ASRock announces new A88M-ITX/ac motherboard
Published in Motherboards


New ASRock motherboard for FM2+ APUs and CPUs 

ASRock has rather silently announced its new motherboard based on AMD's A88X chipset for AMD socket FM2+ APUs and CPU, the ASRock A88M-ITX/ac.

AMD releases new Radeon Software Crimson driver update
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Radeon Software Crimson 16.1.1 Hotfix

AMD has releases a new hotfix update for its Radeon Software Crimson drivers, the version 16.1.1 Hotfix which brings optimizations and Crossfire profiles for Rise of the Tomb Raider and Fallout 4.

AMD might call Zen chips "Zeppelin"
Published in Processors


Nothing to suggest that Zen will crash and burn

Leaks are starting to emerge about an AMD Zen part which has the unfortunate name of Zeppelin.

AMD also announces new Athlon X4 845 US $70 CPU
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Excavator-based quad-core CPU

In addition to the new Kaveri Refresh APUs and new coolers, AMD also launched the new AMD Athlon X4 845 FM2+ CPU, a quad-core CPU based on the new Excavator CPU architecture.

AMD launches two new Kaveri APUs
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The A10-7860K and the A6-7470K

AMD has updated its Kaveri desktop APU lineup with two new SKUs, the quad-core A10-7860K and the dual-core A6-7470K.

AMD shows off first virtualised GPUs
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Turn a dumb computer into a graphics powerhouse

AMD has revealed what it claims are the world's first hardware virtualized GPU products -- AMD FirePro S-Series GPUs with Multiuser GPU (MxGPU) technology.

AMD R9 Fury X2 to have 12 TFLOPS of compute performance
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AMD's Roy Taylor confirms at VRLA 2016

AMD already teased its upcoming dual-GPU Radeon R9 Fury X2 during VRLA 2016 Winter Expo in Los Angeles and it appears that AMD's Roy Taylor revealed a bit more details regarding its performance, including the single-performance compute performance. 

Nvidia Pascal rumoured for April
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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
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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
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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.