Everything You Need to Know Before the Ryzen Launch

The launch of the 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs along with the RX 5700 cards is almost a week away. But, we’ve already had a lot of leaks, especially for the Ryzen CPUs so let’s take a look at all the leaks and what we can expect from the upcoming CPUs.

The Leaks

Ryzen 3600 CPU Leak

The Ryzen 3600 benchmark leaks come thanks to El Chapuzas who released their benchmarks way before the embargo date. According to their benchmarks in Cinebench R15, the Ryzen 3600 outperforms the 8c/ 16t Ryzen 2700X. It also outperforms the Ryzen 1700X and the i7-9700K in Single and Multi-core tests.

Ryzen 3800X CPU Leak

Ryzen 3800 X SC Score: 5406 | Intel 9900K SC Score: 5211

The Ryzen 3800X which is an 8c/ 16t CPU trades blows and even outperforms the i9-9900K in Geekbench benchmarks. While it beats it in Multicore performance, it is somewhat slower than the i9 in Single-core tests. However, the board used for the 3800X was an X470 motherboard which means it wasn’t performing at 100%.

Ryzen 3950X CPU Leak

The Ryzen 3950X is the first mainstream 16c / 32t CPU that handily beats the i9-9980XE in the Geekbench benchmarks. It outclasses the $2000 i9 in both single and multicore benchmarks while just costing  $750.

Mystery CPU Leak

This CPU which might be an engineering sample seems to be running at an overclocked speed of 5.25Ghz on all cores. Its base frequency is 3.3Ghz so this is an extremely crazy overclock which explains the scores.

Mystery CPU Benchmark

And this mystery CPU while not a 3950X because of the different base clock speeds, also seems to destroy the i9-9980XE.

RX 5700XT GPU Leak

The Navi RX 5700XT is also launching alongside the Ryzen CPUs.  And just like the Ryzen CPUs, we have a leak for this as well.

Credit: wccftech

The RX 5700XT performs similar to the RTX 2070 in Time Spy as it scores 8719 in comparison to the 2070’s 8901. Do keep in mind that the Rx 5700XT will probably increase after launch thanks to the release of its drivers. Also, the Time Spy benchmark doesn’t always translate well when it comes to gaming performance so while this is a good showing, we’re yet to see game benchmarks.

Credit: wccftech

The Info

CPU Cores / Threads GPU Base / Boost Clock TDP Price
Ryzen 3 3200G 4c / 4t Vega 8 3.6 / 4.0GHz 65W $99
Ryzen 5 3400G 4c / 8t Vega 11 3.7 / 4.2GHz 65W $149
Ryzen 5 3600 6c / 12t 3.6 / 4.2GHz 65W $199
Ryzen 5 3600X 6c / 12t 3.8 / 4.4GHz 95W $250
Ryzen 7 3700X 8c / 16t 3.6 / 4.4GHz 65W $329
Ryzen 9 3800X 8c / 16t 3.9 / 4.5GHz 105W $399
Ryzen 9 3900X 12c / 24t 3.5 / 4.6GHz 105W $499
Ryzen 9 3950X 16c / 32t 3.5 / 4.7GHz 105W $749

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Cyberpunk 2077 Will Require 80GB on PS4; Will Run on 4K on Xbox One X

Cyberpunk 2077 is still months away from being released but we have gotten a bit of information that can help you prepare for when it releases.

According to the PSN Store, Cyberpunk 2077 will have an install size of 80GB. This is most likely a placeholder but the size seems in the correct ballpark since Days Gone is 93GB while RDR2 is 105GB. According to  Reddit user PhoOhThree, this is a placeholder title and that a Cyberpunk 2077 dev on Discord stated that they’re still adding things to the game. This means that the final size will be even larger and might be around the same as RDR2.

In other Cyberpunk 2077 news, the Xbox One X is listed to run the game at 4K. It is listed as such on the Microsoft Store page for the game. Given how we’ve only seen gameplay from a high-end PC, it might be safe to assume that the Xbox One X will probably run it at 4K 30fps. Once the PC System Requirements are out, we’ll have a clearer picture but chances are that the One X won’t be able to 4K 60fps.

It is safe to say though that Cyberpunk 2077 will require about 100GB of space on your Hard Disk and a powerful system to run at 4K 60fps. The Xbox One X will most likely give you a 4K experience but given its hardware, 60fps seems unlikely.

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Apex Legends Season 2 – Battle Charge Launch Trailer

Apex Legends Season 2 starts on 2nd July and we have a trailer to showcase the changes coming to the 2nd Season of Apex Legends.

This new Season introduces a new Legend, Wattson:

Static Defender

Natalie “Wattson” Paquette is a familiar face in the Apex Games, though for a different reason than most. Daughter of the Games’ lead electrical engineer, she studied his manuals to stay close to him, and discovered her calling at a young age. Though she could be completely distracted one moment and hyper-focused the next, electricity grounded her – its ordered, predictable flow made sense in a way the rest of the world didn’t.

Kings Canyon looks a bit different these days. Control the battle as Wattson, a Legend who uses electric fences and pylons to protect her team. Prove you’re the best in a brand-new Ranked Leagues mode. Grab the heavy-hitting L-STAR machine gun, dive into an improved Battle Pass, and more – all in Apex Legends Season 2.

Click here to check out everything new in Season 2.

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What Remains of Edith Finch Comes to the Switch on July 7

The critically acclaimed game, What Remains of Edith Finch is making its way to the Nintendo Switch and will be available on 7th July.

As Edith, you’ll explore the colossal Finch house, searching for stories as she explores her family history and tries to figure out why she’s the last one in her family left alive. Each story you find lets you experience the life of a new family member on the day of their death, with stories ranging from the distant past to the present day.

The gameplay and tone of the stories are as varied as the Finches themselves. The only constants are that each is played from a first-person perspective and that each story ends with that family member’s death.

Ultimately, it’s a game about what it feels like to be humbled and astonished by the vast and unknowable world around us.

Created by Giant Sparrow, the team behind the first-person painting game The Unfinished Swan.

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Pokemon Masters: New Pokemon Mobile Game Trailer

The Pokemon Company has showcased Pokemon Masters, a new mobile game with a trailer that featured a mix of animated cutscenes and gameplay footage. They’ve given us a lot of information so let’s get to it.

The game is set on the artificial island of Pasio where all the best trainers have gathered to become the champion of the Pokemon Masters League which is being held on the island.

Here you will meet different trainers and their Pokemon. Each trainer will only have one Pokemon with them and together they’re known as Sync Pairs. The Sync Pairs also have access to a special unique move known as a Sync Move.

There is a twist in the core gameplay mechanic though. Instead of a traditional 1v1 turn-based battle, the game will feature 3v3 battles with a real time battle system.

There’s another new feature in battles called Trainer Moves which allow you to heal your Pokemon and raise their stats during the battle.

To have the 3v3 battles, you will need to befriend the various trainers and form a team with them. You can meet the legendary Red and his Charizard, Red’s rival Blue and his Pidgeot, and even the Dragon Master Lance with his Dragonite. The game features all the famous trainers from past Pokemon games so you can create your own dream team and take on the league.

The current release date is Summer 2019 which is going to be sometime in the next 2 months. The game has a lot of changes to the core gameplay and looks like a very interesting mobile game. We can’t wait for more information and for the game to release.

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Ryzen 3000 16 Core CPU Benchmark Leaked; 5.25Ghz Speed Demon

The Ryzen 3000 series benchmarks continue to hit the internet thanks to various different leaks. Yet again, chip sleuth TUM_APISAK has found a benchmark for a 16c/32t Ryzen 3000 series CPU that seems to be even more powerful than the benchmarks we’ve seen before.

The Mystery Ryzen CPU Scores

This CPU which might be an engineering sample seems to be running at an overclocked speed of 5.25Ghz on all cores. Its base frequency is 3.3Ghz so this is an extremely crazy overclock which explains the scores.

The i9-9980XE Scores

This Mystery CPU outclasses the Intel i9-9980XE and the i9-9900K in both Single-core and Multi-core tests. This is especially surprising considering the higher number of threads on the 9980XE which has 36 threads.

The i9-9900K Scores

These benchmark numbers seem to be higher than the previous leak that we saw. This is probably because of the change from X470 to X570 which allowed them to push the clocks higher and enjoy the faster memory.

Another thing to note is that the i9s are older 14nm CPUs while this mystery CPU is a 7nm chip. This mystery is not the 3950X as this mystery CPU runs at a base of 3.3Ghz whereas the 3950X runs at a base clock of 3.5Ghz.

All these leaks seem to a good showing for the upcoming Zen 2 CPUs and we can’t wait for the official release.

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Night Call Launches July 17th on Steam and Game Pass PC

Night Call, a neo-noir narrative investigation game created by the talented folks at Monkey Moon and Black Muffin and published by Raw Fury, is headed to Steam and Xbox Game Pass for PC on July 17th and console later in 2019.

About The Game:

A serial killer is loose, and the police suspect you, since you were the last person seen with the most recent victim. Do whatever you can in order to find the real killer or they will pin it all on you.

As a taxi driver, you meet new people every night. Do what you do best: get people to talk while they’re in the back of your cab. Listen carefully, for clues and info to help you pinpoint the killer. Who knows, maybe even the murderer will slip up…

The Story:

You are a taxi driverParis is your city and you know every corner of it.

Your shift starts when the night is dark and ends when the city wakes up. You work hard to pay back your car, your taxi license, and your bills.
At night, passengers hop in your taxi. Sometimes you talk to them, sometimes they talk to you. You are not only a driver; for some people you are a priest, a confident, a friend. You like this routine.

Everything changes when the police reveals that the recent murders shattering your city are connected. As their investigation is stalling, they ask everyone to keep their eyes peeled.

You want to do more. Because the victims were all clients of your taxi company. Because you are the last person to see the most recent victim alive…
You begin to investigate with your only advantage: on your backseat, people talk, open up, share secrets. So listen to your passengers, collect clues, and stop the killer.

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Judgment: What It Is and Why You Should Play It

Judgment is a game that recently released for the PlayStation 4 and has been getting a lot of great reviews but if you’re someone who has no idea what this game is about or why its been so positively received this write-up should help.

The Masterminds behind the Game

Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio is the development team behind this game. If you’ve heard or played the Yakuza series, they’re the same development team. This studio is known because of how good the Yakuza games have been in terms of combat, story, and gameplay which are very unique experiences.

 

Their games are famous for the over-the-top and brutal “Heat Action” which are extremely powerful moves that completely destroy the enemy. They’re also known for making amazing side-stories for their games which take off the serious edge of the main story.

What is: Judgment

Judgment is a spin-off of the Yakuza series and features a new protagonist Takayuki Yagami, a small-time detective who used to be a defense lawyer but gave up the legal life after he defended a client successfully who went on to commit a murder right after.

At the start of the game, a bunch of Yakuza members have been brutally murdered and Yagami decides to look into it. As Yagami, you must then find this murderer who you’ve dubbed “The Mole” by punching thugs and dong some solid detective. In a way, he’s a bit like Batman. Good at detective work and fighting.

What Makes it So Good?

The game is just absolutely brimming with content. For starters, the game looks fantastic and the combat is really fun thanks to the two different fighting styles in the game.

The combat as mentioned above is satisfying, weighty and extremely fun. There’s a variety of heat actions that you can unlock along the way as well that are new thanks to Yagami being much different than Kiryu, the main protagonist from the Yakuza series.

The main story is gripping and very intriguing, the side-stories do a great job to alleviate the dark tone of the main story, and there’s a ton of side activity for you to partake in like dating, befriending people, a bunch of arcade games, and games like darts and baseball.

Why Should You Play It?

If you’ve ever wanted to try the Yakuza games, this is a great way to get a feel of what those games are like. It’s not linked to any of the Yakuza games so you can jump right in without worrying about a backstory.

There’s also a huge lack of good detective games and this game scratches that itch. Since it is set in the modern day, you get access to new technology like Drones and your phone to be the best detective and solve crimes. And you can take on smaller side-cases along the way which have their own mini-stories that help you understand Yagami better.

This game is an experience that no other game can give you. From its trademark Yakuza-esque combat that has been tuned for Yagami, the much darker story, wacky and unique side-mission and a lot of reasons to explore a dense city, there isn’t really any game that delivers it so well.

If you have played Sleeping Dogs and enjoyed it then chances are that you will love this game. It also has an English Dub which is top-notch so if you don’t want to play the Japanese Dub, you have that option.

Too Long; Didn’t Read

It’s a game like no other that balances detective gameplay and combat perfectly to deliver a gritty story while also allowing you to explore a city that’s full of stories to tell and people to meet and befriend.

Score – 8.5/10

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One Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows – Announcement Trailer

The first ever console game based on ONE PUNCH MAN is coming to PS4, X1, and PC! Get ready to play 3v3 battles as Saitama, Genos, Hellish Blizzard, Speed-o’-Sound Sonic, Mumen Rider and more in ONE PUNCH MAN: A HERO NOBODY KNOWS!

ONE PUNCH MAN: A HERO NOBODY KNOWS is an action fighting game set in a universe where threats are daily occurrences and heroes the sole hope against annihilation. Saitama the main protagonist, is a hero that can obliterate even the strongest foes with a single punch, a situation that bother him to no end. The game will feature 3 vs. 3 battles, where players can form powerful teams using many familiar faces, the first confirmed playable characters being Genos, Fubuki, Mumen Rider, Sonic and Saitama.

ONE PUNCH MAN: A HERO NOBODY KNOWS is not only a great way to jump into the ONE PUNCH MAN universe”, said Herve Hoerdt, SVP of Marketing, Digital and Content at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe. ”Fans of the series can play as some of their favourite characters of the series in exciting 3 vs. 3 battles.”

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PlayStation Plus Games for July 2019 Revealed

Take to the pitch in an acclaimed football simulator and put the pedal to the metal in a nostalgic arcade racer with your next batch of PlayStation Plus Monthly Games for July.

Let’s take a closer look:

Pro Evolution Soccer 2019

From Konami’s long-running sports franchise, Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 features a huge selection of real-world licensed leagues alongside hundreds of familiar players, bringing the thrill of global competition directly to your living room.

Create magic moments on and off the pitch, with each player possessing their own traits that will affect how they react in the moment, while myClub and Master League modes allow you to pursue your own club career. Enjoy local play for up to 4 players, or go online* and test your skills against the world.

Horizon Chase Turbo

Prepare for a blast of pure ‘90s nostalgia with Horizon Chase Turbo, a love-letter to the iconic, just-one-more-go racers of the arcade’s golden age.

Drawing inspiration from the likes of Out Run, Top Gear and Rush, developer Aquiris Game Studio captures the essence of the 16-bit era with style, with modern visuals, a soundtrack with insane arpeggios, and classic split-screen couch multiplayer.

Play solo or grab up to three friends. You’ll pilot your car through extraordinary places, watching the sun setting, facing rain, snow, volcanic ashes and even severe sandstorms.

Both Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 and Horizon Chase Turbo are available to download from PlayStation Store on July 2 until August 5.

In the meantime, you still have a few days left to pick up June’s two PlayStation Plus titles.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection is a bumper bundle of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-sequel, featuring hours of first-person looting and shooting, while Sonic Mania is a carefully crafted remix of Sega’s iconic platformer hero, retooled with extra modes, characters and stages.

If you haven’t downloaded these yet, fear not: both are available to download for active PS Plus members until July 1.

Let us know your thoughts on June and July’s titles and we’ll see you again next month.

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