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A lot of people seem to have a great many strong opinions about NVIDIA's software. They complain that the Control Panel is archaic and outdated, while whining that GeForce Experience is heavy, bloated, and cumbersome to use. We like NVIDIA's Control Panel around here, but we do have to admit it would be nice to have a... Read more...
Bolt on your metal armor and pull out your automatic Beretta, because Robocop: Rogue City releases today. This new title from the developers of sleeper hit Terminator: Resistance has had almost no marketing, yet its extremely faithful adaptation of the film and Unreal Engine 5-powered graphics managed to garner the... Read more...
Those in the Android 14 Beta Program might get something to be excited about with the latest QPR1 Beta 2.1. Even though it's a rather meager 60MB, it supposedly fixes bugs related to biometric scanning, SIM card swapping, and overall system stability. The stable version of Android 14 may have just dropped along... Read more...
It's common for gamers to talk about input lag as stems from input devices and display devices, but the majority of the motion-to-photon lag for most PC gamers actually comes from the software stack itself. NVIDIA has its Reflex technology to counteract this latency, and AMD has its Anti-Lag, but Radeon Anti-Lag isn't... Read more...
Adobe shared a sneak peek at its upcoming AI-powered Stardust project that aims to make photo editing a breeze during its MAX conference this week. Stardust is powered by Firefly Model 2 and is available to try out now. Adobe has been making advancements by incorporating AI into its products, creating software that... Read more...
Once upon a time, WinRAR was far and away the most popular archival software for Windows. While it isn't as ubiquitous as it once was—due both to the rise of the open-source 7-Zip as well as Microsoft including archive management functions in the operating system itself—it's still extremely popular. Estimates of... Read more...
All of the intelligent upsamplers that we have now—including NVIDIA's DLSS, AMD's FSR, and Intel's XeSS—are fundamentally algorithms at their core, and like any algorithm, they can be tuned and optimized. All three companies continue to do so, which is why game modders and enthusiasts frequently tell folks to update... Read more...
Can you believe we're already a quarter of the way into July and past the halfway point of 2023? A new month means a new middle version number for the latest Radeon driver release, naturally numbered 23.7.1. These drivers have the usual pack of bug fixes and known issues, but the real star of the show is something... Read more...
As more people begin to adopt Windows 11, Microsoft is aiming to make the experience even better with the help of AI. The company sees AI as being the defining technology of our time and developers being at the forefront of this transformation. With that in mind, the team at Microsoft has announced new tools to help... Read more...
The Steam Deck is a killer piece of hardware, but arguably what makes it so superior is actually the secret software sauce that Valve created for it, and the lack of those features is one of the biggest drawbacks of buying a competitor's product, like the Aya Neo, GPD Win, or ASUS' upcoming ROG Ally device. Well... Read more...
Having access to a search option in Windows 11 is great and all, but what's not so nifty is that it's basically just a glorified button that brings up a separate window to actually perform a search. Why can't we just type our query into the space that the button occupies in the taskbar? Well, that feature is coming... Read more...
We take them for granted, but modern computers are absolutely amazing. Have you ever considered how much work must have gone into making sure that you can have a half-dozen displays connected to one system, with varying DPI and refresh rates, displaying all different applications running concurrently on a single... Read more...
If you were looking forward to playing Square-Enix's new open-world fantasy title Forspoken this weekend, well, hopefully you have a brand-new graphics card. Not only are the game's system requirements surprisingly high, but there's also the consideration that AMD has only released a game-specific driver for its... Read more...
NVIDIA Broadcast is offering up users a new way to ensure they maintain eye contact while creating content, streaming or meeting on video conferences. The new Eye Contact effect moves the eyes of the speaker in order to simulate eye contact with the camera. This cool new feature is achieved by estimating and aligning... Read more...
AMD has released another graphics driver, but if you are not rocking an RDNA 3-based Radeon, you can go on about your day. AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.1.1 is exclusively for Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards, which for now comprises just two models: the Radeon RX 7900 XT and RX 7900 XTX. The list of... Read more...
If you follow the competitive overclocking scene at all, you are probably familiar (at least in passing) with the name of Shamino. The legendary figure works at ASUS now, but he's still up to his old tricks. In fact, he just released the simply-named "Arc OC Tool", which fellow expert tuner Skatterbencher used to take... Read more...
If you're reading this website, you're probably familiar with MSI Afterburner, at least by name. It's one of the most popular GPU tweaking and tuning programs, so much so that hackers are willing to spoof the MSI website to fool unsuspecting gamers. However, its future is in limbo following the revelation that the... Read more...
If you've read coverage—including ours—of any recent graphics hardware launches, you've surely seen mention of AV1 video codec support as one of the major benefits. It was a selling point for both Intel's Arc graphics as well as AMD's Ryzen 6000 mobile processors and Radeon RX 7900 Series GPUs, while NVIDIA's top end... Read more...
One of the sticking points hampering adoption of Intel's Arc GPUs has been its performance in older titles, particularly those using much older versions of the DirectX API. You could argue that it doesn't matter whether the card gets 150 or 300 FPS in CS:GO, but some people take that kind of distinction very... Read more...
AMD's Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors have just barely hit the market. Still, progress marches on, and software developers are looking ahead to AMD's next generation based on the Zen 5 architecture. Those chips won't be here for a year or more, but at least one application is already adding support for them. If... Read more...
Windows has moved to a policy of forced updates, and this has caused no end of problems for users that lack the savvy to troubleshoot when things go wrong. In faint defense of Microsoft, it's pretty rare that Windows updates cause hardware damage, though. That's what's happening to certain folks with Intel graphics... Read more...
The popular SwiftKey soft keyboard hasn’t been updated for iOS users for more than a year. Now we have learned that there’s an unpleasant reason behind the obvious neglect; Microsoft are going to delist the app from the Apple App Store. SwiftKey iOS will be axed from the store on October 5, but existing users will be... Read more...
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