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hinch said:

More good news with Crypto finally crashing.. large improvements in substrate capacities by mid 2022. We can finally see a lot more GPU's shipments this year. WCCFTech.

"On the supply side, improving ABF substrate shortages will allow smooth shipments of new graphics cards starting after February, the sources noted. ABF substrate shortages are expected to be greatly reduced after mid-2022, which will further boost the overall graphics card shipments this year, the sources said."

https://www.digitimes.com/news/a20220124PD205.html

Hopefully that also translates to the DDR5 supply.



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@Captain_Yuri If all goes well, exciting times ahead. Yeah, the launch of LHR cards has slowed miners somewhat, so here hoping a brand new architecture will introduce even better blocking algorithms in Lovelace. We know Intel doesn't have anything in place with their ARC discreet cards, nor AMD; at this moment in time but who knows in future cards. Though even without LHR, the future for Bitcoin is uncertain and that's enough, for now.

I'm just holding out on that sweet RTX 4080 by holiday 2022. With much luck can finally upgrade from my old Pascal card lol.



Yea personally I'll be targeting the 4080/4090 as well. I think unlike last time where I attempted to wait until I got the GPU that I liked (Strix 3080 instead of MSI 3080), I think I'll pull the trigger on whichever one comes first. Hopefully newegg hasn't fixed their wishlist trick but I get the feeling they gonna combo it up. We will see though.



             

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I can't believe I somehow managed to skip two gens of GPU's with Nividia. Probably gonna just grab whatever I can get in the 80 range when the 4000 series comes out. Should hopefully be better refined in power consumption and RTX perf (also hoping temps aren't as silly as what I've seen some 3080o's going at, that's also without RT on in games).



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Chazore said:

I can't believe I somehow managed to skip two gens of GPU's with Nividia. Probably gonna just grab whatever I can get in the 80 range when the 4000 series comes out. Should hopefully be better refined in power consumption and RTX perf (also hoping temps aren't as silly as what I've seen some 3080o's going at, that's also without RT on in games).

If you are seeking power efficiency, especially with a 80 series, I don't think Nvidia will be the one to go for. The 4090 is supposed to be 500 watts and that's just for the founders. The 4080 will probably be more like 400 watts but then you get the AIB versions and they will probably be pushing 450-500 watts. But what next gen should bring is very good performance at all levels. Even a 4060 should be more powerful than a Series X so you could even get a 4070 and it will be quite a lot.

So if you are looking for the best power efficiency and Raster performance, you should probably wait for RDNA 3. But if you are looking for Ray Tracing and features, then you should go Nvidia.

Personally, I don't think we really need much more advancements in Raster and instead, we really need to try and bruteforce Ray Tracing. So assuming a 4080/4090 is able to run Cyberpunk at 4k Native at 60fps+ at max settings. Then I'll be happy.



             

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Nvidia Quietly Prepares to Abandon $40 Billion Arm Bid
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-25/nvidia-is-said-to-quietly-prepare-to-abandon-takeover-of-arm
Nvidia Corp. is quietly preparing to abandon its purchase of Arm Ltd. from SoftBank Group Corp. after making little to no progress in winning approval for the $40 billion chip deal, according to people familiar with the matter.



The Tuesday news:

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

Steam has two new daily deals, plus four Midweek Madness deals. And there's also some weeklong deals, but not many:

Fanatical has the new BYO Tiger Bundle, with 20 games to choose for your 1, 5 or 10 games bundle: https://www.fanatical.com/en/pick-and-mix/build-your-own-tiger-bundle.

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

The Vulkan 1.3 roadmap could change the very silicon it runs on
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/the-vulkan-13-roadmap-could-change-the-very-silicon-it-runs-on/
Cross-platform 3D graphics API Vulkan has just announced a much anticipated update. With Vulkan 1.3 available across the breadth of supported platforms, game developers can now enjoy a more streamlined experience, along with a bunch of highly-requested extensions coming integrated into the core API.

Epic's Easy Anti-Cheat system will work on Steam Deck, after all
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/epics-easy-anti-cheat-system-will-work-on-steam-deck-after-all/
As the Steam Deck launch date approaches, Valve and a number of game developers are making a push to smooth out compatibility issues arising from the handheld's Linux-based operating system, which uses software called Proton to run Steam games that don't support Linux natively. One concern has been that anti-cheat software won't easily make the transition, but Valve says it has solved one big chunk of that problem: Epic's popular Easy Anti-Cheat system should now work on the Steam Deck without any big hassle for developers.

MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS

Siren is a new cool mod for classic Doom, demo available for download
https://www.dsogaming.com/mods/siren-is-a-new-cool-mod-for-classic-doom-demo-available-for-download/
Modder ‘Dithered Output’ has released the demo of a pretty cool total conversion mod for classic Doom, called Siren. Siren appears to be influenced by numerous games, such as Aliens and F.E.A.R.
I’m pretty sure that most of our old-school fans will find this mod interesting. You can go ahead and download the demo from here. Below you can also find a gameplay trailer for Siren.

Demo released for the fan sequel to Dark Souls, Dark Souls: Nightfall
https://www.dsogaming.com/mods/demo-released-for-the-fan-sequel-to-dark-souls-dark-souls-nightfall/
Team Nightfall has released a demo for its fan sequel to the first Dark Souls game, Dark Souls: Nightfall. In addition, the full version of this mod will come out after the release of Elden Ring.
Team Nightfall was originally planning to release the full game on January 21st. However, and even though the team has already delayed the mod, it needs even more time in order to further polish it.
>> Here's the download link for the demo (Mega).

A '90% complete' fan-made PC port of Zelda: Ocarina of Time could be ready by April
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/a-90-complete-fan-made-pc-port-of-zelda-ocarina-of-time-could-be-ready-by-april/
A PC port of Super Mario 64 appeared essentially out of nowhere back in 2020 thanks to a herculean effort from fans who decompiled the game's code. A similar decompilation effort for Ocarina of Time was completed last year by the Zelda Reverse Engineering Team, and it seems like we may be seeing the fruits of that labor within a month. Videogameschronicle reports that another fan group has nearly finished turning that code into a working PC port.
>> And now that Nintendo knows about it, they must be getting that C&D letter ready.

GAMING NEWS

Here are 40 minutes of gameplay from GRID Legends’ Story Mode
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/here-are-40-minutes-of-gameplay-from-grid-legends-story-mode/
Codemasters has released a video, showcasing 40 whole minutes of gameplay footage from GRID Legends’ Story Mode, Driven to Glory. This video will give you a glimpse at the game’s story mode, so be sure to watch it if you are interested in it.

God of War PC Patch 1.0.3 released, aiming to fix memory leaks
https://www.dsogaming.com/patches/god-of-war-pc-patch-1-03-released-aiming-to-fix-memory-leaks/
Santa Monica and Jetpack Interactive have released a brand new patch for the PC version of God of War. According to the developers, Patch 1.0.3 aims to fix an issue that caused leaks in memory allocation which could result in either decreased performance or a game client crash.

Respawn is also working on first-person & strategy Star Wars games
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/respawn-is-also-working-on-first-person-strategy-star-wars-games/
Electronic Arts and Lucasfilm Games announced today that Respawn is working on three Star Wars games. The first game, as most may have guessed, is the sequel to Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order. The second Star Wars game is a first-person shooter, while the third one is a strategy game.

Official cinematic trailer released for Sniper Elite 5
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/official-cinematic-trailer-released-for-sniper-elite-5/
Rebellion has just released an official cinematic trailer for Sniper Elite 5. Sniper Elite 5 will see elite marksman Karl Fairburne travel to France in 1944 to destroy Operation Kraken.

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The Tuesday news, the second part:

Apex Legends' next hero is tooth-spitting freedom fighter Mad Maggie
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/apex-legends-next-hero-is-tooth-spitting-freedom-fighter-mad-maggie/
It's that time in the Apex Legends calendar once more where teasers for the next season begin to drop—starting with a look at our rebellious next Legend, Mad Maggie.

Battlefield 2042's 'Zombie Survival' mode pulled after it immediately turns into an XP farm
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/battlefield-2042s-zombie-survival-mode-pulled-after-it-immediately-turns-into-an-xp-farm/
Just a day after featuring a Zombie Survival mode in Battlefield 2042, the developers removed it from the official playlist because players were using it to farm XP that can be used to unlock weapons, ribbons, and other in-game content in other modes.

Elden Ring has officially gone gold
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/elden-ring-has-officially-gone-gold/
Elden Ring is no longer a meme nor a dream. It's really coming and, according to an interview with FromSoftware's Yasuhiro Kitao during the Taipei Game Show, will definitely launch on time. Elden Ring had a short delay from its originally announced January date to February, but it sounds like any other pushbacks are off the table now. Elden Ring has officially gone gold. "Please be assured, the title will be ready for sale on February 25th," Kitao says.

Outerverse developers say 'con artists' are using their game for an NFT scam
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/outerverse-developers-say-con-artists-are-using-their-game-for-an-nft-scam/
Outerverse publisher Freedom Games is warning of an NFT scam that's marketing a new cryptocurrency to videogame and NFT communities. The Outerverse Metaverse and Decentralized Platform is offering a token that it says will be earnable and usable in Outerverse—but Freedom Games and developer Tbjbu2 say the claim is "patently false."

New Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin trailer combines fantasy violence with Frank Sinatra
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/new-stranger-of-paradise-final-fantasy-origin-trailer-combines-fantasy-violence-with-frank-sinatra/
Team Ninja's take on the Final Fantasy universe is less than two months away, and while the E3 2021 reveal trailer's use of the words "Kill chaos" elicited a lot of scoffing, there's reason to be optimistic. The prospect of a Final Fantasy soulslike developed by the studio responsible for Nioh is exciting enough, and some of the enemies shown in this new five minute trailer are genuinely spectacular. Sure, protagonist Jack is still heavily reminiscent of a PS3-era generic bro, but maybe some Frank Sinatra will take some of that edge off? There's some Frank in the new trailer, too.

Final Fantasy 14 director says he wants to work on the game for the next 10 years
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/final-fantasy-14-director-says-he-wants-to-work-on-the-game-for-the-next-10-years/
Final Fantasy 14's producer and director Naoki Yoshida has said that as long as he's in good health, he intends to continue working on the game for the next decade.

Final Fantasy 14 is back on sale after 6 weeks
https://www.pcgamer.com/uk/final-fantasy-14-is-back-on-sale-after-6-weeks/
Rejoice, gamers—nearly six weeks after being pulled from digital storefronts, the critically-acclaimed MMORPG Final Fantasy 14 is available to buy again.



Please excuse my bad English.

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Rhonin the wizard said:

Nvidia Quietly Prepares to Abandon $40 Billion Arm Bid
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-25/nvidia-is-said-to-quietly-prepare-to-abandon-takeover-of-arm
Nvidia Corp. is quietly preparing to abandon its purchase of Arm Ltd. from SoftBank Group Corp. after making little to no progress in winning approval for the $40 billion chip deal, according to people familiar with the matter.

Bad news for Nvidia. We'll see what's their next move now and which part does that CPU group they were opening in Israel plays in it.



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JEMC said:
Rhonin the wizard said:

Nvidia Quietly Prepares to Abandon $40 Billion Arm Bid
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-01-25/nvidia-is-said-to-quietly-prepare-to-abandon-takeover-of-arm
Nvidia Corp. is quietly preparing to abandon its purchase of Arm Ltd. from SoftBank Group Corp. after making little to no progress in winning approval for the $40 billion chip deal, according to people familiar with the matter.

Bad news for Nvidia. We'll see what's their next move now and which part does that CPU group they were opening in Israel plays in it.

Yep and its for the best really. Nvidia having control of ARM would be awful for the tech industry.

Luckily the UK government won't allow that to pass so sucks to be them. Maybe they'll look into RISC-V in their CPU design/s?

Last edited by hinch - on 25 January 2022