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amd-logoAt the AMD “Next Horizon Gaming” livestream event at E3 today, President and CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the company’s next-generation PC gaming platform, bringing new levels of performance and efficiency and introducing powerful features for gamers everywhere, based on the new AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 Series graphics cards and 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors.

The AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT and RX 5700 graphics cards are built on the new AMD RDNA gaming architecture to deliver superior visual fidelity, lightning-fast performance and advanced features to power the latest AAA and eSports titles. The new product family also includes the 50th Anniversary Edition AMD Radeon™ RX 5700 XT graphics card that commemorates the company’s 50th anniversary by offering increased clocks and a luxurious gold accented shroud featuring Dr. Lisa Su’s signature.

The 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ desktop processors deliver leadership performance across gaming, productivity and content creation applications, offering more performance-critical on-die cache than ever before. Today, Dr. Su previewed the latest addition to the product family – the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen™ 9 3950X, the world’s first 16-core mainstream desktop processor.

We’ve made significant technology bets to push the envelope on high-performance computing and give gamers the hardware they need to power the experiences they want,” said Dr. Su. “Our industry-leading Ryzen 3000 Series desktop processors and Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards combine leadership design, performance, technology, and efficiency to provide the ultimate gaming experiences. From super-fast frame rates, to new levels of visual realism and image quality, or the ability to easily create, capture and share gaming experiences, PCs featuring our new Ryzen processors and Radeon GPUs offer exceptional performance and features for every gamer at every price point.

Seventy percent of PC gamers today are using three-year-old or older graphics hardware that lacks the necessary horsepower and capabilities to deliver fully immersive, high-fidelity and high-performance gaming experiences,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “Our new Radeon graphics cards with RDNA redefine what’s possible in 1440p gameplay, delivering stunning visuals, amazing performance and industry-leading features to take gaming experiences to the next level.

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-2019Source: TechPowerUp!

AMD over the weekend released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition. Version 19.6.1 Beta adds support for Microsoft Xbox Game Pass for PC. The groundbreaking new service from Microsoft benefits gamers who play on both PC and Xbox, by providing Windows PCs with a Library and common access to games across platforms. The drivers also address AMD Link not working correctly on some of the installations of Radeon Software.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.1 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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fa-18c-hornet-hotas-add-gripThrustmaster has switched to air combat maneuvering mode for the 2019 edition of FlightSimExpo in Orlando, Florida. After a long period of development and beta testing required to perfect this authentic joystick, the juicy details regarding the replica of the legendary F/A-18C Hornet™ control stick can finally be revealed.

A flight stick grip with a rich history behind it

Following the amazing and popular level of performance made possible by its first replica joystick, the HOTAS Warthog (A-10C), Thrustmaster is thrilled to offer a new and versatile grip alternative for simmers that want to take their flight simulations to the next level.

Modeled after the multifunctional control stick found in the U.S. Navy’s famed F/A-18C Hornet™ multirole fighter, this HOTAS Add-On Grip will provide simmers a real-as-it-gets flight experience — all the way from launching off the carrier deck, to dogfighting and pounding ground targets.

Just like its namesake fighter/attack aircraft, the F/A-18C Hornet™ HOTAS Add-On Grip has been built with multitasking in mind: it’s perfect for one moment battling a MiG to the next taking out a platoon of enemy tanks.

Key product features

  • Life-size, 1:1 scale replica of the F/A-18C Hornet™ flight stick handle.
  • Metal design (grip), with durable, industrial-grade materials for an authentic feel and maximum product lifespan.
  • 19 action buttons, including a realistic 2-step trigger and one 8-direction “Point of View” hat switch. The same number of inputs as the HOTAS Warthog control stick.
  • Native integration in the game DCS (sold separately) via the dedicated F/A-18C module.
  • Nearly identical stick to that used in the AV-8B Night Attack and F-15E Strike Eagle.
  • Backwards-compatible with two best-selling Thrustmaster joystick bases: HOTAS Warthog and HOTAS Cougar (sold separately): easily swap your HOTAS Warthog and HOTAS Cougar with the flight grip.

While the product is compatible with all the most popular flight sim titles, the F/A-18C Hornet™ HOTAS Add-On Grip serves as a true extension for Digital Combat Simulator: F/A-18C Hornet by Eagle Dynamics.

As Matt Wagner, the Executive Producer of the Digital Combat Simulator series points out: “If you fly in DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and want to really enjoy the ultimate simulation experience, don’t wait to get your hands on this new joystick.

Pre-orders begin:
From June 7, 2019 on Thrustmaster e-shop
From June 10, 2019 worldwide
Commercial availability: from July 25, 2019
Suggested retail price: $229.99/£179.99

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-2019Source: TechPowerUp!

AMD late Monday released a WHQL-signed version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.2. This driver is practically identical to the 19.5.2 Beta released on May 23, and has an identical change-log. Compared to the 19.5.1 Beta, the drivers add optimization for “Total War: Three Kingdoms.” Multi-desktop flickering issues with Radeon VII are fixed. Radeon WattMan reporting incorrect max temperature on some GPUs has been fixed. GPU utilization counters of Radeon Overlay would show up on unsupported products, which has been fixed. Videos with HDR would freeze or show corruption with Windows Movies & TV app. This has been fixed.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.5.2 WHQL drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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roccat-vulcan-100-aimo-gaming-keyboardBy Meng Vang @ Legit Reviews

In the recent months, Roccat has added a new line of keyboards featuring the Titan switch, designed from the ground up by Roccat themselves. These keyboards include the Vulcan 80, Vulcan 100 AIMO, and the Vulcan 120 AIMO. They do have a few common features, like the anodized aluminum plate, customizable per-key lighting, and Roccat Swarm software support. The Vulcan 80 does not include RGB capabilities and is the entry-level keyboard in this series. The Vulcan 120 AIMO is the top of the line keyboard in this series, featuring Roccat’s AIMO intelligent lighting system and a detachable wrist rest. In this review, we will be taking a look at the Vulcan 100 AIMO, which does not include the detachable wrist rest but does feature the AIMO lighting system.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA Friday released the GeForce Hotfix 430.97 driver. Hotfix drivers are released when NVIDIA needs to address a limited number of glaring issues with a recently released driver, in this case, the 430.86 WHQL and 430.64 WHQL. Released only for Windows 10, the drivers fix a game crash noticed in “Forza Horizon 4″ when driving through tunnels. It also addresses a “Code 43″ error noticed on machines powered by Intel “Sandy Bridge” processors when trying to install the WDDM 2.6-ready 430.64 WHQL drivers on Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903).

You can download the GeForce Hotfix 430.97 driver through GeForce Experience or via GeForce.com.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA has released its GeForce 430.86 WHQL graphics drivers. These drivers come with day-one “Game Ready” optimization for “Quake II RTX” and “Assetto Corsa Competizione.” Support is also added for Oculus Rift S and HTC VIVE Pro Eye HMDs, and three new monitors have been added to the G-Sync certification list. The drivers also change a few things around. “World of Warships” is no longer supported by GeForce Experience Freestyle. Several application crashes noticed on Adobe Premier Pro were fixed. Performance issues noticed on “Resolume Arena 6″ with GeForce RTX 2080 Notebook have also been fixed.

You can download the new GeForce 430.86 WHQL drivers through GeForce Experience or via GeForce.com.

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