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AMD Radeon R9 290X released for real, details and all

AMD Radeon R9 290X released for real, details and all

Though the AMD Radeon R9 290X was teased last month, details have not been shared in full until this morning. Along with the release of these details comes confirmation in full of the power of the device, along with the fact that AMD aims for this graphics card to be their headline unit, top to bottom. This card works with a mighty 2,816 stream processor, 4GB VRAM, AMD-integrated TrueAudio, and a fat 512-bit memory bus - and it's prepared for 4K output, of course.

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Asus AMD R9 and R7 200 graphics cards feature exclusive cooling tech

Asus AMD R9 and R7 200 graphics cards feature exclusive cooling tech

Back in late September AMD went official with its new Radeon R9 and R7 video cards. Yesterday AMD offered up specifications on several R7 GPUs including pricing and more. Since AMD has multiple card partners and most partners use the same basic hardware, a lot of companies try to set themselves apart with various clock speeds and custom cooling solutions. Asus has announced its own AMD Radeon R9 and R7 200 series graphics cards.

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AMD Gaming Evolved app aims to make gaming PCs as easy to use as consoles

AMD Gaming Evolved app aims to make gaming PCs as easy to use as consoles

Computer chipmaker AMD and a company called Raptr have announced that they have teamed up to build a new application for computer gamers called AMD Gaming Evolved. The goal of the application is to make PC gaming as easy as console gaming. The app will allow AMD hardware users get the most performance out of their games by suggesting customized optimal game settings for their specific PC.

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HP ZBook 15 and 17 hands-on: Thunderbolt arrives with Haswell

HP ZBook 15 and 17 hands-on: Thunderbolt arrives with Haswell

Along with the ZBook 14 - the world's first workstation Ultrabook - the ZBook family has arrived with the ZBook 15 and the ZBook 17. The larger two devices work with much of the same technology as the smaller, but each brings on its own unique blend of high-powered features that makes the price jump worth the cash. Each of these units is also thinner and lighter than previous generations of mobile workstations from HP, bringing with them a new industrial design that doesn't just scream "I'm at work."

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Xbox One “red ring of death” chip heat precautions detailed

Xbox One “red ring of death” chip heat precautions detailed

Microsoft has loosed a few extra details on the Xbox One's core architecture, outlining the ambitious 5bn component chip at the heart of the next-gen console, and explaining the ways it aims to avoid a repeat of the "red ring of death" plague that affected the Xbox 360. Speaking today at Stanford University, Microsoft chip architect John Sell described the multiple redundancies that had been factored into the AMD-powered Xbox One brain, VentureBeat reports, and how those redundancies will help avoid not only bricked consoles but wastage on the production line.

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