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AMD Catalyst Omega features (1)

Its not often that GPU driver updates change things significantly and usually, it’s done on the cusp of a launch of new hardware with features that require these drivers to be ready before launch. Perhaps we’re a few weeks away from more GPUs from AMD, perhaps not. But if you’re currently a Radeon HD7000 or R7 and R9-series owner, you’d better take note of what these drivers are doing, because there’s a clear sign that AMD means business for 2015. Called “Omega”, AMD says these new drivers, otherwise known as Catalyst 14.12, will bring in new features and more tricks to owners of the Radeon R9 285 and above. Hit the jump for moar!

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intel-cpu-socket-feat

Throughout 2014 the motherboard market was dominated by four major brands not including Foxconn. They were ASUStek, Gigabyte, ASRock and Micro-Star International (MSI) respectively. Together, these four vendors ship over half of the world’s motherboard product to consumers, with ASUS and Gigabyte both pulling in over 20 million motherboard shipments each this year alone. According to reports from Digitimes, though, some of the big brands are planning to shy away from price wars in 2015 and focus more on profitability for 2015.

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System-builders-600-x-272

If you’ve got a pile of money burning a hole in your pocket and want a new rig, this is a good place to be right now. Today we’re looking at the high-end builds for the last System Builders Guide of the year, going from R20,000 to R30,000. There’s even a Haswell-E system in here if you’re interested, but it’s going to empty out your bank account really quickly. Hop on in to commence the drooling!

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Google Contributor (1)

If you spend most of your time on the internet as I do, you’re going to run into some websites that use paid-for advertising to finance their upkeep. NAG Online does it, sites like MyGaming and LazyGamer do it as well and most active commercial websites in general have parts of their page saved for placing adverts. While a sizeable amount of these are not driven by Google Adverts, most of the web does rely on Google for their advertising services and Google Adwords service.

If you’re one of those people who wants to use Adblock Plus but not take away revenue from the websites you visit, Google is testing out a subscription service that would remove Google adverts for you. Its called Google Contributor and there’s a long waiting list of people already trying to hop on it.

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intel-cpu-socket-feat

So, with all the noise about some games being buggy on launch and horribly hard on even the best hardware available, how’s about tainting your Monday with some news that two of this year’s biggest hitters do not properly support dual-core processors? Eh, eh? I bet you’re confused now, but so are a lot of other gamers who bought the games for their systems, only to learn that things weren’t exactly working as they should be. This affects Far Cry 4 and Dragon Age: Inquisition, so follow me after the jump to see what the hell’s going on here.

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samsung4k1

With all the focus on Nvidia’s GSync scaler and software allowing variable refresh rates, it’s been a while since anyone paid attention to AMD’s pushing of the open standard for Displayport 1.2a as adopted by VESA, also known as Adaptive Refresh aka FreeSync. AMD’s “Future of Compute” inaugural event is being held in Singapore and the company announced a collaboration with Samsung for the first Adaptive Refresh monitors with the UltraHD 4K resolution.

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System-builders-600-x-272

Hello, boys and girls, welcome to the System Builders Guide for November. Here we’re going into the mid-range builds, which typically offer you much more bang for your buck and a good deal of performance hidden away behind software sliders and BIOS settings to increase clock speeds. This is the first part of the guide to have a Nvidia Maxwell GPU bringing up the rear and it’s not going to be the last – in the high-end builds, the GTX970 and GTX980 are taking top spots in all manner of benchmarks and tests and it doesn’t seem like Nvidia is going to wait for an reply from AMD. The hurt may start with the GTX980 this year, but remember that it only has a 256-bit memory bus and it’s not the full implementation of Maxwell. There’s another Titan lurking around the corner and I bet it’ll hit the ground before Christmas. On to the builds!

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windows 10 device family

Microsoft is working hard on the next iteration of Windows, now collectively called Windows 10 and has promised that device owners won’t be left in the lurch. Not only will Windows 10 be the best version to date, it’s also going to be an upgrade option for all Windows Phone 8 devices. This promise extends to all Windows Phone 8 handsets, so even if you have a launch HTC Windows Phone 8X, you’ll still get the upgrade.

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Logitech G402 HYP_FURY (1)

Like many people out there, I’ve been prone to making bad decisions every once in a while. One of those decisions was not pulling out of a Blackjack game where I had doubled my money (I proceeded to lose the rest of it). The other was buying a string of crappy peripherals up until I had my first taste of goodness, courtesy of the Steelseries Sensei RAW. Ever since, I’ve been eager to get into more mouse reviews to see how things differ among all the best brands and today I’m looking at Logitech’s G402 Hyperion Fury, one of the most advanced mice I’ve had the pleasure to hold in a long time.

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System-builders-600-x-272

Hello and welcome, gamers, to the bi-monthly System Builder’s guide, this time for the month of Movember. I took a break from writing the guide as rAge Expo, computer hardware failures and life in general kept on pushing the next version further and further back. We’re into the budget segment for today, concentrating on low-cost setups and value for money. There’s not many real surprises in store for today, although we do see the return of an old favourite that may give you pause and think about sticking to 2-minute Noodles for the rest of the month. Follow me!

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