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X470 MOTHERBOARDS ARE AVAILABLE

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AMD X470 motherboards are available but some of the low cost models are already sold out so they may be backordered. As usual the top model motherboards are in stock as they tend to be slower sellers. MSI, Gigabyte and Asus etc are all flooding the market with new X470 motherboards so new stocks should …

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AMD GOES AFTER NVIDIA FOR MORE MARKET SHARE

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In a blog post recently AMD Gaming has indicated they are going to compete with NVIDIA for exclusive add-in boards. EVGA does not sell AMD hardware at all. AMD wants to have the same type of marketing clout to better compete with Intel and NVIDIA. Gigabyte has recently registered the AREZ brand which will be …

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AMD RYZEN 2 REVEALED

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AMD has revealed their Ryzen 2 processors and the new X470 chipset for socket AM4 motherboards. Recall the splash that AMD made with the Ryzen 7 1800X processor. All X470 gaming motherboards are shipped with Store MI, the new AMD SSD technology to improve storage performance. It works by making a virtual SSD by blending storage …

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SOULWORKER DIMENSION TRIP

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The popular F2P Soulworker has released a large 3GB update which is playable for those who  have reached level 55 in the game. While PvP it is really a mixed free for all with monsters to add to the action. Your character has to have reached level 55 and be in one of the following …

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DEALING WITH GAME LOAD TIMES

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Some games take an eternity to load the next map. This is due to the shader compiler which has to generate code for the GPU in use. Video cards differ enough that this is the only solution possible. Even old games like Max Payne are very slow on modern machines is due entirely to the …

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WINDOWS 10 VERSION 1803 DELAYED

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Microsoft has stopped widespread distribution of Windows 10 version 1803 after it was discovered that some problems had to be fix first. Microsoft was going to rollout 1803 on April 9 before the rollout was stopped. The text on the blog post was still present but with strikethrough showing it was rescinded. Immediately (few days) …

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NVIDIA MOVES FERMI TO EXTENDED SUPPORT

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Effective April 2018, Game Ready Driver upgrades, including performance enhancements, new features, and bug fixes, will be available only on Kepler, Maxwell, and Pascal series GPUs.  Critical security updates will be available on Fermi series GPUs through January 2019. Affected GPUs include: GF100 GF104 GF106 GF108 GF110 GF114 GF116 GF118 GF119 GF117 Support for 32 bit …

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INTEL DROPS SOME OLD CPU FIXES

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Intel announced that Penryn (launched in 2007), Yorkfield (2007), Wolfdale (2007), Bloomfield (2008), Clarksfield (2009), Nehalem-based Jasper Forest (2010), and Intel Atom “SoFIA” (2015) will no longer receive the Spectre patches, as originally promised. Intel said that: Micro-architectural characteristics that preclude a practical implementation of features mitigating Variant 2 (CVE-2017-5715) Limited Commercially Available System Software …

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PUBG SUES 2 MOBILE GAME DEVELOPERS

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We have run across several reports that the publisher for Playerunknown’s BattleGround has sued a couple of mobile apps that they accuse of being knockoffs. PUBG has been enormously successful. Rules of Survival was released circa November 14, 2017.  Game play has 120 players dropped into the fray in a battle royal. Knives Out is …

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CRUSADER KINGS II FREE ON STEAM

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Crusader Kings II is now free on Steam until April 7. The publisher has also discounted the DLC for the game. Game has been around since 2012 which is rather good as most games have long ago faded in obscurity. The game has sold over 1 million units. DLC has added about 6 million more …

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