Tag Archives: AMD

Gigabyte F2A88XN-WIFI: Mini-ITX Board for Kaveri (FM2+)

Gigabyte’s F2A85XN-WIFI was one of the best mini-ITX board for the FM2 socket. With the release of the Kaveri (FM2+) APU, Gigabyte has updated their mini-ITX board with the latest A88X chipset. With the F2A88XN-WIFI, Gigabyte essentially retained the same overall design and the layout as the older board except …

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Sapphire R9 280X VaporX Graphics Card

Sapphire Radeon R9-280X VaporX Sapphire as we all know is AMDs premier partner so we always see cool stuff coming from them, but honestly we had already seen a VaporX 280X so we have all simply been waiting for what would come next such as the much rumored 295X or …

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Sapphire R7 240 Dual HDMI Graphics Card

Sapphire Radeon R7-240 Dual HDMI Sapphire being the premier partner for AMD its only natural that they offer every one of AMDs offerings and maybe even some special tweaks to the lower end or more mainstream models available. The card we are reviewing today happens to be one of those …

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AMD demonstrates full support for DX12 at GDC

As many expected Microsoft showed off the next version of DirectX, DX12, at this years GDC. The new version offers the developers to program even close to the “metall” allowing them to squeeze out even more performance for their games. Among the companies pledging support for DX12 was not only …

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MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming

MSI Radeon R9-290X Gaming We have seen many MSI custom PCB or fully custom PCB or even just custom cooled cards and they always impress with some very nice temps along with looking pretty awesome as well. The gaming series carries the Red/Black theme with a custom Twin Frozr model …

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Gigabyte Packs AMD APU and Radeon R9 M275X Into BRIX

Gigabyte BRIX is an ultra compact PC that is not much bigger than a CD casing. Previously, Gigabyte has released BRIX that uses Intel processor but the company is expanding the line up with the introduction of the AMD APU. The latest entry into the family (model GB-BXA8G-8890) comes with …

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Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus

While Zotac maybe is most knows for their graphics cards they also are specialized on small motherboards and small desktop systems. Today we are reviewing one of those tiny small desktop PC’s: the Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus. This is a very small PC that even comes with a VESA-mount …

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Powercolor Radeon R9-290X

Powercolor Radeon R9-290X OC Powercolor has been a long time AMD partner and like the Devil card we looked at recently they have made a name for themselves with many special edition including high end liquid cooled cards. Today I have their OC version of the 290X which has a …

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Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil

Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil Powercolor is one of the AMD partners that you see from time to time and they are really known for such designs as the Devil series cards which really shot them into the limelight for the AMD camp about a year or so back now. Well …

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AMD 2014 Mobile Product: Kaveri, Beema, and Mullins

AMD is releasing bits of information regarding to the upcoming products. First the company set the launch date for the upcoming Kaveri desktop APU on January 14, 2014. Now, we got more information regarding to the plan for the upcoming mobile products.  In 2014, AMD’s plan is essentially the same …

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AMD Kaveri Will Launch on January 14, 2014

Today at the APU13, AMD has officially put a date on the availability of the Kaveri APU. The initial availability is set for January 14th, 2014, which is right after CES. AMD is expected to have more detail at CES 2014. The initial launch will be the desktop chip with …

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AMD Announced Unified SDK 2.9 and Media SDK 1.0

The upcoming “Kaveri” APU is one of the most anticipated product from AMD as it finally brings exciting new technology such as heterogenous queing (hQ) and heterogenous uniform memory access (hUMA). Today at the AMD developer conference, the APU13, AMD has announced a new unified SDK that is aimed to …

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HIS R9 280X IceQX2 Turbo

HIS is one of the companies that have been partner with AMD for a long time and always released new interesting cards as new GPU’s are released. With the release of the new fall-GPU’s from AMD we get a full spread of products and today we are testing the HIS …

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti – Nvidia takes GK110 to the Next Level

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780 Ti Nvidia launched the 700 series and really took the market by storm with the capability to offer exceptional power savings and super strong performance per watt, along with cool running cards which makes for a great gaming package. However nothing ever is safe for very …

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AMD Introduces heterogeneous Queuing (hQ)

AMD today brings the latest implementation of the heterogeneous computing with the introduction of the heterogeneous queuing (hQ). As you may recall, AMD founded the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) Foundation with other chipmakers and industry giants such as ARM, Qualcomm, and Samsung to promote a great utilization of various computing …

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Sapphire Radeon R9-280X Toxic

Sapphire Radeon R9-280X Toxic Sapphire Has been AMDs premier partner for a long time now so it was only natural that when the new AMD R Series cards launched that we would have one with Sapphires special touches in hand rather quickly. The model we have in hand is a …

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MSI Radeon R9-280X 3GB Graphics Card

MSI Radeon R9-280X Gaming MSI as always dresses to impress with its non reference designs and well with the Radeon R series of cards there is no mistaking a MSI card from the rest as they carry very distinctive cooler designs and honestly when first seeing this card I was …

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AMD Announces Radeon R9 and R7 Graphic Cards

AMD has announced the latest generation of the GPUs. The new product series have gotten a new branding that forgo the HD branding. Instead, the upcoming cards will be branded as Radeon R7 for mainstream and budget models and the R9 for the performance and enthusiasts models. The R9 series …

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Valve announces SteamOS

Valve have been hinting about some big Linux Steam-news this week and today the first of three announcements (the rest coming on Wednesday and possibly on Friday) was unleashed: the birth of SteamOS, their own Linux-based OS that is supposed to support game streaming from a Windows or Mac PC.

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AMD and Mixamo Brings Face Plus that Revolutionize Character Art

AMD collaborate with Mixamo to launch Face Plus, an advanced real-time motion capture and 3D facial animation technology for the Unity game engine (v4.3). Face Plus leverages Unity’s blendshape technology and Mixamo’s rigging and animation algorithms where it is able to render expression captured with a webcam to 3D character …

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GIGABYTE announces 7 FM2+ Motherboards for the Upcoming Kaveri

While AMD has yet officially announced the release date for the Kaveri, the successor to the Richland/Trinity APU, we are expecting it to arrive before the year ends. The motherboard vendors, like GIGABYTE, are gearing up for the upcoming APU and have announced list of boards supporting the forthcoming Kaveri. …

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Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI (A85X Mini-ITX) Motherboard

Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI (A85X Mini-ITX) Motherboard   With only 17cm x 17 cm of area to work with, available real estate limits what manufacturers can put on a mini-ITX motherboard. However, for the Gigabyte GA-F2A85XN-WIFI, Gigabyte has done a very good job at offering what users need the most. The F2A85XN-WIFI …

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AMD Richland A10-6800K AND A10-6700 Review

Not letting Intel grab all of the spotlight, AMD has officially released the desktop version of the upgraded Trinity APU codenamed Richland. While Richland does not bring any architectural change over the Trinity, AMD is able to deliver a decent amount of performance improvements by tuning the existing chip. We …

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Gigabyte HD 7790 2GB (GV-R779OC-2GD)

The Gigabyte HD 7790 (GV-R779OC-2GD) comes with Gigabyte’s own custom designed WINDFORCE x2 cooler, factory overclocked to 1075 MHz, and 2 GB of GDDR5. Does it worth your hard-earn money with the retailed price of $169.99, let’s find out. 

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AMD “Kabini” and “Temash” APU’s

AMD has officially released its entire mobile platform for the year 2013. Today the company released the Kabini SoC for the ultrathin notebooks and the Temash SoC for tablets. Built on the 28nm process, Temash and the Kabini are expected to deliver up to 20% better CPU performance, 75% GPU …

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XFX R7790 Black Edition 1GB Graphics Card

Today we have the new XFX take on the HD7790 model with the R7790 Black Edition. As some of you may know, “Black Edition” means “overclocked” and a pretty awesome cooler as well, so let’s open this thing up and see what it can do.

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AMD’s new heterogeneous Uniform Memory Access (hUMA)

We still have to wait a couple of months until Kaveri—the successor to the Trinity APU—is released. However, AMD is ready to talk a little bit about the upcoming APU. While we do not have any specific information on the model and the clockspeed, we have a bit of information …

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2013 AMD Mobile APU (Richland)

Today, AMD kicks off 2013 with the launch of Richland, the successor of the Trinity APU. The company launched four mobile APUs with 35W TDP designed for performance notebook. Architecturally, Richland is identical to Trinity as both APUs are based on the Piledriver CPU cores and Southern Island GPU cores. …

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Powercolor HD 7870 Myst Edition

Powercolor has been a lesser-seen name in the GPU market but their primary focus is AMD based GPU’s since their creation in 1997. Today we have the HD7870 MYST Edition card which is based on the new Tahiti LE GPU, so let’s see what what exactly this thing can do.

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ASUS Crosshair V Formula-Z

ASUS has been all the rage with its Z77 models, from the most basic to the more extravagant ROG series. Today we look at the AMD side of things with the new revision of the Crosshair V Formula.

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ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP

    ASUS has a wide range of products, from hardware to routers and audio solutions. Today though, we’re taking a look at one of ASUS’ premier products: the ASUS HD 7970 DirectCU II TOP edition card. Keep reading what this beast of a card has to offer!

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AMD FX-8350, Piledriver Vishera Review

Today, AMD has completed the transition of their entire line of CPUs/APUs to the Piledriver design with the release of the Vishera, the mainstream/performance FX series CPU. How much performance can we expect from Vishera over Bulldozer? Let’s find out. 

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Sapphire HD 7950 Vapor-X

Sapphire has made quite a name for itself as one of the premier and largest AMD board partners and all with some stylish and simply impressive cards in the process. Today we look at the HD 7950 Vapor-X model and see what kind of magic has been infused in the …

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