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Archive for January 24th, 2021

Futuremark released updates for PCMark 7 and PCMark Vantage today.

These updates bring Windows 8 compatibility and fix a few issues. You’ll find the complete release notes for both updates below. Please note that PCMark 7 scores ARE affected by the changes in this update. If you use PCMark 7 in your testing you should NOT compare scores from PCMark 7 v1.4.0 with any previous version. PCMark Vantage scores are not affected by the update to v1.2.0. —————————– PCMARK 7 VERSION 1.4.0 RELEASED PCMark 7 has been updated to version 1.4.0 and is now fully compatible with Windows 8. Please note that benchmark scores ARE affected by the changes in this update. **You should not compare scores from PCMark 7 v1.4.0 with any previous version of PCMark 7.** To get the update, download the PCMark 7 v1.4.0 installer: http://www.futuremark.com/support/downloads The major changes in PCMark 7 v1.4.0 include: IMPROVEMENTS – Enhanced accuracy in video playback drawn frames measurement. – In addition to the standard result, PCMark 7 Storage tests now report additional “raw” results where the metric idle values have been excluded from the score calculation. – Enable or disable hardware accelerated video transcoding from the Help tab for troubleshooting. – Improved logging. COMPATIBILITY – Now fully compatible with Windows 8. – The Web Browsing test has been completely rewritten to avoid compatibility issues with Windows 8. The previous implementation...



Roccat celebrates 5 years of Kone

ROCCAT™ releases a crowd-pleasing, colorful edition to one of the world’s most successful gaming mouse series Hamburg – March 4, 2013 – German gaming peripherals manufacturer, ROCCAT Studios, celebrates the fifth anniversary release of the Kone gaming mouse, by introducing the special limited edition Kone Pure Color. Kone has always been regarded for its outstanding performance and innovative design. The new mice come as a direct response to the expressed wishes of ROCCAT customers, with only a limited number of the special edition models being produced. “Users are often inquiring about colored versions of our products. With the Kone Pure Color we finally have the opportunity to comply with their requests,” explained René Korte, CEO and founder of ROCCAT™. The Kone Pure Color boasts the same features as the existing Kone Pure – complete with a 8,200 DPI Pro-Aim laser sensor, high quality Omron© switches, and the popular Easy-Shift[+]™ function. The limited edition will be available in four different designs: Hellfire Red, Polar Blue, Inferno Orange, and Phantom White. During the design process of the Pure, ROCCAT interviewed over 100 professional gamers to ensure the size of the mouse was perfect. Based on that critical feedback from the gaming community, ROCCAT™ Scientists then took the legendary Kone form and slimmed it down to 91% of the size while adding even more competition-crushing power. ROCCAT Kone – Evolution of a Gaming Mouse The original...





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