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AMD releases Radeon Software 16.8.1 drivers

AMD has released a new set of Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers, and to be honest, they're not that exciting. Version 16.8.1 primarily adds support for the new Radeon RX 470 and Radeon RX 460 graphics cards, which began hitting…

AMD Radeon RX 460 Review: Polaris on a budget

The new Radeon RX 460 is a Polaris 11 part that starts at only $109. Products based on Polaris 11 will also be turning up in ultra-portable devices as the power draw is expected to be very low. On the desktop, AMD hopes to capture the entry level eSports market by providing acceptable 1080p performance in titles such as CS:GO, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch and Rocket League.

Here We Go Again: 40-Thread Xeon PC for less than a Broadwell-E Core i7

Following up to our popular 32-thread Xeon PC feature, we've been in the hunt for affordable Xeon processors based on more modern architectures. Our search put us on the trail of Intel's Xeon E5 2630 v4, a 10-core Broadwell-EP part (40 threads for 2 CPUs) that can be found for less - with a catch - so we put together a system to show off what's on offer here.

AMD Radeon RX 470 Review: Almost an RX 480 and that's a good thing

The Radeon RX 470 should be an exciting product for a few reasons. First, this is an affordable sub-$200 GPU within the reach of most gamers. Coming from the first Polaris 10 board, we expect this to be an extremely capable 1080p gamer while 1440p should also be playable. The RX 470 also only comes in a 4GB version, which I personally feel is the right choice here.

Roccat Sova Review: Couch gaming done right

The Roccat Sova aims to bridge the gap between desk-and-chair PC gaming and living room play, with a 'lapboard' gaming device that will suit both casual and extreme gamers wanting to play from the comfort of a couch. It's just the right size and is available at two price points with either membrane keys or mechanical key switches.

AMD announces the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460

AMD has today announced two new additions to their Polaris graphics card line-up: the Radeon RX 470, and the Radeon RX 460. These new cards complete the Radeon RX graphics family, according to AMD, and slot in underneath the $200 Radeon RX 480.

Creating new worlds: What's new at SIGGRAPH 2016

The SIGGRAPH trade show is the holy grail of computer graphics and, increasingly, mobile graphics, virtual reality and augmented reality. It’s here where GPU vendors introduce some of their latest creations, software companies debut new offerings, and where you’ll see…
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