Day: October 7, 2019

Intel’s new 18-core Cascade Lake X chip OCs to 5
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Intel’s new 18-core Cascade Lake X chip OCs to 5.1GHz on “standard liquid cooling”

Intel’s upcoming Cascade Lake X processors aren’t just suddenly way more affordable, they also seem to be pretty impressive overclockers too. At least that’s what Intel is telling us. The 18-core Core i9 10980XE – the HEDT CPU with an unfeasibly long number string – is reportedly capable of hitting 5.1GHz on all cores with just a little judicious core overclocking. read more

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey dev thought Google Stadia would never work – until he tried Doom
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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey dev thought Google Stadia would never work – until he tried Doom

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was a pretty big part of the Google Stadia announcement at GDC earlier this year. Google showed it working on various platforms and from within YouTube, and it looks like it will be a Stadia title. However, it appears that not everyone at developer Ubisoft was completely convinced about the service at first – the senior producer of the game has said he initially thought the Stadia “will never work,” but it seems trying Doom out on it changed his mind. read more

Fortnite pro players form an association to maintain a “productive dialogue” with Epic
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Fortnite pro players form an association to maintain a “productive dialogue” with Epic

If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. That proverb has evidently worked its charms on Fortnite’s best and brightest, because they’ve now organised themselves into an association. The Fortnite Professional Players Association, or FNPPA, is an independent collective of pro-level Fortnite players from around the world, and they have more on their minds than coming up with ways to deal with mechs. read more

Don’t call it a price drop… but Intel’s GPU-less Coffee Lake chips are getting cheaper
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Don’t call it a price drop… but Intel’s GPU-less Coffee Lake chips are getting cheaper

Price resets seem to be a new theme for Intel processors at the moment. After announcing a 50% ‘reset’ of its high-end desktop X-series pricing with Cascade Lake X, Intel is now slashing the pricing of some of its KF and F-series desktop Coffee Lake CPUs. Okay, ‘slashing’ is maybe overs-selling it a touch, given that the largest discount seems to be just 14%. read more

AMD’s new RX 5500 is up to 22% faster than an RX 480
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AMD’s new RX 5500 is up to 22% faster than an RX 480

After much speculation AMD has finally, officially, announced the Radeon RX 5500-series of graphics cards. This new generation of mainstream Navi GPUs will eventually completely replace the current Polaris range of cards in the market, surely in terms of both price and performance. AMD is promising gaming frame rates that will comfortably top the RX 480 (and presumably by extension the RX 580), and absolutely trounce the Nvidia GTX 1650. read more

AMD roadmap suggests Zen 4 CPUs will require new processor socket in 2021
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AMD roadmap suggests Zen 4 CPUs will require new processor socket in 2021

A new slide has appeared online showing the end of socket compatibility for AMD’s EPYC processors coming with 2020’s Zen 3 architecture. That, by extension, would also suggest the end for the AM4 Ryzen CPU socket too. AMD has been long committed to retaining socket compatibility for its processors going up to 2020, and now it looks like it’s going to come to a hard stop with a fresh CPU design for Zen 4. read more