DDR4 hits 4079MHz on AMD Ryzen platform
Published in Memory


With a single G.Skill Trident Z 8GB module

AMD has been working on optimizing memory performance on its AM4 platform and it appears it has been doing a good job as, thanks to an overclocker from Australia, DDR4 managed to finally break the 4,000 limit with Gigabyte X370 motherboard, Ryzen 5 1400 CPU and G.Skill's 8GB Trident Z DDR4 memory module.

AMD appoints former Intel man to board
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Intel inside 

AMD has announced the appointment of Abhi Talwalkar to its board.

AMD takes a bigger bite of Intel's pie
Published in Processors


It now has 28 percent market share 

A  report from PassMark says that AMD increased its market share from 18 percent last quarter to 24 percent. This is AMD’s largest single quarter share gain in history and it is all thanks to Ryzen.

AMD Ryzen desktop CPUs go Pro
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Ryzen for business market

Following the launch of consumer-oriented desktop Ryzen CPUs based on the new Zen CPU architecture as well as the launch of Epyc server CPUs, AMD has now turned its attention to the business market, with the launch of Ryzen Pro CPU lineup.

Radeon Vega FE comes with dual mode drivers
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Gaming and Pro modes

Now that the AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is out and about, we have been getting a lot more details and it is just a matter of time before we see more benchmarks. It also appears that the Vega FE comes with a special Radeon Pro Software driver with Pro and Gaming modes, that can be switched on the fly.

Samsung will eat Chipzilla in second quarter
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Welcome your new South Korean overlords 


The days of Intel being the world's largest chipmaker will be over in the second quarter as the mighty Chipzilla has been felled by Samsung.

AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition gets previewed
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Holds its ground against Titan Xp

While we are still waiting for AMD to release its consumer Radeon graphics card based on the new Vega GPU, the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition, one meant for professionals, has been previewed and compared to the Nvidia Titan Xp.

EU court will not rule on Intel antitrust case until next year
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Gives it time to save up a bit


Europe's top court is unlikely to rule on Intel’s appeal against a record 1.06 billion euro EU antitrust fine until next year

Skylake and Kaby Lake CPUs have broken hyper-threading
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Dark side of the hyperthreading loom 


While the war is blazing between Intel and AMD fanboys over the superiority of the latest range of chips, Debian developers have spotted some rather nasty coding in Chipzilla’s latest creations.

AMD Radeon RX Vega needs a lot of power
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MSI marketing director spills the beans

While it certainly does not come as a big surprise, unnamed MSI's marketing director has revealed that the upcoming AMD Radeon RX Vega graphics card "needs a damn lot of power".