AMD improves its Linux drivers
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 13:33

AMD improves its Linux drivers


Day one support for Radeon RX 480

It looks like AMD has finally got the memo when it comes to Linux machines. Its new AMDGPU-PRO 16.30 driver offers day-one support for its new Radeon RX 480 from day one.

Microsoft wants to get into this PC lark
Published in Notebooks
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 12:52

Microsoft wants to get into this PC lark


It has heard it is a money spinner

Software giant Microsoft is not the best at picking where the industry is going, it missed the Internet and failed to get into mobile so the news that it is thinking of getting into the PC hardware business just as it is dying is not surprising.

Leaked GTX 1060 benchmarks show it cleans RX 480’s clock
Published in News


Spoilers

I had a small wager sitting on the fact that when the RX 480 was released that there would be a mysterious leak of benchmarks that proved that Nvidia’s Pascal-based GTX 1060 was much better even when it had not been released.

VR might take off after all
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 11:56

VR might take off after all


Thanks to the porn industry

It is starting to look like the VR industry might take off afterall for reasons which are not the greatest.

Surface Table gets a French connection
Published in News
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 11:30

Surface Table gets a French connection


Slightly cheaper

The Surface Table was touted as a damn fine idea a few years ago, but it never really saw much mileage outside the television studios.

AMD promises emergency driver update by Thursday
Published in Graphics


Sorting out RX 480's shocking power problem

AMD has promised that it will roll out a driver update will will sort out the power issues with the RX 480 by Thursday.

Xiaomi’s Mi notebook pictures leaked
Published in Notebooks
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 14:18

Xiaomi’s Mi notebook pictures leaked


Tame Apple Press is furious

Leaked snaps of Xiaomi’s new notebook have leaked onto the worldwide wibble and the Tame Apple Press is furious.

AMD Polaris 10 has no disabled CUs
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 13:56

AMD Polaris 10 has no disabled CUs


RX 480 has everything fully enabled

AMD Polaris 10 Senior Product Manager Evan Groenke has denied that the Polaris 10 has disabled Compute Units (CUs) and the RX 480 comes fully enabled with 2304 Stream Processors.

Apple leans on its suppliers
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 13:19

Apple leans on its suppliers


Cut your prices to keep our ridiculous margins

Those suppliers who thought they were onto a good thing scoring a contract with Apple might be starting to regret it.

Google gives Oracle  Chinese burn
Published in News
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 13:01

Google gives Oracle Chinese burn


Revenge served lightly chilled

After being bullied by Oracle lawyers over its use of Java in Android for so long, Google is wasting no time sticking the boot in.