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Convincing PlayStation 5 price leak and latest IGN poll all but confirm victory for Sony and the PS5 in the first battle of the next-gen console war - Notebookcheck.net
A new and convincing PlayStation 5 price leak has appeared online, and if the figures are genuine then gamers planning on pre-ordering either a Blu-ray console or Digital Edition model are likely to be satisfied. Another IGN next-gen console poll shows huge p…
There have been many leaks and rumors over the last few months in regard to the final price for the PlayStation 5 consoles and more than a few terrifying and fantastical retail placeholders too. However, the latest alleged leak, which appears to come from a stock catalog taken from the well-known department store group El Corte Inglés, is certainly one of the most convincing PS5 price leaks yet. An image of a computer screen (see below), which appears to have been made on September 12, gives accurate pricing for various Nintendo Switch bundles. At the bottom of this particular list is the pricing for an Aurea console and an Enigma console. To cut to the chase, it seems here that the PlayStation 5 price is 499.90 and the Digital Edition console is 399.90. There is argument for and against this particular leak though: El Corte Inglés, which is especially popular in Spain, is a huge company with billions of Euros a year revenue so it is possible that Sony has shared the prices with select retailers like this one ahead of the upcoming pre-order announcement. However, images like this can be faked, and it is even plausible that the PS5 information was temporarily added to the companys database as a joke by some cruel El Corte Inglés employees. But 399/499 has been one of the most popular PS5 price estimates in social media channels for a while now, although lately there seems to have been an increase in predictions landing at US$449/US$399, leaving just a US$50 gap between the disc model and digital console. However, if Sony does plump for the often-considered US$499 and US$399 pricing route then its likely fans and general consumers will be attracted by the perceived affordability of the hardware, especially when weighing in other important key factors, such as exclusives. Its worth keeping in mind, though, that Sony has been acting in a very leftfield manner so far, so it wouldnt be surprising if the console prices ended up being completely different to everything that has been reported. Top 10 LaptopsMultimedia, Budget Multimedia, Gaming, Budget Gaming, Lightweight Gaming, Business, Budget Office, Workstation, Subnotebooks, Ultrabooks, Chromebooks under 300 USD/Euros, under 500 USD/Euros, 1.000 USD/Euros Best Displays, for University Students Top 10 SmartphonesSmartphones, Phablets, 5-inch, Camera SmartphonesNotebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros An IGN poll asking Twitter residents the question Now that we have more info on some next-gen console prices, which do you think you're most likely to buy first? has now closed, and perhaps unsurprisingly it has been a convincing win for Sony. The PS5 attracted 55.3% of the votes, followed by the Xbox Series X on a respectable 23.5%, PS5 Digital Edition on 12.9%, and Xbox Series S on 8.4% (out of 138,045 votes). Call it damage control or just business acumen depending on your viewpoint, but its unlikely Microsoft is expecting a numbers win against Sony in this particular battle anyway, but then the Xbox maker has made it clear several times that its not about selling more consoles, and that there are other rivals to be more aware of, such as Google and Amazon.
Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 doubles up on the RTX 2080 and is up to 60% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti on CompuBench to give AMD and Big Navi a hard target to hit - Notebookcheck.net
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card has been spotted being put through its paces on CompuBench 2.0 Desktop. The Ampere device demolished the RTX 2080 and also put the RTX 2080 Ti to the sword. With a price starting at US$699 for the RTX 3080, Nvidia has…
The new Ampere range of graphics cards from Nvidia has been extremely hyped up as of late, but it appears at least one of the GeForce 30 series parts is going to deliver on the various heady promises that have been made. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 paid a visit to CompuBench, and its results were shared by noted data miner Tum Apisak. In the game effects tests and rendering benchmarks, the GeForce RTX 3080 was able to take apart the Turing-based GeForce RTX 2080 and even managed to soundly defeat the RTX 2080 Ti in every compared test. For instance, in the Vertex Connection and Merging test the RTX 3080 spotted by Apisak delivered a result of 39.042 mPixels/s (another tested sample recorded 39.128 mPixels/s higher figure is better) compared to 24.621 mPixels/s (3080 first result: +59%) for the RTX 2080 Ti and 18.555 m/Pixels/s (3080 first result: +110%) for the RTX 2080. In the more straightforward Ocean Surface Simulation test (simulating waves) the new Ampere unit managed 7768.469 Iterations/s, which was over 38% higher than the RTX 2080 Ti and a noteworthy 88% more than the RTX 2080 (see screenshots below). In fact, in the Catmull-Clark Subdivision Level 5 benchmark, the Ampere card was even 60.78% faster than the RTX 2080 Ti. With a starting price of US$699 and head-turning synthetic benchmark scores to show off in comparison to the Turing series, theres no denying the GeForce RTX 3080 is looking very impressive at the moment. However, there is a challenger looming on the horizon in the form of AMD and the likely-to-be-labeled Radeon RX 6000 series, and you can be sure that Team Red will try to offer up the price and performance package that has become widely expected from the Santa Clara-based company. The bell should soon be ringing for round one of the Big Navi vs. Ampere match-up.
Next-gen console prices and release dates allegedly leaked with Microsoft's Xbox Series X and S taking very strong positions against the PlayStation 5 consoles - Notebookcheck.net
The apparent prices and release dates for the PlayStation 5 Blu-ray model, PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S have been shared online. The source of the information claims the details are “more than a rumor or speculation”. If acc…
Alleged next-gen console prices and release dates have been shared online, with the commentator in question claiming that the vital details are according to latest news (more than a rumor or speculation. The social media user in this case is Roberto Serrano, who claims to have some sources providing him with this sensitive information about the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles. Serrano has been burned in the past in regard to posts made about the PS5 price and pre-order date, so of course it would be wise to take the following details with a pinch of salt. According to Serrano, Microsoft will be first to release its next-gen consoles, with the Xbox Series S stealing the limelight on Thursday, November 5, immediately followed by the main event on Friday, November 6 with the launch of the Xbox Series X. This actually ties in conveniently with a recently leaked Xbox controller warranty that points to these dates. Sony supposedly will wait another week before launching the PS5 regular console and Digital Edition on Friday, November 13. A previous leak from a similarly contentious source stated a November 14 release in Japan first for the PS5 followed by a worldwide release on November 20. This gives Microsoft a full week to wow the world with its powerful next-gen consoles and capture the interest of those all-important brand-blind shoppers. However, it would take more than an earlier release to completely entice that customer group, but if Serranos claimed console prices are genuine, then the Xbox has the edge. Apparently the Xbox Series X will cost US$499/499 while the Xbox Series S will be priced at the very attractive point of just US$299/299 (Serrano initially states 399 but corrects to 299 in a following post). In contrast, the PS5 prices will supposedly be US$499/499 for the model with a disc drive and US$399/399 for the Digital Edition. If these are the true prices for the next-gen consoles then they put Microsoft in a very strong position against Sony. Neutral customers, especially those on a tighter budget, will be delighted at being able to buy a powerful next-gen console in the form of the Xbox Series S for just US$299/299. Sony may rely on its strong PlayStation brand loyalty for healthy sales, but you would think the company would be tempted to price the regular PS5 lower than the Xbox Series X due to the difference in perceived power and performance. If the two are priced at the same point, then it seems reasonable to believe that brand-blind shoppers will plump for the Xbox Series X. In these circumstances, a later release date for the PS5 could work for Sony in regard to potential last-minute price-slashing maneuvers - presuming the company would be willing to accept the additional financial loss this strategy would incur.
Phenomenal PS5 event rumored to include hardware teardown, backwards compatibility details, exclusive titles, release date, and the PlayStation 5 price - Notebookcheck.net
There is a rumor that Sony is preparing a potentially phenomenal show for the PS5 that will feature a host of revelations to delight even the most cynical PlayStation fan. According to the somewhat spurious sources, the upcoming event will reveal details abou…
Two commentators have been claiming that Sony will hold a PS5-related event in the upcoming weeks, although both have played it a bit safe by giving somewhat ambiguous timeframes. Considering the sources, a healthy pinch of salt is required here, as both have made incorrect posts about the PS5 in the past. However, it is interesting to see that they have agreed that Sony will finally deliver an incredible PS5 event either in late August or early September. August 20 has recently started to become popular on social media as a possible date for the PS5 show, and this would fit in with Tiduxs guess of late August. However, fellow social media commentator Roberto Serrano, who is still feeling some heat for the PS5 pre-order date snafu, has been a bit more cryptic. Although he recently posted a photoshopped image (see below) that declares August 20 as the all-important date, he also linked Earth, Wind, & Fires smash-hit song September within the same post. The more-reliable Jeff Grubb has commented that August is going to be kind of an Xbox month, so PlayStation fans may be in for a longer wait. But if the PS5 event involves the supposed details that Tidux is claiming, then it will be definitely worth the wait. According to this particular opinionator, the incredible show will feature a teardown of the console, more information about backwards compatibility, details about exclusives, the official release date, and even the PlayStation 5 price. There is some weight behind this amazing claim, as Sony would likely prefer to wait for Microsoft to reveal all first with the Xbox Series X (and Series S?), which could happen at the expected August Xboxing Day event. It is plausible that Sony is preparing a phenomenal show for the PS5 in September.
OnePlus Nord: Full design and striking colour options for mid-range smartphone revealed ahead of tomorrow's pre-order event - Notebookcheck.net
The full design of the OnePlus Nord has been revealed ahead of tomorrow's 24-hour pre-order event for the device. Unveiled in two colours, OnePlus has confirmed that the Nord will have an ultra-wide-angle front-facing camera.
Working For Notebookcheck Are you a techie who knows how to write? Then join our Team! Especially English native speakers welcome! OnePlus has finally unveiled the design of its next smartphone, the Nord. Already confirmed to be based on a Snapdragon 765G chipset, OnePlus revealed the design of the Nord in a video with YouTuber MKBHD. The company had already teased the device's design, but this is the first time that we have seen a full look at the Nord. Based on the video, OnePlus plans to release the Nord in two colours. One is a conventional-looking grey, while the other is what Carl Pei calls Teal. The video also reveals the front of the Nord and offers a look at its two front-facing cameras. While most of the details about the cameras in the Nord remains unknown, OnePlus has confirmed that one of its front-facing sensors will have a 105° field of view (FoV). While multiple OEMs have included ultra-wide-angle rear-facing cameras in their devices in the last few years, only Google has released a handset with an ultra-wide-angle front-facing one. Pei also showed off a few OnePlus Nord prototypes that the company had already teased. Additionally, he discussed the costs of NFC, IP ratings, batteries, displays and the headphone jack. The video comes just a day before OnePlus' third and final pre-order event for the Nord. Unlike past events, OnePlus will allow people to pre-order the device for a full 24 hours. Tomorrow's pre-order event will not have limited stock either, apparently.
AMD Ryzen 3 finally with 4 cores and 8 threads - NotebookCheck.net Reviews - Notebookcheck.net
The two new CPUs from AMD have already been announced, so we can show the first benchmarks now. The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 and the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X also provide a performance boost in the lower price segment thanks to Zen2. We'll give you a first glimpse of what c…
AMD is now bringing the benefits of the new Zen2 processors into the entry-level class, which means that PCI Express 4.0 and also the small 7 nm manufacturing process is now being introduced into the new AMD Ryzen 3 3000 series. Combined with the also new B550 chipset, inexpensive yet powerful PC systems can be put together. The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 offers a total of 4 cores with a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz. Internally, however, these are distributed over two CCX clusters, of which only 2 cores are always active at a time. The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X looks a bit different. Only one complete CCX cluster is active here, which conversely means that the Ryzen 3 3300X also offers 4 native cores. Both processors also offer SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading). This was sometimes not the case. The AMD Ryzen 3 3100 starts at 109 Euros (~$119) including taxes, and AMD only asks for 20 Euros (~$22) more for the somewhat faster Ryzen 3 processor. The Wraith Stealth CPU cooler is included with both entry level models.