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Cooler Master is offering AM4 upgrade kits

A few weeks back, we learned that a few CPU cooler makers were preparing to offer up AM4 upgrade kits to ensure compatibility for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen processors. Since then, a few cooler makers have confirmed compatibility via upgrade kits, including Phanteks and Noctua but this week, Cooler Master is …

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Some CPU cooler makers are offering free AM4 upgrade kits

AMD is all set to launch its first Ryzen processor in just over a month, which means there will be many looking to upgrade. However, making the jump to the AM4 motherboard socket could introduce some compatibility issues with certain after-market coolers, which is why companies like Phanteks are offering …

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AMD rumored to launch 8-Core Zen CPU in October

AMD is set to take on Intel once again this year with the launch of its highly anticipated Zen architecture processors. While Socket AM4 is currently poised to launch for some APUs fairly early this year, Zen CPUs won’t be arriving until a bit later, with current sources pointing towards …

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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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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 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: 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 ‘Raven Ridge’: Mainstream APU with ‘Zen’ cores due in 2017

Advanced Micro Devices will release microprocessors based on “Zen” cores only for high-end desktop computers next year. Mainstream PCs will get the company’s new micro-architecture in 2017, when the company rolls-out its “Raven Ridge” accelerated processing units, according to a media report. Next year AMD will offer its “Bristol Ridge” …

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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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