The AMD Catalyst 13.9 WHQL is AMD’s first logo certified driver for Windows 8.1. It does not include support for Frame Pacing or the very latest AMD CrossFire™ optimizations. AMD Catalyst 13.10 Beta includes additional performance improvements and fixes not found in AMD Catalyst 13.9 WHQL.
This release of the Intel SSD Toolbox includes a firmware release which contains the following:
- Intel® SSD 530 Series firmware update to DC12 which addresses an occasional drive hang after resume from Link Power Management slumber state.
Other tool related items are:
- Added new descriptions for SMART attributes C2, C5, EA, and F9
- Corrected calculations for E1, F1, and F2 SMART attributes.
- Corrected the display of word 79 in the drive details screen.
As per usual this time of year, it has been a boring week tech wise. At least until today. While Ballmer retiring is big news I’m strangely ambivalent about it. Those of you who want the full scoop should check out:
Mary Jo Foley – All About Microsoft
Paul Thurrott – Windows SuperSite
The two of them did a great show on the subject over on Twit.tv.
That’s it for today.
Hope you all have a safe and happy weekend!
This Game Ready driver offers the best gaming experience for Splinter Cell: Blacklist and is also a recommended driver update for the Windows 8.1 Preview. GeForce R326 drivers also provide performance increases for a variety of different games.
The Samsung Magician SSD management utility has been updated to version 4.2.1.
Just up at [H]ardOCP: ASUS Sabertooth Z87 LGA 1150 Motherboard Review
If you want a long-lasting, good-performing motherboard this may be it.
If I had the cash to put together a Haswell system this motherboard would be at the top of my list.
Nvidia 320.49 WHQL drivers released for Windows Vista, 7, & 8.
This is the launch driver for the newly released GeForce GTX 760.
GeForce 320.49 drivers includes several fixes for issues reported with 320.18 drivers. Refer to the release notes for a full list of fixed issues.
The newest Linux driver is 319.32 and was posted last week.
I’ve been debating on whether to get a new desktop or laptop. That quandary has come to an end.
I’ve purchased an Alienware M14X R2.