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AMD’s Zen-based Opteron processor to have 32 cores

With AMD’s new Zen processors set to hit the market at the end of this year, we have begun hearing more and more about the company’s plans for its new architecture. Recent leaks seem to show that AMD’s Opteron series of processors will be getting a significant update when Zen …

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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 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 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 reaffirms Zen CPUs are coming to desktops in 2016

AMD has once again confirmed that its new Zen architecture CPUs for desktops are on target for a 2016 launch, following reports that the AM4 platform is due to launch as early as March. This marks the second time that AMD has officially confirmed that its new CPU architecture will …

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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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Details of Intel’s upcoming Kaby Lake CPUs surface online

Earlier this year, we learned that Intel would be delaying its first 10nm CPU, codenamed Canonlake, until late 2017, paving the way for Kaby Lake, another 14nm architecture, in 2016. We haven’t heard much about Kaby Lake, but some newly leaked slides seem to give us some idea of what …

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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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Rumour claims Zen has met internal expectations with no bottlenecks

The rumour mill has been churning out some new information regarding AMD’s upcoming Zen architecture processors this week. According to someone supposedly familiar with AMD’s internal tests, the upcoming Zen CPUs have met the company’s own expectations and they have found no significant bottlenecks. While this may well be true, this …

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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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Mantle API will not be compatible with Xbox One

A couple of weeks ago AMD hosted the GPU14 even and along with showing off it’s new line of graphics cards, it also announced the new Mantle API for developers, aimed at getting console level performance and optimization out of PC hardware. The API’s presence on the AMD powered next …

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