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New Radeons Will Mine Crypto, AMD Follows Nvidia

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 March 2021, 14:41

More clues have emerged about AMD's plans for cryptocurrencies. The company is allegedly preparing new GPU model designed for miners.

AMD's Share in GPU Market Down 9 Percent

Ness, 06 March 2021, 18:41

AMD recorded a drop in GPU market share. At the end of 2019, it stood at 27 percent. A year later, it was just 18 percent.

SSDs Surpass HDDs in Terms of Sales

Bart Swiatek, 17 February 2021, 13:35

Analysts of Trendfocus Inc. presented a report on the SSD and HDD market. The former were more popular than the latter last year.

Will Laptops Share the Fate of PS5 and RTX 3000? Experts Predict Shortages

Bart Swiatek, 12 February 2021, 11:57

Component availability issues related to various industry and global events may result in laptop market shortages and higher laptop prices.

Steam With New Activity Record

Adrian Werner, 08 February 2021, 12:18

Steam just set another activity record. Yesterday, more than 26.4 million users were logged in at the same time.

Chinese Use Laptops With RTX 3000 to Mine Crypto

Paul Musiolik, 07 February 2021, 17:47

Another segment of PC hardware could be affected by cryptocurrency boom. In China, miners have taken to buying up laptops with RTX 3000 cards en masse to mine Ethereum.

Over 100 Unannounced Exclusives Coming to Epic Games Store

Paul Musiolik, 06 February 2021, 17:06

Epic Games is not giving up on paying for featuring exclusive games in the store. Company's representative revealed that there's still more exclusive games in the pipeline that have been featured so far.

Memory Prices Will Increase, DDR3 With 50% Hike in 2021

Bart Swiatek, 04 February 2021, 16:11

Everything seems to indicate that this year we will see a large increase in the prices of DDR3 memory. This is due to declining production linked with, among other things, preparations for the release of the modern DDR5 standard.

AMD With Record Earnings in 2020

Arkadiusz Strzala, 27 January 2021, 20:22

AMD reported strong revenue increase in 2020. The emphasis on remote working and the resulting high demand for electronics are the effects of the on-going coronavirus pandemic.

We Know the Reason for GPU Shortages

Paul Musiolik, 21 January 2021, 20:45

Why can't we buy graphics cards? Igor Wallossek, well-known hardware guru, investigated the matter and has reached some interesting conclusions.

Market With Best PC and Laptop Sales in Last 10 Years

Paul Musiolik, 16 January 2021, 23:08

The coronavirus pandemic, forced remote working and the desire to replace aged components have served the PC, laptop and workstation market well. More than 91 million units of hardware devices were sold in the last quarter of 2020.

GeForce RTX 3000 Up to 20% More Expensive

Bart Swiatek, 15 January 2021, 10:42

ZOTAC and EVGA have introduced price increases for RTX 3000 series GPUs. In some cases, the differences reach more than 20%. The reason is the new tariff on components manufactured in China, imposed by the administration of former US President Donald Trump.

Crypto Responsible for RTX 3000 and RX 6000 Shortages? Nvidia and AMD Respond

Arkadiusz Strzala, 14 January 2021, 18:29

The new GPUs offer much better performance than the previous generation, only unfortunately it's hard to experience that in person. Both the new RTX 3000 and Radeon RX 6000 are hard to find in stores. How do their manufacturers explain this fact?

Global PC Component Prices Are in For an Increase

Adrian Werner, 06 January 2021, 12:33

This year we will pay even more for PC components. The reasons include customs and problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Asus was the first company to introduce price increases.

Windows 7 Remains Popular Even a Year After End of Support

Bart Swiatek, 05 January 2021, 15:18

It's been almost a year since Microsoft finished supporting Windows 7. Despite this, the software is still installed on nearly 20% of PCs.

Crypto Miners May be Responsible for RTX 3000 Shortages

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 November 2020, 19:06

RTX 3000 family GPUs remain unavailable in stores not only because of production problems. According to analyst Mitch Steves, Nvidia sold $175 million worth of chipsets to cryptocurrency miners.

Apple Currently Owns Over 25% of the CPU Market

Bart Swiatek, 05 October 2020, 11:59

Another edition of the usual hardware survey appeared on Steam. It shows that AMD already controls over 25% of the CPU market. The data also indicates stagnation in VR goggle sector.

Nvidia May Soon Add CPUs to Its Offer

Paul Musiolik, 16 September 2020, 12:33

Nvidia, after purchasing the British chipset manufacturer AMR, is thinking about entering the market for data center processors.

How Much Would It Cost to Buy Everything on Steam?

Milosz Szubert, 14 September 2020, 14:10

There is a site that enables us to check how much we would need to spend to buy all the games available on Steam. Currently, the amount is just over $537,000 (nearly $522,000 if discounts are included).

Flight Simulator Will be a Golden Egg-laying Goose for Hardware Companies

Agnes Adamus, 21 August 2020, 22:09

Microsoft Flight Simulator may turn out to be a golden egg-laying goose, not only for its creators but also for PC hardware manufacturers. According to analysts from Jon Peddie Research, in the next three years the game will bring 2.6 billion profits from hardware sales.

Prices of SSDs and RAM May Drop Soon

Bart Swiatek, 18 August 2020, 11:48

The DRAMeXchange website reports that we may soon see a significant drop in prices of RAM and SSDs. The reason for this is that many companies' warehouses are still stocked and the production of new chipsets is more efficient than expected.

Over 3 Billion Inhabitants of Earth are Gamers

Frozen, 15 August 2020, 18:51

According to the latest report of the analytical company DFC Intelligence, gamer represent as much as 40% of the world's population.

The First Top-shelf Gaming GPUs From Intel in 2021

Arkadiusz Strzala, 13 August 2020, 14:45

The first Intel GPU based on Xe-HP/HPG chipsets will appear in 2021. Their goal is a demanding gaming market. A new competitor will appear in a space dominated by AMD and Nvidia.

It Takes Only a Week to Make a Diablo Clone These Days

Bart Swiatek, 11 August 2020, 12:30

One youtuber decided to prove that a week's work is enough to create a fully functional diablo clone. It turns out that this is possible provided that we use Unreal Engine and ready tools, models and maps.

Steam - Cheap Shopping Via VPN Will be More Difficult

Arkadiusz Strzala, 30 July 2020, 14:38

Steam has changed the payment system. From now on, purchases must be finalized by the local payment method. The move may be part of the fight against buying cheaper games from other regions through VPN.

CEO of Epic Games: Digital Ownership Should be a Universal Notion

DS, 22 July 2020, 15:08

Tim Sweeney, owner of Epic Games, shared his thoughts on digital ownership on Twitter. According to him, they should be universal and accessible to all platforms and stores.

Pandemic Drives the Market; PC Master Race Grows in Strength

Bart Swiatek, 09 July 2020, 17:55

According to Jon Peddie Research analysts, the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus pandemic has led to a large increase in interest in computer hardware. Sales of all kinds of components are growing dynamically, as is the number of PC players. By the end of the year, the PC components market may be worth nearly $40 billion.

Epic Games Store's Share in PC Game Market is Growing

Bart Swiatek, 02 June 2020, 10:35

Epic Games Store, a digital distribution platform launched by creators of Fortnite, is doing better and better. According to Tim Sweeney, EGS already controls about 15% of the PC game market. The developer also convinces that giving away free games brings measurable benefits not only to players but also developers.

AMD Bests Intel in Many Major Stores

Adrian Werner, 02 May 2020, 17:07

AMD's CEO has boasted that in many major stores, more than 50 percent of available premium CPUs are made by his company. According to The European Hardware Association, gaming enthusiasts also prefer Ryzen's manufacturer.

Intel: New Tiger Lake CPU in Mid-year

Arkadiusz Strzala, 24 April 2020, 16:21

Intel remains financially successful despite the crisis. Revenues increased by 23% compared to the same period last year.

New Data Shows Intel's Dominant Position in China

Bart Swiatek, 17 April 2020, 11:07

Data from the Chinese benchmark Master Lu shows a picture of the PC market in China. The Chinese are most likely to use Intel processors and graphics cards from Nvidia.

Huawei Aiming to Enter GPU Market?

Laty, 14 April 2020, 11:58

Huawei is recruiting employees for the new department, whose task will be to build server graphics cards. These may be one of the last elements for China to achieve technological independence.

Gabe Newell Comments on Competition From Epic Game Store

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 March 2020, 17:50

Gabe „Gaben” Newell commented on Steam's competition with Epic Games Store. He said that competition in the digital stores is necessary and beneficial for all, but criticized Apple's style approach and its „faceless bureaucrats” managing App Store.

RAM and SSD Prices May Spike

Laty, 04 February 2020, 16:14

Many PC component price analysts have expressed their concerns about the coronavirus outbreak in China. After all, many large companies have their branches in that region of the world, and the virus could hit production and consumer demand.

AMD Chases Intel, Holding Nearly 40% of CPU Market

Peter Doron, 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.

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.

Take-Two CEO: 50% of Multiplatform Game Revenue Comes From PC

Konrad Serafinski, 02 November 2019, 23:16

Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, said in one of the recent interviews that in his opinion the PC market could account for up to 50% of revenues from multiplatform games.

EA Games Return to Steam. EA Access Subscription Available as Well

Bart Swiatek, 29 October 2019, 20:05

Electronic Arts has entered into an agreement with Valve. Under the agreement, new EA games will also be released on Steam, starting with Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order. Along with them, the platform will also receive several already released titles and an EA Access subscription.

Epic is Not Just Against Steam - 30% is the Industry Standard

Bart Swiatek, 08 October 2019, 15:43

IGN conducted an analysis which shows that Steam's 30% revenue share does not differ from the industry standards. Only a few other distributors apply different rules - including, of course, Epic Games Store, which often accuses Valve of engaging in shameful practices.

Blizzard Entertainment Once Again Assures That It Loves the PC

Bart Swiatek, 03 October 2019, 13:20

J. Allen Brack, president of Blizzard Entertainment, reaffirmed that his company does not intend to abandon the PC market. PC remains a key platform for the developer.

Valve vs. French Court - an Appeal is Underway

Barth Faryna, 23 September 2019, 16:00

Valve does not agree with the decision of the Paris Supreme Court that Steam users residing in the European Union are fully entitled to resell the titles purchased through the platform. There's gonna be an appeal.

French Judge: Resale of Steam Games is Legal Under EU Law

Paul Wozniak, 19 September 2019, 20:57

According to the judgment of the French court, which invokes European Union directives, resale of games from Steam is perfectly legal. Valve has a month to change the rules and inform users about it.

Borderlands 3 Shows That Boxed Editions Are a Thing of the Past

Agnes Adamus, 16 September 2019, 22:48

Borderlands 3 had a very good start. The boxed edition of the game was the biggest sales hit of the year in Great Britain. Despite its success, the result achieved by the latest installment of the popular looter-shooter series is only half as good as in the case of its predecessor. The same applies to Gears 5.

No More Robots CEO: Indie Games on PC get Cheaper and Sales are Falling

Christian Pieniazek, 10 September 2019, 23:19

Independent titles are selling worse and worse on PC and are getting cheaper, which makes them earn less and less. This is what Mike Rose, No More Robots' CEO, said in his analysis. He sees a chance for improvement in this situation in the „right” pricing of games, among other things.

Uplay Plus - Ubisoft's Answer to Xbox Game Pass Launches Today

Adrian Werner, 03 September 2019, 15:21

Uplay Plus, answer to the competing Origin Access Premier or Xbox Game Pass, was launched on the market. The subscription fee includes access to the full range of games offered by Ubisoft.

AMD GPU Sales Top Nvidia for the First Time in 5 Years

Conrad Hazi, 30 August 2019, 16:04

This is what everyone expected - AMD outperformed Nvidia in terms of GPU sales in the second quarter of 2019. The data provided by Jon Peddie Research analysts includes all desktop GPUs.

Ubisoft on Epic Games Store Exclusives: Steam is „Unrealistic”

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 August 2019, 23:16

Chris Early from Ubisoft commented on his company publishing PC versions of games on Epic Games Store rather than Steam. This is the decision of the publisher, who has had enough of the „unrealistic” business model used by Valve.

„You owe us $300,000,” Say Subnautica's Creators to G2A [Updated]

Conrad Hazi, 14 August 2019, 23:20

The dispute between developers and G2A is raging on and it does not look like anything is going to change in the near future. The tool proposed by the platform to block keys not intended for sale did not arouse much interest among the devs and caused further controversies.

Faster AMD Navi GPU and Mobile Processors are „Coming”

Conrad Hazi, 01 August 2019, 14:19

During a discussion on AMD's financial report for the second quarter of this year, Lisa Su admitted that her company still has a few new products in store and we can expect more powerful Radeon cards based on Navi architecture and new mobile processors.

Tim Sweeney Explains Why Epic Games Bets on Exclusive Titles

Frozen, 26 June 2019, 23:09

Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, explained on Twitter why the strategy of mass buying of exclusive titles, though unpopular, is beneficial to gamers.