Surprisingly, Helldivers II has been built on Autodesk Stingray — the engine discontinued in 2018. There won't be new projects on it since you can no longer get it legally — in 2018 it turned into 3Ds Max plugin and in 2022 even this form was discontinued as well. And players are now concerned if the studio will be able to keep up with the development of such a popular game since their primary tool is dead.
Today AYA showcased their plans for the new lineup. At the moment the AYA development team is focusing on AYANEO 2 and AYANEO SLIDE. Both consoles will run on the AMD 6800U chipset and LPDDR5 6400MHz RAM, giving you up to two times the performance of Steam Deck and up to three times better performance than their older models.
The popular RPG Divinity: Original Sin 2 from Larian Studios is now available on iPad OS. The game supports split screen mode and popular gamepads, so two players can fight evil together on the same device.
The Digital Foundry lab has carried out a detailed analysis of the improved version of Metro Exodus. The original game was one of the first projects with support for ray tracing, and Metro Exodus Enhanced Edition took a step further - the new product does not run on computers without RT-acceleration support. But for the owners of new video cards, a lot of advantages are expected!
At NVIDIA GTC 2021, the Unity game engine team announced native DLSS support, that will be available for all users since version 2021.2. DLSS is a smart image processing technique to get high resolution output from a low resolution source. The quality is slightly worse, that what native resolution can produce, however, the frame rate rises significantly.
After the announcement of AMD Smart Access Memory, the NVIDIA team quickly made up the gap and added an equivalent called Resizable Bar. First for their RTX 3060 graphics cards (the basic ones, with no Ti index), and today for the entire RTX 3000 series (including 3060 Ti, 3070, 3080 and 3090). The new technology expands the PCI-Express standard, so that the processor gets access to the entire memory of the graphics card instead of 256 Megabytes chunks.
This should improve the performance in supported games, increasing the average FPS and significantly reducing FPS drops. Now we will tell you how to install it, and if the marketing promises turned out to be true.
Due to the release of the BIOS update with the Resizable Bar support for NVIDIA RTX 3000 video cards, quite some people feared that the hash rate (efficiency in mining) of new video cards will increase, as will the demand from miners. Others think that the hash rate will decrease with a BIOS update. Therefore, we conducted our own testing using the example of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti in ETH mining.
In modern motherboards BIOS, you can find the Above 4G Decoding checkbox, and now the Resizable Bar has appeared next to it. And the Resizable Bar was already well explained by AMD – the processor can directly communicate with the card through a couple of big steps, instead of a million tiny ones.
But what then is Above 4G Decoding and is it equal to Resizable Bar? No article on the internet explains the term precisely, but I will try to make the best explanation possible.
Over a month ago, AMD announced an event where they planned to showcase the new BIG NAVI cards based on the RDNA2 architecture. After the event, the prices and key specs of the Radeon RX 6800, 6800 XT and 6900 XT were revealed, but even now we have more questions than answers.
The market capitalization of the largest semiconductor manufacturer has grown on the back of success in conquering new technological processes. Now Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, where NVIDIA and Apple make their chips, was valued at $306 billion, which is higher than many competitors in this field.
The new ultra-compact gaming laptop GPD WIN Max, that has been founded on the Indiegogo platform this May, finally reached the mass-production, so its release is just behind the corner, somewhere in July. Founders have had a chance to buy it for just $778, even it has better specs than modern MacBook Pro 13, so you can easily play and work on the go.
Over the past year, Unreal Engine 4 has introduced advanced physics of destruction, full-frame global illumination (GI, Global Illumination), smart particles and other advanced technologies designed to simplify the work of authors. In addition, the company took over Quixel, bringing the asset library to unattainable heights.
However, the company considered a dynamic system for working with models to be a step towards Unreal Engine 5, which will allow to display billions of polygons in each frame. This means that studios will save many months on preparing models, baking and creating LODs.