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Steam Shows CPU Core Counts Slowly, Finally, Creeping Upwards

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When AMD launched Ryzen back in April 2017, the company made it a point to emphasize higher core counts than Intel was selling in the ...

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Nvidia Shows Off New Ray-Traced Minecraft Screenshots, Modding Resources

Once upon a time, Microsoft promised a truly impressive 4K overhaul for Minecraft and then canceled it. Shortly thereafter, Nvidia announced that it would create an RTX-powered version of Minecraft, delivering ray-traced visuals to Nvidia owners who own the Windows ...

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New 3DMark Benchmark Shows the Performance Impact of Variable Rate Shading

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the new features baked into DirectX 12 is support for variable-rate shading, also known as coarse-grained shading. The idea behind variable-rate shading is ...

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New Round of iPhone X Modem Testing Shows Qualcomm Beating Intel

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Apple launched the iPhone 7 last year, it broke with its usual tradition and adopted two different modems for different versions of the device. ...

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New DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 comparison shows uneven results, limited improvements

For the last few years, there’s been an ongoing debate about the benefits and advantages (or lack thereof) surrounding DirectX 12. It hasn’t helped any that the argument has been bitterly partisan, with Nvidia GPUs often showing minimal benefits or ...

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BlackBerry shows off ‘Mercury’ Android phone prototype with a full QWERTY keyboard

In spite of the rough last couple of years, BlackBerry is not dead yet. In fact, it’s trying something completely different to remain alive. BlackBerry announced recently that it would partner with phone manufacturer TCL for all its hardware, while it ...

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New climate modeling shows Venus may have once been habitable

It’s hard to imagine a less-hospitable location in the solar system than the surface of Venus. Humans can’t survive without spacesuits and life support systems anywhere besides Earth, but Mars, the Moon, and Europa present challenges we could probably meet ...

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Battlefield 1’s alpha shows that 4K is within reach for high-end gaming PCs

EA recently ran a closed alpha test of Battlefield 1, and allowed certain outlets access to the game in its unfinished form. So far, the response has been positive, and if the team at DICE follows through for the final ...

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Axl Rose may replace frontman Brian Johnson at AC/DC shows

Ethan Miller/Getty Images Axl Rose is also set to tour with the original lineup of Guns N’ Roses for the first time in 23 years next month It’s an appetite for destruction. Axl Rose, the frontman of Guns N’ Roses, ...

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Woman's sonogram shows dying twin embracing sister in womb

Twins are known to have a special bond, but this one tops them all. A Kansas couple’s unborn child, with a hole in his heart and an abnormal brain, can be seen embracing his sister in the womb in a ...

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