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.
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.
Lenovo and Snadragon 800 and 600 support
Lenovo Phab2 Pro is going to be available very soon and this Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 based phone is the world’s first phone that supports Google’s Project Tango. Fudzilla had a chance to speak with Qualcomm’s Vice President, Product Management Seshu Madhavapeddy and learn about the path that got this impressive technology to phone form factor.
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.
While CEO questions Meizu MX6 purpose
Meizu Pro 7 might be the flagship Meizu phone with a curved screen that goes directly after the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and similar edged devices. The picture of the rear surface appeared and at the same time someone leaked an internal mail from Meizu's CEO expressing concerns that MX6 is too similar to Meizu 6 Pro.
BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset
Kaby Lake will be a better overclocker. At least this is what Intel is telling its partners right now. The successor to Skylake architecture will have two overclocking enhancements the BCLK aware V/F curve and AVX negative ratio offset.
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.
It starts at $199 + Vernee Thor for $99
Vernee is a new phone brand from China and the company is among the first to use the three cluster 10 core Helio X20 processor, and now you can buy the thing for $199.99. You can keep the extra cent.
Early 2017 launch
A lot of people have said that Intel’s third generation 14nm CPU might launch in early 2017 and even Intel calls the Kaby Lake a 2017 platform, in typically elliptic Chipzilla talk.
March 2017 launch possible
Vega 10 is the successor to Polaris and if all goes well you will see the world’s first HBM 2.0 based GPU from the house of AMD – RTG in the first part of 1H 2016, possibly even in Q1 2017.