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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...
Today is the day AMD's Radeon Technologies Group has been working towards for a long time. The official launch of the Radeon RX Vega is here, and it's now time for AMD RTG's moment in the spotlight. Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ:AMD) has been on a tear as of late; the desktop and server processor group executed successful launches of its Ryzen desktop processor, EPYC server platform, and finally the big bang last week with its Ryzen Threadripper enthusiast 12- and 16-core processors, which were met with high praise. Ryzen, EPYC and Threadripper are tough acts to follow, just ask Intel. So too... 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...
AMD has been slow playing the launch of its next generation processors and graphics cards. The marketing strategy has created a ton of hype surrounding Ryzen, Threadripper, and Vega, and just when it seemed like there was nothing else to tease, AMD decided to pass around a Radeon RX Vega Nano graphics card for small form factor systems. One of the best images of the pint-sized graphics card shows AMD's Chris Hook, a senior director of global marketing PR for the company, excitedly holding the card up. He displayed the card just long enough for a picture to be taken before disappearing behind the... 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...
AMD has officially lifted the veil on its new Radeon RX consumer graphics line-up, featuring the company's next-generation Vega GPU architecture. After months of architecture disclosures and rumors, we finally have real specifications and details on the actual Radeon RX Vega graphics card line-up, including pricing, and what AMD is doing to make the cards as attractive as possible for gamers.Initially, there will be four cards in the Radeon RX Vega line-up, the standard air-cooled Radeon RX Vega 64, a Radeon RX Vega 64 Limited Edition with stylized metal fan shroud, the liquid-cooled... Read more...
We are out at SIGGRAPH learning about AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX Vega GPUs and Ryzen Threadripper processors at the moment. We will have many more details to share with you tomorrow evening after AMD’s Capsaicin Event, but the company is allowing pictures of the Radeon RX Vega to be posted right away, so we thought we’d share them with you all. Raja Koduri With The Radeon RX Vega Liquid Cooled EditionWhat we have here are pictures of two Radeon RX Vega cards – the liquid and air cooled editions. Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of the Radeon Technologies Group, is holding... Read more...
AMD’s Vega graphics architecture is fast approaching a retail release, but unfortunately for gamers, the first available cards will be the professional workstation-targeted Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. If you’re in the market for such a card, preorders are now open from at least two retailers — one based in the U.S., with the other hailing from the UK. SaberPC has an air-cooled Radeon Vega Frontier Edition (100-506061) and the liquid-cooled version (100-506062) available to preorder. Both graphics cards include 16GB of HBM2 memory, 483GB/sec of memory bandwidth, 4096 stream processors 13.1 TFLOPS... Read more...
AMD brought along its big guns to the Computex convention in Taipei with demonstrations of both its mighty 16-core Threadripper CPU, and no less than four Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards running in tandem. We also got our first look at Threadripper, a physically large processor with 16 cores and 32 threads with support for quad-channel DDR4 memory and a whopping 64 PCI Express lanes. "Now it's a little bit bigger than the mobile version you'll notice, but a lot more compute power," AMD's Jim Anderson quipped. 32 Thread, 16-Cores rip through Blender - Threadripper CPU Test When AMD first... Read more...
If you thought the competition between AMD was Intel was already reaching a fever pitch, hang onto your hat, the best is yet to come. With Ryzen, AMD put itself back into contention in the high-end market where enthusiasts like to loiter. But Ryzen is not the end game for AMD, it is just the beginning. Looking ahead, AMD is planning a die shrink to 7 nanometers for its Zen 2 CPUs, which it will tape out later this year. A tape out is when a company like AMD finalizes its semiconductor design before sending it off for manufacturing. Since we are already approaching the halfway mark of 2017, AMD... Read more...
AMD definitely turned heads when it announced the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition earlier this week. Based on AMDs 14nm FinFET “Vega” architecture, the professional workstation graphics card promises 13 TFLOPs single-precision compute performance and includes 16GB of HBM2. However, what about those of us who simply want a no-frills, kickass gaming card; one that will go toe-to-toe with the best that NVIDIA has to offer with its GeForce GTX 10 Series? AMD hasn’t forgotten about us, and confirmed that it will soft launch the Radeon RX Vega later this month at Computex. During a reddit AMA session yesterday... Read more...
AMD made a flurry of announcements this evening during its Financial Analyst Day presentation, one of which includes new mobile solutions that pairs the company's Ryzen CPU architecture with its forthcoming Vega GPU architecture. Or put another way, AMD is readying its first Zen-based mobile APU (accelerated processing unit) with on-die Vega graphics, both for desktops and laptops.Click to EnlargeWe're still in the process of gathering information, but here is what we know so far. Compared to AMD's 7th generation APUs, Ryzen Mobile will up the CPU performance ante by 50 percent while offering 40... Read more...
  If you’re a PC gaming enthusiast, you no doubt have been following all of the developments surrounding AMD’s upcoming Vega graphics architecture. Vega, which is built on a 14nm FinFET manufacturing process, will underpin AMD’s graphics aspirations in the consumer and professional markets for the near future. Luckily, during its Financial Analysts Day call this afternoon, AMD spilled some more information on Vega, at least from a pro graphics standpoint. The aim with Vega is to deliver 4K gaming performance at 60 FPS, and the Radeon RX Vega, the consumer GPU variant, is claimed to deliver... Read more...
There is an immense amount of excitement building around AMD's next generation Vega GPU architecture, both from outside observers like us and from within. As to the latter, AMD's senior vice president and chief architect of its Radeon Technologies Group, Raja Koduri, and the division's senior marketing director, Chris Hook, both teased a Vega announcement on Twitter that is expected later today. Starting with the head honcho, here is what Koduri threw out to the social media space: Ok..complete the sentence..we stand today on the edge of a ...... (first 10 people who get this right will get something... Read more...
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