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It feels like the build-up to Vega has been just shy of forever. And in a way it has been: AMD first announced the architecture back in March of 2016, and we’ve known for almost as long that Polaris would be a volume play, not a play for the high performance market. It would be Vega that would be AMD’s next high-end GPU, and true successor to 2015’s unique (if mistimed) Fiji GPU. Since then AMD has slowly been releasing details on the Vega architecture. Bits and pieces related to the Playstation 4 Pro, which incorporated some Vega features, and then a much more significant information dump at the start of this year with their Vega teaser, closely aligned with their associated announcement of the...

Ashes of the Singularity Revisited: A Beta Look at DirectX 12 & Asynchronous Shading

We’ve been following DirectX 12 for about 2 years now, watching Microsoft’s next-generation low-level graphics API go from an internal development project to a public release. Though harder to...

153 by Daniel Williams & Ryan Smith on 2/24/2016

AMD and the Associated Press Team Up for Experimental 360° Video & VR News Channel

This week AMD and Associated Press have announced a new collaborative project designed to fuel virtual reality journalism. Under the agreement, AP has created a special channel with 360°...

24 by Anton Shilov on 2/18/2016

AMD to Bundle New Hitman Game with Select FX CPUs and Radeon 390 Series Video Cards

AMD announced this week that it will bundle the full version of the new Hitman game with its Radeon R9 390-series graphics cards as well as FX 6000- and...

23 by Anton Shilov on 2/17/2016

HP’s New Laptops to Feature AMD FreeSync Technology

AMD has announced that the new versions HP’s Envy 15z laptops - powered by the company’s latest-generation A-series APUs - will feature the FreeSync variable refresh rate technology. In...

19 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2016

AMD Releases Crimson 16.1 Hotfix Drivers

This week AMD has pushed out their first video driver release of the year, Crimson 16.1 Hotfix. Between this latest hotfix and their previous Crimson update, AMD is making...

35 by Daniel Williams on 1/12/2016

AMD Cuts Price of Radeon R9 Nano to $499

Word comes from AMD via a press release this morning that they are giving the Radeon R9 Nano a price cut. AMD’s diminutive flagship, which launched in September 2015...

74 by Ryan Smith on 1/11/2016

AMD Reveals Polaris GPU Architecture: 4th Gen GCN to Arrive In Mid-2016

For much of the last month we have been discussing bits and pieces of AMD’s GPU plans for 2016. As part of the Radeon Technology Group’s formation last year...

153 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2016

AMD Dual-Fiji “Gemini” Video Card Delayed To 2016, Aligned With VR Headset Launches

I’m going to start off this post a little differently tonight. Since our DX12 Ashes of the Singularity article back in October, I have been looking for an opportunity...

43 by Ryan Smith on 12/22/2015

AMD Releases Crimson 15.12 WHQL Drivers

Just last month we saw the release of AMDs new Radeon Software Crimson Edition. This release included the brand new Radeon Settings and promised a new commitment to more...

33 by Daniel Williams on 12/18/2015

Sapphire Readies Nitro R9 Fury: Custom Design and Enhanced Performance

Sapphire Technology is preparing to release its new graphics card — the Nitro R9 Fury — based on AMD’s Fiji graphics processing unit that features its own custom printed...

25 by Anton Shilov on 12/17/2015

AMD's 2016 Linux Driver Plans & GPUOpen Family of Dev Tools: Investing In Open Source

Earlier this month AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group held an event to brief the press of their plans for 2016. Part of a larger shift for RTG as they work...

49 by Ryan Smith on 12/15/2015

AMD Discusses 2016 Radeon Visual Technologies Roadmap

This is something that initially caught me off-guard when I first realized it, but AMD historically hasn’t liked to talk about their GPU plans much in advance. On the...

99 by Ryan Smith on 12/8/2015

AMD Releasing New Crimson Drivers for GPU Fan Issue (Update: Released)

Update: AMD has now released the fixed driver, Crimson 15.11.1 Beta. This release also contains several other fixes according to AMD's notes, including further game fixes and some Radeon...

45 by Ian Cutress on 11/30/2015

AMD Moves Radeon HD 5000 & 6000 Series to Legacy Status - All Pre-Graphics Core Next GPUs Now Retired

Alongside today’s release of the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition driver set, AMD has published a new page on their driver site announcing that video cards based on the...

68 by Ryan Smith on 11/24/2015

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Driver Released: New Features & A New Look

At the tail-end of 2014 AMD launched their Catalyst 14.12 driver set, better known as the Omega driver set. With Omega, AMD shifted their development process for the Catalyst...

146 by Ryan Smith & Daniel Williams on 11/24/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 380X Review, Feat. ASUS STRIX

Last week AMD launched the Radeon R9 380X, the company’s latest mid-range video card. Based on a fully enabled GCN 1.2 Tonga GPU – a first for the desktop...

101 by Ryan Smith on 11/23/2015

AMD Launches Radeon R9 380X: Full-Featured Tonga at $229 for the Holidays

Back in September of 2014 AMD released their first Graphics Core Next 1.2 GPU, Tonga, which was the GPU at the heart of the Radeon R9 285. For all...

52 by Ryan Smith on 11/19/2015

AMD Launches Star Wars Battlefront Game Bundle For Radeon R9 Fury

Buying new graphics cards is always fun. Finding game deals while shopping for new graphics cards is even better. This time around AMD is bundling the newly released Star...

9 by Daniel Williams on 11/19/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta Drivers

With AMD continuing to deliver beta driver updates left and right lately, today they come to us with another update. Another one of AMD’s point driver updates, Catalyst 15.11.1...

19 by Daniel Williams on 11/17/2015

AMD Announces Radeon Crimson Driver Branding & New Settings Control Panel

It was just under two months ago that AMD announced the major restructuring of their graphics division, which would see the graphics division made whole once again, more than...

88 by Ryan Smith on 11/2/2015

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