AMD RX Vega to support DirectX 12 level 12.1 features
Published in Graphics


Better DirectX 12 support than Polaris

According to the latest report, the upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card will have support for more graphics features, thanks to support for DirectX 12 level 12.1.

Another RX Vega benchmark goes online
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 06 July 2017 13:31

Another RX Vega benchmark goes online


Barely beats GTX 1080 in 3DMark 11

It has been a while since we saw a benchmark leak of the upcoming consumer-oriented Radeon RX Vega graphics card but the latest one from 3DMark 11 shows a bit more details.

DDR4 hits 4079MHz on AMD Ryzen platform
Published in Memory
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 13:14

DDR4 hits 4079MHz on AMD Ryzen platform


With a single G.Skill Trident Z 8GB module

AMD has been working on optimizing memory performance on its AM4 platform and it appears it has been doing a good job as, thanks to an overclocker from Australia, DDR4 managed to finally break the 4,000 limit with Gigabyte X370 motherboard, Ryzen 5 1400 CPU and G.Skill's 8GB Trident Z DDR4 memory module.

AMD appoints former Intel man to board
Published in News
Wednesday, 05 July 2017 11:12

AMD appoints former Intel man to board


Intel inside 

AMD has announced the appointment of Abhi Talwalkar to its board.

AMD takes a bigger bite of Intel's pie
Published in Processors
Monday, 03 July 2017 13:18

AMD takes a bigger bite of Intel's pie


It now has 28 percent market share 

A  report from PassMark says that AMD increased its market share from 18 percent last quarter to 24 percent. This is AMD’s largest single quarter share gain in history and it is all thanks to Ryzen.

AMD Ryzen desktop CPUs go Pro
Published in Processors
Friday, 30 June 2017 16:43

AMD Ryzen desktop CPUs go Pro


Ryzen for business market

Following the launch of consumer-oriented desktop Ryzen CPUs based on the new Zen CPU architecture as well as the launch of Epyc server CPUs, AMD has now turned its attention to the business market, with the launch of Ryzen Pro CPU lineup.

Radeon Vega FE comes with dual mode drivers
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 16:32

Radeon Vega FE comes with dual mode drivers


Gaming and Pro modes

Now that the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is out and about, we have been getting a lot more details and it is just a matter of time before we see more benchmarks. It also appears that the Vega FE comes with a special Radeon Pro Software driver with Pro and Gaming modes, that can be switched on the fly.

Samsung will eat Chipzilla in second quarter
Published in Processors


Welcome your new South Korean overlords 


The days of Intel being the world's largest chipmaker will be over in the second quarter as the mighty Chipzilla has been felled by Samsung.

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition gets previewed
Published in Graphics


Holds its ground against Titan Xp

While we are still waiting for AMD to release its consumer Radeon graphics card based on the new Vega GPU, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, one meant for professionals, has been previewed and compared to the Nvidia Titan Xp.

EU court will not rule on Intel antitrust case until next year
Published in Processors


Gives it time to save up a bit


Europe's top court is unlikely to rule on Intel’s appeal against a record 1.06 billion euro EU antitrust fine until next year