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AMD is still trying to get a handle on Radeon RX Vega production in the wake of the cryptocurrency craze that is contributing to a shortage of graphics cards in general. In the meantime, it appears that AMD's hardware partners are readying custom designed cards with fancy cooling solutions and, in some cases, factory overclocks, among other features not found on AMD's reference cards (such as RGB lighting). Look for them to hit store shelves next month (hopefully)A French-language website says it was informed by a source that custom designed cards from the likes of Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI will... Read more...
AMD is back in the game with its Zen architecture and, for the first time in a long time, is able to compete with Intel in the high-end desktop CPU market with its Ryzen and Threadripper processor lines. And in the GPU market, Vega has given AMD a competitive solution to go up against NVIDIA's Pascal cards. At some point in the near future, AMD will unveil a mobile APU (accelerated processor unit) lineup that combines the two architectures and make a run in the laptop sector. Early benchmarks suggests these new chips could be worth waiting for. Over at Geekbench, a popular benchmark and hot spot... Read more...
AMD's Raja Koduri is stepping aside from the day-to-day operations of leading the company's Radeon Technology Group to spend more time with his family. Barring any further announcements going forward, this will be a temporary sabbatical starting September 25, with Koduri planning to return in December. In the meantime, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su will step in to lead the company's graphics division. A knee-jerk reaction this news, as first learned by Fudzilla, is to assume there is drama brewing behind the scenes in light of AMD's Vega architecture not quite living up to the hype. However, that does not... Read more...
Our latest giveaway had ended and it's time to announce the winner! For our back to school giveaway, we had some awesome AMD Ryzen gear up for grabs, including the HOT 6-core Ryzen 5 1600X (with high performance cooler), 16GB of GEIL DDR4-3200 RAM, and an ASUS Prime B350-Plus motherboard. This kit would make a great foundation for a new build or an easy upgrade to an existing system -- swap out your mobo, CPU, and RAM, and you'll be ready to rock! Well, we've finally scoured through all of the entries and have picked the lucky winner! So, without further delay...againsterik - you won!When you have... Read more...
We all know that Intel has plans to bring the fight back to AMD in the high-end CPU market. AMD's Ryzen Threadripper parts are better performance wise in many usage scenarios than Intel's high-end processors. The only place that Threadripper gives up the win to Intel is in some older games or games that don't benefit as much from multiple threads. If you want to know more about the Threadripper parts, you can check out our full review of the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X parts. Since we all know that Threadripper is a hit, fans might be interested to hear some of the backstory about how Threadripper... Read more...
AMD fans have had a lot to be happy about in the last few months as the chipmaker is finally taking it to Intel in performance CPUs and executing better in the GPU business to boot. It turns out that AMD's Radeon GPUs are beasts when it comes to cryptocurrency mining, leading to shortages and difficulty for gamers to find Radeon RX Vega cards. Specifically, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 is particularly adept in Ethereum mining. However, if you are one of the AMD fans looking down the road to what's next, especially for gamers, new information on AMD Vega 11 GPUs has surfaced. DigiTimes reports that... Read more...
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 10 Series and AMD’s Polaris family of Radeon GPUs have been popular with Ethereum miners since the start of 2017. Many of these cards have been in short supply, and the GPU market actually showed an uncharacteristic uptick in growth during Q2 because of this demand. With that in mind, all eyes are currently on AMD with its new Radeon RX Vega family of GPUs. We’ve already seen that the Vega 64 (and the Vega 56 in particular) excel at Ethereum mining once optimized. One redditor, however, has taken his optimizations to the extreme, allowing his Vega 64 to obtain a hash rate of... Read more...
AMD is finally back in the CPU war against Intel with processors that are cheaper and bring plenty of performance to the table, grabbing well-earned dollars from PC fans that would normally choose Intel. We knew that Ryzen was helping AMD turn its fortunes around in late July when the company released its Q2 financials and shares had jumped on strong Ryzen CPU and Radeon GPU sales. Now we have some new direct confirmation that AMD is hurting Intel with some numbers released from German e-tailer Mindfactory. Three different slides have surfaced that compare AMD to Intel, and list the number... Read more...
AMD graphics cards are no stranger to BIOS modifications to “unlock” previously unsupported functionality. Back in April, we reported of enthusiasts flashing Radeon RX 480 GPUs with the BIOS from the RX 580 in order to unleash additional performance. Now we’re hearing that the AMD’s new Radeon RX Vega 56 is ripe for BIOS modification. Some rather enterprising folks first attempted to install a Vega 64 BIOS onto a Vega 56 in an effort to unlock additional compute units. However, these efforts were thwarted, as it appears the inactive CUs cannot be restored using BIOS trickery. However, flashing... Read more...
Raja Koduri, head of AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, is back in the United States after spending two weeks in India, a combination of a vacation and visiting AMD's engineering sites in Hyderabad and Bangalore. While he was gone, there has been much chatter about AMD's recently launched Radeon RX Vega 64 and Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics card for gamers, including perceived price hikes and supply falling short of demand. If you are wondering what Koduri's take is on all that has transpired, you need only visiting his Twitter stream. "I try to stay away from social media while traveling to be present... Read more...
If you have had your eyes on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, but felt that the 1920X ($799) and 1950X ($999) were out of reach, a cheaper alternative is now available for purchase. First announced late last month, the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X brings 8 cores and 16 threads to the table compared to 12/24 and 16/32 (cores/threads) for its 1920X and 1950X siblings, respectively. The lower core count also means that the 1900X has a lower price tag, coming in at just $549. Since the 1900X works with the same AMD X399-based HEDT motherboards, you’re always free to upgrade to one of the more potent... Read more...
Back in late June, AMD announced that it would be rolling out a Ryzen Pro line of CPUs aimed at desktops in the professional workplace. Today is the day that products with Ryzen Pro inside launch and AMD counts some of the biggest names in the computer industry as partners with workstations and desktops from Dell, Lenovo, and HP coming. AMD's Kevin Lensing spent a bit of time laying out what AMD is cooking up with Ryzen Pro noting that this is part of AMD's "return to innovation for high-performance PCs." Ryzen Pro is a commercial CPU for AMD with the consumer Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 3... Read more...
AMD’s Radeon RX Vega family of graphics is becoming known not only for its gaming performance, but also for how incredibly hard it is for enthusiasts to get their hands on them. The Radeon RX Vega 64 is supposed to have an MSRP of $499, but retailers have been tacking $100 to $200 on top of that price when they do have them in stock. Similar shenanigans have taken place with the Radeon RX Vega 56. We’re now learning that AMD’s early run of Vega 64 boards is actually costing the company money… big money in fact. A report hailing from Fudzilla says that AMD is losing roughly $100 on every Vega 64... Read more...
When it comes to gaming desktops many gamers feel like you can never have enough power inside your rig, especially if you plan to game at high resolutions with all the eye candy turned on. Acer has announced a new gaming desktop at IFA in Berlin, and the machine is high-end to say the least. Acer says that the Predator Orion 9000 is an "extreme platform for gaming and content creation." How extreme you ask? Well, the Predator Orion 9000 can be fitted with up to an Intel Core i9 Extreme Edition processor with 18-cores and up to 36-threads. Graphics can be up to 4-way AMD Radeon RX Vega video cards... Read more...
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