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February 6, 2017

Review: PowerColor Radeon RX 470 Red Devil (4GB)

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 GPUs [...]

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January 2, 2017

New AMD Radeon VEGA Leak Surfaces – 2x Peak Throughput per Clock, 4x Power Efficiency, 8x Capacity Per Stack

AMD recently launched a teaser website at ve.ga for their upcoming high end VEGA architecture based graphics cards announcement which shows a Radeon VEGA teaser video along with a countdown timer to its launch at CES 2017.

While AMD is waiting until CES to officially launch their VEGA architecture based GPUs, some keen eyed members of the 3D Center forums recently discovered a wordcloud image saved on the ve.ga website which shows a number of VEGA’s upcoming features.

While most of these features have been previously rumored, this is the first time it’s been confirmed by materials directly from AMD. From the top down, the features [...]

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December 11, 2016

AMD Radeon RX 460 Unlock Discovered, Up to 12.5% Performance Increase When Unlocked

It has recently come to our attention that according to Overclocking.guide, the AMD Radeon RX460 graphics cards may have unlockable shader units which can increase the default 896 stream processors to 1024 and the default 56 TMUs to 64 by simply flashing the BIOS with a modded BIOS, resulting in a performance improvement of up to 12.5%.

As this can be achieved simply by flashing with a modded BIOS, this is a very nice performance boost for free. However, currently the only cards with the modded BIOSes are the ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 460 4GB OC Edition and Sapphire Nitro RX 460 4GB. The modded BIOSes along with instructions are available here. As always, flash [...]

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October 31, 2016

New MacBook Pro Graphics – AMD Radeon Pro 450, 455, 460 Specifications Revealed

When Apple launched the new MacBook Pro last week with the top end models packing AMD’s Radeon Pro 450, 455 or 460, we were immediately curious as to what kind of performance could be expected from the graphics cards. Since Apple isn’t usually too keen on revealing this type of information, we had to turn to AMD who conveniently revealed all the juicy details for us.

As expected the new Radeon Pro 400 series graphics cards are based on AMD’s Polaris architecture (4th Gen GCN). Starting from the top end, the Radeon Pro 460 packs 16 compute units (1024 stream processors) and provides up to 1.86 TFLOPS of peak performance. The mid-range Radeon Pro 455 [...]

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October 14, 2016

AMD Releases Radeon Crimson Edition 16.10.1 Hotfix Drivers, Supports Oculus Asynchronous Spacewarp

For those who own an Oculus Rift, AMD recently launched the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 Hotfix drivers which now includes expanded support for the VR headset.

While the Crimson 16.10.1 drivers were released previously, the new WHQL drivers now support Oculus Asynchronous Spacewarp, or ASW, on Polaris based graphics cards. ASW was introduced by Oculus at their Oculus Connect event earlier this month. ASW doubles framerates from 45FPS up to 90FPS by using interleaving technology to provide Oculus Rift VR gamers with a smoother VR experience.

AMD Radeon graphics card owners can download the new drivers at AMD’s website here. A full changelog [...]

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October 13, 2016

AMD to Drop Prices of RX470 to Compete with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

According to unnamed sources for TweakTown, AMD is rumored to drop pricing on their Radeon RX 470 graphics card to better compete with the incoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Currently, the AMD Radeon RX 470 retails for $179, but AMD is expected to drop prices by $10 bringing it down to just $169. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is expected to launch at $149 when it launches October 25.

For comparison, the Radeon RX 470 is based on the 14nm Polaris 10 Pro GPU featuring 2,048 stream processors and 4GB of GDDR5 on a 256-bit memory bus. The rumored upcoming GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will be based on the 14nm GP107 Pascal GPU featuring 768 CUDA cores and 4GB of GDDR5 running on [...]

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October 1, 2016

AMD Vega 10 GPU Rumored for Possible Launch This Year

With AMD’s new Vega 10 flagship GPU on its way, we’ve been hearing new rumors of the possible launch date almost everyday.

A recent report by Fudzilla for instance, says that according to their well informed (yet unnamed) sources, Vega 10 will launch by the end of the year, at least for the professional market. While Fudzilla didn’t get a specific date on when this would happen, they are speculating that AMD may launch something for Supercomputing Conference 16 which will take place in November in Salt Lake City, Utah. This would also better explain an image posted on Facebook from AMD Senior Director of Global Marketing, Chris Hook back in August [...]

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September 21, 2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 Drivers for Forza Horizon 3

Earlier today, we reported on NVIDIA releasing their Game Ready drivers for GeForce graphics cards in time for the release of Forza Horizon 3: Ultimate Edition, which launches tomorrow (pre-loads available now). AMD has answered back with their own driver updates in the form of the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 19.9.2 which are tailored for Forza Horizon 3.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2

Along with support for the new title, the latest drivers also include a number of fixes for issues which users may have faced with previous version, these include the following:

Fixed Issues

Intermittent mouse cursor corruption may be experienced on some Radeon RX [...]
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August 22, 2016

AMD GPU Market Share Increases First Time in 4 Years Despite Lower GPU Shipments in 2Q2016

Mercury Research recently released their analysis of 2Q2016 market report for the GPU market and it contains quite possibly the best news we’ve heard for AMD in a very long time.

According to the report, AMD’s average total market share increased for the first time in 4 years for both desktop and mobile segments. The last time an uptick in AMD’s GPU market share happened was during the GPU cryptocurrency mining craze back in 2012. As discrete desktop GPUs drove most of this growth in market share, this is likely due in large part to AMD’s strategic launch of mainstream Polaris GPUs which has seen unwavering demand since its launch [...]

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July 30, 2016

XFX Radeon RX 470 Double Dissipation Leaked Ahead of Launch

It hasn’t been long since AMD launched the RX 460 and the RX 470 and early images of custom designed cards are already showing up online.

Thanks to Chinese tech site EXPreview, we have an early look at XFX’s RX 470 Double Dissipation custom designed graphics card. Measuring in at 24cm, or just under 10 inches, the card is fairly small as expected.

At the top, the card uses XFX’s Double Dissipation cooler which houses an aluminum fin block, what appears to be three heatpipes, and dual 80mm fans that may be removed for cleaning. At the bottom is a very nice looking backplate with the XFX logo that stretches across the length of the [...]

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