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AMD’s GPU performance under Linux can be boosted by renaming certain executables

Share This article For most of the past decade, the idea of gaming under Linux was a contradiction in terms. Apart from a handful of dedicated titles or ports, the only option that gamers had was to either dual-boot into ...

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This is my rig: Jamie Lendino’s audio-recording, gaming, mini-ITX powerhouse PC

Share This article Since I run this site, it goes without saying I’m a tinkerer and a PC enthusiast. And for my latest rig, I wanted to build my first mini-ITX machine. After starting with a few pre-built 286s and 386s, ...

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Is AMD designing Nintendo’s next-generation NX console?

Share This article Yesterday, on AMD’s conference call, CEO Lisa Su announced that the company had recently added a new embedded design win to its portfolio, though without a firm date on when the company might recognize revenue from the ...

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Why do some games get the ‘downgrade’ treatment?

Share This article There’s been a lot of hubbub about so-called “downgraded” games in recent years. Developers like Ubisoft Montreal and From Software have received a lot of heat from fans over the fact that some of their finished games ...

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Testing illustrates noise problem with at least a few Radeon Fury X cards

Share This article When AMD’s Fury X launched last week we, along with multiple other reviewers, made note of the odd cooler whine coming off the GPU. When we spoke to AMD about the problem initially, we were told that ...

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Windows 10 no longer launching on July 29 for vast majority of people

Share This article When AMD accidentally leaked that Microsoft would launch Windows 10 this summer, it surprised a number of people. Even at the time, midsummer was near enough to seem unlikely, particularly given how badly Redmond bungled Windows 8. ...

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Batman: Arkham Knight is a mess on PC, surprisingly solid on consoles [Updated]

Share This article Updated June 29, 2015: If you were curious about how the Xbox One version of Arkham Knight holds up, we now have a good idea of how it compares to the superlative PS4 version. Unsurprisingly, it’s running ...

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Hobbyist drones force tankers to abandon wildfire-fighting efforts

Share This article Hobbyist and civilian drones have become quite popular in the last few years, thanks to falling prices, improved reliability, and growing interest from companies like Amazon, Facebook, and Google. Tension between drone operators and commercial aircraft have ...

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AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X: Previewing performance, power consumption, and 4K scaling

Share This article Today, after months of previews, leaks, and a smattering of official disclosures, AMD is launching its much-touted Radeon R9 Fury X. The new GPU packs a number of potent firsts — it’s the largest GPU AMD has ...

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The Kickstarter for Shenmue 3 broke records — because Sony lied to backers

Share This article Edit: Due to the volume and nature of the comments, I’ve decided to address some of the issues raised by angry readers alleging bad faith. The very first item on the FAQ states: “No, we cannot make an ...

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