After the last-minute firmware update to the RX 5600 XT, we're a bit less enamored with the newcomer. Toss in deals like this XFX RX 5700 XT and you get potentially 20-25 percent better performance for a similar increase in price. The RX 5700 XT remains one of the best graphics cards for gaming. … [Read more...] about This Radeon RX 5700 XT card is the cheapest around with this deal
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What I can say is that Joanna was generally impressed with the build quality and performance of the Vengeance 5180 she reviewed last year, which paired an Intel Core i7-8700 CPU with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 GPU. She'll also have a review of the 6182 posted later this week, so stay tuned. … [Read more...] about Corsair just added a couple of high-end AMD configs to its Vengeance PC line
Intel CPUs are typically the favorite choice for performance and overclocking enthusiasts. While the overclocking range for the latest 8-core parts is limited (4.9-5.1GHz being the typical maximum without exotic cooling solutions), the 8th Gen parts hit similar overclocks but start at lower base clocks. Intel's top CPUs cost more than their AMD counterparts, especially once you add in a decent cooler, but they're often a bit faster in games. AMD meanwhile is able to trounce Intel when it comes to multithreaded applications. Intel has no real 'mainstream' answer to the 3900X, never mind the 3950X. You'll have to move to Intel's HEDT platform, but then AMD has up to 32-core solutions with Threadripper 3000 CPUs. … [Read more...] about AMD vs Intel: Who makes the better CPU?
Admittedly, the news isn’t wholly surprising. Even when Stratton and his team confirmed that Doom Eternal would indeed have ray tracing support in an interview with Giantbomb at E3 2019, he also said that it wasn’t particularly high on their priorities list. Instead, the team were focusing on more important things like overall performance and cross-platform stability, rather than making sure it had ray tracing. Nvidia have never publicly announced anything about Doom Eternal’s ray tracing support, either – which is odd, considering they like to make a big song and dance about all their upcoming ray tracing releases. … [Read more...] about Doom Eternal won’t have ray tracing for quite some time
MSIMSI had made some BIOS updates available, which requires installing its Dragon Center utility (download here). Interestingly, a bump in memory speed is not part of any of the VBIOS updates. Why not? MSI explained the reason in the latest episode of MSI Insider, essentially saying AMD provided memory chips validated to run at 12Gbps. That being the case, it's hit or miss whether a particular card can run the memory at 14Gbps without issue. Some might be able to, others inevitably won't. … [Read more...] about Here come the BIOS updates for Radeon RX 5600 XT cards shipping with slower clocks