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October 21, 2016

AMD Announces Q3 Earnings – Revenues up 27% Driven by Semi-Custom Sales, GPUs, APUs

AMD recently announced a successful 3Q2015 with revenue up 27% over previous quarter and 23% year over year. According to AMD, the increased revenue is in large part thanks to high demand for its graphics products and record sales from their semi-custom unit.

AMD’s Graphics and Computing segment saw good revenue growth as revenue is up 9% from last quarter and 11% year over year. This is thanks to increased sales of graphics cards and mobile APUs. Enterprise, embedded and semi-custom on the other hand saw much bigger increases in revenue as AMD reported an increase of 41% from last quarter and 31% year over year. This is largely thanks to the new Xbox [...]

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October 14, 2016

AMD to Power Alibaba Cloud with Radeon Pro Graphics

Slowly but surely, AMD is clawing their way back in both the CPU and GPU space, and the newest win for AMD comes from a recent announcement that Chinese internet giant Alibaba has signed on to utilize AMD Radeon graphics technology in their cloud datacenters.

“The partnership between AMD and Alibaba Cloud will bring both of our customers more diversified, cloud-based graphic processing solutions. It is our vision to work together with leading technology firms like AMD to empower businesses in every industry with cutting-edge technologies and computing capabilities,” said Simon Hu, president of Alibaba Cloud.

AMD has been missing from the server, [...]

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October 13, 2016

AMD to Drop Prices of RX470 to Compete with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti

According to unnamed sources for TweakTown, AMD is rumored to drop pricing on their Radeon RX 470 graphics card to better compete with the incoming Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti. Currently, the AMD Radeon RX 470 retails for $179, but AMD is expected to drop prices by $10 bringing it down to just $169. The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti is expected to launch at $149 when it launches October 25.

For comparison, the Radeon RX 470 is based on the 14nm Polaris 10 Pro GPU featuring 2,048 stream processors and 4GB of GDDR5 on a 256-bit memory bus. The rumored upcoming GeForce GTX 1050 Ti will be based on the 14nm GP107 Pascal GPU featuring 768 CUDA cores and 4GB of GDDR5 [...]

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October 7, 2016

Meet AMD, CyberPowerPC’s $499 VR Gaming PC

Earlier, we reported that Oculus CEO had announced a new technology called Asynchronous Space Warp, which allowed the Rift to work with lower-end systems than before. The company also announced a $499, VR Ready PC which is produced by CyberPowerPC and powered by AMD hardware. Now, we finally have a look at that system and its specifications.

The $499 AMD-Powered VR Gaming PC

The new system, which is limited edition and will be priced at $499 when purchased alongside an Oculus Rift, is produced by CyberPowerPC and will be available soon. The specifications include the following:

CPU: AMD FX-4350 quad-core at 4.2GHz GPU: Radeon RX 470  (memory size [...]
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October 14, 2016

Oculus Announces New Minimum Specifications for Rift – $499 Entry-Level PC

Today at Oculus Connect, the company’s CEO, Brendan Iribe announced a new, much lower minimum requirement for running VR games using the Oculus Rift. This advancement is thanks to a technology called Asynchronous Spacewarp or ASW. This feature effectively allows a system to deliver a stable 45 frames per second, and then doubles it and fills in the gaps in order to hit the 90Hz target for a smooth VR experience. This is a very similar technique to the “Interleaved Reprojection” technology which is employed by the HTC Vive.

Oculus Rift New Minimum Specifications Nvidia 960 or greater (down from Nvidia GTX 970 / AMD 290 equivalent or [...]
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October 6, 2016

AMD Releases Radeon Crimson Edition 16.10.1 Driver, Optimizes Gear of War 4, Mafia III, and More

AMD recently released an update for its Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers. The new drivers, Crimson version 16.10.1, adds better support for Gears of War 4 and Mafia 3 and includes an AMD CrossFire profile for Shadow Warrior 2.

Additionally, the driver fixes issues with a number of popular games including Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, The Crew, Battlefield 1, Overwatch, and Paragon. AMD also fixed Radeon WattMan power limit settings and Pixel Format is no longer missing in Radeon RX 400 series products.

Those who own an AMD Radeon graphics card can download the new drivers and view a complete changelog here.

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October 5, 2016

AMD Zen Based Summit Ridge CPUs, X370 Chipset Motherboards to Launch at CES 2017

In a recent article by Digitimes, AMD may be gearing up to launch their new Zen based desktop CPUs with its corresponding X370 chipset based motherboards at CES 2017 in January. According to sources in the supply chain, AMD is already cutting prices of current inventory in order to clear room for new inventory.

While AMD is planning on launching their new Zen CPUs at CES, the sources believe that mass shipments aren’t likely to begin until after February and as such, profits from the new chip sales aren’t likely to be realized until 2Q2017.

AMD’s Zen based CPUs are some of the most highly anticipated AMD CPUs in over [...]

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October 1, 2016

AMD Vega 10 GPU Rumored for Possible Launch This Year

With AMD’s new Vega 10 flagship GPU on its way, we’ve been hearing new rumors of the possible launch date almost everyday.

A recent report by Fudzilla for instance, says that according to their well informed (yet unnamed) sources, Vega 10 will launch by the end of the year, at least for the professional market. While Fudzilla didn’t get a specific date on when this would happen, they are speculating that AMD may launch something for Supercomputing Conference 16 which will take place in November in Salt Lake City, Utah. This would also better explain an image posted on Facebook from AMD Senior Director of Global Marketing, Chris Hook [...]

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September 29, 2016

Upcoming Gigabyte AMD AM4 Motherboard Pictures Leaked

A slew of images from two upcoming Gigabyte AMD AM4 platform motherboards were recently leaked by Korean website BodNara. These upcoming motherboards will support AMD’s AM4 socket platform which will be the primary platform for AMD’s upcoming Summit Ridge (Zen), Bristol Ridge, Raven Ridge and many future AMD CPUs/APUs.

Like previous AMD platforms, the new AM4 platform will support several different chipsets which are geared towards different market segments. The AMD A320 chipset will be geared towards the entry level while the B350 chipset will be geared towards the mid-range and the X370 chipset will be aimed at the high end. The new chipsets [...]

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September 27, 2016

Nvidia Job Postings Suggest Nvidia GPU Return to Apple Computers

The keen eyes over at Bloomberg recently spotted several job posting from Nvidia which may suggest a return of Nvidia GPUs to Apple computers.

Some of the jobs that were recently posted include “METAL COMPUTER AND OPENCL SOFTWARE ENGINEER – MAC“, “METAL AND OPENGL SOFTWARE ENGINEER – MAC“, and “SENIOR SYSTEM SOFTWARE ENGINEER“. According to Bloomberg, one of the jobs even says that the successful applicant will “help produce the next revolutionary Apple products.”, “working in partnership with Apple”, and writing code that will “define and shape the future” of graphics software on [...]

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