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Scorn trailer on Xbox Series X was actually running on RTX 2080 Ti GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | May 29, 2020 at 11:53 pm CDT

You might remember the trailer to Scorn from earlier this month, where it is an exclusive to the Microsoft Xbox Series X console and to the PC. It's from developer Ebb Software and as Derek explains it, it's an "ultra-bizarre horror fest" that is like "stepping into an HR Giger painting".

Well, that 4K 60FPS goodness we all thought was an Xbox Series X console? Yeah nah -- that was a PC. In a recent interview with Wccftech, Ebb Software's Game Director Ljubomir Peklar talked about the game -- you can read the full interview here -- but more importantly what hardware the team used to show us that "in-engine footage representative of expected Xbox Series X visual quality".

Peklar explained: "Now, this is a tricky question as for some reason a lot of people feel that it should be quite easy to get 4K 60FPS on the PC even with this graphical fidelity, and that really isn't the case. For the showcase we used 2080Ti and a Ryzen processor just because there was no reason not to use it, but a 2070 Super with a mixture of settings is adequate to run the game at 4K 60FPS".

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AMD codename Warhol: 5th Gen Ryzen CPU, Zen 3, 7nm, 2022 release

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | May 29, 2020 at 11:24 pm CDT

It seems now is the time for maximum AMD next-gen CPU hype, with new rumors teasing the next-gen Ryzen 5000 series CPU family based on Zen 3 being codenamed "Warhol".

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We know that "Raphael" will be associated with AMD's next-gen Zen 4 architecture, and it seems Raphael might have a built-in Navi-based GPU. This would be a gigantic deal if it happens, but Warhol would come before Raphael and all we know is that it'll be based on the Zen 3 architecture, the current 7nm node from TSMC, and feature PCIe 4.0 connectivity.

Warhol is the codename to what we will see AMD unveil as the Ryzen 5000 series of CPUs, where right now we're on the current Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series CPUs codenamed Matisse. After this we have the Ryzen 4000 series for desktop codenamed Vermeer, after that Ryzen 5000 series for desktop codenamed Warhol, and after that, we have Ryzen 6000 series desktop CPUs codenamed Raphael.

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A gang of MONKEYS stole coronavirus blood samples from Indian lab

Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics | May 29, 2020 at 10:28 pm CDT

I can't believe I'm typing this news seriously, but here we go: a gang of monkeys have attacked a medical official in India -- and stolen blood samples of people who had tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.

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The attack happened when the laboratory technician was taking a walk through the campus in Meerut, which is around 285 miles (460 km) north of Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh state. Those monkeys sure were lucky... get it? Anyway, A top official at the college, Dr. S. K. Garg, explained: "Monkeys grabbed and fled with the blood samples of four COVID-19 patients who are undergoing treatment ... we had to take their blood samples again".

We don't know of the monkeys had spilled the blood, or if they took it into areas where there are people -- spreading fear that the virus could be out in the open. Garg told Reuters: "No evidence has been found that monkeys can contract the infection".

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Watch this video of the SpaceX Starship prototype EXPLODE during test

Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics | May 29, 2020 at 9:29 pm CDT

SpaceX was due to launch the first NASA astronauts into space from American soil in 9 years just a couple of days ago, and will do in the next 24 hours -- but work doesn't stop for the US space agency.

In some new testing, SpaceX was working on its Starship project -- successfully completing a static fire test on its new SN4 prototype. Except, it all went wrong and it exploded right there on the test stand. The Starship SN4 prototype exploded at around 1:49PM CDT (2:49PM EDT, or 6:49PM GMT) at SpaceX's own test facility near Boca Chica, Texas.

Space.com reports that SpaceX's Starship SN4 vehicle is the "latest in a series of stainless steel prototypes SpaceX has built to test technologies required for a truly massive space launch system: the 165-foot-tall (50 meters) Starship rocket and its Super Heavy megabooster. That vehicle is the one SpaceX hopes will carry up to 100 people at a time to space and, eventually, on to Mars".

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President Trump is 'terminating relationship' with WHO over China

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | May 29, 2020 at 9:06 pm CDT

President Trump has just bought the gauntlet down on the World Health Organization, where in a press conference hours ago at the White House, he announced the US government is "terminating our relationship" with the WHO.

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President Trump said that the WHO is completely controlled by China, explaining: "China has total control over the World Health Organization despite only paying $40 million per year, compared to what the United States has been paying, which is approximately $450 million a year".

It was only a month ago that Trump stopped funding the WHO, sending the organization a more threatening letter on May 18 that said: "If the World Health Organisation does not commit to major substantive improvements within the next 30 days, I will make my temporary freeze of United States funding to the World Health Organisation permanent and reconsider our membership in the organisation".

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Sony to support PS4 for 'multiple years' after PlayStation 5 launch

Derek Strickland | Gaming | May 29, 2020 at 6:30 pm CDT

The PS4 will live on for years after the PS5 launches in Holiday 2020, complete with games, hardware updates, and more.

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When the PS5 arrives in 2020, Sony will have two consoles running in parallel that also intersect in the same ecosystem. We already know the PS4 and PS5 generations will overlap for multiple years as Sony builds up the next-gen install base and eventually hands off the torch to the newer hardware.

That being said, the PS5 is a reset button for the PlayStation brand. Today Sony's Jim Ryan confirmed the PS5 will have next-gen exclusives not available on the PS4. But that doesn't mean Sony is ready to shut the door in the current-gen's massive 110.4 million install base and the billions of revenue that hardware platform generates.

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Global games market to make $159.3 billion in 2020

Derek Strickland | Gaming | May 29, 2020 at 5:33 pm CDT

The global games market will make $159.3 billion in 2020, analyst firm Newzoo predicts.

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Newzoo has recently released their forecast for 2020's games earnings, and the growth is pretty substantial. The total games industry is expected to make over $159 billion this year across all segments--digital, physical, hardware and accessories--up 9.3% YoY and driven primarily by mobile gaming microtransactions revenue.

According to the report, this approximately 2.7 billion gamers will generate these revenues throughout 2020. Mobile will rake in $77.8 billion, or 48% of the total, dominated by smartphone games like Honor of Kings, Fortnite, and PUBG Mobile.

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PlayStation 5 won't be held back by PS4 hardware gen, Sony confirms

Derek Strickland | Gaming | May 29, 2020 at 2:30 pm CDT

Sony confirms it won't force developers to make PS5 games run on older last-gen PS4 hardware.

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Unlike Microsoft, who has mandated first-party studios can't make next-gen exclusives, Sony says some PS5 games won't be available on the PS4. Microsoft plans to merge the Xbox One and Xbox Series X generations together for a few years, but Sony wants to jump headlong into the new gen and make firm separations between the PS4 and PS5.

Sony will allow no-compromise next-gen performance. Devs can make PS5 exclusives that're built from the ground up for the 2.23GHz 10.3TFLOP Navi RDNA 2 GPU, 3.5GHz 8-core Zen 2 CPU, ultra-fast 5.5GB/sec PCIe 4.0 SSD, and 16GB of GDDR6 unified RAM. Developers will be free to push the hardware to its limits and hit native 4K (and even 8K gaming), 120FPS frame rates, ray traced visuals, and smooth performance that's all streamed at 100x the data speeds of the PS4. In short, developers who make PS5 games won't be held back by cross-gen optimizations and stone-age Jaguar CPUs and slow HDDs.

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Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition laptop has Quadro RTX 5000 graphics

Shane McGlaun | Laptops | May 29, 2020 at 1:02 pm CDT

Razer has unveiled the all-new Blade 15 Studio Edition laptop. The notebook is a mobile-workstation designed to meet the needs of content creators ranging from audio engineers to VFX artists. The computer is equipped with the latest eight-core 10th generation Intel processors. The GPU is an NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 powering a custom calibrated 4K OLED touch display.

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The specific processor under the hood is the Intel Core i7-10875H that runs at up to 5.1 GHz using Intel Thermal Velocity Boost technology. The Quadro RTX 5000 GPU has 16GB of GDDR6 memory for multi-app creative workflows and 48 RT cores for improved real-time ray tracing performance.

"If I was to ask myself a few years ago, if I could pull off a high concept CG animated project like Battlesuit on a laptop remotely - I would probably think I was insane," said Hasraf 'HaZ' Dulull, Director and Producer of Battlesuit. "Today, tools like Unreal Engine powered by NVIDIA GPU rendering on a Blade laptop are empowering filmmakers like myself to push the boundaries of sci-fi storytelling without restrictions, thus enabling me to realize my vision regardless of how wild my imagination is".

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Sony: watch the future of PlayStation 5 on June 4, 2020 at 4PM EST

Derek Strickland | Gaming | May 29, 2020 at 12:12 pm CDT

This is it, folks. Sony today announced a new PS5 showcase centered around next-gen games, and it's coming next week.

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The new digital-only PlayStation 5 stream is dedicated to the next generation of games across first- and third-party studios that push the hardware to its limits with ultra-fast loading, 4K and even 8K gaming, high frame rates, and ray traced visuals.

The selection will focus on PS5 launch games that're releasing alongside the console in Holiday 2020. Don't expect to see titles like Battlefield 6 or Dragon Age 4 running on the machine.

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