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radeon-crimson-relive-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD have released the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.3 Beta drivers. These drivers come with optimization for “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” including support for AMD CrossFire in DirectX 11 mode. To enable CrossFire, however, you need to input “-RenderDevice.AmdCrossfireEnable 1″ as a command-line argument (set launch options in Origin). The drivers also fix a texture flickering issue noticed with the game.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.3 Beta drivers here.

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evga-supernova-850-g3-psuBy Aris Mpitziopoulos @ Tom’s Hardware

EVGA refreshed its popular G2 PSU family with the G3 one using Super Flower’s Leadex II platform. The 850 G3 is the second strongest member in this line-up, offering high performance and a depth of just 15cm. The SuperNOVA G3 units are based on a fresh Leadex II platform, and their most obvious upgrade over the G2 series is more compact dimensions. Packing higher capacity into smaller enclosures affects what we refer to as power density. Increasingly, PSU vendors are trying to do battle based on this concept of power density. Not long ago, SilverStone was the only company that really put an effort into shrinking its power supplies. Now the list is a lot longer.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA has released the GeForce 378.92 WHQL Game Ready drivers. These drivers are game-ready for “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” which includes optimization, GeForce Experience optimal settings, and an SLI profile. NVIDIA is recommending SLI configurations as the game engine can take advantage of it. In addition, the drivers are also game-ready for “Rockband VR.”

You can download the new GeForce 378.92 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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msi-x370-xpower-gaming-titaniumBy Peter Donnell @ eTeknix

Have you been enjoying the Ryzen launch so far? We know we have! Of course, what is the launch of a new CPU range and a new batch of chipsets without the motherboards to house them all! Today we kick things off with a look at the latest high-end gaming motherboard from MSI, the all-new MSI X350 XPOWER Gaming Titanium, which features all the flagship hardware you would expect, including all those lovely overclocking features that are supported on every Ryzen chip (although not every Ryzen motherboard).

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asrock-x370-taichiBy Jacob Terkelsen @ Tom’s Hardware

With the plethora of connectivity options enabled by X370, ASRock has taken the bull by the horns and given us a board that will become the centerpiece to any PC builder’s work of art. Reminiscent of our MSI 990FXA Gaming review back in 2016, the Taichi is a beauty. The matte black PCB, black and white color scheme, and steampunk-esque gear motif are jaw dropping. Everywhere I look on this motherboard I see polish, finesse, and thoughtful design.

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radeon-crimson-relive-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD today released the 17.3.2 Beta version of its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive. This release features official support for the upcoming Mass Effect: Andromeda space opera, and a 12% performance boost in the game for RX 480 graphics cards compared to results obtained under the previous driver release.

This driver release also sees some fixed issues with texture corruption on some surfaces of The Division under DX12. In addition, this driver release features a fix for what could only have been a rare issue with texture flickering while task-switching on For Honor, considering it only affected 4x Multi-GPU system configurations. This release also features long lists of Known Issues.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Drivers version 17.3.2 here.

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amd-ryzenSource: GURU3D

Basically, overclock and tweak a bit to gain on performance. The AMD Blog hints like this, get the newest available motherboard BIOS, clean OS installs help, buy memory that works at a top speed and latency (supported by your motherboard) and change the Windows 10 power plan.

AMD also shares a performance plot indicating a the changes and how they can influence 1080p game performance. As we have been stating in our articles, large gains come from software and memory tweaks. But surely overclocking helps:

The AMD Ryzen™ processor is a completely new and different platform from what gamers may be accustomed to, and established practices for configuring a system may prove incorrect or unreliable. We’ve assembled the following configuration steps to ensure users are extracting the best possible performance and reliability from their new PC.

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