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Stuart Thomas
on 18 November 2018 at 16:31

A rumour has emerged that Microsoft is planning to embrace the all-digital future with an Xbox One S that doesn’t have a disc drive.

Microsoft gurus Thurrott.com say they’re expecting the console to cost less than $200 in stores, and that Microsoft will be launching the console alongside an initiative whereby physical games can be traded in at participating stores for a digital download code.

Jon Sutton
on 18 November 2018 at 12:30

Nvidia’s share value has plummeted over the past few days, dropping 18% in value since Team Green shared its latest financial results.

The overall results for Nvidia were actually impressive despite the precipitous share value drop. Record revenue was attributed to Nvidia’s automotive, data centre and workstation visualisation sales; enough for Nvidia to tell shareholders dividend payouts would actually be 7% higher than previously anticipated.

Stuart Thomas
on 16 November 2018 at 12:59

AMD officially launched its Radeon RX 590 graphics card yesterday, and also unveiled a new AAA game bundle for participating GPUs.

At the time we’d assume this just applied to the Radeon RX 590 but AMD is also rolling out new games bundles to any prospective Radeon RX Vega 64, Vega 56, RX 590, RX 580, or RX 570 customers.

Neil Soutter
on 16 November 2018 at 11:29

Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed it will not host a conference at E3 2019, nor will it appear on the show floor. It’ll be the first time PlayStation hasn’t been present during E3’s entire 24-year history.

“As the industry evolves, Sony Interactive Entertainment continues to look for inventive opportunities to engage the community,” wrote a Sony representative in a statement. “PlayStation fans mean the world to us and we always want to innovate, think differently and experiment with new ways to delight gamers. As a result, we have decided not to participate in E3 in 2019. We are exploring new and familiar ways to engage our community in 2019 and can’t wait to share our plans with you.”

Jon Sutton
on 16 November 2018 at 09:45

UPDATE: Having brushed it off as a perfectly normal issue a fortnight ago, Nvidia has confirmed there is an issue with an early batch of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition graphics cards.

In a statement on the Nvidia forums, [email protected] said "Limited test escapes from early boards caused the issues some customers have experience with RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition. We stand ready to help any customers who are experiencing problems.

Stuart Thomas
on 15 November 2018 at 14:17

MSI has announced the first mini ITX graphics card based on the Turing GPU. The MSI GeForce RTX 2070 Aero ITX is a shortened ITX graphics card designed for small form factor (SFF) PC builds.

As it currently stands, the MSI RTX 2070 Aero ITX is the smallest GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics card in existence. Like all ITX form factor GPUs it will have to make a few sacrifices to earn its small stature, but for those looking to build living room PCs and the like, it could end up being a killer component.

Jon Sutton
on 15 November 2018 at 11:45

The Onimusha Warlords Remaster is due to arrive in January 2019, providing a much-needed graphical touch-up for one of Capcom's most beloved cult classics. Neatly summed up as samurai Resident Evil, Onimusha: Warlords is a slow-paced adventure game with puzzle-solving and blood splatter demon combat. But, just how much more demanding will the Onimusha Warlords Remaster system specs be than the original? Let's find out...

Onimusha Warlords is an old game. The remaster doesn't look like much of an upgrade outside of a resolution bump. So we're a little surprised by just how demanding the system requirements for Onimusha Warlords Remastered are. They're not a patch on modern AAA games, sure, but a GeForce GTX 760 as the minimum spec graphics card for an up-rezzed 17-year-old game does set a few alarm bells ringing. There's also a large performance disparity between the 760 and the weaker AMD Radeon R7 260X. Nevertheless, most PC gamers should still have few troubles meeting the minimum specs for the Onimusha Warlords Remaster.

Stuart Thomas
on 14 November 2018 at 16:49

The first raytracing benchmarks from Battlefield V are beginning to surface. A number of sites that have their mitts on Nvidia’s top-end GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics cards have been busy testing just how demanding the “holy grail” of graphics advancements really is.

German site Hardwareluxx.de has done a clean sweep of benchmark tests comprising the GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce RTX 2080, and the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. All three GPUs were pitting against Battlefield V and its new DXR (DirectX Raytracing) graphics option across three different resolutions - 1080p, 1440p and 4K.

Jon Sutton
on 14 November 2018 at 12:42

AMD has revealed both the official specs plus the first benchmarks for its upcoming AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card and the results are pleasantly surprising.

Specs-wise, the Radeon RX 590 is along the lines of what had been rumoured all along - extremely similar to the Radeon RX 580 that’s already been on the market for over a year. The Radeon RX 590 features the same 2304 Stream Processor core count and the exact same 8GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 8Gb/s.

Jon Sutton
on 13 November 2018 at 16:35

The Fallout 76 servers have gone live a full day early, so if you've been waiting to play Bethesda's next open-world RPG, now's your chance. I've just finished giving it a couple of hours test run to find out how the performance in the launch version of Fallout 76 is.

Using the chart below you can find out just how demanding each graphics option is in Fallout 76. Along with this, we've given priority scores based on how important we believe it is to enable these graphics options for the optimum PC gaming experience with F76. This should come in quite handy as Fallout 76 requires a full game restart for each and every graphics options change, including the resolution. That's not good enough, to be honest, but hopefully this Fallout 76 PC performance guide can ease the pain somewhat.