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SAMSUNG ANNOUNCES 10NM DDR4

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Samsung announced new 10nm DDR4 memory. The new smaller feature size will help boost production for given memory sizes. At present 4 gigabit memory prices are low enough that Samsung had to reduce manufacturing costs to be able to maintain profits. The more recent 8 gigabit memory is now becoming more and more mainstream as …

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HEAVY TRAFFIC

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Traffic on the site has led to the usual problems of living in the cloud. Lately there has been a spat of HTTP 500 errors that seem to be the web server is choking on the load. PHP 7 is less demanding on CPU time and WordPress is very lean and mean too. This suggests …

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397.93 WHQL

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GeForce Driver 397.93  was released May 24, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. State of Decay 2 Some issues reported with monitoring programs. We removed MSI Afterburner long ago as it has not been maintained properly at all. Steam …

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ASUS ABANDONS AREZ

In a tweet recently Asus mentioned they are abandoning the Arez branding for AMD based motherboards and graphics cards. Asus has indicated their Republic of Gamers branding will continue looking forward. This means consumers will have to look more closely at the wide range of motherboard models Asus offers.  

18.5.1 WHQL

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The AMD Radeon Adrenalin 18.5.1 was released on May 22, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.  Avoid the spyware AMD Gaming Evolved. AMD Radeon R9 Fury, Radeon Pro Duo, Radeon RX 400 Series, Radeon RX 500 Series and Radeon RX Vega Series graphics are only supported by Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition on Windows 7/10 64-bit. Fix a problem with Destiny 2 when …

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WINDOWS 10 KB4100403

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KB4100403 applies to Windows 10 version 1803. This brings windows 10 to build  17134.81. Addresses an issue with power regression on systems with NVMe devices from certain vendors. Addresses an issue that may cause Windows Hello enrollment to fail on certain hardware that has dGPUs. Addresses a reliability issue that may cause Microsoft Edge or other …

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STATE OF DECAY 2

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State of Decay 2 was released on May 22, 2018 from Microsoft Studios. The game was developed by Undead Labs. State of Decay 2 is an open world third person zombie survival shooter. This game is seconds installment of the popular State of Decay. Gameplay is different from something like Left 4 Dead 2. Instead of …

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BETHESDA ANNOUNCES RAGE 2

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Bethesda has finally announced the long awaited follow up from the popular Rage. Rage 2 brings together two studio powerhouses – Avalanche Studios, masters of open world insanity, and id Software, the gods of the first-person shooter – to deliver a carnival of carnage where you can go anywhere, shoot anything, and explode everything. The …

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ANIMAL SUPER SQUAD

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Animal Super Squad was released on May 15, 2018 by DoubleMoose Games who also developed the game. Animal Super Squad is an action adventure simulator. This game features a physics engine and it supports community made maps and they can then play with their favorite animals. All gameplay assets used by the developers of the game …

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LENOVO IDEAPAD 330

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The Lenovo Ideapad 330 and 330S are the new laptops that features the Intel Cannon Lake 10nm i3 processor. As we have reported earlier, Intel has had yield problems with 10nm devices This machine sells for $400 and up depending on the options. The best model is well over $1200. The 330 is available with …

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GIGABYTE LAUNCHES 10 GPU BOX

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Gigabyte has a couple of new rack mounted boxes they are selling corporate types. One box, the G481-HA0, has 10 PCI Express slots with the idea of using a GPU for AI use. 4U is a large box which is needed to hold 10 video cards. Small wonder there are no GPUs to speak of …

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HELLBOUND: SURVIVAL MODE

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Hellbound: Survival Mode was released on May 9, 2018 by Salbot Studios who also developed the game. Hellbound: Survival Mode is a first person shooter. This game is in Steam Early Access, the developer expects it to be ready in about 6 months. Gameplay is the classic first person shooter in a nod to the golden …

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EA REPORTS PS4 OUTSELLS XBOX ONE

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EA believes Microsoft sold about 30 consoles towards the end of 2017 while rival Sony sold more than 73 million consoles. This is the second time EA has mentioned Xbox One sales. In January 2016, EA said during an earnings call that about 18 million to 19 million of the consoles had been sold. Consoles are a …

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GAME UPDATES

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Steam is by far the largest game store. Their content delivery system is very large with mirrors in several locations to help spread the workload. Their system is similar to the Windows Update servers. Given that Steam allows developers easily access to the market for games. This means developers are free to publish updates daily …

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397.64 WHQL

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GeForce Driver 397.64  was released May 9, 2018 for Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. This driver supports Kepler and above and 64-bit Windows. Includes issues fixed in 397.55 Destiny 2: Warmind Conan Exiles Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE DOTA 2 Vulkan may glitch, use DX11 …

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