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AMD has no plans to use chiplet design for next-gen APUs
Published in PC Hardware


Will use a different design similar to mobile parts

According to post-CES details showing up online, it appears that AMD will not use the same chiplet design for its next-gen APUs, keeping the chiplet design for its 2nd generation EPYC and 3rd generation Ryzen desktop CPUs.

AMD rolls out Radeon Software 19.1.1 driver update
Published in Graphics


Fortnite performance boost and a couple of bug fixes

AMD has rolled out its latest Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.1.1 driver update which brings minor performance improvements in Fortnite as well as fixes several bugs seen with earlier driver version.

AMD shares more Radeon VII details
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 10 January 2019 16:17

AMD shares more Radeon VII details


7nm Vega for up to 13.8TFLOPs of compute performance

In addition to a few details shared during the CES 2019 keynote hosted by Dr. Lisa Su, AMD's CEO, the company has also disclosed a few more details regarding the new Radeon VII graphics card, including some of the specifications and performance.

AMD can put two 8-core chiplets on 3rd gen Ryzen
Published in PC Hardware


Possible 16-core SKUs

Although AMD only previewed an 8-core/16-thread engineering sample of 3rd generation Ryzen CPU at the CES 2019 keynote, the delidded CPU showcased at the keynote, as well as comments from Dr. Lisa Su, AMD CEO, suggest that we could see SKUs with two chiplets, so 16-core/32-thread SKUs are possible.

Nvidia slags off AMD’s Radeon VII graphics card
Published in Graphics


Claims it is “underwhelming”

The GPU maker named after a Roman vengeance daemon has dismissed the arrival of AMD’s Radeon VII graphics card as “underwhelming”.

AMD says 2nd generation EPYC is on track
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 19:56

AMD says 2nd generation EPYC is on track


Shipping mid-2019

A decent part of AMD's CES 2019 keynote hosted by AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, was about the upcoming second generation EPYC CPUs, confirming it is on track and will be shipping in the middle of the year.

AMD previews 3rd gen Ryzen at CES 2019
Published in PC Hardware
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 19:33

AMD previews 3rd gen Ryzen at CES 2019


Up and running with Radeon VII

In addition to details regarding 2nd generation EPYC CPUs, AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, also gave a preview of its third generation Ryzen CPU.

AMD announces the Radeon VII at CES
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 19:08

AMD announces the Radeon VII at CES


Vega 7nm GPU with 60 CUs, coming Feb. 7th for $699

At its CES 2019 keynote, AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, unveiled AMD's first 7nm gaming GPU, the Radeon VII (seven).

3DMark Port Royal available for download
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 09 January 2019 14:45

3DMark Port Royal available for download


First dedicated Ray Tracing benchmark

As announced earlier, UL Benchmarks has now officially launched its first dedicated ray tracing benchmark, the 3DMark Port Royal.

AMD will deliver Radeon Software to desktops and mobiles
Published in Graphics


Starting with Q1 2019

While the new 2nd gen Ryzen Mobile CPUs were the star of AMD's CES 2019 announcement, the company also said that in Q1 2019, Radeon Software will be available for both desktop, as well as Ryzen Mobile series APUs, including the Ryzen 2000, 3000 series APUs, and new Athlon APUs.