Vega

This week AMD took the wraps off of its latest generation of mobile processors. The company is being aggressive, offering up to eight cores for both the traditional ultra-portable notebook as well as the higher-performance content creator and prosumer notebook. The move to 7nm, as well as design efficiency improvements, have been quite aggressive, with the new hardware claiming double the performance per watt, 20% lower SoC power, and 80% quicker adjustments from low-to-high power inside the chip. This has enabled some key design wins, as seen at CES this week, which are set to come out over the next year. As part of the CES announcements, AMD invited a small number of press to talk to the CEO Dr. Lisa Su about the...

A Quick Look at the Subor Z+ Console/PC Hybrid: A Custom AMD SoC Called FireFlight

One of the most interesting things in August (there were a lot) was that a company in China invested the best part of 400 million RMB / $60 million...

41 by Ian Cutress on 9/19/2018

AMD Announces New $55 Low-Power Processor: Athlon 200GE

Everyone likes discussing headlines: the latest mainstream processor, or super 32-core behemoth, are topics ripe for deep discussion. Despite this, a lot more volume occurs in the mid-range and...

44 by Ian Cutress on 9/6/2018

AMD Updates its 25x20 Goal: Progress in a Generation

Last year we published an article detailing AMD’s progress on its self-set 25x20 goal for its processors: 25x more energy efficiency of its chips by the year 2020. In...

47 by Ian Cutress on 9/5/2018

AMD's 7nm CPUs & GPUs To Be Fabbed by TSMC, on Track for 2018 - 2019

With the announcement that its long-time manufacturing partner (and outright former fab) GlobalFoundries is dropping out of the race for bleeding-edge manufacturing nodes, the second big question of the...

28 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 8/27/2018

Hot Chips 2018: Intel on Graphics Live Blog (11:30am PT, 6:30pm UTC)

Intel is talking graphics! We're expecting a lot of discussion about Kaby Lake G, with Radeon graphics, however the slide deck is going to talk a lot about power...

8 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

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

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...

35 by Ian Cutress on 8/6/2018

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

ASRock Expands Phantom Gaming Lineup with Radeon RX Vega Cards

ASRock has expanded its Phantom Gaming lineup with AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 and Vega 64 GPUs running at reference clock rates. This launch allows ASRock to move into...

7 by Anton Shilov on 7/10/2018

Alphacool Eisblock GPX: A Waterblock with Vertical and Horizontal Connectors

One of the unexpected discoveries on the showfloor at Computex this year was a waterblock from Alphacool. As part of the Eis (‘Ice’) family, the Eisblock GPX is a...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/25/2018

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G Core Frequency Scaling: An Analysis

When AMD launched their first generation Ryzen-based APUs with a Zen cores and Vega graphics, both of the new parts entered the market at two very different budget-focused price...

33 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/20/2018

AMD Demos 7nm Vega GPU: Betting Big on Machine Learning for Radeon Instinct; Shipping This Year

In a fairly unexpected move, AMD formally demonstrated at Computex its previously-roadmapped 7nm-built Vega GPU. As per AMD's roadmaps on the subject, the chip will be used for AMD’s...

29 by Anton Shilov on 6/6/2018

Acer Announces AMD Gaming Lineup For Computex 2018

With Computex getting underway, Acer is announcing a couple of new devices in their gaming lineup which feature AMD processors. Acer’s new Predator Helios 500 is a gaming laptop...

6 by Brett Howse on 6/1/2018

PowerColor Confirms Plans for Mini-ITX Radeon RX Vega: Due Next Month

Over the past few months, we have seen two makers of video cards laying the groundwork for Mini-ITX graphics adapters based on the Radeon RX Vega GPU. This week...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2018

AMD 18.4.1 Driver Brings Beta PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris; Support for Vega GPUs & APUs Still to Come

Undocumented in last week’s release of Radeon Software 18.4.1 Adrenalin Edition, AMD’s newest driver has brought beta support for PlayReady 3.0, Microsoft’s video playback DRM solution, to Polaris GPUs...

8 by Nate Oh on 5/7/2018

AMD Launches Ryzen 3 2200GE & Ryzen 5 2400GE 35 W APUs

AMD has officially added energy-efficient Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 APUs to its product lineup. The new processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics, have a 35 W TDP, and...

43 by Anton Shilov on 4/23/2018

Lenovo Lists ThinkPad E485/E585: AMD’s Ryzen Mobile Land in Business PCs

Lenovo has quietly published specifications of its ThinkPad E485 and ThinkPad E585 laptops based on AMD’s Ryzen Mobile processors on its website. Coming in classic black chassis and featuring...

33 by Anton Shilov on 4/18/2018

Dell Launches AMD Ryzen-Based Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1 Convertible, Starts at $700

When AMD announced its Ryzen Mobile processors last October, it had three launch customers with three laptop models. Back in early March this year Dell joined the Ryzen Mobile...

53 by Anton Shilov on 4/16/2018

Overclocking The AMD Ryzen APUs: Guide and Results

With AMD’s new launch of Raven Ridge APUs, the Ryzen 3 2200G ($99) and Ryzen 5 2400G ($169), AMD holds the current integrated graphics apex when directly compared against...

64 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 4/16/2018

Mainstream Gaming: HP Updates Pavilion Gaming Desktop/Laptop Lineups

On the heels of Intel releasing their 8th Generation Core processors in late 2017, OEMs hustled to get their next generation of desktops and laptops ready to accept that...

4 by Joe Shields on 4/11/2018

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