AMD quad-core Raven Ridge APU spotted
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Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12:11

AMD quad-core Raven Ridge APU spotted


Zen-based CPU with possible Vega-based GPU

An unnamed AMD Raven Ridge APU has been spotted in SiSoftware database showing a few more details about the upcoming Zen-based APU from AMD.

Intel underestimated the AMD Zen Ryzen threat
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Sources close to the matter

Ryzen 7 and now Ryzen 5 have launched and they are putting enormous pressure on Intel in the top-level market segment. After a whole decade, price/performance is definitely on AMD's side and even the upcoming Naples 32 core server part will put enormous pressure on  Intel’s cash cow in the server market. 

Naples 32 core server chip announced
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Thursday, 09 March 2017 09:39

Naples 32 core server chip announced


As Fudzilla reported last year 

This is one of these "we told you so" moments, as we've already written many details about AMD 32 core Naples server – a data center processor. 

Simultaneous Multi-Threading vital for Zen
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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.

Intel ponders AMD's Ryzen challenge
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Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:31

Intel ponders AMD's Ryzen challenge


10nm Cannon lake and price drops are the answer

AMD had a big day with its Ryzen launch which is the most important for AMD for years. Many didn’t believe it would even happen, but AMD has a product that competes with Intel’s fastest chips. Now, one might wonder what Intel is planning to counter it and we have a few ideas. 

Ryzen to compete with Core i7 7700K too
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Tuesday, 07 February 2017 11:03

Ryzen to compete with Core i7 7700K too


Competitive performance 

There has been much discussion about the eight cores sixteen threads Ryzen CPU and the fact that it will compete quite well against Intel's Core i7 6950 extreme edition but it looks like the Zen with eight cores with sixteen threads will get really close to the performance of the Core i7 7700K.

Intel CPU with AMD iGPU coming this year
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Monday, 06 February 2017 15:59

Intel CPU with AMD iGPU coming this year


Kaby Lake paired up with AMD GPU

It appears that rumors regarding an Intel CPU with AMD integrated GPU are now heating up and that we might just see such CPU this year.

AMD confirms Ryzen and Vega are on track
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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 18:36

AMD confirms Ryzen and Vega are on track


Ryzen in Q1 and Vega in Q2

AMD has announced its Q4 financial results reporting a revenue of US $1.11 billion and an operating loss of three million dollars, which is still way better than financial analysts expected and has once again confirmed that both Ryzen CPUs and Vega-based GPUs are on track.

AMD Ryzen lineup might not include 6-core model
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Only quad- and octa-core SKUs

According to the latest rumor, AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU lineup might lack a 6-core version, due to the fact that AMD cen't partially disable the four-core Zen module.

Intel expects a calm flat 2017
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Friday, 27 January 2017 10:03

Intel expects a calm flat 2017


Trying to be Zen about it

Mega x86 chip outfit Intel is predicting a pretty flat 2017 after announcing mixed results for the last quarter of 2016.