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Neil Soutter
on 30 October 2020 at 16:00

AMD recently unveiled their next-gen Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards based on the new RDNA2 architecture. But whilst some performance benchmarks show traditional rasterization performance on par with Nvidia’s RTX 30 series GPUs, it looks like AMD’s equivalent don’t handle the ray tracing performance quite as well.

We already briefly saw this in some leaked benchmarks earlier, which showed the ¬¬gc_id:5144[RX 6800 XT]¬¬ perform better at 4K resolution, but worse during ray tracking tests when compared to an ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬. Now these new benches show that the Radeon RX 6800 XT actually performs 33% worse than the RTX 3080 at ray tracing.

Chad Norton
on 30 October 2020 at 10:00

We're just 2 weeks away from the launch of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, and to get us prepared for the action Activision have revealed the official PC system requirements you will need to get the best performance you want.

Lucky for us, Activision has released some detailed specs for us to gloss over, whether you want 4K gaming, ray tracing, or just the competitive edge then this will have you covered for ¬¬g_id:37410[Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War]¬¬. Interestingly, the some of the specs have actually gone down since the PC Beta system requirements were released. Nevertheless that's a good thing for us!

Chad Norton
on 29 October 2020 at 01:50

Watch Dogs Legion is out soon, the third entry in the Watch Dogs universe that sees a group of rebel hackers fight back on the streets of London. Watch Dogs: Legion certainly has a lot of nifty graphical features and looks pretty good, but how does it perform? We take a look at the PC performance benchmarks for Watch Dogs Legion...

First of all, in this PC performance benchmark article for ¬¬g_id:33549[Watch Dogs Legion]¬¬, we benchmark a range of graphics cards going from the higher-end ¬¬gc_id:4022[RTX 2080]¬¬, the lower-end R9 380, as well as the mid-range GTX 1060 which is the recommended GPU for 1080p High settings, and finally the ¬¬gc_id:2438[GTX 970]¬¬ which is the required GPU for 1080p Low settings.

Chad Norton
on 28 October 2020 at 16:33

AMD has just now officially announced their next generation of Radeon RX 6000 graphics cards based on the RDNA2 architecture during the Where Gaming Begins Episode 2 event.

Flagship RX 6800 XT delivers RTX 3080 performance for $649 and available November 18th

Neil Soutter
on 28 October 2020 at 14:00

AMD recently announced their latest Ryzen 5000 series processors based on the new Zen 3 architecture, and they’ll officially be hitting shelves on November 5th. Until then though, we’ve seen some benchmarks for the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X, as well as some comparisons between Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 3000 - and now we can add some pretty impressive ¬¬p_id:2781[Ryzen 7 5800X]¬¬ benchmarks to that list as well.

The benchmarks were spotted on the CPU-Z database, which puts the Ryzen 7 5800X at a strong lead against Intel’s ¬¬p_id:2655[Core i9-10900K]¬¬ - which is currently the most powerful commercial gaming CPU out there - when comparing single core performance.

Chad Norton
on 28 October 2020 at 10:00

It’s here, it’s happening, nobody panic! AMD is finally set to announce their next generation of Radeon RX 6000 GPUs later today. Whilst we’ve had numerous rumors of performance benchmarks and the alleged specs, we’ll finally know if any of those reports were true.

If you want to watch the announcement live you can find the stream on AMD’s official YouTube channel or in the video below. The stream starts at 9am if you’re living on the US West Coast like California, or 12pm if you’re on the East Coast like New York. As for everyone living in the UK and Europe, you can catch the stream at 4pm and 5pm respectively.

Chad Norton
on 27 October 2020 at 16:00

We can now start counting down the hours until AMD officially reveals their Radeon RX 6000 series GPUs, and whilst the world waits in baited breath to see what the Red Team has on offer to compete against Nvidia’s RTX 30 series cards, Nvidia also seems to be prepping their own new GPUs to try and compete against AMD with an ¬¬gc_id:5004[RTX 3080 Ti]¬¬ and ¬¬gc_id:5014[RTX 3070 Ti]¬¬ rumored on the horizon.

We’ve already seen some pretty impressive specs for the RX 6000 series, as well as some really impressive benchmarks for the Radeon RX 6800 XT beating out the ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬ at 4K performance, and it isn’t even the reported top-end card from AMD’s new lineup. 

Neil Soutter
on 27 October 2020 at 13:00

At this point it feels like Nvidia are waiting for everyone else but them to officially announce the ¬¬gc_id:5016[RTX 3060 Ti]¬¬ card. Many rumors have come out regarding the 3060 Ti, but we have yet to get any official specs on the GPU yet. Thankfully, we now seemingly do know the specs of the upcoming card thanks to a leak on the GPU-Z database.

These specs were spotted on the free GPU-Z utility software thanks to a public validation test on the program. Whilst it may not be official and come directly from Nvidia’s mouth, it’s more credible than most leaks we’ve seen up until now. If you’re interested, here are the specs listed below:

Neil Soutter
on 26 October 2020 at 17:30

Nvidia is getting ready for their upcoming RTX 3070 GPU launch this week, and before they’ve even officially announced it, the ¬¬gc_id:5016[RTX 3060 Ti]¬¬ model is already available for preorder by Chinese retailers on Taobao. Whilst pricing isn’t listed in USD, the 3060 Ti model is expected to be around $400 and launch sometime in November.

You can have a look at the Chinese advertisements below, but note that the images on show are not the actual ¬¬gc_id:5015[RTX 3060]¬¬ cards and are instead other RTX 30 series cards, though it's believed the RTX 3060 Ti will be a similar style and design to the ¬¬gc_id:5013[RTX 3070]¬¬.

Chad Norton
on 26 October 2020 at 14:00

Ghostrunner, the first-person platforming slasher, arrives tomorrow. The Cyberpunk-themed action game involves a lot of fast movements across a gorgeously realized dystopian city, but how well does the game perform? We take a look at the PC performance benchmarks for Ghostrunner...

First of all, in this PC performance benchmark article for ¬¬g_id:36140[Ghostrunner]¬¬, we benchmark a range of graphics cards going from the higher-end ¬¬gc_id:4051[RTX 2060]¬¬, the lower-end ¬¬gc_id:3068[R7 370]¬¬, as well as the mid-range ¬¬gc_id:3540[GTX 1060]¬¬ which is close to the recommended GPU the ¬¬gc_id:2438[GTX 970]¬¬. Then we go through the FPS test results of each graphics card running at 1080p, 1440p and 4K screen resolutions. From there we can see the performance of the minimum and recommended system requirement graphics cards and consider how well optimized Ghostrunner really is.