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When AMD launched the Polaris-based Radeon RX 480 in June 2016, the focus was firmly on the mainstream market, looking to offer superior value over raw performance. At the same time, AMD also sought to improve power efficiency by leveraging both microarchitectural changes and their first generation of FinFET GPUs. Ultimately, this straightforward approach was somewhat derailed by the recent cryptocurrency mining craze, but Polaris has carried on, appearing in consoles (Xbox One X and PS4 Pro) as well as an early 2017 refresh in the form of the Radeon RX 500 series. Launching today is the latest entry with new top offering in the RX 500 series: the AMD Radeon RX 590.

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...

36 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)...

6 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...

39 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...

13 by Ian Cutress on 2/20/2018

New EKWB Threadripper X399 Monoblocks for GIGABYTE and MSI

EKWB has announced the release of two new monoblocks made for GIGABYTE and MSI Threadripper X399 motherboards. Both blocks are an all-in-one (CPU and power delivery) cooling solution...

11 by Joe Shields on 2/20/2018

AMD Plans PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris and Vega based GPUs in 2018, Vega APUs in Q2

For the recent launch of AMD’s Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G APUs, our review found that AMD raised the low-end integrated graphics bar to a new level...

23 by Nate Oh on 2/16/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition 18.Q1 WHQL: Adrenalin Comes To Enterprise

This week AMD has released the first quarterly Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Edition driver drop of the year, aptly numbered 18.Q1 WHQL. Coming on the heels of December's major...

5 by Nate Oh on 2/15/2018

AMD Readies Ryzen 3 2200GE & Ryzen 5 2400GE APUs with Reduced TDP

AMD is preparing to release low-power versions of its Ryzen APUs with built-in Radeon Vega graphics. The new Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE chips will have a...

25 by Anton Shilov on 2/12/2018

Marrying Vega and Zen: The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G Review

AMD's new launch of APUs hits the apex of the 2017 designs that tend the balance sheet black. After a return to high performance on x86 with the Ryzen...

177 by Ian Cutress on 2/12/2018

AMD & Valve Introduce AMD TrueAudio Next Support for Steam Audio

This week, AMD and Valve announced AMD TrueAudio Next (TAN) support for Steam Audio, introducing it with the newly released Steam Audio 2.0 beta 13. Introduced just about a...

11 by Nate Oh on 2/7/2018

More EPYC Servers: Dell Launches 1P and 2P PowerEdge for HPC and Virtualization

One of the many questions about AMD’s EPYC processor line related to AMD’s ability to reengage with OEMs since the Bulldozer era. Recent announcements from Microsoft Azure and Baidu...

19 by Ian Cutress on 2/6/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1

Last week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1, a more minor bugfix-oriented driver update. 18.2.1 also brings support for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a remastered version...

5 by Nate Oh on 2/5/2018

AMD Tech Day at CES: 2018 Roadmap Revealed, with Ryzen APUs, Zen+ on 12nm, Vega on 7nm

Updated Feb 1st! To mark the start of the annual CES trade show, AMD invited the press in early to sample the latest technologies coming to its portfolio in 2018...

138 by Ian Cutress on 2/1/2018

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