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nvidia-geforce-gtx-1650NVIDIA has launched worldwide its new entry level GeForce GTX 1650, giving you smooth performance on the latest games. With the GTX 1650 pricing starting at $149, the GTX 1650 is the great choice for gamers looking for a quick, easy upgrade, or those building a compact, power-efficient system able to play modern games. Like its other GeForce GTX 16-series siblings, the GTX 1650 is derived from the “Turing” architecture, but without RTX real-time raytracing hardware, such as RT cores or tensor cores. NVIDIA has not made a Founders Edition for GTX 1650. So the following reviews will be custom designs from various manufacturers. We’ve searched the web and posted the links to those reviews below.

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AMD has released the latest in their driver suite, which brings about improved performance and support for Mortal Kombat 11 – that means gory details in full GPU-acceleration for the best possible gaming experience. Apart from that, not much to see here: there’s a fixed issue relating to AMD Link and Radeon Settings sometimes displaying incorrect parameters. The list of known issues is slightly larger, and follows after the break.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.3 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has rolled out its GeForce 430.39 WHQL drivers, which introduce support for the new GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card launched earlier today. The drivers also add support for the new notebook variants of the GTX 1660 Ti and GTX 1660. Most importantly, the drivers add support for Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903), which adds a standardized method of variable-rate shading. The drivers add or improve optimization for “Mortal Kombat XI,” “Anthem,” and “Strange Brigade.” NVIDIA tested and approved 7 more VESA Adaptive Sync-capable monitors for G-Sync support added through these drivers (full list here).

Among the other features is the new ability to merge two portrait monitors to a landscape display head. Fixes include MadVR not correctly rendering HDR mode using MPC-HC; a random desktop flicker seen in some multi-display PCs, and memory leaks noticed when launching certain games.

You can download the new GeForce 430.39 WHQL drivers through GeForce Experience or via GeForce.com.

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gigabyte-z390-aorus-pro-wifi-moboBy Gavin Bonshor @ AnandTech

On Intel’s desktop Z390 chipset, there are around 7 different ATX sized motherboards to choose from in the $180-200 price bracket. This not only puts pressure on manufacturers to deliver a high blend of premium features for a better price than the competition and use unique visuals like a peacock’s plume to entice users. GIGABYTE’s Z390 Aorus Pro WIFI is one with its $195 price tag. The Aorus brand is aimed squarely at gamers and the Z390 Aorus Pro WIFI looks to stake GIGABYTEs claim in a highly contested segment with a premium feature set at an affordable price.

Read The Review Here

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AMD has released the latest version of its Radeon Software 2019 Edition drivers. Version 19.4.2 beta introduces performance improvements for “World War Z,” with up to 24 percent performance improvement measured using a Radeon VII, and up to 19 percent measured on an RX Vega 64. The drivers also add optimization for “Anno 1800.” The rest of its feature-set appears to be carried over from 19.4.1.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.2 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA has released the year’s most important GeForce driver update, version 425.31 WHQL. The drivers enable DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API support for GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, GTX 1660, GTX 1080 Ti, GTX 1080, GTX 1070 Ti, GTX 1070, and GTX 1060 6 GB, in addition to TITAN graphics cards based on the “Pascal” and “Volta” architectures. The DXR workload is executed by the CUDA cores entirely, which makes these GPUs significantly slower than NVIDIA’s RTX 20-series chips that have dedicated hardware such as RT cores and tensor cores. We’ve detailed this in our special article. In addition these drivers add Game Ready optimization for “Anno 1800,” and fix a number of  other issues.

You can download the new GeForce 425.31 WHQL drivers through GeForce Experience or via GeForce.com.

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newhardware-iconCheck out these latest hardware announcements for today from around the web. Also included are some hardware news bits, and on some days, a few rumors tossed in for good measure. Click on the links below to read the official press release, visit the products web page, or to an independent news source.

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AMD has released their Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.1 Drivers. This beta release features no performance enhancements, and it also doesn’t add any support for new games. Instead, it is centered around fixing various issues seen within AMD’s software and a couple of games. The biggest of these fixes is the elimination of crashes and application hang in World of Warcraft with Patch 8.1.5 or later when using MSAA. They have also eliminated graphical corruption seen in World of Tanks when in-game settings are set to the minimum when using Radeon RX Vega graphics products. Considering how popular both of these titles are it is likely more than a few gamers will be quite happy with these fixes. AMD has made sure to note a few unresolved problems as well. The most annoying of which is likely going to be screen flicker with multiple displays at the desktop or with applications running on AMD’s Radeon VII.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.4.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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