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Radeon 16.5.2 driver is optimized for Doom

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2016 1:28 pm

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.2 drivers are out, and are primarily aimed at those planning on playing Doom when it launches tomorrow.




Apart from optimizations for the id shooter, the drivers include a Crossfire profile for Gearbox's Battleborn, Crossfire fixes for Hitman and League of Legends, and various fixes for Radeon Settings issues, among other things.


For the full list of changes and/or the download, hit the source. If you just want the download, feel free to just grab it through Radeon Settings where it's now live.

EA's 'gigantic action' game will be released sometime in 2020-2021

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 12, 2016 12:32 pm

EA has said that it wants to expand into the 'gigantic action' space, because you know - it's not there with its franchises like Battlefield and Titanfall.




EA Studios chief Patrick Soderlund spoke with IGN, saying: "If you look at the biggest segment in our industry, which is action, we don't have a lot. EA is not known to make gigantic action games like Assassin's Creed or Batman or GTA or those types of games that are really big. The strategic direction that we put in motion is to expand our portfolio more into that segment, to see what can we bring to gamers that maybe hasn't been done before".


If anything, EA is going to make an open-world game, with Soderlund teasing: "I'm not suggesting we're going to go after GTA and sell 50 million units. We would love to! But what I'm saying is those types of absolutely AAA, big productions is what we want to do. And I think for us to do that, we need the right people".

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GALAX unveils its GeForce GTX 1080, with a blower-style cooler

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2016 10:35 am

NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce GTX 1080 is all over the internet right now, with the GALAX branded one being a custom unit with a blower-style unit, which should be formally unveiled at Computex 2016 in two weeks time.





The custom GeForce GTX 1080 video card in the picture above is actually a GTX 1070, but GALAX is definitely teasing its GTX 1080 here - save for the photo of the GTX 1070. GALAX's GeForce GTX 1080 features a blower-style fan design, black shroud and matte black PCB which looks slick as hell. This isn't too bad, as it shouldn't retail for $699 like the GTX 1080 Founder's Edition does, where we expect the price to fall somewhere in the $599-$649 range.

ZOTAC teases its GeForce GTX 1080 PGF, with a modified PCB, and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2016 9:06 am

NVIDIA revealed its next-gen GeForce GTX 1080 video card last week, but if there's an AIB partner I'm excited to see release a custom version, it's ZOTAC. The latest leak on ZOTAC is of their GeForce GTX 1080 PGF, with PGF standing for Prime Gamer Force, and will be ZOTAC's most powerful series.




The first renders of ZOTAC's GeForce GTX 1080 PGF are here, with a huge illuminated backplate, which can be controlled through the new app. A custom PCB looks to be featured, with it being much wider than the reference design, and you can even see the OC+ module at the end of the card like the company's awesome Extreme video cards. But what can all of this additional cooling do? Well, that's where the next image comes into play.




ZOTAC is refreshing its FireStorm overclocking utility, where you can control both cards in SLI, apply 'Z-Elves' presets, and change the animations of the GTX 1080 LEDs. But, look at the overclock on the 8GB of GDDR5X - it's hitting 5650MHz (11.3GHz) with bandwidth of 361GB/sec over its 256-bit memory bus.


Don't forget to enter our competition to win an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Founder's Edition!!!

iPhone 7 rumored to have 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM, dual-camera image chip

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 12, 2016 8:36 am

The next-gen iPhone 7 will reportedly have 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM, as well as a new dual-camera image processor. Apple has some impressive camera software technology on its current iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, but the new iPhone 7 will pump things up a few notches according to the latest rumors.



The iPhone 7 is expected to have a touch-sensitive Home button, as well as a waterproof chassis - finally. The dual-camera system has me excited, as it'll let people capture a video or a photo, and then you'll be able to view the transition between lenses seamlessly, by touching a spot on the photo to zoom in with the second lens - which sounds awesome.


Inside, we are to expect a next-gen A10 processor, as well as a 3100mAh battery and up to 256GB available, which will be great as an upgrade from the current flagship model featuring 128GB of storage. We should expect Apple to unveil the new iPhone later this year.

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NVIDIA's new SLI HB bridge pictured, GTX 1080 supports 2-way SLI only

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2016 6:35 am

With the reveal of the GeForce GTX 1080 behind us, VideoCardz is reporting that they have images of the new GeForce GTX SLI HB bridge that was unveiled last week.




You might remember NVIDIA unveiled a new High-Bandwidth SLI bridge that has much more going on inside of it than previous SLI bridges. The new bridge "doubles the available transfer bandwidth compared to the NVIDIA Maxwell architecture. Delivering silky-smooth gameplay, it's the best way to experience surround gaming - and it's only compatible with the GeForce GTX 1080".


The tallest connector has just 4 fingers, which means it'll work with only two GTX 1080s in SLI. While an EVGA employee has confirmed that the new GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 video cards only work in 2-way SLI.




Here's the underside of the new HB SLI bridge.

The first 'Assassin's Creed' movie trailer is here!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 12, 2016 5:48 am

The first trailer for the feature film adaptation of Ubisoft's 'Assassin's Creed' franchise is here, and we're excited!



Starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard and directed by Justin Kurzel, the feature film will follow Callum Lynch in an epic adventure which mirrors the style and world that Ubisoft have built for a decade. According to Fassbender the film promises to be "something special" - and based off the first trailer, we're quietly confident!


'Assassin's Creed' hits cinemas in December in the U.S. and on New Years Day 2017 in Australia.

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Inno3D announces its GeForce GTX 1080, includes 3DMark and VRMark

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2016 4:33 am

Inno3D has unveiled their GeForce GTX 1080, which comes in a nice custom box and will include 3DMark, VRMark and even a mouse mat in the box.




We should expect Inno3D to show off its new GeForce GTX 1080 video card at Computex 2016, teasing its new GP104 core and 8GB of new GDDR5X RAM which is clocked at a huge 10GHz.


As for technical specifications:


Inno3D GeForce GTX 1080 Technical Specifications


  • CUDA Cores: 2560
  • Graphics Clock-Base Clock (MHz): 1607
  • Boost Clock (MHz): 1733

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The 'Ultimate NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080' discussion with JayzTwoCents

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2016 2:29 am

During the recent NVIDIA Editor's Day, we were introduced to the new GeForce GTX 1080 video card, but after the event (which was under NDA) I sat down with some of the biggest tech YouTuber's to talk about the new GTX 1080.



In the video above, JayzTwoCents used Luke from Linus Tech Tips' video as Luke cut it down to a few minutes of our discussion. This chat between us (which was shot at like 3am) was over an hour long, and so many people asked for the full discussion and here it is. It was a glorious thing to sit with these awesome guys, so check out the discussion between us - the video goes for 31 minutes, so go get a snack and a drink!




Paul's Hardware

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NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080 pictured, naked, with its PCB exposed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 12, 2016 12:30 am

The new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is already a ridiculously beautiful card, but when it's naked and has its PCB exposed, I can't help but twitch with awe.




The NVIDIA PG413 board has 5+1 power phase, which is more than the 4+1 system on the GTX 980, but less than the GTX 980 Ti with its 6+2 phase power. The PCB on the GTX 1080 is very similar to the GTX 980 rather than the GTX 980 Ti, as both cards share 8 memory module layout per side. There's a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, but NVIDIA has left room for another so that AIB partners can go crazy.




There are two SLI fingers on the GeForce GTX 1080 that will handle the new SLI HB (High-Bandwidth) bridge, too.

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