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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 writing (3/19). Numbers in graphs reflect MSRP. CPU Buyer's Guide: 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 Core-based CPUs, known under the Kaby Lake name, using a refined version of their 14nm process that allowed for some frequency gains over the previous generation Skylake microarchitecture. Then AMD made their biggest CPU launch in five years, with a renewed attack on high-performance computing with the Ryzen 7 family. After spending so many years fighting...

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson Driver Released: New Features & A New Look

At the tail-end of 2014 AMD launched their Catalyst 14.12 driver set, better known as the Omega driver set. With Omega, AMD shifted their development process for the Catalyst...

146 by Ryan Smith & Daniel Williams on 11/24/2015

ARM on AMD: The A1100 Seattle Silicon at SuperComputing 15

Anyone loosely following AMD’s efforts with ARM intellectual property would have had on their periphery the noise of the A1100 product aimed at servers, codenamed Seattle. The idea was...

18 by Ian Cutress on 11/24/2015

The AMD Radeon R9 380X Review, Feat. ASUS STRIX

Last week AMD launched the Radeon R9 380X, the company’s latest mid-range video card. Based on a fully enabled GCN 1.2 Tonga GPU – a first for the desktop...

101 by Ryan Smith on 11/23/2015

AMD Launches Radeon R9 380X: Full-Featured Tonga at $229 for the Holidays

Back in September of 2014 AMD released their first Graphics Core Next 1.2 GPU, Tonga, which was the GPU at the heart of the Radeon R9 285. For all...

52 by Ryan Smith on 11/19/2015

AMD Launches Star Wars Battlefront Game Bundle For Radeon R9 Fury

Buying new graphics cards is always fun. Finding game deals while shopping for new graphics cards is even better. This time around AMD is bundling the newly released Star...

9 by Daniel Williams on 11/19/2015

The AMD A8-7670K APU Review: Aiming for Rocket League

Over the past couple of years, AMD has slowly released their mainstream brand of Kaveri processors. In turn, we have reviewed them, and they consistently aim to provide a...

153 by Ian Cutress on 11/18/2015

AMD Releases Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta Drivers

With AMD continuing to deliver beta driver updates left and right lately, today they come to us with another update. Another one of AMD’s point driver updates, Catalyst 15.11.1...

19 by Daniel Williams on 11/17/2015

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

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