Subject: General Tech | January 7, 2015 - 08:08 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: gaming, the crew, 60fps
If you want to jump into the new massively multiplayer racing game called The Crew you are going to need to accept either 30fps or with a bit of tweaking 60fps, that is the hard limit and that 4k 144Hz monitor you just bought will be quietly crying as you play. In a way that does not matter as neither the GTX 980 or R9 290X could handle maximum graphical settings at 4k resolution with AntiAliasing enabled. SLI and Crossfire do both work and will allow you to max out your framerate to the 60fps ceiling but is unnecessary for anyone who is gaming at a resolution below 4k. NVIDIA is the better choice for those who want to play this game, you will benefit from several of their new features including FXAA which [H]ard|OCP witnessed providing a much less costly solution than 4x MSAA.
"The Crew is a new racing game that takes place in a massively multiplayer open-world environment like no other game. It supports some NVIDIA GameWorks technologies, and we will see how it performs on no less than eight different video card combinations to gauge real world gaming performance across the board."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- The Best Oculus Rift Experiences You Can Enjoy Right Now @ eTeknix
- Can the Nvidia GRID service make cloud gaming viable today? @ Kitguru
- The Crew Review @ OCC
- Beta Impressions: Petroglyph’s Grey Goo @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Into The Stars Is A Space Captain Sim On Kickstarter @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
- Games Of 2015: Those Wot Could Conceivably Be Good @ Rock, Paper, SHOTGUN
Subject: General Tech | May 7, 2014 - 02:04 AM | Tim Verry
Tagged: wolfenstein, pc gaming, gaming, core i7, 60fps
Bethesda recently published the system requirements for Wolfenstein: The New Order on its blog. The game, which is currently up for pre-order from Steam, is a next generation first person shooter for the PC and consoles (PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360). The system requirements below represent the hardware that PC gamers will need to run the game at a steady 60 FPS at 1080p.
Gamers will need a PC with at least an Intel Core i7 or equivalent AMD processor, 4GB of system memory, and 50GB of free hard drive space running a 64-bit operating system. On the graphics front, users will need to be running a NVIDIA GeForce 460 or AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card or better. The game will further require a broadband internet connection and Steam activation. These hardware suggestions are what Bethesda believes is needed in order to run the game "as it was intended to be experienced" on the PC.
Console gamers have similar hard drive space requirements, but obviously will run the game at reduced graphical fidelity as they are limited to their respective fixed hardware.
More information on the system requirements for the various platforms can be found on the Bethesda blog.
If your PC is up to the task of powering BJ Blazkowicz, it's time to get psyched! And In the meantime, why not enjoy some classic Wolfenstein 3D?
Will you be picking up Wolfenstein: The New Order when it comes out.
Subject: General Tech | October 12, 2011 - 08:35 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: rage, carmack, 60fps
The Tech Report have braved corrupted textures and .ini files to bring you a tour of the wastelands of Rage. Once the NVIDIA fix was applied the low resolution textures that appeared and never left disappeared as the PC's caching power was finally put into play. The review is mixed, for instance while it does have Doom 3 like monster closets it seems that you can actually see the enemies hiding in the cracks before they jump out at you, far better than the teleporting insta-monster of the aforementioned game. Head over to see what their impressions of the game were after playing for three days.
"In his latest blog post, TR's Geoff Gasior spends a few days in Rage's virtually textured wastelands, finding a solid shooter packed with personality and, after a little tweaking, truly stunning visuals."
Here is some more Tech News from around the web:
- Diablo III Blog Part One - What is it? @ HardwareHeaven
- First Person Dungeon Crawlers Making a Return @ Slashdot
- Bedrooms, boardrooms, and chicken farms: where the world's best indie games get made @ Ars Technica
- RAGE (PC) Review @ HardwareHeaven
- Battlefield 3 Beta: PC Hardware Tested @ Benchmark Reviews
- Portal 2 "Peer Review" PC Review @ eTeknix
- Gears of War 3 Review @ Tech-Reviews
- Rage Graphics Comparison: PC vs. Console @ NGOHQ
- Forza Motorsport 4 review: The king is dead, long live the king! @ Ars Technica
- Tribes: Ascend beta dated @ HEXUS
- Mass Effect 3 MP Explained Via Videotrailer! @ Rock, Paper, Shotgun
- MDK2 gets $15 HD re-release on PC, looks and plays great @ Ars Technica
- FORZA Motorsport 4 (XBOX 360) Review @ HardwareHeaven
- Dead Rising 2: Off The Record (XBOX 360) Review @ HardwareHeaven.
- Ace Combat: Assault Horizon (XBOX 360) Review @ HardwareHeaven