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  1. Imagine a three-mission campaign that used T1/T2, TDS, and TDM. Also, this makes me feel really old.
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    Free games

    Hue 100% off on Steam by June 8. It's a single-player puzzle/platformer game: https://slickdeals.net/f/16674791-hue-pc-digital-download-free https://store.steampowered.com/app/383270/Hue/
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    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    I don't know what will happen to the RTX 4060 and 4060 Ti, but I expect the RX 7600 price to slide on down. AMD already started the slide ~48 hours pre-release, so it's not like they're confident in the product. I'd consider picking up a 16 GB 7600 XT as a replacement for my GTX 970, but I don't really need it for TDM.
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    Free games

    I think Final Liberation: Warhammer Epic 40k is 100% off on GOG. The giveaway link seemed to give it to me alongside another "goodie pack". But it's shown as $6 on store page. Not sure what happened. https://www.gog.com/giveaway/claim https://www.gog.com/en/game/final_liberation_warhammer_epic_40000 Meanwhile, Warhammer 40k: Gladius - Relics of War is 100% on Steam by June 1: https://slickdeals.net/f/16674827-warhammer-40-000-gladius-relics-of-war-pc-digital-download-free-via-steam https://store.steampowered.com/app/489630/Warhammer_40000_Gladius__Relics_of_War/ On Epic Games Store, 100% off on Fallout: New Vegas - Ultimate Edition: https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/fallout-new-vegas--ultimate-edition
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    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    AMD always knows how to fumble an opportunity. But expecting them to launch a 16 GB version at $300 is just unrealistic. That would probably cannibalize sales of the conspicuously absent 7700/7800 "mid-range" cards at that price. And if it does exist, maybe it's not ready, much like the 4060 Ti 16 GB is launching months later. By waiting, they can sell off more RDNA2 cards, so that those are out of the mix by the time they launch the rest of the RDNA3 lineup. As we usually see, prices will migrate to below MSRP after a while. So the $270 RX 7600 could become $220 or whatever.
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    Free games

    Last day and a half to get Death Stranding on Epic. GOG is giving you some... free screenshots: https://www.gog.com/giveaway/claim https://www.gog.com/en/game/planet_of_lana_goodie_pack
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    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    Game developers want 16-32 GB VRAM to work with now. They can't always count on these other features, especially on PCs. Having a large amount of VRAM is the easiest solution for reducing latency. Let me counter your DirectStorage idea with another idea: put an SSD inside consumer GPUs, i.e. the "SSG" concept that AMD launched to the professional market a few years ago. Putting a tiny 512 GB SSD inside graphics cards would be relatively cheap, hold the entirety of any video game, and the GPU could still work if it breaks. Just cache the entire game you're playing into the GPU (or everything the GPU wants). Everyone will ultimately want a slab of APU that contains 3D memory-storage, with the CPU, GPU, RAM, accelerators, etc. all together to limit latency. https://wccftech.com/amd-radeon-rx-7600-269-usd-launch-navi-33-8-gb-tackles-nvidia-rtx-4060-1080p/ $270 is on the low end of RX 7600 price estimates (some people wanted $250 obviously). That's not bad for something that is presumably faster than an RX 6650 XT. There will be some complaints about price/performance not moving forward, but prices can drop below MSRP at some point. At this moment though, something like this 6750 XT for $320 soundly defeats the RX 7600, while supplies last. The RX 6700 10 GB is also a good option. If AMD later tosses a RX 7600 XT 16 GB onto the market for $350, then they won the "low-end GPU market" this generation. Edit: AMD did a last minute price drop on the RX 7600, $300 to $270. That 10% is enough to change it from kinda bad to kinda OK.
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    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    "There are no bad products, only bad prices." Which are not known for RX 7600 (XT) yet. Though it doesn't sound like it will be a fantastic MSRP going by the rumors. GDDR6 costs have fallen from pandemic/shortage highs, but they are different from DRAM and other types. We're all still waiting for cheap HBM, and will be waiting forever potentially. 8 GB of VRAM is going to be enough for many 1080p gamers. Remember that 4-6 GB cards (AMD 6500 XT and Arc A380) are still in the market. Which reminds me, leaks have pointed towards a possible 7500 XT based on the same Navi 33 die instead of a Navi 34, so maybe 8 GB can reach an even lower price point. It's possible that both AMD and Nvidia have plans to leave the low-end GPU market high and dry forever, but for different reasons. AMD is making powerful APUs that will be enough for 1080p gaming if/when they come to the AM5 desktop socket. If Rembrandt and Phoenix aren't enough performance for consistent 1080p60, Strix Point should be. Many people will be able to forgo buying any kind of discrete graphics card in the near future. Nvidia on the other hand is more of an AI company now. Gamers don't bring in the big bucks anymore, although they can be milked effectively with flagships like the RTX 4090 and "mid-tier" cards busting past $700. Based on the waste products of the professional market, of course.
  9. Better downgrade your Netfux subscription to the 1080p one. Better yet, upgrade to p*racy.
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    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    Games are likely to be runnable on your 8 GB GPU, but you might need to turn down settings, or game devs might silently swap in low quality textures to keep performance up on 8 GB GPUs. It's known that Ultra settings tend to be overkill. You will be gaming at 1080p resolution more often if you aren't now. What are "recommended" settings for, 4K resolution? That's why I like to see a detailed table with a few columns rather than old-style "minimum" and "recommended". The people who should be most mad about 8 GB VRAM are those who bought an expensive RTX 3070 or 3070 Ti, thinking they would be doing ray-tracing, 1440p/4K, etc. for many years. But if you are just doing 1080p you will probably be fine.
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    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    >Processor: AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Eight-Core Processor (16 CPUs), ~3.7GHz; Intel i5 7000 series Intel i5 7000 series = 4-core, 4-thread Kaby Lake CPUs. So no, your 5600X or whatever will be just fine. These companies can write whatever they want as minimum/recommended specs and it doesn't have to make any sense. But you've also misinterpreted it.
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    2016+ CPU/GPU News

    I use a 4* GB card. It's enough for TDM as far as I can tell. At least we can be pretty sure now that AMD will make a 16 GB variant of the 7600 XT. $350? * https://www.pcworld.com/article/415858/nvidia-agrees-to-geforce-gtx-970-false-advertising-settlement-offers-30-refunds.html
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    Free games

    Fiendish Freddy's Big Top o' Fun 100% off on GOG https://www.gog.com/giveaway/claim https://www.gog.com/en/game/fiendish_freddys_big_top_o_fun
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    Free games

    Metro: Last Light Complete Edition 100% off on Steam, ends May 25 https://store.steampowered.com/app/43160/Metro_Last_Light_Complete_Edition/ https://slickdeals.net/f/16655774-metro-last-light-complete-edition-pc-digital-download-free Death Stranding 100% off on Epic, ends May 25. It was free back on December 25. https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/free-games https://store.epicgames.com/en-US/p/death-stranding
  15. Google Bard is worth a shot, eventually. It was pretty awful when I first tried it, but if they don't reach parity with GPT-4 within a few months, it will be an industry scandal.
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