Review: ASUS Radeon R9 280 Graphics Processing Unit

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The Asus Radeon R9 280 Direct CU II is AMD’s Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture mid-range graphics card, combining AMD’s Tahiti Pro graphics core with Asus’s custom cooler design and bundled overclocking software. In some ways, this card is a rebadged Radeon  HD 7950. While having some game dependent performance differences, it … Continue reading

A.M.D at E3 2013. Rise of the A.P.U.

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“A.M.D’s presence at E3 2013, in short, can be conveniently summarized using the company’s own acronym. All Machines Dominated.” Video games aren’t the only attraction on the Holy show-floors of E3. Every year the technology which enables next gen consoles, powerful desktops, gorgeous tablets, and the increasingly popular gaming laptops … Continue reading

It’s not Maybelline – It’s TressFX with Lara Croft’s hair

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Hair’s one of the hardest things to pull off in video games. The worst offender I saw recently was from the Walking Dead Survival Instinct game from Activision, where the zombies’ hair looked like plastic LEGOs. Luckily in the new Tomb Raider reboot, Crystal Dynamics has partnered up with AMD … Continue reading

Is AMD’s leap into the PlayStation 4 its ultimate resurrection?

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I got to give it to Kotaku for putting things together on this highly speculated, somewhat industry-lead affirmed sourced information.  It’s negligible if Kotaku’s sources are reliable or not because precedence and reputable Forbes magazine seem to have nipped this as a huge fat fact. So what does this mean for everyone? Well for AMD this … Continue reading