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AMD President And CEO Dr. Lisa Su AMD has been slowly releasing information about its next-generation Zen processor core architecture since mid-last year. Complete specifications haven’t been officially released, but we do know that initial Zen-based processors will be manufactured using a 14nm FinFET process, and that a Zen core-based family of products will eventually scale all the way from mobile devices on up to big-iron, enterprise servers. News of a 32-core / 64-thread Zen-based server processor codenamed “Naples” broke a few months back, and AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su recently showed off an... Read more...
We're getting so close to AMD's release of Zen that it almost feels like you can reach out and grab it, though obviously that's not the case, at least not yet. During a recent earnings call with investors, AMD boss Dr. Lisa Su stated that Zen would trickle out by the end of the year before shipping in any kind of real volume in the first quarter of 2017. "We have been very focused on the [Zen] server launch for first half of 2017. Desktop should launch before that," Dr. Su stated. "I believe it will be in the first quarter of 2017. We may ship some limited volume towards the end of the fourth quarter,... Read more...
For gaming enthusiasts, and most definitely for those of the AMD persuasion, the upcoming Zen microarchitecture is seen as a much-needed adrenaline boost for the company. Built on an advanced GlobalFoundries-sourced 14nm FinFET process, AMD is hoping that Zen will be able to go toe-to-toe with the best that Intel has to offer, while offering attractive pricing that the company has always been known for. AMD is reportedly working on a high-end server variant of Zen, codenamed Naples. Naples would have a total of 32 cores, with a cluster of Zen cores sharing an 8MB pool of L3 cache. Total L3 shared... Read more...
AMD CEO Lisa Su On Stage At The PC Gaming Show With The Radeon RX 470 And RX 460 The first member of the Radeon RX series, the Radeon RX 480, isn’t due to arrive for another few weeks, but that didn’t stop AMD CEO Lisa Su from showing off a couple of additional graphics cards featuring Polaris-based GPUs at the company’s PC Gaming Show, which is currently underway at E3. AMD claims the $199 Radeon RX 480 will offer uncompromising performance at 1440P and enable premium VR experiences, despite its relatively low price point. Joining the Radeon RX 480 is a slightly scaled down Radeon RX 470 and the... Read more...
AMD brought a bag of goodies and a few surprises up its sleeve to Computex, including an affordably priced Polaris part, the $199 Radeon RX 480, and some 7th generation APUs, Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge. The Sunnyvale chip designer could have stopped there and nobody would have complained, but before calling it a night, AMD gave the first public demonstration of a desktop CPU based on its high performance Zen architecture. It started with a short video, which AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su said was "created, edited, rendered, and played back on our new desktop processor with Zen." She then held up the... Read more...
AMD reported its first quarter financial results for 2016 earlier today, which continued to show losses and increased expenses in multiple areas. The company showed a net loss of $109 million, a loss per share of $0.14, and a non-GAAP net loss of $96 million, or $0.12 per share. Revenue was $832 million, which was down 13 percent sequentially, and down 19 percent year-over-year. According to the company, the losses and increased expenses were primarily due to lower sales of semi-custom SoCs and client notebook processors, and increased R&D expenses related to new and upcoming products.But slipped... Read more...
It's 2016, and it feels like we've been waiting forever for AMD to launch a strong attack against Intel with a fresh group of desktop processors that compete in the high-end. With Intel dominating the CPU scene for so long, three user groups have emerged: those who still buy AMD chips because the value proposition is still quite good, those who want to buy AMD to support the company but can't resist the allure of higher-performing competitive CPUs, and those who are completely indifferent to a brand and just buy whatever suits them. With Zen, AMD is hoping that the latter two groups will... Read more...
Join us today for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks in which Dave, Marco and Paul chat about the just-released OCZ Trion 150 SSD, Dell's Precision 15  mobile workstation with carbon fiber and Infinity Edge display, the ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser, an awesome mini-PC from Minix -- the NGC-1 -- and news of Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant, that won't tolerate sexual harassment! We also talk about an AMD 32-Core Zen-based processor that was recently outed at CERN and drop some hints about an upcoming gaming PC giveaway... Show Notes: 02:33 - OCZ Trion 150 SSD Review: Affordable,... Read more...
AMD is long overdue for a major architecture update, though one is coming later this year. Featuring the codename "Zen," AMD's already provided a few details, such as that it will be built using a 14nm FinFET process technology and will have high core counts. In time, AMD will reveal all there is to know but Zen, but in the meantime, we now have a few additional details to share thanks to a computer engineer at CERN.CERN engineer Liviu Valsan recently gave a presentation on technology and market trends for the data center. At around 2 minutes into the discussion, he brought up AMD's Zen architecture... Read more...
For the most part, AMD used the Consumer Electronics Show to talk about the initiatives and upcoming products we’ve already discussed over the last few weeks, like FreeSync over HDMI and next-gen display technologies like HDR, GPUOpen, and the Polaris GPU architecture. In fact, the demo we wrote about in our Polaris piece, in which a system featuring a Polaris-based GPU pulls much less power from the wall than a GTX 950-based system, was on display for all to see. AMD, however, also revealed some new products and technologies at CES, which include a quieter cooler, an APU, and the socket... Read more...
It’s been quite some time since we last looked at an all-in-one PC. Although there is clearly a niche market for AiOs, the product segment has always kept a consistent rythm in all facets of computing - consumer, enterprise and SMB. These types of systems appeal to style-conscious users and businesses that need computing utility with good looks, that blends in and stays out of the way. And though many are not powerhouses, a few do catch our enthusiast eye, and one of those few is the Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IC, which Asus is billing as “The pinnacle of Windows all-in-one PCs.”That may be a stretch... Read more...
AMD this afternoon kicked off is first Financial Analyst Day in three years. During the hiatus, AMD has had a change of leadership (former CEO Rory Reed parted ways and was replaced by Dr. Lisa Su) and the company has seen its market share erode in the processor and GPU markets — the downturn in the PC market has been especially tough for AMD. On the x86 side, AMD is pushing forward with the 2016 launch of processors based on its new Zen core. We briefly touched on Zen last week when slides leaked to the Internet, but AMD’s Mark Papermaster was on hand to give us some more juicy details on what... Read more...
Holy 14nm, Batman! If the slides that have been appearing online are real, it looks like AMD will soon announce a new lineup of CPUs based on 14nm technology. The leaked roadmap slides appear to show AMD’s plans for both mobile and desktop processors in 2016.On the mobility side of things, AMD appears to have three new 14nm SoCs planned: Bristol Ridge, Basilisk, and Styx. The Bristol Ridge line will feature as many as four Zen CPU cores and will be the go-to for mainstream/performance devices. Basilisk and Styx, on the other hand, will be low- and ultra-low power units, respectively. Styx will... Read more...
We're back with a final roll out of our last lucky winner for our Tablet's of The Season Sweepstakes with NVIDIA!  We'd like to thank everyone who participated in the sweepstake.  We've met a lot of new, really great community members over the course of this contest and we hope you'll all stick around with us for a while.  And if you didn't come up as one of the lucky ones this time, keep the chin up and an eye on HH for details of our next sweepstakes.  There's always another one coming! With that said, cue up the proverbial drum-roll please...  HotHardware's Tablets Of... Read more...
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