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AMD FX 8350 Black Edition CPU and Wraith Cooler Review

AMD FX 8350 Black Edition CPU and Wraith Cooler Review Going from a cooler on a 70x90mm base with a 70mm fan to a 90x100mm base with a 90mm fan is an excellent step up for AMD. It helps to allow the multi-core processor to more easily take advantage of the new graphics API in …

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AMD A10-7860K 65W APU Review

AMD A10-7860K 65W APU Review AMD’s APUs have been refreshed, some now featuring lower power consumption and a new thermal solution, so they draw less power and are quieter. AMD’s A10-7860K supports HSA, DirectX 12, Vulkan, and Mantle. With a maximum turbo clock of 4.0 GHz, the AMD A10-7860K isn’t just a CPU, it does …

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AMD A10-7890K APU Review

AMD A10-7890K APU Review Earlier on March 1st, 2016, AMD announced several new processors with updated thermal solutions. As noted in the official summary image below, one of those updated processors is the A10-7890K APU, the fastest released by AMD at 1.02 TFLOPS theoretical compute performance. The unlocked A10-7890K APU is paired with the AMD …

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AMD Radeon Pro Duo Graphics Card Review

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Graphics Card Review Close to the market launch of AMD Radeon Pro Duo, the $1499 Fiji-based dual-GPU graphics card, we walk you through the card’s design, performance claims by its maker AMD, and what to realistically expect from the card… at techPowerUp! Related Items: AMD Radeon R9 Nano CrossFire Graphics Card Review …

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AMD Athlon X4 880K CPU Review

AMD Athlon X4 880K CPU Review I am going to test the Athlon X4 880K CPU on an Gigabyte F2A88X-UP4 motherboard provided by AMD with two different sets of 16GB DDR3 RAM: one set at 1600 MHz and the other at 2133 MHz. Then I’ll compare those results to the AMD FX-4350 CPU on an …

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AMD FX8370 Processor Review

AMD FX8370 Processor Review Today, so we decided to spend some time with the AMD FX-8370, a racing machine that points to no less than 4.0 GHz core frequency and 4.3 GHz Turbo, 100 MHz more than the FX-8350, which he shows the complete architecture elsewhere… at Cowcotland Related Items: AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370e Processor Review …

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Computer Upgrades: A Data-Based Perspective

In this editorial research article for Benchmark Reviews, I’ll examine two $350 desktop computer systems, two widely different computer upgrade paths, and a data-based approach to attempt to answer the ever-popular question: “what should I upgrade next on my PC?”. Given that $350 and an AMD-based computer, is it worth adding $350-worth of graphics power, or should a gaming enthusiast take that same amount and use it to switch sockets to Intel?

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AMD Wraith CPU Cooler Review

AMD Wraith CPU Cooler Review If the results of our last hardware survey are any indication, most TR readers toss the CPU coolers Intel and AMD include with their processors in favor of aftermarket replacements. I’m no different. My parts shelf is rife with stock coolers whose only saving grace is their usefulness as a …

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AMD Wraith CPU Cooler Review

AMD Wraith CPU Cooler Review Today, we spend some time with the new CPU cooler AMD Cooler Wraith, who will be the new cooling solution for AMD high-end processors. Let’s see what it gives opposite the old stock solution and a tower cooler 120 mm (Hyper 212 Plus)… at Cowcotland Related Items: Cooler Master Hyper 612 …

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BIOSTAR AMD A70MD PRO, A70MG PRO and A68MD PRO Motherboards Introduced

BIOSTAR AMD A70MD PRO, A70MG PRO and A68MD PRO Motherboards Introduced

BIOSTAR AMD A70MD PRO, A70MG PRO and A68MD PRO Motherboards Introduced Redefining affordable AMD motherboards BIOSTAR is heavily committed in delivering the absolute best value products for consumers and today marks the introduction of the new BIOSTAR PRO series line of motherboards for AMD processors. BIOSTAR has taken into consideration the demand of system builders …

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AMD’s Vulkan (Linux) Driver Will Only Work With The AMDGPU Kernel Driver

AMD’s Vulkan (Linux) Driver Will Only Work With The AMDGPU Kernel Driver I’ve just received confirmation from AMD that their forthcoming Vulkan driver will only work with the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver. This means that unless this AMDGPU kernel driver is extended to support pre-VI hardware, only the very latest AMD GPUs on Linux will …

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New AMD GPU Performance To Be Boosted By Linux 4.5; How It Compares To The Binary Blob

New AMD GPU Performance To Be Boosted By Linux 4.5; How It Compares To The Binary Blob Last week I posted some AMD proprietary vs. open-source AMD Linux driver benchmarks using the very latest code. Left out of that earlier comparison was the R9 Fury series with Fiji GPU as well as newer graphics cards …

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AMD A8-7670K Processor Review

AMD A8-7670K Processor Review On this day we look back on an AMD APU. This is the A8-7670K that we so interested in a model Quad-Core 3.6 GHz turning base and incorporates a small R7 384 SP. What are the performance of this model is exchanged against a little over 100? Answer in these pages… …

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AMD Radeon Crimson Edition Drivers Review

AMD Radeon Crimson Edition Drivers Review Today AMD released this year’s major update to their Radeon drivers. The new package is called Radeon Software Crimson and features an updated control panel, many new features as well as performance improvements in lots of games… at techPowerUp! Related Items: Sentey Crimson Pro Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review AMD Radeon …

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AMD Tonga & Fiji Open-Source Performance Boosted By PowerPlay Patches

AMD Tonga & Fiji Open-Source Performance Boosted By PowerPlay Patches Yesterday AMD finally posted power management support for the AMDGPU DRM kernel driver when it comes to supported discrete graphics cards like Tonga and Fiji. I’ve been testing these PowerPlay Linux patches since yesterday to great success. In this article are results from a Radeon …

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AMD Radeon Fury X PCI-Express Scaling Graphics Card Review

AMD Radeon Fury X PCI-Express Scaling Graphics Card Review In this article we will investigate how performance of AMD’s Radeon Fury X is affected when running on constrained PCI-Express bus widths such as x8 or x4, we also test all PCIe speed settings 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0. One additional test is to check how much …

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4K AMD/NVIDIA High-End GPU Comparison On SteamOS

4K AMD/NVIDIA High-End GPU Comparison On SteamOS Continuing on from Friday’s article that was a 22-way comparison of AMD and NVIDIA graphics cards on SteamOS for Steam Linux gaming, which tested the hardware at the common TV resolution of 1080p, here are results for the higher-end Radeon and GeForce graphics cards at 4K… at Phoronix Related …

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano CrossFire Graphics Card Review

AMD Radeon R9 Nano CrossFire Graphics Card Review The AMD Radeon R9 Nano is a unique graphics card that has serious chops on paper to back its market positioning. While the R9 Nano is clearly intended for high-end SFF (small form-factor) desktop builds, we were curious about whether people would buy more than one of …

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Graphics Card Review

AMD Radeon R9 Nano 4GB Graphics Card Review The Radeon R9 Nano is AMD’s solution for all small-form-factor system builders that want to create a 4K capable gaming PC in a tiny volume. Thanks to a new approach to power management, the card stays below 200 W at all times, while still delivering excellent framerates… …

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano Video Card Review

AMD Radeon R9 Nano Video Card Review AMD has just launched the Radeon R9 Nano. Read everything about the performance, noise level and efficiency in performance per watt of this small and powerful mini-ITX Card… at TweakPC Related Items: AMD Radeon R9 Nano Graphics Card Review Gigabyte AMD Radeon R9 290X WF OC Video Card Review …

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano Graphics Card Review

AMD Radeon R9 Nano Graphics Card Review Back when AMD started talking in detail about their Fury GPU almost all of the information was about the Fury X, their liquid cooled high end part. Some mention was made of the Fury, a more “traditional” style GPU but Fury X was the focus… until later in …

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AMD’s Latest Open-Source Driver On Linux Is Getting Competitive With Catalyst 15.7

AMD’s Latest Open-Source Driver On Linux Is Getting Competitive With Catalyst 15.7 With the big Catalyst 15.7 Linux driver update released last week and the continued evolution of the open-source AMD Linux driver in the Linux kernel and Mesa Gallium3D, here are fresh benchmarks of six different AMD Radeon graphics cards when being tested on …

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AMD A10-7870K APU Review

AMD A10-7870K APU Review We offer testing of an APU that day, so a CPU that integrates a GPU. It is a model from AMD that interests us today, namely the new AMD A10-7870K. A model that is changing A10-7850K and to the right to a Speed Boost on the side of CPU but also …

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AMD Fury X Video Card Review

AMD Fury X Video Card Review Last week we saw AMD reposition their existing GPUs under new branding and pricing structure which they hoped would make them more desirable against the equivalent GeForce GPUs. In the case of the R9 380 (a rebranded R9 285), this was a fairly effective strategy as that card competed …

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AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card Review

AMD Radeon R9 Fury X 4GB Video Card Review AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X is released today, introducing HBM memory for graphics cards. The new card is built around a watercooled Fiji GPU, which enabled AMD to design a very compact card that will fit into many small-form-factor cases. Gaming performance at 4K is good …

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