The latest in NVIDIA GeForce and AMD Ryzen is going mobile, here's our picks of the biggest announcements from CES 2021.
The Best Gaming Laptops of 2021
We chat with the author behind the new original short story set in the Overwatch universe about the creative process, lore, and more.
Stone by Stone - Interview with Overwatch Author Christie Golden
The MSI Optix MAG274R is as much a great 1080p display as it is affordable.
MSI Optix MAG274R Review - The Affordable Display to Beat
With GeForce RTX 30 Series and AMD RX 6000 Series graphics, and the dawn of HDMI 2.1 -- we’re bringing you our picks of the best gaming displays as announced at CES 2021.
The Best Gaming Displays Coming This Year
Post by KostaAndreadis @ 12:47pm 11/06/20 | 3 Comments
As part of a new Inside Xbox interview, Technical Director at Codemasters David Springate has offered some development insights on optimising the cross-gen Dirt 5 for Xbox Series X hardware. Stating that, "being able to play it with options for 120fps on Xbox Series X is incredible".

He notes that one of the main reasons and benefits that have come from the new hardware go beyond AMD's ray-tracing capable GPU - the Zen 2 processor plays an important role.

"Framerate is obviously key in a racing game," David says. "You get a stronger sense of speed and responsiveness at higher frame rates. 120fps seemed crazy to me at first, when Xbox told me that Xbox Series X could support 120fps, I thought 'Sure, for something a little more simple perhaps… Perhaps a simple arcade game or something…'."

"Some people have a misconception that frame times and performance are limited to just how fast your GPU is, but CPU performance is obviously critical too," David adds. "It would be no good if you had a GPU that can render beautiful visuals at 4K at 120fps if you don’t have a CPU that can generate enough frame data to render that quickly on the GPU."

The CPU also then plays a role in physics and AI and other flourishes. For David an the team they were shocked at how quickly they were able to get the game running at 120fps, where without optimisation it was regularly hitting this threshold. It's unclear at this stage if the resolution drops to 1080p to hit this, but Dirt 5 will run natively in 4K at 60fps on the Series X at a minimum.

David also notes that the fast SSD storage has been a revelation too, "It’s not like a PC SSD, it’s more than that. Being able to load data so ridiculously fast is not only really impressive but as a developer, it’s very interesting. For Dirt 5, we’re going to be able to get into races super fast. It means no loading screens getting in the way, no dawdling, no looking at my phone, it means that the action will be non-stop."

Dirt 5 takes full advantage of Xbox Velocity Architecture too, which allows developers to treat "GPU memory like a virtual disk".

xbox series xdirt 5codemasters4k60fps120fps

Latest Comments
Posted 05:31pm 11/6/20
Now I need to find a TV that supports it
Steel Praetorian
Posted 09:36pm 11/6/20
I will just be happy if we can finally get a reliable 4K@60 this next generation, though to be fair even my pc with a GTX 1080 has trouble with that in a lot of games.
Posted 12:33am 12/6/20
Native 4K@60fps for sure... I mean it depends on the game of course... the 2080 Ti can do over 100fps on a few games at 4K... though that's a 2080 Ti
Commenting has been locked for this item.