ASUS launches AMD AM4 motherboards

AMD IS BACK! With so much positive buzz about Ryzen, it’s worth covering the company again (sorry AMD…). With that it’s great to see boards from ASUS supporting the platform; even if they are more “performace” oriented than I’d use in a HTPC. Hopefully we’ll see some of those soon as well. ASUS Launches New AMD AM4 Series Motherboards — […]

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AMD Ryzen benchmarks looking good

Leaked benchmarks of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPU look very promising. The system used in the review again used a basic MSI A320 AM4 mainboard with no overclocking and 16GB of 2400MHz DDR4. We really want to know at this point what the Ryzen chips would do when crammed into a high-end board with high-end RAM and overclocked. There are a […]

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AMD outlines future GPU tech for AnandTech

There is a ton of great information around AMD’s future plans for 10-bit, Rec. 2020, and many other things in the AnandTech write-up, but two items stood out for me: HDR and HDMI 2.0a support in 2016 GPUs. Huzzah! As part of AMD’s RTG technology summit, I had the chance to sit down and hear about RTG’s plans for their […]

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PSA: AMD Has Retired All Pre-GCN GPUs

If you’ve been holding on to an older pre-Graphics Core Next (GCN) GPU, AMD has finally EOL’d driver support for these chips. It’s a bit difficult to determine just from the name of the GPU which set have been put out to pasture due to AMD’s bizarre moniker recycling scheme, but the gist of it is that if your card […]

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AnandTech Reviews AMD A8-7670K APU

AMD has struggled mightly over the last few years to define a niche where they could be profitable and sell CPU+GPU (aka APU or IPG depending on your preference) at the same time. This “Godvarai” based APU (AMD’s term) runs $118, so in the middle of AMD’s Kaveri lineup. Over the past couple of years, AMD has slowly released their […]

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AMD Trinity for the HTPC Previewed

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AMD’s latest processors, the desktop version of their Trinity processors, will be released next month, but the company recently decided to allow the press to offer up “previews” of certain aspects of the new chips’ performance ahead of the lifting of the official embargo in October. The move has been met with some controversy as the previews may not offer […]

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