DXVK is a Windows DX API implementation using Vulkan API. It's intended for running Windows games on Linux but can also be used on Windows to boost performance of old DX 9 and some DX 11 game. Let's take a look at running Final Fantasy XIV over Vulkan on Windows.
Hardware has the tendency to break or to start misbehaving due to various reasons. Troubleshooting bad performance can take a while if you don't know what to look for. Lets go over what can go wrong and how to quickly check for said problems.
FF14 has few quality presets - from
standard laptop. For the most part with increasing quality setting you get bit more detailed shadows and physics on other characters. In terms of performance this can have a significant impact on FPS if you are GPU limited.
Some laptops or small PCs offer only integrated graphics cards without the option of installing a dedicated one. They offer quite low performance but some of them do allow for light gaming, including FF14.
FF14 isn't a game that is demanding for the GPU, yet it does require some amount of GPU performance to offer good gaming experience. You won't have to use the latest and greatest graphics cards.
The are two key aspects of CPU performance in games - single and multi core performance. FF14 and most other games will have a
main core on which all essential tasks will be run. Some other work, like related to managing frame rendering will be often sent to other CPU cores.
Wio Terminal is a microcontroller and a 2.4 "LCD screen contained in a handy casing. The device allows you to easily create projects and prototypes based on a microcontroller with a graphic interface and built-in buttons as controls.
Microcontrollers and even smartphones and their apps can use a wide array of sensors including those less obvious like Geiger counters. Simple Geiger counters can be used to showcase natural radioactivity of some objects like glass and ceramics doped with uranium compounds, old glowing in the dark clock dials and more.
Lets take a look on Omegon veTEC 432 M camera for deep space astrophotography - big mono pixel and a medium sized sensor.
With the release of Steam Deck handheld console there was a rise in interest of playing WoW and other games on the go on a handheld device. Such form factor devices are already available on the market although they are a bit of a niche, lets look at what's available.