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AMD unveils Radeon R9 and R7 series video cards

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Graphics cards aren’t normally our go-to choices for audio processing, but we may have to make exceptions for AMD’s just-unveiled Radeon R9 and R7 lines. The R9 290X, R9 290 and R7 260X will support TrueAudio, a new programmable pipeline that enables advanced audio effects without burdening a PC’s main processor or a dedicated sound card. Not that the range will be lacking in visual prowess, of course. While the company isn’t revealing full specifications, it claims that the R9 290X flagship will have five teraflops of total computing power versus the four teraflops of the previous generation. The boards will ship sometime in the “near future,” with prices ranging from $89 for an entry R7 250 to $299 for the mid-tier R9 280X. AMD isn’t divulging the R9 290X’s price, but pre-orders for the card will start on October 3rd.

The firm has also revealed a new programming interface…

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Fix for blank screen with blinking cursor after upgrade to Win 8.1

RqT and his thoughts

This post is to summarize what posted by user in More specifically, the method tested to fix issue in Samsung Series 7 – Chronos. Model no : NP770Z5E

There are 2 issues that will be solved. The first one is the blank screen with blinking cursor (if you moved the cursor) after you did upgrade to your Windows from 8 to 8.1. And the second issues is that the manual brightness setting in your laptop does not work anymore.

The first issue is due to the AMD graphic driver that is not compatible with Windows 8.1 and hence need to be upgraded. The 2nd issue is caused by INTEL HD 4000 driver that is updated while it should not be updated yet.

Steps to solve the 1st issue (Windows goes blank screen after upgrade to Win 8.1)  :

1. Enter Safe mode with networking. (Try method in…

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AMD and Microsoft to Improve User Experiences

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AMD sent out on interesting blog on Saturday. The first half of the article was about how software, hardware and drivers all had to be optimized for the best possible performance. It was really in reference to some improvements through the latest driver releases by AMD and the recent launch of Windows 8.1 Which is great self promotion I guess, but I never really understand why companies are so long winded about this stuff. Why don’t they just say “HEY! WE LAUNCHED NEW DRIVERS,AND THE LATEST OS UPDATE IMPROVES OUR PERFORMANCE!!!!! HERE ARE BENCHMARKS!”. Maybe I am just ADD, impatient, or both, but that would seem more efficient. 

At any rate, there was also an interesting tid bit on wireless displays within that blog. Apparently AMD and Microsoft are working together to try and optimize wireless displays. These displays clearly consume a large amount of bandwidth due to the sheer…

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Battlefield 4 Beta Bug Fixes

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Sadly, the beta for Battlefield 4 has ended, but have no fear as the full game launches for current-gen on October 29th and November 15th for PS4 and November 22nd for Xbox One. What will Battlefield 4 fix as a result of feedback? Which weapons and vehicles got a boost or nerf? Did we get some alternate controller layouts/bindings? You can find out here or at the official Battlefield Blog.

Low frame rate/stuttering PC players may have experienced trouble in the Beta getting the game running at a good frame rate. Rest assured that we’re using the information we received to optimize the performance for the launch of the game. We also released three game client updates and a number of game server updates during the Beta to address some of these issues and to gather more information to ensure a smoother launch.

Stuck on loading screen We have…

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DICE Says People Will Just Have To “Wait And See” If There Will Be Any Free Mods/Maps For BF4

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Recently Pixelenemy had a quick chat DICE General Manager Karl Magnus Troedsson regarding Battlefield 4 and in the chat Pixelenemy asked a good question, “will BF4 have any free maps or modes just like what they did with Battlefield: Bad Company 2 ?” and the answer they received from Troedsson was “wait and see.”

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Only In Battlefield 4: New TV Trailer


Last year Call of Duty and Battlefield both went toe to toe with each other and whilst COD firmly won in terms of sales, Battlefield certainly saw it’s own sales on the rise. This year it appears that EA and Dice are pulling out all the stops to entice people over to their latest instalment of Battlefield.

The latest trailer showcases some of the most frenetic and cinematic gameplay footage probably ever seen in a first person shooter. We also get to hear the short stories and experiences of people who have actually played it (I’m sure they’re not actors, honest). Either way the trailer looks stunning and Battlefield appears to promise an even more amazing experience than Battlefield 3. Here’s the trailer for your enjoyment.

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Battlefield 4 14.4 gb Game Installation


Battlefield 4EA has announced everyone who is getting Battlefield 4 on the Xbox 360 will have mandatory 2Gb installation with an optional 6.6GB installation for multilayer as well as a  5.8GB installation for single player. EA recommends that you do both installations so you will achieve the best performance and graphics.

Battlefield 4 launches October 29th for Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

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