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AMD adds Radeon Pro driver support to Radeon VII
Published in Graphics


But without workstation optimizations, certifications and support

AMD has added Radeon Pro driver support for Radeon VII graphics card but, unlike earlier rumors, it only gets partial support, without workstation elements.

AMD Radeon VII to get one-click UEFI-ready BIOS update
Published in Graphics


Won't bring any performance improvement 

AMD has gone official saying that Radeon VII will eventually post one-click UEFI-ready BIOS update while its AIB partners have already got the new BIOS.

Mubadala sells 34.9 million AMD shares
Published in PC Hardware
Tuesday, 05 February 2019 12:23

Mubadala sells 34.9 million AMD shares


It will still be a major shareholder

Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Investment has flogged off 34.9 million common equity shares in AMD and plans to convert 75 million warrants in the US fabless chipmaker.

AMD CEO confirms Navi for 2019
Published in Graphics
Friday, 01 February 2019 16:03

AMD CEO confirms Navi for 2019


Possible Q2 launch as a mid-range card

During the earnings call, AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, confirmed that Navi GPU will launch this year, with launches in Q2 2019.

Powercolor confirms it won't make a custom Radeon VII
Published in Graphics


At least not in the immediate future

We already wrote that reference Radeon VII will be the only one that you will be able to buy, at least in the foreseeable future, and while there were some rumors that Powercolor might do a custom version, the company has now officially debunked those rumors.

AMD announces its FY 2018/Q4 2018 financial results
Published in PC Hardware


Strong fiscal year drives it forward

AMD has released its latest financial results showing that the company had both strong fiscal year as well as a strong quarter, showing it back on track and with a bright future ahead of it.

AMD Radeon VII benchmarks leak ahead of the launch
Published in Graphics


Holds its ground in 3DMark benchmarks

Although it is scheduled to launch on February 7th, the first benchmark results have leaked ahead of time showing that the Radeon VII can indeed hold its ground against Nvidia's RTX 2080, at least in 3DMark benchmarks.

Radeon VII 16GB HBM 2 memory cost around $320
Published in Graphics
Saturday, 26 January 2019 08:55

Radeon VII 16GB HBM 2 memory cost around $320


Close to half of the MSRP

The marketing guys at AMD did a nice job naming the card Radeon VII (Roman 7) as it is a 7nm, launching on February 7 and costing $699 but our investigation shows that 16GB HBM 2 comes at a hefty price.

AMD makes some senior leadership changes
Published in News
Saturday, 26 January 2019 02:04

AMD makes some senior leadership changes


Hiring, promotions, and unification

AMD has announced a couple of changes in its senior leadership team which should, at least according to AMD's CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, strengthen its leadership team and sharpens the focus on continued growth and market share gains.

AMD releases Radeon Software 19.1.2 driver
Published in Graphics
Friday, 25 January 2019 14:24

AMD releases Radeon Software 19.1.2 driver


One for Anthem and Resident Evil 2

AMD has released its latest Radeon Software driver update which brings specific game optimizations for Resident Evil 2 (2019 Remake), Tropico 6, and Anthem Early Access Demo, as well as some bug fixes.