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Leaked Photogrammetry Benchmarks Highlight Strong Improvements With Next-gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper

Posted on September 3, 2021 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO Packaging

Since the launch of AMD’s Zen 3, we’ve seen the architecture used in a number of the company’s product lines, from desktop to mobile, and also server. Where we’ve yet to see it pop up is inside of the company’s high-end workstation CPU series: Threadripper (and Threadripper PRO). With even AMD’s latest-gen…..

VESA Introduces New Top-tier ‘True Black 600’ DisplayHDR Spec

Posted on September 3, 2021 2:30 PM by Rob Williams
ASUS Vivobook 15

When HDR displays first hit the market, it didn’t take long for interpreting the differences between one spec and another to become really confusing. Not much has really changed today, but one thing that makes things easier: if you want the best possible specs, you’re going to want to seek out VESA…..

NVIDIA Releases Broadcast 1.3, Improves Noise Removal And Reduces System Impact

Posted on September 3, 2021 12:52 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Broadcast

NVIDIA has just rolled out version 1.3 of its popular Broadcast software, with improvements to both its effectiveness, and reduction to system impact. On the system impact front, users of previous versions of Broadcast have noticed that their GPU would be utilized more than it should, simply just by being open (and…..

Qualcomm Will Soon Add aptX Lossless To Its Snapdragon Sound Portfolio

Posted on September 2, 2021 3:04 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm Snapdragon Sound Logo

Aside from having to keep track of battery life, there are very few downsides to Bluetooth audio. Audiophiles could make the argument that the inherent quality loss that comes with a Bluetooth connection can’t be made up for with the freedom of wireless – although that’s of course a matter of opinion.…..

Microsoft To Launch Windows 11 On October 5

Posted on August 31, 2021 3:20 PM by Rob Williams
Windows 11 Desktop

Microsoft surprised the world with its Windows 11 announcement towards the end of June, and it was made clear from the get-go that the final release wouldn’t take too long to arrive. Well, today, the company has announced that October 5 is the big day, which means the OS would release just…..

Kingston Launches Super-fast USB-C 3.2 Gen 2 DataTraveler Max Flash Drive

Posted on August 30, 2021 3:35 PM by Rob Williams
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If you’ve been on the lookout for a new USB-C flash drive that happens to be seriously fast, then Kingston likely has you covered with its new DataTraveler Max. This is a USB 3.2 Gen 2 spec’d drive, and while there are a handful of those already on the market, they are…..

VEGAS Edit, Pro & Post 19 Released: Adds Subscription Model, More AI Features & Improved Color Grading

Posted on August 18, 2021 1:00 PM by Rob Williams
VEGAS 19 Post User (Thumbnail)

VEGAS Creative Software has just released the latest versions of its popular video editing suites: VEGAS Edit 19, VEGAS Pro 19, and VEGAS Post 19. As usual, there are a number of changes and enhancements to pore over, but special to this launch is a restructuring of pricing, and the introduction of…..

Intel Brands Its Upcoming Discrete GPU Family: Intel Arc

Posted on August 16, 2021 12:15 PM by Rob Williams
Intel Arc Logo

In a bit of a surprise announcement, Intel has today revealed the official branding for its upcoming discrete GPU family: Intel Arc. Arc will join industry mainstays GeForce and Radeon, and should do well in spicing the PC gaming market up. Soon, we’ll actually have a third vendor to go up against…..

Intel Launches Ice Lake-infused Xeon W Processors, Sporting Up To 38 Cores

Posted on August 3, 2021 2:10 PM by Rob Williams
Intel Xeon W Ice Lake Launch (Thumbnail)

Intel released some big updates to its workstation-focused Xeon W processor lineup last week, with refreshed and new models built around the company’s 10nm Ice Lake architecture. The feature set of Xeon W isn’t much different from the server-bound Xeons, aside from the fact that they are designed for single-socket machines. Xeon…..

Google Unveils Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro, As Well As New Google Tensor SoC

Posted on August 2, 2021 3:51 PM by Rob Williams
Google Pixel 6 - Material You (Thumbnail)

If you’ve been eagerly waiting for Google to spill the beans on its next Pixel phones, then you’re in luck today – even if some of those beans are still stuck in the can. Google today announces both the Pixel 6, and Pixel 6 Pro, along with a handful of unique features that will be hitting them both – when they launch later this year.

New Zealand Retailer Publishes Listings For Radeon RX 6600 XT GPUs

Posted on July 22, 2021 4:05 PM by Rob Williams
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It might be a little hard to believe, but it’s already been eight months since AMD launched its latest-generation RDNA2 Radeons. In all of that time, the company has only released four models total, with the lowbie being the RX 6700 XT, priced with an SRP of $479. Where SRP is concerned,…..

Intel Alder Lake Leaked Benchmark Hints At Greatly Improved Single-thread Performance

Posted on July 22, 2021 1:10 PM by Rob Williams
Intel Rocket Lake S Thumbnail

It’s not all too often that we report on rumors, but this latest one is a little too juicy to ignore. It’s a secret to no one that AMD has been waging a great battle against Intel since the release of its Zen architecture, and with each new iteration, the company’s made…..

Corona Renderer 7 Released: Introduces New Physical Material, Sky Volume Effects, Performance Boosts & More

Posted on July 21, 2021 4:45 PM by Rob Williams
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Corona Renderer users have a good reason to be excited today, as Chaos Czech has just rolled out the latest major iteration of the software: Corona Renderer 7. This release comes just under a year since the release of CR6, but in that time, the developers have added lots of polish and…..

Amazon’s New World Leads To Bricking Of Certain Faulty GPUs, V-Sync Use Recommended

Posted on July 21, 2021 3:42 PM by Rob Williams
Amazon's New World MMO

Amazon’s New World MMO has just entered its closed beta stage, and unfortunately, it didn’t take long for a dangerous issue to creep up. On both the official forums and the dedicated subreddit, some owners of EVGA’s GeForce RTX 3090 FTW3 have reported that their cards bricked as the result of running…..

Adobe Joins Blender Development Fund, Releases Substance 3D & Mixamo Plugins

Posted on July 21, 2021 12:05 PM by Rob Williams
Substance 3D in Blender

The latest company to jump onboard with Blender’s Development Fund is Adobe, makers of a mind-boggling number of creator tools, many of which perfectly complement Blender in a workflow. The company becomes a Corporate Gold sponsor, meaning the Blender Foundation gets an additional €2,500/mo, and the more full Blender’s coffers are, the…..

Final Fantasy XIV Devs Working Hard To Improve Server Issues Caused By Huge Influx Of Players

Posted on July 20, 2021 3:30 PM by Rob Williams
Final Fantasy XIV - Endwalker (Thumbnail)

It’s not often we see an MMORPG developer experience a serious influx of new players some eight years after their game launched, but that’s just what we’re seeing happen right now with Square Enix and Final Fantasy XIV. Out of nowhere, the company has suddenly had to expedite certain decisions, and quickly…..

Microsoft Will Bring DirectStorage To Windows 10 – But With Caveats

Posted on July 20, 2021 2:00 PM by Rob Williams
Windows 11 Desktop

It’s not often the latest generation of consoles bring forth cool features that are not even available on PC, but the super-fast SSD technologies found on the likes of the PlayStation 5 are basically jaw-dropping. Games like Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart leverage improved I/O technologies to speed up level loads, allowing…..

Adobe Rolls Out Notable Updates To Premiere Pro, After Effects & Character Animator

Posted on July 20, 2021 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
Adobe Premiere Pro - Speech-to-Text Captions

If you use either Adobe’s Premiere Pro, After Effects, or Character Animator, it’s well worth loading up the Creative Cloud app and snagging the latest updates right away. Some enhancements shipped with the latest builds improve workflow, while others offer brand-new functionality that can help you enhance your content without much extra…..

NVIDIA Brings Its RTX Tech To Linux On Arm

Posted on July 20, 2021 10:25 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA RTX Running On Arm

When NVIDIA sets out to acquire a company, it doesn’t seem to waste any time to start producing custom product with the new IP access. After the company announced its plans to acquire Arm last fall, the company announced a full-fledged Arm-based supercomputer called Grace this past spring. Arm in the enterprise…..

Valve Announces Steam Deck Handheld, Equipped With AMD APU & NVMe Storage

Posted on July 15, 2021 3:43 PM by Rob Williams
Steam Deck - Playing Disco Elysium

Rumors of a portable Steam device have been floating around for a while, but with it being such a difficult market to break into, we were holding back our thoughts until Valve made an announcement – if it ever would. Well, today, we learn that the company has in fact been working…..

OnePlus Found To Be Throttling Performance Of Some Apps On OnePlus 9 Pro

Posted on July 13, 2021 3:51 PM by Rob Williams
OnePlus 9 Pro - Morning Mist

When a phone vendor tries to sell you on the standout features of its latest offerings, performance is usually one of the first things discussed. With promises of huge performance, users generally expect that their new phone will run everything faster than their old one. Just how happy do you think a…..

Latest Red Dead Redemption 2 Update Introduces NVIDIA DLSS Support

Posted on July 13, 2021 3:15 PM by Rob Williams
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Blood Money Thumb

Rockstar has just released the latest update to its popular Red Dead Online, with new content called Blood Money. Along with this update, the long-anticipated introduction of NVIDIA’s DLSS has finally happened, and as you’d expect, it brings some pretty hefty performance uplifts – and thankfully so, since this is a game…..

Backporting New NVIDIA DLSS DLLs To Older DLSS Games Can Provide An Immediate Improvement

Posted on July 2, 2021 1:03 PM by Rob Williams
Digital Foundry Metro Exodus DLSS Comparison

As more games featuring support for NVIDIA’s DLSS (deep-learning super-sampling) roll out, the technology continues to get even better. That’s always been pretty obvious, but when Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege received its DLSS update not too long ago, the fact that you are able to take the latest DLSS DLL file…..

Windows 11: Key Things To Know

Posted on June 25, 2021 2:09 PM by Rob Williams
Microsoft's Windows 11 On Notebooks

When we updated our test machines with Windows 10 21H1 a couple of months ago, we had no idea that the next time we did a major update, we’d be seeing Windows 11. This is an OS that has really come out of nowhere, unless you count the incredible number of leaks…..

AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution Feature Launches Today, With Initial Support For 7 Games

Posted on June 22, 2021 12:31 PM by Rob Williams
Terminator Resistance FidelityFX Super Resolution

The moment many PC gaming fans have been waiting for has arrived: AMD has just released the first iteration of Super Resolution, the latest feature to join others under the FidelityFX umbrella. When FSR was first announced a few weeks ago, it wasn’t immediately clear if anyone outside of AMD would actually…..

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