The Hitman: Complete First Season game
After giving away Sid Meier's: Civilization VI to fresh buyers of the Radeon RX 480 earlier this week, AMD and its partners have now launched a new promotion, giving a free copy of Hitman: Complete First Season to those that buy the Radeon RX 470.
Beancounters working for Jon Peddie Research (JPR) have added up some numbers and divided by their shoe size and worked out that AMD is clawing back the GPU market from the outfit named after a Roman vengeance daemon, Nvidia.
Zen based Summit Ridge? Probably not
It looks like ECS one of the motherboard partners, plans to show off the B350 Bristol Ridge based motherboard.
“Easily clocked” to 4.2GHz with standard air or liquid cooling
Last week, two Chinese sources revealed some details regarding the naming schemes and potential pricing of AMD’s upcoming Zen-based desktop processor lineup, codenamed “Summit Ridge”.
CPUs and GPUs are on 14/16 nm
Keith Kressin, a Qualcomm senior vice president, product management, reminded us how the world changed in the last ten years and that the mobile industry leads the transition to smaller manufacturing nodess. With Snapdragon 835 being the first 10nm, the mobile SoC with Qualcomm on helm takes the lead beating CPU and GPU industry to a new manufacturing node.
Optimizations for Civilization VI, some fixes
AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 drivers which are supposed to bring optimizations for Sid Meier's Civilization VI game as well as a couple of fixes.
Google Cloud is planning to add GPUs as a service early next year, following Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and IBM’s Bluemix.
And systems with RX 480
AMD has added yet another game to its promotion page, Sid Meier's Civilization VI, which will be available with the Radeon RX 480.
Serious issues reported by users
Nvidia latest “Game Ready” drivers have been rolled out but it is probably best for users to spurn version 375.86 coming through the GeForce Experience app as if it were a rabid dog.
Return of the GPU Jedi
Nvidia, as you have seen, did an amazing job gaining a lot of the GPU high end and mainstream market. Pascal worked out great on the desktop and notebook, but it would be naive to expect that AMD is not going to come back with a vengeance.