AMD RX Vega: Competitor to GTX 1080 Ti?

AMD Vega GPU Architecture is the next generation graphics silicon promised by AMD this year. The GPU will finally compete with the top of the end Nvidia Cards.

AMD have confirmed the release before the first half of the year and we have seen a working Vega 10 GPU at the New Horizon Event of the Ryzen  CPUs.

The chip spans a die of over 500mm2 and features two HBM2 stacks with up to 8 GB of HBM2. The chip will be running on the latest 14nm GFX9 core architecture based on the NCU (Next Compute Engine) design. The card will feature 64 Compute Units or 4096 stream processors. It is also rumored to utilize GDDR5 memory.

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More Good News!! AMD RYZEN 5 CPUs

The AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs have somewhat conquered the gaming and production line with it’s performance to price ratio. But there is another good news- The AMD Ryzen 5 budget friendly CPUs starting from $169 to $249.

The top end R5 1600X has 6 cores, 12 threads with a base clock of 3.6GHz and a turbo of 4.0GHz pricing $249. The next is a $219 1600 having the same core and thread numbers but is clocked at 3.2GHz and boosts upto 3.6GHz. The 4 core and 8 thread CPUs are the 1400 at $169 and the 1500X at $189. The 1400 is clocked at 3.2GHz and boost of 3.4GHz and the 1500x is at 3.5GHz boosting up to 3.7GHz.

The top end $249 1600X is head to head with Intel’s Kaby Lake i5-7600K and the $169 competing with i3-7350K.

The CPUs will be released to consumers on 11th of April. Surely AMD is picking up the race with Intel.

Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080 Ti-The New Beast?

As we know that gtx 1080 is one of the best card for full fledged gaming experience and while we enjoy it’s amazing performance capabilities. Nvidia released the next beast the Ti version of the GTX 1080- The GTX 1080 Ti.

The “Ti” versions are slightly lower than the titan edition cards but are the best option for gaming without compromise at much cheaper price than the Titan cards.

The GTX 1080 Ti is different than GTX 1080 though they have same “1080” in the name. But the ti version has better silicone version at it’s core. The GTX 1080 and 1070 are based on same GP 104 architecture while GTX 1080 Ti has GP 102 slightly lower than architecture which is present in Titan X version cards.

GTX 1080 Ti has stock clock frequency of 1.48GHz and 1.58 boost clock. The memory supported is GDDR5x second gen which is the fastest ever by Nvidia with 11 GB VRAM with a total bandwidth of 484GB/sec.

Because of the launch of GTX 1080 Ti the prices of GTX 1080 have come down. So it is an opportunity for you to get GTX 1080 at somewhat cheaper price. AMD’s RX Vega cards will be launching in the next quarter and the GTX 1080 Ti will have to compete with them.

Best Gaming Mouse

Gaming Mouse are different from regular mouse. Gaming requires quick movement and accuracy with right mouse weight and functionality. A perfect gaming mouse should be ergonomic, perfect weight and good dpi settings.

Here are the best gaming mouse you can get:

1. Razer Naga Hex V2

DPI: Max 16,000

Features: 7 Buttons mechanical thumb wheel, preconfigured profiles, DPI switch buttons.

The mouse is perfect for MOBA and MMo players. The mouse along with a thumb grip has seven quick access buttons in a circular form. There are two buttons on the top for adjusting DPI sensitivity on the fly. For the grip there are two rubber plates on the sides. The mouse is beautiful and gorgeous thanks to it’s RGB lighting glowing out of side buttons, mouse wheel and Razer logo. Lighting behaviour can be configured using a Razer’s Synapse software along with preset settings for games.

2. Logitech G900 Chaos Spectrum

DPI :12,000

Interface: Both wired and wireless 2.4GHz

Buttons: 11

Features: RGB lighting (Customizable), 30 hour battery life, removable side buttons.

The mouse is available with both wired and wireless options. This is one of the best options for wireless options and won’t let you down. The DPI can be scaled between 200 12,000. With ambidextrous is worth trying along with magnetic buttons which can be swapped for a black spacer.

3. Corsair M65 Pro RGB

DPI: 12,000

Features: Advanced weight tuning system, aluminium structure, Extra large glide pads, high mass scroll wheel, 8 buttons.

This mouse is well designed and fits in the hand comfortably suitable for long gaming sessions. The DPI can be maxed out to 12,000 DPI. Emerged with beautiful lighting which can be changed with the Corsair software. A sniper button positioned on the left hand edge, three point weight customization. This is a good mouse to go.

4. Roccat Nyth

DPI: 12,000

Features: Custom button layout, Mid finger fin switch, AlienFX Illumination, 3D printing support, 2x hotswappable sidegrips.

This mouse is highly customizable. One of the cool feature is when you click a button which pops out 12 side buttons which can be configured in any order of 36 combinations.Custom button configurations and mapping buttons can be done using Roccat’s Swarm Driver. The mouse is suitable for any type of game and you can even 3D print custom buttons.

5. Razer DeathAdder Chroma

DPI: 10,000

Features: Textured rubber side grips, Chroma lighting, 1000GHz Ultrapolling, On the Fly sensitivity adjustment, always on mode.

Razer is best known for it’s gaming accessories. Razer DeathAdder Chroma is one of the gaming mouse popular around gamers. The mouse has different glowing colours along with right amount of weight. There are rubber side grips for quick access. The optical sensors can be maxed up to 10,000 DPI. Definitely one of the best mouse to choose.

Best Games of 2016 which dominated the Gaming Reign

Games are very fun and entertaining to play. As we gamers have seen how the games have quickly evolved with the years passing by amusing us with the amazing graphics, stories and different game modes available.

Here are my picks for the best games that we gamers enjoyed in 2016.

1.Battlefield 1

It was one of the most awaited games of 2016 with millions of views on it’s trailer. A beta version was released where only one map was playable but the amount of the players increased so quickly due to the heat it had generated by it’s promising gameplay trailers and stories. It’s multiplayer mode can be called one of the best. You can hardly find any empty servers :D. The game takes place in the era of World War 1 so you enjoy the classic weapons, tanks, outfits used in that time.

This according to me was one of the best release of 2016. Now the CTE programme is also launched wherein early updates are released to subscribed users to take their opinion on the changes and additions made to the game

2.Overwatch

This is the first game by the company which was a whooping success and a rating of 9.4 on IGN. It is a multiplayer with characters to choose. These characters have become well known among the gamers.You get well-executed gunplay, unique character classes, exciting maps, and a variety of game modes. Also the community is extremely support oriented towards it’s fans which has led to it’s success.

3.Doom

Another popular game among the gamer. It is the First Person Shooter game of the year. It is the first game title of the company. The game is mostly known for it’s brutal kills and fast pace. The enemies spawn at a rapid rate some of them have melee attacks while others have ranged attacks with different guns.  It also features environment traversal, character upgrades, and the ability to perform executions on enemies known as “glory kills”. The game was the second best selling game after it’s release with over 500,000 copies sold.

4.Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4 is an action adventure game from third person perspective  and the conclusion of the series. The gameplay has some amazing locations where you can jump, swing, swim, sprint, narrow ledge, using a swing rope, grapple hook and other acrobatics. The maps size are significantly larger than previous game with mesmerizing views and interactions. The game also has multiplayer mode where players can select different characters with the task to defeat other opponents. Various treasures are spread out throughout the map with the help of which players can buys weapons and items.

5.Titanfall 2

The game is a first person shooter in which players control both pilot and their titans-mecha style exoskeleton. There are various abilties which a player possesses including invisibility cloaking and parkouring such as double jumping, zip lining and wall running. The game has new gameplay mechanics such as the pulse blade, which is a throwing knife that reveals the location of any nearby enemy, the holo-pilot, a holographic pilot that mimics players’ action to confuse enemies, and a grappling hook, which can be used to slingshot players to a building or an enemy it attaches to. As you progress in the game new weapon customization options are available. The game also has multiplayer mode which is worth trying.

 

AMD’s Ryzen CPUs Better Than Intel?

AMD announced it’s new desktop processor family-AMD Ryzen, a chip to compete head to head with Intel finally. The last generation processors performed below expectations. To regain the trust of the consumers the Ryzen promises a 52 percent boost in instructions per cycle than predecessor levelling with the Intel’s Best processors.

The Ryzen lineup has different processors Ryzen 7 being the top of the line. Ryzen 7 has 8 cores and 16 threads. The top end 1800X has specs of 3.6 GHz with 4.0GHz turbo which is on par with the intel’s i7-6900K. The Ryzen 1800X is priced at $499 which is half the price of 6900K. Benchmarking results places the truth that single thread performance is similar whereas Ryzen beats Intel in Multi thread performance.

The other processors are R7 1700X with a base of 3.4GHz and a boost of 3.8GHz priced at $399 competing with i7 6800K and R7 1700 with a clock of 3.0GHz and 3.7GHz boost selling for $329 giving fight to the i7-7700K.

The new processors of AMD are surely to give a tough fight to the Intel CPU as Intel didn’t offer much improvement in this year’s Kabylake release. Also the Ryzen CPUs are priced much lower than the Intel CPUs giving much better performance. AMD is also set to release it’s new Vega architecture late this year which looks promising.

The processors are ready to pre order.

This year is all about AMD’s efforts to regain it’s glory and give tough fight to it’s competitors.

How to Keep PC Running Fresh

Every person gets frustrated when using a sluggish and slow pc just waiting there for hours and hours to get the task done. A good performing pc is free of adware, spyware, viruses and malwares and enough space on the hard drive.

These are simple tips to get the pc running like new again and enjoying that blazing fast sped which you deserve

1.Uninstall programs

Removing unnecessary programs and applications is extremely simple and useful tips towards boosting your pc performance. There are many programs which you may have installed earlier and have forgotten about them. This programs take hard drive space and keep running in the background sucking your RAM. Just go to Control Panel>Programs and Features>Uninstall Programs. You will find many programs which you may not be using and other toolbars and adware you may have unknowingly installed which come with other applications.

This is very crucial step to get some hard drive space. There should always be 30% free space on your hard drive partition.

2.Windows Cleanup

A very helpful built in feature of windows. This tool will also give you extra space in your drive. The tools removes unwanted temporary files and folders, error reports and also if you want you can do windows update cleanup where the old installation files of windows update are deleted giving you gigabytes of space.

3.Msconfig

Now we are going to lower the boot time and RAM consumption. Just go to run and type “msconfig” without quotation. Go to startup tab and disable the programs which you don’t want to start while booting. I would recommend you to keep only antivirus enabled. Then go to services tab and check hide all microsoft services tab so you don’t unknowingly mess with those. Disable the services which you don’t use. After that click apply and reboot. This will lower your RAM consumption and boot time.

4.Temporary Files

Go to run and type”%temp” without quotation and click ok. A folder will open. Just delete all the stuff from that folder. If you haven’t done that in a while it can give you gigabytes of space and slight performance increase.

5.CCleaner

This is one of the best tools every computer should have installed. It is a very simple and powerful tool one click tool. Just to http://www.piriform.com and download free version of CCleaner. Once installed, open the software and click on run ccleaner  It will clean all your browser history, windows temporary files, prefetch files and other bad stuff from you pc giving you some space. Then go to registry tab on the left side and click scan for issues. If first time it will give you alot of errors. After scanning just click on fix selected issues and scan one more time you may find some errors again. Again fix those and you are good to go to the next step.

6.Adwcleaner

This is a very small tool but will give you relief from those shitty adware and toolbars. Go to this link https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcleaner/ and download the program, it is free. Open the program and click on scan. It takes some time so be patient. If this is your first time running this program on your computer you will be amazed to see how powerful this tool is you will see alot of errors. Just fix those and reboot. Trust me you will be happy to use this program.

7.Malwarebytes

Most important tool in this guide. Go to https://www.malwarebytes.com and download the free version and install. Once installed scan and see the result for yourself. You will be amazed to see how many malwares where sucking the RAM and ultimately the performance of your computer. I would recommend to scan once in two weeks.

8.Windows Update

Do remember to do windows update on regular basis. This are the optimizations and security patches send by the Windows server to your pc they are extremely crucial and they also keep your drivers latest. A must remember step.

9.Awareness

You should be aware while installing the program and reading what is going on while installation. Many people have habits of just click next button. But companies take advantages of this behaviour and get unwanted applications installed along with the one which we are installing. So just make sure you read what’s going on while installation and take wise decicions.

10.Fresh Windows Installation

If none of the above steps work, i would suggest a clean installation of windows version. Do keep in mind to backup your important files and folders to avoid any data loss. Just grab a windows cd or a usb stick and install fresh windows. Once done do install the above programs so you don’t mess up again.

That’s it friends. This is the most simple and 100% working guide. I am sure it will help you somehow to boost you pc performance. Tell me in the comments if this helped you.