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At some point next year, AMD is expected to release a new round of graphics cards based on its upcoming Navi GPU architecture. Before that happens, however, AMD may also launch a fresh batch of Radeon RX Vega cards. If so, these are likely to be billed as Vega II, if a new trademark filing for an updated Vega logo is any indication. "The mark consists of two triangles, joined at one corner, so that a leg of each triangle appears to form the side of a letter 'V'. The left side of the design is a single dark triangle. The right side of the design is composed of a smaller triangle and four alternating... Read more...
When it comes to AMD's upcoming Navi architecture, there aren't many concrete "knowns" about the GPU. One of the few things that we know for certain is that it will be based on AMD's new 7nm process tech, which should allow for some pretty significant power savings compared to previous generations. With that being said, a discussion thread over at China's ChipHell.com web forum -- a destination that often contains unreleased information regarding unreleased hardware products -- suggests that AMD's Navi 10 could launch as early as mid-2019. The people discussing Navi 10 on the forum also suggested... 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...
Earlier this week, we reported on rumors pertaining to AMD's upcoming Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 Series of mainstream processors. The leaked detailed a slew of new SKUs from the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 and all-new Ryzen 9 families. However, a new contest hailing from South Korea, which is sponsored by a CPU sales agency working for AMD, has confirmed at least two members of Ryzen 3000 Series. The contest is currently open and asks participants to guess the Cinebench scores that the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 7 3700X will generate when released. Winners will be selected based on how close their... Read more...
We hope that you have a salt shaker nearby, because there are some rumored specs making the rounds via the internet concerning AMD's incoming third-generation Ryzen processors. While we're skeptical of these rumored specs, they do seemingly appear to be within reason given what we've seen with AMD's current Ryzen lineup and the potential of its 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Many of these processors will allegedly be announced next month at CES 2019 according to AdoredTV, which is a little earlier than usual for Ryzen products. We start off with the Ryzen 3 3300 series, which will contain three... Read more...
AMD is investing heavily into 7-nanometer manufacturing technology, both for its CPUs and GPUs, only one of which currently competes at the high end of the market. That would be AMD's processor family, and specifically its Ryzen, Threadripper, and Epyc chips. What about graphics? AMD has mostly focused on the mid-range and low-end sectors with several refreshes to its Polaris GPU architecture, but is not willing to concede the high-end market to NVIDIA. "We believe, we will be very competitive overall and that includes the high-end of the GPU market. Obviously there are new products out there from... Read more...
The dust has barely had time to settle on AMD's X470 chipset, which launched alongside its second-generation Ryzen processors. Looking ahead, however, X570 is now right around the corner, or so the latest leak says. One thing that's interesting about the upcoming chipset is that it supposedly will offer PCI Express Gen 4 support. If the X570 does indeed end up supporting PCIe 4.0, as the latest leak indicates, it will be AMD's first chipset to do so, and the first consumer platform in general. It also stands to reason that AMD's upcoming Zen 2 processors (Ryzen 3000 series) will support PCIe 4.0... Read more...
We always look forward to the latest sales figures that come in from German eTailer Mindfactory, which releases individual processor sales numbers which are then compiled by the enthusiast community (in this case, redditor ingebor). Building on its momentum from previous months, AMD has been kicking butt to put it lightly. Although we didn't cover Mindfactory's October sales numbers, AMD was sitting at a 45 percent share of its overall processor sales in June, was at 50 percent in July, and came out slightly ahead at 51 percent in August. In September, AMD took a commanding lead with 65... Read more...
Tech journalist and author Brad Sams has published a book called "Beneath A Surface" which chronicles what Microsoft went through to bring the Surface line of products to market. Inside the book are some interesting claims about the future of Surface devices that would mark a big change for Microsoft. The biggest bombshell in the book is that Sams claims Microsoft and Intel are at odds with each other with Microsoft unhappy about the massive delays in the rollout of 10nm processors. While the 10nm chips are delayed, Microsoft has flatly denied that its 10nm process is dead despite some rumors claiming... 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...
AMD has gone on record saying it's "betting big on 7 nanometers" and the innovations that come with it. One of its upcoming 7nm products is "Rome," a next-generation Epyc processor that will be the world's first 7nm datacenter CPU, with increased instructions per clock (IPC) throughput and a big overall performance lift. Part of that performance lift will apparently come from having twice as much L3 cache as current-generation Epyc processors. How do we know this? AMD didn't offer up any specific details about Rome, at least not on a fine grain level. However, with a launch being imminent and with... Read more...
ASRock is embracing AMD's Ryzen Threadripper family of processors with its first HEDT motherboard that falls under the Phantom Gaming line. Meet the X399 Phantom Gaming 6, which is a flagship motherboard featuring an eight-layer PCB design, eight-phase digital power delivery, and dual 8-pin connectors for power. Given that this is an HEDT motherboard that is fueled by Ryzen Threadripper power, there are a total of eight DDR4 DIMM slots supporting a total of 128GB. As for memory speeds, the board can handle 3400MHz+ frequencies. Onboard you'll find a total of three PCIe 3.0 x16... Read more...
Intel and AMD both have two high-powered server processors launches coming up next year which are set to shake up the enterprise market. Intel is the runaway market leader with its Xeon family of processors, but AMD is making slow and steady progress to challenge that market share with its EPYC processors. During the first half of 2019, the fight will continue with the 14nm++ Cascade Lake-AP Xeon processors, while AMD will be fielding its 7nm Zen 2-based "Rome" EPYC processors. Much to our pleasure, leaked Cinebench R15 numbers have made their way to the internet courtesy of HKEPC.... Read more...
AMD may have hit a home run with its Zen architecture, but when graphics are thrown into the mix, there is definitely room for improvement. One of the big complaints with AMD's Ryzen Mobile products is that graphics drivers are slow to roll out. It's drawn so much attention that AMD has now publicly acknowledged the issue, and promises to do better in the near future. Driver releases are an important part of any product that requires or benefits from custom tailored drivers (versus generic ones), and it is especially critical when dealing with enthusiasts, gamers, and graphics professionals. That's... Read more...
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