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How To Boost Older GPU Performance, Since You Can’t Buy a New One

Right now, GPU prices are fluctuating between “insane” and “really insane.” The very cheapest cards may still be reasonably affordable, but everything above that has been shoved completely beyond reach for consumers. With prices like these, it’s impossible to recommend anyone buy a card for gaming right now — so what can you do to improve the performance of what ...

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Windows 10 Game Mode can boost performance after all

Microsoft’s Game Mode has been a puzzling feature addition to Windows 10 ever since we got wind of the option at the tail end of 2016. After keeping quiet about expected improvements, Microsoft finally let drop that average PCs might only see a 2-5 percent improvement. This is, to be clear, more-or-less what we expected based on how Microsoft had ...

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AMD’s new Radeon Chill feature manages frame rate to cut power consumption, boost responsiveness

Last week, AMD took the wraps off its annual major driver refresh, dubbed Radeon ReLive this time around. While the company releases periodic driver updates with support for new games and various bug fixes, it launches a significant platform update for new features and capabilities roughly once a year. The new release brings the usual assortment of bug fixes and ...

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Microsoft’s Xbox One S: 4K Blu-ray, HDR, and a modest performance boost

When Microsoft announced the Xbox One S and Xbox Scorpio earlier this year, the company’s strategy raised more than a few eyebrows. While the Xbox One midlife refresh was widely expected, there’s the chance Xbox One S sales will suffer if customers choose to wait for the significantly more powerful Project Scorpio, which is currently expected to launch at Christmas, ...

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