AMD gave Zen engineers a free hand
Published in Processors
Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:43

AMD gave Zen engineers a free hand


Has one hand clapping – but no ARM 

AMD has said that its Zen engineers had total freedom to build a chip from scratch and come up with the best.

Intel slowed PC sales to increase Skylake's price
Published in Processors
Thursday, 24 September 2015 10:27

Intel slowed PC sales to increase Skylake's price


Things Chipzilla can do while AMD naps

Chipzilla might have caused slow PC sales at the beginning of the year to boost the price of its Skylake chips later.

EK Water Blocks releases R9 Nano block
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 19:10

EK Water Blocks releases R9 Nano block


Full-cover water block for Radeon R9 Nano

EK Water Blocks, a well known liquid cooling manufacturer from Slovenia, has released its newest full-cover water blocks designed for AMD's Radeon R9 Nano graphics card, the EK-FC R9 Nano.

XFX working on liquid-cooled R9 Fury
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 14:04

XFX working on liquid-cooled R9 Fury


With factory-overclocked GPU

While the Radeon R9 Fury X was the only graphics card in the Fury series shipping with AiO liquid cooler, this will apparently change as XFX is working on a Radeon R9 Fury (non-X) version that will feature a similar cooling system.

Gloflo developing its own 7nm and 10nm
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 22 September 2015 10:34

Gloflo developing its own 7nm and 10nm


We don't need no outsiders

AMD spin off Globalfoundaries is apparently doing rather well and developed its own 7nm and 10nm fabrication processes.

Jim Keller, lead CPU architect, leaves AMD
Published in Processors
Friday, 18 September 2015 19:45

Jim Keller, lead CPU architect, leaves AMD


Zen still sampling in 2016

AMD has not been doing that great and there are still a lot of changes happening to the company. 

AMD tells us about its carbon footprint
Published in News
Friday, 18 September 2015 14:24

AMD tells us about its carbon footprint


Something nice to say about the A-series

Results of an AMD carbon footprint analysis of its 6th Generation A-Series APU, codenamed "Carrizo", show that using the new processor can result in a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to the previous generation.

Linux Vulkan will be closed source
Published in Graphics
Friday, 18 September 2015 12:47

Linux Vulkan will be closed source


At least for now 

AMD has confirmed that although it has a Linux driver for its Vulkan card it will initially be closed source.

AMD Radeon R9 380X comes in late October
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 16 September 2015 15:08

AMD Radeon R9 380X comes in late October


With 256-bit memory interface

AMD's Radeon R9 380X will come in late October and will pack 4GB of GDDR5 memory with 256-bit memory interface.

AMD Radeon R9 380X with Tonga XT GPU spotted
Published in Graphics
Monday, 14 September 2015 16:28

AMD Radeon R9 380X with Tonga XT GPU spotted


Coming with fully enabled Tonga GPU

We already talked about a possible fully-enabled Tonga GPU back when Radeon R9 285 was launched, and now it appears that AMD has finally decided to launch such GPU which will be a part of Radeon R9 380X graphics card.