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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 IssuesIntermittent mouse cursor corruption may be experienced on some Radeon RX [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
It would be a fair assumption that AMD named its new GPU after one of the brightest stars in the night sky because to them, that’s exactly what this new GPU is. Huge strides have been made in its engineering, including a brand new architecture based on the new Samsung/GlobalFoundries 14nm FinFET process.
Over the past few years, AMD has been making aggressive pushes into the mainstream PC gaming market. With an all-new ad campaign entitled “The Uprising”, which encourages gamers to join the “Radeon Rebellion” – this Rebellion, of course refers to the fact that AMD has decided that instead of debuting [...]
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 also [...]
During AMD’s press conference at Computex 2016 in Taipai, the company unveiled their first GPU to utilize the company’s all new Polaris graphics architecture. Dubbed the RX 480, the new card is targeted at the mainstream graphics segment and priced at just $199.AMD Announces RX 480 VR Ready Graphics Card
With the new Radeon RX 480, AMD aims to bring VR gaming to the masses with an under $200 price point. The company even demoed the two of the new GPUs running in CrossFireX playing Stardock’s Ashes of Singularity, in DX12. The cards were compared against NVIDIA’s recently released flagship GTX 1080, and managed to deliver better performance [...]
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 [...]