AMD

April 21st, 2014

AMD Expands Never Settle Game Bundles

AMD is expanding their Never Settle Forever free game bundles with the addition of all current R-series Radeon GPUs.  They have also added games like Thief and the upcoming Murdered: Soul Suspect.

April 8th, 2014

HWC Servers Go Down; We Blame AMD

Earlier this morning, two things happened: AMD officially launched their R9 295X2 and our servers took a dump. Do you believe in coincidence? Neither do we. Hardware Canucks is currently undergoing a large-scale redevelopment of our front page and forums which has caused intermittent hiccups in accessibility as we test new features and whatnot. As [...]

April 8th, 2014

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Performance Review

Based on the Hawaii architecture, the R9 295X2 is billed as the fastest graphics card on the planet and with a pair of Hawaii cores at its heart, greatness is certainly within reach.

March 20th, 2014

DirectX 12 Detailed With DX11 GPU Compatibility

Microsoft has taken the covers off of their DirectX 12 API and it features several surprises. Among them, backwards compatibility with DX11 GPUs.

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.