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AMD just released its 2nd Gen Ryzen processors based on Zen+, with the range-topping, flagship model being the Ryzen 7 2700X. However, Senior Vice President Jim Anderson is hinting that a faster chip, the Ryzen 7 2800X, will become the new flagship of the mainstream Ryzen family later this year. It's no secret that Intel is preparing to unleash an 8-core Coffee Lake-S processor for enthusiasts, likely sometime this summer or in the fall. The processor would sit above the current 6-core Coffee Lake-S processors, yet below Intel's mega-core HEDT family. So, it makes sense that AMD would... Read more...
We are pretty big fans of Intel's NUC (Next Unit of Computing) devices—it is nothing short of impressive how much power the company is able to pack inside a pint-sized form factor, the most recent of which is the Hades Canyon NUC with an Intel Core i7-8809G processor with Radeon RX Vega M GH graphics. That one is a tough act to follow, though rumor has it Intel is working on a 'Crimson Canyon' NUC that will pack a discrete AMD Radeon RX 500 GPU. Equally interesting is that the upcoming NUC is said to feature a Cannonlake processor. Specifically, it looks as though Intel is tapping its Core... Read more...
Earlier this week, AMD took the gloves off and finally addressed the reports that NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program (GPP) has been causing upheaval in the graphics market. The blog post centered on giving gamers more choice with respect to gaming hardware and took a few shots at NVIDIA with respect to a "gamer tax" on its proprietary adaptive refresh technology like G-SYNC. For the most part, the blog post, which was written by AMD's Scott Herkelman, tried to get its point across by not leveling too many specific accusations against NVIDIA. In fact, NVIDIA wasn't even called out by name,... Read more...
A shortened version of AMD's Radeon RX Vega becomes more real by the day. Not that the Radeon RX Vega Nano was ever fake—AMD's senior director of global marketing PR, Chris Hook, briefly teased the card at SIGGRAPH 2017—it just has not been released, or even officially announced. It does show up from time to time, however, making its most recent appearance at AMD's Ryzen 2000 series launch event in Munich. The pint-sized card pales in size compared to a full-length Radeon RX Vega and presumably would make a great addition to a home theater PC (HTPC) or any other small form factor (SFF)... Read more...
At the start of the week, we brought you news that an overclocking enthusiast by the name of TSAIK was able to overclock both a Ryzen 5 2600X and a Ryzen 7 2700X to 5.8GHz using liquid nitrogen (LN2). At the time, we pondered what overclocking fiend Der8auer could achieve with the same chips. Well, it didn't take long, and Der8auer has set the bar higher with a 6GHz+ overclock on the Ryzen 7 2700X. He achieved this feat with the Ryzen 7 2700X installed in an ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero AMD X470 motherboard. As with other insane overclocks, Der8auer used LN2 to achieve his overclock,... Read more...
Over on BenQ's website is a new product page for its EX3203R, a 32-inch class (31.5 inches) monitor utilizing a curved VA panel with a 2560x1440 (WQHD) resolution and blazing fast 144Hz refresh rate. The new display is also one of not many models (relatively speaking) to feature support for AMD's FreeSync 2 technology, which expands on the first-generation FreeSync protocol. To bear the FreeSync 2 badge, a monitor must have support for Low Framerate Compensation (LFC). It also introduces improved support for high dynamic range (HDR) gaming. "Gamers have spoken and they've made FreeSync™ the... Read more...
AMD initially announced its 2nd Generation Ryzen desktop processors back at CES earlier this year. Our coverage of the event is available for you here, but to quickly recap, 2nd Generation Ryzen processors are based on a refined update to the Zen architecture, dubbed Zen+, that offers higher clocks, lower latencies, and a more intelligent Precision Boost 2 algorithm that improves performance, system responsiveness, and power efficiency characteristics. The chips are also manufactured using a more advanced process, however, they still leverage the existing AM4 infrastructure and are compatible with... Read more...
Lest there was any doubt that ASUS was planning to roll out a new AREZ sub-brand for AMD's Radeon Series graphics cards, it's now official—ASUS announced the new "brand identity" for its lineup of Radeon RX products, explaining that it's derived from Arex, the Greek god of war. It's an appropriate designation, giving that AMD is going to war with NVIDIA over its GeForce Partner Program (GPP). The controversial program rewards add-in board (AIB) partners with a bevy of perks, including marketing funds and special promotions, in exchange for aligning their gaming brands exclusive with GeForce... Read more...
Updated 4/17/2018: The article below has been updated with a video from AMD which it hopes will drive its point home. If you've been following the graphics card market during the past few months, then you know about NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program, or GPP. AMD is going on the offensive against GPP with a new blog post entitled, "Radeon RX Graphics: A Gamer’s Choice" that was penned by Scott Herkelman, General Manager of Gaming. But before we delve into the blog, we need to provide a little bit of background on what exactly GPP is and what it hopes to achieve. NVIDIA says that GPP has... Read more...
We have been hearing rumors of ASUS introducing an AREZ sub-brand for its graphics cards, and specifically for its AMD Radeon Series, and sure enough a visit to the company's website reveals that AREZ is real. While there are no cards listed under the new sub-brand at the moment, it seems pretty clear that ASUS will relegate its AMD cards to AREZ so that it can align is Republic of Gamers with NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program (GPP). In case you have not been following that whole situation, there is a bit of controversy surrounding GPP, which provides additional marketing and sales support to vendors... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su pumped the brakes on an interview at the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix over the weekend when a former race car driver now working as a commentator for Sky Sports asked, "Excuse me ma'am, do you speak English?" While perhaps not totally out of line when approaching a random stranger at a Chinese event, what made the incident truly awkward was that this occurred at an event in which AMD was one of the sponsors. Martin Brundle, at one time a professional racer who joined the scene at the age of 12, apparently did not recognize the prominent CEO. And because this happened on live... Read more...
In case you haven't been paying attention to what's going on in the AMD world over the past week, the company's second-generation Zen+ Ryzen processors have been announced, and will begin shipping on April 19th. The family includes the Ryzen 5 2600/2600X and the Ryzen 7 2700/2700X. Given all the leaks over the past month, it should come as no surprise that there are more than a few of these processors in the hands of enthusiasts around the globe who are eager to see how far they can push them. User TSAIK has submitted CPU-Z results for overclocked examples of both the Ryzen 5 2600X and the... Read more...
There was a lot of hype and excitement surrounding Vega, the latest GPU architecture from AMD, spearheaded by former Radeon Technologies Group boss Raja Koduri (who is now at Intel where, among other things, is working on a discrete gaming GPU). When it arrived, Vega brought parity to NVIDIA's Pascal architecture, which at the time had been on the market for a year. Looking ahead, there is chatter that AMD's next GPU architecture codenamed Navi will not propel the company ahead of NVIDIA in graphics, either. Navi's existence is not a secret by any means, though most of the details surrounding the... Read more...
Less than a week from now, AMD's retail partners will start shipping the company's second generation Ryzen processors, such as the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600. There will be a rash of new motherboards too, based on AMD's X470 chipset. Several of them are already available to preorder at places like Amazon and Newegg, with prices ranging from around $140 on up to $300. To be clear, you don't have to upgrade your platform for second generation Ryzen CPUs if you already own a socket AM4 motherboard—a BIOS update will do the trick and you should be good to do. The new X470 chipset is basically... Read more...
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