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PlayStation 5 tech “ahead of anything you can buy on the PC”

PlayStation 5 tech “ahead of anything you can buy on the PC”

An interview with Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney suggested the next-gen console PS5 will keep gaming consoles alive for at least another generation. Where devout PC gamers would seem to always have an edge on gaming consoles due to their ability to upgrade all parts at will, Sony appears to be keying in on storage optimization. This bit could - and likely will be - vital to the console's success.

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DiRT 5, the go-to for best graphics on Xbox Series X?

DiRT 5, the go-to for best graphics on Xbox Series X?

Watching the full Xbox Series X collection of trailers in Microsoft's presentation today, one game stood out for extraordinary graphics finesse. The game DiRT 5 won't likely be the best-selling launch game for Xbox Series X, but it might well be the most perfect example of high-end graphics on the platform right out the gate. This game will have the eyes of all the car companies with which it works on it, judging it, demanding excellence - and for that, as much as for the gamers who'll play the game, it'll look fantastic.

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How Megan Thee Stallion Savage Remix with Beyonce is #1 on YouTube with a horse

How Megan Thee Stallion Savage Remix with Beyonce is #1 on YouTube with a horse

Over the past few hours, musical artist Megan Thee Stallion's Savage Remix (featuring Beyonce) shot up to the top of the YouTube charts with an audio track. There's a video... so to speak, but it's largely an audio situation. So what's going on here? How is the top "video" on YouTube not actually much of a video at all? Or is the simplicity of the presentation also its core strength?

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New NVIDIA GeForce RTX laptops start at $1k, RTX Super gets creative

New NVIDIA GeForce RTX laptops start at $1k, RTX Super gets creative

A total of ten laptops were revealed today newly fitted with NVIDIA GeForce RTX SUPER GPUs and 10th Gen Intel Core processors. NVIDIA says that these graphics processors are "the industry's fastest, most power-efficient available today." NVIDIA's claimed that these GPUs are able to render 3D graphics up to 13x faster than a CPU, and up to 10x faster than a CPU for video editing. In other words, these laptops are made for more than gaming.

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NVIDIA’s DLSS 2.0 details: Better graphics made easier with AI

NVIDIA’s DLSS 2.0 details: Better graphics made easier with AI

DLSS 2.0 (Deep Learning Super Sampling) might be just the game-changing graphics technology we need at this strange point in history. DLSS 2.0 uses dedicated AI processors (Tensor Cores) on NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics cards to bring boosted frame rates without the blurry textures that usually come along for the ride. While DLSS 2.0 works with improved speed and quality, it's the compatibility that's the most important part of the puzzle.

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AMD Ryzen 9 4000H and 4000HS APU units hit the top end of laptop power

AMD Ryzen 9 4000H and 4000HS APU units hit the top end of laptop power

The newest AMD Ryzen 9 4000 mobile series chips were revealed today with the power and features to take on Intel's latest Core i9 laptop collection. Two new laptop-aimed CPU units were revealed this morning by AMD, one the Ryzen 9 4900H, the other the Ryzen 9 4900HS. Both are based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture, and are scheduled to be appearing in notebook computers in the next few weeks.

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Coronavirus takes out another convention: GTC 2020 (moved online)

Coronavirus takes out another convention: GTC 2020 (moved online)

Due to 2019-nCoV (novel coronavirus), aka COVID-19, graphics-centric event known as GTC 2020 was moved from its location in San Jose, California, to the internet. This event was previously scheduled to bring a variety of big names in gaming, automotive, and everything in-between, to the likes of the San Jose Convention Center. Due to concerns for the health of the entire population of the planet - starting with those at the convention - this event has been moved online.

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Smithsonian Open Access initiative releases loads of 3D models to public domain

Smithsonian Open Access initiative releases loads of 3D models to public domain

Who loves public domain access to tons of historically significant and utterly beautiful contend... now in 3D? With the internationally recognized Creative Commons Zero (CCO) license in effect, The Smithsonian launched their Open Access initiative this week to the public for the first time. This system's launch included approximately 2.8 million 2D images and 3D models, rolling the lot directly into the public domain for all to enjoy - and use!

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NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition made to be rare

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition made to be rare

Today the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition was revealed in full. This GPU was made to "honor the loyalty and dedication of GeForce and Cyberpunk 2077 fans around the world" and won't be cheap - if you ever get the opportunity to buy one. There will be an opportunity to earn one VIA a promotional event online this month - with a message of good will, shared publicly.

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Apple could start using Imagination GPUs again for iPhones and beyond

Apple could start using Imagination GPUs again for iPhones and beyond

Apple disrupted the status quo when it started making its own chips for its mobile devices. That was true not just for Qualcomm and its processors or Intel and its LTE modem but even for Imagination and its mobile graphics chips. The latter, however, seemed to follow in Qualcomm's footsteps and engaged in a legal battle with Apple. Now Apple and Imagination have apparently made up but also raises questions about what the future may hold.

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“Cats” gets updated with improved visuals amid growing criticism

“Cats” gets updated with improved visuals amid growing criticism

The box office is having a rough few days. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may be selling well as expected but reception has been pretty mixed. Even before that, however, the acclaimed yet divisive Broadway musical "Cats" leaped into the big screen but seems to have failed to land on its feet. Now it seems that everyone involved is doing all that it takes to salvage the film's reputation, including a notice from Universal Pictures that it's updating the movie right on opening day.

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Gigabyte AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box is a water-cooled graphics dock

Gigabyte AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box is a water-cooled graphics dock

You may have started hearing about gaming smartphones that boast about some form of water-cooling (technically vapor), but the real titleholders in water-cooled systems are monstrous gaming PC rigs. Not a problem when you have a huge desktop tower, not so much when your gaming computer of choice is a laptop. That's where Gigabyte's latest baby comes in. The AORUS RTX 2080 Ti Gaming Box claims to be an external graphics enclosure like no other, boasting of the industry's first water cooling solution inside a graphics dock.

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