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AMD Radeon R9 285 Review: Tonga and GCN Update 3.0
Sep 2, 2014 - in Reviews
On paper, the new Tonga-based R9 285 looks to be slightly slower than the R9 280 it is intended to replace, but there's more than meets the eye.
Sapphire's Dual-X R9 280 OC Graphics Card Review
Aug 25, 2014 - in Reviews
We take a look at the value proposition offered by Sapphire's Dual-X R9 280 and consider it's performance compared to its competitor, the GeForce GTX 760, and its predecessor, the Radeon HD 7950 Boost.
Best Graphics Cards For The Money: August 2014
Aug 7, 2014 - in Reviews
August gives you price reductions across the Radeon and GeForce line-ups. We also take a close look at AMD's Mantle graphics API, test PowerColor's new dual Radeon R9 290X and AMD's FirePro W8100, and talk about Nvidia's upcoming Maxwell-based cards.
AMD Answers FreeSync Questions in New FAQ
Aug 5, 2014 - in News
AMD is providing some answers to questions about FreeSync in a new FAQ.
AMD FirePro W8100 Review: The Professional Radeon R9 290
Jul 30, 2014 - in Reviews
After introducing the flagship FirePro W9100, AMD now has a FirePro W8100 in its portfolio. Somewhat lower specs (like 8 GB of memory, a slower GPU, and fewer shader units) should position it in the workstation world where the Radeon R9 290 is in gaming.
PowerColor Devil 13 Dual Core R9 290X 8 GB Review: Dual Hawaii on Air
Jul 21, 2014 - in Reviews
PowerColor’s Devil 13 graphics card, with its two Hawaii GPUs and massive heat sink, weighs in at more than two kilograms and exudes luxury. But can it compete with AMD’s dual-GPU reference design with closed-loop water cooling? Let’s find out!
AMD Mantle: A Graphics API Tested In Depth
Jul 16, 2014 - in Reviews
AMD's Mantle is available to users of certain Radeon cards, as are the first few titles with corresponding API support. We gathered up a number of CPUs and graphics boards, fired up Battlefield 4 and Thief, and set off on a benchmarking odyssey.
Report: GTA V to Have AMD Mantle Support
Jul 10, 2014 - in News
A list published by VideoCardz.com lists GTA V with unconfirmed AMD Mantle support.
Win a Sapphire Tri-X R9 290 4GB GDDR5 OC from AMD
Jun 17, 2014 - in News
We're giving away a graphics card from AMD and entering couldn't be easier!
AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Released: What It Fixes and Improves
Feb 3, 2014 - in News
Drivers are now available for public download.
AMD Finally Finishes Mantle Drivers, Will Be Available Soon
Jan 31, 2014 - in News
And they're almost ready for download! Almost.
BF4's Mantle Patch Out But Wait for Necessary AMD Drivers
Jan 30, 2014 - in News
The wait for Mantle is (almost) over.
Radeon R9 280X Can Be Paired with Radeon HD 7970 Cards
Oct 10, 2013 - in News
There are some advantages to new hardware that very closely resembles older hardware.
Say Hello to AMD's New Generation of Graphics
Oct 8, 2013 - in News
Are you ready for Hawaii?
AMD Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X Specs Revealed
Oct 7, 2013 - in News
Final specs for AMD's newest cards have been leaked ahead of schedule.
Radeon R9 290X Accidentally Priced at Online Retailer
Oct 3, 2013 - in News
Retailer Newegg let the cat out of the bag for the R9 290X pricing.
Report: AMD to Release R9 280X on October 8
Oct 3, 2013 - in News
As the release of AMD's new cards draws closer, the rumor mill is heating up.
AMD Completes Sale of Singapore Facility to HSBC
Sep 26, 2013 - in News
Done and dusted.
AMD's Kabini: Jaguar And GCN Come Together In A 15 W APU
May 23, 2013 - in Reviews
AMD is ready to talk about the Temash and Kabini APUs, based on its Jaguar x86 architecture and Graphics Core Next design. We even have a reference Temash-based notebook here in the lab for benchmarking. How does it compare to Pentium and Core i3?
AMD Will Make Hair Prettier With TressFX Shampoo
Feb 26, 2013 - in News
It looks like AMD might be releasing its own physics engine, starting with advanced hair rendering.
AMD Clarifies 2013 Radeon Plans
Feb 20, 2013 - in News
AMD finally clarifies its plans for 2013 and its upcoming HD 8000 line of graphics cards
AMD Confirms Radeon HD 8000 Delay
Feb 8, 2013 - in News
AMD has released a roadmap in which it will remain focused on the HD7000 series for the upcoming year.
Report: Next Gen GeForce and Radeon GPUs Delayed to Q4
Feb 4, 2013 - in News
It seems that we might only see the GTX 700 and HD 8000 Series appear in Q4 2013
AMD's Never Settle Radeon Gaming Bundle is Back
Feb 4, 2013 - in News
AMD is bringing back its Never Settle gaming bundle.
AMD Releases Catalyst 13.2 Beta Drivers
Jan 30, 2013 - in News
AMD has released the latest 13.2 Beta drivers to the public.
FX Vs. Core i7: Exploring CPU Bottlenecks And AMD CrossFire
Jan 23, 2013 - in Reviews
AMD and Intel continue serving up increasingly faster CPUs. But graphics card performance is accelerating even faster. Is there still such a thing as processor-bound gaming? We take two Radeon HD 7970s, high-end desktop CPUs, and a few games to find out.
AMD Releases Catalyst 13.1 Drivers
Jan 21, 2013 - in News
AMD has released its first new driver suite this year, the Catalyst 13.1 WHQL driver set. As we are used to seeing from driver improvements, the new 13.1 drivers feature a number of performance improvements, focused on the HD7000 series graphics cards.
AMD Accuses Former Managers of Stealing Secrets for Nvidia
Jan 16, 2013 - in News
AMD was granted a temporary restraining order against four former employees on allegations of trade secret misappropriation and trade secret transfer as well as "strategic employee solicitation". All four individuals are now employed by Nvidia.
AMD Names New Chief Financial Officer
Jan 3, 2013 - in News
Devinder Kumar will remain as AMD's chief financial officer.
AMD's Radeon 7000 GPU Gets Improved Open Source Drivers With 2D acceleration
Dec 28, 2012 - in News
AMD is improving its open source driver support for its Radeon HD 7000 "Southern Islands" GPUs.