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NVIDIA has begun pushing out a new 'Game Ready' GPU driver, version 531.29 WHQL, and with it comes a fix for an odd bug that was causing CPU usage to spike after exiting a game. This was actually addressed in an out-of-band hotfix last week, but unless you manually sought it out, you wouldn't have received the... Read more...
Graphics drivers are a critical component of a gaming PC, but they're also ludicrously complex pieces of software in their own right. Sometimes things go wrong, as they did this weekend with NVIDIA's GeForce driver version 531.18. This driver was found to have a bug that causes significant CPU usage in the background... Read more...
People buy expensive video cards to make their computers faster, but the opposite is happening for some owners of NVIDIA GPUs, that's to an apparent driver bug. Affected individuals report strangely high CPU usage at various times, causing higher temperatures and sluggish performance. The issue seems to trace back to... Read more...
This has been a pretty big year for game releases already and we're just now entering March. Besides Hogwarts Legacy, the long-anticipated Atomic Heart finally arrived, and we've also seen the release of Company of Heroes 3, Forspoken, Dead Space, and more. With a pile of game releases naturally comes a spate of... Read more...
After releasing an Arc GPU driver tuned for Hogwarts Legacy and Returnal last week, Intel's software engineers are keeping the pedal firmly pressed to the metal with yet another update, this time with "Game On" optimizations for no less than five titles. For anyone keeping count, this is Intel's fifth Arc graphics... Read more...
AMD has brought out its first Adrenalin Edition graphics driver that rolls together support for the latest Radeon RX 7000 series (RDNA 3) GPUs and those that came before. The new unified release, dubbed AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition 23.2.1, will be particularly welcome to modern PC gamers who have been waiting for... Read more...
At the risk of making a mountain out of a mole hill, Intel deserves a hearty pat on the back for its latest Arc GPU driver release. That's because it's optimized for Hogwarts Legacy, which is due to release in earnest later this week on February 10, 2023. Getting in front of the 8-ball on a much-anticipated game... 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...
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...
Most of the time, when a graphics card fails, you'll either return it to the manufacturer (assuming it's inside its warranty period), sell it to someone for parts, or simply discard it. You could, however, send it to a repair shop like Germany's KrisFix. Around the world, electronics enthusiasts are starting repair... Read more...
As it was for many companies, last week was a busy one for NVIDIA, with the firm making a bunch of announcements at CES—the GeForce RTX 4070 Ti was finally made official, Ada Lovelace went mobile, and more. Now that CES week is in the rear view mirror, it's back to the usual deluge of leaks and rumors, one of which... Read more...
AMD's brand-new Radeon RX 7900 series graphics cards are very fast, but just like any new tech, they're not without their problems. AMD says it plans to fix up Navi 31's foibles in the drivers, and the first step toward that path was released today: AMD Adrenalin Software 22.12.2 is exclusively for the Radeon RX 7900... Read more...
One of the big tests for Intel and its efforts to be a major third player in the discrete graphics card segment is getting the software right. Key parts of that effort are timely and effective GPU driver updates. As such, it's worth noting that the latest Arc graphics driver aims to give Arc A-series GPU owners a... Read more...
Intel has released a new Game On driver for its Arc Alchemist series of graphics card. A highlight of the new driver is that it delivers performance improvements across a raft of games, with particular gains at 1440p. This driver, version 31.0.101.3802 (Beta), also adds optimized support for Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0... Read more...
Right on cue, NVIDIA has issued an updated GPU driver release to officially support its beastly new flagship graphics card, the GeForce RTX 4090. That's not all, though. The GeForce 522.25 WHQL driver release also purportedly includes key optimizations that could benefit GeForce RTX 30 series owners in a big way when... Read more...
Valve's Steam Deck is a killer little machine, for what it is and for what it costs. $399 gets you a quad-core Zen 2 PC with 16 GB of memory and a surprisingly-fast little integrated Radeon. The machine ships with the Linux-based SteamOS installed, but it's a fully-capable PC, and you can install Windows on it if you... 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 first major update to Windows 11 (version 22H2) brought with it some nifty new features and security upgrades, but unfortunately it also caused major headaches for some GeForce owners. Complaints included dropped framerates, game stuttering, broken G-Sync functionality, and other annoying issues. Fortunately... Read more...
PC hardware companies work in funny ways sometimes. When AMD had a new driver ready that added extra features with arguably niche appeal, like its AMD Link in-home streaming tech, it was very excited to tell us about it, and have us tell you about it. However, when it released a new driver recently with real... Read more...
AMD has launched its Adrenalin Edition 22.7.1 driver software with some welcome and important changes. The new driver adds support for a completely new feature for Radeon GPU users dubbed AMD Noise Suppression. Secondly, if you enjoy OpenGL gaming titles, you might see up to an 85% performance uplift using this new... Read more...
You ask PC hardware enthusiasts why they don't have an AMD graphics card and you'll get a few different answers. Some folks will remark that they wanted RTX before AMD had its own ray-tracing acceleration. Others will say that they wanted to play OpenGL games on Windows—historically a weakpoint of the Radeon family... Read more...
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