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Shadow of Mordor on AMD Ryzen CPU suffers from a performance hit due to non-optimal thread scheduling

By ghem, 27 May 2017 at 8:27 pm UTC (11 Comments)
While doing some comparative benchmarks between my RX 470 and GTX 1060 on a Ryzen 1700 CPU and an i7-2700k CPU, I encountered odd behaviour with Shadow of Mordor.

AMD Ryzen 9 'Threadripper' announced with up to 16 cores

By liamdawe, 17 May 2017 at 9:13 am UTC (26 Comments)
Well then, AMD are truly back in the game now aren't they! They have announced the AMD Ryzen 9 'Threadripper' which will come with up to 16 cores.

Steam Controller & Steam Link on sale for a few days, the Link is especially cheap

By liamdawe, 11 May 2017 at 9:34 pm UTC (24 Comments)
Valve have put up the Steam Controller and Steam Link for sale for the next few days and the Steam Link has a pretty big saving.

The 'Razer DeathAdder Chroma' is quite possibly the nicest mouse I've ever owned

By liamdawe, 4 May 2017 at 2:36 pm UTC (50 Comments)
After my wireless mouse finally stopped charging anything and the temporary £5 replacement mouse was just terrible, I decided to take a look at the Razer DeathAdder Chroma.

The next version of SDL will have Steam Controller support out of the box

By liamdawe, 28 April 2017 at 9:48 am UTC (11 Comments)
If there's one thing that does frustrate me about the Steam Controller, it's that games often need SC Controller to be run if outside of Steam. If the game uses SDL, in future this may not be needed.

NVIDIA have announced the TITAN Xp and it's a monster

By liamdawe, 6 April 2017 at 3:00 pm UTC (35 Comments)
Based on their Pascal architecture, NVIDIA has announced their top-end GPU the 'TITAN Xp' and it's an absolute monster of a card.

The Entroware Kratos-3000 is another power-house laptop Linux users might be interested in

By liamdawe, 22 March 2017 at 1:07 pm UTC (11 Comments)
Entroware have updated their Linux laptop line-up again with the Kratos-3000 and it's a little beast for sure.

AMD have announced Ryzen 5 will launch in April

By liamdawe, 16 March 2017 at 10:11 am UTC (24 Comments)
AMD initially launched Ryzen 7 their enthusiast higher performing chips, but now they're gearing up for the lower end with Ryzen 5 which will launch on April 11th.

Razer looking to improve Linux support on their 'Blade' series of laptops

By liamdawe, 5 March 2017 at 11:30 pm UTC (21 Comments)
It seems Razer have been getting a lot of requests for Linux support on their 'Razer Blade' laptop line, so they are looking for feedback.

NVIDIA have announced the 1080 Ti and it's a beast

By liamdawe, 1 March 2017 at 12:52 pm UTC (21 Comments)
NVIDIA have let a few details out on the 1080 Ti and it sounds like an absolute power-house of a GPU.

Entroware have unleashed the 'Aether' laptop for Linux enthusiasts featuring Intel's 7th generation CPUs

By liamdawe, 24 February 2017 at 3:18 pm UTC (8 Comments)
Entroware, the UK-based Linux hardware vendor have released a new laptop named 'Aether' and it's quite the little beast.

AMD officially announce Ryzen 7 CPUs for launch on March 2nd

By liamdawe, 22 February 2017 at 3:45 pm UTC (59 Comments)
AMD will be officially releasing their Ryzen 7 CPUs on March 2nd, so there's not long to go! They can be pre-ordered right now too if you're that excited about it.

System76 have refreshed their most powerful Linux laptops now with 7th Gen Intel CPUs

By liamdawe, 17 February 2017 at 11:00 am UTC (28 Comments)
System76, the Linux hardware vendor sent out a press release announcing a refresh of their most powerful laptops, which now boast 7th Gen Intel CPUs.

Intel Haswell now supports OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa-git on Linux

By liamdawe, 16 January 2017 at 7:11 pm UTC (9 Comments)
In another push towards Mesa finishing OpenGL for all vendors where possible, Intel Haswell chips now have support for OpenGL 4.5 with Mesa on Linux.

Lars Doucet, a game developer, is asking Valve to open source the Steam Controller software

By liamdawe, 10 January 2017 at 10:35 am UTC (14 Comments)
Lars Doucet, developer of Defender's Quest has written up a reddit post requesting Valve to open source the Steam Controller software.
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