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Samsung updates its M.2 SSDs for OEMs with its Polaris controller
— 12:04 PM on March 23, 2016

Samsung unveiled a pair of high-performance M.2 SSDs for OEMs at its SSD Forum Japan event, according to AnandTech. The drives, called the SM961...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Renice X9 RSATA SSD packs a resilient 2TB of storage
— 3:20 PM on March 22, 2016

Anybody who's ever busted the delicate plastic shroud on a SATA power or data connector will appreciate Shenzen Renice Technology's X9 RSATA 2TB...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Radeon 16.3.1 drivers get a tune-up for Need for Speed
— 10:31 PM on March 18, 2016

AMD has released Radeon Software version 16.3.1. These drivers largely appear to be a maintenance release, though AMD has added support for a couple...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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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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Western Digital makes a 314GB hard drive for the Raspberry Pi
— 3:11 PM on March 14, 2016

In honor of Pi Day, Western Digital has announced a mechanical drive for Raspberry Pi based on its 500GB Caviar Blue Slim model. This 314GB drive...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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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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Gigabyte GA-990X-Gaming SLI brings M.2 and USB 3.1 to AM3+
— 9:10 AM on March 9, 2016

Gigabyte has announced the GA-990X-Gaming SLI, an enthusiast ATX motherboard for AMD AM3 and AM3+ processors. The board combines the 990X chipset with some...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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ASRock turns to an external clock generator for BCLK overclocking
— 2:42 PM on March 8, 2016

ASRock just won't do what Intel tells it to. The company may have issued BIOS updates that removed its SkyOC base-clock (or BCLK) overclocking...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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