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Steam Deck can be accelerated by another 10-24% through certain manipulations with the system

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The Steam Deck is already one of the fastest portable consoles on the market, but it turns out that it can be made even faster.

Steam Deck can be accelerated by another 10-24% through certain manipulations with the system

The process is not that easy and the full instructions can be seen in the video below. In general, the idea is to use the TRIM command for the SSD, create a system swap file, and be able to force the GPU to use all 4 GB of memory.

The user CryoByte33, who developed the method, and at the same time the script for the simple activation of all the necessary functions, managed to achieve a significant increase in performance. In Cyberpunk 2077, it increased by 11%, and in GTA V by 24%. At the same time, in RDR 2, performance, on the contrary, drops, and significantly, so it will not work thoughtlessly to use such a trick.

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And let the whole world wait! Cooler Master unveiled Orb X, a futuristic capsule for gamers and professionals

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Cooler Master, which specializes in gaming accessories, has announced a module called Orb X. This capsule is designed to replace the usual workplace with a computer, it is aimed at gamers, but also suitable for work tasks. The Orb X “multi-functional station” looks like a prop from a sci-fi movie, it makes the workplace almost isolated from the outside world and, according to the creators, helps gamers and professionals “stay productive.”

And let the whole world wait!  Cooler Master unveiled Orb X, a futuristic capsule for gamers and professionals

The model is equipped with a leather chair that leans back, has an adjustable headrest and footrest. Achieve more privacy and keep distractions out of the way with a power adjustable dome. But the user himself is unlikely to go unnoticed on his futuristic “throne”: Orb X, in addition to its spectacular design, also has a customizable backlight.

And let the whole world wait!  Cooler Master unveiled Orb X, a futuristic capsule for gamers and professionals

The Orb X Capsule can be used with a PC, laptop or gaming console, supports a 34″ monitor or up to three 27″ monitors, and has a USB hub with four USB-A ports and two USB-C ports (one of them is at 60 W). The built-in audio system includes two speakers and a subwoofer. The workstation measures 1881x1810x2088 mm and weighs 343.5 kg and will be available in black and white. So far, you can only register on the waiting list for the purchase of Orb X, but nothing has been announced about the timing of release and cost. Cooler Master has previously quoted a price of $12,000 – $14,000, but it’s not clear if that’s final.

And let the whole world wait!  Cooler Master unveiled Orb X, a futuristic capsule for gamers and professionals

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Linux gamers should choose GeeForce. The tests showed what the alignment of forces is now

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Modern video cards (and not only) are almost always compared in Windows, which is logical. But, if suddenly someone needs Linux, but wants to play, the choice of a 3D card should be approached a little differently. As recent tests have shown, in this case, Nvidia reigns supreme.

Linux gamers should choose GeeForce.  The tests showed what the alignment of forces is now

The Phoronix resource has tested many modern video cards from different segments in Linux in several actual games. The results are different from what we are used to seeing when using Windows.

Linux gamers should choose GeeForce.  The tests showed what the alignment of forces is now

Linux gamers should choose GeeForce.  The tests showed what the alignment of forces is now
Linux gamers should choose GeeForce.  The tests showed what the alignment of forces is now
Linux gamers should choose GeeForce.  The tests showed what the alignment of forces is now
Linux gamers should choose GeeForce.  The tests showed what the alignment of forces is now

As you can see, GeForce graphics cards will be the preferred choice for Linux gamers. For example, the GeForce RTX 3060 usually outperforms the Radeon RX 6600 XT, although the latter is faster when using Windows. There is an exception in the form of Hitman 3, where the balance of power is generally similar to what we see in Windows. Also, some Nvidia cards show strange results in F1.

The Intel Arc A770 adapter, where he participated, proved to be a complete failure, but Intel initially warned that DirectX 12 was needed for the normal operation of its new products.

Thus, AMD and Intel still have a lot of work to do to make their cards more competitive on Linux. Given the release of Steam Deck and the breakthrough in the development of Linux as a gaming system, this can be very relevant.

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Xbox will raise prices for new console games – including Starfield

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Microsoft’s gaming division plans to raise prices for a number of exclusive Xbox Series console games starting in 2023. The list includes Forza Motorsport, Redfall and Starfield, as well as some other games from in-house studios. Now released games cost about $60, but next year the price will rise to $70.

Xbox will raise prices for new console games - including Starfield

Earlier, Take-Two Interactive, Ubisoft and Sony raised prices in a similar way. At the same time, data are provided only for the United States. The company notes that regional prices may differ, but it is not clear how much. According to Xbox, the price mouth reflects the scale of games, their technical complexity and content.

At the same time, almost all of these games will be available as part of the Game Pass subscription from the day of release. Perhaps in this way the company is pushing users to buy subscriptions, and therefore raises prices.

At the same time, it is not reported whether the consoles themselves will rise in price. Sony has previously raised the price of the PS5, but other companies have not followed suit. However, in October, the head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, said that the company had tried to keep the prices of consoles, games and subscriptions to the last, but it was simply impossible to do this forever.

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