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Close to the Metal Episode 4: Who makes the best video card?

Most PC gamers need a discrete graphics card, and options from AMD and Nvidia have dominated the market for almost two decades. Which has the edge in 2016? And is Intel catching up?
Computing

Futuremark's Time Spy benchmark arrives to test DirectX 12 performance

Futuremark has released Time Spy, a benchmark for testing DirectX 12 performance. It provides a demo, two graphics tests, and a CPU test. It's a free upgrade to customers using all versions of 3DMark for Windows.
Computing

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI will have a DirectX 12 renderer optimized for AMD's Radeon GPUs

AMD announced a partnership with 2K Games and Firaxis Games that will see a special DirectX 12 renderer for Radeon GPUs injected into Civilization VI for Windows 10, the exclusive host of Microsoft's new gaming API. The game invades this…
Computing

AMD flashes new Radeon RX 470, RX 460 card details at press event

In a press event in Australia, AMD revealed a few more details about the upcoming Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 video cards. The RX 470 is expected to arrive in early August, bringing affordable PC gaming to the masses for around $150.
Computing

Doom now supports Vulkan thanks to patch released on Steam, and optimized AMD drivers

id Software launched a patch on Steam that updates Doom with Vulkan support. AMD released fresh new drivers optimized for the Doom/Vulkan combo as well, following the drivers launched last week that addresses the Radeon RX 480…
Computing

As promised, AMD fixes Radeon RX 480 power issues with new drivers

As promised, AMD released new Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers that address the Radeon RX 480 power draw issue while connected to a PCI Express slot. AMD also added a driver toggle that addresses any additional power-related…
Computing

Sapphire spills the beans on Radeon RX 460 and RX 470 variants

AMD tipped its hand about the RX 490 last week, but Sapphire is filling out the low end by accidentally including the RX 460 and 470 on its support page.
Computing

AMD outlines plans to fix current power draw of new Radeon RX 480 cards

AMD told Digital Trends it will release Radeon Software 16.7.1 within the next 48 hours to address the power consumption issue surrounding its Radeon RX 480 cards, which are pulling too much power across the PCI Express bus.
Computing

Project Scorpio slightly outperforms Radeon RX 480, but that won’t last long

Microsoft's Project Scorpio reportedly cranks out 6 TFLOPS of performance, slightly more than the current Radeon RX 480 graphics chip launched by AMD in June. As we've seen in the past, though, the console's dominance will be…
Computing

Some AMD Radeon RX 480 cards sold as 4GB models actually have 8GB of memory

A few AMD Radeon RX 480 cards sold with 4GB of GDDR5 memory actually have 8GB of physical memory installed that's halved by firmware. This opens the possibility of unlocking the extra memory at low or zero cost with custom firmware.
Computing

AMD’s Radeon RX 480 may be too powerful for its own good

AMD's new Radeon RX 480 is awesome, but it wouldn't be a major GPU launch if there weren't drama surrounding it. In this case, a couple reviewers have pointed out a flaw that could put your whole system in danger.
Computing

AMD game promo gives away the existence an upcoming AMD Radeon RX 490

The RX 490 is a real card that AMD is working on, if a now removed listing for it on a game promo page is anything to go by. Before it was pulled, AMD listed the RX 490 as applicable for its big giveaway.