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April 18, 2017

AMD Launches Radeon RX 500 Series Graphics Cards

Today, AMD launched their refreshed, Radeon RX 500 series graphics which focus on the mid-range, and entry-level gaming markets. These new cards are based on the same Polaris architecture as the previously released Radeon RX 400 series of GPUs, albeit with a few notable enhancements. These new GPUS will go head-to-head with NVIDIA’s GeForce 10 series, specifically the GTX 1060 6GB and 3GB, and the GTX 1050 and GTX 10580 Ti. If you were hoping for some competition on the higher-end from AMD, you’ll have to keep waiting for their upcoming RX Vega GPUs who’s availability is still currently unknown, but AMD assures us Vega is “just around the [...]

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April 6, 2017

AMD Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 550 Early 3D Mark Scores Leaked, Appears to be Rebranded RX 400 Series Graphics Cards

New leaks have surfaced regarding several of AMD’s upcoming RX 500 series graphics cards. According to the latest information, there are expected to be three SKUs in the lineup: the Radeon RX 580, the Radeon RX 570, and the Radeon RX 550.

The Radeon RX 580 is likely a rebrand of the Radeon RX 480 with additional power improvements. Like the RX 480, the RX 580 will use a Polaris 10 GPU clocked at 1,340MHz paired with either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR5 memory. The card is expected to feature 2,304 SMPs, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The leaked 3DMark Firestrike bench shows that the GPU is running at 1,500MHz, a higher frequency than the RX 480.

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July 30, 2017

XFX Radeon RX 460 Slim 4GB Review

Tiny Graphics Card for the Casual Gamer

Gaming hardware has traditionally held a reputation for being bulky and intimidating. Gaming PCs are often visualized as huge towers decked out with flashy lights and sports car inspired paint jobs. While that would’ve been accurate just a few years ago, performance PCs are no longer confined to just “big”. Thanks to ever increasing tiny hardware that pack a serious punch, SFF, or Small Form-Factor, gaming systems are significantly growing in popularity.

Today we’ll be reviewing one tiny, budget-focused graphics card that can fit almost anywhere yet provide decent gaming performance for the casual gamer, the [...]

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August 2, 2017

PowerColor Radeon RX 470 Red Devil 4GB Review

The Devil is in the details…

When AMD released the Radeon RX 470 in August of last year, high demand coupled with low supply meant that it almost didn’t make much sense thanks to its inflated pricing at the time. However, in the months since, pricing has dropped quite a bit and with recent driver updates, the performance of the Radeon RX 470  has significantly improved in performance as well. Is the RX 470 worth considering for someone looking for a sub-$200 1080p gaming graphics card?

Today, we’re going to see about answering that question as we look at the PowerColor Radeon RX 470 Red Devil 4GB, which is one of the more premium and fully-loaded RX 470 [...]

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July 29, 2016

AMD Launches RX 470 and RX 460 – Starting at $149 and $99

Today, AMD has officially detailed the specifications, pricing, and expected launch dates for their all-new Polaris based RX 470 and RX 460 GPUs which aim to cater to the mainstream gaming markets in the sub-$100-$200 price range. These new GPUs will complete their Polaris family of GPUs which also includes their higher-end RX 480 which was recently last month to rave reviews. We even got to take a look at it ourselves and came away very impressed.

RX 470 and RX 460 Officially Detailed

The RX 470 and RX 460 will be available on August 4th, and August 8th, respectively and priced starting at $149 for the RX 470 4GB, and $99 for the 2GB variant of the RX 460. Both [...]

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June 15, 2016

AMD Unveils Radeon RX 470, RX 460 Graphics Cards At PC Gaming Show

Ever since AMD showed off its Radeon RX 480 at Computex 2016, gamers have been eagerly waiting to see the rest of its lineup. And what better place to show off the whole family than the gaming event dedicated to PC gamers?

At the AMD sponsored PC Gaming show, AMD CEO Lisa Su unveiled some additional members of the RX 400 series graphics cards. Newly joining the RX 480 is the RX 470 and the RX 460.

Nothing was said about the RX 470 besides that it would target 1080p gaming at 60Hz. Based on that bit of info alone, it’s a good guess that it will be powered by the Polaris 10 GPU. Since the RX 460 was announced to carry a TDP of >75W, we can [...]

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May 17, 2016

AMD’s Marketing Strategy For its Polaris GPUs Is Brilliant and Here’s Why

AMD’s Bold New Strategy

Last week, NVIDIA unveiled their next-generation flagship GPU the GTX 1080, along with the slightly less powerful GTX 1070. With both of these new GPUs the company has made some pretty outrageous — and if at all true, very impressive — claims in terms of performance.

With all the hype surrounding the launch of NVIDIA’s flagship, many people are questioning  AMD’s decision to focus on the mainstream desktop and notebook markets with the launch of their upcoming GCN (Graphics CoreNext) 4.0 GPUs, codenamed Polaris 10 and 11.

After all, historically GPU manufacturers are known to release the flagship or [...]

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May 13, 2016

AMD Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 Radeon 400 Series Specifications Possibly Leaked

TechPowerUp has reported that an unnamed “industry source” has have revealed to them some detailed specifications of AMD’s two upcoming GPUs, based on next generation GCN 4.0 (Graphics CoreNext) architecture, which is codenamed Polaris. The two GPUs, which AMD codenamed Polaris 10 and Polaris 11, are reportedly targeting both the performance and mainstream segments, respectively.

Starting with the performance segment chip, which has been commonly referred to as “Ellsmere,” this GPU is reported to feature up to 32 compute units or CUs.  If this is correct, and each CU consists of 64 stream processors (SPs) as previous generation [...]

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April 14, 2016

AMD Polaris 10, Polaris 11 TDP Revealed

AMD has repeatedly emphasised that its next generation GPUs are going to provide unparalleled efficiency and performance, and now we get a rough idea of just how much they mean.

According to Benchlife, the upcoming R9 480 series graphics card will be using the “Ellesmere” GPU based on the Polaris 10 architecture. The article states that not only will it be fully capable of running DX12 titles at 1440p, it will have a TDP of around 100W. That’s a huge drop from the R9 380, which uses the Tonga GPU with a TDP of 190W.

Alongside Ellesmere, Benchlife has also mentioned the “Baffin” GPU based on the Polaris 11 architecture. Baffin [...]

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