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Microsoft extends support for older Windows versions on Skylake
— 4:33 PM on March 18, 2016

There was a bit of hubbub a little while ago about support for older versions of Windows on computers with Skylake CPUs. Microsoft previously...

Type: News story Tags: Software Operating systems Windows

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VRScore provides hardware-independent test for VR readiness
— 5:24 PM on March 15, 2016

Basemark and Crytek have announced VRScore, a tool to evaluate PC readiness for a variety of virtual reality head mounted displays (or HMDs). The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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GFXBench 5.0 tests next-gen APIs and VR performance
— 3:52 PM on March 15, 2016

GDC—Kishonti announced the latest version of its GPU benchmark, GFXBench 5.0, today. The new version tests graphics performance using the next-generation Vulkan, Metal, and DirectX...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Night Dive shows off a first look at its System Shock remake
— 12:25 PM on March 15, 2016

Late last year, we reported on the upcoming System Shock 3. It so happens that the original System Shock game from 1994 is being...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Nvidia GameWorks SDK 3.1 is all about light and shadow
— 8:46 AM on March 15, 2016

GDC—Nvidia announced several new features for its Gameworks SDK yesterday. GameWorks SDK 3.1 includes three rendering techniques related to shadows and lighting, plus two...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Gears of War: Ultimate Edition developer details upcoming patch
— 10:46 AM on March 14, 2016

If you have your ear to the ground, you may have heard that the recently-released Gears of War: Ultimate Edition seems to have contracted a...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Rise of the Tomb Raider patch adds DX12 and Nvidia VXAO
— 10:51 AM on March 11, 2016

Rise of the Tomb Raider is getting its fifth patch today, and it's a big one. Developer Nixxes Software says this patch will let...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Tim Sweeney lays out a plan to make Microsoft's UWP more open
— 9:14 AM on March 11, 2016

Tim Sweeney's blistering criticism of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) last week certainly got Microsoft's attention. Shortly after his op-ed was published, Phil Spencer,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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AMD XConnect makes living with an external Radeon easier
— 9:01 AM on March 10, 2016

AMD took the wraps off a new driver feature this morning that it's calling XConnect. As part of its Radeon Software 16.3 drivers,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Radeon 16.3 drivers bring Vulkan and DirectFlip support
— 8:59 AM on March 10, 2016

Hot on the heels of Nvidia's driver release, AMD just put up its Radeon Software 16.3 hotfix drivers. Despite the "hotfix" moniker, this...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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PresentMon gives us a peek under the hood of DirectX 12 games
— 5:48 PM on March 9, 2016

One worry that's arisen from game developers' move to DirectX 12 and the Universal Windows Platform is its potentially chilling effect on benchmarking and...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Android N brings power-saving and performance improvements
— 4:58 PM on March 9, 2016

A wild Android release appears! Out of nowhere, Google unleashed the Android N Developer Preview on the world. The new iteration of Google's operating...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software

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Valve invites VR gamers back into the Portal universe with The Lab
— 6:08 AM on March 8, 2016

Valve's Robot Repair VR demo for the HTC Vive, set in the Portal universe, is already one of the more interesting peeks at what's possible...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Nvidia 364.47 drivers bring Vulkan support to the mainstream
— 4:13 PM on March 7, 2016

Didn't we just have a Nvidia driver update? Yes, we did. Well, here's another one. Nvidia has released version 364.47 of its graphics...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Microsoft kills Fable Legends, moves to close Lionhead Studios
— 10:42 AM on March 7, 2016

It looks like Fable Legends will never see the light of day as anything more than a DirectX 12 benchmark. In a post...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software

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Tim Sweeney blasts Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform
— 9:11 AM on March 4, 2016

Epic Games co-founder Tim Sweeney is the latest to heap scorn on Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform. In an op-ed in the Guardian newspaper this morning,...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Software Windows

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AMD and Nvidia serve up new drivers for the latest games
— 8:35 AM on March 2, 2016

It's driver update day in graphics card land. Both AMD and Nvidia have new driver releases out in preparation for some upcoming game releases. The...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software Windows

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Microsoft's push for a unified cross-platform gaming experience backfires
— 6:26 PM on March 1, 2016

Over the past few years, Microsoft has made a few attempts to build bridges to the PC gaming community. More often than not, though, those...

Type: Blog post Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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