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Jon Sutton
on 24 February 2020 at 15:40

It’s a quiet Monday afternoon in February so what better time for Microsoft to drop a shed-load of new information about the Xbox Series X, its next-generation console. 

“At Xbox we value being open and transparent with you, and I’m proud to be able to share details about some of the technologies we are enabling for the next generation, and look forward to boldly sharing more as we head towards E3,” says Phil Spencer, head of Xbox.

Jon Sutton
on 23 February 2020 at 10:00

It's all too easy to forget when you're busy buying graphics cards and processors but the humble mouse is often the chief interface between you and playing the games you love. Whether you prioritise comfort to longer sessions, programmable buttons for MMOs, high DPI for first-person shooters, or wireless for playing from the comfort of your couch.

A bit like Ollivander's wand shop, there's a gaming mouse out there for everyone. Actually finding one though? It can be tricky wading through the hundreds of variations and spec sheets to find the true answers. Here, hopefully, we've made that hunt a whole lot easier for you with the best gaming mice you can buy in 2020.

Chad Norton
on 22 February 2020 at 14:30

Some single and multi-threaded Cinebench R20 scores for a brand new Intel Core Processor seems to have been shared on a South Korean tech forum. The processor in question here is the ¬¬p_id:2701[Intel Core i7-10700F]¬¬, and is allegedly coming to the desktop PC market sometime around March. It’s a new processor for Intel’s Comet Lake series and most likely will be for the new LGA1200 motherboard sockets.

It looks as if the i7-10700F is an 8 core/16 thread processor with a 2.9GHz base clock and a turbo clock of around 4.8GHz. If all this is true, then this new CPU isn’t very far off from the last-gen Intel Core i9-9900K.

Chad Norton
on 22 February 2020 at 10:00

The keyboard… the silent protagonist in every gamer’s adventure… the quiet mentor, guiding you from the shadows… the guitar to the guitarist, the paintbrush to the painter, the keyboard encompasses the ancient art of typing things on screen and moving your character.

But where can I get a keyboard? Aside from the obvious answer (Amazon, duh), keyboards have become an elusive market. With hundreds of foreign markets fighting for global, ecommerce dominance you can literally find the exact same keyboard for wildly varying prices across the whole internet. But here we’ve handily compiled all the best ones into one easy list.

Chad Norton
on 21 February 2020 at 12:30

We might finally have some evidence pointing towards the elusive ‘Big Navi’ graphics card. A new RRA certification has just been passed and it seems suspiciously like the high-end Navi cards we’ve all been eagerly awaiting for. As we know, AMD is set to announce those next generation cards at some point this year, and some speculation points towards AMD’s financial analyst day on the 5th of March.

Jon Sutton
on 17 February 2020 at 17:27

UPDATE: In the biggest anticlimax since Prince Andrew 'retreated' from public life, Nvidia has revealed the special edition ¬¬gc_id:4050[Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti]¬¬ Cyberpunk 2077 Edition.

If you're hoping to buy one of these gorgeous-looking CP2077 video cards then you're all out of luck though. Just 200 of these Cyberpunk 2077 GeForce RTX 2080 Ti's have been manufactured, with 77 to be given away through an online sweepstake. The remaining 123 RTX 2080 Ti's will be available in other giveaways and charity auctions.

Stuart Thomas
on 17 February 2020 at 14:18

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has boasted once again the success of Team Green’s Max-Q laptops and assorted dedicated mobile graphics processors. This time though, he's got the consoles in his sights.

“Our notebook business has seen double-digit growth for eight consecutive quarters and this is unquestionably a new gaming category,” said Jensen during Nvidia’s Q4 quarterly earnings call.

Neil Soutter
on 14 February 2020 at 14:11

The next-gen console launches are increasingly looking in peril after a number of unforeseen factors have possibly been affecting both the manufacturing and the costs. Bloomberg is now reporting that Sony is running into significant problems with the PlayStation 5, claiming manufacturing costs have now risen as high as $450 per console, raising the gloomy spectre of a prohibitively expensive next-gen console launch. 

Pricing has yet to be announced for either the PlayStation 5 or the Xbox Series X but it’s expected the final specifications are now locked and mass manufacturing will commence in due course.

Neil Soutter
on 13 February 2020 at 14:27

The first benchmarks have leaked from Intel’s upcoming Whitley Lake 10nm server CPUs, revealing potential 100% performance improvements core-for-core when compared to Intel’s 14nm chipsets.

Intel’s new Xeon processors are expected to ship later this year. Designed around the 10th Generation Ice Lake architecture, the Ice Lake-SP Xeon server chips will be poised to head-to-head against AMD’s upcoming Zen 3-power EPYC Milan server processors.

Jon Sutton
on 13 February 2020 at 10:01

What appears to be a rare sighting of Intel’s upcoming Core i7-10700K flagship processor. The 10th Generation Comet Lake-S CPU has been spotted in a benchmark database by the ever-enterprising TUM_APISAK, a Thai Twitter user who successfully manages to pull out scoop after scoop.

The leaked benchmark shows the Intel Core i7-10700K processor clocked at 3.8GHz, with a maximum turbo clock speed of 5,291 MHz, or 5.3GHz.