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Who doesn't love getting a little bit more than what they paid for? If you're a Radeon RX 480 owner, you might just be able to experience such a gift, as it's been discovered that a simple BIOS flash is all it takes to turn that card into a brand-new RX 580.  A user over at techPowerUp tried his hand at flashing a BIOS pulled from a Sapphire RX 580 Limited Edition and applying it to his own card. Lo and behold, it worked without a hassle. Now this user gets to enjoy a performance boost of about ~5%. As with all things of this nature, your mileage is going to vary. If you don't mind trying... Read more...
It's no secret that AMD loves virtual reality, with many folks at the company exhibiting real passion about its possibilities in the future. The sky's the limit, as they say -- or it at least it could be once we figure out what we can do about those pesky cables! If a survey was conducted among HTC Vive and Oculus Rift owners, we'd no doubt hear back that most people would rather get rid of their cables more so than they'd like to see other upgrades. When you're worried about tripping over cables, or worse, need a dedicated cable handler, it can begin to suck the fun out of VR immersion. Current... Read more...
AMD's new Ryzen processors offer a plethora of performance and efficiency benefits over the company's previous generation chip architecture, and even compare favorably against its well-prepared competition -- namely Intel. However, Ryzen's launch wasn't exactly flawless, as the platform was in need of some refinement. Today, the situation is a lot better, but there is always room for improvement. AMD agrees, and since the minute Ryzen launched, it's been hard at work making sure the platform as a whole is running at its best. At launch, it was found that Ryzen didn't perform favorably in 1080p... Read more...
Not long after AMD released the first Ryzen processors to market a few weeks ago, a strange bug involving FMA3 instructions (an extension to 128-bit and 256-bit SIMD instructions that performs fused multiply-add floating point math operations) was discovered. If you were to trip over this bug yourself, its effects would have been impossible to ignore: your entire AMD Ryzen-based system would crash. This was a digital roadblock of epic proportions for certain applications and benchmarks that make use of the floating point math. Even if you don't have a particular use case that makes use of FMA3,... Read more...
It has been rumored that AMD's next-gen mainstream GPUs, the RX 500 series, would be launching during the middle of April. But despite the fact that April is right around the corner, few real specifics have leaked out thus far. That changes a bit today, as we now learn that the entire RX 500 stack will make use of varying versions of next-gen Polaris GPU architecture. The top-end RX 580, which will replace the first-gen Polaris-based RX 480, would be based on Polaris 20 XTX. If that "XTX" sounds familiar, it is because AMD previously released GPUs under that moniker, including the X1950 XTX from... Read more...
There's a lot about AMD's upcoming RX Vega series of GPUs that we don't know about, but one thing's certain: the hype has blown up to extraordinary levels. Today, we have more fuel for that fire, in the form of OpenCL compute benchmark result that shines an unknown AMD GPU in a great light. CompuBench has a name that leaves nothing to the imagination: it's a compute benchmark. While most GPU benchmarks test out gaming and 3D graphics capabilities of a GPU in gaming APIs, CompuBench tests them with a computational focus, with the results potentially useful to those working with GPUs for... Read more...
It's hard to believe that we're mere days away from the official launching of AMD's first Ryzen processors. It's been a long wait, but an even longer one if you think back to a time when the world got this excited about a new CPU launch. To call Ryzen "disruptive" even before launch seems apt, but all we can do right now is wait for the reviews to go live (and of course here at HH) to see just how well it will perform under pressure. With all the benchmark leaks and AMD teases that we have seen regarding Ryzen so far, it should come as no surprise that Intel should be concerned about... Read more...
If you're finding that your excitement level is Ryzen, then you've clearly been reading the many rumors swirling around the highly anticipated processor family right here at HotHardware. While it's largely expected that AMD will be releasing its first chips soon, that sure doesn't mean that the rumormill is going to be taking a break over the next few weeks. Earlier, Paul wrote in depth about Ryzen's die shot and cache structure, which came hot on the heels of a week full of other juicy information. That includes a hint of AMD undercutting Intel's just-launched Kaby Lake processors, word of a huge... Read more...
It's no secret that AMD has a trick up its sleeve that it's soon to pull out. The company itself admits this, as it has a big reveal event planned for Tuesday, December 13th. With the upcoming Vega Radeon architecture expected to be announced soon, there could be a slight reveal at this event, but based on everything we know right now, it seems certain that the major focus will be on Zen, as it should be. Zen has been a long-time coming. While AMD has had no shortage of new CPU releases in recent years, most of those are derived from older architectures. What we've been craving for is a revolutionary... Read more...
Rumor surrounding AMD's next high-end GPU, tentatively called the Radeon RX 490, have been floating around for a while. Admittedly, it's been extremely difficult to get a real gauge on what to expect. Some say that the RX 490 won't even match NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070, but now, we have a benchmark that shows us that it might be just as fast as the GTX 1080. Stardock's Ashes of the Singularity became a de facto benchmark out-of-the-gate due to its use of DirectX 12, and not to mention its built-in benchmark. At the start of the month, a user named Ceaj uploaded a rather peculiar result, featuring... Read more...
It has been widely expected for the past two months that NVIDIA would be releasing a new lower-end graphics card based on its Pascal architecture, and after a few leaks and a lot of rumors, the company finally coughed up the confirmation last week. This release will be a bit of a one-two punch for NVIDIA, as it'll be tackling AMD's Radeon RX 460 and 470 series head-on with its GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, and it also fills an even lower tier with its GTX 1050. The GTX 1050 Ti should prove to be a great 1080p gaming card, with some potential for 1440p gaming in certain titles (most likely MOBA-esque). With... Read more...
If you're a fan of having multiple graphics cards powering your gaming PC, you should be looking forward to what's possible with DirectX 12 and its intrinsic multi-GPU features. In essence, multi-GPU should work beautifully, without any of the caveats we've seen with certain configurations in the past. To give us some insight on what to expect from DX12's implementation of multi-GPU, AMD's Scott Wasson, Senior Manager, Product Marketing at AMD, offers a video walk-through of the technology, putting it in simple terms we can all understand. It's well worth a watch if you are able to afford... Read more...
To remain competitive with Intel, AMD needs its upcoming Zen architecture to impress on both the performance and power side of things. If Zen is impressive, then it could mean great things for AMD. For the first time in recent memory, it'd actually be able to compete with Intel in key segments. It's always hard to guess just how impressive a new launch is going to be; we can take the promises of companies, but all too often those fall flat. The latest rumors surrounding Zen, though, put the architecture in a great light. New reports are showing that AMD could launch a Zen APU in 2019 that... Read more...
The first release candidate of the 4.8 Linux kernel has just been unleashed, which means its stable release is not too far behind. This particular version packs a serious wallop, so let's dive right in. For starters, there's some serious graphics love in 4.8, which includes initial NVIDIA Pascal support. That support relates to the open-source Nouveau driver, and is quite minimal at this point: it just adds mode-setting support. For users of Pascal-based graphics cards in Linux, NVIDIA has been offering proprietary drivers since each card's respective launch (including the new GeForce GTX 1060).... Read more...
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