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  • Dynasty Warriors 9: the lowest performance we've seen on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X

  • kirankara 18/02/2018

    This isn't a huge shock, as it runs like smashed bag of shit even on highest end PC's. Reply 0
  • Sci-fi horror Dead Space is currently free on PC

  • kirankara 14/02/2018

    @taikuaile

    Was simply a different era when online gaming and high speed broadband weren't so common, so they had to focus on single player games as primary source of money. They've always been greedy fucks and at one point company almost went tits up in 90's, and they came back with strong games and didn't piss off gamers, but now they're in hugely strong position, it's pants off no lube time for customers
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  • PS4 Pro and Xbox One X processors compared at the silicon level

  • kirankara 14/02/2018

    Can't find the post now, but someone was discussing the idea of upgradeable consoles where you simply but GPU and CPU to upgrade.

    Simply wouldn't work. These are APU's being used, so not case of having to just pop a new GPU in desktop style, these are intrinsically part of the motherboard and can't just be popped in and out.

    Well, what if they could design it in such a way? If it was possible, sure, but another problem arises, the biggest cost factors for a console.... CPU, GPU and ram.... Everything else is pittance in reality.

    So cost would still be large anyway, plus console manufacturers would lose discounts they get on manufacturing in such large quantities and thus cost goes up even further

    Is nice idea, but ultimately destined to fail at this point in time.

    Some companies have offered GPU houses for laptop users to get desktop performance when not on move, but they're hideously costly, and there was even talk of a pc that was like a Lego block pc where you could simply slot in components like mentioned as they were all in separate parts that slot in and out, but after it's concept unveil it sank without trace
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  • kirankara 13/02/2018

    @_TheDarkSide_

    One thing I've learned since I got married, is it's not a lie if you don't tell your Mrs the truth by omitting information.

    It's just self preservation and ensuring you don't get your ears bent for all eternity
    Reply +3
  • kirankara 13/02/2018

    @sp4ctro

    We're hitting bit of a wall currently. Moore's law is hitting hard these days
    Reply +1
  • kirankara 13/02/2018

    @_TheDarkSide_

    Not sure exactly how useful freesync will be. It's most useful between 45-60fps. With most consoles games aiming for 30fps, seems slightly redundant. Freesync will still be beneficial and for games that don't quite hit 60fps all time will be sweet, just will depend on extra cost on those TVs as to whether will be worth it
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  • PlayStation's official Nike shoe launch laced with problems

  • kirankara 12/02/2018

    not as hideous as expected, and actually kinda like them, but just not my style at all. im more a shoes and boots kinda person, with pair of converse used for gym and driving at times when i want something more comfy. Reply 0
  • Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition looks beautiful but at what cost?

  • kirankara 11/02/2018

    SE issued statement saying the benchmark was not fully accurate and merely meant to be indicative, furthermore there was LOD issues with game they are looking to fix before release, and that they will fix stuttering issues too.

    I think game looks pretty damn good, but can't say it looks amazing
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  • Here's what's coming with PS4's big 5.50 update

  • kirankara 06/02/2018

    Super sampling should been standard feature on pro from beginning, and the more it fails to deliver regularly for 4k gaming, the more this feature makes sense to ensure the pro continues to sell well for the majority of users out there who are still using 1080p screen Reply +12
  • Overwatch on Xbox One X: does its dynamic 4K scaler hold up?

  • kirankara 05/02/2018

    @Blackmarsh63

    Not really pointless at all, as with these mid generation refresh consoles, being better console doesn't necessarily guarantee the performance increase that you would expect. They're reliant upon developers putting work into the upgrade patch. This applies at most basic level too, with any hardware needing developers to work to take advantage of hardware.

    In fact, as a pc owner I'm very used to such experiences. My 3570k can got l often run games at double frame rate of the consoles even though it's old, as it's significantly more powerful, but in AC origins, it will still dip into 30's. It's clearly better optimised for consoles as an equivalent CPU in a desktop, as found in consoles, would really struggle.

    So, I disagree completely, these articles are useful, as they provide information on quality of the patches, and whether they take Advantage of the better hardware you purchased
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  • Red Dead Redemption 2 now has October release date

  • kirankara 01/02/2018

    Not remotely surprised. Game as big and polished as ones they produce were always going to to hit delays to ensure quality is high Reply +4
  • Nintendo is shutting down Miitomo, its first smartphone game

  • kirankara 25/01/2018

    I can't play Mario run on android as I get error message every time I try play now. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling but nothing worked. Googled it, no luck fixing it. Gave up

    EDIT: LOL downvoted because I couldn't play the game that I really wanted to play.

    I've seen it all now.
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  • Nintendo Labo costs at least Ł60 in the UK

  • kirankara 18/01/2018

    Holy fuck balls.

    Obviously this includes software, but still..... Holy fuck balls that's a lot of money for some card
    Reply +1
  • Switch's eccentric new hardware is a link to Nintendo's past in the most exciting way

  • kirankara 18/01/2018

    Can't decide if this utter genius on Nintendo's behalf, or most ridiculous crap Ive ever seen in my life.

    I'm leaning to former, if for no other reason than they can potentially make a ton of money out of some DIY cardboard models. Frickin Genius!!!
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  • Sources: Microsoft plots Fable return

  • kirankara 17/01/2018

    I understand the franchise is revered and naturally a sequel seems a no brainer, but can't help but think they should try developing a new ip Reply -2
  • Jelly Deals: Tesco offering an Xbox One X with up to six games free

  • kirankara 17/01/2018

    Bargain Reply +12
  • Forza Horizon 3's Xbox One X update is a true showcase for console 4K

  • kirankara 16/01/2018

    @captainBlahBlah

    Also isn't open world game.

    If they tried to emulate GT level visuals with open world, the frame rate would tank
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  • PUBG becomes Xbox One sensation surpassing 3 million players in a month

  • kirankara 12/01/2018

    @Murton

    Scary isn't it?

    Then people wonder why we get half assed games these days
    Reply +2
  • The Witcher 3's Xbox One X patch delivers in spades

  • kirankara 27/12/2017

    @icy1007

    Digital foundry are as amateur as the others, and you're naive if you believe otherwise. All of them make educated guesses on a lot of the information they provide. All have made mistakes and been corrected by other sites over years. NX gamer was far more detailed than Df in many respects
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  • kirankara 26/12/2017

    Seems likes digital foundry will be on its own from now on as NX gamer taking a break Reply 0
  • kirankara 23/12/2017

    @ZoLRaK

    Depends on settings and game tbh

    A 1080ti can run most games at 4k 60fps, but you would not be at highest settings, which is often issue, that pc games are often only benchmarked at ultra settings.

    There's some games out there you might possibly not get 4k 60fps on a Titan XP, but it will manage that in 90% games if you knock one or two settings down a touch.

    Then there's occasional shit port that simply refuses to engage no matter the hardware like AC origins, which seems to be able to play 4k 30 FPS at high on a gtx 1060, but can't manage much above that on a much more powerful GPU, possibly due to the anti piracy technology gimping CPU (still unproven, but seems likely when the scaling between multiple cores is so bad even though it will use them)
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  • kirankara 23/12/2017

    @Ringo-Prime

    Could explain why he's such a moody twat
    Reply +3
  • kirankara 23/12/2017

    @Stainless_Steel_Rat

    Lol piss off.

    Out the three of individuals here, I'm only one with no agenda, I don't care what resolution game plays at, and I love dynamic resolutions and checkerboarding.

    My point was that you can't simply ignore possible contrary data just because it suits you, especially when the author of article even admits they can't guarantee level of dynamic scaling due to nature of world and having not explored it in enough detail
    Reply +3
  • kirankara 22/12/2017

    @Dizzy

    There's plenty pixel counters and actual Devs floating around there with insight.

    They also have more time on hands then DF and aren't there to generate quick click bait articles.

    Obviously there's lot of twats on there too, but EG gets lot of information from there and Reddit for articles
    Reply -2
  • kirankara 22/12/2017

    @PCMaestro

    Telling truth makes you truthful, being a " cockcunt" makes you a " cockcunt"
    Reply +4
  • kirankara 22/12/2017

    @icy1007

    Your error.

    DF been wrong before, as illustrated by nx gamer and others sources. Those sources made mistakes too though.

    I'd trust neogaf over all of them.
    Reply -6
  • kirankara 22/12/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_

    You can push pineapple where you like, but just know I'm not helping you fish it out lol
    Reply +2
  • kirankara 22/12/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_

    " "I want do do sex"!!!"

    But do you want to agadoo doo sex?
    Reply +2
  • kirankara 22/12/2017

    @icy1007

    Well they also say they can't guarantee it doesn't drop lower due to nature of open world, and we have another source stating it goes lower. so unless you have multiple sources which prove that's not case, science dictates you have to accept there's possiblity of there being even lower dynamic resolution.

    You can't just ignore other data.

    DF is not an oracle off all knowledge who are incapable of mistake
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  • kirankara 22/12/2017

    @mostro

    " Day after day, you being such joy to the world. Happy Christmas." Indeed, only aids, Ebola, famine and civil war are generally greeted with bigger smiles than PC Maestro
    Reply +13
  • kirankara 22/12/2017

    @icy1007


    As much as PC maestro is total bell end, you should at least back up your claim with some evidence.

    He's right about that.

    You can't just state it runs at X resolution without any reliable source
    Reply +9
  • kirankara 22/12/2017

    @PCMaestro

    You really are a bitter sad individual.

    Get a life, call the Samaritans, take some prozac or sleep with a hooker, whatever stops you being such a miserable dour c*#t
    Reply +47
  • kirankara 22/12/2017

    @StanDarsh-360

    "Performance mode is Dynamic 4K at 60fps - Actually 1080p with the framerate all over the place
    Native 4K - is actually Dynamic 4K
    Im getting a tad tired of this false advertising, i remember Nvidia got sued for the GTX 970 fiasco"

    You need to get out more if these things upset you that much.
    Reply +28
  • The Witcher 3 Xbox One X patch released, has two graphics modes

  • kirankara 21/12/2017

    @Halofreak1990

    "The game was already using high textures in places, so assuming they indeed added more high-resolution ones, that shouldn't be too big a download."

    I guess i misinterpreted your comment slightly. I just saw using high textures and missed "in places".

    So my apologies.
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  • kirankara 21/12/2017

    @Halofreak1990

    According to DF, they used med-high textures on based consoles
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  • kirankara 21/12/2017

    @icy100"@Dizzy It's pretty close to Ultra now"

    Not sure it is tbh, there's some improvements that take it closer to high, maybe mixed with some ultra settings levels on PC, but not Ultra.

    It would simply buckle at 4K at Ultra.
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  • kirankara 21/12/2017

    @Dismiss

    well if it did drop as far as low 20's on xb1(most I've seen in videos is 26-28fps, and ps4 used to be worse, but improved significantly as time went on) that it would still have to be mid 40's on xb1 x to represent a 100% increase. However, I was working off the basis that xb1 was stable 30fps, as poster was stating it was a stable 60fps on xb1x.

    Even at lowest I've seen on xb1 (26fps), it would still need to hit lowest of 52fps to double it's cpu performance in Xb1 x version.

    Therefore I stand by my comment.
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  • kirankara 21/12/2017

    @Ragnor

    Never expected him to apologise tbh, just was enjoying rubbing his face in it lol

    If he had not been a tool with it, I wouldn't have cared less. Everyone entitled to an opinion, even if they are wrong :)

    Like I said, I was always pretty sure of outcome, as if anything game was even more CPU bound when played on Xb1 X unpatched and the game had very similar performance and drops in that state as was running at 900p.

    At 1080p it's less CPU bound and hence performance is slightly improved at times, but overall, it's pretty similar....quelle surprise.
    Reply -3
  • kirankara 21/12/2017

    @Drygore


    https://youtu.be/0aq8HLJIId0


    https://youtu.be/SKLIicW4XUc

    So turns out I'm right.

    Game is still CPU bound in areas dropping into 30's and 40's at points.

    So... Ouch????


    And shall we reconsider that comment about someone being dumb?(not only offensive and outdated terminology, but also factually inaccurate as a) I was right and b l) I'm not incapable of speech).

    So as I'm a humble fellow, I'll accept your apology in one of several forms. You can follow samurai ritual of sepukku for bringing shame on your family, you can leave the site and comment on IGN forums, or simply admit you made total tool of yourself and apologise for your comments and aggressive tone.

    I'm far for being a tech genius, but been tinkering with PC parts and read enough articles to know some basics and herein lies difference people like me who actually play with hardware and you who buy a console and read DF occasionally, as I've seen results of GPU and CPU limitations in benchmarks, and in real life through playing about with settings. I have an idea what a jaguar is capable of and how a phenom ii performs, as I've owned one and seen game benchmarks for it in various titles along years. Do consoles get little extra out hardware compared to equivalent desktop hardware? For sure. Will it turn a slightly overclocked jaguar into an i7 , not a chance

    So you can now bow to my superior knowledge.

    In truth though, am I little smug right now? Yes as you acted like a tool, whilst having no knowledge of subject and insulted me. (Tbf I wasn't that insulted, just took as challenge and laughed as knew I was right).

    However, I wish I was wrong, because it would have been great to have game available to everyone at 60fps.

    The game is perfectly payable at 30fps , but at 60fps it feels so much nicer to play
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  • kirankara 21/12/2017

    @Yautja_Warrior

    Still an improvement overall IMO with that variable frame rate, as game doesn't really rely on quick response times, although when I was playing on PC I found that riding on horse felt worse if not playing with locked frame rate. It felt a little jarring when it dropped to 50 or less. This was usually if I were trying to gallop though
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  • kirankara 20/12/2017

    @Drygore

    Let's wait for df performance test shall we.. or were you using equipment to capture frame rates?? I'm guessing I don't actually need to ask that question lol

    So, let's assume it can and manages a stable 60fps, big whoop tbh, a phenom ii from 2009 can manage 60fps and above. This therefore doesn't make jaguar not weak, and furthermore, are you saying DF were wrong to say it was not CPU limited on base consoles?

    The CPU overclock here on new xb1 isn't massive, and therefore a 30fps increase isn't possible by CPU alone if that was bottleneck before.

    I fully expect to see 60fps in less demanding areas (remember original xb1 could go above 30fps as originally was unlocked) and dropping to 40+ in other areas.

    Care to put money where mouth is???
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  • kirankara 20/12/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_

    😂😂😂😂😂 Glad I could brighten up someone's day
    Reply +3
  • kirankara 20/12/2017

    @Pasco

    " hope the 60 FPS is stable, even though I will probably play it on PC, just to laugh at the armchair specialists who told us that this is impossible due to the "weak Jaguar". "

    Your answer will be found here in this statement.

    " unlocks the game's resolution and targets 60 frames-per-second instead"

    On PC W3 isn't that hard to get 60fps with a phenom ii capable of achieving this, but considering W3 was CPU bound on base consoles at points (digital foundries conclusions) , hard to imagine the small overclocks on jaguar are going to hand a 100% performance boost
    Reply -2
  • kirankara 20/12/2017

    @_TheDarkSide_

    I had to get rid of my consoles as I couldn't deal with having to decide whether to turn them on or off, this kind of responsibility was just too much for me.

    I had to be restrained and medicated as the banging my head against metal bars was resulting in further brain damage
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  • kirankara 20/12/2017

    @Hellotherenow

    "Ehhhhh? lol, yeah it can be confusing at times mate"

    Basically, the resolution will display 3840x2160 pixels natively on screen, but the textures designed for game were not designed to be displayed on that resolution, so therefore, even though you will naturally be able to resolve more details due to the resolution, if they have not released increased resolution textures, then they could look a little funny on a 4k screen at points, as the increased resolution doesn't hide some of rougher textures they might have used.

    Original console versions only used mix of med-high textures according to DF.

    The PC version can utilise a range of higher resolution textures, which at higher resolutions display more information in textures and therefore you can see more details, giving you a greater benefit of playing at 4K.

    Think of it this way, with consoles in past, there was no point having higher res textures, as the console couldn't display at higher resolutions anyway. It would be like watching a 4k video on youtube on your 720p 5" mobile phone screen. You can't see the additional details anyway.

    With the ability to display at 4k now on consoles, higher res textures would add further details to the world.

    TBH, the PC version benefits most from the mods people have developed. They need to allow for texture modding on xb1x, that would really set it apart(dunno if lower ram limitation on pro might prevent that)
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  • kirankara 20/12/2017

    @MarkRobLives

    "Now this is the kind of thing we should be seeing more of on console in general."


    nooooo, remember, console gamers don't want settings or choices, that's meant to only be on PC's and they don't like PC's.

    Or, so we were told for years, by a few numbskulls who were unwilling to accept any sort of change or progress.

    So glad to see these things finding way into consoles.

    Simple settings like this in PC would be great too for those who don't like adjust settings in detailed manner.
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  • Snazzy 3D replays will make the PUBG 1.0 release this week

  • kirankara 20/12/2017

    @Ragnor

    Yeah, Id say PUBG is at least at "acceptable" levels of performance on PC as it stands, whilst far from optimal or being a great looking game or anything, but we have to accept, it's still work in progress I guess. It depends on definition of fine. For me, if it can be easily made to run 30-60fps, you at least have to say it's a reasonable effort, even if it's not great looking game by any means.

    On consoles though, especially xbox 1, it's a turd as far as performance goes for me. I would not be willing to tolerate drops to sub 20fps on regular basis.

    I doubt this is purely hardware related issues, as I'm guessing developer will improve it considerably as they work on it and get more familiar with hardware and how to be more efficient (they probably quite new top consoles at a guess, but had many months with PC), but right now it is a giant, stinking turd in terms of frame rates.
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  • kirankara 20/12/2017

    @Ragnor

    Fair enough mate.

    Is very good of you to put hands up and admit you were wrong, and sorry if I was harsh or offensive along way.

    I try stay objective and friendly in most circumstances, but having stressful few weeks with marriage this weekend, so if I crossed a line, I apologise.

    I don't own game, and have no intention of doing so, as online mp games take up too much time and require commitment I can't offer any more. So all my "experience" is based purely on benchmarks and videos Ive seen online, as well as threads in places like GAF, but it seems in a reasonable state at lesat, unlike say AC Origins, ARK or several other games on PC.

    I love PC gaming, and that's my chosen platform for this point in my life, butI am not anti console and also am happy to back up console gamers against PC elitists with their dick like attitude, if I feel they deserve it, as that kind of attitude really irks me.

    Everyone should pick a platform that suits them and be happy. No need to pick on other people's choice in platforms.

    However, I will not hold back in saying if I think the game is performing poorly on a platform either, and if I think it's the limitations of hardware, i will say that too.

    Consoles have their strengths, PC has it's strengths and weaknesses too.

    I'm fed up of all the fanboy BS, I'm too old for that crap.
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  • kirankara 19/12/2017

    @ZombieAteMyPC

    Turns on his 1080ti and says Hi.

    Moron, learn to read before posting your elitist comment. I'm pointing out that the game isn't that bad on PC, although not as good as it should based on its visuals, whilst pointing out to Ragnor that the PC version isn't as bad as he's making out, and the console versions seem to in need of optimising

    I'm a pc only gamer (wiiu too tbh).
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  • kirankara 19/12/2017

    @Ragnor

    PCMR, they're as bad as the console fanboys when it comes to "defending" their precious system. :lol:

    Yes, PUBG runs brilliantly on PC, best game eva!

    There, happy now? No, probably not
    Haven't seen anyone giving such an extreme response regarding PC version, they've simply said, it's not as bad as you painting it out to be either, and have actually provided their own experience or benchmarks to suggest otherwise, whereas you seem to be the one taking extreme views and ignoring facts.

    Does PC version run well, errmmm, all I can really say is it runs better than console version comparatively, which hardly ringing endorsement, but it's not a train wreck compared to other games that are in worse state.
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