First AMD Zen chips may not be quad-core parts
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AMD prepares for IPC race with Intel

In May 2015, we reported that AMD’s first Zen CPUs, launching in Q4 2016, would most likely be quad-core chips based on a presentation slide showing the company’s Zen core units scaling up to four cores with shared L3 cache. According to new information released one year later, this may not be the case and, the company could be preparing to launch eight and six-core variants in a tight efficiency race against Intel's 'Kaby Lake' CPUs.

AMD releases new range of SSDs
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AMD has released a new lineup of Radeon-themed SSDs, which it claims combines great value with good performance.

AMD Polaris 10 has 390/390X performance
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For less than $299

AMD is about to launch two GPUs soon. One is codenmamed Polaris 10 and will replace Radeon 390 cards and the other, the Polaris 11 should replace the Radeon 370 and take on Geforce 950 performance.

AMD puts up Polaris page
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Reveals a few pics of the new chips

AMD has started its PR war to establish its Polaris Architecture by putting up a webpage to sign the architecture’s praises which shows a few shots of the new chips.

Upcoming Radeon R9 480X may be a sweet, affordable deal for VR PCs
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Midrange AMD GPU may feature $349 price point

If we look at the history of AMD's Radeon R9 GPU lineup, most of the midrange cards released between October 2013 and June 2015 have been priced between $299 (Radeon R9 280X) and $329 (Radeon R9 390) for the 28-nanometer bracket between 2048 and 2560 shaders and a 6GHz effective GDDR5 memory clock. Starting earlier this summer, AMD could be preparing to deliver Geforce GTX 980 Ti performance at an affordability ratio just above Radeon R9 390's launch price.

AMD's Chinese server deal could be x86
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Lisa Su, AMD's CEO confirms

Ever since AMD announced a Chinesejoint joint server venture, people have been asking around to get a bit more details. Now AMD's CEO has confirmed the technology involved is both x86 and ARM.

AMD Polaris 10 GPU performance close to GTX 980 Ti
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While being extremely efficient

According to latest rumors, AMD's upcoming Polaris 10 Ellesmere GPU could pack enough punch to actually be faster than the Radeon R9 Fury X and the Geforce GTX 980 Ti, while also being extremely power efficient.

AMD rolls out Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.2 hotfix drivers
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Fixes plenty of Crossfire issues ahead of Radeon Pro Duo launch

AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.2 hotfix drivers, which brings new Crossfire profiles, fixes plenty of Crossfire issues and adds full support for AMD XConnect eGFX technology.

AMD hints at three console sales wins
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Three new consoles coming

AMD's investor statement appears to suggest that there are three new consoles about to arrive fuelling rumours of the new PlayStation codenamed Neo and the Nintendo NX.

EK Water Blocks unveils Radeon Pro Duo water block
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Ready when Radeon Pro Duo launches tomorrow

EK Water Blocks has teased its newest full cover water block designed for AMD's latest flagship dual-GPU graphics card, the AMD Radeon Pro Duo.