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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 merit? We can't say, though what we do know is that AMD is fresh off a high-end graphics card launch, namely the Radeon VII. It's the first graphics card for gaming to sport a GPU on board that is built on a 7nm manufacturing process, though it's not the first 7nm graphics product—AMD's Radeon... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the Radeon VII during a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show last month. Although the Radeon VII was billed as the first 7nm GPU, fundamentally it is similar to the Radeon Instinct MI50, which was announced late last year. Of course the Radeon Instinct MI50 is targeted at HPC and Deep Learning applications, while the Radeon VII is technically the first enthusiast-class gaming GPU for consumers. Regardless, the fact remains that the same 7nm Vega 20-based chip is at the heart of both cards. Although it is still based on the company’s Vega architecture,... Read more...
AMD first introduced its 14nm Zen processor architecture in 2017, and it was a turning point for the company’s fortunes in the PC market. This all-new microarchitecture gave rise to Ryzen for the mainstream PC market, Ryzen Threadripper for the high-end desktop (HEDT) market, and EPYC for enterprise customers. The company followed up on those efforts with its 12nm Zen+ Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series processors. Mercury Research has released new market share figures for Q4 2018 which shows that AMD is making continued gains against its longtime for: Intel. In fact, AMD has made... 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 the meantime, several of AMD's hardware partners have erected Radeon VII product pages on their websites, including both MSI and Gigabyte. The Radeon VII is an interesting product for the fact that it's the first consumer gaming card to feature a GPU built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing... 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 perhaps hinting that a launch is right around the corner, references to several Navi products have been found inside the source code for a beta update to macOS Mojave. Based on AMD's own roadmaps and past comments, we know that Navi is due to come out sometime this year. What we don't... 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 last. Bear in mind that we are talking about consumer cards for gaming, and not graphics cards in general. AMD actually has another 7nm GPU product, the Radeon Instinct MI60, which it launched last November. That was the first implementation of a 7nm GPU, but... Read more...
Earlier today AMD officially announced its new Radeon VII graphics card, which is based on the 7nm Vega 20 GPU. Since we first reported on the unveiling of the Radeon VII, we've learned a few more details about this high-powered gaming card. For starters, the card features 16GB of 2.0 Gbps HMB2 memory using a 4096-bit memory bus. Although we still don't know the base clock for the GPU, it will boost to 1800MHz, which is quite an improvement over the 1546MHz boost clock of the current Radeon RX Vega 64. Single-precision performance has seen a slight uptick from 12.7 TFLOPs on the Radeon RX... Read more...
For all the gamers out there, the new 7nm Radeon VII was the primary focal point for AMD during Lisa Su's CES 2019 keynote address. However, Su did give a quick look at AMD's upcoming Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series processors, which will begin shipping in mid-2019. While leaked information had suggested that there would be SKUs with up to 16 cores and 32 threads, there was no mention of such multi-core craziness today. Instead, Su only mentioned that there would be chips available with up to 8 cores and 16 threads. In fact, on display was a prototype 8-core Ryzen 3000 system... Read more...
As expected, AMD today announced its latest high-end graphics card for gamers built using 7-nanometer process technology. However, AMD threw us for a bit of a loop with regards to the naming of the new graphics card series. While we all had assumed (based on the logo trademark) that it would be called Radeon Vega II, it is in fact called Radeon VII.  Radeon VII will be clocked at speeds up to 1.8GHz and will feature 16GB of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM2). The GPU features 60 compute units and AMD claims that it offers a 25 percent uplift in performance compared to the Radeon Vega 64 at... Read more...
We've been hearing a lot about AMD's 7nm products over the past several months, but the company has primarily focused on the enterprise market. In early November, AMD announced its 7nm Zen 2-based EPYC processors along with the 7nm Radeon Instinct MI60 for datacenter customers. Today at CES 2019, AMD President and CEO Lisa Su is expected to bring 7nm to the masses with the third-generation Ryzen 3000 family of processors based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. The keynote starts at 12PM EST and can be viewed live below: We have seen leaks regarding these processors heat up over the... Read more...
Intel encountered some headwinds over the summer as demand for its processors outpaced supply. This was particularly evident with the company's Xeon processors, which have contributed greatly to Intel's datacenter sales, and high-end Core processors for the consumer market. Despite the shortage of its 14nm CPUs, Intel went on to post record Q3 earnings, and interim CEO Bob Swan stated that the company is "focused on the challenge of supplying the incredible market demand for Intel products." Today, things are definitely coming into "focus" as Intel senior vice president and general... Read more...
Intel is well behind schedule with its 10nm process tech; it is years behind schedule in fact. As a result, the company has pushed its 14nm process to tech to the limit with a number of design refreshes. However, the company says that it is still on track to deliver volume production of its 10nm consumer processors in late 2019 and for the sever market in 2020 (we should note that that limited 10nm chips have shipped out, albeit with their integrated GPUs disabled). With that being said, while Intel's full-scale 10nm rollout has been delayed, Murthy Renduchintala,... Read more...
AMD is going all-in on 7-nanometer manufacturing for both its CPUs and GPUs, and it doesn't look like the company will have to worry about low inventories. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly seen a reduction in 7nm orders from Apple, HiSilicon, and Qualcomm, and subsequently will not be operating at full capacity on its 7nm assembly lines. Looking ahead, AMD has its Zen 2 processor and Navi GPU architectures around the bend, both of which are being built on a 7nm manufacturing process. It's important to note that AMD does not build the actual chips—it's a fabless... Read more...
No one ever thought it would be easy for AMD to quickly claw away market share from Intel in the server market. While AMD's prospects in the consumer space with its Ryzen processors have been more promising, Intel’s rule of the x86 server market with an iron fist has been nearly impenetrable. However, a new report from DRAMeXchange states that so far throughout 2018, AMD has managed to capture 2 percent of the x86 server market with its EPYC processors. If you recall, EPYC first launched in mid-2017, and has generally been praised for its compelling balance of performance and value... Read more...
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