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NVIDIA CEO: 'every human will be a gamer someday'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 16, 2017 6:59 am

You've got to give it to NVIDIA CEO and founder Jen-Hsun Huang, he has high hopes for gaming in the future, and simply oozes enthusiasm for the entire gaming market.




During NVIDIA's recent investor Q&A, Huang provided some updates on GeForce Now, NVIDIA's game streaming service. He said that GeForce Now is "years away" from becoming a major gaming service, but said that he believes every human will eventually be a gamer, and that there's only one way to do that: the cloud.


Huang said: "However, I'm optimistic about the opportunity to extend the GeForce platform beyond the gamers that we currently have in our installed base. There are several billion gamers on the planet. And I believe that every human will be a gamer someday, and every human will have some way to enjoy an alternative universe some way someday. And we would love to be the company that brings it to everybody. And the only way to really do that on a very, very large scale basis and reach all those people is over the cloud".


He continued: "And so I think our PC gaming business is going to continue to be quite vibrant. It's going to continue to advance, and then hopefully we can overlay our cloud reach on top of that over time".

Seth McFarlane launches live action sci-fi comedy show

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 16, 2017 6:11 am

Seth McFarlane, the man behind animated TV comedies 'Family Guy' and 'American Dad' has launched the first trailer for the upcoming sci-fi comedy 'The Orville', his first live action show.



Seemingly mirrored on 'Galaxy Quest' the 'Star Trek' spoof 'The Orville' stars McFarlane Ed Mercer, the captain of the starship Orville, Adrianne Palicki as Kelly Grayson, Orville's first officer and Ed's ex-wife and Scott Grimes as Gordon Malloy, ships helmsman and also Ed's best friend.


The series is set to premier during the 17/18 series, with 13 one hour long episodes. The series kicks off with a pilot episode directed by 'Iron Man' and 'Jungle Book' director Jon Favreau.

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RTG boss uses JFK quote for AMD Radeon RX Vega tease

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 16, 2017 5:31 am

Radeon Technologies Group boss Raja Koduri has posted something a little cryptic on his Twitter account, where he tweeted a tease on Radeon RX Vega just over 20 minutes ago.



Koduri tweeted: "Ok..complete the sentence..we stand today on the edge of a ...... (first 10 people who get this right will get something special) @radeon". I was the first to answer, saying "new frontier" by JFK, and plenty of others followed with the same answer.


He had a follow up tweet that read "Bonus points to those who can cite the author and my favorite science and space section", so I don't know if that's another tease of the space-themed Vega architecture.


It looks like the release of Radeon RX Vega is much closer than we think, and the tease of a new frontier is incredibly exciting. Bring it on, AMD!

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MSI's next-gen X99 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard spotted

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: May 16, 2017 4:33 am

MSI is teasing its next-gen X299 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard ahead of what should hopefully be their full unveiling at Computex 2017 in a couple of weeks.




The X299 GODLIKE GAMING motherboard has four beautiful reinforced PCIe slots, three shielded M.2 slots, three ethernet connectors, USB 3.1, and two Wi-Fi antennas.




MSI's GODLIKE motherboards are their flagship series, so we should expect everything including the kitchen sink on the upcoming MSI X299 GODLIKE GAMING board.

NVIDIA: we're 20 years from ideal VR resolution

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: May 16, 2017 3:56 am

NVIDIA has been pushing its GeForce technology into the VR world since Oculus and HTC headsets were in development stages, and now Jason Paul - the General Manager for VR Strategy at NVIDIA has said some interesting things about the future of VR tech.




Paul was interviewed by UploadVR during GTC 2017, where he talked about his estimated roadmap for VR headsets, and how their resolutions would improve. Paul said: "I actually sat down and did the math one time. Based off how many pixels we would need to be able to push and mapping that out alongside our upcoming new GPU releases, it would take us about 20 years to achieve resolutions that can match the human eye".




Sight is a "highly difference sense" says Paul, with our eyes detecting "even the smallest inconstancies in its perceptions" adds UploadVR. In order for VR to reach a resolution where our eyes wouldn't be able to tell the difference between reality and virtual reality - taking away the weight of the headset, etc - it would take GPU development another 20 years to get there.


Paul said that NVIDIA is looking into alternative technologies that would cut down his personal estimated timeline greatly, with foveated rendering being something NVIDIA is putting stock into, and more.

Intel Core i9 benchmarks: Core i7-7920X with 12C/24T

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: May 16, 2017 3:06 am

We've been hearing a few rumors on Intel's next-gen Core i9 family of processors, but now we have benchmarks of the new Core i9-7920X which rocks a 12C/24T design.




Intel's upcoming Core i9-7920X will reportedly feature 12C/24T with somewhere around 4GHz boost CPU clocks, with 16.5MB of L3 cache, 44 PCIe lanes, and 140W TDP. This chip was benchmarked against Intel's 10C/20T offering in the Core i9-7900X with its 3.3/4.0GHz base/boost clocks with 13.75MB of L3 cache, and the same PCIe lanes and TDP.




I put all of the scores into one of our benchmark templates, so you can see the scores in a much easier to understand way. As you can see the Core i9-7920X really is a monster, with the multi-core test score pushing 1760, leaving the Core i7-6950X in its rear view mirror, and the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X in its dust.


Even the 10C/20T chip in the Core i9-7900X doesn't do too well, with less performance than the current-gen Core i7-6950X @ 3.5GHz. The 7900X might be at its base 3.3GHz frequency, and the 7920X at 3.3GHz, which would explain these scores. The full 4.5GHz clocks on these Core i9 beasts might be scary good.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega: HBM2 with 409GB/sec bandwidth teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 16, 2017 2:24 am

SK Hynix has released its new Q2 2017 product databook, and inside we get some more details on their current and next-gen graphics memory products, with the company listing 12Gbps and 14Gbps modules of GDDR6, as well as 1.6Gbps HBM2 memory.




AMD's upcoming Radeon RX Vega is powered by HBM2 memory provided by SK Hynix, while NVIDIA is tapping Samsung made HBM2 memory. Radeon RX Vega should rock SK Hynix's current 1.6Gbps HBM2 that would provide up to 409.6GB/sec of memory, unless AMD were to use more HBM2 stacks, then the bandwidth and HBM2 would double. The memory bandwidth would reach a pretty damn high peak of 817GB/sec, easily beating out any graphics card in its path - and getting close to NVIDIA's new HBM2-based Tesla V100 and its memory bandwidth numbers of 900GB/sec.




Remember that AMD also has its HBCC (High Bandwidth Cache Controller) working alongside the Vega NCU, which will be able to greatly improve minimum FPS performance, and has up to 512TB of virtual address space - insanity.


AAMD will most likely release their new Radeon RX Vega graphics cards in 4GB and 8GB capacities, something that has been recently teased as the Radeon RX Vega Nova, RX Vega Eclipse, and RX Vega Core. Our world exclusive report also states that AMD will have just 16,000 or so Radeon RX Vega graphics cards to launch in the first few months, because of the scarcity of HBM2 right now.

NVIDIA's new 382.19 drivers help Prey stuttering issues

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 16, 2017 1:13 am

NVIDIA has dumped out their new GeForce 382.19 hotfix drivers, something that fixes the stuttering issues that have plagued Prey.




If you're playing Prey on a GeForce graphics card right now, you'll really want to download these new drivers, unless you've had a flawless experience with your current drivers. If you want to grab the new GeForce 382.19 hotfix drivers they're available right here, including the SLI and 3D Vision profiles that were inside of the previous 382.05 WHQL drivers.

Hackers obtain upcoming 'Pirates of the Carribbean' film

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 16, 2017 12:35 am

The irony is delicious, but Disney are less than amused that hackers have obtained a full copy of the unreleased 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales' and are ransoming it for an undisclosed sum.




According to Deadline Hollywood, Disney is currently working with the FBI and are refusing to pay the "enormous" ransom that is being demanded. The unnamed hacking group have threatened to release the film incrementally is their demands aren't met. The hack is not believed to be related to recent WannaCry ransomware attack, but could be related to the recent leak of unreleased 'Orange is the New Black' episodes which were apparently sourced from a Hollywood post-production facility.


'Dead Men Tell No Tales' is set to hit theatres in 2D, 3D and IMAX across the world on May 26th 2017.

Remedy says Alan Wake 2 probably won't happen

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 16, 2017 12:13 am

Fans of Remedy games have always wanted an Alan Wake sequel, but the developer strongly hints that it won't ever happen while confirming it's simply out of their hands.




"If we make an excellent game - and that's a massive investment - we would like to preserve the possibility that we can then continue those stories in future games as well. With Alan Wake and Quantum Break, that didn't work," Remedy Entertainment CEO Tero Virtala told "Based on our past experiences, we have seen that it's really difficult. The decision is not in our hands unless the brand stays in our hands."


Remember that both Alan Wake and Quantum Break were developed in partnership with Microsoft, but Remedy actually owns Alan Wake as an IP--Microsoft owns the publishing rights for the first game. Remedy's point is reinforced by Alan Wake's recent delisting from all digital marketplaces due to expired music licenses. Remedy confirms that it's not up to them to renew the licenses, and they have no control over whether or not the game goes back up for sale.

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