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AMD Radeon Navi GPU Code Found Lurking In Apple’s Latest macOS Mojave Update

AMD is on a roll, and we get the sense the company is just getting started. Having reasserted itself into the enthusiast discussion with its latest CPU and GPU architectures, the focus has quickly shifted to its 7-nanometer production designs. That is what AMD’s upcoming Navi GPU architecture will be based on, and perhaps hinting that a launch is right around the corner, references to several Navi products have been found inside the source code for a beta update to macOS Mojave. Based on AMD’s own roadmaps and…

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AMD 7nm Zen 2 ‘Rome’ EPYC CPUs Reportedly Double Available L3 Cache

AMD has gone on record saying it’s “betting big on 7 nanometers” and the innovations that come with it. One of its upcoming 7nm products is “Rome,” a next-generation Epyc processor that will be the world’s first 7nm datacenter CPU, with increased instructions per clock (IPC) throughput and a big overall performance lift. Part of that performance lift will apparently come from having twice as much L3 cache as current-generation Epyc processors. How do we know this? AMD didn’t offer up any specific details about…

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AMD Expands Ryzen Pro With Radeon Graphics Processor Family For Enterprise Desktop And Mobile Markets

HOMECOMPONENTSPROCESSORS by Brandon Hill — Monday, May 14, 2018 AMD Expands Ryzen Pro With Radeon Graphics Processor Family For Enterprise Desktop And Mobile Markets Today marks the official launch of AMD’s latest additions to the Ryzen Pro family, which include new processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. AMD has released Ryzen Pro APUs for both desktop and mobile form-factors, and all include features specifically geared towards business customers. With AMD’s new Ryzen Pro offerings, you’ll find security-centric features like AMD GuardMI Technology with on-chip DRAM memory encryption, secure…

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AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X And 2990WX Review: Beastly Zen+ Many-Core CPUs

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X And 2990WX Details This may sound a bit over the top to some of you, but in our opinion AMD triggered a true revolution in the high-end enthusiast desktop segment last year, when it first introduced Ryzen to the world. Excluding extremely expensive workstation or enterprise-class processors, in early 2017 the most powerful desktop CPU money could buy was a 10-core Intel Core i7 that retailed for more than $1700, while modern, mainstream desktops at the time typically featured 4 cores.…

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AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Review: 2700X And 2600X Deliver More Performance Per Dollar

Ryzen 7 2700X And Ryzen 5 2600X Deliver Solid Gains Over AMD’s Previous Generation AMD initially announced its 2nd Generation Ryzen desktop processors back at CES earlier this year. Our coverage of the event is available for you here, but to quickly recap, 2nd Generation Ryzen processors are based on a refined update to the Zen architecture, dubbed Zen+, that offers higher clocks, lower latencies, and a more intelligent Precision Boost 2 algorithm that improves performance, system responsiveness, and power efficiency characteristics. The chips are also…

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The Chuwi HiGame will have Intel Kaby Lake-G processor with AMD Vega graphics

The new Chuwi HiGame is a small desktop that will integrate an Intel Core i5-8305G processor with AMD Radeon RX Vega M GL graphics. It is an interesting advance in a brand that until now had rarely integrated processors that were not Atom, Celeron or Core M processors of low consumption. This new desktop that the brand intends to sell as HTPC for games and multimedia, will integrate a 65w variant of these new Intel processors, which we can also…

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Leaked Ryzen 7 2700X Data Suggests Significant Clock Boost for New AMD CPUs

AMD’s Ryzen 7 family reignited the desktop performance wars last year after nearly seven years of small iterative improvements. The company’s Zen architecture proved more competitive than most expected, and AMD’s top-end desktop cores ruled the multi-threaded roost until Coffee Lake — and arguably past that, given how hard it was to find Coffee Lake in stock during October and November of last year. AMD has already told investors and enthusiasts to expect a new Zen CPU core in the…

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AMD Releases Adrenalin 18.1.1 Driver To Address DirectX 9 Issues

AMD released a new version of the Radeon driver–Adrenalin 18.1.1. The headline of this driver release is probably the fix for crashing DX9 games, an incident which began with Adrenalin 17.12.1. AMD very quickly released an alpha hotfix to address the issue after it was discovered, but the fix is coming officially in this driver. Slight issues with multi-GPU setups in StarCraft II and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have also been fixed. Beyond that, there aren’t any more games-related fixes in this release. Among the other fixes include…

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AMD’S RADEON RX VEGA 56 GRAPHICS CARD LAUNCHES TO BATTLE THE GEFORCE GTX 1070

While the (theoretically) $499 Vega 64 didn’t fare well against Nvidia’s similarly priced GeForce GTX 1080 in PCWorld’s exhaustive Radeon RX Vega review, the $399 Vega 56 delivers a far better value proposition. It slightly outpunches the GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition in most games we tested, especially if you move up to 1440p or 4K resolution. Sure, it draws more power to do so, but not an outrageous amount—unlike Vega 64. Here’s a list of the specifications for the Radeon RX Vega…

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AMD reveals mysterious holographic display cube

At an exclusive unboxing at the LTX event last week, AMD showed off some of its newest hardware. The meat of the reveal was a sneak peak at its latest graphics card, the Radeon RX Vega. The Vega is very powerful and pretty, and can go toe-to-toe with Nvidia chips in powerful gaming PCs — yes, very nice, golf clap. But alongside the Vega, the company revealed a mysterious black box which captured my attention far more. Apparently called a “holocube,” it’s a…

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Arctic Cooling Introduces AMD Threadripper-Ready All-In-One Coolers

Those of you planning on upgrading to one of AMD’s upcoming Threadripper processors will be happy to know that Arctic Cooling has updated its line of all-in-one coolers to be compatible with the TR4 socket. The Liquid Freezer line of coolers all share the same the 12v water pump equipped with a micro skived fin copper cold plate and are available in 360mm, 240mm, and 120mm sizes. Although the radiators all share the same basic high fin count aluminum construction, each varies…

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AMD Outlines New AGESA Memory OC Settings For Gaming, Explores Frequency Versus Timings

It’s a well-known fact that faster memory frequencies have a profound impact on Ryzen’s gaming performance. Increasing Ryzen’s memory frequency also decreases the Infinity Fabric’s latency, which likely plays a big role in the increased gaming performance. However, memory timings and other factors also play a significant role in increased performance, so AMD penned a helpful blog post with its findings. AMD has already significantly improved Ryzen’s memory support and performance through a string of BIOS updates, but the newest AGESA 1.0.0.6 protocol exposes…