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Flagship processors from either Intel or AMD seem to be the gamer's choice. (Source: Hexus)

Intel maintains massive lead over AMD in Steam survey for processors in both Windows and Linux

Intel has kept its huge lead over AMD in Steam’s survey for processor usage. The blue team has even managed to slightly increase its share in systems utilizing a Windows OS, but AMD has taken a nibble out of Intel’s share on machi...
It's believed AMD's Navi line-up will match Nvidia's RTX cards for performance but at a much cheaper price. (Source: PCGamesN)

Mark it on your calendar: New rumored launch date for AMD's 7 nm Navi GPUs

A rumored launch date of August has been reported for the upcoming 7 nm Navi GPU series. The highly anticipated hardware from AMD has been surrounded in mystery, with details and specifications being comparatively thin on the grou...
0.50% of users in the Steam survey now have a GeForce RTX 2070 in their system. (Source: Nvidia)

Growth for GeForce RTX 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti in Steam's GPU survey, but RTX 2060 is MIA and AMD’s RX Vega falters

Steam has published its hardware and software survey for February 2019, and once again Nvidia dominates the PC video card usage charts. The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070, 2080, and 2080 Ti have all enjoyed growth over the month. However...
The China-only AMD Radeon RX 560 XT graphics card has 5.7 billion transistors. (Source: AMD)

AMD launches the midrange Radeon RX 560 XT graphics card for the Chinese market

AMD has announced the availability of the Radeon RX 560 XT graphics card for just the Chinese market. The GPU bridges the wide gap between the Radeon RX 560 and RX 570 and offers a base clock of 973 MHz and a boost clock of 1073 M...
AMD Navi could favor improvements in graphics over compute performance. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

Could this be Navi? New AMD 66AF:F1 GPU pops up on CompuBench, offers better graphics but lower compute performance than the Vega 64

References to an unknown AMD GPU, AMD 66AF:F1, have popped up in the CompuBench benchmark site leading to speculation that this could be one of the Navi SKUs. From the initial numbers, we get to see that this GPU offers improved n...
First Zen+ gaming laptop: the ASUS TUF FX505DY

Intel not needed — Ryzen Zen+ and Nvidia GTX 1660 Turing gaming laptops are a real possibility

The Ryzen 5 3550H and Ryzen 7 3750H are comparable to the Intel Core i5-8300H. It's up to laptop makers now to pair these Zen+ processors with Nvidia GPUs for potentially cheaper prices than the usual Intel-Nvidia offering.
Nvidia's new RTX GPUs are impressive, but their steep price could be affecting sales. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Nvidia outselling AMD GPUs by a ratio of 4 to 1

Although Nvidia mightn’t have sold as many RTX 20-series GPUs as it would like, it is still running rings around its chief competitor, AMD. The latest analyst estimates show that for every 4 GPUs Nvidia sells AMD only sells one. ...
Asus TUF FX505DY (Ryzen 5 3550H, Radeon RX 560X) Laptop Review

80% Asus TUF FX505DY (Ryzen 5 3550H, Radeon RX 560X) Laptop Review

Finally, a decent AMD gaming laptop. Sick of seeing Intel Core i5-8300H and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 gaming laptops? Then try this $700 AMD-only alternative instead. The Ryzen Zen+ platform shines in its first outing even though it's a bit late to the party.
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H | AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
AMD's product roadmap with information about upcoming Ryzen processors. (Source: AMD)

AMD Investor Presentation roadmap features 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPU and launch period for Ryzen 3000 series

AMD has been sharing important information in an investor presentation, including a roadmap for its upcoming processors. Next in line for release is the 2nd Gen Ryzen Pro Mobile, followed by the 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors. M...
Our first AMD Ryzen 5 3550H benchmarks are in and they give Intel's Core i5-8300H a run for their money (Image source: AMD)

Our first AMD Ryzen 5 3550H benchmarks are in and they give Intel's Core i5-8300H a run for their money

The budget-mainstream gaming laptop space is about to get much more interesting. AMD's latest Zen+ processor is essentially comparable to the Core i5-8300H to make it a perfect companion for mid-range Nvidia GPUs. It's now up to OEMs like Asus to make laptops sporting both Ryzen and GeForce processors for true market disruption.
AMD Radeon VII Desktop GPU Review

AMD Radeon VII Desktop GPU Review

Futureproofed thanks to 16 GB of VRAM - AMD is looking to shake up the desktop GPU market with the Radeon VII, which is the first card to be manufactured on a 7 nm FinFET process. The company has also equipped the Radeon VII with 16 GB of HBM2 VRAM, but it remains to be seen whether this is enough to put NVIDIA under pressure. Read on to find out what advantages 7 nm brings and how the Radeon VII stacks up against its contemporaries.
AMD Adrenalin software now live across all Ryzen, Vega, and Radeon PCs (Source: AMD)

AMD Adrenalin software now live across all Ryzen, Vega, and Radeon PCs

The Adrenalin 2019 Edition unifies Radeon and Vega GPUs under a single software umbrella for faster updates. Owners of Kaby Lake-G laptops and NUCs, however, will be out of luck.
An outline of the Ryzen 3000 line's pricing may have been leaked. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

Fresh leak purports to outline Ryzen 3000 price-scheme in Singapore market

A new leak associated with the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series has surfaced. It is a pricelist that has been distributed by the IT seller Bizgram, which has an address in Singapore. This document baldly lists all the new Threadripper v...
Desktop GPU shipments have fallen dramatically. (Source: Steemit)

Overall GPU shipments down for Nvidia, AMD, and Intel in Q4 2018 but laptop GPU shipments rise

John Peddie Research has released its review of the GPU market for Q4 2018. Overall GPU shipments were down by 2.65% from the previous quarter, with Nvidia shipments decreasing by 7.62%, AMD’s by 6.81%, and Intel’s GPU shipments f...
Variable rate shading could be implemented in Navi GPUs. (Source: PCFiend)

AMD patent spotted for variable rate shading, as featured in Nvidia Turing-based GPUs

A United States Patent Application made by AMD for variable rate shading (VRS) has been discovered. At present, the little-used technology only features in Turing-based cards from Nvidia; VRS can offer an fps increase in games tha...
The next-generation of Xbox consoles will feature next-generation chips from AMD. (Source: NDTV Gadgets)

New Xbox consoles rumored for reveal at E3 2019; leaked specs feature custom AMD Navi GPUs

There is a rumor that Microsoft will take center stage at E3 2019 by revealing the expected new Xbox consoles. The consoles, codenamed Lockhart and Anaconda, are believed to feature SSDs, custom CPUs based on AMD’s Zen 2 microarch...
Lenovo IdeaPad C340 convertible coming with AMD Ryzen 3200U, 3500U, and 3700U options (Source: Lenovo)

MWC19 | AMD Zen+ Ryzen 3200U, 3500U, and 3700U will debut on the Lenovo IdeaPad C340 convertible series

The upcoming mainstream Lenovo IdeaPad C340 family will be one of the first to offer Zen+ Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, and Ryzen 7 processor options that were initially unveiled at CES 2019. The AMD options should be comparable to Intel Whis...
Lenovo IdeaPad S340 and S540 will carry separate GeForce MX250 and Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics

MWC19 | Lenovo IdeaPad S340 and S540 with AMD Ryzen Zen+ will undercut the Intel SKU by $150 USD

The affordable IdeaPad S340 and S540 series will carry GeForce MX250 and Radeon RX Vega 10 options when they launch in the next couple of months. The AMD-based IdeaPad S540 SKU in particular will retail for $730 compared to $880 f...
TSMC's main competitors are Intel and Samsung. (Source: KitGuru)

Apple A14 SoCs based on TSMC's 5 nm process could feature in iPhones by 2020

It has been reported that TSMC could have a 5 nm FinFET process ready for commercial use by 2020, and the rumored Apple A14 SoC would be one of the first chips to benefit from the advanced technology. The semiconductor foundry has...
The AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 sold out quickly after a massive price drop. (Source: AMD)

AMD briefly drops Vega 56 to US$279 to take on the GTX 1660 Ti, sells out within hours

In the wake of NVIDIA announcing the 'Turing' GTX 1660 Ti GPU, AMD announced a limited period offer for the Vega 56 by bringing down the price of the card to the same US$279 price point. Unfortunately, though, the card appears to ...
AMD 'Navi' might finally offer significant power-efficiency improvements. (Source: PCGamesN)

AMD 'Navi' could offer significantly improved power-efficiency thanks to a new SMU framework

The upcoming 'Navi' GPUs from AMD could offer much better power-efficiency according to notes from AMD's recent Linux driver patches. The patches detail that 'future ASICS' could use a new sw SMU framework superceding the current ...
New AMD 7 nm CPUs and GPUs are expected to have a detailed announcement at Computex 2019. (Source: Guru3D)

AMD Ryzen 7 nm round-up — Ryzen 3000, X570, and Navi reportedly targeted for July 7, 12-core and 16-core CPUs expected

July 7 will see the launch of AMD's 7 nm parts including the Ryzen 3000 CPUs and Navi GPUs alongside the new X570 chipset. A detailed announcement is expected during Computex 2019 in June followed by wide availability in July. AMD...
The new ASUS TUF Gaming series with Ryzen 3000. (Source: ASUS)

ASUS has unleashed the first laptops with Ryzen 3000

One variant of the new Ryzen 3000 mobile CPU series, the 3550H, has been launched in the form of the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 and FX507 notebooks. They are 15- and 17-inch laptops, respectively, both of which feature 4GB of inbuilt R...
Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1060 is the most popular GPU among Steam users. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 tops Steam's GPU survey while RTX cards and AMD's RX Vega make an appearance

Steam has released the details of its hardware and software survey for January 2019. In terms of PC video card usage, Nvidia absolutely dominates the chart with 74% of users having a GPU from the green team. The GeForce GTX 1060 i...
The controllers are inspired by Valve's Steam controller design. (Source: Smach)

Smach Z handheld Windows gaming PC with Ryzen CPU almost ready for launch

2019 could be the year when the Smach Z handheld Windows gaming device finally becomes reality. Smach is still trying to hype things up, as it recently updated the official site with new prices and specs, plus it added a few video...
AMD has posted a generally positive 2018 financial report. (Source: AMD)

AMD releases 2018 financial performance results, showing strong revenue and market share gains

AMD has released its final financial report for 2018. It shows that the company had made nearly US$6.5 billion for this year, which is a 23% increase compared to 2017. The company also claims to have posted a net income of $337 mi...
The AMD Radeon VII excels in content creation but doesn't really displace the RTX 2080 in gaming. (Source: Anandtech)

AMD Radeon VII turns out to be competitive, but does not surpass the RTX 2080 in first reviews

The first reviews for the 7 nm AMD Radeon VII GPU are out and they all seem to give an impression that AMD has managed to take the fight to the RTX 2080's pavilion. With a whopping 16 GB of HBM2 VRAM and a 1 TB/s memory bandwidth,...
The initial supply of Radeon VII GPUs looks to be very limited based on the European allocations. (Source: HotHardware)

New reports point to extremely limited AMD Radeon VII launch supply

Previous rumors about launch supplies of 5,000 units might not be too far off, as new sources cite very limited Radeon VII availability at least for Europe. Overclockers UK cite 100 units available for Great Britain, while France ...
AMD's new Radeon VII is manufactured on a 7nm process technology. (Source: Twitter/LegitReviews)

Image of AMD Radeon VII being tested posted on Twitter

An image of an AMD Radeon VII graphics card being tested has been uploaded to TweakTown’s Twitter account. Clearly the photo is being used as a teaser for the site’s upcoming benchmarks for the much-anticipated GPU from the red te...
Sapphire AMD Radeon VII video card (Source: VideoCardz)

NVIDIA should worry: The AMD Radeon VII is faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 according to leaked 3DMark results

Although it cannot match the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 in Final Fantasy 15 — a title that features some technologies exclusive to the RTX series — the AMD Radeon VII appears to be a much better choice for 4K gaming, scoring higher t...
The chemical contamination could lead to decreased GPU supplies, which would artificially rise the MSRPs. (Source: ComputerBase)

TSMC incident may put AMD and Nvidia GPU supply at risk

TSMC confirmed that around 10,000 wafers were compromised, but the Taiwanese company has yet to make an official statement about the full extent of the damages and the exact circumstances of the incident. The unfortunate event cou...
PUBG Lite players will be able to explore the Erangel map. (Source: PUBG)

Watch out Fortnite, PUBG Lite is on the way

PUBG Lite has been announced, and it is currently in beta testing but for players in Thailand only. The concept behind the battle royale title is to bring the PUBG experience to gamers who may not have the hardware requirements to...
The switch to 7nm silicon for laptops may go slower for AMD than it might like. (Source: WCCFTech)

Clevo and MSI laptops will not use AMD's 7nm chips on their release: new report

A WCCFTech correspondent claims to have exclusive news from various sources confirming that some laptop manufacturers are prepared to pick up AMD's new 7nm mobility line-up when it comes out - and that others are not. According to...
The Ryzen 3000 CPU showcased at CES earlier this month seems to have room for additional cores, so mainstream 12-core models could actually be launched this year(Source: AMD's CES 2019 Keynote)

12-core / 24-thread Ryzen 3000 CPU spotted in UserBenchmark database

The engineering sample spotted by Tum Apisak in the UserBenchmark database has a designation that is consistent with previously leaked codenames. As far as specs go, the early sample can boost to 3.7 GHz on a 105 W TDP, and also f...
HP ProBook 445 G6 and 455 G6 with AMD Ryzen launching this month for $549 (Source: HP)

HP ProBook 445 G6 and 455 G6 with AMD Ryzen are almost $300 cheaper than the Intel equivalents

The ProBook 445 G6 and 455 G6 are the AMD versions of the Intel-powered ProBook 440 G6 and 450 G6. Aside from the swap in processors, these AMD SKUs will also sport less RAM with no LTE, discrete graphics, or touchscreen options t...
According to new rumors, the Navi line may have as many as 5 variants. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

New leak points to the existence of more Navi GPU variants

Navi is the currently-accepted name for the generation of AMD processors to succeed the Radeon VII GPU. Cards based on this upcoming 7nm platform may be released later this year. A new leak points to new chipset variants for the s...
The Acer TravelMate B114-21 weighs just 3.7 lbs with the 3-cell battery pack. (Source: Acer)

Acer unveils the TravelMate B114-21 laptop with 7th Gen AMD chips and Radeon graphics

Acer has announced the AMD-powered TravelMate B114-21 laptop at the 2019 British Educational Training and Technology Show (BETT). The 14-inch device, which is aimed at students and educators alike, can be fitted with either an A4-...
Gonzalo's naming scheme. Image via @TUM_APISAK on Twitter

The winner of the next console generation? AMD

A new leak has named the rumored AMD APU that will power the next generation consoles as Gonzalo. Many speculate that the Gonzalo APU will be used in both the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and next-generation Xbox (Xbox Scarlett). The APU w...
The RIOTORO CR400 is a budget Mid-Tower case that supports ATX, microATX and mini-ITX motherboards. (Image source: RIOTORO)

RIOTORO CR400: An affordable Mid-Tower case with a side window

The CR400 is a cheap Mid-Tower case with a large side window and a ventilated mesh front panel. The case has mounts for two 240 mm radiators to keep components cool and is big enough to handle full-size GPUs and PSUs.
Fresh rumors point toward AMD Zen and Navi yet again for the Sony Playstation 5 (Image source:

Latest rumors point toward AMD Zen and Navi yet again for the Sony Playstation 5

A derivative octa-core Zen+ processor and Navi GPU for the next generation Playstation look increasingly likely. The leaked product code implies that AMD and Sony may have already finalized the core specifications for the PS5 - if...
PCI-SIG is almost ready to release the finalized specs for the PCIe 5.0, even if there is no sign of any consumer-grade PCIe 4.0 devices at the moment. (Source: PCI-SIG)

Full PCIe 5.0 specs releasing Q1 2019, PCIe 4.0 to be a short-lived standard

Consumer PCs will finally benefit from PCIe 4.0 devices this year thanks to AMD's support via the Ryzen 3000 CPUs, but the high-end sector will also be getting a taste of the PCIe 5.0 some later in 2019, and the two standards are ...
The AMD Radeon VII will feature 16 GB of super-fast HBM2 memory. (Source: AMD)

AMD releases statement countering rumored limited availability of the Radeon VII

AMD has issued a statement in regard to the recent rumor that only 5,000 Radeon VII GPUs were going to be made available for sale at release time. However, the statement has not explicitly confirmed or refuted the claim of a limit...
Emdoor will be among the first OEMs to launch laptops powered by AMD's Ryzen 3000 mobility CPUs. (Source: Liliputing)

Emdoor to release AP618 laptop series featuring Ryzen 3000 ULV CPUs

Laptop OEMs like Emdoor are looking to get around the Intel 14 nm CPU shortage by adding AMD-powered lineups. Thus, for 2019, Emdoor will first release some entry-level SR218 models powered by the older Stoney Ridge CPUs. Later on...
Dell XPS 15 9575, still facing problems as of January 2019 DPC latency

Dell is also working on fixing XPS 15 9575 DPC latency issues

Although most DPC latency-related complaints we heard so far from Dell XPS users involved the XPS 15 9570, it looks like the XPS 15 9575 convertible is also plagued by such problems. Frank Azor has recently confirmed that Dell is ...
According to new rumors, the new Radeon VII will have a very short run. (Source: AMD)

AMD will make only about 5000 units of the Radeon VII: new leak

AMD could make 5000 - or less - Radeon VII GPUs for sale for their February release, according to sources cited in a new TweakTown report. This may be because the new 7nm cards are Radeon Instinct cut-downs. In addition, this repo...
Honor MagicBook is one of the few laptops that does AMD Ryzen right

Huawei Honor is one of the few OEMs doing AMD Ryzen right

The Honor MagicBook pairs the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU with the same RAM and storage options as the Intel counterpart. In contrast, other OEMs often handicap their AMD SKUs with slow HDDs, cheap displays, and limited RAM. The result ...
A new GPU battle for 2019: the Radeon VII vs. the GeForce RTX 2080. (Source: AMD/Nvidia/edit)

CES 2019 | "The performance is lousy" - Nvidia CEO reviews AMD's Radeon VII

The outspoken CEO of Nvidia, Jensen Huang, has been offering some choice comments about AMD’s exciting new GPU, the Radeon VII. It seems Huang isn’t too worried about competition from the revolutionary new release, labeling it “un...
The AMD CEO shows off a Ryzen 3000 chipset live on stage as CES. (Source: YouTube)

CES 2019 | AMD CEO announces that 3rd-gen Ryzen processors exist, and…that’s more or less it, so far

The AMD keynote for this year mainly revolved around the announcement of the Radeon VII GPUs. However, the company's CEO also revealed that the third generation of Ryzen desktop processors would become available soon. There was no...
AMD clearly believes it will be at the forefront of the server and cloud server game this year. (Source: YouTube)

CES 2019 | 2019 launch for second-generation EPYC CPUs confirmed at AMD keynote

The CEO of AMD, Dr. Lisa Su, devoted much of the company’s CES 2019 keynote to unveiling and detailing the Radeon VII GPU. However, the presentation also turned to CPUs thereafter, whereupon the second-generation EPYC chipset for ...
The new Radeon VII will go head to head with the RTX 2080 GPU from Nvidia, and it will be priced around US$50 lower than the competition. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

CES 2019 | AMD officially unveils the 7 nm Radeon VII high-end gaming GPUs

As a direct competitor to Nvidia's RTX 2080 GPU, the Radeon VII will target gamers as well as content creators. AMD is citing more than 30% average performance gains for content creators and more than 25% improved performance in g...


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