Wall Street analyst says Intel chip better than Zen
Published in Processors


Cue the hate

A Wall Street analyst, with no thought to his personal safety, has dared to question what AMD fans have been telling us for ages – Zen will bring about peace on earth, cure cancer and above all give Intel a good kicking.

AMD Zen desktop might slip to Q1 2017
Published in Processors


December / CES showcase possible

AMD has never really said that it will ship the Zen this year, the company was always cautious about giving  the exact date of the launch. We still believe that the desktop version of Zen will get shown late this year, December or at CES, in the first days of next year. Bench-life thinks that the actual shipping will happen in February. 

Radeon RX480 gets you Battlefield 1 cheaper
Published in Graphics


Deluxe with early access for the price of standard

AMD is moving from the long tradition of bundling the Battlefield games but with the purchase of  Radeon RX480 cards or Radeon RX480 based PCs it will get you the deluxe version of the game for the price of the standard version.

Samsung in talks for graphics tech from Nvidia and AMD
Published in Graphics


Wants a graphics core

AMD and Nvidia are apparently in a scrap to provide Samsung with a graphics core for its custom CPU.

AMD grows market share
Published in Graphics
12 September 2016

AMD grows market share


Figures from Mercury and JPR

AMD has been on the blower to point out that figures from Mercury and Jon Peddie Research show that it has been growing market share for the fourth consecutive quarter.

AMD releases new Radeon Software 16.9.1 drivers
Published in Graphics


Optimizations for DX12 Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1 drivers which bring optimizations for the newly released DirectX 12 patch for Deus Ex: Mankind Divided as well as a new DOTA 2 Crossfire profile and few minor fixes.

Moody’s less moody about AMD
Published in Processors


Wall Street getting interested again

Wall Street’s key investment service Moody’s is suddenly getting more optimistic about AMD and boosted its ratings.

AMD takeover rumors re-emerge
Published in News


It’s the takeover tango - one more time

I can’t remember how many times in the last 20 years that I’ve written up rumors that AMD is ripe for a takeover but now it seems it’s time to do it one more time.

Moore’s Law ain’t dead claims AMD
Published in Processors


It’s just resting

AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster, has told the world+dog that despite claims to the contrary Moore’s Law is not dead, it is getting better, and be going Vroom any day now.

Radeon challenges Pascal in new Alienware notebooks
Published in Graphics


Radeon RX 470 goes to notebooks

Alienware has just unveiled its updated notebook lineup and it seems that Tobii eye-tracking software and Nvidia Pascal GPUs aren't the only update as AMD has squeezed in with its Radeon RX 470 graphics card as well.