This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we have information on AMD’s Greenland CPU and their upcoming 32-core Opteron processor, some Intel Skylake leaks, some pretty crazy tech stories & much more!
We first heard about AMD’s Greenland GPU when we details AMD’s upcoming 16-core APU. Greenland will be the successor to Fiji (which will be powering the upcoming R9 390X). It has been reported that this new core will not be a radically new core. AMD wants the main goal of Greenland to bring more performance per watt to AMD GPUs in 2016.
As we keep on getting closer and closer to the release on AMD’s R300 series we have been hearing a lot of rumors within the industry. According to TweakTown AMD will have two Radeon R9 390X cards at launch. The first will be the Radeon R9 395X2 (a dual-GPU card) with 8GB of VRAM. The second will be a 4GB card that will not be able to beat NVIDIA’s Titan X.
We already told you about the 16 core Zen APU that AMD is working on, but it appears that AMD has something else in the works too. Apparently they are working on a 32 core processor too, without the Greenland integrated graphics. This Opteron processor is set for 2016 and will target the server market solely.
Windows 10 has to be one of the most anticipated Windows OS in a very long time. Not only is Microsoft adding many features users actually want and bringing back the start menu, the OS will also come with the new DirectX 12 graphics API, which has already proved to be quite impressive. Microsoft has promised to have the operating system ready for summer, but we are still not sure when the final release date will be.
AMD today announced revenue for the first quarter of 2015 of $1.03 billion, operating loss of $137 million and net loss of $180 million, or $0.23 per share. Non-GAAP operating loss was $30 million and non-GAAP net loss was $73 million, or $0.09 per share.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about all of the news coming out of the Star Wars convention, two new cases that came out this week, new security policy that the NSA wants to implement, and much more!
We will see the first implementation of “Zen” on a very powerful APU that will feature 16 physical “Zen” cores, 32 logical CPUs enabled with SMT, 512 KB of dedicated L2 cache per core and 32 MB of L3 cache. We will also see AMD do some string cleaning of the CPU’s ISA instruction set, removing underused instruction sets and introducing new ones.
Well things don’t seem to be getting any better for AMD. It looks like they will be facing a securities fraud lawsuit. Apparently over-promising and under-delivering on its very first APU, codenamed “Llano” is coming back to haunt the company.
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