AMD Radeon RX 480: Polaris Makes Its Mainstream Mark

AMD Radeon RX 480: Polaris Makes Its Mainstream Mark

Back in December of last year, AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group began slowly trickling out the plans for what would be their first GPU architecture built for the now-modern FinFET processes: Polaris. As part of a broader change in how GPU architectures have been handled – more information is now released ahead of launch – AMD laid out what they wanted to do with Polaris. Aim for

AMD Radeon RX 480: Launching June 29th For $199

AMD Radeon RX 480: Launching June 29th For $199

Kicking off at this moment is AMD’s Computex 2016 keynote. The company has multiple announcements scheduled this evening, but we’re going to jump right into an area that has been of extreme interest for many of our readers: GPUs. Ahead of this evening’s event, AMD sent out an email to the press teasing the first of their discrete Polaris architecture based cards.

AMD Radeon E8950, E8870, & E6465: Updates and release

AMD Radeon E8950, E8870, & E6465: Updates and release

Given the long-term nature of AMD’s embedded graphics business, updates to the Embedded Radeon lineup of discrete video cards are fewer and farther between for AMD. But in turn these updates are more substantial for AMD. To that end, this week AMD is announcing the release of a trio of new Embedded Radeon discrete video cards, giving the entire Embedded Radeon lineup its first complete

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano: The Power of Size

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano: The Power of Size

While there never really was an era where video cards were small, the focus on size and power efficiency over the last couple of years feels a bit like a return to at least some earlier roots in the PC video card industry. After traditional blower style cards peaked at 300W at the turn of the decade while other cards reached as long as 13”, we’ve slowly but surely been backing

AMD Radeon R9 Fury

AMD Radeon R9 Fury

A bit over two weeks ago AMD launched their new flagship video card, the Radeon R9 Fury X. Based on the company’s new Fiji GPU, the R9 Fury X brought with it significant performance improvements to AMD’s lineup, with AMD’s massive Fiji greatly increasing the card’s shading resources. Meanwhile Fiji also marked the introduction of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) in to consumer products,

AMD Launches Retail Radeon 300 Series: A Prelude To Fury

AMD Launches Retail Radeon 300 Series: A Prelude To Fury

Throughout the last couple of months AMD has been in the process of carefully and deliberately rolling out their latest generation of video cards. In a multi-staged process we have seen AMD engage in a what is best described as a drawn-out teaser and an early technical briefing, announcing their intention to roll out a new high-end video card this quarter, further teasing the public