Tag Archives: Radeon

Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 64 Limited Edition review: Taming Vega’s flaws with brute force

Four long months after AMD’s flawed Radeon Vega graphics cards launched, custom versions are finally starting to trickle out—and the wait was worth it. The monstrous, yet luxurious Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 64 Limited Edition relies on brute force to squash the most troubling problems that plague reference Vega cards. This beast sports the most wildly effective cooler to ever cross our ... Read More »

Radeon Vega vs. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? AMD, Nvidia announce dueling events at GDC 2017

The annual Game Developers Conference usually maintains an intense software focus, but GDC 2017 seems to be shaping up as a hit for PC hardware enthusiasts, too. Both AMD and Nvidia have announced events taking place alongside GDC, and in fact, both are being held on the very same day—February 28. First up: AMD, which is reviving the “Capsaicin” event ... Read More »

Radeon Vega vs. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? AMD, Nvidia announce dueling events at GDC 2017

The annual Game Developers Conference usually maintains an intense software focus, but GDC 2017 seems to be shaping up as a hit for PC hardware enthusiasts, too. Both AMD and Nvidia have announced events taking place alongside GDC, and in fact, both are being held on the very same day—February 28. First up: AMD, which is reviving the “Capsaicin” event ... Read More »

New AMD Radeon website counts down to Vega graphics card architecture preview

The wait for more details about Vega, AMD’s forthcoming enthusiast-class Radeon graphics card architecture, will soon be over. This morning, AMD’s social media channels teased a new Ve.ga website featuring a countdown to a “Vega architecture preview.” The clock runs out at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on January 5, the opening day of CES 2017. The graphics cards based on ... Read More »

No, AMD loyalists aren’t abandoning Radeon graphics cards in droves

There’s a reason why every news story you read at PCWorld includes a “Why this matters” or “The impact on you” paragraph: Context is important. Without proper context, news and numbers are just characters on a screen—and raw information without a wider look at what it actually means often results in misinterpretation and FUD. Case in point: A recent post ... Read More »

AMD drops Radeon RX 460, RX 470 prices ahead of Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 1050 launch

Nvidia’s new GeForce GTX 1050 and GTX 1050 Ti graphics cards aren’t even out yet and they’ve already prompted AMD to slash the prices on two-thirds of its Radeon RX 400-series lineup. As of today, the Radeon RX 460’s “suggested e-tail price” will start at $100 and theRadeon RX 470 will start at $170 “with new holiday programs.” An AMD ... Read More »

Every AMD Radeon RX 470 you can buy: A cheat sheet

See larger image Credit: Thomas Ryan The Radeon RX 470 is here Today, AMD’s affordable new Radeon RX 470 graphics card launched with a confusing pile of customized partner designs. Which one is right for you? We’ve rounded them all the available RX 470s and sorted them by price, complete with the key unique selling points of each. Want to ... Read More »

Every AMD Radeon RX 470 you can buy: A cheat sheet

See larger image Credit: Thomas Ryan The Radeon RX 470 is here Today, AMD’s affordable new Radeon RX 470 graphics card launched with a confusing pile of customized partner designs. Which one is right for you? We’ve rounded them all the available RX 470s and sorted them by price, complete with the key unique selling points of each. Want to ... Read More »

Full details revealed: AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 specs and release dates

Nearly two months back, smack-dab in the midst of E3, AMD CEO Lisa Su took the stage at the PC gaming Show and introduced the Radeon RX 460 and Radeon RX 470graphics cards to the world—the final two members of the 14nm Polaris GPU family. The latter targets “refined, power-efficient” 1080p gaming, while the former was built for superb e-sports performance, ... Read More »

AMD releases Crimson driver fix for Radeon RX 480’s power consumption concerns

The $200 Radeon RX 480 is a wonderful graphics card that launched with a troubling problem: It draws an excessive amount of power through your motherboard’s PCI-E slot, as discovered in extensive testing by PC Perspective and Tom’s Hardware. It shouldn’t be a problem for most PCs, but systems with cheap or dirty motherboards could theoretically be damaged by the highly over-spec ... Read More »