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macOS 10.13 High Sierra Focuses on Performance, Launches Fall 2017

On stage at today’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote, Apple SVP Craig Federighi gave us a glimpse at the next version of macOS: High Sierra. Drug jokes aside, this derivative name harkens back to the days of Snow Leopard and ...

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Windows 10 Game Mode can boost performance after all

Microsoft’s Game Mode has been a puzzling feature addition to Windows 10 ever since we got wind of the option at the tail end of 2016. After keeping quiet about expected improvements, Microsoft finally let drop that average PCs might ...

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Sony’s new Boost Mode improves PS4 Pro game performance by up to 38 percent

Earlier this week we discussed Sony’s Boost Mode for the PS4 Pro. The idea behind Boost Mode is that some of the PS4 Pro’s clock speed improvements can be harnessed to make older titles faster, even if those titles don’t ...

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Microsoft’s Xbox One S: 4K Blu-ray, HDR, and a modest performance boost

When Microsoft announced the Xbox One S and Xbox Scorpio earlier this year, the company’s strategy raised more than a few eyebrows. While the Xbox One midlife refresh was widely expected, there’s the chance Xbox One S sales will suffer ...

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Verdict: Mirror’s Edge Catalyst falls short in performance

At long last, Mirror’s Edge Catalyst has finally hit store shelves. After years of internal tribulations, this prequel/reboot to DICE’s 2008 stylish first-person parkour game is available for the world to play. Unfortunately, this open world interpretation is receiving a ...

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Developer claims PS4K upgrade ‘absolutely’ necessary for VR, slams PS4’s performance

One of the consistent claims about the rumored PS4K upgrade is that Sony has absolutely mandated backwards compatibility. Developers are supposed to target both the PS4 and PlayStation 4K / PlayStation Neo, but they aren’t allowed to introduce features or ...

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Intel demos 3D XPoint, showcases Optane’s 2GB/s performance

Last year, Intel and Micron announced that they’d developed a new memory standard. This new memory, 3D XPoint (pronounced “crosspoint”) is a non-volatile memory that Intel is advertising as the first major memory breakthrough in 25 years. Early speculation was ...

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PlayStation 4K is reportedly real, so what kind of performance can we expect?

Last week, we reported on rumors at GDC that Sony was working on a PlayStation 4.5, also dubbed the PS4K. Now, new reports from sources within the company are claiming that the hardware is real and already in the prototype ...

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Crytek’s stunning The Climb showcases VR performance on the Oculus Rift

Share This article As VR headsets like the Oculus Rift tip-toe towards launch day, we’re starting to hear more about the types of VR content you’ll actually be able to buy. Last week, CCP Games and Oculus jointly announced that ...

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New Fallout 4 1.2 patch improves performance on all platforms — but at a cost

Share This article Fallout 4 has been widely lauded in the gaming press as a stunning achievement, but performance issues and stuttering have negatively affected the title on all three platforms. The situation was particularly bad on the Xbox One, ...

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