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April 28, 2017

New AMD Radeon Software Boosts Performance By Up to 7% in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III

The newly released AMD Radeon Software Beta 17.4.4 brings performance optimizations for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, boosting the performance of the RX 580 by up to 7% at 1440p, compared to the previous version 17.4.3 that was released alongside the RX 500 series. This substantial increase allows performance to push past the 60 FPS threshold, which is crucial to delivering a smooth gameplay experience.

Other fixes include:

Some displays may experience corruption when using HDMI® scaling. Battlefield™1 may experience stuttering in Multi GPU mode with 4K display resolutions when using DirectX®11. HDR colors may appear incorrect in Mass Effect™: [...]
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April 27, 2017

AMD Integrates Ryzen Power Patch in Latest v17.10 Chipset Drivers

AMD is continuing to deliver on their promise to improve Ryzen’s performance. The newest chipset drivers (v17.10) now integrate AMD’s Ryzen Balanced Power Plan.

The new power plan will reduce the latency for the CPU to transition between p-states (power states) for those who want to use a balanced power plan. Previously, when using the Windows balanced power profile, the transition can take up to 30ms depending on the situation and the only fix available was to set Windows to utilize the high-performance power profile. The reason for this is because Windows did not properly support Ryzen’s power management features and by setting the power profile to [...]

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April 26, 2017

AMD Vega Confirmed to Launch This Quarter

In a Twitter post, AMD has confirmed that Vega is approaching completion and that it will be coming in Q2 2017.

AMD’s VEGA GPUs will be AMD’s high-end offering designed to compete against Nvidia’s GTX 1080 Ti and GTX Titan Xp. In an interview with WCCF Tech, Don Woligroski, Desktop CPU Marketing Manager at AMD, stated that Vega’s performance looks “real nice” compared to the Nvidia competitors.

AMD had previously demonstrated Vega running real-time rendering and stitching a 4K 3D environment at CES in Las Vegas, where AMD has also revealed some information behind Vega’s features.

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April 13, 2017

PowerColor Hints at April 18 Launch Date for AMD Radeon RX 500 Series GPUs

At this point, the release date for AMD’s RX 500 series is pretty much confirmed. Though AMD hasn’t made any official announcements, PowerColor Philipines recently hinted on its Facebook page that a new Red Devil card, likely based on the AMD Radeon RX 580, is coming on April 18. This aligns with the AMD Radeon RX 500 series launch date reported in previous rumors.

According to previous rumors, the Radeon RX 500 series is likely a rebadge of the Radeon RX 400 series with some minor tweaks. The full RX 500 series lineup is expected to consist of the Radeon RX 580, RX 570, and the RX 550.

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April 13, 2017

Intel Rumored to Launch Basin Falls X299 Platform, LGA2066 CPUs at Computex

With AMD’s Ryzen CPUs launched several months ago, there’s currently some major competition in the high end desktop CPU space which Chinese tech publication Benchlife claims may have prompted Intel to push forward the launch of their next generation HEDT platform, codenamed Basin Falls, to the May/June Computex timeframe. This is well ahead of its original Q3 or Q4 launch schedule.

According to the article, Intel is poised to show off its X299 Basin Falls platform at Computex along with its upcoming Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs.

Based on a new Socket R4 (LGA 2066), the new X299 platform is a major update to the X99 platform bringing support [...]

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April 8, 2017

AMD Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 550 Appears In Driver Notes

Rumors have been swirling for weeks that AMD will be unleashing the Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570 and Radeon RX 550, and some new driver notes further confirm the upcoming graphics cards.

The upcoming driver notes, which were recently leaked by Videocardz, appear to contain a full list of devices supported which includes the Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570, and Radeon RX 550. Further, the notes reveal the GPUs that will power the new graphics cards. The Radeon RX 580 will sport the Polaris 20 XTX GPU, the Radeon RX 570 will sport the Polaris 20 XL GPU while the Radeon RX 550 will sport the Lexa Pro GPU. Unfortunately, AMD’s upcoming enthusiast GPU, Vega, was not [...]

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April 7, 2017

AMD Releases Ryzen Balanced Power Plan to Improve Performance, Reduce Power Consumption in Ryzen CPUs

Although AMD’s Ryzen CPUs launched to a rocky start, AMD has shown that they’re fiercely working on improving the platform, releasing three community updates within just a few weeks of the initial Ryzen 7 launch.

One of the issues that had been plaguing early Ryzen adopters is that the Windows 10 default “Balanced” power profile isn’t optimized to properly utilize Ryzen’s power saving capabilities which resulted in reduced performance with the Balanced power profile engaged. The reason for this is because with the Windows Balanced Power Plan, Windows sets higher thresholds and longer timers for transitions across P-states, and [...]

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April 7, 2017

Microsoft’s Project Scorpio Detailed: Specs Reveal Major Upgrade Over Xbox One

Microsoft’s next update to the Xbox gaming console codenamed Project Scorpio was announced at Microsoft’s E3 briefing last year however, little information about the console has been revealed thus far. Besides having announced that it will host a GPU capable of up to 6 TFlops of compute performance and designed for 4K, Microsoft has been keeping things pretty tightly under wraps.

While the launch of the console is still quite a ways away, just like candy there will always be ones who gets to taste it early and YouTube channel Digital Foundry was recently invited by Microsoft to get an exclusive first look at the Scorpio’s guts and what they found is [...]

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April 6, 2017

AMD Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 550 Early 3D Mark Scores Leaked, Appears to be Rebranded RX 400 Series Graphics Cards

New leaks have surfaced regarding several of AMD’s upcoming RX 500 series graphics cards. According to the latest information, there are expected to be three SKUs in the lineup: the Radeon RX 580, the Radeon RX 570, and the Radeon RX 550.

The Radeon RX 580 is likely a rebrand of the Radeon RX 480 with additional power improvements. Like the RX 480, the RX 580 will use a Polaris 10 GPU clocked at 1,340MHz paired with either 4GB or 8GB of GDDR5 memory. The card is expected to feature 2,304 SMPs, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs. The leaked 3DMark Firestrike bench shows that the GPU is running at 1,500MHz, a higher frequency than the RX 480.

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April 4, 2017

Ryzen 5 1400 Gaming Performance Leaked Before Launch

AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPUs aren’t expected to launch until April 11 so up until now, benchmarks for the Ryzen 5 series were simulated by disabling cores on the octa-core Ryzen 7 series CPUs. However, according to a recent video released by Youtube channel Santiago Santiago, we get a glimpse at Ryzen 5 1400 performance in the flesh thanks to a retailer which appears to have jumped the gun on sales of the upcoming CPU.

In the video, the CPU was benchmarked with eight games: Battlefield 1 (DX12), Fallout 4, GTA 5, Hitman (DX12), Just Cause 3, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, The Witcher 3, and Rise of the Tomb Raider (DX 12). The test bench consists of an HIS Radeon RX [...]

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