Radeon

Launching today are AMD’s Radeon RX 5500 XT cards. These cards are aimed at the sub-$200 market for 1080p gaming, effectively (and finally) replacing AMD’s long-lived Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 cards, and going head-to-head with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 and GTX 1660 families. As is typical for AMD in this price range, the company is actually launching two different configurations of the RX 5500 XT: we’re getting both 8GB cards, as well as 4GB cards as a budget option. Both cards are clocked the same, but as we’re entering 2020, the ramifications of 4GB of VRAM versus 8GB are great enough that it creates some real differences between the cards. The 8GB RX 5500 XT will be taking up the all-important $199...

The AMD Radeon R7 265 & R7 260 Review: Feat Sapphire & Asus

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...

52 by Ryan Smith on 2/13/2014

AMD Announces Radeon R7 250X; Shipping Today

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...

27 by Ryan Smith on 2/10/2014

AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta Drivers Now Available: Mantle, Frame Pacing, & More

Picking up from where we left off yesterday afternoon, word comes from AMD that they have finally squashed the installation bug on their Catalyst 14.1 beta drivers, resolving the...

48 by Ryan Smith on 2/2/2014

Battlefield 4 Mantle Performance Preview

After a false start or two, AMD is finally getting the first beta of Mantle out the door. With EA DICE having shipped their Mantle patch for Battlefield 4...

135 by Ryan Smith on 2/1/2014

Best Video Cards: January 2014

After our Holiday 2013 buyer’s guides, a number of you asked for more frequent buyers guides year-round. So starting this year we’re going to be attempting to publish guides...

53 by Ryan Smith on 1/17/2014

AMD Reveals First Mobile Radeon M200 Parts & Rebadges

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...

25 by Ryan Smith on 1/8/2014

Battlefield 4 Mantle Update Delayed Until January

AMD and Electronic Arts send word this afternoon that the Mantle update for Battlefield 4 has been delayed until next month. The update was previously scheduled for late December...

66 by Ryan Smith on 12/30/2013

Sapphire Radeon R9 290 Tri-X OC Review: Our First Custom Cooled 290

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...

119 by Ryan Smith on 12/24/2013

AMD Catalyst 13.12 WHQL Drivers Now Available

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...

27 by Ryan Smith on 12/19/2013

AMD Announces Radeon R7 260; Shipping Mid-January

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...

35 by Ryan Smith on 12/17/2013

An Update on AMD’s Crossfire Eyefinity Frame Pacing Driver

In the last week several of you have emailed us about AMD’s Crossfire Eyefinity frame pacing driver – their so-called “phase 2” frame pacing driver – looking for a...

30 by Ryan Smith on 12/11/2013

Best Desktop Video Cards - Holiday 2013

Continuing our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides, today we’ll be taking a look at desktop video cards. Cyber Monday kicks off today, and while video cards neither have the...

44 by Ryan Smith on 12/2/2013

Update: AMD Announces New Game Bundles For Radeon R7 260X & Above

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...

37 by Ryan Smith on 11/15/2013

The AMD Radeon R9 270X & R9 270 Review: Feat. Asus & HIS

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.

59 by Ryan Smith on 11/13/2013

AMD Changes 290 Series Fan Algorithms & About That 290 Conclusion

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...

141 by Ryan Smith on 11/9/2013

The AMD Radeon R9 290 Review

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...

295 by Ryan Smith on 11/5/2013

The AMD Radeon R9 290X Review

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...

396 by Ryan Smith on 10/24/2013

AMD Radeon R9 290X Performance Preview: Bioshock Infinite

As something of a counter-event to NVIDIA’s gaming showcase taking place in Montreal, Canada this week, AMD has organized an early, brief reveal of their forthcoming Radeon R9 290X...

90 by Ryan Smith on 10/17/2013

The Sapphire R9 280X Toxic Review

Today we're taking a look at Sapphire's Radeon R9 280X Toxic, the latest of the custom 280X cards to come rolling through our labs. With the Toxic series of...

84 by Ryan Smith on 10/10/2013

The Radeon R9 280X Review: Feat. Asus & XFX - Meet The Radeon 200 Series

After being announced back at AMD's 2014 GPU Product Showcase, today AMD is finally launching the Radeon 200 series. Today we’ll be looking at the new series in detail...

151 by Ryan Smith on 10/8/2013

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