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

AMD late Monday released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition. Version 19.7.4 Beta fixes a bug that caused “Grand Theft Auto V” to crash on machines with Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards. The rest of its feature-set is identical to that of the 19.7.3 drivers. There’s no mention in the change-log of the worsened idle fan-noise of RX 5700-series graphics cards observed from the upgrade to 19.7.3.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.4 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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NVIDIA today rushed out the GeForce Hotfix driver version 431.68. Hotfix drivers are rushed out to address glaring bugs with a recent major driver release, and are usually beta (lack WHQL signatures). Version 431.68 Hotfix corrects a bug where the mouse pointer renders incorrectly after exiting a game. The rest of the Hotfix is based almost entirely on the 431.60 WHQL released earlier this week, which comes optimized for “Wolfestein: Youngblood.”

You can download the GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 431.68 via this NVIDIA support page.

 

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intel-core-i5-9600k-coffee-lake-cpuBy Nathan Kirsch @ Legit Reviews

As we wait for our AMD Ryzen 5 3600X processor to arrive for testing we wanted to and take a look at its main competitor, the Intel Core i5-9600K 6-core processor. The Intel Core i5-9600K is currently priced at $249.89 shipped, which is slightly lower than the $279 price tag it had when it first came out in November 2018. The Intel Core i5-9600K that we are going to be looking at today is a retail boxed processor that was ordered in from Amazon and shipped directly to us. This specific CPU has six cores/six threads (no Hyper-Threading), a base frequency of 3.7 GHz, a max turbo frequency of 4.6 GHz, and a TDP of 95W. It supports up to 128GB of RAM and has Intel UHD Graphics 630 integrated graphics built-in.

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AMD today posted the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition. Version 19.7.3 beta comes in the nick of time with optimization for “Wolfenstein: Youngblood,” with up to 13 percent higher frame-rates on offer compared to 19.7.2. The release also adds Radeon GPU Profiler and Microsoft PIX for Radeon RX 5700 series. AMD also expanded its Vulkan API support by adding six new extensions, two of which are AMD-exclusive, and four standard. These include VK_EXT_display_surface_counter, VK_AMD_pipeline_compiler_control, VK_AMD_shader_core_properties2, VK_EXT_subgroup_size_control, VK_KHR_imageless_framebuffer, and VK_KHR_variable_pointers.

Among the fixed issues are “League of Legends” failing to launch with RX 5700-series on Windows 7; RX 5700 series experiencing application crashes with DirectX 9 applications after an Express Upgrade, Windows Mixed Reality not launching with Radeon Image Sharpening enabled on RX 5700-series; out-of-sync audio with ReLive VR; incorrect Radeon Wattman power gauge values for Radeon VII; AMD Log Utility not correctly installing; performance drops with Radeon Anti-Lag; minor stutter noticed in the first few minutes of “Fotnite” gameplay on RX 5700-series; Radeon Overlay flickering over Vulkan apps with Image Sharpening enabled; and some corruption noticed when running Adobe Premier Pro 2019 benchmarks.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.3 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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evga-geforce-rtx-2080-super-ftw3-hybridBy Sebastian Peak @ PC Perspective

It seems like just yesterday that we were taking our first look at RTX 2080 SUPER performance with the NVIDIA Founders Edition card, and today we have our first look at an aftermarket version featuring higher clocks. And this isn’t just any aftermarket card, it’s an EVGA FTW3 card complete with hybrid liquid/air cooling.

The EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER FTW3 HYBRID GAMING not only has more capital letters in its name than most of the RTX 2080 SUPER cards you’ll encounter, but it also has more attached AiO liquid coolers. This design should equate to lower temps, but will it add additional overclocking headroom? And for that matter, is there any additional overclocking headroom with the RTX 2080 SUPER?

We will attempt to answer one or both questions in this review.

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NVIDIA today launched the GeForce RTX 2080 Super graphics card, priced at USD $699. The card replaces the RTX 2080 from this price-point, which will be sold at discounted prices of around $630, while stocks last. The RTX 2080 Super is based on the same 12 nm “TU104″ silicon as the original, but is bolstered on three fronts: first, it maxes out the “TU104″ by enabling all 3,072 CUDA cores. Second, it comes with increased GPU Boost frequency of 1815 MHz, compared to 1710 MHz of the original; and lastly it comes with the highest-clocked 15.5 Gbps GDDR6 memory solution.

The card ships with 8 GB of memory across a 256-bit wide memory bus, which at 15.5 Gbps works out to roughly 496 GB/s of memory bandwidth, a 11 percent increase over the original RTX 2080. Other specifications of the GeForce RTX 2080 Super include 192 TMUs, 64 ROPs, 48 RT cores, and 384 Tensor cores. NVIDIA is allowing its board partners to launch custom-design boards that start at the same $699 baseline.

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nvidia-geforce-rtx-2080-superNVIDIA today that their new GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER graphics card is now available worldwide. We have gathered a number of reviews on NVIDIA’S own GeForce RTX 2080 Super Founders Edition card, and from a few, but not all of their add-in-board (AIB) partners which include ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Click on the links below to find out how the Founders Edition card performs, along with many of the new custom cards.

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