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AMD Releases Radeon Pro for Enterprise 20.Q3 Driver

Posted on August 12, 2020 11:46 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon Pro VII Workstation Graphics

AMD has today released the latest version of its Radeon Pro for Enterprise driver, 20.Q3. This isn’t one of the most feature-packed releases we’ve seen, but as always, the bug fixes and general polishing makes an upgrade worth it. Being that these Enterprise drivers only have four main releases each year, that…..

NVIDIA Teases Next-gen GeForce, Announcement Expected End Of Month

Posted on August 10, 2020 4:25 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce August 2020 Teaser

Earlier today, NVIDIA posted an eight-second clip of a star explosion, affixed with no other information aside from the hashtag “#UltimateCountdown”. Naturally, since this tweet came from the GeForce account, and we’ve been expecting an announcement any day already, we can pretty much be confident this revolves around NVIDIA’s next-gen gaming GPUs.…..

MAGIX Releases Vegas Pro 18: Many New Features Introduced, Including AI Style Transfer & Colorization

Posted on August 3, 2020 11:30 AM by Rob Williams
MAGIX Vegas Pro 18 Stock Shot

With SIGGRAPH taking place later this month, we’re bound to see an influx of new product versions in the creative space, but MAGIX has decided to beat the (virtual) crowds by announcing Vegas Pro 18 today. As you’d expect, this new version brings many new features and optimizations – and will continue…..

Logitech G Releases Wireless Version Of Its PRO X Gaming Headset

Posted on July 28, 2020 2:21 PM by Rob Williams
Logitech PRO X Wireless Gaming Headset

When Logitech released its PRO X gaming headset last summer, it seemed to impress virtually everyone who came into contact with it. Aside from the fact that it was wireless, the price and features combo made it an attractive choice for modest gamer and top esports player alike. Well, the yearning for…..

What Doesn’t Go To Vegas: CES 2021 Goes All-Digital

Posted on July 28, 2020 11:39 AM by Rob Williams
CES 2019 Arch

We’re not even into August, but given the ongoing COVID-19 situation plaguing the globe, it’s seemed obvious to nearly every regular CES attendee that 2021’s event would not be happening. Well, the Consumer Technology Association has taken its good ol’ time, but has finally coughed it up: CES will be going digital…..

AMD Launches Zen 2-based Ryzen & Ryzen PRO 4000G Processor Series

Posted on July 21, 2020 11:10 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen 4000 G-Series Thumbnail

Last week, AMD ushered in the Ryzen Threadripper PRO generation, catering to those demanding the most powerful (and feature-rich) workstations, with capabilities even exceeding the desktop Threadripper variants. This week, the company follows-up with the launch of some more modest chips, but like those Threadripper PROs, these new chips are also OEM-only.…..

Microsoft Pulls Annual Xbox Live Gold Subscriptions, Hinting Changes Could Be In Store

Posted on July 20, 2020 10:45 AM by Rob Williams
Microsoft Xbox Live Gold Subscriptions

The next Xbox is slated to release this fall, but it seems as though Microsoft is taking care of some changes well before then. For as long as we can remember, Microsoft and Sony consoles have required a paid subscription to take full advantage of their capabilities, namely online play. With the…..

EVGA Releases Precision For Windows Game Bar Beta

Posted on July 20, 2020 9:15 AM by Rob Williams
EVGA Precision for Windows Game Bar - Thumbnail

If you’re the owner of an EVGA graphics card, you may be familiar with the company’s super-popular overclocking tool Precision. This tool has seen many changes over the years, but this latest release is something quite different: it’s Precision that slides right into your Windows 10 Game Bar, enabling quick access to…..

AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper Pro Workstation Series Processors

Posted on July 15, 2020 11:40 AM by Rob Williams
504371 TR PRO DELIDDED 01 0006 5K.png

Until we caught the rumor last week that AMD would be releasing a Ryzen Threadripper Pro series, we didn’t really expect to see anything Threadripper-related new this year. As we learn today, the rumor from last week was pretty spot-on, although there are still some surprises. Threadripper has always been about giving…..

NVIDIA Releases New Game Ready GeForce Driver And Death Stranding Promotion

Posted on July 9, 2020 3:59 PM by Rob Williams
Death Stranding Thumbnail

Following-up on its GeForce driver release in late June which enabled DirectX 12 Ultimate support with the latest Windows release, NVIDIA today introduces another updated driver packed with optimization, and not to mention a promotion revolving around it. Death Stranding is a hit game from Hideo Kojima, following his unceremonious departure from…..

AMD Rumored To Soon Launch Ryzen Pro Version Of Threadripper 3990X, Dubbed 3995WX

Posted on July 9, 2020 11:42 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Internal Box

Well, here’s a move we didn’t quite expect. According to the rumor mill, AMD is planning to release an update to its monstrous 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X that could bolster capabilities, making it a wee bit more attractive to those who have certain levels of expectations for a workhorse machine. The currently-available…..

Apple And AMD Expect To Support Intel’s Full Thunderbolt 4 Feature Set

Posted on July 9, 2020 11:23 AM by Rob Williams
Intel Thunderbolt 4 Feature Set

We learned yesterday of Intel’s Thunderbolt 4, the updated standard that improves much of the minimum spec, giving consumers the confidence that their new PC will handle beefy configurations without issue. One way we saw improvement was with the bump from one to two 4K monitor support, and an increase of the…..

Intel Unveils Thunderbolt 4, Set To Launch With Tiger Lake Notebooks

Posted on July 8, 2020 5:20 PM by Rob Williams
Intel 8000 Thunderbolt 4 Controller

Today, Intel has announced the next generation of its popular Thunderbolt connector – aptly named Thunderbolt 4 – which we’ll begin to see this year in notebooks built around the company’s Tiger Lake platform. Unlike the past couple of Thunderbolt iterations, we’re not seeing a doubling of total throughput here, but we…..

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 865+ 5G Mobile Platform, Upgrades To Wi-Fi 6E

Posted on July 8, 2020 2:27 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 Plus Reference Platform

Qualcomm is on a roll with Snapdragon platform releases lately. Just a few weeks ago, the company announced its Snapdragon 690 5G, and not long before that, we were greeted to the Snapdragon 768G 5G. Today, the company has something for high-end users – those who demand the best performance (and not…..

NVIDIA Releases Updated GeForce & Quadro Graphics Drivers To Enable DX 12 Ultimate

Posted on June 24, 2020 1:00 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA Driver Designation (Studio)

NVIDIA’s been hard at work releasing new drivers today, as GeForce Game Ready, Studio, and Quadro have all seen updates to version 451.48. This is the most notable driver release from NVIDIA since the release of the May Windows 10 update, as it enables official support for DirectX 12 Ultimate, the most…..

NVIDIA Unveils PCIe Version Of Its Ampere-based A100 Data Center Graphics Card

Posted on June 22, 2020 9:15 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA A100 PCIe 4.0 Datacenter Graphics Card

At the International Supercomputing Conference, this year held digitally (surprised?), NVIDIA pulled the veil off of the PCIe version of its Ampere-based A100. Like the A100 for NVIDIA’s HGX platform announced during its digital GTC, the A100 for PCIe sports the same GPU, but comes with a note that users should only…..

Synology Announces New Plus NASes: DS220+, DS420+, DS720+ & DS920+

Posted on June 20, 2020 12:45 PM by Tom Roeder
Synology DS920+ NAS Box

Synology, a force to be reckoned with in the NAS swim lane, has announced a new lineup to its NAS portfolio this past week: DS220+, DS420+, DS720+, and DS920+. The Plus series is one of Synology’s most popular, with a bunch of them having been put to good use in the homes…..

EA Announces Development Has Begun On Skate 4

Posted on June 19, 2020 10:38 AM by Rob Williams
Skate Game Cover Thumbnail

Fans of skateboarding video games know all-too-well that the dearth of title releases is all-too-common. There have been many stretches of years where the genre seemed to go largely ignored, but thankfully, it’s starting to look like fans are going to be super-spoiled real soon. We covered last month that Tony Hawk’s…..

Windows 10 20150 Preview Build Adds DirectML & CUDA GPU Compute To WSL

Posted on June 18, 2020 1:52 PM by Rob Williams
Windows Subsystem in Linux - DirectML GPU Acceleration Support

When Microsoft first launched its Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) four years ago, it would have been difficult to predict exactly where it was to go. In truth, we weren’t expecting WSL to take off as it has. It’s quickly become an invaluable feature in Windows for Microsoft, and one that continues…..

AMD Reiterates That Zen 3 Is On Track For 2020

Posted on June 17, 2020 1:38 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Threadripper Third-gen Close-up

We don’t spend a ton of time perusing the rumor mill since so little ever holds up, and much seems to be fabricated to the core, so it’s sometimes funny when we’re sent a debunking of a rumor we didn’t even know existed. Over the past week or so, it seems some…..

Qualcomm Brings 5G To Even Lower Price-points With Snapdragon 690 5G Mobile Platform

Posted on June 17, 2020 12:52 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm Snapdragon 690 Reference Device

2020 is quickly shaping up to become the year where 5G hits the masses, as Qualcomm has made yet another announcement that aims to open up the floodgates even more. You might recall that last month, Qualcomm delivered a performance-boosted Snapdragon 768G 5G chip that gives gamers top-rate performance, without having to…..

Corsair Updates ONE & VENGEANCE PCs With AMD Ryzen 3000 & Intel Core 10th-gen

Posted on June 17, 2020 11:12 AM by Rob Williams
Corsair ONE a100 Compact PC

With both AMD and Intel having launched their latest-gen processors, Corsair has deemed right now to be the perfect time to add in a couple of new PC models. This week, the company finally introduces AMD Ryzen options, and also updates its Intel SKUs with new 10th-gen options. Corsair is offering three…..

Chaos Group Releases V-Ray 5, With Initial Support For 3ds Max

Posted on June 16, 2020 3:05 PM by Rob Williams
V-Ray 5 Scene Thumbnail - Credit Toni Bratincevic

Following a rather short public beta test phase, Chaos Group has released the latest version of its popular renderer: V-Ray 5. This release comes nearly two years after the release of V-Ray 4, also known as V-Ray Next. Just as with the transition from 3 to 4, the jump to V-Ray 5…..

AMD Intros Clock-bumped Ryzen XT Models, StoreMI Updates & A520 Chipset

Posted on June 16, 2020 10:56 AM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen Stylized

Brand-new “XT” series Ryzen CPUs have been lingering around the rumor mill for a little while, and lo and behold, today, they’ve become official. With today’s launch, AMD introduces the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 9 3900XT. All of these chips adhere to the same price-points as their original…..

AMD Releases Radeon Pro 5600M For Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro

Posted on June 15, 2020 2:54 PM by Rob Williams
Apple MacBook Pro (16-inch Model)

AMD has just announced a new Radeon Pro option for Apple’s 16-inch MacBook Pro, and for a variety of reasons, it’s an interesting release. As far as we can tell, the new Radeon Pro 5600M is the de facto fastest mobile option of the entire MacBook lineup, with 40 compute units and…..

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