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Lenovo jumps the gun on rest of AMD's 2nd gen Ryzen lineup
Published in PC Hardware

Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X

While AMD has officially announced its 2nd generation Ryzen desktop CPUs, there are two entry- and mid-range SKUs that are missing, the Ryzen 3 2300X and Ryzen 5 2500X. Thankfully, Lenovo has spilled the beans on these two SKUs, suggesting that they might be just around the corner.

AMD announces new Raise the Game bundle
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 16:30

AMD announces new Raise the Game bundle

Three PC games with RX Vega, RX 580 or RX 570

It has been a while since we saw a game bundle from any graphics card maker, but AMD has now broken the ice by announcing its new Raise the Game bundle which offers free copies of Control Origins, Strange Brigade and Assassin's Creed Odyssey with the purchase of an RX Vega, an RX 580 or an RX 570 graphics card.

AMD releases Radeon Software 18.8.1 driver
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 07 August 2018 16:22

AMD releases Radeon Software 18.8.1 driver

One to have for Monster Hunter: World and WoW: Battle for Azeroth

AMD has released its latest Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.1 driver which brings optimizations for the Monster Hunter: World, World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, and other games, as well as a couple of fixes.

AMD officially announces 2nd gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs
Published in PC Hardware

Four SKUs with some aggressive pricing

AMD has now officially lifted the NDA veil off its new 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper 2000-series lineup. The lineup has four different SKUs that will be available on different dates, including the workstation-oriented Threadripper 2990WX and the Threadripper 2970WX, as well as consumer/enthusiast-oriented Threadripper 2950X and the Threadripper 2920X.

AMD makes a semi-custom SoC for China market
Published in PC Hardware

Updated: Could be perfect for a living room PC

AMD has announced a new semi-custom SoC at ChinaJoy, based on Zen CPU cores and Vega graphics, which was created for ??? Subor company and its new console/PC, expected to launch in late-August.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2000 packaging smiles for the camera
Published in PC Hardware

The flagship Threadripper 2990WX gets unboxed

Just a few days ahead of the official announcement, the packaging for AMD's upcoming 2nd gen Ryzen Threadripper 2000-series CPUs has appeared online alongside the full unboxing of the flagship Threadripper 2990WX.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2 lineup show up on HWBOT
Published in PC Hardware

Flagship Threadripper 2990X gets listed in Canada

Since we are drawing closer to the official launch of AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper 2000-series CPUs, it comes as no surprise that these are starting to show up online, and currently, HWBOT is listing specification of three 2nd gen Ryzen Threadripper SKUs, while the flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990X has been spotted in e-tail for around $1850.

AMD has great quarter but margins low
Published in PC Hardware
Sunday, 29 July 2018 09:02

AMD has great quarter but margins low

No notebooks and slim EPYC

AMD got mostly positive comments on its financial performance in Q2 18, and it did a great job having the highest quarter in five years. The logic behind this data is that AMD had more than five years of very weak product portfolio to sell especially in desktop/data center and since early 2017 they finally have Ryzen on desktop and EPYC on the data center side.  

AMD announces its Q2 2018 financial results
Published in News

Reports revenue of US $1.76 billion, up by 53 percent Y/Y

AMD has announced its financial report for the second quarter or 2018, and it appears that the company did well, reporting revenues of  $1.76 billion, up by 53 percent compared to the same quarter last year.

AMD Picasso APU GPU spotted in benchmark database
Published in PC Hardware

Raven Ridge successor shaping up

AMD's Raven Ridge APU successor revealed as the Picasso in AMD's recent slides has now been spotted online in a benchmark database.