AMD Radeon RX 480 CrossFire rendering differently vs GTX 1080
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May be an optimization issue

On Tuesday, AMD unveiled Radeon RX 480, the first graphics card in its tenth-generation Radeon lineup, based on 14nm FinFET Polaris architecture, and already some critics have claimed that some aspects of the benchmark are not giving an accurate presentation of CrossFireX performance when tested against Nvidia's high-end Geforce GTX 1080.

AMD’s Macau, China event NDA gets lifted June 29th
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Information from Macau, China briefing arrives just before start of Q3

Over the past few days, a handful of staff writers, editors, analysts and industry professionals were fortunate enough to receive invitations to AMD’s 3-day Polaris event in Macau, China, including our very own editor-in-chief. The event is scheduled to take place between May 26th and May 29th, with a Polaris Tech Day that just took place behind a non-disclosure agreement for the press.

First AMD Zen chips may not be quad-core parts
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AMD prepares for IPC race with Intel

In May 2015, we reported that AMD’s first Zen CPUs, launching in Q4 2016, would most likely be quad-core chips based on a presentation slide showing the company’s Zen core units scaling up to four cores with shared L3 cache. According to new information released one year later, this may not be the case and, the company could be preparing to launch eight and six-core variants in a tight efficiency race against Intel's 'Kaby Lake' CPUs.

Upcoming Radeon R9 480X may be a sweet, affordable deal for VR PCs
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Midrange AMD GPU may feature $349 price point

If we look at the history of AMD's Radeon R9 GPU lineup, most of the midrange cards released between October 2013 and June 2015 have been priced between $299 (Radeon R9 280X) and $329 (Radeon R9 390) for the 28-nanometer bracket between 2048 and 2560 shaders and a 6GHz effective GDDR5 memory clock. Starting earlier this summer, AMD could be preparing to deliver Geforce GTX 980 Ti performance at an affordability ratio just above Radeon R9 390's launch price.

AMD releases Q1 2016 earnings
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CEO says turnaround coming 2H 2016 with product design wins

AMD has just taken the wraps off its Q1 2016 earnings results, marking yet another revenue decline over 13 percent from the previous quarter and down 19 percent year-over-year from Q1 2015.

AMD claims 2016 will be “the year of high-end CPUs”
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Company receives “neutral” stock rating to end 2015

According to a recent report from MKM Partners, chip manufacturing giant AMD has received a “neutral” stock rating to end 2015, citing “mild pricing trends.”The rating suggests that the stock is expected to perform in line with the expected returns of the market.

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2nd-gen Graphics Core Next (GCN)

Terramar and Sepang cut from lineup