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If you are after fancy looking graphics card with brawn underneath its good looks, you are in luck, and it doesn't even matter if you prefer AMD for NVIDIA. For those who favor the latter, we just posted a review of NVIDIA's Star Wars Titan Xp Collector's Edition, and take it from us, the GeForce is strong with that one. Likewise, if you prefer to roll with AMD, custom Radeon RX Vega cards are starting to trickle out. One that lies in the wings is PowerColor's Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Devil card. Click to Enlarge (Source: Videocardz) Photos of the Red Devil variant have been leaked to the web, giving... Read more...
It's definitely been in interesting week in the world of tech, and during that time, NVIDA issued another blockbuster earnings report. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang recently talked about his company's quarterly earnings and hit many other topics during an new interview. During the chat, Huang was naturally asked about the biggest news to happen in the GPU market in recent memory: Intel's adoption of AMD graphics for its Kaby Lake-G family of processors.  When asked if this new AMD-Intel partnership would cause NVIDIA to alter its future GPU plans, Huang fired back, "Not really. I think it... Read more...
There has been a lot of activity on the AMD-Intel front over the past week. Earlier this week, out of nowhere, Intel announced that it has been working together with AMD on its upcoming Kaby Lake-G family of processors, which incorporated Radeon graphics in a multi-chip module (MCM). On Wednesday, the first benchmarks for the Core i7-8705G and Core i7-8809G leaked to the internet. Today, we're getting a real world look at the Kaby Lake-G MCM instead of fancy computer renders/press shots. As you can see, the MCM is absolutely massive compared to most modern processors, and it looks like it's currently... Read more...
News broke yesterday that AMD’s Raja Koduri would be leaving the company after a brief sabbatical. It turns out that the former head of the Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) won’t be out of work for long – Intel just announced that Koduri would be joining the team to head up a newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group, and as a general manager of a new initiative to drive edge and client visual computing solutions. The rumor we posted this morning turned out to be true.With Koduri’s help, Intel plans to unify and expand its IP across multiple segments including core computing, graphics, media,... Read more...
Back in September, AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) chief Raja Koduri took a sabbatical following the launch of the Radeon RX Vega series of graphics cards. At the time, Koduri explained, "Vega was personally hard on me as well and I used up a lot of family credits during this journey. I have decided to take a time-off in Q4 to spend time with my family." Today, we received word that Koduri has left AMD, and the company was adamant to let everyone know that its roadmap will stay intact despite the departure. AMD’s statement was clearly crafted to let customers and investors know that there is... Read more...
AMD's Raja Koduri, the head of the Radeon Technologies Group, announced back in September that he was going to step away from AMD for a sabbatical after Vega launched. Koduri said that he was stepping aside to spend more time with his family. Originally, he had planned to return to his position in December, but those plans have changed. This is also the same executive who took to social media to answer questions about Vega when the GPU first launched. Koduri has now announced that he will be leaving the company, and there is currently no clear indication of what Koduri might be doing in the future.... Read more...
Intel dropped a bombshell on the tech industry yesterday when it announced an upcoming Core processor family that will incorporate AMD Radeon graphics on-package. Not even 24 hours after that original announcement, we're already getting leaked information with regards to the specs of these processors and benchmark figures. According to a leaked report, there are at least two known SKUs at this point: the Core i7-8705G (694E) and Core i7-8809G (694C). The Radeon GPU featured on the multi-chip module (MCM) reportedly features 24 compute units and a total of 1536 stream processors. The GPU in the... Read more...
This morning we have some historic and momentous news for you in the computing world and it is sure to rock long-standing factions that have stood behind Intel and AMD processors to the very "Core." Intel just announced today that it has collaborated with AMD to deliver 8th generation Core processors that have on-board AMD Radeon Vega graphics integrated into a single, multi-chip module package (MCM). Yes, you read that correctly. The new processor package incorporates an 8th Generation Core H-Series CPU, AMD's Radeon Vega GPU and HMB2 memory all in a single chip package. Intel says that it... Read more...
As part of AMD's comeback tour into the high-end market sector, it released new CPU and GPU architectures, Zen and Vega respectively. And with Zen, AMD has been focused on attacking every market sector, including mainstream desktops (Ryzen 3/5/7), high-end desktops (Threadripper), mobile (Ryzen 5 Mobile, or Raven Ridge), and server (EPYC). Building upon that latter segment, AMD is readying a new Snowy Owl platform for embedded system-on-chip (SoC) applications.Snowy Owl is the codename for Epyc 3251, an Epyc 3000 series chip that will be AMD's first Zen-based SoC. It will sit in an embedded SoC... Read more...
When it comes to AMD's Radeon RX Vega family of graphics cards, we haven't seen much [yet] as far as custom boards go. Sure, we've seen a custom board from ASUS and Gigabyte's Radeon RX Vega 64 GAMING OC, but that's about it. Thankfully, the folks over at XFX are teasing an upcoming Radeon RX Vega card, and it's quite the looker. Our first look at the card comes thanks to Mark Regimbal, community manager over at XFX, who posted images to reddit.  The first thing that caught our attention is most definitely the twin red fans, which are ensconced in a carbon fiber-esque shroud. It's a dramatic... Read more...
AMD's Zen architecture has proven to be a boon for the company in its fight against Intel. AMD first gave us a taste of how powerful Zen is with the Ryzen 7 processors, which were followed up by Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3. Later, we were taken by surprise with Ryzen Threadripper, which offers up to 16 cores of workstation-class computing greatness. Finally, AMD pulled the wraps off EPYC, which is a server-class processor family offering up to 32-cores and 64 threads of compute power. It's that last product family that is the focus of our attention today. Canard PC Hardware, a French website with a pretty... Read more...
If you're planning to go the Ryzen Threadripper route with your new build, but haven't yet settled on a motherboard choice, Gigabyte has thrown yet another option onto the pile. While most Threadripper motherboards released up to this point are noteworthy in their own right, the new X399 DESIGNARE EX does manage to stand apart from the crowd. First, let's start with the aesthetics, which are downright awesome on this motherboard. The vast majority of Threadripper boards released thus far have stuck to a very black or dark aesthetic, whereas with its DESIGNAIRE EX, Gigabyte lightens things up a... Read more...
AMD has had a banner year thanks to the launch of the many incarnations of its Zen processor architecture (Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper, EPYC), as well as its Vega graphics cards (Radeon RX Vega 56, Radeon RX Vega 64). Now, however, the company is set to launch the combination of those standout architectures in a single die linked together with its Infinity Fabric. The result is what's internally known at AMD as Raven Ridge, and now will simply be referred to as Ryzen Mobile. There are two initial chips in the processor family that AMD is announcing today: the Ryzen 5 2500U and the Ryzen 7 2700U.... Read more...
This does not always happen, but AMD finally has reason to celebrate after posting a quarterly earnings reports. The Sunnyvale chip designer raked in $1.64 billion the third quarter of 2017, to the tune of a $71 million profit. That is a remarkable turnaround from the same quarter a year ago in which AMD posted a whopping $406 million loss, and up from a loss of $16 million just one quarter ago. "Strong customer adoption of our new high-performance products drove significant revenue growth and improved financial results from a year ago," said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. "Our third quarter... Read more...
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