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The latest happenings in PC hardware and enthusiast computing.

Intel Core i9-7900X review roundup, i7-7820X brings "value" to the table

The Core i9-7900X is a 10-core, 20-thread processor that can overclock to 4.6 GHz with ease according to initial reviews, easily becoming the most powerful desktop processor you could buy, but the problem is at $1,000 the Core i9 loses some of its appeal. Of course, AMD’s ThreadRipper processors are on the horizon. If a 16-core ThreadRipper performs as strong as many expect it to and arrives at a lower price point than the Core i9, Intel may have to reconsider on the pricing front. In the meantime, a handful of reviews for the Core i7 7740X and Core i7 7820X are also out, the latter offering close enough numbers to the i9-7900X at a fraction of the price.

Crimson Hotfix driver improves DiRT 4 and Prey performance

This new AMD driver offers a considerable performance boost of up to 30% when using 8xMSAA in DiRT 4 and Prey. There's also a long list of fixed issues among which are a Virtual Super Resolution failure and flickering in some Radeon RX 400 and RX 500 products and enabling HDR on high resolution displays. Go to our drivers section for complete release notes and downloads for all platforms.

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