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While PC VR headsets are fun, no one has especially enjoyed the number of cables required to hook one up. With separate video, power, and data cables, the end result has been that manufacturers have used somewhat unwieldy cables or breakout boxes. However as part of the generalized push towards the second generation of VR headsets, a new industry consortium is coming together today to reduce the requirements to a single cable. Backed by NVIDIA, AMD, Oculus, Valve, and Microsoft, the new VirtualLink standard is a USB Type-C alternate mode that will be able to supply all of the necessary power, video information, and data over a single Type-C cable and connector. Today’s announcement from the group is essentially a call for participation, announcing the...

AMD Zen 2 Update: 7nm EPYC in Labs Now, Launching in 2019

Rounding out AMD’s slew of product announcements and updates at their Computex 2018 press conference, the company very briefly showed off their first 7nm Zen 2 silicon in the...

13 by Ryan Smith on 6/6/2018

AMD Demos 7nm Vega GPU: Betting Big on Machine Learning for Radeon Instinct; Shipping This Year

In a fairly unexpected move, AMD formally demonstrated at Computex its previously-roadmapped 7nm-built Vega GPU. As per AMD's roadmaps on the subject, the chip will be used for AMD’s...

27 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2018

AMD Reveals Threadripper 2 : Up to 32 Cores, 250W, X399 Refresh

One of the surprises from AMD’s first year of the newest x86 Zen architecture was the launch of the Threadripper platform. Despite the mainstream Ryzen processors already taking a...

206 by Ian Cutress on 6/5/2018

AMD Computex 2018 Press Event: A Live Blog (10am Taiwan, 2am UTC)

Ready to follow along for another press event? AMD is here, with all the senior faces coming on stage. Follow our live blog to hear what is being announced.

20 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 6/5/2018

Honor’s Thin-and-Light MagicBook with AMD Ryzen Mobile Listed

A Chinese retailer has started to list Honor’s MagicBook laptop based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processor. The thin-and-light notebook looks similar to the Intel-based MagicBook launched in April and...

14 by Anton Shilov on 6/4/2018

AMD B450 At Computex: ASRock Invite Mentions B450 Chipset on Display

ASRock on Thursday announced plans to demonstrate its new AM4 motherboards based on AMD’s yet-unannounced B450 chipset next week at Computex. The new chipset is expected to bring a...

6 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2018

A Thought on Silicon Design: Intel’s LCC on HEDT Should Be Dead

In the past couple of weeks, we have been re-testing and re-analysing our second generation Ryzen 2000-series review. The extra time and writing, looking at the results and the...

31 by Ian Cutress on 6/1/2018

Acer Announces AMD Gaming Lineup For Computex 2018

With Computex getting underway, Acer is announcing a couple of new devices in their gaming lineup which feature AMD processors. Acer’s new Predator Helios 500 is a gaming laptop...

6 by Brett Howse on 6/1/2018

AMD Preps New Ryzen 2000-Series CPUs: 45W Ryzen 7 2700E & Ryzen 5 2600E

AMD is gearing up to release four new Ryzen 2000-series processors based on a listing in ASRock’s CPU compatibility chart. The new Ryzen 5 2600E and Ryzen 7 2700E...

9 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2018

Two New 35W Raven Ridge Parts: AMD Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE

In this interesting world where processors are released but not formally announced, it means that when diving through the lists of supported CPUs on certain motherboards, we might find...

27 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2018

Arctic Unveils Alpine AM4 Passive CPU Cooler

Arctic this week added its first passive cooler that is compatible with AMD’s AM4 processors into its lineup of products. The Alpine AM4 was designed for APUs and CPUs...

25 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2018

QNAP Launches 16-Bay AMD Ryzen-Based TS-1677X NAS with 10 GbE

QNAP this week introduced its new family of 16-bay enterprise-class NAS based on AMD’s Ryzen processors. The new TS-1677X devices support Qtier automatic data tiering and SSD caching technology...

24 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2018

Leading DRAM Makers Release Modules Validated with AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs

G.Skill and Team Group have released new high-performance DDR4 memory modules that the firms are guaranteeing to be compatible with AMD’s latest Ryzen 2000-series CPUs. The modules operate at...

9 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL: Official Unified Driver for APUs & dGPUs, with PlayReady 3.0

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL, bringing official support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update, as well as official PlayReady 3.0 support for desktop Polaris products...

11 by Nate Oh on 5/23/2018

AMD Releases Unified Graphics Driver for dGPUs & Desktop APUs: Radeon Software Q2 2018

Although AMD’s Ryzen desktop APUs released back in February with the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G, official driver support has been limited to the inaugural WHQL launch...

15 by Nate Oh on 5/18/2018

PowerColor Confirms Plans for Mini-ITX Radeon RX Vega: Due Next Month

Over the past few months, we have seen two makers of video cards laying the groundwork for Mini-ITX graphics adapters based on the Radeon RX Vega GPU. This week...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2018

HP Envy x360: 13-inch with Ryzen, 15-inch with Ryzen or Core 8th Gen

In another announcement today out of the HP camp, the company has shared with us some updates to the Envy x360 line of convertibles. The Envy x360 13 is...

29 by Joe Shields on 5/14/2018

Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) Gaming Performance - A Second Look

The Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) was reviewed back in late March, and emerged as one of the most powerful gaming PCs in its form-factor class. Our conclusion was that...

38 by Ganesh T S on 5/14/2018

First 10nm Cannon Lake Laptop Spotted Online: Lenovo Ideapad 330 for $449

In the fruitless efforts to get an answer from Intel as to exactly who is buying their first 10nm processors using the new Cannon Lake microarchitecture, we seem to...

84 by Ian Cutress on 5/13/2018

HP Unveils EliteBook 700 G5, ProBook 645 G4 Laptops with Ryzen PRO [UPDATED]

HP this week announced its first notebooks based on AMD’s Ryzen PRO mobile processors. The new EliteBook 700-series and ProBook 700-series systems are designed for business as well as...

25 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2018

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