This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about our review of Logitech G633 Artemis Spectrum Gaming Headset, all of the details on ASUS’s highest-clocked GTX 980 Ti, a few different stories about AMD, Western Digital buying SanDisk for $19 billion & More!
Well it looks like “Arctic Islands” will contain three main GPUs, Greenland for the high-end, Ellesmere for the mid-range, and Baffin for the entry-level. It looks like both Ellesmere and Baffin have been taped out and are awaiting FinFET process volume production, which will kick off next year.
According to a recent report Apple may possibly contract AMD to design a semi-custom x86 SoC for its iMac products in 2017 and 2018. This deal would allow Apple to secure a high performance x86 SoC design at a significantly lower cost than competing Intel solutions.
At this point we really do not know that much about AMD’s next generation GPU. We do however know that will be feature HBM2 with over 1TB/s of memory bandwidth. Well AMD CEO Lisa Su recently stated, “We are also focused on delivering our next generation GPUs in 2016 which is going to improve performance per watt by two times compared to our current offerings, based on design and architectural enhancements as well as advanced FinFET products process technology”.
This past week it was revealed that in order to receive the latest graphics drivers from NVIDIA you will need to use the GeForce Experience software. Eventually this software will require an e-mail address and NVIDIA account in order to receive the most up to date game ready drivers. In what seems like a direct response AMD posted the following on their Twitter account.
AMD has just released the Catalyst 15.10 Beta drivers. These drivers have performance and quality optimizations for Ashes of the Singularity in DirectX 12 mode and also address issues with Star Wars: Battlefront beta.
We have not heard a whole lot about AMD’s Zen architecture in a while. We do know that it will have a 40% IPC increase over the Excavator core. New details tell us that the Zen CPU micro-architecture will focus on significantly increasing the per-core performance, and more particularly the per-core number crunching performance.
It looks like we are getting closer to the AMD Fury X2 launch! A product named “Fiji Gemini” has shipped from AMD headquarters in Canada. Of course Gemini is the astrological sign with twin imagery and a deep history with dual-GPU Radeon graphics cards.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about the release of AMD’s R9 Nano and how they have treated the press, the new products and announcements from Apple’s event this week, the availability of 2TB solid state drives and more! Leave your comments below to let us know what you think. Also everything […]
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