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AMD is cooking up a new batch of Radeon Vega graphics cards for consumers, though most of the details remain a mystery. That said, there have been numerous roadmap leaksas far back as a year and a half ago, there was a leaked roadmap that pointed to Vega 20 releasing some in 2018. Fast forward to today and there are... Read more...
April Fools is a day that is typically filled with fake news in the technology sector, with companies engaging their funny bones with a barrage of prank press releases. So, you do not often see major tech firms announce products on the annual day of jest. Be that as it may, Samsung on Sunday announced its Notebook 5... Read more...
It was a pretty big deal when mainstream computer processors broke the gigahertz barrier, and now nearly a decade later, we routinely measure CPU speed in GHz, not megahertz alone. Now if only we could break the 5GHz barrier and beyond, right? Well forget thatafter three years of research, eggheads (and we mean that... Read more...
When AMD announced its earnings last week, the company made it a point to indicate that it would boost capacity in order to address the GPU supply strain caused by booming cryptocurrency mining demand. Yesterday, it was NVIDIA's turn to release earnings -- which it knocked out of the park, by the way -- and it too is... Read more...
If you need any more evidence that cryptocurrency mining is hitting primetime, look no further than this latest report that Samsung is looking into get in on the action. Samsung is reportedly producing application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) for Chinese customers that will be use for Bitcoin mining. The... 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 Read more...
This morning we have some historic and momentousnews 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... Read more...
G.SKILLhas trotted out another hopped up memory kit for latest hot processor launch to go along with the memory kits that it had already revealed for the AMD Ryzenand the Intel Kaby Lake-X platforms. G.SKILL's latest is specifically designed for 8th generation Intel Core "Coffee Lake" processors and includes the... Read more...
The Core i9-7980XE sits atop Intel's new line of high end desktop processors (HEDT) and is a monster chip with beastly specs. It is also the most expensive CPU in Intel's Core X-series, which consists of both Kaby Lake-X and Skylake-X SKUs. Priced at $2,000 (MSRP), the Core i9-7980XE is not for the faint of wallet or... 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... Read more...
NVIDIAs GeForce GTX 10 Series and AMDs 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... Read more...
Just yesterday, we gave you a quick rundown of Ethereum mining performance on the brand-new Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 graphics cards (read Daves review here). Our initial testing showed both cards trailing an optimized GeForce GTX 1070 FE, while putting up total system power consumption figures that were a bit on... Read more...
Ethereum (ETH) has risen to become hugely popular in the cryptocurrency world over a relatively short period of time. After first appearing on the radar screens of miners earlier this year, with valuations surpassing the $400 mark in June, ETH pricing is now hovering around $300. Mining enthusiasts have built their... Read more...
In just a little over a week from now, AMD's Radeon RX Vega lineup for consumers will be launch to retail. Sometime after, ASUS will bring to market custom cooled solutions under its Republic of Gamers (ROG) branding. However, the most interesting card that might come from ASUS is a dual-GPU variant of the Radeon RX... 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... Read more...
The future of high-end graphics cards might still belong to high bandwidth memory (HBM) technologies such as HBM2 and HBM3, but do not count out good old fashioned graphics double data rate (GDDR) DRAM. SK Hynix has notthe memory chip maker today announced what it claims is the world's fastest 20-nanometer class... Read more...
As if we needed more examples to demonstrate how outdated Apples current Mac Pro line is, a $1500 USD AMD Ryzen R7 1700 powered PC recently smoked a loaded $5500 Mac Pro in a Photoshop benchmark. Tech Guy posted the showdown to his YouTube channel recently as part of a series for content creators to understand the... Read more...
AMD President and CEO, Dr. Lisu Su, took to the stage at AMDs Ryzen Tech Day and opened the event with some official speeds, feeds, pricing information, and benchmark scores from the companys upcoming Ryzen series processors. To date, weve seen a number of leaks with related data and benchmarks, but the numbers... Read more...
Forget about minor leaks when it comes to Ryzen, the floodgates have opened in the past couple of weeks and we're now drowning in news, rumors, and speculation surrounding AMD's next-generation CPU architecture. And with good reasonif Ryzen lives up to the hype, it will be a rebirth of sorts for AMD, which hasn't... Read more...
The leaks surrounding AMD's not-yet-released Ryzen processor family are coming in fast and furious, with only weeks to go before launch. In just the past week alone we've seen what is supposed to be AMD's full Ryzen lineup spanning 17 SKUs, along with core/thread counts and TDP ratings for each chip. In some cases... Read more...
Separating fact from fiction prior to a product's release is no easy task. We bring that disclaimer up because there is yet another Ryzen leak making the rounds, one that details an extensive lineup of 17 processors. It is really a continuation of a previous leak supposedly outing AMD's top-to-bottom retail launch... Read more...
NVIDIA has pretty much had the high-end graphics market to itself with the launch of its Pascal GPU family. Taking top honors with gamers have been the GeForce GTX 1080 and Titan X. However, AMD hasnt been sitting idly by for all this time; the company has a counterpunch in the form of Vega. To prepare gamers for... Read more...
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