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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...
On this episode of HotHardware’s 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 Overclocked 18:20 - Lenovo Yoga C630 Review: Big Battery Life, Always Connected 28:37 - Unboxing AMD's Radeon VII, The First 7nm GPU Unleashed 30:06 - AMD Radeon VII Benchmark Review: 7nm Vega Vs GeForce RTX 49:18 - Intel Xeon W-3175X Review: Supercharged 28-Core Skylake-SP... 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 the generous allocation of memory gives the card some future proofing. Of course, honest-to-goodness future proofing is unattainable. That's not the point, however. AMD decided to design and build a card that is simultaneously attractive to gamers and professionals alike, and is pitching... 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 CEO Dr. Lisa Su took the wraps off the company’s first 7nm GPU based on its Vega architecture at CES 2019 in Las Vegas last month. Dr. Su’s keynote underscored the company’s lead against its rivals with respect to silicon process technology, and AMD’s new Radeon VII is one of multiple new products in its graphics and processors portfolios that’s built on a cutting-edge 7nm manufacturing node. And while AMD’s Radeon VII is essentially a process shrink of the company's Radeon Vega architecture with a few tweaks and fixes, along with that process geometry optimization... Read more...
AMD reported its Q4 earnings yesterday, and overall it was good news for the company. While revenue was lower than what analysts were expecting, the company met its mark for earnings, which drove shares higher after hours. AMD shares finished Tuesday with a nearly 20 percent gain. A lot of that success rides on the back of AMD's Zen microarchitecture that underpins the company's Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper and EPYC processor families. AMD CEO Lisa Su told CNBC's Jim Cramer that "innovation and product momentum" is the company's strategy, which is why it has gained market share from... Read more...
AMD's Q4 earnings have been highly anticipated, especially after its rival in the graphics arena -- NVIDIA -- yesterday revised its revenue guidance downward by $500 million, sending its shares plunging. Luckily for AMD, it was mostly good news for the company today. AMD recorded Q4 2018 GAAP revenue of $1.42 billion (analysts were expecting $1.44 billion), net income of $38 million and operating income of $28 million. Diluted earnings per share (EPS) came in at $0.04. During the same quarter in 2017, AMD reported revenue of $1.34 billion, a net loss of 19 million and operating loss of... Read more...
AMD recently unveiled its Radeon VII graphics card, which for the first time introduces a 7-nanometer GPU processor to the consumer gaming market (as opposed to the 7nm Radeon Instinct MI60, which is a workstation accelerator for deep learning workloads). We are all eager to find out how the card performs, and some leaked 3DMark benchmarks may provide a glimpse. Before we get to the scores, let's recap the card's specs. The Radeon VII features a 7nm Vega GPU underneath the hood with 60 compute units (CUs) and 3,840 stream processors, and is clocked up to 1.8GHz. It also boasts a whopping 16GB of... Read more...
Back at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su held up an early sample of a Ryzen 3000 series processor based on AMD's Zen 2 (Matisse) CPU architecture. It will still be several months until Zen 2 chips start shipping to consumers, though in the meantime, motherboard makers are getting ready with next-gen boards based on AMD's upcoming X570 chipset. We suspect there will be a ton of motherboard leaks in the upcoming weeks and months, especially as AMD's Ryzen 3000 series draws closer to release. In fact, it has already started to happen. The Eurasian Economic Commission... Read more...
Competition is a good thing, and AMD sure is bringing it to Intel these days, and not just on the budget end of the spectrum. Zen has proven a capable architecture, and just as importantly, it's serving as a long-term foundation to compete with Intel across the board. The latest example of this is another demo AMD posted showing a single second-generation Epyc "Rome" CPU beating a pair of Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M CPUs in the C-Ray benchmark. The Xeon Platinum 8180M is a beastly server chip. It has 28 physical cores and 56 threads to throw at workloads, and is clocked at 2.5GHz to 3.8GHz. The burly... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD delivered its second-generation Ryzen 3000 mobile processors. Unlike the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, which are built on 7nm Zen 2 architecture, the mobile versions are somewhat confusingly built on the current 12nm Zen+ architecture with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. However, what everyone wants to know is when can we expect to see the first round of Zen 2-based Ryzen mobile processors hit the market? According to a fresh report, it could be as early as Q4 2019 or as late as the first quarter of 2020. We should expect some pretty nice performance gains... Read more...
Leading up the official unveil of AMD's third-generation Ryzen desktop processors, we were anticipating the arrival of higher-end 12- and 16-core SKUs based on previous leaks. But when CEO Lisa Su took to the stage, she only gave us a sneak peek at an 8-core, 12-thread Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series processor.  However, Su later hinted in a post-keynote interview that "you might expect that we will have more than eight cores." Well, here we are with a UserBenchmark database entry that was uncovered by notorious hardware sleuth Tum Apisak. The listing is for a 12-core, 24-thread... Read more...
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