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How Much Will Your Old CPU Slow Down Your GTX 1060 Or RX 480?

It’s always easier to replace a video card than it is a CPU and motherboard, so it’s not surprising to find people with a GTX 1060 or RX 480 surrounded by comparatively ancient components. These setups are sacrificing some performance by bottle-necking their GPU, sure, but exactly how much is going to waste?

Here's Benchmarks For Every Card AMD And NVIDIA Have Released In 2016

It’s a big year if you’re a PC gaming enthusiast. Alongside Intel’s new Extreme Edition CPUs, both Nvidia and AMD have released new graphics cards. All price points from $300 to $1200 have been overhauled with new GPUs offering much-increased performance, more efficient power consumption and new VR-friendly feature-sets — so here’s how they all perform relative to each other.

AMD's Response To The Radeon RX 480 Issues Is Interesting

After fuelling hype to insane expectations, AMD has run into a little trouble with the launch of the Radeon RX 480 graphics card. People first discovered that the RX 480 was pulling more power from the PCI Express slot than the official specification allowed, and then reviewers found a way to basically unlock extra memory on the baseline 4GB reference cards.

Overnight, AMD has given the public an update on both issues — and their response is, well, interesting.

People Have Converted Their Radeon RX 480 4GB Cards Into 8GB Cards

One of the stranger rumours that had cropped up following the launch of AMD’s latest and greatest new graphics card was that people had found a way to convert the cheaper 4GB version of the RX 480 card into the more expensive 8GB model.

It’s not gossip anymore; there’s a way to do it.

Total War: Warhammer Gets DirectX 12, But Don't Get Excited

If you were a Total War fan waiting for an extra boost in performance from Total War: Warhammer, good news: the long-awaited patch adding in DirectX 12 support has finally arrived.

Bad news: if you’re a NVIDIA owner, you’re getting bugger all benefit.

AMD Will Push Out New Drivers To Fix The Radeon RX 480's Power Problem

The launch of AMD’s latest graphics card last week was a big thing in the tech industry: $US199 (or $320 at its cheapest here) for a card that can handle VR, while comfortably handling games at 1080p and even 1440p in some situations.

But it’s not all good news. Apart from some bruised expectations, some reviewers also noticed that their sample cards were using a little more power than they were supposed to. The drama broke out late last week and it wasn’t until the polls had closed Australian time that AMD had finally answered.

Here's The Cheapest AMD Radeon RX 480's In Australia

Looking to upgrade your computer with a graphics card that can handle VR, or you’re looking to build a PC on the cheap for gaming at 1080p with a bit of dabbling at 1440p resolutions? That’s the crowd AMD is trying to hit with their new Radeon RX 480, and it manages to do so admirably.

But just like games, you’ll want to make sure you get the best possible deal. So to help you out, here’s a list of some of the cheapest RX 480’s in the country.

AMD's Radeon RX 480 Benchmarked: Par For The Course

The amount of hype behind AMD’s Polaris-based line of graphics cards has been nothing short of monumental. It’s not hard to see why: when you promise a VR-ready card that only costs $US199/$US229, people are bound to get excited.

But when you put the card through its paces, does it live up to the hype? That depends on your expectations.

The Cheapest Radeon RX 480 In Australia Is Now $319

The global embargo for AMD’s Radeon RX 480 graphics card isn’t meant to lift until 11PM tonight, but that hasn’t stopped some major Australian retailers from jumping the gun.

The First Radeon RX 480 Price In Australia: $420

We’ve known that AMD are targeting the largest chunk of PC gamers with their upcoming Polaris-based Radeon RX 480 card. After all, how can you not when you set $US199 as the price point?

Question is: what was the card going to be priced in Australia? We finally know.

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