It's time for another GPU battle, though this one is a bit different with GPUs under $100: from AMD we have the Radeon RX 550 and on Nvidia's side is the GeForce GT 1030. Our focus will be primarily on eSports titles including CS:GO, Overwatch and Dota 2 running on a Ryzen 3 test bench.
Hotfix driver releases usually introduce zero day support for popular titles, but this batch is more oriented toward bug fixes, and the list is long. One highlight for new Vega owners is a patch for system unresponsiveness after resuming from sleep and playing back video content.
Hot off the heals Nvidia's GeForce new driver release last night, AMD is following suit with new Radeon Crimson drivers (17.8.2) with performance optimizations in Destiny 2, PU’s Battlegrounds, and F1 2017.
This might be the biggest GPU benchmarking session in TechSpot's history, it's so large that we almost gave up after accepting the challenge. After about a week's worth of testing, we have an incredible amount of data to pour over for a total of 32 titles benchmarked in this article.
A new Crimson Driver Hotfix offers support for the Radeon RX Vega Series, as well as Quake Champions Early Access and Agents of Mayhem. Download the new drivers now available for Windows 10 and 7.
Today we're going to take a quick look at how current-gen GPUs perform when put to the task of Ethereum mining. It seems just about everyone wants in on the action these days, and we're often asked what the best GPUs to mine with are. We didn't have an exact answer, so we decided to find out.
Enter the Radeon RX 560, AMD's last ditch effort to reclaim the entry-level market segment for this generation. Compared to its predecessor, the RX 560 packs 14% more cores that are slightly faster clocked for good measure. But the GTX 1050 enjoyed of a comfortable 18% lead against AMD's last-gen GPU, so it'll be interesting to see what this means for the RX 560.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds pre-release build has been available since March, and by the first month it had sold well over a million copies. So the game is popular, but it's also known for not being greatly optimized. I've been messing around with a few CPU and GPU combinations over the past week, seeing which hardware deliver the most value.
Codemasters' long-running rally game has returned for its twelfth lap, launching to largely positive reviews last Tuesday on PC, Xbox and PS4. With updated drivers from AMD and Nvidia arriving just a few days later, it seemed like an ideal time to see how the title runs on current and previous-generation GPUs.
In an effort to continue stirring the hornet's nest, we're back with even more benchmarks (29 games total), this time pitting the Radeon RX 570 against the GeForce GTX 1060 3GB. All things considered, which of these mid-range GPUs makes the most sense to purchase?
Earlier this year we decided to dust off the venerable GTX 980 Ti along with the Radeon R9 Fury X to see how they were getting on it modern titles and what, if anything, had changed. Since then we've had loads of requests to create a similar article comparing the Radeon R9 390 and GeForce GTX 970. So that's exactly what we're doing.
Many of you looking to spend $230-$280 on a new graphics card have asked whether that money would be better off going toward a Radeon RX 580 or GeForce GTX 1060. Hoping to answer that question, we're back with multiple versions of both cards in-hand along with the results from 27 PC game benchmarks ran at 1080p and 1440p.
Since our initial review we've been looking at Ryzen from a few different angles. But there's a rumor going around that Ryzen's gaming performance is better than we think... if you use a Radeon GPU. Curious to see if there is any truth to the story, we put together a test designed to eliminate GPU bottlenecks and see what happens.
Released today, Radeon Crimson Driver 17.3.3 offers a new Multi GPU profile for Mass Effect: Andromeda as well as solving a texture flickering issue that may be observed in the game. Like previous hotfix drivers this one is available for Windows 7 to 10. Earlier this week we posted our graphics benchmarks of Mass Effect: Andromeda, in case you missed them.
Developed by BioWare and published by EA, Mass Effect: Andromeda vows to be bigger and more beautiful than prior releases. Although initial impressions indicate that the game delivers on some of those promises, we're not here to review the game but to test its PC performance so you know how it'll run on your hardware at home.
AMD's latest Radeon Crimson Hotfix driver release adds support for Mass Effect: Andromeda and as a bonus it improves performance up to 12% for the Radeon RX 480 8GB, when compared to the previous 17.3.1RS-112 drivers. AMD Optimized Tessellation Profile has also been added. Andromeda's official release date is March 21, but Xbox and PC gamers with early access can start playing now.
Ghost Recon fans rejoice, AMD has released a new Crimson Hotfix that adds support for Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands just released today. The updated driver promises up to 6% performance improvement on Radeon RX 480 when compared to Crimson ReLive 17.2.1, and if that's not enough there's a long list of bug fixes. Read the release notes and find the download links here.
Ubisoft's new action fighting game 'For Honor' puts you in control of medieval-styled knights, vikings and samurai, each with four classes that can be played through the single player campaign and five online modes. We'll of course be looking at the PC version to see what sort of hardware it takes to power this new triple-A title.
Back in their heyday, the GeForce GTX 980 Ti and Radeon R9 Fury X were highly desirable graphics cards. Today in a post-Pascal world, the Fury X can be found for $300 to $400, while the GTX 980 Ti is only available via second-hand deals for around $300. At those prices these may still be a worthwhile investment. Let's find out.