The Biggest Game on Roblox Just Opened Its Own Development Studio

The developers behind record-breaking Roblox game Adopt Me have launched an entire new studio to support it, called Uplift Games. A press release from Uplift Games reveals that whilst the studio was “originally founded by two talented Roblox developers, the team has now expanded to a 40-strong game studio, including a mix of experienced Roblox creators and veteran developers". Roblox is a hugely popular online platform, which allows players to create their own games for others in the community. Its success has been enormous, particularly with young players and, after going public in March, it was revealed that Roblox is now worth more than development giants Take-Two and Ubisoft combined. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/04/14/a-roblox-player-poses-as-a-journalist-fools-white-house-officials"] Adopt Me originally launched on Roblox in 2017, and has gone on to become “the fastest growing and most successful Roblox title of all time”. Adopt Me is a game created within Roblox, where players can “build houses, collect and trade over 150 cute pets, and use in-game tools to create their own fun with friends”. The game has seen over 22 billion visits to date, and set a new world record for concurrent players on Roblox, hitting 1.92 million concurrent users in April 2021. The game also saw “100% growth” of new players between January 2020 and January 2021. With numbers like that, it’s no surprise that the team wants to flex its creative muscle and talent in a different direction – but Uplift also stressed its commitment to supporting Adopt Me through Roblox, stating that, “The studio will remain focused on Adopt Me, as well as future unannounced projects”. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/26/roblox-big-paintball-trailer"] Interestingly, Uplift Games has been keen to highlight its positive health-focused approach to any projects it works on, stressing that, “The studio has an ambitious mission statement to deliver a healthy and inclusive working environment, while operating a hugely successful self-funded game. Developers have the freedom to work when and how they wish to meet development goals, which are themselves carefully managed by studio leadership to minimize overwork and burnout”. Given some of the recent high-profile reports of intense crunch and developer burnout in the games industry, this is a refreshing approach to see from a development studio. A statement from Josh Ling, the Director of Business Operations, confirmed this approach, saying that “Uplift Games is a place where great successful games can be made by people who live happy and healthy lives”. It’ll probably be a while until we see anything new from Uplift Games, but at least the development team is free to work at their own pace. Roblox's success is enticing more traditional game developers to the platform, with VVVVVV creator Terry Cavanagh creating his latest game exclusively for it. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Liam Wiseman is a Freelance News Writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @liamthewiseman

Justice League: Zack Snyder Says Warner Bros. Has Been ‘Aggressively Anti-Snyder’

Justice League director Zack Snyder has confirmed that Warner Bros. hasn't shown any interest in the SnyderVerse. According to Screen Rant, Snyder appeared on Jake's Takes to promote his upcoming Netflix movie Army of the Dead, though he also reflected on the Snyder cut of Justice League, which was released on HBO Max in March as a four-hour, R-rated director's cut. While touching on the subject, he revealed his hopes for Warner Bros. to take notice of the continuing campaign to restore the SnyderVerse. "Warner Bros. has been aggressively anti-Snyder if you will," Snyder admitted, reinforcing the studio's stance on his DCEU alternative. "What can I say? Clearly, they're not interested in my take. But I would also say that they certainly weren't interested in — I would have said originally — in my take on Justice League. They certainly made decisions about that." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/03/23/how-zack-snyder-restored-the-heart-of-justice-league-ign-fix-entertainment"] The hashtag to "Restore the SnyderVerse" started trending on social media soon after Snyder's Justice League was released, with over a million tweets calling for Warner Bros. to allow the director to finish his DC Extended Universe plan. Snyder further acknowledged the support he has received from fans over the years, noting how he has "huge respect" for the "massive fandom." "I don't know what could be done as you go forward other than I think the fan movement is so strong, and the fan community, [their] intention is so pure, and I really have this huge respect for it," he said. "I would hope that cooler heads would prevail with [the studio] and they would see that there's this massive fandom that wants more of that. But who knows what they'll do?" The Snyder cut itself was released after a legion of fans coalesced into an online collective that, ultimately, a major motion picture studio could not ignore, resulting, in part, with the studio giving them exactly what they demanded by greenlighting Snyder's version of Justice League — the movie he originally began but Joss Whedon finished after Snyder left the project. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=best-reviewed-movies-of-2021&captions=true"] As DC fans already know, the planned Justice League trilogy is no longer happening despite the fact that Snyder's Justice League ends on a massive cliffhanger. Snyder previously explained why the film sets up a direct sequel even though it is not likely to ever happen. He also shared how his potential trilogy could have ended with a shock new superhero, and much, much more. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.

Watch All the Trailers for the Indiana Jones Series 4K Restorations

On June 12, 1981, America was introduced to Indiana Jones and saw a Nazi's face melt into goop. Now, fans will be able to see said Nazi face melt in 4K as all the cinematic adventures of Harrison Ford's archaeologist hero will be available to watch in 4K Ultra HD, just a few days before the 40th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark. A new box set including 4K Blu-rays and digital download codes for all four Indiana Jones films will release on June 8.

Preorder Indiana Jones 4K Box Set

Paramount Home Entertainment has released a series of trailers ahead of the box set's release date to showcase the remasters. In addition to a preview for each of the four movies — Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull — there is also a trailer for the entire box set, featuring footage from across the series. Watch the trailer for the 4K movie collection below: [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/05/11/indiana-jones-4-movie-collection-4k-ultra-hd-official-trailer"] Each Indiana Jones movie has "been remastered from 4K scans of original negatives, with extensive visual effects work done." All picture work was done under the approval of the series director Steven Spielberg. Additionally, all four films were remixed into Dolby Atmos soundtracks under the supervision of sound designer Ben Burtt. Watch the new trailers for the individual Indiana Jones movies below. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/05/11/indiana-jones-4-movie-collection-4k-ultra-hd-indiana-jones-and-the-raiders-of-the-lost-ark-trailer"] [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/05/11/indiana-jones-4-movie-collection-4k-ultra-hd-indiana-jones-and-the-temple-of-doom-trailer"] [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/05/11/indiana-jones-4-movie-collection-4k-ultra-hd-indiana-jones-and-the-last-crusade-trailer"] [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/05/11/indiana-jones-4-movie-collection-4k-ultra-hd-indiana-jones-and-the-kingdom-of-the-crystal-skull-trailer"] In addition to the four films, the box set includes a collectible booklet as well as a separate disc containing seven hours of previously released special features. Here is what comes on the disc.

Indiana Jones 4K Box Set Bonus Features:

On Set with Raiders of the Lost Ark

  • From Jungle to Desert
  • From Adventure to Legend

Making the Films

  • The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981 documentary)
  • The Making of Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • The Making of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
  • The Making of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
  • The Making of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (HD)

Behind the Scenes

  • The Stunts of Indiana Jones
  • The Sound of Indiana Jones
  • The Music of Indiana Jones
  • The Light and Magic of Indiana Jones
  • Raiders: The Melting Face!
  • Indiana Jones and the Creepy Crawlies (with optional pop-ups)
  • Travel with Indiana Jones: Locations (with optional pop-ups)
  • Indy’s Women: The American Film Institute Tribute
  • Indy’s Friends and Enemies
  • Iconic Props (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) (HD)
  • The Effects of Indy (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) (HD)
  • Adventures in Post Production (Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) (HD)
IJ40-3D-DMUB_01In other Indiana Jones news, Harrison Ford is gearing up to reprise the role one last time with a fifth entry set to begin production this summer. The as-yet-unnamed Indiana Jones 5 is being helmed by Logan director James Mangold and will co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, and Thomas Kretschmann. The project is eyeing a July 28, 2022 release date. [poilib element="accentDivider"] J. Kim Murphy is a freelance entertainment writer.

RockLove Announces New Marvel Doctor Strange Collection

In an exclusive reveal with IGN, RockLove has announced their newest Marvel collection: Doctor Strange. The collaboration with Marvel consists of four pieces, with accurate representation from Doctor Strange in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Speaking with IGN, RockLove CEO and Designer, Allison Cimino, shared the historical and modern inspiration for their newest collection, how it differs from past Marvel collaborations, and what they have in the works for future Marvel pieces. The Marvel x RockLove Doctor Strange Collection includes: [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=marvel-x-rocklove-doctor-strange-collection-first-look&captions=true"] The Rotating Spell Medallion was inspired by the astrolabe and has a rotating dial with etched sigils that spin – replicating Doctor Strange's hand motions while going forward and backward in time. Cimino went into detail on the historical influence of the piece. "I’ve had a lifelong passion for historical jewelry techniques and have often included them in RockLove, especially in the form of mechanical articulations," Cimino said. "An astrolabe is an ancient multi-millennia-old astronomical instrument that represents the universe and was historically used to measure altitude, time of day, identify celestial bodies, chart the tides and more. Handheld, and often worn as jewelry, they could triangulate time and location in space, which is VERY apropos for Doctor Strange!" In terms of the influence for the medallion from Doctor Strange himself, Cimino said the sigils and geometry are accurate to the MCU. "The sigils in Marvel X RockLove’s Doctor Strange Spell Medallion are true to those seen on-screen, glowing as a practitioner brandishes the Time Spell magic." [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=marvel-x-rocklove-doctor-strange-collection-rolemodel-gallery&captions=true"] "The rest of the collection, including the Spell Bangle, Spell Hoop Earrings, and the Spell Spinner Ring are renditions of the same fractal geometry and sigils of the Time Spell," Cimino said. "Every surface of the Spinner Ring is etched with the potent iconography and features spinning articulation – perfect for the fidgeting Magician!" When Cimino designed the collection, she tested the Spell Bangle and Spell Hoop Earrings both flat and three-dimensional – wanting to translate the Time Spell magic on-screen into a geometric design. "I was concerned about the final pieces being a comfortable weight but didn’t want to miss a chance playing with 'time and space,'" Cimino said. "Ultimately the multi-dimensional concept won, and the hoops were made in a diameter that would be light enough for every-day wear." In comparison to the most recent Marvel x RockLove collections, such as Loki, Captain America, and Black Widow, Cimino said the Doctor Strange Collection is their most unisex collaboration so far, as it's solely metal without any gemstones. "The three-dimensional geometric silhouettes are reminiscent of Sacred Geometry to the non-Marvel fan. I most enjoy that this series is both an homage to a specific character AND transports the wearer into the Marvel Universe." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/08/14/what-is-doctor-strange-2s-multiverse-of-madness"] With the expansion of Marvel's stories on-screen, including WandaVision, Loki, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, along with new characters coming into the MCU in Shang-Chi and Eternals – Cimino said, "In addition to my own inspired-by pieces, RockLove has been collaborating with Marvel Studios to create some very special prop replica jewelry that will be launching at various points through 2021!" Cimino said the Doctor Strange Collection, "lets us all tap into the ways of magic, specifically with the Time Spell!" To stay up to date on RockLove's newest collections, you can head over to rocklove.com and subscribe to their newsletter, or follow them on social media platforms @rocklovejewelry for behind-the-scenes sneak peeks and reveals. For the latest Doctor Strange news, read about how the character was written out of WandaVision, and how WandaVision itself set up Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. For more RockLove jewelry, check out the seven-piece Marvel collection that includes Thor, Captain America, and Spider-Man. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jessie Wade is Homepage Manager at IGN and still can't decide which MCU character is her favorite. Tell her yours on Twitter @jessieannwade

Nier Reincarnation: Yoko Taro’s Mobile Game Available for Pre-Registration

If you still want more Nier in your life, Square Enix and Applibot have announced the pre-registration for the mobile spinoff NieR Re[in]carnation is open today for North America and Europe.

Nier Reincarnation is a whole new mobile RPG set in the Nier universe directed by Yoko Taro and Daichi Matsukawa. Nier Reincarnation stars a Girl in White who wakes up in a realm called the Cage. This girl is aided by a ghost named Mama and two venture into this world trying to regain the girl's memories.

Check out the trailer below. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/05/11/nier-reincarnation-english-trailer"] Core members of the Nier development team including Taro, producer Yosuke Saito, and composer Keiichi Okabe are all involved in this fairly robust-looking mobile game. Given Taro's involvement in Reincarnation's development, you can expect sad, existential stories galore. Pre-registration is available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store. Those who pre-register through Android could potentially be chosen to participate in an upcoming closed beta. Square Enix and Applibot are also hosting a sign-up promotion where all players will receive 3,000 gems (this is a mobile game after all) if 300,000 people pre-register. These gems can be used on summons, which indicates there will be gacha mechanics in Nier Reincarnation. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/04/23/nier-replicant-ver122474487139-accolades-launch-trailer"] There's a lot of Nier to go around these days. Following the success of Nier: Automata, Square Enix recently released Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139, a remake of the original Nier from 2010. Nier games are lauded for their deep storytelling and dark worldbuilding and Nier Reincarnation looks to continue that tradition. Be sure to check out our Nier Replicant review here or our Nier Automata review here. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Matt T.M. Kim is IGN's News Editor.

Margot Robbie Is Trying To Persuade Warner Bros. To Bring Poison Ivy to the DCEU

Margot Robbie has revealed that she keeps "pestering" Warner Bros. to add Poison Ivy to the DCEU. Speaking recently to Den of Geek, Robbie, who portrayed Harley Quinn in 2016's Suicide Squad and 2020's Birds of Prey, said she had been actively pushing to get another iconic DC Comics character into the DCEU, as she admitted that she is an untiring advocate of Poison Ivy being given some screen time, in part because she would love to see the antics of the mischievous duo. "Trust me, I chew their ear off about it all the time," Robbie said, when asked if there had been any discussions about bringing Poison Ivy to the DCEU. "They must be sick of hearing it, but I'm like, 'Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy. Come on, let's do it.' I'm very keen to see a Harley-Poison Ivy relationship on screen. It'd be so fun. So I'll keep pestering them. Don't worry." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/04/01/the-suicide-squad-official-trailer-2"] This isn't the first time it has been suggested that Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy's relationship could be explored further. Filmmaker Cathy Yan previously said she would be interested in directing a Birds of Prey sequel that could dig deeper into their connection, saying she "would love to see Poison Ivy" make her DCEU debut alongside Robbie's maniacal villain. If given the green light, Yan certainly wouldn't be short of source material for the dynamic duo's first live-action adventure. Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy have a long, complicated history in the DC Universe, starting out with their team-up in Batman: The Animated Series, through which they quickly established themselves as Gotham City's very own version of Thelma and Louise. Given their immense popularity, the DC power couple were integrated into a swathe of other DC TV shows and comic book series, including a Harley Quinn solo series, written by Amanda Connor and Jimmy Palmiotti. It was across these pages that Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy's romantic relationship became official canon after it being hinted at subtextually for years. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=dc-extended-universe-every-upcoming-movie&captions=true"] Robbie's Harley Quinn was last featured in Birds of Prey and will be making her third movie appearance in James Gunn's The Suicide Squad this summer, on August 6. She is just one member of the movie's supervillain squad, comprising of Bloodsport, Peacemaker, Captain Boomerang, Ratcatcher 2, Savant, King Shark, Blackguard, and Javelin — though it's unclear how many of these characters will survive. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Adele Ankers is a Freelance Entertainment Journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.

PS5 Got Nike Shoes, So Xbox Seems to Be Getting Adidas Shoes

Last week PlayStation revealed a pair of PlayStation 5 themed sneakers with Nike, and now it looks like Xbox is partnering with Adidas on its own console-themed shoes. Complex cites "sources familiar with the upcoming collaboration" in its report, which offers a sample of an Xbox-branded Adidas shoe. The brand deal remains unannounced, but Complex says that the schedule of the collaboration will see four Xbox-themed shoes coming this year, with more potentially planned for 2022. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="1400"] Reported image of work-in-progress Xbox sneakers. (Source: Complex)[/caption] The 2021 shoes mentioned will all reportedly be variants of Adidas' popular Forum basketball silhouette. As can be seen in the image of a work-in-progress sample above, the shoe has multiple Xbox details, including a distinct logo on the side and a lattice trim around the heel reminiscent of the top vent of the Xbox Series X. Complex's report notes that the shoes will arrive "in black and green boxes with Xbox logos on them." Sony's Paul George 5 PlayStation 5 sneakers have their own smart details, including embedded PlayStation face buttons and logos on the tongue of the shoe. In other gaming sneaker news, Marvel and Adidas collaborated back in November of 2020 to reveal a pair of Adidas shoes as part of a promotion for Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. We've also written about how sneaker culture helped predict scalping that plagued the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S launches. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=playstation-and-paul-george-ps5-collaboration-pg-5-sneakers&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.

No, the Gears of War Devs Aren’t Working on a Star Wars Game

After Gears of War developer The Coalition confirmed that it was working on 'multiple new projects', rumors sprung up saying the team was working on a Star Wars game. Sadly, that's not the case. In a Reddit post by senior community manager Shaun Akerman (TC_Kilo on Reddit), he confirmed that the team at The Coalition are not working a Star Wars game, stating: "Just to clarify regarding the Star Wars thing. We are not working on any such title. We have nothing else to announce at this time." [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/14/how-star-wars-games-can-flourish-now-that-ea-lost-exclusivity"] The original rumour popped up earlier this month, with GamesBeat's Jeff Grubb summarising, “Now, I've heard rumours that [there] could be a Star Wars thing from out of the Coalition. But I haven't been able to confirm that, and these are rumors are kicked around in a few different places [...] Basically I'm not putting any money on that”. Yesterday, The Coalition confirmed it will now make the leap to developing future projects on Unreal Engine 5, and that it did indeed have multiple projects planned. That led to fan speculation that the Star Wars project was among them – but the studio stepped in to deny that early on. The Coalition has not denied the idea that the Gears-focused studio will work on new IP. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2021/01/13/open-world-star-wars-game-in-the-works-at-ubisoft-ign-news"] The Star Wars games license had previously been held exclusively by EA until earlier this year, when it was announced that Ubisoft Massive is working on its own open world Star Wars game. The new Lucasfilm Games brand is now looking to partner with multiple developers for Star Wars games – but it seems The Coalition isn't yet one of them. Lucasfilm Games isn't just Star Wars, however, with Bethesda's MachineGames working on an Indiana Jones project. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Liam Wiseman is a Freelance News Writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @liamthewiseman

Nvidia New Mobile GPUs Brings Ray Tracing to Cheap Gaming Laptops

Budget gaming laptops are finally getting access to ray tracing and DLSS with the introduction of Nvidia’s new RTX 3050 Ti and 3050 mobile GPUs. The new GPUs finally correct the omission of RT and Tensor cores from Nvidia's budget tier, which comprised the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti chips last year. According to Nvidia, users can expect a two times performance boost over the previous generation and steady 60 fps gaming from machines starting at $799.
GPU RTX 3080 RTX 3070 RTX 3060 RTX 3050 Ti RTX 3050
CUDA Cores 6,144 5120 3840 2560 2048
Tensor Cores 192 160 120 80 64
RT Cores 48 40 30 20 16
Base Clock (MHz) 1245 1290 1283 1035 1057
Boost Clock (MHz) 1710 1620 1703 1695 1740
GPU Power (W) 80-150+ 80-125 60-115 35-80 35-80
VRAM 16GB DRR5 8GB DDR5 8GB DDR5 6GB DDR5 4GB DDR5 4GB DDR5
Memory Bandwidth 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Spec-wise, the RTX 3050 Ti features 2560 CUDA cores, 1,035MHz to 1,695MHz clock speeds, 20 RT and 80 Tensor cores, while the RTX 3050 is equipped with 2048 CUDA cores, 1,057MHz to 1,740MHz clockspeeds, 16 RT and 65 Tensor cores. Both new mobile GPUs feature 4GB of video memory. All those RT cores allow Nvidia’s new low-end GPU to support ray tracing natively. Even more importantly, thanks to the Tensor cores, these GPUs can finally run DLSS, which has proven to be a great way to hit higher framerates without sacrificing on visual fidelity. Intel 11th Gen H-Series

Entering the 11th Dimension

As if new mobile GPUs weren’t good enough news for gaming laptops today, Intel also has announced its first 10nm CPUs designed for gaming laptops. Intel’s 11th Generation Core H-series processors have been built with the company’s new 10nm SuperFin process. The newest flagship Intel Core i9-11980HK is the new showcase chip with 8 cores and 16 threads, plus a maximum dual-core turbo speed of 5.0GHz. Intel 11th Gen H-Series These new 11th Gen H-series processor also bring over a boat load of new platform improvements. For the first time, Intel’s mobile platform supports 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes that offers three times the IO bandwidth. According to Intel, its new processor can access the GDDR6 memory on discrete graphics chips to enable better gaming performance and higher FPS. Additionally, new Intel 11th Gen H-series powered gaming laptops will have DDR4-3,200MHz memory support, Thunderbolt 4, and Wi-Fi 6E. New gaming laptops with 11th Gen H-series processor and Nvidia RTX 3050 (Ti) graphics are available now and even more models will come soon. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to newstips@ign.com. Kevin Lee is IGN's Hardware and Roundups Editor. Follow him on Twitter @baggingspam

Nvidia New Mobile GPUs Brings Ray Tracing to Cheap Gaming Laptops

Budget gaming laptops are finally getting access to ray tracing and DLSS with the introduction of Nvidia’s new RTX 3050 Ti and 3050 mobile GPUs. The new GPUs finally correct the omission of RT and Tensor cores from Nvidia's budget tier, which comprised the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti chips last year. According to Nvidia, users can expect a two times performance boost over the previous generation and steady 60 fps gaming from machines starting at $799.
GPU RTX 3080 RTX 3070 RTX 3060 RTX 3050 Ti RTX 3050
CUDA Cores 6,144 5120 3840 2560 2048
Tensor Cores 192 160 120 80 64
RT Cores 48 40 30 20 16
Base Clock (MHz) 1245 1290 1283 1035 1057
Boost Clock (MHz) 1710 1620 1703 1695 1740
GPU Power (W) 80-150+ 80-125 60-115 35-80 35-80
VRAM 16GB DRR5 8GB DDR5 8GB DDR5 6GB DDR5 4GB DDR5 4GB DDR5
Memory Bandwidth 256-bit 256-bit 192-bit 128-bit 128-bit
Spec-wise, the RTX 3050 Ti features 2560 CUDA cores, 1,035MHz to 1,695MHz clock speeds, 20 RT and 80 Tensor cores, while the RTX 3050 is equipped with 2048 CUDA cores, 1,057MHz to 1,740MHz clockspeeds, 16 RT and 65 Tensor cores. Both new mobile GPUs feature 4GB of video memory. All those RT cores allow Nvidia’s new low-end GPU to support ray tracing natively. Even more importantly, thanks to the Tensor cores, these GPUs can finally run DLSS, which has proven to be a great way to hit higher framerates without sacrificing on visual fidelity. Intel 11th Gen H-Series

Entering the 11th Dimension

As if new mobile GPUs weren’t good enough news for gaming laptops today, Intel also has announced its first 10nm CPUs designed for gaming laptops. Intel’s 11th Generation Core H-series processors have been built with the company’s new 10nm SuperFin process. The newest flagship Intel Core i9-11980HK is the new showcase chip with 8 cores and 16 threads, plus a maximum dual-core turbo speed of 5.0GHz. Intel 11th Gen H-Series These new 11th Gen H-series processor also bring over a boat load of new platform improvements. For the first time, Intel’s mobile platform supports 20 PCIe 4.0 lanes that offers three times the IO bandwidth. According to Intel, its new processor can access the GDDR6 memory on discrete graphics chips to enable better gaming performance and higher FPS. Additionally, new Intel 11th Gen H-series powered gaming laptops will have DDR4-3,200MHz memory support, Thunderbolt 4, and Wi-Fi 6E. New gaming laptops with 11th Gen H-series processor and Nvidia RTX 3050 (Ti) graphics are available now and even more models will come soon. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Have a tip for us? Want to discuss a possible story? Please send an email to newstips@ign.com. Kevin Lee is IGN's Hardware and Roundups Editor. Follow him on Twitter @baggingspam