AMD Changes Specs of Radeon RX 5600 XT in Answer to Nvidia's Move
Paul Wozniak, yesterday, 17:40
According to HKEPC, the latest GPU from AMD, Radeon RX 5600 XT, should appear on the market with slightly better specs. Its timing and memory speed has been increased. This is probably an answer to Nvidia's reduction of GeForce RTX 2060's price.
Xbox Console Streaming Available For All Users
Agnes Adamus, 17 January 2020, 22:40
Tests of the Xbox Console Streaming service have been officially launched worldwide. From now on, all Xbox One owner who signs up for Insider program can stream games from the console to their smartphone or tablet.
Nvidia Reduced the Price of GeForce RTX 2060
Bart Swiatek, 17 January 2020, 13:38
Nvidia has decided to lower the price of the reference model of GeForce RTX 2060, which means custom designs will get cheaper as well. Nvidia's move is related to the upcoming release of the competing Radeon RX 5600 XT.
God of War Creator: PS5 Will be Revealed Soon
Bebop, 17 January 2020, 12:58
David Jaffe, the developer who worked on the God of War and Twisted Metal series, seems confident that the PS5 will be presented in the next 4 weeks. This is consistent with numerous rumors coming from uncertain sources.
TikTok App Downloaded More Times Than Facebook in 2019
Jiker, 16 January 2020, 13:02
We have learned the most frequently downloaded mobile applications of 2019. WhatsApp is the leader of the list, but TikTok was hot on its heels. The mobile market has experienced growth, with video games led by Honor of Kings/Arena of Valor and Pokemon GO.
The EU Wants a Universal Charger for all Smartphones; Apple Protests
Konrad Serafinski, 16 January 2020, 12:39
The topic of developing a common charging port for all mobile devices returns. The European Union will hold a vote, after which we will find out whether Europe will soon be united by a single charger. As you can guess, not everyone is supporting the idea, namely Apple, among others.
New Microsoft Edge on Chromium Engine Available for Download
Bart Swiatek, 16 January 2020, 12:07
Microsoft has released the latest version of its Edge browser, now based on the Chromium engine, known from Google Chrome. The application is fast and has a number of interesting features.
French PlayStation Website: DualShock 5 Compatible With PlayStation 4
Jacob Blazewicz, 15 January 2020, 22:03
The French PlayStation website reported that the DualShock 5 pad will enable us to play on PlayStation 4, and this has again raised hopes related to the rumor of the controller's alleged compatibility with the new console.
Microsoft Fixes Dangerous Gap in Windows 10, Detected by NSA
Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 13:49
The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) has detected a dangerous security gap in Windows 10 and Windows Server. The exploit made it possible for PCs to be infected a virus and have sensitive data stolen. Microsoft has already eliminated the threat with an appropriate patch.
No More Tracking? Google Says it Will Block Cookies in Chrome
Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 12:43
Jason Schuh, director of the engineering team responsible for the Chrome browser, said in a blog note that the said app will prevent companies from tracking web traffic using cookies in the future. The idea would come into effect in two years' time and is currently being consulted with representatives of other companies.
RX 5950 XT, RX 5950, RX 5900 and RX 5800 - New Radeons in EEC Database
Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 12:24
The names of several new graphics cards from AMD have appeared in the Eurasian Economic Union (EEC) database. These are the Radeon models RX 5950 XT, RX 5950, RX 5900 and RX 5800. The entries most likely concern the so-called „big Navi”, i.e. chipsets prepared for gaming enthusiasts.
Valve Index Goggles Almost Sold Out; Half-Life Alyx Effect?
Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2020, 11:59
VR Valve Index goggles sell better than their manufacturer assumed - the device can now only be bought in Japan, and only if we decide to use only helmets and controllers - without the base station. Such great interest is most likely due to the very promising Half-Life: Alyx.
PC Sales Rising After 7 Years of Decline
Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2020, 13:25
2019 was the first year in seven years in which PC sales increased. The market leaders are Lenovo, HP and Dell. One of the reasons for the increased demand is the end of support for Windows 7, which is forcing many companies to switch to newer hardware.
Today, Microsoft Ends Support of Windows 7
Bart Swiatek, 14 January 2020, 11:29
Microsoft is officially terminating its support for Windows 7. The software will not receive any patches (even the critical, security-related ones), and its users will not be able to count on the support of the company's technical department.
Leaks: We Won't See PS5 on E3 2020; Sony Skips the Show Again
Jacob Blazewicz, 13 January 2020, 22:46
Michael Pachter from Wedbush Securities reports that Sony is not going to show up at E3. Again. Meanwhile, there are more or less reliable rumors on the web about when PlayStation 5 will be presented.
Jason Schreier: „PS5 and Xbox More Powerful Than RTX 2080”
Bart Swiatek, 13 January 2020, 15:44
Industry journalist Jason Schreier said during a recent podcast that he thinks the next generation of consoles, the PS5 and Xbox, will be more powerful than GeForce RTX 2080-like GPU. The platform designers are said to look to the future, ensuring that they have enough power in the years ahead.
New Photos of Samsung Galaxy S20+; New Folding Smartphone in the Works
Bart Swiatek, 13 January 2020, 11:42
The editorial staff of XDA has published several photos of Samsung Galaxy S20+ - the middle smartphone from the new line of Korean flagships. The company is also said to be working on the Galaxy Z Flip, a folding phone resembling Motorola Razr.
Google Chrome Will Continue to be Supported on Windows 7
Paul Wozniak, 12 January 2020, 19:11
Google has assured that Chrome web browser will continue to receive updates on Windows 7. The company wants to support the application for at least 18 months after Microsoft abandons the system.
Nintendo Switch with GameCube Controller - Impressive Fan Design
Konrad Serafinski, 12 January 2020, 18:41
The popular youtuber has created unique Joy-Cons for Nintendo Switch that look just like the GameCube controller. Moreover, they are fully functional and work both connected to the console and wirelessly.
Microsoft's Next-gen Exclusives for New Xbox in 2021 at the Earliest
Paul Wozniak, 10 January 2020, 22:22
Head of Xbox Game Studios, Matt Booty, has revealed that Microsoft intends to release games both for current-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as PC for at least a year from now. This means that on the launch day of the new Xbox, there will be no next-gen exclusive titles available for the console.
Intel Xe DG1-SDV GPU - New Info and Photos
Bart Swiatek, 10 January 2020, 14:19
Intel presented photos of its first design based on the Xe architecture. The company also provided some information about the individual model that will go on the market.
Xiaomi Mi Band 5 Offers Proximity Payments; Price Similar to Band 4
Bart Swiatek, 10 January 2020, 13:41
TinzenHelp has reached information about the Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness wristband. According to the leak, it is to have an AMOLED 1.2 inch screen with higher brightness and an NFC module.
First Benchmark of New Radeon - It's Faster Than GeForce RTX 2080 Ti
Bart Swiatek, 10 January 2020, 10:55
There is an entry in the OpenVR database that may represent a new gaming GPU from AMD - the so-called „big Navi”. It's 17% faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti.
In 2019 79% of Japanese Console Market Belonged to Nintendo
Adrian Werner, 09 January 2020, 14:33
Thanks to Famitsu, we have learned the scale of Nintendo's domination on the Japanese market. As many as 76% of the consoles sold last year were models from the Switch family.
CEO of SIE: PS5 Has „Unique Unannounced Features”
Konrad Serafinski, 09 January 2020, 13:55
Sony Interactive Entertainment's (SIE) CEO Jim Ryan was interviewed by the Japanese website Business Insider, where he pointed out that the PS5 will have unique features we do not yet know about. He also commented on the logo and the process of „switching” to next-gen.
PS5 Logo Gets Almost 5 Million Likes on Instagram and Ton of Memes
Paul Wozniak, 08 January 2020, 14:07
A post showing the PlayStation 5 logo on Instagram has almost 5 million likes. For comparison, the presentation of the new Xbox has not exceeded one million likes so far. Showing the logo was enough for the fans to create a truckload of related memes.
Steam Hardware Survey - Chinese is Now Top Language, AMD Drops Pace
Jiker, 08 January 2020, 12:23
According to the latest Steam hardware survey, the most popular language on Valve's platform in December was Chinese. After a few months of growth, AMD has lost some momentum - both in CPU and GPU categories.
Nvidia Will Reduce Price of GeForce RTX 2060 for Radeon 5600 XT Launch
Bart Swiatek, 08 January 2020, 11:53
It looks like Nvidia is planning to lower the price of GeForce RTX 2060, the weakest Turing-based chipset that supports ray tracing. The move will most likely be the answer to the January launch of Radeon RX 5600 XT.
AMD is Working on Fast Navi GPU With Ray-tracing
Bart Swiatek, 08 January 2020, 11:18
The head of AMD, Dr. Lisa Su, gave an interview to the journalists of AnandTech. During the conversation, a thread of AMD's ray-tracing GPU appeared. The company is working on a new, powerful graphics card supporting this technology, which should appear on the market later this year.
Rumor: New Model of Nintendo Switch in Mid-2020
Adrian Werner, 07 January 2020, 15:02
There have been rumors suggesting that Nintendo intends to release a new model of the Switch console in mid-year. Production is expected to start in this quarter.
Xe GPU and Laptops With 5G - Intel on CES 2020
Conrad Hazi, 07 January 2020, 14:09
During the presentation at CES 2020, Intel did not show too many products that may be of interest to gamers. However, some progress was made in the development of Xe graphics cards - we could see some of their capabilities.
The Xbox Series X Unit Shown by AMD at CES was „Unofficial”
Konrad Serafinski, 07 January 2020, 13:52
During the AMD conference at CES 2020, a short video showing, among other things, the back of the Xbox Series X console, together with all ports, was presented. However, a moment later Microsoft announced that the visualization did not came from the company and should not be considered official.
PS5 Logo And One Billion PS4 Games Sold - Sony on CES 2020
Conrad Hazi, 07 January 2020, 13:43
Also Sony prepared a conference for CES 2020. Contrary to expectations, we learned little about PlayStation 5, but the company provided some interesting statistics on the current generation of consoles and presented a concept car.
Ryzen 4000, Radeon RX 5600 XT and Threadripper 3990X - AMD on CES 2020
Laty, 07 January 2020, 13:17
During the conference, which took place at CES 2020, AMD presented, among other things, new models of Ryzen 4000 and Radeon RX 5600 XT GPU. We also saw the world's first 64-core CPU from AMD, Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.
New Leaks Show PS5 DevKit and DualShock 5 Controller?
Conrad Hazi, 06 January 2020, 13:52
New photos of the PlayStation 5 development kit have been uploaded to the web. This time, in addition to the console itself, you can see the new model of the dedicated gamepad - presumably DualShock 5.
Leak: PS5 Pre-orders will Launch in March
Paul Wozniak, 05 January 2020, 22:57
According to unofficial information, pre-orders of PlayStation 5 will start as early as March this year. On January 7, during Sony's conference, we may see the next-gen console for the first time.
S-Pod is Self-balancing Vehicle From Segway
Paul Wozniak, 05 January 2020, 22:09
At this year's CES 2020 hardware fair, Segway will be presenting the new electric vehicle called S-Pod. It's a two-wheeled chair, which is supposed to be an upgraded version of the classic Segway used, for example by security staff.
AMD Chases Intel, Holding Nearly 40% of CPU Market
Jiker, 03 January 2020, 11:51
With the latest moves, AMD is quickly closing in on Intel. According to PassMark, the Ryzen manufacturer already has almost 40% of the CPU market share. There are many indications that the difference will be diminishing in the coming months, and many believe that AMD will eventually overtake the competition.
Nvidia Ampere GPUs Deliver up to 50% More Performance
Bart Swiatek, 03 January 2020, 10:26
According to the Taipei Times, Nvidia Ampere graphics cards can deliver up to 50% increase of performance of Turings, while consuming two times less power. All thanks to the improvements and the use of 7nm lithography.
Intel Core i9-10900K is i9-9900K With Two Extra Cores
Bart Swiatek, 02 January 2020, 12:14
Slides from Intel's internal documentation, dedicated to the flagship CPU of the upcoming Comet Lake-S line - i9-10900K, have leaked into the web. Everything seems to indicate that the main advantage of this computing unit compared to its predecessor, i9-9900K, will be two additional cores. Performance gains in single-threaded applications are not impressive.
Digital Foundry on Console Performance: PS5 Weaker Than New Xbox
Konrad Serafinski, 31 December 2019, 11:25
The Digital Foundry channel has tracked available leaks regarding next-gen consoles. The analysis shows that the new Xbox can be much stronger than the PS5. On the other hand, the device from Sony is to be more affordable.
PS5 With Two Hardware Modes for PS4 Game Support
Adrian Werner, 31 December 2019, 10:45
Reliable information about the backward compatibility of PlayStation 5 has surfaced on the web. According to the infor, the console's GPU will have two additional modes of operation, designed specifically for PS4 and PlayStation 4 Pro games.
CES 2020: Sony's „Unique Vision of the Future” Might be PS5?
Jacob Blazewicz, 30 December 2019, 23:30
Sony has posted an intriguing message on its website. The company intends to show „a unique vision of the future” at CES 2020, which many people read as an announcement of PlayStation 5's official reveal.
End of Windows 7 Support is Nigh; Switch to Windows 10 for Free
Bart Swiatek, 30 December 2019, 12:22
In January, Microsoft will officially end its support for the popular Windows 7 operating system. It is worth noting that the option of free upgrade to Windows 10 is still available, although officially it was supposed to expire in July 2016.
Specs and Benchmarks of Radeon RX 5600 XT
Bart Swiatek, 30 December 2019, 12:13
We have learned the specs of the new GPU from AMD, the Radeon RX 5600 XT. The design will resemble the more powerful RX 5700 in several aspects, which can translate into performance above industry expectations.
Intel Core i9-10900K CPU With 10 Cores and Clock up to 5.3 GHz
Bart Swiatek, 30 December 2019, 11:55
New information about Intel's Comet Lake-S series processors has been released online. We learned their specifics and the list of supported functions, including several novelties.
New-Old DualShock 4; Sony Patents New Version of PlayStation Pad
Darius Matusiak, 30 December 2019, 11:48
DualShock with two additional buttons. Sony has just patented a new version of its gamepad and it is probably not designed for PlayStation 5.
GPU Prices May Rise Because of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X
Adrian Werner, 29 December 2019, 17:59
According to analysts, graphics card prices may increase next year. One reason for this will be the increased demand for GDDR6 memory due to the launch of Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5.
Devs Say Making Games on PS5 is Easier Than Ever
Konrad Serafinski, 28 December 2019, 17:16
Developers say that creating games on PlayStation 5 is very simple and fun. This is what Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Interactive Entertainment Worldwide Studios, has said in an interview with Dengeki PlayStation.
Nvidia: GeForce RTX 2080 More Powerful Than PS5 and Xbox Series X
qjin, 27 December 2019, 11:55
Jensen Huang, Nvidia's CEO, made it clear at GTC China 2019 that the GeForce RTX 2080 is more efficient than the chipset installed in next-gen consoles that will debut in late 2020.