Radeon

This evening – or rather this morning in China – AMD is rolling out a new mid-to-entry level Radeon RX video card. Dubbed the Radeon RX 560 XT, the new part is a lower-tier Polaris 10-based card that’s designed to fill the gap between the RX 560 and the RX 570 in the Chinese market. This new SKU will only be sold in China – don’t expect to see it come to North America – with AMD’s close partner Sapphire being the sole vender of the card. By the numbers, the Radeon RX 560 XT is a relatively straightforward cutting down of the Radeon RX 570, itself a cut-down Polaris 10 SKU. Relative to the 570, the 560 XT drops another 4 CUs, bringing it...

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Q1 2019

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

15 by Nate Oh on 3/11/2019

Exploring Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Performance, Feat. PowerColor's Gaming Station & Radeon RX Vega 56 Nano

Thunderbolt 3 has enabled a number of interesting use-cases that were simply not possible with earlier high-speed external interfaces. The technology allows for four lanes of PCIe 3.0 to...

26 by Ganesh T S on 2/13/2019

The AMD Radeon VII Review: An Unexpected Shot At The High-End

Following the launch of a late-generation product refresh in November, in the form of the Radeon RX 590, we had expected AMD's consumer side to be done for a...

298 by Nate Oh on 2/7/2019

CES 2019 Question and Answer Session with AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su

One of the major highlights of CES was the reveal of AMD’s next generation Matisse processor. With the cores built on TSMC’s 7nm process, the demonstration of the eight...

60 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 1/29/2019

Intel's 10nm Cannon Lake and Core i3-8121U Deep Dive Review

Anyone interested in leading edge semiconductors knows that Intel is late with its newest manufacturing process. The '10nm' node was first announced in 2014, to be released in 2016...

138 by Ian Cutress on 1/25/2019

AMD Pushing the AMD+AMD Strategy with Executive Promotions

Today AMD is announcing some realignment of its executive team along with some promotions. The idea behind the changes boils down to AMD wanting to focus its efforts on...

84 by Ian Cutress on 1/25/2019

Sapphire Launches Mining-Focused Radeon RX 570 with 16 GB of GDDR5 Memory

Sapphire has introduced one the industry’s first Radeon RX 570 graphics cards that carry 16 GB of GDDR5 memory onboard. The board is designed primarily for cryptocurrency mining, but...

36 by Anton Shilov on 1/23/2019

CES 2019: PowerColor & VisionTek Launch Compact eGFX Solutions

The majority of Thunderbolt 3-enabled external chassis for video cards are rather big in order to accommodate high-end graphics adapters that tend to feature large PCBs and cooling systems...

13 by Anton Shilov on 1/11/2019

AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen 'Matisse' Coming Mid 2019: Eight Core Zen 2 with PCIe 4.0 on Desktop

Blink and you miss it: AMD's keynote address this year was a whirlwind of primetime announcements for the company. The message is clear: AMD is committing itself to 7nm...

355 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

AMD Reveals Radeon VII: High-End 7nm Vega Video Card Arrives February 7th for $699

As it turns out, the video card wars are going to charge into 2019 quite a bit hotter than any of us were expecting. Moments ago, as part of...

207 by Ryan Smith on 1/9/2019

The AMD Keynote at CES 2019: Looking Ahead

AMD has one of the prized spots on the CES Keynote register. The company gets an highlighted hour at one of the shows prized ballroom setups to offer something...

61 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

Mike Rayfield, General Manager of AMD’s RTG, to Resign by Year’s End

Mike Rayfield, senior vice president and general manager of AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group, will leave the company by the end of the month to spend more time with his...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/14/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition: Streaming for Videos, Games, & VR

As 2018 winds down, once again it’s time for AMD’s annual major feature update for their graphics drivers, Radeon Software. Going by the unassuming title of ‘Radeon Software Adrenalin...

37 by Nate Oh on 12/13/2018

Sapphire’s GearBox Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Box w/ 500W PSU Now Available

Sapphire has started sales of its external Thunderbolt 3 enclosure for video cards. The GearBox TB3 eGFX box can accommodate a high-end graphics card and also offers additional USB...

14 by Anton Shilov on 12/6/2018

The AMD Radeon RX 590 Review, feat. XFX & PowerColor: Polaris Returns (Again)

When AMD launched the Polaris-based Radeon RX 480 in June 2016, the focus was firmly on the mainstream market, looking to offer superior value over raw performance. At the...

137 by Nate Oh on 11/15/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1, bringing zero-day game support and performance improvements ahead of Hitman 2 (11/13/18), Fallout 76 (11/14/18), and Battlefield V Early Access (11/15/18)...

6 by Nate Oh on 11/8/2018

AMD’s Vega Mobile Lives: Vega Pro 20 & 16 in Updated MacBook Pros In November

Buried towards the tail-end of today’s MacBook Air press release from Apple was a second announcement: that they’d be releasing a minor MacBook Pro refresh next month. Though curious...

36 by Ryan Smith on 10/30/2018

AMD Ceases Graphics Driver Development for 32-bit Operating Systems

With the recent October releases of Adrenalin Edition, AMD has finally discontinued support for 32-bit operating systems. The latest 32-bit packages can still be manually downloaded through older driver...

21 by Nate Oh on 10/26/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2, featuring support for Strange Brigade, which releases tomorrow, as well as F1 2018. This update also supersedes the Strange Brigade Early...

9 by Nate Oh on 8/27/2018

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