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Chad Norton
on 02 September 2020 at 10:30

Yesterday’s GeForce Special Event was indeed very special, not only was the new lineup of next-generation RTX 30 series cards based on the Ampere architecture officially announced, but our expectations were exceeded tenfold. Whilst both the ¬¬gc_id:5013[RTX 3070]¬¬ and ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬ were announced, the ¬¬gc_id:5005[RTX 3090]¬¬ stole the show promising the first consumer 8K graphics card that can run at 60fps, and Nvidia has released the first official 8K benchmark results.

The RTX 3090 is considered this generation’s Titan GPU, but enhanced for better availability and the ability for AIB partners to sell it as well. So this is by no means considered a specifically gaming GPU (in fact, the RTX 3080 is still considered the ‘flagship’ GPU of this new generation), as the 3090 will be mostly focused for creatives working on high-end render machines. That said though, who wouldn’t want to game on an 8K powerhouse?

Chad Norton
on 01 September 2020 at 17:44

Nvidia has just this moment officially announced their next generation of RTX 30 series graphics cards, based on the Ampere architecture at the recent GeForce Special Event.

The flagship 3080 will be just $699 and be available on the 17th September.

Chad Norton
on 01 September 2020 at 10:00

We are now just under half a day away until Nvidia officially announces the next-gen Ampere-based RTX 30 series graphics cards at their GeForce Special Event, or at least we’re pretty sure. All that the Green Team has said about the event is that they will “usher in a new era,” so yeah we’re pretty sure it’s an official announcement for the next generation of RTX cards.

But where and when is the event available? The when part is easy, at exactly 9am PDT for those living on the west coast like California, 12pm EDT for those on the East Coast like New York, or 5pm BST for everyone in the United Kingdom. If you live in Central Europe that’s just an hour later at 6pm CEST, and for those in Australia the event will begin at 2am the following morning (September 2nd).

Chad Norton
on 31 August 2020 at 18:00

We’re just 1 day away from the highly anticipated GeForce Special Event where we’ll be seeing the official announcement of Nvidia’s Ampere-based RTX 30 series lineup of graphics cards. And whilst rumors at this point are almost redundant due to the short timeframe, this rumor does have some info that I think will pique most of our interests.

Now it goes without saying that this should be taken lightly with a grain of salt, the leaker in question is relatively knew and unknown, but has been vouched for by a very credible leaker. What are these leaks in question then? Well it seems like the performance slides for the ¬¬gc_id:5005[RTX 3090]¬¬ may have possibly been leaked online.

Chad Norton
on 31 August 2020 at 10:05

The ever-popular fantasy MMO World of Warcraft will be getting it's latest expansion in October with ¬¬g_id:36628[World of Warcraft: Shadowlands]¬¬. Shown off at the recent Gamescom 2020 Opening Night Live event, the newest expansion brings a whole new region, and certainly looks very pretty.

Well now the system requirements for Shadowlands has been revealed, and oh boy have the specs increased since the last DLC. Not only has the recommended GPU jumped from a GTX 960 to GTX 1080, but the game now requires an SSD storage solution even on minimum specs. You wouldn't exactly expect it, but it seems like WoW will be one of the first games to usher in the next-generation of PC system requirements before much else.

Chad Norton
on 28 August 2020 at 18:00

We’re just 4 days away from Nvidia’s GeForce Special Event where they’re going to announce the next-gen lineup of RTX 30 Series graphics cards. A lot of rumors have been circulating already leading up to the launch, and you’re probably sick of them, especially since we’re only 4 days away from the truth. 

However, I thought it would be interesting to put this article together as a sort of ‘predictions’ type so that we can all debate on the supposedly leaked specs. If they are indeed true, then how does this make you feel about next-gen? Are you excited by the enormous performance benefits? Or are you disappointed by a less-than-stellar jump in horsepower? Let’s take a look!

Chad Norton
on 28 August 2020 at 11:15

Yesterday at Gamescom, Microsoft revealed that ¬¬g_id:36947[Age of Empires 3: Definitive Edition]¬¬ will be coming to both PC and consoles on October 15th this year. The Definitive Edition includes all the previously released expansions, some brand new remastered graphics and music, as well as some all new content like new game modes, challenge missions and more. Crossplay multiplayer will be available as well as mod support on Day 1.

The Definitive Edition for Age of Empires III should please a lot of diehard fans, and lucky for us the system specs have been released. So let's take a look at the official PC system requirements for Age of Empires III: Definitive Edition...

Chad Norton
on 28 August 2020 at 10:00

Bloober Team have been cooking up a next-gen remaster of their cyberpunk horror/thriller called ¬¬g_id:37141[Observer: System Redux]¬¬, and whilst it takes place in a dystopian sci-fi future, the PC system requirements have been revealed and they show a not-so-dark future for next-gen requirements at least. So let's take a closer look at the Observer System Redux PC system requirements...

(Bloober Team have confirmed that ray tracing will be available in the game at launch, but the requirements for ray tracing will be revealed later)

Chad Norton
on 27 August 2020 at 17:30

Ever since some rumored specifications for the upcoming Ampere-based RTX 30 series graphics cards from Nvidia came out, the buzz has been growing for the next-gen GPUs, most notably with their high power draws. The RTX 3080 for instance, is rumored to have a TDP of 320W. Nvidia has also confirmed a 12-pin power connector will be used on the RTX 30 series Founders Editions, further adding to the high power requirements rumors.

This, apparently, has sent a couple manufacturers crazy for making their own PSUs, and it looks like a hefty 850W PSU is recommended for the RTX 30 series thanks to official confirmation from Seasonic. So now MSI has jumped into the fray with their very own - and first ever - power supply products.

Neil Soutter
on 26 August 2020 at 16:20

Nvidia has just released a new teaser video online for their next-gen Ampere-based RTX 30 series graphics cards, showcasing how the team approaches thermal design in their GPUs. At the end of the video there’s a quick glimpse of the new card’s design, but more interestingly Nvidia have confirmed that their Founders Editions will be using the 12-pin power connector, but an adapter will at least be included with the GPU.

The new teaser is certainly interesting from a design and engineering standpoint but doesn’t give too much away about the next-gen cards. The video describes the process of what it takes to design a Founders Edition GPU including thermal, mechanical, electrical, and product design engineers all collaborating and working together. Check it out below: