Intel’s new Core i9-9980XE is the fastest many-core desktop processor Intel has released to date but the 18-core Core i9-9980XE still trails AMD's 24 and 32-core Threadripper WX series processors in key areas and is overpriced.
The same RX 580 Nitro+ Special Edition design
Sapphire's RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition has been spotted online and comes with the same design as the RX 580 Nitro+ Special Edition - confirming earlier reports that we are looking at just a die shrink of the original Polaris chip.
Radeon Instinct MI60 and Instinct MI50
At its dedicated The Next Horizon event, AMD has reiterated its total commitment to datacenter market, both with the 7nm EPYC Rome CPU based on the brand new Zen 2 architecture, as well as with its new 7nm Vega-based Radeon Instinct graphics cards, promising significant improvements in the enterprise accelerator market.
Single-socket beats Intel's best-in-class dual-socket Skylake
AMD has announced its upcoming EPYC "Rome“ CPU, the world's first 7nm datacenter CPU based on Zen 2 architecture and packing up to 64-cores/128-threads.
Should be launching this month
A box shot has pretty much confirmed that AMD is likely to soon launch the 12nm Polaris-based Radeon RX 590, which could bring around 10 to 15 percent performance boost compared to the RX 580, at least depending on the actual GPU clock AMD AIB partners hit on their cards.
Darren Mcphee joins Intel's Discrete Graphics group
It appears that some ex-AMD chaps have managed to draw in yet another ex-AMD guy to Intel, with Darren McPhee joining the blue camp as the Product Marketing Manager in Intel's Discrete Graphics group.
The 24-core 2970WX and 12-core 2920X
As expected and announced earlier, AMD has officially added two new 2nd-generation Ryzen Threadripper CPUs to its lineup, including the 24-core/48-thread Threadripper 2970WX and the 12-core/24-thread Threadripper 2920X.
One to have for Fallout 76 B.E.T.A
AMD has released its latest Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.10.2 Beta driver which brings initial support for the upcoming Fallout 76 B.E.T.A as well as fixes some bugs seen with earlier driver releases.
Gross margin up to 40 percent, but stock drops
AMD has officially announced its Q3 2018 financial report, reporting revenues of $1.65 billion and a gross margin of 40 percent, both up compared to the same quarter last year. Nevertheless, AMD stock took a hit due to weak GPU sales but things are looking good for AMD.