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September 20, 2016

Battlefield 1 Official Requirements Revealed

The latest installment of EA DICE’s long-running, Battlefield 1 will be available in just a little over a month on October 21st. With that in mind, fans of the series are likely anxious to find out what it’ll take to run the game at their desired settings. Today, we finally have an idea as DICE has released the official system requirements on the Battlefield 1 website.

Battlefield 1 System Requirements

Minimum Specs:

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350 Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K Memory: 8GB RAM Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660 2GB DirectX: 11.0 [...]
 
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November 21, 2015

Best $1,000 Star Wars Battlefront Gaming PC Build

Now that EA DICE’s long-awaited shooter Star Wars Battlefront has finally arrived on PC, no doubt many of you are probably itching to build a new rig or upgrade your current one to meet the game’s fairly hefty requirements. While it’s easy to build a system that matches the game’s minimum system requirements or blow enormous amounts of money on a top of the line gaming machine, we decided to put together a system for those on a reasonable budget yet are still looking for that Premium Star Wars Battlefront experience.

That being said, lets set some expectations before we begin. This won’t be a PC enthusiast’s gaming powerhouse and [...]

 
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August 3, 2017

PowerColor Radeon R9 380 PCS+ 4GB Review

Antigua… or was it Tonga?

At E3 earlier this year, AMD made a huge splash in the graphics market with their new Fury and Fury X graphics cards. These new graphics cards would be the first on the market to boast the revolutionary new HBM (High Bandwidth Memory) technology which AMD is betting will be the future of graphics memory. Alongside the new Fury and Fury X, AMD also quietly launched the Radeon R9 300 series, but focused very little on the new graphics cards.

As it was later revealed, AMD’s upcoming Radeon R9 300 series lineup would pretty much be a re-badge of the Radeon R9 200 series lineup. As such I was honestly a bit disappointed. While I’m not [...]

 
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February 13, 2015

Review: PowerColor Radeon R9 285 TurboDuo 2GB

Updating GCN for the Mid-Range Segment

Late last year, AMD introduced the Hawaii based Radeon R9 290/290X along with the Bonaire based Radeon R7 260/260X which utilized AMD’s updated GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture. AMD’s updated GCN architecture, which we’ll refer to GCN 1.1, supported new features such as improved compute performance, on die audio processing, and improvements to AMD’s PowerTune technology to offer a faster, more power efficient chip than its GCN 1.0 cousins.

Unfortunately, AMD’s GCN update didn’t cover the mid-range GCN 1.0 based GPUs such as the Radeon R9 270/R9 270X or the Radeon R9 280/280X, which meant gamers [...]

 
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April 22, 2014

Bioware Reveals Upcoming Dragon Age: Inquisition Box Art

Fans of the Dragon Age franchise rejoice! BioWare has recently revealed the box art for the next installment of the series, Dragon Age: Inquisition, showcasing a gender ambiguous hero (a common sight for those familiar with BioWare’s tendency to allow players the liberty to decide their own storylines), and a hidden dragon is lurking within the scenery. 

“A cataclysmic event has plunged the land of Thedas into turmoil. Dragons now darken the sky, casting a shadow of terror over a once-peaceful kingdom. Mages have broken into an all-out war against the oppressive Templars. Nations rise against one another. It falls to you to [...]

 
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July 30, 2017

ASUS Radeon R7 240, R7 250 Review

Sub-$100 Graphics

As an enthusiast hardware review site, we generally don’t review low end graphics hardware, but it’s understandable that not everyone needs to have the latest $500+ graphics cards and it’s always interesting to see just how far you could get with a sub-$100 budget.

Today we’ll be reviewing two entry level Radeon R7 series graphics cards from ASUS, the ASUS Radeon R7 240 and R7 250. In terms of specs, both the ASUS Radeon R7 240 and Radeon R7 250 are equipped with 28nm Oland GPUs with a choice between the Radeon R7 250 containing a fully unlocked Oland GPU (aka Oland XT) paired with faster GDDR5 memory, or the Radeon R7 240 with a [...]

 
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February 13, 2015

Review: PNY GeForce GTX 750, GTX 750 Ti, GTX 750 Ti OC

High Performance, Low Energy Consumption

Recently, we came away very impressed with the MSI GeForce GTX 750 Gaming GPU, which was our first opportunity to check out a graphics card based off of Nvidia’s new Maxwell based GeForce GTX 750 series GPU. The GTX 750 series GPUs are Nvidia’s first GPUs to use Nvidia’s brand new, highly efficient SMM architecture to replace the older SMX architecture used on Nvidia’s previous generation Kepler based GPUs.

At launch, we unfortunately only got the opportunity to check out the GTX 750, which was the entry level GTX 750 series GPU. Alongside the GTX 750, Nvidia also launched the GTX 750 Ti, which is very similar [...]

 
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February 13, 2015

Review: MSI GeForce GTX 750 Gaming 1GB

Hello Maxwell

Four years ago Nvidia launched the 40nm based Fermi GPU, two years ago Nvidia launched the 28nm based Kepler GPU, and now, two years after Kepler’s launch, it’s now time for Nvidia to launch their latest and greatest GPU – Maxwell.

Back at GTC of last year, we first officially received confirmation of Nvidia’s Maxwell GPUs, with Maxwell’s main goal of continuing the trend Nvidia began setting with their Kepler GPUs – better performance yet not at the expense of increased power consumption. Prior to Kepler, Nvidia had traditionally not worried too much about power consumption as long as performance increased by leaps [...]

 
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February 13, 2015

Review: MSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming 4G

R9 290 Meets Twin Frozr IV

Late last year along with the unveil of AMD’s flagship Radeon R9 290X graphics card, AMD also unveiled a lower cost offering, the Radeon R9 290, which promised only slightly lower performance at a significantly lower price.

Since then the Radeon R9 290 has been extremely popular, and due to high demand and a shortage in components, we haven’t really seen any custom designed Radeon R9 290’s on the market until late last January.

That said, today we’ll be reviewing a the MSI Radeon R9 290 Gaming 4G, which is MSI’s latest custom designed graphics card based off AMD’s Radeon R9 290 GPU. Given that the Radeon R9 [...]

 
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January 31, 2014

AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Drivers Delayed, Battlefield 4 Mantle Patch Live

If you saw our post yesterday regarding AMD’s imminent release of Catalyst 14.1 Beta drivers and have been abusing your F5 button all day because of it, we have some bad news. AMD found a last bug in some last minute QA testing prior to launching the drivers and as far as I know they’ll be working around the clock to get it out hopefully by next week. Rest assured, it’s still coming, but it’ll take slightly longer than anticipated.

Given the fact that AMD uses a Year.Month naming scheme on their Catalyst drivers and we’re about to roll into February, AMD may have to be launching the driver as a Catalyst 14.2 Beta rather than a 14.1 Beta. [...]

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