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GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming

GPU sales surged in 2016 on strong demand for high-end desktop, laptop gaming After Nvidia’s record-breaking quarter earlier this month, it was clear that the overall gaming market had to be in fairly good shape.No matter where you look, overall gaming shipments are up — but the gains from those improvements aren’t being spread equally between AMD and Nvidia.

AMD may license its Radeon graphics IP to Intel for use in desktops, high performance computing

AMD may license its Radeon graphics IP to Intel for use in desktops, high performance computing The question is, what kind of product would Intel wind up building, and when might it hit market?This rumor comes courtesy of [H]ardOCP’s Kyle Bennet, who writes that “The licensing deal between AMD and Intel is signed and done for putting AMD GPU tech into Intel’s iGPU.

Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has some massive battery life problems

Apple's MacBook Pro with Touch Bar has some massive battery life problems If you can live with the restrictions Apple puts on the MacBook Pro and don’t mind the price, most reviews have suggested these are solid follow-ups, with the Touch Bar offering some interesting capabilities and long-term potential.Now that laptops are shipping in volume, however, some readers are chiming in about massive battery life problems.

Qualcomm begins sampling its 48-core 10nm processor, but is the market ready for ARM-based servers?

Qualcomm begins sampling its 48-core 10nm processor, but is the market ready for ARM-based servers? The new chip family is the Qualcomm Centriq 2400 with up to 48 cores, all based on the Qualcomm Falkor CPU.“The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series processors will drive high performance, power efficient ARM-based servers from concept to reality,” said Anand Chandrasekher, senior vice president and general manager, Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, Inc.

AMD launches Radeon Instinct GPUs to tackle deep learning, artificial intelligence

AMD launches Radeon Instinct GPUs to tackle deep learning, artificial intelligence It’s still fairly early days for the AI and deep learning markets, and AMD could definitely use the cash — but what’s it going to bring to the table?(It’s not clear how much AI and deep learning workloads depend on RAM, but AMD presumably wouldn’t sell the chip into this market if it didn’t have a viable use-case for it.

Some AMD RX 460s can be modded to unlock missing cores, additional performance

Some AMD RX 460s can be modded to unlock missing cores, additional performance From time to time, AMD and Nvidia release a GPU that can be modded to function like a different class of card.These modifications either set new clock rates and memory frequencies or unlock additional cores within the GPU itself.

AMD's new Radeon Chill feature manages frame rate to cut power consumption, boost responsiveness

AMD's new Radeon Chill feature manages frame rate to cut power consumption, boost responsiveness The new release brings the usual assortment of bug fixes and performance improvements, but it also promises a new power-efficiency feature, dubbed Radeon Chill.It’s fully compatible with AMD’s FreeSync technology, and AMD claims it can improve frame rate responsiveness, not just improve power consumption.

AMD unveils Ryzen brand for Zen processors, base clocks, and additional performance details

AMD unveils Ryzen brand for Zen processors, base clocks, and additional performance details Last week in Sonoma, AMD unveiled new details on its upcoming CPU architecture, codenamed Zen.4GHz base clock.

Newegg is offering a heck of a deal on AMD's Fury X

Newegg is offering a heck of a deal on AMD's Fury X Christmas is a great time for finding deals on various bits of equipment, and Newegg is offering an AMD Fury X at rock-bottom pricing.The Fury X is roughly 10% faster than the Fury, which means this is about as good a deal as you can get on a $300 GPU.

New leaked benchmarks show AMD's Ryzen going toe-to-toe with Intel's Core i7

New leaked benchmarks show AMD's Ryzen going toe-to-toe with Intel's Core i7 4GHz base clock that AMD has promised for top-end Ryzen cores, so if we assume a modest boost clock of 3.6GHz it means final test results should be somewhat higher than what we see below.

Intel Core i7-7700K review: Kaby Lake debuts for desktop

Intel Core i7-7700K review: Kaby Lake debuts for desktop Today, Intel is taking the lid off its 7th Generation Core microprocessor family, codenamed Kaby Lake.It’s also the first Intel processor to support new Optane SSDs, provided the appropriate chipset is used (more on that later).

AMD unveils Radeon FreeSync 2 initiative with lower latency, HDR support

AMD unveils Radeon FreeSync 2 initiative with lower latency, HDR support Unlike that technology, which relied on a single feature, there are several facets to FreeSync 2 that we need to talk about.With FreeSync 2, AMD wants to change this.

AMD reveals new Radeon GPU architecture, codenamed Vega

AMD reveals new Radeon GPU architecture, codenamed Vega These entry-level to midrange cards would be followed by a full high-end refresh based on a new GPU design, codenamed Vega.One of the most common misconceptions about GPU RAM allocation and the popular freeware utility GPU-Z is that GPU-Z is capable of telling you how much RAM the GPU is actually using.

AMD declares Ryzen will be a four-year architecture, details overclocking plans, emphasizes hard launch

AMD declares Ryzen will be a four-year architecture, details overclocking plans, emphasizes hard launch Having spent over four years designing the architecture, the company plans to keep it around for at least that long.As PCWorld details, Papermaster also confirmed the four-year target and emphasized that it didn’t mean AMD wouldn’t iterate the core.

With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors

With Kaby Lake, Intel finally brings Hyper-Threading to its Pentium-branded processors Last week, we reviewed Intel’s Core i7-7700K and discussed the details on the Kaby Lake refresh cycle, including Intel’s new Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.The CPU giant announced multiple new Pentium-class CPUs based on Kaby Lake, including the first Pentium SKUs to feature Hyper-Threading since Intel retired the Pentium 4.

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline

The PC market just fell for the fifth straight year as unit shipments continue to decline Total PC sales in 2011, for comparison, were 365 million units, or 1.“The broad PC market has been static as technology improvements have not been sufficient to drive real market growth.

AMD's Ryzen CPU sort of gets a release date

AMD's Ryzen CPU sort of gets a release date While AMD has edited their invitation to remove all reference to Ryzen, eagle-eyed folks managed to screencap the information first.Hat tip to Overclockers3D, who noticed the invitation and screencapped the Ryzen invitation.

450mm silicon wafers aren't happening any time soon as major consortium collapses

450mm silicon wafers aren't happening any time soon as major consortium collapses A few years ago, multiple high-end companies were backing the idea of moving from 300mm to 450mm silicon wafers.Historically, moving to larger wafers was a critical way that foundries and fabs cut prices and improved yields.

Gaming: Virtual Reality, Now a Reality for the ... | Community

Gaming: Virtual Reality, Now a Reality for the ... | Community Ah, Virtual Reality, VR, the closest we’ll ever get to a holodeck[i].ONLY TRAINED, QUALIFIED PERSONNEL SHOULD INSTALL, REPAIR OR SERVICE COMPUTER COMPONENTS OR CREATE CUSTOMIZED MODS.

Now we know what Microsoft's upcoming 'Game Mode' for Windows 10 will do

Now we know what Microsoft's upcoming 'Game Mode' for Windows 10 will do A few weeks ago, sharp-eyed users spotted something new in a Windows 10 Insider Preview build — reference to a new “Game Mode.But a new investigation suggests the new feature won’t make much difference for the vast majority of Windows 10 gamers.