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Jon Sutton
on 17 February 2020 at 17:27

UPDATE: In the biggest anticlimax since Prince Andrew 'retreated' from public life, Nvidia has revealed the special edition ¬¬gc_id:4050[Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti]¬¬ Cyberpunk 2077 Edition.

If you're hoping to buy one of these gorgeous-looking CP2077 video cards then you're all out of luck though. Just 200 of these Cyberpunk 2077 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti's have been manufactured, with 77 to be given away through an online sweepstake. The remaining 123 RTX 2080 Ti's will be available in other giveaways and charity auctions.

Stuart Thomas
on 17 February 2020 at 14:18

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has boasted once again the success of Team Green’s Max-Q laptops and assorted dedicated mobile graphics processors. This time though, he's got the consoles in his sights.

“Our notebook business has seen double-digit growth for eight consecutive quarters and this is unquestionably a new gaming category,” said Jensen during Nvidia’s Q4 quarterly earnings call.

Neil Soutter
on 14 February 2020 at 14:11

The next-gen console launches are increasingly looking in peril after a number of unforeseen factors have possibly been affecting both the manufacturing and the costs. Bloomberg is now reporting that Sony is running into significant problems with the PlayStation 5, claiming manufacturing costs have now risen as high as $450 per console, raising the gloomy spectre of a prohibitively expensive next-gen console launch. 

Pricing has yet to be announced for either the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X but it’s expected the final specifications are now locked and mass manufacturing will commence in due course.

Neil Soutter
on 13 February 2020 at 14:27

The first benchmarks have leaked from Intel’s upcoming Whitley Lake 10nm server CPUs, revealing potential 100% performance improvements core-for-core when compared to Intel’s 14nm chipsets.

Intel’s new Xeon processors are expected to ship later this year. Designed around the 10th Generation Ice Lake architecture, the Ice Lake-SP Xeon server chips will be poised to head-to-head against AMD’s upcoming Zen 3-power EPYC Milan server processors.

Jon Sutton
on 13 February 2020 at 10:01

What appears to be a rare sighting of Intel’s upcoming Core i7-10700K flagship processor. The 10th Generation Comet Lake-S CPU has been spotted in a benchmark database by the ever-enterprising TUM_APISAK, a Thai Twitter user who successfully manages to pull out scoop after scoop.

The leaked benchmark shows the Intel Core i7-10700K processor clocked at 3.8GHz, with a maximum turbo clock speed of 5,291 MHz, or 5.3GHz.

Jon Sutton
on 12 February 2020 at 09:18

Leather lovers, it's time. TT Isle of Man is back and representing one of the most infamous and dangerous sporting events in the world. ¬¬g_id:36906[TT Isle of Man - Ride on the Edge 2]¬¬ features  the full 60km-long Snaefell Mountain Course, 17 additional tracks, 18 motorbikes and plenty of famous faces. For most of us, racing that track is nothing but a pipe dream. Luckily, this digital version is a much cheaper, less life-threatening second-best. Here are the PC specs required to run TT Isle of Man – Ride On the Edge 2.

Fans of the original TT Isle of Man will find a game which has very similar system specs across the board. We see a slight shimmy upwards in terms of demands but nothing that should cause any particular concern.

Stuart Thomas
on 10 February 2020 at 16:49

The push for SSDs to surpass HDDs in terms of generally storage has hit a bit of impasse as of late. It’s been vaguely assumed for a while that traditional hard drive storage had reached somewhat of a peak in terms of density, or at least a case of significant diminishing returns. Well, the advantage has just swung back in favour of good old-fashioned mechanical HDDs.

Japanese firm Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) has just unveiled its new HAMR-technology-based HDD media.

Jon Sutton
on 10 February 2020 at 15:38

AMD has announced the launch of a pair of new workstation graphics cards - the AMD Radeon Pro W5500 and, for those who want to work on the go, the laptop AMD Radeon Pro W5500M GPU.

Created with design and engineering workloads in mind, the AMD Radeon Pro W5500 series promises to offer decent workstation performance for the budget-conscious professional.

Jon Sutton
on 10 February 2020 at 09:55

The Bearded Ladies have made the surprise announcement of ¬¬g_id:36993[Corruption 2029]¬¬, an all-new turn-based tactical sci-fi strategy game from the team behind 2018's ¬¬g_id:35519[Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden]¬¬. Players take control of a squad of augmented soldiers looking to restore order in an American which has become a war-torn wasteland. Most surprising though? Corruption 2029 will be out next week (via the Epic Games Store). Let's take a look at those all-important system specs.

For those of you who played the excellent if flawed Mutant Year Zero, you'll be pleased to know there's not much of a shift in the system requirements for Corruption 2029. The suggested specs are lower, if anything, although we expect frame rate performance to be much the same between the two. It does mean you can get away with a fairly low-end rig, including a 2GB VRAM DirectX 11 graphics card, a dual-core processor and just 4GB RAM. This could make Corruption 2029 quite a laptop-friendly tactical strategy game.

Jon Sutton
on 07 February 2020 at 17:19

UPDATE: And now it's official - the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is now available to buy around the globe. 

AMD's disgustingly powerful 64-core processor is an immense feat of engineering and a dream come true for those who want unparalleled multithreaded performance. Right now, the Threadripper 3990X is effectively without competition. Intel has no answer for HEDT systems.