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Following on from the reports earlier today that Intel is struggling with a shortage of CPUs, OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) are turning to AMD en masse in a bid to make up the shortfall.
The Farm51 has dropped the official World War 3 PC system requirements alongside a PC release date. World War 3 will be hitting Steam Early Access on October 19th. World war 3 is quite blatantly an attempt to be a spiritual successor to Battlefield's modern warfare outings. With Battlefield V heading back to WW2, that alone should be enough to generate big interest. You've got about a month to prepare for the end of the world, here are the PC specs for WW3.
In a very embarrassing turn of events, Intel has been forced to take a step backward and return to 22nm CPU manufacturing. The reported supply constraints of 14nm chips, combined with significant issues with chip yields at 10nm, has meant Intel has had to stage a historic about-turn to address CPU shortages.
Nvidia has been facing some tough questions these last few weeks. The eagerly anticipated GeForce RTX 20 Series was finally announced but Nvidia chose to focus on the ray-tracing capabilities rather than the like-for-like leap in performance over Pascal. Then the reviews hit and the reception was mixed, talking up some fantastic performance while criticising Nvidia’s over-indulgent pricing. And now, this week, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 are finding their way into gamers’ hands.
Give a notorious overclocker an $1199 graphics card and it’s going to take them all of five minutes to tear it to smithereens. Overclocking maestro KINGPIN has done this business this time, breaking 3DMark Hall of Fame records with a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti overclocked with the aid of liquid nitrogen.
The floodgates are now open. The GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 are making their way into gamers’ hands. We’re inundated with reviews and benchmarks, detailing precisely how these new graphics cards perform. Sort of. There aren’t many Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) benchmarks available, and no actual gameplay whatsoever, while RTX ray tracing is completely non-existent until games actually start supporting it.
Samsung is planning to cut memory chip production in order to artificially maintain pricing. Recent reports from analysts have strongly suggested the price of both DRAM and 3D NAND memory could be set to tumble due to a combination of over-supply and lower-than-expected demand. Unsurprisingly, Samsung has caught wind of this and is now taking steps to ensure the price of memory chips can remain high.
The devil hunters are back. Dante and Nero return for fast-paced demon-slicing action in Devil May Cry 5 early next year. Capcom's in-house team is back at the helm for DMC5, providing a true sequel to DMC 4. Devil May Cry 5 is the first in the series to be built using Capcom's proprietary RE Engine, offering the most detailed visuals yet seen in a Devil May Cry title. But what's that mean for PC performance and system specs? Here are the official DMC5 PC system requirements.
It’s a huge driver day for Team Green. The Nvidia GeForce 411.63 WHQL GPU driver has been rolled out, and this includes all of the official support for the Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 and Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards. This driver will basically be a necessity if you’re picking a new RTX 20 Series GPU. If you’re wondering whether this makes any difference to the benchmark scores from reviews, it won’t. Reviewers are sent out the GPU drivers early so all benchmark tests should’ve been run on this exact 411.63 GeForce driver.
Ace Combat is back. The anime opera of the skies is all about saving the princess while sat in the cockpit of a fighter jet. Expect ludicrous melodrama, massive aerial battles, and the sort of 360-degree combat which is a rare treat these days. In a nice bonus, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is coming to PC day and date with the console version on 18 January 2019, and here are the PC specs needed to run Ace Combat 7.
A huge wave of GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 graphics card reviews have hit this afternoon, providing all sorts of juicy benchmarks ahead of the official launches tomorrow. General availability of the RTX 2080 Ti has been delayed by a week but both of these GPUs should be filtering out to customers within the coming days.