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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...
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...
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...
AMD is back in the game with its Zen architecture and, for the first time in a long time, is able to compete with Intel in the high-end desktop CPU market with its Ryzen and Threadripper processor lines. And in the GPU market, Vega has given AMD a competitive solution to go up against NVIDIA's Pascal cards. At some point in the near future, AMD will unveil a mobile APU (accelerated processor unit) lineup that combines the two architectures and make a run in the laptop sector. Early benchmarks suggests these new chips could be worth waiting for. Over at Geekbench, a popular benchmark and hot spot... Read more...
AMD's Raja Koduri is stepping aside from the day-to-day operations of leading the company's Radeon Technology Group to spend more time with his family. Barring any further announcements going forward, this will be a temporary sabbatical starting September 25, with Koduri planning to return in December. In the meantime, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su will step in to lead the company's graphics division. A knee-jerk reaction this news, as first learned by Fudzilla, is to assume there is drama brewing behind the scenes in light of AMD's Vega architecture not quite living up to the hype. However, that does not... Read more...
We all know that Intel has plans to bring the fight back to AMD in the high-end CPU market. AMD's Ryzen Threadripper parts are better performance wise in many usage scenarios than Intel's high-end processors. The only place that Threadripper gives up the win to Intel is in some older games or games that don't benefit as much from multiple threads. If you want to know more about the Threadripper parts, you can check out our full review of the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X parts. Since we all know that Threadripper is a hit, fans might be interested to hear some of the backstory about how Threadripper... Read more...
AMD fans have had a lot to be happy about in the last few months as the chipmaker is finally taking it to Intel in performance CPUs and executing better in the GPU business to boot. It turns out that AMD's Radeon GPUs are beasts when it comes to cryptocurrency mining, leading to shortages and difficulty for gamers to find Radeon RX Vega cards. Specifically, the AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 is particularly adept in Ethereum mining. However, if you are one of the AMD fans looking down the road to what's next, especially for gamers, new information on AMD Vega 11 GPUs has surfaced. DigiTimes reports that... Read more...
NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 10 Series and AMD’s Polaris family of Radeon GPUs have been popular with Ethereum miners since the start of 2017. Many of these cards have been in short supply, and the GPU market actually showed an uncharacteristic uptick in growth during Q2 because of this demand. With that in mind, all eyes are currently on AMD with its new Radeon RX Vega family of GPUs. We’ve already seen that the Vega 64 (and the Vega 56 in particular) excel at Ethereum mining once optimized. One redditor, however, has taken his optimizations to the extreme, allowing his Vega 64 to obtain a hash rate of... Read more...
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