AMD says that developers need to get a better handle on Ryzen
Published in Processors


Performance differences  are more of a software issue


As the reviews of Ryzen came out, it is pretty clear that there are some test scenarios where Intel chips work slightly better, and AMD claims that is due to coding problems.

Snowden calls for AMD to open source
Published in Processors
Friday, 03 March 2017 11:49

Snowden calls for AMD to open source


Open sourced Ryzen would kick Intel into a coma

Whistle blowing spook Edward Snowden says that AMD could kick Intel to death if it open sources its PSP and firmware.

AMD Ryzen CPU reviews are in
Published in Processors
Thursday, 02 March 2017 16:43

AMD Ryzen CPU reviews are in


Review roundup: Has it rysen to the occasion?

AMD has officially lifted the NDA veil from its new Zen-based Ryzen CPUs and the first reviews have started to trickle in, giving us a clearer picture regarding real world performance.

AMD RX 500 series rebrands coming in April
Published in Graphics
Thursday, 02 March 2017 15:48

AMD RX 500 series rebrands coming in April


RX Vega won't be here before late May

According to the newest report, AMD's upcoming RX 500 series will be completely made of RX 400 series rebrands, based on Polaris 10 and Polaris 11, as well as possible new Polaris 12 GPU, while Radeon RX Vega won't launch before late May.

Simultaneous Multi-Threading vital for Zen
Published in Processors
Thursday, 02 March 2017 12:32

Simultaneous Multi-Threading vital for Zen


AMD CEO Lisa Su said it was complicated


AMD CEO Lisa Su has been spilling the beans about the complex problems that AMD had getting Zen into the shops.

AMD teams up with LiquidSky for game streaming
Published in News


Will use Vega GPU in future

While it only revealed a retail name for its upcoming Vega-based graphics cards, AMD also announced a key partnership with LiquidSky, a cloud-based game-streaming service provider that will use that same Vega GPU for game streaming.

Intel does not believe users will care about processes
Published in Processors


14nm, 10nm users will never notice

Chipzilla thinks that users don’t give a monkey’s what process their chip has and will be more interested in its performance, according to a man with long job title.

AMD to brand its next-gen as Radeon RX Vega
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 22:43

AMD to brand its next-gen as Radeon RX Vega


Vega-based Radeon lineup gets a name

During its GDC 2017 "Capsaicin and Cream" event that was live earlier today, AMD revealed a few more details regarding its upcoming Vega GPU as well as announcing the name of its next-gen graphics card lineup, simply called the Radeon RX Vega.

AMD debunks Ryzen DDR4 RAM problems
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 22:28

AMD debunks Ryzen DDR4 RAM problems


Shows Ryzen 7 running with DDR4-3400

There have been plenty of unconfirmed rumors recently saying that AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs and AM4 motherboards could have support problems with high-frequency RAM, but the latest screenshot from AMD completely debunks them.

Intel cuts prices to see off Ryzen competition
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:20

Intel cuts prices to see off Ryzen competition


Yep it really is going to be competition


There are signs that Intel is scared of AMD's new Ryzen and is slashing prices on its chips in a bid to take it on a bit.