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Nier: Automata is a game that explores the meaning and consequence of being human, despite not featuring a single actual human in its primary narrative. In a world populated by machines, one mechanical being, village leader Pascal, strides closest to humanity, and pays a steep price.

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Step aside, GTX 1080. There's another new king in town. If you thought the most recent top-of-the-line NVIDIA graphics card was unreasonably powerful, then you're in for a shock. The NVIDIA Titan X is, on paper, around 50 per cent more powerful again.

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It's Computex week, which means one thing: it's time to talk tech. Computex is the largest technology trade show and vendor conference in the world, running for five days across various buildings, conference halls, VIP rooms and hotel suites throughout Taipei, Taiwan.

But this week's particularly important for gamers, because it marks the launch of the first generation of graphics cards on new manufacturing process. For NVIDIA, that means talking about Pascal. And for it's CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, that means talking about PC games.

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Pascal. Polaris. It's the big GPU battle of 2016. If you've been following the rumour mill and various discourse from executives over the last few months, the battlelines are starting to become clear: AMD are going to target the mid-range end and below, while NVIDIA will be trying to knock it out of the park at the top end.

But it's all bluster, because we haven't seen any actual benchmarks yet. This morning, however, the first inklings of something firm began to emerge.