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NVIDIA Releases GeForce Driver Supporting FreeSync-Compatible Displays

Posted on January 15, 2019 5:18 PM by Rob Williams

At last week’s CES, NVIDIA impressed many by announcing that it was going to begin supporting Adaptive-Sync monitors, complementing the G-SYNC support it’s offered since 2013. During meetings, the company was clear that many monitors sold as FreeSync fail to live up to the green team’s high standards, but whether or not…..

Autodesk Releases Maya 2019, Introduces Cached Playback To Improve Animation Workflow

Posted on January 15, 2019 4:15 PM by Rob Williams
Autodesk Maya Logo

Autodesk has today released Maya 2019, the latest iteration of its popular modeling and animation software. Included within are major improvements to performance, bolstered animation tools, and updates to Arnold renderer and Viewpoint 2.0, to name just a few things. Admittedly, the numbering scheme in Maya’s name is a little misleading, because…..

Cooler Master’s CES 2019 Peripheral Roundup, Including Wireless Mice and Keyboards

Posted on January 15, 2019 3:32 PM by Greg King
Cooler Master SK621 Bluetooth Compact Keyboard

With CES 2019 starting tomorrow, the announcements are coming in droves.  One that caught our eye was Cooler Master.  Introducing a range of products, from headsets to new keyboard models and mice, Cooler Master has placed a focus on wireless peripherals at this years CES. The first announcement was the MH670, a…..

Steam To Use Machine-Learning To Improve Store Search Results

Posted on January 15, 2019 12:25 PM by Rob Williams
Steam Client - January 2019

For some Steam fans, a quality update to the desktop client seems to be taking ages. Last year, we got our first real proof that change was coming with an update that overhauled the Steam Chat client, something that didn’t just bring a fresh coat of paint, but improved the mechanics under-the-hood.…..

Rocket League Now Allows Cross-play Between PlayStation, Xbox, Switch & PC

Posted on January 14, 2019 7:31 PM by Rob Williams
Rocket League

It’s beginning to feel like we’re entering a truly cross-play generation. For most of 2018, fans rallied against Sony for being a thorn in the side of the industry where cross-play was concerned. Games that should have offered cross-play support, didn’t, despite the fact that one of the first shining examples of…..

AMD’s Radeon VII GPU Will Not Support Uncapped Double-Precision (FP64)

Posted on January 13, 2019 9:15 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Radeon VII 7nm Graphics Card Thumb

There’s a lot about AMD’s soon-to-launch Radeon VII graphics card that’s intriguing. Announced at CES last week, this monstrous GPU bundles 3840 Stream cores along with 16GB of HBM2 memory that delivers 1TB/s of bandwidth. Based on VII’s specs, it’s easy to assume that the card is a repurposed 7nm Radeon Instinct…..

HyperX’s 2019 Lineup Includes Spacial Audio Tracking Headset, Full-featured Mic, And More

Posted on January 10, 2019 2:16 PM by Jamie Fletcher
HyperX QuadCast Microphone Feature

Audio seemed to have a great deal more focus this year at CES than in years past, with HyperX surprising us with some of its new products. While we saw the usual assortment of new peripherals, there is in fact still some interesting aural tech going on. The first thing that grabs your…..

Elgato Unveils Its Own Studio Lights, Mobile Streaming Support, And SDK For Streamdeck

Posted on January 9, 2019 10:10 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Elgato Stream Deck

On show at Corsair’s press event was an appearance by new acquisition, Elgato, maker of the numerous streaming and capture decks, as well as the more recent Stream Deck. Streaming has grown increasingly popular, with some making it their full-time job. However, there are numerous technical obstacles along the way that Elgato…..

Corsair Announces New Mice Including Slipstream Wireless Technology And Turns RGB To 11

Posted on January 8, 2019 12:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
Corsair Harpoon RGB Wireless

At CES 2019, Corsair showed off some its latest projects. Up first were three new mice to be released over the coming year, including a new wireless series that we’re going to see spread out into its own series. Slipstream took a fair bit of focus as it’s a project that Corsair…..

Qualcomm Shows Off Its C-V2X Automotive Solutions & SoCs At CES 2019

Posted on January 7, 2019 6:51 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm Future Vehicle Info and Entertainment Systems

You may not think of a car as being an “electronic”, but at the past few CESes, the automotive industry has been well represented. Even companies like Qualcomm have made a big impression on the market, and at this CES the company announced its third-generation Snapdragon Automotive Cockpit SoC – or rather,…..

AMD Announces Ryzen 3000 Processor Series For Ultrathin Notebooks

Posted on January 6, 2019 3:00 PM by Rob Williams
AMD Ryzen 3000 Mobile Processor Series

Leading up to CES, there were almost too many AMD leaks to even keep track of. I remember seeing mention of Ryzen 3000 series about a month ago, but the unlikeliness of a follow-up that quickly was so unbelievable that even AMD’s most ardent hopefuls weren’t naive enough to believe it was…..

Taiwanese Vendor Decides To Leak NVIDIA’s Upcoming Turing GeForce Mobile GPUs

Posted on December 27, 2018 10:27 AM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Mobile Leak

The lead-up to CES is always an interesting one, because it’s inevitable that some good stuff from the event is going to leak, and NVIDIA’s been receiving a good chunk of that “love” this year. Yesterday, we reported on new leaks that suggest a GeForce RTX 2060 could be launching soon (potentially…..

NVIDIA Rumored To Soon Launch GeForce RTX 2060 & GTX 2050/1150

Posted on December 26, 2018 2:47 PM by Rob Williams
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Graphics Card

It’s been rumored for a while that NVIDIA has plans to launch its fourth Turing card as the RTX 2060, and all hints point to a launch taking place in the weeks ahead. If other rumors also prove true, we could be seeing another GeForce soon after – that one dubbed GTX 2050 or 1150.…..

Halo Infinite Will Have A PC Version, With Hints Suggesting It Will Be The Best Version

Posted on December 24, 2018 7:22 PM by Nate Williams
Halo Infinite Thumb

When Microsoft introduced its Xbox Play Anywhere feature a couple of years ago, did you expect that it’d lead to a proper Halo releasing to the PC? Sure, the PC has had Halo before, but that was ages ago, and the result wasn’t great. Halo Infinite isn’t going to suffer the same…..

Bethesda To Give First Three Fallout Titles To Fallout 76 Customers Next Month

Posted on December 24, 2018 10:26 AM by Rob Williams
Fallout 76 Box Shot

It might be hyperbole, but to me, it seems like the gaming industry is dealing with a rough patch right now. Don’t get me wrong – it’s stronger than ever. Games like Fortnite prove that. But look at how quickly the industry at large transitioned itself to begin crafting money-grubbing titles that…..

NVIDIA & RED Team Up To Enable Real-time 8K Video Editing With CUDA

Posted on December 19, 2018 7:33 PM by Rob Williams
8K vs 4K Example Shot

At a special event held last week in Los Angeles, NVIDIA and RED jointly announced that some CUDA-accelerated goodies are coming soon – set to become available at the end of Q1 2019. The goal of this venture is to use NVIDIA’s graphics cards to dramatically improve real-time 8K editing workloads. 8K isn’t quite…..

Linux Not Booting To A Desktop? Try Disabling The Nouveau Driver

Posted on December 19, 2018 12:05 PM by Rob Williams
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Installer - Disabling Nouveau

Earlier, I wrote a post about a bizarre Windows 10 install issue on MSI’s X399 MEG CREATION, and as much as I would have loved for that to be the only issue I’ve been dealing with, that’s not the case. At the time the Windows 10 October Update released, it refused to…..

Installing Windows 10’s October Update On MSI’s X399 MEG CREATION Motherboard

Posted on December 19, 2018 11:19 AM by Rob Williams
MSI X399 MEG CREATION Motherboard

I understand how dumb that title must look. How could installing Windows to one motherboard be any different from installing it to another? Well, as it turns out, MSI’s X399 MEG CREATION motherboard can throw off someone’s Windows 10 October Update install plans, all thanks to the fact that a blue-screen-of-death can…..

JEDEC’s HBM Update: 12 Layer, 24GB Stack Of Memory

Posted on December 18, 2018 3:00 PM by Jamie Fletcher
AMD Radeon RX Vega Die - Thumb

The global standards developer, JEDEC, responsible for the creation and updating of various microelectronics standards used in the tech industry, has announced the publication of its JESD235 High Bandwidth Memory DRAM standard. HBM is the high-performance alternative to GDDRX type memory used extensively by GPU manufacturers, and this latest update standardised the…..

Microsoft Could Release Four Xbox Models For Next-gen Console Cycle

Posted on December 17, 2018 3:36 PM by Rob Williams
Xbox One X and Xbox One S

The next generation of consoles from both Microsoft and Sony are going to be undoubtedly interesting, and as expected, the number of leaks has been bordering on ridiculous. Of course, we’re not sure what sounds that plausible, but a new set of leaks does seem possible, given the aggressiveness we’ve seen from…..

What To Expect From AMD’s Annual Radeon Software Update: Adrenalin 2019

Posted on December 13, 2018 9:01 AM by Jamie Fletcher
PowerPoint Presentation

AMD has started to get into a habit of releasing large feature updates to its software package at the end of each year, and this year is no different. Adrenalin 2019 introduces many new features that have been frequent requests from users, as well as some interesting extras along the way. These…..

Qualcomm Talks 5G On First Day Of Its 3rd Annual Snapdragon Tech Summit

Posted on December 4, 2018 4:00 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G Badge

At its third annual Snapdragon Tech Summit, held in Maui for the second year in a row, Qualcomm ushered in the “next decade” of mobile wireless. You might have noticed that each “G” (eg: 3G, 4G) lasts about a decade, so with 5G about to land, the mobile landscape is about to…..

PhysX Goes Open Source Under BSD License

Posted on December 4, 2018 9:54 AM by Jamie Fletcher
Nvidia physx official logo

With some more news after the TITAN RTX launch, NVIDIA has decided to release its physics modeling SDK, PhysX, under an open source BSD license, released on GitHub. This isn’t just the CPU engine, but also the GPU acceleration aspect as well. NVIDIA’s reasoning for this relates to its push for AI,…..

NVIDIA Announces TITAN RTX Graphics Card At $2499

Posted on December 3, 2018 11:16 PM by Jamie Fletcher
TITAN RTX T-Rex Crop

Dubbed the ‘T-Rex’ by NVIDIA, the TITAN RTX is the latest in the ray tracing focused RTX graphics cards to be announced. As is expected of a TITAN card, it’s a rather hefty GPU. Most of the performance specifications relate to its compute and ray tracing performance, rather than gaming, but needless…..

Qualcomm To Livestream Its 3rd Annual Snapdragon Tech Summit Next Week

Posted on November 28, 2018 12:00 PM by Rob Williams
Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit 2018 Thumb

Qualcomm is going to be hosting its third-annual Snapdragon Tech Summit next week in Maui, Hawaii, and the company wants to make sure that anyone wanting information out of the event will be able to get it. The company is going the extra mile with the streams this year, offering them for…..

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