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Stormforce Gaming – Amazon Exclusive NVIDIA GeForce RTX Gaming Systems

Stormforce Gaming are proud to announce the launch of four exclusive gaming systems based on NVIDIA GeForce RTX Technology available only at amazon.co.uk.

Each system in our Amazon Exclusive range showcases a plethora of high performance gaming hardware from ASUS, Corsair, Cooler Master, Western Digital and MSI.

Every Stormforce Gaming system is assembled to the highest quality standards with exceptional cable management and attention to detail no matter the price point. Each system features components that have undergone strict testing procedures to ensure maximum compatibility, reliability and performance.

Each system in the Amazon Exclusive range is designed to take advantage of the full host of NVIDIA GeForce RTX features. Each System features RTX Ray Tracing, DLSS AI enhanced graphics and GeForce Experience allowing you to optimise game performance and record and stream live gameplay in one easy to use application.

This range of systems will be available exclusively from amazon.co.uk from today.

 

Stormforce Onyx Gaming PC – NVIDIA RTX 3060 8GB, AMD Ryzen 5600, 500GB, 16GB, WiFi, Windows 11 (Amazon Exclusive)
MSRP – £939.00

Elevate Your Gaming: This Stormforce PC is equipped with the AMD Ryzen™ 5600 processor, NVIDIA RTX 3060 8GB GPU and 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory, delivering the smooth and lag free gameplay that PC gamers crave.

Graphical Excellence: Armed with the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3060 8GB graphics card, play the latest PC Games at 1080p resolution with ease.

Warranty & Software: Windows 11 Home Plus. 3 Years Comprehensive Collect, Repair & Return Warranty. 1 month trial of Xbox Game Pass included. 30 Days of Norton Antivirus.

 

Stormforce Onyx Gaming PC – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 12GB, AMD Ryzen 5600, 500GB, 16GB, WiFi, Windows 11 (Amazon Exclusive)
MSRP – £969.00

Elevate Your Gaming: This Stormforce PC is equipped with the AMD Ryzen™ 5600 processor, NVIDIA RTX 3060 12GB GPU and 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory, giving you the power needed to take your gaming to the next level.

Graphical Excellence: Armed with the MSI VENTUS GeForce RTX 3060 12GB graphics card, this system is ideal for competitive gaming.

Warranty & Software: Windows 11 Home Plus. 3 Years Comprehensive Collect, Repair & Return Warranty. 1 month trial of Xbox Game Pass included. 30 Days of Norton Antivirus.

 


Stormforce Crystal Gaming PC – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB, i5-12400F, 16GB, 1TB, WiFi, Windows 11 (Amazon Exclusive)

MSRP – £1,299.00

Elevate Your Gaming:  Powered by the Intel® Core™ i5-12400F processor, combined with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB GPU, and 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory, this PC gives you the power needed to take your gaming to the next level.

Graphical Excellence: Armed with the ASUS Dual GeForce RTX 3070 8GB graphics card, play AAA titles at 1440p and 4K with high frame rates.

Warranty & Software: Windows 11 Home Plus. 3 Years Comprehensive Collect, Repair & Return Warranty. 1 month trial of Xbox Game Pass included. 30 Days of Norton Antivirus.

 

 

Stormforce Crystal Gaming PC– NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti 12GB, i7-12700F, 1TB, 16GB, WiFi, Windows 11 (Amazon Exclusive)
MSRP – £1,999.00

Elevate Your Gaming: This gaming PC is powered by the Intel® Core™ i7-12700F processor, combined with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070Ti 12GB GPU, and 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 memory, giving you the power needed to play, stream and create without limits.

Graphical Excellence: Armed with the ASUS TUF GeForce RTX 4070Ti 12GB graphics card, play AAA games at 1440p with high frame rates.

Warranty & Software: Windows 11 Home Plus. 3 Years Comprehensive Collect, Repair & Return Warranty. 1 month trial of Xbox Game Pass included. 30 Days of Norton Antivirus.

 

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Marvel’s Midnight Suns – Nvidia GeForce RTX Bundle

Buy a qualifying Stormforce Gaming PC featuring an Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 Series GPU between 13/12/2022 & 6/1/2023 and receive a Marvel's Midnight Suns on Steam!

How To Redeem

To redeem your promotional code for Marvel’s Midnight Suns you must have a GeForce Experience and a Steam account. Please follow the steps below:

You will receive your promotional code by email from the Stormforce Gaming customer service team within 7 days of purchase.

Redeem your coupon through GeForce Experience.

1. Install your qualified graphics card.

2. Update or install the latest version of GeForce Experience. (Version 3.18 or higher)

3. Open and log in to GeForce Experience

4. Go to the Account drop-down menu and select “REDEEM”.

5. Enter your bundle code from your qualifying bundle purchase.

6. Follow the remaining instructions on screen to sign in through your Steam account. 

7. Select “REDEEM” to redeem Marvel’s Midnight Suns to your Steam account. 

8. LAUNCH Steam to begin installation. 

9. For troubleshooting help, please visit our FAQ here. If you’re still experiencing problems please contact our customer support team.

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Terms & Conditions

Bundle Name: Marvel’s Midnight Suns GeForce RTX 30 Series Bundle

Bundle Info: Limit one, free digital download code per customer of Marvel’s Midnight Suns on Steam while supplies last.

Eligible Products: Valid on select GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, 3090, 3080 Ti, 3080, 3070 Ti, 3070, 3060 Ti, 3060 desktop or GPU.

Start Date: 12/13/22

End Date: 1/6/23

Redemption Period End Date: 2/6/23

Please see Terms & Conditions for a full list of qualifying partner products. Game must be redeemed via GeForce Experience™ application on a PC with a qualifying graphics card installed. Customers must meet the age requirement for the game to redeem. Regional/Country Requirements: Some codes require that they be redeemed in specific regions or countries. Please redeem the code in the appropriate region/country.  

FOR EUROPE, MIDDLE EAST, AFRICA, AND INDIA TERRITORIES

Offer valid only through authorized ETAIL and Retail partners. For redemption instructions, click here. Offer may not be substituted, exchanged, sold, or redeemed for cash or other goods or services.  Customers are responsible for any applicable sales tax. Offer may not be combined with any other offer, cash card, Game Time card, and rebate or discount coupon. Product subject to availability, quantities are limited. Retailers, distributors and employees of NVIDIA and Take-Two and their agencies/affiliates are not eligible. Void where prohibited. Limit one offer per person per transaction. Code will be provided to customers with the purchase of a qualifying NVIDIA product. Game must be redeemed with a qualifying graphics card installed. Customers must meet the age requirement of 12 and up to redeem. Regional/Country Requirements- Some codes require that they be redeemed in specific regions or countries they were purchased in. Please redeem the code in the appropriate region/country. Please check carefully the description of the product on the Retailers website or in store to confirm that it is part of the promotion

© 2022 NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved. NVIDIA, the NVIDIA logo, and GeForce RTX are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NVIDIA Corporation in the U.S. and other countries. Other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.  

*While supplies last. Bundle applies for qualifying GeForce RTX 3090 Ti, 3090, 3080 Ti, 3080, 3070 Ti, 3070, 3060 Ti, 3060 desktop or GPUs. Please see Terms & Conditions for a full list of qualifying partner products. Games must be redeemed via GeForce Experience™ application on a qualifying desktop or GPU. Customers must meet the age requirement for the game to redeem. Regional/Country Requirements: Some codes require that they be redeemed in specific regions or countries. Please redeem the code in the appropriate region/country. Full terms apply.

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Get more from your system with NVIDIA GeForce Experience and Shadowplay

NVIDIA GeForce Experience is a free software suite designed to make everything about gaming easier.

Everybody wants an easy life. When you’re gaming, you need everything to be quick, convenient and easy to use. There is nothing more annoying than making a great play, performing a brilliant overtake or scoring a game winner and not being able to save the moment quickly. As gamers, we have all experienced that frustration of getting a new game that refuses to run well on your system no matter what graphics settings you try. PC Games have a lot of graphics settings that allow you freedom to tweak the visual presentation of the game to your liking. If you want high framerate performance, or lower framerate with visuals cranked up to max fidelity there is always a balance to strike. Unless you have a system with a RTX 4090 in it, then just crank everything to max settings.

The thing is, time is precious and most people don’t have more than 10 minutes to spend setting up graphics settings. Frustratingly, most games have built in default settings where they will identify your hardware and throw the settings to whatever default the game thinks will work. Always far from optimal.

NVIDIA GeForce Experience is a software tool that is designed to add value, usability and features that gamers need. Your gaming system should be easy to use and GeForce Experience simplifies a lot of the processes involved in maintaining your graphics hardware as well as giving you many options to maximise the features your graphics card can offer you.

If you have an Stormforce Gaming system with an NVIDIA graphics card, we recommend that every gamer uses GeForce Experience to help maintain their system.

You can download the latest version of GeForce Experience here

When you finish installing the software and first boot up, it is recommended to set up an account with NVIDIA to make logging in, saving settings and linking external accounts like discord and youtube to activate extra features easier.

 

Using GeForce Experience to optimise game settings

The homepage of the program presents a tile grid of all of your installed games. If you have games installed across many storage devices then hit the three dots in the top right hand corner of the app and click on ‘Scan for games & apps’. This will then populate the homepage with all of your installed games so you can manage settings from here.
From this point you can either click the same three dots and select ‘Optimise all games & apps’ or click on a tile to select a game.

Either launch the game or select ‘Details’ to go into the menu and look at a granular breakdown of every graphics setting that the game offers.
You are presented with a slideshow of screenshots that have green boxes you can hover over. This will explain simply what each graphics option does to the visuals of the game. You can usually scroll through a few example images that showcase each setting in a way that is easier to understand. This is much better than going into the graphics settings each time to test each setting and seeing how much of an impact each setting has on performance.
Half way down the screen is a bright green OPTIMISE button. This will instantly take an NVIDIA profile that is built up of mass user data and applies the best settings to the game. In most cases, this will present the most balanced mix between visual fidelity and framerate. Clicking on the spanner icon next to the green OPTIMISE button will give you an additional menu that lets you fine tune your screen settings and how you want to balance optimisation between Performance and Quality. For most people, the default settings are absolutely fine.

Once you have done this. you can launch the game from the game launcher or direct from GeForce Experience by hitting the green LAUNCH button in the top right hand corner.

 

Download and Maintain Game Ready Drivers

NVIDIA regularly release driver updates that boost performance, add features and optimise more and more games. In the old days, the best practice was to uninstall old drivers, use display driver uninstallation tools to remove remnants of old driver packages. In general, this was a real pain. These days things are thankfully much simpler. GeForce Experience gives you a simple panel that allows you to manage driver package rollouts on your system very easily.

Start by clicking DRIVERS on the top left of the GFE app. This will put you onto the driver page which shows what driver updates may be available. Typically, this page will include a few different links. You can click on the ‘Learn What’s New’ tile to bring up a full list of changes that the driver brings. There is also a synopsis of what features the driver focusses on below the banner.

From this page you can Check for Updates manually, download new drivers and when the latest package is downloaded, you can hit ‘Express Installation’ to update the drivers on the fly.
This will update your drivers whilst keeping your settings the same. No need to go and reconfigure anything like G-Sync or your Shadowplay settings.

The best part is that you don’t even need to restart your system. Once the installation is finished you can jump straight into a game. It is a good idea to go back to the home page on GeForce Experience and optimise your games before starting as the new driver may have some additional optimisations that improve the settings that can be used in game

Share your greatest moments with NVIDIA ShadowPlay

ShadowPlay is a built in broadcasting tool that works within NVIDIA graphics drivers. When you are in game, press ALT+Z to bring up the NVIDIA GeForce Experience overlay. This will allow you to access all of the different in game capabilities of the GeForce Experience app. From here you can access the settings and configure each feature to different hotkeys as well as capture gameplay footage and save screenshots.

Go to Settings (the cog icon) and scroll down to video capture. This will allow you to configure how much gameplay footage ShadowPlay caputres continuously. Remember that the higher the framerate and resolution you capture, the larger the files will be when you save them. It is worth while setting the capture timeframe as 5 minutes so you can get a useable video clip to edit later on. You can also set what sounds are recorded. Useful if your teammates are talking and you want to include or remove that element of audio from gameplay footage.

You can go to the Broadcasting tile and use this to upload straight to Facebook, Youtube and Twitch. This allows you to stream gameplay footage directly captured from your GPU with minimal system overheads.
For gamers who just want a rolling highlight reel, the instant replay feature is super useful. Turning Instant Replay on will continuously capture the last few minutes of gameplay. Hitting Alt+Z when you want to save the last few moments of gameplay is a really useful shortcut and all you need to do is click the instant replay tile and hit save (or ALT+F10). This will save your video into your Videos folder in Windows meaning you can just access it later and get straight back into the game.

Nvidia Highlights is a feature available in some games. This uses ShadowPlay technology to automatically save highlights that the game picks for you. Most games that feature this contain the option to turn this on or off in the in game menu.

Learn more about how to get more from your system with ShadowPlay HERE

When you have your videos saved, you can go back to them and use the in game footage to make clips of great plays or interesting replays. Whatever you want to capture, ShadowPlay gives you the power to save gameplay without the need for any additional capture hardware.

 

 

 

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Cyberpunk 2077 – Overview and System Recommendations

Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the most eagerly anticipated titles in the last decade…

Launching to much fanfare and after a series of delays, CD Projekt Red has finally released Cyberpunk 2077 to the public. You take control of V, a mercenary for hire in Night City, a fictional metropolis set in the near future where rival gangs wage war. This deep RPG has a mix of futuristic gunplay, cinematic missions and engaging character story paths to follow.

Announced back in 2012, Cyberpunk 2077 has become a title full of promise for PC gamers. Since the advent of ray tracing capable video cards, Cyberpunk 2077 has been high on the list of titles set to feature these new, advanced graphics technologies.

Titles that feature new graphics technologies usually stretch the capabilities of current generation systems. Gamers with high resolution, high refresh rate displays will need significant video card horsepower to achieve smooth framerates with all of the visual settings cranked up.

Make no mistake, this is a difficult game to run on even the most powerful modern system. Cyberpunk 2077 requires a lot of system resources and the graphics engine will tax even the new flagship next generation gaming hardware from NVIDIA and AMD. That being said, there are a lot of options within the graphics menu that will allow gamers with current hardware or lower specification systems to optimise their game visuals to give the best experience.

Cyberpunk 2077 – Next Gen Features

Cyberpunk 2077 features a host of next generation features which make PC the best platform to play the game. Cyberpunk 2077 takes advantage of next gen visual technologies by providing a plethora of video options within the settings allowing you to maximise game visuals and performance.

DLSS is an NVIDIA technology only found on RTX series graphics cards equipped with advanced Tensor cores. If your system has an RTX card installed, it is strongly recommended that you enable DLSS to increase framerates in the game. DLSS (Deep Learning Super Sampling) works by using artificial intelligence machine learning to produce upscaled visuals in supported games. Essentially, the game will render at a lower resolution and upscale to your target resolution with the AI upscaling helping to sharpen and refine the final image. After much testing the ‘DLSS Quality’ mode on Cyberpunk 2077 seems to offer the best image quality on resolutions of 1440p and below. 4K and Ultrawide users may want to try running the game in ‘DLSS Balanced’ mode.

Static Fidelity FX is an option for gamers who don’t have an NVIDIA RTX card installed and works in a similar way to DLSS. We found in our testing that Fidelity FX does not provide quite the same gains in performance as DLSS, but it does a good job of adding more performance for non RTX users.

Ray Tracing is a key next gen feature that has to be seen to be believed. Ray Tracing is a rendering technique that traces light paths and simulates how light interacts with objects. This results in a much more realistic visual experience as shadows and reflections behave how you would expect in the real world. The downside to Ray Tracing is that it can be extremely demanding on your video card and will reduce your frames per second when enabled. In Cyberpunk 2077, Ray Tracing can be set to Medium, Ultra and Psycho. Enabling Ray Tracing on any video card in this game will mean that DLSS must be used to maintain higher framerates. NVIDIA RTX users can already take advantage of Ray Tracing in Cyberpunk 2077 with AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPUs looking set to support Ray Tracing after a future patch.
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Recommended Settings

CD Projekt Red provided a system requirement table before the game launched to act as a guideline for gamers looking to get the best from Cyberpunk 2077. These guidelines are a good base level performance indication but we have elaborated on each point from our own testing to help optimise your game experience. If you are planning to run Cyberpunk 2077 with Ray Tracing enabled at any resolution, a high performance card will be required.

 

1080P Gaming

Most gamers are still using the most popular resolution available. 1080P provides a good balance of affordability and clarity whilst not requiring super expensive video cards to drive the resolution reliably. The NVIDIA GTX 1660 Super will run at Medium graphics settings around 60 frames per second which will provide a smooth experience. To enable Ultra settings at 1080P you will need RTX 2060 or higher level video card. Performance on the RTX 2060 will be below 60fps so enabling DLSS in the graphics menu will increase framerates and allow for a significantly smoother experience.

1440P Gaming

Larger panels are becoming more commonplace in PC Gaming. Many 1440p Panels are around 27-32″ and offer much more screen real estate and visual clarity over 1080p. The downside to having more pixels on your monitor is that driving the pixels will require a higher level video card.

To run Cyberpunk 2077 at Medium settings using 1440p, an RTX 2060 is the minimum requirement for smooth gameplay. Lower class cards will run the game at this resolution if you are willing to adjust some settings to gain better performance but for a smooth 60fps experience, an RTX 2060 is the recommended choice. DLSS becomes almost mandatory at 1440p and above.

Increasing the graphics preset to Ultra, Cyberpunk 2077 becomes a much more difficult game to run at 1440p or higher. You will need some serious video card muscle to drive higher resolution monitors. To enable Ultra settings and have a smooth gaming experience, an RTX 2060 or higher is suggested.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060Ti, RTX 3070 and AMD Radeon RX 6800 are great options for gamers who want the best experience at 1440p in this title.

4K UHD and Ultrawide Gaming

It may not come as much of a surprise that a demanding title like Cyberpunk 2077 requires the highest performance video cards available to achieve performance at very high resolutions. Cranking the settings up to Ultra on a 4K or Ultrawide display will show just how demanding Cyberpunk 2077 can be. The level of visual fidelity and immersion is ‘breathtaking’ at these resolutions but at a severe cost to framerates.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and AMD Radeon 6800XT provide a good entry level for gamers playing on the Medium preset. For the best experience at these vast resolutions then flagship cards are really the only option if Ultra preset is your goal. NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080/3090 and AMD Radeon RX 6800XT/6900XT graphics cards are really the only choice at this resolution.
As mentioned previously, AMD Radeon cards are not currently supported for Ray Tracing or Super Sampling features within the game.

Optimising Cyberpunk 2077 for your Stormforce Gaming PC

Everybody will experience different results with Cyberpunk 2077. Our testing has shown that 60fps an acceptable threshold to aim for and the graphics card recommendations in this guide should help you decide what performance settings to set up with.

Cyberpunk 2077 really benefits from being installed onto an SSD. Whilst next generation PCIe 4.0 SSDs will provide huge load time reductions, any high speed M.2 or NVME SSD will perform well and give you an advantage in Cyberpunk 2077.

Higher core count CPUs can help you maintain good framerates when in crowded areas. Our testing has shown that 6 core processors seem to be the sweet spot on this game but CPU frequency is also very important at maintaining high framerates. Intel i5 9th gen or newer and AMD Ryzen 5 3600 or higher seem to be the best options for gamers looking to tackle Night City without any bottlenecks.

Ambient Occlusion, Volumetric Fog and Screen Space Reflections are the settings which seem to have the biggest impact on your framerates in Cyberpunk 2077. On some hardware configurations where the Ultra settings caused huge slowdowns, the adjustment of these settings were pivotal in achieving smooth framerates and in some cases made the difference between playable and unplayable framerates.

Ray Tracing is only available to GeForce RTX owners right now in Cyberpunk 2077 and RTX 20 series performance with Ray Tracing enabled can be hit and miss depending on your resolution. Disabling ray tracing can net huge performance gains at the slight expense of visual quality.

Ensure you have updated your video card drivers to the latest version to get the best from Cyberpunk 2077.

Even on medium settings, Cyberpunk 2077 looks great on PC and there is an expectation that future patches from the developer alongside video card driver updates will help to optimise the game further and increase performance.

To view the range of Stormforce Gaming systems for Cyberpunk 2077 – Click Here

Cyberpunk 2077 is Breathtaking