Xbox Series X dev teases juicy AMD RDNA 2 GPU performance

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Xbox Series X dev teases juicy AMD RDNA 2 GPU performance

A recent video from Martin Fuller over at the DirectX Developer Day goes into great depth about what improvements Mesh Shaders are going to make to the whole GPU rendering pipeline. This is a technical video aimed at developers, and really isn't intended for us gamers, but there are enough interesting facts about the graphics heart of the Xbox Series X, AMD's RDNA 2, in there to make it well worth checking out. 

Samsung's speedy DDR5 is coming next year, even if no PC will support it

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Samsung's speedy DDR5 is coming next year, even if no PC will support it

DDR5 is on the way! We shouldn't have to wait too long to see next-generation DDR5 system memory land in systems, according to Samsung. Whether those will be gaming systems we'll have to wait and see what Intel and AMD have in store. But there's still plenty to be excited about right now as the memory manufacturing giant sets up its fabs for volume production of DDR5 in 2021.

Microsoft to pause non-essential Windows updates starting in May

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Microsoft to pause non-essential Windows updates starting in May

As more people find themselves telecommuting to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, Microsoft has made the decision to temporarily halt all non-security updates for every supported version of Windows, including Windows 10. The policy will go into effect in May.

Faster gaming laptops rocking Intel and Nvidia hardware could launch very soon

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Faster gaming laptops rocking Intel and Nvidia hardware could launch very soon

Buckle up because laptop makers are about to press the pedal to metal with next-generation CPUs and faster mobile GPUs. We know this for sure because AMD has already outed its Ryzen 4000 series CPUs for laptops. As for Intel, rumor has it the company will formally introduce its 10th generation "Comet Lake-H" Core processors on April 2, which will reportedly be nestled alongside a new spate of Nvidia Super GPUs in mobile form.

See it all with this gorgeous 29-inch ultrawide 1080p monitor for $200

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See it all with this gorgeous 29-inch ultrawide 1080p monitor for $200

B&H is running a flash deal (today only) on the ASUS MX299Q Ultrawide Cinematic Monitor for $200—that's nearly 50% off. Perfect if you need a monitor with a lot of screen real estate for work and, by work, I mean being able to goof around on Twitter and reading your horoscope without having to tab out your Zoom window during your conference call. As someone with an ultrawide, it’s tough to go back to anything else.

GDC 2020 talks are now free for everyone

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GDC 2020 talks are now free for everyone

Despite the announcement on February 28 that this year's Game Developers Conference would be indefinitely postponed as part of the global response to the coronavirus pandemic, some talks from the original March 16-20 schedule still went ahead. These pre-recorded Virtual Talks, on various topics impacting game design and development, were originally streamed on GDC's Twitch channel last week, and have now been made available for anyone to view—for free—either on Twitch or via the GDC Vault.