AMD RYZEN

AMD is now ready to launch of the Ryzen. AMD will have processors for worldwide distribution on March 2, 2017 and motherboards will be widely available to go with the new processors. Ryzen 1800X $499 Ryzen 1700X $399 Ryzen 1700 $329 The Ryzen 1700, 1700X and 1800X are all all 8 core and 16 logical …

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WINDOWS 10 CREATORS EDITION

The Windows 10 Creator’s edition has many new features of interest for gaming. One of the big moves with Windows is better supporting 3820×2160 4K UHD. Higher resolution panels are available but they are still far too expensive for consumers. Microsoft extended the windows display driver model with the anniversary edition to be able to …

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HALO WARS 2

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Halo Wars 2 is expected to be released on February 21, 2017 by Microsoft. The game is developed by 343 Industries and Creative Assembly. Halo Wars 2 is a real time strategy game. The game resembles Ashes of the Singularity but it uses the Halo lore. This game is available for the Xbox One and Windows 10. …

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378.72 HOTFIX

GeForce Driver 378.66 hotfix was released February 16, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Fixes the PhysX problem widely reported Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet feature complete. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE Windows 10 Wake from standby renders …

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378.66 WHQL

GeForce Driver 378.66 hotfix was released February 14, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Fixed some flicker some reported with Battlefield 1 Support for Sniper Elite 4 Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet feature complete. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME …

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SNIPER ELITE 4

Sniper Elite 4 was released on February 14, 2017 by Rebellion who also developed the game. Sniper Elite 4 is a third person action shooter. In Sniper Elite 4 when players kill an enemy using a sniper rifle from a long distance, the X-Ray kill cam system will activate, in which the game’s camera follows the bullet …

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17.2.1 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 17.2.1 was released on February 14, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware AMD Gaming Evolved. We are now testing drivers with the Asus HD7870-DC2-2GD5-V2 which uses the AMD Pitcairn GPU and its GCN architecture. Adds support for Resident Evil 7 Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the …

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FOR HONOR

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For Honor was released on February 13, 2017 by Ubisoft. The game was developed by Ubisoft and Blue Byte. For Honor is a medieval action game. Besides Chivalry, there isn’t a medieval sword fighting game out there that really compares. Ubisoft put a lot of effort into the mechanics of the game. SAMURAI Kensei Shugoki Orochi Nobushi VIKINGS …

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STEAM DIRECT

Steam is now making some changes following a 38% increase in the number of games being offered in 2016 alone. Steam was using their Greenlight system to consider games for the market. Now they are going to abandon it and use game reviews more directly. Steam changed their review system to add more weight to …

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MICRON GDDR6

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Micron at a news conference mentioned that GDDR6 is now being developed and it should be ready for video card manufacturers towards the end of 2017. The company said its upcoming GDDR6 memory will be significantly faster than the GDDR5 and GDDR5X VRAM in current graphics cards. The GDDR5X memory will continue to be used …

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