Assassin's Creed Mirage PC requirements revealed
Published in Gaming

Intel XeSS from day one, no DLSS or FSR support

Ubisoft has revealed the PC system requirements for the upcoming Assassin's Creed Mirage title. The requirements do not sound bad and it appears that the game will be decently optimized. Surprisingly, it will get optimizations for Intel Arc GPUs and 13th gen CPUs, and XeSS upscaling technology, with no mention of Nvidia DLSS or AMD FSR.

Apple unveils 3nm A17 Pro SoC for iPhone 15 Pro lineup
Published in Mobiles

With 6-core CPU and 6-core GPU with hardware ray tracing

Apple has officially announced its new iPhone 15 lineup, as well as shed a bit more light on the new A17 Pro SoC that will be powering the flagship iPhone 15 Pro series. Based on the 3nm EUV manufacturing process, Apple promises up to 10 percent faster CPU and up to 20 percent faster GPU processing power, and hardware ray tracing, bringing big AAA game titles to the iPhone.

Western Digital unveils new WD_BLACK SN770M NVMe SSD
Published in PC Hardware

One to have for those new gaming handhelds

Western Digital has unveiled its new WD_BLACK SN770M NVMe SSD, an M.2 2230 form-factor SSD aimed at new handheld consoles like the Valve Steam deck, ASUS ROG Ally, and others.

FinalWire releases AIDA64 v6.92 diagnostic and benchmarking tool
Published in News

Brings improved support for AMD Zen 5 CPUs, among other things

FinalWire has released its latest version of AIDA64 diagnostic and benchmarking software, the AIDA64 v6.92. The new version brings improved support for current and upcoming CPUs and GPUs as well as fixes and optimizes some other things.

Intel announces Intel Innovation 2023 event
Published in News

On September 19-20

Intel has announced its next Intel Innovation 2023 event that will be held at San Jose McEnery Convention Center, San Jose, California on September 19-20.

Samsung announces 4TB SSD 990 Pro Series
Published in PC Hardware

With and without heatsink

Samsung has announced the release of a 4TB version of the SSD 990 Pro series NVMe PCIe 4.0 SSD. Based on Samsung's latest eight-generation V-NAND technology and enhanced controller, the 4TB SSD 990 Pro hits peak performance of up to 7,450MB/s for read and 6,900MB/s for write, all at $344.99.

Xiaomi 13T series launching on September 26
Published in Mobiles

Unveiling in Berlin

While it was expected to launch by the end of last month, Xiaomi has now confirmed that the Xiaomi 13T series will be officially launching on September 26.

Maxon announces new Cinebench 2024 rendering benchmark
Published in News

Gets GPU benchmarking, courtesy of Redshift rendering engine

Maxon has announced the Cinebench 2024 rendering benchmark, introducing the new Redshift rendering engine, and bringing GPU benchmarking.

Sapphire to have reference Radeon RX 7800 XT
Published in Graphics

Made by AMD (MBA) version coming together with NITRO, PULSE, and PURE series

In addition to the recently shown Nitro, Pulse, and Pure series Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT graphics cards, it appears that Sapphire will also carry the so-called Made by AMD (MBA) reference version of the Radeon RX 7800 XT, and might be the only AMD AIB partner to do it.

Intel latest Arc Graphics driver brings Starfield optimizations
Published in Graphics

Intel Arc GPU Graphics 101.4672 Beta

Although a bit late to the party, Intel has now released the new Arc Graphics 101.4672 Beta driver which brings much-needed optimizations for Bethesda's Starfield game.