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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Samsung teaming up with AMD to produce Arm chips for laptops

    Hot news. Samsung teaming up with AMD to produce ARM SOC chips under the Exynos Pro brand to take on Apple M1 devices. The obvious red flag about all this is windows performance on ARM, but perhaps Linux users would flock to this...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Classics - Remind us of the ones that still make you move

    Hi all I got this through the post today and there's a part of me that feels shame over it, but more than that I feel pride as it's a cracking tune! What are some of your classic tracks?
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    PCSPECIALIST The time considerations with various refresh rates

    A different take on monitor refresh rates (and the actual fact why 60hz to 144hz is the biggest jump and 144hz to 240hz not so much) When we talk about refresh rates, we talk about a frequency in which the monitor refreshes the image on screen every second. We refer to that as hertz (hz). So...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Call someone you haven't spoken to in a while

    Hiya all I almost didn't post this as I didn't want to bring the forum down, but the more I've thought about it, I feel it's the right time for perhaps some highlighting of what is no doubt a huge problem. Tonight, a DJ / Producer (I wasn't aware of his work, but follow one of his friends) was...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST New spectre variants affecting both AMD and Intel

    A new variant has been found affecting both AMD and Intel. It's not certain the overall impact of this, the patch will likely affect performance across the board, but it's still not clear if this is an up close attack vector or remote...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST AMD FSR (FidelityFX Super Resolution): Answer to DLSS

    Hi all This came across my feed a couple of days ago and totally forgot to post about it. Any of you with an AMD GPU will be very pleased to know AMD's answer to DLSS is right around the corner, hopefully games will adopt it sharpish...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Possible blockbuster mining product to claim back GPUs for gamers?

    Worth a read: https://www.pcgamer.com/hope-for-an-end-to-the-gpu-shortage-comes-from-an-unexpected-source/
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Important windows update that any gamer should apply ASAP!

    Any gamers out there, a recent windows update caused major problems related to gaming with significant FPS drops, and even instability including BSODS. This has now been patched, recommended you manually force through any available updates ASAP...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Really insteresti g summary of new mesh shading technique in RTX cards (and AMD)

    This is pretty cool, summary of what we can expect in a couple of years with regards to gaming:
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Z590 boards to look at and to avoid, for those crazy enough to go with Intel

    Worth watching:
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    PCSPECIALIST Is there anything quite so good???

    Needs no introduction:
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST DDR5 expectations

    This is worth a read. May well be hype to try to penetrate the world markets, but still very interesting: https://www.techspot.com/news/89341-memory-maker-aims-develop-ddr5-modules-clocked-over.html
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST So up for this!

    https://www.gamingbible.co.uk/news/games-pc-november-eve-allows-you-to-command-a-fire-breathing-dragon-20210417
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Graphics settings worth getting to know

    Hi all Moving to PC Gaming requires some knowledge on adjusting graphical settings to get best performance, especially when on a more budget system, or with some games that aren't ported so well to PC and have rogue settings that can either be turned down or even disabled. For most games, if...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST The Day Before - Zombie survival horror MMO

    Anyone heard of this one upcoming, it's just gone on pre order. There's quite an in depth gameplay glimpse below, it does look quite something: And the preview film:
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Totally off topic - Anyone tried Allbirds trainers?

    Hi all This is completely off the forum norm, but I'm the kind of guy that always cheaps out on shoes and buys bargain goodies. I find though that I become very unsatisfied with them quickly and they tend to deteriorate rapidly also. So I'm looking at treating myself at a time where I rarely...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST The Outer Worlds

    Has anyone played this game? I’ve been closely watching it, it’s been out a while now and is looking extremely promising: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mattgardner1/2021/04/03/review-the-outer-worlds-second-dlc-is-bleak-brutal-and-brilliant/
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST AMD RX6000 GPU driver compatibility.

    I haven’t been keeping up on this and will do some searches, but would love to hear from any of you that have received a build with an AMD GPU. How are you finding the performance? Have you had any driver instability? Nothing untoward has cropped up in my tech news feed about driver issues...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Olive & Mabel

    These are done by Andrew Cotter, the sports commentator, for anyone that hasn't seen them, they really are a treat: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=olive+and+mabel
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Specialist Mice, what do you recommend?

    I thought it would be good to have a dedicated thread on specialist Mice, weather it be gaming, or design or whatever. I'm a huge mouse fan, I usually spend quite a lofty budget on them and keep them for years. I've had a Cyborg R.A.T. 7 on my main gaming rig for about 12 years now (the design...
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