Alleged benchmark result shows up
During its Q1 2017 financial call, AMD has confirmed that its Vega GPU architecture is still on track for Q2 launch, which means it should be launched by the end June.
Through its GPU Ventures programme
Nvidia has announced that it invested in six new start-ups in three countries over the past year.
In a move which will get the Nvidia fanboys jolly cross, AMD has said that its new Vega line-up will actually compete with their favourite chip maker in the notebook market.
Headed for Linux too
Vulkan graphics API was supposed to be cross-platform and fix the issue of DirectX 12 only being available on Windows 10.
A slight delay
According to reports, the upcoming AMD Radeon RX 500 series, which should be based on Polaris GPUs, could be slightly delayed, with the new launch date set for April 18th.
If you need a bit of heavy number crunching
The search engine outfit Google is turning over the GPUs in its data centres to researchers and companies engaged in machine learning and heavy number crunching tasks.
Open source’s Mr Sweary Linus Torvalds announced the general availability of the Linux 4.10 kernel series, which includes virtual GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) support.
Not a Polaris at all
Details are coming out about the Global Scientific Information and Computing Center at the Tokyo Institute of Technology’s new supercomputer which is based around Nvidia GPUs.
Industry veteran journalist Kyle Bennet wrote back in December that Intel might launch a CPU powered by Radeon technology. This happens in the middle of the last quarter when Nvidia and Intel's cross licensing GPU deal is about to expire.
Ryzen in Q1 and Vega in Q2
AMD has announced its Q4 financial results reporting a revenue of US $1.11 billion and an operating loss of three million dollars, which is still way better than financial analysts expected and has once again confirmed that both Ryzen CPUs and Vega-based GPUs are on track.