Items tagged with ashes of the singularity

Yesterday I wrote about some leaked benchmark results at the Ashes of the Singularity (AOTS) database, purporting to be obtained from a Radeon RX 6800 XT. Now a day later, there are more RDNA 2 benchmarks to absorb, this time from the model that is one step below—the Radeon RX 6800 (non-XT), from the same AOTS database. We'll get to the benchmark data in just a moment, but as with before, let us first tour the pertinent specifications. The Radeon RX 6800 is the lowest tier version of RDNA 2 that AMD has announced so far, but it is not a low end card. It is armed with 60 compute units and 16GB of GDDR6 memory, and has a 1,815MHz game clock and 2,105MHz boost clock. The card also wields 128MB... Read more...
How fast exactly is AMD's Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card, and how does it ultimately compare to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series? Official benchmark results and accompanying analysis will have to wait. In the meantime, we have a Radeon RX 6000 series unboxing you can check out, and some leaked benchmark results to digest. First things first, let's talk specifications. The Radeon RX 6800 XT, as you probably know, is the second fastest RDNA 2 card AMD has announced so far. It is built around the company's Navi 21 XT GPU and features 72 compute units and 16GB of GDDR6 memory. It also has a 2,015MHz game clock and 2,250MHz boost clock, and 128MB of Infinity cache. What is that? As AMD explains it,... Read more...
Some powerful gaming laptops are on the horizon. AMD is promising big things from its Ryzen 4000 "Renoir" APUs, and Intel is prepping a lineup of Comet Lake silicon. As it pertains to the latter, a leaked benchmark entry highlights a laptop configuration with a 10th generation Intel Core i9-10980HK Comet Lake-H CPU paired with a GeForce RTX 2080 Super with Max-Q Design. That is a potent combination for sure. Starting with the CPU, the Core i9-10980HK is an unreleased part based on Comet Lake-H (14nm+++). It wields 8 cores and 16 threads with a 3.1GHz base clock and 5GHz boost clock, along with 16MB of L3 cache and a 45W TDP. It sits at the top of the upcoming Comet Lake-H stack. Now here is where... Read more...
There have been lots of rumors surrounding NVIDIA's still-unannounced GeForce GTX 1070 Ti, most of which point to a launch happening later this month. Missing from all the chatter, however, has been any benchmarks. Well, that changes today. The first benchmarks (that we are aware of) of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti have leaked out from the Ashes of Singularity: Escalation database. This is a benchmark we have run ourselves a few times, though on a different settings preset than what's been leaked out. In this case, the preset level was configured to "Extreme," and run at a 2560x1440 (1440p) resolution. On the CPU side, the test system was equipped with an Intel Core i7-7900X processor, a high-end... Read more...
In the early going, the Nintendo Switch is the fastest selling game console in Nintendo's history. It racked up more sales during its first two days of availability than even the crazy-popular Wii did when it launched, and rocketed to over 900,000 units sold in North America along during its first month on the market. But what about the console's long-term outlook? One of the big criticisms at the moment is the lack of third-party support. Stardock CEO Brad Wardell does not thing that is a problem.The CEO of the development studio responsible for Ashes of the Singularity and the Galactic Civilizations series (among other titles) believes that Nintendo's own gaming franchises and IP are enough... Read more...
This is a big year for AMD. The company is releasing a brand new CPU architecture (Ryzen) on March 2 and is currently enjoying tremendous pre-release hype, then later this year it will introduce a new GPU architecture called Vega. AMD fans and the tech community at large are sitting on pins and needles to see how things shake out. However, brand-spanking-new architectures aren't the only things AMD has up its sleeve. Newly leaked benchmarks showing a Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 560 suggest a Polaris refresh is in the cards as well.Interestingly the benchmarks appear to originate from an AMD employee. What they show are completed benchmark runs in Ashes of the Singularity for the two aforementioned... Read more...
Sometimes I wonder if we should cook up a TMZ-style column explicitly for reporting on all the drama that transpires between AMD and NVIDIA. Today we’ve witnessed one of the first shots fired from one of those camps, on what’s poised to be a very heated battleground over the next several years: DirectX 12. Over the weekend press was handed access to one of the world’s first DirectX 12 benchmarks courtesy of Oxide’s Ashes of the Singularity. This isn’t a synthetic test like 3DMark’s API overhead feature test, but rather a true real-world benchmark using a pre-Beta version of the upcoming game. And we’ve all been salivating over a way to measure real-world performance improvements from DirectX... Read more...