Deciphering the Crypt : Zen Microarchitecture Explained

AMD has stirred in a lot of discussion and clamor with the official announcement and performance reveal of their latest and greatest CPU architecture i.e. Zen. The most flatulent claims that have been made so far include 6900k level performance at similar clock speeds which AMD demonstrated with a Blender test at a side event, this Wednesday. All of this sounds alluring enough for any computer hardware enthusiast out there, but how exactly has AMD achieved such escalated levels of performance? It is fairly certain that there must be some…

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TechArx : A PC Build For A Gamer By A Gamer

We usually do builds in a more systematic and budget/usage oriented manner suggesting multiple builds including gamer builds, but in the past we have been criticized to focus on overclock-ability in gamer builds and for gamers who are not interested, such builds only mean extra investment for little benefit. And we take criticism very seriously, so here it is folks, a very gamer oriented build which can do everything a gamer might need, for example gaming(pun intended), streaming, video editing in case you are a content creator(gaming related) without a fuss…

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GTX 900 Series Dropped to Legacy Support by Nvidia

The news that Nvidia has dropped future support for the GTX 900 series cards has created immense nuisance since the last night. The GTX 900 series GPUs have now been moved to legacy support which means that Nvidia would no longer be pushing update for performance optimizations for the concerned GPUs. The information came through as quite a shocker as no one expected Nvidia to drop support for these relatively new GPUs. The last GTX 900 series card launched at a date which feels like yesterday (22 August 2015), so…

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RX 480 Gets a Massive Price Cut in India!

Following the release of the GTX 1060, the RX 480 experienced a lot of turmoil in sales owing to its exorbitant rates in India. Earlier, the Radeon RX 480 8 GB was priced at Rs. 26,990 while the 4 GB  version was priced at Rs. 22,990 but thanks to the storm of criticism on the prices both by the Indian gaming industry and the introduction of the GeForce GTX 1060 at Rs. 24,990 ; AMD has revised the prices of the Radeon RX 480. The revised prices sink the 480…

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Powercolor RX 480 Devil pictured and specs rumored

Sapphire has been resorting to teases as no certain date for the launch of the Sapphire RX 480 NITRO has yet been announced by them. This leaves us with our only hopes taking refuge in PowerColor and XFX’s camps. Hopefully, both the board partners are soon going to affirm an official date for the launch of their respective cards but their’s none to be heard so far, except from PowerColor whose Powercolor RX 480 Devil’s pictures are now available on the internet. The PowerColor RX 480 Devil features a Gothic-al…

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Vega 10 and 11 spotted in a recent OpenCL driver

AMD began a rebellion inside the mainstream market with the launch of its Radeon RX 480 that has been gathering a lot of heat lately. To appease the high end GPU market, however, AMD is yet to take a step but rest assured, AMD made it clear cut that its GPU roadmap won’t cease at Polaris 10 and other high end GPUs under the name of Vega 10 and 11 (Codename : Baffin) will surface early 2017. In a recent OpenCL driver, a few new chips were discovered under ‘GFX9’: Greenland,…

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AMD and Firaxis devise a “truly exceptional DirectX 12 renderer” for Civilization VI

AMD has announced that they’ve been working in a tandem with 2K and Firaxis games in order bring a fully fledged and optimized DirectX 12 gaming experience to the upcoming installment of the Civilization series i.e Civilization VI. They’re in a technical partnership with the Civilization developers in order to implement “world class DirectX 12 experience with full support for Asynchronous Compute and Explicit Multi-Adapter”. It is certain that the game will benefit hugely  owing to this venture by AMD and Firaxis as it’s all set to boast a ‘Truly exceptional DX12…

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Corsair ML Series Launched – Magnetic Levitation Fans

Corsair has introduced a new series of fans into its Cooling solution lineup. The Corsair ML series is disparate from its predecessors or other offerings on the market because of its all new Magnetic Levitation fan bearings and a custom rotor design. Owing to the aforementioned features, Corsair assures “Higher airflow, lower noise and better cooling, whatever the requirement”. According to reports, the new Corsair ML series fans are capable of dramatically abating the friction between the rotor blades allowing for quieter operation throughout the speeds the fan operates in.…

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Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 821 at 2.4 GHz

While most people might have foresaw this, considering that you’re a mobile phone / smartphone enthusiast – Qualcomm has announced a new addition to its higher tier SOCs in the Qualcomm Snapdraon 821 AKA MSM8996 Pro. This news however serves to acknowledge that this new CPU exists and will sport 2x Kryo 2.4 GHz cores. While no launch date or probable devices to fancy the Snapdragon 821 have been hinted yet by Snapdragon, it would be safe to assume that the inevitable isn’t far judging from the fact that Qualcomm’s…

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