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Stuart Thomas
on 04 June 2020 at 16:15

AMD’s long-awaited RDNA 2-based graphics cards are getting more and more buzz right now, after seeing that leak yesterday of what could possibly be the much anticipated Big Navi GPU under a mysterious codename of ‘Sienna Cichlid’, more and more excitement is brewing for AMD’s next generation lineup. Now AMD has finally confirmed that the RDNA 2-based graphics cards will be coming out later this year, and before next-gen consoles launch.

We knew that AMD was working on the so-called Big Navi (also known as Navi 2X) that utlizies the new RDNA 2 architecture, which will comply with Microsoft’s DirectX12 Ultimate requirements and finally bring ray tracing support and 4K gaming to AMD’s range of products, but in a recent online conference with AMD’s CFO, David Kumar, he confirmed that the Big Navi GPU will be coming to PC users before the holiday season.

Chad Norton
on 03 June 2020 at 17:30

Intel’s CEO, and owner of one of the coolest names ever, Bob Swan recently took online as a guest ahead of the Computex 2020 showcase in September. Every year we have conventions about video game news, reveals, and playable demos, but the same thing pretty much happens for tech every year, the biggest and well known being CES, but Computex has been a long-running partner of Intel and Swan starts out the guest spot by thanking the company for their continued collaboration.

He then goes on to mention that the Tiger Lake mobile processors are still on track to be revealed soon. "Later this summer," he says, "we'll introduce Tiger Lake and cement our position as the undisputed leader in mobile computing and PC innovation." 

Chad Norton
on 03 June 2020 at 13:00

Yeehaw! Howdy, partners, looks like we've got the official PC system requirements for ¬¬g_id:35702[Desperados 3]¬¬ after those initial preliminary system requirements. So what's changed? Are the specs higher or lower? Let's take a look...

Quick pointer though, unfortunately once again it looks like there are no expected performance results listed under each requirement, but considering these games are usually quite laptop friendly, we can assume that the minimum system requirements are for 1080p at Low settings and the recommended requirements are for 1080p resolution at High settings.

Chad Norton
on 02 June 2020 at 17:30

AMD’s next generation of Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards could be upon us soon, and some recent Linux patches for a mysterious as yet unannounced graphics card hint at the possible RDNA2 Big Navi GPU, codenamed ‘Sienna Cichlid’ in the patch files.

Sienna what now? Yes it seems like a very weird name, but developers often have to release patches and drivers in advance, and so it would be no surprise that using a mysterious codename could help mask what the product actually is, mostly to prevent leaks from going out.

Chad Norton
on 02 June 2020 at 10:00

Vroom vroom, folks, the official racing game of the Formula 1 competition will be here soon, but can our PCs handle the turns like those incredible cars? Or will we need to make a pit stop on our specs? Either way, let's dive in and took a look at the PC system requirements for ¬¬g_id:37263[F1 2020]¬¬.

Once again, unfortunately there are no performance expectations for the minimum or recommended PC system requirements, but considering the specs listed below, I would imagine the minimum requirements are for 1080p at Low settings and the recommended requirements are for 1080p at High settings.

Chad Norton
on 01 June 2020 at 18:30

Okay you’re probably sick of hearing about the Matisse Refresh CPU lineup from AMD at the moment, but we recently just got some interesting news regarding the possible pricing of the refreshed processors, and they seem to be a lot higher than previously anticipated. The Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 5 3600XT have all been listed with a substantially high retail price (though bearing in mind that is based on the Euro currency, not US Dollars).

AMD has currently been cooking up a refresh of it’s Matisse line of CPUs and we’ve gotten considerable rumors recently about them including their specs and benchmark scores, but one thing that’s puzzled us has been the pricing, which we initially thought would be along the lines of the retail pricing for the original processors. This does not seem the case now as the French retailer has listed each CPU as 499€, 459€, and 319€ respectively.

Chad Norton
on 01 June 2020 at 13:00

It's here, folks, the remaster of the ultimate Grand Theft Auto competitor has arrived in glorious, purple style. The lude, crude, and most definitely not prude ¬¬g_id:37130[Saints Row 3 Remastered]¬¬ has arrived, so let's take a look at the PC system requirements to see if you can run the latest game.

Before we begin, what's interesting here is that the developers have listed the performance expectations under each requirement, stating that the minimum system requirements for Saints Row 3 Remastered will see 720p resolution on Low settings. Whilst the PC recommended system requirements for the Saints Row the Third Remastered will see 1080p resolution on High settings.

Chad Norton
on 29 May 2020 at 18:45

AMD’s lineup for their processors over the next year has been pretty interesting, leaping ahead of Intel in the 10nm and even 7nm process nodes for the Zen 2 and Zen 3 architectures respectively. However, according to some recent rumors, it looks as if AMD’s next generation of CPUs, the Ryzen 4000 series based on the Zen 3 architecture, will actually utilize TSMC’s 5nm N5P manufacture process, rather than the 7nm EUV that was planned before.

Allegedly this is because TSMC has actually planned to mass produce the 5nm process ahead of schedule, beginning in Q4 of this year. Because of this, AMD and TSMC have revised their plans for the next generation of processors based on the Zen 3 architecture.

Chad Norton
on 29 May 2020 at 10:30

The wait is finally over, after 8 years of idly sitting by for the North American release, ¬¬g_id:6965[Phantasy Star Online 2]¬¬ is officially available on PC. The MMORPG has seen critical success in Japan and has only just now been made available in western regions, and whilst it may be having some troubles on the Microsoft Store right now, here's a wuick look at the official PC system requirements.

You may be wondering "an 8 year old game? Surely a potato can run that" and you would pretty much be right to be honest. Once again we also don't seem to have any recommended system requirements, but we can imagine they wouldn't exactly be anything crazy judging by the minimum specs. Anyway, let's dive in...

Chad Norton
on 28 May 2020 at 17:36

Hey, look at that, no information about AMD’s Matisse refresh lineup today! I swear that’s the last time I’ll mention it until some more substantial and interesting information comes out about it. Anyway let’s look at some good, solid news today as MSI has just confirmed their AMD 400-series motherboards will indeed support the future processors of the AM4 socket which includes the Zen 3 CPUs we’re so eager to hear more about.

A few weeks ago, AMD announced that their next series of Ryzen 4000 processors will only be compatible with the 500-series motherboards that were announced last month and shipping in just a couple weeks. They then decided to “change course” after the feedback received and announced support for 400-series motherboards with their Zen 3 CPUs.