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AMD buys into wireless VR: Is it the start of something bigger?

AMD buys into wireless VR: Is it the start of something bigger? Now, it has acquired Nitero, maker of chips for wireless streaming of VR content to further bulwark its position.There are a number of competitors working on wireless VR — we’ve covered both Vive partner TPCAST and MIT’s MoVR research project.

AMD's Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X reviewed: Taking the fight against Intel to the midrange market

AMD's Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X reviewed: Taking the fight against Intel to the midrange market We have two of the new parts on-tap today — the Ryzen 5 1500X, with an MSRP of $189, and the Ryzen 5 1600X, with an MSRP of $249.Like Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 is aggressively targeting Intel’s price points and market position.

New AMD Radeon drivers add support for Windows 10 Creators update

New AMD Radeon drivers add support for Windows 10 Creators update 2, doesn’t have the longest list of additions, but it does have one key one: initial support for Windows 10 Creators update.Along with that are a few bug fixes which will be a real boon for those previously impacted by them, but it’s the Windows 10 update support which is the keystone of this release.

Microsoft's Project Scorpio picks up FreeSync, but VR support remains hazy

Microsoft's Project Scorpio picks up FreeSync, but VR support remains hazy Last week we discussed the new Project Scorpio Xbox refresh, and what the enhanced gaming capabilities can do in terms of 4K and VR support.The original Xbox One isn’t thought to have put as much emphasis on HSA as the PS4 did, but Xbox Scorpio could change that, too.

AMD's RX 580 reviewed: AMD takes the fight to the GTX 1060, with mixed results

AMD's RX 580 reviewed: AMD takes the fight to the GTX 1060, with mixed results We’ll cover the other announcements, like the RX 550, RX 560, and RX 570 in a separate post.In this review, we’re diving into the RX 580 and how it performs relative to 2016’s RX 480 and the GTX 1060.

AMD refreshes its budget, midrange cards with the RX 560 and RX 570, launches new Polaris 12-based RX 550

AMD refreshes its budget, midrange cards with the RX 560 and RX 570, launches new Polaris 12-based RX 550 While our review focuses on the RX 580, AMD is also shipping new SKUs for the RX 460 and 470, as well as a new part, the RX 550.The RX 560 and RX 570 are both iterative improvements of the RX 460 and RX 470 GPUs AMD launched nearly a year ago.

AMD Radeon RX 570 And RX 580 Review: A Little Extra Power Goes A Long Way

AMD Radeon RX 570 And RX 580 Review: A Little Extra Power Goes A Long Way At the top of the line was the AMD Radeon RX 480, a card aimed at delivering VR-ready performance at around $200.We’re focusing on the very familiar Radeon RX 570 and 580.

Flashing your RX 480 GPU to an RX 580 BIOS is a really bad idea

Flashing your RX 480 GPU to an RX 580 BIOS is a really bad idea According to Overclock3D, some users are flashing their older RX 480s with an updated RX 580 BIOS and discovering that this can work as well.There are two major problems with flashing an RX 480 to behave like an RX 580.

If You Don't Think You Need a Graphics Card, This $80 GPU Will Change Your Mind

If You Don't Think You Need a Graphics Card, This $80 GPU Will Change Your Mind For nearly a decade, common sense has dictated that most people don’t need a standalone graphics card in their computer.Generally graphics card makers quickly retire the old architecture when the new one arrives.

Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake and Ryzen

Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake and Ryzen It should be hard for Microsoft to make any more mistakes with its Windows 10 push, but it keeps finding new ways.After nagging everyone incessantly about upgrading, updating computers without asking, and making Windows 10 patches mandatory, Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.

Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected

Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected Meanwhile, Intel will reportedly launch its Coffee Lake refresh in August of this year rather than waiting until January 2018.The current 6xxx HEDT chips are built on Broadwell and support the older X99 chipset, which first debuted in 2014.

AMD’s new Radeon Pro Duo claims double the performance of a Titan X

AMD’s new Radeon Pro Duo claims double the performance of a Titan X Alongside a $10,000 GPU with its own built-in solid-state storage (SSD), AMD also released the Radeon Pro Duo in 2016.While the new Radeon Pro Duo cannot match it in terms of raw performance, it is certainly powerful and much more efficient.

SK Hynix Will Launch GDDR6 in 2018, But What About HBM2?

SK Hynix Will Launch GDDR6 in 2018, But What About HBM2? SK Hynix’ own press release suggests such a product is coming within the next 12 months, in fact, when it states “SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018 equipped with high performance GDDR6 DRAMs.” This is an interesting statement, given that HBM2, not GDDR5X/6 has been broadly positioned as the future of next-generation memory.

AMD slips up as leak indicates its Vega GPUs are coming ‘this quarter’

AMD slips up as leak indicates its Vega GPUs are coming ‘this quarter’ Now, AMD fans are waiting for the company to make its next move by introducing its next generation Vega GPUs.Until now, AMD hasn’t provided any information on when Vega might be officially introduced, leaving gamers waiting impatiently for stronger competition with Nvidia’s Pascal architecture.

AMD's New Radeon Pro Duo is Slower, Cheaper Than Its Predecessor

AMD's New Radeon Pro Duo is Slower, Cheaper Than Its Predecessor When AMD launched its Radeon Pro Duo a year ago, it was clearly an attempt to simultaneously drive VR development and carve out a niche for a high-end Radeon solution that could drive each eye from a separate GPU.At the same time, however, the $1,500 price tag and limited VRAM (just 4GB per GPU) were less than ideal for a four-digit development board.

Id Software’s Robert Duffy promotes the benefits of using AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs

Id Software’s Robert Duffy promotes the benefits of using AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs As a refresher, AMD now sells two groups of Ryzen-branded processors based on its built-from-scratch “Zen” processor design: Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5.The Ryzen 7 group consists of three chips ranging in base clock speeds between 3.

AMD updates latest Ryzen drivers with new power plan to boost performance

AMD updates latest Ryzen drivers with new power plan to boost performance With just such people in mind, AMD released its latest AMD Ryzen chipset drivers with an eye on improving performance — at least for Windows 10 64-bit users.The new Ryzen drivers get around the Windows 10 default by installing a new “AMD Ryzen Balanced” power plan.

AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver Now, the company has released a new chipset driver that will add and automatically activate a power profile that gives Ryzen more control over its own power states.The problem initially occurred because of a mismatch in how AMD’s SenseMI technology operates compared with Windows’ native power management.

Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors

Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors Marketing materials need to be updated, and additional explanations prepared for when the new naming system and new products both go live.As for the naming scheme itself, Intel appears to be jettisoning all reference to model types in favor of precious metals — Xeon Gold and Xeon Platinum.