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...
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...
Ryan Smith on 5/13/2014
Launching today is AMD's Radeon R9 295X2. After much consumer speculation and more than a few teasers, AMD is releasing their long-awaited Hawaii-powered entry to their dual-GPU series of...
Ryan Smith on 4/8/2014
After taking a week off, AMD is back once more with another teaser for their forthcoming dual-GPU product. This should, we assume, be the final such teaser, meaning we’re...
Ryan Smith on 4/2/2014
Following last week’s dual-GPU teaser, AMD’s marketing department is back with another teaser for their forthcoming product.
This time they’ve sent along a bottle of water and two cans of...
Ryan Smith on 3/19/2014
It looks like AMD is starting up another one of their tongue-in-cheek video card marketing campaigns, if the latest package to arrive on my doorstep is any indication.
Ryan Smith on 3/13/2014
After initially missing their planned availability window of late February, AMD sends word this evening that the first Radeon R7 265 SKUs have finally reached North American retailers.
Ryan Smith on 3/5/2014
With the launch of the Radeon R9 series back in October of 2013, AMD began the process of releasing a number of their existing GCN 1.0 7000 cards as...
Ryan Smith on 3/4/2014
Though we keep track of video card pricing regularly on an internal basis, it’s not something we normally publish outside of our semi-regular buyer’s guides. More often than not...
Ryan Smith on 2/14/2014
The launch of the Radeon R7 250X earlier this week and today the Radeon R7 265 are part of a larger refactoring of AMD’s mainstream desktop product family. AMD...
Ryan Smith on 2/13/2014
As it turns out, February is going to be a busy month for GPUs. Normally February is something of a quiet month, surrounded by CES on one side and...
Ryan Smith on 2/10/2014
While CES is generally not a big show for the GPU divisions of the major chip makers – those firms preferring to make major GPU announcements at their own...
Ryan Smith on 1/8/2014
Ever since the 290 review there has been a lot of chatter and questions about when we’d see the first customized cards show up, and the answer is that...
Ryan Smith on 12/24/2013
After 9.5 betas, AMD has finally released a WHQL certified driver from their latest driver branch (13.25x) in the form of Catalyst 13.12.
First introduced as the launch driver for...
Ryan Smith on 12/19/2013
Squeezing in one final product announcement before the end of the year, today AMD is announcing the latest addition to the Radeon R7 family and the counterpart to the...
Ryan Smith on 12/17/2013
Coinciding with today’s launch of the Radeon R9 270, AMD is announcing that they are putting up new video game bundles for their 200 series cards, the first such...
Ryan Smith on 11/15/2013
Launching today is the latest member of AMD's Radeon 200 series family, the R9 270. Today we'll be looking at it alongside AMD's first 270 series card, the R9 270X.
Ryan Smith on 11/13/2013
In a busy week that’s going to end up being just a bit busier, AMD has pushed out another Catalyst driver update specifically targeted at the new Radeon R9...
Ryan Smith on 11/9/2013
Launching today is AMD's Radeon R9 290, the obligatory lower-tier part for AMD’s new flagship video card lineup. Making the usual tradeoffs for a lower-tier part, AMD is cutting...
Ryan Smith on 11/5/2013
Launching today is AMD's Radeon R9 290X. The 290X is not only the fastest card in AMD’s 200 series lineup, but the 290 series in particular also contains the...
Ryan Smith on 10/24/2013