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LAS VEGAS, NV — ZOTAC is preparing a small form-factor PC based on an AMD’s Ryzen processor with integrated Vega graphics. The ZOTAC ZBOX MA551 will be among the first compact computers powered by AMD’s code-named ‘Raven Ridge’ chips, and the system design should allow it support all AM4 APUs as well as a comprehensive set of connectivity features. ZOTAC’s ZBOX MA551 will exist in at least two variants equipped with AMD’s quad-core Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G APUs with the Radeon Vega integrated graphics. The chips are rated to dissipate a maximum of 65 W of power (based on AMD’s TDP data) and ZOTAC outfits the APUs with a cooling system that features a large copper heatsink and a blower. The cooler...

AMD Announces Polaris-based Embedded Radeon E9170

Today AMD is announcing the Polaris-based Radeon E9170 series, the latest entrant to their embedded graphics offerings. Sporting Radeon-class hardware and long-term support, these embedded products look to markets...

22 by Nate Oh on 10/3/2017

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2017

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended workstation CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

100 by Ian Cutress on 10/2/2017

AMD Launches NVMe RAID Support For Ryzen Threadripper Platform

A week later than originally planned, AMD is launching NVMe RAID support for their Ryzen Threadripper platform. Grab the Windows 10 drivers and release notes here. This updated RAID...

47 by Billy Tallis on 10/2/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.3

Today, AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.3, less than a week after 17.9.2, which brought official 2-way multi-GPU (mGPU) support for RX Vega. This update brings...

1 by Nate Oh on 9/28/2017

Memory Scaling on Ryzen 7 with Team Group's Night Hawk RGB

A large number of column inches have been put towards describing and explaining AMD's new underlying scalable interconnect: the Infinity Fabric. A superset of HyperTransport, this interconnect is designed...

65 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 9/27/2017

GSkill Announces New AMD Compatible Trident Z RGB Kits

With both AMD Ryzen and Threadripper platforms continuing to mature, we’ve seen an increase in the two platform’s ability to handle higher capacity and faster RAM and be stable...

13 by Joe Shields on 9/22/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.2: 2-Way Multi-GPU for Vega

Update (9/26/17): In statements to PCWorld, AMD has elaborated that they are "moving away from the CrossFire tag for multi-GPU gaming," citing that CrossFire technically refers to DX11 applications...

11 by Nate Oh on 9/21/2017

GlobalFoundries Adds 12LP Process for Mainstream and Automotive Chips; AMD Planning 12LP CPUs & GPUs

GlobalFoundries on Wednesday announced its new 12LP (leading performance) fabrication process. The new manufacturing technology was designed to increase transistor density and improve frequency potential compared to GlobalFoundries’ current-gen...

32 by Anton Shilov on 9/21/2017

GIGABYTE to Launch the X399 Designare EX: An AMD Motherboard Supporting Thunderbolt 3 add-in Cards

GIGABYTE has another motherboard coming out supporting AMD’s Threadripper CPUs, the X399 Designare EX. The Designare EX is slated to be their flagship motherboard for the X399 chipset and...

39 by Joe Shields on 9/19/2017

An AMD Threadripper X399 Motherboard Overview: A Quick Look at Seven Products

With the release of AMD’s Threadripper CPUs into the HEDT market, board partners have released new motherboards based on the X399 chipset. Consumers are going to see quad channel...

96 by Ian Cutress & Joe Shields on 9/15/2017

Raja Koduri, Head of AMD's RTG, to go on Sabbatical until December

Late last night, PC Perspective confirmed rumors that Raja Koduri, AMD's Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, is to go on sabbatical. Sourcing Raja’s internal...

84 by Nate Oh on 9/13/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.1

This afternoon AMD has released their latest Radeon driver update, Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.1, which is largely focused on bug fixes. This update continues RTG’s rapid cadence...

12 by Nate Oh on 9/7/2017

AMD's 35W "Bristol Ridge" A-Series APUs Now Available at Retail

We have some good news for low-power AMD builders this morning: AMD has (finally) begun to sell the 35W versions of their "Bristol Ridge" desktop APUs. Overall the company...

38 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2017

Now Shipping: AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X & Ryzen Pro CPUs

Back when AMD announced their leading-edge Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X, the company also tucked in an announcement that there would be a third, cheaper Threadripper: the 1900X. Now...

19 by Ryan Smith on 8/31/2017

Best CPUs: August 2017

Our newest CPU Guide can be found here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/9793/best-cpus Best CPUs, August 2017 Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give...

0 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Cryptomining Demand Drives Exceptionally High Graphics Card Shipments in Q2 2017

This week, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) reported significantly higher discrete GPU shipments for Q2 2017, attributing the historically unprecedented increase to cryptocurrency mining, specifically to Ethereum mining. As opposed...

47 by Nate Oh on 8/25/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.2

This week, AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.2, quickly following up on this Monday’s 17.8.1 release and the last Monday’s launch of Radeon RX Vega64. This...

6 by Nate Oh on 8/25/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1

Today, AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1, a unified driver supporting older products as well as RX Vega cards. This update follows last Monday’s RX Vega64...

19 by Nate Oh on 8/21/2017

Retesting AMD Ryzen Threadripper’s Game Mode: Halving Cores for More Performance

For the launch of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, one of the features being advertised was Game Mode. This was a special profile under the updated Ryzen Master software that...

103 by Ian Cutress on 8/17/2017

Geil Announces EVO Spear Series DRAM: Up to DDR4-3466

Geil recently announced the availability of its new EVO Spear series of memory, with kits labeled specifically for either Intel and AMD Ryzen based systems. Geil states the EVO...

6 by Joe Shields on 8/15/2017

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