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AMD Releases Radeon Adrenalin 22.1.1 Driver Update

AMD recently released its latest Radeon Adrenalin Driver 22.1.1. This new update brings additional support for the God of War and Monster Hunter Rise games. Up to a seven percent increase in 4K performance may be noticed in God of War with some AMD RX 6000 series graphics cards. Several bugs were also addressed, including graphical anomalies in Halo Infinite and Fortnite. For a full description please continue reading AMD’s press release notes.

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AMD Releases Radeon Adrenalin 21.12.1 Driver Update

Recently, AMD released the Radeon Adrenalin 21.12.1 update which adds support and improved performance for several games. ICARUS, Fortnite, HALO Infinite, and Blender 3.0 are among the titles gaining support. Also included are fixes to known bugs. To download AMD’s latest driver for Windows 10 or 11, click this link. For additional information, please read AMD’s official press release below. 

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EVGA Announced X570 FTW WIFI ATX Motherboard

Yesterday, EVGA announced the X570 FTW WIFI ATX motherboard. Designed around AMD’s AM4 socket, the X570 WIFI is waiting for a compatible Ryzen CPU. Power delivery is managed via the 15-phase digital VRM power section. Other features include Native PCIe 4.0 and M.2 Gen 4.0, four slots of DDR4 4600+, Intel AX1600 WiFi6, Bluetooth 5.2, and much more. Listed for $499 on the EVGA website, the X570 FTW WIFI is one of the more expensive motherboards on the market, though its big brother, the X570 Dark, is even more. For complete details continue reading EVGA’s press release below.

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AMD Radeon Adrenalin 21.10.3 Software Released

AMD recently released its latest software driver Radeon Adrenalin 21.10.3. This update provides support for several games including, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, Riders Republic, Doom Eternal, and Age of Empires IV. Also included in this patch are known bug fixes such as a lack of CPU tuning options for some Ryzen 5950X users, elevated disk space consumption in Multimedia Athena Dumps folder, and game crashes while playing Battlefield V with some AMD GPUs. For download links and graphics card compatibility, continue reading AMD’s press release.

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EVGA launches X570 Dark Motherboard for AMD Ryzen

Yesterday, EVGA launched the X570 Dark E-ATX motherboard for AMD’s Ryzen CPUs. This marks EVGA’s first AMD motherboard since the Athlon 64 era (yes, it really HAS been that long!). The EVGA website lists the board for $689.99. While this is a high price point, we feel there will be more than a few enthusiasts willing to pay for this rare overclocking beast.  The X570 Dark incorporates unique features such as a rotated socket and DIMM slots as well as  90° connectors for the ATX, EPS, and SATA connectors which helps with cable management. It also features two-way SLI capability (rare on AMD platforms), dual Intel 2.5 Gigabit NICs, and eight fan headers (2x 3A Pump, 2x CPU PWM, & 4x PWM/DC). For more details please continue reading EVGA’s official press release below.

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AMD Radeon Adrenalin 21.9.1 Driver Update

Yesterday, AMD released its Radeon Adrenalin 21.91.1 driver update. This update adds a new auto overclocking feature for Ryzen 5000 series CPUs as well as 6000 series GPUs. Support for Windows 11 is also included as well as support for Deathloop, Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta, and AMD’s S.A.M. for 5000 Series GPUs. Below is a list of AMD’s highlights, fixed bugs, known bugs, and compatibilities.

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XFX Speedster MERC308 BLACK RX 6600 XT Review

Thanks to XFX, we have the MERC308 BLACK RX 6600 XT on the test bench today. This is the third iteration of AMD’s RDNA2which is a pared-down die to give us NAVI 23. And according to AMD, it sits in the product stack right behind the RX 6700, is ideal for 1080p gaming, and is a bit more budget-friendly. If you can find one that is.

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AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.8.1 Driver Update

AMD has just released the Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.8.1 driver update in conjunction with the launch of the (not so anticipated) AMD RX 6600 XT series graphics cards. The latest driver provides support for the new GPUs as well as a fix for a crash issue that has been documented with the game The Medium. Below are the highlights for this update as well as AMD’s download link.

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AMD Releases Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.7.2 Drivers

AMD recently released the Radeon Adrenalin 2020 21.7.2 Software update for Windows 10. This latest driver adds support for the game Chernobylite as well as additional Vulkan support. There are also several known bug fixes incorporated into this patch. For a complete list of GPU compatibility for this driver please continue reading AMD’s press release.

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EVGA Teases AMD X570S Motherboards – Yes, AMD

On June 29th, EVGA posted a teaser video confirming its plans to build an AMD Ryzen based Dark series motherboard. We have since learned of a second X570S AMD Ryzen board from EVGA in the FTW series. These two new boards will be the first AMD motherboards from EVGA since the days of Athlon 64.