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Watch Dogs 2 is being released this week, and with that we receiving a new driver update from AMD bundled in with a couple of fixes. As a result, the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 with Display Driver Version 16.40.3211.1101 is a minor update, but continues AMD's 2016 strategy of releasing drivers in accordance with game release schedules. We only have two fixes this time around. When playing games with CrossFire enabled, both The Division and Battlefield 1 were experiencing flickering during gameplay. AMD also only lists two new known issues in the release notes for this update: while a DirectX 11 Crossfire profile has been added for Dishonored 2, CrossFire is currently disabled for Windows 7 systems, a reason for this is not given...

AMD @ SC15: Boltzmann Initiative Announced - C++ and CUDA Compilers for AMD GPUs

The second in our major SC15 announcements comes from AMD, who is taking to the show to focus on the HPC capabilities of their FirePro S line of server...

20 by Ryan Smith on 11/16/2015

GlobalFoundries and AMD Announce First 14nm FinFET Sample Production Success

GlobalFoundries, AMD’s former chip manufacturing arm, is a fab that has seen some hard times. After being spun-off from AMD in 2009, the company has encountered repeated trouble releasing...

58 by Ryan Smith on 11/5/2015

AMD Announces Radeon Crimson Driver Branding & New Settings Control Panel

It was just under two months ago that AMD announced the major restructuring of their graphics division, which would see the graphics division made whole once again, more than...

88 by Ryan Smith on 11/2/2015

GeForce + Radeon: Previewing DirectX 12 Multi-Adapter with Ashes of the Singularity

Today we'll be taking an initial look into the unorthodox multi-GPU capabilities of DirectX 12. Developer Oxide Games, who is responsible for the popular Star Swarm demo we looked...

180 by Ryan Smith on 10/26/2015

AMD Launches Excavator Based R-Series APUs for Embedded with DDR4 Support

Despite the recent news surrounding AMDs reorganization and financials, today AMD is announcing the launch of its first DDR4 processors. But rather than aiming at the high end or...

34 by Ian Cutress on 10/21/2015

AMD Announces FY 2015 Q3 Results: Decreased Computing And Graphics Sales Hurt Bottom Line

Today AMD has announced their third quarter earnings for fiscal year 2015. AMD saw a 13% increase in revenue over Q2 2015, but revenues were down almost 26% over...

78 by Brett Howse on 10/15/2015

AMD To Spin-Off Back-End Testing & Assembly Operations Into Joint Venture For $371 Million

AMD’s Q3 2015 earnings release just hit the wire a bit ago, and while we’re still working on putting together that story we wanted to immediately jump into what...

41 by Ryan Smith on 10/15/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.10 Beta Drivers

In a manner that appears it may be building momentum, AMD has released another new driver update. As this is a point driver release the changes aren't immense, but...

45 by Daniel Williams on 10/14/2015

AMD Corporate Fellow Phil Rogers Leaves Company, Joins NVIDIA

With respect to both structure and personnel, the last few months have been busy – if not tumultuous – for AMD. The company recently reorganized itself so that their...

83 by Ryan Smith on 10/13/2015

HSA Foundation Update: More HSA Hardware Coming Soon

When AMD set about bringing their CPU/GPU fusion initiative to life with the Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA) earlier this decade, one point AMD made early-on was that while they...

20 by Ryan Smith on 10/6/2015

AMD Releases New PRO Mobile APUs: Carrizo up to A12-8800B

We touched upon this very briefly in our recent HP Elitebook news, but at the end of September AMD officially launched four new professional mobile APUs under the AMD...

53 by Ian Cutress on 10/2/2015

AMD Announces FirePro Mobile W7170M, W5170M, & W5130M

In what’s turning out to be a busy week for mobile workstation announcements, AMD is announcing this week that they are launching three new FirePro Mobile parts. This latest...

11 by Ryan Smith on 10/2/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.9.1 Beta Drivers

In a rare episode for AMD we get to see a second beta driver release in the same week. Earlier this week (Tuesday September 29th) AMD had released their...

11 by Daniel Williams on 10/2/2015

AMD Updates Embedded Radeon GPU Line, Releases Radeon E8950, E8870, & E6465

Given the long-term nature of AMD’s embedded graphics business, updates to the Embedded Radeon lineup of discrete video cards are fewer and farther between for AMD. But in turn...

7 by Ryan Smith on 10/1/2015

HP Announces New EliteBook Business Notebooks PCs with AMD PRO A-Series APUs

HP’s Elite lineup is targeted towards business and professional users, and today HP is announcing a big refresh of the lineup. One interesting twist is that HP has partnered...

47 by Brett Howse on 9/29/2015

Update: AMD Releases Catalyst 15.9 Beta Drivers

Today AMD has released AMD Catalyst 15.9 Beta as their latest driver update, with display driver version 15.201.1151. This driver provides optimizations for the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront Beta...

28 by Daniel Williams on 9/29/2015

Fable Legends Early Preview: DirectX 12 Benchmark Analysis

DirectX 12 is now out in the wild as a part of Windows 10 and the updated driver model WDDM 2.0 that comes with it. Unlike DX11, there are...

141 by Ryan Smith, Ian Cutress & Daniel Williams on 9/24/2015

Jim Keller Leaves AMD

AMD’s history has been well documented, especially given several reorganizations in the early part of this decade along with changes in senior staff and how both its market share...

125 by Ian Cutress on 9/18/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 Nano Review: The Power of Size

While there never really was an era where video cards were small, the focus on size and power efficiency over the last couple of years feels a bit like...

284 by Ryan Smith on 9/10/2015

AMD Reorganizes Graphics Division - Radeon Whole Once More, Led By Raja Koduri

It was a bit over nine years ago when AMD announced that they would acquire ATI, the Canadian graphics firm, developer of Radeon GPUs, and constant competitor to NVIDIA...

72 by Ryan Smith on 9/9/2015

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