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With Windows 10 launching today, the first half of the path to DirectX 12 has at last been laid down. The GPUs have been here for some time, and now Windows, its graphics APIs, and its driver stack are all ready to support DirectX 12 and the advanced graphics capabilities it brings to the table. Now all we need are some DirectX 12 games to complete the rest of the path, and those should start rolling out later in Q4 of this year. In the meantime we wanted to quickly cover the state of driver support for Windows 10 and DirectX 12, as matters have evolved slightly differently than we were expecting. Around the time of DirectX 12’s announcement, it was announced that AMD’s GCN...

AMD Enters NAS Market with QNAP's 10G-Ready TVS-x63

QNAP's CES suite was quite busy when we visited them last week. Considering the number of product and feature announcements that were made, it wasn't a surprise at all...

20 by Ganesh T S on 1/11/2015

AMD Demonstrates Working Carrizo Laptop Prototype

In our visit with AMD we got to see something I wasn’t really expecting: a functioning Carrizo laptop. (Note that AMD wouldn't let us take pictures, but they did...

61 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

AMD Shows Off Multiple FreeSync Displays

We met with AMD and among other things, one item they wanted to show us was the essentially final versions of several upcoming FreeSync displays. Overall AMD and their...

118 by Jarred Walton on 1/8/2015

ARM Challenging Intel in the Server Market: An Overview

Calxeda is no more, but many ARM licensees are preparing to storm the server market. Do they have a have fighting chance? Is the server ARMada capable of competing...

78 by Johan De Gelas on 12/16/2014

Win7 Driver Issues? Microsoft, AMD Recommend Uninstalling KB3004394

Though we don’t normally report on Windows updates, we’ll make an exception on this one. AMD sends word this evening that they are advising users to remove update KB3004394...

50 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2014

Holiday Guides 2014: AMD Motherboards

For socketed desktop systems, AMD is currently maintaining three significantly different processor lines. To add to the confusion, one is super low power (Kabini/AM1), one hasn't been updated since...

25 by Ian Cutress on 12/4/2014

Holiday Guides 2014: CPUs

For the majority of applications, the CPU can be the most expensive and most important and most researched component of a desktop machine. In a handful of scenarios (perhaps...

26 by Ian Cutress on 12/1/2014

Zotac ZBOX CA320 nano PLUS Review: A Fanless AMD mini-PC

Over the last couple of years, mini-PCs in the ultra-compact form factor (UCFF) have emerged as one of the bright spots in the troubled PC market. Zotac is no...

31 by Ganesh T S on 11/26/2014

AMD Announces Carrizo and Carrizo-L, Next Gen APUs for H1 2015

Today AMD is announcing the long anticipated upgrade to Kaveri, codenamed Carrizo. Carrizo is the natural successor to Kaveri, featuring x86 ‘Excavator’ cores alongside a Radeon-class GPU and promising...

94 by Ian Cutress on 11/20/2014

AMD Announces Upcoming Samsung FreeSync Displays

Today at AMD's Future of Compute event in Singapore, AMD announced partnerships with several companies. One of the more noteworthy announcements is that Samsung will be making FreeSync enabled...

73 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2014

Benchmarked - Assassin's Creed: Unity

The fifth game in the Assassin's Creed series (depending on how you want to count), Assassin's Creed: Unity is perhaps one of the most demanding games to ever hit...

122 by Jarred Walton on 11/20/2014

Benchmarked: Lords of the Fallen

Officially launched on October 28, Lords of the Fallen had a bit of a rocky start so it took longer for me to finish running benchmarks on the game...

54 by Jarred Walton on 11/12/2014

AMD Catalyst 14.11.1 Beta Drivers Available

As we've noted in a few recent NVIDIA driver articles, there are a ton of new games coming out right now, which of course means we'll need to drivers/profiles...

28 by Jarred Walton on 11/11/2014

AMD Civilization: Beyond Earth and Never Settle Space Edition Promotion

AMD is updating their Never Settle bundles in a different fashion today, effectively doubling down on the bundles. In addition to the existing Never Settle: Space Edition, AMD will...

11 by Jarred Walton on 11/6/2014

AMD Releases Catalyst 14.9.2 Beta Drivers

As promised earlier this week, AMD has pushed out a new Catalyst beta driver release to go hand-in-hand with this week’s launch of Civilization: Beyond Earth. Though not...

17 by Ryan Smith on 10/25/2014

Civilization: Beyond Earth CrossFire with Mantle SFR: Not Actually Broken!

Yesterday after an all-day session of benchmarking on Wednesday, we published our initial performance results for Civilization: Beyond Earth. As can often be the case with limited testing, we...

60 by Jarred Walton on 10/24/2014

Benchmarked - Civilization: Beyond Earth

One of the longest running gaming franchises around, the Civilization series goes all the way back to my high school years. There have been many changes along the way...

73 by Jarred Walton on 10/23/2014

AMD APU Price Cuts and Bundles, October 2014

AMD officially announced price cuts on their current APU product stack yesterday, which means the cost of a "mainstream" AMD system is now $20-$30 lower than before. Here's the...

24 by Jarred Walton on 10/22/2014

AMD Q3 FY 2014 Quarterly Earnings Analysis - 7 Percent Workforce To Be Cut

This afternoon, AMD released their financial results for the third quarter, which ended September 27, 2014. While revenue was down slightly from Q2, the net income was positive for...

81 by Brett Howse on 10/16/2014

Video Card Tuesday: $370 R9 290X & Borderlands: TPS Now Shipping

Following up on last week’s Radeon pricing observations, it looks like there has been one final shift in Radeon R9 290 series pricing. While R9 290 has held steady...

82 by Ryan Smith on 10/14/2014

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