AMD released a new driver Adrenalin 18.2.3 for their cards. The update has significantly improved performance in a pirate adventure Sea of Thieves, and also contains a bunch of fixes for FreeSync.
Driver Adrenalin 18.2.3 contains all the improvements for role-playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance as well as a multiplayer shooter Fortnite and Playerunknown”s Battlegrounds have been added in the upgrade option 18.2.2. In addition, it increases the frame rate in these games.
Owners of video cards Vega RX and RX 580 driver 18.2.3 will help to increase performance in a Sea of Thieves to 39%, and in Final Fantasy XII and Tactics Brass performance improvement can reach 20%.
Earlier this month it was reported that the hacker team fail0verflow has managed to run a Linux operating system on hybrid Nintendo console Switch. Now, hackers have been able to turn the Nintendo Switch into a full-fledged tablet based on that OS.
Developed Nintendo Switch the tablet on Linux features touch control, powered browser and even some applications that uses the power of the GPU.
On Twitter, the hackers said that the error that allowed them to circumvent the security system Nintendo, can not be fixed with updates. Besides the exploit to run Linux on a Switch does not require any modifiers.
Background: Hackers launched Linux on the Nintendo Switch
Although the Xbox One does not officially support keyboard and mouse, gamers still use them with an adapter. Microsoft knows this, but takes no action, despite complaints.
While the one that helps others spoils the game: keyboard and mouse can be a significant advantage in the competitive online titles.
According to lead developer Xbox’s Mike Ybarra (Mike Ybarra), Microsoft can block keyboard and mouse, but the company will not do this because he wants to give creators the freedom to titles control games at his discretion.
Developers have the choice to use APIs that detect and not allow these. It’s up to them, but the capability is there. https://t.co/jE97R6oj0c
Once Microsoft said that it was considering the opportunity to make official support. In September last year, Ibarra wrote that she just appears, but did not say when.
It is extremely important that Ibarra and Microsoft understand that keyboard and mouse give you the advantage, but they leave the fight against this by the developers. The authors of the game can allow gamers to decide against whom they want to play: people with gamepads or those who use computer devices.
Last month sharply increased the number of lawsuits against Intel due to vulnerabilities Meltdown and the Spectre in her processors. It is reported that the American company sued 30 clients. Another two claims relate to the protection of the securities.
Intel said that in consumer claims typically alleged that users were harmed by the acts and/or omissions on the part of the company because of breaches. Owners of Intel want through the courts to seek justice and get monetary compensation.
In two claims, which relate to the protection of securities, it is stated that “statements by Intel about their products and internal controls have become false or misleading by disclosing vulnerabilities Meltdown and the Spectre”.
Intel announced that it intends to vigorously defend against all 32 claims. The American company did not say how much money you may lose due to litigation.
Intel is trying to do something that had never been done before. And if it works, it really helps gamers who use the integrated graphics card. The latest Intel graphics driver can automatically configure settings in games.
While that feature is in beta testing. It is compatible with the processor of the 6th generation (Skylake) and later and will work with future processors, the 8-th generation with a nice Radeon RX Vega M, also known as Kaby Lake G.
The new driver adds an icon for “Gaming” in the control panel graphics. Intel notes that some features may be limited during the beta test. Settings are automatically configured in Battlefield 1, Call of Duty: WWII, Destiny 2, Dota 2, GTA V, League of Legends, Overwatch, and World of Tanks.
In addition, the driver improves performance and optimizes energy consumption during video playback.
AMD has officially released their Ryzen Ryzen 5 2400G, and 3 2200G, one of the most powerful processors, greatly enhancing gaming computers. They use the architecture of the Radeon Vega on a single chip, making them better than most CPUs in terms of graphics issue.
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G graphics Radeon RX Vega 11 is from 4 to 6 cores cache up to 19 MB and 12 processing threads. It works as a combination of Intel Core i5 and Nvidia GeForce 1030, and can also be overclocked and become a more effective combination for 39%.
The processors are already on shelves. In the video above, you can see them in action — they give excellent performance in AAA titles.
Asus in 2018 plans to sell more gaming notebooks than in 2017. According to experts, this growth will be the largest in recent years. Such a step by the Taiwanese company makes you go to the market of gaming accessories, which is suffering because of the miners.
As for specific numbers, the Asus in 2017 and intends to increase the supply of gaming laptops for 500 000 units. A year earlier, Asus had sold around 1.2 million units.
Today consumers in horror looking at the growing prices of computer accessories that first jumped because miners of cryptocurrencies. Buying a gaming laptop now remains almost the only reasonable way to take possession of the gaming machine.
A group of hackers known as Fail0overflow, reported that launched on the Nintendo Switch the Linux operating system. Along with this, the hackers managed to run on the console emulator GameCube and the cult shooter Classic DOOM.
While FailOverflow more focused on Linux, a group of hackers RetroArch and Team Xecuter have been creating emulators for Nintendo Switch. It is noted that Team Xecuter is working on a modified physical chip for the console.
Currently, the hackers managed to access the core Switch for the following Nintendo emulators:
2010 Snes9x (SNES);
Virtual Jaguar (Jaguar);
Next VBA (GB, GBC, GBA);
Picodrive (Genesis, MegaDrive, Master System, 32x, Sega CD);
Handy (Atari Lynx);
Yabause (Saturn) [Slow];
FBA Alpha [Slow].
All hacked emulators can only run on firmware version 3.0 installed Hacking Firmware. To games and programs could run on any version of the firmware, hackers want to create a customized chip for Nintendo Switch.
In the network appeared the information that in the update version 5.50 on PS4 Pro add technology-aliasing SSAA. This became known thanks to the gamers who posted on the forum Resetera a screenshot with the description of the above updates.
Most likely, the screenshot was taken from the beta update, but so far Sony hasn’t officially announced details of the upgrade 5.50.
If PS4 Pro really appears SSAA antialiasing, the picture in many games can significantly prettier. Anyway, waiting for official information from Sony.
We will remind, in January it was reported that Sony is gathering people to beta test the upgrade 5.50, which, according to preliminary data, will bring a series of improvements and innovations.
The company Razer, specializing in the development of various devices for gamers, has released a USB microphone called Seiren Elite. According to Razer, a microphone designed for streamers that create high-quality content and need good sound.
Razer Seiren Elite has a single dynamic capsule and has a built-in headphone amplifier and a high pass filter which prevents low frequency oscillations.
Razer notes that the MIC Seiren Elite is very simple to use. All you need to do is to connect your microphone to the USB port, after which it is ready for operation.
The cost of the MIC is at $199.99 (about 11 250 rubles) at the official Razer store.