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Owain Thresher
on 24 January 2020 at 17:07

Team Red has finally seen fit to flesh out the mid-range of its Radeon RX 5000 series, launching the ¬¬gc_id:4947[AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB]¬¬ in stores worldwide.

AMD reintroduced themselves to the graphics card market last year, by launching the ¬¬gc_id:4549[AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB]¬¬ and ¬¬gc_id:4548[AMD Radeon RX 5700 8GB]¬¬ - they offered reasonable competition to their Nvidia counterparts and could boast smooth gameplay up to 1440p. But the 5700, tended to consume much more power than their competition, and weren’t the cheapest cards on the market.

on 23 January 2020 at 12:31

The RX 5600 XT released a couple of days ago to the public, on 21st Jan and it seemed that the ¬¬gc_id:4958[RX 5600 XT Sapphire Pulse 6GB]¬¬ got to the shelves before it had received its bios tweaks, the ones that would improve its clock speeds over the reference RX 5600 XT. The new BIOS update will see a clock speed increase of 55MHz on the game clock and 120MHz on the boost clock, when in performance mode.

If you want to apply the update yourself: we’ve compiled the steps necessary into a handy guide.

Owain Thresher
on 22 January 2020 at 14:28

The GeForce Turing family of desktop graphics processors has already received the ‘Super’ treatment, but there is now more concrete evidence that gaming notebooks are to receive the same Super overhaul, and it might be sooner than you think. 

An entry from Geekbench today has shown Nvidia’s discrete GeForce RTX 2080 Super w/ Max-Q Design running alongside an Intel I9-10980HK CPU, which are to be included in the new 10th Gen Comet Lake-H series as announced at CES 2020. 

Owain Thresher
on 22 January 2020 at 11:14

News of a second-generation PlayStation VR headset potentially releasing in 2020 has come from an unlikely source. Educational VR company, VR Education Holdings, has released its trading update for 2019 and made some fairly interesting predictions for VR in 2020, including specific mention of a PSVR successor. 

It’s already been confirmed PSVR will be compatible with the PlayStation 5, due for release later this year, but there’s still speculation a new VR headset could be released by Sony in time for the next generation - and VR Education Holdings seem excited for what Sony has to offer.

Owain Thresher
on 22 January 2020 at 10:53

Everyone’s favourite invincible, bald headed super hero is finally getting his own fighting game, and the good news is, the system requirements have been released too. ¬¬g_id:36742[One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows]¬¬ is going to be 3v3 fighting based in the aforementioned One Punch Man universe. 

After its successful closed beta at the end of last year, One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is set for release on February 27th on PS4, Xbox One and PC - Fancy playing it yourself? If you’re going to be playing the PC version, it’s worth taking a look at the recommended specs below.

Owain Thresher
on 21 January 2020 at 14:04

Intel is set to slash the prices on its CPUs later this year in an attempt to maintain market dominance over AMD, whose Zen 3 processors are rumoured to be launching in mid or late 2020. 

In an effort to combat the looming threat of AMD’s menacing resurgence, Intel is rumoured to be dropping the prices on its processors in the second half of 2020, according to the ever reliable Taiwanese techsperts DigiTimes. Intel has already cut the price of its L-Series Cascade Lake Xeon chips, and is set to reduce the prices on many more products throughout the year. 

Stuart Thomas
on 20 January 2020 at 11:19

We’re in that quiet spot right before a new graphics card generation and the rumours are beginning to get a little wild, so take it will a smidgen of salt when we tell you that the specs for Nvidia’s next-generation Ampere GPUs have surfaced.

The specs for what appears to the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3080 come from both @CorgiKitty on Twitter and Chinese website MyDrivers. Like we said, pinch of salt.

Jon Sutton
on 19 January 2020 at 09:49

When it comes to PC gaming, which graphics card you buy is just about the most important decision you can make in terms of performance. It's important you pick the best graphics cards to buy in 2020 as this would be the powerhouse for your PC gaming.

Fortunately, it's also the most modular of components so you're free to change your mind and upgrade whenever you want without worrying too much about motherboard compatibility, what sockets it uses, or any of the other potentially fiddly sides of gaming.

on 17 January 2020 at 17:06

UPDATE: 17-Jan-2020 - 17-We're in the process of putting together the ultimate 1080p PC build. That's $800 for every component, including case, monitor, mouse and just about every bit you could possibly need. During our last poll you decided that an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super was a little pricey for a build like this, choosing instead to install a Radeon RX 590.

The GD community voted heavily for an ¬¬gc_id:4073[AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB]¬¬. It's a lower-end GPU compared to the GTX 1660S but it's also much cheaper, freeing up some crucial cash to upgrade some other components. Don't worry though as the Radeon RX 590 is a fantastic 1080p video card and ideally suited to our current monitor choice.

Stuart Thomas
on 17 January 2020 at 14:09

Intel has confirmed that we will be seeing more information on its upcoming generation of graphics hardware at this year's GDC conference in San Francisco. It'll take centre stage in a talk Intel is dubbing "A Primer on Intel Graphics Architecture". First confirmed to be in development in Mid 2018 under the codename Ponte Vecchio, the GPUs will be built on Intel's Xe Architecture and promise "significant compute, geometry and throughput improvements over today's widely used Gen9 and Gen11 graphics". The conference listing also promises a "detailed tour of the hardware architecture" and will give more information on how graphics engineers will be able to work with the cards when they release. We still don't have a specific release date for the hardware itself, but Intel does mention in the conference listing that it's scheduled for release "later this year". If we couple this with a tweet from back in October from Intel's chief architect Raja Koduri of the number plate "THINKXE" with the date June 2020, I think it's safe to say that we'll probably be seeing the hardware some time this summer. Nothing is set in stone though, and we'll be sure to bring you all the latest developments in the run-up to the impending GPU release. GDC 2020 is set to run from Monday, 16th March through to Friday, 20th March.