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VRAM to the Test: How Much Memory Is Enough?

Since publishing our annual graphics card roundup we've received several reader inquiries regarding the performance difference between GPUs sporting 2GB and 4GB. Therefore we've put together a clock-for-clock comparison of the GeForce GTX 960 and Radeon R9 380 using 2GB and 4GB cards. Also along for the ride is the previous-gen Radeon R9 290 4GB and the rebadged R9 390 8GB. So here's debunking the myth of VRAM once again.

Nvidia's upcoming Pascal GPU pictured with HBM 2.0

Nvidia's next-generation graphics core, codenamed 'Pascal', is expected to launch in the first half of 2016, bringing a large jump in performance that should impress the PC gaming enthusiasts out there. But before the GPU could be publicly detailed by…

AMD preparing Radeon R9 380X with Tonga GPU

AMD is reportedly preparing to release a new high-end GPU, known as the Radeon R9 380X, to bridge the large price gap between the $200 R9 380 and the $330 R9 390. Sitting in the sub-$300 market, likely around $250,…

AMD Radeon R9 Nano Review: Mini-ITX 4K gaming

Based on the fully fledged Fiji XT, the Radeon R9 Nano gets the same 4096 stream processors as the Fury X, just in a much more compact package. The Nano measures only 6" (152mm) long, which is made possible by the Fiji GPU's modest power consumption and HBM technology. AMD hopes to enable 4K gaming in tiny Mini-ITX systems with the Nano.