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  • Fans don't like Tomb Raider's awkward film poster

  • kirankara 19/09/2017

    @simonspencer

    Sure she will cry herself to sleep with her millions for doing the role
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  • kirankara 19/09/2017

    Great actress but just seemed such a bad fit for role from very start Reply 0
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 review

  • kirankara 18/09/2017

    @Eman525

    I Just find this hard to believe currently.

    The gpu they using currently In pro is roughly equivalent to the t's 470/480 and to really step up to 4k 60fps in all current would require a behemoth of a gpu (Vega 64 or above l) and a reasonable cpu akin to a i5/ Ryzen 5 at least.

    Unless Ryzen 2 and Navi offer huge performance gains and minimal power draw, it seems hugely unrealistic, so only other alternative is they stick to 4k 30fps and increase visual fidelity in other ways. That way they can maybe use Ryzen 1300 or Pentium if going Intel and say current Vega 56 in couple years time with costs falling.
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  • kirankara 18/09/2017

    @Eman525

    AMD is realistically only option for consoles currently, unless Tegra increases drastically in power, or Sony and MS plum up for discrete CPU and GPU again and absorb some of costs.(not happening)
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  • kirankara 18/09/2017

    all of which places Vega 64 in a challenging position. The fact is that whether you want to buy an AMD or Nvidia card, better alternatives are available. In the here and now, GTX 1080 is just as fast in most scenarios (if not slightly faster) and it's cheaper and more power-efficient. And if suggested prices hold, Vega 56 is cheaper still and offers the lion's share of the 64's power.
    cheapest i found a Vega 56 was 490, which is a full 90 more than cheapest aftermarket 1070 and almost 30 more than cheapest aftermarket 1080.
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  • kirankara 18/09/2017

    @BigBANGtheory

    "PC gaming just got more expensive, again."

    How is it more expensive again?

    I'm failing to follow your point here
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  • kirankara 18/09/2017

    @Tiny_Kaiju

    Interesting. I knew XP potentially had it and quadro cards, I wonder why Tegra has it and not GTX cards?
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  • kirankara 18/09/2017

    despite briefly owning a 290 , I've always been green team for my gpu, but part of me was cheering for AMD leading up to Vega, hoping they could emulate success of Ryzen and produce something that matched 1080ti But was cheaper (despite me having recently bought 1080ti). Even if only to see competition again, but I was never convinced and leading up to launch ny worst fears were confirmed.

    I at least hoped they would undercut Nvidia with pricing against 1080, but even that was a let down.

    Vega is a complete let down for anyone who is likes seeing new technology, although fp16 is cool.. I guess.

    It's not a bad gpu, just terribly underwhelming when viewed in context of 1080 having been out so long and it being so power hungry and it's price.
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  • kirankara 18/09/2017

    @Albert_Mas

    Your general point stands, but Vega 64 Is competing against 1080 Which was only just over a year old when Vega launched.

    You could argue Vega 56 is effectively competing with a two year old card, as it performs similarly to 1070, which is Pascal card which performs similarly to 980ti, but it also has new features over Maxwell.
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  • kirankara 18/09/2017

    @OnlyJoeKing

    It's not retail price, and like all gpu it seems to have been hit by mining. however the issue is apparently due in part to AMD's retail price initially being subsidised by rebate which was only for a limited time, and retailers then put price up to maintain profit levels. Vega isn't cheap to make
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  • kirankara 18/09/2017

    @Tiny_Kaiju

    My understanding was fp16 feature was hardware reliant and the tegra chip in switch wouldn't have that option. I'm guessing that's simply resolution drop and lower quality effects in place
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  • kirankara 17/09/2017

    @Hellotherenow

    You do realise that's a hypothetical figure that never will happen in reality.

    If it did the games would look awful as fp16 isn't suitable for all scenarios as it uses lower quality calculations.
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  • The video game pacifists

  • kirankara 13/09/2017

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  • Ark: Survival Evolved is out of Early Access but still needs work

  • kirankara 11/09/2017

    @sp4ctro

    Xb1 x' s performance advantage over ps4 is almost purely a gpu based one.

    It's cpu is fine tuned to extract further performance, but is still fundamentally the same jaguar gpu and is ultimately a very limited cpu that is built as a laptop cpu with minimal power draw.

    Fine tuning might gain it a few fps when cpu limited, but won't see it capable of running open world games like Witcher 3 at 60fps as CPU simply can't handle it.
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  • kirankara 10/09/2017

    Terribly optimised game that isn't that impressive to look at or more importantly to play either.

    Dunno about on console but on pc people seem to be abandoning ship now
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  • South Park: The Fractured but Whole's difficulty slider changes the colour of your skin

  • kirankara 08/09/2017

    @Fourfoldroot

    Me personally, i don't take it all too seriously, as I prefer to focus on other aspects of who I am rather than my ethnicity, but it's dumb to ignore the reality of racism and other discrimination types in society. Before University I thought feminism was a joke, but after doing some modules on it, I appreciated the reality of it, that there is an imbalance in society. Either extreme is wrong, but there definitely needs to be greater balance.
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  • kirankara 08/09/2017

    @KenpoJuJitsu3
    "Morgan Freeman was off his rocker when he said that"
    Indeed, when i was a mixed race 13 year old outside a youth club being searched by Police for drug possession becasue i was standing with a black friend, whilst a group of white kids were never searched, it immediately made me question the existence of racism, and frankly it was a bit of shock at that age to know society treated me differently due to my skin colour.
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  • kirankara 08/09/2017

    @phrase

    dude, Im as anti political correctness as possible, but to argue that western society isn't favourably discriminatory to males and specifically white males is just insane.

    There's so many instances of institutional racism and sexism and so on, it's just not even an argument that it doesn't exist. The level of racism pre-existent varies according to the society, but it's there in some form.

    Class benefits are still the biggest discrimination in my opinion, but there's still huge confluence between race and class divide anyway, as often ethnic minorities are the one's on lowest social class rungs
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  • 4K PS4 Pro update for The Witcher 3 coming in "just a few days"

  • kirankara 08/09/2017

    @Tiny_Kaiju

    https://forum.beyond3d.com/threads/ps4-pro-checkerboard-rendering.59626/

    My understanding was it was always a 2x 2 grid, but then I was getting mixed up as Ubisoft's method uses 1080p image and 2x MSAA too.

    Horizon indeed uses half full 4k pixels over two frames to resolve final image
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  • kirankara 08/09/2017

    @Khujo05

    You misunderstand how checkerboarding works.

    Two frames each with half the final display output resolution are used to interpolate missing data and merge frames to give an approximation of the final display output image.

    In case of Horizon Zero Dawn it is a 4k CB output image, and thus it starts with a 1080p native image and uses 2x 1080p frames to interpolate missing data and output the 4k CB image.

    There have been some games that start at sub 1080p and CB to 1800p and then upscale to 4k on 4k display.
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  • kirankara 08/09/2017

    @pomi

    how do you know they dont?

    Many patches do if they are for 1080p. Some offer a performance mode with option of 1080p and up to 60fps as well.
    Reply +1
  • LA Noire coming to Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and a spin-off to VR

  • kirankara 07/09/2017

    @_LarZen_

    I hated the arbitrary way characters reacted to seemingly inane questions.
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  • Halo Wars 2: how Xbox One X compares to base hardware and PC

  • kirankara 07/09/2017

    @UKRaver1980

    Even a better CPU would not have ultimately benefitted it at 4k as more often than not games are GPU hamstrung.

    It may have benefitted games at 1080p and possibly allowed some to be 60fps instead of an unlocked variable frame rate, but again, more often than not, most games are gpu bound
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  • Microsoft to coach devs on how best to use Xbox One keyboard and mouse support

  • kirankara 04/09/2017

    @edhe

    Riiight.

    Again, I forget you are the voice of everyone and everyone's needs are met by your own personal desires. No one else has right to decide what's best for them.
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  • kirankara 04/09/2017

    @edhe


    Sorry. I forgot youre the entire console gaming universe.
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  • kirankara 04/09/2017

    @mushi_mush

    Opens up whole new market for developers though.

    F2p shooters can be brought to consoles, as can mobos, and those games bring in more money than AAA titles
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  • What does it take to run Destiny 2 at 1080p60?

  • kirankara 04/09/2017

    @vulcanproject

    I have no issues believing such a gpu will exist in next couple years(I have a 1080ti btw), I just find it hard to believe it will be in a console. It would be a top of line amd gpu retailing for $500+ and you think it will end up in a $400 console? there's no record in recent history of a top of line gpu ending up In a console.

    It would also need to enter production in next twelve months to be in a console to be released in next two years
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  • kirankara 03/09/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_

    Nah mate, fair play to you.

    Sounds like a good compromise. You also gotta keep Mrs kinda on side otherwise we run risk of ending up as a life insurance claim
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  • kirankara 03/09/2017

    @vulcanproject

    You're expecting 3x performance of xb1x in consoles in couple years time?

    I'd be highly highly shocked if that happens
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  • kirankara 03/09/2017

    @pelican_

    each to their own.

    Just don't think you should dismiss 1080p 60fps when considering that consoles run most games at 1080p or lower at 30fps (pro and xb1x obviously are able to give better performance).

    Sure it's not 1440p and super high refresh rates, but it's still superb performance for price.

    To get 1440p and high refdresh you need to spend a lot more for more powerful GPU and a high refresh monitor with gsync/freesync
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  • kirankara 03/09/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_

    You still planning to go pc route? Will your Mrs not disown you?
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  • kirankara 03/09/2017

    @pelican_

    Ah come on.

    Sure you can get better visual experiences, but it's still an improved experience overall and gameplay wise is superb imo.

    I game at 4k on 1080ti but still I'd say 1080p 60fps is pretty sweet
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  • Dead Rising 4 confirmed for PS4

  • kirankara 01/09/2017

    @Decks

    Dead rising 3 is one of my favourite open world games ever. So much fun and utterly ridiculous
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  • You can now play the impressive fan remake of Tomb Raider 2

  • kirankara 01/09/2017

    @VanillaLake

    Agreed. Much preferred reboot Tomb Raiders to the Uncharted series(but dear God the acting and stories were pretty trashy).

    Original Tomb Raiders were not my thing, but still love what theyve done with this.
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  • How Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One X improves over PS4 Pro

  • kirankara 24/08/2017

    @Naetharu

    As a pc only gamer, I'd still suggest that the console interface is more intuitive and user friendly, but yeah this myth about pc gaming lives on and I've no idea why really
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  • Microsoft's final sales pitch for Xbox One X falls flat

  • kirankara 21/08/2017

    Me personally, if i wasn't a PC gamer, Id buy xb1x over ps4 pro, as Sony has some exclusives that appeal to me, but my bigger concern would be third party games. I can't say I care that much for the Sony exclusives, although infamous did look fun. I know there's more that are highly regarded, but I dunno, just nothing that I would be that bothered on missing out on.

    However, they've kinda let themselves down by failing to really give themselves any exclusives to sell the xb1x off when compared to Sony.
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  • kirankara 21/08/2017

    @---___---

    Not been announced as far as Im aware, would be awesome though if they did integrate it into TV's soon
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  • Xbox One X to launch with special day one “Project Scorpio” Edition - report

  • kirankara 19/08/2017

    @ecco

    I thought Japanese was same as American? If not, my bad.

    American was ugly too, I just thought it was less ugly than European
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  • kirankara 19/08/2017

    @SheffAl personally I think it looks shit. Sorry to me was a big grey plastic brick. I actually kinda preferred Japanese and American design. Reply -2
  • kirankara 19/08/2017

    @Mikumatt

    Hey, my fisher price farm and city were my pride and joy.

    I dont want them under my tv either lol
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  • kirankara 19/08/2017

    @pelican_

    Gaming pc cases are horrendous imo and even some of more expensive ones have flashing green shit everywhere etc.

    I have to disagree regarding consoles.
    Nes, master system, snes, mega drive, saturn, n64 etc all looked cheap and plasticy imo.

    ps2 was first to buck this trend slightly.
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  • kirankara 19/08/2017

    @Mikumatt

    Two ways of viewing it i guess.

    I prefer my hardware to look understated and not like a Fisher Price toy.

    I went for a very simple sleek pc case for this reason.

    Older consoles were unique and interesting looking for sure, but then they were aimed primarily at kids.

    GameCube was my favourite looking console though. It was so amazingly compact and cute compared to the monstrosity that was xbox
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  • Agents of Mayhem review

  • kirankara 18/08/2017

    @agent55

    "Always a bit puzzling when a studio pours this much time, money and effort into something that seems so obviously ill-conceived"

    By sounds of it, they didn't pour that much of anything into it. Game is mediocre and runs like crap from reports (980ti can't manage 1080p 60fps)
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  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy review

  • kirankara 17/08/2017

    Reserve is not one of Uncharted's virtues and the games have rarely left you wanting more. They often succumb to padding, and despite the grandeur of their set-pieces, they rarely mix up their carefully measured lengths of climbing, gunplay and puzzle-solving, which can get repetitive. At less than half the usual running time, though, each gameplay component has enough room to breathe but not enough to get tiresome or for its lack of depth to be too harshly exposed.
    Been saying this since Uncharted 2, is about time someone said this.

    I loved Uncharted 2, but it was at least 5 levels too long. I preferred 3 more because it's pacing felt better
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  • AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 review

  • kirankara 16/08/2017

    @siluro8x8

    Pretty much every title does not use dx12, although it's gathering traction slowly.

    Most titles are still built on dx11 first and foremost and dx12 is tacked on later.

    Regarding BS Infinite, you failed to note how it's 4k but with medium settings. Why not highest settings?

    Im guessing those frame rate figures look kinda different at that point, and in fact do as found in benchmark below



    http://weatherofgames.blogspot.co.uk/2017/08/amd-radeon-rx-vega-64-review.html

    Im sorry, and this isn't personally aimed at you, but Kintama is a total AMD fanboy who twists everything in AMD's favour, ignoring other facts
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  • kirankara 15/08/2017

    @fitzy1982

    wont drive 4k max settings(nothing will yet)
    but long as you willing to concede that you will have to drop some settings, many games will be playable at 4k 60fps, whilst more demanding games will require dropping to lower resolution or operating at lower frame rates(but fresync will help you out here)
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  • kirankara 15/08/2017

    @beefalo

    "Assuming 1070 prices don't drop, the Vega 56 is a good price/perf ratio card for FreeSync monitor owners. Power consumption is obviously high, but for many the price/perf is all that matters as long as their system can run it stably. Not anything amazing but at least there is some actual competition in this price range now.

    The Vega 64's story is a lot worse though. Can't see that card selling well without a fat price drop."

    Pretty much my thoughts inc a nutshell.

    It's not a terrible card, and for people with freesync or considering buying freesync (let's be honest Nvidia charges too much for this technology in monitors and prices are at premium as result, and saving up to $200 is not pocket change), it's a good product to choose for them.

    As a product in itself, it is just not an advancement on what's out there really and is late to party to boot.(both 1080 and vega 64 trade blows in games)

    The Vega 64 is overpriced imo, as I found good aftermarket cards in 1080 for both the water cooled and air cooled cards at significantly cheaper prices (30 for the water cooled and 50 for air cooled).

    It just underwhelms overall imo, but apparently Vega is better for productivity tasks

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  • kirankara 14/08/2017

    @DAN.E.B

    I think it's a little bit harsh coming from anyone tbh.

    I find Vega a bit underwhelming for anyone wanting to see advancement in gpu industry, but it's competitive if not outstanding and a less refined architecture in some ways (ie power draw) and more refined in others(fp 16 support and full dx12 support)
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  • kirankara 14/08/2017

    @siluro8x8

    those are two very obscure settings and game choices to find to pick your benchmarks.

    no one is telling me that bioshock infinite is optimised for Vega either

    further more neither of his two benchmarks were dx12. (try looking at dirt 4 gpu benchmark in hardcop review. 1080 comes out on top let alone 1080ti)

    the text I quoted was the conclusions of the review summed up on gaf by a user.

    if you want to talk dx12 then we see one of few true dx12 titles in the review with gears of war 4 outperforming Vega 64 on 1080.

    then we see other dx12 titles perform better on Vega.

    dx12 isn't some homogenous one result api In same way dx11 isnt.

    you can get variable results with dx12 depending on quality of development and also whether are Amd or Nvidia sponsored at times.

    so dx12 isnt a "standard" because theres so much more to it than that.

    even within dx11 and 12 certain features favour architectures from one or other.

    dx12 is nowhere near a standard yet
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  • kirankara 14/08/2017

    @Number1Laing

    tbf 4fb can be insufficient for ultra texture settings for example
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