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Watch Dogs 2 is being released this week, and with that we receiving a new driver update from AMD bundled in with a couple of fixes. As a result, the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 with Display Driver Version 16.40.3211.1101 is a minor update, but continues AMD's 2016 strategy of releasing drivers in accordance with game release schedules. We only have two fixes this time around. When playing games with CrossFire enabled, both The Division and Battlefield 1 were experiencing flickering during gameplay. AMD also only lists two new known issues in the release notes for this update: while a DirectX 11 Crossfire profile has been added for Dishonored 2, CrossFire is currently disabled for Windows 7 systems, a reason for this is not given...

Discrete Desktop GPU Market Trends Q3 2016: GPU Shipments Hit Two-Year High

Shipments of discrete graphics processing units (GPUs) are traditionally high in the third quarter as PC makers and retailers gear up for the holiday season and build up stocks...

40 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2016

Game Bundles: Get Civilization VI, Doom, Watch_Dogs 2 for Free with AMD, NVIDIA and Samsung Hardware

From time to time companies bundle the latest games with their hardware in a bid to attract attention of gamers and to make their products more competitive. Such promotions...

15 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2016

Best CPUs: Holiday 2016

In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing as of (11/22). Numbers...

9 by Ian Cutress on 11/22/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Hotfix

Continuing with a steady stream of updates, we are here with a new driver from AMD. Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 brings the core driver version up to 16.40.3211...

5 by Daniel Williams on 11/18/2016

AMD @ SC16: Radeon Open Compute Platform (ROCm) 1.3 Released, Boltzmann Comes to Fruition

Kicking off this week is SC, the annual ACM/IEEE sponsored supercomputing conference in the United States. At this show last year, AMD announced the Boltzmann Initiative, their ambitious plan...

11 by Ryan Smith on 11/14/2016

Now Shipping: AMD Radeon Pro WX Series

Back in July AMD announced the Radeon Pro WX series. Part of a broader rebranding effort for AMD’s professional grade graphics cards – moving away from the FirePro brand...

32 by Ryan Smith on 11/7/2016

ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS ERX480: SFF PC with Intel Core i5, AMD Radeon RX480, USB-C

ZOTAC has introduced a new small form-factor system that integrates AMD’s Radeon RX 480 graphics as well as an Intel quad-core Core i5-6400T. The compact PC is designed to...

28 by Anton Shilov on 11/4/2016

PowerColor Announces Devil Box: Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Enclosure

PowerColor has introduced its first enclosure for external graphics cards, the Devil Box. The accessory enables gamers to connect desktop video cards to AIO, SFF or laptop PCs using...

43 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.2

We are now wading through the blockbuster season for the PC gaming industry. Consequently, the list of fixes is on the shorter side this time around, but AMD is...

5 by Daniel Williams on 10/21/2016

AMD Announces Q3 2016 Financial Results

Today AMD announced their third quarter earnings for the fiscal year 2016. Revenue was up to $1.307 billion, up 23% from a year ago. However their operating income...

19 by Brett Howse on 10/20/2016

Examining Windows 10 Anniversary Update's Driver Signing Enforcement Policy

Windows 10 Anniversary Update came out at the beginning of August, with plenty of new user-facing features. There were also plenty of changes under the hood as well, including...

85 by Brett Howse on 10/14/2016

AMD Discontinues Gaming Evolved App

With the recent launch of AMD’s Radeon 400 series parts and consequent focus on hardware, it’s been some time now since we’ve heard from AMD about their Gaming Evolved...

62 by Ryan Smith on 10/12/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 Hotfix - Support for GoW 4 and Mafia III

As the new games continue to roll in I’m sure the driver developers are hard at work keeping up with all the big release. With AMD Radeon Software Crimson...

10 by Daniel Williams on 10/5/2016

AMD Announces 7th Gen Bristol Ridge PRO APUs with Extended Support

There are a number of directions for ‘professional grade’ processors in the market, varying from embedded to long-life support to server functionality. AMD’s PRO lines of processors are akin...

26 by Ian Cutress on 10/4/2016

AMD Announces Embedded Radeon E9260 & E9550 - Polaris for Embedded Markets

While it’s AMD’s consumer products that get the most fanfare with new GPU launches – and rightfully so – AMD and their Radeon brand also have a solid (if...

16 by Ryan Smith on 9/27/2016

AMD 7th Gen Bristol Ridge and AM4 Analysis: Up to A12-9800, B350/A320 Chipset, OEMs first, PIBs Later

Over the last two weeks, AMD officially launched their 7th Generation Bristol Ridge processors as well as the new AM4 socket and related chipsets. The launch was somewhat muted...

116 by Ian Cutress on 9/23/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 - Support for Forza Horizon 3

As more games approach this fall, we can expect GPU manufacturers to keep updates rolling out so that our cards can be ready for the latest games as they...

22 by Daniel Williams on 9/22/2016

An Anecdotal Musing of Brick and Mortar AMD Notebook Offerings

For any technology journalist deeply embedded an analytical content, knowing your field is a key element to how you work. If all the focus goes into the high-end, it...

35 by Ian Cutress on 9/19/2016

Discrete Desktop GPU Market Trends Q2 2016: AMD Grabs Market Share, But NVIDIA Remains on Top

We're back once again with our periodic series looking at computer hardware market trends, this time taking a look at GPU sales for Q2 2016. Broadly speaking, unit sales...

72 by Anton Shilov on 9/13/2016

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