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When AMD launched the Polaris-based Radeon RX 480 in June 2016, the focus was firmly on the mainstream market, looking to offer superior value over raw performance. At the same time, AMD also sought to improve power efficiency by leveraging both microarchitectural changes and their first generation of FinFET GPUs. Ultimately, this straightforward approach was somewhat derailed by the recent cryptocurrency mining craze, but Polaris has carried on, appearing in consoles (Xbox One X and PS4 Pro) as well as an early 2017 refresh in the form of the Radeon RX 500 series. Launching today is the latest entry with new top offering in the RX 500 series: the AMD Radeon RX 590.

ASUS Comments on Intel Shortages, U.S.-China Trade War

ASUS this week released its financial results for the third quarter of the year, and in the process issued comments regarding two pressing issues: shortages of Intel’s chipsets and...

20 by Anton Shilov 2 days ago

AMD 64-Core Rome Deployment: HLRS ‘Hawk’ at 2.35 GHz

Last week AMD pre-announced its next-generation EPYC processors, code-named Rome. These new processors are set to be officially announced next year, but will feature up to 64 cores using...

29 by Ian Cutress 3 days ago

First AMD EPYC Rome Motherboard Spotted

Part of AMD’s recent pre-announcement of its next generation Rome server processors, using 7nm chiplets and running up to 64 cores, is that the new processors will be compatible...

4 by Ian Cutress 3 days ago

AMD Launches High-Frequency EPYC 7371 Processor

AMD has announced its new high-frequency EPYC 7371 processor designed for applications that benefit from high clocks. The CPU has 16 cores and is aimed at tasks like electronic...

10 by Anton Shilov 3 days ago

Naples, Rome, Milan, Zen 4: An Interview with AMD CTO, Mark Papermaster

At AMD’s Next Horizon event this week, the company disclosed for the first time the layout of its next generation EPYC processor, the new Vega Radeon Instinct datacenter compute...

57 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.11.1, bringing zero-day game support and performance improvements ahead of Hitman 2 (11/13/18), Fallout 76 (11/14/18), and Battlefield V Early Access (11/15/18)...

5 by Nate Oh on 11/8/2018

AMD EPYC for ATX Workstations: GIGABYTE MZ01-CE0 & MZ01-CE1 Motherboards

AMD’s EPYC processor has made it into servers and supercomputers, yet it still has to find its place inside workstations. To a large degree that is because up until...

27 by Anton Shilov on 11/7/2018

AMD Announces Radeon Instinct MI60 & MI50 Accelerators: Powered By 7nm Vega

As part of this morning’s Next Horizon event, AMD formally announced the first two accelerator cards based on the company’s previously revealed 7nm Vega GPU. Dubbed the Radeon Instinct...

25 by Ryan Smith on 11/6/2018

AMD Previews EPYC ‘Rome’ Processor: Up to 64 Zen 2 Cores

AMD on Tuesday formally announced its next-generation EPYC processor code-named Rome. The new server CPU will feature up to 64 cores featuring the Zen 2 microarchitecture, thus providing at...

66 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2018

AMD Unveils ‘Chiplet’ Design Approach: 7nm Zen 2 Cores Meet 14 nm I/O Die

AMD on Tuesday disclosed some additional details about its upcoming codenamed Rome processor based on its Zen 2 microarchitecture. As it turns out, the company will use a new...

76 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2018

AMD Announces Zen 4 Microarchitecture Under Development

At its Next Horizon event in San Francisco, AMD announced the fourth iteration of its Zen microarchitecture. The Zen 4 is currently in development, so the company does not...

15 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2018

AMD’s EPYC CPUs Now Available on Amazon Web Services

AMD on Tuesday announced availability of its processors on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). AMD EPYC-based systems will be used as web and application servers, backend servers for enterprise...

6 by Anton Shilov on 11/6/2018

AMD Next Horizon Live Blog: Starts 9am PT / 5pm UTC

AMD's 2019 is set to be full of 7nm products, and on the back of AMD's New Horizon event on 2016, today it is hosting part two: Next Horizon...

99 by Ian Cutress on 11/6/2018

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Holiday 2018

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

22 by Nate Oh on 11/5/2018

AMD Investor Relations Announces “Next Horizon” Event for November 6th

Earlier today on their Investor Relations website, AMD posted notice of a new event. Dubbed “AMD Next Horizon”, the event is currently slated for November 6th – no time...

10 by Ryan Smith on 11/1/2018

AMD’s Vega Mobile Lives: Vega Pro 20 & 16 in Updated MacBook Pros In November

Buried towards the tail-end of today’s MacBook Air press release from Apple was a second announcement: that they’d be releasing a minor MacBook Pro refresh next month. Though curious...

36 by Ryan Smith on 10/30/2018

The AMD Threadripper 2 CPU Review: The 24-Core 2970WX and 12-Core 2920X Tested

This year AMD launched its second generation high-end desktop Ryzen Threadripper processors. The benefits of the new parts include better performance, better frequency, and parts up to 32 cores...

69 by Ian Cutress on 10/29/2018

Day of the Dead: AMD Releases new Carrizo FM2+ APU, the A8-7680

Reports of a new Carrizo APU have been floating around for the past couple of weeks as several ASRock FM2+ recently had BIOS updates stating ‘now supporting new Carrizo...

41 by Ian Cutress on 10/29/2018

AMD Ceases Graphics Driver Development for 32-bit Operating Systems

With the recent October releases of Adrenalin Edition, AMD has finally discontinued support for 32-bit operating systems. The latest 32-bit packages can still be manually downloaded through older driver...

21 by Nate Oh on 10/26/2018

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