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AMD introduces Radeon Pro WX series, Polaris-based workstation cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 26, 2016 1:30 am

Siggraph 2016 - AMD has changed its entire professional graphics branding at Siggraph 2016, with Radeon Pro replacing the FirePro branding, bringing all of AMD's graphics cards under the Radeon umbrella under Radeon Technologies Group.



AMD has three new Radeon Pro WX professional graphics cards, with all of them powered by their new Polaris architecture. We have the Radeon Pro WX 4100, WX 5100 and the higher-end WX 7100 with AMD telling us that they will all be priced at under $1000, with the WX4100 and WX5100 being priced "well below" $1000. What does WX stand for? Workstation experience, which makes sense, and makes things easier to discern between Radeon RX (consumer graphics) and Radeon Pro WX (workstation graphics).


The traditional workstation industry is who AMD are targeting with the Radeon Pro WX series graphics cards, as the WX series will have companies like Dell or HP that will have specific requirements in the way of power use, or clock speeds so that their workstations will last for years and years

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Grand Theft Auto V's new mod pushes close to photo-realistic graphics

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 26, 2016 12:34 am

The latest mod for Grand Theft Auto V is here from modder 'Razed', with his latest NaturalVision mod that has some really impressive photo-realistic graphics for the game.



Razed says that the mod was made from utilizing ReShade and ENB, while mixing in the VisualV mod that makes Grand Theft Auto V better than it's ever looked before. You'll need VisualV to use NaturalVision, which you can download right here, while NaturalVision is available here.

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Rare Boba Fett 'Star Wars' action figure sells for $34k at auction

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jul 26, 2016 12:12 am

An French auction of vintage 'Star Wars' merchandise has sold for an eye-watering $654,000 USD, which includes a sealed, carded action figure featuring fan favourite character Boba Fett which sold for $34,000 alone.




According to the Daily Mail, the auction saw "terrific interest, emails and constant condition reports from all corners of the globe" and which smashed estimates. The sale also included an ultra-rare prototype of the bounty hunter which never went into production due to concerns that children could injure themselves with a removable projectile weapon.


While the French collector behind the lot no longer has his precious 'Star Wars' toys, at least he can retire quite comfortably.

Nintendo NX will reportedly be unveiled soon, 'sounds' expensive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jul 25, 2016 11:53 pm

It looks like Nintendo is not far away from revealing its NX console, with reports from major gaming sites to release their articles on NX "soon", according to Nintendo insider Emily Rogers.




Rogers took to Twitter, saying: "Also, I don't know what the price of this thing will be. It sounds expensive, but I hope it's not". Rogers added: "You will see some more NX reports coming out from other sites soon. Major sites. Not Nintendo fan sites".


According to my industry sources, NVIDIA will be powering the Nintendo NX with a Pascal-based Tegra processor. NVIDIA hasn't announced or even teased a Pascal-based Tegra processor yet, but we should find out exactly what NVIDIA has in store for Nintendo's next-gen console very soon.

Sega making Mega Drive Mini console with 80 games, plays cartridges

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 25, 2016 10:03 pm

In a bid to counter Nintendo's NES Mini, Sega is planning to release its own official Mega Drive/Genesis Mini console that one ups its rival.




Sega knows the NES Mini is quite restricted, so its decided to release its own fully-functioning miniaturized Megadrive/Gensis system that not only rocks 80 built-in games from Sega's best-of library (30 more than the NES Mini) but also plays original NTSC and PAL game cartridges. That's a pretty huge advantage--as we know the NES Mini doesn't play NES cartridges and isn't a fully-functioning console. Plus it's listed at $49.99 which is a full $10 cheaper than the NES Mini. But it does have its shortcomings and we'll come to those later.


A listing for the Megadrive Mini was spotted on a UK retailer Smyths for £49.99 and a release in October. Remember that the Megadrive is the UK/Europe version of the Genesis. The weird thing is the Genesis Mini is already being sold in the UK and in the US so perhaps the console listed at Smyths is a re-release?

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No Man's Sky on PC might release three days later than PS4 version

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 25, 2016 8:33 pm

According to the official No Man's Sky website, the eagerly anticipated procedurally-generated space sim will release three days late on PC. Is it a simple mix up, or has No Man's Sky been pushed back a little bit farther for PC players?



No Man's Sky's about page clearly tells us that the PC version will launch "worldwide on August 12," which is a full three days after the PS4 flavor which launches on August 9. Interestingly enough Steam's marketplace still lists the PC version for August 9, and anyone who's pre-ordered the No Man's Sky Collector's Edition received confirmation of a August 9 PC launch.


"No Man's Sky Explorer's Edition Update on the Explorer's Edition Coming Soon! (PC codes will be sent at least 24 hours before launch of Aug 9)," reads an email blast sent to collector's edition orders. Honestly it looks like Hello Games might've mixed up the release date on the about page, especially when we have two clear instances telling us the PC version indeed releases on August 9.

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Tesla Model S P85D goes head to head with McLaren 650S

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jul 25, 2016 7:55 pm

When you hear the name Tesla you don't exactly think drag racing, but Autocar did, and so decided to pit the Tesla Model S P85D against supercar McLaren 650S. It's not exactly a fair fight: the latter is more than twice the price, and the Tesla has the advantage on the wet track, but nonetheless, it makes for a good watch.



As you can see, the Tesla puts up a good fight, proving it has more speed than it has any right to, or more than you might think it would, at least, thanks in part to its electric motor and extremely high 0-60 acceleration. The McLaren is no slouch either, boasting 641bhp, a lighter body, and launch control.

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SAPPHIRE announces its new NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 graphics card

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 25, 2016 6:28 pm

SAPPHIRE has just officially unveiled its new NITRO+ Radeon RX 480, which is positioned perfectly for 1080p and 1440p gaming.




The new NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 has the same 2304 stream processors as the AMD Radeon RX 480 reference card, with the Polaris 10 GPU overclocked to 1342MHz on boost. It has 8GB of GDDR5 clocked at 8GHz on a 256-bit memory bus, while the 4GB model has a boost clock of 1306MHz and has its 4GB of GDDR5 clocked at 1750MHz.


SAPPHIRE includes the usual VR support thanks to AMD, with two HDMI ports which makes it much easier to get your VR headset connected into the graphics card. Normally most graphics cards only have a single HDMI port, so if you have a monitor or TV connected, you need to disconnect it in order to get your VR headset connected.

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See Star Citizen's current biggest flyable ship in 4K

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 25, 2016 5:41 pm

The current largest flyable ship in Star Citizen is the Starfarer, a standard fuel transporter vessel, and is the feature of the video below by level lead Matthew Trevelyan Johns. Presented in glorious 4K, it represents yet another way to appreciate the superb technical achievement Star Citizen is, as well as the game's ship design.



If the Starfarer looks big to you, it's nothing compared to the Bengal Carrier, a monster of a ship that appears to be roughly 100 times bigger in this chart. Of course, due it's massive size, it'll likely be awhile before the Bengal is playable.

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NVIDIA's new Pascal-based Quadro P6000 rocks 24GB of GDDR5X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 25, 2016 5:22 pm

NVIDIA has just unleashed its new Quadro P6000 and P5000 graphics cards, both based on the new Pascal architecture and on the 16nm FinFET process.




Starting with the higher-end Quadro P6000, we have a P100 GPU with the full 3840 CUDA cores and a huge 24GB of GDDR5X RAM. It will have 4 x DisplayPort 1.4 connectors and DVI, with NVIDIA saying the Quadro P6000 can support four 5K 60Hz displays.


The Quadro P5000 has the GP104 GPU (the same one found in the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070) while it has 2560 CUDA cores. There's 16GB of DDR5X RAM, four DisplayPort and DVI outputs. Where Quadro cards differ from the GeForce side of things, is that the new Quadro graphics cards support 4K 120/240Hz and even 8K video at 30Hz.


NVIDIA will be launching the new Quadro P6000 and P5000 graphics cards in October, aimed at the business market and professional side of the business.