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Cyberpunk 2077 looks amazing in these schmick new screenshots

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jul 3, 2020 at 7:49 am CDT

Cyberpunk 2077 is looking better with each day that passes, with two new screenshots being revealed in a recent exclusive by GameStar. Here's the first one:

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We have a gorgeous shot of the Arasaka building and its logo, with a slick futuristic car and probably the best puddles we've ever seen in a game. The second new screenshot of Cyberpunk 2077 is a battle against multiple enemies.

In this screenshot we see a revolver being used for some old school feels in a fictional future world, with some beautiful fire effects and reflections on display.

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SK Hynix kicks off mass production of HBM2E: fastest DRAM in the world

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Jul 2, 2020 at 11:25 pm CDT

SK Hynix has just announced it has begun mass production of HBM2E memory, which boasts higher transfer speeds of 3.6Gbps/pin, and can handle capacities of up to 16GB per stack.

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HBM2E is an upgrade over HBM2, with twice the capacities over its predecessor we're looking at 8-Hi, 16GB stacks. The new HBM2E memory standard can be clocked at up to 3.6Gbps/pin, which is faster than the 3.2Gbps/pin that the official HBM2E spec has at its maximum.

What does this mean? Companies can use HBM2E memory controllers that handle the higher 3.6Gbps/pin speeds, which is out of spec -- a nice 'free' upgrade. A single 1024-pin stack provides 460GB/sec, while a 2048-pin stack provides 960GB/sec, a 6-stack configuration would offer a simply mind blowing 2.76TB/sec of memory bandwidth.

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Silicon Lottery: Core i9-10900K pre-binned 5.1GHz all cores costs $949

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Jul 2, 2020 at 10:12 pm CDT

If you want 5.1GHz all-day long on the Intel Core i9-10900K, then Silicon Lottery has your back -- with its pre-binned chips coming back into supply and offering some breakneck speeds.

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Silicon Lottery is offering 3 different pre-binned Intel Core i9-10900K processors, each with a different (but guaranteed) boost frequency. The first of which is the Core i9-10900K at $590, which will give you a pre-binned 10-core CPU at 4.9GHz for all cores, 5.0GHz for 6 cores, and 5.1GHz for 3 cores. This is over the stock 4.8GHz boost out of the box and a short lived 4.9GHz "Thermal Velocity Boost".

The second Core i9-10900K that Silicon Lottery is $90 more at $680, offering guaranteed 5.0GHz all-day long on all 10 cores, while 6 cores reach 5.1GHz, and 3 cores hit 5.2GHz. Voltage is stuck at 1.350V on this offering, with PL1/PL2 states set to a (rather high) 230W.

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Captain America steps into Fortnite, just in time for July 4

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Jul 2, 2020 at 9:11 pm CDT

Fortnite is celebrating July 4 in style this year, with developer Epic Games adding Captain America to the game as a comic-themed skin for you to buy.

Captain America will cost gamers 2000 V-bucks, which equates to $20 in the real-world. For $20 you're going to get the slick Captain America skin, his iconic shield -- which by the way isn't just cosmetic, you wear it on your back in the game and use it as a pickaxe -- awesome!

Not only that, but there's a cool Captain America-themed fireworks emote for sale... perfect if you wanted to celebrate July 4 with a bang this weekend. If you want to celebrate Independence Day with a bang, that'll cost you 300 V-bucks on top of the 2000 V-bucks for the Captain America skin.

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NVIDIA's Ampere GeForce RTX rumor: built on Samsung 8nm, not TSMC 7nm

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Jul 2, 2020 at 8:35 pm CDT

In the last 24 hours we've had our first look at the purported GeForce RTX 3080 Ti in the form of the custom ASUS GeForce RTX 3080 Ti ROG STRIX graphics card... and now we're hearing Ampere GeForce GPUs will be made on Samsung's 8nm node and not the 7nm node by TSMC.

It's an interesting rumor, coming from kopite7kimi on Twitter who has been pretty solid before, who claims NVIDIA will tap the 8LPP silicon fabrication node by South Korean giant Samsung, or Taiwanese giant TSMC. Samsung's new 8LPP node is an extension of Samsung's 10LPP (10nm) node.

Both of them have the same fin pitch, but improvements have been made with gate pitch (6% lower) that results in a transistor density of over 61 million/mm².

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TeamGroup T-FORCE CARDEA Ceramic C440 M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD: 5GB/sec reads

Anthony Garreffa | Storage | Jul 2, 2020 at 7:46 pm CDT

TeamGroup has just the latest member of its storage family, with the introduction of the T-FORCE CARDEA Ceramic C440 M.2 PCIe 4.0 SSD.

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What do we have here? The CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSD is powered by the NVMe 1.3 specification and PCIe 4.0 x4 interface, driving crazy speeds of up to 5000MB/sec (5GB/sec) reads and up to 4400MB/sec (4.4GB/sec) writes. TeamGroup has gone with a unique style here with its CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSD, featuring gold lettering and a white ceramic background. It'll probably be covered by a heat sink unfortunately, but it looks nice on its own.

The company is using 3D NAND on the CARDEA Ceramic C440 SSD, which is why we're able to have it in the higher-end 2TB capacity. TeamGroup says it's using "aerospace ceramic material" which means the drive has better heat dissipation.

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GTA 6 could star Gustavo Fring actor Giancarlo Esposito

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Jul 2, 2020 at 4:20 pm CDT

One of TV's most fearsome villains could show up in one of gaming's most popular franchises.

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In a recent interview with Collider, Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gustavo Fring in Breaking Bad, said he's working on a big new video game project.

"It's been my year, so to speak. It started with The Mandalorian, and then a video game I did which is going to be huge, that I can't really mention," Esposito said in the interview (around the 11:06 mark).

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Hyper Scape's Twitch integration could shake up the games industry

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Jul 2, 2020 at 3:15 pm CDT

Ubisoft's new free-to-play sci-fi battle royale shooter Hyper Scape could help revolutionize engagement by marrying streaming and viewers in a brand new way.

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Hyper Scape isn't just an average battle royale game. Not only is it fast-paced, stylish, and quite fluid, it has the makings of an extremely powerful driver for long-term engagement (and, by extension, monetization). Ubisoft isexperimenting with features that could shake up the games industry as we know it, especially for big-name companies that focus strongly on live games.

The real secret sauce to Hyper Scape is the game's Twitch integration features. Viewers can see real-time data on streamers as they play, including loadouts and game stats, giving them instant info on-the-fly. With these tools, users can more easily emulate their favorite streamers' plays and strategies to become more skilled at the game, which will keep them playing for longer periods of time.

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Sony to buy Warframe parent company Leyou Technologies

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Jul 2, 2020 at 2:18 pm CDT

Sony is making a bid to buy Chinese games company Leyou Technologies, who currently owns a majority stake in Warframe developer Digital Extremes.

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Sony wants to acquire Leyou Technologies, an overseas holdings company with a number of high profile IPs and developers attached to it, sources tell Bloomberg. The buyout would arm Sony with a plethora of major free-to-play breadwinners like Warframe, as well as other projects like the upcoming Lord of the Rings MMO.

Leyou is currently valued at over $1 billion, but Sony has deep pockets when it comes to gaming investments. The Japanese games giant earned over $18 billion from PlayStation gaming in 2019. Leyou's arsenal of licensed and F2P games would contribute greatly to these earnings and give Sony a more established foothold in the Chinese and global markets.

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Want to play NBA 2K21 on both PS4 and PS5? That'll be $100

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Jul 2, 2020 at 1:19 pm CDT

2K Games is monetizing cross-gen access by charging $100 for something that EA and CD Projekt RED give away for free.

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Today 2K Games formally announced NBA 2K21 and confirmed the game will be $69.99 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles. In a bid to test the limits of the new generation and kick off an industry-wide price hike, the publisher is pricing next-gen optimizations at a premium while also clearly delineating current- and next-gen SKUs of the game.

The publisher is also charging extra for cross-generation access. Gamers who want to play NBA 2K21 on both current-gen and next-gen consoles have two options: buy each game separately, or purchase the $100 Mamba Forever Edition, which gives you a copy of the game on both platforms.

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