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Chad Norton
on 16 September 2020 at 23:40

Sony recently held another PlayStation 5 showcase event, and whilst it was mainly focused around showing off some new gameplay and trailers for the next-gen console, we also got the official PS5 price and release dates revealed. The PlayStation 5 is officially launching on November 12th for $499 in the US.

The November 12th release date though is specifically for some select regions, including the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. For all other regions including European countries, the PlayStation 5 will launch on November 19th.

Chad Norton
on 16 September 2020 at 10:40

The life of a gangster is nearly upon us, as ¬¬g_id:37216[Mafia: Definitive Edition]¬¬ launches in just 9 days. But the remake has been created from the ground up with all new visuals and graphical fidelity, so how demanding is it? The official PC system requirements for the Mafia remake have been revealed, and they're not too far off from those early preview build specs.

In fact, there have only been 3 changes to the system requirements from those preview build specs, this includes the ¬¬p_id:630[Core i5-2500K]¬¬ getting slightly increased to the Core i5-2550K. Additionally, the minimum requirements have actually been decreased from a ¬¬gc_id:881[GTX 770]¬¬ and ¬¬gc_id:1860[R9 280X]¬¬ to a GTX 660 and Radeon HD 7870 instead.

Chad Norton
on 16 September 2020 at 10:00

 

Ubisoft's upcoming dystopian London will be available for us to explore in just over a month, and ¬¬g_id:33549[Watch Dogs Legion]¬¬ has shown off some pretty impressive ray tracing effects and features already. Because of the expansive world and top of the line next-gen tech, many have been worried about the game being incredibly demanding. Well, the official system requirements for Watch Dogs: Legion have been revealed, and they're pretty darn extensive...

Neil Soutter
on 15 September 2020 at 17:30

It looks like the recent $40 billion acquisition of ARM Holdings has sparked some inspiration inside Nvidia, as the CEO of the Green Team Jensen Huang officially revealed that the company could indeed make their own branded CPUs in the future.

During a conference call yesterday, Huang was asked by an interviewer whether they were thinking of implementing something like ARM’s Neoverse and making an official Nvidia processor for data centers, as well as making a reference chip for those want it and even help them run it, to which Huang responded with: “all three options are possible.”

Chad Norton
on 15 September 2020 at 14:30

After recently being announced to launch in Early Access on October 13th, the dino FPS ¬¬g_id:37545[Second Extinction]¬¬ PC system requirements have been revealed, and they're a little bit odd.

I say a little bit, because it's really only 2 things, first of all we have 12GB of RAM as a minimum requirement, which is quite high even considering modern system requirements as a whole. The storage space is also increased to 50GB in the recommended specs, despite no mention of a higher resolution texture pack or something similar.

Chad Norton
on 15 September 2020 at 10:00

AMD will be holding their very own special event to announce and showcase their next-gen graphics cards on October 28th, and the Red Team have been rather playful with their marketing when they first used Fortnite to tease their brand new GPUs. Now they’ve released an official picture of the Radeon RX 6000 Big Navi card, and you can get a better look at it in Fortnite on AMD’s own Creative Island.

The image, which was first revealed by AMD Radeon’s official Twitter account, depicts the triple fan card towering into the sky. There's no confirmation as to which GPU this actually is, but we're pretty sure its the rumored 'Big Navi'. The design might not be so bold and radical as Nvidia’s own RTX 30 series next-gen graphics cards, but it’s certainly worth a look. Check it out below:

Neil Soutter
on 14 September 2020 at 16:00

Upgrading our PC hardware is one of the many reasons why so many of us are drawn to the platform over consoles, and with next-gen consoles around the corner that are about to usher in a new generation of games and graphical fidelity, and Nvidia’s recently announced RTX 30 series graphics cards, now seems like the best time than ever to upgrade.

Unfortunately, upgrading our PC is never straightforward, as more often than not there will be something else that needs upgrading too. Anything from a brand new motherboard, a new PC case, or even a new power supply are all things to consider, but quite possibly the most daunting one is the CPU.

Stuart Thomas
on 14 September 2020 at 11:30

Facebook have accidentally leaked their own new VR headset, the Oculus Quest 2. A video and some placeholder articles were accidentally set live on the Facebook Blueprint website, revealing the Oculus Quest 2 and some tech details. Not a lot was revealed, like the price or availability, but we know a couple details at least.

First of all, the Oculus Quest 2 will be using the Qualcomm snapdragon xr2 platform, along with 6GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. The resolution has also been increased to “nearly 2K per eye” totalling close to 4K resolution, a decent upgrade over the previous Oculus Quest. You can check out the leaked demo videos below (thanks, DimetappWUT!):

Chad Norton
on 14 September 2020 at 10:00

It seems that those recent rumors were true, as Nvidia has just officially confirmed their acquisition of ARM Limited for a cool $40 billion, and will apparently be focusing more on AI development with a new R&D Center and a brand new “Arm/NVIDIA-powered AI supercomputer for groundbreaking research.”

ARM has already had success in developing chips for various devices, including smart phones, tablets, and several others. But the new acquisition by Nvidia was apparently mostly motivated by AI development, and will bolster the Green Team’s production of AI technology.

Neil Soutter
on 13 September 2020 at 15:00

Nvidia is currently dominating the PC gaming market after they recently announced the RTX 30 series graphics cards, which has gotten everyone excited, at least until AMD announces their own next-gen Radeon RX 6000 GPUs that is. But Nvidia has also been working hard to acquire chip manufacturer ARM Holdings, and whilst there has been some heat from other companies concerned of the regulatory issues, Nvidia is reportedly very close to purchasing ARM now, and an announcement could be made this week.

According to multiple financial sources, Nvidia is just about to close the deal, with some saying an official announcement will be made as soon as tomorrow (Monday). And according to the reports, the deal will be made for anywhere between $40-$45 billion.