Nvidia Pascal rumoured for April
Published in Graphics
Monday, 01 February 2016 11:34

Nvidia Pascal rumoured for April


New chip soon

The dark satanic rumour mill has been flat out manufacturing hell on earth yarns that Nvidia is about to release a new Pascal GPU soon.

AMD’s Zen man switches to Tesla
Published in Processors
Friday, 29 January 2016 11:33

AMD’s Zen man switches to Tesla


Jim Keller finds a new role

The bloke who helped create the chip which will either finish AMD or give it a renaissance has a new role working for Tesla. Ironically it really will involve him working on Nvidia gear.

AMD will not go bust this year
Published in News
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 12:09

AMD will not go bust this year


Waiting for Zen might be cunning

Last year, Kerrisdale Capital Investment warned that AMD would go bankrupt by 2020 and with Zen not appearing until the end of this year we were slightly concerned that the outfit did not have enough to survive what will be a dismal year.

AMD opens up the GPU
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 27 January 2016 10:34

AMD opens up the GPU


Nicolas Thibieroz announces GPUOpen


AMD’s top gaming guy Nicolas Thibieroz is starting to open up GPU technology to make sure the technology evolves.

Asus unveils 970 Pro Gaming/Aura motherboard
Published in Motherboards
Tuesday, 26 January 2016 15:50

Asus unveils 970 Pro Gaming/Aura motherboard


AMD 970 chipset motherboard with USB 3.1, M.2 and Aura RGB lighting

Asus has announced the new Asus 970 Pro Gaming/Aura motherboard which is based on AMD's well known 970 chipset but include new connectivity options like USB 3.1 and NVMe M.2 slot as well as feature Asus' recently introduced Aura RGB lighting.

AMD shows off Radeon R9 Fury X2 dual-GPU at VRLA 2016
Published in Graphics


Featured in new 4-inch wide Falcon Northwest custom PC


At the Virtual Reality Los Angeles (VRLA) 2016 Winter Expo this weekend in Southern California, AMD showed off its upcoming Radeon R9 Fury X dual-GPU powered by two 28nm Fiji GPUs.

Nvidia gives up on GTX 970MX and 980MX GPUs for notebooks
Published in Graphics


Waiting for Pascal

It has been rumoured for a while that Nvidia was working on new GTX 970MX and 980MX GPUs for notebooks and now a new rumour has come out claiming this is rubbish.

Polaris GPU series is AMD’s beginning of “journey into space”
Published in Graphics


Brighter stars, galaxy systems in future GPU codenames

Over the past few years, Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) has tread many uncharted waters near and far to gather enough "island" codenames for over five generations of graphics processing units. According to Raja Koduri, Senior Vice President and Chief Architect of the Radeon Technologies Group, all of that is about to change.

Zen not arriving until the end of the Year
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 10:49

Zen not arriving until the end of the Year


And only at the high end

While AMD fanboys expect Zen to arrive and cause Intel to immediately surrender its stonking market lead, it seems that it will not be saving the company’s bacon until next year.

AMD releases Q4 2015 and FY2015 earnings
Published in News
Wednesday, 20 January 2016 00:20

AMD releases Q4 2015 and FY2015 earnings


Down 28 percent, partly from economic slowdown in China

Earlier today, we mentioned that AMD was expected to report revenues for Q4 2015 with at least a 10 percent revenue decline as the chip maker struggles to turn its profits around. This afternoon, the company reported its fourth quarter 2015 and fiscal year 2015 revenue earnings results, showing a 23 percent revenue decline from lower sales of CPUs, lower demand for GPUs used in game consoles, and an economic slowdown in China.