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Only the mid-low end of the market, the 3060 and 6600(?) might see a drop in price, because it's the on ewith more sales and AMD and Nvidia will fight each other. Other than that, the prices for the rest of the card will be comparable to what we have nowadays or even a bit higher.

As for Intel's 8-core/12-thread processot, it's certainly odd. But we have to keep in mind that it's a vPRO product, so it could be something special like sacrificing threads to have higher clocks for those that use software that doesn't scale well beyond 8 or 10 cores.



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We've made it until Friday, and these are the last news of the week:

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

Killing Floor 2, Lifeless Planet & The Escapists 2 are free to own on Epic Games Store this week
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/killing-floor-2-lifeless-planet-the-escapists-2-free-epic-games-store/
Epic Games has announced that Killing Floor 2, The Escapists 2 and Lifeless Planet are free to own on Epic Games Store this week. From today and until July 16th, PC gamers can visit their EGS pages and acquire their free copies.
>> Next week the free game will be Torchlight II.

The Humble Store has three new sales:

It turns out that Fanatical didn't update its flash deals because it was the end of the Red Hot sale. Now that things go back to normal, they have 4 new sales:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

NVIDIA GeForce 451.67 WHQL driver released, optimized for Death Stranding & Horizon Zero Dawn
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/nvidia-geforce-451-67-whql-driver-optimized-death-stranding-horizon-zero-dawn/
NVIDIA has just released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the NVIDIA GeForce 451.67 WHQL driver is optimized for Death Stranding, F1 2020 and Horizon Zero Dawn.
Going into more details, the NVIDIA GeForce 451.67 WHQL driver provides the latest performance optimizations, profiles, and bug fixes for Death Stranding. Death Stranding will support DLSS 2.0 from the get-go, and NVIDIA recommends using this driver.
Moreover, this driver fixes the refresh rate of 144Hz-capable HDMI displays that could not be set above 120Hz. It also resolves some random crashes in Detroit: Become Human. Additionally, it fixes some noise issues that would appear in Adobe Premiere when users made adjustments in Lumetri color panel.
>> Available from here.

AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 Driver fixes numerous bugs, optimized for Disintegration
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/amd-radeon-adrenalin-2020-edition-20-7-1-driver-fixes-numerous-bugs-optimized-for-disintegration/
AMD has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 driver is optimized for Disintegration. Moreover, this driver packs numerous bug fixes for various games.
Going into more details, the AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.7.1 driver fixes hitching or stutter in some games when Instant Replay is enabled on Radeon RX 5000 series system configurations. Additionally, it resolves intermittent corruption and crashes in Doom Eternal. It also addresses some crashes in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.
Custom tuning profiles now load or apply correctly after some system boot. Also, fan speed does no longer report as zero when GPU-Z is running alongside a 3D application. Not only that, but custom fan and clock tuning no longer reset to default values.
>> Available from here.

MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS

Q3A-Reloaded, graphics overhaul mod for Quake 3, released, has been in development for 10 years
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/q3a-reloaded-graphics-overhaul-mod-for-quake-3-released-has-been-in-development-for-10-years/
Modder ‘I-Iemn’ has been working on a HD graphics overhaul for the past ten years. And today, we are happy to report that this mod is available for download.
Going into more details, Q3A-Reloaded features high resolution textures, high resolution HUD and high resolution weapon skins. It also has customized shader effects, and re-designs the console/Main Menu. Additionally, it improves weapon and item sounds, and packs some modified feedback sounds.
According to the modder, this mod works with versions 1.11-1.16n of Quake 3 Arena. The modder claims that some people were able to run this mod with 1.32, though he does not know the exact method via which you can accomplish it.
>> You can get it from ModDB.

Here are some new screenshots from the STALKER Remake in Unreal Engine 4
https://www.dsogaming.com/screenshot-news/here-are-some-new-screenshots-from-the-stalker-remake-in-unreal-engine-4/
Modder ‘Ivan_Sorce’ has shared some new screenshots from his upcoming remake of the first STALKER game in Unreal Engine 4. These screenshots showcase the Rookie Village that Ivan Sorce is currently implementing in his fan remake.

GAMING NEWS

Here are all of Valve’s cancelled games, including Half-Life 3 & Left 4 Dead 3
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/here-are-all-of-valve-cancelled-games-here-are-all-of-valves-cancelled-games-including-half-life-3-left-4-dead-3/
Geoff Keighley has released Half-Life: Alyx – Final Hours on Steam. Half-Life: Alyx – Final Hours is an interactive storybook, in which Keighley has detailed all the cancelled games from Valve. These cancelled games include Half-Life 3, as well as an open-world Left 4 Dead 3 game.
>> Here's the link, if you're interested in buying it.

Microsoft Flight Simulator Closed Beta begins on July 30th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/microsoft-flight-simulator-closed-beta-begins-on-july-30th/
Microsoft has announced that the closed beta phase for Microsoft Flight Simulator will begin on July 30th. According to the team, all Alpha testers will be automatically granted access to the Closed Beta.

New developer diary for Humankind focuses on its sound design
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/new-developer-diary-for-humankind-focuses-on-its-sound-design/
SEGA and Amplitude Studios have released a new video in which they explore the process that has gone into creating the sound design of our upcoming historical strategy game Humankind.

Playstation Store leaks first details and release date for Far Cry 6
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/playstation-store-leaks-first-details-and-release-date-for-far-cry-6/
It appears that Playstation Store has just leaked the next part in the Far Cry series, Far Cry 6. As we’ve already reported, Far Cry 6 will feature Breaking Bad’s Giancarlo Esposito. And, according to the store, the game will come out on February 18th, 2021.

Deathground is a new multiplayer dinosaur survival horror game, heavily inspired by Alien Isolation
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/deathground-is-a-new-multiplayer-dinosaur-survival-horror-game-heavily-inspired-by-alien-isolation/
For years gamers have been asking for a Jurassic Park survival horror game. And while Universal Pictures has not announced any plans for such a game, we’ll be soon getting a game that can come as close to this as possible. Jaw Drop Games has just announced a new dinosaur survival horror game, Deathground, and below you can find its first screenshots and details.



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Chinese CPU maker Zhaoxin plans to enter the discrete GPU market

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Chinese-CPU-maker-Zhaoxin-plans-to-enter-the-discrete-GPU-market.480926.0.html

2020 Dell XPS 17 9700 facing worrying charging issues, drops from 100 percent to 65 percent battery while “recharging”

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Chinese-CPU-maker-Zhaoxin-plans-to-enter-the-discrete-GPU-market.480926.0.html

Bloodstained Curse of The Moon 2 released!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1257360/Bloodstained_Curse_of_the_Moon_2/



             

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Friday news, the second part:

Here's a 10-minute look at Roman time-looping mystery The Forgotten City
https://www.pcgamer.com/heres-a-10-minute-look-at-roman-time-looping-mystery-the-forgotten-city/
Dear Villagers and Modern Storyteller have released an extended look at their upcoming time-looping game The Forgotten City, and it looks very promising indeed.
Set in an ancient Roman city, players will have to investigate and interact with a cast of 22 people to determine who's planning to commit a crime. The catch, though, is that if one person commits any sin, a mysterious entity will kill everybody in the city by turning them into solid gold. By using the time loop, you'll have to piece together what is going on, avoid gold-plated retribution, and hopefully catch the would-be criminal before they have the chance to put everyone else in danger.

Tropico 6 is free to try this weekend
https://www.pcgamer.com/tropico-6-is-free-to-try-this-weekend/
Dictatorship-driven city sim Tropico 6 is free to play this weekend, to celebrate the launch of its new Lobbyistico DLC.
The full base game will be free to play on Steam from today until Sunday, July 12. As is customary for free weekend events, we can probably expect there to be some sort of discount on it and the other two already-released DLCs, Spitter and The Llama of Wall Street. Right now, it's 40 percent off in the Steam Summer Sale, but this is the final day.

American Truck Simulator's next DLC wants you to really explore Idaho
https://www.pcgamer.com/american-truck-simulators-next-dlc-wants-you-to-really-explore-idaho/
American Truck Simulator's latest DLC is going to make it more worth your time to explore, thanks to the introduction of an experimental new 'Viewpoints' feature.

World of Warcraft is dropping the fee to change your character's gender
https://www.pcgamer.com/world-of-warcraft-is-dropping-the-fee-to-change-your-characters-gender/
World of Warcraft will be dropping the $15/£13 charge to change your character's gender in the upcoming Shadowlands expansion.
Despite being able to change pretty much every other aspect of your physical appearance at the barbershop for a small amount of in-game currency relative to your character's level, the only way to change your character's gender is to pay $15/£13 through Battle.net. If you change your mind later on, you have to pay the full price once again.

Dragonqueen, Galakrond, and Demon Hunter (again!) hit in the latest wave of Hearthstone nerfs
https://www.pcgamer.com/dragonqueen-galakrond-and-demon-hunter-again-hit-in-the-latest-wave-of-hearthstone-nerfs/
They say be careful what you wish for, and although I've long agreed with the community that Hearthstone needed more balance patches, I didn't expect them to arrive with the frequency of Seinfeld reruns. The latest update, just announced by Blizzard, is an absolute doozy.

Remothered: Broken Porcelain is delayed into October
https://www.pcgamer.com/remothered-broken-porcelain-is-delayed-into-october/
Remothered: Broken Porcelain, the sequel to the very-oddly-named psychological horror game Remothered: Tormented Fathers, is going to take a little longer than expected to arrive. Publisher Modus Games said in June at the Future Games Show that it would be out on August 25, but announced today that it's been pushed back to October 20.

Quake Champions' summer update adds a new map and the Citizen Kane of weapon skins
https://www.pcgamer.com/quake-champions-summer-update-adds-a-new-map-and-the-citizen-kane-of-weapon-skins/
Quake Champions is still kicking on, long after the predicted arena shooter revival failed to eventuate. Its latest update looks like a meaty one: it introduces a new map, a handful of new weapon skins, and a swathe of tweaks and fixes.

Tencent is in talks to acquire Digital Extremes owner Leyou Technologies
https://www.pcgamer.com/tencent-is-reportedly-in-talks-to-acquire-digital-extremes-owner-leyou-technologies/
Leyou Technologies, the holding company that owns Warframe developer Digital Extremes and Gears Tactics developer Splash Damage, has stopped trading shares on the Hong Kong Limited stock exchange ahead of an announcement regarding a buyout. Updated: Following the notice that it had temporarily ceased trading on the Hong Kong Limited Stock Exchange, Leyou Technologies has confirmed that it's entered into an exclusive agreement with Tencent over a possible acquisition and privatisation.

Snowrunner will send you searching for a World War 2 relic next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/snowrunner-will-send-you-searching-for-a-world-war-2-relic-next-week/
Snowrunner is getting stuck into a bit of archaeology next week. The cold, muddy sim is about to get its first big update, accompanied by the first season pass offering, sending hardy off-roading types in search of a downed World War 2 bomber plane.

Time to finish the news with a quick look at the deals from GOG and Steam:

+GOG

+Steam

Want more? You'll have to way until next week. Until then, have a happy and gaming weekend.



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The Far Cry 6 details page:



             

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Captain_Yuri said:

Chinese CPU maker Zhaoxin plans to enter the discrete GPU market

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Chinese-CPU-maker-Zhaoxin-plans-to-enter-the-discrete-GPU-market.480926.0.html

2020 Dell XPS 17 9700 facing worrying charging issues, drops from 100 percent to 65 percent battery while “recharging”

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Chinese-CPU-maker-Zhaoxin-plans-to-enter-the-discrete-GPU-market.480926.0.html

Bloodstained Curse of The Moon 2 released!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1257360/Bloodstained_Curse_of_the_Moon_2/

Zhao entering the GPU market, or is it really China doing so.

Imagine them entering the market, and all of China buys up their CPU's, making a crap ton of holla dolla, then China buys up AMD or Nvidia via Tencent. 

I wanna see how this actually pans out, but I know it's China, they like to inflate and dominate over time, and not in the fair way. 

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Chazore said:
Captain_Yuri said:

Chinese CPU maker Zhaoxin plans to enter the discrete GPU market

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Chinese-CPU-maker-Zhaoxin-plans-to-enter-the-discrete-GPU-market.480926.0.html

2020 Dell XPS 17 9700 facing worrying charging issues, drops from 100 percent to 65 percent battery while “recharging”

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Chinese-CPU-maker-Zhaoxin-plans-to-enter-the-discrete-GPU-market.480926.0.html

Bloodstained Curse of The Moon 2 released!

https://store.steampowered.com/app/1257360/Bloodstained_Curse_of_the_Moon_2/

Zhao entering the GPU market, or is it really China doing so.

Imagine them entering the market, and all of China buys up their CPU's, making a crap ton of holla dolla, then China buys up AMD or Nvidia via Tencent. 

I wanna see how this actually pans out, but I know it's China, they like to inflate and dominate over time, and not in the fair way. 

Yea maybe in like 5-7 years of not longer, they might have a competing product. As with China's cpu ventures, they are essentially as fast as old Intel Atom cpus. The main thing that's driving them is the fact that the US is preventing companies from doing business with China so the Chinese Government is opening up tons of contracts to buy even super shit PCs to try and get these companies going. If I remember correctly, chinese government has essentially banned the purchase of any new computers that has US components for the government offices and sites so that's the main reason why we have these companies popping up right now. And with that kind of funding, they might eventually catch up but as we all know, making CPUs and GPUs ain't easy but China always does have their own "tricks" loll.



             

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Then again, we did have this rumour so maybe they aren't doing too bad in the GPU department

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Chinese-company-allegedly-developing-a-GTX-1080-class-GPU-with-faster-clocks-PCIe-4-0-and-high-bandwidth-HBM-memory.431309.0.html



             

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Looking very much forward to FC6. I hope it'll have all the cool HDR and RT stuff to test out my new build.



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Captain_Yuri said:

The Far Cry 6 details page:

Polar Cry 6???