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AMD’s Ryzen gets a framerate boost after optimizing for games and BIOS

AMD’s Ryzen gets a framerate boost after optimizing for games and BIOS The first optimizations for AMD’s Ryzen hardware have begun to arrive, starting with Oxide Games’ Ashes of the Singularity.Although AMD’s Ryzen processors have been impressive, especially in multithreaded tasks, the one area they fell down a little compared to Intel, was in gaming.

Mad Catz enters bankruptcy

Mad Catz enters bankruptcy The beleaguered peripheral maker today announced that it has ceased operations and filed for chapter 7 bankruptcy "to initiate an orderly liquidation of the assets of the Company." "Regrettably and notwithstanding that for a significant amount of time the Company has been actively pursuing its strategic alternatives, including various near term financing alternatives such as bank financing and equity infusions, as well as potential sales of certain assets of the Company or a sale of the Company in its entirety, the Company has been unable to find a satisfactory solution to its cash liquidity problems," president and CEO Karen McGinnis said.

Apple says it is still not considering adding touchscreen capabilities to Macs

Apple says it is still not considering adding touchscreen capabilities to Macs Although Apple’s iPhone helped popularize the idea of a touchscreen smartphone, it still doesn’t want to bring the technology to its Mac desktop systems.It has also made it clear to questioning journalists, it has no plans to swap out Intel hardware for ARM processors.

Western Digital Announces its First Portable SSD

Western Digital Announces its First Portable SSD If you're one of those folks who loves external storage but also wants blazing fast speeds, today brought a really interesting announcement from hard drive manufacturer Western Digital.The company will soon be introducing its first ever portable SSD.

Chromebooks with AMD hardware may be coming in the near future

Chromebooks with AMD hardware may be coming in the near future The rumor mill is gradually spooling up with the idea that AMD hardware could soon find its way inside a Chromebook.However, if indeed the door has been opened into the Chromebook space for AMD, we could well see other variants of it in the future.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X CPU Review: A Fantastic Alternative To Intel

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X CPU Review: A Fantastic Alternative To Intel After years of anticipating their release, it’s hard for me to believe that AMD’s Zen-based Ryzen CPUs only arrived a month ago.As we begin to recover from the roller coaster ride that was Ryzen 7, we now have Ryzen 5 to address.

Nintendo offering up to $20,000 for finding Switch security issues

Nintendo offering up to $20,000 for finding Switch security issues Nintendo is offering up to $20,000 to users who identify vulnerabilities with the Switch, an extension of the program is started in December last year.The program, organised in conjunction with HackerOne, was initially started to seek out and resolve issues with the 3DS, but that has now been extended to include Nintendo's new console, the Switch.

Microsoft sends out invites for big spring product event

Microsoft sends out invites for big spring product event What we do expect is more products that continue the story Microsoft began with Windows Creator Update, which officially started shipping on Tuesday.Could we finally see a consumer version of HoloLens from Microsoft?

Nintendo discontinuing NES Classic in North America

Nintendo discontinuing NES Classic in North America This month will see the last batch of NES Classic systems hit North American shelves, at least for the foreseeable future.The NES Classic launched last November around the world, and proved a stopgap for Nintendo in a transitional holiday season with the Switch not yet launched and the Wii U nearing the end of its lifespan.

Switch has sold 2.4 million - Superdata

Switch has sold 2.4 million - Superdata In its first month and a half on sale, the Nintendo Switch has sold 2.4 million systems worldwide, according to Superdata.

Origin PC's Newest Gaming Laptop Offers Portable Performance for Under $1,000

Origin PC's Newest Gaming Laptop Offers Portable Performance for Under $1,000 The newest version of Origin PC's EON15-S gaming laptop offers up gaming performance in a portable package for under $1,000.If you're one of those folks that prefers their PC games on a laptop instead of a traditional desktop, then the new Origin PC EON15-S might be the perfect marriage of performance and price.

Snacking Near Your Keyboard: A Guide Of What (Not) To Do

Snacking Near Your Keyboard: A Guide Of What (Not) To Do As someone who once received a Geek Squad PC diagnostic report calling my keyboard “malodorous,” I am a firm believer in snacking while PC gaming.But really, I want to experience all the mechanical keyboard market has to offer, from mass-produced boards with big names to do-it-yourself kits.

Logitech G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review - Affordably Aluminum

Logitech G413 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review - Affordably Aluminum The first thing you'll notice when you unbox the G413 is that it doesn't look like most of Logitech's offerings.As you would expect, the G413 features Logitech's proprietary Romer-G switches, which are currently my favorites switches on the market.

From automated cars to AI, Nvidia powers the future with hardcore gaming hardware

From automated cars to AI, Nvidia powers the future with hardcore gaming hardware He talked us through the green team’s plan for a future that ranges from traditional gaming hardware to cutting-edge AI development.“You have to have a powerful system with adequate software to handle the learning part of the equation,” Palaric said.

Swapping Keycaps Is The Key To Having A Pretty Keyboard

Swapping Keycaps Is The Key To Having A Pretty Keyboard While searching for a nice set of keycaps for a completely different keyboard, I picked up an EnjoyPBT Valentine set.Do an internet search for “novelty keycaps” and you’ll find a whole bunch of pretty little things to add to your keyboard one at a time.

New Razer Lancehead Mouse Offers "Tournament Grade" Wireless Performance

New Razer Lancehead Mouse Offers "Tournament Grade" Wireless Performance The Lancehead is Razer's newest wireless mouse that uses new wireless tech Razer says makes it the most reliable wireless mouse in the world.If you're a fan of cutting-edge PC peripherals, you may want to keep an eye on Razer's newest wireless mouse, the Lancehead.

Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset Review - Amazingly Lightweight

Logitech G533 Wireless Gaming Headset Review - Amazingly Lightweight The G533 Wireless Gaming Headset is the newest offering from Logitech.Many of Logitech's recent products include both a number and a name, like the G900 Chaos Spectrum wireless mouse.

Nintendo Announces a New Handheld - the New 2DS XL

Nintendo Announces a New Handheld - the New 2DS XL In a move that was a bit unexpected, Nintendo has announced a new handheld that will launch this summer: the New 2DS XL.Those folks got a bit of a surprise today, as Nintendo announced a brand new handheld: the New Nintendo 2DS XL.

Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Yellow Review: More Gaming, Less Typing

Razer Blackwidow Chroma V2 Yellow Review: More Gaming, Less Typing With the debut of Razer’s new linear yellow keyboard switches, one of the gaming-est keyboards going gets a lot gamier.The other big change that came with the Blackwidow V2 is the introduction of a third color of Razer key switch.