At its Financial Analyst Day presentation, AMD revealed a new line of 'Threadripper' CPUs which are aimed at conquering the high-end desktop market and supporting up to 16 cores and 32 threads.
From mixed reality and net neutrality, to speech synthesis, ID@Xbox, CoD WWII, Forza's Hot Wheels, Surface sales, and Amazon à la mode, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
AMD has announced this year's edition of its professional workstation graphics card, Radeon Pro Duo. The card arrives with a dual-GPU design, and a whopping 11 teraflops of performance under the hood.
From CoD WWII and MS DNA, to AMD RX 500, juicy refunds, Apple injuries, Facebook mind-reading, Chrome's ad-blocker, and the return of the SNES, it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Users brave enough to tinker with their graphics cards have discovered that it is possible to convert their RX 400 series cards into the newly released RX 500 by flashing its BIOS.
AMD today announced and launched its new RX 500 series graphics cards, sticking to the tried and tested Polaris GPU architecture. The GPUs arrive with bumped up clock speeds and other improvements.
As Microsoft promised to do last year, it is finally blocking updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 for devices that are using Intel's seventh-generation Kaby Lake and AMD's Ryzen processors.
AMD's newest Crimson ReLive driver, 17.4.1, adds better support for Oculus Rift's ASW and Steam VR's SVRAR virtual reality APIs. However, this is only for a particular set of graphics cards.
Soon after its release, through an insane setup involving liquid nitrogen and excessive overclocking, AMD's new Ryzen 7 1800X processor has broken the world record for performance in Cinebench R15.
AMD's high-performance Ryzen processors will be going on sale worldwide, starting from the 2nd of March and will be available at a very aggressive price point compared to Intel's offerings.
Intel and AMD might be entering into a patent licensing agreement, according to a credible industry watcher. If true, we may end up seeing Radeon graphics tech integrated into Intel's chips.
AMD has announced the availability of its new Bristol Ridge processors for desktops. The new chips offer better graphics and support for Ultra HD media, and run on the AM4 socket.
Sapphire's upcoming RX 470 and RX 460 cards have seemingly found their way online. Though the leak is light on technical details we do get to see the affordable cards in all their glory.
After a four-month effort by the Linux team, the latest kernel has finally been released after seven Release Candidate versions. One of the more noticeable updates includes support for the AMD RX480.
AMD has admitted its new RX 480 graphics card is drawing more power that it should, with potentially bad side-effects. The company says it's fixing this with a new driver that's coming tomorrow.
Leaked slides seem to show Nvidia's upcoming entry-level video card, the GTX 1060. According to the slides, the GTX 1060 offers better performance and efficiency than the rival AMD RX 480.
AMD has just unveiled its new $199 RX 480 graphics cards. But it delivers almost the same peformance as Nvidia's more expensive GTX 1070, while a CrossFire configuration blows past the GTX 1080.
AMD's latest drivers have been optimized to add support for the most recent AAA games, and include a number of known fixes that should make for a better experience on Crossfire configurations.
Microsoft has listened to gamers' feedback on its Universal Windows Platform and as of today it will be unlocking frame rates for all Windows 10 UWP apps. The new feature is part of today's patches.
AMD confirmed three "design wins" at a recent investor call. The news suggests that we could see new gaming consoles this year which will use the AMD hardware, but AMD's CEO wouldn't give specifics.
You probably didn't expect it, but AMD is apparently stepping into both augmented reality and virtual reality at the same time, with a headset that can do both, so the company claims.
In a move that could shake up video card upgrades, Stardock is working on software that leverages DirectX 12 and its ability to pool AMD and NVIDIA GPUs in a single system to boost performance.
AMD have been struck by a class action lawsuit, due to false-advertising surrounding the number of cores offered by their Bulldozer range. Due to the design, these cores fail to operate independently.
Dell has announced its portfolio of new Precision mobile and desktop workstations, promising vastly improved performance and a lighter form factor. The machines will be available starting Q4 2015.
With AMD struggling somewhat in recent times, its new CEO hopes to regain lost ground by splitting the major divisions into two separate groups, and focus on VR and AR technology.
Based on the fully fledged Fiji XT, the Nano gets the same 4096 stream processors as the Fury X, just in a much more compact package. AMD hopes the Nano will enable 4K gaming in tiny Mini-ITX systems.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is now out for PC and consoles. Using the latest AMD and Nvidia drivers, we tested 26 DirectX 11 graphics cards covering most price ranges.
Despite having an external graphics amplifier, Alienware laptops are to gain Thunderbolt 3 ports and improved displays. Despite the upgrades, these models do not include Skylake processors.
A lacklustre 12 months has left AMD struggling to compete with rival NVIDIA. Will the manufacturer be able to buck the trend and once again compete in the discrete GPU market?
Pre-2010 microprocessors from Intel based on the x86 architecture have been found to contain a serious vulnerability that could allow attackers to make undetectable malware for the system.
Gainward's GTX 980 Ti Golden Sample offers a 15% factory overclock that provides 11% more performance than a reference card and Zero RPM fan design. We put 2 of these against the Fury X in CrossFire.
According to the latest credible rumor, AMD may have won itself a big contract, by building semi-custom chips for Nintendo's upcoming NX console. AMD also built the chips for the Xbox One and PS4.
AMD has released new drivers unlocking CrossFire support for FreeSync and adding Windows 10 support. They also provide various new features and performance improvements to older cards.
The R9 Fury X employs the GCN 1.2 architecture as the R9 380 but doubles the SPU count, and touts a massive memory bandwidth of 512GB/s thanks to an exciting new memory technology known as HBM.
Countless PC gamers, whether Nvidia or AMD users, have expressed anger about Arkham Knight's performance with reports of constant stuttering ruining gameplay. Here's our take.
We pair the $70 Athlon X4 860K and Pentium G3258 with the GTX 960 and R9 285 graphics cards and test 20 of the most popular AAA titles, to find out which one is best for gamers on a budget.
It's been three and a half years since AMD made strides with its first GCN-based GPU. The R9 390X, R9 390 & R9 380 make up one last round of badged Radeons ahead of the real next-gen release.
Who needs silicon when you have wood? Researchers in the United States and China have discovered a way to put their CPUs on wood, greatly reducing the material cost and chemicals within a CPU.
We're cramming the upper echelon of gaming gear into a 32L chassis. With the hardware cost coming in at around $2,750 without a keyboard/mouse or monitor, this is an affair with no expenses spared.
AMD's CEO recently let slip that Microsoft intends to launch the new Windows 10 operating system at the end of July, in time for the back to school campaigns and fall promotional sales.
Developed by Visceral Games, the retail version Battlefield Hardline is now available and we are back to rerun all the tests (and new ones) to see how the frame rates have changed from the beta.
We go through some of the main differences with Nvidia's G-Sync, OEMs crucial role for FreeSync to reach its full potential, and whether AMD's adaptive sync technology is the better choice for gamers
A new rumour has emerged suggesting that Microsoft could be working on a revolutionary feature with DirectX 12, allowing users to combine graphics cards from Nvidia and AMD on the same machine.
We're putting the AMD FX-8320E against Intel's Core i3-4360 and the slightly more expensive Core i5-4430 to see which processor offers the best value for budget builders.
PCs featuring AMD graphics cards have been reported to have driver compatibility issues with Windows 10 previews and now the company has assured that it is working on releasing a fix soon.
Dying Light takes place in an expansive urban environment where players navigate using free running 'parkour' mechanics while scavenging for supplies to craft weapons and defend against zombies.
Now that Microsoft has started about its plans regarding the future of gaming on Xbox and Windows 10, we're finally learning about what DirectX 12 will do and what requirements it'll have.
When new GPUs arrive, we compare them to their predecessor but rarely go back more than one generation. Considering how far DX11 support has come, let's take a look at past and present performance.
Following recent layoffs, chip maker Advanced Micro Devices has now announced the departure of three key executives as part of an ongoing plan for reorganization within the company.
PC gamers can expect a crisper, more detailed world in Dragon Age: Inquisition, though precisely how crisp and detailed will depend on your setup.