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Neil Soutter
on 12 December 2018 at 13:10

The first images have leaked of a GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card. The model in question is from Gigabyte, who appears to be showing off its new Gigabyte RTX 2060 GPU behind-closed-doors ahead of what could be a full reveal at CES 2019 in early January.

And, er, what we have on our hands is a fairly standard looking Gigabyte graphics card, albeit carrying that GeForce RTX 2060 branding and looking fairly diminutive in size. It’s difficult to make out the display outputs but it looks like 3x DisplayPort and a single HDMI output. The Gigabyte GeForce RTX 2060 also uses an 8-pin power connector while the reference specs for the RTX 2060 point towards a single 6-pin power connector.

Stuart Thomas
on 12 December 2018 at 09:57

AMD appears to be gearing up for a new family of graphics cards to the market after registering a new trademark for its new 7nm AMD Radeon Vega GPUs.

The trademark for Vega II was applied for about two weeks ago and includes a new stylised logo that closely resembles the current stylised ‘V’ logo used for Vega, albeit with ‘II’ carved out of the right-hand side.

Jon Sutton
on 11 December 2018 at 15:37

Arriving remarkably late in the date ahead of tomorrow's launch, the Insurgency Sandstorm PC system specs have finally been revealed. These are the system requirements you will need to run Insurgency Sandstorm, New World Interactive's new multiplayer military online shooter.

Well, these have certainly surprised us. Insurgency Sandstorm is a damn demanding game in terms of specs, and will likely sit high in our list of the Top 100 Most Demanding Games on PC. Even the minimum specs for the game require a decently-specced PC, and meeting the recommended requirements puts you in the realm of a new $1000 build. 

Jon Sutton
on 11 December 2018 at 11:43

One of the handful of games 'lucky' enough to be chosen for the Epic Games store, World War Z is an adaptation of the terrible movie which itself was adapted from the cult book. It's third-person co-op zombie slaying, albeit this time with literal hordes of zombies. Hundreds of them, all trying to rip your guts out. It sounds like a recipe for low frame rates, so here's Saber Interactive's recommend requirements for World War Z on PC.

As far as system requirements go, they rarely lean quite so heavily on the CPU as they do for Saber Interactive's World War Z. You can see on the WWZ game page that the minimum specs for World War Z pair a 5-star CPU with a 2-star GPU, while the recommended specs for WW2 match a 9-star CPU with a 5-star GPU.

Jon Sutton
on 10 December 2018 at 13:30

Graphics cards can be extremely complex to wrap your head around. But we think what a lot of people want to know right away is how well does my graphics card run the latest AAA games, or how many FPS will a GPU I'm looking to buy get. Which is why we've introduced the Game FPS benchmarks on every modern graphics card page, including Nvidia's new GeForce RTX 2070.

You may have seen it already on your travels, or you may not, but this is a new set of official game benchmarks for a massive range of modern AAA titles. The vast majority of graphics cards from the past three generations from both Nvidia and AMD are included and they will all be updated on the day of a major AAA release.

Stuart Thomas
on 06 December 2018 at 17:36

It looks as if Nvidia and its various AIB partners are quietly rolling out new versions of the GeForce GTX 1070 with faster GDDR5X video memory.

The leak comes courtesy of Zotac, whose product page previously detailed a new SKU with the aforementioned GDDR5X memory. The page has since been modified and so can’t be viewed anymore but it was the Zotac GeForce GTX 1070 AMP Extreme Core GDDR5X, model number ZT-P10700Q-10P. You can see the modified page here.

Neil Soutter
on 05 December 2018 at 17:21

Get your salt ready because we’ve got a heck of a rumour for you. Fresh from AMD CEO Lisa Su claiming Team Red will be ready to fight back in a big way in 2019 comes this leak - the AMD Radeon RX 3000 series.

If true, it would be a tiny bit hilarious. Oneupmanship in its purest form as it outmaneuvers the GeForce RTX 2000 series, in nomenclature at least.

Stuart Thomas
on 05 December 2018 at 12:11

It’s been a mighty hectic year for Nvidia, and graphics cards in general, but AMD’s output has been noticeably threadbare. Aside from the moderate performance bump of the Radeon RX 590, there’s been little to get excited about. That could be all set to change in 2019 though, with AMD now promising its upcoming 7nm Radeon GPUs will be capable of going toe-to-toe with Nvidia’s mighty Turing GPU.

“We believe, we will be very competitive overall and that includes the high-end of the GPU market,” said AMD CEO Lisa Su at the Credit Suisse Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. “Obviously there are new products out there from our competition. We will have our set of new products as well and we will be right there in the mix.”

Jon Sutton
on 04 December 2018 at 13:36

Welcome back Rico, it's time for a whole lot more physics-based open-world sandbox mayhem with Just Cause 4. Set on the giant island of Solis, complete with four distinct biomes, Just Cause 4 is comfortably the most diverse game yet in the series. Running on the new Apex game engine, it's a bold step forward for Avalanche Studios and means Just Cause 4 is currently the 6th most demanding game in the world according to our new Most Demanding Games feature.

Performance is going to be crucial then, squeezing out every last possible frame while playing Just Cause 4. With any luck, this JC4 PC performance guide can help you hit the sweet spot between graphics and performance.

Stuart Thomas
on 04 December 2018 at 11:42

DICE is deploying the first major update for Battlefield V shortly, albeit slightly delayed from its targeted arrival today. Tucked in among all the content inclusions is a major revamp of DirectX Raytracing (DXR) performance for PC players who own Nvidia GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics cards.

Real-time ray-traced reflection performance is up by as much as 50%, meaning ray-traced Battlefield V at a locked 60 frames per second is now well and truly achievable.