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After what appears to be a very unusual false start, AMD has now formally launched their new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition card. First announced back in mid-May, the unusual card, which AMD is all but going out of their way to dissuade their usual consumer base from buying, will be available today for $999. Meanwhile its liquid cooled counterpart, which was also announced at the time, will be available later on in Q3 for $1499. Interestingly, both of these official prices are some $200-$300 below the prices first listed by SabrePC two weeks ago in the false start. To date AMD hasn’t commented on what happened there, however it’s worth noting that SabrePC is as of press time still listing the cards for their previous...

ASUS & Sapphire Release Pascal & Polaris-based Cryptocurrency Mining Cards

Even during the most bullish Bitcoin days, video card partners had shied away from creating specific SKUs for the purpose of cryptocurrency mining, and that has remained the case...

24 by Nate Oh 10 hours ago

AMD's Future in Servers: New 7000-Series CPUs Launched and EPYC Analysis

The big news out of AMD was the launch of Zen, the new high-performance core that is designed to underpin the product roadmap for the next few generations of...

125 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2017

AMD EPYC Launch Event Live Blog (Starts 4pm ET)

I'm in Austin for AMD's launch event for their new server parts, named EPYC. Come back at 4pm ET (3pm Austin) for the Live Blog on the official announcement!

21 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2017

Micron Discusses GDDR: 16 Gbps GDDR5X, 16 nm GDDR6 and GDDR5

Micron has made a number of announcements in recent weeks regarding its GDDR memory for graphics cards, game consoles and networking applications. The company is reporting that they've been...

20 by Anton Shilov on 6/18/2017

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Retail Listings Appear: Cards at $1199 and $1799

Eagerly anticipated for later this month is the launch of AMD’s first wave of Radeon Vega cards, the first-run workstation/early adopter-focused Radeon Vega Frontier Edition. To date, AMD has...

59 by Ryan Smith on 6/16/2017

PathForward: US Dept. of Energy Awards $258M in Research Contracts To Develop Exascale Supercomputer Technology

Even though the major US national laboratories are just now starting to take delivery of the supercomputers they ordered a few years back, due to the long and complex...

19 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software ReLive Crimson Edition 17.6.1: Improved Performance in Dirt 4 & Prey

Summer approaches and big budget games releases are slowing to a trickle. More importantly, school is closing meaning more gaming time for those not yet entrenched in the workforce...

2 by Daniel Williams on 6/9/2017

ASRock Demos X399 ‘ThreadRipper’ Motherboards: M.2, U.2, 10 GbE, & More

At Computex last week, ASRock demonstrated two motherboards designed for AMD’s upcoming ThreadRipper HEDT processors. The new platforms are for high-end workstations and designed to support up to four...

65 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2017

AMD Announces Radeon Pro WX 3100 & WX 2100: Entry-Level Polaris Pro Cards

A couple of months back AMD announced their third (and presumably final) Polaris GPU, the diminutive Polaris 12. Designing for early-level video cards and laptops, in the consumer space...

14 by Ryan Smith on 6/4/2017

ASRock Gives AMD Ryzen Mini-ITX Treatment, Launches X370 Gaming ITX/ac

ASRock has introduced a miniature motherboard for AMD Ryzen microprocessors, one of a few such motherboards in the industry. Despite being very small, the X370 Gaming ITX/ac offers everything...

40 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2017

AMD CPU Updates: 16 Core ThreadRipper w/64 PCIe Lanes This Summer, Epyc Launching June 20th

Wrapping up just a bit ago was AMD’s annual Computex press conference. AMD brings their A-game to Computex, and for a good reason: as a PC focused show, it...

70 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

AMD Vega Updates: Vega Frontier Edition Available June 27th, Vega RX to be launched at SIGGRAPH at end of July

With Computex in full swing this week, AMD’s press conference just wrapped up for the morning. While the bulk of the news in the conference was on AMD’s CPU...

23 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

Computex 2017: AMD Press Event Live Blog

AMD is having a press conference here in Taipei for Computex 2017. We plan to get as near to the action as possible - come back at 10am Taiwan...

31 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

Dell Launches Inspiron 27 7775 AIO: 8-Core AMD Ryzen 7, Radeon RX 580, 4K LCD

Dell has introduced its first all-in-one PC based on AMD Ryzen microprocessor. The new Inspiron 27 7000-series expands options for those seeking for a system featuring AMD’s latest CPU...

13 by Anton Shilov on 5/30/2017

Dell Launches 'VR Ready' XPS 27 AIO: 4K, Core i7-7700, Radeon RX 570, 10 Speakers

Dell has launched a new version of their XPS 27 all-in-one gaming PC. The VR Ready flavor of the XPS 27 has the same 4K display and the same...

29 by Anton Shilov on 5/27/2017

AMD Announces Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 Update: Enables Memory Clocks Up To DDR4-4000

Demonstrating their commitment to keep improving the AM4 platform, AMD has just published a suite of details about their upcoming AGESA 1.0.0.6 firmware. Of particular interest here, the latest...

55 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/26/2017

AMD Updates GPU Architecture Roadmap: After Navi Comes “Next Gen”

While the big GPU-related announcement out of today’s AMD Financial Analyst day was the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, as part of his presentation, AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster also offered...

20 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2017

AMD Unveils the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition: Vega Starts in the Pros

It feels like the build-up to Vega has been just shy of forever. And in a way it has been: AMD first announced the architecture back in March of...

134 by Ryan Smith on 5/17/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software ReLive Crimson Edition 17.5.1: Prey Release Driver

Only a week out from the release of Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.4.4 and AMD is in for another brief round. This release is arguably on the more...

2 by Daniel Williams on 5/5/2017

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