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Intel: DirectX 12 yields big gains on tablets, other thermally constrained devices
— 12:01 PM on August 13, 2014

We already know that DirectX 12 will reduce CPU utilization in games by cutting API overhead. The performance benefits of this approach on desktop...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming Personal tech

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Quantum Break gameplay footage makes me want an Xbox One
— 6:00 AM on August 13, 2014

Thanks to my recently upgraded home-theater PC, my Xbox 360 hasn't been turned on in months. It's not even plugged in anymore. I haven't been...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming Game consoles

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Errata prompts Intel to disable TSX in Haswell, early Broadwell CPUs
— 1:28 PM on August 12, 2014

The TSX instructions built into Intel's Haswell CPU cores haven't become widely used by everyday software just yet, but they promise to make certain...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Servers Workstations

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel now free with high-end GeForces
— 10:47 AM on August 12, 2014

I think Nvidia has finally run out of Watch Dogs licenses to give out with GeForce graphics cards—but that's okay, because the company has...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming

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Nvidia's Shield Tablet reviewed
— 5:21 PM on August 11, 2014

Nvidia's Shield tablet has the heart of a game console and the soul of an enthusiast PC. It's incredibly fast, too, and it might...

Type: Feature article Tags: Mobile computing Gaming

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Deal of the week: A 1080p IPS monitor for $125, plus graphics, storage, and PSUs
— 10:25 AM on August 8, 2014

This week's deals come in pairs. Sort of. I have to do something different every once in a while. Let's start with monitors, and specifically, a...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Power Storage Displays

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Battlefield 4 is free for a week on Origin
— 6:00 AM on August 8, 2014

EA wants you to play Battlefield games. It really wants you to play Battlefield games. After this...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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28'' Philips 4K monitor is way cheaper than expected
— 6:00 AM on August 7, 2014

Remember that 28" Philips 4K monitor we told you about in January? You know, the one with 10-bit color and a $1200 price tag?...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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No Man's Sky to hit PS4 first, PC later
— 6:00 AM on August 4, 2014

Well, here's another game we'll have to wait for. Quoting the next issue of Edge Magazine, IGN reports that No Man's Sky will see...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Toxikk will let you 'frag like it's 1999'
— 5:00 PM on August 1, 2014

I think we're all a little sick of realistic, war-themed multiplayer shooters. Happily, old-school game design seems to be making a comeback. Epic Games is...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Eizo's FlexScan EV3237 has 31.5'' of 4K goodness
— 9:18 AM on July 31, 2014

Japanese display maker Eizo has added a monster 4K model to its stable. The FlexScan EV3237 spreads its 3840x2160 resolution over a 31.5" diagonal,...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Logitech gaming mouse combines optical and motion sensors
— 6:00 AM on July 31, 2014

Logitech claims its new gaming mouse is the world's fastest. The G402 Hyperion Fury is designed specifically for first-person shooters, and it's supposed to...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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EA to charge $4.99/month for access to its biggest games
— 3:05 PM on July 29, 2014

Electronic Arts has introduced a new program that will let Xbox One owners buy into a bundle of top franchises with a monthly subscription....

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Orange you glad Asus made a mechanical gaming keyboard
— 10:44 AM on July 29, 2014

The latest mechanical keyboard comes from a somewhat unexpected source. Asus has added a gaming-oriented design called the Strix Tactic Pro. Like a lot...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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First impressions of Nvidia's Shield Tablet
— 8:29 AM on July 29, 2014

The Shield Tablet is basically a portable gaming console crammed into an 8" slate. It has a Kepler-infused Tegra K1 processor, a high-res IPS panel,...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Mobile computing Gaming

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Nvidia's cascaded display tech looks awesome
— 6:00 AM on July 29, 2014

Two of the biggest challenges facing VR systems like the Oculus Rift are the dreaded screen-door effect (an artifact of low screen resolutions) and frame...

Type: News story Tags: Displays

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Latest Raptr client expands game recording for AMD and Nvidia GPUs
— 9:47 AM on July 28, 2014

Remember Dennis "Thresh" Fong? The former competitive gamer once ruled the Quake scene and famously won John Carmack's Ferrari in a tournament. These days, he's...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Firefly MMO to bring series cast back together
— 6:00 AM on July 28, 2014

I'm not sure I'll ever forgive Fox for canceling Firefly, but this latest news is, at least, some consolation. The Verge reports that the...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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