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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 at the time of writing (3/19). Numbers in graphs reflect MSRP. CPU Buyer's Guide: Q1 2017 As we move through to the second quarter of the year, we have had two major updates to the desktop CPU landscape. First, Intel launched its Seventh generation of Core-based CPUs, known under the Kaby Lake name, using a refined version of their 14nm process that allowed for some frequency gains over the previous generation Skylake microarchitecture. Then AMD made their biggest CPU launch in five years, with a renewed attack on high-performance computing with the Ryzen 7 family. After spending so many years fighting...

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.3

AMD's Radeon Technologies Group has released another driver update with a healthy list of fixes. On the list today are fixes for CrossFire, flickering in both rendering and the...

17 by Daniel Williams on 7/29/2016

AMD Announces Radeon RX 470 & RX 460 Specifications; Shipping in Early August

Back before Radeon RX 480 even launched, AMD briefly teased the next two cards in their lineup at E3 2016’s PC Gaming Show. These cards, the Radeon RX 470...

56 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2016

MSI Shows New Radeon RX 480 Gaming Cards, with an 8-pin

Today MSI is announcing the latest entry in the Gaming X GPU line with the Radeon RX 480 Gaming X 8G/4G cards as well as non-X variants. The main...

34 by Daniel Williams on 7/26/2016

AMD Announces Radeon Pro WX Series: WX 4100, WX 5100, & WX 7100 Bring Polaris to Pros

It’s been a while since we’ve last seen a new workstation graphics card from AMD. With their Fiji GPU not being a good fit for the market, the company...

30 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2016

Updated: AMD Announces Radeon Pro SSG: Fiji With M.2 SSDs On-Board

As part of this evening’s AMD Capsaicin event (more on that later), AMD’s Chief Architect and SVP of the Radeon Technologies Group has announced a new Radeon Pro card...

117 by Ryan Smith on 7/25/2016

Battle of The CPU Stock Coolers! 7x Intel vs 5x AMD, plus an EVO 212

End users need to be aware of the performance of their current cooling solutions in order to reasonably assess the upgrade that will fit their needs. In this review...

80 by E. Fylladitakis on 7/22/2016

SAPPHIRE Announces NITRO+ Radeon RX 480

This morning SAPPHIRE is announcing their latest card in the NITRO+ family, the NITRO+ Radeon RX 480. Some key features of SAPPHIRE’s new NITRO+ RX 480 cards include higher...

57 by Daniel Williams on 7/22/2016

AMD Releases Q2 FY 2016 Financial Results

This afternoon, AMD announced their second quarter earnings for the 2016 fiscal year. It’s been a while, but AMD finds itself in the black for this quarter, with higher...

42 by Brett Howse on 7/21/2016

AMD Carrizo Part 2: A Generational Deep Dive into the Athlon X4 845 at $70

Prior to the announcement for AMD's 7th Generation of APUs, Bristol Ridge, the latest micro-architecture from AMD based on the x86 instruction set was given the codename Excavator, using...

123 by Ian Cutress on 7/14/2016

Doom Vulkan Patch Released

Bethesda PR has sent over a quick note this morning that the long-awaited Vulkan patch for Doom is now available, allowing the game to be played with either the...

73 by Ryan Smith on 7/11/2016

AMD Posts Radeon 16.7.1 Drivers, Fixes RX 480 Power Consumption Issues

In what’s hopefully the final chapter on AMD’s saga over the last week with the Radeon RX 480’s power consumption, AMD has posted the previously promised 16.7.1 driver set...

105 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2016

AMD's Tuesday Radeon RX 480 Status Update: New Driver By Late Thursday

Following up on this weekend's statement from AMD about a potential power issue with the reference Radeon RX 480, AMD has just sent over their previously promised update on...

121 by Ryan Smith on 7/6/2016

AMD Releases Statement On Radeon RX 480 Power Consumption; More Details Tuesday

Following up on this week's Radeon RX 480 launch, there has been some questions raised about the power consumption of the card. This is after some sites whom directly...

181 by Ryan Smith on 7/2/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson 16.6.2 Drivers

AMD has now brought us their latest card in the Radeon RX 480. With new cards comes new drivers. We are also getting fixes and a list of new...

4 by Daniel Williams on 6/30/2016

ASUS Reveals Their New RX 480 GPU Design

After a lengthy tease from AMD we are finally seeing the new AMD Radeon RX 480 roll out. As we saw in our preview the card successfully makes leaps...

33 by Daniel Williams on 6/30/2016

The AMD Radeon RX 480 Preview: Polaris Makes Its Mainstream Mark

Back in December of last year, AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group began slowly trickling out the plans for what would be their first GPU architecture built for the now-modern FinFET...

449 by Ryan Smith on 6/29/2016

A Bit More on AMD’s Polaris GPUs: 36 & 16 CUs

Along with this week’s teaser of the forthcoming Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 at E3, AMD also held a short press briefing about Polaris. The bulk of AMD’s...

102 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2016

AMD Teases Future Radeon RX 470 & Radeon RX 460 Cards

With the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo once again upon us, this week has been a flood of gaming hardware and software news. On the PC front, AMD is once...

105 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1

Here we are with AMD's next driver update, Radeon Sofware Crimson Edition 16.6.1. This brings the driver version to 16.20.1025. With the changes that come along with the update...

20 by Daniel Williams on 6/7/2016

AMD Briefly Shows Off Zen “Summit Ridge” Silicon

After an already packed Computex 2016 event with Radeon Polaris and Bristol Ridge/Stoney Ridge news, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su had one final surprise to close out the company’s...

89 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2016

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