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May 18, 2017

Intel Denies AMD Graphics Licensing Rumor, AMD Stock Price Returns to Normal

Recently, Fuad Abazovic of online tech publication Fudzilla published an article, “Intel is licensing AMD’s graphics”, which confirmed without providing sources that AMD and Intel had struck a licensing deal for Intel to license AMD’s graphics technology. While the story was plausible given Intel and Nvidia’s history, it turns out that this was nothing more than rumor and speculation.

According to a recent article at Barron’s, Barron’s Tech Trader Daily blog recently received a statement from Intel stating that “The recent rumors that Intel has licensed AMD’s graphics technology are untrue.” Intel provided no [...]

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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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March 24, 2017

Review: XFX Radeon RX 460 Slim Single-Slot (4GB) Graphics Card

Tiny Graphics Card for the Casual Gamer

Gaming hardware has traditionally held a reputation for being bulky and intimidating. Gaming PCs are often visualized as huge towers decked out with flashy lights and sports car inspired paint jobs. While that would’ve been accurate just a few years ago, performance PCs are no longer confined to just “big”. Thanks to ever increasing tiny hardware that pack a serious punch, SFF, or Small Form-Factor, gaming systems are significantly growing in popularity.

Today we’ll be reviewing one tiny, budget-focused graphics card that can fit almost anywhere yet provide decent gaming performance for the casual gamer, the XFX [...]

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March 16, 2017

AMD Releases ReLive 17.3.2 Beta Drivers, Boosts Radeon RX480 Performance by up to 12%

AMD recently released the beta version of the latest Radeon Software Crimson 17.3.2.

Among other improvements, the new driver update claims to improve performance of the AMD Radeon RX 480 by as much as 12% compared to the previous driver release, Radeon Software Crimson 17.3.1. Other improvements include support for Mass Effect: Andromeda as well as fixes for The Division and For Honor.

Those interested in trying out Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.2 can download it from AMD’s website here. However, be warned. As they’re beta drivers, they also come with quite an extensive list of known issues as well.

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March 7, 2017

AMD Prepares 32-Core Naples CPU to Battle Against Intel Xeon, Launch Expected in 2Q2017

Not even a month has passed since AMD launched their Zen based Ryzen desktop CPUs and AMD is already preparing their assault against Intel’s Xeon server dominance with their upcoming Zen based Naples CPUs.

The new server CPUs, which AMD refers to as SoCs will feature 32-cores/64-threads, eight memory channels, up to 2TB of DDR4 memory, and 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes. This is spec for spec far more powerful than its chief competition, the Intel Xeon E5-2599A v4 processor which features a paltry 22 cores, four memory channels, up to 1.54TB of DDR4, and 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes. AMD claims that the Naples SoC is able to offer 60% better performance and 122% more memory [...]

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February 6, 2017

Review: PowerColor Radeon RX 470 Red Devil (4GB)

The Devil is in the details…

When AMD released the Radeon RX 470 in August of last year, high demand coupled with low supply meant that it almost didn’t make much sense thanks to its inflated pricing at the time. However, in the months since, pricing has dropped quite a bit and with recent driver updates, the performance of the Radeon RX 470  has significantly improved in performance as well. Is the RX 470 worth considering for someone looking for a sub-$200 1080p gaming graphics card?

Today, we’re going to see about answering that question as we look at the PowerColor Radeon RX 470 Red Devil 4GB, which is one of the more premium and fully-loaded RX 470 GPUs [...]

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January 2, 2017

New AMD Radeon VEGA Leak Surfaces – 2x Peak Throughput per Clock, 4x Power Efficiency, 8x Capacity Per Stack

AMD recently launched a teaser website at ve.ga for their upcoming high end VEGA architecture based graphics cards announcement which shows a Radeon VEGA teaser video along with a countdown timer to its launch at CES 2017.

While AMD is waiting until CES to officially launch their VEGA architecture based GPUs, some keen eyed members of the 3D Center forums recently discovered a wordcloud image saved on the ve.ga website which shows a number of VEGA’s upcoming features.

While most of these features have been previously rumored, this is the first time it’s been confirmed by materials directly from AMD. From the top down, the features [...]

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December 11, 2016

AMD Radeon RX 460 Unlock Discovered, Up to 12.5% Performance Increase When Unlocked

It has recently come to our attention that according to Overclocking.guide, the AMD Radeon RX460 graphics cards may have unlockable shader units which can increase the default 896 stream processors to 1024 and the default 56 TMUs to 64 by simply flashing the BIOS with a modded BIOS, resulting in a performance improvement of up to 12.5%.

As this can be achieved simply by flashing with a modded BIOS, this is a very nice performance boost for free. However, currently the only cards with the modded BIOSes are the ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 460 4GB OC Edition and Sapphire Nitro RX 460 4GB. The modded BIOSes along with instructions are available here. As always, flash [...]

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October 31, 2016

New MacBook Pro Graphics – AMD Radeon Pro 450, 455, 460 Specifications Revealed

When Apple launched the new MacBook Pro last week with the top end models packing AMD’s Radeon Pro 450, 455 or 460, we were immediately curious as to what kind of performance could be expected from the graphics cards. Since Apple isn’t usually too keen on revealing this type of information, we had to turn to AMD who conveniently revealed all the juicy details for us.

As expected the new Radeon Pro 400 series graphics cards are based on AMD’s Polaris architecture (4th Gen GCN). Starting from the top end, the Radeon Pro 460 packs 16 compute units (1024 stream processors) and provides up to 1.86 TFLOPS of peak performance. The mid-range Radeon Pro 455 [...]

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October 14, 2016

AMD Releases Radeon Crimson Edition 16.10.1 Hotfix Drivers, Supports Oculus Asynchronous Spacewarp

For those who own an Oculus Rift, AMD recently launched the new Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 Hotfix drivers which now includes expanded support for the VR headset.

While the Crimson 16.10.1 drivers were released previously, the new WHQL drivers now support Oculus Asynchronous Spacewarp, or ASW, on Polaris based graphics cards. ASW was introduced by Oculus at their Oculus Connect event earlier this month. ASW doubles framerates from 45FPS up to 90FPS by using interleaving technology to provide Oculus Rift VR gamers with a smoother VR experience.

AMD Radeon graphics card owners can download the new drivers at AMD’s website here. A full changelog [...]

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