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Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Graphics Options And Settings

Written by Joffy S on 01 September 2015 at 12:30

Kept you waiting, huh? After years out in the wilderness, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain has finally arrived. In fact for PC gamers, it's arrived two weeks earlier than we'd anticipated. It's Hideo Kojima's final flourish with the long-running,  bona fide crazy stealth-action series and on first impressions it looks like he's going out with a bang. 

Before we get down to the nitty gritty of benchmarking MGS 5, here we're taking a look at all of the graphics options and system settings included in the PC version of Metal Gear Solid 5. Thankfully we haven't been lumped with a Dark Souls-esque slapdash PC port, and it seems as if plenty of care and attention has gone into ensuring the PC version of Metal Gear Solid 5 is the best one out there.  [More]

AMD And Nvidia Push Out New Drivers In Time For MGS 5 And Mad Max

Written by Joffy S on 01 September 2015 at 11:50

Both AMD and Nvidia have been busy pushing out new drivers in preparation for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Mad Max. The tempting pair of big-hitters both launch today on PC, and if you’re after tip-top performance from your rig then you’re going to want to grab your respective drivers.

Nvidia was first out the gate with its GeForce 355.82 graphics card drivers, which come with game-ready optimisations for both Mad Max and MGS V. The latter in particular has seen Konami hop into bed with Nvidia ahead of launch, offering Nvidia GameWorks features and free copies of the game with selected graphics cards. [More]

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Sony Confirms Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End Will Launch On March 18th Worldwide

Written by Neil Soutter on 01 September 2015 at 10:20

Sony has announced that Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End will be launching on March 18th, 2016. The highly anticipated sequel to the globe-trotting treasure-hunting series will also be arriving in three different flavours, including the base game, a Special Edition, and a Collector’s Edition.

With no Rise of the Tomb Raider to play until late next year, PlayStation 4 fans will no doubt feel they’ve got a suitable replacement and then some in the shape of Uncharted 4. Unfortunately it also marks the first time the series has been hit with single-player DLC announced ahead of launch, with an exclusive mission available for those who pick up the Uncharted 4 Triple Pack. [More]

Need For Speed 2015 What We Know And Speculative System Requirements

Written by Felix Nova on 31 August 2015 at 16:00

The hot balmy British summer is nearly behind us. As the weather turns from summer rain into winter rain we are pushed deeper into our gaming dens. And as if the Game Publishers recruit psychics to work out the exact dates we can no longer venture outside, the year's big games start to form an orderly release queue.

One of the most anticipated of these big hitter titles is this years Need For Speed open world racing game. Confidently due slap bang in the middle of the 2015 prime time release period, 3/5 November 2015. Here I am going to take a look at some of the info we already know about Need for Speed 2015, including a speculative insight at the expected NFS system requirements. Hopefully to give you some idea as to what sort of performance your PC will get when NFS comes to the PC in a couple of months. [More]

Oxide Games Claims Nvidia GPUs Do Not Support DirectX 12 Asynchronous Compute

Written by Stuart Thomas on 31 August 2015 at 14:00

When Oxide’s Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 benchmark tool was released earlier this month, it was surprising to see AMD’s range of graphics cards take a huge jump in performance compared to DX11, while Nvidia’s did not. In fact, Nvidia’s Radeon R9 290X was trading blows with Nvidia’s significantly more expensive GeForce GTX 980 Ti.

Now Oxide Games has spoken out about the benchmark results, claiming Nvidia GPUs don’t support DirectX 12 Asynchronous Compute/Shaders, while AMD’s do. For years now, AMD has been focusing on Asynchronous Shaders and Parallel Computing since the advent of GCN (Graphics Core Next) and the HD 7000 series. It’s the same tech used in the current-gen consoles that allow them to benefit from low overheads to power more impressive graphics than you’d normally expect. As such, AMD’s DirectX 12 performance is currently leaps ahead of Nvidia, who has been focused on DirectX 11 performance and Serial Compute. [More]

See An Entire Hit Played Out In Hitman Showstopper Gameplay Trailer

Written by Neil Soutter on 31 August 2015 at 12:00

Hitman was available for all the assorted journos and gamers to play at both Gamescom and E3 this year, but up until now IO Interactive and Square Enix haven’t seen fit to make the gameplay footage public yet. Thankfully it’s finally garrotted its secrecy rules and shown off a 15-minute gameplay demo of the Showstopper mission.

Set during a Parisian fashion event taking place at a gigantic mansion, IO Interactive reckon the Showstopper level is the perfect opportunity to show off the creative stealth gameplay, disguises, and signature assassinations that have become a hallmark of the long-running Hitman series. [More]

The Witcher 3 Hearts Of Stone Expansion Almost Ready - More Gwent To Come

Written by Joffy S on 31 August 2015 at 10:00

We haven’t heard a whisper about it from CD Projekt RED in the months since The Witcher 3’s launch, but the sprawling RPG’s first expansion is arriving very soon. CDPR has been busy pushing out the packed post-launch DLC schedule and now inevitably the attention turns to the first full-blown expansion pack.

According to the studio’s Travis Currit, the expansion is “almost ready”, with an anticipated release date of October. The add-on in question is Hearts of Stone, an all-new adventure set once more in and around the hanging corpses and picturesque woodlands of Velen. The reportedly 10-hour expansion involves a mysterious Man of Glass, who tangles Geralt in a tale of deceit on the cobbled stones of Oxenfurt. [More]

Pixel Perfection - The Best Value For Money 1080p Nvidia Graphics Card Upgrade

Written by Joffy S on 30 August 2015 at 16:00

From all the data from all the thousands of members here on GD, it’s become abundantly clear that the most popular gaming resolution right now is still 1920 x 1080. A lot of talk is made of 4K gaming, and in a recent 4K focused Pixel Perfection article we even looked at how it’s now possible on a single GPU, but run-of-the-mill 1080p remains the standard for most of us.

Ultimately though, all 1080p gamers need to upgrade their graphics card eventually, even if they’re intending on staying with the same monitor. Following the recent release of its GeForce GTX 950, Nvidia has basically got its GTX 900 series all out the door. But, which one to choose? You’ll have to forgive us for the focus on Nvidia with this one, but we’re still amassing the data from the AMD cards, so you can look out for that in a future Pixel Perfection article. [More]

Aorus X3 Plus v3 Laptop With GeForce GTX 970M Review And Benchmark Videos

Written by Joffy S on 30 August 2015 at 14:00

When people think of gaming laptops they typically think of hefty beasts with 17” screens that need biceps the size of Arnie’s midriff to lug around. The Aorus X3 Plus v3 takes a different tack, opting for the Razer Blade route of a smaller, lighter gaming laptop.

Specs and Features

Clocking in at just 13.9”, this is considerably smaller than even your typical laptop. For gaming on the go it’s hard to argue the size of it’s a winner. Underneath the hood however, the X3 Plus v3 is packing some serious power. What you’re getting is Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 970M mobile graphics card with 6GB GDDR5 memory. This is backed up by an Intel core i7-4710HQ CPU clocked at 2.5GHz, with a boost clock of 3.5GHz. To top it all off, the gaming laptop comes a with a hefty 16GB DDR3 memory, on a pair of 1600MHz 8GB sticks. [More]

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