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July 30, 2017

ASUS STRIX Radeon RX 570 4GB Review

Polaris Enhanced?

A few weeks ago, AMD launched the Radeon RX 500 series, which is mostly a refresh of the previous-generation RX 400 series they launched less than a year ago. Mostly because the Radeon RX 500 series is based on the very same Polaris architecture as its predecessor, albeit on a slightly more mature process. Whatever your stance on rebadges, it’s clear that AMD has decided to double-down on its Polaris architecture in 2017, at least for the midrange and entry-level segments until its RX Vega GPUs appear later on to cover the high-end market. So like it are not, Polaris is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Today, we’re going to take a [...]

 
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April 28, 2017

New AMD Radeon Software Boosts Performance By Up to 7% in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

The newly released AMD Radeon Software Beta 17.4.4 brings performance optimizations for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, boosting the performance of the RX 580 by up to 7% at 1440p, compared to the previous version 17.4.3 that was released alongside the RX 500 series. This substantial increase allows performance to push past the 60 FPS threshold, which is crucial to delivering a smooth gameplay experience.

Other fixes include:

Some displays may experience corruption when using HDMI® scaling. Battlefield™1 may experience stuttering in Multi GPU mode with 4K display resolutions when using DirectX®11. HDR colors may appear incorrect in Mass Effect™: [...]
 
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April 7, 2017

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio Detailed: Specs Reveal Major Upgrade Over Xbox One

Microsoft’s next update to the Xbox gaming console codenamed Project Scorpio was announced at Microsoft’s E3 briefing last year however, little information about the console has been revealed thus far. Besides having announced that it will host a GPU capable of up to 6 TFlops of compute performance and designed for 4K, Microsoft has been keeping things pretty tightly under wraps.

While the launch of the console is still quite a ways away, just like candy there will always be ones who gets to taste it early and YouTube channel Digital Foundry was recently invited by Microsoft to get an exclusive first look at the Scorpio’s guts and what they found [...]

 
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July 30, 2017

XFX Radeon RX 460 Slim 4GB Review

Tiny Graphics Card for the Casual Gamer

Gaming hardware has traditionally held a reputation for being bulky and intimidating. Gaming PCs are often visualized as huge towers decked out with flashy lights and sports car inspired paint jobs. While that would’ve been accurate just a few years ago, performance PCs are no longer confined to just “big”. Thanks to ever increasing tiny hardware that pack a serious punch, SFF, or Small Form-Factor, gaming systems are significantly growing in popularity.

Today we’ll be reviewing one tiny, budget-focused graphics card that can fit almost anywhere yet provide decent gaming performance for the casual gamer, the [...]

 
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March 9, 2017

Nvidia GeForce 378.78 Drivers Delivers Up to 33% Increase in DX12 Gaming Performance

After recently launching the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Nvidia also released the GeForce 378.78 driver package which among other improvements significantly increases performance in games running on DirectX 12.

According to Nvidia, the new drivers increase DX12 performance by an average of 16% across the board with games such as Rise of the Tomb Raider and HITMAN boasting performance improvements by 33% and 23% respectively. Additional improvements include a wider array of games supporting Nvidia’s ANSEL in-game screenshot feature, support for the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, and improved SLI support in several games.

Nvidia’s latest driver can be [...]

 
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August 2, 2017

PowerColor Radeon RX 470 Red Devil 4GB Review

The Devil is in the details…

When AMD released the Radeon RX 470 in August of last year, high demand coupled with low supply meant that it almost didn’t make much sense thanks to its inflated pricing at the time. However, in the months since, pricing has dropped quite a bit and with recent driver updates, the performance of the Radeon RX 470  has significantly improved in performance as well. Is the RX 470 worth considering for someone looking for a sub-$200 1080p gaming graphics card?

Today, we’re going to see about answering that question as we look at the PowerColor Radeon RX 470 Red Devil 4GB, which is one of the more premium and fully-loaded RX 470 [...]

 
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January 26, 2017

Tekken 7 Gets PC Release Date, System Requirements Revealed

This week, we finally received confirmation of the release date for Tekken 7, along with the announcement that the title will indeed be releasing on PC in addition to the PS4 and Xbox One. The title will be releasing on June 2nd, which is perhaps a little longer than the “early 2017” release window the developer originally expected to hit.

Tekken 7 PC System Requirements

Firstly, it does seem that this will be more than your run-of-the-mill PC port we’ve come to expect from most fighting games. For one, this is the first title in the series which utilizes Epic’s Unreal Engine 4, which as we all know has fantastic support for DirectX 12 and [...]

 
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July 30, 2017

ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! Review

ZOTAC AMPs it up!

When NVIDIA first announced the Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphics cards back in May, it was very clear that they had a pair of winners on their hands. Fast forward four months to today, and it seems that the company is still commanding the high-end GPU market with no competition expected from rival AMD until early-2017. With that in mind, anyone in the market for a high-end graphics card really only has two options – the GeForce GTX 1080 or the GeForce GTX 1070.

Today, we’re taking a look at the latter or more specifically, the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 AMP! ZOTAC is a company who’ve been producing GeForce graphics cards [...]

 
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September 22, 2016

Titanfall 2 PC System Requirements and Graphics Options Revealed

Titanfall 2, the sequel to EA and Respawn Entertainment’s mech-based, high-flying first-person shooter lands on October 28th (Man, October is going to be a huge month for games), for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. In a blog post on the game’s website, the developers recently detailed the game’s PC system requirements, as well as the graphical options PC users can expect when they finally get their hands on the game next month.

Titanfall 2 PC System Requirements

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OS: Windows 7 or higher (64-bit) CPU: Intel Core i3-6300T or equivalent (listed as ‘Core i3-3600t’ but I’m assuming that is a typo, so it has been [...]
 
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September 21, 2016

Resident Evil 7 PC System Requirements Revealed

In a recent update to the game’s Steam store page, the PC system requirements for Capcom’s latest installment in the long-running survival horror franchise Resident Evil 7: Biohazard have been revealed. The title, which will be available on PC, Xbox One and Playstation 4 consoles on January 24th, 2017 marks a drastic change in tone, with the developers promising the game will “return to the survival horror roots” of the franchise’s youth. With an all-new first-person player perspective and game mechanics which are clearly inspired by modern  survival horror titles such as Amnesia and Outlast, it is definitely easy to get excited [...]

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