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This is the second installment in a five part series, where we look at the history of the microprocessor and personal computing, from the transistor to modern day chips powering our connected devices.
Along with the new Maxwell chipset, Nvidia decided to update its graphics drivers to support a new feature that brings higher detail images to standard 1080p monitors
As a mid-range GPU, the R9 285 is meant to deliver mainstream performance at a competitive price. The "Tonga" GPU is essentially a newer, cheaper to produce version of the tried and true "Tahiti" GPU.
Intel used their presence at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA to reveal their new Haswell Extreme Edition CPU as well as two new unlocked Haswell CPUs. These chips are fast.
AMD is releasing an update to its Kaveri family and we have the the $155 A10-7800 on hand, which comes in 45W or 65W TDP modes and has a full-blown R7 GPU featuring 8 CUs with 512 SPUs.
The Radeon R9 280X is our current best-value pick for performance GPUs. To keep you from sifting though dozens of brands we're comparing what we think are the best five R9 280X models out there.
CyberPower PC has announced their new "Syber" Steam-centric gaming PC that will compete with Valve's recently delayed "Steam Machine." It will start at $599.99, and offer a higher end model.
The second highest court in the European Union has found Intel guilty of conspiring with PC makers against competing chipmaker AMD, and has been ordered to pay a fine of $1.4 billion.
A teaser site from AMD has just over 24 hours until completion. The webpage features a large cinematic image of Earth, with a balloon shaped object appearing to land as the time nears an end.
AMD have made a new beta edition of their Catalyst graphics drivers publicly available that brings up to 25% improved performance and added compatibility for Linux but no Windows 8.0 support.
A French Apple rumors site is reporting that Apple is now actively developing ARM-based desktop and laptop Macs using knowledge gained from the production of the chips used in iOS devices.
An AMD public promotional email has indicated that supply of their high-performance R9 series of GPUs has finally picked up to a point where they can be sold at the list price announced at launch.
Sony claims on their PlayStation website that "Watch Dogs" will be able to run in full 1080p at 60FPS on the PlayStation 4. While this may be true, it still has not been confirmed by Ubisoft.
AMD has announced the first details of "Project Skybridge" which will allow for future x86 and ARM processors from the company to become pin-compatible with the same motherboard.
AMD brings upgradeability to the budget market with its new AM1 platform. We check out a bunch of their new APUs and compare them with competing chips from Intel to find the best budget pick for you.
Low power computing is an extremely important market for chipset and device manufacturers alike. ARM has already established itself in this area and their products and derivatives from manufacturers like Qualcomm are nearly universally found...
AMD is teasing Internet users this weekend on Twitter with an announcement of a new processor that has something to do with "small" suggesting that it will be a mobile chip.
AMD has announced their newly refreshed "Never Settle Forever" rewards program, which rewards gamers who purchase new Radeon graphics cards with free games.
The R9 290X had such a huge thermal output that we weren't sure AMD would consider a dual-GPU version. Apparently so, as today arrives the Radeon R9 295X2, the most extreme card we've ever seen.
AMD has announced its new super high end graphic card, the Radeon R9 295X2, with two Radeon GPUs and a built in liquid cooling system. It goes on sale for $1,499 later this month
NVIDIA has released new beta drivers for its GeForce graphics chip with claims they will boost performance in some PC games by as much as 71 percent under DirectX 11 and even beat AMD's Mantle.
AMD's Mantle API claims to improve performance in games by allowing them to use your CPU and GPU more efficiently. Today we put those claims to the test with Eidos' Thief and Dice's Battlefield 4.
An NVIDIA spokesperson said while Microsoft's DirectX 12 API will increase performance on current graphics chips, it also will offer unannounced new features that will be supported on future GPUs.
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New rumors claim that Microsoft is working on the next generation version of its DirectX graphics API and that it will allow for low-level access to hardware similar to AMD's Mantle.
Using Thief's built-in benchmark we've ran dozens of tests that you'll be able to compare with your own results, and for those wanting to upgrade this will give you a clear picture of what's required.
Marking the introduction of its Maxwell architecture, Nvidia has targeted AMD's $150 Radeon R7 265 with the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti, a card that promises to be more than another rebadge.
Currently Kaveri APUs can be paired with one of two discrete GPUs: the Radeon R7 240 and R7 250. Both are sub-$100 cards that when combined with AMD's on-die GPU could provide surprising results.
AMD really is focused on gaming performance with Kaveri and believes this is where its latest APUs have a serious advantage over the competition.
AMD's Radeon R9 290 and 290X made a strong case against Nvidia's GTX 780 and Titan, but in reality they are fetching much more than AMD intended. How good of a deal are they, then? Let's find out.
AMD has announced an expansion of their collaboration with software company BlueStacks that will offer many Windows PCs a way to use a virtual Android environment on the desktop.
Today we take a look at one of the latest cards by AMD, the R9 270. Club 3D has provided us with their version, the royalQueen, and we put it through tests to see if it's worthy of your consideration
Before Nvidia can strike back, it'll have to eat another blow. At $400, the R9 290 offers fantastic value when you consider it still packs much of what made the R9 290X a GeForce killer.
What's particularly impressive is the R9 290X's shockingly low price of $550. That's 15% less than the GTX 780 despite being 10% faster, in addition to costing 45% less than the GTX Titan.
Microsoft has confirmed to Neowin that a number of older processors from AMD are not supported by Windows 8.1, even though they worked in Windows 8 with a software solution.
AMD has announced a new low-level 3D graphics API called Mantle that will be used in its upcoming Radeon chips but there's speculation that it's actually a port of the API used in the Xbox One console
Dell is relaunching its Inspiron lineup of consumer laptops this fall, including the new 11-inch Inspiron 11, a Windows 8 touchscreen notebook that has a starting price of $349.
AMD has announced its embedded processor roadmap plans for 2014, revealing details about its upcoming x86 APU chips as well as its first processors that will use an ARM design.
Microsoft Xbox chief marketing officer Yusef Mehdi has revealed at a technology conference that the Xbox One has received one final CPU speed boost, going up from 1.60 GHz to 1.75 GHz.
Microsoft revealed a little more infomation about the processor inside the upcoming Xbox One, which was co-designed by AMD, including the fact that it has 5 billion transistors.
The PC benchmark database website HWBot has now banned Windows 8 scores from AMD computers as well, after another website claimed that the RTC bug also affects AMD chips.
The benchmark community site HWBot now says the issue they found with benchmarks programs used on Windows 8 don't appear on an AMD PC. It also claims Windows 8.1 suffers from the same issue.
A new rumor claims that AMD will end its long running FX CPU processor lineup, with the previously launched 5 GHz FX-9590 reportedly planned as the last CPU chip.
A new report claims that the PlayStation 4's apparent performance superiority to the Xbox One on paper may not manifest itself fully when in comes to running games for both next-gen consoles.
Microsoft decided to have some fun and created a PC gaming rig with three 4K monitors linked up by AMD's Eyefinity that was able to play Dirt 3 with 1,492,992,000 pixels running.
Over five months after it was first announced, Vizio has finally started selling its first Windows 8 tablet, the MT11X-A1, with an 11.6 inch screen and the price of $599.99.
Microsoft apparently ran some of its Xbox One demos at its E3 2013 booth on PCs running on Windows 7 and with NVIDIA graphics cards, rather than on AMD hardware which is used in the actual console.
AMD has now confirmed earlier rumors that it will release a 5 Ghz processor, the AMD FX-9590. The eight core CPU will be made available in a number of PCs later this summer.
AMD has confirmed it is planning to develop processors that will be used inside Android and Chrome OS devices, while at the same time claims it is still "very committed to Windows 8."