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Stuart Thomas
on 21 September 2020 at 14:30

AMD is gearing up to officially announce their lineup of next-gen Zen 3-based processors as well as the Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards. Both will be announced separately, with Zen 3 focusing on October 8th, and the Radeon 6000 GPUs on October 28th. To get some of the hype already going, AMD shared an official render of one of their new GPUs, but some new leaks show what the flagship RX 6900 XT supposedly looks like in the flesh.

One online user sent leaked images of the new GPU to a well known and popular online content creator, the images were actually sent weeks ago but were unable to be verified, but thanks to the official render from AMD we know it to be legit. The one thing that isn’t certain is the name of the card, which will supposedly be the RX 6900 XT:

Chad Norton
on 21 September 2020 at 10:05

Surreal tech-noir mystery game The Signifier is now officially launching on October 15th. The game certainly looks really good with it's photorealistic environments and surreal imagery, but at what cost? How demanding is it on PC? Luckily for us, the official PC system requirements for ¬¬g_id:37101[The Signifier]¬¬ have been revealed.

Thankfully they're not that demanding at all, requiring only 8GB of RAM even on the recommended specs, on top of the already great GTX 1060 which will be able to handle The Signifier at its best apparently. Weirdly though, the specs list 20MB as the storage space under recommended, so we think this is just a typo.

Chad Norton
on 20 September 2020 at 17:00

The recently announced RTX 30 series cards based on the Ampere architecture has gotten everyone excited by the proposed performance jump, coming in faster than an ¬¬gc_id:4050[RTX 2080 Ti]¬¬ at half the price. But some have expressed concerns over the low VRAM capacities, and a recent leak from Gigabyte shows RTX 30 card models with double the memory.

Of course, we’re most likely looking at some Super/Ti variants of the just-launched ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬ cards and the upcoming ¬¬gc_id:5013[RTX 3070]¬¬ release in October. This leak suggests we’ll be getting an RTX 3080 Super/Ti with 20GB of memory and an RTX 3070 with 16GB. You can check out the alleged leaked variants below:

Chad Norton
on 19 September 2020 at 16:00

Nvidia recently announced their next generation of RTX 30 series graphics cards, and with that we got the official reveal of the flagship RTX 3080, the RTX 3070, and the world’s first consumer 8K GPU the RTX 3090. Whilst all the cards have been enticing to many PC users, promising some major performance improvements and one of the biggest generational leaps in performance, there’s one thing that has proved a bit controversial: the amount of VRAM in the specified GPUs.

Of course, it was stated already by Nvidia that 10GB of video memory is more than enough, as most of the games they officially benchmarked used no more than 6GB. But those games were from a previous generation, one before the new generation of next-gen consoles will usher in, and judging by the way next-gen games are going, those 6GB VRAM requirements are steadily increasing.

Stuart Thomas
on 19 September 2020 at 13:30

Remember when it was revealed that Oculus users will soon have to sign into a Facebook account in order to use their headsets? Well apparently it’s only getting worse, as using a fake name or account to login to your headset may get your account banned and worse, may even lose all your games and content too.

When Facebook announced the login requirements for Oculus users, many online said to just use a fake name and/or account to circumvent that, but according to Facebook (who take their own guidelines very seriously) this kind of action is a violation of their Community Standards, which can result in a ban.

Chad Norton
on 19 September 2020 at 11:00

The time is upon us, and the system requirements for FIFA 21 have officially been revealed. Whilst these games have usually always been some pretty good looking titles, the specs never really illustrated that. The good news here is that the FIFA 21 system specs are almost identical to last year's, so if you were able to play FIFA 20 just fine, you'll also be able to play ¬¬g_id:36903[FIFA 21]¬¬ fine.

The annoying part, however, is that even though FIFA 21 is coming to PC before next-gen consoles, PC players won't be able to take full advantage of the graphical features as it won't be the next-gen version on PC.

Chad Norton
on 19 September 2020 at 09:30

eFootball PES 2021 is back again this year with a season update, but how different is it from the previous year? Well not much really, as the system requirements have recently been revealed and they're not very demanding.

However they are a bit confusing, first of all the main caveat here is that they're all listed for 720p resolution, which I find a bit odd considering 1080p is the standard these days and a majority of people will be using 1080p resolution.

Chad Norton
on 18 September 2020 at 17:24

The time has finally come, CD Projekt Red have officially revealed the PC system requirements for ¬¬g_id:4614[Cyberpunk 2077]¬¬ during the most recent episode of Night City Wire, giving us a chance to see whether now is the time to upgrade to Nvidia's brand new RTX 30 series of graphics cards.

CDPR unfortunately didn't supply any ray tracing requirements, so hopefully we'll get some more info on that soon enough. The good news though, is that it looks like we won't be needing to upgrade our hardware to anything crazy in order to get the best experience.

Chad Norton
on 18 September 2020 at 10:00

Yesterday was the official launch date of Nvidia’s latest ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬ cards, and oh boy was it a palooza. Not only did sites sell out ridiculously fast (apparently as quick as 5 seconds in some cases), but it turns out that a lot of those purchases were resellers (or ‘scalpers’ if you don’t want to give them a professional name), and some of them are attempting to increase the bid prices on Ebay up to $90,000.

Currently, the top listing on Ebay in the UK is sitting at a cool £65,900 which roughly translates to around $86,000. That’s a pretty astonishing amount of money to pay for a brand new GPU, but what’s worse is that if you look at the bid history you will see a large portion of the bids come from the same accounts, and what makes this even more obvious that they’re arbitrarily jacking up the price is that they’re only bidding with themselves.

Felix Nova
on 17 September 2020 at 21:12

Cyberpunk 2077 feels like it has been an eternity coming. This is due in part to it first being announced back in May 2012. But our core excitement stems from the knowledge that the highly rated ¬¬g_id:24054[The Witcher 3]¬¬ devs are behind this hugely promising sci-fi title. Of course, The Witcher 3 was, and still is, a gorgeous piece of gaming art, that put serious demands on our hardware to deliver its incredibly rich world. As the game pushed our PC hardware to its limits, gamers agreed it was worth every drop of power we invested into getting it to look great. No matter the game’s system requirements we would all consider upgrading our PCs to run it and now the same is true for ¬¬g_id:4614[Cyberpunk 2077]¬¬.

So during 2019 we were laser-focused on the Cyberpunk 2077 April 16th 2020 release date. Sadly, this was moved back to September 17th. But then, strangely, the release date was pushed back another two months, to November 19th. And it’s this suspicious bit of the picture I would like us to look at, under our hypothetical microscope, which I have named Conspirascope.