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Nvidia’s DLSS 2.0 to bring boosted frame rates without the blurry textures

Just last week, Nvidia and Microsoft announced new ray tracing features with the launch of DirectX 12 Ultimate. Now, Nvidia is following that up with a second iteration of its DLSS (deep learning super sampling) technology. Nvidia claims DLSS 2.0 will greatly improve game visuals and performance using its artificial intelligence-based approach to rendering.

The format was originally introduced with Nvidia’s Turing architecture, which debuted on the company’s GeForce RTX 2080 graphics. DLSS uses machine learning to analyze tens of thousands of reference images to help increase frame rates.

Unlike the olde,  temporal anti-aliasing-based rendering approach, DLSS conserves system resources by examining a lower resolution scene and compares it to the reference images to determine how the scene should be rendered at a higher resolution. For Nvidia, it was a way of compensating for the heavy toll that ray tracing took on performance.

With DLSS 2.0, Nvidia aims to close the performance gap further. Even on midrange GPUs like the RTX 2060, Nvidia claims you should see a boost in frame rates, visual fidelity, and scene details.

Nvidia showcases DLSS 2.0 on Mechwarrior 5

Nvidia executives showcased the power of DLSS in a number of demos prior to the feature’s announcement, comparing the performance with DLSS 2.0 enabled at 1440p resolution against a game without the feature turned on. The result was delightfully impressive.

In Mechwarrior 5, with DLSS disabled at 1440p resolution on the RTX 2060, the game played at a respectable 71 frames per second. With DLSS 1.0 enabled, performance jumped to 95 FPS, and you’re getting more visual details, better colors, and more realism — it’s like HDR for your game.

In the demo, the colors in the landscape were punchier, and the scene appears sharper, though text appears slightly blurry, a likely result of oversharpening. With DLSS 2.0 enabled, the scene benefits from the same enhanced details as DLSS 1.0, but here text appears to be crisper. Nvidia was able to achieve a similarly high 95 FPS with the new update, showing that you’re not trading off game performance for visual fidelity.

Control DLC will get updated to DLSS 2.0, and in that game, Nvidia showed that even peripheral background text in the game’s scene also gets sharpened, making text and details easier to read and see. When the game is played at 1080p resolution, you’re getting almost a 70 percent boost in frame rates with DLSS 2.0 enabled.

Whereas a game at 1080p played at just 36 FPS without DLSS, the same game jumps to 61 FPS with DLSS 2.0 while also providing upgraded visual fidelity, showing more details.

For fast, action-packed games, DLSS 2.0 will also improve the image quality of objects in motion, so you’re going to see crisper movements throughout the game. DLSS 2.0 is available now, Nvidia said, on titles such as Wolfenstein: Youngblood, Deliver Us the Moon, Mecharrior 5, and Unreal Engine, with dozens more titles coming soon.


One UI 3.0 officially launches with the Galaxy S20 lineup

The other day, I wrote an article talking about the One UI 3 Beta and the fact that Galaxy S20 series should expect the update any day. Little did I know that Samsung was planning the rollout of One UI 3.0 the very next day.Yes, that’s right. One UI 3 is officially out and rolling out to the Galaxy S20 series across the world. Here’s what the new update brings.Design UpgradesOne UI 3.0 brings upgrades to the design across the board. Widgets have been redesigned to provide essential information and look clean and beautiful while doing so. One UI 3 brings more focus to what matters, most notably in the quick panel. You’ll notice that the quick panel brings your devices and media to the forefront. In addition, Various motion effects and animation have been made smoother, including the Lock screen fade-out. There is also now a dim/blur effect for notifications.Lock screen widgets have been redesigned to help control music and see important information without the need to unlock your device, in addition to the fact that your messaging notifications have been brought to the front of your screen so you can quickly and easily respond to that.Video calls have even seen improvements, with a complete edge to edge layout.CustomizationFor those who want to change up the UI detailed above, you can do so with One UI 3.0. Whether you want to add quick toggles so you can switch to dark mode on the fly or add your most common apps to the top of your sharing dialog, there are many opportunities with One UI 3. You can also adjust the transparency of your widgets, change the clock on the AOD or lock screen, and add a video to your call screen,New Apps in One UI 3.0One UI 3 also brings two new apps to the table:For those who want to understand more about how they use their phone, this is where digital wellbeing applications that show your screen time to allow you to make changes.For those of you who want to view new content on your beautiful Samsung display, look no further than Samsung Free, a channel full of news, games, and other streaming media, accessible with a right swipe on your home screen.If you want more information about when you’ll get One UI 3.0, view the article I mentioned at the top of this for a full release schedule. 

OnePlus 8T versus iPhone 12: Which one is the best?

The only thing OnePlus 8T and iPhone 12 have in common is that they were released in the same month and the both of them come under eight hundred dollars. The both of them perform extremely well when it comes to performance, 5G support, battery life, display camera and the ever-beautiful design that they offer. We have to agree that the both of these phones are amazing in their own rights, but which one is the better one? Let us find out, shall we?Starting with the software of both the phonesThe new iPhone 12 comes with an iOS 14 software and the company is known for supporting the older versions of the iPhones with the new operating system updates for years altogether and this is not going to change with the new model of the phone coming out. The new operating system also includes features like using another app while you FaceTime and have other video calls, or even while you watch another video. Moreover, it also supports widgets of various applications the home screen of the phone and with the help of App library, you can also organize your applications.Coming to OnePlus 8T, this phone comes with an Android 11 operating system combined with the OnePlus company’s Oxygen 11 skin. This Oxygen operating system makes the whole phone look much sleeker and less like the stocky Android phone. The new Operating System comes with improvements made to the dark mode as well as the Zen mode, an always on display version which is new and a new OnePlus sans font. Apart from this, the company has also announced that they will be making two major operating system updates and will make major improvements to the security updates as well.Coming up next is the Hardware of the phonesThe iPhone 12 comes with the new A14 bionic processor along with a six core CPU and a four core GPU while the OnePlus 8T comes with the same old Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor that was there in the previous version of the phone as well, the phone being the OnePlus 8 phone. The iPhone12 and the OnePlus 8T do not offer expandable storage and neither do they have a headphone jack. The battery of the OnePlus 8T is a whooping 4500 mAh battery and comes along with warp charge 65 USB type C charger, and this takes about less than thirty nine minutes to completely charge. The OnePlus 8T does not support wireless charging while the iPhone 12 does support wireless charging. Though there is a new accessory in the iPhone 12 called the MagSafe which uses magnets, and is attached to the rear end of all the iPhone 12 models and connects wireless chargers, cases magnetically.The design of both the phonesBoth the phones come with an IP68 rating. The OnePlus 8T comes with a fluid AMOLED display of 6.55 inches and has a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080, and comes with a frosted glass back and metal on the sides of the phone. For smoother and an improved performance, the phone comes with a 120Hz refresh rate and this is optimal for gamers. Not only that but it comes with an in-display finger print scanner and has a punch hole front facing camera on the top left corner of the phone. The phone comes in just two main colors being a lunar silver and an aquamarine green. While the iPhone 12 has a variety of color selections to choose from black, green, white and blue color and is water and dust resistant. The iPhone 12 comes with an OLED display of 6.1 inch and has a screen resolution of 2532 x 1170. The display is protected by the ceramic shield which is introduced only in iPhone 12 model and is basically nano ceramic crystals inside the glass which is done so as to provide better and much improved protection as compared to the older versions of the iPhone. This feature definitely takes away a lot of flak iPhone has been receiving over its display but still it is highly recommended to check out and buy cases for iphone12 from topranked.in, as to protect your handset from normal wear and tear.Now, coming to the Camera of both the phonesThe iPhone comes with two rear cameras which have a 12MP wide sensor and a 12MP ultra wide camera, and this phone also has a 12MP front facing camera and offers HDR and Dolby vision HDR video recording and allows people to edit their video clips made with the Dolby Vision HDR on their phone itself. Coming to the OnePlus 8T, this phone comes with four rear camera sensors which contain a 16MP ultra wide camera, 2MP monochrome sensor, a 48MP main sensor and a 5MP macro camera. This phone also comes with a 16MP front facing camera.So, which one is the better phone?Coming to the question all of us want the answer to and have been waiting for. So, which one is the better phone? Which one should I spend my money on? OnePlus 8T beats iPhone 12 in some places while iPhone 12 beats OnePlus 8T is some areas. Where iPhone 12 beats OnePlus 8T when it comes to camera because of the phone supporting the HDR and Dolby HDR recording as well as the A14 processor beats the OnePlus 865 processor. But when it comes to software, OnePlus 8T gives serious competition to iPhone 12. But in the end, it all comes down to what operating system you prefer using and are comfortable using. Both the phones give tough competition to each in terms of software, price, hardware, camera and display and it is definitely a hard choice to choose from. If you are an Android user and prefer using the Android operating system but want or are about to shift to the iPhone 12, you may definitely find the transition different if not difficult and usually it is better to stick on to using whatever you are comfortable in using and have the experience in using as well.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

1More True Wireless ANC Headphones review

Up for review today are the 1More True Wireless ANC Headphones. Priced about $140, they’re Bluetooth 5.0-connected and feature six hours of playback per charge. Moreover, they support wireless charging, too. How do they fare? Read on to find out.DesignThe True Wireless ANC Headphones from 1More are some of the largest in its collection of true wireless headphones. Given the need for a larger battery and more microphones for active noise cancellation, that should come as no surprise.Also unsurprising, is the weighty oversized charging case for the 1More True Wireless ANC Headphones. It may be the heaviest charging case I’ve ever used in a pair of TWS Bluetooth headphones. All of that heft makes it feel dense and high-quality though, and you’ll be glad for all the extra battery life that additional weight provides.A few of the most noteworthy aspects of the case include the premium matte finish, USB-C port used for charging, and the inclusion of wireless charging. 1More genuinely went the extra mile making this the high-end charging case out of all of its true wireless headphones.Comfort & FitTwo of the most comfortable TWS headphones I’ve ever reviewed include the Stylish True Wireless Headphones and ColorBuds True Wireless Headphones from 1More. Both pairs of headphones include a variety of ear tips that made it easy to find the perfect fit, and that’s not easy for someone like myself with smaller than average ear canals.Unfortunately, I cannot say the same for the True Wireless ANC Headphones. In fact, they may be the most uncomfortable true wireless headphones I’ve ever tried. This is all due to 1More choosing to use large oval-shaped ear tips on this model, instead of the more traditional round ones. The angle of the stem also felt a little off to me and made it difficult to position the buds in my ears properly.In the end, even after trying several of the ear tips and loops in an effort to find a secure and comfortable fit, I was left disappointed. The 1More True Wireless ANC Headphones were so uncomfortable I found it difficult to wear them for more than 30 minutes at a time. Even worse, the buds often felt like they were on the brink of falling out of my ears because of the oversized ear tips being unable to jam deep enough into my ear canal.If you have larger ear canals, this will most likely be a non-issue for you, but if you’re a member of the small ear canal club, look elsewhere.User ExperienceBesides my complaint about the fit of the 1More True Wireless ANC Headphones, I only encountered one other issue. At some point, one combination of ear tips and loops caused one of the buds to not connect to the charging contacts.That left me with a dead earbud one day when I was trying to listen to some music around the house. Just something to be on the lookout for when inserting the buds back in the case.While the Stylish True Wireless Headphones made use of physical buttons and the ColorBuds True Wireless Headphones used touch-sensitive controls, the 1More True Wireless ANC Headphones use a combination of both.The touch-sensitive buttons are used to control the ANC levels and switch to pass-through mode, while the physical buttons are used to control music playback. I found the combo to work well in practice, and it made it easy to not get mixed up when skipping tracks, changing volume, or enabling/disabling active noise cancellation.While we’re on the subject of controlling music playback, the 1More True Wireless ANC Headphones also feature an infrared sensor to auto-pause playback when removed from your ears. Likewise, it will resume playback when reinserted into your ears.AppLike most modern true wireless headphones, 1More has an app, and while it’s not essential, it can provide some useful settings. However, I was disappointed to see that it doesn’t include any options to customize the buttons like on 1More’s other TWS Bluetooth headphones.Instead, the controls are extremely limited for the True Wireless ANC Headphones, only offering controls to adjust the ANC levels and enable pass-through mode.Some other options I’d love to see 1More implement in its app include an equalizer, battery level for the charging case, and the removal of the banner in the notification tray. As far as I can tell the notification is entirely non-functional and unneeded when every music app already provides controls in its own notification.Sound QualityThe 1More True Wireless ANC Headphones use the aptX codec for Android phones and AAC for iOS devices. Both codecs are capable of providing high-quality wireless audio, and with an Android phone, you can actually switch to AAC if you like.In my time with the 1More True Wireless ANC Headphones, I was very pleased with the audio quality. The highs are crisp and clean with plenty of detail, while also offering a nice amount of sub-bass for a well-balanced sound signature. My only criticism of the sound quality would be that the soundstage is a little more limited than I prefer. Other than that, I found the audio to be one of the best parts of these headphones.ANCThe active noise cancellation on the True Wireless ANC Headphones from 1More worked fairly well with repetitive background noise. Oddly enough, the Mild setting appeared to do a better job than Strong though, so you may want to give that a try instead of jumping straight to Strong.The pass-through mode also comes in handy if you need to hear your surroundings for a quick conversation or while out on a walk.Battery Life1More rates the True Wireless ANC for up to six hours of continuous playback with ANC off and five hours with ANC enabled. Combined with the case that will provide you with 22 hours total without ANC and 18 hours with active noise cancellation turned on.Whether or not the True Wireless ANC live up to those claims, I cannot tell you. As I’ve mentioned previously, I struggled to use these for longer than 30 minutes at a time due to the uncomfortable fit. However, I will say 1More’s battery life estimations have always been accurate in the past.Final Thoughts1More has created a pair of headphones that could be a wonderful more affordable alternative to the Sony WF-1000XM3, if it not for the extremely uncomfortable fit. Despite featuring fantastic sound quality, active noise cancellation, and long battery life, it is all ruined by the intolerable pain I felt after wearing these for any sustained period of time.If you’ve never had any problems wearing larger ear tips with in-ear buds, then the 1More True Wireless ANC Headphones are worth a try. Otherwise, I would suggest trying the Stylish True Wireless Headphones from 1More if you don’t need ANC, or the Sony WF-1000XM3 if you do.Buy from 1More Buy from Amazon

The Dragon X5 Bluetooth gaming controller can be yours for a bargain right now

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