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Intel's very first consumer 8C/16T processor is the new king, the Core i9-9900K.
Intel's very first consumer 8C/16T processor is the new king, the Core i9-9900K.
NVIDIA has released its full stack of GeForce RTX series graphics cards in the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and the latest RTX 2070... all while AMD has nothing. Well, there's rumors of the Radeon RX 590 which is a 12nm refresh of the RX 580, but nothing new, new.
AMD's new Radeon RX 590 might be waiting in the wings but it's not official, and without trying to steal its thunder, NVIDIA has with the quiet release of a new GeForce GTX 1060. The new GeForce GTX 1060 has the same 6GB of VRAM but it has been upgraded to GDDR5X versus the GDDR5 used on all current GTX 1060 graphics cards.
The first GeForce GTX 1060 included 6GB of GDDR5 at 8Gbps, while a newer model was made available with the 6GB of GDDR5 cranked up to 9Gbps. This new GeForce GTX 1060 has seen NVIDIA upgrade the 6GB of framebuffer to 10Gbps with the faster GDDR5X memory. The same 120W TDP applies, as does the single 8-pin PCIe power connector.
As for the memory bandwidth increase we're looking at:
Days Gone has been delayed again, this time out of the big February 2019 release timeline.
Today Sony Bend Studio announced its open-world zombie survival game Days Gone has been delayed for the third time, and will release on April 26, 2019, months after its original February launch. The PS4-exclusive should be one of Sony's big first-party games of 2019, a year which could include such anticipated titles like Death Stranding and Naughty Dog's visceral The Last of Us Part II.
"We want to share a change in release date for this highly anticipated title from Bend Studio. We recently decided to move the release of Days Gone from the crowded February timeframe to April 26, 2019. While the studio is eager to see Days Gone in the hands of fans, Bend Studio will take the opportunity to further polish Days Gone," the studio wrote in the announcement.
CD Projekt RED recently showed off some snippets of in-game Thronebreaker footage ahead of its late October release.
Thronebreaker is an interesting game. Not only does it tap the popular Witcher universe's lore to tell an engaging dark fantasy story, it uses key RPG-driven cause and effect elements alongside Gwent gameplay. But unlike Gwent, Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a standalone $30 singleplayer RPG without online multiplayer play, and it has some nifty strategy elements to boot.
The core gameplay is centered around Gwent card battles and sees a merge of RPG and CCG. There's RTS-like resource management and upkeep, exploration across unseen areas of the Witcher universe like Geralt's home of Rivia, and the aforementioned card duels. The trailer mentions a constant threat of treachery against Queen Meve and implies gamers will have to consistently make tough decisions that have certain ramifications--who's really your friend and who's a spy?
To ensure maximum reach and earnings, Grinding Gear Games is likely bringing its ever-evolving RPG to PS4.
Path of Exile has been rated for the PS4 by the Taiwan Entertainment Software Association, strongly hinting at an impending release on the platform. The ARPG came to Xbox One first with an August 2017 release, and I'd be surprise if it didn't launch on PS4 by year's end.
This isn't the first time the TESA prematurely broke news like this; the ratings board did the same with Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice on Xbox One earlier this year. The developers have yet to make an official confirmation.
Red Dead Redemption 2 is likely to follow GTA V's staggered platform launch plan, and a new product listing from one of Europe's biggest retailers is a good indicator of a 2019 release.
MediaMarkt, the world's second largest electronics retailer, just put up a listing for Red Dead Redemption 2 on PC. This led to a firestorm of hope that Rockstar's huge Western outlaw game would come to PC (which is likely, of course) after console gamers have digested the story and beta tested the Red Dead Online mode.
The listing is likely just a shell placeholder, and has been updated to disallow pre-orders (the original let users pre-order the PC version) and any mention of a placeholder 2019 release has been scrubbed. But one thing doesn't add up. The listing's EAN, or European Article Number, doesn't hit any known products. Maybe Take-Two has yet to register Red Dead Redemption 2 to an EAN, or perhaps the retailer is using a randomly generated number that isn't assigned to any other products.
It looks like AMD is working on a new Radeon RX 590 graphics card, something that was teased a few days ago and is now hitting the news cycle again from VideoCardz.
The site has reportedly "just received word" from their "spies at ASUS HQ" about a new Radeon RX 590 ROG STRIX Gaming graphics card that be a refresh of the current Polaris 20 GPU. We should expect 8GB of GDDR5 at 8Gbps, but the Polaris 20 will be put on the smaller 12nm node versus the 14nm node used on Polaris 10 and 20, as well as Vega 10.
AMD releasing a refresh of its Radeon RX 580 makes little sense, other than a new power efficient sub $250 card that runs everything on the market at 1080p 60FPS. The new 12nm node will let AMD stretch its legs on the 12nm node for consumer Radeon while professional Radeon will be dipping its toes in that sweet 7nm technology in the coming months with Vega 20.
The Resident Evil 2 Remake will be launching early next year and to tease fans before its launch Capcom has released a new 'military' themed DLC trailer.
The above video showcases the Claire 'Military' outfit. The unfortunately short video only last for about 24 seconds, but what we can see from it is Claire wearing a military vest and pants. The 'military' DLC will be included within the Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition.
This isn't the first time we have seen Claire in the Resident Evil 2 Remake, I have reported on Capcom releasing a 30 minute gameplay trailer of Claire. Throughout the trailer we see Claire face off against a classic enemy and also we get a great showcase of the graphical improvements that have been made. Visit that article here. Resident Evil 2 is planned for release on January 25th next year, it will be arriving on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.
The launch of Soulcalibur VI is about to be upon us and ahead of the release Bandai Namco has debuted the second part of the their Soulcalibur documentary series.
Before the next installment into the series is released Bandai thought it would be good to give fans a bit of background on where Soulcalibur originated from and how the 20 year old fighter still stands today. The first video in the series gives a look at the previous titles that have been released and how the game has evolved from what it once was, to what it is today.
Both video's contain pro Soulcalibur players and YouTube influencers that give their take on how the franchise has been developed over its lifespan. Part 2 mainly focusses on Soulcalibur VI and the thoughts that both the YouTubers and pro-players have regarding the title. Soulcalibur VI will launch on October 19th for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC. If you want to check out the character trailers for the upcoming game, check out my compiled post here.
We aren't far off from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimates release and there is no doubt that Smash fans are itching to get into the new game. The real question is, will players be using their hardened classic GameCube controller or make the switch to something a bit more modern?
As a Super Smash Bros. fanatic there is absolutely zero chance that I am going to be transferring over to any new controller that isn't a classic GameCube one. Smash players that have been around the scene will understand where I am coming from, any other controller than the one you learned how to do your first combo on is just weird to use.
With that in mind though, what about a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller that is GameCube themed? PDP and Nintendo currently have in the works three specifically themed controllers; Mario, Zelda and a Pokemon one. Each of the controllers will only be $25 and comes with a 10 foot long USB cable, and also the option to swap out the traditional C-Stick with a full sized one.
Square Enix has released a brand new batch of screenshots for their upcoming Disney adventure Kingdom Hearts III.
From the new selection of screenshots released by Square Enix we can see several Kingdom Hearts classic characters. We can also see some Hercules characters; Hades, Hercules, Megara, Pegasus, Phill and Zeus. Hayner Olette and Pence can also be spotted. The screenshots have been released in full-HD 1920x1080 and look absolutely great.
If you haven't heard, Sora is rumored to come to Smash Bros. Ultimate as some leakers have said that Square Enix will have a representative within the game. Check out that story here. Did you know Baymax from Big Hero 6 will be included within Kingdom Hearts III? It's true, the personal healthcare companion will be assisting players throughout the game, check that story out here.
If you want to check out the full batch of screenshots released by Square Enix, click this link here.