THIEF Gets AMD Mantle and TrueAudio Support

AMD Mantle & TrueAudio Patch for THIEF Tested

AMD Mantle & TrueAudio Patch for THIEF Mantle & TrueAudio are a pair of new features used by AMD on select Radeon R7 and R9 video cards that are Graphics Core Next (GCN) compatible.  Mantle is a new graphics API that AMD says provides a performance increase in games that are Mantle enabled.   Battlefield …more

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PowerColor AXR7 250X 1GBD5-HE Radeon R7 250X 1GB

PowerColor Radeon R7 250X 1GB Video Card Review

PowerColor AXR7 250X 1GBD5-HE Radeon R7 250X 1GB Graphics Card Last month AMD released the Radeon R7 250X, an entry level discrete graphics card that is part of the  Radeon R7/R9 ‘new’ product line. The AMD Radeon R7 250X  sells for around $99 and fills the small gap between the AMD Radeon R7 250 at …more

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EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB SC Video Card

EVGA GeForce GTX 750 1GB SC Video Card Review

EVGA Superclocks The GeForce GTX 750 1GB Graphics Card When NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GeForce GTX 750 we were only sampled the GeForce GTX 750 Ti and the majority of the reviews on launch day were on the GeForce GTX 750 Ti. We were impressed by the NVIDIA reference design as …more

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Reference Card

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Card Review – Maxwell Architecture For Under $150

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Video Cards Arrive NVIDIA today announced the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti and GTX 750 video cards, which are very interesting to use as they are the first cards based on NVIDIA’s new Maxwell graphics architecture. NVIDIA has been developing Maxwell for a number of years and have decided …more

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Sapphire Dual-X R7 265 2GB Video Card

AMD Radeon R7 265 2GB Video Card Review with Sapphire Dual-X R7 265

AMD Launches New Video Cards and Slashes Prices Ahead of NVIDIA’s Maxwell GPU Release Last week AMD beefed up their entry-level and mid-range graphics cards with the introduction of the AMD Radeon R7 250X and the Radeon R7 265. It appears that AMD did this to help fill in both the performance and price between …more

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Sapphire R7 260X

Sapphire Radeon R7 260X 2GB OC 2x DVI Video Card Review

Sapphire R7 260X 2GB OC 2x DVI Video Card The Sapphire R7 260X 2GB video cards are aimed at the casual or mainstream gamer. The AMD Radeon R7 260X series has features that are commonly found on the higher end gaming cards like GDDR5 memory, 896 Stream Processors, enough power to support 3D and 4K …more

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AMD Mantle API

AMD Mantle BF4 and StarSwarm Testing Part 2 – Overclocking the GPU and CPU

Overclocking AMD Mantle API with Catalyst 14.1 On February 1, 2014 AMD released the first public beta of the Catalyst 14.1 drivers as Beta 1.6 with Mantle support.  Previously we tested Beta 1.5 drivers, and found it increased the performance of Battlefield 4 by 15.8% on a Sapphire Radeon R7 260X video card.  As this is …more

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AMD Mantle Technology

AMD Mantle API Real World BF4 Benchmark Performance On Catalyst 14.1

AMD Mantle Real World Performance AMD has been talking about the potential performance increase that their new Mantle technology is going to provide, we have all seen the numbers that AMD and EA-DICE has been releasing.  AMD has finally released CATALYST 14.1 beta drivers, so now we can do our own independent testing to check …more

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ASUS and Sapphire Custom Radeon R9 290X Video Cards

ASUS R9 290X DirectCU II and Sapphire R9 290X Tri-X Video Card Reviews

Custom AMD Radeon R9 290X Video Cards Arrive The AMD Radeon R9 290x and R9 290 both have great performance when gaming, but the cards run notoriously hot. AMD says that the cards were designed to run at 94C and that there is nothing wrong with running that high, but many enthusiasts think otherwise and …more

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ASUS MARS 760 4GB Video Card

ASUS MARS 760 4GB Video Card Review

ASUS Republic of Gamers Creates Wicked GeForce GTX 760 Video Card We review hundreds of PC components and accessories every year and it can get boring at times.  After you’ve reviewed a couple hundred video cards, they all start to blend together as most are very similar and differ by just the GPU cooler and …more

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AMD Radeon R7 260 1GB Video Card

AMD Radeon R7 260 1GB Video Card Review

AMD Cuts Bonaire GPU Features To Get The Price To $109 The AMD Bonaire XT GPU was first used on the AMD Radeon HD 7790 video card in March 2013 and then more recently on the AMD Radeon R7 260X video card in October 2013. The AMD Radeon HD 7790 and the R7 260X are …more

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R7950 Full View

XFX R7950 Double Dissipation Video Card Review

XFX R7950 Double Dissipation 3GB Video Card With everybody’s attention on the latest AMD Radeon releases, the R9 series, it often makes people forget the previous generation video cards, which are still relevant and frequently drop in price making them a good buy.  Such as the R7950 series, released in early 2012.  One example is …more

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NZXT Kraken G10

NZXT Kraken G10 GPU Water Cooler Review on an AMD Radeon R9 290X

Water Cooling Your Video Card With Asetek Style Coolers When we heard that NZXT was coming out with a low-cost water cooling kit for video cards we were ecstatic and couldn’t wait to get one to try out. At first we thought NZXT was coming out with a product that included a water cooler, but …more

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AMD Radeon R9 290x NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti vs AMD Radeon R9 290X at 4K Ultra HD

The Best Single-GPU Card For 4K Gaming We often get asked by readers what the best video card is for gaming on a single 4K display or an NVIDIA Surround or AMD Eyefinity multi-display setup. We addressed this question in October with a look at the just released AMD Radeon R9 290X versus the NVIDIA …more

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