Tag Archives: performance

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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AMD Has Cut the Performance of Some RX 560 GPUs

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When AMD launched the RX 560 GPU, as an upgrade to the older RX 460, it upgraded the specs of the card slightly. Unlike the RX 580 and RX 570, which retained their GPU cores, texture units, and ROP configurations and simply targeted significantly higher ...

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New Details Define Promise and Limits of Xbox One X 4K Performance

Ever since Microsoft unveiled the Xbox One X (formerly known as Project Scorpio), there’ve been questions about how the platform would handle backwards compatibility with Xbox One titles and what kind of benefits those games could expect. Microsoft has made a lot of promises about 4K, and while the company’s E3 demos showed games like Forza hitting those targets, the ...

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Developer of A Way Out Claims PS4 is Crippling Performance

One of the most unique games shown at E3 this year is called “A Way Out.” It’s the second title by director Josef Fares, and it’s explicitly designed for multiplayer, either via the PlayStation Network or sitting side by side on the couch. Games with extensive co-op modes are comparatively rare, but games that literally require co-op play are basically ...

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macOS 10.13 High Sierra Focuses on Performance, Launches Fall 2017

On stage at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote, Apple SVP Craig Federighi gave us a glimpse at the next version of macOS: High Sierra. Drug jokes aside, this derivative name harkens back to the days of Snow Leopard and Mountain Lion — polish-focused releases that eschew loads of flashy new features in favor of performance and quality of life ...

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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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Total War: Warhammer’s Bretonnia patch boosts performance on AMD Ryzen CPUs

Last week, the Total War: Warhammer team released a new patch, codenamed Bretonnia. While they didn’t specifically discuss any kind of new features in the patch notes, testing shows that the update significantly improved performance on AMD’s new Ryzen microprocessors. PCGames.fr tested the new 1.6.0 patch, and found a consistent 10 percent improvement on all three Ryzen 7 processors, as ...

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