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Not all AMD 300-series AM4 motherboards may be 3rd Gen Ryzen CPU compatible

While AMD is continuing support for the AM4 platform with its 3rd Gen Ryzen processors, backwards compatibility may not extend to all 300-series motherboards. Reports emerging from AMD’s post-announcement press gathering suggest BIOS chip limitations could be the determining factor in whether your board can support 3000-series Ryzen processors or not. read more

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Zhuge Liang explores a misty Chinese jungle in new Total War: Three Kingdoms trailer

If you didn’t know this trailer was for Total War: Three Kingdoms, you’d probably think it was for an RPG. Focusing on the legendary hero Zhuge Liang and his search for a master worthy of his service, it’s an awe-inspiring look at the scenery of ancient China, ripe for the conquering. read more

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This fan-made League of Legends minigame wants you to step up your footwork skills

League of Legends’ crowd-control might not be as extreme as Dota 2’s, but that doesn’t mean that learning to side-step an incoming skillshot isn’t an important skill. After all, it’s not that uncommon to get caught just out of position and then see the entire game fall apart around you. Thankfully, one player has put together a tool to help you step up your footwork. read more

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AMD’s Navi graphics cards effectively confirmed as mainstream GPUs

This year’s CES has seen a whole lot of announcements and previews from AMD, but only one off-hand comment specifically referencing its upcoming Navi GPU architecture. But without actually mentioning the new graphics silicon by name AMD’s chief technology officer, Mark Papermaster, has tacitly confirmed Navi will be filling out the mainstream Radeon range of 7nm graphics cards. read more

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AMD promises when it launches ray tracing GPUs you’re “gonna see the benefit”

AMD has confirmed it isn’t rushing out to support real-time ray tracing, but when it does, you’ll know about it. The red team’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, has told press that its own ray tracing hardware and software ecosystem, currently in development, will stay that way until the ecosystem is up to speed and truly offering a user benefit. read more

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Activision stock drops (another) 7% as it relinquishes Destiny

Activision and Bungie announced they would be parting ways last night, with the Destiny developers being granted ongoing control of their sci-fi shooter franchise. That’s great news for the devs, of course, and likely to go down pretty well with the fans. Sadly for Activision, it doesn’t seem to have gone down particularly well with investors. read more

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New PCIe 4.0 SSD controller will break the 4,000MB/s barrier on AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen motherboards

It’s not all new Radeon VII graphics cards, Intel processors, and fugly laptops at this year’s CES trade show out in dusty, grubby Las Vegas. Oh no, there are SSD things afoot too. Phison has been out under the bright lights of Sin City to demonstrate its new PCIe 4.0 SSD controller, the catchily titled PS5016-E16. Trips off the tongue that one, eh? read more