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Rocket League shows no sign of slowing down, shooting past 34 million playersRocket League shows no sign of slowing down, shooting past 34 million players
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its popular because its a no commitment game. some typos in the article title and update though.
"shows now sign of slowing down"
"surpassing 34 players."
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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds now optimised for today's mega-core CPUsPlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds now optimised for today's mega-core CPUs
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you maybe right on the date, though AMD launches are a bit weird and there is a shop within an hour from me where I can buy the 1900x now so I dunno. definitely refreshing to see a 64 PCI-E lane 8 core for pretty cheap, considering that the only comparable Intel has 44 PCI-E lanes and costs double.


this year and next are shaping up to be a great time to upgrade :)

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All launches are a bit weird this year! Normally there's maybe three CPUs in an entire twelve months worth reviewing properly - this year there's frickin' loads!

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Shadowized responded to BreakLegosaurus comment in
1 Month ago
Aussie FPS pro qualifies for QuakeCon while landing lightning gun shots at 200+ pingAussie FPS pro qualifies for QuakeCon while landing lightning gun shots at 200+ ping
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Yeah i struggle to believe this is real since, I live in South Africa and played Quake during the beta and literally couldn't even load a game with 200 ping because it would start a match and then log me out because that game handles ping so badly. I hope this article is true but its hard to believe.
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I'd suspect you had packet loss as well as the high ping, where as he most likely just had a high ping due to the distance.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds now optimised for today's mega-core CPUsPlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds now optimised for today's mega-core CPUs
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>Ryzen Threadripper range in the form of a 12-core and a 16-core processor.
that's only partially correct, TR also has an 8 core :)

always felt 6-8 cores were the sweet-spot anyway in regard to gaming especially since nobody just runs a game, there are always things running in the background whether it be a browser, music player, recording/streaming software and so on, 4 cores has never been able to satisfy multitaskers, and benchmarks may show a 10-20% lead on the latest i7's but that's with just the game running, open something else and those benchmarks swing the other way entirely.

plus since most consoles have 8-Core x86_64 CPU's, the code is already in place for the most part and there is no excuse for a game to be single threaded in 2017.Reply
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My mistake, I genuinely thought the octa-core Threadripper was releasing on August 31, didn't realise they'd decided to launch that yesterday too.

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Intel's Coffee Lake rebranding means one of the best gaming CPUs will cost you $100 lessIntel's Coffee Lake rebranding means one of the best gaming CPUs will cost you $100 less
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I very much doubt you'll see the current i5 quad's with i3 prices anytime soon, Intel already cut off a lot of their Pentium production trying to force people into buying the more expensive i3's which cost another 30$+ for a mere 200mhz, combined with the fact you can't overclock an i3 except for the few "highend" ones but then you still need a z270 (which doesnt support CL), I really hate Intels feature roulette.
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Oh crap... the AMD Vega is “insanely good” at cryptocurrency miningOh crap... the AMD Vega is “insanely good” at cryptocurrency mining
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"Andrew 'Gibbo' Gibson is suggesting the hash rate for the Vega GPU is between 70 and 100MH/s. With the RX 580 hitting about 25MH/s, and the GTX 1080 Ti offering 32MH/s, those numbers will be getting the miners all moist in the unmentionables. "

That's for a single algorithm though and Ethereum becomes less and less interesting to mine.

We'll see, but I wouldn't hold my breath for the Vega to be especially good for mining when there's better alternatives out there. Then again, that hasn't stopped miners from purchasing up everything that exists anyway.

I'm hoping they don't, gamers need to get their hands on some new Vegas.
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well, they did implement the hardware bundles for a reason and I'm sure sites will put hard limits of 2-4 per customer so that should in theory solve the availability issues.

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Shadowized responded to Saiph comment in
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Bluehole say PUBG player banned for stream sniping was lobby hopping to try to secure killsBluehole say PUBG player banned for stream sniping was lobby hopping to try to secure kills
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Has "autism" really become a pejorative term now?? That's VERY sad. Maybe you should suffer from it yourself and see what it's like, before using it as a form of insult.

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yes it has, go write a post about it on reddit.

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Bluehole say PUBG player banned for stream sniping was lobby hopping to try to secure killsBluehole say PUBG player banned for stream sniping was lobby hopping to try to secure kills
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I tried to watch a few pubg streamers and honestly I can't stand their egos, literally 10+ minutes of ranting on about how somebody must be cheating (stream sniping, wallhacks, whatever) in some form or another when they die. right, because surely nobody can be better than them. I'm aware a lot of them are attempting to put on a show for their viewers, but to me I simply close the stream because I can't handle those levels of idiocy.

that said... the thing this article doesn't touch on at all is the fact that a lot of these streamers have a large enough userbase that they can in fact abuse anyone that the streamer paints a target on, without any proof that the target did anything wrong. which leads to the usual rounds of harassment, flaming, and eventual doxing/swatting as we've seen in the past, Quite ridiculous.

also funny that the developers ban for stream sniping, if any streamer gave a shit about being watched maybe they should stream with a delay or cover up their minimaps instead of crying.Reply
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If you want a streamer with zero ego go check out wolvesatmydoor. He's a medium sized streamer but that just makes for a great chat environment. (:

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2 Months ago
Rime has been cracked - the pirates claim removing Denuvo halts stuttering issuesRime has been cracked - the pirates claim removing Denuvo halts stuttering issues
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>the anti-tamper tech is constantly sending signals to check if the game is legit, impacting performance.
I can confirm that has been the case with other Denuvo titles that I've played, that garbage infuriated me to no end in Planet Coaster when I played it on a friends steam share, I had to actually firewall the fucking game from connecting to the internet, but every time a patch would be released I'd have to unblock it to load the game again and verify the license, and then firewall it off again before playing to prevent it freezing up nonstop every 20 minutes or so.

you can see it when it the GPU usage drops to near 0% as denuvo causes the rendering engine to pause and resume once it's done checking the license, that shit right there is why I won't buy a single game with that cancer.Reply
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This is a post from the cracker. get a load of this...


"In previous games like Sgw3, Nier, Prey there were only about 1000 “triggers” called, so we have x300 here. Next – 300,000 called “triggers” were just warmup for Denuvo, after 30 minutes of gameplay it became 2 f’ing MILLIONS of called “triggers”. Protection now calls about 10-30 triggers every second during actual game play, slowing game down. In previous games like Sgw3, Nier, Prey there were only about 1-2 “triggers” called every several minutes during game play, so do the math.”

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4 Months ago
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X review: after the six-core highs come the quad-core lowsAMD Ryzen 5 1500X review: after the six-core highs come the quad-core lows
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any reason you're using 2666mhz memory again when you used 3000mhz in the 1600X review? seems odd since its on the same board with the same ram, or is it just an error with copy/pasting the template from a previous post?

agreed though with the closing thoughts that the r5 1600's are definitely the way to go, absolute no-brainer purchase for such a small price increase, hell, Intel charges 100$ more for just hyperthreading.Reply
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Sadly, once again the vagaries of Ryzen memory support came into play with the 1500X. The same board, same BIOS, same DIMMs, and yet with the 1500X it couldn't manage to hit 3,000MHz. You're right though, I should have made the point in the article, but it slipped my mind as I was putting it together.

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