AMD users dividing themselves
Published in Processors
Thursday, 22 December 2016 12:51

AMD users dividing themselves


GPU and CPU loyalty no longer guaranteed

PCPartPicker has been looking at the trends for users and they are noticing that AMD CPU buyers are not always buying AMD GPUs.

AMD releases first ReLive drivers update
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 14:32

AMD releases first ReLive drivers update


The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 16.12.2

AMD has released its first 16.12.2 update for the recently released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition drivers, which will bring a decent list of fixed issues.

The Division DirectX 12 patch gives boost to AMD GPUs
Published in Graphics


Does not sound good for Nvidia

The latest patch for Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division game has given a decent performance boost to DirectX 12 capable graphics cards and it does not look good for Nvidia GPUs as their GPUs still work better on DirectX 11.

Raven Ridge Zen APU to arrive in 2H 2017
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:34

Raven Ridge Zen APU to arrive in 2H 2017


Desktop, server then notebook

Summit Ridge, Ryzen is on track for Q1 2017, Naples, a server part is on track for Q2 2017 while AMD’s CEO confirmed that Raven Ridge Zen APU is on track to launch in the second half of 2017.

AMD confirms Naples Zen server for Q2
Published in Processors
Thursday, 15 December 2016 11:52

AMD confirms Naples Zen server for Q2


2H 2017 Raven Ridge for notebooks

AMD’s CEO Lisa Su said that Summit Ridge, the processor that we will know as Ryzen, will arrive in Q1 2017 and she mentioned that Naples Zen for server will appear in Q2 and Raven Ridge, Zen APU will deliver in the second half of 2017.

AMD eight core SKU beats up Chipzilla
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 23:17

AMD eight core SKU beats up Chipzilla


In two CPU benchmarks

AMD was keen to show some performance figures of its upcoming eight core Ryzen SKU at the New Horizon event and has compared it to Intel's US $1049.99 priced Core i7-6900K eight core Broadwell-E CPU.

AMD officially confirms Ryzen branding
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 22:50

AMD officially confirms Ryzen branding


Eight core/16-thread SKU with 3.4GHz base clock

At its scheduled New Horizon event, AMD has now officially confirmed its branding for the  Zen CPU architecture, now to be known as the Ryzen. As we said before, the only SKU announced and detailed so far is the 8-core/16-thread CPU.

AMD shows Vega Cube with 100 TFLOPs
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 17:05

AMD shows Vega Cube with 100 TFLOPs


Meant to house four Vega GPUs

It appears that AMD showed quite a few interesting products at its earlier event, including what is now refered to as the Vega Cube, a Radeon Instinct GPGPU solution.

Dark days ahead for Nvidia and AMD
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 14:09

Dark days ahead for Nvidia and AMD


Pacific Crest has been looking at its tarot cards


The divination team from Pacific Crest have been shuffling their tarot cards and are seeing some dark clouds forming for AMD and Nvidia.

2017 could be when barbarians overwhelm Intel
Published in News
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 13:22

2017 could be when barbarians overwhelm Intel


Empire doomed


It has been said for a while now that Intel’s glorious empire, on which the sun never sets, could be overthrown by barbarians, but so far the chip maker has managed to thrive.