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Intel Leaks Details On Desktop Core i7-8809G CPU With Radeon Graphics

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Ever since Intel and AMD confirmed that they’d be bringing a new chip to market with an Intel CPU and AMD GPU, there’s been speculation about where we might see these parts. The higher power consumption on AMD’s Vega, relative to a simpler, lower-end integrated GPU, suggested the AMD+Intel solution might be confined to small desktops or larger laptops. Now, there’s at least a chance that we’ll see the chip in a socket form factor,…

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Radeon Exec Raja Koduri Has Left AMD

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A little over two years ago, AMD announced that it would restructure its high-end GPU development team. This new unit, dubbed the Radeon Technologies Group, would be led by senior vice president Raja Koduri. While RTG was never an independent spin-off or subsidiary, it enjoyed a fair degree of autonomy and concentrated AMD driver development, developer relations, GPU design, and GPU architectures all under the same unit. This was a departure from the previous arrangement,…

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AMD Launches Massive Radeon Driver Update 17.7.2

AMD released the latest version of its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition (whew) last night, with a significant performance and feature boost for Team Red GPU owners. It’s part of a significant transformation in how AMD handles its drivers that kicked off in earnest back in November 2015, with the launch of Radeon Software Crimson Edition. From 2012 to 2015, AMD adhered to a limited driver release schedule with periodic updates and more driver betas provided as opposed to more frequent (monthly) updates. The company’s more recent policy has been…

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Early AMD Radeon Vega Frontier Edition Benchmarks Surface

AMD’s Radeon RX Vega GPU is the company’s most significant consumer launch in at least two years. High-end consumer cards don’t own the mass market and they aren’t as significant a profit center as professional GPUs, but they’re important halo products in their own right. One user has begun posting 3D benchmark results for the new GPU — but they need to be taken with a huge grain of salt. First and foremost, it’s important to keep in mind Vega’s Frontier Edition is explicitly intended for professional markets, not gaming….

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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. AMD has announced a new Radeon Pro Duo this week, and despite wearing the same name, it’s a very different GPU under the hood. This…

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AMD reveals new Radeon GPU architecture, codenamed Vega

Over a year ago, AMD laid out a two-pronged strategy for its 14nm GPU refreshes. First, it would refresh its midrange GPUs with new 14nm hardware based on an updated Graphics Core Next GPU, codenamed Polaris. These entry-level to midrange cards would be followed by a full high-end refresh based on a new GPU design, codenamed Vega. Polaris arrived on-schedule and delivered a significant performance boost in the areas where AMD needed it most, but details on Vega have been slow to materialize. Today, that changes. We don’t have review…

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

CES kicks off this Thursday, which means a number of companies are announcing new products, capabilities, and technologies they intend to bring to market in 2017. AMD tossed its hat into the ring with a discussion of FreeSync 2 — the follow-on to the FreeSync (VESA refers to this as Adaptive-Sync) standard that competes with Nvidia’s G-Sync in the display business. FreeSync, like G-Sync, is designed to synchronize your display’s refresh rate with your GPU. This guarantees that you don’t miss a frame’s worth of content if a new frame…

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