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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...

More Ryzen Mobile: Acer Swift 3 with 2700U and 2500U Listed, From $750

Back at the Ryzen Mobile launch, AMD announced three primary partners with three devices: the HP Envy x360, the Acer Swift 3, and the Lenovo Ideapad 720S. At the...

33 by Anton Shilov on 12/19/2017

Baidu Announces An EPYC Deployment: Single Socket Scorpio Systems

As part of the end-of-year news melee, Baidu and AMD have announced the next phase of EPYC in the cloud, with a large scale deployment of single socket servers...

3 by Ian Cutress on 12/15/2017

PowerColor Announces Gaming Station: The Devil Box’s Spawn, TB3 eGFX Enclosure

PowerColor recently announced its second eGFX enclosure named, Gaming Station. The Gaming Station, like the Devil Box preceding it, is an accessory which enables gamers to connect desktop level...

22 by Joe Shields on 12/14/2017

Apple Starts iMac Pro Sales on Dec. 14: 8/10-Core Models At Launch, 14/18-Core Models Due in 2018

Apple has announced that sales of its previously announced iMac Pro all-in-one workstations will start on Thursday, December 14. On that day, the company is expected to make its...

76 by Anton Shilov on 12/13/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1: Adrenalin and ProRender Updates

Alongside the much more expansive Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, today AMD has released Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin Edition. As implied by the name, 17.12.1 Pro includes Radeon Pro ReLive...

1 by Nate Oh on 12/12/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition: Overlay, App & More for 2017

Today, AMD’s Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition is finally upon us. Succeeding Crimson and Crimson ReLive, Adrenalin continues AMD’s yearly cadence of driver software features, again pushing the user experience...

42 by Nate Oh on 12/12/2017

AMD Ryzen CPU Giveaway: Win A Ryzen 5 1600X, Ryzen 5 1500X, or Ryzen 3 1300X

In the mood for some free hardware? Well then you're in luck: our awesome community team has collected a few of AMD’s Ryzen CPUs and put together a giveaway...

19 by Ryan Smith on 12/8/2017

EKWB Launches EK Fluid Gaming A240R Kit: Full-Cover Vega GPU Cooling & Supremacy AX CPU Block

EKWB is launching a new liquid cooling kit designed to support AMD Radeon RX Vega based video cards, which the company is dubbing the EK Fluid Gaming A240R kit...

5 by Joe Shields on 12/7/2017

Gigabyte Unveils Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC Windforce 2X, To Release RX Vega 56 Version Soon

Adding on to the recent slew of custom RX Vega announcements, last week Gigabyte announced the Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC 8G, featuring their dual-fan Windforce cooling system...

9 by Nate Oh on 12/7/2017

AMD Makes a Surprise Appearance: Ryzen Mobile with Qualcomm LTE

One of the surprises at the Qualcomm Snapdragon Technology Summit was the presence of AMD. Out of no-where, Kevin Lensing, CVP and GM of the Client Business Unit at...

30 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2017

AMD Silently Lowers Radeon RX 560 Specifications, Now Covers RX 460-class Products (Updated)

Spotted yesterday by Heise.de, AMD has silently lowered the specifications of the Radeon RX 560 to encompass parts with 14 CUs (896 Stream Processors), allowing them to be sold...

38 by Nate Oh on 12/5/2017

PowerColor Announces Red Devil Radeon RX Vega 64 and 56

Last week, PowerColor announced two custom Radeon RX Vega graphics cards: the Red Devil RX Vega 64 and Red Devil RX Vega 56. With triple-fan coolers and 2.5-slot wide...

8 by Nate Oh on 12/5/2017

Microsoft Announces Azure VMs with Dual 32-core AMD EPYC CPUs

Microsoft is the first cloud container provider to formally announce a new range of VMs based on the AMD EPYC platform. These VMs will be called the Lv2 Series...

12 by Ian Cutress on 12/5/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4

Late last week, AMD released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4, bringing a few bug fixes and support for the Oculus Dash open beta and DOOM VFR ahead of...

2 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2017

Cryptomining Demand Wanes as Q3 2017 Discrete Graphics Cards Shipments Hit 5-Year-High

This week, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) released their quarterly discrete video card sales report for Q3 2017. According to JPR's figures, the quarter was a strong one for discrete...

25 by Nate Oh on 12/1/2017

AMD Unveils Radeon Software "Adrenalin" Edition, Coming Soon

For AMD, 2017 has been rather eventful, not just for new hardware releases but also for the curious application of embargoes for product photos and unboxings. But leave it...

16 by Nate Oh on 11/30/2017

XFX to Release Custom Radeon RX Vega 56 and Radeon RX Vega 64 Double Edition Cards

XFX has quietly introduced its first new custom Radeon RX Vega 56 and RX Vega 64 video card designs. The custom Radeon RX Vega Double Edition graphics adapters from...

22 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2017

Dissecting Intel's EPYC Benchmarks: Performance Through the Lens of Competitive Analysis

Although the AMD EPYC is definitely a worthy contender in the server space, AMD's technical marketing of the new CPU has been surprisingly absent, as the company not published...

103 by Johan De Gelas & Ian Cutress on 11/28/2017

AMD Launches Prey & Wolfenstein II Game Bundle for Radeon RX Vega Cards

AMD has kicked off a new campaign that adds free digital copies of Prey and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus to select Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56...

14 by Anton Shilov on 11/27/2017

ASUS Launches ROG Strix GL702ZC: 17.3-inch, Eight-Core AMD Ryzen 7, Radeon RX580

ASUS this week introduced the industry’s first gaming laptop powered by AMD’s eight-core Ryzen 7 1700 processor. The ASUS ROG Strix GL702ZC-WB74 is a 17.3” desktop replacement machine that...

18 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2017

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