HDR on PC is a bit of a mess, but provided you haven’t been put off by Windows 10’s hazy support for it or the astronomical prices of the best gaming monitors for HDR, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get a graphics card that actually supports it. Below, you’ll find a complete list of all the Nvidia and AMD graphics cards that have built-in support for HDR, as well as everything you need to know about getting one that also supports Nvidia and AMD’s own HDR standards, G-Sync HDR and FreeSync 2. We’ve also put together a list of all the PC games that support HDR as well. There aren’t many of them, all told, but we’ll be updating this list with more titles as and when they come out so it’s always up to date. HDR: Nvidia graphics cards The good news is that all of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 900 and 1000 series desktop graphics cards are primed and ready for HDR straight out of the box. … [Read more...] about What graphics card do I need for HDR and what PC games support it?
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I'm not saying the traditionally bustling Computex trade show in Taipei has been a desolate wasteland or anything, but it was certainly quieter than I've seen it in a long time. And there's only one thing I blame for that - the graphics card, or lack thereof. It's been a tough 12 months for PC enthusiasts. Since this time last year it has been almost impossible to buy a decently priced GPU without sacrificing your first-born in some craven blood ritual to do so. And, partly because of that dearth of reasonable graphics card prices, we also haven't seen a new generation of GPUs from Nvidia in over two years, with AMD not likely to do anything until possibly this time next year. Want to salve those retail cravings? Here's our pick of the best graphics cards you can buy right now. With gaming being such a huge revenue-driver for the PC market, and much of Computex being focused solely on the PC, it's probably no surprise that with the show as a whole has been quiet. With the week of … [Read more...] about The graphics card killed Computex 2018
It might finally be time to retire that GeForce GTX 590, and while you're at it, you should consider upgrading to a 64-bit operating system, if you haven't already. Otherwise, don't expect Nvidia to release any more GPU drivers for your platform.Nvidia announced that it is ending driver support for 32-bit OSes effective this month. That means no more Game Ready driver updates or other performance enhancing driver releases, and also no bug fixes. The company will, however, release security updates as needed, through January 2019.The same applies to Nvidia's GeForce Experience software—it's dropping 32-bit support, though "existing features and services such as optimal game settings will continue to work on Windows 32-bit operating systems," the company noted.This isn't much of a surprise, both because the majority of users have long since updated to a 64-bit version of Windows, and also Nvidia stated in December of last year that this was going to happen. There isn't much reason … [Read more...] about Nvidia will no longer make GPU drivers for 32-bit OSes and Fermi graphics cards
NBA 2K18, a new installment in the highest rated annual sports series, is now available on Steam for PC and also for consoles. This year, the game comes with a lot of new interesting features like a new social hub called Neighborhood, All-Time Teams, MyTEAM Strategy Cards, MyGM is more realistic than ever and much more. Published by 2K Sports, the basketball game got some bad reviews on the Steam platform after the release. At the moment the reviews are Mostly Negative and they are starting to add up, mainly because the game suffers from a few critical errors and bugs. Some of the NBA 2K18 errors that players complained about on the Steam dashboard are related to the launch of the game, it’s either stuck updating or crashes to desktop. Other bugs are random crashes during gameplay and performance issues like low fps and lag. You are probably encountering one of the issues above so let’s go ahead and fix it. First, make sure that you meet the … [Read more...] about How To Fix NBA 2K18 Errors, Crashes, Not Launching, Update Stuck, FPS Issues
Updated to reflect the latest, even more horrifying graphics card prices & availability, plus the concurrent RAM shortage. If you’ve made a point of leaving any conversation as soon as you hear the sound ‘bitc…’ start to emanate from someone’s face-hole, I’ve got some bad news for you. The effects of the cryptocurrency goldrush are no longer confined to twitchy-eyed evangelists and screechy news headlines – for the second time in recent memory, it’s caused a huge spike in graphics card prices, both new and second-hand, as the crypto-clan rush to snaffle up any GPU they could possibly use to mine blockchain currencies such as Ethereum and Zcash. Even the recent decline in crypto exchange rates hasn’t brought GPU pricing back down to Earth – quite the opposite, in fact. This means two things for us, in practice. 1) Now is the worst possible time to buy a new graphics card for gaming 2) now is the best possible time to … [Read more...] about The great GPU crisis – why are graphics cards so expensive now, and just how bad is it?