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Conina knows how to get the best deals .



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

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Looks like someone at AMD couldn't wait any longer and has leaked some of the info AMD will announce later today to Videocardz:

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X to become world’s first 16-core gaming CPU
https://videocardz.com/newz/amd-ryzen-9-3950x-to-become-worlds-first-16-core-gaming-cpu
According to a slide we received today, AMD will launch Ryzen 9 3950X as world’s first 16-core mainstream processor. The slide basically “confirms” the speculation which began at Ryzen 3000 announcement at Computex.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X would utilize all available cores from both dies. It would preserve the TDP from Ryzen 9 3900X which features 12 cores but at the cost of a lower base clock. This AM4 processor is supposedly a 105W TDP part.

The 3950X features a boost clock of 4.7 GHz, the highest from all Ryzen 3000 CPUs. The pricing and availability date have not yet been confirmed.

(there's a pic of the leaked slide, but I can't copy it here)

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT picture and specs leaked
https://videocardz.com/80966/amd-radeon-rx-5700-xt-picture-and-specs-leaked
We have received, what appears to be, a slide from tomorrow’s official announcement of Radeon RX 5700 series.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT features 40 Compute Units (2560 stream processors). The Navi GPU is clocked at 1605 MHz in base mode, 1755 MHz in Game Mode and 1905 MHz in boost mode. Of course, the new addition here is the Game Clock.

The card is confirmed to feature 8GB of GDDR6 memory.

It does seem to have a blower cooler, so it's either watercooled or the power consumption won't be as bad as we thought (or the image is just a placeholder).

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Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

Decent price for Halo on PC.

Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo Reach - $10 each. Halo ODST - $5. Same price on both MS Store and Steam.

So works out at $55 for the lot, which is ok. But it's nice that they're reasonably priced separately if there's any you don't want. I.E if you only want to play 3 or Reach you can pay $10 instead of full price for ones you don't want. And of course they'll all be included with gamepass.



PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, PC: i5-4670k, RX470.

Hm...this SSD thing in both consoles...I'm thinking it can really make a diference.

Now, all that talk about loading times...honestly, don't give a rats ass about it...but, navigating through massive voxel octrees on the other hand...
To be honest, my knowledge about it is fairly superficial, but IIRC something like decent sized cathedral with 5mm presicion takes around 5.5GB of voxel data.

Perhaps worlds I've been waiting for quite some time are closer than I've imagined...



JEMC said:

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT picture and specs leaked
https://videocardz.com/80966/amd-radeon-rx-5700-xt-picture-and-specs-leaked
We have received, what appears to be, a slide from tomorrow’s official announcement of Radeon RX 5700 series.

AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT features 40 Compute Units (2560 stream processors). The Navi GPU is clocked at 1605 MHz in base mode, 1755 MHz in Game Mode and 1905 MHz in boost mode. Of course, the new addition here is the Game Clock.

The card is confirmed to feature 8GB of GDDR6 memory.

It does seem to have a blower cooler, so it's either watercooled or the power consumption won't be as bad as we thought (or the image is just a placeholder).

Expected from Polaris's successor.



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Barkley said:
Decent price for Halo on PC.

Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo Reach - $10 each. Halo ODST - $5. Same price on both MS Store and Steam.

So works out at $55 for the lot, which is ok. But it's nice that they're reasonably priced separately if there's any you don't want. I.E if you only want to play 3 or Reach you can pay $10 instead of full price for ones you don't want. And of course they'll all be included with gamepass.

Pretty decent Prices and how late ports should be done unlike Square Enix and their £50 late ports. I wish they did a complete collection you could buy and save $5-10 on them though.



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WoodenPints said:
Barkley said:
Decent price for Halo on PC.

Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo Reach - $10 each. Halo ODST - $5. Same price on both MS Store and Steam.

So works out at $55 for the lot, which is ok. But it's nice that they're reasonably priced separately if there's any you don't want. I.E if you only want to play 3 or Reach you can pay $10 instead of full price for ones you don't want. And of course they'll all be included with gamepass.

Pretty decent Prices and how late ports should be done unlike Square Enix and their £50 late ports. I wish they did a complete collection you could buy and save $5-10 on them though.

They probably will, but after they've all come out. Which isn't very useful. Should have done a "season pass" type thing. Still I'll just get it on gamepass probably so doesn't matter for me.



PS4 Pro, Nintendo Switch, PC: i5-4670k, RX470.

Barkley said:
Decent price for Halo on PC.

Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo Reach - $10 each. Halo ODST - $5. Same price on both MS Store and Steam.

So works out at $55 for the lot, which is ok. But it's nice that they're reasonably priced separately if there's any you don't want. I.E if you only want to play 3 or Reach you can pay $10 instead of full price for ones you don't want. And of course they'll all be included with gamepass.

And you can take 20% off that if you decide to purchase the game while subscribed to Gamepass.



Let's go with E3 Monday and the news that come with it. To make it somewhat easier for all of us, I'll simply put the headline and link for each article and, if a publisher or developer has more than one article, I'll group them together.

SALES & DEALS

Satisfactory has sold 500K copies on Epic Games Store, is Coffee Stain Studios’ most successful game launch
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/satisfactory-has-sold-500k-copies-on-epic-games-store-is-coffee-stain-studios-most-successful-game-launch/
Coffee Stain Studios has announced that its latest PC game, Satisfactory, has sold 500K copies on the Epic Games Store. And while the game is currently available exclusively on Epic’s store, it is the most successful game launch for Coffee Stain Studios so far.

Medieval first-person melee game, Mordhau, has sold more than one million copies
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/medieval-first-person-melee-game-mordhau-has-sold-more-than-one-million-copies/
Triternion has announced that its Medieval first-person melee game, Mordhau, has sold more than one million copies. Mordhau was released on April 29th, meaning that it took a bit over a month in order to hit that one million milestone.

Watch Dogs 2, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Far Cry Primal are $5 each on the Epic Games Store
https://www.pcgamer.com/watch-dogs-2-ghost-recon-wildlands-and-far-cry-primal-are-dollar5-each-on-the-epic-games-store/
The Epic Games Store has its fair share of critics, and there are some good reasons to be critical—its half-assed search functionality, for instance, or the inability to easily pull full-res screenshots from store pages. But it also offers some pretty spectacular prices at times, including at this moment a trio of big-name games from Ubisoft—Far Cry Primal, Ghost Recon Wildlands, and Watch Dogs 2—that you can pick up for just $5 each.
Each of the games is on sale for $15, which is a good deal on its own. But Epic is slicing another $10 off the top of every game in its ongoing Mega Sale priced $14.99 or higher, so those $15 games end up a fiver—three for the price of one, basically. And when you compare that to the regular price points—$50 for Far Cry and Wildlands, $60 for Watch Dogs 2—you very suddenly find yourself deep in "screamin' good deal territory."
>> That's not all, tho, because The Division 2 is half its price until Thursday.

Hellblade and Moonlighter are early unlocks for next Humble Monthly Bundle
https://www.pcgamer.com/hellblade-and-moonlighter-are-early-unlocks-for-next-humble-monthly-bundle/
Ninja Theory's harrowing hack-and-slasher Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice and dungeon-crawling shop sim Moonlighter are the early unlocks for July's Humble Monthly, which means you can play them both right now for $12.
>> Subscribe here.

GOG has launched a new deal, Simply: RED - CD PROJEKT RED Collection, with Cyberpunk 2077 and all the The Witcher games at a great price: https://www.gog.com/game/simply_red_cd_projekt_red_collection

At Steam, there are two new daily deals, but only one legit:

And at Fanatical, there are 4 new sales:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

Windows Game Pass price revealed for PC
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/windows-game-pass-price-revealed-for-pc/
As we revealed in an article last year, Microsoft’s Phil Spencer announced his intentions to migrate the widely-beloved Game Pass to Windows 10 users, which has been the privilege of Xbox Players until now. It seems the service is about to launch in beta form soon, and Microsoft has finally revealed the pricing for early adopters.
It has been announced that the service will set you back roughly the equivalent of $4.99 per month for the basic package. For your fiver, you will get access to a collection of seven confirmed games, with three upcoming games also announced, namely Gears 5, Ori and the Will of the Wisps, and The Master Chief Collection for PC.

This is Steam's new design, according to a leak
https://www.pcgamer.com/this-is-steams-new-design-if-a-leak-is-to-be-believed/
Steam Database has revealed images of what is supposedly a work-in-progress version of Steam's ongoing interface redesign. SteamDB said the pictures were "leaked through an update to the Chinese CS:GO launcher".
If they're legitimate, then it's certainly an upgrade on the current client—it's sleeker, and should be easier to navigate. I especially like how each game gets an icon in your library list on the left of your screen, as in other launchers. Update: These icons are already in the current version of Steam, but they're turned off by default. If you want to turn them on, click the plus sign at the top of your games list.

MODS/EMULATORS

Minecraft looks like a next-gen game with Ray Tracing and new 2K textures
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/minecraft-looks-like-a-next-gen-game-with-ray-tracing-and-new-2k-textures/
YouTube’s ‘Ultimate Immersion’ has released a new video that will blow you away. This video shows Minecraft with the recently added Ray Tracing/Path Tracing effects and some custom 2K textures. The end result is so great that makes this retro title look like a truly next-gen game and… trust us… you really need to see it.

GAMING NEWS

Bandai-Namco

Bethesda

CDProjekt

Devolver

EA

Microsoft

Remedy

Ubisoft

And now, the individual ones, which are also a lot:

Warner Bros Montreal, the team working on the rumoured Batman: Court of Owls game, won’t attend E3 2019 https://www.dsogaming.com/news/warner-bros-montreal-the-team-working-on-the-rumoured-batman-court-of-owls-game-wont-attend-e3-2019/

Genshin Impact is a new open-world RPG, inspired by The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild https://www.dsogaming.com/news/genshin-impact-is-a-new-open-world-rpg-inspired-by-the-legend-of-zelda-breath-of-the-wild/

First official screenshots released for Zelda: Breath of the Wild-inspired JRPG, Genshin Impact https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/first-official-screenshots-released-for-zelda-breath-of-the-wild-inspired-jrpg-genshin-impact/

Metro Exodus is now available for purchase on Windows Store and Xbox Game Pass PC https://www.dsogaming.com/news/metro-exodus-is-now-available-for-purchase-on-windows-store-and-xbox-game-pass-pc/

The Outer Worlds gets an E3 2019 in-engine trailer, releases on October 25th https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/the-outer-worlds-gets-an-e3-2019-in-engine-trailer-releases-on-october-25th/

Dying Light 2 releases in Spring 2020, gets an E3 2019 trailer https://www.dsogaming.com/news/dying-light-2-releases-in-spring-2020-gets-an-e3-2019-trailer/

First gameplay trailer released for class-based co-op survival game, Scavengers https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/first-gameplay-trailer-released-for-class-based-co-op-survival-game-scavengers/

Psychonauts 2 – E3 2019 Gameplay Trailer https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/psychonauts-2-e3-2019-gameplay-trailer/

E3 2019 Trailers for 12 Minutes, Battletoads, Wasteland 3, Age of Empires II DE, LEGO Star Wars The Skywalker Saga & Borderlands 3 https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/e3-2019-trailers-for-12-minutes-battletoads-wasteland-3-age-of-empires-ii-de-lego-star-wars-the-skywalker-saga-borderlands-3/

Carrion is a brand new reverse horror game, first screenshots and E3 2019 trailer https://www.dsogaming.com/news/carrion-is-a-brand-new-reverse-horror-game-first-screenshots-and-e3-2019-trailer/

Phantasy Star Online 2 is coming to North America in Spring 2020 https://www.dsogaming.com/news/phantasy-star-online-2-is-coming-to-north-american-in-spring-2020/

The first Baldur's Gate 3 dev diary reveals the 'secret sauce' of Dungeons and Dragons https://www.pcgamer.com/the-first-baldurs-gate-3-dev-diary-reveals-the-secret-sauce-of-dungeons-and-dragons/

Learn new details about Borderlands 3 at the PC Gaming Show https://www.pcgamer.com/learn-new-details-about-borderlands-3-at-the-pc-gaming-show/

Pathologic 2 adds 16 difficulty sliders so you can suffer however you want to https://www.pcgamer.com/pathologic-2-adds-16-difficulty-sliders-so-you-can-suffer-however-you-want-to/

Overcrowd, a metro station management game, moves into Early Access https://www.pcgamer.com/overcrowd-a-metro-stations-management-game-is-out-in-early-access/

Hell Let Loose takes its 100-player WW2 battles into Early Access https://www.pcgamer.com/hell-let-loose-takes-its-100-player-ww2-battles-into-early-access/

Path of Exile's melee overhaul is finally here https://www.pcgamer.com/path-of-exiles-massive-melee-overhaul-is-finally-here/

Spiritfarer is a hand-drawn crafting story game about making friends with animals https://www.pcgamer.com/spiritfarer-is-a-hand-drawn-crafting-story-game-about-making-friends-with-animals/

The new Lego Star Wars game covers all nine films https://www.pcgamer.com/the-new-lego-star-wars-game-covers-all-nine-films/

Commander Lilith & the Fight for Sanctuary is a new Borderlands 2 DLC and you can get it free https://www.pcgamer.com/commander-lilith-and-the-fight-for-sanctuary-is-a-new-borderlands-2-dlc-and-you-can-get-it-free/

Final Fantasy 7 remake will 'debut first' on PS4 in March, leaving PC a possibility https://www.pcgamer.com/final-fantasy-7-remake-will-debut-first-on-ps4-in-march-leaving-pc-a-possibility/

Lovely Planet 2 is an abstract FPS arriving next week https://www.pcgamer.com/lovely-planet-2-release-date/

Rumour: Dota Underlords early access footage leaked https://www.pcgamer.com/dota-underlords-early-access-footage-leaked/

Scavengers E3 trailer shows off first gameplay footage https://www.pcgamer.com/scavengers-e3-trailer-shows-off-first-gameplay-footage/

Day One done, see you in Day Two...



Please excuse my bad English.

Currently gaming on a PC with an i5-4670k@stock (for now), 16Gb RAM 1600 MHz and a GTX 1070

Steam / Live / NNID : jonxiquet    Add me if you want, but I'm a single player gamer.

So doing some digging. Looks like RDNA is a "Hybrid" design that bridges GCN to RDNA.
Lots of changes under the hood, but it's still very easy for developers to leverage it if they have worked with GCN for a long time.

The doubling of the ROPS is a big boost... And one bottleneck of GCN gone, reducing wavefront size and increasing SIMD size so they match is another big Pro' as well and another GCN bottleneck gone.
Uplift in bandwidth and chip-wide delta colour compression and much improved caches resolves another GCN bottleneck.

It's going to result in a substantial uptick in performance per teraflop either way... I would not be surprised to see a 50% performance uplift over the RX 590.

The RX 5700 XT is likely going to be my next GPU.

*****

AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X, 16 cores, 32 threads, 3.5 - 4.7Ghz might be my next CPU of choice if Intel doesn't provide me with an appropriate alternative.