AMD

Over the last two weeks, AMD officially launched their 7th Generation Bristol Ridge processors as well as the new AM4 socket and related chipsets. The launch was somewhat muted, as the target for the initial launch is purely to the big system OEMs and system integrators, such as Lenovo, HP, Dell and others – for users wanting to build their own systems, ‘Product-in-Box’ units (called PIBs) for self-build systems will come at the end of the year. We held off on the announcement because the launch and briefings left a number of questions unanswered as to the potential matrix of configurations, specifications of the hardware and how it all connects together. We got a number of answers, so let’s delve in.

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 - Support for Forza Horizon 3

As more games approach this fall, we can expect GPU manufacturers to keep updates rolling out so that our cards can be ready for the latest games as they...

20 by Daniel Williams 4 days ago

An Anecdotal Musing of Brick and Mortar AMD Notebook Offerings

For any technology journalist deeply embedded an analytical content, knowing your field is a key element to how you work. If all the focus goes into the high-end, it...

35 by Ian Cutress 6 days ago

Best CPUs: Q3 2016

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 as of (9/13). Numbers...

17 by Ian Cutress on 9/15/2016

Discrete Desktop GPU Market Trends Q2 2016: AMD Grabs Market Share, But NVIDIA Remains on Top

We're back once again with our periodic series looking at computer hardware market trends, this time taking a look at GPU sales for Q2 2016. Broadly speaking, unit sales...

67 by Anton Shilov on 9/13/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1, Adds Deus Ex Mankind Divided DX12 Support

AMD has released their first Radeon driver update for September this week with Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.1. Notable in this release is that along with the usual batch...

17 by Daniel Williams on 9/9/2016

Analyzing Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro Hardware Reveal: What Lies Beneath

A few months ago near the start of E3, Sony made an interesting revelation: that they would be releasing a higher performing PlayStation 4 console. A console intended to...

202 by Ryan Smith on 9/8/2016

IFA 2016: Live Blog of AMD Keynote with Mark Papermaster, CTO

We're here with AMD's CTO on stage for the IFA show.

62 by Ian Cutress on 9/3/2016

AMD Amends GlobalFoundries Wafer Supply Agreement Through 2020, Gaining New Flexibility & New Costs

This evening AMD has announced that they have updated their long-standing wafer supply agreement with fab parter GlobalFoundries. The new agreement, which makes some notable alterations to wafer order...

17 by Ryan Smith on 9/1/2016

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 37: IDF 2016, Alloy, Joule, Broxton, and AMD Zen

Today’s podcast covers the show known as the Intel Developer Forum, or IDF for short. IDF is an annual event focusing on new Intel technologies and product visions, showcasing...

11 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2016

AMD Bundles Together Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and AMD FX CPUs

Buying new hardware is almost always exciting, and purchases are even sweeter when they come with included gifts. In spirit of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided receiving DX12 support in...

19 by Daniel Williams on 8/24/2016

AMD Zen Microarchiture Part 2: Extracting Instruction-Level Parallelism

Hot Chips is an annual conference that allows semiconductor companies to present their latest and greatest ideas or forthcoming products in an academic-style environment, and is predominantly aimed as...

104 by Ian Cutress on 8/23/2016

Unpacking AMD's Zen Benchmark: Is Zen actually 2% Faster than Broadwell?

At a satellite event to Intel's Developer Conference last week, AMD held an evening soiree with invited analysts and press to talk about their new upcoming Zen microarchitecture. This...

172 by Ian Cutress on 8/23/2016

Early AMD Zen Server CPU and Motherboard Details: Codename ‘Naples’, 32-cores, Dual Socket Platforms, Q2 2017

At the AMD Zen microarchitecture announcement event yesterday, the lid was lifted on some of the details of AMD’s server platform. The 32-core CPU, codename Naples, will feature simultaneous...

63 by Ian Cutress on 8/18/2016

AMD Zen Microarchitecture: Dual Schedulers, Micro-Op Cache and Memory Hierarchy Revealed

In their own side event this week, AMD invited select members of the press and analysts to come and discuss the next layer of Zen details. In this piece...

215 by Ian Cutress on 8/18/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.2 Hotfix

In very short order AMD has dropped another driver update in response to the latest. The 16.8.2 hotfix gives the driver version a minor bump to 16.30.2511.1001. With only...

2 by Daniel Williams on 8/16/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.8.1 Hotfix

Hardly a week and a half has gone by and AMD has released another driver update. Of course with the flood of newly released cards we have seen released...

11 by Daniel Williams on 8/9/2016

TUL Shuts Down VTX3D Graphics Cards Brand

TUL Corp., the company behind graphics cards sold under PowerColor and VTX3D trademarks, has decided to shut down one of its brands. From a post on the company website...

35 by Anton Shilov on 8/5/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.7.3

AMD's Radeon Technologies Group has released another driver update with a healthy list of fixes. On the list today are fixes for CrossFire, flickering in both rendering and the...

17 by Daniel Williams on 7/29/2016

AMD Announces Radeon RX 470 & RX 460 Specifications; Shipping in Early August

Back before Radeon RX 480 even launched, AMD briefly teased the next two cards in their lineup at E3 2016’s PC Gaming Show. These cards, the Radeon RX 470...

56 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2016

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