Month: January 2022

rainbow-six-extractionSource: Ubisoft

Rainbow Six Extraction is out now, pitting players against a deadly, mutating alien threat in a whole new tactical PvE co-op experience. Featuring full cross-play, cross-save, and cross-progression, the game is available on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PS5, PS4, Amazon Luna, Stadia, and the Ubisoft Store on PC, as well as via Ubisoft+. It is also playable on Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass.

Extraction stars a select line-up of Operators from Rainbow Six Siege who have been reworked with new abilities and attributes to help them better take on the Archaean parasite. The 13 different mission types across 12 containment zones pose an ever-shifting challenge, as players face 13 enemy archetypes and a host of mutations that make each incursion unpredictable. Team up with up to two other players, or take on solo missions as you level up your Operators’ loadouts and abilities, and progress to unlock new REACT tech gadgets, cosmetic customization items, and more.

For more information about Rainbow Six Extraction, please visit the games official website.

rainbow-six-extractionUbisoft’s Siege spin-off is a thrilling and messy take on zombie co-op.

By Morgan Park @ PC Gamer

It’s a mean game that can produce some great thrills, but its strict rules make some awkward design choices stick out. Extraction is also a smaller game than I anticipated—Ubi’s decision to lower its price to $40 and introduce it to PC Game Pass at launch makes sense now. I really liked mastering each of the dozen objective types and maps, but missions start to get samey really fast.

Read the Review Here

amd-radeon-rx-6500-xt-4gbAMD is formally launching the entry-level member of its Radeon RX 6000 series of video cards today: the Radeon RX 6500 XT.  AMD has lifted the embargo on reviews of this new video card. We have gathered a number of reviews from various websites and have listed them below.

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalinSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers. Version 22.1.2 beta comes with optimization for “Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Extraction,” and support for new graphics cards launching today, including the Radeon RX 6500 XT, RX 6400, RX 6500M, and RX 6300M. The only issue fixed with this release addresses longer-than-expected load times for “Borderlands 3″ in DirectX 12 mode with Radeon Boost enabled, on certain RDNA2-series GPUs.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.1.2 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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campaign-series-vietnamOn January 20th Campaign Series: Vietnam will land on Matrix and Slitherine’s websites.

Get ready to relive the most iconic battles in Southeast Asia spanning from 1948 to 1967.

Campaign Series: Vietnam boasts a wide variety of new units with special capabilities, such as helicopters, riverine units, tunnel rats, civilians, and supply units. New tactical realities include flight limitations, no-go zones, IEDs and hidden minefields, tunnels, and unconventional warfare.

Each scenario is based on a painstakingly researched historical engagement and has a variable number of turns in which you and your opponent attempt to achieve the maximum number of victory points, usually by destroying your opponent’s forces or by capturing objective locations.

A wide variety of battle situations are represented in the game, including firebase defense, helicopter air assaults, meeting engagements, trench defenses, armored breakthroughs, battles of attrition, mobile defenses, search and destroy, and more.

104 Scenarios plus 4 low-complexity Boot Camp scenarios designed with step-by-step instructions to help new players get into the game, and a full suite of editors for those who would like to create their own scenarios and many ready-to-use historically accurate master maps.

Get more information about Campaign Series: Vietnam from its official product page.

nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA has released the GeForce 511.23 WHQL drivers. These drivers introduce support for Windows 11 Dynamic Refresh Rate feature, and formally debut NVIDIA Deep Learning Dynamic Super Resolution (DLDSR). This is an interesting new feature that’s an inverse of DLSS, and works to improve eye-candy of older games. Your game is rendered at a higher resolution than your display head, and the render is intelligently scaled down to enhance detail. Such a feature already existed with DSR, but DLDSR adds certain “smarts” by adjusting the higher render resolution on-the-fly, to improve performance. The drivers also add support for CUDA 11.6, even more OpenCL extensions, and a handful more Vulkan extensions, besides support for even more G-SYNC compatible displays.

As a Game Ready driver, version 511.23 adds optimization for “God of War,” including support for DLSS and Reflex; and “The Anacrusis.” The fixes and known-issues list of this driver appears identical to that of the GeForce 511.17 drivers released earlier last week.

You can download the GeForce 511.23 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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msi-geforce-rtx-3080-suprim-x-12gbBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

That is correct, 12 GB! Familiarize yourself to the GeForce RTX 3080 Sumprim X 12GB and revel in the stillness. Join us as we examine the all-new GeForce RTX 3080, a refresh model that features increased memory and even faster-rendering performance. We put MSI’s Suprim X revision to the test. And you’re aware of what that entails: complete silence and enthusiast performance levels. NVIDIA’s refresh RTX 3080 graphics cards include increased graphics RAM and memory bus width. Additionally, the number of shader cores has been increased to 8960, up from 8704 on the RTX 3080 10GB. The GA-102 chip will remain the GPU of choice for the card. A 384-bit memory bus width increase gives the card 912 GB/s of bandwidth, which is comparable to the RTX 3080 Ti (which had 760 GB/s). The GeForce RTX 3080 12GB will have a thermal design power of 340-350W, which is similar to the thermal design power of the RTX 3080 Ti despite having more cores but the same memory configuration.

Read the Review Here

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalinSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD released the year’s first Radeon Software Adrenalin software update. Version 22.1.1 comes with optimization for “Monster Hunter Rise,” and “God of War,” with up to 7% performance increase measured at 4K Ultra settings with the RX 6900 XT, compared to the previous 21.12.1 drivers. A handful issues were also fixed. To begin with, high idle memory clocks noticed on machines with multiple high-resolution monitors, has been fixed. Power Tuning components of a saved tuning profile not correctly loading following a Radeon Software update, has been fixed. Visual corruption noticed with “Halo Infinite” when zoomed-in, on machines with products such as the RX 5600 XT, has been fixed. Flickering noticed in “Fortnite” with RX 6000 series graphics cards in DirectX 12 mode with Radeon Boost enabled, as been fixed.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 22.1.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA today released the latest version of GeForce driver software. Version 511.17 debuts the 510-series version numbering for the software. This driver introduces support for the GeForce RTX 3080 12 GB graphics card the company stealthily launched today. The drivers also fix a bug with “Detroit: Become Human,” where random stuttering was observed in the game; flickering text in Windows with 12-bpc color enabled; and the mouse pointer getting frozen when toggling HDR from within Windows Control Panel, after enabling G-SYNC from NVIDIA Control Panel.

You can download the GeForce 511.17 Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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