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The benchmark specialists at Basemark are putting the final touches on a new GPUScore Breaking Limit tool, which the company says will make its debut as its most demanding ray tracing benchmark for both mobile and PC. Basemark's plan is to release two versions: Breaking Limit for mobile devices, laptops, and desktops... Read more...
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) is laying claim to what it says is the world's first glossy WOLED gaming monitor. As the model name implies, the new ROG Strix OLED XG27AQDMG is a 27-inch display (technically 26.5 inches, but what's half an inch between friends?) with an OLED panel, but what sets it apart is that it's... Read more...
When video game satiristvideogamedunkey announced that he was opening a game publishing house, most people were understandably skeptical. Was this another bit? Was he really calling his nascent publisher "BIGMODE"? What kind of games would he publish? It turns out that yes, BIGMODE was in fact for real, and its first... Read more...
If you fancy yourself a new iPad Pro outfitted with Apple's latest-generation M4 silicon, then you're looking at paying the launch MSRP, as these things aren't even available to bring home just yetthey're up for preorder. However, there is an exception. Best Buy Plus and Total members can score an early discount on... Read more...
AMD's RDNA 2 and RDNA 3 GPUs, even the ones as small as the integrated GPU on the Steam Deck, fully support DirectX Ray-Tracing, or DXR. Despite that, their relatively poor performance in ray-tracing workloads is well-documented. The reason is because the RDNA 2 and RDNA 3 architectures only accelerate a small (but... Read more...
Final Fantasy XIV Online is one of very few true success stories in the MMORPG space, and it comes as all the more of a surprise given the rocky launch of the title. Your author is one of many unfortunate fans of the previous Final Fantasy MMORPG, Final Fantasy XI Online, who pre-ordered the original release of Final... Read more...
Microsoft is hopping onboard the AI PC hype train as the tech giant announces its Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6. The newly announced PCs are aimed at business professionals who want to harness the power of AI in a portable Windows workstation. Both PCs will come packed with the latest Intel Core Ultra... Read more...
Motorola's budget phone division has injected the North American market with a couple of new devicesthe $200 Moto G 5G and $300 Moto G Power 5G. On paper, they offer some positive specification bumps for very little of your hard-earned cash. Let's dig dipper. Recent Moto G offerings have, how shall we kindly say... Read more...
Need for Speed Most Wanted, a fan favorite from 2005, is getting some big visual enhancements, thanks to NVIDIAs RTX Remix tool. The tool enables modders to use generative AI to make changes to game assets, and breathe new life into older titles that are most likely no longer under development or support by the games... Read more...
It's that time of year again where manufactures get a jump start on the madness that is the Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Officially, CES doesn't begin until next Tuesday, January 9th. However, Samsung isn't waiting another week to unveil its expanded Odyssey OLED gaming monitor lineup, which includes two brand new... Read more...
One of the most exciting prospects about playing games on the PC is how absolutely gorgeous the graphics can get. Cyberpunk 2077 is no stranger to having the latest technologies envelop its very core, such as when it debuted with ray tracing. The more recent path tracing updates have made the game an even more... Read more...
NVIDIA has reached a fairly impressive milestone with its RTX technologiesthere are now over 500 games and applications that support RTX in some form or another. The achievement arrives five years after the introduction of the very first GeForce RTX graphics cards, the GeForce RTX 20 series based on Turing, which... Read more...
Remedy Entertainment's Control was one of the first games to really showcase the potential of real-time ray-tracing with its gorgeous reflections and excellent ray-traced shadows. The company's next game, a sequel to 2010's Alan Wake simply titled Alan Wake II, promises to up the ante in terms of graphics... Read more...
If a cryptic tweet from the Counter-Strike team is anything to go by, Counter-Strike 2 is launching tomorrow as a free upgrade to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and with it comes several changes to the nearly 23-year-old franchise. Lets look at some of what Valve has in store for players diving into the first-person shooter and experiencing Read more...
When you hear "super-sampling", you have a certain expectation. Super-sampling is the oldest form of anti-aliasing, and it essentially amounts to just raising the render resolution. That's the type of anti-aliasing that early GeForce and Radeon cards used, as well as the last 3dfx Voodoo boards. NVIDIA's DLSS... Read more...
In case you couldn't tell from our coverage, some of us around hereparticularly your present authorare big fans of Cyberpunk 2077. That's not only because it's a legitimately great game these days, but also because it is a showcase for the absolute bleeding edge in graphics technology. That will continue to be the... Read more...
Between the rise of asset virtualization and the emergence of real-time ray-tracing, video game graphics technology is on the cusp of a revolution. Leading the charge forward is Epic Games with its Unreal Engine software, a package that just got its version 5.3 update. Unreal Engine 5 has two major rendering... Read more...
As you probably already know if you read this sitewe've covered it a few times already"Phantom Liberty" is the name of the first and likely only major expansion for Cyberpunk 2077. According to CD Projekt Red (the game's developer), it is the company's largest expansion to dateimpressive, if you played The Witcher 3's... Read more...
If you want to know how ray tracing works, it's all in the name: the renderer simulates ("traces") the bouncing of light "rays" to determine how the scene should be lit and colored. This is great, but objects are huge and light particles are very, very small. To get truly simulated lighting, you would need billions... Read more...
If you're seeing any kind of wonky performance issues in Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and you're running the game on a GeForce GPU, be aware that NVIDIA has made a hotfix driver available, version 537.09, that could potentially solve your problem(s). You'll have to fetch it manually, though, because hotfix drivers are... Read more...
While AMD's Radeon GPUs aren't as renowned for their ray-tracing prowess as competitor NVIDIA's, they're fully capable of handling the effects, particularly when games are programmed to match the hardwarejust take a look at how Metro: Exodus Enhanced Edition runs on red-team GPUs. In combination with the fact that... Read more...
Twenty years ago, if you had asked your author here if he thought a Ratchet & Clank game would ever be the new high bar for graphics technology in PC gaming, he would have given you a very strong "no." Yet, here we are: Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart is one of the most demanding titles available, and it implements all the... Read more...
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