AMD

Back in December of last year, AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group began slowly trickling out the plans for what would be their first GPU architecture built for the now-modern FinFET processes: Polaris. As part of a broader change in how GPU architectures have been handled – more information is now released ahead of launch – AMD laid out what they wanted to do with Polaris. Aim for the mainstream, radically improve power efficiency, lay the groundwork for HDR displays, and, of course, improve performance. Now six months later we are seeing AMD’s plans come to fruition, as the Polaris GPUs are in full production, and the first retail products are launching today. Kicking off the Polaris generation in the desktop market will be AMD’s Radeon RX...

Best CPUs: Q2 2016

When building a custom PC, especially on the consumer side, the processor is typically second or third down the list of priorities, behind graphics (for gamers), storage or specific...

20 by Ian Cutress yesterday

A Bit More on AMD’s Polaris GPUs: 36 & 16 CUs

Along with this week’s teaser of the forthcoming Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 at E3, AMD also held a short press briefing about Polaris. The bulk of AMD’s...

102 by Ryan Smith on 6/15/2016

AMD Teases Future Radeon RX 470 & Radeon RX 460 Cards

With the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo once again upon us, this week has been a flood of gaming hardware and software news. On the PC front, AMD is once...

104 by Ryan Smith on 6/13/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.6.1

Here we are with AMD's next driver update, Radeon Sofware Crimson Edition 16.6.1. This brings the driver version to 16.20.1025. With the changes that come along with the update...

20 by Daniel Williams on 6/7/2016

AMD Briefly Shows Off Zen “Summit Ridge” Silicon

After an already packed Computex 2016 event with Radeon Polaris and Bristol Ridge/Stoney Ridge news, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su had one final surprise to close out the company’s...

87 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2016

AMD Announces the 7th Generation APU: Excavator mk2 in Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge for Notebooks

The Carrizo SoC, using Excavator cores, was touted in the press as being the biggest upgrade to the base Bulldozer design since the introduction of Bulldozer itself. This was...

61 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2016

AMD Teases Radeon RX 480: Launching June 29th For $199

Kicking off at this moment is AMD’s Computex 2016 keynote. The company has multiple announcements scheduled this evening, but we’re going to jump right into an area that has...

376 by Ryan Smith on 5/31/2016

Computex 2016: AMD Press Conference Live Blog

I'm here at the Westin Taipei for AMDs Computex Press Conference. We've just posted some news, and we get to hear some more!

29 by Ian Cutress on 5/31/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.3

New technologies come along, new games release, things break, and developers fix them. As this cycle continues we are brought to this latest update from AMD which gives us...

10 by Daniel Williams on 5/24/2016

AMD Announces Computex 2016 Webcast: May 31st, 7pm Pacific

With the annual Computex Taipei trade show quickly approaching, AMD sends word that they will be hosting a live webcast for their annual press conference at the show. The...

50 by Ryan Smith on 5/20/2016

AMD Changes SSD Strategy: High-End M.2/NVMe SSDs Incoming, Low-Cost R3 Drives Are Here

Over the past week or so, we noticed other news outlets reporting on the AMD R3 series of SSDs, as if there had been a recent press release circulating...

47 by Anton Shilov on 5/16/2016

AMD Quietly Unveils Radeon M400 Series: Starting With Rebadges

As our long-time readers are keenly aware, the product cycles followed by PC OEMs and ODMs for their laptops and desktops are rarely perfectly in sync with the development...

49 by Ryan Smith on 5/14/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Duo: Dual Fiji, 350W, $1500

These recent years we have seen a slow but steady buildup of VR from both technological developments to growing enthusiasm shown by consumers and the industry. Today AMD is...

63 by Daniel Williams on 4/26/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.4.2 Hotfix

With a couple of weeks since their last driver release, AMD has handed us another update. Alongside a list of fixes, and a focus on a narrow set of...

5 by Daniel Williams on 4/26/2016

AMD Reports Q1 FY 2016 Results: Lower Revenue But New IP Licensing Agreement Reached

AMD announced their first quarter results from fiscal year 2016. AMD has certainly been struggling of late, but CEO Lisa Su made the announcement that AMD had made a...

21 by Brett Howse on 4/21/2016

China Calling: AMD Forms Joint Venture for x86 Server SoCs in China

As part of the release of AMD’s Q1 2016 financial results (more on that later today) the company is announcing that they are forming a new joint venture to...

32 by Ryan Smith on 4/21/2016

Compulab fitlet-XA10-LAN Review: A Fanless AMD UCFF PC for Networking Applications

Passively cooled computing systems carry many advantages. Most of these turn out to be very important for industrial and embedded applications. The attention paid by AMD and Intel to...

48 by Ganesh T S on 4/19/2016

ASUS Announces Three New Displays with Adaptive-Sync Technology

ASUS has introduced three new inexpensive displays for gamers with full-HD and 4K resolution: the MG248Q, the MG28UQ and the MG24UQ. The new monitors support VESA’s Adaptive-Sync technology and...

42 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2016

AMD Announces 32GB FirePro W9100 - Pro Graphics Gets a Memory Bump

Thanks to the further proliferation of 8Gb GDDR5 memory modules, we’ve seen an uplift over the last few months with the memory capacity of professional graphics cards. For the...

28 by Ryan Smith on 4/14/2016

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