Here's one new graphics card no one is rushing out to buy: the 256-core Pascal GT 1010

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Here's one new graphics card no one is rushing out to buy: the 256-core Pascal GT 1010

Nvidia has a new GPU on the market. A graphics board which will almost certainly be available in plentiful volume, unlike almost every other current gaming card you care to mention. We give you the new Nvidia GeForce GT 1010, a GPU so portentous it has been launched with absolutely zero fanfare courtesy of appearing in the drop-down menu on Nvidia’s graphics driver download page.

Intel gives up on making Optane SSDs for consumer desktop PCs

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Intel gives up on making Optane SSDs for consumer desktop PCs

It was not that long ago when Intel pitched its Optane drives as being the best SSDs for gaming, touting increased performance and responsiveness at lower queue depths "where most gaming action happens." And indeed we did find some of Intel's solutions like the Optane 905P shown up top to be extremely fast, albeit also extremely expensive. It's all moot now, though, because Intel is discontinuing its entire line of Optane SSDs for client/consumer desktops.

Former head of Team Ninja, Tomonobu Itagaki, has set up a new studio

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Former head of Team Ninja, Tomonobu Itagaki, has set up a new studio

Tomonobu Itagaki led to the greatest typo of my career, when I described him as the director of Ninja Garden. The Japanese designer rose to prominence alongside the original Xbox hardware, leading Team Ninja as it created the Dead or Alive and Ninja Gaiden series, the latter being one of the greatest 3D combat series ever made (we don't talk about 3 or Yaiba).