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Dynamic refresh rate technologies like AMD’s FreeSync and NVIDIA’s G-Sync have become de-facto standards for gaming PCs and displays. Last year the HDMI Forum introduced a more industry-standard approach to variable refresh rate as a part of the HDMI 2.1 package, and recently makers of consumer electronics started to add VRR support to their products. At Computex the consortium demonstrated VRR operation using a Samsung QLED TV and a Microsoft Xbox One X, but the demonstration was somewhat inconclusive. Select Samsung QLED TVs to be launched this year are set to support a 120 Hz maximum refresh rate, HDMI 2.1’s VRR, as well as AMD’s FreeSync technologies, the company announced earlier this year. The technologies do essentially the same thing, but they are not the...

Phantom Gaming: ASRock Unveils as an AMD GPU Partner

ASRock has officially introduced its first graphics cards. The Phantom Gaming family will initially include four GPU models based on the Radeon RX 500-series GPUs and are aimed at...

12 by Anton Shilov on 3/29/2018

AMD Confirms CTS-Labs Exploits: All To Be Patched In Weeks

If you have been following our coverage regarding the recent security issues found in AMD’s processors and chipsets by security research firm CTS-Labs, it has been a bit of...

101 by Ian Cutress on 3/20/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.3: Unified Vulkan 1.1 Driver

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.3, a general update pulling in Vulkan 1.1 support for the main driver branch, as well as bringing support for Sea of...

6 by Nate Oh on 3/20/2018

AMD Announces Real-time Ray Tracing Support for ProRender and Radeon GPU Profiler 1.2

First disclosed this evening with teaser videos related to a GDC presentation on Unity, today AMD is announcing two developer-oriented features: real-time ray tracing support for the company's ProRender...

15 by Nate Oh on 3/19/2018

Expanding DirectX 12: Microsoft Announces DirectX Raytracing

To many out there it may seem like DirectX 12 is still a brand-new technology – and in some ways it still is – but in fact we’ve now...

34 by Ryan Smith on 3/19/2018

AMD and Partners Slash Prices on Select Ryzen & Ryzen Threadripper CPUs

AMD and some of its retail partners have started a new discount campaign involving AMD Ryzen and AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. Select AMD CPUs will be available at reduced...

33 by Anton Shilov on 3/19/2018

Ian Cutress Talks AMDFlaws and Security on TechTeamGB Weekly News

After our analysis about the vulnerability disclosures this week on AnandTech, and continuing discussions on Twitter, TechTeamGB, a Great Britain based Youtube technology channel, invited Senior Editor Ian Cutress...

16 by Ian Cutress on 3/16/2018

Our Interesting Call with CTS-Labs

In light of the recent announcement of potential vulnerabilities in Ryzen processors, two stories have emerged. Firstly, that AMD processors could have secondary vulnerabilities in the secure processor and...

118 by Ian Cutress on 3/15/2018

Analyzing Threadripper Thermals: Big Base Cooling Wins

AMD's Threadripper processors step quite far outside typical CPU designs in several ways, one of which is their relatively massive physical size. The CPU’s surface area is much greater...

44 by E. Fylladitakis on 3/14/2018

Security Researchers Publish Ryzen Flaws, Gave AMD 24 hours Prior Notice

Through the advent of Meltdown and Spectre, there is a heightened element of nervousness around potential security flaws in modern high-performance processors, especially those that deal with the core...

213 by Ian Cutress on 3/13/2018

Microsoft and AMD to Bring FreeSync 2 Support to Xbox One S and Xbox One X This Spring

Over the weekend, Microsoft and AMD made a somewhat unexpected announcement on the debut of their new Inside Xbox show: AMD FreeSync 2 support will be coming to the...

27 by Nate Oh on 3/12/2018

The MSI B350 Tomahawk Motherboard Review: Gaming On a Budget

Without key buzzwords such as 'RGB' and 'gaming', MSI is looking to target AMD users on a strict budget with the B350 Tomahawk. Compared to X370, the B350 boards...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/12/2018

NZXT Expands Kraken AIO Lineup: Their First 360mm AIO, New Kraken M Series

NZXT has announced the expansion of its Kraken all-in-one liquid CPU cooler family with the addition of the X72 and M22 AIOs. The X72 is a 360mm AIO &ndash...

8 by Joe Shields on 3/9/2018

Vulkan 1.1 Specification Released: Open-source Tools, SDKs, and Launch Driver Support

Since the release of Vulkan 1.0 in February 2016, the successor to OpenGL slowly but surely made its way into applications and game engines. Today, roughly two years later...

33 by Nate Oh on 3/7/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1: eSports Optimizations with Project ReSX

Yesterday, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.3.1 and introduced AMD’s Project ReSX (“Radeon eSports Experience”), largely responsible for 18.3.1’s specific performance optimizations to Dota 2, Overwatch, and PlayerUnknown’s...

5 by Nate Oh on 3/6/2018

AMD Launches Far Cry 5 Bundle for Pre-Builts with Radeon RX Vega or RX 580

This week, AMD launched a Far Cry 5 Standard Edition bundle for select pre-built PCs with a Radeon RX Vega 56, RX Vega 64, or RX 580, active now...

17 by Nate Oh on 3/1/2018

Cryptomining Inflated Prices Affect Q4 2017 Discrete Graphics Card Shipments, AMD Climbs to 33.7% Market Share

This week, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) released their much anticipated quarterly discrete video card sales report for Q4 2017. Overall, the research firm is reporting a 4.6% decrease in graphics...

56 by Nate Oh on 3/1/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3

This week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3, a smaller patch bringing support and/or performance optimizations for three new games: Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (released 2/1)...

5 by Nate Oh on 2/25/2018

The Future of Silicon: An Exclusive Interview with Dr. Gary Patton, CTO of GlobalFoundries

In our recent trip to GlobalFoundries Fab 8, its leading edge facility, we managed to spend some time with the C-level executive that controls the future of this part...

38 by Ian Cutress on 2/24/2018

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 45: GlobalFoundries and Fab 8

In early February, GlobalFoundries did something completely unexpected: for the second time in ten years, they invited a few select press and analysts to visit one of their fabrication...

11 by Ian Cutress on 2/20/2018

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