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AMD took the PC market by storm earlier this year with its Zen-based processor families. We've seen Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 processors for the mainstream market, and Ryzen Threadripper for enthusiasts. Zen has even filtered into the enterprise market with EPYC processors. One market where Zen hasn't yet been released is in the mobile sector, but that will soon change. A product data sheet that was found on Hewlett-Packard's website tells the tale of an upcoming Envy x360 notebook (15-bq101na). Powering that notebook is AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U processor, which is based on AMD's Raven Ridge platform.... Read more...
It looks as though Christmas is coming early for quite a few gaming enthusiasts. For many gamers, out there the, the Ryzen 5 1600 and 1600X are reasonably-priced mainstream processors that pack quite a punch. Priced at around $210 and $220 respectively, each offers six cores capable of executing 12 threads. However, folks that have received the latest batch of the two chips are finding out that they are not in possession of hexa-core processors. Instead, they're finding that the processors have 8 cores and 16 threads. In the case of the Ryzen 5 1600X, enthusiasts have discovered that the base and... Read more...
While the enthusiast community is all abuzz about high-performance Radeon RX Vega 56/64 graphics cards based on the Vega architecture, AMD also produces graphics cards that are cater to a more discerning clientele. That's where AMD's Embedded business comes into play, and today the division is launching the new Embedded Radeon E9170 Series GPUs. Based on the familiar 14nm FinFET Polaris architecture, the Embedded Radeon E9170 Series is firmly in the middle of the AMD's low-power graphics portfolio. Members of the family include the E9171, which is availed in a MCM form-factor, the E9174/E9172,... Read more...
Back in late August, AMD launched the entry-level Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor, which features 8 cores, 16 cores and its priced at $549. At the time, AMD promised that it would be launching a new driver for the complementing X399 chipset that would enable NVMe RAID support. AMD originally said that the driver would be available on or around September 25th, and roughly a week after that guesstimate launch date, the new driver is now available. With a plethora of PCIe lanes at its disposal, AMD is promising some stellar storage performance with this new NVMe RAID driver. "In our own performance... Read more...
At its launch, one of the most common complaints about AMD's Radeon RX Vega cards was their reference cooler, and in particular, its weak cooling performance. Reference coolers are rarely that impressive, but it was especially true with a powerful GPU like Vega. Immediately, people yearned to see what companies like Gigabyte would release to one-up that reference design. It didn't seem likely at first that Gigabyte was even going to release its own variant of the Vega 64, but lo and behold, it's happened. What you see below is the company's GAMING OC, sporting not just two large fans, but a large... Read more...
Although our own testing have shown the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti to easily outpace the Radeon RX Vega 64 in most gaming benchmarks, there appears to be at least one DX12 title that seem to favor AMD's latest graphic flagship. That game is Forza Motorsport 7, which is set to go into wide release tomorrow, October 3rd. In most gaming benchmarks, the Vega 64 has been shown to be a worthy adversary for the GeForce GTX 1080. But in Forza Motorsport 7, the Vega 64 is punching above its weight class, outperforming the GTX 1080 Ti by roughly 23 percent at Full HD resolution. With the resolution cranked... Read more...
Should you build a PC now or wait for what is around the corner? That is the perpetual question that DIY system builders face, and generally speaking, we typically recommend pulling the trigger rather than playing the never-ending waiting game. That said, if you are eyeing up a Ryzen build, rumor has it AMD is only a few months away from launching a new generation of Ryzen processors built on a 12-nanometer low-power (12nm LP) manufacturing process.Chatty sources working for companies that build motherboards have told Digitimes that AMD will release its next-generation Pinnacle Ridge processors... Read more...
AMD made the CPU market competitive again earlier this year with the launch of Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3. Then, the company turned heads again with the launch of Ryzen Threadripper for enthusiasts. With these successful launches under its belt, AMD isn't easing off the gas anytime soon. In fact, a leaked roadmap shows what AMD has planned for the next two years with regards to processors. Coming up in 2018, we'll see Pinnacle Ridge on the desktop, which is based on the current Summit Ridge architecture. There won't be many big architectural improvements with these processors, although process... Read more...
Gaming pioneer Atari is getting into the hardware business with its Ataribox, a retro-themed game console with modern guts. The physical design pays homage to the original Atari 2600, a video game console released four decades ago this month, only it is sleeker and does not accept game cartridges. Instead, the Ataribox runs Linux and is powered by an AMD accelerated processing unit (APU) to deliver a "full PC experience for the TV." The Ataribox team posted a handful of new images of the upcoming console, and also shared a bit more about the game system. With Linux at the core, it will feature... Read more...
As long as we have been able to cram multiple video cards into our computers, the branding from NVIDIA and AMD had been the same. NVIDIA calls its multi-GPU tech SLI and AMD has coined theirs CrossFire. With the release of the new drivers to allow gamers to put multiple Radeon RX Vega graphics cards inside gaming PCs, that CrossFire branding has been shelved. When AMD announced the new drivers there was no CrossFire mentioned at all, and so PC World asked why. An AMD rep said, "CrossFire isn’t mentioned because it technically refers to DX11 applications. In DirectX 12, we reference multi-GPU... Read more...
Tesla is one of the leading automakers working towards a complete self-driving solution where it will one day be possible to hop in your car, plug in a destination, and let the vehicle do all of the work. That type of end-goal requires a lot of advanced sensors and computing power. To help with the latter, Tesla has tapped Advanced Micro Devices to design purpose-built processors to its specifications.AMD is a fabless operation and does not actually produce processors—that task falls on GlobalFroundries, which has a wafer supply agreement with AMD that runs through 2020. However, AMD designs its... Read more...
Do you have a bodacious new AMD Ryzen, Ryzen Threadripper or Intel Core X rig, and need a new monitor to compliment the system? Well, AOC is touting its new AG322QCX gaming monitor, which features an 1800R curve and a 16:9 aspect ratio. First and foremost, the AG322QCX measures 32 inches in size, and has a screen resolution of 2560x1440 (QHD). The gaming monitor features a VA panel with a 4ms response time, 300 cd/m2 brightness rating, and a 50 million:1 contrast ratio. As you might expect, viewing angles are generous (178 degrees vertical and horizontal), and it supports a color depth of 16.7... Read more...
AMD thrust itself back into the conversation at the both the high-end processor and graphics markets with its Ryzen and Vega architectures, respectively, and also laid the groundwork for remaining competitive as it builds upon each one. To that end, AMD announced at the GlobalFoundries Technology Conference that it will be transitioning its "graphics and clients products" from its current 14-nanometer LPP FinFET process to 12nm LP technology in 2018. Based on what we know up to this point, our guess is that the move to 12nm on the CPU side will be a die shrink of Ryzen as opposed to new processors... Read more...
AMD is still trying to get a handle on Radeon RX Vega production in the wake of the cryptocurrency craze that is contributing to a shortage of graphics cards in general. In the meantime, it appears that AMD's hardware partners are readying custom designed cards with fancy cooling solutions and, in some cases, factory overclocks, among other features not found on AMD's reference cards (such as RGB lighting). Look for them to hit store shelves next month (hopefully)A French-language website says it was informed by a source that custom designed cards from the likes of Asus, Gigabyte, and MSI will... Read more...
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