Chaos Czech has just released Corona Renderer 5 for 3ds Max, bringing with it a bunch of performance enhancements. Performance is the major focus here, with Chaos wanting to give users more performance out of the hardware they already have. The caustics that were introduced in Corona 4 will see up to…..
Adobe MAX is happening right now, which means that a lot of updates are floating around (and not just for Adobe, but also its partners.) As expected, a slew of Creative Cloud applications have been updated, as well as features introduced. Of note, Adobe has finally brought a proper Photoshop take to…..
AMD has some serious momentum right now in the CPU market, and since Zen’s original launch, the company has successfully managed to impress audiences with each subsequent iteration. We’ve already taken many looks at the third-gen Ryzen series, and we eagerly await testing of the upcoming 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X and some…..
Using physical material properties in a digital world isn’t anything new, but it’s definitely a process that’s become easier over the years, as technologies continue to advance and companies like HP continue to push out new products utilizing those technologies. With Project Captis, both HP and Adobe want to make it easier…..
It’s still a little hard to believe that it’s actually happening, but tomorrow, the ultra-hyped Red Dead Redemption 2 is hitting the PC, able to be acquired at launch from Rockstar’s own store, Epic Games Store, Greenman Gaming, GameStop, or the Humble Store. Steam fans who don’t mind waiting a little bit…..
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare becomes the latest title to take advantage of NVIDIA’s RTX ray tracing technology, and over the past weekend, we finally found the time to install the 120GB+ game and give it a good test on the just-reviewed Corsair ONE i164 gaming PC. With MW, the RTX effects…..
It’s proving to be a very busy day for NVIDIA, as the company has not only released its GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER graphics card, but also a new Game Ready driver that introduces a lot of new functionality and polish. In case you are wondering – no, the actual Control Panel didn’t…..
A leak for new NVIDIA SHIELD TV devices hit the web last week, and while many leaks can leave doubts in our minds, this particular one seemed detailed enough to be real. And wouldn’t you know it – NVIDIA wasted no time making the new SHIELDs officially official. Introducing the $149 NVIDIA…..
It’s been a quiet month for CPU launches, which is not what we expected going into it. At the start of last month, Intel said it would release the Core i9-9900KS this month, along with its new Core X-series chips. November is of course right around the corner, and we’ve yet to see…..
The release of the hugely-anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot is soon upon us, and in typical fashion, NVIDIA wasted no time in getting a supported Game Ready driver out the door. You can grab version 440.97 over at the official GeForce driver download page. If Modern Warfare isn’t on your…..
Being one of the most notable game developers in existence, Blizzard often finds itself in the news, but these past few weeks have been a bit rough, to say the least. The company’s handling of matters relating to Hong Kong protests sure could have been better, with many fans still swearing off…..
CPUs and GPUs tend to get the lion’s share of enthusiast attention, but some companies have been working hard to make sure that memory remains interesting. Last week, Corsair released a super-fast DDR4-5000 kit, which featured modest timings (for the speed) of 18-26-26. As of last week, that kit cost an impressive…..
A growing complaint we’ve seen from enthusiasts around the web over the past few years is that our graphics drivers have too much bloat. In some cases, it’s true – both AMD and NVIDIA will install features that most users won’t be taking advantage of. While those features don’t necessarily mean anything…..
Both AMD and Intel are set to launch new CPUs next month, and while there have been no mysteries about what Intel’s next Core X-series chips are going to be bringing to the table, AMD has kept largely mum on its next Threadrippers. What we do know for sure is that the…..
In a massive update, Internet Archive has added over 2,500 DOS games to its database, and all of them (with varying success) can be played right inside of your browser. The fact that we said “added” is important, because while that number would be impressive on its own, the current actual overall…..
World of Tanks is one of the most popular online games going right now, so it’s notable that it’s soon going to embrace advanced ray tracing – so soon, in fact, that the test can be snagged from the official site right now. Using the enCore RT engine, this WoT update primarily…..
When Corsair acquired Origin PC in July, it immediately quelled the fear that its own prebuilt models would be impacted. Today, we’re seeing proof of the company’s commitment to its PC lines, with five new configurations being released. While Corsair has a number of different ONE models, it’s important to note that…..
When NVIDIA first unveiled its RTX ray tracing feature, most people looked to the future, and envisioned what the technology could mean for improving upcoming titles. But while we were dreaming about what upcoming games could do with it, NVIDIA showed us that old games could be vastly improved with the tech,…..
It’s been an interesting week for Intel so far, and it’s only just begun. Yesterday, German tech site HardwareLUXX reported that Intel would be shelving its 10nm desktop processor ambitions, meaning we’d only ever be seeing the chips in notebooks or similar devices. As an observer of Intel’s 10nm journey, it’s unfortunately…..
You may find it hard to get excited about memory compared to some other components, but companies haven’t seemed to slow down on the production of fancier kits, and more importantly, faster kits. We’ve even seen overclocking records continue to be broken, such as with Toppc’s G.SKILL DDR4-6000 overclock we talked about…..
Since its launch eight years ago, Adobe’s Creative Cloud application has changed seemingly little. It’s always acted as a hub for installing the software Adobe licenses, like Photoshop and Illustrator, but over the years, it’s been iterated upon to deliver additional useful features and resources. That includes a section to brush up…..
With a new update set to drop in a couple of weeks, Valve is going to be adding online support for any multiplayer game that’s tagged as local co-op, local multiplayer, or split-screen. The best part? Only one person needs to own the game, but with the caveat that the same person…..
The past week has been pretty eye-opening for anyone following along with the massive amount of protesting that’s going on in Hong Kong, all supporting the fight for democracy. China has proven multiple times over that it has no patience when it comes to others not slinking around its draconian laws, and…..
Following-up on the news that Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to the PC, Rockstar today has piled on even more information about what to expect. Part of that revolves around the goodies that the PC version in particular is bringing to the table, so if you’ve been waiting for juicy information,…..
After lingering in the rumor mill for some time, AMD has officially launched its Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X processors. But – there’s a catch. Both of these SKUs are targeted strictly at the OEM and system integrator market, so chances are good that you’ll never find either of these…..