Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 10/11/23


Latest Windows 2022 Server Update Causes BSODs on AMD EPYC With VBS Enabled

Microsoft's latest Windows Server 2022 update is causing BSODs on certain hardware and certain OS configurations. Part of the problem is VBS, which is known to cause Windows instability.

Valve Announces Steam Deck OLED, Still Not Coming To Australia

Aussies still waiting for Valve to pull its finger out and officially launch the Steam Deck in Australia have been dealt a fresh blow. The Half-Life developer turned digital retail giant turned hardware maker announced

Stable Diffusion Benchmarks: 45 Nvidia, AMD, and Intel GPUs Compared

We've tested all the modern graphics cards in Stable Diffusion, using the latest updates and optimizations, to show which GPUs are the fastest at AI and machine learning inference.

RX 6800 XT is Faster Than RX 7800 XT in Linux Gaming

The Radeon RX 6800 XT reigns supreme in Phoronix's evaluation of the best graphics card for 1080p gaming in Linux.

AMD “Advancing AI” Event Announced For 6th December, Instinct MI300 Series Launch & More

AMD has announced its upcoming "Advancing AI" event which will encompass the latest & greatest developments from Team Red in the AI segment. AMD Unveils "Advancing AI" Event For Instinct MI300

AMD Ryzen 8000G APUs will reportedly use Zen 4c CPU cores and RDNA 3 integrated graphics

It looks like AMD might skip the desktop Ryzen 7000G altogether. As per the latest reports, AMD will jump straight to the Ryzen 8000G series, which, according to AMD's naming structure, suggests the

The Starfield DLSS beta is now live on Steam

Following on from an announcement last week, Bethesda has now released Starfield's DLSS update. The feature isn't available in the live game just yet, so you won't see it on the Game Pass version. However,

GeForce Now adds 16 games this week

November is set to be a busy month for the GeForce Now team, with plans to bring over 50 games to the service this month. We already had quite a few titles in last week's update but now, another 16 games

Hearthstone set to be the next Blizzard game to hit Steam

Ahead of merging with Microsoft, Blizzard made the decision to start bringing its games over to Steam, ending years of launcher exclusivity. We've already seen Overwatch 2 and Diablo IV debut on

The Game Awards nominees to be announced next week

Geoff Keighley’s annual The Game Awards show has become a staple of the industry, with each successive entry garnering more and more viewers. While some simply watch the show for its new game

NVIDIA To Host CES 2024 “Special Address” On 8th January, GeForce RTX 40 SUPER GPUs Unveil

NVIDIA has confirmed that it will be hosting its CES 2024 "Special Address" on the 8th of January where we will most definitely see the GeForce RTX 40 SUPER GPUs. NVIDIA's CES 2024 Special Address

Grand Theft Auto VI Announced, First Trailer in December

On Twitter, Rockstar announced that "the next GTA game" and we can expect a trailer in December

BioWare drops new teaser trailer for next Mass Effect game

BioWare celebrated Mass Effect yesterday for the annual N7 Day and this year's event did not disappoint, with the studio dropping a new teaser for the next Mass Effect game. BioWare has already teased the return of characters from the original trilogy, with an earlier teaser

Potential NAND Shortage Could Mean End of Dirt Cheap SSDs

A looming shortage of materials needed to make NAND chips may be the final nail in the coffin for cheap storage and memory.

How to Buy the Right Graphics Card: A GPU Guide for 2023

Picking the right graphics card for gaming is hard. We'll walk you through how to buy a GPU and get the right card for your PC without spending more than needed.

Lightning McQueen is coming to Rocket League

Epic Games’ Fortnite helped pave the way for the relatively recent trend in gaming which sees all manner of IPs crossover with various live-service titles. Despite not having characters per-se, Epic has now

Epic Store Unprofitable, but Keeps Giving Away Free Games Anyway

As revealed in recent Epic v. Google testimony, the Epic Games Store on PC has yet to turn a profit. All the free games and exclusivity contracts apparently haven't helped the situation.

AMD is giving away Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora with Ryzen CPUs and Radeon GPUs

AMD's latest game bundle has arrived. If you are picking up a Ryzen processor or Radeon graphics card soon, you'll also get a free code for Ubisoft Massive's new open-world game, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora.

Open-Source Windows Project Working to Integrate DirectX Support

The open-source Windows alternative, ReactOS, is working to add support for DirectX and UEFI firmware. This would allow the OS to run on modern hardware, as well as potentially running modern Windows

The Finals hit 7.5 million players in beta and became Steam’s most wanted game

Over the last couple of weeks, Embark Studios' The Finals was in open beta across all platforms. Judging by the Steam numbers alone, it looks like this game is set to be a hit, with millions playing during the

Nvidia CEO Suggests Jackie Chan Play Him in a Biopic

Jensen Huang has joked about Jackie Chan being cast to play him in a movie of his life story; however, there are no signs of such a movie in the works.

Xbox Partners with Gaming AI Startup to Make NPCs more Dynamic with AI

Microsoft's Xbox division has partnered with gaming AI startup Inworld to create dynamic, realistic NPCs powered by generative AI.

Activision tries to justify COD MW3’s 200GB+ file size

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 has struggled somewhat to gain the favour of fans. This is partially due to the fact that this year’s COD entry was initially intended to be DLC for 2022’s MW2 – before

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 “SUPER” GPUs Rumored To Be Unveiled At CES 2024

NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 40 "SUPER" GPU refresh is now rumored to be unveiled at CES 2024 which is just a few months away. NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 40 "SUPER" GPUs Might Be Just A Few Months Away From Unveil If Rumors Are Correct The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40

Fortnite breaks new record with over 6 million concurrent players

6 years ago, Fortnite Battle Royale launched to a surprising level of success, elevating Epic Games beyond their primary status as an engine developer and shifting the industry’s focus to live-service titles.

AMD FSR 2.2 finally arrives in Baldur’s Gate 3

Baldur's Gate 3 has made a great debut this year, being regarded as one of the best games released so far. To our surprise, at launch, Baldur's Gate 3 only had support for DLSS 2 and FSR 1.0. Fortunately

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