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Here's What The AMD Radeon RX 480's Specs Will Look Like

A major retailer has inadvertently leaked a listing of the latest GPU coming out from AMD, with fans saving pictures of the board and its specifications before it was pulled offline.


Elgato HD60 S Capture Card Review: Great, But There's A Catch

The capture card market isn’t a particularly flashy segment when it comes to consumer tech. Once you’ve bought a capture card, you don’t need to upgrade for years. They don’t cost a great deal of money compared to high-end graphics cards or VR headsets, and advancements in GPUs have meant many PC gamers record and stream without a capture card at all.

So how do you stand out? Elgato’s answer is to offer all the same functionality, but faster. USB 3.0 faster, to be precise.


The First Australian NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Price Is: A Lot

Most of the specifications and performance-enhancing features of NVIDIA’s Pascal GPUs, the GTX 1070 and 1080, are largely known by now. And we also know what the American prices of those chips will be.

But nobody knows precisely how much Aussies will be charged for the king of GPUs. And as it turns out, the answer is quite a lot.


The Next Version Of Android Supports Vulkan Graphics

Part of the fun and games in the graphics sector over the next couple of years is the rise of low-level programming APIs. They’re interesting because they allow developers to access hardware at a much lower level than before, reducing the amount of overheads and resulting in faster performance for you, the gamer. Nvidia and id software made a big deal of this at the GTX 1080 launch when they showed DOOM running using drivers for one of these fancy APIs — the open-source Vulkan.

But Vulkan’s aiming for bigger and better things. And at their I/O annual conference today, Google announced that the next version of Android would also support the Vulkan API.


Valve Just Patched A Bunch Of Games Without Telling Anyone

If you’re a Steam user, you’ll probably have noticed an unusual amount of updates over the last 24 hours. You’re not alone — people’s libraries have been updating, seemingly en masse.

The fun part: the developers weren’t the ones responsible.


Target Just Slashed Prices On Consoles And Old Games

For a business that once looked like they were abandoning gaming altogether, Target has done a pretty good job of appealing to gamers with some heavy discounts. Their Ebay store offerings before Christmas were some of the best all year, something many of you took advantage of.

They’re now apparently in the process of clearing out a good deal of gaming stock, from consoles to games.


NVIDIA's Dark Souls 3 Game Ready Drivers Are Still Causing Issues

If you’re paying any degree of attention to the gaming world, you’ll probably be aware that Dark Souls 3 comes out today. And if you’re a PC gamer, you’ll probably be abreast of the fact that the GPU manufacturers like to push out new patches to coincide with major game launches.

NVIDIA’s Game Ready driver for Dark Souls 3 is version 364.72, and it’s also the latest release with Microsoft’s WHQL certification. Problem is, lots of gamers are having issues.


PS4 Remote Play Actually Works In Australia

Sony unleashed the latest major software update for the PS4 on the world last night, and with it came Remote Play on PC and Mac. The idea is pretty attractive, especially for those with families or large sharehouses where there’s a high possibility of the TV being in use. I’ve toyed around with Remote Play across a variety of games for a number of hours. And it’s pretty impressive so far — with a few caveats.


The FBI Needs Help Combating A New Strain Of Ransomware

According to the Reuters global news wire, the Federal Bureau of Intelligence has reached out to cyber security experts over the long Easter weekend for help in fighting a new strain of ransomware.


Vulkan's Graphics API Is Finally Out, But Don't Expect Performance Gains Yet

It was meant to launch last year, but as they say: better late than never. The release version of the Vulkan graphics API, derived from the abandoned carcass of AMD’s low-level Mantle API, has finally been released royalty-free to all and sundry.


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