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Do AMD Drivers Really Deserve Such a Hostile Reception?

Introduction AMD has a serious image problem with their drivers which stems from buggy, unrefined updates, and a slow release schedule. Even though this perception began many years ago, it’s still impacting on the company’s sales and…

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Nvidia GeForce 364.47 Drivers May Cause Massive Issues

After the release of Nvidia’s GeForce 364.47 driver, some users are reporting a host of issues, most notably BSODs. During the installation, some users are experiencing a black screen and a failed installation, then a crash.…

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Uber Trials Phone Monitoring of Its Drivers

Uber is well-known for problems. The popular app allows drivers to charge as if they were taxi’s, getting notifications that someone is requesting a lift and then offering their services at a charge. Uber, like many…

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Windows 10 Fall Update Removes Apps and Drivers At Will!

Updates are supposed to fix issues or add new features, but it looks like Microsoft is going the other way with their big Fall update for Windows 10. Okay, this is probably not intended but it…

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Windows 10 Drivers Gives AMD R9 Fury X Advantage Over Nvidia 980 Ti

We only have two major players left in the consumer graphics card market, AMD and Nvidia, and Nvidia has had the lead for quite some time now. The new AMD Fury, Fury X, and Nano cards…

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Goodbye Catalyst Control Center – Hello Radeon Software Crimson Edition!

So a few weeks ago we all heard the news that AMD has split up its Processor and Graphics divisions. Well, today we have the official word from AMD regarding the newly branded Radeon Technologies Group.…

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AMD Working on Major Driver Overhaul for November

Despite a historical disadvantage compared to Nvidia in terms of drivers, AMD has not given up. Last year, AMD unveiled their 14.12 Catalyst Omega driver, a suite that added a number of major features along with…

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AMD Makes Fun of NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience Driver Delivery Requirement

NVIDIA recently announced a major overhaul of the GeForce Experience software and intends to only provide GameReady drivers through this client. Additionally, the software will eventually require an e-mail address and NVIDIA account to access the optimized…

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AMD Released Catalyst 15.7 WHQL Driver

AMD released a new set of drivers, the Catalyst 15.7 WHQL driver suite. The new drivers add official support for the new AMD Radeon R9 300 and R9 Fury series of graphics cards, but it also…

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We Wave Good Bye to AMD’s Mantle

AMD had a brief moment with their low-level API Mantle, but it looks like Mantle won’t be a term used for much longer. With DirectX 12 just around the corner and the next generation OpenGL, dubbed…

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NVIDIA Releases Hotfix to Resolve Chrome Instability

NVIDIA has just launched a long overdue Hotfix to remedy an issue with the latest 353.30 graphics drivers. Using this specific revision alongside Google Chrome often caused desktop freezing, blue screens of death and other stability problems.…

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Project CARS Developer Denies AMD GPU Compatibility Issues

After a thread popped up on reddit claiming that racing game Project CARS was built upon a version of the PhysX engine that would favour NVIDIA cards over AMD, the game’s developer Slightly Mad Studios has…

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Project Cars Not Sabotaged But AMD are Working to Fix Performance Issues

Project Cars claims to be the ultimate driver journey, combining the “passionate community of racing fans and real-life drivers”, to create an immersive racing world with next-gen graphics and career development game play. But like most…

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AMD Bringing FreeSync Support to Catalyst Drivers on 19th March

AMD has announced that it is to release a new Catalyst graphics driver on 19th March, and that the driver will be FreeSync compatible. FreeSync is AMD’s variable refresh rate technology, preventing “screen tears” during gaming.…

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Uber Under Fire After Raising Prices in Sydney

Uber has been under fire today after the ride sharing app put prices up in Sydney following the alleged terrorist hostage crisis in the city. The app raised prices in the Sydney area before quickly backtracking. Prices…

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AMD Outs Catalyst 14.11.2 Beta Drivers Now Available

The latest AMD Catalyst Beta drivers are here at last! The new update brings the graphics drivers up to version 14.11.2 Beta and brings important updates for some of this months biggest game launches. If you’re playing…

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Steam Machines Delayed Until 2015

A lot of rumours had been circulating about the Steam Machines and the latest news regarding the non-Windows powered machines refer to the Steam-based gaming machines being pushed back until 2015. Some prototypes have been revealed…

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Wireless Issues In Windows 8.1 PCs Still Persist

It seems not even Windows 8.1 can escape the problem sphere everyone seems to be having lately. According to Softpedia, several users have reported limited or no Wi-Fi connectivity, a bug that previously affected Surface tablet,…

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NVIDIA Rolls Out GeForce Experience and Shield Software Updates

A new version of NVIDIA’s GeForce Experience software has been released, which brings improved gameplay recording via ShadowPlay as well as more user control over the game-specific optimal settings. The update comes in version 1.8 and…

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NVIDIA Announces Unified Memory In CUDA 6

NVIDIA has announced unified memory support in CUDA 6. The hope is that this will greatly ease the process writing programs that use CUDA, by simplifying the process of managing memory access. Former implementations of CUDA…

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Nvidia 331.65 WHQL Drivers Released

The new Nvidia drivers have launched and while we still get our usual tweaks and performance boosts, we also get ShadowPlay. ShadowPlay is a new features that basically acts as video capture software and is now…

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AMD Announce Catalyst 13.8 Beta Driver, Fixes Frame Latency Issues

The AMD CrossFireX micro-stuttering/frame pacing issue has been in the “tech press” for quite sometime since being revealed by websites like PC Perspective and Tech Report. AMD promised a driver fix for it a few months…

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Nvidia Release GeForce 320.49 WHQL Drivers

For those of you who don’t use Nvidia’s GeForce experience software, but like to keep on top of the latest driver updates, you might want to take note that Nvidia has just released the GeForce 320.49…

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Nvidia Release Their Windows 8.1 Preview Drivers

If you’ve had a chance or the time to grab hold of a copy of the free Windows 8.1 Preview then you’re definitely going to need to get the latest Nvidia or AMD drivers to see…

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AMD Windows 8.1 Preview Drivers Ready

With Microsoft releasing their Windows 8.1 Preview just a few days ago it is a great opportunity for all Windows users to test drive the latest operating system from Microsoft for free. Of course without the…

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Nvidia Releases 320.18 WHQL Drivers, GTX 660s Get Decent Boost

With the release of the GTX 780 just a few days ago also came the release of some new drivers from Nvidia. The newly available 320.18 WHQL drivers are recommended for anyone with a GTX 780,…

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NVIDIA GeForce 320.14 BETA Driver Released For Metro: Last Light

Metro Last Light is pretty much upon us and while I haven’t had chance to source a copy for myself, Nvidia have been hard at work tinkering and optimizing the latest batch of drivers ready for…