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Neil Soutter
on 01 March 2021 at 17:30

The recent boom in cryptocurrency mining has seen a massive surge in demand for new hardware, particularly the RTX 30 series graphics cards which some have even transformed an entire internet cafe with dozens of the new cards in order to keep their business afloat.

So as new graphics cards get harder to purchase, and more people are getting interested in mining some cryptocurrency on the side, it looks like graphics card manufacturer Palit may be planning to re-release some old ¬¬gc_id:3540[GTX 1060]¬¬ GPUs as some crypto mining-specific cards, at least according to a new document submitted to the Eurasian Economics Commission.

Stuart Thomas
on 01 March 2021 at 14:30

As the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to put strain on the semiconductor industry, many manufacturers are still experiencing extremely high demanding that is exceeding supply at an alarming rate. Nvidia and AMD remained hopeful that stock would get better soon, but it seems like issues may persist until well into 2022 as global chip shortages put even more strain on manufacturers.

According to a new report by industry analysts, manufacturers are currently up to 30% behind on demand. That may not seem like much, but the analysts reckon it could take nearly a year for supply to meet demand, and even then will take another 3-6 months before manufacturers like Nvidia, AMD, and Intel to replenish all their stock levels back to a normal amount.

Chad Norton
on 27 February 2021 at 19:25

Valheim is the latest viral hit to top the Steam charts, with millions of players already dropping into the Viking-themed survival game. It's currently still in Early Access, and so far performance has been pretty demanding even on the most top-end hardware today.  But how demanding is each individual graphics option? What are the most demanding graphics settings? And how much to adjust each setting to provide better hardware performance from Valheim?

In this Valheim performance optimisation guide we will take a look at which ¬¬g_id:37831[Valheim]¬¬ graphics settings are best to turn all the way up to Ultra for little to no impact on frame rate, and which ones can get us a little FPS boost for no real visual loss when we turn them off or down. We've compiled a list below of the most demanding graphics options in the game, which might also help identify which graphics settings are the poorest optimised. From this Valheim optimisation graph you can get a handle on what to expect when you adjust different graphics settings in Valheim to get the perfect balance of visual fidelity and FPS performance in game.

Chad Norton
on 26 February 2021 at 15:09

Valheim has been out for a while now and has skyrocketed to fame on Steam, wracking up some seriously impressive numbers for an Early Access title. But how well does it perform? And what kind of hardware do you need to play at its best? Let's take a look at the PC performance benchmarks for Valheim...

First of all, in this PC performance benchmark article for ¬¬g_id:37831[Valheim]¬¬, we benchmark a range of graphics cards going from the higher-end ¬¬gc_id:5013[RTX 3070]¬¬ as well as the ¬¬gc_id:4051[RTX 2060]¬¬; to the lower-end ¬¬gc_id:3068[R7 370]¬¬; and the mid-range ¬¬gc_id:3540[GTX 1060]¬¬ which is the recommended GPU for 1080p High graphics settings.

Stuart Thomas
on 25 February 2021 at 16:30

AMD will be hosting a third virtual event in just a week’s time, where the manufacturer is expected to officially reveal a brand new graphics card in the RX 6000 series. They didn’t say which one exactly, but most likely it will be the RX 6700 XT that has been rumored recently.

“On March 3rd, the journey continues for #RDNA2. Join us at 11AM US Eastern as we reveal the latest addition to the @AMD Radeon RX 6000 graphics family,” AMD’s official Radeon RX Twitter account said.

Neil Soutter
on 24 February 2021 at 16:00

Intel’s upcoming Rocket Lake processors are set to launch sometime next month in March, and with it will be bringing official support for PCIe Gen 4.0 compatibility. According to Intel though, the flagship Core i9-11900K will be around 11% faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X in terms of SSD performance.

“11th Gen Core desktop platform delivers up to 11 percent better PCIe Gen 4 storage performance vs the AMD Ryzen 9 5000 platform,” Intel recently said. Backing up this claim Intel released a benchmark result comparing to the flagship CPUs from both of the latest generations of Intel and AMD processors, the ¬¬p_id:2786[Core i9-11900K]¬¬ and ¬¬p_id:2782[Ryzen 9 5950X]¬¬.

Stuart Thomas
on 24 February 2021 at 14:30

Nvidia’s latest graphics card to hit the market is finally launching tomorrow, and many have been anticipating some prepper benchmarks for the RTX 3060. We got some benchmarks already thanks to the Ashes of the Singularity leaderboards, but we’ve been eagerly awaiting some more traditional benchmarks like the classic 3DMark tests.

Thankfully we now have some 3DMark benchmark results coming from the ¬¬gc_id:5015[RTX 3060]¬¬, and it looks like the card will be on par with the ¬¬gc_id:4550[RTX 2060 Super]¬¬ and even the ¬¬gc_id:4023[RTX 2070]¬¬ in some tests.

Chad Norton
on 24 February 2021 at 09:56

Ever since Sony announced that they are bringing more first party titles from PlayStation over to PC, many have been wondering which games are on that list. Turns out, Days Gone is the first of many PlayStation exclusives coming to PC, and the official system requirements have just been revealed.

The good news is that if you own a mid-range PC at the moment, you'll be able to experience ¬¬g_id:23966[Days Gone]¬¬ at its best. The requirements aren't that demanding even for a game of this size and scale. So let's dive in and take a look at the official Days Gone PC system requirements...

Neil Soutter
on 23 February 2021 at 17:30

Intel’s Rocket Lake processors are nearly here, and thankfully for us some early benchmarks have leaked thanks to the ever-trusty Geekbench, giving us a rough idea of how well these new CPUs will perform when they officially launch soon (most likely next month in March).

Both Intel and AMD have been competing against each for a long time, and for most of that time Intel generally took the lead in terms of overall gaming performance. But AMD recently took the crown with their Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series of CPUs which boasted impressive gaming performance.

Stuart Thomas
on 23 February 2021 at 14:30

Nvidia announced their new mainstream graphic card, the RTX 3060, at their CES 2021 keynote. Now it is set to launch this week, but rumors before the initial announcement pointed towards two different variants of the GPU: a 12GB model, and a 6GB one as well. And it looks like that 6GB is still planned after all.

Palit recently made a new filing to the South Korean National Radio Research Agency, which revealed that they are planning to make an ¬¬gc_id:5015[RTX 3060]¬¬ DUAL OC with both 12GB and 6GB variants, as well as an RTX 3060 non-overclocked 6GB model.