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AMD cuts price of R9 Nano to $499

AMD's R9 Nano, which launched last year for $649, is getting a price cut to $499. The Mini-ITX card is designed for small form factor systems, and uses a fully enabled Fiji GPU with 4096 Stream Cores and 4GB High Bandwidth Memory, with a total bandwidth of 512Gb/s. The price reduction puts the

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Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Beta now available

  AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.1 Beta, including a laundry list of fixes for Radeon hardware. Along with FreeSync fixes, the drivers feature game-related stability enhancements for recently launched titles such as Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Fallout 4, Just Cause 3, Star Wars: Battlefront, and Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Here's

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AMD launches a new stock CPU cooler

AMD has released its Wraith CPU reference cooler, which aims to be cooler and quieter than the vendor's current stock cooler. The cooler retains a similar design, featuring a top-flow aluminium fin-stack cooler with a heatsink and an LED-backlit AMD logo on the shroud. The new cooler is aimed to mitigate issues

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AMD unveils 14nm Polaris GPU architecutre

After a series of leaks, AMD has unveiled its next-gen GPU architecture, dubbed Polaris. The 14nm FinFET manufacturing node is aimed at drastically reducing power consumption, with AMD touting a reduction of 61 percent from Nvidia's GTX 950 when running Star Wars: Battlefront in Full HD at 60fps. From CEO Lisa Su Our

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Samsung to manufacture AMD’s next-gen chips on its 14nm LPP node

Korean publication ETNews is reporting Samsung Electronics has bagged the contract for manufacturing AMD’s next-gen “Zen” CPUs and “Arctic Islands” GPUs. Samsung Electronics’ System LSI Foundry Business Department will reportedly start mass producing AMD’s next-gen “Greenland” GPUs from the second quarter of 2016, which come under the “Arctic Islands” family.

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FreeSync over HDMI is coming in 2016

AMD is all set to add display-centric features to its Radeon GPUs for 2016, including a retooled FreeSync that works over HDMI. FreeSync allows for dynamic refresh rates that work in sync between a monitor and GPU to eliminate screen tearing. The feature is currently limited to DisplayPort (1.2a), but AMD will enable HDMI

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