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AMD announces Radeon RX 6800XT & RX 6900XT - [hardware]
07:20 PM EDT - Oct,28 2020 - post a comment

AMD started off October with a bang, announcing the new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs and now to close out the month, we've got official details on three new Radeon RDNA 2 GPUs - RX 6900 XT, RX 6800 XT and RX 6800. All three GPUs are based on AMD's new RDNA 2 architecture, delivering up to 65% more performance per watt compared to the original RDNA 1 architecture while using the same 7nm process. AMD has also been able to squeeze out an additional 30 percent in average clock speeds. Another interesting feature is Infinity Cache, which allows for more bandwidth while keeping power consumption down. This is a particularly big benefit for 4K gaming, where large amounts of data needs to move through the GPU memory. The AMD Radeon RX 6800XT features 72 compute units, 2015Mhz game clock, 2250Mhz boost clock, and 128MB Infinity Cache. It also comes with 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM, and requires 300W total power. This GPU will be priced at $649, and will be available on November 18th. The AMD Radeon RX 6800 features 60 compute units, 1815Mhz game clock, 2105Mhz boost clock, and 128MB Infinity Cache. It also comes with 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM, and requires 250W total power. This GPU will be priced at $579, and will be more powerful than the RTX2080Ti. AMD also revealed its highest RDNA 2 model, the AMD Radeon RX 6900XT. AMD Radeon RX 6900XT will be available on December 8th and will cost $999. This GPU will challenge the RTX3090, a GPU that costs way more than it. The AMD Radeon RX 6900XT features 80 compute units, 2015Mhz game clock, 2250Mhz boost clock, and 128MB Infinity Cache. It also comes with 16GB of GDDR6 VRAM, and requires 300W total power.


Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S unboxing - [gaming]
11:08 AM EDT - Oct,28 2020 - post a comment

Microsoft has lifted the embargo on press unboxings of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Articles are available to read now at various publications, including Ars Technica, Game Informer, GameSpot, IGN (2), and TechRadar. Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will launch on November 10 worldwide.


PS5 unboxing - [gaming]
06:04 PM EDT - Oct,27 2020 - post a comment

Sony Interactive Entertainment has lifted the embargo on press unboxings of the PlayStation 5 standard edition retail unit, as well as new hands-on gameplay of the pre-installed Astro's Playroom developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment Japan Studio. PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and November 19 in the rest of the world including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia, and South Africa.



Raikkonen Scares Giovinazzi On Nordschleife's Green Hell - [off-topic]
02:20 PM EDT - Oct,27 2020 - post a comment

The Finn gave his Alfa Romeo team mate plenty of frights as the pair sped around one of the world's most revered and feared racing tracks.

Russian blogger burns his Mercedes worth 13 million rubles - [off-topic]
10:04 AM EDT - Oct,27 2020 - post a comment

The Russian blogger, Mikhail Litvin, set fire to his Mercedes GT63 car, which is worth 13 million rubles, equivalent to 170 thousand dollars. The video shows Litvin driving his car in a field, before pouring petrol on it and setting it on fire. "In my opinion, the idea - fire! That's it," he commented. Lytvyn did not specify in the video the reason for his strange behavior. Litvin explained that he bought the car in May 2019, after the passage of time, malfunctions began to appear continuously, causing a dispute between him and the car dealer.

OnePlus Bringing Affordable Nord Series to North America - [mobile]
06:48 AM EDT - Oct,27 2020 - post a comment

OnePlus today announced two new models in its Nord series of affordable phones. The new OnePlus Plus Nord N10 5G and Nord N100 will be the first Nord-series phones to be offered in North America. Specific US launch dates, sales channels, and pricing will be announced at a later date. Both phones share a very similar design, with a corner-hole-punch display on the front, and a stand-alone fingerprint reader on the back.
  • Nord N10 5G: Key specs include the brand-new Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 5G chipset, a 6.5-inch Full-HD display with 90 Hz refresh, and a 4,300 mAh battery. The N10 also includes 6 GB RAM, 128 GB storage, memory card slot, 30W fast charging, 64 megapixel main camera, wide camera, macro camera, and a monochrome camera. It will sell ​for £329 in the UK, which could put it under $450 in the US.
  • Nord N100: A 4G phone with a huge 5,000 mAh battery and 18W fast charging. Other specs include a 6.5-inch display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 460 chipset, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, memory card slot, stereo speakers, 13 megapixel main camera, macro camera, and depth camera. It will sell for £179 in the UK, which would be around $235.

Murder hornets nest found and destroyed in US - [off-topic]
06:46 PM EDT - Oct,25 2020 - post a comment

The first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the US was destroyed in Washington state on Saturday. The nest, found in the city of Blaine near the Canadian border, was about the size of a basketball and contained an estimated 100 to 200 hornets. Asian giant hornets can deliver painful stings and spit venom but are the biggest threat to the honeybees farmers depend on to pollinate crops. Crews wearing thick protective suits vacuumed the invasive insects from the cavity of a tree into large canisters. Officials suspect more nests may be in the area and will keep searching Washington state crews destroy first US murder hornet nest

This 8K Monitor Costs HOW MUCH?! - [hardware]
01:35 PM EDT - Oct,25 2020 - post a comment

With anything tech related, manufacturers are always striving to give you the very best product and Dell thinks that the UP3218K ticks that box. With production focussed tasks bigger than ever and GPUs catered specifically for 8K gaming like the RTX 3090, you're going to need a monitor to utilise it but is it worth that hefty price tag?


While it's cool 4k is barely starting to get a bit more adopted so I think 8k is still something to look forward to 5-6 years from now!

Windows 10 version 20H2 is here - here's what you need to know - [briefly]
02:32 AM EDT - Oct,25 2020 - post a comment

Windows 10 version 20H2 is a relatively small feature update, just like version 1909 was last year. If you're running version 2004, this update will simply be an enablement package, essentially turning some features that are already baked into version 2004, but turned off. Because of that, users on version 20H2 will get all the same monthly cumulative updates as version 2004. This also means there's not a lot of new features, but there are some notable ones nonetheless. First of all, there are some under-the-hood changes. For example, the version number is actually 20H2 with this update. Previously, Windows 10 would have a codename based on the half of the year that it was being released, and then it would be converted to a whole number like 2004, 1909, or 1903 shortly before release. The number was based on the year and the month that it was slated to RTM. That's gone now, as Microsoft will just stick with the codename. Windows 10 version 20H2 comes in the form of an enablement package, so it's actually not adding any features to your machine. The features are already there; the package just lights them up and increases the build number by one. It's the same process that we saw with version 1909. Obviously, it's not a major update, but there are some new features. This is actually the first version of Windows to ship with Microsoft's new Chromium-based Edge browser. Most have received it by now as an update through Windows Update, but if you buy a new PC with 20H2 on it, you'll automatically have Edge Chromium. There's also a more refined Start Menu, which has a slightly modified design. It's meant to be theme-aware, so transparent tiles can show up in different colors and such. Also, the apps you'll find in the taskbar will change, at least for new PCs. Microsoft is aiming to customize the default pinned apps based on what kind of PC you're setting up; for example, a gaming PC will have the Xbox app pinned. There are a few other minor features as well. To get Windows 10 20H2, you'll be able to find it in Windows Update, but you'll have to opt in to installing it. Since it's just 20H1 with an enablement package, there shouldn't be any PCs blocked that weren't before; however, it is a staged rollout.


Broken Squirrel :-D - [off-topic]
02:30 AM EDT - Oct,24 2020 - post a comment

No bootloader found :D

iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 12 vs iPhone 11 Pro Camera Test Comparison - [mobile]
02:16 AM EDT - Oct,23 2020 - (1 comments)

Full 4K camera test and comparison of iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 12 vs iPhone 11 Pro! iPhone 12 pro Max camera test coming soon!

Apple Updates iPhone 12 Pricing - [briefly]
02:14 AM EDT - Oct,23 2020 - (1 comments)

Apple has revised its pricing for the iPhone 12 and 12 mini for T-Mobile, matching the $30 "instant discount" for AT&T and Verizon that puts the starting price at $799 and $699, respectively. That means iPhone 12 series pricing is now the same for all major US carriers. The iPhone 12 and 12 mini do not come with the instant discount when purchased "SIM-free". That means an effective $30 premium for purchasing an iPhone 12 or 12 mini SIM-free. The iPhone 12 Pro models have consistent pricing across carrier and SIM-free options.

Layers of Fear 2 is Free on Epic Games Store - [gaming]
02:14 AM EDT - Oct,23 2020 - (1 comments)

Costume Quest 2 & Layers of Fear 2 are now available for free on the Epic Games Store. You can grab those two games without charge until October 29th 2020. Layers of Fear 2 is a first-person psychological horror game about a Hollywood actor who takes the lead role on a project he probably should've skipped. Costume Quest 2 is an action RPG and the sequel to 2010's Costume Quest. Developed by Double Fine Productions and published by Midnight City. Choose between two siblings, Wren and Reynold. Travel through time in order to stop Dr. Orel White from destroying Halloween. Gather your party, collect your candy, and venture forth to save Halloween.

Replacing the T2's MacEFI - [security]
05:31 PM EDT - Oct,21 2020 - post a comment

In this video the team uses checkra1n, and custom T2 kernel patches to allow loading of a `MacEFI` payload replacing the stock Intel firmware with a custom logo. We also show that macOS is able to fully boot.

Cyberpunk 2077 - What You're Looking For - [gaming]
05:26 PM EDT - Oct,21 2020 - post a comment

Smith: "Mr. Anderson, Why Do You Come Here? For Fun? For Power?"
Neo: "Yeah"

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.10.1 Drivers - [gaming]
12:00 PM EDT - Oct,20 2020 - post a comment

AMD released the latest version of the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition drivers. Version 20.10.1 beta comes with optimization for "DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods, Part One;" "Watch_Dogs: Legion," "DiRT 5 early access," and "World of Warcraft : Shadowlands Pre-Patch." Among the bugs fixed with this release are audio instability issues for AV receivers pulling digital audio from HDMI ports on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics cards; Windows Desktop experiencing flickering in multi-display setups with one of the displays running a Vulkan API game full-screen; uploading or streaming to YouTube using Radeon Software not working correctly; "Genshin Impact" not displaying correctly in the gaming tab of Radeon Software; some legacy Windows screensavers causing a crash on RX 5000 series graphics cards; and graphics corruption noticed on high refresh-rate multi-display setups.

AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.10.1 Driver Release Notes

Support For

  • Doom Eternal: The Ancient Gods
  • Watch Dogs: Legion
  • DIRT 5 Early Access
  • World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Pre-Patch

Fixed Issues

  • Audio may experience instability when connected through an Audio Video Receiver via HDMI on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Desktop may experience frame rate fluctuation when exiting a Vulkan API game with Radeon FreeSync enabled on two or more display system configurations.
  • Uploading or streaming content to YouTube may be unavailable or not working correctly.
  • Genshin Impact is not detected or listed in Radeon Software gaming tab.
  • Some specific Windows screensavers such as 'Bubbles' may cause an application crash when applied on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Graphical corruption may occur on desktop or at idle when two or more connected high refresh rate displays are Radeon FreeSync enabled on Radeon RX 5000 series graphics products.
  • Upgrading to Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition releases from Radeon Software 2019 Edition releases via Radeon Settings may sometimes fail with an error message.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X Benchmarked - [hardware]
05:24 PM EDT - Oct,19 2020 - post a comment

Since AMD announced its next-generation Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors based on Zen 3 core, everyone has been wondering how the new processors perform. For a detailed review and performance numbers, you should wait for official reviews. However, today we have the scores of Ryzen 5 5600X CPU. Thanks to the popular hardware leaker @TUM_APISAK, the Ryzen 5 5600X performance numbers in the SiSoftware Sandra benchmark suite have been leaked. When digging under the hood, the new Ryzen CPU contains six of Zen 3 cores with 12 threads, paired with as much as 32 MB of level three (L3) cache. These cores are running at 3.7 GHz base frequency, while the boost speeds are reaching 4.6 GHz.

In the test results, the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X CPU has scored Processor Arithmetic and Processor Multi-Media scores of 255.22 GOPS and 904.38 Mpix/s. These scores are not much on their own until we compare them to some of the Intel offerings. When compared to the Intel Core i5-10600K CPU, which is likely its targeted competing category, it scores 224.07 GOPS and 662.33 Mpix/s for Processor Arithmetic and Processor Multi-Media tests respectively. This puts the AMD CPU ahead 13.9% and 36.5% in these tests, indicating the possibility of Zen 3. Another important note here is the thermal headroom both of these CPUs run. While the Intel model is constrained withing 125 W TDP, the AMD model runs at just 65 W TDP. This could be an indication of the efficiency that these new processors harness.

Supercomputer simulates how coronavirus droplets spread - [briefly]
03:15 AM EDT - Oct,18 2020 - post a comment

Researchers use the supercomputer Fugaku to simulate how droplets of the novel coronavirus spread.

BENEDICTION - Iterations (OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO) - [off-topic]
03:14 AM EDT - Oct,18 2020 - post a comment

Benediction have never sounded better!

Apple Updates iPhone 12 Pricing - [briefly]
03:12 AM EDT - Oct,18 2020 - post a comment

Apple has revised its pricing for the iPhone 12 and 12 mini for T-Mobile, matching the $30 "instant discount" for AT&T and Verizon that puts the starting price at $799 and $699, respectively. That means iPhone 12 series pricing is now the same for all major US carriers. The iPhone 12 and 12 mini do not come with the instant discount when purchased unlocked. That means an effective $30 premium for purchasing an iPhone 12 or 12 mini unlocked. The iPhone 12 Pro models have consistent pricing across carrier and unlocked options.

ICE-T Interview - Streaming Games - [gaming]
03:10 AM EDT - Oct,18 2020 - post a comment

Shacknews has posted an interview with ICE-T, where he spoke on a myriad of topics! During the stream, ICE-T joined them for some Borderlands 3, Gears of War 3, and The Division 2. The gameplay session lasted for roughly three hours!


The First Look at Boom's Supersonic Plane - [technology]
05:59 PM EDT - Oct,16 2020 - (1 comments)

It's been almost 20 years since the Concorde was retired, putting an end to commercial supersonic flight for the very rich. But out in Colorado, the startup Boom Technology has raised $160 million in its quest to build a replacement, one that should be cheaper, more comfortable and able to fly more routes. Here's an exclusive first look at Boom's prototype test plane, the XB-1.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core "Zen 3" Processor Overclocked to 6 GHz - [hardware]
05:57 PM EDT - Oct,16 2020 - post a comment

Thai PC enthusiast TUM_APISAK discovered a Geekbench 5 database listing for an upcoming AMD Ryzen 9 5950X "Zen 3" processor, obtained on MacOS. Don't worry, Apple isn't making an AMD-powered iMac Pro as its x86 swansong, because the listing points to a Hackintosh setup using Acidanthera boot-loader. The 5950X engineering sample scores 17448 points multi-threaded, and 2024 points single-core. Here's the best partthe processor appears to be overclocked to 6 GHz, as pointed out in the gb5 files of the benchmark listings, which show the processor's frequency swing between 5931 MHz and 6023 MHz during the test. harukaze5719 compiled a nice bar-graph that compares the 6 GHz overclocked 5950X "Zen 3" to 5.88 GHz overclocked 3950X "Zen 2," and other processors in its class, such as the Core i9-10900K. Find the Geebench listing here.

Apple Intros Four 5G iPhones - [briefly]
05:34 PM EDT - Oct,13 2020 - post a comment

Apple today announced the iPhone 12 series, the company's largest lineup of new iPhones to date. All four new models share same new design with flat metal sides and thinner bezels than previous iPhones. All four also include a bevy of high-end features, including:

  • A14 Bionic chip, made with a bleeding-edge 5nm process that offers better performance and efficiency. It has 11.8 billion transistors and offers 50% faster graphics performance and 70% faster machine learning computations.
  • 5G, including mmWave in US models.
  • Super Retina XDR OLED displays, offering HDR and ~460 ppi sharpness.
  • "Ceramic Shield" display glass from Corning that Apple claims is the toughest of any smartphone.
  • MagSafe for iPhone, a new magnet system that aligns wireless charging coils, (which have been upgraded to support 15W fast wireless charging,) and supports snap-on magnetic cases and accessories.
  • A new 12 megapixel main camera with a 7-element lens and f/1.6 aperture, for 27% better low-light performance.
  • Advanced camera app features like Night Mode now work with all cameras, including wide-angle and selfie cameras. Also new is a Night mode Time-lapse feature.
  • Water resistance.
The four iPhone 12 models and their differences:
  • iPhone 12: The same 6.1-inch screen size as the iPhone 11, but upgraded to the same "Super Retina XDR" OLED technology as the Pro models. The new design fits a 6.1-inch display into a body that's lighter and 15% smaller. The secondary camera is a 12 megapixel "ultra wide" camera similar to that on the iPhone 11. Apple is offering five color options: black, white, Product Red, green, and blue. Available October 23rd for $799.
  • iPhone 12 mini: All the features of the standard iPhone 12 in a smaller body with a 5.4-inch display. Apple claims it's the smallest, thinnest, lightest 5G phone in the world. Available November 13th for $699.
  • iPhone 12 Pro: Similar in size to the standard iPhone 12 with a 6.1-inch display. As with last year's Pro models, the main step-ups are better materials (stainless steel and milled glass) and the addition of a telephoto camera. New is a LiDAR scanner, which aids low-light focusing and AR features. A new ProRAW photo format combines the best of Apple's Deep Fusion computational photography with the flexibility of a RAW format. It's also the first phone that can record and edit Dolby Vision HDR video at up to 60 fps and 4K resolution. Color options: silver, Deep Graphite, gold, and Pacific Blue. Available October 23rd starting at $999 with 128 GB of storage.
  • iPhone 12 Pro Max: Steps up a 6.7-inch display, the largest Apple has put in a phone. The main camera has a 47% larger sensor area and sensor-shift OIS, for 87% better low-light performance. It also upgrades the telephoto lens from 2x to 2.5x, providing 5x optical zoom range across all three rear cameras. Shipping November 13th starting at $1099.


Apple Event - October 13 - [briefly]
04:42 PM EDT - Oct,13 2020 - post a comment

Check it out!

Google Pixel 5 unboxing and first impressions - [mobile]
12:11 AM EDT - Oct,13 2020 - post a comment

The Pixel 5 also returns to its roots of being made out of aluminum, but that doesn't mean that it's without wireless charging. On the contrary, it supports Qi charging just like its predecessor did, thanks to some plastic in the chassis that makes it possible. The big new color is called Sorta Sage, and unlike last year's Oh So Orange, it looks like Google sent out the new color to all reviewers this time. It looks awesome, partially because it's a bit different from anything else you'll find, and it's more subtle, unlike the very bold Oh So Orange. It has a metallic green power button and the metallic Google logo, adding a bit of style to the device. And yes, the fingerprint sensor is back, so you can once again unlock your device with a mask on.

Skydivers Got Stuck Under Plane...Lucky To Cut Free - [off-topic]
08:35 AM EDT - Oct,10 2020 - post a comment

For nine heart-pounding minutes, a parachutist-instructor and his tandem passenger struggled as they were stuck to the plane's landing gear.

Here's Why Your Phone Battery Sucks - [technology]
08:32 AM EDT - Oct,10 2020 - post a comment

Everyone wishes their phone's battery would last just a little bit longer, but that's easier said than done. In this episode of Complexify, we charged our way into the world of energy storage, powering through the positives and negatives to bring you a current view of the battery game. Here's what we learned.

Build The Most Beautiful Underground House Villa by Ancient Skills - [briefly]
08:31 AM EDT - Oct,10 2020 - post a comment

If you want something done, you build it yourself.

What If You Detonated 1,000,000 Tsar Bombas in the Challenger Deep? - [internet]
08:30 AM EDT - Oct,10 2020 - post a comment

A huge fireball, the roar of which fills your ears - and a whole city is levelled to the ground. Thousands of people have been killed, millions injured, and the economic damage is approaching billions of dollars. This is how the Tsar Bomba works - the most powerful thermonuclear bomb ever invented. But what if a million such bombs exploded in the deepest point in the Earth's surface - the Challenger Deep? It's all much more terrible than you can imagine.

The YouTube Magician That Vanished - [internet]
08:28 AM EDT - Oct,10 2020 - post a comment

Rahat Hossain was one of biggest creators on YouTube, until he mysteriously went silent back in 2018. Where did he go?

MANK - Official Teaser - [briefly]
08:23 AM EDT - Oct,10 2020 - post a comment

Fincher's black-and-white movie "Mank" stars Gary Oldman as Herman J. Mankiewicz, the screenwriter who, along with Orson Welles, wrote "Citizen Kane." "Mank" premieres in theaters and on Netflix on December 4.

The Commercial that Killed a Fast Food Chain - [off-topic]
08:20 AM EDT - Oct,10 2020 - post a comment

The story of Rax Roast Beef is a cautionary tale of what not to put in your advertisements.

Windows 10 to support hardware-accelerated AV1 playback - [briefly]
08:09 AM EDT - Oct,10 2020 - post a comment

This fall, Microsoft's hardware partners are rolling out hardware accelerated AV1 video support on new Windows 10 systems with the latest GPUs. With video consuming an ever-increasing portion of the world's internet traffic, better compression technology helps to improve video image quality while also reducing bandwidth consumption. AV1, which is developed by the Alliance for Open Media (AOM), can reach 50% better compression than H.264 and 20% better than VP9 for the same video content. Enabling hardware support for AV1 allows users to get the benefits of this improved video codec, and shifting decode work from software to hardware typically reduces power consumption and increases battery life on mobile devices.

Here are the components required to experience hardware accelerated AV1 video on Windows 10:


Once you have those pieces in place, you will see the benefits of hardware accelerated AV1 video as streaming services roll out more video content encoded with AV1.

If you want to look under the hood to see when you are receiving AV1, some streaming services have ways to show this information. For example, on YouTube you can right-click on the video and select "Stats for nerds". When the video is AV1 encoded, you will see "av01..." in the "Codecs" line on the stats overlay.

Google Assistant Gains Customizable Actions Within Third-Party Apps - [briefly]
06:09 PM EDT - Oct,09 2020 - post a comment

Google today launched third-party app integration for Google Assistant. This lets Android users perform specific actions within their favorite apps with a single "Hey Google..." command. For example, you can now say "Hey Google... new TikTok video", "send money with Venmo", "order Dunkin", "book a Lyft", "Tweet", "my friends' birthdays in Facebook", or "search cozy blankets on Etsy". Users can further customize the feature by adding their own shortcuts, such as "Hey Google, lace it" as a shortcut for "Hey Google, tighten my shoes with Nike Adapt". Users can explore and customize the new Shortcuts features by saying "Hey Google, show my shortcuts". The feature is available now on all Assistant-enabled Android phones.

NVIDIA Could Launch GeForce RTX 3080 / 3070 in December - [briefly]
02:33 AM EDT - Oct,09 2020 - post a comment

NVIDIA could update the higher end of its GeForce RTX 30-series "Ampere" product stack with two new additions in December 2020. Sources tell VideoCardz that the company is preparing to launch a 20 GB variant of the GeForce RTX 3080, and a 16 GB variant of the RTX 3070. The RTX 3080 20 GB will come with double the memory of the RTX 3080 the company debuted last month, over the same 320-bit wide GDDR6X memory interface, possibly by using two 8 Gbit memory chips per 32-bit path (which is how the RTX 3090 achieves 24 GB, over its 384-bit memory bus). The RTX 3070 16 GB will likely use a similar approach, albeit with GDDR6 memory. Meanwhile, the mid-range "RTX 3060 Ti" could debut in November, following the late-October introduction of the RTX 3070 8 GB. Much of NVIDIA's product stack adjustments could be in preparation for AMD's late-October reveal of the Radeon RX 6000 RDNA2 series.

NVIDIA Releases GeForce 456.71 Game Ready Drivers - [gaming]
05:39 PM EDT - Oct,07 2020 - post a comment

NVIDIA today released the latest version of its GeForce software. Version 456.71 WHQL comes game-ready for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PC Beta, which includes not just optimization for the game, but also support for NVIDIA Reflex, a technology that works to reduce whole system latency. In addition, the drivers correct a handful of issues, including hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling resulting in lower performance for Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition, a bug with G-SYNC enabled games triggering a black-screen in fullscreen mode, on certain Adaptive Sync displays; and Fortnite crashing on certain notebooks with RTX reflections and shadows enabled.
  • Support for the upcoming Open Beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
  • NVIDIA Reflex for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta
  • Administrator privileges are now required to perform EDID override
  • Fixed Issues
    • [Divinity: Original Sin 2 Definitive Edition]: Enabling Hardware-accelerated GPU Scheduling results in lower frame rate. [3129590]
    • [G-SYNC]: Launching a game in full-screen mode may trigger a black screen on adaptive sync monitors if G-SYNC is enabled. [200660138]
    • [Fortnite][Notebook]: The game may crash when using in-game RTX Shadows/Reflection on some notebook configurations. [200655541]
    Windows 7 Issues
    • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]
    Windows 10 Issues
    • [World of Warcraft Shadowlands]: When run at frame rates greater than 60 FPS with high display settings, moving characters display minute twitching/stuttering. [200647563]
    • [Sunset Overdrive]: The game may display random green corruption if Depth of Field is enabled from in-game settings. [2750770]
    • [Call of Duty - Warzone]: Freestyle does not work. (200593020)
    • [Forza Motorsport 7]: The curb may display a black strip during a race on certain tracks. [2781776]
    • [Fortnite]: Blue-screen crash occurs pointing to nvlddmkm.sys when playing the game at 4K resolution. [200645328]
    • To work around, set the resolution to lower than 4k.
    • [Zombie Army: Dead War 4][Ansel/Freestyle]: The Ansel & Freestyle tabs are unselectable. [2810884]
    • You may encounter issues installing the NVIDIA Control Panel from the Windows Store.
    • [YouTube]: Video playback stutters while scrolling down the YouTube page. [3129705]
    • [G-SYNC]: With G-SYNC enabled on some Freesync displays, half of the screen goes black. [3133895]
    • [GeForce RTX 3080/3090]: Samsung G9 49" display goes black at 240 Hz. [3129363]
    • [Notebook][H-Clone]: With the integrated graphics processor as the clone source, display settings cannot be changed from the NVIDIA Control Panel. [200594188]
    • [Notebook]: Some Pascal-based notebooks w/ high refresh rate displays may randomly drop to 60Hz during gameplay. [3009452]

    PS5 hardware teardown video - [gaming]
    05:36 PM EDT - Oct,07 2020 - post a comment

    Sony Interactive Entertainment has released the official PlayStation 5 teardown video. In it, Sony Interactive Entertainment hardware design division mechanical design department vice president Yasuhiro Ootori takes apart PlayStation 5 and lays out every component that makes up the hardware. PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and November 19 in the rest of the world including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia, and South Africa.

    Monster Hunter - movie teaser trailer - [briefly]
    01:18 AM EDT - Oct,06 2020 - post a comment

    A while back we informed you about several upcoming movies based on video games. Monster Hunter is one of these movies, directed by none other than Paul W.S. Anderson. Who you might know from movies such as Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, AVP, Event Horizon, and many more. Milla Jovovich (of course) will be starring in the movie, along with TI Harris, Meagan Good and Diego Boneta. Monster Hunter is scheduled to be released on April 23rd in USA.

    Robot Spy Hummingbird Films HALF A BILLION MONARCH BUTTERFLIES! - [off-topic]
    04:17 PM EDT - Oct,05 2020 - post a comment

    Up to half a billion monarch butterflies lie sleeping having overwintered in Mexico. As winter ends and spring arrives, the sun warms their wings and the forest comes to life as a cascade of butterflies take flight! Robot Spy Hummingbird is right there in the heart of the spectacle.


    Short overview of recent news articles

    AMD announces Radeon RX 6800XT & RX 6900XT (Oct,28 2020 )

    Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S unboxing (Oct,28 2020 )

    PS5 unboxing (Oct,27 2020 )

    Raikkonen Scares Giovinazzi On Nordschleife's Green Hell (Oct,27 2020 )

    Russian blogger burns his Mercedes worth 13 million rubles (Oct,27 2020 )

    OnePlus Bringing Affordable Nord Series to North America (Oct,27 2020 )

    Murder hornets nest found and destroyed in US (Oct,25 2020 )

    This 8K Monitor Costs HOW MUCH?! (Oct,25 2020 )

    Windows 10 version 20H2 is here - here's what you need to know (Oct,25 2020 )

    Broken Squirrel :-D (Oct,24 2020 )

    iPhone 12 Pro vs iPhone 12 vs iPhone 11 Pro Camera Test Comparison (Oct,23 2020 )

    Apple Updates iPhone 12 Pricing (Oct,23 2020 )

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