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    New DF review, this time for the PC (where the true expert stuff comes to life) featuring a superb laptop, the MSI GS65 Stealth. Darn, the name of this beauty is sooooooo close to mine, the GS63 7RE Stealth Pro (IPS screen version)...., yet so different.

    Still, great review. The video shows the power consumption of the laptop when running the most demanding games, and it's pretty good too.

    Mine topped at 85W running the good ol' Call of Juarez at 1080p/60fps. Maybe with Doom or a similar game, things might change.

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    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/...i-gs65-stealth-the-ultimate-all-in-one-laptop
     
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    https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-2018-battlefield-5-rtx-ray-tracing-analysis

    Battlefield 5's RTX ray tracing tested: is this the next level in gaming graphics?
    The future looks bright - and shiny.

    Battlefield 5 has shipped on PC, accompanied by our first look at a revolution in gaming graphics - real-time ray tracing via Nvidia's new RTX line of GPUs. It's a watershed moment in many ways and a phenomenal technological achievement - not just from the RTX hardware that makes it possible, but also from the engineers at DICE who committed to ray tracing in all of its shiny, real-time reflection glory. But alongside the revolution in visuals is the reality of the implementation - this is an alpha patch running on first-gen hardware. Real-time ray tracing remains massively expensive from a computational perspective, performance isn't completely ideal - but this is emergent tech, optimisations are coming, and having spoken to DICE directly, we know what kind of strategies the developer is pursuing to push frame-rates higher.

    In fact, at the end of our analysis piece, you'll find our in-depth interview with DICE rendering engineer Yasin Uludağ, who has been working with colleague Johannes Deligiannis for the last year on implementing ray tracing within Battlefield 5. First up though, it's worth taking a look at the Battlefield 5 PC tech analysis video embedded below - principally to get a look at the game running in real-time in its day one incarnation and to get a sense of how ray tracing scales across the four available presets: low, medium, high and ultra. DICE's recommendation right now is to run the DXR setting at low for performance reasons, and this still looks great. But what actually happens to the quality of ray tracing as you move down the various settings?



     
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    NVIDIA had recently announced the imminent debut of Adaptive Shading in Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the first-person shooter game made by MachineGames, via an upcoming patch. FYI, Adaptive Shading is one of the new advanced shading technologies that NVIDIA introduced with the Turing architecture, the others being Mesh Shading and Texture-Space Shading. Adaptive Shading in particular is derived from Variable Rate Shading alongside Motion Adaptive Shading and Foveated Rendering; all three of these accelerate performance in specific ways.
    A new patch has been deployed to implement NVIDIA Adaptive Shading, improving the performance of Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. We’ve been working with NVIDIA to make sure the game runs great on NVIDIA RTX hardware. Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus debuts the first implementation of NAS.

    Additional patch notes:

    Added support for NVIDIA Adaptive Shading on NVIDIA RTX series GPUs. (Improves frame rate by dynamically adjusting the shading resolution in different areas of the screen, without affecting fidelity).
    Ensured that, on multiple GPU systems, the discrete GPU is preferred over an integrated GPU.
    Players can now choose to ignore/suppress warnings when the selected video settings exceed the amount of dedicated VRAM available on the GPU
    Fixes for skinning issues on GTX 970
     
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