AMD launched their newest Ryzen CPUs to great fanfare back in March and while we found performance to be good in our launch review of the Ryzen 1700, we noted that there were quite a few growing pains that needed to be fixed before Ryzen could really shine against Intel. As such, rather than publishing another review of Ryzen on motherboards using incomplete BIOS firmware and badly optimized Windows, we decided to wait it out until AMD and its motherboard partners roll out the badly needed updates to allow Ryzen to really shine in all its glory.
As such, today we’ll be finally reviewing the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X, the flagship AMD [...]
Ubisoft has just revealed the PC specifications for their upcoming multiplayer action hack and slash video game, For Honor, which is set to release on February 14th for PC, Xbox One and PS4.For Honor PC System Requirements MINIMUM CPU: Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660/GTX750ti/GTX950/GTX1050 or AMD Radeon HD6970/HD7870/R9 270/R9 370/RX460 VRAM: 2GB or more. RAM: 4GB OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) RECOMMENDED CPU: Intel Core i5-2500K | AMD FX-6350 or equivalent GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX680/GTX760/GTX970/GTX1060 orAMD Radeon R9 280X/R9 380/RX470 VRAM: 2GB or more. RAM: 8GB OS: Windows 7, [...]
It has recently come to our attention that according to Overclocking.guide, the AMD Radeon RX460 graphics cards may have unlockable shader units which can increase the default 896 stream processors to 1024 and the default 56 TMUs to 64 by simply flashing the BIOS with a modded BIOS, resulting in a performance improvement of up to 12.5%.
As this can be achieved simply by flashing with a modded BIOS, this is a very nice performance boost for free. However, currently the only cards with the modded BIOSes are the ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 460 4GB OC Edition and Sapphire Nitro RX 460 4GB. The modded BIOSes along with instructions are available here. As always, flash [...]
Skyrim fans looking for a slick new coat of paint on the nearly 5 year old game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition promises to deliver just that. Along with remastered artwork and effects, Skyrim Special Edition also features volumetric god rays, dynamic depth of field, screen-space reflections, 64-bit architecture and new water/snow shaders. In addition, the Special Edition will also include all DLCs.
The add on features, tantalizing as they may be, do come with their trade offs. More specifically, the hardware requirements have been drastically bumped to what you would expect from a machine robust enough to drive visual mods that enthusiasts have been [...]
With the first portion of publisher Square Enix’s and developer IO Interactive’s episodic reboot of the long-running Hitman series finally coming in March, many PC gamers are probably wondering what it will take to run the title. Well, thankfully we now know that information as the developer has updated the game’s Steam store page with the game’s full list of system requirements.HITMAN PC System Requirements Minimum CPU Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz / AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940 RAM 8GB GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7870 DirectX Version 11 OS Windows 7, Windows 8 (8.1), Windows 10 (64-bit ) Recommended CPU Intel CPU Core i7 [...]
Ubisoft has released the PC system requirements for the latest installment in its long-running Far Cry series, Far Cry: Primal. The game, which is due out for PC, PS4 and Xbox one on February 23rd, takes players into the Stone Age with classic Far Cry open-world action.Far Cry Primal PC System Requirements Minimum CPU Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent RAM 4GB GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 (1GB VRAM) | AMD Radeon HD 5770 (1GB VRAM) or equivalent Storage 20GB available space OS Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) Recommended CPU Intel Core i7-2600K | AMD FX-8350 or equivalent RAM 8GB GPU NVIDIA [...]
Square-Enix and Avalanche Studio’s third installment to the Just Cause series is due for release in about a week, and up until now, we’ve had no idea what to expect from the system requirements for the PC version. However, thanks to a recent leak of the version’s back cover, we now know what we need to run the massive open-world action adventure game.Minimum CPU Intel Core i5-2300 2.8GHz 2.93GHz or AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz RAM 6GB GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (2GB) or AMD Radeon HD 7870 (2GB) Storage 45GB available space OS Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7, Windows 8.1, (64-Bit) API DirectX 11 Recommended CPU Intel Core i7-3770 [...]
Earlier today, Ubisoft released the system requirements for their team-based, tactical FPS: Rainbow Six Siege. This comes at no surprise, considering the game will be here in just three weeks, when it launches on December 1st. Fortunately, unlike some previous AAA Ubisoft releases, the requirements here are not too steep, although you’ll likely want to be running more than the minimum requirements.Minimum CPU Intel Core i3 560 @ 3.3 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 945 @ 3.0 GHz RAM 6GB GPU NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 or AMD Radeon HD 5870 (DirectX-11 compliant with 1GB of VRAM) Storage 30 GB available space OS Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 [...]
Earlier today Bethesda showed off the Fallout 4 PC recommended specs and they are pretty intensive, which should be a good sign. Let’s run them down, and I can give my opinion of it.
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Minimum Windows 7/8/10 (64-bit OS required) Intel Core i5-2300 2.8 GHz/AMD Phenom II X4 945 3.0 GHz or equivalent 8 GB RAM 30 GB free HDD space NVIDIA GTX 550 Ti 2GB/AMD Radeon HD 7870 2GB or equivalent
So, first off, the choice of CPUs seems just a bit confusing, The i5 should be at least 10% better than the Phenom even with the clock disadvantage. Perhaps the game just needs a modern [...]
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is CD Projekt Red’s third installment of The Witcher Series. Based off of the gorgeous trailers and screen shots, gamers immediately assumed a beast of a rig is needed to get the full graphical experience.
And they were absolutely right.
According to an announcement on the official The Witcher website, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt will require the following minimum system requirements:Minimum System Requirements Intel CPU Core i5-2500K 3.3GHz AMD CPU Phenom II X4 940 Nvidia GPU GeForce GTX 660 AMD GPU Radeon HD 7870 RAM 6GB OS 64-bit Windows 7 or 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) DirectX 11 HDD Space 40 GB …and for those who want [...]