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At some point next year, AMD is expected to release a new round of graphics cards based on its upcoming Navi GPU architecture. Before that happens, however, AMD may also launch a fresh batch of Radeon RX Vega cards. If so, these are likely to be billed as Vega II, if a new trademark filing for an updated Vega logo is any indication. "The mark consists of two triangles, joined at one corner, so that a leg of each triangle appears to form the side of a letter 'V'. The left side of the design is a single dark triangle. The right side of the design is composed of a smaller triangle and four alternating... Read more...
Investors do not seem quite sure how to react to AMD's fourth quarter and full year financial results for 2017. In after hours trading, AMD's share price fell 5 percent to $12.25, following the Sunnyvale chip designer announcing fourth quarter net income of $61 million, or 6 cents per share, versus a loss of $51 million, or 6 cents a share, in the same period a year ago. This morning, however, shares are showing a solid rebound after yesterday's general market volatility. For the full year, AMD raked in $5.33 billion in revenue en route to a $43 million profit, versus $4.27 billion and a $497 million... Read more...
It's quite a big deal that Intel and AMD have partnered to build a new processor package incorporating an 8th Generation Core H-series CPU with a Radeon Vega GPU, plans of which Intel announced two months ago. We expect quite a bit of fanfare and ballyhooing when the first multi-chip module (MCM) package arrives, though in the meantime, an overclocking page at Intel's India portal has tipped what that will likely be—a Core i7-8809G. The new chip shows up on a page promoting overclocking Intel's unlocked processors. When you scroll down, there is a section that lists several unlocked CPUs... 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...
Earlier this week, we were a bit disappointed when we heard rumors that AMD would be dropping its standalone air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64 SKU, effectively raising its price to $599 for the foreseeable future. If this was indeed the case, it would be the ultimate case of “bait and switch”, since AMD played up the attractive $499 price point for the Vega 64 and reviews recommending the graphics card (including ours) were based on this price point. Rather than run with the story, which was originally posted by OC3D on Tuesday, we decided to reach out to AMD for further clarification. It took a few... Read more...
Just yesterday, we gave you a quick rundown of Ethereum mining performance on the brand-new Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 graphics cards (read Dave’s review here). Our initial testing showed both cards trailing an optimized GeForce GTX 1070 FE, while putting up total system power consumption figures that were a bit on the high side. Fortunately, just as we were expecting, AMD has released a new beta driver that provides a nice boost to block chain compute performance. The new test driver is aptly named, “Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition Beta for Blockchain Compute”. That sure is a mouthful,... Read more...
Ethereum (ETH) has risen to become hugely popular in the cryptocurrency world over a relatively short period of time. After first appearing on the radar screens of miners earlier this year, with valuations surpassing the $400 mark in June, ETH pricing is now hovering around $300. Mining enthusiasts have built their own dedicated machines for mining Ether, with many choosing mid-range NVIDIA and AMD hardware to get the most bang for the buck and performance-per-watt. As we mentioned in our Ethereum Mining Optimization Guide, we found that the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 offers a relatively high hash... Read more...
In case you haven’t been keeping up, late last month AMD officially announced the consumer version of its Vega-based graphics cards to much fanfare. With prices starting at $399 for the Radeon RX Vega 56, $499 for Radeon Vega RX 64 Air Cooled and topping out at $699 for the Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid Cooled, AMD is playing squarely in territory currently occupied by NVIDIA’s higher-end GeForce GTX 10 graphics cards. As it turns out, late this week AMD finally had a shipment delivered to us that contained a graphics card presentation unlike any other we've seen to date. Luckily for us, we’ve... Read more...
Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past twelve hours, then you know that AMD officially unveiled its Radeon RX Vega architecture. With a starting price of $399 (Radeon RX Vega 54), AMD is looking to bring some incredibly potent graphics muscle to compete with the GeForce GTX 10 Series. Up until this point, AMD has given us just a small taste of what to expect when it comes to performance of Radeon RX Vega 64. AMD posted a few slides late last night that shows that when it comes to minimum and maximum framerates running at 3440x1440 and 3840x2160, the Radeon RX Vega 64 offers generally... Read more...
Just last week, AMD rolled out a Crimson ReLive software update in preparation for its official unveiling of Radeon RX Vega graphics cards for consumers, which it announced over the weekend at SIGGRAPH. Now it is doing the same for new professional grade Vega cards that were introduced as well, and with it comes some nifty features. Perhaps the most noteworthy feature upgrade that AMD's Radeon Pro Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8 brings to professionals is driver switching. Here is the thing—professional graphics cards based on Vega are fully capable of playing games, but the driver packages... Read more...
Radeon RX Vega is nearly here, and to help get the festivities kicked off early, AMD is taking its graphics show on the road. There are three stops on the tour, the first of which occurred yesterday in Budapest, Hungary. Next, AMD will make a stop at PDXLAN in Portland, Oregon (July 21-23) and the Radeon RX Vega will make its official debut later this month at SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles (July 30). However, we’re here to talk about what happened at last night’s event in Budapest. For AMD enthusiasts that showed up to get their hands on Vega-based hardware, that were greeted with systems that were... Read more...
Like winter in Game of Thrones, Vega is coming. It is already here for professionals, but on the consumer side, AMD is planning to unveil its Vega lineup for gamers at SIGGRAPH Capsaicin on July 30, which is just over two weeks from now. AMD has done a pretty good job in keeping mum about its gaming lineup leading up to the unveil. If you are curious, however, the latest leak suggests that AMD will launch Vega to gamers with three different SKUs. At the top of the stack is the Radeon RX Vega XTX. This one will feature 64 shader clusters (4,096 stream processors), 8GB of second generation high bandwidth... Read more...
The future is looking bright for AMD, and by extension the same can be said about the consumer market. After all, competition is good for everyone, whether you are a fan of AMD or Intel, or are indifferent. AMD has managed to make itself competitive again in the high-end processor market with Ryzen (and soon with Threadipper), and on the GPU side, AMD is getting ready to launch gaming oriented Radeon RX Vega cards. AMD took to Twitter to remind everyone of its plans to launch Radeon RX Vega cards at SIGGRAPH 2017, which takes place in Los Angeles from July 30 to August 3. That means we are now... Read more...
AMD has been hyping its Vega graphics architecture for a long time. It is fair to say that many enthusiasts are frothing at the mouth in anticipation of what Vega might bring to the table, and that anticipation grows higher each time AMD provides more information about its next-generation graphics cards, as was the case at Computex earlier this week. The wait is nearly (finally) over, unless you're holding out for a mid-range card based on Vega. Vega is already official with AMD having announced the Radeon RX Vega Frontier Edition for developers. That card is decked out with 64 next-gen compute... Read more...
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