Hardcore Games

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Date registered: August 7, 2016

Latest posts

  1. 69 GAMES ON FEATURE — June 23, 2017
  2. METRO EXODUS @ E3 — June 14, 2017
  3. 382.53 WHQL — June 9, 2017
  4. PREY — May 5, 2017
  5. FISCAL 2016 — April 30, 2017

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17.1.1 CRIMSON

The AMD Radeon Crimson 17.1.1 was released on January 16, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. 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 API and Windows 10 is not …

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MSI SOFTWARE UPDATES

Today MSI delivered several new programs that actually do seem to make the machine run much better. The MSI X Boost seems to be a good disk caching program that seems to be able to speed up the system rather nicely. Modern systems have much more memory but Windows does not use it to deliver …

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MIGRATING TO DDR4

Lots of DIY enthusiasts are still using DDR3 based rigs. These are plenty powerful to handle contemporary games. Intel changes the CPU socket every 2 years while AMD only changes it every 5 years with the memory cycle. CPU motherboard memory DDR4 speeds are faster than DDR3 and recent tests show it can reach 68 …

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ALIEN SHOOTER TD

Alien Shooter TD

Alien Shooter TD was released on January 13, 2017 by Sigma who also developed the game. Alien Shooter TD is an isomorphic tower defence game. This released from the developer expands on earlier ones with an old style tower defence idea. Unusual is the need to reload ammo, units do not have unlimited resources. Money can …

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HIGH PROFITS

High Profits

High Profits was released on January 12, 2017 by Double Coconut who also developed the game. High Profits  is a business simulation game. This game strongly resembles Adventure Capitalist with different graphics and slightly different gameplay. . Click away, become a virtual Millionaire, Billionaire, Trillionaire, Decillionaire or even a Duodecillionaire! Gameplay is very tablet friendly. The …

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376.60 HOTFIX

GeForce Driver 376.60 was released January 10, 2017 for Windows 7, WIndows 8 and Windows 10. Avoid the spyware GeForce experience. Fixes some Battlefield 1 problems with Kepler Avoid DX12 and use DX11, ongoing problems with the API and Windows 10 is not yet feature complete. FESTERING PROBLEMS GAME ISSUE Hard Reset Game runs very slowly at …

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DDR5 BY 2020

While AMD’s Ryzen is sill a few months away, the JEDEC is now close to finishing the DDR5 standard which is expected to be done by year’s end. DDR5 will increase the maximum capacity. At present consumer DDR4 is being mass produced at 4GB and 8GB capacities with 16GB at the high end. DDR5 will …

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RAZOR PROJECT VALERIE LAPTOPS STOLEN

We have just learned that at the close of the CES 2017, it has been reported that 2 of the Razor Project Valerie prototype laptops stolen. The machines were taken from the Razer press room at approximately 4 p.m. on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Considering these are prototype machines, they would be very difficult to …

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AMD VEGA DETAILS

AMD has released some slides for the new Vega GPU. AMD has continued to refine their GCN architecture which was first seen in cards like our HD 7870. SInce then, AMD has refined the GCN cores. Mostly the changes are to support a growing number of GCN cores in a specific GPU. WIndows Vista and …

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MASS EFFECT 2: ON THE HOUSE

Origin has released Mass  Effect 2 on the house. The game includes all of the DLC for the game. Firewalker Pack Digital Art Books Documentary Soundtrack Cerebus Art Projector Cerberus Weapon and Armour Normandy Crash Site Zaeed The price of Revenge https://www.origin.com/can/en-us/store/free-games/on-the-house

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