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Acer is on a bit of a roll in the gaming monitor space. First they challenged the excellent ASUS ROG Swift with their obtusely-named but glorious XB270HU, which delivered the holy grail: 1440p, G-Sync support, 144Hz refresh rate, and an IPS panel. Now they're raising the bar on the FreeSync side of the fence with the XR341CK, a 34" curved display that simultaneously elicits drool and shrieks of horror from our wallets.  Let's get the price tag out of the way first: Acer's XR341CK will run you $1099, but it does bring an ample amount of features to the table.  First and foremost is... Read more...
Last week, AMD lifted the veil in its Radeon R7 and R9 300 series of products and publicly demoed its latest flagship, the Radeon R9 Fury X, at a small venue adjacent to E3. While the Radeon R7 and R9 300 series leverages existing GPU designs that have previously been featured in Radeon 200 series products, albeit with different clocks and updated memory / board configurations, the Fury X is an altogether new kind of animal that uses some bleeding-edge technology.We’ve got a number of details regarding AMD’s various announcements posted here and we’ve already evaluated a Radeon R9 390 card if you’d... Read more...
Samsung announced two new monitors today, both of which support AMD FreeSync. Manufacturers typically launch the lower-end model first, but today the 28-inch Samsung U28E590D is available and it’s the less-expensive, 24-inch U24E590D that will be arriving July 26. FreeSync is AMD’s well-received response to NVIDIA’s G-Sync, which has also earned its share of praise. The technologies provide smoother graphics, particularly in video games, which is why Samsung is targeting these new screens at gamers. Samsung U24E590DBoth the Samsung U24E590D and the U28E590D are 4K (3840x2160) displays with HDMI... Read more...
Hot on the heels of the reveal of AMD's Radeon 300 series comes ASUS with four brand-new models that fall into its STRIX series. First seen on the AMD side with the R9 285, STRIX is touted as being ASUS' most effective cooling solution to date, and as someone who's used a STRIX model before, I can attest that the cooler is quite good. Speaking of "hot", there might be a hint to the fact that the 390 and 390X could run quite warm, as these become the first STRIX models to feature three fans - the GTX 980 STRIX has just two. One thing's for certain though; these cards look great. You might have noticed... Read more...
AMD officially took the wraps off of its Radeon R7 and R9 300 series of graphics cards, and disclosed some details regarding the R9 Fury—a.k.a Fiji—during a livestream held near the E3 convention earlier this week. We have much of the information revealed during the event posted for you right here if you’d like to take a look.Today though, we’ve actually got one of the “new” Radeon R9 300 series cards in-hand for some review and benchmark action. We put “new” in quotes, because the entire R7 and R9 300 series lineup is built around the same GPUs used in the R7 an R9 200 series. The Powercolor PCS+... Read more...
AMD announced new Radeon R9 300 series and R7 300 series graphics cards earlier this week, and while those graphics cards are interesting, there are nowhere as titillating as the Mack Daddy of AMD GPUs: Fiji. Fiji will find its way into three distinct products this summer: Radeon R9 Nano, Radeon R9 Fury, and the range-topping (and water-cooled) Radeon R9 Fury X. And we can’t forget other upcoming variants like this dual-Fiji board or the scrumptious Project Quantum. As we indicated previously, the water-cooled Radeon R9 Fury X will debut June 24 for $649, while the air-cooled Radeon R9 Fury will... Read more...
This morning, at an event adjacent to E3, AMD officially unveiled its line-up of Radeon R9 300-series graphics cards and disclosed a number of new details regarding its HBM-equipped Fiji GPU at the heart of Radeon R9 Fury branded products. AMD also showed off its funky concept PC, dubbed Quantum, which features a pair of Fiji GPUs running in CrossFire. We’ve got a bunch of pictures and additional details posted right here from this morning’s event if you’d like to check everything out.During the presentation, AMD’s CEO Lisa Hsu mentioned that a dual-Fiji powered graphics card was in the works as... Read more...
AMD hosted an event today for the tech press to announce new graphics solutions ranging from the bottom to the top ($99 on up to $649). AMD says that it has a graphics solution that will fit the budget of just about any gamer, and from the looks of it, NVIDIA is going to have some pretty stiff competition this summer. First up is the new range of R7 300 Series cards that is aimed squarely at the eSports audience — gamers that AMD says are typically running at 1080p. All of AMD’s new eSports-minded cards are based on Graphics Core Next Technology, and include: Radeon R7 360: $99, 2GB memory, 1080p... Read more...
Earlier this week, XFX sprung a leak which revealed its Radeon R9 390X graphics card to all. But as we all sit around eagerly awaiting the arrival of Fiji-based Radeons, this card unfortunately didn’t fit the bill. The R9 390X is little more than an R9 290X “Hawaii” re-badge with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. But for those of us that are still holding out hope for some fresh Fiji info, there’s an abundance of supposedly confirmed specifications for what will be AMD’s most powerful graphics card to date. Fiji will initially be available in both Pro and XT variants with the Fiji Pro dubbed “Fury” and Fiji... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco and Paul cover AMD's Carrizo APU for notebooks, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 980 Ti, the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device, hints on our upcoming giveaways and a lot more! Show Notes: 01:47 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti Review 08:30 - AMD 6th Generation Carrizo APU Unveiled: Taking On Intel At 15 Watts 18:29 - NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Device 29:49 - Alienware 15 Gaming Laptop Review: GeForce Infused, Bang For Your Buck 38:50 - Contest tease...... Read more...
It's no secret that NVIDIA does a great job of bundling in some epic games to help it move graphics cards -- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is the latest example. Meanwhile, in recent years, AMD has largely targeted odd games that don't appeal to a wide audience, or has given gamers a choice of one or more outdated games -- that's just not as appealing as a brand-new AAA title. Well, with its upcoming Radeon lineup, AMD might finally have a game on offer that's going to settle the deal for many: Star Wars Battlefront. The original Battlefront games became cult classics, and a reboot is something... Read more...
Someone at XFX screwed up and posted a press image of the company's forthcoming Radeon R9 390X graphics card on the product page for its Radeon R9 290X Double Dissipation Edition card. The slip up wouldn't be all that egregious for XFX, except that the leaked photo all but confirms the Radeon R9 390X will be a refresh of the 290X.While nearly all of the specs aren't visible in the press image, you can make out that it will ship with 8GB of GDDR5 memory. If that stands true, then the 390X won't be using AMD's Fiji GPU, as those graphics cards are limited to 4GB of high-bandwidth memory (HBM).Also... Read more...
AMD previously only teased bits of detail regarding their forthcoming 6th Generation A-Series APU, code named "Carrizo." We heard from AMD about this next generation, highly integrated mobile architecture as far back as CES 2015 in January and then again in February and more recently with AMD's HSA (Heterogenous System Architecture) 1.0 spec roll-out in March. It's safe to say AMD has been beating the drum on Carrizo with a regular cadence for the better part of 6 months now and today the company is finally going to full kimono on all details of their upcoming processor silicon and its platform.... Read more...
AMD on Thursday introduced the world to its A10-7870K APU, otherwise known as Godavari, though it's actually a light refresh of the existing Kaveri core. Codenames aside, the A10-7870K APU is a compelling option with a slight speed bump in clock frequency over the A10-7850K (3.9GHz to 4.1GHz versus 3.7GHz to 4.0GHz) and a big bump in the graphics core clock speed (866MHz versus 720MHz). If you're thinking about picking up the chip when it becomes available in June but don't know if it will work in your in your Gigabyte-brand FM2+ motherboard, you can put your mind to rest -- it will.... Read more...
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