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Project Scorpio specs revealed in full

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Now that Project Scorpio's development kit has been revealed, Microsoft has rolled out the 4K-ready console's finalized hardware specs for comparison, showing the system's full list of internal components.




If you've read our previous Project Scorpio coverage, most of these specifications won't be a surprise to you. We've known for a bit now that Project Scorpio features a highly customized 8-core Jaguar CPU with 2.3GHz alongside a similarly customized 6TFLOP Polaris-grade GPU with 1172MHz and 40 Compute Units, alongside the system's rather beefy 12GB of unified GDDR5 memory. But what about the other specs? We've got you covered.


We've already been extremely impressed with Scorpio's custom Jaguar CPU and Polaris GPU hardware being able to hit native 4K 60FPS in Forza 6 at Ultra PC settings, but the system has a few more surprises in store. For example, Scorpio's internal power supply unit is only 25 more watts than the original Xbox One, pulling 245W versus the stock 2013 Xbox One's 220W of power. The spec list also confirms FreeSync support, and 3840 x 2160p resolution capped at a max refresh rate of 60Hz with HDMI Variable Refresh Rate tech support via HDMI 2.1.

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LeEco unveils the Le Pro 3 AI Edition

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

LeEco has unveiled their new smartphone - the Le Pro 3 AI Edition. The phone will be available in two versions, 'standard' and 'eco.'




The 'standard' Le Pro 3 AI Edition has a 5.5-inch 1080p display and is powered by MediaTek's Helio X23 chipset. The phone comes with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.


The device has dual rear cameras (13MP+13MP) with f/2.0, and an 8MP front shooter with f/2.2. Other features include a 4,000 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor.

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Project Scorpio devkit revealed

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Microsoft's new 4K-ready Project Scorpio console is a massive boon for gamers, but it represents an even bigger advantage for developers. The system's development kit was recently revealed, showing the environment devs will work with to optimize their Xbox One titles specifically for Project Scorpio's raw power.




Project Scorpio's devkit looks a lot like an Xbox One S, but packs hardware that --like all devkits--features a hardware boost over the final retail systems, and we're wondering how much of the hardware has been emulated--likely all of it, for the same of time. For example, Project Scorpio's devkit features 24GB of unified GDDR5 RAM at the same 326GB/sec bandwidth as the retail kit, a slightly boosted 1172MHz Polaris-grade GPU with 44 extra Compute Units at 6.6TFLOPs over the retail's 6.0 TFLOPs, and a beefier internal 330W power supply. Interestingly enough, the CPU is exactly the same, with the same highly customized 8-core Jaguar "evolved" at 2.3GHz. The devkit also has some extra video codecs to boot.




But hardware isn't everything. Just as Project Scorpio represents a massive evolution in efficiency, power, and overall synergy, the console's devkit is a massive improvement for developers in terms of flexibility and toolset. Microsoft has enabled a transfer cable that can push tons of data at a fraction of the speed, meaning devs can port their engines and builds over much, much faster.


"It takes a hell of a long time to transfer a full build to a kit," Mike Rayner, technical director at Microsoft's Gears of War 4 developer The Coalition, told Gamasutra. "Something that would have taken 3-45 minutes now takes a couple of minutes. So that's pretty huge for us."

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Splatoon 2 listed for August release date

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

UPDATE: Nintendo has confirmed Splatoon 2 will release July 21.


Splatoon 2's release date may have been revealed ahead of Nintendo's new Nintendo Direct showcase.




Splatoon 2 will release on August 18, 2017 on Nintendo's new Switch handheld-console hybrid, according to an Amazon Italy listing. Nintendo is expected to announce the game's official release date during the upcoming Nintendo Direct showcase, which is slated to begin today April 12 at 6PM EST/3PM PST.


Splatoon 2 will be one of the major games to facilitate Nintendo's new paid online subscription service, which will roll out in Fall 2017 exclusively for the Switch console. Splatoon 2's August release coincides with the launch of the online service, so this listing makes a lot of sense and should be accurate.

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Star Wars Battlefront 2 trailer leaked, reveals new eras

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 12, 2017 3:15 pm

Star Wars: Battlefront 2's trailer has leaked ahead of schedule, revealing a ton of new eras including prequel and expanded universe eras, along with new features.



The 30 second teaser is short but sweet. We get to see large-scale battles the series is known for, and Yoda battle Darth Maul. Episode VII's Kylo Ren also makes an appearance, as does Ren. Of course specific Jedi/characters will only be available in a pre-order DLC pack dubbed the "Last Jedi Heroes". We also get a quick snippet at the Battle of Hoth from the original trilogy.


The campaign appears to follow an Imperial Stormtrooper who might've abandoned the Empire, culminating in the "untold soldier's story" segment at the very beginning.

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OnePlus 5 specs leaked: Snapdragon 835 and 8GB of RAM?

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 12, 2017 2:17 pm

New rumors from Korea claim that OnePlus' next flagship will be named the OnePlus 5. This means that the company intends to skip the OnePlus 4, but since the number 4 is considered unlucky in China, there might be some true to this rumor.




The same report suggests that the OnePlus 5 will feature a dual-edge display, 23MP main camera, and 16MP front shooter.


Earlier rumors also suggested that the OnePlus 5 will come with 6GB or 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. This isn't surprising since the OnePlus 3T already packs 6GB of RAM. However, the OnePlus 5 could pack a smaller battery than the OnePlus 3T. The report suggests that the device will have a 3,000 mAh battery (OnePlus 3T pack a 3,400 mAh battery).

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Galaxy S8 emulates GameCube and Wii games smoothly

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 12, 2017 7:35 am

What better way to use your brand new flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone, than by running the Dolphin emulator and playing Nintendo GameCube and Wii games, right?!



Dolphin has been available for Android for a while now, but it was never playing games at anything playable in terms of FPS, but the Galaxy S8 is a super-fast smartphone and handles the emulator fine. YouTuber 'GuruAidTechSupport' played Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Mario Sunshine and The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker and found them playable compared to the Galaxy S7.


Now the question is: if you could run any GameCube or Wii game on your smartphone, what one would it be?

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ZOTAC's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti PGF series spotted

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 12, 2017 1:34 am

Just as I'm finishing up on my review of ZOTAC's new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti AMP! Extreme Edition, news is breaking that the company has launched its GTX 1080 Ti PGF Extreme OC, and GTX 1080 Ti PGF graphics cards. ZOTAC's new GTX 1080 Ti PGF series cards are exclusive to China, with both cards rocking triple-fan cooling solutions.





ZOTAC's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti PGF Extreme OC graphics card features 1620/1733MHz for GPU base and boost clocks, respectively - while the 11GB of GDDR5X is clocked up from 11GHz to 11.2GHz.




The GTX 1080 Ti PGF runs its clocks at 1569/1683MHz for base/boost, respectively - while the 11GB of GDDR5X is at its stock 11GHz frequency.

ADATA's new microSDXC hit 275MB/s read, 155MB/s write

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Storage | Posted: Apr 11, 2017 8:17 pm

ADATA today revealed its new Premier ONEseries of high-performance microSDXC and SDXC cards, featuring blistering fast speeds optimized specifically for 4K and 8K file transfers. ADATA confidently asserts the Premier ONEseries delivers the "fastest microSDXC/SDXC data speeds available."




The Premiere ONEseries has two amazingly potent form factors in its lineup: an SDXC card for enthusiast-grade cameras and devices, and microSDXC/SDHC cards for ultra-performance mobile devices. Premier ONE SDXC cards feature UHS-II U3 Class 10 ratings and come in 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB capacities, leveraging high-end 3D MLC flash memory to reach insane speeds of 290MB/sec reads and 260MB/sec writes.


The higher-end UHS-II U3 microSDXC series features Class 10 spec to enable incredible 275MB/second reads and 155MB/second writes, and come in capacities up to 256GB. The Premier ONEseries UHS-I SDHC Class 10 cards are specifically optimized for Full HD 1080p content, and can deliver 85MB/second reads and 25MB/second writes, coming in a variety of capacities including 16GB, 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB.

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Huawei launches Enjoy 7 Plus priced at $230

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 11, 2017 7:31 pm

Huawei has launched a new member of Enjoy family - Enjoy 7 Plus. The design of the phone reminds of the Enjoy 6, but the Chinese company made some hardware improvements.




The device has a 5.5-inch display, which is bigger than previous Enjoy phones. The phone is powered by Snapdragon 435 and comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage expandable with a microSD card.


The Enjoy 7 Plus has a 12MP main camera and an 8MP front shooter. Other features include 4,000 mAh battery and a fingerprint sensor.

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