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This morning AMD is taking the wraps off of their next line of video cards, the Radeon RX 500 series. Like past video card lineup refreshes, the RX 500 series is based on AMD’s existing GPU architecture, Polaris, but shipping in new configurations and at new prices in order to boost AMD’s GPU performance and their competitiveness. This gives AMD and its partners something new to sell for 2017, while at the same time also giving them something even faster to tempt current 300/200 series owners into upgrading to Polaris. Adding an extra wrinkle into all of this, there’s even a new Polaris GPU joining the family, albeit at the low end.

The AMD Radeon RX 580 & RX 570 Review: A Second Path to Polaris

Launching today is AMD’s new Radeon RX 500 series. As we’re covering in our companion launch article, the RX 500 series is a refresh of Polaris, bringing about newer...

125 by Ryan Smith 6 days ago

AMD Acquires 60 GHz Wireless IP and Staff from Nitero

AMD on Tuesday announced that it had acquired millimeter wave radio-related intellectual property and key engineers from Nitero. Nitero specialized in radio technology for the 60 GHz range, which...

18 by Anton Shilov on 4/15/2017

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Core i5 Review: Twelve Threads vs Four at $250

Since the announcement of AMD’s mid-range offerings, it was clear that Ryzen 5 is going to have some major advantages over its direct price competition. For $250, the top...

238 by Ian Cutress on 4/11/2017

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio: More Hardware Details Revealed

This news piece contains speculation, and suggests silicon implementation based on released products and roadmaps. The only elements confirmed for Project Scorpio are the eight x86 cores, 6 TFLOPs...

113 by Ian Cutress on 4/6/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software ReLive Crimson Edition 17.4.1

The game releases trickle this time of year, but the progression of technology marches on. More specifically VR is still a developing phenomenon, and 8K is just cresting the...

8 by Daniel Williams on 4/5/2017

CPU Buyer's Guide: Q1 2017

In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of...

46 by Ian Cutress on 3/20/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software ReLive Crimson Edition 17.3.2

Continuing their momentum in update frequency, we have another driver release form AMD. This latest update is a minor "point update" for the month, and it includes only two...

3 by Daniel Williams on 3/16/2017

AMD Announces Ryzen 5 Lineup: Hex-Core from $219, Available April 11th

As part of our initial Ryzen 7 review, AMD also teased the presence of two more elements to the Ryzen lineup, specifically Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3, both aiming...

229 by Ian Cutress on 3/15/2017

Microsoft Details Project Olympus Open Compute Standard

Today, at the 2017 Open Compute Project U.S. Summit, Microsoft unveiled some significant announcements around their hyperscale cloud hardware design, which they first announced in November as Project Olympus...

65 by Brett Howse on 3/8/2017

AMD Prepares 32-Core Naples CPUs for 1P and 2P Servers: Coming in Q2

For users keeping track of AMD’s rollout of its new Zen microarchitecture, stage one was the launch of Ryzen, its new desktop-oriented product line last week. Stage three is...

91 by Ian Cutress on 3/7/2017

How To Get Ryzen Working on Windows 7 x64

Officially, AMD does not support Ryzen CPUs on Windows 7. Given that Microsoft has essentially ended support for the OS, this is the type of response we expect from...

70 by Ian Cutress on 3/7/2017

The AMD Zen and Ryzen 7 Review: A Deep Dive on 1800X, 1700X and 1700

For over two years the collective AMD vs Intel personal computer battle has been sitting on the edge of its seat. Back in 2014, when AMD first announced it...

553 by Ian Cutress on 3/2/2017

Making AMD Tick: A Very Zen Interview with Dr. Lisa Su, CEO

AMD held a Tech Day a week before the launch of Zen to go over the details of of the new Ryzen product with the technology press. As part...

59 by Ian Cutress on 3/2/2017

AMD GDC 2017: Asynchronous Reprojection for VR, Vega Gets a Retail Name, & More

In what has become something of an annual tradition for AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, their Game Developers Conference Capsaicin & Cream event just wrapped up. Unlike the company’s more...

13 by Ryan Smith on 2/28/2017

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 41: Let's Talk Server, with Patrick Kennedy

While in San Francisco for AMD’s Ryzen Tech Day, I had a chance to catch up with a good friend by the name of Patrick Kennedy, who runs the...

9 by Ian Cutress on 2/28/2017

XFX Starts to Sell Single-Slot Mini-ITX Radeon RX 460 Slim Graphics Cards

XFX has quietly started to sell its slim Radeon RX 460 video cards, which use a single-slot cooling system and can fit into a Mini-ITX computer. The cards features...

24 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2017

AMD Launches Ryzen: 52% More IPC, Eight Cores for Under $330, Pre-order Today, On Sale March 2nd

The biggest x86 launch for AMD in five years is today: Ryzen is here. As always before a major launch, AMD gives a ‘Tech Day’ for relevant press and...

376 by Ian Cutress on 2/22/2017

MSI Adds Low-Profile AMD Radeon RX 460 Graphics Cards to Lineup

MSI has quietly added two low-profile AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics adapters to its product family. The add-in-boards (AIBs) are powered by AMD’s latest entry-level GPU, Polaris 11. As...

50 by Anton Shilov on 2/18/2017

AMD & NVIDIA Post GDC 2017 Event Details, Both Holding Events February 28th

Though it feels like we’re barely past CES, things are already quickly ramping up in the PC hardware industry once again. Kicking off in a bit under two weeks...

35 by Ryan Smith on 2/16/2017

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