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True current gen cards like RTX2070 Super with DLSS enabled games will no doubt last a whole gen if we are comparing to whats on 'next gen' consoles.

But yeah consoles with RT are going to boost RT implementation across the board and mid-tier cards being the most popular with mainstream, RT is going to become the norm. Which is great because the thing that video games graphic needs to improve is lighting, and the raytracing is certainly the way to achieve this.

Exciting times really, 4x increase in resolution and double the performance in DLSS 2.0 is already a game changer. Even better AI nextgen means even better performance scaling.. its exciting times for PC gamers.

I really do hope AMD is going to lay the smack-down this with Big Navi else Nvidia is going to get my money, again. More competition is what's lacking on GPU market and Nvidia has been allowed to stay content like Intel has for years while increasing prices YOY. Atm RX 5700XT is roughly 25-30% cheaper than 2070 Super while offering a shade under in performance without DLSS. Though once you put DLSS in the equation at 4K, Nvidia pulls way ahead. DirectML will hopefully mitigate the need for Nvidia's proprietary ML. Kind of like Gsync vs Freesync of today.

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I feel like a 3090 could be a good upgrade over my 1080.



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Personally I don't even think you would need a 2070 Super depending on the resolution you are targeting. Since the Xbox Series S is rumoured to be 4TF and granted, we don't know how good RDNA2 will be but I think that at 1080p, a 2060 might be just fine. I wouldn't buy any of the current gen GPUs right now one way or another though since the next gen GPUs are on the horizon but if a person owns one. They might be good for quite some time if they are targeting 1080p



             

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vivster said:
I feel like a 3090 could be a good upgrade over my 1080.

Here's hoping. My 1080 is starting to struggle at keeping fps above 60 at 3440 x 1440. I need more power!



             

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Since 540P upscales almost perfectly to 1080P native (and arguably offer even better IQ) with DLSS. Then you factor in 720P > 1440P and 1080P > 4K you may be right. For cross generation of games RTX 2060 will be enough though for at least a few years at 1440P and probably beyond if you are willing to tweak to medium settings.

RTX 2060 Super is certainly the sweet spot in terms of bang for buck for performance when factoring DLSS and RT in terms of value arm. I do think a RTX 3060 will be the go-to and certainly enough for most people next gen. Definitely not worth buying a Volta or Navi card this late in the generation. at least until they come out and you find a really good deal on Ebay on people trying to flog their cards for upgrades.



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vivster said:
I feel like a 3090 could be a good upgrade over my 1080.

I'm still on my 980Ti, so I'd probably get a great boost in performance. I looked at a 2080Ti but it just doesn't seem worth it. I play @1440p, but I like to have all PP effects enabled and RT is simply gorgeous to look at. I remember when I built my current rig and played TW3 for the first time, I got a steady 70fps on Ultra @ 1440p and was quite happy with this. Then I activated Nvidia hairworks and my fps was effectively halved... That's some crazy-ass hair and beard right there.



Captain_Yuri said:
vivster said:
I feel like a 3090 could be a good upgrade over my 1080.

Here's hoping. My 1080 is starting to struggle at keeping fps above 60 at 3440 x 1440. I need more power!

my 1080ti still rocking, though one of the tripe fan bearings has gone and it's annoying the fuck out of me, so a 2090 would be a nice step up for me, as well as a new Ryzen CPU.

Still gonna rock 1440p though. I just wanna do what I did with my 1080ti, where I basically ran games at high/near ultra settings and going over or at 100fps. 



               

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vivster said:
I feel like a 3090 could be a good upgrade over my 1080.

I'm still on my 980Ti, so I'd probably get a great boost in performance. I looked at a 2080Ti but it just doesn't seem worth it. I play @1440p, but I like to have all PP effects enabled and RT is simply gorgeous to look at. I remember when I built my current rig and played TW3 for the first time, I got a steady 70fps on Ultra @ 1440p and was quite happy with this. Then I activated Nvidia hairworks and my fps was effectively halved... That's some crazy-ass hair and beard right there.

Wait to see how Cyberpunk 2077 behaves. It seems to be a looker that will push any GPU to its limit.



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Chazore said:

Still gonna rock 1440p though. I just wanna do what I did with my 1080ti, where I basically ran games at high/near ultra settings and going over or at 100fps. 

Yeah, my 1440p-monitor is here to stay, it can handle up to 165Hz + GSync.

But I'll also connect my LG C9, so I can switch to 4K 120 Hz HDR if I want to chill on the sofa.



Let's start this week's new with the Monday edition:

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

Here's how many copies Satisfactory has sold on Steam and Epic
https://www.pcgamer.com/heres-how-many-copies-satisfactory-has-sold-on-steam-and-epic/
First-person engineering sandbox Satisfactory launched in early access on Epic in March of 2019. A month ago it became available on Steam as well. In the interests of transparency, Jace Varlet, community manager at Coffee Stain Studios (who are also responsible, lest we forget, for first-person tower defense series Sanctum, and Goat Simulator, as well as publisher of Deep Rock Galactic and Huntdown) has shared the numbers.
I recommend watching the entire video to see Jace humbly thank players for their support, it's very wholesome and nice. But if you just want the data, here you go: 1,326,518 copies sold total, with 958,917 on the Epic Games Store and 367,601 on Steam. As Jace explains, "Epic sold in about three months or something 500,000. The total number sold on Steam in a month or whatever is 360,000 so it's slated to probably overtake what Epic did at that time."

GOG brings two new deals:

Fanatical has four new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS

Latest RPCS3 build brings major improvements in Metal Gear Solid 4, inFamous 2, Ninja Gaiden & more
https://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/latest-rpcs3-build-brings-major-improvements-in-metal-gear-solid-4-infamous-2-ninja-gaiden-more/
Back in June 2020, the RPCS3 team released a new version of RPCS3 that brought major performance improvements in various games. And today, a brand new version of the best Playstation 3 emulator came out, bringing major graphical improvements in Metal Gear Solid 4, inFamous 1 and 2, Ninja Gaiden and other games.
Going into more details, this new RPCS3 version improves the lighting and shading in Metal Gear Solid 4. It also improves lighting and shading in Ratchet & Clank Future games, Resistance 1 & 2, and all the inFamous games.
Furthermore, this latest version of RPCS3 fixes the skybox and reflections in Bioshock Infinite. Additionally, it improves lighting on clouds in Red Dead Redemption. Killzone 2 also sees some lighting and smoke improvements, though it still suffers from performance issues.

Prototype 2 receives a HD Texture Pack, overhauling almost all of its textures
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/prototype-2-receives-a-hd-texture-pack-overhauling-almost-all-of-its-textures/
Andrea Gennaro has released a HD Texture Pack for Prototype 2. This HD pack basically improves the textures of all the three zones (Red, Green and Yellow) of the game. As such, it’s a must-have mod for all those that want to replay this title.
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Going into more details, this texture pack features new textures for roads,papers on the ground and rubbish, Graffiti, roofs and ground. It also packs new textures for virus and Heller arms, cars that are damaged or burned, car components and the military base wall and props. Additionally, this HD Texture Pack has new textures for street objects and props, walls, advertising boards and sky.
>> You can grab it from Nexus Mods.

New Super Mario 64 PC mods add retro HD models, fix Mario’s HD model head glitch
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/new-super-mario-64-pc-mods-add-retro-n64-hd-models-fix-marios-hd-model-head-glitch/
Back in May, we informed you about the release of a native DX12 version of Super Mario 64 for the PC that is available for download. And today, we are happy to report that there are some new mods that you can use with it.
>> There are 4 mods/videos showing the mods, and the links are in those videos.

New The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 12.0 Ultimate Textures Quality Preview Video
https://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/new-the-witcher-3-hd-reworked-project-12-0-ultimate-textures-quality-preview-video/
Modder ‘Halk Hogan’ has released a new textures quality preview video for The Witcher 3 HD Reworked Project 12.0 Ultimate. This video showcases and highlights the improvements that the modder has made in some of the game’s textures.

The Team Fortress 2 Classic mod is a skillful homage to '08-era TF2
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-team-fortress-2-classic-mod-is-a-skillful-homage-to-08-era-tf2/
Ambitious and much-wanted mod Team Fortress 2 Classic released today. It's a delicious serving of retro TF2 to those who hanker for such things, or a heady throwback to times long-lost for those who never experienced it. Per its developers, Team Fortress 2 Classic is "a re-imagining of the 2008-2009 era of the original Team Fortress 2, of which is what we consider the 'Classic Era', featuring old features that were scrapped and worked upon, or new content such as new weapons and gamemodes."
>> Available from its homepage.

GAMING NEWS

Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to PC on August 7th, PC features & PC Requirements revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/horizon-zero-dawn-is-coming-to-pc-on-august-7th-pc-features-pc-requirements-revealed/
Sony Interactive Entertainment and Guerrilla Games have announced that Horizon Zero Dawn is coming to the PC on August 7th. In order to celebrate this announcement, Sony released a brand new PC trailer that you can find below.
>> And here you can see a comparison with the PS4Pro. Spoiler: they're almost identical.

Devolver will announce a new Shadow Warrior game on July 11th, first in-engine screenshots
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/devolver-will-announce-a-new-shadow-warrior-game-on-july-11th-first-in-engine-screenshots/
As we’ve already reported, Devolver Digital will hold its Direct show on July 11th. And, from the looks of it, the publisher will officially reveal a new Shadow Warrior game during that event. Moreover, Flying Wild Hog has shared the first in-engine screenshots from this Shadow Warrior game.

NACON will officially reveal the next Test Drive Unlimited game on July 7th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/nacon-will-officially-reveal-the-next-test-drive-unlimited-game-on-july-7th/
Back in March 2020, we informed you about Kylotonn Games working on the next Test Drive Unlimited game. And today, the game’s official Twitter account revealed that NACON will officially unveil this game on July 7th.

Ubisoft will reveal Far Cry 6 on July 12th and Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito will be in it
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/ubisoft-will-reveal-far-cry-6-on-july-12th-and-breaking-bads-giancarlo-esposito-will-be-in-it/
We’ve known for a while that Ubisoft will reveal Far Cry 6 during its E3 2020 event. And today, Gamereactor has just leaked this new Far Cry game. Not only that, but Gamereactor confirmed that Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito will be in it.

Monster Hunter World Update 14.00.00 releases on July 9th, full patch notes revealed
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/monster-hunter-world-update-14-00-00-releases-on-july-9th-full-patch-notes-revealed/
Capcom has announced that the Monster Hunter World Update 14.00.00 will release on July 9th. Furthermore, the Japanese company has also revealed the full release notes for this upcoming patch.

Vesper is a new puzzle platformer, coming to the PC in 2021
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/vesper-is-a-new-puzzle-platformer-coming-to-the-pc-in-2021/
Deck13 and Cordens interactive have announced a new puzzle platformer that will be coming to the PC in 2021, Vesper. In order to celebrate this announcement, the teams have also released the game’s debut trailer that you can find below.

4K/Max Settings Screenshots from the Zelda: BOTW-inspired RPG, Genshin Impact
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/4k-max-settings-screenshots-for-the-zelda-botw-inspired-rpg-genshin-impact/
The latest closed beta phase for Genshin Impact is currently under way and miHoYo has provided with a preview code. As such, we’ve decided to share some 4K screenshots from the PC version at Max settings.

Mortal Shell Open Beta available now to everyone on Epic Games Store
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/mortal-shell-open-beta-available-now-to-everyone-on-epic-games-store/
Cold Symmetry has announced that the Open Beta build for its Dark Souls-inspired action RPG, Mortal Shell, is now available on Epic Games Store. PC gamers can go ahead and download this open beta right now.

Undaunted: The First Heresy is a new roguelike FPS, inspired by Heretic and Hexen
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/undaunted-the-first-heresy-is-a-new-roguelike-fps-inspired-by-heretic-and-hexen/
Crescent Moon Games and Trimatra Interactive have announced Undaunted: The First Heresy; a new first-person shooter that is heavily inspired by Heretic and Hexen. The game will mix old fast-paced combat with the rogue-lite elements of progression and procedural dungeons.

Here are 20 minutes of gameplay footage from upcoming survival game, Windbound
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-20-minutes-of-gameplay-footage-from-upcoming-survival-game-windbound/
Deep Silver has released a new video, showing 20 minutes of gameplay footage from its upcoming survival game, Windbound. In this gameplay first look Mitch Clifford, the co-founder and lead animator at 5Lives Studios, takes us through a few parts of the first two island chapter.

Here are 30 minutes of leaked gameplay footage from Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-30-minutes-of-leaked-gameplay-footage-from-assassins-creed-valhalla/
A lot of Assassin’s Creed fans were disappointed with the E3 2020 gameplay trailer of Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. As we wrote in that article, that was an in-engine and not a gameplay trailer. However, and prior to the UbiForward event, the first gameplay footage for this new Assassin’s Creed game has been leaked online.
>> Because of the low quality of the leak, the first video could almost be confused with The Witcher 3. Now it's just one video, but the beginning still looks like The Witcher 3.

Rockstar and Video Games Deluxe are working on a new triple-A VR game
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/rockstar-and-video-games-deluxe-are-working-on-a-new-triple-a-vr-game/
Video Games Deluxe has announced that after finishing L.A.Noire: The V.R. Case Files, the team is working with Rockstar for a new triple-A VR game. Unfortunately, though, VGD has not provided any additional details about this project.



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