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Back in early May, AMD released a new, updated2019 desktop processor roadmapthat mysteriously left off third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors based on the 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. This absence was notable because AMD's previousMarch 2019 roadmap updatefeatured the processors. Speculation ran rampant... Read more...
AMD has beenriding highever since Computex 2019 when it gave us our first look at theRyzen 3000family of Zen 2 desktop processors. At the time, the company announced a family that [for now] starts with the $199 Ryzen 5 3600 (6 cores, 12 threads) and tops out with the Ryzen 9 3900X (12 cores, 24 threads). Leading up... Read more...
AMD has been garnering a lot of the spotlight in the PC community since Computex 2019 with itsRyzen 3000 unveiland it has been showcasing plenty of benchmarks where it dominates the Core competition from Intel. Apparently, Intel has had enough because the company is snapping back in its strongest language to date over... Read more...
AMD has had an exciting past few weeks. The company unveiled its third-generation Ryzen 3000 processor at Computex 2019 alongside its Radeon RX 5000-Series Navi graphics cards. AMD's showing was impressive enough for investors to juice the stockby nearly 10 percentfollowing Lisa Su's Computex keynote. On Thursday... Read more...
AMD is looking to one-up Intel on numerous fronts with its Zen 2-based announcements at Computex 2019. In addition to introducing us to the first members of theRyzen 3000 family, AMD also introduced theX570 chipsetthat natively supports the new processors. Perhaps the biggest feature addition with X570 is the... Read more...
It is easy to imagine that all of the engineers and everyone else involved in Sony's PlayStation division saw the pact between Sony and Microsoft in the cloud gaming space coming. After all, the collaboration had been in the works for over a year. However, that is apparently not how it went down. The agreement between... Read more...
Even with all of the leaks and rumors, there is quite a bit of intrigue surrounding Navi, the next-generation GPU architecture that AMD is planning to launch later this year. We have heard it could be a mid-range solution, and there are rumblings that it will compete at the high-end of spectrum. Which is correct?... Read more...
Have you heard that AMD is launching its next-generation Navi GPU architecture sometime this year? Of course you have, assuming you follow technology trends even just a little bit, because it has been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors. That will continue to be the case until AMD finally lifts the lid on Navi... Read more...
What an interesting year it is turning out to be for graphics. We have Intel doubling down on its ambitious plans to rock the discrete GPU market with invitations to join company on its "Odyssey," NVIDIA is pushing both RTX-enabled and non-RTX variants of Turing, and AMD is headed towards releasing a new GPU... Read more...
It was previously rumored that AMD would launch its next-generation Navi GPU around the middle of the year, perhaps at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in June. Now a new rumor has emerged, and reportedly AMD is delaying its Navi GPU launch until later in the year, and likely in October. Does the rumor have... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardwares Two And Half Geeks, Marco and Dave dig into AMD's hot new Radeon VII card, Intel's beastly new 28-core Xeon W-3175X, Lenovo's Yoga C630 Snapdragon 850 powered 2-in-1, EVGA's GeForce RTX 2060 XC card and more! Show Notes: 09:54 - EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Review: Compact And... Read more...
At long last, the Radeon VII is here, it has been reviewed and benchmarked (be sure to check out our own hands-on analysis), and it is now up to consumers to pull the trigger or take a pass. One of the selling points is that the Radeon VII has 16GB of HBM2 memory. Is it overkill? Not according to AMD, which believes... Read more...
This is shaping up to be an interesting month in graphics. AMD is about to launch its Radeon VII to retail, and unofficially, NVIDIA is rumored to have a couple of non-RTX Turing cards up its sleeveGeForce GTX 1660 Ti and GeForce GTX 1660. While not yet official, the Ti model is already starting to show up at retail... Read more...
Update 2/72019, 9:28AM: Our full Radeon VII review with copious benchmark data is now live, if you'd like details on how this MSI card should perform. In just one more day, AMD's recently announced Radeon VII graphics card will be available to purchase. That's also when reviews will hit the web (ours included). In... Read more...
AMD is on a roll, and we get the sense the company is just getting started. Having reasserted itself into the enthusiast discussion with its latest CPU and GPU architectures, the focus has quickly shifted to its 7-nanometer production designs. That is what AMD's upcoming Navi GPU architecture will be based on, and... Read more...
One of the pleasant surprises at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week was AMD's unveiling of its Radeon VII graphics card. Based on a refresh of its Vega GPU architecture, it is the first consumer graphics card for gaming to feature silicon that is built from a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, though it definitely will not be the Read more...
Things have been relatively quiet on the Vega 20 front for months, but we're now getting a mouthful thanks to a fresh leak from the Final Fantasy XV benchmark. An AMD engineering sample with the 66AF:C1 device ID is making the rounds and if offers up an interesting performance profile. Vega 20 will be one of the... Read more...
Figuratively and literally, AMD is putting all of its chips into 7-nanometer designs, an all-in move that could have a big payoff. On that GPU side, that includes a 7nm version of Vega due out later this year, and its next-generation Navi GPU. An early sample of the latter reportedly already exists, and has even been... Read more...
Is it too early to starting thinking about past Navi? Of course not, provided you're willing to take any and all early information with a few grains of salt. As you might already now, Navi is slated to arrive sometime in 2019. There are still many questions surrounding Navi, but looking even further down the road, the... Read more...
AMD's current generation Vega graphics architecture which powers its Radeon RX Vega family of graphics cards -- is based on a 14nm manufacturing process, but the chip company is already moving along with next generation process technology. During the company's conference call with analysts following its Q1 2018... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su pumped the brakes on an interview at the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix over the weekend when a former race car driver now working as a commentator for Sky Sports asked, "Excuse me ma'am, do you speak English?" While perhaps not totally out of line when approaching a random stranger at a Chinese... Read more...
Motherboard makers are gearing up to launch new products based on AMD's X470 chipset, all of which will launch alongside the Santa Clara chip developer's upcoming Ryzen 2000 series. Other than perhaps putting some last minute touches on revised BIOSes and drivers, the new hardware is ready to go. And leading up to the... Read more...
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