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There's a great deal riding on the launch of AMD's next-generation Kaveri APU. The new chip will be the first CPU to incorporate significant architectural changes to the Bulldozer CPU AMD launched two years ago and the first chip to use a graphics core derived from AMD's GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture, which debuted on the desktop two years ago as well. A strong Kaveri launch could give AMD back some momentum in the enthusiast business -- and that's something the company could use. Now, leaked slides point to a Kaveri APU that's coming in hot -- possibly a little hotter than AMD anticipated.... Read more...
This has been an exciting few weeks in the GPU space, to say the least. AMD has released a new line-up of cards that cover the entire spectrum, from entry-level, affordable products, to ultra-powerful, high-end solutions, targeted at hardcore gamers. We’ve also seen NVIDIA react to AMD’s recent releases with significant price cuts on the GeForce GTX 770 and GTX 780, new game bundles, and the announcement of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, which will be available very soon. In less than a month, the entire GPU landscape has changed, and the metamorphosis isn’t quite complete just yet.... Read more...
This has been an exciting few weeks in the GPU space, to say the least. AMD has released a new line-up of cards that cover the entire spectrum, from entry-level, affordable products, to ultra-powerful, high-end solutions, targeted at hardcore gamers. We’ve also seen NVIDIA react to AMD’s recent releases with significant price cuts on the GeForce GTX 770 and GTX 780, new game bundles, and the announcement of the GeForce GTX 780 Ti, which will be available very soon. In less than a month, the entire GPU landscape has changed, and the metamorphosis isn’t quite complete... Read more...
AMD has launched their new top-end Radeon R9 290X graphics card today. The new flagship wasn't ready in time for AMD's recent October 8th launch of midrange product, but the new top of the line model, based on the GPU codenamed Hawaii, is ready now. The R9 290 series GPU (Hawaii) is comprised of up to 44 compute units with a total of 2,816 IEEE-2008 compliant shaders. The GPU has four geometry processors (2x the Radeon HD 7970) and can output 64 pixels per clock. The card's 4GB of GDDR5 memory is accessed by the GPU via a wide 512-bit interface and the R290X requires a pair of supplemental PCIe... Read more...
AMD has been making quite a bit of news the last few weeks, thanks in part to a multi-day event the company held in Honolulu, Hawaii to announce its next-gen graphics products and a few new related technologies. Of course, the recent release of its Radeon R7 and R9 series of products on October 8 generated plenty of buzz as well. In case you missed it, the event in Hawaii was broken up into a few segments, some of which were broadcast publicly and a few that were kept under embargo until new products were ready for prime time. We covered all of the public announcements in these recent articles,... Read more...
A ton of AMD related news hit over the last couple of weeks, thanks in no small part to a multi-day event AMD held in Honolulu, Hawaii the company held to showcase all of its upcoming GPU technology. GPU14 Tech Day, as AMD called it, began with a quick talk from AMD’s Corporate Vice President, Visual Computing Division Raja Koduri at Diamond Head state monument, in which Mr. Koduri dismissed much of the recent doom and gloom—directed at both AMD and the PC market in general—and claimed AMD was poised for a comeback in his opinion. He also said it was his goal to better intermingle... Read more...
A ton of AMD related news hit over the last couple of weeks, thanks in no small part to a multi-day event AMD held in Honolulu, Hawaii the company held to showcase all of its upcoming GPU technology. GPU14 Tech Day, as AMD called it, began with a quick talk from AMD’s Corporate Vice President, Visual Computing Division Raja Koduri at Diamond Head state monument, in which Mr. Koduri dismissed much of the recent doom and gloom—directed at both AMD and the PC market in general—and claimed AMD was poised for a comeback in his opinion. He also said it was his goal to better intermingle... Read more...
Update -  3:18PM EST- We've updated this page to include AMD's GPU14 Tech Day Live Stream. Slide down to the bottom of this post to catch it live! We’re attending AMD’s GPU14 Tech Day Event currently taking place in Hawaii and have some interesting pictures to show you. During a dinner event last night at the Missouri Battleship Museum (which is freakin’ awesome BTW), AMD’s Matt Skynner and Chris Hook quickly took turns holding up a graphics card for the audience, which turned out to be the upcoming Radeon R9 290X. Behold, The Radeon R9 290X We don’t have... Read more...
Sometimes we get so wrapped up in the performance aspect of computing, that we don't pay enough attention to the other important details.  Yes, we all want a powerful CPU, graphics card and an ample supply of memory, all tied together with a quality motherboard.  But the enclosure you choose to house all of your components is an important component as well.  With a plethora of a various case models available, choosing the right one can be difficult.  A well designed enclosure is a crucial factor for a stable computing experience, especially when overclocking is planned. Today... Read more...
The GV-R96X128D 9600XT from Gigabyte High-End Quality at a Mid-Range Price By, Jeff Bouton March 2, 2004 When it comes to deciding on the perfect video card for your needs, manufacturers don't make it easy for the average buyer. While naming conventions are aimed at classifying the product so the consumer can decipher what they are getting, some of these brandings are pretty confusing nonetheless. Today, we are seeing all kinds of designations for the consumer to sift through such as "Pro", "SE", "XT" and "Ultra" to name a few. While the "Ultra"... Read more...
The Gigabyte GV-R98P128D Powered by the ATi Radeon 9800 Pro By - Marco Chiappetta July 17, 2003 At the moment, gamers looking for a "Top-of-the-Line" graphics card, basically have two GPUs to choose from, either an ATi Radeon 9800 Pro or an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900.  Video cards based on these two GPUs are so evenly matched, they swap the first place position in most of today's popular benchmarks, depending on what resolutions or settings are used.  And to further complicate matters, the performance landscape changes slightly with each driver release.  It's very difficult... Read more...