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AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review

AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review The R7 240 AMD-Branded SSD succeeds to perform really well and positions itself along with the latest Vertex 460 and Vector 150 drives from OCZ; the product succeeds to render very good write speeds and it comes in 7mm format, which makes it compatible with the latest ultrabooks. AMD …

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AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users

AMD Catalyst 14.12 Omega Driver Brings Mixed Results For Linux Users There are some significant performance improvements to find with this week’s Linux version of the AMD Catalyst 14.12 “Omega” driver,  but there’s also some Linux OpenGL performance regressions to note too. Feedback from the Linux community as well to this new driver has been …

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AMD FX-9590 Processor Review

AMD FX-9590 Processor Review The new set of refreshed Piledriver CPUs flesh out the existing FX series line and with a set of price drops, AMD is hoping to make the FX line competitive once again for mainstream users, despite the lack of any deep silicon improvements on the processors themselves. The underlying hardware inside …

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AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370e Processor Review

AMD FX-8370 and FX-8370e Processor Review The AMD FX 8370 and 8370e both processors utilize “Piledriver” cores but improve the power efficiency of the processors. The FX 8370 offers a 125W TDP with a base clock of 4GHz and turbo speed of 4.3GHz. While, the 8370e offers a more efficient design at 95W TDP with …

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XFX Radeon R9 285 Black Edition OC Review

In this article Benchmark Reviews tests the XFX Radeon R9 285 Black Edition Double Dissipation graphics card, model R9-285A-CDBC, which sells online for $249.99 (Amazon | Newegg). This XFX Double Dissipation Edition Radeon R9 285 is an UltraHD 4K resolution-ready graphics card with 2560 Stream processors operating at 975 MHz with support for the upcoming DirectX 12 API. Equipped with twin 90mm cooling fans paired with long-life capacitors, the XFX Radeon R9 285 represents a solid value for mainstream gamers looking for top-end performance.

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AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review

AMD Radeon R7 240GB SSD Review Today AMD enters the SSD market with their Radeon R7 SSD, which is built using OCZ technology. Using a Barefoot 3 controller and Toshiba 19 nanometer flash chips, the drive is designed for consumers and gamers alike. AMD has also extended the warranty of their R7 SSD to four …

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AMD A10-7800 APU Processor Review

Sporting a configurable TDP and all of the Kaveri features (GCN graphics cores, Steamroller CPU cores, HSA, etc.), the A10-7800 which Benchmark Reviews will be looking at today sits right in between the A10-7850K and A10-7700K. What type of performance was AMD able to extract from this 65W APU? Read on to find out.

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AMD A10-7800 Processor Review

AMD A10-7800 Processor Review There is no surprise that this new APU sticks with the exact same design as AMD have used for a while now. It features a large metal heatspreader on top with their branding and then on the base we get the Socket FM2+ layout and as we have come to expect …

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AMD FX-9590 & FX-9370 CPU Review

AMD FX-9590 & FX-9370 CPU Review The FX-9370 acted in all respects like the FX 9590 when it came to overclocking and reached almost as high, albeit using a bit more voltage to get the job done. As a slower chip out of the gate, there was more overclocking headroom available to improve performance, where …

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AMD A10-7800 APU Announced

AMD A10-7800 APU Announced

AMD A10-7800 APU Announced Based on the Award-Winning GCN Architecture with HSA Features, the AMD A10-7800 is the Latest Addition to AMD’s High Performance APU Product Line​ ​AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the introduction of the AMD A10-7800 Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) to its industry acclaimed A-Series 4th generation APU lineup. With up to 12 Compute …

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ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ Motherboard Review

FM2+ Motherboards sporting the A88X chipset started appearing in October 2013, but the improved functionality over the latest FM2 motherboards only became truly apparent with the release of the Kaveri line of APUs in January 2014. Add to that the recent release of AMD drivers supporting the Mantle API, and the FM2+ motherboards start to make sense. Benchmark Reviews has the AMD A10-7850K APU and a couple of FM2+ motherboards on hand. This article is dedicated to reviewing the ASRock FM2A88X Extreme6+ Motherboard to discover what sets it apart from the rest of the FM2+ crowd.

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AMD Kaveri A10-7850K Processor Review

AMD Kaveri A10-7850K Processor Review For years, AMD is pushing the idea of treating CPU and GPU equally when comes to computing power through the concept called “heterogenous computing”. With the release of Kaveri, AMD has gotten all of the interconnect between the CPU and the GPU worked out so that it can finally treat …

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AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini APU Review

AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini APU Review What the AM1 platform really has to offer is the ability to put a low cost and low power system just about anywhere. The ability to build the a small form factor system for use as an HTPC or as a NAS unit is certainly a possibility, or maybe …

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AMD Athlon 5350 APU Review

AMD Athlon 5350 APU Review The AMD Athlon and Sempron return… sort of! These new Athlon and Sempron parts (codenamed Kabini) are nothing like the ones of days past. These puppies sport an on-chip GPU (Radeon R3, Radeon HD 8400 graphics) making them APUs, AMD’s System on Chip (SoC) innovation. It incorporates all of the …

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AMD Showcases Server Innovation and Industry First with a Demo of its Next-Gen x86 APU Running Fedora Linux

AMD Showcases Server Innovation and Industry First with a Demo of its Next-Gen x86 APU Running Fedora Linux Open Standards-based AMD Opteron processor ecosystem development enables a seamless experience from x86 CPUs to x86 APUs AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced another major milestone in the development of its enterprise software ecosystem with the first public …

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AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Video Card Review

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 8GB Video Card Review Today AMD is launching their Radeon R9 295X2 which is a dual-GPU card, based on two fully unlocked, fully clocked Hawaii graphics processors. As a result the card delivers impressive numbers in 4K and EyeFinity. But with a price of $1500 it is certainly not cheap, no …

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AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini AM1 APU Review

AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini AM1 APU Review The Athlon nomenclature at one time was AMD’s mainstream processor now however, that Athlon name is given to the low cost/low power line. AMD is touting the new Athlon line as a “system on a socket” as all IO is handled on the CPU and there is not …

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AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card Launched

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card Launched

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card Launched AMD Radeon R9 295X2 graphics card, engineered for ultimate speed and performance, enables 4K gaming at max settings for extreme PC gaming. ​AMD (NYSE: AMD) today launched the world’s fastest and most powerful graphics card1, AMD Radeon™ R9 295X2, designed for ultra-enthusiasts at the apex of PC gaming. …

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AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card Review

AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card Review Today AMD launch their multi-GPU product for the R9/Hawaii generation, the R9 295 X2. With two full GPUs based on the R9 290X and a liquid cooling solution as standard we will compare it to existing cards in games such as Titanfall, Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls and …

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AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU Processor Review

AMD A10-7850K Kaveri APU Processor Review In the beginning 2014, AMD released the new Kaveri APU. The new APU consists of a quad core processor and a Radeon R7 built into the chip and a slew of other features that are designed to enhance the user experience while using an AMD Kaveri powered system… at …

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AMD A10-7850K “Kaveri” Unlocked Quad Core APU Review

AMD A10-7850K “Kaveri” Unlocked Quad Core APU Review AMD has launched their fourth generation of APU, codenamed “Kaveri”. Kaveri boasts increased processor power coupled with advanced Radeon graphics but there are other technologies, such as HSA, that balance memory loads via “compute” to both the CPU and GPU… at HiTechLegion Related Items: AMD A8-7600 Kaveri …

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AMD A10-7850K Performance Optimized Catalyst 14.2 Driver

With the release of AMD’s Kaveri APU and the realization of their heterogeneous compute vision, the A10-7850K has the potential to make a lot of changes in the way we use the processing power available to us. The A10-7850K can harness the full power of both its CPU and GPU cores equally, something that can benefit us, the end users, greatly. The problem is, that vision doesn’t fully come to life until developers start writing for it.

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AMD Kaveri APU Architecture Overview

Today marks the release of the latest in a long line of AMD Accelerated Processing Units. Benchmark Reviews has been there for each one of the previous APU releases, and we would be remiss if we didn’t provide you with the latest news regarding this release. It has been a long road since Llano, the very first generation of AMD APUs, was announced just three short years ago at CES 2011. That processor brought together AMD’s long held vision of putting a discrete level GPU on the same die as the CPU; a vision that started back with the Fusion project and AMD’s acquisition of ATI.

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AMD A8-7600 Kaveri Processor Review

AMD A8-7600 Kaveri Processor Review For several generations, since Llano, AMD has been slowly but methodically marching toward its vision of accelerated computing, where traditional CPU cores and graphics share space on a chip and work together to process data. This vision was called “fusion” back when the process began, although you won’t hear that …

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AMD Radeon R9 290 Graphics Card on Linux Review

AMD Radeon R9 290 Graphics Card on Linux Review AMD unveiled the Radeon R9 290 graphics card at the beginning of November as one step down from the new flagship Radeon R9 290X graphics card. Numerous Windows reviews praised the graphics card for its great performance, but what wasn’t clear at the time was how …

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