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 Frame Pacing Explored: Catalyst 13.8 Brings Consistency to Crossfire

In the continuing saga of AMD's efforts to improve their framerate consistency, back in March AMD set a deadline of this summer to deliver their first driver implementing advanced...

102 by Ryan Smith on 8/1/2013

AMD's A10-5750M Review, Part 1: The APU and Radeon HD 8650G Performance

While AMD's Richland update has been of modest benefit on the desktop, improved power consumption and turbo features tend to go over much better in mobile. Is the AMD...

82 by Dustin Sklavos on 6/28/2013

MSI GX70 3BE: Richland A10 APU and Neptune 8970M Gaming Notebook

This is one of the more interesting pieces of hardware to keep an eye on if you're looking at a reasonably priced gaming notebook. I've toyed around with MSI's...

23 by Jarred Walton on 5/13/2013

AMD Radeon HD 7990 Review: 7990 Gets Official

Launching today and shipping in two weeks, the Radeon HD 7990 is AMD's official dual-GPU card for the Southern Islands family. Based on the same Tahiti GPUs that power...

91 by Ryan Smith on 4/24/2013

AMD Expands Never Settle Reloaded Bundle; Adds Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon & Radeon HD 7770

Word comes from AMD this afternoon that as of today they’re going to be expanding their Never Settle Reloaded bundle. The bundle, which launched a bit over two months...

19 by Ryan Smith on 4/11/2013

AMD Announces New Winter Video Game Bundle: Never Settle Reloaded

Although game bundles are nothing new for the video card industry, in the last couple of years they’ve come back into vogue in a way we haven’t seen in...

13 by Ryan Smith on 2/2/2013

AMD Catalyst 13.2 Beta 3 Drivers Released

As promised alongside last week’s release of the Catalyst 13.1 WHQL drivers, AMD has shipped out the first public beta for the next version of their drivers this week...

6 by Ryan Smith on 1/29/2013

AMD’s Mobility Catalyst 13.1 Update, Enduro Edition

We posted earlier today about the public availability of AMD’s latest Catalyst 13.1 WHQL drivers, but being available and installing properly and without problems on Enduro laptops are sadly...

20 by Jarred Walton on 1/18/2013

AMD Catalyst 13.1 WHQL Drivers Available

Having refined their 12.11 beta drivers, AMD has recently released their Catalyst Software Suite Version 13.1 update. This WHQL update includes all the performance improvements found in the previous...

43 by Chris Hansen on 1/18/2013

Lenovo’s Erazer X700 Gaming Desktop

Continuing our Lenovo coverage, we have another gaming-centric system from Lenovo, and I have to admit I never saw this one coming. The new Lenovo Erazer X700 is a...

2 by Jarred Walton on 1/9/2013

AMD Announces Their First 8000M GPUs

AMD held a press briefing today on their upcoming 8000M graphics chips, which they are calling the "second generation GCN architecture" parts. We’ll have more on that in a...

88 by Jarred Walton on 12/17/2012

AMD's Radeon HD 7970M: Ivy Bridge vs. Trinity Video

In one of the most "interesting" moves I've seen in the mobile market, MSI has equipped their GX60 gaming notebook with an HD 7970M...paired with an AMD A10-4600M APU...

85 by Jarred Walton on 12/14/2012

AMD Catalyst 12.11 Beta 11 Drivers Available

Continuing their work on the 12.11 drivers, AMD has recently released their 12.11 beta 11 driver update. This driver fixes several system hangs while including the previous improvements to...

23 by Chris Hansen on 12/4/2012

AMD Enduro Beta, Take Three!

We've been discussing AMD's Enduro 5.5 update for a few months now; when last we checked in, everything was almost in place...everything except fully optimized DX9 support. A little...

35 by Jarred Walton on 11/27/2012

Radeon HD 7850 Prices Fall Again

Update 10/07: AMD sent us a clarification this morning stating that they were not the ones responsible for the recent reduction in 7850 prices, bur rather that it was...

52 by Ryan Smith on 10/5/2012

Fall Budget System Buyer's Guide

Most of the systems I build for friends and clients are destined to spend their days performing basic computing tasks like checking email and Facebook accounts, shopping for shoes...

39 by Zach Throckmorton on 9/1/2012

PowerColor Announces Their Custom Devil13 HD7990 Dual-GPU Video Card

While AMD’s official Radeon HD 7990 (New Zealand) continues to be missing in action, we’ve known for some time now that PowerColor has been working on their own custom...

15 by Ryan Smith on 8/27/2012

AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series Price Cuts, New Game Bundle Inbound

In another quick shift in the hyper-competitive performance video card market, AMD sends word this afternoon that they are enacting some price cuts that will be taking effect later...

120 by Ryan Smith on 8/20/2012

AMD Announces New, Higher Clocked Radeon HD 7950 with Boost

August is not typically a busy time of the year for the GPU industry. But this is quickly turning out to be anything but a normal August. Between professional...

58 by Ryan Smith on 8/14/2012

AMD Discontinues Monthly Driver Updates, Releases Catalyst 12.6 Beta

The last month or so has been one of transition for AMD’s Catalyst driver crew. Alongside the launch of AMD’s Trinity APU – complete with what’s only AMD’s 2nd...

77 by Ryan Smith on 6/1/2012

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