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Radeon RX 480 converts to RX 580 with a code

Radeon RX 480 converts to RX 580 with a code

This week the folks at AMD are witnessing an odd occurrence with their latest RX 580 graphics card. While the RX 580 features a new power state and faster processing speeds, it's pretty much just a slightly modified RX 480 card. Users saw this and started in tweaking their hardware with software freely available from AMD. It would appear that an RS 580 BIOS file flashed to an RX 480 card results in what's pretty much an RX 580 - almost.

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AMD Radeon RX 500 Series: AAA and VR gaming on a budget

AMD Radeon RX 500 Series: AAA and VR gaming on a budget

AMD has announced the launch of its new Radeon RX 500 Series, a lineup of graphic cards that, at the highest end, offer buyers AAA and VR gaming at a budget-friendly price. The series is comprised of four graphics cards, the RX550, 560, 570, and 580. According to AMD, the new Radeon RX 500 Series is suitable for '9 out of 10 PC gamers today who are hindered by outdated technology.'

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You can now buy an AMD Ryzen 5 for your desktop

You can now buy an AMD Ryzen 5 for your desktop

AMD fans and gamers and streamers thirsting for something new can finally quench their processor thirst. Making good on its promise last month, AMD is finally making its more affordable Ryzen 5 processors available for purchase for desktop owners. Built on the same Zen architecture that AMD has been singing about since December last year, the Ryzen 5 line offers a more affordable alternative to the monstrous Ryzen 7 flagships, but with the matching "more efficient" power management.

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AMD acquires Nitero, a wireless VR and AR company

AMD acquires Nitero, a wireless VR and AR company

AMD has announced the acquisition of Nitero, a company that focuses on wireless virtual reality and augmented reality solutions. According to AMD, it has acquired the company's key engineers, as well as its intellectual property, the combination of which will help usher in a future where high-end VR is delivered without the cable tether. The finer details about the deal, such as how much AMD paid, weren't provided.

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AMD Ryzen 5 launching next month to cater to the masses

AMD Ryzen 5 launching next month to cater to the masses

AMD has always been Intel’s biggest rival in the PC market though, depending on where you stand, you might think that AMD has lost that battle recently. With the announcement of its new Zen-based Ryzen line of processors, however, AMD is pushing back hard. The first line of the series, the Ryzen 7, was squarely aimed at hard-core gamers and professionals. The Ryzen 5 line, on the other hand, is targeting the mainstream, bringing the same key features of the Zen architecture, but with lower clock speeds and a matching lower price tag.

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AMD absolves Windows 10 of Ryzen CPU performance criticism

AMD absolves Windows 10 of Ryzen CPU performance criticism

AMD's Ryzen CPU launched to a lot of excitement a couple of weeks back, but in the time since then, some complaints about performance have started to appear. A portion of users suspected that some of the problems they were experiencing were the fault of Windows. A new blog post from AMD, however, suggests that may not be the case.

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ALIEN: Covenant invites you to “Meet Walter” (with AMD onboard)

ALIEN: Covenant invites you to “Meet Walter” (with AMD onboard)

This morning a press release was sent out detailing the latest synthetic (read: humanoid robot) from Weyland-Yutani. This synthetic's name was Walter, and it acted as a different version of the robot we saw in Prometheus - then called David. Oddly, it would seem that this "Walter" version is powered by the processing technology of AMD, a company which exists here in the present.

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AMD Ryzen pre-order and release date revealed VS Intel

AMD Ryzen pre-order and release date revealed VS Intel

AMD revealed details surrounding their Ryzen Summit Ridge CPUs, including pricing - ready to take on their biggest competitors. This release includes the Ryzen 7 in models 1800X, 1700X, and 1700. These three cards are aimed at out-performing and under-pricing Intel Core processors across the board.

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Acer’s XR382CQK gaming monitor is a 37.5-inch behemoth

Acer’s XR382CQK gaming monitor is a 37.5-inch behemoth

If you tend to take a "go big or go home," approach to your gaming PC builds, then you may want to have a look at Acer's new XR382CQK monitor. Clocking in at 37.5-inches, this is one of the largest gaming monitors you're likely to come across. While it certainly has a lot of features that gamers will want out of a monitor, be prepared to shell out some significant cash to take home the XR382CQK.

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AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 brings HDR to PC gaming without the lag

AMD Radeon FreeSync 2 brings HDR to PC gaming without the lag

HDR is the new frontier and buzzword when it comes to visual entertainment, from HDR TVs to HDR videos to, of course, HDR games. Consoles have recently jumped on that train, particularly with more recent iterations like the Xbox One S and the PlayStation 4 Pro. PC gamers, on the other hand, are in a bit of a conundrum, having to choose whether to sacrifice quality over refresh rates. AMD asks why choose when you can have both. Its new Radeon FreeSync 2 technology takes its tear-free gaming experience and slaps on HDR compatibility to offer all those nice colors without causing death by lag.

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AMD details Zen-based Ryzen CPU line, boasts SenseMI tech

AMD details Zen-based Ryzen CPU line, boasts SenseMI tech

AMD is looking to take the fight to Intel, detailing its new Ryzen CPUs. AMD's Ryzen CPUs will be based on its "Zen" architecture, which was previously codenamed Summit Ridge. Even though we're finding out more about these processors today, they won't hit the scene until sometime in Q1 2017.

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With Radeon Instinct, AMD dives deep into AI, autonomous cars

With Radeon Instinct, AMD dives deep into AI, autonomous cars

AMD is taking on artificial intelligence, deep learning, and autonomous driving, aiming to get its new chips into the smarter tech of tomorrow. The graphics chip maker has launched AMD Radeon Instinct, a combination of hardware and open-source software which it hopes will make its GPU accelerators more broadly adopted in machine intelligence. While it may be lagging behind NVIDIA in tackling the segment, it's hoping it has two big advantages that will give it the momentum to overtake.

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