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Jon Sutton
on 10 October 2017 at 16:30

Well, uh, that excitement didn't last long. It turns out the leaked Intel slide is nothing to do with Radeon RX Vega at all. In fact, it's not even a slide. It's actually part of an Intel employee recognition program that takes place around their HQ, and this particular image is of none other than Mr Vega, an Intel employee. Quite the coincidence. 

Jon Sutton
on 07 October 2017 at 10:04

Nintendo has ramped up production of its Switch consoles to two million units a month, according to DigiTimes. The supply constrained console surprised even Nintendo with its sky-high demand, Nintendo now setting a target of 20 million Nintendo Switch consoles shipped during 2017. Not bad a for a 9-month-old console - the Wii U sold through 13 million units during its entire four-year lifespan.

The current supplies of Nintendo Switch consoles is limited due to a combination of higher than expected demand and limited supplies of DRAM memory which has affected the entire tech industry. Nintendo’s urged its manufacturing partners to go full steam ahead though and ensure there’s enough Switch consoles out there for the holiday season.

Jon Sutton
on 06 October 2017 at 14:35

We had a little play of Star Wars Battlefront 2 during the previous closed alpha, but now the public beta is out and we're nearer its release, we thought we'd see how DICE's shooter is shaping up. This time around we’re giving it a sterner test - the Radeon RX 370 2GB, benchmarked in its 40-player Galactic Assault mode.

Jon Sutton
on 06 October 2017 at 09:50

Bethesda has revealed the system requirements for The Evil Within 2, from Shinji Mikami and the folks at Tango Gameworks. It's a new generation of horror, one in which the world warps and twists around Detective Sebastian Castellanos, bending to suit his most horrific fears. Before you strap yourself into the STEM machine for your next nightmarish ride, here are the official The Evil Within 2 system requirements.

The Evil Within 2 runs on a modified version of either id Tech 5 or id Tech 6, dubbed the STEM Engine. This means it's a bit of a lucky dip between id Tech 5, which powered the original Evil Within, or id Tech 6, which was used for the silky smooth DOOM. I would guess it's the former as The Evil Within 2 has almost identical system requirements to Dishonored 2.

Jon Sutton
on 05 October 2017 at 17:12

Here we go, Ubisoft has answered our prayers and revealed the official PC system requirements for Assassin's Creed Origins. After a two-year absence, this series is back, this time set within an entire country rather than a single city. AC: Origins looks gorgeous and sprawling. Here are the PC specs required to run Assassin's Creed: Origins.

We certainly weren't expecting that. A quick glance at the system requirements will tell you all you need to know - Assassin's Creed Origins is not very demanding on PC. The minimum specs for Assassin's Creed Origins are for playing at 720p screen resolution while the recommended specs are the PC hardware needed to play AC: Origins at 1080p.

Jon Sutton
on 05 October 2017 at 16:30

Seagate has dropped a bomb among the consumer hard drive sector, releasing a trio of mass storage 12TB Helium HDD’s with price tags that won’t make your eyes water quite so much.

The drives are targeted at three different sectors of normal PC users, ranging from the Barracuda Pro Compute, ideal for desktop users, home servers, content creators and workstations, up to the IronWolf Pro NAS which is for use in 1-16 bay NAS enclosures.

Jon Sutton
on 04 October 2017 at 14:41

The WWE 2K18 system requirements have been revealed. Those with keen memories will recognise this is the second set of WWE 2K system requirements in the last 10 months. That's because we're usually thrown a PC port months after the console version. Not so this year - WWE 2K18 is out on PC day and date with the console release. It promises to feature the sweatiest grappling yet, but if you to see Seth Rollins lank locks in all their soggy detail you're going to need a PC up to the task. Here are the official WWE 2K18 PC system requirements.

Last year's WWE game saw a huge jump in system requirements; not so much this time around. WWE 2K18's PC system requirements are nearly the same as WWE 2K17. The only changes made are to the graphics cards. Both the minimum and recommended graphics cards are a step up or a generation up compared to WWE 2K17.

Neil Soutter
on 03 October 2017 at 11:40

AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64 may be significantly weaker than the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti on paper, but that hasn’t stopped it absolutely gazumping Nvidia’s flagship during Forza Motorsport 7 benchmarks. Some stellar work on optimisation within’s AMD’s latest 17.9.3 Crimson driver release has seen its RX Vega graphics cards race into the lead.

Typically, the Radeon RX Vega 64 trades blows with Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1080, while the Radeon RX Vega 56 is knocking around at the level of a GeForce GTX 1070, give or take a few percentage points. Not so in Forza 7, where RX Vega’s mastery of DirectX 12 has turned the tables.

Jon Sutton
on 03 October 2017 at 09:47

Yesterday, Koei Tecmo confirmed Team Ninja's sublime Nioh would be making the jump to PC this November. Packing all the DLC, 4K support, and graphical enhancements, it promises to be the definitive version of Nioh. This odyssey through supernatural Japan doesn't exactly go on easy on your rig though. Brace yourselves, here are the official Nioh system requirements.

Well, uh, that's not entirely what we were expecting. Nioh is a decent looking game, no doubt about it, but right here we have some very lofty minimum system requirements indeed. On paper, these are some of the highest yet seen. As an absolute minimum requirement, Nioh demands a GeForce GTX 780 or Radeon R9 280. There's a bit of performance disparity there, but the GeForce GTX 780 is a four-year-old flagship graphics card. For a more modern equivalent, a 4GB GeForce GTX 1050 Ti should do the job. Likewise, a Radeon RX 570 for AMD Radeon users. VRAM is liable to be the bulk of the issue here, and any GPU with at least 3GB GDDR5 memory can hopefully run Nioh just fine.

Jon Sutton
on 01 October 2017 at 14:00

Toshiba has sold off its memory production division in a huge $17.7 billion deal. Shareholders gave the go-ahead for the deal, allowing Toshiba to offload its chip division to the Bain Capital-led consortium.

This move could cause some major ripples in the memory industry. Toshiba is the world’s second-largest manufacturer of NAND flash memory (used in Solid State Drives) behind Samsung. Competitor Western Digital was allegedly in the running to snap up Toshiba’s memory business before they were gazumped by Bain Capital.