Astonishing performance and breathtaking image quality

Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture is designed to fuel the most modern PC gaming experiences, excel at content design and creation, as well as break new boundaries in compute performance.

GCN powered Radeon GPUs were built purposefully with an architecture that excels at pushing pixels at an incredibly fast rate while providing phenomenal image quality. It supports the most relevant and forward looking gaming technologies, including Radeon FreeSync™ technology, High Dynamic Range rendering, DirectX®12, Vulkan™ and more.

GCN Powered GPUs

Designed to perform above all in DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™

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PC games today have enormous compute performance requirements, and legacy APIs have some limitations in serving those requirements. Radeon GPU performance in DirectX® 12 and Vulkan™ titles is second to none. These APIs allow developers to harness every ounce of horsepower a graphics processor has to offer, which means higher performance and better visuals in games.

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Radeon FreeSync™ technology

Radeon FreeSync™ technology improves gamers’ lives by getting rid of stuttering and tearing, enabling the most silky-smooth gaming experience possible. By synchronizing the monitor’s refresh rate to the pace of the GPU pushing out frames, gamers will never have to worry about the usual artifacts that occur in the absence of variable refresh rate technology.