Against the backdrop of a sharp rise in electricity prices in the UK and the EU, The Verge published a note that talks about the savings from putting modern game consoles into power saving mode.
Microsoft offers two power modes on its Xbox consoles. Instant On keeps the Xbox One S and Xbox Series S/X consoles in standby mode, which draws between 11 and 13 watts (depending on model) and allows players to instantly resume games. Power saving mode, by comparison, only consumes about 0.5 watts, but means you need to fully boot your Xbox before resuming the game.
While Microsoft has made Power Saving Mode active by default on Xbox consoles shipping since March, millions of Xbox One S and Xbox Series X/S consoles will use the more convenient Instant On mode. For those who leave their Xbox Series X in Instant On standby for 24 hours a day, the monthly power consumption is around £5. Even older Xbox One S consoles draw around 11W in Instant On mode, so that’s just over £4 a month.
The source adds that Microsoft has recently sped up boot times for its consoles. The download process on Xbox Series X is now 5 seconds faster, and even older Xbox One models load faster than before. This means that you will have to wait about 15 seconds from pressing the power button on your Xbox Series X/S console before launching the game. At the same time, the publication compares the funds saved in the power saving mode with the cost of a subscription to Netflix.
The PlayStation 4 has various types of sleep and shutdown modes, and some include the ability to charge controllers or download software updates. Standby consumes only 0.5W by default, but other modes can consume up to 3.4W. The PS5’s Power Saving Mode uses 0.5W by default, but with the power on at rest, it can use up to 2W. So there’s not much to save here.
Previously, gamers were taken away for miners, but now it’s the other way around. XFX releases Radeon RX 6700 XL gaming graphics card
The first photos of a not-so-ordinary Radeon video card have appeared on the Web. We are talking about the mining version of the Radeon RX 6700 XL.
In this case, the XFX adapter is captured. The card is very large and has a very impressive cooling system.
Initially, the Radeon RX 6700 XL, which is equipped with 10 GB of memory, did not go on sale. Instead, AMD partners have made such cards available only to miners. Later, Sapphire released a similar retail solution called the RX 6700, and now it looks like XFX wants to do the same, only under the name RX 6700 XL.
Technically it’s the same card. It has a GPU with 2304 stream processors versus 2560 p.p. for the RX 6700XT. In addition, in the younger version, the bus has been cut down to 160-bit.
Of course, the performance of such a card is lower than that of the RX 6700 XT, but higher than that of the RX 6650 XT. At the same time, in Europe for the RX 6700 XT they ask from 470 euros, but the RX 6700 will cost 430 euros.
The popularity of Windows 11 on Steam is growing. GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1650 and RTX 2060 are the most popular graphics cards among users
The developers of the digital distribution service for computer games, Steam, published statistics on the use of hardware and software for September 2022, showing that the share of Windows continues to grow, while the share of macOS and Linux decreases.
The share of Microsoft Windows 11 increased by 1.06%. More and more users are moving from Windows 10 and Windows 7 to the new system, which may be due to the release of Windows 11 22H2. Overall, Windows accounts for 96.41% and OSX for 2.36%.
In terms of graphics cards, the GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1650, and RTX 2060 are still the top three graphics cards with the most users, and their share has increased. The share of graphics cards for laptops RTX 3060 increased by 0.61%, this card closes the top five. And the fourth place was taken by the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti.
The share of Intel processors grew by 0.82% and amounted to 68.73%. The share of AMD decreased to 31.24%. It is worth noting that the latest generation of desktop processors from Intel and AMD will be available in large quantities in October.
Sony believes that PlayStation VR2 will be more popular than its predecessor: by March, the company will release 2 million headsets
According to Bloomberg, citing people familiar with Sony’s plans, the Japanese company plans to produce 2 million PlayStation VR2 headsets by March next year.
Mass production of the new VR headset began in September, with Sony facing no supply chain restrictions. After the release of the device early next year, production numbers are likely to be adjusted based on sales dynamics.
According to Sony’s own forecast, the PlayStation VR2 headset will be more popular than the PlayStation VR generation, which took eight months to reach 1 million units sold. The Quest 2 is currently the most popular VR headset, with 2.8 million units sold in the first quarter, according to IDC.
Sony has not yet announced the official release price of the PS VR2. According to sources, Sony is currently planning to start selling the headset in early 2023. It is worth noting that PS VR2 can only be used with the PlayStation 5 game console.
A spokesman for Sony Interactive Entertainment declined to comment.
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