AMD graphics cards are known to “destroy Nvidia graphics cards” in Starfield. It is also known that this game was created in partnership with AMD. And if anyone might think that the performance of GeForce adapters is deliberately reduced precisely because of this partnership, this is not so. Judging by the new tests, on the contrary, the performance of Radeon cards is so high precisely because of the in-depth cooperation between AMD and Bethesda.
The authors of the ChipsAndCheese portal decided to take a closer look at Starfield and try to find why in this game, unlike all the others, Radeon video cards are so much better than their direct competitors, because even in 4K the Radeon RX 7900 XTX manages to compete or even beat the RTX 4090.
The authors carried out the analysis using the Radeon Graphics Profiler and Nvidia Nsight Graphics applications, which allow one to assess what the GPUs of video cards are doing in a game at a particular moment in time.
As a result, it was discovered that AMD adapters were ahead of Nvidia cards due to the fact that Bethesda took advantage of the strengths of the RDNA architecture when developing the game. By the way, this means that the cooperation between the companies, firstly, was very deep, and secondly, it began from the very early stages of the game’s development.
In particular, Radeon adapters benefit from larger register files, which allows the GPU to track more threads per core. AMD cards also have higher L2 cache bandwidth. Additionally, the developers used wave 64 mode instead of wave32, which only tracks half the streams of wave32, but with some performance benefits.
Overall, the authors note that there is no single explanation for the relative superiority of RDNA 3 in Starfield, but the developers at Bethesda were able to take advantage of many of the advantages of the RDNA architecture.
The Huawei Kirin 9000s platform is truly unique. It has a 12-core processor, although it’s far from record-breaking performance.
The Kirin 9000s platform continues to bring surprises, although smartphones based on it have been on sale for some time.
After the latest Huawei flagships received HarmonyOS 22.214.171.124, Geekbench software began to define the characteristics of the new SoC differently. If earlier it was seen as an eight-core solution, now the number of processor cores is indicated as 12.
It’s worth remembering here that AnTuTu initially determined that the platform had exactly 12 cores, however, including two Cortex-A34.
Geekbench, well, indicates the types of cores, but talks about three clusters: four cores with a frequency of 1.53 GHz, two with a frequency of 2.62 GHz and six with a frequency of 2.15 GHz. This information is confirmed by screenshots from the mobile version of the benchmark.
We have not yet seen mobile SoCs with 12-core CPUs. At the same time, the performance of the Kirin 9000s, despite this configuration, is far from flagship by 2023 standards, that is, the cores themselves are not the most powerful.
A year after the start of sales in China, Xiaomi’s 30-inch gaming monitor has finally reached Europe. The price has been announced
Sales of the new Xiaomi gaming monitor began in Europe: in April 2022, this model entered the Chinese market under the name Redmi Curved Monitor 30, but in Europe the device is called Xiaomi Curved Gaming Monitor 30.
The resolution of the curved panel is 2560 x 1080 pixels, the radius of curvature is 1.8 m. Maximum brightness is 300 cd/sq.m., contrast is 3000: 1. The stated pixel response time is 4 ms, AMD FreeSync Premium, Picture- in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture. Video inputs include one DisplayPort, HDMI 2.1 and HDMI 1.4.
In the UK, the Xiaomi Curved Gaming Monitor 30 costs 240 pounds, in Spain – 240 euros.
The Core i9-14900KF is extremely slightly ahead of the Core i9-13900K and significantly behind the Ryzen 9 7950X3D. The results of the new Intel CPU have appeared in PassMark
The Core i9-14900KF processor appeared in the PassMark benchmark database and immediately became the leader in the single-threaded performance rating.
Despite the fact that technically the Core i9-14900K/KF is a complete copy of the Core i9-13900KS, apparently there are some settings related to power limits. As a result, the new model is still a little faster than its predecessor, although this is unlikely to be noticeable in practice.
But in multi-threaded mode, which is much more important from a practical point of view, everything is more interesting: the new product differs vanishingly little in performance from the Core i9-13900K, and is even inferior to the Core i9-13900KS. And all of them are noticeably behind the Ryzen 9 7950X3D.
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