AMD explains dummy dies in Threadripper CPUs
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 19 September 2017 22:25

AMD explains dummy dies in Threadripper CPUs


Dies are there but can't be enabled

There has been a lot of noise generated regarding the recent discovery that AMD Threadripper CPUs actually have four dies and not two dies and two "substrates" as it was originally believed but, according to AMD's James Prior, these are inactive dies and there is no way to enable them.

Ryzen Pro heats French homes and offices
Published in Processors
Thursday, 14 September 2017 12:49

Ryzen Pro heats French homes and offices


Apparently temperatures Ryzen is a good thing.


AMD has invited a French company called Qarnot to discuss how they're using Ryzen Pro processors to heat homes and offices for free.

AMD RTG exec takes leave of absence
Published in News
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 23:04

AMD RTG exec takes leave of absence


AMD CEO steps into RTG

SVP and Chief Architect takes vacation time in Q4

AMD rolls out Radeon Software 17.9.1 drivers
Published in Graphics
Friday, 08 September 2017 15:37

AMD rolls out Radeon Software 17.9.1 drivers


Couple of bug fixes

AMD has released its latest Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.1 drivers which bring a couple of bug fixes.

AI chip market heats up
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 06 September 2017 11:25

AI chip market heats up


Everyone wants in


It is starting to look like the AI chipmarket is going to be a battle ground for chip development.

AMD adds Ryzen Threadripper 1900X to the HEDT lineup
Published in Processors


NVMe RAID support for X399 comes on September 25

AMD has officially launched its latest SKU for the Ryzen Threadripper lineup, the 8-core/16-thread Threadripper 1900X which promises to bring all the capabilities of the X399 HEDT platform at a more affordable US $549 price tag.

AMD RX Vega 56 can be flashed with Vega 64 BIOS
Published in Graphics


Performance boost without unlocking stream processors

Now that the RX Vega 56 is selling, it was just a matter of time before someone at least tried to flash it with a Radeon RX Vega 64 BIOS. While it might not unlock the disabled stream processors, the flashing does bring impressive performance improvements.

AMD pays $30 million to make Llano lawsuit go away
Published in Processors


Ends battle with shareholders 

AMD has agreed to write a $29.5 million cheque to end a legal battle with its shareholders.

New Ryzen runs well under Linux
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 12:16

New Ryzen runs well under Linux


Performance marginality problem fixed

After AMD confirmed the "performance marginality problem" for Ryzen Linux users, RMAs have been being issued and replacement Ryzen processors arriving for those affected. Now Phoronix has been able to confirm that the new Ryzen CPUs are now stable.

AMD loses $100+ on every Vega
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 30 August 2017 09:11

AMD loses $100+ on every Vega


Sold at Suggested Etail Price

Our industry sources have confirmed to Fudzilla that AMD loses at least $100 on every Vega 64 card it sells at its $499 Suggested Etail Price (SEP).