Ask a PC expert: AMD Radeon Game Clock vs. Nvidia Boost Clock

When AMD launched its terrific new Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards, it brought a new marketing twist to go along with its abundant cutting-edge extras: rated “Game Clock” frequencies. PCWorld GPU guru Brad Chacos explains what Game Clock is, and how it compares against Nvidia’s Base and Boost clock speeds, so you know what to look for when you’re […]

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Jeopardy! messed up by taking a silly gaming meme at face value

This week, an episode of the long-running, Alex Trebek-hosted game show Jeopardy! featured a question about Tetris, and the incident now has me questioning every bit of trivia I’ve learned from the quiz show. The question — or rather answer; this is Jeopardy!, after all — pondered what video game has puzzle pieces named Orange Ricky, Hero, and Smashboy. Here’s […]

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AMD RDNA graphics architecture whitepaper reveals the Radeon RX 5700's deepest secrets

The Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards kicked off a new era for AMD, and not just because they’re great cards. The “Navi” graphics processors beating in their heart are the first GPUs built using the cutting-edge 7nm manufacturing process, and more importantly for AMD, they mark the debut of the company’s new underlying “RDNA” architecture, which replaces the “Graphics […]

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