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AMD said to launch Ryzen/Zen APUs in late 2017

We’ve now seen what AMD is bringing to the table in the high-end CPU market this year but there are still plenty of people waiting on cheaper options based on the Zen microarchitecture. Aside from Ryzen desktop CPUs, including the R7 8 Core, R5 6 Core and R3 4 Core …

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AMD launches 7th gen ‘Bristol Ridge’ APUs

Today, AMD arrived at Computex armed with its brand new 7th generation ‘Bristol Ridge’ APUs, featuring up to a 50 percent compute performance improvement over 2014’s Kaveri offerings and up to a 37 percent GPU performance improvement over last year’s Carrizo APUs. These new Bristol Ridge APUs feature four Excavator …

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AMD talks ‘three design wins’, hints at new consoles

Right now, AMD hardware can be found in the Xbox One, PS4 and Wii U. However, the company could see more than $1.5 billion in revenue over the next few years thanks to “three design wins” from the company’s console-focussed chip making business, coinciding with rumours that Nintendo, Sony and …

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AMD launches new Wraith cooler and new processors

A few weeks ago, AMD began showing off its new CPU cooler known as the Wraith, which was set to offer much quieter operating temperatures compared to current stock cooler solutions. Now, the Wraith is finally making its way out into the world, alongside some new processors, including the A10-7860K …

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New AMD Zen details have begun to surface

With AMD set to release its Zen architecture processors towards the end of this year, the company has begun giving out more details during its quarterly earnings call. This week, AMD reported its quarterly earnings and in that call, CEO Lisa Su revealed a few more details on the Zen …

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AMD said to be working on Zen APU with HBM

It looks like we can expect an AMD APU based on the Zen architecture in the future, though rather interestingly, it will include stacked High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) with bandwidth speeds of 128GB/s along with a larger onboard GPU for better gaming performance. This information comes to light from a paper(via: …

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Sony unlocks PS4’s 7th CPU core for developers

Sony has gone ahead and unlocked more of the PS4’s power for developers, by giving them the opportunity to make use of the console’s 7th CPU core. This change came in the latest SDK for the console and may help Sony keep its performance lead on Microsoft’s Xbox One, which …

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Apple to use AMD Zen SoCs for future iMacs?

Apple has been working pretty closely with AMD over the last couple of years. You can find AMD’s Fire Pro graphics cards in the Mac Pro, you can also find Radeon graphics chips in some of the new iMacs and now it seems that Apple may tap AMD again, this time …

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AMD on VR open standards, Liquid VR bonuses

The writing is on the wall at this point: virtual reality is happening. Enough people have tried early Oculus hardware, there’s enough money behind it and there’s enough developers for at least one generation of consumer hardware and from there the sky’s the limit. The main graphics card players, Nvidia …

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AMD engineer: Developers were given the total freedom with ‘Zen’

The “Zen” micro-architecture is a tremendously important project for Advanced Micro Devices. If the new technology is successful, AMD will become a viable developer of central processing units again. If not, the company will have troubles with surviving. Fortunately, “Zen” is a completely new micro-architecture that promises to be very …

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AMD readies faster A8 and A10 accelerated processing units

Advanced Micro Devices is working on two new A8 and A10 accelerated processing units for desktop systems. The new chips will be based on the code-named “Kaveri” design and will not bring tangible performance improvements compared to existing APUs. Nonetheless, the new processors will help AMD to maintain average selling …

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AMD is researching multi-core ‘exascale heterogeneous processor’

Advanced Micro Devices has confirmed that it is researching a multi-core accelerated processing unit based on “Zen” micro-architecture, which will eventually power supercomputers with extreme performance. At present the company is only considering a concept design and it is unclear when AMD decides to actually develop such processor. AMD, just …

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AMD unveils A8-7670K accelerated processing unit

Advanced Micro Devices on Monday introduced its new A8-7670K accelerated processing unit designed for low-cost personal computers. The new APU is based on “Kaveri” design and features slightly lower performance than the flagship A10-7870K. The AMD A8-7670K features four “Steamroller” cores (two dual-core modules) with 3.60GHz/3.90GHz clock-rate, integrated AMD Radeon …

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AMD vows to keep R&D investments at appropriate levels

Despite of tough times, Advanced Micro Devices plans to sustain its research and development investments on certain levels in a bid to ensure that its products are competitive in the future. Research and development are two corner stones of high-tech companies. Without fundamental research of things that may not seem important today …

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AMD: We have taped out our first FinFET products

Advanced Micro Devices said on Thursday that it had taped out its first products, which will be made using a FinFET process technology. While AMD does not reveal which products it had taped out, it is highly-likely that one of them is a highly-anticipated microprocessor based on “Zen” micro-architecture. “We …

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AMD’s 2016 APUs to be powered by ‘Excavator’ x86 cores – slides

Advanced Micro Devices will not use its next-generation high-performance “Zen” micro-architecture for its accelerated processing units next year, if excerpts from an alleged AMD presentation published by a web-site are to be believed. While the slides reveal AMD’s intentions, they do not answer all the questions about the forthcoming chip. …

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Cyber Power UK launches Fang Trinity PCs

If you followed CES earlier this year then you may have come across Cyber Power’s new line of Fang Trinity systems. At the time, the pre-built systems were voted ‘Best of CES’ by several media outlets and now, they are finally ready to be shipped out. The first thing you …

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