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Baidu isn’t a huge name here in the U.S., but in China, it is a behemoth internet search provider. Baidu isn’t all about search though and much like Google, it has fingers in lots of pies including artificial intelligence (AI). Baidu and AMD have announced a partnership that will see the firm deploying single-socket AMD EPYC platforms for its ABC Datacenters. ABC stands for AI, big data, and cloud computing services. The single socket EPYC platforms will be used by Baidu to optimize and deliver storage and computer services to customers. AMD notes that Baidu plans to roll out expanded... Read more...
Late last month, AMD teased the release of its Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition GPU driver suite. The company did little more than confirm the name of the software, that it would be released sometime in December, and that we should expect continual refinements through next year. Today, AMD is opening the floodgates, so to speak, with regards to information on Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition. There are plenty of new features to comb through, but one of the most interesting one for gamers is the new Radeon Overlay, which provides a new UI that can be called upon in real-time during a game to give... Read more...
Updated 12/10/2017 @ 3:52 PM EST. Unfortunately, while the below specs definitely had folks in the enthusiast community excited, it appears that the leaked slide that was source of information regarding the Ryzen 7 2700, 2800 and 2800X is a hoax. The original reddit thread that was the source for specs that surfaced here originally, and have since found new life recently. We will, however, leave our original story, intact, below... We have known for some time that AMD is planning to roll out another round of Ryzen processors in 2018, known as Pinnacle Ridge, followed by yet another release... Read more...
Qualcomm had a busy day yesterday. For one, the company announced a new flagship mobile processor, the Snapdragon 845, that will end up in high-end smartphones. It also unveiled always-connected Windows 10 PCs running Snapdragon 835 hardware, with the likes of ASUS and HP joining the fun. And if all that were not enough, Qualcomm has partnered with AMD to support always-connected PCs on Ryzen mobile platforms, with its Snapdragon X16 LTE modem. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons via Maurizio Pesce "Both AMD and Qualcomm have shown a consistent commitment to delivering products that redefine next-generation... Read more...
One of the most frustrating things about a building a PC is the pace at which technologies evolves, leaving you with a collection of obsolete parts sometimes only weeks after purchasing them. This can be especially infuriating when AMD or Intel introduce a new processor and CPU socket. Well, if you build a Ryzen system, one thing you won't have to worry about is AMD abandoning its AM4 platform, at least not for a few years. AMD is committed to using the same socket for years to come, which it has said before and recently reiterated in an interview. In a video posted to Facebook, James Prior, Senior... Read more...
When we launched our early preview look at AMD Ryzen Mobile performance with the new HP Envy x360 15z laptop last week, we expected it would pull in a few eyeballs. Our benchmark results were likely some of the first anyone had seen that showed what AMD's Ryzen core CPU architecture, coupled with its Radeon RX Vega GPU on the same piece of silicon, could do versus a plethora of Intel 7th and 8th Gen Core series laptops. We wanted to paint a detailed picture of its performance characteristics across various workloads and answer a few other questions a long the way regarding other aspects, like battery... Read more...
There's a new generation of Radeon driver software arriving next month, and AMD today is announcing the name for the suite. It will be called the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, and is named after the Adrenalin Rose. Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition will launch roughly a year after the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition was unleashed onto the gaming community. AMD brags that its "Crimson" family of Radeon driver software has maintained high user satisfaction ratings, with the current generation maintaining a greater than 90 percent satisfaction rating for the past year. "Radeon Software... Read more...
Intel recently touted an array of benchmarks comparing its latest Xeon Scalable Processors (Skylake-SP) in a two-socket configuration to the performance of a similarly configured 2P Xeon E5026xx v4 (Broadwell-EP) system and a competing dual socket AMD EPYC 7601-based system. In discussing the benchmarks, however, Intel makes it clear that the results are all externally published and that the they are third-party auditable, to ensure no one can cry foul when comparing the results.  It should be noted, however, that Intel used its own compilers for these tests. On the AMD system, a... Read more...
AMD is gearing up to launch its Raven Ridge APUs on the desktop, and in preparation for that, motherboard makers are starting to roll out BIOS updates to support the upcoming chips. This highlights one of the benefits of the AM4 platform, in that AMD is committed to supporting future processor releases through at least 2019, based on previous roadmaps that show Matisse (desktop) and Picasso (desktop/notebook APU) both sticking with the AM4 socket. Raven Ridge APUs are based on AMD's Zen architecture, combining up to 4 Zen-based CPU cores with integrated Vega graphics. We recently had a chance to... Read more...
AMD is running a new promotion that it hopes will make its Radeon RX Vega 56 and Radeon RX Vega 64 graphics cards more enticing. For a limited time, customers who purchase a qualifying card will receive Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and Prey, a couple of AAA titles from Bethesda. While not specifically mentioned, it appears AMD and Bethesda have teamed up for the holiday season. The promotion is in effect now and runs through December 31, 2017. It is a nice bonus that adds up to $100 of value, based on regular MSRPs—when not on sale, Wolfenstein II retails for $60 and Prey goes for $40.... Read more...
AMD’s Zen processor microarchitecture is targeted for deployment across the company’s entire processor product stack, from desktop with Ryzen and Threadripper, to the data center with EPYC, and finally in laptops and convertibles with Ryzen Mobile. Ryzen is set to yet again take on Intel’s dominant position in the market. However, in this latest implementation, Zen is being coupled with AMD’s Vega graphics cores for a fully integrated laptop solution with the potential for a significantly more robust multimedia and gaming experience as a result. On the desktop,... Read more...
Back in late October, Amazon broke out its pricing gun and started slashing prices on AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors. Threadripper is already an incredible value compared to rival Core X processors from Intel, so the discount (which amounted to $120 on the Threadripper 1950X) were just the icing on the cake. Well, Amazon is back with another round of discounts on the Threadripper family, and the deals are even better this time around. If you're looking for a HEDT processor with plenty of cores to keep your applications humming, it'll be hard to pass up these savings: Ryzen Threadripper 1950X... Read more...
If you are after fancy looking graphics card with brawn underneath its good looks, you are in luck, and it doesn't even matter if you prefer AMD for NVIDIA. For those who favor the latter, we just posted a review of NVIDIA's Star Wars Titan Xp Collector's Edition, and take it from us, the GeForce is strong with that one. Likewise, if you prefer to roll with AMD, custom Radeon RX Vega cards are starting to trickle out. One that lies in the wings is PowerColor's Radeon RX Vega 64 Red Devil card. Click to Enlarge (Source: Videocardz) Photos of the Red Devil variant have been leaked to the web, giving... Read more...
It's definitely been in interesting week in the world of tech, and during that time, NVIDA issued another blockbuster earnings report. NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang recently talked about his company's quarterly earnings and hit many other topics during an new interview. During the chat, Huang was naturally asked about the biggest news to happen in the GPU market in recent memory: Intel's adoption of AMD graphics for its Kaby Lake-G family of processors.  When asked if this new AMD-Intel partnership would cause NVIDIA to alter its future GPU plans, Huang fired back, "Not really. I think it... Read more...
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