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July 30, 2017

ASUS STRIX Radeon RX 570 4GB Review

Polaris Enhanced?

A few weeks ago, AMD launched the Radeon RX 500 series, which is mostly a refresh of the previous-generation RX 400 series they launched less than a year ago. Mostly because the Radeon RX 500 series is based on the very same Polaris architecture as its predecessor, albeit on a slightly more mature process. Whatever your stance on rebadges, it’s clear that AMD has decided to double-down on its Polaris architecture in 2017, at least for the midrange and entry-level segments until its RX Vega GPUs appear later on to cover the high-end market. So like it are not, Polaris is here to stay for the foreseeable future.

Today, we’re going to take a [...]

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April 19, 2017

PowerColor Launches Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 Red Devil and Red Dragon GPUs

With the release of the Radeon RX 500 series, PowerColor has just launched a variety of new graphics cards based on the Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 570 GPUs. Keeping in line with the theme of their RX 400 series graphics cards, the new cards will be dubbed Red Devil and Red Dragon, with the former offering higher factory overclocks and superior cooling solutions at a bit of a price premium.

PowerColor Radeon RX 580 Red Devil and Red Dragon

Starting with the RX 580 Red Devil Golden Sample (pictured above), which is the top of the company’s top of the line, heavily factory-overclocked model featuring a three-slot cooling solution with dual fans. It features a [...]

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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 13, 2017

PowerColor Hints at April 18 Launch Date for AMD Radeon RX 500 Series GPUs

At this point, the release date for AMD’s RX 500 series is pretty much confirmed. Though AMD hasn’t made any official announcements, PowerColor Philipines recently hinted on its Facebook page that a new Red Devil card, likely based on the AMD Radeon RX 580, is coming on April 18. This aligns with the AMD Radeon RX 500 series launch date reported in previous rumors.

According to previous rumors, the Radeon RX 500 series is likely a rebadge of the Radeon RX 400 series with some minor tweaks. The full RX 500 series lineup is expected to consist of the Radeon RX 580, RX 570, and the RX 550.

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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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August 6, 2016

PowerColor Launches Radeon RX 470 Red Devil

This week, PowerColor has launched the latest in their new lineup of Red Devil graphics cards which are based on AMD’s latest Polaris technology. The RX 470 Red Devil is based on the newly launched Radeon RX 470, which aims to bring excellent 1080p gaming performance to the mainstream markets.

PowerColor RX 470 Red Devil

The RX 470 Red Devil offers a dual-fan cooling solution, which utilizes a pair of 90mm dual ball bearing fans which feature PowerColor’s DoubleBlade III fan design for increased airflow and reduced dust accumulation. What’s most intriguing about the RX 470 Red Devil, is it seems to offer the highest factory overclock of any of the [...]

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July 21, 2016

PowerColor Announces RX 480 RED DEVIL – Available July 29th for $269

Today, PowerColor has finally officially launched their fully custom Radeon RX 480 RED DEVIL, after a slew of leaks and rumors revealed many details about the card, including the design.

PowerColor RX 480 RED DEVIL 8GB

The PowwerColor RX 480 RED DEVIL features 8GB of GDDR5 memory with a memory clock speed of  2000MHz, which is the same as the reference RX 480 8GB, we recently reviewed.What is different from the reference model, however, is the GPU core clock which ships with a factory overclock of 1330MHz, which is up from 1266MHz for the reference card. While this isn’t as high of a factory OC as some of the rumors suggested, it is at least 30MHz higher than we are [...]

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May 31, 2016

PowerColor Shows off Next-Gen LCS Liquid Cooling Solution

With the fairly immanent launch of next-generation Radeon graphics cards, PowerColor is stepping their game up with a new line of “LCS” liquid cooled graphics cards. While the company did not have any specific GPU models on display, they did have a prototype of the new liquid cooling solution, which seems to be developed in partnership with DEEPCOOL. The new LCS cooler consists of a large 360 x 120 mm radiator, with full braided hoses that break out into both a full cover, copper water-block and a CPU block, which means this AIO cooling solution can be used to cool both the GPU and CPU, which is fairly impressive.

Taking a look at the design language, [...]

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May 30, 2016

Computex 2016: PowerColor Releases DEVIL BOX External GPU Enclosure

PowerColor, a well known manufacturer of AMD Radeon graphics cards has unveiled their new external GPU enclosure, called the DEVIL BOX, at Computex 2016. The new enclosure is based on AMD’s XConnect technology, which was developed in collaboration with Intel’s Thunderbolt group.

PowerColor DEVIL BOX External GPU Enclosure

The box is very similar to that of the Razer Core, and allows users to install a compatible discrete GPU, in order to use it with a Thunderbolt 3 equipped notebook. With this ability, users can have full desktop-level graphics performance on the go, making it an optimal solution for LAN events, and for gaming while traveling.  The [...]

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July 21, 2016

Review: PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 380X Myst 4GB – Sweet Spot for 1440p Gaming?

The sweet spot for 1440p gaming?

In November of last year, AMD finally released the long-awaited Radeon R9 380X, which is the first consumer graphics card the company has released to feature a full-fledged Antigua (Tonga) XT graphics core. Of course, many may be wondering what to expect from an AMD card which is priced smack in the middle between the Radeon R9 380 and the much beefier, Radeon R9 390.

Today, we’re going to find out as we take a look at the PowerColor PCS+ Radeon R9 380X Myst.

GPU R9 380 R9 380X R9 390 R9 390X Codename Antigua (Tonga) Pro Antigua (Tonga) XT Grenada (Hawaii) Pro Grenada (Hawaii) XT Architecture GCN 1.2 GCN [...]
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