AMD has nearly a third of the GPU market
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 13:22

AMD has nearly a third of the GPU market


Growing

Beancounters working for Jon Peddie Research (JPR) have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that AMD is clawing back the GPU market from the outfit named after a Roman vengeance daemon,  Nvidia.

ECS to showcase AMD B350 AM4 board
Published in Motherboards
Wednesday, 23 November 2016 12:22

ECS to showcase AMD B350 AM4 board


Zen based Summit Ridge? Probably not

It looks like ECS one of the motherboard partners,  plans to show off the B350 Bristol Ridge based motherboard. 

AMD Zen to come in three product tiers
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 22 November 2016 08:41

AMD Zen to come in three product tiers


“Easily clocked” to 4.2GHz with standard air or liquid cooling


Last week, two Chinese sources revealed some details regarding the naming schemes and potential pricing of AMD’s upcoming Zen-based desktop processor lineup, codenamed “Summit Ridge”.

Qualcomm leads mobile industry to 10nm
Published in Mobiles
Sunday, 20 November 2016 14:08

Qualcomm leads mobile industry to 10nm


CPUs and GPUs are on 14/16 nm

Keith Kressin, a Qualcomm senior vice president, product management, reminded us how the world changed in the last ten years and that the mobile industry leads the transition to smaller manufacturing nodess. With Snapdragon 835 being the first 10nm, the mobile SoC with Qualcomm on helm takes the lead beating CPU and GPU industry to a new manufacturing node.

AMD releases Radeon Software 16.11.4 drivers
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 17 November 2016 23:19

AMD releases Radeon Software 16.11.4 drivers


Optimizations for Civilization VI, some fixes

AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 drivers which are supposed to bring optimizations for Sid Meier's Civilization VI game as well as a couple of fixes.

Google to put GPUs on cloud
Published in Processors
Thursday, 17 November 2016 10:53

Google to put GPUs on cloud


Different flavours

Google Cloud is planning to add GPUs as a service early next year, following Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM’s Bluemix.

AMD bundles Civilization VI with Radeon RX 480
Published in Games
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 22:18

AMD bundles Civilization VI with Radeon RX 480


And systems with RX 480

AMD has added yet another game to its promotion page,  Sid Meier's Civilization VI, which will be available with the Radeon RX 480.

Nvidia's Game Ready drivers fail to live up to billing
Published in Graphics


Serious issues reported by users

Nvidia latest “Game Ready” drivers have been rolled out but it is probably best for users to spurn version 375.86 coming through the GeForce Experience app as if it were a rabid dog.

Nvidia’s 2017 trouble is called RTG
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:28

Nvidia’s 2017 trouble is called RTG


Return of the GPU Jedi

Nvidia, as you have seen, did an amazing job gaining a lot of the GPU high end and mainstream market. Pascal worked out great on the desktop and notebook, but it would be naive to expect that AMD is not going to come back with a vengeance.

AMD readies Zen’s server software
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 15 November 2016 14:26

AMD readies Zen’s server software


ROCm writes and compile parallel programs

AMD has released the latest version of its ROCm software tools which make it easier to write and compile parallel programs for its new Zen GPUs and CPUs.