AMD Athlon 5350 And AM1 Platform Review: Kabini In A Socket
Apr 9, 2014 - in Reviews
AMD is repackaging the mobile-focused Kabini APU for use on the desktop, and tucking them under the familiar Athlon and Sempron brands. We take a closer look at the company's socketed AM1 platform and compare its performance to Intel's Bay Trail-D.
Radeon R9 295X2 8 GB Review: Project Hydra Gets Liquid Cooling
Apr 8, 2014 - in Reviews
“Do you have what it takes?” AMD asks, purportedly referring to the big budget and beefy power supply you need before buying its new Radeon R9 295X2. We benchmark the 500 W, dual-GPU beast against several other high-end configs before declaring a winner.
Teaser Video: This is the Water-Cooled Radeon R9 295X2
Apr 7, 2014 - in News
There you have it: The R9 295X2 in all its glory, along with men in suits.
We Take a Tour of AMD's Datacenter in Georgia
Apr 4, 2014 - in News
We take a stroll through AMD's new datacenter located in Suwanee, Georgia.
Tom's Hardware Exclusive: Dual Hawaii Review
Apr 1, 2014 - in News
Hawaii + Hawaii = Vesuvius? Both are in the Northern Hemisphere! Tom's Hardware delivers exclusive Volcanic Islands and Vesuvius info like you've never seen before!
Partner Cards: 10 Radeon R9 270 And 270X Boards, Reviewed
Mar 31, 2014 - in Reviews
We're not particularly fond of AMD's reference Radeon R9 270-series cooling solution. Fortunately, most of the company's board partners have their own heat sinks and fans. We take 10 cards and measure their clock rates, thermals, and acoustics.
Crytek Adopts AMD's Mantle API for CRYENGINE
Mar 20, 2014 - in News
But can it play Crysis? Oh yes it can.
Which A88X-Based Board Should You Buy For Your Kaveri APU?
Mar 20, 2014 - in Reviews
AMD’s Socket FM2+ interface introduces official PCI Express 3.0 support to the company's APUs based on the Kaveri architecture. We take a look at four motherboards in order to determine which features and overclocking enhancements are also on the table.
Thief Patch Enables TrueAudio And Mantle: First Benchmarks
Mar 17, 2014 - in Reviews
Square Enix's Thief reboot becomes the first title with support for AMD's TrueAudio feature, and the second leveraging the company's Mantle API. How much additional performance can you expect? We're busy in the lab, working to answer that question.
PowerColor LCS AXR9 290X: Water Makes Hawaii Comfortable
Mar 5, 2014 - in Reviews
AMD’s Radeon R9 290X is an incredibly powerful gaming card. Unfortunately, the company's cheap cooling solution results in inconsistent performance and excessive noise. PowerColor’s liquid-cooled LCS AXR9 290X is set to solve both issues with finesse.
AMD Releases Beta OpenCL 1.2 Driver For Developers, Announces HSA Runtime For Linux
Mar 3, 2014 - in News
AMD releases its OpenCL 1.2 Beta Windows driver today so that interested developers can play with the potential of HSA. The company also reiterates its commitment to support HSA on Linux, in addition to Windows.
AMD Supports Possible Lower Level DirectX
Feb 28, 2014 - in News
AMD responds to talk about DirectX and OpenGL being lower in the software stack.
AMD, BlueStacks Working on Dual-OS Android Solution
Feb 27, 2014 - in News
This will be a premium version offering the full-blown Android experience.
Partner Cards: Two Radeon R9 290s And Five 290Xs, Updated
Feb 26, 2014 - in Reviews
Our updated round-up of Hawaii-based board partner products includes two Radeon R9 290s, five Radeon R9 290Xes, the reference card with our Arctic Accelero Extreme III modification, and another home-grown config that employs NZXT's Kraken G10 cooler.
AMD Launches Catalyst 14.2 Beta Drivers; Talks Linux
Feb 25, 2014 - in News
AMD's Catalyst 14.2 beta drivers are now available. AMD is also making changes to the X.ORG 'radeon' repository.
AMD Launches Rewards Program for Gaming Evolved App
Feb 19, 2014 - in News
AMD gamers can earn points that can be used to purchase games and hardware.
Oxide Games Says AMD Mantle is Disruptive Technology
Feb 17, 2014 - in News
Dan Baker talks about using Mantle for Star Swarm.
AMD Radeon R7 265 Review: Curaçao Slides In At $150
Feb 13, 2014 - in Reviews
With pricing all over the map, AMD wants to plug the gap between its Radeon R7 260X and R9 270. To that end, it's introducing a Curaçao-based Radeon R7 265 with better-than-Radeon HD 7850 performance at $150. Will that be enough to stave off Maxwell?
Radeon R7 250X Review: Reprising Radeon HD 7770 At $100
Feb 10, 2014 - in Reviews
AMD's name might be new, but we're already intimately familiar with its Radeon R7 250X (formerly known as the Radeon HD 7770). Can AMD take an old piece of hardware and turn it into something you want to spend money on in 2014? Let's have a quick look...
AMD Radeon R7 260 Review: The Bonaire GPU Rides Again
Feb 6, 2014 - in Reviews
AMD announced its Radeon R7 260 in December of last year, and we were excited about a $110 Radeon HD 7770 replacement. Almost two months later, one model is available on Newegg for $140. Today, we're testing the card and pondering its curious position.
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 R7 240 And 250: Our Sub-$100 Gaming Card Round-Up
Jan 29, 2014 - in Reviews
Now that AMD's Radeon R7 240 and 250 are here, we want to know a little more about what the sub-$100 market looks like. Can the latest Oland-based boards serve up playable performance in the latest titles, or are there other hidden gems to discover?
Gigabyte Launches AMD-powered Brix Gaming PC
Jan 27, 2014 - in News
Gigabyte drops dedicated gaming Brix right after CES.
AMD Faces Lawsuit Over Llano APU Sales
Jan 17, 2014 - in News
This lawsuit alleges that AMD violated the Securities Exchange Act.
Gigabyte Announces Supports for Kaveri A-Series
Jan 16, 2014 - in News
Gigabyte this week announced official support for AMD's new Kaveri APUs. The company says its Kaveri support will include AMD A88X and A55 motherboards as well as upcoming A78 motherboards.
AMD A10-7850K And A8-7600: Kaveri Gives Us A Taste Of HSA
Jan 16, 2014 - in Reviews
We've spent the days following CES benchmarking two of AMD's new Kaveri-based APUs. Do the Steamroller x86 architecture, GCN graphics design, and HSA-oriented features impress, or do they come up short against Intel's value-oriented Haswell-based parts?
AMD Launches "Kaveri" A-Series APUs
Jan 14, 2014 - in News
AMD has launched three new A-Series APUs.
Does Radeon R9 290X Behave Any Differently In A Closed Case?
Jan 9, 2014 - in Reviews
We're in the process of testing Radeon R9 290X cards from AMD's board partners, and were curious how they all fare in a closed chassis. Corsair's deluxe Obsidian 900D offers lots of airflow, so we dusted off a more mainstream $80 case to test with.