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AMD is allegedly planning to ship its gaming-focused Radeon RX Vega graphics cards boards to AIB partners this week, ahead of a planned launch for the new top-end GPU range at some point during late July / early August.
While Sony’s been busy touting the 4K capabilities of the PlayStation 4 Pro, thanks in large part to its checkerboard rendering techniques. However, despite these sky-high resolutions, Spider-Man on PS4 Pro will only be capable of a locked 30 frames per second when played at 1080p. This is due to CPU bottlenecking, the obvious downfall of both the PS4 Pro and the Xbox One X.
Retailer listings have popped up for AMD’s Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPUs, and these things aren’t going to be cheap. Primarily targeted at the professional markets, SaberPC touts the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition air-cooled graphics card for $1,199, while the water-cooled version can be yours to the tune of $1799. That’s some mighty expensive water cooling.
After more than 20 years of obscurity and recent dodgy dalliances with publishing, Atari has announced it's making an all-new video games console. This is the same Atari which filed for bankruptcy in 2013, before resurfacing as a mobile-oriented publisher focusing on "LGBT, social casinos, real-money gambling, and YouTube". It’s been a roller coaster for Atari, which at one point was one of the biggest names in video games with the Atari 2600. Then the great video game crash of 1983 happened, Nintendo stepped up to the plate, and the rest is history.
Chris Tector, Forza Motorsport 7’s chief software architect, and the man responsible for Xbox One X performance has claimed the $499 Xbox One X can achieve the same level of performance as a “multi-thousand dollar PC.” 
Ubisoft often prides itself in delivering top-notch visual quality, but The Crew undoubtedly let the side down. Direct feed footage of The Crew 2 running on PC from E3 2017 indicates this won’t be the case for the sequel, however, with absolutely gorgeous open-world vistas giving way to packed city streets and picturesque bayous.
I think we all have to admit that this year's E3 was light in terms of hardware, and even more in terms of VR content. The VR bubble does indeed seem to have burst after last year's hype. Microsoft had the most notable conference in regard to hardware with their Xbox One X announcement, yet even they were unusually quiet regarding the VR capabilities of the Xbox.
AMD has come through a rough period and very recently made a comeback with the new Ryzen series CPUs and the promise of the upcoming Radeon RX series, supplemented by demand for GPUs due to cryptocurrency mining which was an unintended revenue source. Nvidia, on the other hand, has remained dominant in regards to PC hardware, as well exploring new technologies such as artificial intelligence and automobiles.
Intel is on the front foot in a bid to tackle Ryzen's uprising in the CPU market with the announcement that its Core X-series will be available for preorder starting from 19th June. The Core X CPUs up to the 10-core editions will be dispatched to customers from 26th June. The chipmaker has also released the pricing of the new processors and the plans for the remaining higher end CPUs.
Microsoft used Forza Motorsport 7 to kick off its Xbox One X reveal for one very good reason - racing sims are one of the most accomplished methods of showing off how powerful the hardware is. Developers can wax lyrical about tyre treads, stitched leather seats and real-time rain and puddle effects. Forza Motorsport 7 didn't disappoint, and this time we're going to be able to see it all with the power of a gaming PC behind it. Brace yourself, here are the official Forza Motorsport 7 PC system requirements.
A pair of gameplay videos for Destiny 2 have surfaced, showcasing Bungie’s co-op online shooter running in 4K at 60 frames per second on a GeForce GTX powered gaming PC. Unlike both the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X versions of Destiny 2, the PC edition is the only version which can run at 60 FPS.