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AMD Ryzen 5 1400 & 1600 Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 11-04-2017 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Following the release of Ryzen 7, AMD now aim to blow the market apart with Ryzen 5. There are 4C/8T and 6C/12T parts on offer, that promise disruptive price-to-performance for gamers and creators.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 02-04-2017 [ 0 comment(s) ]

The mid-tier Ryzen 7 1700X offers 8C/16T of CPU goodness at a modest base frequency of 3.4GHz, though with a boost to 3.8GHz and beyond thanks to the Sense MI technologies, the 1700X also represents outstanding value too.

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AMD Ryzen 1700 Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 12-03-2017 [ 0 comment(s) ]

As the most accessible Ryzen 7 chip, the 1700 comes in with its 8C/16T goodness, though what will capture your attention more? Its 65W TDP or its ability to overclock.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 01-03-2017 [ 0 comment(s) ]

AMD are back with their latest flagship CPU, the Ryzen 7 1800X and with it they are promising to shake up the status quo. Fanboys (and girls), are you ready?

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AMD Athlon X4 880K Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 18-08-2016 [ 0 comment(s) ]

The fastest Athlon yet hits the FM2+ platform; by doing without the integrated GPU as found in the A-Series APUs, AMD provide better value for gamers.

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ASUS STRIX R9 Fury DC3 OC Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 14-09-2015 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Pitched to tackle NVIDIA's GTX 980 graphics card, the STRIX R9 FURY is furnished with the new Direct CU III cooler and features a factory overclock.

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SAPPHIRE R9 Fury X Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 05-07-2015 [ 0 comment(s) ]

AMD Fiji is finally here, bringing with it the innovative High Bandwidth Memory (HBM). Can this new graphics card triumph over NVIDIA's flagship GPU; GTX 980Ti?

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XFX R9 390X Double Dissipation Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 03-07-2015 [ 0 comment(s) ]

In our next review of AMD's R9 390X we take a look at what XFX has to offer in the R9 390X Double Dissipation graphics cards - custom cooled with the all-new Ghost 3.0+ solution.

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MSI R9 390X GAMING 8G Review

Posted by: David Mitchelson on: 23-06-2015 [ 0 comment(s) ]

In our first review of Grenada XT aka Radeon R9 390X, we take a look at what MSI has to offer in the 390X GAMING 8G featuring Twin Frozr V and a factory overclock.

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AMD FreeSync Technology Review

Posted by: Tim Harmer on: 19-03-2015 [ 0 comment(s) ]

AMD's own frame rate synching technology is here, and we put it under the spotlight thanks to an ACER XG270HU and XFX Radeon R9 285 Black Edition

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AMD A8-7650K Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 13-03-2015 [ 0 comment(s) ]

AMD add a new unlocked APU to their Kaveri family, representing great value mainstream computing with all the goodness of hUMA and HSA computing.

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Catalyst Omega - A Closer Look

Posted by: Tim Harmer on: 18-12-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

To accompany our earlier article we take a look at AMD's latest driver package, featuring performance improvements and Virtual Super Resolution.

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SAPPHIRE DUAL-X OC R9-285 Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 07-09-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

In our first look at the AMD R9-285, in the guise of an overclocked sapphire version, we pitch it against both the R9-280 it replaces and the NVIDIA GTX760.

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AMD FX-8370e Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 05-09-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

AMD stay active by refreshing their current stable of FX-Series processors, we see price cuts and an introduction of low power variants, could you be tempted?

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GAMDIAS HEPHAESTUS Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 13-08-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

GAMDIAS mix up some classical innovation with some gaming 'know how' to forge the HEPHAESTUS gaming headset. Will the Gods be pleased?

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Sapphire Tri-X R9-290X Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 12-08-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

The Sapphire Tri-X R9-290X features 1GHz of graphics processing power. Will that be enough to top our performance charts though? Let's find out...

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AMD Eyefinity Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 11-08-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

AMD have worked tirelessly to allow multiple monitor Eyefinity configurations for your gaming pleasure allowing you to work smarter and frag more!

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AMD Athlon 5350 Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 10-07-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Hoping to redefine the entry level market with the upgradable AM1 platform, we take a look at AMDs latest low power APU based on the Kabini core, the Athlon 5350.

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XFX R9-280 Black Edition OC Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 15-06-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

The AMD R9-280 looks to wrench the mid-range performance crown from NVIDIA. We put XFX's OC Black Edition to the test and pitch it against NVIDIA's GTX760...

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AMD A10 7850K + Dual Graphics Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 31-05-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Introducing HSA features, AMD's APUs can boost user experiences by tapping into the power of the GPGPU, let's see how much difference it can make.

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ASUS R9 290 DirectCU II OC Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 08-02-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

With a modest factory overclock and DirectCU II cooling, we take a look at the ASUS R9 290 Direct CU II OC. A card for the masses or one to be missed?

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AMD Richland A10-6790K Review

Posted by: Tony Le Bourne on: 29-01-2014 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Take a look at AMD's last Hurrah of the Richland APUs, the A10-6790K, competing directly against the Intel Haswell i5-4430 and its HD 4600 iGPU.

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GIGABYTE R9 280X WindForce 3X OC Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 08-12-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

On a budget but want a powerful graphics card? GV-R928XOC-3GD may suit your pocket with top drawer performance but half the price of flagship graphics cards...

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GAMDIAS Zeus Esports Edition Review

Posted by: Tim Harmer on: 04-12-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

Following the success of the Hermes, can GAMDIAS hit this high-end gaming mouse with 8200dpi laser sensor, on-board profiles and macros out of the park?

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GIGABYTE R9 270X Windforce 3X Review

Posted by: Richard Weatherstone on: 10-11-2013 [ 0 comment(s) ]

The mid range 270X series benefits from a factory overclock and GIGABYTE's Windforce cooler. See how it stacks up against a batch of mid-range graphics cards...

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