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Jon Sutton
on 13 September 2019 at 16:40

Borderlands 3, one of the biggest launches of the year, has arrived today, although it's been far from plain sailing. There have been reports of performance struggles, DirectX 12 woes, and all sorts of issues on top of that pesky Epic Games Store exclusivity which will put a few off.

Handing over $60 is never easy, particularly if you're unsure of your performance. Here we've assimilated data based on our BL3 benchmarks, performance reports, and user-submitted benchmarks for Borderlands 3.

Jon Sutton
on 12 September 2019 at 16:15

Nothing quite gets the blood pumping like slicing and dicing robotic limbs. The Surge 2 is nearly here; bigger, better, and this time set in the sprawling overworld of Jericho City. Deck13 have been improving their Souls-like formula game by game, and The Surge 2 has every chance of being a fantastic sci-fi riff on the genre. Before you grab your laser lance and start decking cyborgs though, here are the PC specs required for The Surge 2.

We were actually a little bit surprised to see system requirements this high but, on reflection, they haven't changed a great deal from 2017's original The Surge. In fact, the CPU demands are identical between the two games. Using our new GD hardware rating scale, you can see both the minimum and recommended CPUs for The Surge 2 are low to mid-range for gaming rigs today. You'll want a quad-core processor in order to run The Surge 2 at acceptable frame rates.

Neil Soutter
on 12 September 2019 at 14:16

A couple of new AMD roadmap slides have leaked courtesy of Guru3D. The new slides are marked ‘AMD Corporate Deck-September 2019’ so they’re nice and up to date, whilst their content appears to be geared towards investors.

The roadmaps allude to AMD’s plans for Zen 3 and Zen 4 processor architectures, as well as the planned release of the RDNA Radeon graphics architecture.

Jon Sutton
on 11 September 2019 at 15:19

AMD has issued a statement on the state of the boost frequency issues surrounding its 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors. During a survey it emerged the vast majority of AMD Ryzen 3000 series processor owners were failing to hit the advertise turbo speeds, even on just a single core.

The issue has been identified and a fix for the entire 7nm AMD CPU line-up is ready to roll out later this month.

Neil Soutter
on 11 September 2019 at 14:09

LG has teamed up with Nvidia for what could well end up being the ultimate series of gaming televisions. The 2019 OLED TV models from LG (model 65/55E9, model 77/65/55C9) will be updated with support for Nvidia’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology.

OLED TVs already offered the most vivid image quality around, while these particular models from LG are geared towards low input and ultra-fast response times. The LG 4K G-Sync TVs will range from 55” up to a mammoth 77 inches.

Jon Sutton
on 09 September 2019 at 17:22

It's time to locust-hunting, chums. Gears 5 is now out on PC, available through both the Windows Store and, amazingly, Steam! The PC version of Gears 5 is the place to be if you want the best performance around, paired with proper keyboard and mouse support.

Handily,  Gears 5 also comes with the official benchmarking tool. Having messed around with this extensively, and gotten my derrière kicked in the online, I can confirm the benchmark is pretty much analogous to in-game performance, give or take. With all that mind, we've been busy testing Gears of War 5's PC performance.

Jon Sutton
on 09 September 2019 at 15:25

Like the grizzled marines which adorn its cover, Gears of War has become a veteran of the gaming scene. Busting onto the scene with the Xbox 360, when the notion of a cover shooter was fresh, we're not onto our fifth mainline Gears title. Gears 5 doesn't stray too far from what its fans love, but it does expand its horizons somewhat with open-plan levels and some of the most gorgeous vistas we've ever laid eyes on. It's the sort of shooter rollercoaster which is built to please the eyes as much as itch your trigger finger, and can look fantastic with the right PC hardware behind it.

Here's every advanced graphics setting found in Gears of War 5 PC, benchmarked and tested for their Frames Per Second performance hit. Using the chart below you can find out just how demanding each setting is. Along with this, we've given priority scores based on how important we believe it is to enable these graphics options, or how important they are to keep an eye on.

Stuart Thomas
on 09 September 2019 at 11:53

It’s rumour time once again in the world of graphics cards and it looks as if Nvidia is planning to bolster its line-up of mid-range GeForce GTX 16 Series graphics cards with two new arrivals.

We’ve already heard plenty of rumours pertaining to a GeForce GTX 1650 Ti, a new low/mid Nvidia GPU which would slot in between the GeForce GTX 1650 and the GeForce GTX 1660. But, we’re also hearing the first murmurs of a GeForce GTX 1660 Super, a potentially tasty new mid-ranger which would be sandwiched between the GeForce GTX 1660 and the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti.

Jon Sutton
on 06 September 2019 at 15:56

Fresh from shifting a mighty impressive 15 million copies of Wildlands, Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon series is back. The Ghost Recon Breakpoint closed beta test is running this weekend, open to those who pre-order the game as well a select few who've been sent invites. It's our best opportunity yet to get hands on with GR: Breakpoint and see how both the game and its performance are shaking up in the run-up to its October 4th launch.

Ghost Recon Breakpoint comes with a fairly exhaustive range of graphics settings to mess around. You'll probably be wanting to as well because there are huge visual differences to be found between each of Breakpoint's graphics presets alongside a sharp drop in performance for those who want the game to look its absolute best.

Neil Soutter
on 05 September 2019 at 15:44

If you’re the sort of person who’s so rich you don’t have to check your bank balance on a weekly/daily/hourly basis, you may just be the sort of person who could be interested in Nvidia’s monstrous new laptop GPU. Unveiled yesterday, the mobile Quadro RTX 6000 is the fastest laptop graphics chip in existence.

Specs-wise, the Quadro RTX 6000 mobile is exactly the same as its desktop counterpart. We’re talking 4608 CUDA cores, 576 Tensor cores, 72 Ray Tracing cores, and a whopping 24GB GDDR6 memory on a 384-bit memory interface. It uses a fully unlocked version of the TU102 GPU used for the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, which itself has 4352 CUDA cores, 544 Tensor and 68 RT cores.