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Thrustmaster T.Flight HOTAS 4 joystick-throttle reviewCOMBATSIM.COM enters the 21st century with its first video review.

The subject of this review is Thrustmaster’s T.Flight HOTAS 4, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown Edition.

Check it out on our new Combatsim YouTube channel.

Review Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMVWY3D-4ow

patriot-memory-viper-v765-keyboardBy Krzysztof Hukalowicz @ Guru3D

The Patriot brand is known more widely for making flash drives, SSDs, and RAM. On the 24th of October last year, they announced a new gaming keyboard with RGB backlighting – the Viper V765. It will be the next model in the Viper gaming series, which includes not only keyboards, but also mice, headphones, and other accessories. The V765 is, next to the V760, a keyboard designed for intermediate users, which means that it offers not only basic but also some more advanced functions, while keeping the price reasonable. The Patriot Viper V765 is priced at only USD 99, and for this amount you get Kailh White Box mechanical switches, water resistance, RGB backlighting, and a detachable magnetic wrist rest – which sounds like a good package.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

After the oddity that was its GeForce 419.67 WHQL Creator Ready drivers, NVIDIA launched new GeForce drivers with the same 419.67 version number, but with “Game Ready” branding. It’s now clear that Creator Ready is a fork of the GeForce software, released at a slightly lesser frequency, targeting creativity and productivity software that don’t quite need Quadro feature-set or certifications. GeForce 419.67 WHQL Game Ready, on the other hand, add day-one optimization for “Battlefield V: Firestorm,” a new update that brings the highly addictive Battle Royale gameplay mode to the Battlefield franchise. Optimization is also added or refined for “Anthem,” “Shadow of the Tomb Raider,” and “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.” NVIDIA expanded the list of Adaptive Sync monitors that are now capable of G-Sync.

Among the bugs fixed are a performance drop noticed in DaVinci Resolve, overexposed brightness and color seen in “Far Cry: New Dawn” with HDR turned on; performance issues with “Total War: Warhammer 2″ with AA turned on; artifacts seen in certain Adobe applications; screen corruption when switching display modes with HDR turned on in “Apex Legends,” FOV reduction when recording with GeForce Experience; flickering noticed in “Star Citizen” followed by a CTD on “Turing” GPUs, abnormal time taken on GeForce GTX 980 responding to NVAPI calls; TITAN RTX overheating when enabling TCC mode via NVLink; and second monitor flickering with two monitors connected to an RTX 2070.

You can download the new GeForce 419.67 WHQL Game Ready drivers through GeForce Experience or via GeForce.com.

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

AMD has released the latest version of their Radeon Adrenalin 2019 Drivers with beta version 19.3.3. This release adds support for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice and Generation Zero. In regards to performance improvements AMD made no mention of any with this release; however, a few fixes were implemented. Up first is Rainbow Six Siege which should no longer have texture flickering or intermittent corruption issues. Meanwhile, in DOTA 2 VR AMD has managed to eliminate stutter problems on HMD devices when the game is utilizing the Vulkan API. They also made mention of two known issues as well. The first issue impacts AMD Ryzen mobile processors with Radeon Vega Graphics, on which the mouse cursor can disappear or go beyond the top boundary of a display. While the second problem pertains to WattMan gauges along with the performance metrics, overlay being inaccurate on systems with an AMD Radeon VII installed.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.3 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA today surprised us with the curiously named GeForce 419.67 Creator Ready drivers. These are client-segment graphics drivers, and only support GeForce and TITAN graphics cards, and not a single Quadro product is supported. Their version numbering also aligns with the GeForce trunk. The way we read this, “Creator Ready” is a new moniker like the existing “Game Ready,” and while the latter is timed to release with major AAA game launches, the former aligns with major productivity apps relevant to the client-segment that doesn’t need too many professional features or certifications exclusive to the Quadro series. These drivers support GeForce GTX 10-series “Pascal,” GeForce GTX 16-series “Turing,” GeForce RTX 20-series “Turing,” and TITAN products based on the “Pascal,” “Volta” and “Turing” architectures. 900-series “Maxwell” support is removed.

These drivers introduce performance optimization for recently launched productivity applications Autodesk Arnold, Unreal Engine 4.22, REDCINE-X PRO, Adobe Lightroom, and Substance Designer by Adobe. The drivers also improve performance of existing applications. You can expect a 13 percent performance improvement with Blender Cycles, up to 9 percent with Photoshop CC and Premier Pro CC, and up to 8 percent with Maxon Cinema 4D. NVIDIA also added G-Sync certifications to ASUS VG278Q and VG258 monitors, which are adaptive-sync capable. Installing these drivers won’t change the gaming feature-set of your existing drivers. These very much still are GeForce drivers, and your settings can carry forward.

You can download the new GeForce 419.67 Creator Ready drivers at GeForce.com.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: Blue’s News

NVIDIA announces that the GeForce Experience Ansel RTX and Freestyle are now available through a new in-app version 3.18 update. The Ansel update brings a new version of the screenshot tool to over 200 games without requiring and SDK update, while Freestyle offers image adjustments that can be accessed on-the-fly from within games. Here’s word:

NVIDIA Freestyle – Change The Look and Feel of Games In Real-Time
NVIDIA Freestyle gives you the power to customize the appearance of a game in real-time through the application of post-processing filters. Add sharpening, adjust color and contrast, or make your own filter by stacking and tweaking any of the 17 available filters.

GeForce Experience Update Adds New Creative Tools For Your Games
To apply Freestyle filters in any of the 200+ games currently supported, simply press Alt+F3 during gameplay.

Ansel RTX – Even More Tools and Features For In-Game Photos
Ansel RTX expands select Ansel Photo Mode features to hundreds of games, allowing you to add stackable filters, save in HDR format, and capture photos at up to 8K resolution using AI Up-Res on GeForce RTX graphics cards.

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cooler-master-masterbox-nr600By strudinox @ GND-Tech

These days, it seems that a lot of our focus that goes into new products is centered around bright lights and RGBs. While this is fine for those who love the puking rainbow scene, there are those who still prefer the stealthy subtle build over former. In this review, we’ll be diving in to the Cooler Master MasterBox NR600 which is perfect for those who prefer subtle stealth over the RGB rainbow. The NR600 is part of the MasterBox series of mid-tower cases that features clean crisp edges, plenty of cooling options, and of course a tempered glass side panel.

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