AMD's 5nm CPUs could be monsters if TSMC's transistor numbers are right

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AMD's 5nm CPUs could be monsters if TSMC's transistor numbers are right

Five years ago, it seemed unlikely AMD would leapfrog rival Intel to take a process lead, but that is precisely what happened—not with its original Zen architecture, but with the shift to 7 nanometers with the introduction of Zen 2 last year. How long AMD can hold onto the lead remains to be seen, but looking ahead, there is reason to be optimistic—excited, even—about AMD's eventual shift to 5nm.

Nvidia’s making ray-traced lighting easier for everyone, even AMD

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Nvidia’s making ray-traced lighting easier for everyone, even AMD

Nvidia’s RTX Global Illumination SDK v1.0 (RTXGI) is now available to developers. Included in the new ray tracing toolkit are the tools necessary for scalable lighting solutions in-game across any DXR-enabled GPU—including Pascal cards— without “prohibitive run-time performance requirements”. 

Unity is giving away hundreds of hours of premium tutorials because of the coronavirus

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Unity is giving away hundreds of hours of premium tutorials because of the coronavirus

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Unity is giving away three months of access to Unity Learn Premium, an enormous repository of high-quality tutorials and courses that will teach you everything from coding to game design and art. If you've always dreamed of making your own game and, like a lot of us, suddenly have too much free time on your hands, this is the perfect opportunity to get started.

Minecraft is getting free educational worlds to help kids stuck inside

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Minecraft is getting free educational worlds to help kids stuck inside

With schools shutting down all over the world due to the coronavirus outbreak, Microsoft is adding a new category to the Minecraft Marketplace that contains free educational worlds. This curated list comes from Minecraft: Education Edition, the version of the game designed for use in classrooms. 

Risk of Rain 2 brings back artifacts in next week's update

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Risk of Rain 2 brings back artifacts in next week's update

Risk of Rain 2 is a game all about collecting ridiculously powerful combinations of items while blasting through neverending waves of enemies. Its next update, coming March 31, brings back the Artifact system from the first game, which can be used to make each run even wilder.