Day: September 10, 2020

September 10, 2020 Off

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC Review

By tracy

The 11-month gap between the launch of The Outer Worlds and its first DLC feels a little odd, because it’s just long enough for me to have forgotten almost everything about how Obsidian’s sci-fi RPG works. But Peril on Gorgon is a fairly big chunk of side-adventure that took me about eight hours to play through, making it well worth coming back and reacquainting myself for. It’s not terrifically ambitious as far as gameplay goes, but it falls squarely into the “more of a good thing” category.

Within the first hour or so you’re sensationally presented with a mystery clutched in the hand of a severed human arm, and soon after the story drops a shocking revelation about Spacer’s Choice and its drug-pushing pharmaceutical research operation (which Firefly fans might be less surprised about). That quest takes place mostly on the mountainous, industrial asteroid base of Gorgon, but also sends you on quests to other new locations around the Hyperion system. There’s the largely abandoned and creepy Ambrose Manor, an orbital research facility, an exclusive club on Byzantium, and a mercenary ship, and all of those settings keep Peril on Gorgon from feeling one-note.It’s not really a mystery, of

September 10, 2020 Off

Crucial launches the fastest DDR4 memory kit on the planet

By tracy

How far will DDR4 go before handing off the baton to DDR5? At least a little bit further, apparently—Crucial just earned itself some bragging rights by launching the Ballistix Max 5100, the fastest available RAM on the market.

It is only offered as a 16GB kit (2x8GB), and in limited edition quantities to boot. Crucial did not say exactly how many kits it is producing, only that it is a limited run and up for grabs while supplies last.

As the model name suggests, this is a DDR4-5100 memory kit, meaning it is rated to hit 5,100 megatransfers per second (MT/s). This metric is often used interchangeably with frequency speeds (MHz and GHz), even though technically they are not the same thing.

That said, this is the same kit that was used to set a memory frequency record last month, at 6,666.6MHz. Overclocker “Bianbo” achieved the feat in an AMD Ryzen PC, using an Asus ROG Strix B550-I Gaming motherboard, and the record still stands at HWBot.

Crucial’s memory kit leverages custom tuned Micron memory die sets. According to Crucial, it is the only memory maker to perform custom tuning at the die level. Crucial is Micron’s consumer