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I Built A 4K Ultra HD Gaming PC... And I Love It

The next-generation of monitor technology is upon us, quadrupling the number pixels our monitors can manifest and placing a heavy burden on our beleaguered video cards. What does it take to put together a 4K-ready gaming PC? Let’s find out with a little help from AMD.


AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card: Australian Review

Gamers want power. Whether it’s a faster CPU, better timings on RAM or the instantaneous flash memory of a SSD, the quicker the better — and damn the price tag. That win-by-any-means ethos applies squarely to graphics technology, too — and there’s a new GPU on the block that wants your hard-earned dollars. According to AMD, the $1899 Radeon R9 295X2 is the fastest single-slot graphics card on the market today.


AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Review: A Dual-GPU Beast

We first caught wind of an upcoming dual-GPU Hawaii graphics card this time last month when AMD teased us with its top-secret “Two is Better Than One” campaign. Although AMD didn’t actually reveal anything, it was clearly planning a successor to the Radeon HD 7990, which is essentially two Tahiti dies on a single board, or in other words a pair of slightly underclocked Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition GPUs.


AMD's Latest 'World's Fastest' Video Card Is A Liquid-Cooled Monster

After weeks of teasing, AMD has finally revealed the Radeon R9 295X2, the first dual-processor graphics card that actually doubles the performance of a single-processor card. It’s got tubes. Tubes are cool.


Here's What You Need To Know About DirectX 12

Microsoft hinted that a new iteration of its gaming and multimedia API DirectX was on the cards earlier this month and last Thursday, it followed up on said hinting with the announcement of DirectX 12. If you’re not sure if your graphics card will support it, how it compares to AMD’s Mantle or if you should be interested at all, you’ve come to the right place.


Battle Of The $US150 Video Cards: GeForce GTX 750 Ti Vs Radeon R7 265

Marking the introduction of its Maxwell architecture, Nvidia has targeted AMD’s $150 Radeon R7 265 with the new GeForce GTX 750 Ti, a card that promises to be more than another rebadge. The GTX 750 Ti’s GM107 is meant to make Nvidia’s 28nm design process as efficient as possible by splitting Kepler’s 192-core streaming multiprocessor (SM) into four blocks with each block featuring its own control logic.


Latest Battlefield 4 Patch Adds Mantle, AMD's New, Faster Graphics API

Not happy with Direct3D or OpenGL, AMD decided to go and make its own rendering API called Mantle. While some developers have gotten on board, most notably EA DICE (with its Frostbite engine), it’s only recently we’ve started to see games actually implement the technology. But Battlefield 4 — with its latest update — is the biggest title out of the blocks to adopt the supposedly performance-happy API. The first order of business? Benchmarks, obviously.


2014's Laptops, Ultrabooks And Hybrids: What Should We Expect?

Let’s pull out the roadmaps, look at the trends and gauge how developments in processors, display and operating systems are shaping the slimmer, faster, more power-efficient laptops of 2014. UPDATED


Nvidia: PC Graphics Will Always Beat Consoles

“It’s no longer possible for a console to be a better or more capable graphics platform than the PC.” Those fighting words come courtesy of Tony Tamasi, Nvidia’s Senior Vice President of Content and Technology, in a new interview with Australian PC PowerPlay.


AMD Drops Its Radeon HD Card Prices In Australia

Just when I was thinking it might be time for me to put together a beasting desktop, AMD announces it has reduced the pricing on its Radeon HD cards in Australia. Screw you savings, I didn’t need your stupid money anyway.