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CrossFire Fury X’s compared to SLI 980 Ti’s in dual and triple-GPU showdown

Over on PCPer, Ryan Shrout has just published a video and blog post detailing a fairly rigorous performance test, that pits AMD and nVidia’s flagship cards – the Radeon Fury X and GTX 980Ti, respectively – against each other in dual-GPU and triple-GPU configurations. In combination with the single-GPU testing they’ve already performed on both flagships, the analysis also helps to uncover how efficiently performance scales when utilizing multiple graphics cards. That’s actually quite important, since in the past, such scaling has traditionally tended to be inconsistent, and highly dependent on the proper implementation of drivers and other tuning. Frame variance, in …
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AMD updates Q2 guidance, projects 8% decline in revenues

In a press release today, AMD announced that revenues for Q2 2015 are expected to be lower than originally projected. In its now-revised estimates, AMD anticipates revenues to decrease by around 8% sequentially, compared to the 3% decline previously estimated. Although disappointing, this isn’t entirely unexpected: AMD itself cites weak PC sales causing a reduction in shipments of CPUs and APUs, and the AMD chips sold for use in current-generation video game consoles have provided fairly slim margins for the company. Indeed, and as Seeking Alpha explains, 2015 remains a challenging year for AMD, as a restricted R&D budget (and the industry’s stagnation on the …