AMD

March 19th, 2014

AMD’s Gaming Evolved Rolls Into Rebellion, Square Enix & Xaviant Studios

At GDC, AMD has announced exclusive Gaming Evolved partnerships with three key studios:  Rebellion, Square Enix & Xaviant Studios. Gaming Evolved has received quite a bit of press over the last year with several big-name titles featuring prominently in AMD’s developer relations program. Games like Far Cry 3, Crysis 3, Tomb Raider, THIEF, Star Citizen [...]

March 19th, 2014

AMD Expands Mantle’s Reach with CRYENGINE

AMD and Crytek are pairing up to bring Mantle to future games featuring the popular CRYENGINE which is a major step forward for the nascent API. It seems like AMD’s Mantle API is making some serious inroads these days. Fresh off of announcements for Thief and a successful rollout into Battlefield 4, it looks like [...]

March 4th, 2014

AMD R9 280 Preview; Tahiti Lives

The R9 280 is being launched to close a hole within AMD’s lineup and to compete against NVIDIA’s GTX 760.  However, despite its name, this is nothing more than a rebranded HD 7950 Boost.

February 13th, 2014

AMD Radeon R7 265 Review

AMD’s R7 265 is meant to reside in the space between the R7 260X and R9 270, though performance is closer to its R9 sibling. Could this make it a perfect budget friendly graphics card?

January 29th, 2014

With Catalyst 14.1, AMD Unleashes Mantle

With the release of the Catalyst 14.1 Beta, we’re about to see the first Mantle libraries packaged into a beta driver alongside plenty of other improvements.

January 28th, 2014

XFX Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation Review

XFX’s R9 290X Double Dissipation Edition aims to improve on AMD’s reference design in every way possible by providing excellent cooling and performance.

January 14th, 2014

AMD Kaveri A10 7850K & A8 7600 Review

AMD’s Kaveri is finally here and we look at the A10-7850K & A8-7600. With IPC improvements, Steamroller x86 cores and a GCN-based graphics processor, this may be the one we’ve been waiting for.

December 18th, 2013

Have Battlefield 4′s Woes Delayed AMD’s Mantle Roll-Out?

Earlier this month, Electronic Arts announced they would be halting all development on future Battlefield 4 projects as they ironed out kinks with the core game. Now, it looks like AMD’s Mantle rollout may be affected as well. Back when AMD’s Mantle was first announced, its potential ability to streamline interactions between a game and [...]

December 17th, 2013

ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II OC Review

Custom R9 290X cards are on their way and one of the first available will be ASUS’ R9 290X DirectCU II OC.  This is the review many of you have been waiting for.

November 14th, 2013

AMD Clarifies Battlefield 4 Promotion; Doesn’t Apply to Most Cards

A few days ago, AMD announced that the R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280X, R9 270X and R9 270 would all have Battlefield 4 bundled as a free game.  However, that’s not quite the case. Including free games with graphics cards has been all the rage lately with AMD’s Never Settle bundles and NVIDIA’s new [...]