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It is fair to say that AMD is firing on all cylinders these days, and companies are taking notice. Following the recent launch of its third-generation Ryzen processors based on Zen 2 and an unveiling of Navi, AMD has now partnered with Samsung to license its Radeon graphics IP, which will now find its way into mobile devices. That includes smartphones, as Samsung looks for "disruptive changes in technology," and "new opportunities." Partnering with AMD to license its Radeon graphics IP fits those agendas, and in a potentially big way. "Our partnership with AMD will allow us to bring groundbreaking graphics products and solutions to market for tomorrow’s mobile applications," said Inyup... Read more...
AMD is having some specials that gamers and enthusiasts looking to build up a new PC might want to partake in. There are two weeks left to take advantage of the AMD 50th anniversary gifts to gamers with the AMD50 Game Bundle that offers Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Gold Edition and World War Z for free with the purchase of certain Radeon graphics cards. The cards include the Radeon VII, Radeon RX 590, Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570, or Radeon RX Vega Series.  You can also get the free games if you purchase a Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, Ryzen 5 2600, or Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs. Fans of The Divison 2 not only get the game in the anniversary deals, but they also get a Year 1 pass that... Read more...
It's going to be an exciting 30 days or so for those that are firmly in the AMD camp with respect to gaming hardware. Later this month at Computex 2019, AMD is expected to launch its 7nm Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 family of processors. Today, AMD confirmed that it will be hosting a "Next Horizon Gaming" at E3 2019 next month. The event is scheduled to take place on June 10th at 6pm EST and will be live streamed for those that won't be in attendance at the show. AMD is being rather tight-lipped about the announcements that will be made during the event, but all signs are pointing towards us learning some significant details on the upcoming 7nm Navi architecture that will be... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took the wraps off the company’s first 7nm GPU based on its Vega architecture at CES 2019 in Las Vegas last month. Dr. Su’s keynote underscored the company’s lead against its rivals with respect to silicon process technology, and AMD’s new Radeon VII is one of multiple new products in its graphics and processors portfolios that’s built on a cutting-edge 7nm manufacturing node. And while AMD’s Radeon VII is essentially a process shrink of the company's Radeon Vega architecture with a few tweaks and fixes, along with that process geometry optimization should come optimizations for power consumption, clock speed, performance and other fine... Read more...
One of the pleasant surprises at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) last week was AMD's unveiling of its Radeon VII graphics card. Based on a refresh of its Vega GPU architecture, it is the first consumer graphics card for gaming to feature silicon that is built from a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, though it definitely will not be the last. Bear in mind that we are talking about consumer cards for gaming, and not graphics cards in general. AMD actually has another 7nm GPU product, the Radeon Instinct MI60, which it launched last November. That was the first implementation of a 7nm GPU, but it's a professional accelerator for high performance computing (HPC) and deep learning applications.... Read more...
AMD this week launched the first consumer graphics card for gaming to feature a GPU built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, and in doing so it may have achieved performance parity with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080. That parity will likely go out the window when enabling real-time ray tracing, a feature the Radeon VII is not equipped to handle. Be that as it may, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su says a card that supports ray tracing is "deep in development." Real-time ray tracing is the standout feature of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX series, which is enabled through the inclusion of dedicated RT cores. There's still a performance penalty when enabling real-time ray tracing via Microsoft's DirectX Raytracing (DXR)... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco and Dave have a discussion with AMD Sr. Manager, Product Management Scott Wasson about AMD's new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, its performance enhancements and some cool new features... In addition to the video coverage above, you can read more about the major features in the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition right here.... Read more...
If you are running an AMD Radeon graphics card and want a high-resolution monitor that supports FreeSync, LG has a new offering that won't break the bank called the 32QK500-W. This is a 32-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) LED IPS monitor with a 75Hz refresh rate. It covers 72% of the NTSC color gamut (approximately 100% sRGB coverage) and supports 1.07 billion colors. The monitor offers a 16:9 aspect ratio and has a brightness rating of 250cd/m2 minimum and 300cd/m2 typical. The contrast ratio is 700:1 minimum and 1000:1 typical with viewing angles of 178-degrees in all directions. LG lists the GtG response time at 8ms and pixel pitch is 0.2727 x 0.2727mm. LG fitted the display with a pair of HDMI... Read more...
Be sure to tune in to our 2.5 Geeks Webcast tomorrow afternoon, as we will be having a detailed discussion with Scott Wasson of AMD. For those not in the know, Scott Wasson serves as Senior Manager for Product Management in AMD's Radeon Technologies Group. Given his area of expertise, Scott will be discussing the latest and greatest features found on board AMD's Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, which we covered earlier today when AMD announced it. However, Scott will even be sharing demos of AMD's new tech and all the new features and more in tomorrow's webcast. Be sure to tune in live here on this page, or on HotHardware's YouTube channel and HIT the... Read more...
The year is coming to an end (and what a year 2018 has been), which means that it's time for AMD to deliver a revamped version of its Radeon Software for its family of GPUs. We present to you Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition, which is a thorough evolution of the 2018 release with a number of new, and interesting additions. As you might expect for a year-over-year platform update, there are plenty of refinements to be had in the 2019 edition, along with some new features that are sure to be a big draw for gamers and streamers alike. Getting down to brass tacks, we'll first talk about performance. At the end of the day, all of the added functionality in these drivers is... Read more...
AMD is investing heavily into 7-nanometer manufacturing technology, both for its CPUs and GPUs, only one of which currently competes at the high end of the market. That would be AMD's processor family, and specifically its Ryzen, Threadripper, and Epyc chips. What about graphics? AMD has mostly focused on the mid-range and low-end sectors with several refreshes to its Polaris GPU architecture, but is not willing to concede the high-end market to NVIDIA. "We believe, we will be very competitive overall and that includes the high-end of the GPU market. Obviously there are new products out there from our competition. We will have our set of new products as well and we will be right there in the... Read more...
AMD has had a fairly sizable hole in its graphics card line-up for quite some time now. Disregarding the craziness crypto-miners caused for a while there, pricing on the Radeon RX 580 has hovered around the $200 mark, whereas most of the Radeon RX Vega 56 cards currently available sell for over $400 – give or take a few bucks. In addition, there have been no current-gen offerings released in between the two. Fortunately, AMD hopes to address this situation today, however, with the launch of a semi-new GPU, the not-so-secret Radeon RX 590. Over the last few weeks, news of the Radeon RX 590 has steadily leaked out to the web. We’ve covered a number of the stories on the news page, but... Read more...
To the delight of anyone who's been eying a new graphics card for a while, there seems to be a definitive end in sight to the price-gouging supply/demand effect in the GPU market. In recent months, mining has seemingly died down quite a bit, as a result of cryptocurrency values likewise taking a major turn for the worse. Currently, crypto values are low enough that for the vast majority of people, mining is much less lucrative than it was even just a few months ago, with the most ardent miners continuing along in hopes that the value of their coins of choice increase over time. Some of those miners may not even be using GPUs, but instead dedicated ASICs, lifting even more load off of the GPU... Read more...
AMD has had some great momentum since it unleashed its first Zen-based processors to market early last year. A little while later, we saw EPYC hit the enterprise market and Threadripper hit soon thereafter, to cater to high-end enthusiasts and workstation users. Recently, the company followed-up its initial Ryzen release with second-gen parts, and Threadripper 2 is also en route and due in a couple of months (which includes a beastly, 32-core part). Based on what we're seeing right now, it doesn't appear this momentum is going to slow down anytime soon. We've already known for a little while that AMD planned to launch 7nm product later this year, and based on new information, it... Read more...
If you're the current owner of a Raven Ridge-based APU, then you've no doubt gotten used to a somewhat languid pace of new driver releases. While AMD's standalone Radeon add-in graphics cards frequently receive new driver updates, the company's APUs haven’t been so lucky. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this policy will get much better, as it has been confirmed that AMD APUs (a la Raven Ridge) will only be updated every three months (quarterly). A forum member over at Overclockers UK wondered aloud, "How come there is no raven ridge support with the last two drivers? I thought they were now unified release?" AMD representative AMDMatt responded, stating, “APU... Read more...
AMD is brewing something up for Computex that enthusiasts will want to pay attention to. The chipmaker has sent out emails with a bit of detail about the press conference it will have at the show. That conference will take place on June 6th in Taipei and AMD wants folks to pay attention to the conference, despite not really saying what it will be about. What we do know from the email is that AMD is promising hardware demos that have never been seen and is promising to showcase its innovation and leadership. That sounds a lot like new hardware and rumors point to new gear in the Radeon Vega Mobile high-performance hardware segment and likely second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors.... Read more...
One thing the graphics card market is not short on is drama. There was the whole fiasco surrounding NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program, which the company recently pulled the plug on, and of course we are still staring at inflated price tags and limited supplies due in part to cryptocurrency mining. But like any soap opera, the drama never ends. The latest episode of 'As the GPU World Turns' involves AMD and an alleged sales ban of one particular brand in Europe. If you recall, ASRock recently expanded its product offerings to now include graphics cards, and specifically AMD Radeon cards under its new Phantom Gaming brand. It's a big deal because (A) ASRock has established itself as a major player... Read more...
Dell has refreshed its mobile workstation family, which includes new members of the Precision product family. One of the most interesting additions is no doubt the Precision 5530, which features a 2-in-1 convertible form-factor. The Precision 5530 2-in-1 is dominated by its 15.6-inch, next-generation InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display. The mobile workstation features a 360-degree hinge, allowing the display to completely fold flat against the body. The Precision 5530 is powered by 8th generation Intel Core processors, including the Kaby Lake-G Series (Core i5-8305G, i7-8705G, or i7-8706G) that feature integrated AMD Radeon RX Vega M graphics. The systems can be outfitted with... Read more...
Earlier this month, we reported that ASRock was looking to enter the hotly-contested graphics card market. ASRock has a long-established reputation for producing value-priced and feature-filled motherboards for AMD and Intel processors, but has so far stayed away from graphics cards. However, ASRock today confirmed its intentions to produce a graphics card with a teaser video on YouTube. Unfortunately for us, there isn't really much to be seen in the quick shots that are interspersed throughout the 30-second clip. What we can see during this brief teaser, however, is that it appears that the graphics cards will have dual fans. The other nugget of information that we can clearly see is that it... Read more...
There's a new generation of Radeon driver software arriving next month, and AMD today is announcing the name for the suite. It will be called the Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, and is named after the Adrenalin Rose. Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition will launch roughly a year after the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition was unleashed onto the gaming community. AMD brags that its "Crimson" family of Radeon driver software has maintained high user satisfaction ratings, with the current generation maintaining a greater than 90 percent satisfaction rating for the past year. "Radeon Software has delivered to users 70 software releases, launch day support for more than 75 games and over 50... Read more...
There has been a lot of activity on the AMD-Intel front over the past week. Earlier this week, out of nowhere, Intel announced that it has been working together with AMD on its upcoming Kaby Lake-G family of processors, which incorporated Radeon graphics in a multi-chip module (MCM). On Wednesday, the first benchmarks for the Core i7-8705G and Core i7-8809G leaked to the internet. Today, we're getting a real world look at the Kaby Lake-G MCM instead of fancy computer renders/press shots. As you can see, the MCM is absolutely massive compared to most modern processors, and it looks like it's currently installed on a test board. The size, however, is to be expected given that the MCM not only includes... Read more...
AMD's Raja Koduri, the head of the Radeon Technologies Group, announced back in September that he was going to step away from AMD for a sabbatical after Vega launched. Koduri said that he was stepping aside to spend more time with his family. Originally, he had planned to return to his position in December, but those plans have changed. This is also the same executive who took to social media to answer questions about Vega when the GPU first launched. Koduri has now announced that he will be leaving the company, and there is currently no clear indication of what Koduri might be doing in the future. Whatever he does do, it won’t be with AMD. Reports indicate that with Koduri gone, AMD CEO Lisa... Read more...
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