Julia Herd joins Deezer
Published in News
Thursday, 07 July 2016 17:42

Julia Herd joins Deezer


Like another semi geezer

HTC executive Julia Herd has joined music streaming outfit Deezer as VP of Communications.

AMD details Radeon RX 480 driver  fixes
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 07 July 2016 11:06

AMD details Radeon RX 480 driver fixes


Fixes the problem and increases performance by 3 percent

AMD has an update for everyone who has a Radeon RX 480 and is afraid that the card might fry the PCIe slot on the motherboard. The new driver, that solves the problem and increases performance by up to 3 percent should be out today, July 7th. 

AMD improves its Linux drivers
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 06 July 2016 13:33

AMD improves its Linux drivers


Day one support for Radeon RX 480

It looks like AMD has finally got the memo when it comes to Linux machines. Its new AMDGPU-PRO 16.30 driver offers day-one support for its new Radeon RX 480 from day one.

Leaked GTX 1060 benchmarks show it cleans RX 480’s clock
Published in News


Spoilers

I had a small wager sitting on the fact that when the RX 480 was released that there would be a mysterious leak of benchmarks that proved that Nvidia’s Pascal-based GTX 1060 was much better even when it had not been released.

AMD promises emergency driver update by Thursday
Published in Graphics


Sorting out RX 480's shocking power problem

AMD has promised that it will roll out a driver update will will sort out the power issues with the RX 480 by Thursday.

Some Radeon RX 480 4GB can be unlocked to 8GB
Published in Graphics


With a simple BIOS flash

It appears that some reference retail/e-tail Radeon RX 480 4GB graphics cards are actually shipping with 8GB of VRAM that can be unlocked using a simple BIOS flash.

Zen APU will have a Polaris GPU
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:30

Zen APU will have a Polaris GPU


Exclusive: Comes in 2017

AMD’s CEO Lisa Su said both publicly and to Fudzilla exclusively that its desktop Zen comes first, followed by server, notebook and embedded products. We have some exclusive news about the first Zen based APU that will come with four Zen cores and Polaris graphics. 

Vega 10 AMD HBM 2 could launch in 1H 2017
Published in Graphics


March 2017 launch possible

Vega 10 is the successor to Polaris and if all goes well you will see the world’s first HBM 2.0 based GPU from the house of AMD – RTG in the first part of 1H 2016, possibly even in Q1 2017. 

AMD’s power problem is a problem after all
Published in Graphics


Company burning the midnight oil

AMD is burning the midnight oil fixing a problem on its new Polaris card which it thought was not an issue last week.

AMD investigating PCI power draw issues
Published in Graphics


Is the RX480 a power vampire?

Since AMD’s new RX480 card has launched there have been reports that it seems to have issues with the PCI Express slot.