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Chaos Czech Brings Many Performance Improvements To Corona Renderer 5

Posted on November 5, 2019 2:19 PM by Rob Williams

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 Adds AI To Photoshop And GPU Acceleration To Dimension

Posted on November 5, 2019 11:48 AM by Rob Williams
Adobe Dimension 3.0

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 Plans For 7nm Mobile APUs In Early 2020, First Zen 3 Products Later 2020

Posted on November 5, 2019 10:42 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G Packaging

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…..

HP And Adobe Team Up To Transform Real Materials To Digital With Project Captis

Posted on November 4, 2019 1:10 PM by Rob Williams
HP Z Series - Project Captus Thumbnail

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…..

Red Dead Redemption 2 For PC Drops Tomorrow, NVIDIA Greets Launch With Game Ready Driver

Posted on November 4, 2019 10:57 AM by Rob Williams
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Shootout

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…..

Checking Out NVIDIA RTX Shadows In Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Posted on November 4, 2019 9:42 AM by Rob Williams
Call of Duty Modern Warfare - RTX Off vs On (3)

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…..

NVIDIA’s Latest Driver Enables Ultra Low-latency Mode, ReShade Support & Better Image Sharpening

Posted on October 29, 2019 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA ReShade Support Thumb

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…..

NVIDIA Releases Updated SHIELD TV Hardware, Introduces Overhauled Remote & AI Upscaling

Posted on October 28, 2019 5:08 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Family (2019)

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…..

Intel Core i9-10980XE Review Hits The Web

Posted on October 25, 2019 5:00 PM by Rob Williams
lab501 Intel Core i9-10980XE

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┬áthe 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…..

NVIDIA Releases Game Ready Driver In Advance Of CoD: Modern Warfare’s Launch

Posted on October 22, 2019 3:35 PM by Rob Williams
Call of Duty Modern Warfare (2019)

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…..

Diablo IV Revealed In Official Artbook Magazine Advertisement

Posted on October 21, 2019 9:55 AM by Rob Williams
Diablo 4 Artbook Mention - Thumb

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…..

G.SKILL Announces Impressively Spec’d 32GB DDR4-4000 CL15 Memory Kit

Posted on October 18, 2019 3:55 PM by Rob Williams
G.SKILL Trident Z Royal DDR4

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…..

TechPowerUp Releases NVIDIA Driver Install Configuration Utility

Posted on October 17, 2019 2:15 PM by Rob Williams
NVCleanstall - Choosing Components

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…..

AMD’s 24-core Ryzen Threadripper Rumored To Be Called 3960X

Posted on October 17, 2019 12:49 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Wraithripper Thumb

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…..

Internet Archive Adds 2,500 Playable DOS Games To Its Collection

Posted on October 16, 2019 1:35 PM by Rob Williams
Hugo's House of Horrors Thumb

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 Gets Ray Tracing Support, But Doesn’t Need Special Hardware

Posted on October 15, 2019 3:20 PM by Rob Williams
World of Tanks - Ray Tracing Example 2

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…..

Corsair Releases New ONE, ONE PRO & VENGEANCE Prebuilt PC Models

Posted on October 15, 2019 1:12 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair VENGEANCE Prebuilt PC

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…..

NVIDIA Plans To Infuse Ray Tracing Into More Old Games

Posted on October 15, 2019 11:11 AM by Rob Williams
Quake II RTX - Dark Environment Lit With Blaster

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,…..

Intel Reiterates That Its 10nm Desktop Processors Are Coming

Posted on October 15, 2019 9:50 AM by Rob Williams
Intel Core i9-9900KS Launch

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…..

Corsair Releases 5GHz Memory Kit That You Can Buy Today

Posted on October 11, 2019 3:45 PM by Rob Williams
Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4

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…..

Adobe Beginning To Roll Out Creative Cloud Overhaul To Users

Posted on October 10, 2019 2:47 PM by Rob Williams
Adobe Creative Cloud Update

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…..

Upcoming Steam Update Will Enable Online Support For All Local Multiplayer Games

Posted on October 10, 2019 9:52 AM by Rob Williams
Steam Client

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…..

Gamers Are Up In Arms Over Companies Putting Profits Over Human Rights

Posted on October 9, 2019 4:05 PM by Rob Williams
Overwatch Mei - Hong Kong Message

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…..

Rockstar Talks Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Perks, Recommended System Specs

Posted on October 9, 2019 3:01 PM by Rob Williams
Red Dead Redemption 2 - Canoe On The River

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,…..

AMD Launches OEM-bound Ryzen 9 3900 & Ryzen 5 3500X

Posted on October 9, 2019 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen 9 Processor Packaging

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…..

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