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AMD shows off 14nm Polaris GPU architecture at CES

This is set to be a big year for AMD with so many highly anticipated releases set throughout the course of 2016 and it looks like things are starting off strong as the Radeon team has shown off its new Polaris GPU architecture, which is designed and optimized for the …

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AMD moves pre-GCN hardware to legacy status

This week, AMD officially launched Radeon Software, putting the Catalyst Control Centre to rest and moving on to a new era of driver support. However, these changes don’t just put Catalyst to bed, the new driver also drops support for some older Radeon graphics cards as well, meaning the 5000 …

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AMD promises two new GCN GPUs for 2016

AMD has been making some moves these past few months, starting with forming the Radeon Technologies Group and more recently the company announced plans to move away from the Catalyst Control Centre in favour of ‘Radeon Software’, which will feature a total overhaul for the driver. Now, AMD’s Radeon Chief, …

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Valve: DirectX 12 does not make a lot of sense, Vulkan does

Microsoft Corp.’s DirectX 12 application programming interface promises to significantly improve performance of video games in Windows 10 operating system thanks to efficient usage of modern hardware. However, Valve Software believes that it makes no sense to use DX12, but to utilize cross-platform Vulkan API instead. Modern application programming interfaces – …

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XFX is working on liquid-cooled Radeon R9 Fury graphics card

XFX is gearing up to release a Radeon R9 Fury-based graphics adapter featuring a liquid cooling system. The card will feature overclocking potential on par with AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury X, which will help to at least partially close performance gap between the “Fury” and the “Fury X” products. The …

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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 reportedly begins to fight back market share from Nvidia

Advanced Micro Devices began to fight back its market share from Nvidia Corp. in the third quarter of the year, a financial analyst revealed on Wednesday. While Nvidia still dominates the market, the launch of AMD’s latest graphics cards helped the company to improve its sales a bit. “Graphics processor …

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Shortages of AMD Radeon R9 Fury-series graphics cards persist

About three months since the formal announcement, Advanced Micro Devices’ flagship products based on the code-named “Fiji” graphics processing units are still in extremely short supply, according to a market analyst and various retailers. At present, AMD offers Radeon R9 Fury X and Radeon R9 Nano based on the fully-fledged …

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AMD preps Radeon R9 380X with fully-fledged “Tonga” GPU

Advanced Micro Devices is reportedly working on a new graphics card based on its code-named “Tonga” graphics processing unit. The Radeon R9 380X will be powered by the fully-fledged GPU with all stream processors activated. Performance of the product will be similar to that of the Radeon R9 280X. The …

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AquaComputer unveils full-cover water-block for Radeon R9 Nano

AquaComputer, a leading maker of components for custom liquid-cooling solutions, on Friday introduced its full-cover water-block for AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics cards, thus making high-performance liquid-cooled gaming PCs in mini-ITX form-factor a reality. The Kryographics R9 Nano single-slot full-cover water-block for AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics boards is made …

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AMD will not allow partners to modify specs of Radeon R9 Nano

Even though Advanced Micro Devices will allow its partners to build their own versions of AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics cards, it will not let them significantly alter specifications of such graphics adapters. As a result, the difference between the original Radeon R9 Nano and custom versions from AMD’s partners …

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano: Extreme performance in mini-ITX form-factor

Advanced Micro Devices on Thursday introduced its highly-anticipated AMD Radeon R9 Nano graphics card, which combines massive performance with relatively low power consumption and ultra-small form-factor. The new graphics card uses fully-fledged “Fiji” graphics processor and its peak compute performance even exceeds that of Nvidia Corp.’s GeForce GTX Titan X. …

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Pricing and launch date of AMD Radeon R9 Nano leaked

Specifications and capabilities of AMD’s upcoming Radeon R9 Nano graphics card have been largely known for quite some time now. The new graphics adapter will be the highest-performing mini-ITX add-in board ever built and will be among the fastest graphics cards available today. According to a new leak, the product will not …

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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: We have very strong roadmap for GCN architecture

Despite of ongoing problems and lowering research and development budget, Advanced Micro Devices maintains optimism and claims that it will keep financing development of key products. In the recent months, Advanced Micro Devices has been criticized heavily for re-introducing its previous-generation graphics processing units under new names. The release of …

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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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