Tag: AMD Archives | Broken Joysticks

Mar
02

Liquid Sky To Feature Radeon GPUs When Free Service Rolls Out March 14th

AMD’s brand new Radeon Virtualized Encode platform will power the full release of LiquidSky’s cloud gaming platform on March 14th. The CEO of LiquidSky Ian McLoughlin took the stage to demonstrate Battlefield1 being rendered on the newly announced hardware. Both […]

Mar
01

GDC 17: AMD Capsaicin & Cream Event Report

AMD held their second annual gathering of developers and press focusing on the company’s line-up for the coming year. The processor manufacturer, console architect and videocard producer invited Broken Joysticks to the event and we had a front row seat […]

Jan
23

Report: PC Hardware Sales Eclipsed $30 Billion USD In 2016

Industry analyst firm JPR recently released a report estimating that total worldwide hardware sales eclipsed the $30 billion mark. In terms of geography  Asia lead the way with an estimated growth rate of 7% which will continue right through 2019, […]

Aug
04

AMD RX 480 Still In Short Supply One Month After Launch

AMD’s RX 480 launched over a month ago and it appears that many potential owners are having trouble getting their hands on either reference cards (the original launch version) or those made by third party manufacturers. What could be causing […]

Jul
12

Supposed NVidia Geforce 1060 VS Radeon 480 Benchmarks Leak Ahead of Launch

Nvidia’s latest  attempt to absolutely dominate the mid-range GPU market kicks off in one week, on July 19th the graphics card manufacturer will launch the Geforce 1060. Reviewers who have units are under NDA until launch day according to several […]

Jul
04

Will The New Radeon 480 Fry Your Motherboard? Probably Not

AMD’s latest graphics card – the Radeon 480  – promised the performance of Nvidia’s previous generation near top end Geforce 970 for the shockingly low $199 USD. After only a few days users began reporting that the 480 was drawing more power […]

Jun
01

AMD’s $199 Radeon RX 480 Graphics Card is VR-Ready

Welp, its a good year for graphics cards. First we have the whole set of NVida 10xx cards which are more powerful than the current hi end 1000$ cards that with a price point of about half. Now it seems […]

May
23

First Benchmark Results For Polaris Powered AMD R9 480 Appear Online

The first benchmarks have been posted for the upcoming Radeon R9 480 thanks to a chart that appeared thanks to data obtained from software benchmark maker Futuremark. These benchmarks  may have used unreleased or even older drivers so these results […]

Mar
15

AMD releases new dual GPU, GPU Radeon Pro Duo

AMD is coming out swinging this year. Their latest line of Radeon cards, the Fiji line, have put up a serious competitor to NVidia that hasnt been seen in the last 4 or 5 years. Now they have entered the […]

Feb
15

AMD Reveals Which CPUs They Recommend For Use With Oculus Rift

Owners of AMD hardware have been kept in the dark in terms of detailed specs for the upcoming Oculus Rift headset. Officially Oculus recommends that potential owners have a “Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater” but that does very little except […]

Feb
02

AMD Announces New Processors & Motherboards To Exist Alongside Current Offerings

Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has announced new entries in its existing line of “A Series” APUs and “Athlon” brand processors that will co-exist alongside existing offerings. They have also announced that they will begin producing motherboards for their current AM3+/FMS2+ […]

Jan
04

AMD Officially Announces Polaris Line of GPUs Due Out Later This Year

We’ve known for a while that AMD has been working on a new iteration of the Graphics Card Next platform codenamed Polaris. Today the company made it official, with the apparent release of several slides containing information on the new […]

Jan
01

AMDs Next Generation GPU Architecture Codenamed “Polaris”

AMD’s next round of graphics cards, presumably to be released under the Radeon 400 series moniker, will be powered by the company’s next generation architecture codenamed “Polaris”. Currently AMD’s graphics cards, as well as the graphics processors used in the […]

Nov
29

AMD Crimson Bug May Cause Cards To Overheat

Editor’s Note: After the publication of this story it has come to our attention that AMD has issued a tweet that outlines their plans for a hot fix for this particular bug due out on Monday, original story follows: We […]

Nov
25

Does AMD’s Crimson Driver Suite Really Increase Performance By 20%?

As we reported earlier this week AMD has released an elaborate overhaul of both it’s Windows 10 / 8 / 7 drivers for AMD Radeon Cards that support the Graphics Card Next (GCN) architecture. In the interest of performance, I’ve […]