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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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In the lab: Asus' Prime X299-Deluxe II mobo and ROG Strix RTX 2070
— 4:02 PM on November 14, 2018

Along with the arrival of Intel's refreshed Core X CPUs, a number of motherboard makers are releasing refreshed motherboards to help take those chips to...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Gaming

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GeForce 416.94 drivers flip RTX on for Battlefield V
— 10:03 AM on November 14, 2018

Hot on the heels of the 416.81 release, Nvidia just pushed a new graphics driver out, with good reason. The 416.94 release is WHQL-certified...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Tuesday deals: a Samsung 970 EVO 500 GB for $113, cheap RAM, and more
— 10:11 AM on November 13, 2018

Howdy, folks. We're short on time for pleasantries today, but you'll be fine. After all, you have a review to read—that of the Intel...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cases Storage Memory

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Radeon Software 18.11.1 gets ready to roll for Battlefield V
— 4:36 PM on November 8, 2018

Not to be left behind by the green team, AMD has its own set of fresh drivers for the upcoming release of Battlefield V....

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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GeForce 416.81 drivers marshal the troops for Battlefield V
— 10:24 AM on November 8, 2018

The Windows 10 October Update remains a massive missing piece in Nvidia's RTX software stack, but you have to go to war with the army...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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Gigabyte Z390 Designare offers pros a bevy of connectivity options
— 11:33 AM on November 5, 2018

Some builders want high-end motherboards without a layer of gamer bling on top, and for those folks, Gigabyte has its Designare series. While these boards...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Forza Horizon 4 reviewed
— 3:50 PM on November 2, 2018

Forza Horizon 4 takes Playground Studios' accessible open-world racer to the English countryside. We grab our bags and take to the long and winding roads...

Type: Feature article Tags: Gaming Software

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen Threadripper 1950X for $630 and more
— 12:40 PM on November 1, 2018

Howdy, folks. It's the day after the first gig in my life, handling bass duties with my band Wicked. I'm overtired, but happy because I...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Cooling Input devices Mobile computing Networking

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part five
— 1:23 PM on October 31, 2018

New to this series? Parts one, two, three, and four are worth catching up on before continuing. There's a lot of ground...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Gigabyte X299-WU8 uses dual PEX switches to light up every slot
— 9:11 AM on October 31, 2018

Intel's X299 platform offers a maximum of 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes from its accompanying CPUs, but even that might not be enough for the most...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Tuesday deals: a Corsair Void Pro RGB headset for $55 and more
— 2:00 PM on October 30, 2018

Brrrr. The cold front has hit the country like a sledgehammer, bringing with it a sharply-worded reminder of "ohai, autumn." I've started to long for...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Motherboards Power Storage Displays Input devices

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Radeon Software 18.10.2 equips vault dwellers for the Fallout 76 B.E.T.A.
— 9:41 AM on October 26, 2018

The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. begins October 30 on the PC, and AMD is ready with Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.2. Developer Bethesda promises...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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Thursday deals: a 32-GB kit of RAM at 3600 MT/s for $255 and more
— 10:35 AM on October 25, 2018

Howdy, folks. It's pretty quiet around here because Jeff's working on a piece that you gerbils should find quite interesting. Remember the ever-so-mighty Core i7-5775C...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Memory Input devices

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part four
— 9:30 AM on October 24, 2018

If you're just joining this series, I encourage you to flip back to parts one, two, and three to get yourself up...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Building a custom Xbox Adaptive Controller peripheral, part three
— 7:47 AM on October 20, 2018

In part two of this blog series, I introduced my idea of using paint rollers as the mechanism for allowing easy rotation of the foam...

Type: Blog post Tags: Miscellaneous Input devices Game consoles

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Gigabyte's Z390 Aorus Extreme has everything and two sinks
— 10:28 AM on October 19, 2018

It seems like Gigabyte may have been saving some of its best gear for last. The company announced its Z390 wares a little while...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards

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Thursday deals: a Samsung 970 EVO 500-GB SSD for $133 and more
— 12:50 PM on October 18, 2018

Three spoons of flu. A dash of car unavailability due to repairs. A couple buckets of mysterious Windows installation automation issues. Bureaucracy to taste. A...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards Storage Memory

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