17 October 2020

Analyse This: The Potential Performance of RX 6000 series... [UPDATED]



Zen 3's announcement has come and gone with a small hint at what's in store on the 28th of October regarding the next generation of graphics processing units from AMD. However, I wanted to go over what we may expect regarding that "next gen" RNDA 2 performance and how it might relate to the next gen consoles at the same time...

10 October 2020

Analyse This: The Next Gen Consoles (Part 12)...

 


So we've had a bit more information from both Microsoft and SONY regarding their next gen platforms and things are mostly shifting into place for the next generation of console gaming. However, things aren't looking 100% rosy, here. I still have quite a few concerns that I would like to see addressed:

1 September 2020

Analyse This: Next Generation PC gaming... [UPDATED 04-Sep-2020]



Nvidia's much-anticipated event has literally just wrapped up and there's actually not too much to parse in terms of reveals. The big one - no increase in release price - is, for me, the primary shocker. I think it's great... but at the same time, we're still talking RTX 20 series levels of pricing... but I find it hard to complain about getting the performance we really deserved with the 20 series for the price increase. Let's not forget, graphics hardware releases are slowing considerably and what was once a 50% performance increase over 2 years has now become a 70-80% performance increase over 4 years, at an increased price point.

But lets put that behind us and just jump in and have a poke around the reveal...

21 August 2020

Analyse This: The Next Gen Consoles (Part 11)...

 


We've been mostly sweltering in hot weather these last few weeks and, as such, the appropriately named Hotchips has come and gone and the promised Xbox Series X architecture presentation has given us a peek into the inner workings of the console. However, that's not the only source of new information for us to analyse. We've got a short promo for "the new Xbox experience" and speculation on the Series S' configuration and GPU performance to go through too!

This post might be a little dense. But let's see what we can assemble from this morass of information...

25 July 2020

The limiting factors for the next generation of hardware...



Recently, I've become a bit numb with all the leaks and predictions, stats, and manoeuvrings of the companies in the industry, trying to one-up each other, provide counter-intelligence and increase mindshare. We're in the middle of a storm that I cannot remember being so intense since the end of the 90s or very early 2000s... and even then not in every gaming sector and not in various hardware "genres".


However, what has been slowly coalescing in my mind are what *I* think are the limitations we're going to run into over the next couple of years.