Star Citizen focuses on Vulkan API
Published in Games
Monday, 20 March 2017 18:51

Star Citizen focuses on Vulkan API


Ditches support for DirectX

Roberts Space Industry (RSI), the developer behind the Star Citizen game, said that it will drop DirectX 11 support and stop all development on a DirectX 12 version, focusing solely on the Vulkan API.

EVGA adds G-Sync to its SC17 notebook
Published in Notebooks
Friday, 17 March 2017 20:43

EVGA adds G-Sync to its SC17 notebook


Drops price on previous SC17 model

EVGA has announced an updated version of its high-end gaming notebook, the SC17, which will now include an option with a 17.3-inch 4K/UHD screen with Nvidia G-Sync technology.

Nvidia shows Mass Effect Andromeda in 4K HDR
Published in Games


Running on GTX 1080 Ti

While Mass Effect Andromeda has just become available for some EA/Origin Access users as a 10-hour trial, Nvidia has brought a rather neat treat, in the form of a 4K trailer with HDR enabled.

Blurry Radeon RX Vega spotted online
Published in Graphics
Friday, 17 March 2017 16:30

Blurry Radeon RX Vega spotted online


White backplate and not much more

A blurry picture has leaked online showing what should be a reference version of the upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card.

AMD officially announces Ryzen 5 CPU lineup
Published in Processors
Thursday, 16 March 2017 15:29

AMD officially announces Ryzen 5 CPU lineup


Shows more Ryzen 5 1600X performance details

AMD has now officially announced the launch date of its Ryzen 5 series CPUs that will be based on its new Zen CPU architecture and using the same AM4 platform. The Ryzen 5 lineup will be available in six- and quad-core SKU, completely unlocked and with enabled SMT (simultaneous multi-threading).

GPU-Z updated to v1.18.0
Published in News
Thursday, 16 March 2017 13:13

GPU-Z updated to v1.18.0


Gets support for Radeon RX 500 series

Techpowerup has updated GPU-Z to version 1.18.0, adding support for a couple of new GPUs as well as bringing some new improvements.

AMD releases Radeon Software ReLive 17.3.2 Beta driver
Published in Graphics


One to have for Mass Effect Andromeda

AMD has released its latest Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 17.3.2 Beta driver that will bring optimizations for Bioware's Mass Effect Andromeda game as well as fix some minor bugs.

Polaris-based RX 500 series launching on April 18
Published in Graphics


A slight delay

According to reports, the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 500 series, which should be based on Polaris GPUs, could be slightly delayed, with the new launch date set for April 18th.

AMD Ryzen 5 CPU series launching on April 11
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:57

AMD Ryzen 5 CPU series launching on April 11


Six- and quad-core SKUs

According to fresh information coming from various sources, AMD's Ryzen 5 series, six- and quad-core CPUs, should be available as of April 11th.

K|ngp|n pushes GTX 1080 Ti GPU to 2.5GHz
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 17:23

K|ngp|n pushes GTX 1080 Ti GPU to 2.5GHz


Breaks previous Titan X records

As expected, Vince K|ngp|n Lucido, a well-known overclocker, had some overclocking fun with EVGA's GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition and has managed to both push the GPU over 2.5GHz as well as break the previous 3DMark records, held by Nvidia Titan X graphics card.