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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-2nd-gen-ryzen-threadripperAMD today announced the release of the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors, featuring the new 2990WX processor with 32 cores and 64 threads, along with the 16-core, 32-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor. We have collected a number of reviews on AMD’s new 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, and you can read them via the links provided below.

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD has released version 18.8.1 Beta of its Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers that keep your graphics card’s performance equal to that of a well/oiled machine (figuratively, of course). The new software version brings driver-level support and improvements for the upcoming (and highly awaited) Monster Hunter: World. for that game, this driver release promises up to 5% and 6% increased performance on AMD’s RX Vega graphics card and RX 580, respectively, compared to AMD’s 18.6.1 driver release at 1080p.

This driver also adds support for World of Warcraft : Battle for Azeroth, We Happy Few, and Madden NFL 19. Another interesting additions are the extended functions for the Vulkan API, supporting more commands than previous driver versions.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.8.1 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA has released GeForce 398.82 WHQL drivers. These drivers are game-ready for the week’s hottest game releases: “World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth,” and “Monster Hunter: World.” The drivers also add or update SLI profiles for “Call of Duty: Black Ops 4″ and “World of Warcraft.” The drivers fix color corruption seen on “World of Warcraft: Legion” on machines with G-Sync HDR and Windows HDR mode enabled. The drivers also bring back graphics settings in “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus,” and missing G-Sync Control Panel on machines with G-Sync Surround.

You can download the new GeForce 398.82 WHQL drivers through GeForce Experience or via GeForce.com.

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD has rolled out the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin. Version 18.7.1 drivers come with optimization for “Earthfall,” with up to 28 percent more performance measured on Radeon RX Vega 56 and up to 28 percent more performance to be had on the RX 580 8 GB, at 1440; and up to 27 percent higher performance measured at 1080p, on the RX 560 4 GB.

The drivers also address a number of bugs, including random crash noticed in “Fortnite Season 5,” when rendering throwing stars. Flickering noticed on “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” has been fixed. The drivers also fix a bug of not all compatible display modes appearing in Windows; slower than expected performance in Corel Draw, and black screen noticed during boot on displays connected via DisplayPort. A bug with memory clocks remaining high (i.e. not spooling down at lower power states), when changing resolutions or refresh-rates, has also been fixed.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.7.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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