Kills support for DirectX 9
Blizzard has recently released its latest Battle for Azeroth pre-patch for World of Warcraft, which has both finally added support for DirectX 12 as well as killed support for DirectX 9.
Performance improvements in Earthfall game
AMD has released its latest game-ready Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.7.1 driver which brings performance improvements in the new Earthfall game as well as fixes some issues.
The 32-core/64-thread beast incoming
According to the latest reports, AMD could be launching its 2nd Generation Threadripper SKUs on August 13th and it could cost a pretty penny.
Haunting which cannot be exorcised
Two security boffins have found details about the new Spectre-class vulnerabilities, – Spectre 1.1 and Spectre 1.2.
Does what Optane should have done in the first place
Enmotus, the company which was behind AMD StoreMi that shipped with X470 chipset motherboards, has now released a new version of its own FuzeDrive Software, which, to much surprise, works both with AMD and Intel chipsets, and pretty much does what Intel Optane should have done in the first place.
Vice President of Intel's Core and Visual Computing Group
While Intel managed to grab some key graphics guys from AMD, it appears that AMD can play that same game as Intel's VP Core and Visual Computing Group, Martin Ashton, has moved to AMD.
Both are good overclockers
While we have already seen some details, a fresh leak regarding AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X SKUs has shown up online, revealing a lot more details as well as an impressive overclocking potential.
Little quad-core is quite an overclocker
AMD has enjoyed the praise its Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs have been getting from both the press and consumers but now it appears that the entry-level market will be getting the same taste with Ryzen 3 2300X, which happens to be quite an overclocker, at least judging from these first leaks.
Power optimization engineers went to EPYC
It is no big secret that Vega 64 and 56 had quite high thermals and didn’t actually meet some of its performance targets. Some key power optimization engineers were pulled from the Vega team to the more important goal. The Naples server chip had a higher priority.