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AMD Navi: Everything we know about the RX 5700 XT and RX 5700

AMD's new Navi GPUs are finally almost upon us. Unveiled at AMD's E3 2019 Next Horizon Gaming event and launching on July 7, the first two Navi graphics cards going on sale will be the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT, which are AMD's answers to Nvidia's RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 cards respectively. Based on AMD's all-new 7nm (nanometer) architecture known as RDNA (or…

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AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X is a ludicrous 16-core monster gaming CPU

If a big reveal of two new AMD Navi GPUs wasn't enough this evening, AMD also announced the world's first 16-core gaming CPU in the form of the Ryzen 9 3950X. The monstrous gaming CPU is now the top dog of AMD's Ryzen 3000 series, sitting above the previously-announced Ryzen 9 3900X, which made its debut back at Computex a couple of weeks ago. The…

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AMD’s RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT Navi GPUs bring the fight to Nvidia’s RTX 2060 and RTX 2070 on July 7

AMD have finally lifted the lid on two of their new Navi GPUs, the Radeon RX 5700 XT and the Radeon RX 5700. Unveiled at their Next Horizon Gaming event at E3 this evening, the RX 5700 is AMD's answer to Nvidia's RTX 2060, while the RX 5700 XT is their RTX 2070 competitor, and if AMD's performance stats are to be believed, the race…

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Another AMD Navi GPU sits at the heart of Microsoft’s Project Scarlett console, with real-time ray tracing a go-go

We already know Sony's PlayStation 5 will support real-time ray tracing courtesy of its new custom AMD Navi GPU, and now Microsoft's next-gen Project Scarlett console has hitched itself to the ray tracing bandwagon as well thanks to, yep, you guessed it, another custom AMD Navi GPU. Confirmed this evening by Xbox head honcho Phil Spencer during Microsoft's E3 press conference, Project Scarlett will deliver…

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Feature: Playing your cards right

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

It's been an exciting year for new graphics cards, and our best graphics card list has never seen so many changes in such a short space of time. With new cards from Nvidia and AMD alike, and our best GPUs for gaming at 1080p, 1440p and 4K have all been completely refreshed compared to this time last year. And we're likely to see even more…

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Feature: The mother of all questions

What motherboard do I need for my Intel or AMD Ryzen CPU?

Your motherboard and CPU are two of the most important parts of your PC, but untangling the mess of motherboard sockets, chipsets and which ones work with which CPUs can be an absolute nightmare if you're building a PC for the first time - especially when there's a whole new crop of them about to be released over the next few months. It's important you…

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AMD Ryzen 3000: Everything you need to know about AMD’s 3rd Gen CPUs

Hot off the heels of their Navi GPU tease yesterday, AMD also revealed their entire 3rd Gen Ryzen CPU line-up, detailing every processor in their new Ryzen 3000 family, including a brand-new Ryzen 9 category. Here's everything you need to know, including their specs, price, release date and how they're currently shaping up against Intel's 9th Gen Coffee Lake CPUs.

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Feature: Graphics cards go to war

Total War: Three Kingdoms graphics performance: How to get the best settings on PC

Playing a Total War game has always been a bit of an uphill battle on PC. With their detailed maps and densely-populated armies, they're some of the most graphically-intensive games around today - and if you've read any of the graphics card reviews I've done here at RPS, you'll know that Total War: Warhammer II is one of the regular games I use for benchmarking.…

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AMD Navi GPUs could be revealed as early as next week

Well, so much for waiting until June for the reveal of AMD's Navi GPUs at their big E3 event, as the latest rumours suggest we could see two Navi GPUs announce themselves to the world in less than a week - mostly likely when AMD take to the stage at this year's big Computex tech show over in Taiwan. Codenamed the Navi XT and Navi…

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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: 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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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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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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