Gaming

AMD Radeon VII Review: This Isn’t the 7nm GPU You’re Looking For

The AMD Radeon VII isn’t a GPU we ever expected to see as a consumer product. AMD repeatedly indicated it had no particular plan to bring a 7nm to this space, preferring to keep its first run of 7nm hardware reserved for servers and the AI/ML space. Then, at CES 2019, AMD CEO Lisa Su announced AMD would bring a new GPU to market to compete head to head with

Steam Data: Nvidia Turing Adoption Lagged Compared With Pascal

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Nvidia warned on earnings last week, the company noted that one reason for the unexpected ~$ 500M shortfall was lower-than-expected sales of its Turing GPUs. The RTX family, which debuted in September, was significantly more expensive than the Pascal GPUs it replaced. Nvidia justified the price increases by appealing to the features these GPUs

Nvidia May Have Underestimated Crypto Exposure, Overpriced RTX GPUs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the major questions around the crypto boom, as it drove GPU prices into the stratosphere, was exactly how much additional business Nvidia and AMD were hauling in and how much of it accrued to each company. According to Nvidia, it made $ 602M from crypto sales from April 2017 to July 2018. But

Kingdom Hearts III Has Frame Rate, Pacing Problems

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Square Enix has something of an established pattern for its largest properties: Announce a project far too early, take an inordinate amount of time slogging through development hell, and then drag a good game across the finish line with some technical hiccups along the way. And by most accounts, that’s exactly what happened to Kingdom

Nintendo May Be Planning a Smaller Version of the Switch

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nintendo has a certified hit on its hands with the Switch, which is closing in on the Nintendo 64’s lifetime sales. But sales could always be better, of course. A report from Japan’s Nikkei claims Nintendo is looking to boost take-up with a new version of the Switch. However, it won’t be an improved console.

EA Agrees to Remove FIFA Loot Boxes in Belgium

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Electronic Arts opened a can of worms when it added heavy-handed microtransactions and loot crates to Star Wars Battlefront II. Regulators all over the world took note of the kerfuffle and started wondering if the loot box mechanics were akin to gambling. Belgium even decided to make loot boxes illegal, but EA spent months ignoring

Nintendo Switch Set to Surpass N64 Lifetime Sales

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. There’s a lot of good news in Nintendo’s latest quarterly report. The Switch continues to sell extremely well, with 9.41 million consoles moved last quarter and 14.49 million units for the entire year. Software sales were excellent for the company as well, with multiple games racking up high sales figures: Super Mario Party: 5.3M units

Nintendo Begins Phasing Out Wii Virtual Console, Making Classic Games Inaccessible

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nintendo launched the Wii in 2006, and with it came the virtual console. Part of the Wii Shop Channel, the virtual console offered a way to enjoy the games of yesteryear, but that era is coming to a close. Nintendo will begin the next phase of shutting down the Wii virtual console today. You can

Nvidia Mobile RTX Max-Q GPUs: Identical Core Counts, Fractional Clocks

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Nvidia announced its mobile RTX cards earlier this month, it didn’t reveal anything about core counts, clock speeds, or GPU features beyond those common to the RTX family. Now that this information is available, we can speak to the configurations the company will support with its RTX 2070 and 2060 GPUs. In the old

Nvidia Stock Smashed on Weak Earnings, Turing Woes

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nvidia’s stock was hammered today after it warned on Q4 earnings. The slump has been particularly bad — at this writing, it’s fallen 13.68 percent — because Nvidia’s Q4 2018 already wasn’t going to be as good as analysts were hoping back in Q3. When Nvidia made its Q3 2018 earnings announcement, it declared that