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NVIDIA has launched the RTX 30 series

Built for 8K gaming

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The new era of gaming is dawning on us. With the impending launches of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, PC gaming is pushing the envelope even further. Today, NVIDIA has launched the RTX 30 series, including the first GPU to play at 60fps in glorious 8K resolution. According to NVIDIA’s website, the new GeForce RTX 3090, 3080, and 3070 GPUs can perform up to twice as fast as the last generation. Let’s break them down.

GeForce RTX 3090

Leading the trio, the GeForce RTX 3090 is also known as the BFGPU or the Big Ferocious GPU. Touting up to 50 percent more performance than the industry-leading TITAN RTX, the new GPU is the world’s first driver capable of playing AAA games in 60fps and 8K resolution. Under the hood, the GPU has 24GB of GDDR6x video memory, allowing for smoother performance for both gamers and content creators.

Further, the GeForce RTX 3090 comes with a new three-slot, dual-axial silencer. The feature keeps the GPU 30 degrees Celsius cooler and ten times quieter than the TITAN RTX.

GeForce RTX 3080

For PC gamers, the midrange GeForce RTX 3080 delivers up to twice as much performance as the previous RTX 2080. Inside, the GPU sports 10GB of GDDR6X video memory. More realistically, the GeForce RTX 3080 plays at 60fps in 4K resolution.

GeForce RTX 3070

Rounding out the pack, the GeForce RTX 3070 comes with 8GB of GDDR6 video memory, delivering great performance for 4K and 1440p resolutions. It performs up to 60 percent faster than the previous RTX 2070.

Price and availability

Because of its titanic performance, the GeForce RTX 3090 retails for US$ 1,499. It will ship starting September 24.

The GeForce RTX 3080 sells for US$ 699. It ships starting September 17.

Finally, the GeForce RTX 3070 sells for US$ 499. It will ship sometime in October.

Further, any new RTX 3070 customers will receive a free digital download of Watch Dogs: Legion and a free one-year subscription to NVIDIA GeForce NOW.

SEE ALSO: NVIDIA opens official online store on Shopee

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Steam announces when next sales are

Autumn, Winter, Spring

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Christmas is right around the corner. If you want to get a head start on buying something for yourself, it’s important to know when the biggest sales are. Now, gamers have a date on when they can bust out their wallets. Valve has officially announced when the autumn, winter, and spring Steam sales are happening.

The next sale — the traditional Autumn Sale — will happen between November 22 through 29. It’s quite a big gap for a head start, but it should give gamers a healthy library to play when the Christmas vacation starts.

On the other hand, if rush shopping is more you, the Winter Sale will happen between December 22 through January 5. It’s a Christmas treat.

If you’re familiar with Steam’s usual calendar of sales, you might not have heard of a Spring Sale before. Traditionally, the platform holds the Lunar New Year Sale in lieu of a seasonal theme. This time, Steam is keeping things consistent. The newly dubbed Spring Sale will happen between March 16 through 23. It’s also a later date than the previous Lunar New Year Sale.

Steam sales are usually a treat for gamers who play on a PC. Though the platform frowns on gigantic 95 percent off discounts now, platform-wide sales events can still house delectable bargains. Now, whether or not you’ll have time to play all of them is another story altogether.

SEE ALSO: Steam: No more 95% off sales

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Genshin Concert 2022 set on October 2

Celebrating 2 years of adventure

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Genshin Concert

HoYoverse has announced that the Genshin Concert 2022: Melodies of an Endless Journey event will officially commence on October 2, 2022, celebrating two years of Genshin Impact adventure.

Music producer Shiro Sagisu has been invited to be the music director of the global online concert that will last for about 75 minutes.

Known arranging the Final Fantasy VI Grand Finale soundtrack, Sagisu will be joined by the Hollywood Chamber Orchestra on top of other talented musicians around the world.

The trailer for the upcoming concert is now live, and may be watched below:

Sagisu and his team will recreate beloved Genshin Impact soundtracks for the concert, taking fans on a journey as they reminisce their adventures in the world of Teyvat.

It was announced recently that Genshin Impact Version 3.1 will release on September 28, 2022, so the concert is a fitting incentive for fans as the open-world adventure RPG enters its third year.

The patch update includes Cyno and Nilou’s release, the Desert area, new weapons, and anniversary events.

 

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PS5 FIFA 23 bundle to be available in October

A package for football enthusiasts

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PS5 FIFA 23

Rejoice, football fans and gamers! A PlayStation 5 EA SPORTS FIFA 23 bundle will be available in the Philippines in October 2022 at PhP 33,890.

The bundle will include:

  • PlayStation 5 console
  • DualSense wireless controller
  • PS5 software EA SPORTS FIFA 23 software disc
  • Pre-installed game, ASTRO’s Playroom
  • Other package inclusions (HDMI and USB cables, power cord, printed materials)

FIFA 23: What’s new

The latest version of the world-famous football video game features HyperMotion2 Technology, providing twice as much real-world motion capture to create a more realistic football animation in every match.

For the first time ever, Women’s Club Football will also be played. The Barclays FA Women’s Super league and Division 1 Arkema both available.

Both the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023 have also come to FIFA 23 as post launch updates at no additional cost, which means one can play no less than the 2022 AFF Women’s Champions, the Filipinas.

Following cross-play tests for Online Friendlies and Online Season tests in FIFA 22, cross-play has now been expanded to accommodate more game modes for FIFA 23.

Ted Lasso is coming

AFC Richmond, the fictional English association club football team from the Emmy Award-winning TV show Ted Lasso has also been added to the roster of over 700 teams, bringing Ted Lasso and team stars like Jamie Tartt, Dani Rojas, Sam Obisanya, Roy Kent, and Isaac McAdoo to the game.

They will play at the Nelson Road home stadium, and FIFA 23 has made the squad playable across Career Mode, Kick-Off, Online Friendlies, and Online Seasons.

Lasso may even be a playable team manager in Career Mode. Players may also swap AFC Richmond into the Premier League or any other playable league under the mode.

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