Last month AMD held their 30 years of graphics celebration, during which they announced their next Radeon video card, the Radeon R9 285. Designed to be AMD’s new $249 midrange enthusiast card, the R9 285 would be launching on September 2nd. In the process the R9 285 would be a partial refresh of their R9 280 series lineup, supplying it with a new part that would serve to replace their nearly 3 year old Tahiti GPU. The R9 285 is something of a lateral move for AMD, which is something we very rarely see in this industry. The R9 285’s immediate predecessor, the R9 280 (vanilla) has been on the market with an MSRP of $249 for nearly 4 months now. Meanwhile the R9 285...

Whither 3DMark—Updates on the Cross-Platform Launch

Early in December 2012, I posted a short article about the Fire Strike trailer for the next 3DMark with the note that the full release was promised before the...

15 by Jarred Walton on 1/23/2013

AMD Q4’12 and FY 2012 Earnings: Closing Out a Rough Year, Looking Towards the Next

Continuing the spate of earnings announcements this week we have both AMD’s Q4’12 and fiscal year 2012 earnings. The 4th quarter presents something of a culmination of several events...

34 by Ryan Smith on 1/23/2013

Addendum Regarding AMD’s Mobility Catalyst 13.1 Drivers

Late last week AMD release their first drivers for 2013, the Catalyst 13.1 drivers. The drivers as noted already are available for both desktops and laptops, but I did...

16 by Jarred Walton on 1/22/2013

AMD’s Mobility Catalyst 13.1 Update, Enduro Edition

We posted earlier today about the public availability of AMD’s latest Catalyst 13.1 WHQL drivers, but being available and installing properly and without problems on Enduro laptops are sadly...

20 by Jarred Walton on 1/18/2013

AMD Catalyst 13.1 WHQL Drivers Available

Having refined their 12.11 beta drivers, AMD has recently released their Catalyst Software Suite Version 13.1 update. This WHQL update includes all the performance improvements found in the previous...

43 by Chris Hansen on 1/18/2013

The Tegra 4 GPU, NVIDIA Claims Better Performance Than iPad 4

At CES last week, NVIDIA announced its Tegra 4 SoC featuring four ARM Cortex A15s running at up to 1.9GHz and a fifth Cortex A15 running at between 700...

60 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/14/2013

Sapphire mITX and a Budget Tahiti GPU

Like most graphics companies, Sapphire didn’t have anything major to announce at CES. Their suite was mostly dedicated to showing off their Mini-ITX Edge VS boxes, which were launched...

7 by Jarred Walton on 1/12/2013

NVIDIA’s Annual GPU Rebadge Begins: GeForce GT 730M and GeForce 710M Partial Specs Published

As we discussed yesterday with AMD’s latest round of GPU rebadges, both AMD and NVIDIA are locked into playing the OEM rebadge game in order to fulfill their OEM...

25 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2013

AMD Releases Full Product Specifications For Radeon HD 8000M Series

Along with their announcement of their annual desktop GPU rebadge, AMD has also released the full product specifications for their new Radeon HD 8000M mobile GPUs. These GPUs were...

15 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2013

AMD’s Annual GPU Rebadge: Radeon HD 8000 Series for OEMs

In an effort to mimic the model year nature of cars and other durable goods, in recent years PC OEMs have increasingly moved to updating their wares both on...

38 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2013

Asus Announces ROG ARES II Video Card: Dual Radeon HD 7970GE On A Single Card

Dual GPU video cards are nothing new, but there are very few companies that do it with the level of flair (and dare we say overkill) of Asus. Along...

13 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2013

More Details on NVIDIA's Tegra 4 & i500: 5th core is A15, 28nm HPL, UE Category 3 LTE

We just finished NVIDIA's CES press conference where it introduced the Tegra 4 SoC and Shield mobile gaming console. Immediately following the press event we snagged some more information...

34 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 1/7/2013

NVIDIA Rolls Their Own Handheld Console: Project Shield, Powered By Tegra 4

NVIDIA Rolls Their Own Handheld Console: Project Shield, Powered By Tegra 4 Though most of the important launch details of Tegra 4 were leaked weeks in advance, NVIDIA did manage...

26 by Ryan Smith on 1/7/2013

NVIDIA CES 2013 Press Event: Live Blog

We just sat down for NVIDIA's Pre-CES press event. Things are running a bit late now, but we expect the event to start in the next 15 minutes. Keep...

42 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 1/6/2013

AMD Announces Their First 8000M GPUs

AMD held a press briefing today on their upcoming 8000M graphics chips, which they are calling the "second generation GCN architecture" parts. We’ll have more on that in a...

88 by Jarred Walton on 12/17/2012

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 Drivers Available

Continuing their work on the 12.11 drivers, AMD has recently released their 12.11 beta 11 driver update. This driver fixes several system hangs while including the previous improvements to...

23 by Chris Hansen on 12/4/2012

NVIDIA GeForce 310.70 Beta Drivers Available

Seeking a candidate for WHQL certification, NVIDIA has just released their 310.70 beta driver update for desktops and laptops. The driver continues to iterate on the 310.33 beta driver...

9 by Chris Hansen on 12/4/2012

3DMark Fire Strike Trailer

This isn't major news, but I find the periodic updates to the 3DMark suite at least interesting if only to see what Futuremark is up to. They have released...

22 by Jarred Walton on 12/3/2012

AMD Enduro Beta, Take Three!

We've been discussing AMD's Enduro 5.5 update for a few months now; when last we checked in, everything was almost in place...everything except fully optimized DX9 support. A little...

35 by Jarred Walton on 11/27/2012

The AnandTech Podcast: Episode 10

We've made it to 10 episodes of the AnandTech Podcast! As promised, this week's episode is a bit more PC focused as we discuss the future of AMD. Intel's...

32 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/21/2012

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