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Chad Norton
on 26 October 2020 at 10:00

The time has come, as Ghostrunner will be officially launching tomorrow to the masses. We already gave our first impressions of the Ghostrunner demo a while ago, but considering how the game looks, I think a lot of us want to know what kind of hardware we'll need to run it. So here are the official Ghostrunner PC system requirements...

Fortunately, unlike ¬¬g_id:36140[Ghostrunner]¬¬'s main protagonist, it won't cost you an arm or a limb to run the game. Most interestingly though Ghostrunner will support ray tracing and DLSS technology at launch, but no requirements have been revealed for it. Because of this, we suggest an ¬¬gc_id:4051[RTX 2060]¬¬ should do just fine in ray tracing performance when enabling DLSS.

Chad Norton
on 24 October 2020 at 17:00

With the dawn of the next generation of consoles, games, and PC hardware on our doorstep, there has never been a better time to upgrade our PCs in order to future proof performance. However, with the rising cost of PC hardware and the significantly higher requirements for next-gen games (partly because of ray tracing), how long do you reasonably expect a new GPU to meet your gaming needs?

Is it 2 years? 5 years? 10 years? We want to hear from you how much of an investment buying a new graphics card is worth to you. Is it dependent on price/performance? Should a brand new $1200 graphics card last you longer than a $500 one? Do you judge a GPU’s lifespan by how many games you can play at the highest graphics settings? Or how long you can reasonably use it before it no longer shows up in the minimum system requirements for big AAA titles?

Stuart Thomas
on 23 October 2020 at 17:30

We are just under 2 weeks away until AMD’s next generation of Ryzen processors officially launch, the Ryzen 5000 series looks to be AMD’s best lineup yet for their gaming CPUs, but AMD has now infamously jacked up the prices because of their dominance in the market. Zen 3 is certainly shaping up to be a great generation of processors, but which one of the new lineup looks like the best buy?

With the next generation of games and consoles just around the corner, now is the best time of all to upgrade our PCs, so to help everyone decide what’s best to upgrade to, we’re leaving it up to you guys in a vote to crown the best Ryzen 5000 CPU to purchase this 2020.

Neil Soutter
on 23 October 2020 at 16:00

AMD is getting ready to launch their next generation of Ryzen 5000 CPUs based on the new Zen 3 architecture, and whilst we haven’t got any official 3rd party benchmarks or reviews yet for the new chips, Passmark has now crowned the new Ryzen 5 5600X CPU as the best performing single-core processor, beating the tremendous amount of competition from Intel at a fraction of the price.

AMD’s $299 ¬¬p_id:2784[Ryzen 5 5600X]¬¬ CPU has a CPU Mark score of 3495, beating out the ¬¬p_id:2655[Core i9-10900K]¬¬ by 10% which has a score of 3175 and costing almost twice as much at $549. This is all the more impressive when you realize the 5600X is supposed to be the equivalent of the ¬¬p_id:2730[Core i5-10600K]¬¬ from Intel, which the 5600X has a lead of 19% over.

Chad Norton
on 23 October 2020 at 14:30

As we gear up for the official announcement, more and more rumors surface regarding the upcoming Radeon RX 6000 series of GPUs by AMD. This time however, instead of focusing on the specs of RX 6000 series we have some alleged benchmarks for the Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card, and it looks to be pretty on par with RTX 3080 performance.

And by on par I mean the results are kind of all over the place, but eventually balance out. On the one hand you have the ¬¬gc_id:5144[RX 6800 XT]¬¬ absolutely destroy the ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬ Founders Edition at 4K, but then loses pretty poorly at ray tracing performance. The good thing though is that the RX 6800 XT seems to be better across the board than the ¬¬gc_id:4050[RTX 2080 Ti]¬¬ Founders Edition

Chad Norton
on 22 October 2020 at 16:00

We are slowly approaching the launch of the RTX 3070 graphics card, which was originally supposed to release last week but got delayed to October 29th in order to increase available stock. However, as we get closer to release, many are anticipating some performance benchmarks. Fortunately for us, some ¬¬gc_id:5013[RTX 3070]¬¬ benchmarks have been leaked, and they show performance on par with an ¬¬gc_id:4050[RTX 2080 Ti]¬¬.

That means you could get a graphics card that is as powerful as an RTX 2080 Ti that cost $1200 at launch for less than half that amount at $499 instead. That’s a pretty incredible deal if you ask. Anyway I’m getting ahead of myself, let’s jump in and take a look at these RTX 3070 performance benchmarks.

Stuart Thomas
on 22 October 2020 at 14:30

When Nvidia announced the RTX 30 series graphics cards, everyone was impressed by the significant jump in performance improvements over the last generation of GPUs. However, there was one concern among some fans regarding the low VRAM capacities, and whether 10GB on the RTX 3080 would be enough.

Thankfully, rumors spread out quite quickly afterwards detailing new refresh models that would feature higher VRAM including an ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬ 20GB edition and an ¬¬gc_id:5013[RTX 3070]¬¬ 16GB edition, presumably in order to combat against AMD’s offerings of 16GB VRAM on most of their Radeon RX 6000 cards.

Chad Norton
on 21 October 2020 at 19:25

Humankind is the next historic strategy title from Amplitude Studios. Pick and build a nation and take them through the ages. Evolve your culture, and probably your armies, then run amok across other cultures that you left twiddling sticks in the stone age. Build up your leader and push your character's fame ever upward as you crush your foes. ¬¬g_id:36149[Humankind]¬¬ is looking to take on the mighty Civilization series and is aiming to release in April 2021.

As you will probably know, the guys at Amplitude are no strangers to the turn based strategy genre. They are behind the very popular and refreshing ¬¬g_id:23511[Endless Space 2]¬¬ and ¬¬g_id:8612[Endless Legend]¬¬ games. And now we have a chance to look at the official Humankind system requirements to see what you will need to run the game...

Neil Soutter
on 21 October 2020 at 18:00

We are literally just one week away from AMD officially announcing the Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards series, and the excitement is brimming. Whilst we already got a sneak peak at some performance numbers at the Ryzen 5000 CPU reveal, specs have been kept hush and left only to rumors. However, thanks to some new drivers supplied to AIB partners, some official specs have supposedly been leaked for the Radeon RX 6000 series.

The full lineup seems to include 5 graphics cards in total, the flagship ¬¬gc_id:5139[RX 6900 XT]¬¬, the RX 6800 XT, an RX 6800, the RX 6700 XT, and an ¬¬gc_id:5140[RX 6700]¬¬. Interestingly the specs seem to be a bit sparse on the RX 6700 XT and RX 6700, but the rest of the lineup is looking pretty good if I say so myself.

Stuart Thomas
on 21 October 2020 at 16:00

An allegedly leaked document has been revealed online which includes guidelines that AMD has prepared for its partners to help combat scalpers during the upcoming Radeon RX 6000 GPUs and Ryzen 5000 CPUs launch, featuring preventative measures to help get the products to legitimate customers.

If true, the move seems to be in response to the recent RTX 30 series graphics cards that were announced by Nvidia, which were plagued with stock shortages thanks to many scalpers or bots bombarding websites to buy up availability and resell them for a significantly higher price online.