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Developer Yuri Bubliy has shared some AMD Radeon performance presets, which he has aptly named the “Radeon Monster Profiles” or RMP. Upon applying these skillfully tuned collections of Radeon RDNA 2 GPU settings, Bubliy claims users will be able to take advantage of performance gains as high as 13%, and even gain... Read more...
We are headed into a flurry of high-profile product launches from the likes of NVIDIA, Intel, and AMD. The Big Three are all releasing, or expected to release, new generations of their CPUs, GPUs, or both. Of all of these, though, the subject we have probably heard the least about is AMD’s upcoming RDNA 3... Read more...
Memory bandwidth is one of the most important specifications that determines a graphics card's performance potential. It reflects the maximum data throughput rate between the GPU chip itself and its memory packages. That's why hardware nerds like us are always quite keen to hear what the final shipping memory speed... Read more...
PC hardware companies work in funny ways sometimes. When AMD had a new driver ready that added extra features with arguably niche appeal, like its AMD Link in-home streaming tech, it was very excited to tell us about it, and have us tell you about it. However, when it released a new driver recently with real... Read more...
AMD has launched its Adrenalin Edition 22.7.1 driver software with some welcome and important changes. The new driver adds support for a completely new feature for Radeon GPU users dubbed AMD Noise Suppression. Secondly, if you enjoy OpenGL gaming titles, you might see up to an 85% performance uplift using this new... Read more...
520 mm²—that's the size of the Navi 21 GPU used in the Radeon RX 6800, RX 6800 XT, RX 6900 XT, and RX 6950 XT. Even though it's dwarfed by NVIDIA's biggest GPUs, that's still a seriously sizable chip. Rumors had placed the top-end RDNA 3-based part in the Radeon RX 7000 series at a slightly larger size, circa 600 mm²... Read more...
It's been rumored for a long time that AMD's next-generation Radeons will use a chiplet design rather than being a single monolithic processor. AMD confirmed as much to the world at its Financial Analyst Day earlier this month, but we still didn't know exactly what that meant for the chips. After all, when we say... Read more...
NVIDIA's DLSS is one of those few technologies that comes along every so often and legitimately delivers the seemingly impossible: more with less. AMD's first attempt at challenging DLSS wasn't quite as advanced; while the original FidelityFX Super Resolution had its advantages, the image quality wasn't always in the... Read more...
We've been hearing leaks and rumors about the next generation of Radeons since before the current generation even came out. Sometimes it's hard to differentiate between leaks and rumors, but as we get closer to the launch, information is becoming more and more concrete. So it goes, and as it happens, some of the... Read more...
There are a great many factors that enthusiast gamers consider when selecting a graphics card for a gaming PC. Despite that, speaking from experience helping others with builds for decades, things like feature support, power efficiency, and acoustics often go by the wayside when there's a significant advantage in... Read more...
One of the biggest differentiators of the Radeon RX 6000 family, and by extension of the RDNA 2 graphics architecture, is its reliance on a large local cache—known officially as "Infinity Cache"—to provide rapid framebuffer access. This helps to make up for the relatively slower memory used on the cards in comparison to competitor... Read more...
AMD gets a lot of love from the open-source community because it's willing to work with developers to ensure that its Radeon graphics cards are fast and stable on operating systems that aren't Windows. A prime example would be the recent updates to the Linux kernel to support GFX11, which refers to the company's... Read more...
With every new rumor and leak that comes out, it seems like the next-generation graphics cards from both AMD and NVIDIA get more powerful and more power-thirsty. Well, today's tidbit from the rumor mill puts the kibosh on that trend, as it seems like AMD's Navi 3x GPUs might actually be significantly less capable than... Read more...
Rumors about next-generation GPUs just don't stop. Every tidbit of news we hear about AMD's Radeon RX 7000 series and NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace GPUs leaves us mind-blown at the possibilities—to say nothing of Intel's top-end Arc offerings. This time around, it's the red team in the rumor mill, with an update to an old... Read more...
In case you haven't heard, all accounts are that AMD is soon planning to release a refresh of its Navi 20-series graphics cards, otherwise known as the Radeon RX 6000 series. It seems a little strange to us to refresh your extant GPUs only a few months before releasing new models. However, just as rumors say that... Read more...
Back when the Radeon RX 6500 XT came out to fanfare reminiscent of a Monty Python film's wheezing trumpets, AMD also noted that it had an even less capable card, the RX 6400, on its way to OEMs. The processor used for both cards, the RDNA2-based Navi 24, was originally intended exclusively for laptops, but has found... Read more...
AMD's marketing team has never been shy about taking shameless pot shots at its competition—even when they aren't warranted. Remember "The Fixer?" You probably do and wish you didn't. Well, Intel's just finally had its big launch event for the first of its Arc GPUs. While nobody is claiming the Arc A370M will break... Read more...
Greymon55 is a popular, Digimon-themed hardware news leaker, and he's been busy lately. Early this month, he tweeted vaguely about a product entering its "bring-up" phase, which is the testing phase after "tape out" when a company receives its first shipment of etched dice from the foundry. As it turns out, that... Read more...
A pile of outlets have run a lot of benchmarks on the Steam Deck (we haven't gotten one yet). However, one of the big question marks surrounding the Steam Deck's gaming performance has been the effect, whether good or bad, of its choice of operating system. See, despite being a gaming PC at its heart, the Steam Deck... Read more...
Expectations for 2022 are already high in the hardware world. We're expecting to see new CPUs and GPUs from all three of the biggest players in the PC market: Intel, NVIDIA, and of course AMD. Before that happens, though, we might just see a last gasp from Socket AM4 and AMD's RDNA 2 architecture on the... Read more...
The just-released Radeon RX 6500 XT is a weird product in a lot of ways. Besides its lean 64-bit memory bus, its hilariously-narrow PCIe x4 interface, and the resulting mediocre performance, it also suffers from limited video encoding and decoding capabilities compared to its fellow RDNA 2 GPU siblings. On top of all... Read more...
The performance of the just-released Radeon RX 6500 XT may not quite be what people were hoping for from a brand-new graphics card in 2022. Technically speaking, solid 1080p gaming performance in under 100 watts really isn't all that bad, but the historically-low prices of Polaris-based products like the Radeon RX 470... Read more...
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