Ampere on life support?
The recent success of AMD’s 7nm 64 core Rome powerhouse is very bad news for ARM's server efforts. Over time, Calxeda and many others failed, and Cavium by Marvell and Ampere don’t seem to be better either. AMD is just jeopardizing last chances for all existing ARM players to make any meaningful footprint on the data center and server market.
AMD and Intel collaboration seems so young
Chipzilla is getting rid of its Kaby Lake G – the unlikely chip which crossed a 7th-gen Kaby Lake CPU with a unique AMD Radeon RX Vega GPU.
But only for OEMs and one is for China
AMD has revealed two new SKUs in its Ryzen 3000 series lineup, the Ryzen 9 3900 and the Ryzen 5 3500X, both of which will be available only to OEMs, while Ryzen 5 3500X will be limited to the Chinese market, at least for now.
The RX 5500 support and GRID optimizations
AMD has released its latest Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.10.1 graphics driver which adds support for the newely announced Radeon RX 5500 and RX 5500M graphics cards, brings day-zero optimizations for GRID game and fixes some bugs.
Coming to desktop and mobile markets
AMD has officially announced its new mid-range RX 5500 series graphics cards based on the Navi GPU and the new RDNA architecture, aiming to put a bit more pressure on Nvidia's mid-range lineup.
13.5-inch with Intel or 15-inch with AMD
Microsoft has now officially revealed all the juicy details regarding its new Surface Laptop 3 lineup, including the choice of two Intel CPUs for the 13.5-inch version, and two custom AMD APUs for the 15-inch version.
Custom Ryzen 7 3780U APU
Microsoft has just unveiled the Surface Laptop 3 series which will be available in 13.5- and 15-inch sizes, but the big news is that it will be available with AMD Ryzen 7 Surface Edition APU, a custom piece of silicon with Radeon RX 11 Graphics.
Mobile and desktop Radeon RX 5500
AMD recently had a press call which was all about its upcoming Radeon RX 5500 series graphics cards, that will come in both desktop and mobile variants.
But it is allowed by TSMC
Remember our original Rome story where we wrote that AMD is exceeding TSMC's recommended voltage? It turns out that the story is true, but at the same time, AMD has a special deal with TSMC where the company optimized and allowed a higher voltage for AMD’s Rome.
Better late than never
AMD released a driver update that added Radeon Image Sharpening support to its Radeon Vega-based graphics cards, including the Radeon VII.