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Microsoft has admitted that there was a problem with the KB4535996 update that it released in late February. Microsoft admitted the issue in the update only a couple of days ago, several days after users first began complaining about problems after installing the update. Microsoft said that it is "aware of issues"... Read more...
For many Windows 10 users, the point was reached long ago where there is little trust that the updates and hotfixes that the software giant puts out aren't going to cause new problems. With that in mind, it will be no surprise to many that the KB4535996 update that was released late last month is causing issues for... Read more...
in this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco and Dave chat about AMD's HOT new Ryzen 3000 series processors and Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards. We also dive into the performance of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2070 and 2060 Super cards and check out a great, new high-end SoundBlaster card from Creative Labs, the... Read more...
Microsoft is rolling out two new Windows 10 preview builds to members of Windows Insider program. One is a test build for next major update to Windows 10, codenamed 19H1, and the other is a very early build of what comes after that, codenamed 20H1. it is the first time this year that Microsoft has released two Windows... Read more...
Not long ago, we kicked the tires on Motorolas well-received Moto X Pure Edition. The smartphone impressed us with its Quad HD display and overall build quality, as well as its $399 price tag, which places it more reasonably below the lofty prices of the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Apple iPhone 6S lines. Today, were taking... Read more...
In late August, Dell Alienware took the wraps off of a radically new Area 51-branded desktop system featuring an angular case designed for maximum thermal efficiency and ergonomics. We first gave you a glimpse of that system right here, and have a full review of Haswell-E and Tri-SLI powered version of the Area 51 in... Read more...
So far, the tiny and inexpensive Raspberry Pi computer has been about as successful as anyone could have hoped for. More than a million units have been sold so far, there’s a dedicated app store, and hobbyists and developers have been making and porting games and the like. The latest fun consists of a DOS emulator for the Raspberry Pi... Read more...
Samsung continues to unload with both barrels on the tablet market, releasing one product after another. Consumers can choose from 7-inch, 8.9-inch, and 10.1-inch sizes; WiFi-only or carrier-specific versions, including models for Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint; and a couple of different storage options too. (Who knows, by the time... Read more...
This Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by Epson—makers of the World’s Fastest 2-sided inkjet printer, the Epson WorkForce Pro. Run your business at full speed with Epson. Notebooks, Ultrabooks and netbooks, oh my! Road warriors never had it so good, and though the holiday shopping season is in full swing, don't worry yourself... Read more...
Just in time for the holiday buying season, NVIDIA is at the ready with a brand new graphics card. Sort of. Today, NVIDIA is announcing the GeForce GTX 560 Ti with 448 cores. Some of you may be thinking, “Hey! GeForce GTX 560 Ti cards use the GF114 GPU which offers a maximum of 384 cores!” And you’d be right. This new... Read more...
Although we’re still a while away from the official launch of Intel’s X79 Express chipset and next-gen Sandy Bridge-E processors, Gigabyte has decided to show off their latest G1-Killer motherboard, the GIGABYTE G1.Assassin 2. “Today we have a special treat for those of you who are eagerly... Read more...
Turtle Beach, Razer and a few others may be jockeying for position in the crowded gaming headset game, but Creative -- a company best known for their Sound Blaster heyday -- is giving them some real competition. The company just revealed a new range of Sound Blaster gaming headsets at the IFA 2011 conference in... Read more...
Creative really hasn't had a huge splash in the audio business (at least in relation to the PC audio business) since the early days of the Sound Blaster audio cards, but with such great audio cards being integrated into motherboards now, that business seems to be on the decline. But the company is still kicking, and... Read more...
Creative used to be a huge, huge name in the audio world. If we're being generous, it still has a rather large presence in the audio landscape, but it's not nearly the beast it once was. By and large, integrated audio solutions have grown sophisticated enough to be satisfactory for most, and few are springing for... Read more...
One short week ago, NVIDIA unveiled the GeForce GTX 295, and with it reclaimed the overall 3D performance crown from a resurgent AMD. As you may know by now, the dual-GPU powered GeForce GTX 295 features a pair of re-worked GT200 GPUs, manufactured using a more advanced 55nm fabrication process than its 65nm predecessor. Looking at the specifications... Read more...
NGOHQ is reporting that Creative Labs is blaming NVIDIA for cracking and other sound quality issues when an X-Fi sound card is installed in an nForce 4 motherboard. This reminds me of the good ol' days of installing the PCI Latency patch on VIA chipset-based motherboards when using a Creative Labs sound card.... Read more...
With Shuttle announcements and news seemingly all over the news this week, it should be no surprise to hear that the company has yet another new model on the horizon. As a direct replacement for Shuttle's original M1000 HTPC, a new and updated M2000 model is set to make its debut. The latest iteration of the full-size HTPC will incorporate... Read more...
Xbit takes on the Creative Labs SoundBlaster X-Fi and has this to say..."Well, we have just got acquainted with the true successor to the legendary sound card family from Creative. It is very nice that the company decided to continue working on the sound processing algorithms focusing on the realistic sounding for headphone listening. This... Read more...
When it comes to sound cards, the competition is a lot more "low-profile" than the video card sector.  With audio cards, Creative is enjoyed the most success, being the most recognizable name in the market.  ExtremeMHZ.com has a review of the Creative Soundblaster X-Fi XtremeMusic, which they feel delivers the best PC audio... Read more...
When someone talks about ways to enhance your gaming experience, we typically focus on faster graphics cards and high resolution monitors. Over the years, this has typically been the only way to dramatically enhance the way games were played. However, with the launch of Doom3 roughly a year ago, the gaming world soon realized that there was... Read more...
Well folks, it didn't take long for Call of Duty 2 to be benchmarked. AMDZone has thrown mid range to high end cards at the new demo, and found some interesting results... is 512MB now useful? Those of you who bought a 512MB X800XL and felt a little disappointed with the small(if any) performance gains over it's 256MB cousin might want to... Read more...
Yesterday, Digitimes reported that Chaintech was pulling out of the motherboard market, instead focusing on video card and memory products.  Well, this morning Chaintech would like to set the record straight.  Looks like they are not going anywhere. Chaintech Remains in Motherboard Business! "Chaintech... Read more...
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