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Laptop GPU roadmap 2018 – The upcoming mobile GeForce & Radeon graphics cards

Laptop GPU roadmap 2018 – The upcoming mobile GeForce & Radeon graphics cards

We summarize all the rumors and announcements for the upcoming notebook GPUs. Volta and Vega are two completely new architectures in 2018 – it stays interesting.
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AMD PRO A12-9830B Notebook Processor

Bristol Ridge x86 4 cores @ 3000 - 3700 MHz 28nm
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AMD PRO A12-9800B SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Bristol Ridge x86 4 cores @ 2700 - 3600 MHz 28nm
The Ryzen 5 looks to offer price-competitive performance across the low to mid-range. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 5 revealed as competitor to Intel's Core i5

AMD has revealed its Ryzen 5 series of chips ranging from US$169 to US$249. As the name suggests, AMD is pitching the Ryzen 5 as a superior choice to Intel's i5 7600K.
AMD chief acknowledges sluggish Ryzen performance in games

AMD chief acknowledges sluggish Ryzen performance in games

General consumers can expect frequent BIOS updates for better performance as developers become more accustomed to the Zen architecture over time.
The lowest tier R7 1700's strong performance, fair price, and low TDP make it a compelling offering. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen lineup officially released with full specs and pricing

The Ryzen lineup includes the 65W R7 1700, 95W 1700X, and 95W 1800X, which are priced at US$330, US$400, and US$500 respectively.
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AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)

896 Polaris cores, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 6000MHz
Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.7 GHz, 455) Notebook Review

88% Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.7 GHz, 455) Notebook Review

The perfect balance? We also review the mainstream configuration of the new MacBook Pro 15. The test model is faster than the entry-level spec thanks to the Core i7-6820HQ and the AMD Radeon Pro 455, but is it worth the additional price?
Intel Core i7-6820HQ | AMD Radeon Pro 455 | 15.4" | 1.8 kg
Leaked AMD Ryzen benchmarks show close competition with Intel

Leaked AMD Ryzen benchmarks show close competition with Intel

Benchmarks for AMD's new Ryzen 7 1700X chip have appeared on SiSoft SANDRA's benchmarking leaderboards. The chip, which may be pre-production and not fully optimized, gives a strong showing against several Xeon chips, the i7-6900K, and i7-7700K.
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Ryzen could be priced unbelievably low. (Source: ShopBLT.com)

Prices for AMD's Ryzen CPUs leaked

The pricing, if true, is incredibly aggressive and comes in at under half the cost of what could be the closest competitor from Intel.
Intel announced the release schedule for Coffee Lake via Twitter. (Source: Intel Twitter)

Coffee Lake's Coming: Intel's 8th gen chips will arrive in late 2017

The 8th generation of Intel chips, Coffee Lake, is slated for release in the second half of 2017. Intel states that the chips will bring a 15% performance boost, but will they be competitive with Ryzen?
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AMD Ryzen will have official drivers for Windows 7

AMD Ryzen will have official drivers for Windows 7

AMD wants to support Windows 7 and 8 users running Ryzen CPUs as much as possible with original drivers and compatibility updates.
Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016 2.9 GHz, 460) Notebook Review

89% Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016 2.9 GHz, 460) Notebook Review

Top specification. We have already reviewed the entry-level of the new Apple MacBook Pro 15. Our test sample today is the high-end SKU, and the graphics card AMD Radeon Pro 460 is particularly interesting.
Intel Core i7-6920HQ | AMD Radeon Pro 460 | 15.4" | 1.8 kg
Intel: No future for Iris Pro?

Intel: CPUs with integrated AMD-GPUs planned?

According to rumors, Intel plans a turnaround in the GPU-space: For years, Intel tried to compete with Nvidia and AMD for the mid-range Gaming market, with its Iris-Pro-GPUs. Now it seems that Intel might want to work with AMD to put an AMD GPU into an Intel processor.
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The Radeon GPU would not be on-die as Intel's current HD and Iris integrated graphics are, but instead on a module. (Source: AMD)

Intel will release a CPU featuring AMD Radeon graphics: Bennett

Hard OCP Editor Kyle Bennett earlier claimed that Intel had signed a licensing agreement with AMD for graphics technology patents back in December. Now Bennett is reporting that we may actually see Intel chips with Radeon GPUs before the end of 2017.
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AMD Radeon R7 M445 - Gaming-Benchmarks and Specs

320 GCN cores @ 920MHz, 64 Bit GDDR5 @ 2000MHz
AMD revenue up 7 percent YoY with significantly reduced operating losses

AMD revenue up 7 percent YoY with significantly reduced operating losses

Things are looking up for AMD on the eve of the its performance-oriented Ryzen and Vega platforms.
Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 Notebook Review

81% Dell Inspiron 15 5000 5567-1753 Notebook Review

Not convincing! The multimedia device from Dell convinces with good system performance thanks to Kaby Lake and dedicated GPU. However, the poor display costs important points. We will find out which device gets the best scores in the individual review sections.
Intel Core i7-7500U | AMD Radeon R7 M445 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
HP 17-y044ng Notebook Review

77% HP 17-y044ng Notebook Review

AMD office. HP's 17.3-inch device is made for users who are looking for a simple 17.3-inch notebook for home use. Accordingly, the computer comes with plenty of storage space (1 TB) and a more than sufficient amount of RAM (8 GB; dual-channel mode). However, these are all of the laptop's highlights. The list of shortcomings is more extensive.
AMD A10-9600P | AMD Radeon R5 (Bristol Ridge) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
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AMD Radeon RX 570 (Laptop)

2048 Polaris cores, 256 Bit GDDR5 @ 7000MHz
Hexa-core Ryzen CPUs could be unlikely

Hexa-core Ryzen CPUs could be unlikely

AMD may be skipping hexa-core processors in favor of watered-down octa-core configurations for the mainstream lineup instead.
HP Pavilion 17-x110ng Notebook Review

79% HP Pavilion 17-x110ng Notebook Review

17-inch multimedia notebook! Multimedia laptops are very versatile systems. HP offers a solid basis with a Kaby Lake processor and a discrete GPU. How does the package work?
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon R7 M440 | 17.3" | 2.5 kg
HP 15-ba077ng Notebook Review

77% HP 15-ba077ng Notebook Review

Low-cost office. HP delivers a home-office laptop with the 15-ba077ng. Its quiet system noise, low temperature development, and fast solid-state drive speak for the laptop. However, the laptop has some drawbacks. This was to be expected considering the price of approximately 450 Euros (~$482).
AMD A12-9700P | AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) | 15.6" | 2 kg
Acer Aspire E5-553G-109A Notebook Review

76% Acer Aspire E5-553G-109A Notebook Review

Limited competitiveness. Despite some good approaches, an SSD and sufficient CPU performance, we cannot quite get accustomed to Acer's multimedia newcomer with an AMD basis. The engine does not work as efficiently and reliably as the Intel competition, and especially the subpar TN-panel display without any flexibility concerning viewing angles will most likely only suffice for undemanding users.
AMD A12-9700P | AMD Radeon R8 M445DX | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Mintbox Mini Pro mini desktop PC with Linux Mint preinstalled and AMD hardware

MintBox Mini Pro mini desktop PC with Linux now available

This compact desktop PC has a fanless design, using a low-power AMD Mullins chip, 8 GB RAM, 120 GB SSD storage, and running Linux Mint 18 out of the box. Announced back in September, it can finally be acquired for $395 USD via Amazon.
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HP ProBook 600 G3 series coming with Kaby Lake and Radeon options

HP ProBook 600 G3 series coming with Kaby Lake and Radeon options

HP will be silently updating its affordable ProBook series with new Kaby Lake 14-inch and 15.6-inch SKUs. Prices and availability have yet to be announced.
AMD teases Avalon mini PC VR backpack powered by two Li-ion battery packs

CES 2017 | AMD teases Avalon mini PC VR backpack powered by two Li-ion battery packs

The high-power Avalon mini PC integrates an RX 480 GPU and doubles as a VR backpack with its two Li-ion battery packs for $1800 USD.
MSI looks to compete with Razer's Core and the Alienware Graphics Amplifier with GUS, an e-GPU. (Source: MSI)

CES 2017 | MSI enters the e-GPU game with GUS

MSI's GUS looks to bring desktop graphics support to notebooks with Thunderbolt 3.
Lenovo IdeaPad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE Notebook Review

75% Lenovo IdeaPad 110-17IKB 80VK0001GE Notebook Review

Flawed. This IdeaPad is available for 500 Euros (~$526). On the plus side, the laptop offers a strong Kaby Lake processor with dual-channel RAM and lots of storage space. However, the weak case and the dark, reflective screen can cause problems.
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon R5 M430 | 17.3" | 3 kg
AMD's upcoming Vega architecture brings some major improvements in graphical computing. (Source: AMD)

CES 2017 | AMD reveals more information on upcoming Vega GPUs

Expected for release in the first half of 2017, AMD's highly anticipated Vega GPU architecture looks to build on features first presented in the Fury X, including an evolution of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM).
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Early AMD Ryzen benchmarks leak

Early AMD Ryzen benchmarks leak

Unconfirmed benchmarks show Ryzen performing comfortably between an i7-6800K and the very pricey i7-6900K.
AMD Polaris 12 references spotted in latest drivers

AMD Polaris 12 references spotted in latest Linux drivers

Unconfirmed early benchmarks in Ashes of the Singularity and GFXBench show similar performance results to the Polaris 11.
HP ProBook 455 G3 T1B79UT Notebook Review

79% HP ProBook 455 G3 T1B79UT Notebook Review

Budget AMD business. The AMD model starts for about $200 USD less than the Intel ProBook 450 equivalent. Unfortunately, the hit to performance and battery life when compared to your standard ULV Core ix CPU is very tangible.
AMD A10-8700P | AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
AMD is back and better than ever with its latest offering, the 90 watt Ryzen desktop CPU. (Source: AMD)

AMD's new "Ryzen" CPU is a match for Intel's i7-6900K

Ryzen is an 8-core, 16-thread processor with a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a boost mode for dynamic overclocking. In benchmarks performed by AMD, the 95-Watt Ryzen matched a 140-Watt Intel i7-6900K.
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Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7) Notebook Review

88% Apple MacBook Pro 15 (Late 2016, 2.6 GHz i7) Notebook Review

Better by a Touch? Apple slims down the MacBook Pro 15 quite radically and reduces the weight to around 1.8 kg with a thickness of just 16 millimeters. The professional notebook, which even gained customers from the 17-inch Pro in the past, is now even a real alternative for users of the previous MBP 13.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | AMD Radeon Pro 450 | 15.4" | 1.8 kg
New AMD drivers hint at more Polaris GPUs to come

New AMD drivers hint at more Polaris GPUs to come

Code in the AMD graphics driver for Mac OS Sierra refers directly to unknown Polaris GPUs codenamed 'Polaris 10 XT2' and 'Polaris 12'.
AMD's new Radeon Software Crimson driver brings gameplay capture and improved graphics performance. (Source: AMD)

AMD launches Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.1

Live streamers, rejoice! AMD's new ReLive Edition driver rabrings better power management, improved graphical performance, and new gameplay capture and streaming software.
AMD's stock price has risen over 10 percent since rumors of the deal hit yesterday. (Source: AMD)

Intel may have just signed deal with AMD for licensing AMD graphics tech

Intel's existing license for Nvidia's graphics technology will run out in 2017. It seems that ahead of this deadline Intel has decided to go with licensing AMD's tech instead.
Smartphones and devices like Samsung's Gear VR can allow users to try VR gaming at a much lower cost. (Source: Samsung)

VRidge: Try before you buy for VR

The app can use smartphones to mimic expensive VR headsets and seems to be able to run on lower-end hardware.
AMD RX 490 could be launching earlier than expected

AMD RX 490 could be launching earlier than expected

The RX 490 will supposedly carry a clock rate of 1.2 GHz with 8 GB of HBM2 VRAM for a December 2016 launch. Otherwise, not much about the card is known including its core architecture of choice.
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HP Announces new HP EliteBook 705 G4 series of notebooks

HP Announces new HP EliteBook 705 G4 series of notebooks

The business oriented laptops are powered by AMD's 7th generation PRO APUs.
Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5414 Notebook Review

88% Dell Latitude 14 Rugged 5414 Notebook Review

Robust. This robust 14-inch laptop from Dell will thrive in harsh conditions. The very bright IPS screen and the whopping 97 Wh battery ensure that this laptop is ready for wherever your work takes you.
Intel Core i5-6300U | AMD Radeon R7 M360 | 14" | 3 kg
Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB Notebook Review

78% Lenovo Yoga 510-15IKB Notebook Review

2-in-1 convertible laptop With the Yoga 510-15IKB, Lenovo delivers a convertible laptop in 15.6-inch format. Thanks to the 360° rotatable screen, this device offers several modes of operation.
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon R7 M460 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Dishonored 2, Bethesda's newest title, runs smoothly on consoles but suffers from inconsistent performance on the PC. (Source: Bethesda)

Dishonored 2 noted to have severe performance issues on PC

Bethesda's newest title, Dishonored 2, is suffering from inconsistent performance on the PC. Reviewers and early buyers have expressed their discontent, prompting Bethesda to release a patch sometime this week.
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AMD's Radeon Pro WX series will be available for purchase November 10th and 18th. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces availability of Radeon Pro WX series graphics cards

Announced in July, AMD's Radeon Pro WX graphics cards have finally started shipping to retailers. Are the workstation-grade cards an improvement on the previous FirePro line?
Prototype of the SMACH Z, a handheld gaming PC. (Source: SMACH)

SMACH Z handheld gaming PC reaches Kickstarter goal

When people talk about handheld gaming, they typically don't mention PC titles. Startup SMACH hopes to change that conversation with their upcoming SMACH Z and SMACH Z Pro, handheld gaming PCs able to play AAA Steam releases. SMACH has turned to Kickstarter for funding, and their initial goal has been met.
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AMD's new Zen CPUs are set for release in early 2017. (Source: AMD)

Benchmark spotted for possible AMD Zen CPU

A benchmark measuring 3D rendering times shows an AMD engineering sample CPU, possibly based on AMD's upcoming Zen architecture. The AMD processor lands among high-end Intel Xeon processors and even beats some powerful Intel i7 CPUs.
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AMD announces Radeon Pro graphics for Ultrabooks

AMD announces Radeon Pro graphics for Ultrabooks

The Radeon Pro 460, 455, and 450 will debut on the new MacBook Pro 15 with the high-end option carrying more shader cores than the desktop RX 460.
The Zotac Magnus ERX480, a VR-ready small form factor gaming PC. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac announces Magnus ERX480 mini PC with AMD RX 480 graphics

Zotac provides virtual reality gaming in a small package with the ERX480.
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AMD Radeon Pro 455

768 Polaris cores @ 855MHz, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 5000MHz
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