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With Black Friday this week coming to a close at most retailers, many of us PC gamers are understandably looking at new hardware that we might be able to afford now thanks to some truly incredible discounts. Whether that's new graphics cards, monitors, or keyboards, buying some new tech is always on our minds.
It’s Black Friday! Though in this day and age that usually means week long deals rather than just Friday, which is a bit confusing but oh well who’s complaining. Not us for sure! As there’s loads of deals going on right now on Amazon for some of the best and value for money PC gaming hardware.
Good news for those wanting to cash in on the Smart Access Memory craze but don’t want to upgrade just yet to a 500 series chipset, as some companies have released unofficial BIOS updates that now support the new SAM tech from AMD on 400 series motherboards including B450 and X470 boards.
Nvidia’s Deep Learning Super Sampling technology (DLSS) has been a massive success for the Green Team, significantly increasing performance whilst retaining very similar clarity and quality. But the lack of a DLSS alternative by AMD has been on everyone’s mind lately thanks to the recent launch of the Radeon RX 6000 series. Now AMD has reconfirmed that their FidelityFX Super Resolution tech will be cross platform and open source.
We are just over 2 weeks away from the official launch of Cyberpunk 2077, and CD Projekt Red recently gave us some updated PC system requirements that also included 1440p, 4K, and ray tracing specs. However, the new Radeon RX 6000 series was suspiciously missing from those RT requirements.
Graphics cards are expensive these days, which makes them a big investment. Whether you have all the money to spend or you have to budget yourself, it’s a big decision to make whether the performance is worth the price. And companies like Nvidia and AMD make bold claims sometimes using slightly misleading statistics to promise much improved performance, that all too often ends up being a bit underwhelming at launch.
The brand new next-gen graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD have been in pretty high demand, no surprise there. However, Nvidia previously stated that the RTX 30 series shortages will continue to last until the end of 2020, but a recent earnings call with investors revealed that this might last even further into 2021 than expected.
Godfall, the latest looter slasher by Gearbox, recently released last week to mixed reviews. However, most notably the game was advertised as including some DirectX12 Ultimate features such as ray traced shadows and variable rate shading, but launched without these features included. Thankfully, a new update has finally added ray tracing features back in, but unfortunately Nvidia users will have to wait.
AMD’s initial RX 6000 lineup is officially launching today, but ahead of the release certain US retailers are warning of “extremely limited” stock at launch. One of which comes from popular hardware retailer Microcenter, and a list of questions and answers that doesn’t exactly inspire hope for the new launch.
Nvidia’s recently released RTX 30 series graphics cards have been plagued by high demand and low supply since launch, so much so that AIB partners are issuing full statements online about when they’ll be in stock again. And even though the RX 6000 series from AMD has been expected to not be a ‘paper launch’, it’s looking like stock levels are going to be a major issue again and has even been compared to the RTX 3080 at launch.
If you’ve at all been following the recent news of PC hardware and more specifically with graphics cards, you’ll probably have heard of the insane amount of stock shortages for the new RTX 30 series GPUs from Nvidia. Well if you’ve been trying your hardest to buy one in the UK, then a recent statement from ASUS says that you can expect stock levels to rise soon.