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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT + RX 6800 Overclocking: Big Navi, Big OC Fun

AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT + RX 6800 Overclocking: Big Navi, Big OC Fun

AMD's new Big Navi GPUs have some overclocking headroom inside of them, so let's see how the Radeon RX 6800 XT and RX 6800 go.

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Sony's PS5 controller 'just works' on games using Steam input API

Kevin Carbotte | Gaming | Mon, Nov 23 2020 11:57 PM CST

If you're one of the lucky ten people in your neighbourhood actually to score a PlayStation 5, you can now use your controller to play PC games through Steam. The latest Steam client update added full support for Sony's fancy new controller.

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Valve just rolled out a new update for Steam, which includes further controller support in the Steam Input API. Specifically, Valve added support for Sony's new DualSense wireless controller, including features such as the LED lights, the trackpad, the rumble system, and the gyro input. Best of all, developers don't have to do anything. Valve said the controller "just works."

Sony's DualSense controller won't work will all games, but it will work with a large portion of them. Basically, any game that supports the Steam Input API will get automatic support for the new controller.

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COD: Black Ops Cold War better on PS5 with 120FPS, ray tracing on XSX

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Mon, Nov 23 2020 11:34 PM CST

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War looks like it's better on the PlayStation 5 right now -- at least in 120FPS mode, while the Xbox Series X is the superior console for ray tracing in COD: Black Ops Cold War.

Digital Foundry have dug into the game, finding that the 60FPS + ray tracing mode runs at a steady 60FPS on the Xbox Series X -- while the 60FPS + ray tracing mode dips into the 40FPS range. Meanwhile, the 120FPS performance mode sees the PS5 trailing ahead of the XSX.

Both the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are rendering Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War at a dynamic 4K resolution in Performance mode with the identical assets -- so the performance gap between them could be because the PS5 rocks a variable-frequency CPU, or it could just be some weird optimization.

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Lian Li's PC-011D Mini is like a Tardis: It's bigger on the inside

Kevin Carbotte | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Mon, Nov 23 2020 10:59 PM CST

Lian Li is about to release the smaller version of its highly popular PC-011D series cases. But don't let the compact size fool you. This case won't limit your build to compact parts.

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Lian Li first announced the PC-110D Mini at CES 2020, and we've been waiting all year for it. The company isn't quite ready to ship the new case, but it's prepared to take your money, so the release must be close.

Lian Li's PC-011D is one of the most popular case series on the market today for a good reason. If you want to show off your build, especially if you have a fancy custom water cooling system, there are not many other options that give you such a clear view of your hardware because of its tempered glass front and side panel that give you a full open view into the case.

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Hitman 3 optimized on PC for 8+ cores, ray tracing patch post-launch

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Mon, Nov 23 2020 10:27 PM CST

Hitman 3 will be stealthing onto consoles and PCs on January 20, 2021 -- but IO Interactive is now teasing that the game will have a post-launch update that will have ray tracing. The developer also talked about its work with Intel on optimizing the PC version of the game.

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IO Interactive explained in a new blog post: "Together with Intel, we are working to optimize the game for launch and beyond, with updates, tweaks and improvements coming throughout 2021 that will improve the experience of playing on a high-end PC and multi-core CPUs".

"These optimizations include enhancing HITMAN 3 for PC players with 8+ core CPUs, for example you'll be able to spot more crowds in Dubai or experience more complex destructibility in Dartmoor. We're also introducing Variable Rate Shading (VRS), a technique that allows us to prioritize GPU resources where they have the biggest impact. On top of that, we will also implement Ray Tracing after the launch of the game, later in 2021".

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Sony boss says the PlayStation 5 is completely sold out worldwide

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Mon, Nov 23 2020 9:30 PM CST

If you've tried to find a PlayStation 5 and you've been unable to buy one, you shouldn't be surprised -- they're virtually sold out worldwide.

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According to Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan in a recent interview with Russian news outlet TASS the next-gen PlayStation 5 console is completely sold out worldwide. PlayStation 5 launch sales have been excellent, but I think at this point Sony's hands are tied -- I'm sure they're making as many as they can and are strapped by the flow of the semi-custom AMD chips being made by TSMC on 7nm.

Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan explained: "And everything will be sold in Russia, there's no doubt about that. I've spent much of the last year trying to be sure that we can generate enough demand for the product. And now in terms of my executive bandwidth I'm spending a lot more time on trying to increase supply to meet that demand".

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Oculus extended the Asgard's Wrath promotion to all Quest 2 owners

Kevin Carbotte | Virtual & Augmented Reality | Mon, Nov 23 2020 8:57 PM CST

Last week Oculus announced that it would be giving away copies of Asgard's Wrath to Quest 2 owners who activate their headset between November 20 and January 31 and then plug it into a computer for Oculus Link. Now that promotion is available to all Quest 2 owners.

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The new promotion, which Oculus launched to celebrate the first anniversary of Oculus Link, caught more negative attention than the company probably expected. The idea of giving a free game as a Black Friday sale would make sense, but that's not really what Oculus is doing here, and it appears the company now agrees.

Oculus Link is a way for Quest 2 owners to use their headset as a PC VR system, a great feature, but it's hardly a mainstream use for a Quest 2 headset. The average Quest 2 buyer is more interested in the console-like nature of the standalone VR device. Those people may need some enticement like a free game to pique their interest, but a PC VR title probably isn't the right piece of content for that crowd.

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This is the most beautiful 3dfx Voodoo graphics card family photo

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Mon, Nov 23 2020 8:19 PM CST

Anyone that knows me will know that I'm a huge geek for graphics cards, with my love for them starting with the 3dfx Voodoo graphics cards and the GeForce 256 and ATi Radeon 9700 PRO.

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Well, I found Al Valentyn on Twitter sharing his photos of his personal 3dfx collection... and oh boy have his posts been amazing. In some tweets I said I'd love to see his 3dfx collection, so he posted up some photos for me to look at so I thought I'd share them for you to see.

The collection Al has is incredible, and I'm very jealous of this -- it makes me want to start my own collection but I think he already has it nearly covered. Just wow.

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Here's 46 screenshots of new Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay with RTX enabled

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Mon, Nov 23 2020 7:27 PM CST

In a new video released by CD PROJEKT RED and NVIDIA, we get a closer look at NVIDIA's next-gen RTX technology running in new Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage. You can read more on that here, or check out the slick video below:

The trailer talks about the details of the open world of Cyberpunk 2077, but in the second half of the video we get our latest look at GeForce RTX-powered graphics. It definitely adds to the experience in the video, but I do want to see it running in person, in the flesh on a new GeForce RTX 3080 or RTX 3090.

I couldn't find any screenshots online, so I took a bunch of screen grabs for your viewing pleasure if you want to flick through some pictures and zoom in on some of the finer details of the RTX-powered Cyberpunk 2077.

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Sabrent's new Rocket 4 Plus SSD hits Amazon, 7GB/sec starts from $200

Anthony Garreffa | Storage | Mon, Nov 23 2020 6:55 PM CST

Sabrent's rocket-fueled new SSD is available on Amazon, with the ultra-fast Rocket 4 Plus NVMe 4.0 Gen 4 PCIe M.2 SSD available on Amazon right now in 1TB and 2TB capacities.

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The new Sabrent Rocket 4 Plus is capable of a huge 7.1GB/sec (7100MB/sec) reads and up to 6.6GB/sec (6600MB/sec) writes in a PCIe 4.0-capable motherboard. If you're using it in a PCIe 3.0-capable motherboard, then you'll be tapping out at 3.4GB/sec and 3.0GB/sec for reads and writes, respectively.

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Slow methodical playthroughs of Cyberpunk 2077 can last over 175 hours

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Mon, Nov 23 2020 3:54 PM CST

Cyberpunk 2077 is the biggest game CD Projekt RED has ever made--and going by The Witcher 3's length, that's saying a lot. How long can the game last? Some playthroughs might take 200 hours.

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CD Projekt RED's lead QA tester Lukasz Babiel has spent over 175 hours in his current Cyberpunk 2077 playthrough, and he's still not done with everything. Granted Babiel has been playing on the hardest difficulty and taking his time in a slow and methodical pace, exploring everything the game has in store.

"That's just one of my ongoing slow paced playthroughs on the hardest difficulty where I play more stealthy than usual, loot everything, use every feature the game has to offer, I take my time," Babiel said.

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