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Razer Announces BlackShark V2 and BlackShark V2 X Gaming Headsets

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the definitive esports headset with the Razer BlackShark V2. Featuring the all-new Razer TriForce Titanium 50 mm Drivers, Razer HyperClear Cardioid Mic with USB Sound Card, advanced passive noise cancellation, and with THX Spatial Audio's new Game Profiles feature making its debut, the BlackShark V2 is the new pinnacle of multi-platform, wired gaming headsets - designed and tested in conjunction with some of the world's top esports athletes.

In esports, clarity of sound and communications is everything. Being able to hear the slightest audio cue and communicate clearly with teammates makes the difference between the glory of the win or being a footnote on the tournament roster. For the Razer BlackShark V2, Razer has developed an entirely new 50 mm audio driver which, coupled with a new custom-tuned microphone and superior passive noise cancelling earcups, creates the ultimate triple threat in esports - clear sounds, clear communication, and minimal external noise - a deadly audio trinity.

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.7.2 Beta

AMD late-Tuesday released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin drivers. Version 20.7.2 beta adds optimization for "Death Stranding" (up to 8% performance uplift on offer as tested with an RX 5700 XT); "F1 2020" (up to 5% better performance in the ultra high preset, as tested with RX 5700 XT); and "Hyper Scape" Open Beta. The company also fixed a handful issues. To begin with, a display corruption or hang when launching VR applications with Occulus Rift headset has been fixed. A bug with AMD Bug Report Tool that caused list of application to fail to load, has been fixed. Netflix previews on Edge appearing black-screens has been fixed. Wallpaper Engine being detected as a game by Radeon Software has been fixed. Valorant failing to launch from Radeon Software or Gaming tab has been fixed. Hyper Scape experiencing a crash on Windows 7 systems has been fixed.

DOWNLOAD: AMD Radeon Software Adrenalin 20.7.2 beta
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TechPowerUp ThrottleStop 9 Released - Override OEM Power Throttling

TechPowerUp today released ThrottleStop 9 by Kevin Glynn, a groundbreaking update to the popular app that lets you take greater control over the power management in your Intel-powered notebook or desktop system, unleashing more performance by overriding OEM-preset processor throttling. Version 9.0 of ThrottleStop comes with system-level improvements that ensure the app isn't blocked Valorant anti-cheat, or false-positives by similar mechanisms.

The app also adds awareness and optimization for Windows 10 May 2020 Update (version 2004). Support for Intel 10th Gen Intel Core processors has been added, including Limit Reasons access. PROCHOT Offset adjustment feature has been added. The C-states window has been redesigned to make it easier to work with 6-core and 8-core processors. The throttle on the main screen has been improved to now display the type of throttling. Consistency of temperature monitoring between the notification window and main window has been improved. Grab the app from the link below.

DOWNLOAD: TechPowerUp ThrottleStop 9.0
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NVIDIA Launches GeForce Game Ready 446.14 WHQL Driver

NVIDIA has today launched the latest version of its "Game Ready" graphics driver lineup with the 446.14 WHQL drivers. This release brings mostly performance optimizations and bug fixes for the video game Valorant. In addition to these performance optimizations and fixes, optimal support for Minecraft Dungeons, Disintegration, and Crucible is included. An important new feature update is the inclusion of Variable Rate Supersampling (VRSS) support for Onward. NVIDIA has also fixed driver installation issues on Colorful GeForce GTX 1650 that may have bugged some users of the cards. For the full list of fixes please check out the list below.
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DOWNLOAD: NVIDIA GeForce 446.14 WHQL

Valorant Anti-Cheat Software Can Now Be Turned Off

Riot Games has come under fire recently for its "Vanguard" anti-cheat software found in their new game Valorant due to the use of kernel-mode drivers with Ring 0 privileges. This raised several important security and user concerns around system security and stability, while not solving the root problem Riot Games has in response released a new blog post detailing the workings of the "Vanguard" anti-cheat software. This blog post was paired with an announcement that Riot Games would be increasing the maximum payout available from their bug-bounty program and introduce a new "Vanguard" scope to help further improve security. Riot Games has also introduced new updates to Valorant which will allow users to disable "Vanguard" from the system tray when not in-game, however, this will lock the player out of Valorant until the computer is rebooted. In addition to the system tray changes is an option to fully uninstall the "Vanguard" software from the user's computer has been added at long last.
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