AMD teases its Ryzen and Vega system at CES 2017
Published in News


No details but it runs Star Wars Battlefront

Although the big event is scheduled to start in about 16 hours, AMD already has a running system with Ryzen CPU and Vega GPU at the CES 2017 show floor.

AMD officially announces new FreeSync 2 tech
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 03 January 2017 22:25

AMD officially announces new FreeSync 2 tech


Bringing smooth HDR to monitors

Just a few hours after the initial leak, AMD officially unveiled the new FreeSync 2 technology, that promises to improve performance and bring better compatibility to HDR monitors.

How Tesla copied AMD Zen strategy
Published in Processors
Friday, 30 December 2016 12:30

How Tesla copied AMD Zen strategy


Surfing on a non-existing car wave

It looks like AMD is on schedule to finally show all the cards about Summit Ridge, the Ryzen - Zen desktop part but we found interesting that the famous Elon Musk largely built Tesla's success on the same strategy Lisa and her team used for AMD. 

AMD users dividing themselves
Published in Processors
Thursday, 22 December 2016 12:51

AMD users dividing themselves


GPU and CPU loyalty no longer guaranteed

PCPartPicker has been looking at the trends for users and they are noticing that AMD CPU buyers are not always buying AMD GPUs.

AMD releases first ReLive drivers update
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 14:32

AMD releases first ReLive drivers update


The Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 16.12.2

AMD has released its first 16.12.2 update for the recently released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition drivers, which will bring a decent list of fixed issues.

The Division DirectX 12 patch gives boost to AMD GPUs
Published in Graphics


Does not sound good for Nvidia

The latest patch for Ubisoft's Tom Clancy's The Division game has given a decent performance boost to DirectX 12 capable graphics cards and it does not look good for Nvidia GPUs as their GPUs still work better on DirectX 11.

Raven Ridge Zen APU to arrive in 2H 2017
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 15 December 2016 12:34

Raven Ridge Zen APU to arrive in 2H 2017


Desktop, server then notebook

Summit Ridge, Ryzen is on track for Q1 2017, Naples, a server part is on track for Q2 2017 while AMD’s CEO confirmed that Raven Ridge Zen APU is on track to launch in the second half of 2017.

AMD confirms Naples Zen server for Q2
Published in Processors
Thursday, 15 December 2016 11:52

AMD confirms Naples Zen server for Q2


2H 2017 Raven Ridge for notebooks

AMD’s CEO Lisa Su said that Summit Ridge, the processor that we will know as Ryzen, will arrive in Q1 2017 and she mentioned that Naples Zen for server will appear in Q2 and Raven Ridge, Zen APU will deliver in the second half of 2017.

AMD eight core SKU beats up Chipzilla
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 23:17

AMD eight core SKU beats up Chipzilla


In two CPU benchmarks

AMD was keen to show some performance figures of its upcoming eight core Ryzen SKU at the New Horizon event and has compared it to Intel's US $1049.99 priced Core i7-6900K eight core Broadwell-E CPU.

AMD officially confirms Ryzen branding
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 13 December 2016 22:50

AMD officially confirms Ryzen branding


Eight core/16-thread SKU with 3.4GHz base clock

At its scheduled New Horizon event, AMD has now officially confirmed its branding for the  Zen CPU architecture, now to be known as the Ryzen. As we said before, the only SKU announced and detailed so far is the 8-core/16-thread CPU.