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Neil Soutter
on 23 June 2021 at 16:25

Ah, the good ole Eurasian Economic Commission once again gives us a glimpse into what some manufacturers are planning in terms of upcoming graphics cards. AMD has been slow to roll out their latest generation of RX 6000 series GPUs, most likely due to the global chip shortage, but they have yet to launch a proper mainstream GPU up until now.

But that will all change when they eventually launch the RX 6600 series which will include the ¬¬gc_id:5325[RX 6600 XT]¬¬ and ¬¬gc_id:5141[RX 6600]¬¬, both featuring 8GB of GDDR6 video memory. Gigabyte is seemingly planning 6 different models for the RX 6600 XT alone, at least according to an EEC listing:

Chad Norton
on 23 June 2021 at 14:39

Hay! We have some a-grazing news for all the farm sims fans out there, as the next entry in the farming sim series is launching later this year and the official PC system requirements have now been revealed, which won't require a trucking big PC in order to play at least.

¬¬g_id:38082[Farming Simulator 22]¬¬ is launching on November 22nd 2021, and thankfully the good folks at Giants Software have now revealed the PC specs that we'll need to get our combine harvesters up and running and ready to graze our screens once again. Too many puns you say? That's udder nonsense.

Chad Norton
on 22 June 2021 at 16:24

With the launch of AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution today in the latest Radeon GPU driver, there are now several games that utilize AMD’s new upscaling technology to improve frame rates whilst retaining image quality. But how much does the performance improve? And how much does it actually affect image quality?

FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) is a highly anticipated upscaling technique from AMD, which aims to boost performance by around 2.4x on average whilst trying to retain as much of the image quality as possible. Here we’re going to be talking about the actual performance numbers per quality mode, as well as taking a look at how the image quality holds up.

Stuart Thomas
on 22 June 2021 at 13:32

AMD recently just announced that they have officially ended driver support for their graphics cards based on the GCN architecture, which includes the Radeon 7000, 200, 300, and Fury series GPUs. Additionally, AMD has ended their support for Radeon Software on Windows 7 64-bit operating systems.

It comes as a bit of surprise considering AMD did not warn users about this beforehand, but it is also inevitable considering how old the architecture is. Nvidia recently announced they will be ending support for their Kepler-based GTX 600 and GTX 700 series GPUs, but that won’t happen until October and GCN was a competitor against Kepler.

Chad Norton
on 22 June 2021 at 11:08

Today is the day, as AMD has finally launched their highly anticipated FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) feature across select games in the latest Radeon graphics card driver. Below you will be able to see the driver details as well as all the supported games known so far. Take a look!

The latest Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 driver officially adds support for AMD’s FSR technology. You can download the driver now to get official support for FSR, but unfortunately you’ll have to wait for game updates to enable the feature in order to actually use it.

Stuart Thomas
on 21 June 2021 at 14:39

Recently, Microsoft teased the ‘next generation’ of Windows for an official reveal this week, though a leaked Windows 11 build was released soon after which gave us a first look at an early build. Since then, many users online have been experimenting with the new and upcoming OS, but as it turns out W11 could provide a decent performance boost for Intel’s upcoming 12th gen Alder Lake CPUs.

Alder Lake is set to launch later this year with a brand new hybrid architecture for desktop PCs. We say brand new because it is new for desktops, but the hybrid design has been around for a while on mobile devices where power efficiency is more important for battery life (something desktop PCs generally haven’t really had a problem with). Essentially it pairs smaller (LITTLE) cores for increased power efficiency, and larger (big) cores for computational power.

Neil Soutter
on 21 June 2021 at 12:58

We all know how bad the PC hardware has been lately with the global chip shortage and various other factors significantly reducing availability and increasing prices. Thankfully though, it looks like we may be starting to return to some sort of normality as prices and availability in Europe have gotten much better in the past month already.

The news comes shortly after ASRock recently commented on falling demand for crypto mining GPUs, which seemed to have a positive impact on the prices and availability of GPUs at the moment. The new report, however, mentions that GPUs have dropped in price up to 50%, and sales of cards have doubled since last month.

Neil Soutter
on 18 June 2021 at 12:41

Intel is currently hard at work on their highly anticipated DG2 desktop graphics cards, which we currently know very little about apart from there will be 5 different variants for both desktop and mobile. Well, actually 6 variants now if a new report from a known leaker is anything to go by.

The new report suggests that Intel is working on a middle variant of the DG2 GPU between the flagship 512EU model and the 384EU model, known as the 448EU model. Since this card has not been mentioned before in previously leaked documents, it’s likely to be very early in development at the moment.

Stuart Thomas
on 17 June 2021 at 14:11

For a while now we have been seeing the effects of the global chip shortage on PC hardware, but with a recent cryptocurrency boom happening at the same time GPU prices and availability have skyrocketed well above the original MSRP. Thankfully though, it looks like it could be starting to slow down.

At least that’s according to AMD manufacturer ASRock, who says they expect demand to drop for GPUs for crypto mining specifically from China in the following months. That is pretty significant given that China is at the forefront of crypto mining at the moment, with more miners there than anywhere else in the world.

Chad Norton
on 17 June 2021 at 11:07

Recently, AMD finally officially unveiled their own image upscaling technology to rival Nvidia’s DLSS. Though it works slightly differently, it will be launching in several games on June 22nd, with more titles getting support soon after including the highly anticipated ¬¬g_id:35793[Far Cry 6]¬¬ and already-released ¬¬g_id:37260[Resident Evil 8]¬¬.

The first 7 games may be a bit disappointing for some as it doesn't include some of the biggest games out now, but support should roll out for more games soon after. There’s also a huge list of all the game developers and publishers who support AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) and will likely implement it in more of their upcoming games.