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Ashes of the Singularity DirectX 12 Graphics Performance Analysis

Introduction Ashes of the Singularity is a futuristic real-time strategy game offering frenetic contests on a large-scale. The huge amount of units scattered across a number of varied environments creates an enthralling experience built around complex strategic decisions.…

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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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Hitman PC Patch 1.03 Enhances DirectX 12 Performance

The Hitman franchise quickly became a firm favourite with stealth aficionados due to the tense takedowns and open world environments. Even though Hitman Absolution felt a little out-of-place, the game’s core mechanics were solid and provided…

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First AMD Zen Benchmarks Were an April Fools Prank

UPDATE: We have now been informed from a kind reader that this was an April Fools joke, so please disregard the benchmark images below AMD has been lingering behind in the enthusiast CPU market and really…

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MSI Z170A GAMING M5 (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Since the release of Intel’s Z170 chipset, MSI has unveiled a fantastic, feature-rich motherboard range which caters to contrasting user demands. For example, the Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON is an excellent choice for consumers wanting a stylish…

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ASUS Sabertooth Z170 S (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction ASUS have compiled a comprehensive Z170 motherboard range which caters to different sections of the consumer market. For example, the GAMING PRO line-up offers superb functionality and impeccable stability at an affordable price point. ROG…

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Far Cry Primal Graphics Card Performance Analysis

Introduction The Far Cry franchise gained notoriety for its impeccable graphical fidelity and enthralling open world environment. As a result, each release is incredibly useful to gauge the current state of graphics hardware and performance across…

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Gigabyte Z170-Gaming K3 (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction Intel’s current iteration of enthusiast processors offering impressive overclocking headroom incurs a fairly hefty premium compared to the previous generation especially if you’re opting for the i7-6700K. Unfortunately, the retail version of this CPU sporting…

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Inno3D GTX 980Ti iChill Black Graphics Card Review

Introduction Closed-loop liquid coolers have become extremely popular in the CPU market due to the cleaner build, and greater space around the CPU socket compared to traditional air cooling hardware. This means you can install an…

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Gigabyte GeForce GTX 980Ti Xtreme Gaming Graphics Card Review

Introduction NVIDIA’s cogent strategy to launch the Titan X at $999 and subsequently release the GTX 980Ti with similar performance at a significantly reduced price was a master stroke. This made the 980Ti compelling value and a great…

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Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Patch 1.4 Improves Performance

Prior to the release of Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, Ubisoft promised to learn from their previous mistakes and ensure the game was properly optimized across a wide range of hardware configurations. The previous title, Assassin’s Creed Unity…

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Sapphire Nitro OC R9 Fury Graphics Card Review

Introduction The initial unveiling of AMD’s Fury X was eagerly anticipated due to the advent of high bandwidth memory, and potential to revolutionize the size to performance ratio of modern graphics cards. This new form of…

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Rise of the Tomb Raider Performance Analysis

Introduction Rise of the Tomb Raider originally launched on November 10th and received widespread critical acclaim from various press outlets. Unfortunately, the game went under the radar because Fallout 4 released on the same day. This was…

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Rise of The Tomb Raider Patch Boosts Performance

Rise of the Tomb Raider originally launched as an Xbox One exclusive and looks phenomenal given the technical limitations of Microsoft’s latest console. The PC version was spearheaded by Nixxes Software, a studio renowned for its…

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MSI Z170A GAMING PRO CARBON (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction MSI has rapidly established itself as one of the most reputable motherboard manufacturers and constantly strives to enhance the user experience through an intuitive BIOS interface and marvellous reliability. Additionally, the company offers a huge…

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SuperMicro C7Z170-OCE (LGA1151) Motherboard Review

Introduction SuperMicro is one of the most respected names in the server industry and synonymous with unparalleled reliability. Whether you’re after a rackmount, blade server system or workstation motherboard, there’s nothing on the market which manages to…

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Patriot Viper 4 DDR4 3200MHz 16GB (2x8GB) Dual Channel Memory Kit Review

Introduction DDR4 memory kits are steadily superseding DDR3 DIMMs due to competitive pricing and the advent of Intel’s LGA1151 chipset which supports speeds in excess of 3200MHz. Furthermore, DDR4 modules require less voltage to remain stable despite…

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Gaming Sites Demonstrate Lack of Knowledge for PC Gaming Graphics

Oh Gamespot, how you tickle me so. I must admit, I’ve nothing against the people at Gamespot, I visit their site every now and then for a bit of casual gaming news from time to time,…

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Nvidia Release Rise of the Tomb Raider Performance Guide

Having trouble getting the performance or the best graphics out of the latest Tomb Raider game? If you’re running an Nvidia graphics card, you’ll be happy to hear that Nvidia has released a GPU performance guide,…

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Inno3D GeForce GTX 980Ti X3 Ultra DHS Graphics Card Review

Introduction NVIDIA’s GTX 980Ti has proved to be a very popular choice among hardware enthusiasts requiring extreme performance at demanding resolutions. Whether you’re opting for a 21:9 3440×1440 60Hz panel, 4K display or high refresh rate…

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Rise of The Tomb Raider Recommended NVIDIA GPUs Revealed

The original Tomb Raider reboot scaled remarkably well across a wide range of hardware configurations and still provides a good indication of GPU performance. Nixxes Software, who worked on the PC version, has gained a great…

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AMD Showcases Polaris’ Incredibly Low Wattage Demands @ CES 2016

CES 2016: AMD’s upcoming GPU range, codenamed Polaris, is built on a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process and reports massive improvements in performance per watt compared to the competition. To demonstrate this, AMD compared two runs of Star…

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Synology DiskStation DS416 4-bay High-Performance NAS Review

Introduction I’ve taken a look at quite a few 2-bay NAS units lately and while they already allow for an impressive 16TB raw storage, that might not be enough for everyone. Today I’m taking Synology’s DiskStation…

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Raven’s Cry Developer Claims “Anything Above 30FPS Does Not Matter”

PC gaming has always been about choice and the freedom to select between extremely high image quality. smooth framerate or a balance of both with the appropriate hardware. As a result, PC players are accustomed to 60…

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Batman: Arkham Knight Receives PC Performance Patch

Batman: Arkham Knight launched in a horrendous state on PC and suffered from frame hitching, poor optimization and instability. Unbelievably, Warner Brothers decided to outsource the PC version to Iron Galaxy, a studio with a fairly…

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Avalanche Studios Says Just Cause 3 PC Patch Will Take “a Little Bit of Time”

Avalanche Studios is a PC developer and synonymous for creating highly polished games which scale superbly across a wide range of hardware. Sadly, it appears Just Cause 3 isn’t their finest hour from a technical standpoint and suffers…

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AMD Crimson Performance Gains on Linux are Disappointing

AMD recently overhauled the Catalyst Control Center software suite and created a more visually appealing design entitled, “Crimson”.  Furthermore, the latest driver includes a whole host of new features and optimization enhancements. If you’d like to…