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New leaks confirm that the upcoming AMD Navi 2 cards will be announced at CES 2020. These are most likely the graphics solution that is going to power the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. While we will get to learn about these cards at CES 2020, it is safe to say that they will release later on. RDNA2 will introduce hardware acceleration for Ray Tracing but at this point, we are not sure how well the implementation is going to be. AMD has mentioned that it is working on Ray Tracing and that it is not going to release the feature unless it can be supported across the board. That time might be around the corner. According to a side, cloud computing is also going to play a role in Ray Tracing. This could have something to do with AI. We are not sure at this point but with CES…

The Nintendo Switch is a very successful console that has sold millions of units since it came out in March 2019. Nintendo has done a great job of marketing the Switch and the new commercial features a man with Down Syndrome. This is a very positive ad with the theme “favorite ways to play”. I think that this is a very mature ad that shows the diversity of the audience and this is a very good business practice. Nintendo has also released a cheaper version of the Switch called the Nintendo Switch Lite. The lite has been very well received and plenty of people have already got it. It was sold out in most places at launch but it back in stock now. If you missed the latest Nintendo Switch commercial that features a man with Down Syndrome then you can check it out below: https://youtu.be/QwQbwaUps3U The original Nintendo Switch…

The new 3rd Generation of AMD Threadripper CPUs uses the new sTRX4 socket. This socket has the same number of pins as the previous socket but the mapping is different. This means that you cannot use an older Threadripper CPU with this socket and you cannot use the new 3rd generation CPUs with older motherboards. AMD has confirmed that the new AMD Threadripper sTRX4 socket is here to say which means that the upcoming 4th and maybe 5th generation of AMD Threadripper CPUs will support the same socket type. AMD mentioned why and had to say the following regarding the matter: We wanted to drive maximum performance for the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors and sTRX4 helps us do exactly that. The 3rd Gen Threadripper will have 88 total PCIe Gen 4 lanes with 72 usable (CPU+motherboard). The net of total versus usable is because we’re also increasing the…

Red Dead Redemption 2 PC unlocks today and PC gamers are very excited to play the game at 60 FPS. However, those with high-end systems might be disappointed as their systems might not be able to squeeze 60 FPS. Not only Nvidia has rolled out game ready drivers for the game but also rolled out benchmarks results too. According to the benchmarks, the Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti is only able to deliver 60 FPS at 4K if Red Dead Redemption 2’s graphical settings are set at medium or high. Even with an Intel Core i9-9900K and 32 GB of DDR4 RAM, the GPU isn’t able to deliver 4K/60 FPS at Ultra settings for Red Dead Redemption 2 PC version. However, this doesn’t mean RTX 2080 Ti is a bad GPU or RDR2 PC is unoptimized. The game itself is incredibly detailed and is one of the best looking games on…

There is no doubt AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs are the best desktops CPUs in the market. However, if you are a fan of older PC games then you might not want to upgrade to Ryzen 3000 as these CPUs might not be compatible with old PC games. As reported by Youtuber, The Good Old Gamer, only the Ryzen 3000 CPUs have this issue with old PC games. According to the youtuber, he found the problem while trying to play Max Payne. When tried to run Max Payne on a Ryzen 3000 CPU, the game refuses to load and “Corrupt jpeg Data” error pops up. However, the game ran just fine with Ryzen 1600X CPU. The reason for this error is the architecture of Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs and no fix has worked yet to make it right. Right now we only know that Max Payne is the only game that…

With the launch of Nvidia RTX 20 series Super GPUs, Nvidia is eyeing to launch its GeForce GTX 1660 Super GPU. Now specs for the Nvidia GTX 1660 Super have leaked, giving us a glimpse of what the GPU will offer. These Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Specifications were listed by a Chinese retail outlet JD. The GPU in question is a custom GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER Terminator from Maxsun. Given that AMD has announced Radeon RX 5500 and Radeon RX 5500 XT GPUs, it’s likely Nvidia is rolling out the GTX 1660 Super to compete with these AMD GPUs. Let’s take a look at the specs for Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super. Like the previous GTX 16 series GPUs, the GTX 1660 Super is also based on the Turing architecture. Furthermore, the GPU features 1408 CUDA cores, 80 Texture Mapping Units, and 48 raster operation units. Moving along with…

The AMD Athlon 300GE has been spotted yet again and it seems that retailers will be selling the CPU in pre-built PCs.  This CPU was spotted in a build from Lenovo and the specifications of the processor are similar to that of the Pro model. The CPU does 3.4 GHz which is similar to the previous generation model and while we were hoping that this generation would have better graphics, the processor features Vega 3 graphics. The AMD Athlon 300GE comes with 2 cores and 4 threads, so this is a basic entry-level CPU. You can check out the specifications of the Lenovo PC that is powered by the AMD Athlon 300GE below: The CPU is going to stick to PCIe 3.0 which makes sense as this is a cheaper processor. It also supports dual-channel memory up to 2666 MHz. The speed is not very high for DDR4 memory but…

PS4’s remote play has been a feature asked by many of the android device users. Now, Sony Interactive Entertainment has confirmed that with PS4 System Software Update 7.00, PS4 Remote play will become available for all Andriod Devie users. According to Sony, to be able to use PS4 Remote Play, users need to have an Android device with at least Android 5.0 or higher. Download the PS4 Remote Play App from the store and enjoy gaming on your mobile device. Aside from bringing the PS4 Remote Play to Android, Sony noted that “for iPhone or iPad users, the Remote Play App has been updated so you can now display the controller at all times and lock the screen orientation.” Also, players will be able to use their DualShock 4 wireless controllers via Bluetooth for Remote Play on an Android, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. All you need to do is update…

We know that Intel has been working on discreet graphics for a while now and while we have been getting some hints here and there, nothing concrete has been mentioned so far. Raja Koduri is leading the team behind Intel Xe Graphics and it seems that he might be pointing towards a potential Intel Xe Graphics reveal. Koduri recently posted a picture of a Tesla Model X on Twitter with a custom number plate the reads “Think Xe” the number plate also mentioned June 2020 and California. That is very interesting indeed. For the Twitter post, Koduri has also tagged Intel Graphics. You can check out the image below: This could be nothing at all or an attempt to hype things up. In any case, you should take this information with a grain of salt. Seeing how 2020, June, California and XE are all in the plate, we think that…

Microsoft has revealed its latest Surface Laptop 3. Traditionally, Microsoft has utilized Intel’s mobile processors but for Surface Laptop 3, the company has opted for AMD Ryzen chip. The chip in question is the Ryzen Surface Edition. This raises is the question, is Microsoft ditching Intel for good? Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 isn’t the first product to feature a Ryzen mobile CPU. Previously, we have seen laptop manufacturers introduce laptops based on Ryzen mobile CPUs. The reason for that is quite simple, Ryzen chips offer better performance than Intel chips. We have seen Ryzen desktop CPUs to blow past Intel in terms of performance. This also holds true for mobile chips. Not to mention, current Ryzen CPUs are based on the 7nm process node while Intel is still struggling to introduce 10nm CPUs in the market. Furthermore, Intel has been the target of serious security exploits which came to light…