Intel processors will support Clang
Published in Processors
Monday, 22 February 2016 14:32

Intel processors will support Clang


Cannonlake reacts to Zen


Intel has announced that its Cannonlake processors will support Clang (C language family frontend for LLVM compiler infrastructure project).

AMD teams up with Associated Press for VR journalism
Published in News


AP to use AMD Radeon to render VR environments

AMD has announced that it has joined up with The Associated Press in order to create a new virtual reality experience channel and what is described as next-generation journalism.

AMD announces new Hitman bundle
Published in News
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 21:50

AMD announces new Hitman bundle


Bundles it with Radeon R9 390 series and FX-series CPUs

AMD has just announced its new promotion which bundles the new Hitman game with its Radeon 390 series graphics cards and FX-series 6-core and 8-core CPUs.

Radeon Software Beta for Vulkan
Published in Graphics
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:35

Radeon Software Beta for Vulkan


The needs of the many still rest on DX12

AMD has released the first public beta driver which supports  the Vulkan API – a royalty-free, open standard API spec which provides high-efficiency, cross-platform access to graphics and compute on GPUs. 

Khronos Group releases Vulkan 1.0 API
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 21:03

Khronos Group releases Vulkan 1.0 API


Full hard launch

The Khronos Group has now officially released the Vulkan 1.0 API, including all the specifications, conformance tests, SDKs and all other resources.

AMD teams up with IO Interactive for Hitman
Published in Games
Friday, 12 February 2016 17:29

AMD teams up with IO Interactive for Hitman


To implement asynchronous compute engines

AMD has partnered up with IO Interactive and its upcoming Hitman game which will be the newest member of the AMD Gaming Evolved program and feature performance optimizations as well as unique DirectX 12 hardware features.

AMD details CPUs and APUs for VR
Published in Processors
Friday, 12 February 2016 11:34

AMD details CPUs and APUs for VR


Quad core at least

AMD detailed eight of its CPUs and APUs can power a VR headset like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.

AMD gives HP laptops a FreeSync
Published in Notebooks
Thursday, 11 February 2016 11:37

AMD gives HP laptops a FreeSync


Envy 15z laptops now have it all

Maker of expensive printer ink HP will be releasing two new Envy 15z laptops that will feature AMD's FreeSync technology.

AMD raises notebook clock-speed by 1Ghz
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 10 February 2016 09:54

AMD raises notebook clock-speed by 1Ghz


No increase in power

AMD’s type Bristol Ridge SOC looks certain to speed up notebook chips by a 1 GHz without raising power consumption – if the OEMs had not stuffed it up for them.

OEMs appear to kill AMD’s Carrizo
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 09:42

OEMs appear to kill AMD’s Carrizo


Shackled, overpriced by OEM ball and chain

AMD’s hopes that its Carrizo might boost performance are being stuffed up by its OEM partners crippling the chip and over-pricing products made with it.