Overclockers News roundup: 7th May

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Free games this week:

The giveaways from Epic Games continue into this week, and from May 7th, you can add Death Coming for free to your library. Death Coming is a puzzle game where you must harvest human souls' Final Destination' style. Pesky mortals are not your only problem, as the Agents of Light will do everything they can to stop you. The free-to-play MOBA Smite is now available on the Epic games store and to celebrate you can get a bundle of 5 playable Gods, 5 Skins, and 5 voice packs for free until May 12th. To celebrate the upcoming release of Evil Genius 2, Rebellion is giving away free copies of the original. It's currently £6.99 on Steam, but if you click the thumbnail, you will be taken to the webpage to claim. It's only available for a "Limited Time" so be quick! The Anomaly Über Bundle, a collection of five Anomaly games, is available for free right now on Steam. These games have some very positive reviews on Steam, and the bundle usually costs £23. To claim the codes, simply head HERE and sign up to the 11 Bit studios newsletter.

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New Budget AMD CPU's available now:

Building a gaming PC doesn't have to be difficult, and thanks to AMD, a budget system can pack plenty of performance. The Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 bring the Zen 2 7nm architecture to the entry-level market and give excellent gaming performance thanks to the four cores and eight threads. The Ryzen 3 3300X has a base clock of 3.8GHz and a boost speed of 4.3GHz, whereas the Ryzen 3 3100 runs at 3.6GHz with a boost clock of 3.9GHz. Both these CPU's are unlocked for overclocking, come with a Wraith stealth cooler to save costs and PCIe 4.0 capability for use with the fastest SSD's. The Ryzen 3100 can be yours for only £94.99 and the faster Ryzen 3300X £113.99. Click the thumbnail to learn more.

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World of Warcraft gets raytracing support:

When raytracing was first announced with Nvidia's lineup of RTX graphics cards, there were very few games that supported the new technology. However, nearly two years down the line, some huge titles such as Call of Duty, Minecraft, and now World of Warcraft have opted to implement it within the graphical settings. World of Warcraft Shadowlands is the next expansion due to be released this summer and a recent update to the alpha game added a ray-traced shadows option to the graphics menu with fair, good, and high settings. Currently, the setting is just a placeholder and there's no way to turn RTX on, but it's sure to be beautiful, and it will be interesting to see if it breathes new life into older areas of the MMO. Click the thumbnail to head to the Blizzard Shadowlands webpage.

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Intel Z490 is available for Pre-order now:

Intel recently announced the new 10th gen core desktop processors, which look to be very impressive with clock speeds of up to 5.3 GHz. With these latest processors comes a new Z490 motherboard chipset and LGA 1200 socket. If you're looking to upgrade to 10th gen, it's time to consider which motherboard to purchase, and you'll find an extensive range on the Overclockers website. Pricing varies significantly with the entry-level Asrock Phantom Gaming ITX starting at only £157.99 and the enthusiast-grade Aorus Xtreme Waterforce demanding £1199.99 at the top of the pile. Click on the thumbnail to check out the full range on offer and compare pricing and features.

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Assassins Creed Valhalla is coming this year:

The latest addition to the popular franchise that's been around since 2007 is set for release later this year. There has been no official launch date for Valhalla announced but we have seen some stunning artwork, an epic cinematic trailer, and finally some "gameplay". I use the term gameplay lightly as the lastest gameplay trailer doesn't appear to show us any action beyond what appears to be cutscenes. This is disappointing but I'm sure there will be plenty more footage to look forward to in the near future. Valhalla follows the story of a Viking raider and your mission is to lead your clan from Norway to a new home in ninth-century England. As you can imagine, the Anglo-Saxon inhabitants aren't best pleased, and there will be plenty of raiding and fighting with dual-wield axes, swords, or even a shield. Timeline wise Assasins Creed is all over the place, but Valhalla fills the gap between the ancient worlds of Egypt and Greece and the more modern eras within the series. Check out the newly released gameplay below, which we saw for the first time on May 7th, or click the thumbnail to check out our Blog Post on Valhalla for more information.

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Jonsbo components available soon:

Jonsbo is a well-established manufacturer in Asia and historically, its products haven't been available to the UK market. However, Overclockers will soon be stocking a wide range of quality hardware from Jonsbo, including cases, AIO coolers, case fans, and accessories such as lighting and GPU brackets. There's plenty of RGB, tempered glass, brushed aluminum, and unique designs for PC builders that what something a little bit different but still affordable. Click the thumbnail to find out more.

The news this week reveals healthy competition in the processor market with new CPUs from both AMD and Intel. Assasin's Creed Valhalla looks incredible, and it's good to see more games integrating raytracing, which means those expensive RTX cores will be more useful than ever.

 
 

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