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2 x GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming cards in SLI use 490W of power

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 22, 2016 7:19 am

Right now, I'm benchmarking two GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming video cards in SLI, and I went online with a 1.5-hour Facebook Live video when I installed the second GTX 1080 G1 Gaming card. Check out my FB Live stream below!



I've been playing with the two GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 G1 Gaming cards in SLI for a few hours more now, and I've been pushing some hard benchmarks at them. With both cards hitting 98-100% scaling, our entire Core i7-5960X powered system consumed just 490W total. We've put the cards through their paces with some great results, and now I'm overclocking the cards and they're handling over 2GHz on the GPU, even with its single 8-pin PCIe power connector.




Comparing the 2 x GTX 1080 G1 Gaming cards in SLI using 490W of power, the Radeon RX 480 uses 100W under load - but in our system it might use slightly less, or more. Using the chart above, we see that the GTX 1080 G1 Gaming cards in SLI are only using 160W more power than a single Radeon R9 390X. The Titan X uses 315W, while the HBM1-powered Radeon R9 Fury X uses 300W.

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'Gods walk the earth' in new Norse God of War, Ragnarok confirmed?

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 22, 2016 6:37 am

Sony Santa Monica's new God of War game is going to be a huge playground for Norse mythology, incorporating tons of amazing mythical events like the Ragnarok, gods, fantastic magic, and massive legendary creatures like the World Serpent Jörmungandr and the terrifying dragon Nidhogg. Just don't expect any Vikings.



The new God of War game was a surprising addition to Sony's E3 2016 press conference, and the reveal footage left fans with many questions. Luckily Sony Santa Monica has jumped in to explain a few things, emphasizing that the game is all about the pre-Viking era where gods and fantastic, world-breaking beasts roamed the Earth.


"It's a fun space to be in because it allows us to paint our own image of Norse mythology as opposed to anyone else's," Sony Santa Monica game director Corey Barlog told GameSpot.

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Mass Effect: Andromeda embraces new 'shades of grey' morality system

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 22, 2016 5:18 am

Mass Effect: Andromeda's morality won't be clear-cut into "black" and "white": players will be able to embrace "grey" moral choices in their intergalactic adventures.



BioWare has revealed that the new Mass Effect: Andromeda will have a unique morality system that's not constrained to just Paragon and Renegade, giving players even more ways to handle specific encounters with "shades of grey" responses. Essentially the game won't separate choices into clear-cut good vs. evil, allowing gamers to reflect on the characters and the situations on a case-by-case basis.


"I think in general, with all this sophistication of games or engaging in any kind of entertainment right now, [gamers are] looking for more of those shades of grey," Andromeda's creative director Mac Walters told GamesRadar.

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DOOM's free demo meant to end after E3, has been extended

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 22, 2016 4:17 am

id Software promised a demo of DOOM during E3 2016, and thanks to it being so popular, the company has extended the offer thanks to gamers wanting to play in the depths of hell itself.




Bethesda Softworks and id Software have made the DOOM demo available for a longer period of time, available right now on Steam, but we don't know how much longer the demo will be online for. Get in and grab it now!

WB tease Justice League details, Superman isn't in the first half?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jun 22, 2016 2:31 am

With Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice not being received well (it was a mess), Warner Bros. are trying to change their tune with the follow-up, Justice League. The company has released the official synopsis for the movie, which seems to have Batman front and center.




Justice League has been teased as: "Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman's selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes--it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions".


The synopsis finishes with "Directed by Zack Snyder, this marks the big screen debut of the Justice League, featuring an all-star lineup: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher". Snyder began shooting Justice League in April from a script written by Chris Terrio - see ya, Jonathan Nolan, it was nice knowing you in the DCEU, but you screwed the pooch with Batman v Superman.


There are plenty more details on Justice League Part One thanks to WB letting specific media visit the set of Justice League at Warner Bros. Studios Leavesden, where I'm incredibly jealous right now. Screen Rant was on-site, with some huge details to share.

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AMD Radeon RX 480 in 'strong' supply, large quantities for launch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 22, 2016 1:03 am

We're only a week away from the launch of the AMD Radeon RX 480, with its release on June 29, and now it's being reported that AMD has plenty of RX 480s on hand and that supply is "strong" on the first Polaris-based card to hit the market. NVIDIA recently dropped the price on its Maxwell-based range, including the GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GTX 980 and even the GTX 970.




NVIDIA has hit a huge snag recently with their GeForce GTX 1070/1080, with global shortages and price hikes on their GP104-based offerings. With NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 is $850+ right now, and even $1999 on eBay at one point for EVGA's GeForce GTX 1080 FTW ACX 3.0 card, AMD could really hit NVIDIA where it hurts if they have a strong supply of their Radeon RX 480, and can keep at the $199 price.


There won't be partner cards at launch, with AMD being the only one selling them on June 29 - AIB partner cards with custom PCBs and coolers will arrive in July. SAPPHIRE, XFX, and many others have cards planned - with samples floating down here to my GPU labs in the coming weeks.

Three more 'Archer' seasons locked in

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 22, 2016 12:17 am

Fans of the FX Network's long running animated hit 'Archer' will be happy today, with confirmation that the show will continue for at least another three seasons.




Despite falling ratings, the network is confident enough in the future of the show to keep it around for at least a total of 10 seasons, which will see it on the airwaves through to 2019. Nick Grad a, co-President of Original Programming for FX Networks told media "We can't say enough about what Adam, Matt and the entire Archer team at Floyd County have done to keep this series so insanely funny and vital through seven seasons. The move to Los Angeles this past season as private detectives was just the latest twist in Archer's legendary exploits and the next three seasons will to be just as amazing and unpredictable. We are thrilled to continue making great TV with our friends and colleagues at Floyd County." While the season order has been reduced to just eight episodes, that means that there's still 9 hours of the show on the way, and that's a very good thing.


'Archer' season eight is expected to hit screens mid 2017.

EVE: Valkyrie Carrier Assault out now -- experience a VR trench run

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 21, 2016 10:33 pm

EVE: Valkyrie is the game that got me hooked on VR, and while it's an exceptional game that showcases the immersion VR is capable of, it's a little light on content. That recently changed, as developer CCP has released the first major, post-release update called Carrier Assault. And it's 100% free.



Unlike before, that giant carrier that's been mocking you is now open to attack, and it'll take coordination and some twitch dogfighting skills to wear it down and take it out. Here's how the battles unfold:

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Agents of Mayhem is so good, I forgot it's not called Saints Row V

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 21, 2016 7:18 pm

When the fine folks at Volition and Deep Silver scheduled me for a hands-on appointment with an "unannounced game" at E3, my heart started racing. "Saints Row V! Saints Row V" I shrieked to no one in particular. I even got my wife's hopes up. She's played through Saints Row IV about four times at this point and believe me when I say that's a testament to how ridiculously fun that game is. As you know, that unannounced game wasn't the latest insane adventures of the Third Street Saints, but an entirely new IP called Agents of Mayhem. I'll be honest: I was disappointed. But after 30 minutes with Volition's latest romp, I've done a complete 180.




AHOY Motherf***ers!


If you had any concerns about the irreverent and bombastic Saints Row DNA disappearing because Volition's developed a new IP, you probably haven't seen the Agents of Mayhem trailer. Aside from the game being set in the larger Saints Row universe, believe me when I tell you that Volition's "secret sauce" is simmered to perfection here. 3rd person, over the top action? Check. Amoral characters with big personalities? Check. Plenty of colorful language and downright wacky scenarios? Check.

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Overwatch's golden weapons look slick

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 21, 2016 6:53 pm

Last week we learned the upcoming Competitive Mode for Overwatch would feature golden guns among other things as rewards. Courtesy of the Korean Public Test Realm (PTR), we now know exactly what they look like.




Slick indeed. To see all of them, head here.


Korean player 'itstake' explains Competitive Mode rewards you with competition points, which you can then use to buy the weapons. Each will cost 300 points. It's assumed you'll be able to keep the weapons indefinitely once you've acquired them.

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