Today's the day that the indie sci-fi survival horror RPG known as ¬¬g_id:35872[Chernobylite]¬¬ finally comes out of Early Access. If you've been following the game for the past couple of years then today surely is an exciting day, but what are the PC system requirements and how demanding is it?
Previously, the developers already released some system specs upon Early Access launch, but since launching in Early Access they have improved and optimized the experience to allow for it to better utilize the hardware. So in celebration of today's official launch, here are the updated Chernobylite PC system requirements...
With the current situation of the global chip shortage and graphics card shortages that have proven a massive problem throughout the year, many have been worried about what the future has in store for the next generation of graphics cards and processors from AMD. Thankfully, AMD has now confirmed that they are still on track for a 2022 launch of their RDNA3 GPUs and Zen 4 CPUs.
During their recent Q2 2021 investors call, CEO of AMD, Dr. Lisa Su, confirmed that their next-gen successors to the Radeon RX 6000 series of graphics cards and Ryzen 5000 series of processors will still be launching next year.
Intel recently held an event known as the Intel Accelerate webcast which revealed some key information about Intel’s upcoming processor roadmap as well as some interesting changes to their node naming scheme. However, one of the more interesting tidbits was a tease for the upcoming 12th gen Alder Lake launch…
According to Pat Gelsinger, CEO of Intel, the company will be holding the first of their new Intel ON events later this year (October 27th-28th), known as Intel InnovatiON. Gelsinger confirmed the event will be held in-person as well as virtually, calling it “fully hybrid” and sparking speculation about Alder Lake’s launch.
The current year has been pretty awful for the PC hardware industry, as not only are the new graphics cards hard to come by, they are usually overpriced by a considerable amount. That said, a new GPU launch is always exciting, and new reports suggest the new RX 6600 XT could be launching soon for a decent MSRP.
That is, if these cards can stay anywhere close to MSRP upon release. The current report suggests the upcoming ¬¬gc_id:5325[RX 6600 XT]¬¬ will be launching on August 11th for $349. Its smaller sibling, the ¬¬gc_id:5141[RX 6600]¬¬, is also rumored to be releasing soon after at $299 instead.
Valve surprised everyone when they announced the handheld gaming console known as the Steam Deck, which is essentially a portable PC to play your games on. However, since its reveal there has been some details released regarding the device’s performance and quality.
Back when the Steam Deck was first revealed, Valve said they were targeting 30fps performance in games running at the native resolution of 800p. Obviously this caused some concern among PC gamers, who have largely declared 60fps to be the standard of the platform.
If you live anywhere in the northern hemisphere, then you’ll know that we’re right on the tail end of Summer now. But before we all get sad that Summer is nearly over, some of us are still experiencing intense heat waves, which can sometimes spell doom for our beloved gaming PCs.
We’ve talked before about how hot should your CPU and GPU be running whilst gaming, but that’s specifically talking about component temperatures when running at idle and whilst gaming, but it never touched on how hot should they run during a heatwave, or how you cool your PC during a heatwave (though that last one was its own Up For Debate a few years ago).
It's been a week since the much anticipated racing game F1 2021 zoomed onto our screens, proving once again that it is indeed the Formula One to rule them all. But how well does it perform? More specifically, how demanding is each graphics settings individually? What are the most demanding graphics settings? And how much can we adjust each setting to give us better performance?
In this article we will take a look at which ¬¬g_id:38066[F1 2021]¬¬ graphics settings are the best to turn all the way up to Ultra and which ones can get us a little FPS boost for no real visual loss when we turn them off or down. We've compiled a list below of the most demanding graphics options in the game, so you can get a handle on what to expect when you adjust different graphics settings in F1 2021 to get the perfect balance of visual fidelity and FPS performance in game.
Recently, there has been a bit of scare surrounding brand new high-end hardware in the latest Closed Beta release for an upcoming and highly anticipated MMORPG, New World. Namely, some users were reporting the game had bricked their expensive RTX 3090 GPUs, rendering them useless.
However, ¬¬g_id:24172[New World]¬¬ developer Amazon has clarified that whatever the issue is it’s not to do with the game itself. Initial reports from users looked like it had something to do with ¬¬gc_id:5005[RTX 3090]¬¬ cards from EVGA specifically, but other users with the same GPUs from different manufacturers have also reported problems. So it’s unclear what the real problem is here.
A warning is going round for any users who own an RTX 3090 graphics card and planning to play the recently released Closed Beta for the upcoming MMORPG from Amazon known as New World. As it turns out, some users have been reporting issues that end up bricking their GPU, rendering it unusable.
The strange problem only seems to be related to ¬¬gc_id:5005[RTX 3090]¬¬ graphics cards, not any others, and seems to come from the game’s uncapped frame rate and 24GB memory buffer. Although details are not exactly clear, many reports from users claim their new RTX 3090 is completely broken after booting up and playing ¬¬g_id:24172[New World]¬¬ for a short while.
Well that’s another item we can add to the bucket of confusing questions Microsoft has given us ever since they officially revealed the next generation of Windows. Lots of details have come out about the new operating system since then, but as it turns out now one of Windows 11’s most exciting features is actually coming to Windows 10 after all.
Last month, it was revealed that one of the best features for gamers coming to Windows 11 would be exclusive to the new OS, that of course being DirectStorage. But a new DirectX Developer blog post has now confirmed the feature will actually be coming to Windows 10 users as well.