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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...
Nobody likes it when a game freezes up or outright crashes (not even gaming masochists), so kudos to NVIDIA for pushing out a GeForce hotfix driver to address that very thing in a handful of popular titles. The hotfix also promises better overall stability in some specific games, and addresses a performance issue some... Read more...
We're all spoiled these days. Indeed, in 2022, even low-end smartphones can browse most websites with relative responsiveness. The dark times when clicking a web link could hang up your system for seconds are well and truly done with. Right? Well, apparently not for some users running Intel's 12th-gen Alder Lake... Read more...
You're tired of hearing it, we're tired of saying it; yes, Intel's Arc graphics are real and out there. They haven't hit store shelves in the US yet, but they're on the way—probably as we write this. Extant hardware needs available drivers, and so Intel's published a new graphics driver for Arc Alchemist. This... Read more...
As gamers and creators are both well aware, AMD's CPUs have been at-least competitive for a few years now, and for a while, roundly superior—at least, depending on your workload. However, there's been one sticking point for several years preventing a certain market segment of users from giving AMD a shot. That... Read more...
NVIDIA's relationship with the open-source community has historically been a tale of intense on-again-off-again interactions. In recent years, the company has embraced open source more closely as of late, but its past refusal to open-source its graphics drivers, citing trade secrets and proprietary technology, has... Read more...
When a video game loads and runs smoothly without any glitches or weird anomalies, we tend not to think about all the work that went into making such an experience possible. But should a game skip frames and stutter even though it shouldn't on the hardware we're running, or worse yet, crash to the desktop, the range... Read more...
We're rapidly approaching the end of Q1, and you know what that means: it's time for AMD's software team to tell us what they've been up to over the last year. Every year around this time, AMD publishes a landmark driver release, and usually, it comes with a name change or the debut of a fancy new feature. There's... Read more...
Fancy a free performance boost for your Radeon RX 6000 series GPU? A pretty big one is just a driver download away, though obviously there are some caveats. Chief among them is that the more substantial gains apply to gaming laptops that pair AMD's Ryzen processors with its latest mobile GPUs. And of course the... Read more...
It's Monday, and you know what that means, kids: well, absolutely nothing, actually. There's a new GeForce driver update that just dropped, though. GeForce WHQL driver version 497.29 is Game Ready for Horizon: Zero Dawn—which just got a patch adding DLSS support—and GTFO, a cooperative horror FPS game that's finally... Read more...
If you own a Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card, a free performance boost in Halo Infinite awaits—you just need to download and install the latest driver package, Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.12.1. According to the release notes, the driver update can yield up to a substantial 19 percent FPS gain when playing the... Read more...
Every so often NVIDIA will push out a hotfix driver to address certain issues before its next regular driver release. Now is one of those times. Call it a Thanksgiving treat if you will, but NVIDIA's GeForce 496.98 hotfix driver squashes a handful of bugs, and notably some that could otherwise result in your PC... Read more...
Battlefield 2042 is now just a week away from launching, and if you're planning to play, be on the lookout for hardware driver updates that could improve the experience. Specifically, GPU driver updates. To that end, AMD is pushing out is Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.11.2 driver package, and with it comes some... Read more...
AMD is pushing out an updated Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver package (version 21.11.1), and if you're planning to play Forza Horizon 5 when it comes out next week, you'll want to grab this one. That is, if you're rocking a Radeon graphics card, of course. If so, this driver update brings with it some... Read more...
It doesn't matter which graphics card you own, chances are, there's a driver update available that is tuned for Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy. We wrote about NVIDIA's 'Game Ready' 496.49 WHQL driver update just a little bit ago, but if you own a Radeon graphics card, don't fret—there's a new Radeon Software... Read more...
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