Day: January 24, 2020

AMD gave MSI RX 5600 XT memory rated at 12Gbps… and then changed the spec
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AMD gave MSI RX 5600 XT memory rated at 12Gbps… and then changed the spec

MSI has taken to YouTube to explain exactly why it’s only able to ship one AMD RX 5600 XT SKU out the door capable of sporting the updated 14Gbps memory spec the red team decide to drop at the eleventh hour. Basically, AMD supplied it with memory chips specifically designed to run at 12Gbps, and MSI couldn’t be sure they would operate comfortably at the higher speed indefinitely. read more

This emulator lets you play SNES games in actual widescreen
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This emulator lets you play SNES games in actual widescreen

A recent fork of the venerable bsnes emulator has given us an extremely impressive feature – true HD widescreen support for Super NES games. Rather than simply stretching a game’s art out to 16:9, the bsnes HD beta actually draws out additional images beyond the edges of the usual 4:3 window. There are some serious limitations right now, but together with some creative ROM hacks, this could mark an era of fan-made remasters of 2D classics. read more