Vizio’s latest TVs add FreeSync, 120Hz 4K gaming support

By 120fps, 120hz, 4k tv, amd, engadget, freesync, freesync premium, gaming, gear, hdmi 2.1, m-series, News, oled, p-series, p-series quantum x, vizio, vrr

With new game consoles just around the corner and PC GPUs delivering high-res graphics at 120fps, Vizio is rolling out an update for 2021 SmartCast-enabled TVs with its ProGaming Engine tech built-in. While Vizio mentioned HDMI 2.1 support in …

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Apple finally offers a reasonably priced graphics upgrade for the Mac Pro

By amd, apple, computer, desktop, engadget, gear, gpu, graphics, mac, Mac Pro, News, pc, personal computing, radeon pro w5700x, thebuyersguide, w5700x, workstation

Apple has teased the prospect of a more affordable GPU upgrade for the Mac Pro for months, and now it’s finally here. As 9to5Mac noticed, you can now configure the Mac Pro with one or two Radeon Pro W5700X video cards, each with 16GB of memory…

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A hacker stole and leaked the Xbox Series X graphics source code

By amd, arden, big navi, crime, engadget, gear, gpu, hack, Internet, navi 10, navi 21, personal computing, personalcomputing, radeon rx 5700, Security, Source Code, theft, Xbox Series X

AMD has been having a particularly rough few months, apparently. The chip designer has revealed that a hacker stole test files for a "subset" of current and upcoming graphics hardware, some of which had been posted online before the…

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Microsoft’s DirectX 12 Ultimate brings ray tracing effects to more games

By amd, directx 12, directx 12 ultimate, engadget, games, gaming, gear, Microsoft, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing, ray tracing, video, video games, Xbox Series X

More efforts are underway to bring ray traced visuals to more of your games. Microsoft has introduced a DirectX 12 Ultimate framework that makes ray tracing and other visual effects both more efficient and more flexible. A new inline ray tr…

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AMD CPUs for the past 9 years are vulnerable to data leak attacks

By amd, athlon 64 x2, cpu, Data leak, engadget, exploit, gear, graz university of technology, Internet, personal computing, personalcomputing, processor, ryzen 7, Security, take a way, threadripper, vulnerability

It’s not just Intel chips that are vulnerable to hard-to-fix security flaws. Researchers at the Graz University of Technology have detailed a pair of side channel attacks under the “Take A Way” name that can leak data from AMD processors dating back…

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The best gadgets of 2019

By acer, Amazon, amd, apple, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, google, home, hp, intel, lenovo, Microsoft, Mobile, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing, Samsung, thebuyersguide, yir2019

It’s the end of the year, and everyone from Santa to Time is making lists. Engadget is no different. Each year, we take stock of the hits and misses from the past twelve months to inform us as we look ahead. But as we hurtle towards the close of a de…

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AMD’s new Radeon software offers game streaming away from home

By adrenalin, amd, android, drivers, engadget, game streaming, games, gaming, gear, gpu, graphics, Internet, ios, personal computing, personalcomputing, radeon, Software, Streaming, video card, video games

AMD is finishing 2019 with a big software update, particularly for gamers who’d rather not leave their PC games at home. It just released Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020, and the most eye-catching feature is support for game streaming to phones over…

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Are the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT ideal GPUs for your gaming PC?

By 5700 xt, amd, calltoaction, engadget, gaming, gear, gpu, personal computing, personalcomputing, radeon, rx 5700, thebuyersguide, user review, user reviews, userreview, userreviews

In the battle of graphics cards, AMD and NVIDIA have been duking it out for space in your custom-built gaming tower. With the release of the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT, AMD threw down two solid mid-range offerings showcasing its Navi architect…

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Surface Laptop 3 review (15-inch): Bigger, but not always better 

By amd, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, Microsoft, personal computing, personalcomputing, review, surface, surface laptop 3, surface laptop 3 15"

The 15″ Surface Laptop 3 is a bit of a chameleon. It looks a lot like 13″ Surface Laptop that we know and love, but under the hood it’s another story entirely. Microsoft worked together with AMD to create a custom Ryzen chip with Radeon RX Vega g…

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Intel discontinues its processors with AMD graphics

By amd, core i7, cpu, discontinued, engadget, gear, intel, kaby lake, kaby lake-g, personal computing, personalcomputing, processor, rx vega m, xe, xe graphics architecture

If you suspected Intel processors with AMD graphics weren’t long for this world, you guessed correctly. Intel has discontinued its Core i7 processors based on Kaby Lake-G, explaining to chip buyers that market interest has “shifted to other Intel pro…

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Is AMD’s RDNA graphics technology ready to power next-gen consoles?

By amd, canon, engadget, engadgetupscaled, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, intel, nvidia, personal computing, personalcomputing, upscaled, video

Welcome to the latest episode of Upscaled, our explainer show where we look at the components that make our tech faster. In this episode, we’re taking a close look at AMD’s RDNA graphics architecture. AMD’s previous architecture, GCN, powered the…

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AMD Ryzen 3000 systems need a BIOS fix for Linux, ‘Destiny 2’ issues

By amd, bios, cpu, destiny 2, engadget, gaming, gear, linux, personal computing, personalcomputing, rdrand, ryzen 3000, systemd

Last week AMD officially released its new Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards, but there’s a small problem with the CPUs. As some Linux users quickly noticed, there’s an issue with newer distributions based on 5.0 or higher that…

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Radeon RX 5700 and 5700 XT review: AMD brings the fight back to NVIDIA

By amd, av, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, gpus, personal computing, personalcomputing, radeon 5700, radeon 5700 xt, review, video cards

The unveiling of the Radeon 5000 family and Ryzen third-gen chips at Computex made it clear this was going to be a special year for AMD. Its latest CPUs include a monster 12-core chip for just $499. And with its latest video cards, the Radeon …

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AMD will share its graphics technology with Samsung

By amd, Business, chip, engadget, exynos, gear, gpu, gpus, graphics, Intellectual Property, IP, license, licensing, low-power, Mobile, processors, radeon, Samsung, smartphone

AMD stole the spotlight at Computex 2019, where it shared details on its third generation Ryzen CPUs and first Navi GPUs. But that’s not the only big news AMD has in store. Today, the company announced a multi-year partnership with Samsung, in which…

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AMD isn’t ruling out ray tracing for its new Radeon RX 5000 GPUs

By amd, computex, computex 2019, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, navi, personal computing, personalcomputing, radeon rx 5000, ray tracing, rdna

AMD finally unveiled its first Navi-based “RDNA” video cards this morning, the Radeon RX 5000-series. But, curiously, it’s still keeping plenty of details under wraps. In particular, the company hasn’t said anything definitive on real-time ray tracin…

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AMD’s third-gen Ryzen 9 CPU is a 12-core powerhouse for $499

By 3900x, 3rd gen ryzen, amd, computex 2019, computex2019, cpus, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gaming, gear, personal computing, personalcomputing, ryzen

AMD just dropped the mic when it comes to ultra-fast consumer CPUs. At Computex today, AMD CEO Lisa Su introduced the company’s third-generation Ryzen CPUs, which are also the world’s first 7-nanometer desktop chips. Its crown jewel is the 12-core/24…

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