This ‘flexible’ processor is made out of plastic instead of silicon
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This ‘flexible’ processor is made out of plastic instead of silicon

The processors of the future might not be made with silicon as they have been for nearly 50 years. New research headed by ARM and PragmaIC has produced a flexible processor made out of plastic. The PlasticARM processor provides a look at the future, where microprocessors can show up in everything from clothes to milk Read more

Nvidia just got the one feature DLSS needs to compete with AMD Super Resolution
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Nvidia just got the one feature DLSS needs to compete with AMD Super Resolution

Nvidia just made the Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) software development kit (SDK) freely available to developers. In a move that’s likely in response to AMD’s FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) technology, Nvidia has shown that it knows that the feature’s superior quality isn’t enough to compete with FSR alone. Although the move certainly makes DLSS Read more

Nvidia DLSS now has one of AMD Super Resolution’s best features
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Nvidia DLSS now has one of AMD Super Resolution’s best features

When AMD announced Fidelity Super Resolution (FSR), it had a big advantage over Nvidia’s competing Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS) technology: Open-source code. Although DLSS still isn’t open-source, Nvidia has taken a big step against FSR by making the feature available to any developer. Alongside a showcase of RTX features like DLSS running on an Read more

How to buy a graphics card in 2021
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How to buy a graphics card in 2021

The best graphics cards have been almost impossible to find for nearly a year, but things are starting to improve. Stock is improving at retailers, and although prices are still high, they’re starting to drop. For everyone who has been patiently waiting — and doesn’t want to wait anymore –we’re going to show you how Read more

How to enable FreeSync on PC
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How to enable FreeSync on PC

Many of the best gaming monitors support AMD FreeSync, but you’ll need to know how to enable FreeSync to use it. FreeSync is an adaptive refresh-rate technology that helps prevent stuttering, screen tearing, and input lag, which can make a huge difference while playing games. Although FreeSync was designed to work with AMD graphics cards, Read more

AMD just delivered on a big promise for FidelityFX Super Resolution
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AMD just delivered on a big promise for FidelityFX Super Resolution

Less than a month after launching, AMD is expanding support for FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). Coinciding with the launch of the source code on the GPUOpen platform, AMD is also adding support for the upscaling feature in four more games as well as two game engines. AMD is rolling out support for the four additional Read more

Leaker estimates Intel Alder Lake i9-12900K can outperform AMD Ryzen 9 5950X
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Leaker estimates Intel Alder Lake i9-12900K can outperform AMD Ryzen 9 5950X

Intel’s hotly anticipated Alder Lake launch could be right around the corner, and early processor samples are starting to show their power. A qualification sample of the flagship Core i9-12900K can reportedly hit speeds of up to 5.3GHz, and using leaked benchmarks from earlier processor versions, users have calculated that the processor could outperform AMD’s Read more

How crypto crackdowns could end the GPU shortage this year
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How crypto crackdowns could end the GPU shortage this year

For several months, any news about the GPU market had been bad news. But that’s starting to change. Thanks to China’s recent restrictions on cryptocurrency mining, graphics cards are flooding the secondhand market in China for ludicrously low prices. Some cards are even selling below the suggested price. Chinese miners comprise the majority of miners Read more

This modded Sega Dreamcast is actually a stealth, AMD-powered gaming PC
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This modded Sega Dreamcast is actually a stealth, AMD-powered gaming PC

In the world of stealth gaming PCs, it doesn’t get much better than cramming a rig into a retro console. Along those lines, a modder managed to cram a Ryzen 4650G APU, 2TB of storage, 16GB of RAM, and a dual-band Wi-Fi chip into a Sega Dreamcast shell to create the perfect stealth mini PC Read more

Qualcomm says it’s ready to compete with Apple’s M1 chips
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Qualcomm says it’s ready to compete with Apple’s M1 chips

Qualcomm, best known for designing chips inside many Android devices, is setting its sights on a different market: Laptops. In his first interview since becoming president and CEO of Qualcomm, Cristiano Amon says he believes that Qualcomm can have the best laptop chip on the market. And there’s no one better to design that chip Read more