Home • PC Game Hardware • And which one should you buy? Katharine Castle Hardware Editor 7th November 2019 / 3:50PM Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1660 Super is in a bit of an odd place right now. It’s a teensy bit faster than its non-Super sibling, the regular old GTX 1660, but not quite fast enough to really a proper impact on your minute-to-minute gaming performance. But given the GTX 1660 was already pretty close in speed to its more expensive cousin, the GTX 1660 Ti, is the GTX 1660 Super actually a way of getting Ti levels of power on the cheap? I’ve made some lovely bar graphs to find out. Nvidia GTX 1660 Super vs 1660 Ti: How we test Just like my GTX 1660 vs 1660 Super comparison piece, the main thing I want to find out here is how well each card runs at a variety of resolutions and graphics settings. Also like that particular test, I’ve only focused on 1920×1080 and 2560×1440 resolutions this time round, because, let’s … [Read more...] about Nvidia GTX 1660 Super vs 1660 Ti: Which is best?
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Home • PC Game Hardware • PC Game News • 23 Katharine Castle Hardware Editor 5th July 2019 / 10:00PM AMD’s Navi cards are just over 24 hours away from release right now, but after having been gazumped by Nvidia’s RTX Super graphics cards earlier in the week, AMD have just announced a little gazumping of their own in the form of an unexpected price cut for both the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT. How about that for a nice bit of friendly competition, eh? The new AMD Navi prices are as follows: AMD Radeon RX 5700: Originally $379, now $349 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT: Originally $449, now $399 AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition: Originally $499, now $449 That’s a $50 cut for both RX 5700 XT cards (the 50th Anniversary edition is ever so slightly faster than the standard version), and a $30 saving on the non-XT model. UK pricing is still TBC at time of writing, but all three price drops are pretty significant, especially when you … [Read more...] about Shots fired as AMD cut price of Navi GPUs just before launch to combat Nvidia’s RTX Super cards
Home • PC Game Hardware • 30 Clash of the 4K titans Katharine Castle Hardware Editor 26th October 2018 / 6:00PM Despite costing an arm, a leg plus a couple of kidneys, Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti has quickly established itself as the best graphics card on the planet. If you’ve ever wanted to play games in 4K at the highest settings without the faff of gaffer-taping two GPUs together via SLI bridges and whatnot, the RTX 2080 Ti is by far and away the best single card solution for 4K perfection chasers. As with any graphics card purchase, however, the big problem facing prospective RTX 2080 Ti owners is which of the many thousands of this particular card is actually the best one to buy? To help shed a bit of light on the issue, I’ve been pitting a bunch of different RTX 2080 Tis against each other to see which one’s best, including MSI’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Duke OC, Zotac’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti AMP! Edition and … [Read more...] about RTX 2080 Ti benchmark showdown: Nvidia vs MSI vs Zotac
Home • PC Game Hardware • 14 Super charged ray tracing Katharine Castle Hardware Editor 23rd July 2019 / 2:00PM It seems like an eternity has passed since the initial launch of Nvidia’s RTX Super cards, but here we are at last with the final GPU in the trilogy, the RTX 2080 Super. It’s still not the most powerful graphics card in Nvidia’s RTX arsenal – that honour continues to be held by the RTX 2080 Ti – but compared to the rest of Nvidia’s real-time ray tracing machines, the RTX 2080 Super is definitely a much more straightforward proposition than either of its Super siblings, the RTX 2060 Super or RTX 2070 Super. For starters, this is intended to replace the RTX 2080 rather than sit alongside it, and Nvidia say it’s also meant to deliver up to 10% more performance for the same price. In fact, if you compare the cost of Nvidia’s two Founders Edition cards, the £669 / $699 RTX 2080 Super actually comes … [Read more...] about Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super review: Faster 4K for no extra cost
Home • Guides • Phoenix Point • All your base are belong to the Phoenix Project Ollie Toms Guides Writer 6th December 2019 / 1:57PM Phoenix Point is just one of many Phoenix Project bases that you’ll bring back online over the course of your campaign to save humanity from the mutant-birthing Pandoravirus. And each of these bases must be carefully maintained and structured in order to give you the best chances of success. Our Phoenix Point Base Management guide will walk you through how base-building works in Phoenix Point, along with useful explanations of every single building in the game, and which are the best builds to prioritise for your bases. Phoenix Point Base Management guide contents: Phoenix Point Base Management Best buildings to construct in Phoenix Point bases Research Lab Satellite Uplink Energy Generator Living Quarters Store Access Lift Fabrication Plant Training Facility Medical Bay Food Production Containment Mist Repeller … [Read more...] about Phoenix Point Base Management – what are the best buildings to construct in Phoenix bases?