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AMD: Catalyst Is Dead, Long Live Radeon Software

Six weeks ago, AMD formed the Radeon Technologies Group, a subset of the company focused on cutting-edge graphics and exploring the potential of virtual reality and DirectX 12. As part of that shift, AMD is ridding itself of Catalyst, the driver brand that has been around since 2002 — and the future is all about Radeon Software.


Gaming PCs Are Getting Smaller, And That's Awesome

PC motherboards are getting more and more powerful and supporting faster CPUs and RAM, gaming-grade graphics cards are getting smaller and more energy efficient, next-gen storage is getting smaller and faster. If you like building gaming PCs, and you like putting them in the middle of your living room and playing games on your big-screen TV, you are witnessing the start of a golden age.


AMD Radeon R9 Nano: Australian Review

For years, top-of-the-line graphics cards have become more and more powerful, but that has been accompanied by a shift towards more heat and more bulk — larger, hotter graphics cards like the R9 295X2 and the GeForce GTX Titan. That’s changed, though; AMD’s new R9 Nano graphics card is small and cool but still powerful, and it’s a compromise that we think is a great one.


AMD's New Radeon R9 Nano Is A Tiny, But Seriously Powerful Graphics Card

Technology is getting smaller. We see it in our smartphones and tablets getting thinner, our laptops getting longer battery life. The same is true in the world of graphics cards. AMD’s new Radeon R9 Nano is almost half the size of last generation’s flagship graphics cards, but it has significantly more computing power — it’s made for 4K gaming.


AMD's Powerful New R9 Nano Graphics Card Fits In Small Places

This year, I bought myself an Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 graphics card. It was time to upgrade. And I was pleasantly surprised to find I could buy a mini version of one of the best cards ever made. Now, I can potentially fit my beefy gaming PC into a console-sized case. But a new card from AMD is about to do small and powerful even better.


AMD Gets Another Win As Intel Backs Its FreeSync Technology

After a noticeable dry spell, AMD is finally winning some important battles against NVIDIA. First punching above its weight in DirectX 12 and now Intel plans to side with it in the war on screen tearing, with the chip manufacturer giving AMD’s FreeSync tech the thumbs up.


Early DirectX 12 Benchmarks Turn The Long-Running Nvidia-AMD Graphics Card War On Its Head

DirectX 12 is the newest, most advanced graphics API in a long time, and it offers game and application developers incredibly low-level access to the resources of your gaming rig’s CPU and graphics components. In previous years, with the popularity of DirectX 9, 10, and 11, AMD and Nvidia — Big Red and Big Green — traded blows with the release of each new flagship graphics card. Nvidia is currently enjoying dominance with its GTX 980 Ti and Titan X. But in an early test of Windows 10 and DirectX 12, a last-generation AMD card smashes its more powerful Nvidia rival.


Laptop Keyboards, Trackpads And Input/Output Ports Explained: Working While On The Go

After its screen, a computer’s keyboard and mouse and input ports are what you’ll be using the most when you sit down to browse the Web or watch a movie or do some work. Here’s everything you need to know when it comes to choosing the right laptop based on its keyboard and trackpad and the ports you’ll be using day in, day out.


Laptop Graphics: What You Need For Gaming, Browsing And Video

Getting around and out of the office or house with your laptop is great, but even better is getting outside and enjoying some of the great PC games out there. If you want to do that on a notebook, you’ll need a machine with appropriately powerful graphics card inside. Here are a couple of tips for working out what hardware you should choose in your next laptop.


The Five Thinnest And Lightest Laptops You Can Buy In Australia Today

Thinking of buying a new laptop, but really need some serious portability? Travelling around the world and want a light but capable machine to carry with you? Here are the five thinnest and lightest ultraportable laptops that you can buy today from an Australian retailer.


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