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    NVIDIA to Enable DXR Ray Tracing on GTX (10- and 16-series) GPUs in April Drivers Update

    So many brainless idiots in this topic it's actually cringe-worthy. They have absolutely no clue as to what ray tracing is, how it works, why rtx is essential for it, and why this news means you can try it on RTX-less cards but you won't really be able to enjoy it. Also DXR is a D3D12 extension...
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    The Division 2 System Requirements Outed - RX 480 Enough for 1080p @ 60 FPS, DX12 Renderer Offers Much Improved Performance

    For some reasons the game looks worse than the original. I cannot explain why. As if the Snowdrop engine has been downgraded even further.
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    NVIDIA Unveils the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti 6GB Graphics Card

    That power efficiency - NVIDIA has outdone themselves. I shudder to think what NVIDIA will do to AMD once they release Turing on 7nm - those cards will literally fly. And I wouldn't call the lack of RTX/DLSS a disadvantage. There are just two games utilizing RTX (where it's hardly visible) and...
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    AMD Radeon VII 16 GB

    A decent card for hardcore AMD fans who want to get top performance. TDP for such cards doesn't really matter since you're better served with water cooling anyways. The only issue is that NVIDIA has leeway in regard to lowering prices (NVIDIA doesn't use super expensive HBM2) and releasing...
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    Metro Exodus Developer Discusses Boycott of the PC Platform for Sequels over Steam Review Bombing

    There's no source in English, the original post was in Russian. Mind that I translated it earlier and WCCFTech translation looks like to be loosely based on mine - they even copied my round brackets verbatim, lol.
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    Metro Exodus Developer Discusses Boycott of the PC Platform for Sequels over Steam Review Bombing

    As a native Russian speaker I have to disagree with this loose interpretation of his words. Here's his full post (© 2019 Artem S. Tashkinov):
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    NVIDIA Revises Financial Outlook for 2019 by $500 million, Immediately Hit Back by the Stock Market

    Dark times only for stupid investors seeking for a quick buck - NVIDIA is doing fine. Also, as their customer I couldn't care less what their stock price is. Also, lower stock price means cheaper stock buyback. In short, only NVIDIA haters will cheer on this news. The others don't need to apply.
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    TSMC Fab 14 B Hit With Chemical Contamination; NVIDIA, MEDIATEK, Huawei, Hisilicon Lines Affected

    Nowadays CEOs are let go with a golden parachute. The larger the devastation to the company the larger the parachute.
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    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Founders Edition 6 GB

    A very nice review, @W1zzard, I especially liked this part in the conclusion: Yes, the RTX 2060 is expensive to be a truly midrange card but it's not in the same class/league as the GeForce 1060 was/is. Still, I'm gonna skip this entire generation because it looks like a stopgap before NVIDIA...
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    Lenovo Confirms Mobile GeForce GTX 1160 GPU, Or Does It?

    Nothing to see here - most likely it's gonna be the same as the GeForce 8xx series (a rebadged 7xx series) which was created only to appease laptop vendors who needed a refresh of their laptops' specs.
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    Battlefield V Tides of War GeForce RTX DirectX Raytracing

    Much to the chagrin of the NVIDIA haters DXR has turned not to be a dud/failure it was portrayed to be. Also, just also, real time ray tracing has been a pipe dream up to this moment however for some reasons people fail to appreciate the monumental work that NVIDIA has poured into the technology...
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    DICE Prepares "Battlefield V" RTX/DXR Performance Patch: Up to 50% FPS Gains

    NVIDIA haters: NVIDIA sucks. NVIDIA is ripping everyone off. NVIDIA is a monopoly. DXR sucks. DXR performance sucks. RTX buyers are alpha testers for DXR/Vulkan RT. Except, DXR is brand new; currently used in just one game; it's the first implementation ever; we're already seeing impressive...
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    Steam ID link is broken

    Right now it points to http://steamcommunity.com/id/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX/ and it should link to https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
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    NVIDIA TITAN RTX Graphics Card Launching Soon

    Will this anti-NVIDIA whining ever stop? NVIDIA doesn't force you to buy any of their GPUs ever. You don't like their pricing? Don't buy NVIDIA then. Ever since AMD has stopped being competitive at the top, everyone has suddenly become (price)sensitive and NVIDIA has become a monster...
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    Battlefield V with GeForce RTX DirectX Raytracing

    @W1zzard I'm tired of hearing that. DXR is now official with Vulkan 1.1.91 which works on Windows 7. It's not NVIDIA's fault that most game engines default to D3D - some companies have actually the guts to use Vulkan like id Software. Also, quite a lot of modern engines have Vulkan backends...