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For the launch of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, one of the features being advertised was Game Mode. This was a special profile under the updated Ryzen Master software that was designed to give the Threadripper CPU more performance in gaming, at the expense of peak performance in hard CPU tasks. AMD’s goal, as described to us, was to enable the user to have a choice: a CPU that can be fit for both CPU tasks and for gaming at the flick of a switch (and a reboot) by disabling half of the chip. Initially we interpreted this via one of AMD’s slides as half of the threads (simultaneous multi-threading off), as per the exact wording. However, in other places AMD had stated that it actually...

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...

21 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...

3 by Daniel Williams on 5/5/2017

AMD Releases Q1 2017 Earnings, Confirms Vega and Naples Still On-Track for This Quarter

AMD’s Q1 earnings are in, capping off a very important quarter for the company. For the first quarter of the year, AMD booked $984 million in revenue, a sizable...

37 by Ryan Smith on 5/2/2017

AT20 Giveaway Day 1: AMD Ryzen CPUs & Radeon RX 570 Video Cards

For some of our past anniversaries we’ve done hardware giveaways, and for our 20th anniversary I wanted to do the best giveaway yet. It only seemed fitting that as...

1072 by Ryan Smith on 4/26/2017

AMD Announces Radeon Pro Duo (Polaris) - Double Polaris for Content Creation

Back in 2016 AMD launched the Radeon Pro Duo, an interesting take on a semi-pro workstation card. As a dual-GPU Fiji card wasn’t going to be viable for the...

36 by Ryan Smith on 4/25/2017

AMD Announces the Radeon RX 500 Series: Polaris Refreshed, Starting Today

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...

54 by Ryan Smith on 4/18/2017

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...

130 by Ryan Smith on 4/18/2017

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...

19 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...

250 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

Best CPUs Q1 2017

As we move through to the second quarter of the year, we have had two major updates to the desktop CPU landscape. First, Intel launched its Seventh generation of...

0 by Ian Cutress on 3/31/2017

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

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