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If you thought the competition between AMD was Intel was already reaching a fever pitch, hang onto your hat, the best is yet to come. With Ryzen, AMD put itself back into contention in the high-end market where enthusiasts like to loiter. But Ryzen is not the end game for AMD, it is just the beginning. Looking ahead, AMD is planning a die shrink to 7 nanometers for its Zen 2 CPUs, which it will tape out later this year. A tape out is when a company like AMD finalizes its semiconductor design before sending it off for manufacturing. Since we are already approaching the halfway mark of 2017, AMD... Read more...
AMD definitely turned heads when it announced the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition earlier this week. Based on AMDs 14nm FinFET “Vega” architecture, the professional workstation graphics card promises 13 TFLOPs single-precision compute performance and includes 16GB of HBM2. However, what about those of us who simply want a no-frills, kickass gaming card; one that will go toe-to-toe with the best that NVIDIA has to offer with its GeForce GTX 10 Series? AMD hasn’t forgotten about us, and confirmed that it will soft launch the Radeon RX Vega later this month at Computex. During a reddit AMA session yesterday... Read more...
When is a confirmation not really a confirmation? The answer: when it originates from a rumor site rather than a company official. In case anyone needed another lessen in this, Intel has broke its silence and is flat out denying rumors that it inked a licensing deal with AMD for its graphics technology. That suggests that it will continue licensing graphics IP from NVIDIA, though that has not been confirmed."The recent rumors that Intel has licensed AMD's graphics technology are untrue," an Intel spokesperson told Barron's Tech Trader Daily.Image Source: Flickr (Motohiko Tokuriki)Intel provided... Read more...
We have to be careful when vetting rumors and supposedly leaked information because some things ultimately turn out to be too good to be true. That was not the case with Threadripper, a monster chip from AMD that will feature 16 physical cores and 32 threads. While the fine grain details have yet to be revealed, AMD did at least confirm that Threadripper exists and that it wield as many cores and threads as previously rumored. It was one of several announcements AMD made yesterday evening during its Financial Analyst Day presentation. AMD also confirmed that it will be releasing a brand new platform... Read more...
AMD made a flurry of announcements this evening during its Financial Analyst Day presentation, one of which includes new mobile solutions that pairs the company's Ryzen CPU architecture with its forthcoming Vega GPU architecture. Or put another way, AMD is readying its first Zen-based mobile APU (accelerated processing unit) with on-die Vega graphics, both for desktops and laptops.Click to EnlargeWe're still in the process of gathering information, but here is what we know so far. Compared to AMD's 7th generation APUs, Ryzen Mobile will up the CPU performance ante by 50 percent while offering 40... Read more...
  If you’re a PC gaming enthusiast, you no doubt have been following all of the developments surrounding AMD’s upcoming Vega graphics architecture. Vega, which is built on a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, will underpin AMD’s graphics aspirations in the consumer and professional markets for the near future. Luckily, during its Financial Analysts Day call this afternoon, AMD spilled some more information on Vega, at least from a pro graphics standpoint. The aim with Vega is to deliver 4K gaming performance at 60 FPS, and the Radeon RX Vega, the consumer GPU variant, is claimed to deliver... Read more...
AMD’s Financial Analyst Day is currently taking place, and one of the biggest announcements that has come out so far is the marketing name for the company’s Naples datacenter chip. AMD CEO Lisa Su announced that the new chips are branded EPYC, and she held one of the massive chips in her hands for all to see. AMD is going for the jugular when it comes to comparisons with Intel’s Xeon family, providing up to 128 PCI Express 3.0 lanes, which Su says “allows you to connect more GPUs directly to the CPU than any other solution in the industry." As we’ve previously reported, EPYC scales to 32 cores/64... Read more...
There is an immense amount of excitement building around AMD's next generation Vega GPU architecture, both from outside observers like us and from within. As to the latter, AMD's senior vice president and chief architect of its Radeon Technologies Group, Raja Koduri, and the division's senior marketing director, Chris Hook, both teased a Vega announcement on Twitter that is expected later today. Starting with the head honcho, here is what Koduri threw out to the social media space: Ok..complete the sentence..we stand today on the edge of a ...... (first 10 people who get this right will get something... Read more...
Earlier this morning, we learned that AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will be announced May 31st at Computex, with general availability occurring on June 5th. It was also revealed that the will be three SKUs at launch: Core, Eclipse and Nova. According to the latest leaked information, at least one member of the Vega family will come with a 1600MHz core clock and a hefty 16GB HBM2 memory. According to the source, it is not known if this particular card is a member of the Radeon RX Vega, Radeon Pro or Radeon Pro Duo series, but we do know that is based on GFX900 (Vega) architecture. Given that... Read more...
While Ryzen put AMD back on the map in the high-end consumer sector, it is only the beginning of the company's long awaited comeback tour. Looking ahead, AMD is rumored to be readying a Ryzen 9 series comprised of at least nine different SKUs spanning 10-core, 12-core, 14-core, and 16-core processor options, each one with quad-channel DDR4 memory support.The full lineup is related to previous rumors outlining AMD's plans to launch a new SP3r2 socket with 4,094 pins as part of its Whitehaven platform. It is a variant of the SP3 socket for AMD's forthcoming server-oriented Naples processors. While... Read more...
Recent rumors have all pointed to AMD launching its much anticipated Vega graphics card lineup at Computex. The time frame is logical—AMD has a press event scheduled on the morning of the first day of Computex (May 31), and the company has previously confirmed plans to launch Vega sometime in the second quarter. As that day comes closer into view, newly leaked information suggests AMD will unveil three different Vega SKUs starting at $400.The first of those SKUs is called Radeon RX Vega Core. Assuming the supposed insiders providing all of this information truly know what they're talking about,... Read more...
Check out our updated coverage on AMD Ryzen 9 "Threadripper" processors here.More information about AMD's unreleased (and unannounced) enthusiast-grade Ryzen processors is coming to light. Hot on the heels of learning that AMD is prepping a monstrous Ryzen chip with 16 physical cores and 32 threads, the latest rumor is that the processor will be compatible with a modified version of AMD's SP3 server socket for its forthcoming Naples processor lineup. Naples is what AMD will use to infiltrate the data center market, which has been lucrative for Intel. Those processors will slip into a socket with... Read more...
AMD has begun emailing members of the press to mark their calendars for Computex, the annual tech convention in Taipei that is now right around the corner. While AMD was coy about what exactly it plans to discuss at Computex, the company did confirm that it will be attending and that it will provide new details on its 2017 products. We suspect that will include more information (and a possible product launch) for Vega. Company boss Dr. Lisa Su will host AMD's keynote, along with "other key executives," the email reads. They will discuss AMD's "latest products and leading-edge" technologies. With... Read more...
Just as Intel is readying a new platform (X299) and line of performance processors (Skylake-X) for users who are willing to pay a premium for more cores and PCI Express lanes, so too is AMD. Hot on the heels of AMD's Ryzen launch will be new "Whitehaven" processors, and based on what has been spotted in the wild, at least one of the forthcoming Whitehaven CPUs will wield 16 cores and 32 threads.Let that sink in for a moment. AMD brought itself back in the performance discussion with Ryzen, which is fully capable of going toe-to-toe with Intel in multi-threaded applications. Now imagine taking the... Read more...
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