SP4 BGA in mid-2017
Naples is, as Fudzilla exclusively reported, a 32 Zen core Opteron with 64 threads. The 16 core Zen version with a BGA socket is codenamed Snowy Owl. AMD thinks that Snowy Owl will be a great match for the communication and network markets that needs a high performance 64-bit X86 CPU.
Adjusts power distribution between PCIe connector and slot
AMD has issued its new Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.2 drivers which promised a fix for RX 480 power issues and it appears that these work as advertised, even without a significant performance hit.
Fixes PCIe current draw and improves performance
AMD promised us a driver within 48 hours and after two sleepless nights the developers have delivered one. The driver fix needed doing urgently and will draw less current from the motherboard.
Like another semi geezer
HTC executive Julia Herd has joined music streaming outfit Deezer as VP of Communications.
Fixes the problem and increases performance by 3 percent
AMD has an update for everyone who has a Radeon RX 480 and is afraid that the card might fry the PCIe slot on the motherboard. The new driver, that solves the problem and increases performance by up to 3 percent should be out today, July 7th.
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.
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.
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.
With a simple BIOS flash
It appears that some reference retail/e-tail Radeon RX 480 4GB graphics cards are actually shipping with 8GB of VRAM that can be unlocked using a simple BIOS flash.
Exclusive: Comes in 2017
AMD’s CEO Lisa Su said both publicly and to Fudzilla exclusively that its desktop Zen comes first, followed by server, notebook and embedded products. We have some exclusive news about the first Zen based APU that will come with four Zen cores and Polaris graphics.