A $1700 AMD graphics board has been spotted in the Zauba shipping database. This could possibly be the company’s next flagship graphics card. Polaris is of course the name given to AMD’s next generation family of 14nm FinFET based graphics chips. These chips are scheduled to be launched by mid 2016.
In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our review of Zotac’s NEN SN970 Steam Machine, AMD’s new desktop processors coolers, an amazing custom-mode smart mirror and more!
AMD today launched new thermal solutions, including the flagship AMD Wraith Cooler, as well as the new AMD A10-7860K and new AMD Athlon X4 845 desktop processors. Designed for the consumer who cares about how their desktop PC runs, sounds, and looks, AMD now offers new thermal solutions that generate less than one-tenth the noise of their predecessors — running at a near-silent 39 decibels, about as quiet as a library.
AMD has just released their latest Radeon Software Crimson driver / software package. It looks like AMD is going to have more faster driver update cycle, which is a nice change. The 16.1.1 driver update includes performance updates for Rise of Tomb Raider and a proper Crossfire profile. It also adds a CrossFire profile for Fallout 4, which is lover overdue.
In this episode of our weekly tech podcast we talk about our review of Gigabyte’s Z170N-Gaming 5 Mini-ITX motherboard, Intel moving to the 10nm manufacturing process in 2017, AMD’s progress on Zen, HMB2 production ramping up and more!
It has been reported that AMD is going to introduce a price cut to its Radeon R9 Fury graphics card in the next few days. AMD’s Radeon R9 Fury is the company’s second fastest graphics card behind the flagship Radeon R9 Fury X.
MSI has just unveiled their very cost effective 970A-G43 Plus socket AM3+ motherboard, which will be priced under $100. The board will have a modern feature-set for mid-range gaming PCs that are based on AMD’s FX Series processors.
In AMD’s recent earnings calls for the fiscal year of 2015, the company confirmed that their Zen-based Summit Ridge FX CPUs will be launching in late 2016. AMD’s Zen core has been under development for the last two years. Zen will introduce two brand new processor families codenamed Summit Ridge and Bistol Ridge which will address the high-performance and mainstream consumer markets.
Both AMD and NVIDIA will be making use of HBM2 in their next-generation graphics cards that will be launching later this year. The JEDEC standards for HM2 were recently released and with that Samsung has just started mass production of their HBM2 memory chips.
In a recent interview with Venture Beat AMD Radeon Technologies Group (RTG) head Raja Koduri confirmed that the company is currently working on two 14 nm FinFET GPUs that are based on the “Polaris” architecture. He referred to the two chips as “Polaris 10” and “Polaris 11” and said that both chips are “extremely power efficient”.