The latest Radeon Adrenalin Hotfix adds support for A Way Out, Sea of Thieves and Vulkan 1.1, but also fixes an intermittent stutter in Forza Motorsport 7. Gameplay in Final Fantasy XV and Star Wars Battlefront 2 has also been improved.
Continuing along with revisiting some of our favorite old graphics cards, today we'll be checking back in with the Radeon R9 280X, which is also to say that we're checking back in with the 7970 GHz Edition, both of which are essentially a factory overclocked Radeon HD 7970, so we'll technically be revisiting that, too, the very same card we first reviewed in December 2011!
At a time when graphics cards are extremely overpriced, AMD's new Ryzen APUs offer an affordable means of building a basic gaming PC. But we've been keen to see if the APU holds its ground against bargain priced second-hand GPUs. Today we're going to find out.
GTX 750 Ti... 2014 is calling
The latest Radeon Adrenalin hotfix driver is out with performance optimizations for Final Fantasy XV, Warhammer: Vermintide II and DOTA 2. In DOTA 2 they promise a 6% gain if you're using a Radeon RX 580. This is part of new eSports title optimizations (Overwatch, PUBG) that includes other metrics such as 99th percentile frame times.
Updating its entry-level and mid-range product lines, AMD's new Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G APUs are set to replace nearly all of the company's offerings under $200. Making these chips special is the integration of Radeon Vega graphics for budget desktop PCs.
AMD has just released a new Radeon driver that offers the optimal gaming experience for Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age. This driver also resolves various issues including Sid Meier's Civilization V failing to launch on Hybrid Graphics system configurations when using DirectX 9 API.
We're hardly two weeks into 2018 and it's been a wild ride for the tech industry already. Just as we thought graphics card pricing was settling down, it has skyrocketed higher than ever. We discuss the reasons why this scenario has provided the perfect storm for holding off on your next GPU upgrade.
Although we've thoroughly benchmarked PU's Battlegrounds at this point and it's based on the same UE4 engine, we're interested to see just how much better optimized Fortnite is and we know many of you are as well having read all of your requests for this one. Fortnite's Battle Royale mode has proven to be quite popular, attracting millions of players in a short few months.
Following up on last month's CPU-focused benchmarks, we're back to see how PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds performs on a massive range of graphics cards: we have an epic battle between Radeon and GeForce GPUs.
AMD's latest Radeon Adrenalin driver is full of bug fixes, including the Radeon Settings Video tab disappearing on some hybrid graphics system configurations after a reboot and system hangs in AMD XConnect Technology enabled configurations.
The latest AMD Radeon Crimson driver is one mean hotfix. Version 17.10.2 improves performance for Destiny 2, Assassin's Creed: Origins and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus. Support for the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update is now official in addition to some bug fixes.
Opened just days ago to those who preordered the game, today we have a beta copy of Destiny 2 on hand for a heap of GPU benchmarking. Although the PC retail release won't be until late October, this seemed like a great opportunity to see what kind of hardware the game is likely to require.
If you're playing either of those titles you'll want to download the new AMD Crimson Driver 17.10.1 which introduces Radeon Chill profiles for both, in addition to a fix to a graphics issue in DiRT 4.
By using the Core i7-7700K and Ryzen 5 1600, each with the Vega 64 and GTX 1080 at 1080p and 1440p we have some very interesting results to go over. Further, we suspect these are typical hardware combinations many are considering for building a new high-end rig when gaming is a big factor.