AMD announced today its latest generation of GPUs, the Radeon RX 7000 series, sporting some impressive generational leaps. There were two cards announced, the RX 7900 XTX and the RX 7900 XT, to be released December 13th 2022, at $999 and $899 respectively through AMD directly. Third-party AIBs will be making announcements…..
November 3, 2022 | Jamie Fletcher
When Valve introduced its Steam Deck handheld gaming device, the company began transitioning its SteamOS Linux distribution towards supporting only that device. It was uncertain whether the company had plans to return the OS to its original home on desktop PCs, but this week, we have hints that it is indeed going…..
October 27, 2022 | Rob Williams
If there’s been one constant in desktop and notebook PCs over the years, it’s that memory will need to be tested. Anyone who’s been working with PCs for a substantial amount of time are likely familiar with Memtest86+ – a bootable tool that couldn’t be much simpler in design, but serves an…..
October 25, 2022 | Rob Williams
Intel has just released the first Linux-bound graphics driver for its new Arc graphics cards, and as long as you’re running Ubuntu 20.04 or 22.04, you should be able to get going fairly quickly. We emphasize “fairly” because you will be copying and pasting a fair number of commands to get your…..
October 21, 2022 | Rob Williams
Intel today announces the release of its 13th-gen Core desktop processors – built around the Raptor Lake microarchitecture – as well as its Z790 motherboard platform. To kick things off, the company is offering three base models with one each for Core i5, i7, and i9, as well as a variant of…..
October 20, 2022 | Rob Williams
When NVIDIA announced its Ada Lovelace generation of GeForces last month, it kicked things off with the top-end RTX 4090 (our review here), and two models below it: RTX 4080 16GB, and RTX 4080 12GB. In name alone, those sub-RTX 4090 models seem identical aside from the memory density, but closer inspection…..
October 14, 2022 | Rob Williams
Earlier this week, Intel announced that it would be launching its top-end Arc A770 graphics card on October 12, and today, the company reveals more about its plans, specs for the entire lineup, and how it’s sweetening the deal to make the Arc 7 look even more alluring. Some of the information…..
September 29, 2022 | Rob Williams
After what we’d consider a rather calm year for AMD’s Radeon PRO drivers, the company’s latest release highlights that its engineers have been hard at work putting polish on an important performance scenario: interacting with the viewport! A completely rearchitected OpenGL driver helped make it happen. It’s become standard fare that if…..
September 29, 2022 | Rob Williams
For those who’ve been anticipating the full launch of Intel’s first-gen Arc desktop graphics cards, company CEO Pat Gelsinger had some good news to share at the ongoing Intel Innovation 2022 conference, held in San Jose. With what might be a testament to just how badly Intel wants this full launch to…..
September 27, 2022 | Rob Williams
Today is the day you get to learn a lot more about the performance factor of AMD’s latest-gen Ryzen CPUs, part of the Zen 4 family. If the schedule goes off without a hitch, you should be able to order one of the new chips tomorrow, along with the accompanying motherboards –…..
September 26, 2022 | Rob Williams