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Dragon Age Inquisition Benchmarks Nvidia GeForce GTX 650

Written by Felix Nova on 26 November 2014 at 16:30

The new Dragon Age Inquisition is receiving some great reviews, ours will be along shortly, and while it looks good for an RPG it's not destroying our modern day PC setups. Dragon Age Inquisition is built on a modified Frostbite 3 game engine, which is the same one powering Battlefield 4, so we knew there would be scope for an interesting graphical experience.

To benchmark, we decided to start Dragon Age Inquisition off on one of our lesser graphics card setups, the Nvidia GTX 650. Lets take a look to see how well Dragon Age Inquisition runs on an ageing middle-to-low-end GPU. [More]

Samsung Pushing To Get Nvidia GPU Sales Banned In The US

Written by Shaheryar Ehsan-i-Haque on 26 November 2014 at 15:15

Samsung has filed a petition to the International Trade Commission to ban Nvidia GPU sales in the US, following an ongoing dispute between the two popular hardware manufacturers. Nvidia had first taken both Samsung and Qualcomm to task back in September, claiming that several patents used within Samsung's range of mobiles and tablet devices are the property of Nvidia. The lawsuit primarily focuses on advanced technologies used in the GPUs, ranging from multithreaded parallel processing to the likes of unified shaders and programmable shading, demanding that Samsung and Qualcomm's GPU's be removed from sale.

In retaliation Samsung has argued that Nvidia's claims are false,  claiming that in fact Nvidia is violating a number of Samsung's patents and seeking to ban Nvidia's graphics chips from the US market. The issue stems from supposed copyright infringement in how semiconductors process data, and Nvidia isn't the only one in the line of fire, with the Biostar Manufacturing group, EVGA, Zotac and Elitegroup Computer Systems also under attack. [More]

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EA Commences The Black Friday 2014 Sales With Huge Offers On Origin

Written by Jon Sutton on 26 November 2014 at 14:00

We might all be sat here twiddling our thumbs and waiting for Steam’s Fall Sale (which should be going live later today), but EA has jumped the gun ahead of Black Friday and thrown up its deals for the weekend already.

Nabbing EA games for a bargain is a tricky proposition nowadays; moving all of its in-house titles to Origin means we’re waiting on EA to host its own sales. Luckily this one’s pretty nifty, and has basically its entire back catalogue up for pennies, sans Dragon Age: Inquisition, including the likes of Titanfall for £15 / $15 and Battlefield 4 for £7.49 / $15. [More]

Assassins Creed Unity Update 3 Begins To Drop Today - Full Patch Notes

Written by Stuart Thomas on 26 November 2014 at 12:45

Today’s the big day when Ubisoft rolls out its biggest patch yet for Assassin’s Creed Unity, fixing more than 300 problems affecting the beleaguered open-world Parisian romp. It’s the third patch for Assassin’s Creed Unity since its launch two weeks ago, and it says a lot about its state when shipped that the team has managed to collate and fix over three hundred seperate problems.

Patch 3 will be rolling out today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, with the PC update tentatively scheduled to arrive later this week. Among other things Assassin’s Creed Unity Patch 3 tackles those all-important frame rate issues, as well as improved stability, matchmaking, connectivity, AI, crowd issues, progression and difficulty curves, missions, menus, and HUD. So, erm, everything then basically. [More]

The Dark Knight Infiltrates ACE Chemical Plant In Batman: Arkham Knight Trailer

Written by Neil Soutter on 26 November 2014 at 11:35

Batman: Arkham Knight got announced so, so, far ahead of its anticipated June, 2015 release date that it’s all gone a little bit quiet in the year following its announcement. Just in the nick of time though Rocksteady has delivered one of the most in-depth trailers yet for the Caped Crusader’s latest escapade.

Following Warner Bros Montreal’s time at the helm with Arkham Origins, Rocksteady is back in the Batmobile’s driving seat for Arkham Knight. There’s a good reason why its rollout at E3 2014 was so loved, and this latest trailer delivers gameplay action in spades, as Batman infiltrates the ACE chemical factory in order to stop a catastrophic gas attack on Gotham City. Cue much sneakery, face-crunching fistfights and some total carnage caused by the Batmobile.  [More]

All Post-Launch Downloadable Maps For Evolve Will Be Totally Free

Written by Jon Sutton on 26 November 2014 at 10:21

Bucking the trend and harking back to gaming past, Turtle Rock Studios has revealed that all of Evolve’s DLC maps will be available totally free. Players getting involved with the asymmetric 4 v 1 multiplayer shooter will all get access to all of the maps, ensuring Evolve doesn't have a fragmented online community and, in theory, providing better and busier matchmaking services.

While Evolve’s community won’t be split over additional map packs, there will still be paid downloadable content in the form of additional hunters and monsters. Players will still be able to take part in matches with these new characters present, but won’t be able to step into their shoes themselves. [More]

AMD Slashes R9-295X2 Price By 200 Dollars

Written by Shaheryar Ehsan-i-Haque on 25 November 2014 at 17:00

AMD is taking aggressive measures to boost its market presence. A while back they announced the Carrizo APUs and detailing the energy efficiency and performance boosts which will be brought to laptops. Today they have slashed the price of their monster dual in one graphics solution, the R9-295X2 to a still eye watering but certainly much more affordable, 800 bucks.

The card is a dual graphics solution based on GCN 2.0 architecture having two full Haiwaii XT cores with 5632 shader processing units, 352 TMUs and 128 ROPs, on a 1024-bit memory interface of fast GDDR5. Its core clock operates at 1018 MHz and it has an massive consumption of 500 watts. This card was originally available around $1499.00 when it was released. AMD already lowered the price of this card, along with several others, when the GTX 980 was announced. [More]

CD Projekt Reveals Witcher 3: Wild Hunt Collectors Edition Box Art

Written by Shaheryar Ehsan-i-Haque on 25 November 2014 at 15:40

Witcher 3: Wild hunt is one of the most anticipated games of 2015. A while back, CD Projekt revealed a 2 month free DLC plan for the game. To keep the hype machine rolling they have teased the box art for the Collector's Edition of the game through their twitter account.

Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt is being developed by CD Projekt. It will feature vast open world environments and non-linear RPGs and is set to be the third addition to the epic franchise. It is set for release next year on 24th February worldwide. [More]

Up For Debate - Is DDR4 Memory Worth The Upgrade Cost

Written by Jon Sutton on 25 November 2014 at 14:30

Next up in our Up For Debate feature is a discussion around DDR4. Making the leap to the next-generation of memory can be a tricky little blighter. It’s one of those things that rarely has to happen, but when it does it generally involves ripping out your motherboard and everything thats on it and starting your PC build again with DDR4 in mind from the start. We’ve been cruising along with DDR3 for a while now, happy as Larry, but along comes something new and shiny to tempt us.

DDR4 then? It’s new. It’s faster. It’s bloody expensive. Traditionally when I look at the main set of system requirements system memory is often way, way, way down at the bottom of the priority list. In comparison to basically everything else it’s pretty much a bargain, and there’s not many things simpler in the world than throwing in a new stick of RAM. [More]

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