Day: October 16, 2020

October 16, 2020 Off

Remothered: Broken Porcelain Review – IGN

By tracy

As a follow-up to 2018’s enjoyable stealth-based survival horror game Remothered: Tormented Fathers, Remothered: Broken Porcelain is both a sequel and a prequel – but that’s really just a polite way of saying I couldn’t make heads or tails of the chronology of its plot, and I’m not convinced its creators could either. Perhaps I was too distracted by its countless audio dropouts, freezes, broken controller inputs and baffling enemy behaviours to really be able to concentrate on straightening out the tangled threads of its nonlinear narrative. If nothing else, Remothered: Broken Porcelain is aptly named; like a shattered vase it lacks structure, each individual part is rough around the edges, and it’s not really worth the effort to try and piece them all together.

At the very least the setting is an appropriately haunting one. Ashmann Inn is an antiquated hotel situated in a secluded snowy mountain region highly reminiscent of Stephen King’s The Shining. Certainly during its opening moments I enjoyed the eerie ambience of its dimly lit hallways as I, controlling the young protagonist Jennifer, indulged in a deadly game of hide and seek with the murderous, mind-controlled hotel maid Andrea (seemingly modelled on Annie from Stephen

October 16, 2020 Off

EVGA gifts ‘extreme overclockers’ a 450W beta BIOS for the RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra

By tracy

Out of the box, EVGA’s custom GeForce RTX 3080 FTW3 Ultra Gaming (10G-P5-3897-KR) is already one of the higher powered and faster running RTX 3080 cards you can buy (well, can’t buy). But if you happen to own one and fancy yourself an “extreme overclocking user,” there is a beta BIOS available that will could possibly facility even higher clocks.

The beta BIOS jacks up the maximum power target to 450W, which is a 50W increase over the card’s stock 400W power limit. Nvidia’s Founders Edition variant is configured at 320W, and as noted by Videocardz, most of the custom models that go higher top out at 340W.

That is not the case with all of them, however, and the increase to 450W on EVGA’s FTW3 Ultra matches the Asus ROG Strix GeForce RTX 3080 OC Edition. That card is capable of boosting to 1,935MHz in OC mode (and 1,905MHz in Gaming mode), versus 1,800MHz for EVGA’s card (and 1,710MHz for the Founders Edition model).

By enabling a higher max power limit, the FTW3 Ultra could potentially close the gap with the ROG Strix, or maybe even surpass it. That said, EVGA is not guaranteeing any overclocked settings