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Nice vid, thanks. I still wonder what kind of effect will that latency have, but I understand that this is something that will be covered in reviews once Alder Lake launches and they can test them with both DDR4 and DDR5.

Also, that Noctua GPU teasing...

Last edited by JEMC - on 26 October 2021

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More PlayStation games rumoured for PC
https://www.kitguru.net/desktop-pc/mustafa-mahmoud/more-playstation-games-rumoured-for-pc/
Though these should both be taken with a grain of salt, new rumours are suggesting that the next set of PlayStation games finding their way onto the PC platform are Sucker Punch’s Ghost of Tsushima and Bluepoint Games’ Shadow of the Colossus.



Ghost of Tsushima is pretty much guaranteed at this point. But I'm quite doubtful about Shadow of the Colossus. Then again, that game took many years to develop and, if the port is cheap to do, I'm sure Sony would be happy to try to recoup a bit more money from it.



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

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JEMC said:

Nice vid, thanks. I still wonder what kind of effect will that latency have, but I understand that this is something that will be covered in reviews once Alder Lake launches and they can test them with both DDR4 and DDR5.

Also, that Noctua GPU teasing...

Quite interested to see how initial DDR5 modules stacks up against mature DDR4. If I had to guess there's not going to be much in it due to high latency of first  batches, much like previous gen crossovers. There's a video that Linus did several years ago for DDR3 vs 4.

Still its makes sense to go DDR5 if you plan on going for a new build with ADL.



Conina said:
EricHiggin said:

You could likely get away without a CPU fan with the right heatsinks. Just let the top, bottom, front, and rear, exhaust. For high end rigs it's hard to say how well that one side fan would work exactly. You'd still want your CPU fan, but a downflow cooler instead of a tower cooler. Vertical GPU positioning would also be better this way. Could open the door to new third party GPU cooler designs for those types of cases.

Without CPU fan and heatsinks even a 90,000-watts fan is barely enough (03:50 - 04:30 in the video, around 90 degree Celsius with a Ryzen 1800X):

Cool video, but these guys must work for Volkswagen, or did. jk

Fan has a huge gap between it and the case, no heatsink, case is way too enclosed, etc. Making the case flow do a 90 degree turn already isn't great, but making it do a 180 and exit where air is trying to enter the side is just asking for poor results.

Passive heatsinks have existed for a quite a while now and would be totally fine for many users with one large side fan in a fairly open case. In a higher end rig where it's being pushed, you'd almost certainly want a CPU fan still, even if the case was very open all around like I said. It may not give you the absolute max possible performance, but it would likely be good enough for those who'd sacrifice a bit for next to silent operation.



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The Wednesday news:

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

GOG has launched its Halloween Sale, featuring up to 90% discounts on more than 2000 games from now until the 3rd of November. Be aware that the sale also features flash deals, so check it out every now and then (they seem to last 48 hours each). You can learn more here; https://www.gog.com/news/the_spooky_and_creepy_halloween_sale_has_launched_on_gog

Steam has two new daily deals:

At the Humble Store we find the new EA Halloween Sale, featuring up to 75% discounts during the next 6 days: https://www.humblebundle.com/store/promo/ea-halloween-sale/

And at Fanatical has two new deals:

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

NVIDIA GeForce 496.49 WHQL driver is optimized for Forza Horizon 5, Call of Duty: Vanguard & Jurassic World Evolution 2
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/nvidia-geforce-496-49-whql-driver-is-optimized-for-forza-horizon-5-call-of-duty-vanguard-jurassic-world-evolution-2/
NVIDIA has released a brand new driver for its graphics cards. According to the green team, the NVIDIA GeForce 496.49 WHQL driver offers optimal performance in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
In addition, this new Game Ready Driver offers support for the latest new titles and updates, including Age of Empires IV, Battlefield 2042 Early Access, Call of Duty: Vanguard, Chivalry 2, Forza Horizon 5, Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy – The Definitive Edition, Jurassic World Evolution 2, and Riders Republic.
This driver also fixes a couple of bugs. For instance, it resolves some visual corruption issues in Doom 3: BFG Edition. It also addresses the flickering/visual corruption issues in Tom Clancy’s The Division 2.
>> Available from here.

MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS

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GAMING NEWS

Shadow Warrior 3 has been delayed until 2022, gets a new in-engine trailer
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/shadow-warrior-3-has-been-delayed-until-2022-gets-a-new-in-engine-trailer/
Devolver has announced that Shadow Warrior 3 has been delayed until 2022. The publisher claims that the game needs a bit more polishing, which is why it has decided to delay it. Additionally, Devolver released a new in-engine trailer that you can find below.

Doom Eternal Update 6.66 is now available for download on PC
https://www.dsogaming.com/patches/doom-eternal-update-6-66-is-now-available-for-download-on-pc/
id Software has just released Update 6.66 for Doom Eternal. This patch is 6.6GB in size on Steam, and brings a Horde Mode, as well as Battlemode 2.0.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is completely broken on NVIDIA’s Maxwell GPUs & AMD’s latest drivers
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/marvels-guardians-of-the-galaxy-is-completely-broken-on-nvidias-maxwell-gpus-amds-latest-drivers/
Square Enix has just released Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy and it appears that the game is completely unplayable on NVIDIA’s Maxwell GPUs. Not only that, but the game has major graphical issues/glitches on AMD’s latest drivers.
>> For AMD users, just revert back to the previous drivers, for Maxwell users... pray for a quick fix.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint Operation Motherland will introduce new Conquest Mode & progression system
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/tom-clancys-ghost-recon-breakpoint-operation-motherland-will-introduce-new-conquest-mode-progression-system/
Ubisoft has announced that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Breakpoint: Operation Motherland will be available on November 2nd. This free update will introduce a new Conquest Mode, an updated progression system, and Optical Camo.

Chernobylite’s first free DLC released, adds new enemies & side quest
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/chernobylites-first-free-dlc-released-adds-new-enemies-side-quest/
The Farm 51 has released the first free DLC for Chernobylite, called Monster hunt. This free DLC adds some new enemies and a new side quest. Additionally, it packs a number of fixes and tweaks.



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The Wednesday news, part two:

GTA Trilogy removes reference to Confederate flag
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/gta-trilogy-removes-reference-to-confederate-flag/
It looks like Rockstar has removed references to the Confederate flag in the upcoming GTA Trilogy remaster.
As noted by Kotaku, the newest trailer for the trilogy shows recurring character Phil Cassidy—a drunken arms dealer and Grade A idiot—no longer sporting a t-shirt with the Confederate flag. Instead, it's changed to a skull and yellow banner. It's a real 'blink and you'll miss it' moment if you're only casually watching the trailer, but you can catch it at around 34 seconds.
>> I don't fully understand this move since a confederate flag on a moron is a close portrayal of that sub-set of human beings. who could get more offended by the presence of that flag on that guy?

BlizzCon on 'pause' as Blizzard aims for a more 'welcoming and inclusive' event
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/blizzcon-on-pause-as-blizzard-aims-for-a-more-welcoming-and-inclusive-event/
Blizzard has announced a "pause" on plans for an online BlizzCon event that was expected to take place in early 2022, saying that the effort required to mount the show "is best directed towards supporting our teams."
>> As DroidKnight aptly posted on the news article about this: "We at Blizzard have decided to allow more time to pass by in the hopes that people forget our past indiscretions."

Crusader Kings 3's first big expansion won't be out until 2022
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/crusader-kings-3s-first-big-expansion-wont-be-out-until-2022/
At PDXCon in May, Paradox announced Royal Court, a full-sized expansion for Crusader Kings 3 to follow the smaller Northern Lords DLC. Though a release date wasn't mentioned, it went up for preorder on Steam and the Paradox Store and was expected fairly soon. As Paradox has announced on its forum, however, it won't be ready this year.

PSA: Alt-tabbing out of Destiny 2 could result in a PvP timeout thanks to a major exploit
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/psa-alt-tabbing-out-of-destiny-2-could-result-in-a-pvp-timeout-thanks-to-a-major-exploit/
Bungie is coming down on players who've been exploiting a major game-breaking bug in Destiny 2, but the current solution may be pulling legitimate players into the crossfire too.



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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Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” final specifications and pricing leak ahead of launch

https://videocardz.com/newz/intel-12th-gen-core-alder-lake-s-final-specifications-and-pricing-leaks-ahead-of-launch

Finally some gaming slides. But wait for independent reviews just in case. There should be more info coming out today so I might post some more news.

Nintendo 64 emulation on the Nintendo Switch is not good.... | MVG

When a paid service is not as good as normal emulators... You just know their effort was extremely lazy. Even the online implementation is bad. And no, he isn't talking about all the added features that you get with PC emulators but instead, there's a lot of basic issues like how there's broken Fog in Ocarina of Time... In an Official Nintendo port...



             

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BlizzCon on 'pause' as Blizzard aims for a more 'welcoming and inclusive' event
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/blizzcon-on-pause-as-blizzard-aims-for-a-more-welcoming-and-inclusive-event/
Blizzard has announced a "pause" on plans for an online BlizzCon event that was expected to take place in early 2022, saying that the effort required to mount the show "is best directed towards supporting our teams."
>> As DroidKnight aptly posted on the news article about this: "We at Blizzard have decided to allow more time to pass by in the hopes that people forget our past indiscretions."

If Diabro 4 and OW2 are good. Dunno anything about WOW stuff. No one will remember. Are they still supporting Hots? I got into Hearthstone last year again but just can't do it anymore.



green_sky said:

BlizzCon on 'pause' as Blizzard aims for a more 'welcoming and inclusive' event
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/blizzcon-on-pause-as-blizzard-aims-for-a-more-welcoming-and-inclusive-event/
Blizzard has announced a "pause" on plans for an online BlizzCon event that was expected to take place in early 2022, saying that the effort required to mount the show "is best directed towards supporting our teams."
>> As DroidKnight aptly posted on the news article about this: "We at Blizzard have decided to allow more time to pass by in the hopes that people forget our past indiscretions."

If Diabro 4 and OW2 are good. Dunno anything about WOW stuff. No one will remember. Are they still supporting Hots? I got into Hearthstone last year again but just can't do it anymore.

I am mainly just looking forward to Diablo 4 as I haven't seen anything care worthy about OW2 yet. Hopefully they don't goof em up.



             

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