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AMD Navi: Release date likely to be revealed at E3 2019, plus everything we know so far

The launch of the new AMD Navi graphics cards is finally starting to come into focus now, as AMD have just released details about what they'll be announcing at this year's E3. We already know that the first AMD Navi GPU is expected to arrive sometime between July-September thanks to AMD's recent earnings call, but it's likely we'll get our first glimpse of what AMD's…

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Feature: No need to rage against the machine here

Rage 2 graphics performance: How to get the best settings on PC

Welcome back to the wasteland, you raving bunch of lunatics, because today's the day that Rage 2 finally blasts its way onto PC. Filled to the brim with tongue-waggling goons and mohawked, tattooed hoodlums with very itchy trigger fingers, the successor to id Software's 2011 post-apocalyptic shooter is now bigger and boomier than ever, thanks in no small part to their collaboration with Just Cause…

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Feature: Playing your cards right

Best graphics card 2019: Top GPUs for 1080p, 1440p and 4K

With new graphics cards coming out left, right and centre these past few months, our best graphics card list has seen a heck of a lot of new entries lately. We've had several new entries from Nvidia and AMD alike, and our best GPUs for gaming at 1080p, 1440p and 4K have all been completely refreshed as a result. There are more to come, too,…

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Feature: Which graphics card should you buy?

Nvidia GTX 1650 vs RX 570: Clash of the 1080p graphics cards

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1650 is the latest graphics card in Nvidia's budget-oriented Turing line-up. Aimed at 1080p gamers looking to get 60fps on either Medium to High settings, it's a tempting buy for just £139 / $149. But when the 8GB version of AMD's Radeon RX 570 can be found for practically the same amount of money these days, the battle for which graphics…

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AMD Navi: Release date confirmed for late summer, plus everything we know so far

After years of twiddling our thumbs and coughing impatiently over the sound of our whirring graphics cards fans, we finally have a release date for AMD's next-gen Navi GPUs. Well, it's more of a release window than a solid gold date, per se, but given how few concrete details we've had about them so far, I'll take whatever we can get at this point. Confirmed…

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Feature: Which laptop will emerge victorious?

Acer Predator Helios 500 review: GTX 1070 vs Vega 56

Take a look at the specs of any of today's gaming laptops and there's a 99.9% chance it's got an Intel CPU and Nvidia graphics chip inside it. That's mostly because AMD haven't really bothered with gaming laptops for the last couple of years, but that's slowly starting to change. Case in point: Acer's Predator Helios 500 laptop, which is available in both AMD and…

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Feature: Your graphics card shoulder to cry on

Far Cry: New Dawn PC graphics performance: How to get the best settings

Hot pink is the new post-apocalyptic beige in Far Cry: New Dawn, and to help you get the wild, fluorescent fauna of Hope County looking its absolute best on PC, I've put together this handy Far Cry: New Dawn graphics performance guide. Below, you'll find everything you need to know about how to get the best settings for Far Cry: New Dawn, as well as…

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Feature: GPUs and HDR explained

What graphics card do I need for HDR and what PC games support it?

HDR on PC continues to be a bit of a mess these days, but provided you haven't been put off by the astronomical prices of the [block id="604469" title="Best gaming monitor"]s for HDR or, indeed, the ongoing debacle surrounding Windows 10 support for it, then the next step on your path to high dynamic range glory is to get an HDR compatible graphics card. Below, you'll find a…

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Feature: Ninja theory

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC graphics performance: How to get the best settings

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has finally snuck onto PC. The latest game from Souls makers From Software, this gory slice-'em-up sees you tread softly softly in the silent shoes of The Wolf, a master shinobi with the curious ability to resurrect himself upon death, as you battle the humongous foes of feudal Japan. The big question on everyone's lips, though, is whether this game will…

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Feature: The price is so, so right

PC Specialist Apollo R1 review: A GTX 1660 gaming PC for just £700

There's no denying the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 is a great graphics card for £200 / $220. Offering 60fps speeds at High or maximum settings at 1080p, and Medium to High at 1440p, it's effectively replaced the 6GB GTX 1060 as my new [block id="604467" title="Best graphics card"] of choice for budget-conscious buyers. In terms of overall value, however, it faces stiff competition from the…

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Grab an AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 for just £250

There have been some stonking deals on AMD's Radeon RX Vega graphics cards of late, but this latest price drop on their RX Vega 56 card is just properly bonkers, as right now you can nab MSI's Air Boost OC model for just £250 over at Ebuyer and Overclockers UK. Add in free copies of Devil May Cry 5, The Division 2 and Resident Evil…

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Feature: Our exodus into the graphics performance apocalypse

Metro Exodus PC graphics performance: How to get the best settings

Once upon a time, there was an old saying in PC gaming spheres: 'But will it run Crysis?' Then the apocalypse happened, and civilisation retreated to the dark tunnels of its underground tube system, the phrase becoming lost and morphed in the intervening years. Now we say in hushed, hallowed tones, 'But will it run Metro?' The toughest of tough guys on PC these days,…

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Feature: The best of both worlds go head to head

Radeon VII vs RTX 2080 Ti: Clash of the top-end graphics cards

With no sign of AMD's next generation of Navi GPUs in sight, their newly-released Radeon 7 is currently their toppest of top-end graphics cards available today. But how does it stack up against Nvidia's toppest of top-end graphics cards, the RTX 2080 Ti? That's what we're here to find out - and I've even done my graph colours the right way round this time, which…

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Feature: Battle of the 4K pixel spewers

Radeon VII vs RTX 2080: AMD and Nvidia go head to head

AMD's Radeon 7 (or Radeon VII to give it its proper, official styling) is finally here. Not only is it the world's first 7nm gaming card, but it's also the first consumer GPU to come stacked with a whopping 16GB of memory - that's double what AMD stuck on their previous top-end card, the Radeon RX Vega 64, and 5GB more than what you'll find…

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Feature: Knocking at the RTX 2080's door (stop)

AMD Radeon 7 review: So close to the RTX 2080 and yet so far

With the next generation of [block id="640017" title="Nvidia RTX"] cards almost fully established, AMD's Radeon 7 has a lot to prove. It's not a next-gen [block id="682017" title="AMD Navi"] GPU, nor does it have any special reflection/performance boosting tech hidden away inside its second gen Vega architecture. There are improvements to be found over AMD's existing Vega 56 and Vega 64 cards, sure, but I…

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Even if AMD’s Radeon 7 isn’t that great, at least it will make a great doorstop

AMD's new Radeon 7 graphics card launches worldwide in just three days time on February 7th, and from what AMD have said so far, the world's first 7nm monster card is set to be a potential RTX 2080 killer. I'll be bringing you my full review on the 7th to see how that claim holds up in practice, but in the mean time, I thought…

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Feature: The mother of all questions

What motherboard / CPU combo do I need to build an Intel Coffee Lake or AMD Ryzen PC?

If you've ever decided to build your own PC, you'll know there are some bits of the upgrade process that are easier to work out than others, especially when it comes to finding the right motherboard for your new CPU. The first step is easy. Most people know whether they want to have an Intel or AMD CPU, but untangling the mess of motherboard sockets…

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CES 2019: AMD give us a sneak peek of their 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop CPUs

AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs for desktops have arrived. Sort of. This morning, hot off the heels of AMD's Radeon 7 announcement, AMD boss lady Dr Lisa Su gave us our first look at their new 3rd Gen of Ryzen desktop CPU coming in mid 2019. If you were thinking of splashing out on one of Intel's Core i9-9900K CPUs, you might want to hold…

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CES 2019: AMD’s 7nm Radeon VII could be an RTX 2080 killer (updated)

AMD has just announced the Radeon VII, the world's first 7nm gaming GPU and their 2nd generation Vega graphics card. With a massive 16GB of 2nd gen high bandwidth memory under the hood, plus a whopping memory bandwidth of 1TB/s, this graphics card is geared up for 4K gaming at maximum settings. Here's everything we know so far.

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CES 2019: AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 H CPUs pave the way for high-end gaming laptops

Eager to kick off 2019 with a bang, AMD have announced a slew of new 2nd Gen Ryzen+ CPUs for laptops ahead of this year's annual tech bonanza, CES. The seven-strong Ryzen 3000 series will cover everything from ultra thin notebooks to high-powered gaming laptops, and every CPU will come with one of AMD's Ryzen Vega graphics chips to boot. Here's the lowdown on everything…

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