The idea of an external PCI-Express chassis for video cards is practically as old as PCI-Express itself. However over the years the idea has failed to reach the consumer market as a complete product, even with the introduction of standardized external PCIe interfaces such as Thunderbolt. Various prototypes have been shown, but in practice the only way to acquire such a rig has been to build it yourself, combining an ExpressCard slot and its pokey PCIe 2.0 x1 link with an external PCIe chassis. Thankfully it looks like the PC industry is finally going to turn the corner on the concept thanks to Alienware. Today Alienware is introducing their own PCIe video card chassis, the Alienware Graphics Amplifier. Alienware’s amplifier is a fairly typical take on...

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 5 days ago

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

The AnandTech Guide to Video Card Overclocking Software

Video card overclocking has become a very popular topic amongst gamers and PC enthusiasts these days. With the release of next generation games around the corner and the growing...

55 by Michael Wilding on 10/8/2014

AMD Radeon R9 290 Series Prices Finally Begin To Fall

With the launch of NVIDIA’s Maxwell-powered GeForce GTX 900 series last month, it was immediately obvious that NVIDIA had been able to deal a swift blow to AMD’s product...

69 by Ryan Smith on 10/7/2014

AMD Releases Catalyst 14.9 Drivers

It seems like it's been a long time since we've seen a WHQL driver release from AMD… and it has been. The previous WHQL driver dates back to April...

36 by Jarred Walton on 9/29/2014

AMD Radeon R9 285 Review: Feat. Sapphire R9 285 Dual-X OC

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...

84 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2014

AMD Announces Radeon R9 285, Shipping September 2nd

During their 30 years of graphics celebration, today AMD announced a forthcoming addition to the Radeon R9 200 graphics card lineup. Launching on September 2nd will be the company’s...

84 by Ryan Smith on 8/23/2014

AMD Celebrates 30 Years of Gaming and Graphics Innovation

AMD sent us word that tomorrow they will be hosting a Livecast celebrating 30 years of graphics and gaming innovation. Thirty years is a long time, and certainly we...

32 by Jarred Walton on 8/22/2014

AMD Gaming Evolved Client 4.0 Released

Just over a month ago, AMD and their partner Raptr pushed out the first version of their video recording Game DVR utility, which ships as a part of AMD’s...

12 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2014

Best Video Cards: June 2014

We’re back once again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry recap, this time for June of 2014. June has been another quiet month from a...

51 by Ryan Smith on 6/30/2014

Hands On With AMD’s Gaming Evolved Client Game DVR

Over the last few years we have seen both AMD and NVIDIA become increasingly interested in developing and nurturing software ecosystems around their products. Born out of a desire...

16 by Ryan Smith on 6/27/2014

AMD Catalyst 14.6 Release Candidate 2 Drivers Posted

AMD has posted a new version of their Catalyst 14.6 drivers this afternoon, bringing their latest driver set up to Release Candidate 2. As a further refinement of the 14.6...

1 by Ryan Smith on 6/24/2014

Best Video Cards: May 2014

We’re back once again with our monthly guide to video cards and video card industry recap, this time for May of 2014. All things considered, the month of May has...

44 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2014

AMD Posts Mantle Whitepaper

As part of a larger Mantle promotion, AMD has posted a number of blogs on their site detailing their low level API. The blog posts themselves are unabashedly closer...

25 by Ryan Smith on 5/29/2014

AMD Catalyst 14.6 Beta Drivers Released, Adds New Eyefinity Functionality & More

For our second video card driver update of the week we have AMD, who is releasing their Catalyst 14.6 beta drivers today. Like NVIDIA’s driver release, this is first and...

40 by Ryan Smith on 5/27/2014

AMD Cuts Radeon R9 280 to $249

AMD sends word this afternoon that they’re instituting an official price cut for one of their more recently launched video cards, the Radeon R9 280. The 280, AMD’s lower...

43 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2014

Best Video Cards: April 2014

As April comes to a close we’re back once again with our monthly guide to video cards. Compared to the February/March time period and the flurry of activity coinciding with...

65 by Ryan Smith on 4/30/2014

AMD Posts Catalyst 14.4 Release Candidate Drivers

Coinciding with this week’s launch of the Radeon R9 295X2, AMD has posted their latest Catalyst drivers, now at version 14.4. Catalyst 14.4 is the first driver set for...

19 by Ryan Smith on 4/21/2014

AMD Announces Refresh of Never Settle Forever Program

After letting their Never Settle Forever gaming bundle program slowly lapse over the past few months, AMD sends word this morning that they’re going to be significantly refreshing the...

11 by Ryan Smith on 4/21/2014

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