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NVIDIA has pushed out the GTX 1080 Ti and lately we've seen the launch of the RX 500 series cards.

But it's really AMD's Vega GPUs that people have been holding out for. Earlier this morning the company confirmed it would start shipping the first Vega GPUs - although not the consumer cards people are expecting - from the end of next month - and as an added bonus, there's a new 16 core CPU to boot.

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It's not often that the CPU market has any degree of disruption. And that was the logic behind the launch of AMD's Ryzen CPUs, with the chip manufacturer aiming to offer more performance by selling CPUs with more cores and threads than their Intel counterparts for less money.

But as Australians well know, what represents good value overseas often represents something else entirely once the Australia Tax is applied. And just how good is the performance, anyway?

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It's not often you turn to your power settings to get a better frame rate, but it's been necessary for anyone who has picked up a Ryzen CPU in the last month. And to make matters a little easier, the chip maker has released a special power plan to help performance.

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It's still very early days for DirectX 12 and Vulkan, the main graphics APIs fighting for superiority. It's not quite Blu-ray versus HD-DVD; even if one does pull ahead with developers, the other won't suddenly vanish. A lot of factors can decide the battle, with one of the more interesting being support for mixed hardware, multi-GPU setups. On this front, Microsoft scored points with DirectX 12, but Vulkan has done one better by supporting multi-GPU on all the important platforms, not just Windows 10.

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Following weeks of questions, reviews, re-reviews and more questions from the community and the media, AMD has come out and cleared out a couple of issues. And one of those: despite what your BIOS and sensor monitors are saying, your Ryzen CPU isn't really running that hot.

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If you've been waiting to see what the pinnacle of AMD's graphics cards look like, you're about to find out. The company is using this year's Game Developers Conference as a platform to lift the lid on their Vega GPUs, and you can watch the livestream right here.

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In an earnings call with investors, the chief executive of AMD has confirmed that the manufacturer is going to have a chockers first half of the year, confirming the launch windows for their upcoming Ryzen CPU and top-tier Vega graphics cards.

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Virtual reality finally arrived. Self-driving cars started wandering streets and past red lights. SpaceX aborted a rocket launch four times within a week. Samsung started strong with the Galaxy S7 and finished with the Note7 nuking itself into orbit while you slept.

We had new graphics cards, and most of them were pretty damn good. Consoles broke the mould by releasing new hardware mid-cycle and becoming more like PCs than ever before. And, unsurprisingly, we found out once again that Einstein really knew his shit.

It's been a big year for tech. Let's break down this year's biggest moments.

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A lot of PC gamers had a pretty miserable time when they loaded up No Man's Sky over the weekend. And while some .ini tweaks and messing about in the options has fixed problems for many, there are still plenty of issues.

But AMD and NVIDIA have finally come to the rescue, with both manufacturers releasing their game ready drivers for the space sandbox in the last 24 hours.