NEWS 21 Aug 2018­ by Nail Garejev

Nvidia Announces Turing Based RTX 20xx Series Focusing on Ra…

A new generation of consumer gaming GPUs is finally arriving over two years after the launch of Nvidia Pascal based GTX 10xx series. Unfortunately for gamers, AMD had not been competitive at the top end and GPU prices were extremely inflated by the cryptomining craze. So let us take a look at what the new…
NEWS 12 Jan 2018­ by Nail Garejev

HTC Vive Pro Announced with Higher Resolution Displays and O…

At CES 2018, HTC has announced an updated version of their VR headset – Vive Pro. One of the major improvements is the increased resolution – 1440x1600 per eye, while original had 1080x1200. The field of view and refresh rate remain the same, 110 degrees and 90 Hz respectively. Thus the perceived linear pixel density…
PREVIEWS 08 Aug 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Universe Sandbox ²

Astrophysics is an area of science, where it is impossible to set up experiments due to the enormous spatial and temporal scales involved. We can either try to observe what is already there or use our knowledge of physics to calculate how the heavens should behave. Programming computers to solve physical equations and giving it…
NEWS 01 Aug 2017­ by Nail Garejev

AMD’s Radeon RX Vega Announced

While AMD released a new generation of mid-range GPU's last year, the wait for the competitor to Nvidia’s GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 became quite long. Fortunately, that wait is coming to an end soon with three Radeon RX Vega cards having been announced for an August 24th release date: RX Vega 56, RX Vega…
NEWS 16 Jun 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Intel Kaby Lake X & Skylake X – More Cores for Desktop…

Intel has announced their latest line-up of high performance desktop CPUs, ranging from 4 to 18 cores, and all of them use Intel’s X299 platform and LGA2066 socket, but there is a lot of variety in their specifications. At the lower end of the core scale, there are Kaby Lake X based quad-core i5-7640X and…
NEWS 20 May 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Standalone VR Headsets and Experimental Displays

This week at the I/O conference, Google presented a new version of their Daydream VR platform. In addition to the original Daydream that uses a smartphone for display and processing, there will be fully standalone wireless VR headsets. Google advertises their new 'WorldSense' technology will add positional tracking to these standalone headsets without any external sensors. The…
NEWS 10 Apr 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Titan Xp – Just to Retake Crown from 1080 Ti

With a surprise announcement, Nvidia has both pushed top GPU performance a little higher and added more confusion to their products’ naming scheme. Their previous top performer, GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, was released a month ago, slightly beating Titan X (Pascal) in performance, while only sacrificing 1 GB VRAM and being considerably less expensive. To keep Titan…
NEWS 01 Mar 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Nvidia Announces The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

As soon as Nvidia has announced their latest, Pascal based Titan X, gamer's were expecting to see a similar performance in a more affordable GTX 1080 Ti. This wait is ending soon, as Nvidia has finally announced the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, to be released next week. In terms of specifications, GTX 1080 Ti is very…
ANNOUNCEMENT 01 Mar 2017­ by Nail Garejev

AMD’s GDC Event – Very Little About Vega

Many people have expected AMD to finally announce their high performance Vega GPUs at Game Developers Conference. It seems that Nvidia expected that as well, announcing the GTX 1080 Ti the same day. Unfortunately, there was little information about Vega. We now know, that new cards will be released under the name Radeon RX Vega,…
ANNOUNCEMENT 24 Feb 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Valve Releases Steam Audio SDK to Improve Sound in Games

While the gaming graphics have been constantly improving, the same cannot be said about in-game sounds. While there is a lot of investment into voice acting, music and sound effects in high budget games, most games do not take into account how sound should propagate in their environments. It seems that Valve really wants the…
NEWS 22 Feb 2017­ by Nail Garejev

AMD Ryzen CPUs Available for Pre-Orders

Since Intel’s introduction of Core 2 CPUs, back in 2006, they have been keeping a serious single core performance advantage over AMD’s offerings. Even with the very slow performance gains during last several generations, Intel’s quad core CPUs were far enough ahead to outperform AMD’s best Bulldozer and Excavator CPUs in most scenarios. While games…
ANNOUNCEMENT 22 Feb 2017­ by Nail Garejev

DLC Pack 2 for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

Namco Bandai have announced the second batch of Dragon Ball Super content for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2. Some of the content will be available to every owner of the game on February 27th: New costumes: Zangya & Bido. Android 15’s Clothes and Metal Cooler’s Suit 2 New Expert Missions: Broly and Janemba 5 New Attacks…
ANNOUNCEMENT 13 Feb 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Take on Mars Lands as Full Release

Take on Mars is a simulator about exploring the Red Planet with both unmanned and manned missions. It had been in Steam Early Access since August 2013 and has grown significantly in scope since then. To mark the release of the final version of the game, the developers have released a somewhat cheesy launch trailer.…
NEWS 04 Feb 2017­ by Nail Garejev

Boruto Expansion for Naruto Shippuden: UNS 4 is Out

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 covers the events at the end of the popular Naruto manga. The official continuation to the story follows the adventures of Naruto’s son Boruto, in the Road to Boruto animated movie and Boruto manga. Road to Boruto is the latest expansion to UNS4, now available for purchase. It includes a…