Pretty much all of EVGA's boards and the current RVE, This RGB nonsense has made good looking boards look cheap and tacky.

WYP
16-05-16, 06:17 PM
TBH you can turn off the lights and it will be all black.

Dicehunter
16-05-16, 06:19 PM
TBH you can turn off the lights and it will be all black.

Yeah but still all the red is gone so ROG is no longer ROG :(

xnax2802
16-05-16, 09:26 PM
Yeah but still all the red is gone so ROG is no longer ROG :(

Then set the lights to be static and red?

I swear, every time I hear someone complain about the aesthetics of flashing lights or RGB, I catch a small amount of their stupidity..

Disclaimer: Note that I didn't say anything about added cost, OTT branding or tacky plastic (I've had people twist my words in that particular way before). I'm simply stating that one cannot complain purely about the aesthetics of RGB lighting without looking like a complete idiot.

Dicehunter
16-05-16, 09:28 PM
Then set the lights to be static and red?

I swear, every time I hear someone complain about the aesthetics of flashing lights or RGB, I catch a small amount of their stupidity..

Disclaimer: Note that I didn't say anything about added cost, OTT branding or tacky plastic (I've had people twist my words in that particular way before). I'm simply stating that one cannot complain purely about the aesthetics of RGB lighting without looking like a complete idiot.

From everything I have seen so far the orange lights are not RGB.

No stupidity, Just common sense, Do you honestly think I wouldn't just switch the lights to red if it was possible ?

If it is full RGB and not just orange then I might consider it.

Wraith
16-05-16, 11:27 PM
OK so here's some quick news??... Alright I confess it's more of a hint of a hint, but by the power of Greyskull I hope it happens.

So as we know Doom is a master piece and very much the shooter many have waited for especially us older boys and girls and ID delivered!

Well some hint/speculation has been revealed by Tweaktown stating that ID software are now recruiting 12 new developers (programmers and artists) for their Texas office and also 5 positions at their Germany office.
I've had a jolly good scout and can confirm the findings and I'm very excited if the advertised information if 100%
"id Software is looking for a Senior Physics & Simulation Programmer to work as part of a development team on legendary id game properties like DOOM and QUAKE, developing physics and simulation technology for the game industry’s most advanced engine technology. This position requires engaging in a proactive, high energy development environment on our core technology team. "

Now taking this into account and also taking into account ids most celebrated titles we have already had so far including Wolfenstein, Rage & Doom so with that in mind that only leaves Quake!! Please gaming gods let this be so!

Source: Tweaktown, (http://www.tweaktown.com/news/52148/new-id-software-job-listing-hints-quake-reboot/index.html)
Proofing: Zenimax Careers, (https://jobs.zenimax.com/locations/view/1)Germany Posts (https://jobs.zenimax.com/locations/view/49)

xnax2802
17-05-16, 12:03 AM
From everything I have seen so far the orange lights are not RGB.

No stupidity, Just common sense, Do you honestly think I wouldn't just switch the lights to red if it was possible ?

If it is full RGB and not just orange then I might consider it.

I just assumed Asus had listened to the comunity and not put yet another board with RGB lighting AND a non-changeable colour into production...

I apologise for my rude behaviour in my previous post, as I had clearly misunderstood your point of view. I'm just so fed up with people not understanding the point of RGB.

jimma47
17-05-16, 06:00 AM
OK so here's some quick news??... Alright I confess it's more of a hint of a hint, but by the power of Greyskull I hope it happens.

So as we know Doom is a master piece and very much the shooter many have waited for especially us older boys and girls and ID delivered!

Well some hint/speculation has been revealed by Tweaktown stating that ID software are now recruiting 12 new developers (programmers and artists) for their Texas office and also 5 positions at their Germany office.
I've had a jolly good scout and can confirm the findings and I'm very excited if the advertised information if 100%


Now taking this into account and also taking into account ids most celebrated titles we have already had so far including Wolfenstein, Rage & Doom so with that in mind that only leaves Quake!! Please gaming gods let this be so!

Source: Tweaktown, (http://www.tweaktown.com/news/52148/new-id-software-job-listing-hints-quake-reboot/index.html)
Proofing: Zenimax Careers, (https://jobs.zenimax.com/locations/view/1)Germany Posts (https://jobs.zenimax.com/locations/view/49)

Really hope it's Quake. Love the Wolfensteins but haven't had a crack at DOOM yet. I absolutely loved Quake 4 and can't quite believe it's been over ten years...

Damien c
17-05-16, 07:38 AM
I would love a new quake but I hope it doesn't have any sort of enhanced movement like the new doom game does, and whilst I have not tried the new doom game I personally will not play it because it should have been kept original not made to be like, the new cod games where people are complaining about the enhanced movement system.

remember300
17-05-16, 11:25 PM
People will complain no matter what if they kept it the way it was then people would say it's out dated as they have updated it people are moaning it's not like the old days ... enjoy it for the game it is with the lore of doom don't compare it to the old doom if you are go back to win 95 or what ever it was bundled with and stop moaning.

NeverBackDown
19-05-16, 01:15 AM
Don't know if anyone has read much about DX12 and the 1080, but seems like yet again no Async support, just better Pre-emption along with Dynamic Load Balancing(Maxwell had a static version). This is what gives the 1080 better DX12 performance, but barely so. Also why it hardly beats the FX in DX12 content so far.

Source:
http://wccftech.com/nvidia-gtx-1080-async-compute-detailed/

I know no one likes WCCFT, but to be honest this article actually has credit to it. Unlike all there rumor articles.

Wraith
19-05-16, 01:24 AM
Don't know if anyone has read much about DX12 and the 1080, but seems like yet again no Async support, just better Pre-emption along with Dynamic Load Balancing(Maxwell had a static version). This is what gives the 1080 better DX12 performance, but barely so. Also why it hardly beats the FX in DX12 content so far.

Source:
http://wccftech.com/nvidia-gtx-1080-async-compute-detailed/

I know no one likes WCCFT, but to be honest this article actually has credit to it. Unlike all there rumor articles.
Same argument could be said regarding double point floating precision, we know AMD excel at it and Nvidia struggles, then we could also bring up Intels ability to leap forward with much higher IPCs than AMD.. Each manufacturer has there strengths and weaknesses.

NeverBackDown
19-05-16, 04:37 AM
Same argument could be said regarding double point floating precision, we know AMD excel at it and Nvidia struggles, then we could also bring up Intels ability to leap forward with much higher IPCs than AMD.. Each manufacturer has there strengths and weaknesses.

Yes but people were expecting huge advances from Nvidia regarding DX12 and Async Compute. This and other reviews show it's not the case and Nvidia more than likely won't support it on a hardware level in the future, which really hurts them tbh. DX12 isn't going away and no amount Pre-emption or Dynamic loading can beat Concurrent processing. I wasn't dismissing Nvidia, just getting the info out, it's a quick news thread after all;)

SPS
19-05-16, 07:36 AM
Async compute is alright, it's worth doing if you can but not going to get HUGE gains.

NeverBackDown
19-05-16, 08:00 AM
Async compute is alright, it's worth doing if you can but not going to get HUGE gains.

Well for Nvidia that would be the case. For AMD you get massive gains. Being apart of DX12 main features, it certainly will be getting used. While it takes a little more work, it really pays off. And with Nvidia, they don't really need more work to be done. The GPU handles it itself along with the driver (although Pascal is via hardware). Dx12 is in early stages as are the Games using them. However as they get more mature, you can expect performance from using it to increase much more. As it is now, many devs are still learning it, so again some time is needed

Excalabur50
19-05-16, 09:31 AM
Here's some info on Pascal and I think people are going to be surprised

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmsfw9GnWUY

SPS
19-05-16, 10:35 AM
Well for Nvidia that would be the case. For AMD you get massive gains. Being apart of DX12 main features, it certainly will be getting used. While it takes a little more work, it really pays off. And with Nvidia, they don't really need more work to be done. The GPU handles it itself along with the driver (although Pascal is via hardware). Dx12 is in early stages as are the Games using them. However as they get more mature, you can expect performance from using it to increase much more. As it is now, many devs are still learning it, so again some time is needed

I have profiled async compute on GCN hardware.

NeverBackDown
19-05-16, 04:05 PM
I have profiled async compute on GCN hardware.

ok?
While for you it didn't work well, looking at AotS you can see it has a clearly huge jump in performance. It has a lot of variables that factor into it. While a simple implementation will get you a little bit more performance, it still has a lot of potential for more, but I am not blind, I know(you can tell easily looking at the games) it has no performance gains to a lot of it. Like I said before, going to take time.

SPS
19-05-16, 04:24 PM
ok?
While for you it didn't work well, looking at AotS you can see it has a clearly huge jump in performance. It has a lot of variables that factor into it. While a simple implementation will get you a little bit more performance, it still has a lot of potential for more, but I am not blind, I know(you can tell easily looking at the games) it has no performance gains to a lot of it. Like I said before, going to take time.

Meaning I'm going to take first hand experience over what you claim.

Wraith
19-05-16, 04:30 PM
Here's some info on Pascal and I think people are going to be surprised

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmsfw9GnWUY
Damn Son! What has AMD done, the latest Crimson stuff is proper borked.. that Fury X fell hard in that DX12 Rise bench.

NeverBackDown
19-05-16, 04:49 PM
Meaning I'm going to take first hand experience over what you claim.

You can take that experience, never said you couldn't. I'm telling what we can see in the games that are shipping. And again, like i said, it's only going to get better as things mature. I'm not spewing out random facts, it's pretty clear what gains we can see. AMD themselves have said about 5-10% improvement as of now for a general case, however AotS is the only one so far that goes beyond that for Async Comp. It's the most mature engine for DX12. You can see where the potential is. You can take your experience, but seeing the facts and AMD backing it up(as have other devs from say Hitman) you can make these "claims".

Don't know why everyone is trying to argue with me.. All I originally reported was that Pascal wasn't supporting Async comp and instead went down the better Pre-emp path with Dynamic loading.. then it gets turned into this and that.
Edit: I've NEVER doubted you SPS, in fact I take your word on this stuff pretty seriously. However take note i'm not disagreeing with you, but that as of now it's not entirely mature and things aren't up to par where they should be. I already said it has none to limited to lots of performance gain as we can see in multiple examples. You've attested to the limited gains, i don't doubt it. You can see that now in games, but in others you don't. Just going to take time where as a whole Async will improve performance across the board. Just apparently a lot more time.

SPS
19-05-16, 05:11 PM
You can take that experience, never said you couldn't. I'm telling what we can see in the games that are shipping. And again, like i said, it's only going to get better as things mature. I'm not spewing out random facts, it's pretty clear what gains we can see. AMD themselves have said about 5-10% improvement as of now for a general case, however AotS is the only one so far that goes beyond that for Async Comp. It's the most mature engine for DX12. You can see where the potential is. You can take your experience, but seeing the facts and AMD backing it up(as have other devs from say Hitman) you can make these "claims".

Don't know why everyone is trying to argue with me.. All I originally reported was that Pascal wasn't supporting Async comp and instead went down the better Pre-emp path with Dynamic loading.. then it gets turned into this and that.
Edit: I've NEVER doubted you SPS, in fact I take your word on this stuff pretty seriously. However take note i'm not disagreeing with you, but that as of now it's not entirely mature and things aren't up to par where they should be. I already said it has none to limited to lots of performance gain as we can see in multiple examples. You've attested to the limited gains, i don't doubt it. You can see that now in games, but in others you don't. Just going to take time where as a whole Async will improve performance across the board. Just apparently a lot more time.

All I'm saying is take things with a pinch of salt. It's hard for you to know without graphics debugging/profiling tools where gains are made. Of course AMD are going to make the most out of it from a marketing stand point. Async compute definitely has it's uses, but also has it's restrictions.

I don't think people are arguing with you, I'm certainly not. If you post about AMD doing this and that better than NVidia, then of course people are going to play Devil's advocate, this is a discussion board after all. :)

NeverBackDown
19-05-16, 05:42 PM
All I'm saying is take things with a pinch of salt. It's hard for you to know without graphics debugging/profiling tools where gains are made. Of course AMD are going to make the most out of it from a marketing stand point. Async compute definitely has it's uses, but also has it's restrictions.

I don't think people are arguing with you, I'm certainly not. If you post about AMD doing this and that better than NVidia, then of course people are going to play Devil's advocate, this is a discussion board after all. :)

I didn't post about AMD doing better until others started too.. I just originally said Nvidia are foregoing Async and are doing the other route of Pre-emp and Dynamic loading to better hide there inability to do it. It helps them lose less performance, which is good for them. It's just not as effective as Async is, but if it doesn't hurt them or really help them much(for now) then it's not that big of a deal. What made it a big deal is that before Pascal launched, everyone was so hyped for better DX12 performance because of Async comp, but that article just proves that wrong. That's why I reported it:)

Wraith
19-05-16, 05:58 PM
I didn't post about AMD doing better until others started too.. I just originally said Nvidia are foregoing Async and are doing the other route of Pre-emp and Dynamic loading to better hide there inability to do it. It helps them lose less performance, which is good for them. It's just not as effective as Async is, but if it doesn't hurt them or really help them much(for now) then it's not that big of a deal. What made it a big deal is that before Pascal launched, everyone was so hyped for better DX12 performance because of Async comp, but that article just proves that wrong. That's why I reported it:)
It's not really a case of Nvidia hiding their "inability" to do Asyncronous Computing, they could if they wanted to just change things with firmware updates or driver integration later. It's just that Pascal does it differently and it's efficient for Nvidia to do it their way with Pascal. We are looking at infant cards right now that will mature brilliantly. The AMD/NVIDIA battle is on :cool:

Amd release new cards with perfect Async it's a win for them? maybe, but Nvidia will just come back with RAW power and steal the show "Again" the 1080 is already proof of the middle ground raw power, the numbers for 1070 are looking mighty tasty too.. 1080Ti? ZEN? Polaris? Exciting times ahead.

To have a debate right at this very moment in time when we the consumers are only limited by reviewer details and sketchy roadmaps while fun and often entertaining is futile..

NeverBackDown
19-05-16, 06:57 PM
No they have some ability to do it.. however it's pretty bad. It's not something you can change via firmware or drivers either. It's a hardware implementation. That is why they instead are focusing on Pre-emption and the Dynamic Loading. They improved those methods so it helps reduce the time it takes to process either compute or graphic workloads. It still has to pause and switch tasks though, so it's still inferior than doing Parallel processing and is not as efficient. It's more efficient for Pascal, however previous gen Maxwell(and before) do not get the improved Pre-emp or Dynamic Loading because it was a hardware update. So really Pascal is the only one who gets better at it. Previous cards will continue to suffer the reported loss of FPS in DX12.

Raw power is great yes, however, if you have to pause so often between tasks, comes to a point where doing them at the same time but say slightly slower, is more efficient. Besides, the 1080/1070 aren't that great of a leap. It's nothing that exciting about it. They could have done waaaay more but did not. With 16nm and FinFET, they basically slightly updated Maxwell, and then clocked the nuts off it. I posted another article in a different thread that discussed all this, once you read it from that perspective, you realize that we've seen it many a time previously.

AMD doesn't really have much to do with this tbh... I wasn't even talking about Polaris.. They have had Async since 2011, in comparison yes it is perfect to Nvidia. But that's not the point I was making.

Unless Nvidia are creating a secret Asnyc driver and aren't saying anything, this stands true. However I really doubt it. Why would they waste there time and money on improving there PreE/DynL when they could have implemented Async directly? it's just wasting transistors that could have gone to something else

Wraith
19-05-16, 07:09 PM
But if AMD have had Async since 2011... why are they so far behind.. NVIDIA..

WYP
19-05-16, 07:11 PM
Please remember guys that this is the quick news thread, if you want a long conversation on a particular topic please make a dedicated thread.

This thread is for quickly delivering some interesting tidbits of news and allowing the forums to send some quick responses and thoughts on the issue. The whole point of this thread is for it to be a quick read.

thanks.

NeverBackDown
23-05-16, 05:14 AM
So some early DX12 benchmarks were released for Warhammer over on PCWorld.

http://images.techhive.com/images/article/2016/05/total-war-warhammer-perf-100662439-large.png

AMD takes the DX12 crown here as well. Keep in mind that neither AMD/Nvidia have official Warhammer drivers for the game or the DX12 version either. However based off previous titles, I don't expect this to change. Due to AMDs better Async Compute performance(warhammer uses this). Unfortunately not many cards were tested here(i feel on purpose, but different matter all together).

Source: PCWorld (http://www.pcworld.com/article/3073538/software-games/total-war-warhammer-directx-12-performance-preview-radeon-reigns-supreme.html)

http://cdn.idigitaltimes.com/sites/idigitaltimes.com/files/2016/05/11/civilization-6.jpg
To avoid double posting(not sure if permitted here for different news??) I'll add some info about Civilzation 6
In an interview with IGN, Civilization 6’s Art Director Brian Busatti, talked about many new features.
Bigger unit sizes: Can tell size difference between Warrior and Archer for example whether zoomed in/out.
Greater detail up close: Higher unit variation, such as Pikemen looking different depending on the culture of the faction.
NEW UI: Updated UI to an Age of Exploration, like 15th/16th century. Compasses, etc.
One of the biggest new features: Fog of war. Replacing the old Cloud system in Civ V, it now has function behind it, although details aren't announced yet.
Day/Night Cycle: This feature was implemented SOLELY because of the Fog of War. You can tell they are serious... also leads into more "ideas" later on. Hinting expanded features for DLC/Expansions.

Source: IGN (http://www.ign.com/articles/2016/05/13/how-firaxis-will-redefine-civilizations-art-style-in-civ-6-ign-first)

Tolemac
24-05-16, 10:25 AM
WOW beta give away https://blizzard-en.wishpond.com/wow-legion/

steverebo
26-05-16, 03:25 PM
http://hothardware.com/gallery/NewsItem/37518?image=big_evga-1080-sc-1.jpg&tag=&p=1

Warchild
27-05-16, 01:53 PM
Here is some interesting info for you. We have been announced prices of AIB here in Norway

all prices from komplett.no which is our biggest e-tailer here

Reference (founders) 7600nok - £597.48
Asus rog strix - 7500Nok - £589.62
MSI Gaming X - 8099Nok - £631.53
EVGA w ACX 3.0 - 6599Nok - £518.79

And before you start calling them cheap remember our currency crashed and the pound gained strength. 8000Nok for a card is f*****g crazy. I think im skipping the entire Pascal series.

Maybe saying farewell to Nvidia for the first time in 10years

edit.. i wouldnt be surprised if these are reference boards with aftermarket coolers. No specs are given yet, just prices.

NeverBackDown
28-05-16, 05:19 AM
Looks like TWW is REALLY benefiting from DX12. As expected for the TW series which is known for CPU limitations. DX12 was made for this game it seems.

DX11
http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/JhxofSA9GKEEcxZ3Wdj69b.png

DX12
http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/wDXeenueCnQWjiyUmWMehc.png

Fury X: Nearly 30FPS avg increase.
1080: About 25FPS increase.
Biggest gains I noticed right off the bat. Insane!
AMD certainly benefits once again more than nvidia in regards to DX12. For example, taking two evenly matched GPUs, 970vs390. You can see from the API switch, 970 only manages to gain ~8FPS. In comparison to the 390s ~22FPS increase.. impressive to say the least, even managed to beat out the 980.

What i think is interesting the most, this is the first title that Nvidia doesn't either suffer or gain 0 performance from switching the APIs. This comes down to the CPU limits. However I still feel the engine itself is inherently limited rather than the CPU, evidenced by shown below.

DX11 CPU:
http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/z8ExJ5ptM7gMmY8QxZN4oB.png

DX12 CPU:
http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/XxhXDJKP2x6Z9jPMP7XgjD.png

Again mighty impressive. Looks like CA and DX12 are really getting along!
Post is getting little long for a quick news post.. so MUCH more info found over on good'ol PCGamer

Source: http://www.pcgamer.com/total-war-warhammer-benchmarks-strike-fear-into-cpus/

Dicehunter
28-05-16, 09:17 AM
Looks like the 1080 Ti has been leaked on Zotacs site -

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/52291/geforce-gtx-1080-ti-teased-zotacs-firestorm-oc-software/index.html

ander01se
01-06-16, 03:07 PM
Samsung
Stamp sized 128, 256 and 512GB BGA NVMe SSD (PCI Express)
20 x 16 x 1.5mm - 1 gram.

Read and write speed 1500 / 900 MB/S

16x V-NAND, a 20nm 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and controller in one package.

http://www.sweclockers.com/nyhet/22209-samsung-gor-ssd-enhet-med-samma-storlek-som-ett-frimarke

Warchild
02-06-16, 01:10 PM
Just came across a countdown for EVGA new cases.

I am really liking these ones

http://www.evga.com/articles/01008/evga-dg-8-cases-coming-soon/

jimma47
02-06-16, 01:13 PM
Just came across a countdown for EVGA new cases.

I am really liking these ones

http://www.evga.com/articles/01008/evga-dg-8-cases-coming-soon/

The bit with the display looks cool. Not sold on the overall design but that's just me.
They certainly look interesting!

Greenback
02-06-16, 01:58 PM
Just came across a countdown for EVGA new cases.

I am really liking these ones

http://www.evga.com/articles/01008/evga-dg-8-cases-coming-soon/

The placement of the front is going to be a bit awkward for anybody who doesn't have the case on their desk and on the right side

Dicehunter
08-06-16, 12:34 PM
Looks like Halo 5 may be coming to PC which begs the question, Why would anyone in the future get a console if all the exclusives go to PC ?

http://www.dsogaming.com/news/halo-5-reported-coming-pc/

Tolemac
08-06-16, 12:39 PM
Looks like Halo 5 may be coming to PC which begs the question, Why would anyone in the future get a console if all the exclusives go to PC ?

http://www.dsogaming.com/news/halo-5-reported-coming-pc/

Says the guy that's just bought an XBONE :p

Warchild
08-06-16, 12:44 PM
Says the guy that's just bought an XBONE :p

Ill have you know my XBONE makes a great lazy netflix player. I just yell at it without a remote and it does stuff!

Never mind that the games are horrible!!!

Dicehunter
08-06-16, 12:55 PM
Says the guy that's just bought an XBONE :p

I actually just got a full refund for my XB1, It's a fun little thing but the 30FPS in most games gave me a headache and eye fatigue which I have never had before.

Tolemac
08-06-16, 01:04 PM
I actually just got a full refund for my XB1, It's a fun little thing but the 30FPS in most games gave me a headache and eye fatigue which I have never had before.

Once a PC Gamer always a PC Gamer ;)

Dicehunter
08-06-16, 01:11 PM
Once a PC Gamer always a PC Gamer ;)

Indeed, 60FPS is fine for me but anything lower and it does weird things to my eyes and OMG the motion blur, The horror, The horrorrrr !

tinytomlogan
08-06-16, 01:18 PM
Indeed, 60FPS is fine for me but anything lower and it does weird things to my eyes and OMG the motion blur, The horror, The horrorrrr !


Where you been hiding?

Doomslayer
08-06-16, 01:34 PM
I actually just got a full refund for my XB1, It's a fun little thing but the 30FPS in most games gave me a headache and eye fatigue which I have never had before.

#PCMasterRace4Life :p

Dicehunter
08-06-16, 01:52 PM
Where you been hiding?

In my special place trying to cool down from the unbearable heat in my flat ^_^

Doomslayer
08-06-16, 01:57 PM
In my special place trying to cool down from the unbearable heat in my flat ^_^

Really dude your moaning about the heat, come and live here during our summers then you can moan about the heat, I'm sorry but you guy know nothing about heat :p

WYP
08-06-16, 01:58 PM
Really dude your moaning about the heat, come and live here during our summers then you can moan about the heat, I'm sorry but you guy know nothing about heat :p

Exactly, we know nothing about heat, so when it comes we are not at all prepared for it!

Dicehunter
08-06-16, 02:05 PM
Really dude your moaning about the heat, come and live here during our summers then you can moan about the heat, I'm sorry but you guy know nothing about heat :p

I'm a cold weather person so anything above 15'c is deathly to me ^_^

Wraith
08-06-16, 02:50 PM
Now then Gentlemen, could you please continue your conversation on the Small Talk & Chit Chat (http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?p=907183#post907183) thread Quick News is no place for it.

Dicehunter
09-06-16, 02:30 AM
3+4 way SLI for the 1080 definitely not happening Nvidia said to PCPER -

blTWGHUvxp4

Tolemac
10-06-16, 01:28 PM
Nvidia 1070 FE are priced at £400 in the UK from Scan and E-buyer with the AIB boards being a little dearer atm at Scan. I suspect this is a ploy to shift the FE first

http://www.ebuyer.com/store/Components/cat/Graphics-Cards-Nvidia/subcat/NVIDIA-GeForce-GTX-1070

https://www.scan.co.uk/shop/computer-hardware/all/gpu-nvidia/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1070

Damien c
13-06-16, 02:15 PM
Don't think it's been posted yet but the price has dropped on the GTX980Ti's to £400 at Overclockers, and £404 at Scan.

The GTX970's are starting at £218 at Overclockers and £230 at Scan.

remember300
14-06-16, 09:42 PM
3+4 way SLI for the 1080 definitely not happening Nvidia said to PCPER -

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Nvidia Have already said the reasons why, if you want more support you can contact them or something for a dev thing.

NeverBackDown
15-06-16, 05:56 AM
So looks like we got more 480 info. ~100watt board power, 60C typical for gaming, faster than an OC 980 and a Nano(tbf just faster), $229 for 8GB models.
In addition, 1080 base clock, 1266 boost clock(that's a pretty good boost imo out of the box) with a total TFlop count of 5.8 compared to 5.9 from 390X.
For IO, 1 hdmi, 3DP.

Slightly more info here.
Source (http://wccftech.com/amd-rx-480-faster-than-nano-980/)

NeverBackDown
15-06-16, 04:06 PM
Zen news!
Codename for server: Naples
So in an exclusive interview with Fudzilla, Lisa Su confirmed for servers they will have a 32 core 64 thread flagship CPU. Will support up to 128 PCI lanes, 32 Sata 3/NVME drives, and have a 16X10GbE controller.

Zen specifics: 32cores/64 threads. 180watt TDP. 64MB L3 cache, divided into 8MB clusters. But each core still has 512KB of its own L3 cache. And finally there will be 2,4,8,16,32 core variants. Release is after Desktop Zen releases.

Source (http://www.fudzilla.com/news/processors/40888-amd-naples-zen-has-32-cores)

chrismjurd
16-06-16, 08:33 AM
steam summer sale starts june 23rd. paypal just announced, had like 4 emails from them telling me so

http://i65.photobucket.com/albums/h217/cliawow/th_paypal.png (http://s65.photobucket.com/user/cliawow/media/paypal.png.html)

SuB
16-06-16, 09:04 AM
steam summer sale starts june 23rd. paypal just announced, had like 4 emails from them telling me so

Really? I'm amazed the date got out this early, the dates are usually NDA'd up the wazoo :S Paypal might have jumped the gun with announcing that...

NeverBackDown
19-06-16, 06:20 PM
http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/ReEds3ge8Q8vMgRFNyhvcj-650-80.png
Gwent from the Witcher 3 is becoming a F2P standalone title. CDPR is aiming for a 10 hour single player campaign with perhaps maybe more expansions in the future. In addition Closed Beta should be starting in September.

Lot more info form the source:)
Source: Click Here (http://www.pcgamer.com/how-gwent-became-a-competitive-card-game-with-singleplayer-campaigns/)

Warchild
20-06-16, 09:33 AM
http://cdn.mos.cms.futurecdn.net/ReEds3ge8Q8vMgRFNyhvcj-650-80.png
Gwent from the Witcher 3 is becoming a F2P standalone title. CDPR is aiming for a 10 hour single player campaign with perhaps maybe more expansions in the future. In addition Closed Beta should be starting in September.

Lot more info form the source:)
Source: Click Here (http://www.pcgamer.com/how-gwent-became-a-competitive-card-game-with-singleplayer-campaigns/)

I'll buy this.

I love the game.

NeverBackDown
21-06-16, 08:39 AM
Don't know if this is legit or not. But the RX480 has been spotted at an OC of 1607mhz from the stock 1266mhz boost clock. Was in 3d mark. Stock cooler btw.


http://cdn.wccftech.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/RX-480-Overclocked-to-1607Mhz.jpg

Source: Here (http://wccftech.com/amd-rx-480-overclocked-1600mhz-cooler-detailed/)

Dicehunter
23-06-16, 01:32 AM
Interesting test with the high bandwidth SLI bridge, Actually makes quite a difference over the standard bridge in some titles.

16FPS average difference between a normal bridge and HB bridge in the Division using 2 x 1080's.

28FPS average difference between a normal bridge and HB bridge in Fallout 4 using 2 x 1080's.

Seeing as Nvidia are only making an HB bridge with support for 2 cards that's going to be a good chunk of performance lost for people who bought more than 2 x 1080's when using the old bridges.

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Dawelio
23-06-16, 01:42 AM
Looks like the 1080 Ti has been leaked on Zotacs site -

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/52291/geforce-gtx-1080-ti-teased-zotacs-firestorm-oc-software/index.html

Perhaps any more news regarding the 1080Ti? Do we know when it will potentially be released?...

Dicehunter
23-06-16, 02:19 AM
Perhaps any more news regarding the 1080Ti? Do we know when it will potentially be released?...

The P100 is being released Q1 of 2017 so I imagine we'll get the Pascal Titan and 980 Ti in Q2 2017.

Dawelio
23-06-16, 07:16 AM
The P100 is being released Q1 of 2017 so I imagine we'll get the Pascal Titan and 980 Ti in Q2 2017.

Pascal Titan and 1080Ti in Q2 2017, I assume you mean? :p... So it's that far away yeah?. I thought the Ti ususally came out 6 months after the release of the "original" one, ie the 1080.

Warchild
23-06-16, 11:56 AM
Pascal Titan and 1080Ti in Q2 2017, I assume you mean? :p... So it's that far away yeah?. I thought the Ti ususally came out 6 months after the release of the "original" one, ie the 1080.

Nvidia release it only when they need to beat AMD's offering. Otherwise they can delay it and continuously tweak it, when necessary.

NeverBackDown
23-06-16, 06:26 PM
http://wccftech.com/amd-rx-480-gaming-benchmarks-leaked/

So leaked information on 480. Videos with FRAPS overlay. Probably be taken down soon, so take some pictures;)

Excalabur50
25-06-16, 11:46 PM
Changes are being made to Windows 10 anniversary edition which will allow you to link your Windows ID code/ number to your Microsoft account which should make life easier read on
http://www.bing.com/news/apiclick.aspx?ref=BDIGeneric&aid=C98EA5B0842DBB9405BBF071E1DA7651077B1B5B&tid=53A86B99B3494689A9B99A68D0C63902&url=http%3a%2f%2fwww.zdnet.com%2farticle%2fmicroso ft-tweaks-activation-rules-for-the-windows-10-anniversary-update%2f&c=5440083687334656859&mkt=en-au
I think this is a great idea no more ringing Microsoft for activation screwups and the like

NeverBackDown
29-06-16, 08:07 PM
http://wiki.totalwar.com/images/a/ac/FLC_Array_FINAL.jpg

Update/Patch 1 is coming out tomorrow at 2PM BST on 30 June 2016.
Includes the first FLC, Blood Knights for the VC faction.

But most importantly, DX12 support(sorta in beta mode) comes tomorrow alongside a built in benchmark available in DX11/12 so you can compare between the two. Shame it comes a day after the 480 reviews... but anyway here are patch notes and DX12 information.
Patch Notes: Here (http://wiki.totalwar.com/w/Total_War_WARHAMMER_Update_1)
DX12 log: and here (http://wiki.totalwar.com/w/Total_War_WARHAMMER_DirectX_12_System_Requirements )

Should add they said this quite a bit, AMD will gain MORE(depending on PC specs and GPUs relative performance) performance from DX12 than Nvidia, because they use the Asnyc Comp engines built into GCN. Asnyc is going to be heavily used.

Source: TW Forums (https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/179201/total-war-warhammer-update-and-patch-notes/p1)

DarthDudo
29-06-16, 11:22 PM
Aftermarket Aircooled RX480 reaches 1.4ghz and chases R9 Nano in synthetic benchmark scores.

http://oc.jagatreview.com/2016/06/teaser-overclocking-amd-radeon-rx480-ke-1-4ghz-dengan-cooler-3rd-party/

NeverBackDown
29-06-16, 11:36 PM
Aftermarket Aircooled RX480 reaches 1.4ghz and chases R9 Nano in synthetic benchmark scores.

http://oc.jagatreview.com/2016/06/teaser-overclocking-amd-radeon-rx480-ke-1-4ghz-dengan-cooler-3rd-party/

Makes sense. Basically going from 970 performance to 980/Nano performance to put into reference. AIBs can not come soon enough

WYP
05-07-16, 11:44 AM
I just did an article on the rumored Polaris GTX Titan based on information provided by Nhirlathothep on his own thread.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=76753

Thanks for the info dude

just did my write up on this info here, which I will be adding a little more to shortly.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=76754

Dicehunter
07-07-16, 07:46 PM
Don't know how true this is but it makes sense, Many people I know who would normally wait for the 1070/60 have gotten the 1080 -

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 graphics card currently experiencing supply “lag” due to overwhelming demand in the high end lineup

The answer to that question is no. TSMC does not have any yield issues pertaining to the 16nm FinFET node and Nvidia does not have any supply issues either. Fudzilla’s sources have also seemingly confirmed our own. The rumor about ASUS was also redacted by the retailer and the company spokesman has confirmed to us that there is no known issue with GTX 1080 supply from Nvidia currently (meaning the 1080 STRIX is still under production!). That said however, the company has been experiencing demand way above what it was expecting in its high end lineup, which is why, due to simple supply and demand, the prices have been going up.
Source - http://wccftech.com/nvidia-does-not-16nm-yield-issue-gtx-1080-supply/

NeverBackDown
08-07-16, 01:29 AM
Don't know how true this is but it makes sense, Many people I know who would normally wait for the 1070/60 have gotten the 1080 -


Source - http://wccftech.com/nvidia-does-not-16nm-yield-issue-gtx-1080-supply/

This is why I don't trust wccf. What they just said is exactly what supply and demand is. What the heck was so news worthy about that?
You could find TSMC yield issues on 16nm from last year, then towards end of last year they announced they were entering volume production, aka high yields. Don't really see how a site like wccf could skip that. Pretty sure they were the ones who reported on TSMCs official statement...

TalllPaul
08-07-16, 05:26 AM
Elite Dangerous Arena free on Steam until July 11th, download it then keep it :D

Dicehunter
08-07-16, 05:37 PM
Dell surprises with its new 30-inch 4K 120Hz OLED display -

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/52937/dell-surprises-new-30-inch-4k-120hz-oled-display/index.html

Comes in at $4999 :eek:

mjmedina
08-07-16, 09:18 PM
Digging the more minimalist look of the one-fan model, but hopefully it doesn't slack on cooling.

NeverBackDown
08-07-16, 09:32 PM
Dell surprises with its new 30-inch 4K 120Hz OLED display -

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/52937/dell-surprises-new-30-inch-4k-120hz-oled-display/index.html

Comes in at $4999 :eek:

Holy mother of jesus that's a display alright. 0.1ms response time? 10bit panel? And OLED?! I want one. So bad. I've seen OLED in action... So worth it. Puts every panel to shame

WYP
08-07-16, 10:24 PM
Dell surprises with its new 30-inch 4K 120Hz OLED display -

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/52937/dell-surprises-new-30-inch-4k-120hz-oled-display/index.html

Comes in at $4999 :eek:

Noice, this deffo needs a dedicated article and a thread. Nice find Dice!

Elite Dangerous Arena free on Steam until July 11th, download it then keep it :D

Cool stuff, love Elite. I hope this will draw some more players to this great game.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=76817

I have written a dedicated article on this here. Thanks for the info TalllPaul. I love it when you guys take an interest in the news section.

Dicehunter
08-07-16, 10:51 PM
Noice, this deffo needs a dedicated article and a thread. Nice find Dice!


Thank you, I'm looking forward to the non pro lineup of 4K 120Hz+ monitors, Hopefully with G-Sync :)

NeverBackDown
08-07-16, 10:56 PM
Noice, this deffo needs a dedicated article and a thread. Nice find Dice!



Cool stuff, love Elite. I hope this will draw some more players to this great game.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=76817

I have written a dedicated article on this here. Thanks for the info TalllPaul. I love it when you guys take an interest in the news section.

Tbh that's half the reason I log on! Opens straight to the news section and I read them right away.

xnax2802
08-07-16, 11:14 PM
Dell surprises with its new 30-inch 4K 120Hz OLED display -

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/52937/dell-surprises-new-30-inch-4k-120hz-oled-display/index.html

Comes in at $4999 :eek:

I wonder when that juicy tech will trickle down to a poor guy like me :D

WYP
09-07-16, 10:28 AM
Thank you, I'm looking forward to the non pro lineup of 4K 120Hz+ monitors, Hopefully with G-Sync :)

I've been looking into this monitor more and there are quite a few downsides :(.

Will have an article up soon. on it.

AlienALX
09-07-16, 10:32 AM
http://semiaccurate.com/2016/07/06/nvidias-gp104-based-gt1060-real/

lol

How long ago did I say exactly that? over a week ago, long before any one else. Oh how I love the man in Taiwan :D

WYP
09-07-16, 10:48 AM
Dell surprises with its new 30-inch 4K 120Hz OLED display -

http://www.tweaktown.com/news/52937/dell-surprises-new-30-inch-4k-120hz-oled-display/index.html

Comes in at $4999 :eek:

Thank you, I'm looking forward to the non pro lineup of 4K 120Hz+ monitors, Hopefully with G-Sync :)

This has been upgraded to a dedicated news thread. Nice find Dice.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=76820

Hopefully this means that we will be seeing a lot more high end displays like this in the future, especially as HDR and DisplayPort 1.2/1.4 becomes a thing.

TalllPaul
12-07-16, 04:10 PM
Fat Shark Games are giving away 100K Steam keys for Lead & Gold

http://100k.fatsharkgames.com/

AlienALX
13-07-16, 11:36 AM
http://videocardz.com/62138/nvidia-geforce-gtx-1060-reviewers-guide-leaked

1060 reviewers guide. They've written the review for you, all you need to do is C&P. Complete with totally phony benchmarks.

Dicehunter
14-07-16, 02:42 PM
Ansel is now available for Mirrors Edge Catalyst in the latest update to the game -

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WYP
14-07-16, 04:37 PM
Ansel is now available for Mirrors Edge Catalyst in the latest update to the game -

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This has been upgraded to a full article.

http://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu_displays/nvidia_s_ansel_has_now_been_added_to_mirror_s_edge _catalyst/1

Nice find Dicehunter. You are always on point when it comes to Nvidia news and drivers :).

Dicehunter
14-07-16, 04:56 PM
This has been upgraded to a full article.

http://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu_displays/nvidia_s_ansel_has_now_been_added_to_mirror_s_edge _catalyst/1

Nice find Dicehunter. You are always on point when it comes to Nvidia news and drivers :).

Thank you ^_^

NeverBackDown
14-07-16, 06:35 PM
Total War Warhammer Call of the Beastmen DLC announced!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds1ZsQAISeM

Once again trailer does not dissapoint. CA really do work on these cinematics.

Some quick points on this:
Releases on July 28th
Comes with 2 Legendary Lords
Available in Grand Campaign, along with the An Eye For An Eye Story Campaign, as well as Custom and Multiplayer Battles
Horde faction, New Lore of Magic, Lore of the Wild, unique mechanics/playstyle.
Alongside this, we get FLC brand new Lore of Magic(not same as the Wild) and an accompanying Hero unit for the Empire, Amber Wizards that comes in a patch/update with or without purchase of the DLC
And a little more.

Sources:TW Forum Announcement (https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/180534/total-war-warhammer-call-of-the-beastmen-announce#latest)
Steam Page (http://store.steampowered.com/app/404012/)

Thoughts: It is expensive, 10% off for preorder makes it $17.09 for the DLC, and $18.99 without sale.
What makes this actually worth it? Well.. everything! Look at past DLCs, 3 factions/1 new "race" (think vikings or Brits in Attila) but each was basically a reskin with a few unique units. This is actually all new models, animations, story's(in it's dedicated campaign), unique gameplay mechanics and Lore. That's what makes it worth it, especially since the last Attila expansion, Age of Charlemagne, was $15 at release. This DLC adds more for a little more costs. So in the end, worth it imo.

WYP
15-07-16, 10:24 AM
Total War Warhammer Call of the Beastmen DLC announced!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds1ZsQAISeM

Once again trailer does not dissapoint. CA really do work on these cinematics.

Some quick points on this:
Releases on July 28th
Comes with 2 Legendary Lords
Available in Grand Campaign, along with the An Eye For An Eye Story Campaign, as well as Custom and Multiplayer Battles
Horde faction, New Lore of Magic, Lore of the Wild, unique mechanics/playstyle.
Alongside this, we get FLC brand new Lore of Magic(not same as the Wild) and an accompanying Hero unit for the Empire, Amber Wizards that comes in a patch/update with or without purchase of the DLC
And a little more.

Sources:TW Forum Announcement (https://forums.totalwar.com/discussion/180534/total-war-warhammer-call-of-the-beastmen-announce#latest)
Steam Page (http://store.steampowered.com/app/404012/)

Thoughts: It is expensive, 10% off for preorder makes it $17.09 for the DLC, and $18.99 without sale.
What makes this actually worth it? Well.. everything! Look at past DLCs, 3 factions/1 new "race" (think vikings or Brits in Attila) but each was basically a reskin with a few unique units. This is actually all new models, animations, story's(in it's dedicated campaign), unique gameplay mechanics and Lore. That's what makes it worth it, especially since the last Attila expansion, Age of Charlemagne, was $15 at release. This DLC adds more for a little more costs. So in the end, worth it imo.


Nice find NBD. This has been upgraded to a full article.

http://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu_displays/creative_assembly_announce_their_call_of_the_beast men_dlc_for_total_war_warhammer/1

I'm loving the idea of this DLC. I didn't need any more reasons to play more warhammer, all my spare time is going to evaporate.

NeverBackDown
15-07-16, 05:02 PM
Nice find NBD. This has been upgraded to a full article.

http://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu_displays/creative_assembly_announce_their_call_of_the_beast men_dlc_for_total_war_warhammer/1

I'm loving the idea of this DLC. I didn't need any more reasons to play more warhammer, all my spare time is going to evaporate.

Thank you:)
And yeah same here, sucks that school is about to start for me soon... That'll be the only thing able to tear me away from this game lol:p

AlienALX
16-07-16, 02:07 PM
Wells Fargo put Nvidia on "Last stage".

http://www.fudzilla.com/news/graphics/41136-wells-fargo-puts-nvidia-on-last-stage

I know we've been discussing this for years but I've always maintained that sooner or later they would trip up and things would change. IE - sooner or later something was going to give (be it Moore's law or something else like Async) and AMD would make some ground up.

Then of course we are headed into a world where everything gets smaller, meaning desktop PCs will probably sell far less.

Obviously they're trying to break into other markets (like automotive and consoles etc) but so far their efforts to be anything other than a good GPU company have failed, and this could get quite dangerous.

Sooner or later the die shrink process will come to an end much like it is with Intel (who are laying off staff and closing factories) and things will stagnate, much like they did with computers back in the 80s. At which point the butthole falls out of the market and people simply won't want to buy.

Yes I know I am being dramatic BTW.

AlienALX
20-07-16, 11:44 AM
http://www.overclock.net/t/1606224/various-futuremarks-time-spy-directx-12-benchmark-compromised-less-compute-parallelism-than-doom-aots-also#post_25358335

I knew it. *sigh*

NeverBackDown
20-07-16, 05:07 PM
http://www.overclock.net/t/1606224/various-futuremarks-time-spy-directx-12-benchmark-compromised-less-compute-parallelism-than-doom-aots-also#post_25358335

I knew it. *sigh*

Makes sense. Explains the very odd results we have seen. In addition to me it invalidates every 3d mark benchmark. This just shows they favor Nvidia and don't actively seek to improve there code for AMD.

Dicehunter
20-07-16, 05:19 PM
Makes sense. Explains the very odd results we have seen. In addition to me it invalidates every 3d mark benchmark. This just shows they favor Nvidia and don't actively seek to improve there code for AMD.

This is why I take Unigine scores with a pinch of salt, Very Nvidia focused code.

NeverBackDown
20-07-16, 05:29 PM
This is why I take Unigine scores with a pinch of salt, Very Nvidia focused code.

What if they are secretly owned by Nvidia:eek:
But more seriously yeah Unigine is probably worse. Although 3dmark was more balanced they certainly never seemed to do much about it. And when you have stuff like this showcasing little to no Asnyc Compute but instead optimized for Pre-Emption, really just invalidates the whole suite to me personally. It makes the benchmark less reliable than AotS, which is a game! Really just boggles my mind... they've had a over a year to work on DX12 and that's all we managed to get from a dedicated Benchmark company?

NeverBackDown
21-07-16, 05:15 AM
Origin on the House.
http://i.imgur.com/X4KjKD6.jpg

They now offer BF4 Naval Strike for free this week. Which marks the 3rd DLC to go on the house with the first two being Second Assault and Dragon's Teeth. Naval Strike was really hyped up for many people for On the House, as before this all started they ran a very quick Free DLC grab for BF4 excluding Naval Strike, so if you got those freebies then here you go!

Source: Origin stroe page (https://www.origin.com/en-us/store/free-games/on-the-house)

Really sucks for Premium buyers, if they were patient they would have gotten all the DLC for free lol:p

AlienALX
21-07-16, 10:55 AM
And now we know why Nvidia has disabled SLI on the 1060.

http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2519-gtx-1060-sli-benchmark-in-ashes-multi-gpu

What a shame. For £460 you could have had quite the pair.

Dawelio
21-07-16, 11:01 AM
Really sucks for Premium buyers, if they were patient they would have gotten all the DLC for free lol:p

Well we could never have known now, could we?...

Dicehunter
22-07-16, 03:06 AM
Pascal Titan X unveiled, 11 TFLOPs. 3584 CUDA cores. 12GB GDDR5X -

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series/titan-x-pascal?__prclt=kOAwlj6g

NeverBackDown
22-07-16, 05:55 AM
Pascal Titan X unveiled, 11 TFLOPs. 3584 CUDA cores. 12GB GDDR5X -

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series/titan-x-pascal?__prclt=kOAwlj6g

Gonna be pretty fast. See how a 1080 is? Well the TX has 1280 more CUDA cores.. or in other words an entire 1060's extras worth of cores.. So ultimately.. prepare for ultimate price gouging and low stock.

WYP
22-07-16, 06:01 AM
Pascal Titan X unveiled, 11 TFLOPs. 3584 CUDA cores. 12GB GDDR5X -

http://www.geforce.com/hardware/10series/titan-x-pascal?__prclt=kOAwlj6g

This has been upgraded to a full article.

http://www.overclock3d.net/news/gpu_displays/nvidia_announce_pascal_powered_gtx_titan_x/1

I'm excited by this, literally the reason I got up this morning.

Doomslayer
22-07-16, 06:02 AM
Gonna be pretty fast. See how a 1080 is? Well the TX has 1280 more CUDA cores.. or in other words an entire 1060's extras worth of cores.. So ultimately.. prepare for ultimate price gouging and low stock.

I heard pricing is going to be $1200USD so i would guess it's going to be like $2000AUD if not more.

Warchild
22-07-16, 07:10 AM
And now we know why Nvidia has disabled SLI on the 1060.

http://www.gamersnexus.net/guides/2519-gtx-1060-sli-benchmark-in-ashes-multi-gpu

What a shame. For £460 you could have had quite the pair.

Thats nothing new. My 560Ti in SLI used to trump the flagship 680 card. Nvidia are just finding new ways to get greedy, as if they weren't already bad enough.

But SLI just brings more heat, noise, power usage, micro stuttering, and more problems.
From my point of View I just don't see the point of 1060 SLI because for the cost you can get a 1070 and possibly another later on in the year.

AlienALX
30-07-16, 08:46 AM
https://tech4gamers.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-900-series-is-obsolete-say-hello-to-legacy-drivers/

Let's see. It begins with a C and ends with an s. It rhymes with stunts.

Doomslayer
30-07-16, 09:06 AM
https://tech4gamers.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-900-series-is-obsolete-say-hello-to-legacy-drivers/

Let's see. It begins with a C and ends with an s. It rhymes with stunts.

Wow they want everyone on GTX1000 series cards don't they, I can't understand why they have already made the GTX900 series cards to Legacy i can understand GTX700 series.

I think Nvidia is turning in Microsoft bye trying to force people to the latest and if you want to say greatest.

Hmmm i was just checking the comments at the bottom of the page and some people are saying it's click bait bye the author so i don't know i but i'm not shock bye it.

Every company want people on the latest parts so it makes there job easier lol

Tripp
30-07-16, 09:14 AM
https://tech4gamers.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-900-series-is-obsolete-say-hello-to-legacy-drivers/

Let's see. It begins with a C and ends with an s. It rhymes with stunts.

wow that genuinely a d*ck move, first the non apology for the 970 crap an now this :mellow:

Doomslayer
30-07-16, 09:24 AM
wow that genuinely a d*ck move, first the non apology for the 970 crap an now this :mellow:

Yes it's a d*ick move, But i still think it's not going to stop sales of Nvidia products cause most people don't care but it's people like us on forums are talking about it.

From what i have read the 3.5GB thing is a US only thing and like i said at the time at least you guys in Europe and a step up program we got nothing here at all, Basiclly the attitude here was from the retailers is oh well it's not our fault that you got screwed.

Tolemac
30-07-16, 09:26 AM
https://tech4gamers.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-900-series-is-obsolete-say-hello-to-legacy-drivers/

Let's see. It begins with a C and ends with an s. It rhymes with stunts.

Its things like this that really puts me off buying from any company :mad:

WYP
30-07-16, 09:44 AM
https://tech4gamers.com/nvidia-geforce-gtx-900-series-is-obsolete-say-hello-to-legacy-drivers/

Let's see. It begins with a C and ends with an s. It rhymes with stunts.


Please note that the page is now called "Previous Generation Products" and that the GTX 900 series still has driver support.

That site just caught the page mid update.

AlienALX
30-07-16, 10:19 AM
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x93/alurencat/hitman.png (http://s184.photobucket.com/user/alurencat/media/hitman.png.html)

The 700 series perform so well in Hitman.....

Kilbane
30-07-16, 08:49 PM
NVIDIA Ansel is coming to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on August 15!

Date has finally been officially by NVIDIA today through their social network accounts

http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/ansel-free-camera.png

WYP
31-07-16, 11:44 AM
NVIDIA Ansel is coming to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt on August 15!

Date has finally been officially by NVIDIA today through their social network accounts

http://images.nvidia.com/ansel/ansel-free-camera.png

Nice find. This has been upgraded to a full OC3D Article.

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=77189

It is about time that they let us know when it is releasing. So much for it coming "this month" though.

Dicehunter
31-07-16, 01:03 PM
EA's Origin client is getting a sleek new look, Only available in the beta which is easy enough to participate in by checking the box in "Application Settings" -

http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/news/5/3/53168_1_eas-origin-client-getting-new-look-currently-beta.jpg

http://imagescdn.tweaktown.com/news/5/3/53168_2_eas-origin-client-getting-new-look-currently-beta.jpg

Source - http://www.tweaktown.com/news/53168/eas-origin-client-getting-new-look-currently-beta/index.html?utm_campaign=trueAnthem:+Trending+Conte nt&utm_content=579dead504d30139235dd5a0&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

NeverBackDown
31-07-16, 05:23 PM
Looks much nicer than how it is now.

Dicehunter
31-07-16, 05:55 PM
Looks much nicer than how it is now.

Indeed, I think it's only for north America ATM as neither me in the UK or my brother in Germany has access to the beta even though we have the checkbox checked.

NeverBackDown
31-07-16, 06:56 PM
Indeed, I think it's only for north America ATM as neither me in the UK or my brother in Germany has access to the beta even though we have the checkbox checked.

I check boxed it too.. and nothing

Dicehunter
31-07-16, 09:37 PM
I check boxed it too.. and nothing

Just checked the EA forums and an EA employee said this -

Since we ran into some additional bugs we've temporarily closed participation.

AlienALX
01-08-16, 12:54 PM
Is there any single player action in it at all now? I bought it at launch but my mate let me down so I've never played it.

Dicehunter
01-08-16, 01:01 PM
Is there any single player action in it at all now? I bought it at launch but my mate let me down so I've never played it.

who and the what ?

AlienALX
01-08-16, 01:03 PM
who and the what ?

Battlefront. Is there any single player stuff in it now?

Dicehunter
01-08-16, 01:04 PM
Battlefront. Is there any single player stuff in it now?

Nah not really, A few skirmish missions but nothing really fun :(

Dicehunter
02-08-16, 01:28 AM
Some "leaked" behcmarks have been spotted about the new Titan XP, For double the money of the 1080 it's not really all that impressive -

http://cdn.videocardz.com/1/2016/08/NVIDIA-TITAN-X-Pascal-3DMark-Performance.png

Source - http://videocardz.com/62738/nvidia-titan-x-pascal-3dmark-performance

NeverBackDown
02-08-16, 03:48 AM
I bet you it is thermally limited. The 1080 FE is on the brisk of thermal limited in many cases, adding another 1280 cores, getting a bigger die, and having more voltage all on the same cooler pretty much guarantees that. If they let partners put custom coolers on it, i'm sure it would fly ahead. Or even a waterblock, i'm sure Kapp will let us know;)

Dicehunter
02-08-16, 03:51 AM
I bet you it is thermally limited. The 1080 FE is on the brisk of thermal limited in many cases, adding another 1280 cores, getting a bigger die, and having more voltage all on the same cooler pretty much guarantees that. If they let partners put custom coolers on it, i'm sure it would fly ahead. Or even a waterblock, i'm sure Kapp will let us know;)

If it was the full core I would have thought about getting it and waterblocking it but as it's not the fully enabled core I would feel like I was getting a cut down part.

NeverBackDown
02-08-16, 04:01 AM
If it was the full core I would have thought about getting it and waterblocking it but as it's not the fully enabled core I would feel like I was getting a cut down part.

Why would you feel that way? That's exactly what it is.
But yeah, i'd like to see watercooled vs aircooled. So how thermal throttled it gets and the performance difference when its not.

Mysterae
04-08-16, 04:03 PM
Remember the Dell P4317Q, the 43" 4k monster that they announced a while ago?

Well, Dell have a discount on it the moment, making it a teasing £911 after discount. If I was ready for 4k and didn't already have the Acer X34 I'd be getting this monitor. That screen estate!

Dicehunter
04-08-16, 04:37 PM
Remember the Dell P4317Q, the 43" 4k monster that they announced a while ago?

Well, Dell have a discount on it the moment, making it a teasing £911 after discount. If I was ready for 4k and didn't already have the Acer X34 I'd be getting this monitor. That screen estate!

I'd rather the X34, G-sync, 100Hz and ultrawide, Brilliant combo, With 4K you have a lot of pixels and not much else.

Mysterae
05-08-16, 07:27 AM
I'd rather the X34, G-sync, 100Hz and ultrawide, Brilliant combo, With 4K you have a lot of pixels and not much else.

I hear you and agree totally, the X34 monitor is great with games - Doom and ADR1FT were amazing to play. However, I miss the vertical screen space and flatness of my old 30" Dell when doing stuff that isn't gaming. Perhaps I'm becoming fatigued with games at the moment.

Dicehunter
05-08-16, 10:46 AM
EA's Origin beta is now available and adds some nice visuals changes :)

NeverBackDown
05-08-16, 10:25 PM
So guess this came straight from Gibbo from OCUK who got it from AMD.

100k Polaris 10 chips are being shipped to partners within 2 weeks. Holy mother of Jesus:eek:

http://techreport.com/news/30482/report-amd-shipping-100k-more-polaris-10-gpus-to-board-partners

Now if that doesn't stop shortages.. then idk what will! Hopefully this brings pricing down too. Should help the 470s price gouging.

Dicehunter
06-08-16, 12:29 PM
Coolermaster are shortly unveiling a new kind of CPU cooler, AIO like apparently but all new concept -

We will soon be unveiling a new product that will flip CPU cooling on its back. Literally.

Because we've trimmed down the all-in-one liquid cooler so much that it can instantly rotate, all in one piece, right on top of your CPU. Add two fans, and it looks and installs more like an air cooler. But it's not. It's a new breed that blurs the lines so you don't have to choose a side.

Choose two.

https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13909076_1258663717486219_9102415008895885347_o.pn g

xnax2802
06-08-16, 09:52 PM
Coolermaster are shortly unveiling a new kind of CPU cooler, AIO like apparently but all new concept -



https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13909076_1258663717486219_9102415008895885347_o.pn g

Consider my eyes peeled.

Dicehunter
10-08-16, 03:58 PM
Quantum Break coming to Steam soon -

http://news.xbox.com/2016/08/10/special-edition-quantum-break-hitting-retail-and-steam-september-14/

WYP
10-08-16, 04:04 PM
Quantum Break coming to Steam soon -

http://news.xbox.com/2016/08/10/special-edition-quantum-break-hitting-retail-and-steam-september-14/

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

This is great news!

Dicehunter
10-08-16, 04:05 PM
YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

This is great news!

I know I'm pretty chuffed, No need to use the cancerous tumor of gaming known as the Windows Store ^_^

WYP
10-08-16, 04:23 PM
Quantum Break coming to Steam soon -

http://news.xbox.com/2016/08/10/special-edition-quantum-break-hitting-retail-and-steam-september-14/

This has been updated to a full OC3D Article. Nice Find Dicehunter!

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=77327

Dicehunter
11-08-16, 06:25 AM
So I managed to get an actual reply from Noctua regarding the NF-A15 fans that are on the NH-D15 cooler which I would get for my 2nd rig if the fans didn't look like baby puke mixed with dog turds and this was the reply I got -

http://i.imgur.com/r3hT4LQ.png

Dicehunter
12-08-16, 09:50 AM
Nvidia event in London yesterday with a few YouTube celebs being there, 1080 Ti perhaps ?

In the picture -

Anthony from Tweaktown
Kyle from Awesome Sauce Hardware
Paul from Pauls Hardware
Luke from Linus Tech Tips
Dimitri from Hardware Canucks

http://i.imgur.com/lFT49XI.jpg


Source - https://www.instagram.com/p/BI-Qsr3A2-6/

tinytomlogan
12-08-16, 09:57 AM
Nvidia event in London yesterday with a few YouTube celebs being there, 1080 Ti perhaps ?

In the picture -

Anthony from Tweaktown
Kyle from Awesome Sauce Hardware
Paul from Pauls Hardware
Luke from Linus Tech Tips
Dimitri from Hardware Canucks

http://i.imgur.com/lFT49XI.jpg


Source - https://www.instagram.com/p/BI-Qsr3A2-6/


I couldnt go ffs!

Dicehunter
12-08-16, 10:05 AM
I couldnt go ffs!

Shame, Would have been epic to see all the top PC YouTubers in 1 place.

tinytomlogan
12-08-16, 10:38 AM
Shame, Would have been epic to see all the top PC YouTubers in 1 place.

Transport getting back today was a no-go so I had to stay home.

Getting away is easy, getting back this week is a nightmare

Dawelio
12-08-16, 10:43 AM
I'd rather the X34, G-sync, 100Hz and ultrawide, Brilliant combo, With 4K you have a lot of pixels and not much else.

What about the upcoming X34P? :)...

wrenaudrey
12-08-16, 04:02 PM
Nvidia event in London yesterday with a few YouTube celebs being there, 1080 Ti perhaps ?

In the picture -

Anthony from Tweaktown
Kyle from Awesome Sauce Hardware
Paul from Pauls Hardware
Luke from Linus Tech Tips
Dimitri from Hardware Canucks

http://i.imgur.com/lFT49XI.jpg


Source - https://www.instagram.com/p/BI-Qsr3A2-6/
MmmmmMmmmm..

I do really hope it is the Titan Irrelevant card, even if it doesnt make sense logically, engineerically(?), businessy, money, yadayada. :)

Dicehunter
15-08-16, 06:55 PM
Coolermasters new AIO has been unveiled -

http://www.ocaholic.ch/uploads/extgallery/public-photo/medium/coolermaster-masterliquidmaker92-1_674_1d5de.jpg

http://www.ocaholic.ch/uploads/extgallery/public-photo/medium/coolermaster-masterliquidmaker92-2_674_34bf9.jpg

http://www.ocaholic.ch/uploads/extgallery/public-photo/medium/coolermaster-masterliquidmaker92-3_674_9f246.jpg


Source - http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/news/article.php?storyid=15222

Doomslayer
16-08-16, 06:02 AM
Coolermasters new AIO has been unveiled -

http://www.ocaholic.ch/uploads/extgallery/public-photo/medium/coolermaster-masterliquidmaker92-1_674_1d5de.jpg

http://www.ocaholic.ch/uploads/extgallery/public-photo/medium/coolermaster-masterliquidmaker92-2_674_34bf9.jpg

http://www.ocaholic.ch/uploads/extgallery/public-photo/medium/coolermaster-masterliquidmaker92-3_674_9f246.jpg


Source - http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/news/article.php?storyid=15222

It's tiny :lol:

WYP
16-08-16, 01:27 PM
Coolermasters new AIO has been unveiled -




Source - http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/news/article.php?storyid=15222

Nice find Dicehunter. A very interesting idea from Cooler Master. I wonder how well this will perform.

I have decided to upgrade this into a full OC3D article.

http://www.overclock3d.net/news/cases_cooling/cooler_master_reveals_their_masterliquid_maker_92_ cpu_cooler/1

NeverBackDown
18-08-16, 02:55 AM
Schiit audio released the new Modi Multibit DAC a while ago. Didn't notice it until just now.
Costs $249 USD and is $100 more than the Modi 2 Uber but also $150 less than the Bifrost. So it's a really good middle ground in between them, as previously the jump from Modi 2 Uber to the Bifrost was a huge price leap.

http://schiit.com/news/news/introducing-modi-multibit

http://schiit.com/public/upload/general/Modi-Multibit-front.jpg
http://schiit.com/public/upload/general/Modi-Multibit-rr.jpg

It has the same rear IO as the Uber version, but it outputs slightly more power. While it on paper it does not offer much more in the way of increased frequency range, the actual bit depth is raised without software intereference and offers a much better real bit depth which will increase the accuracy of everything inside it's range.

Dicehunter
18-08-16, 03:10 AM
That's some good Schiit right there !!! ^_^

NeverBackDown
18-08-16, 03:23 AM
That's some good Schiit right there !!! ^_^

I see what you did there:cool:

Thelosouvlakia
21-08-16, 08:06 PM
Edit: It's a PS4 Slim!

https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/6972283/img_3354_1024.0.jpg

https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/6972285/img_5403_1024.0.jpg

https://cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/6972287/img_9899_1024.0.jpg



Ihttp://unboxholics.com/images/News/Gaming/PS4_SLIM_LEAK/PS4-Slim%20(3).JPG

NeverBackDown
21-08-16, 08:13 PM
No please explain to me what this is.........

Thelosouvlakia
21-08-16, 08:15 PM
No please explain to me what this is.........

Freshly leaked PS4 slim unboxing :D

Dicehunter
21-08-16, 08:17 PM
The standard PS4 is slim enough, What exactly is the point in this ?

rodarkone
21-08-16, 08:21 PM
chepo design :( ... the only nice aspect is under the console, controller button logo's

NeverBackDown
21-08-16, 09:15 PM
Freshly leaked PS4 slim unboxing :D

I was being sarcastic:p

The standard PS4 is slim enough, What exactly is the point in this ?

Probably the Neo. If not, a revised PS4 probably containing more advanced processes compared to 28NM and perhaps improved IO compatibility including HDR standards?

Warchild
22-08-16, 10:13 AM
I was being sarcastic:p



Probably the Neo. If not, a revised PS4 probably containing more advanced processes compared to 28NM and perhaps improved IO compatibility including HDR standards?

apparently its not the NEO, its just the PS4 slim. Leaked news is that there will be 2 versions, the beefed up NEO, and the standard PS4 in a slim variant.

AlienALX
22-08-16, 01:05 PM
When Sony refine their consoles and things improve they always release a smaller version as it's cheaper to make. This isn't the Neo, sadly. If anything can make me give up PC gaming it's either the Neo or the new Xbox. I think I will hang up my mouse and call it a day once we know which is better etc.

Dicehunter
22-08-16, 01:20 PM
When Sony refine their consoles and things improve they always release a smaller version as it's cheaper to make. This isn't the Neo, sadly. If anything can make me give up PC gaming it's either the Neo or the new Xbox. I think I will hang up my mouse and call it a day once we know which is better etc.

Well from early info the Neo is a 4.5TFLOP machine while the Scorpio is 6TFLOPS which apparently has Sony worried as it will be a major selling point for MS.

For the first time in console history we will be getting true monster machines.

NeverBackDown
22-08-16, 04:01 PM
Well from early info the Neo is a 4.5TFLOP machine while the Scorpio is 6TFLOPS which apparently has Sony worried as it will be a major selling point for MS.

For the first time in console history we will be getting true monster machines.

I blame Sony for that. They rested on there heels yet again. They just wanted out the door first, so they took what was available. MS did the smart thing and waited. Get more efficient architecture with better VR and DX12 support. Should help the Xbox a butt ton:)

NeverBackDown
22-08-16, 06:18 PM
Mercury Research has just released its quarterly graphics report for Q2. AMD share has increased for the 4th quarter in a row, up to now 34.2%

Source: Mercury Research, reported by Wccftech
http://wccftech.com/amd-takes-graphics-share-nvidia-fourth-consecutive-quarter/

WYP
23-08-16, 11:31 AM
Mercury Research has just released its quarterly graphics report for Q2. AMD share has increased for the 4th quarter in a row, up to now 34.2%

Source: Mercury Research, reported by Wccftech
http://wccftech.com/amd-takes-graphics-share-nvidia-fourth-consecutive-quarter/

Nice find NBD. This has been upgraded to a full OC3D article. Thanks for the info.

You can read more on AMD's increased GPU market share (http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?p=916305#post916305) here.

Dicehunter
26-08-16, 11:18 AM
PS Now, Now available on PC -

https://www.playstation.com/en-gb/explore/playstation-now/ps-now-on-pc/

AlienALX
28-08-16, 11:43 AM
Way too much money, I'm out. Download the app, sign up for £12.99 a month, buy a controller and adapter for £60+ etc. I think I will just buy a PS3 with TLOU.

Dicehunter
28-08-16, 11:45 AM
Way too much money, I'm out. Download the app, sign up for £12.99 a month, buy a controller and adapter for £60+ etc. I think I will just buy a PS3 with TLOU.

Yep and on top of the prices you get streaming issues such as low quality textures, Input lag, Increased latency, Chance of drop out etc....

Not worth it.

AlienALX
28-08-16, 12:34 PM
Yep and on top of the prices you get streaming issues such as low quality textures, Input lag, Increased latency, Chance of drop out etc....

Not worth it.

I wouldn't mind dude but they are being too precious with it and the price never stops.

£12.99 a month is a lot of coin over the course of a year to play PS3 games. Netflix is half of that and keeps me entertained every day (I'm a Documentary whore so yeah, plenty for me to watch).

I have a feeling that like most other online gaming things this will die out with a wet fart. Even basic streaming to a tablet has died a death (Shield etc).

It would have been better if they just ported these games to the PC and let you own them. Far too many people have tried this ultimate control method and it always dies on its ass.

Dicehunter
29-08-16, 04:28 AM
Not sure if this is news worthy, Maybe for us 40K fans.

A fan made 9 minute Warhammer 40K CGI movie was just released and the quality is absolutely immense, Something I've only seen large studios produce and not 1 man dev teams.

It was made by Erasmus Brosdau.

cZc6cr6G2E4

Website: www.thelordinquisitor.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/The.Lord.Inquisitor/

NeverBackDown
29-08-16, 04:54 AM
It was made by Erasmus Brosdau.

Website: www.thelordinquisitor.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/The.Lord.Inquisitor/

You sure it was? Couldn't tell by his endless mentioning of himself..
Like I know he deserves credit but felt like he did every 30 seconds.

NeverBackDown
01-09-16, 01:49 AM
So not just BF1, but EA servers in general have been hit by a DDoS attack shortly after the launch of BF1's Open Beta. This marks the second DDoS attack this week for major launches, such as WoW's recently launched expansion, Legions. In addition this is EA's official reply.

BF1 Open Beta is currently experiencing server outages.

"We're working to resolve as soon as possible. Please stay tuned for more updates

Poodlecorp have taken credit for the DDos via Twitter(could not find a link and I don't have twitter so, sorry)


Two sources:
Gamerant (http://gamerant.com/battlefield-1-server-down-ddos-electronic-arts/)
and Express.Uk (http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/706036/Battlefield-1-beta-matchmaking-failed-Poodlecorp-can-t-join-servers-EA-down)

Dicehunter
01-09-16, 01:52 AM
So not just BF1, but EA servers in general have been hit by a DDoS attack shortly after the launch of BF1's Open Beta. This marks the second DDoS attack this week for major launches, such as WoW's recently launched expansion, Legions. In addition this is EA's official reply.



Poodlecorp have taken credit for the DDos via Twitter(could not find a link and I don't have twitter so, sorry)


Two sources:
Gamerant (http://gamerant.com/battlefield-1-server-down-ddos-electronic-arts/)
and Express.Uk (http://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/gaming/706036/Battlefield-1-beta-matchmaking-failed-Poodlecorp-can-t-join-servers-EA-down)

I've never understood DDos attacks as they take no skill to do and you can quite literally pay people a few bucks to do it for you, It's just being an ***hole for no reason.

Daiyus
01-09-16, 07:33 AM
This probably isn't news for most but here goes:

The popularity of watercooling is rising with more and more "budget cards" seeing blocks than ever before. The lowest of these being the latest RX 480 and GTX 1060 cards.

The most popular GTX 1060's are able to use the blocks developed for the GTX 1080 as MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte have re-used the same PCB for many models. However the only RX 480 blocks available are for reference designs.

Unhappy with this situation I looked around to find the most popular aftermarket RX 480; the Sapphire NITRO+. I contacted Sapphire directly regarding whether they had approached any waterblock manufacturers to create a compatible block for the NITRO+ but they confirmed they had not.

So there we have it; there will be no waterblock available for the fastest selling RX 480 in the market.


Note: I have contacted EKWB asking if they would work on a block if I provided a sample; it's a very long shot, but I figured if you don't ask the question...

AlienALX
01-09-16, 08:19 AM
Whilst I have known for a long time (because reading project logs around the net is one of my pastimes) that people do water cool cheaper cards (usually because they are only doing the build for the cooling, rather than the performance, hence why a lot of people don't even water cool the GPU) there needs to be cheaper blocks to cater for these cheaper cards.

£90 for a block is kinda stupid when the GPU cost say £120 (GTX 950 etc).

There is a company that make blocks by scanning but it takes about two months. I read about it in a log yesterday over at OCUK, so I will try and find out who it was specifically.

tinytomlogan
01-09-16, 08:26 AM
This probably isn't news for most but here goes:

The popularity of watercooling is rising with more and more "budget cards" seeing blocks than ever before. The lowest of these being the latest RX 480 and GTX 1060 cards.

The most popular GTX 1060's are able to use the blocks developed for the GTX 1080 as MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte have re-used the same PCB for many models. However the only RX 480 blocks available are for reference designs.

Unhappy with this situation I looked around to find the most popular aftermarket RX 480; the Sapphire NITRO+. I contacted Sapphire directly regarding whether they had approached any waterblock manufacturers to create a compatible block for the NITRO+ but they confirmed they had not.

So there we have it; there will be no waterblock available for the fastest selling RX 480 in the market.


Note: I have contacted EKWB asking if they would work on a block if I provided a sample; it's a very long shot, but I figured if you don't ask the question...



Madness when the 480 REALLY needs a block too

Daiyus
01-09-16, 09:53 AM
Madness when the 480 REALLY needs a block too

I know. It's the fastest RX 480, just runs a bit warm. A block would make it nigh perfect.

I really want to watercool and while I don't mind going nVidia this time around I'd rather stick with AMD. I just don't want a reference card.

Is there anything else I can do to see if we can't get someone working on one?

Whilst I have known for a long time (because reading project logs around the net is one of my pastimes) that people do water cool cheaper cards (usually because they are only doing the build for the cooling, rather than the performance, hence why a lot of people don't even water cool the GPU) there needs to be cheaper blocks to cater for these cheaper cards.

£90 for a block is kinda stupid when the GPU cost say £120 (GTX 950 etc).

There is a company that make blocks by scanning but it takes about two months. I read about it in a log yesterday over at OCUK, so I will try and find out who it was specifically.

Nice find, sounds really interesting. I had no idea anyone made bespoke blocks.

This probably isn't news for most but here goes:

The popularity of watercooling is rising with more and more "budget cards" seeing blocks than ever before. The lowest of these being the latest RX 480 and GTX 1060 cards.

The most popular GTX 1060's are able to use the blocks developed for the GTX 1080 as MSI, ASUS and Gigabyte have re-used the same PCB for many models. However the only RX 480 blocks available are for reference designs.

Unhappy with this situation I looked around to find the most popular aftermarket RX 480; the Sapphire NITRO+. I contacted Sapphire directly regarding whether they had approached any waterblock manufacturers to create a compatible block for the NITRO+ but they confirmed they had not.

So there we have it; there will be no waterblock available for the fastest selling RX 480 in the market.


Note: I have contacted EKWB asking if they would work on a block if I provided a sample; it's a very long shot, but I figured if you don't ask the question...

UPDATE: I got a reply from EKWB.

"Dear Daiyus

Thank you for contacting us.
I'm really sorry, but sadly I must inform you that due to the amount of work we have with other water blocks and products we have no plans of making a full cover water block for this card.
We can offer you a universal water block for this card if you like - https://www.ekwb.com/shop/water-blocks/vga-blocks/universal-vga-waterblocks/vga-supremacy

Best regards, Igor"

So there we have it. EK certainly won't be working on a full cover block for the NITRO+.

Warchild
01-09-16, 10:35 AM
UPDATE: I got a reply from EKWB.

"Dear Daiyus

Thank you for contacting us.
I'm really sorry, but sadly I must inform you that due to the amount of work we have with other water blocks and products we have no plans of making a full cover water block for this card.
We can offer you a universal water block for this card if you like - https://www.ekwb.com/shop/water-blocks/vga-blocks/universal-vga-waterblocks/vga-supremacy

Best regards, Igor"

So there we have it. EK certainly won't be working on a full cover block for the NITRO+.

If I remember right, they didnt product a block for the KFA2 HoF edition cards. If you wanted one of those you had to look elsewhere instead of EK.

Basically EK only seemed to provide blocks for the big selling AIB cards, or reference which does make sense.

Daiyus
01-09-16, 11:09 AM
If I remember right, they didnt product a block for the KFA2 HoF edition cards. If you wanted one of those you had to look elsewhere instead of EK.

Basically EK only seemed to provide blocks for the big selling AIB cards, or reference which does make sense.

It does, but the NITRO+ seems to be the biggest selling RX 480, which is why I went to them first.

Warchild
01-09-16, 11:13 AM
It does, but the NITRO+ seems to be the biggest selling RX 480, which is why I went to them first.

Well price wise, I think when it comes to GPU blocks Bitspower are on the same level. So you could always try them too.

Thelosouvlakia
01-09-16, 12:46 PM
HDMI 1.4b is going to be supported on the usb type c interface without the use of an adaptor efectivelly bringing type c to hdmi cables

Thelosouvlakia
01-09-16, 07:32 PM
Sales "boom" from Samsung

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/09/samsung-halts-galaxy-note-7-shipments-after-reports-of-exploding-phones/

Dicehunter
01-09-16, 07:33 PM
Sales "boom" from Samsung

http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2016/09/samsung-halts-galaxy-note-7-shipments-after-reports-of-exploding-phones/

Makes you wonder if there's actually any proper quality testing done.

Dicehunter
02-09-16, 11:55 PM
48 core 96 thread monster from AMD :o

http://wccftech.com/starship-amd-processor-48-cores-7nm/

NeverBackDown
03-09-16, 12:12 AM
48 core 96 thread monster from AMD :o

http://wccftech.com/starship-amd-processor-48-cores-7nm/

I saw this too. It's really clickbait. He doesn't even have a source. His source is something from months ago..
Which doesn't even count:p

Dicehunter
03-09-16, 12:12 AM
I saw this too. It's really clickbait. He doesn't even have a source. His source is something from months ago..

Sneaky

Dicehunter
03-09-16, 01:28 AM
Corsair RGB mousepad, I NEED IT !!!! A black mousepad with white underglow would look amazeballs !!!!

I seriously started breathing heavy and drooling when I saw this !

AAAt6dLmRp0

NeverBackDown
03-09-16, 02:16 AM
With that name I would expect them to market this to go perfect with a RX480 build.

Doomslayer
03-09-16, 02:45 AM
Corsair RGB mousepad, I NEED IT !!!! A black mousepad with white underglow would look amazeballs !!!!

I seriously started breathing heavy and drooling when I saw this !

AAAt6dLmRp0

Dice, Your love for Corsair is borderline sick (I think you need help) :p You want everything they make expect for the AIR 740 :p

Dicehunter
03-09-16, 02:48 AM
Dice, Your love for Corsair is borderline sick (I think you need help) :p You want everything they make expect for the AIR 740 :p

Shhhh, It's a secret ^_^

Dicehunter
03-09-16, 03:16 AM
You can now pre-order games on the Windows store although the price of the new Forza and Gears is extremely ludicrous and you can't yet pre-order just the base game only the "Ultimate" packages which includes the season pass, Extra DLC etc... each for £79.99 :eek:

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/you-can-now-preorder-windows-10-games-from-windows/1100-6443276/?ftag=GSS-05-10aaa0a

NeverBackDown
03-09-16, 04:22 AM
Dice, Your love for Corsair is borderline sick (I think you need help) :p You want everything they make expect for the AIR 740 :p

It's like the old razor days with him... Except now it's worse:o

Dicehunter
03-09-16, 04:28 AM
It's like the old razor days with him... Except now it's worse:o

I was into Razer for like 2 months and have been using Corsair since the end of 2013 so it's hardly a fad ^_^

The thing is, I like brand consistency, I'm not a fan of having lots of different brands spread out everywhere, Apart from when it comes to sound equipment and monitors.

Plus it makes warranty issues a lot easier :)

NeverBackDown
03-09-16, 04:43 AM
The thing is, I like brand consistency


Says the one who jumps from AMD and Nvidia nearly every month:D^_^

Dicehunter
03-09-16, 04:56 AM
Says the one who jumps from AMD and Nvidia nearly every month:D^_^

Well when something new comes out with better performance I like to play with it, Minus the new Titan X, That thing is just stupid money, Plus this is an enthusiasts hobby ^_^

FYI I'd still have the Fury X if it didn't decide to take a pee from one of the radiators connecting tubes and it was possible to replace it in under 8 weeks which was the ETA from OCUK.

Back on topic.

MSI Afterburner 4.3.0 Beta 14

Introduces overlay support for DX12 titles and Polaris GPU's as well as a metric butt ton of other features including the new Pascal overclocking features -

http://www.guru3d.com/files-details/msi-afterburner-beta-download.html

Doomslayer
03-09-16, 09:01 AM
It's like the old razor days with him... Except now it's worse:o

Yeah i know.

Dicehunter
03-09-16, 04:07 PM
The Turing Cadenza phone coming out with 2 x Snapdragon 830 processors, 12GB DDR4, Up to 1TB of storage, 60 Megapixel rear facing camera with support for 6K IMAX resolution, 1440P display, 2 x front facing 20 Megapixel cameras, Room for 4 x Sim cards, 3 x batteries with a Swordfish OS, which doubles as a Deep Learning AI.

Basically it's a beast -

http://www.kitguru.net/lifestyle/mobile/matthew-wilson/the-turing-cadenza-smartphone-has-some-insane-specifications/

http://www.androidheadlines.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Turing-Phone-Cadenza-01.jpg

lebel22
03-09-16, 04:31 PM
The Turing Cadenza phone coming out with 2 x Snapdragon 830 processors, 12GB DDR4, Up to 1TB of storage, 60 Megapixel rear facing camera with support for 6K IMAX resolution, 1440P display, 2 x front facing 20 Megapixel cameras, Room for 4 x Sim cards, 3 x batteries with a Swordfish OS, which doubles as a Deep Learning AI.

Basically it's a beast -

http://www.kitguru.net/lifestyle/mobile/matthew-wilson/the-turing-cadenza-smartphone-has-some-insane-specifications/

Jebus, there's some specs. You sure it's a phone?:D

Dicehunter
03-09-16, 04:33 PM
Jebus, there's some specs. You sure it's a phone?:D

It sounds like the phone of a super villain XD

lebel22
03-09-16, 04:37 PM
It sounds like the phone of a super villain XD

Just found out it runs on graphene and hydrogen fuel cells. Im calling BS. Now if they said fairy dust I would believe it more.:D

Dicehunter
03-09-16, 04:39 PM
Just found out it runs on graphene and hydrogen fuel cells. Im calling BS. Now if they said fairy dust I would believe it more.:D

Graphene oxide isn't that far fetched to use as a body but the website that's reporting hydrogen fuel cells may just have the wrong info ^_^

Greenback
03-09-16, 08:17 PM
The Turing Cadenza phone coming out with 2 x Snapdragon 830 processors, 12GB DDR4, Up to 1TB of storage, 60 Megapixel rear facing camera with support for 6K IMAX resolution, 1440P display, 2 x front facing 20 Megapixel cameras, Room for 4 x Sim cards, 3 x batteries with a Swordfish OS, which doubles as a Deep Learning AI.

Basically it's a beast -

http://www.kitguru.net/lifestyle/mobile/matthew-wilson/the-turing-cadenza-smartphone-has-some-insane-specifications/


If that's real it's the phone to end all phones

Doomslayer
04-09-16, 01:31 AM
5.8 inch screen that's not a phone, That screen is to big for a phone. It's a damn Fablet.