AMD confirmed the official specifications for its upcoming Ryzen 5 CPUs last week, however by announcing those specs, the company has largely let the cat out of the bag. Now armed with that knowledge and the ability to mimic Ryzen 5 settings, I pulled a stack of GPUs out of storage and got testing.
Developed by BioWare and published by EA, Mass Effect: Andromeda vows to be bigger and more beautiful than prior releases. Although initial impressions indicate that the game delivers on some of those promises, we're not here to review the game but to test its PC performance so you know how it'll run on your hardware at home.
AMD's latest Radeon Crimson Hotfix driver release adds support for Mass Effect: Andromeda and as a bonus it improves performance up to 12% for the Radeon RX 480 8GB, when compared to the previous 17.3.1RS-112 drivers. AMD Optimized Tessellation Profile has also been added. Andromeda's official release date is March 21, but Xbox and PC gamers with early access can start playing now.
AMD Ryzen processors made a strong impression last week, however time constraints resulted in more questions than answers when it came to the four games we managed to benchmark in time for launch. As promised, we're back to follow up on our initial 1080p testing with a more in-depth look at Ryzen's gaming performance across a 16 titles played at 1080p and 1440p resolutions.
After more than a decade of playing underdog and years of hyping its latest undertaking, we've reached the moment of truth: AMD Ryzen processors are on our testbed and we can finally discuss our findings.
Ubisoft's new action fighting game 'For Honor' puts you in control of medieval-styled knights, vikings and samurai, each with four classes that can be played through the single player campaign and five online modes. We'll of course be looking at the PC version to see what sort of hardware it takes to power this new triple-A title.
Back in their heyday, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury X were highly desirable graphics cards. Today in a post-Pascal world, the Fury X can be found for $300 to $400, while the GTX 980 Ti is only available via second-hand deals for around $300. At those prices these may still be a worthwhile investment. Let's find out.
AMD has launched a new hotfix driver with support for Conan Exiles Beta and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands Beta. Besides optimizations for these two titles, the new driver fixes several issues in other games like Diablo III, FIFA17, Forza Horizon 3 and Watch Dogs 2. The complete changelog and download links are available here.
AMD's latest Radeon Crimson drivers (17.1.1) greet the well awaited Resident Evil 7: Biohazard with zero-day support. The new driver also fixes crashes in Dishonored 2 on certain Radeon R9 380 configurations. More fixes to known issues can be found in the full release notes.
Every year the industry's biggest names gather in Las Vegas to show us a glimpse of the devices and innovations that will define the months to come in consumer technology. Now, realizing not every product we've seen at CES will necessarily get a release date, the fun is in watching the announcements and recognizing the trends and hints of what's to come. Here's our selection of the 10 most promising or downright cool products we found at CES 2017.