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Windows Insiders get better narration and console colors in build 18298
— 5:31 PM on December 10, 2018

Despite some missteps, there's little argument that Windows 10 is improving with time (some would say, like fine wine). Microsoft just published the

Type: News story Tags: Windows

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Intel expresses 10-nm and 7-nm confidence in investor Q&A
— 3:18 PM on December 7, 2018

Intel exec Murthy Renduchintala recently spoke at length about the company's future at the 39th Nasdaq Investor Conference, and the talk has been summed...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Servers

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Qualcomm 8cx SoC steps up for the next Always Connected PCs
— 3:44 PM on December 6, 2018

You may remember the Always Connected PCs we talked up a while ago. Those lean notebooks promised competent computing performance paired with constant cellular...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing Windows

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 spreads its wings for the 5G future
— 5:22 PM on December 5, 2018

Qualcomm's annual tech summit is underway this week in Hawaii, and the term that emerged from presenters' mouths every two seconds there was "5G." The next...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Mobile computing Networking

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Roccat's Vulcan 120 Aimo gaming keyboard reviewed
— 1:15 PM on December 5, 2018

Roccat's Vulcan 120 Aimo keyboard cuts a striking profile with its skirtless key caps and in-house Titan switches. We put the Vulcan 120 Aimo to...

Type: Feature article Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Epic tries to blow off some Steam with its Epic Games Store
— 2:16 PM on December 4, 2018

Epic Games is historically known for its Unreal Engine and more recently for a teeny-weeny game you may know called Fortnite. The company is now...

Type: News story Tags: Gaming

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Report: Microsoft to ditch EdgeHTML in favor of Chromium
— 9:03 AM on December 4, 2018

 Citing anonymous sources, Windows Central reports that Redmond is forging ahead with a plan to replace or retool the Edge browser in Windows 10 with...

Type: News story Tags: Internet Software Windows

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Nvidia promises major RTX boost with Battlefield V update
— 9:31 AM on December 3, 2018

Our early performance testing for DirectX Raytracing effects in Battlefield V suggested that the tradeoff between frame rates and image quality with Nvidia's...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Intel graphics drivers go universal with 25.20.100.6444 release
— 6:24 PM on November 28, 2018

One subtlety of the Windows 10 October Update (also known as version 1809) that may have been lost among its many growing pains is...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Basemark GPU 1.1 benchmark adds support for the DirectX 12 API
— 8:21 AM on November 28, 2018

The world can always use more free, quick-to-run, cross-platform benchmarks for the latest methods in graphics programming, and Basemark is improving its benchmark utility for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Tuesday deals: an RX 580 8 GB for $170 and more
— 12:25 PM on November 27, 2018

Howdy folks! Black Friday and Cyber Monday are gone, but we still have deals to bite into. Just like turkey and gravy are juicy and...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Graphics Cases Displays Mobile computing

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Nvidia 417.01 drivers get ready for Darksiders III
— 11:23 AM on November 26, 2018

Nvidia has released a minor driver update this morning in preparation for Darksiders III. Version 417.01 gets GeForce owners Game Ready for that...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Nvidia makes it easier to flip RTX on with Battlefield V bundle
— 12:17 PM on November 21, 2018

Battlefield V's performance with Nvidia's RTX effects enabled has sparked plenty of heated discussion about the merits of the technology over the past few...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Almost-Black-Friday deals: a Ryzen 5 2600X for $190 and much more
— 10:28 AM on November 21, 2018

Mornin'. Black Friday is almost here, and we're going to dispense with the usual pleasantries. After all, you know what the deal is around here—just...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Cooling Displays Memory

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Tuesday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700X for $150, high-end laptops, and more
— 12:20 PM on November 20, 2018

Can you feel it? There's tension in the air, like a massive coiled spring ready to pop in a flash. Black Friday is coming up,...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Multimedia Storage Memory Mobile computing

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Testing Turing content-adaptive shading with Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
— 11:01 PM on November 19, 2018

While Nvidia's RTX ray-tracing stack may be getting all the press, the Turing architecture has other tricks up its sleeve. One of these is called...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Radeon Software 18.11.2 finishes preparations for Battlefield V
— 2:47 PM on November 19, 2018

Radeon cards may not be tracing rays in Battlefield V, but they can still benefit from even more software refinement for the game ahead...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Examining the performance of Nvidia RTX effects in Battlefield V
— 5:40 AM on November 19, 2018

Nvidia's Turing-powered RTX 2070, RTX 2080, and RTX 2080 Ti are its first graphics cards capable of accelerating ray tracing for real-time rendering, and Battlefield...

Type: Feature article Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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