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We've all been waiting a long time for 10nm Ice Lake processors to arrive, and Intel is finally ready to deliver after sticking with the 14nm process node (albeit with refinements along the way) for four years. Everyone of course is eager to hear about the performance of the first Ice Lake processors (which will initially be available with up to four cores) and what kind of gains they will bring with respect to power efficiency, but what's equally exciting is the integrated graphics. Intel labels Ice Lake's graphics subsystem as Gen11, and it is far more advanced and powerful than anything that the company has ever previously put forward. We're looking at 64 execution units with... Read more...
If you’re looking for a maker board that will give you a lot of performance overhead, we’re happy to announce that the Udoo Bolt is now shipping. The Udoo Bolt first caught our attention via its successful Kickstarter campaign, which to date has raised over $635,000 from over 1,400 backers. At its heart is an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 Series SoC, which combines Zen CPU cores with Radeon Vega graphics. The Bolt 3 comes with the Ryzen Embedded V1202B SoC with 2 cores/4 threads operating on a 2.3GHz base clock and 3.2GHz boost clock along with a Vega 3 GPU with 3 CUs. There’s also a more powerful Bolt 8, which includes the quad-core/octa-thread Ryzen Embedded V1605B SoC with a 2GHz... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su unveiled the Radeon VII during a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show last month. Although the Radeon VII was billed as the first 7nm GPU, fundamentally it is similar to the Radeon Instinct MI50, which was announced late last year. Of course the Radeon Instinct MI50 is targeted at HPC and Deep Learning applications, while the Radeon VII is technically the first enthusiast-class gaming GPU for consumers. Regardless, the fact remains that the same 7nm Vega 20-based chip is at the heart of both cards. Although it is still based on the company’s Vega architecture, the GPU powering the Radeon VII isn’t a simply shrink of an existing design. There have been... Read more...
Update 2/72019, 9:28AM: Our full Radeon VII review with copious benchmark data is now live, if you'd like details on how this MSI card should perform.  In just one more day, AMD's recently announced Radeon VII graphics card will be available to purchase. That's also when reviews will hit the web (ours included). In the meantime, several of AMD's hardware partners have erected Radeon VII product pages on their websites, including both MSI and Gigabyte. The Radeon VII is an interesting product for the fact that it's the first consumer gaming card to feature a GPU built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, and specifically Vega 20. It's not actually the first 7nm GPU product, as AMD kicked... Read more...
AMD recently unveiled its Radeon VII graphics card, which for the first time introduces a 7-nanometer GPU processor to the consumer gaming market (as opposed to the 7nm Radeon Instinct MI60, which is a workstation accelerator for deep learning workloads). We are all eager to find out how the card performs, and some leaked 3DMark benchmarks may provide a glimpse. Before we get to the scores, let's recap the card's specs. The Radeon VII features a 7nm Vega GPU underneath the hood with 60 compute units (CUs) and 3,840 stream processors, and is clocked up to 1.8GHz. It also boasts a whopping 16GB of second-generation high bandwidth memory (HBM2)—that's twice as much as the Radeon RX Vega 64... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD delivered its second-generation Ryzen 3000 mobile processors. Unlike the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, which are built on 7nm Zen 2 architecture, the mobile versions are somewhat confusingly built on the current 12nm Zen+ architecture with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. However, what everyone wants to know is when can we expect to see the first round of Zen 2-based Ryzen mobile processors hit the market? According to a fresh report, it could be as early as Q4 2019 or as late as the first quarter of 2020. We should expect some pretty nice performance gains with Zen 2 mobile chips versus their Zen+ predecessors, with most reports pegging the instructions... Read more...
While the MacBook Air, Mac Mini and iPad Pro garnered the bulk of the attention at Apple’s event held this morning in Brooklyn, the company hasn't forgotten about its MacBook Pro family. Apple just recently refreshed its 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros back in July, but the company will unleash a "mini refresh" in November. This update only pertains to the discrete graphics options that are available in the 15-inch MacBook Pro. In this case, Apple announced that AMD Radeon Pro Vega Graphics will be coming to the MacBook Pro. Current 15-inch MacBook Pros are available with either a discrete Radeon Pro 555X with 4GB GDDR5 or a Radeon Pro 560X with 4GB GDDR5... Read more...
Earlier this year, AMD expanded its processor family with new second-generation Ryzen processors based on 12nm Pinnacle Ridge architecture. AMD first started off with consumer-level Ryzen 2000 series processors, and then moved on to the new Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series processors (topping out with the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX featuring 32 cores and 64 threads). It's now time for AMD's second-generation Ryzen PRO processors, which compete directly with Intel's vPro lineup. Like before, the Ryzen PRO processors put an emphasis on integrated security and encryption features that are favored by business customers. The new models include the Ryzen PRO 2600, 2700 and 2700X.... Read more...
NVIDIA may have been in the news for the past week for its GeForce RTX family of gaming graphics cards, but we haven't forgotten about AMD. The company today announced a new high-end graphics solution destined for high-density data center applications. The Radeon Pro V340 is based on AMD's current-generation Vega architecture and actually features dual GPUs on a dual-slot card with 32GB of ECC HBM2. However, don’t get too excited gamers – this is strictly an enterprise-class solution. AMD says that the Radeon Pro V340 is capable of supporting up to 32 1GB virtual machines (outpacing its nearest Tesla-based counterpart from NVIDIA by 33 percent), and that the powerhouse graphics... Read more...
Content creators who might not have pockets deep enough to invest in the fastest professional graphics cards on the planet now have a new, relatively affordable alternative to get the job done. AMD unveiled its newest Vega card, the Radeon Pro WX 8200, and it is available to pre-order right now for less than a grand ($999.00, to be exact). The new workstation card is based on AMD's Vega 10 GPU architecture built on a 14-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process. It also features a dedicated AMD Secure Processor designed to carve out a virtual "secure world" in the GPU. This is where tasks dealing with intellectual properties are run, ensuring they are only exposed to trusted applications. "Professionals... Read more...
AMD's desktop class Ryzen 2000 series and upcoming Ryzen Threadripper WX series processors aren't the only Zen-flavored chips on the company's docket. The company announced today that it has a new semi-custom SoC that's available to customers that will allow them to design powerful gaming systems targeted for their respective markets. More specifically, these SoCs will initially go into gaming PCs and dedicated gaming consoles that will be released by Chinese firm Zhongshan Subor. The specs are relatively beefy, as it combines the brawn of Ryzen with the graphics prowess of Vega. Getting down to the specifications, the SoC features a 4-core/8-thread Ryzen (first-generation... Read more...
AMD has had some great momentum since it unleashed its first Zen-based processors to market early last year. A little while later, we saw EPYC hit the enterprise market and Threadripper hit soon thereafter, to cater to high-end enthusiasts and workstation users. Recently, the company followed-up its initial Ryzen release with second-gen parts, and Threadripper 2 is also en route and due in a couple of months (which includes a beastly, 32-core part). Based on what we're seeing right now, it doesn't appear this momentum is going to slow down anytime soon. We've already known for a little while that AMD planned to launch 7nm product later this year, and based on new information, it... Read more...
There are some interesting things happening in the professional graphics hardware market. Just a few days ago, there was a slide making the rounds that depicted a Radeon Pro V340 graphics card with 32GB of HBM2 memory, and it was speculated that it has a pair of 14-nanometer Vega 10 GPUs underneath the hood. Interesting stuff, but even neater is a set of leaked benchmarks for a Radeon Pro Vega 20 card, which as the name implies sports a Vega 20 GPU built in a 7nm FinFET manufacturing process. To be clear, this is a different beast than AMD's Radeon Instinct accelerators. Those cards are intended for servers and data centers that run deep learning and high performance computing (HPC) workloads.... Read more...
If you're the current owner of a Raven Ridge-based APU, then you've no doubt gotten used to a somewhat languid pace of new driver releases. While AMD's standalone Radeon add-in graphics cards frequently receive new driver updates, the company's APUs haven’t been so lucky. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this policy will get much better, as it has been confirmed that AMD APUs (a la Raven Ridge) will only be updated every three months (quarterly). A forum member over at Overclockers UK wondered aloud, "How come there is no raven ridge support with the last two drivers? I thought they were now unified release?" AMD representative AMDMatt responded, stating, “APU... Read more...
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