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AMD has quietly launched a Radeon RX 580 GPU with a reduced number of stream processors. The new product is called the Radeon RX 580 2048SP and, as the name suggests, it has 2048 stream processors, down from 2304 SPs on the original product. The Radeon RX 580 2048SP is currently available only in China and it is unclear whether the product will be sold in other countries as well. The Radeon RX 580 2048SP is basically the Radeon RX 570, but with a slightly higher boost clock and a different name. Compute performance of the Radeon RX 580 2048SP is listed as 5.1 TFLOPS, which is around 18% lower when compared to the Radeon RX 580. Just like the RX 570, the RX 580...

AMD Slashes Prices of First-Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs: Starting at $300

Following the launch of its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors earlier this month, AMD quietly began to slash prices of its first-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Right now, the most affordable...

34 by Anton Shilov on 8/27/2018

AMD Wins Patent Infringement Case Against Vizio & Others; Vizio Ordered To Cease Some TV Imports

AMD has won a round in its legal battle against makers of TVs at the United States International Trade Commission (US ITC). The Commission found that Vizio and Sigma...

58 by Anton Shilov on 8/24/2018

Hot Chips 2018: AMD APU Optimization Live Blog (Noon PT, 7pm UTC)

AMD is also at Hot Chips, speaking about Raven Ridge and its APUs. The key elements to this talk will be the optimizations made for Raven Ridge, specifically around...

9 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

Cooler Master Launches Wraith Ripper Cooler for Threadripper 2 CPUs

Cooler Master has announced its Wraith Ripper, the air cooler that AMD recommends for its latest Threadripper 2 processors. The cooler can dissipate up to 250 W of power...

19 by Anton Shilov on 8/15/2018

Enermax Unveils LiqTech TR4 II LCS: A 500W TDP Threadripper 2 Cooler

Enermax on Monday introduced its new LiqTech TR4 II closed-loop liquid cooling systems, which are designed for use with AMD’s latest Ryzen Threadripper 2 processors. Just like its predecessor...

9 by Anton Shilov on 8/13/2018

GIGABYTE Ships X399 Aorus Xtreme: A Chariot for Threadripper 2

With the first AMD Threadripper 2 processors hitting the market today, GIGABYTE has started shipments of its flagship X399 Aorus Xtreme motherboard for AMD’s new chips. The motherboard comes...

16 by Anton Shilov on 8/13/2018

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core and 2950X 16-Core Review

If you live by the workstation, you die by the performance. When it comes to processing data, throughput is key: the more a user can do, the more projects...

164 by Ian Cutress on 8/13/2018

The MSI MEG X399 Creation Motherboard Review: The New 16-Phase Shark In Town

With the highly anticipated launch of AMD's second generation Threadripper processors, it gives motherboard vendors the incentive and justification to release more boards. As there aren’t tons of Threadripper...

17 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/13/2018

AMD Announces Radeon Pro WX 8200: Pro Vega For Under A Grand

Kicking off this week is the annual SIGGRAPH graphics conference. Getting in ahead of the crowd – and their own CPU launch – AMD is announcing their latest workstation...

18 by Ryan Smith on 8/12/2018

AMD Launches The "Raise The Game" Bundle For Radeon RX Vega, RX 580, and RX 570

This week, AMD has launched a new “Raise The Game” promotion, offering three free games for qualified purchases of a Radeon RX Vega 64, RX Vega 56, RX 580...

9 by Nate Oh on 8/9/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q3 WHQL

Today, AMD released Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q3 WHQL, on their usual quarterly pace. Given that the last release brought in Windows 10 April 2018 Update support, and...

2 by Nate Oh on 8/8/2018

Lenovo Posts Specifications of AMD’s Ryzen 3 2300X & Ryzen 5 2500X

Proving once again that the only way to keep a secret is to not share it, Lenovo seems to have accidentally published the specifications of AMD’s yet-to-be announced Ryzen...

7 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2018

More Details About the ZhongShan Subor Z+ Console, with Custom AMD Ryzen SoC

One of the exciting elements from last week’s coverage was the announcement of the upcoming Chinese market PC and Console, from Zhongshan Subor, featuring some AMD custom silicon. Through...

33 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

The AMD Threadripper 2 Teaser: Pre-Orders Start Today, Up to 32 Cores

The biggest news to come out of Computex, AMD’s second generation of its Ryzen Threadripper platform, is almost here. Today’s announcement is all amount images, speeds and feeds: specifications...

105 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

AMD Creates Quad Core Zen SoC with 24 Vega CUs for Chinese Consoles

AMD has cornered the x86 console market with its handy semi-custom mix of processors and graphics. While we slowly await the next generation of consoles from Microsoft and Sony...

58 by Ian Cutress on 8/3/2018

The ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/ac and B450 Gaming K4 Motherboard Reviews

With the launch of the new AMD B450 budget focused chipset, we’re taking a look at two gaming branded ASRock motherboards; the B450 Gaming ITX/ac and the Fatal1ty B450...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

Analyzing B450 for AMD Ryzen: A Quick Look at 25+ Motherboards

One of the secondary stories from Computex was that AMD and its partners were set to launch a new generation of mid-range chipsets and motherboards with the new lower-power...

48 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Q3 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 7/30/2018

AMD “Rome” EPYC CPUs to Be Fabbed By TSMC

Along with AMD’s epic quarterly results that were announced yesterday afternoon, there was also an interesting nugget buried in the earnings call for the results. We’ve known for some...

32 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2018

AMD Announces Q2 2018 Results: Best Quarter In Seven Years

What a difference a year makes. Yesterday afternoon AMD announced their second quarter results for their fiscal year 2018, and the news is nothing short of stunning, with AMD...

13 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2018

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