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Why Intel’s New Integer Scaling Feature Matters

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With Intel’s discrete graphics cards still around a year out and even those being a freshman entry into the market, it feels like nobody is looking at the company as a serious competitor to AMD and Nvidia yet. But this week they announced something shockingly smart coming to the integrated graphics in their upcoming Gen11 CPUs — integer scaling. It probably isn’t gonna be the most widely-used feature, but it’s kind of a big deal for anyone running low-resolution PC games. Continue reading

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The Near Future of PC System Requirements

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I guess I’m writing this for anyone thinking about stepping into PC gaming right about now. The recent revelation of PC system requirements for games like The Evil WIthin and Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor has rung like an alarm bell for those trying to prepare their rigs for next-gen gaming, myself included. You’d think people would expect this kind of jump forward with developers tailoring their games around new consoles, but a shift in PC game development through the Xbox 360 years created a sense of complacency that’s starting to end.

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