This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about all of the information that came out of AMD’s Financial Analyst day which includes both their CPU and GPU plans for 2016, we get our first look at the R9 390X, talk about Rockstar banning players in GTA V, and more!
AMD will really be focusing on the “generation” of their upcoming 2016 CPUs and APUs when it comes to branding. And it looks like AMD will really be playing a game with Intel as well. In 2016 AMD’s FX-series CPUs and A-series APUs will be the company’s “6th Generation”.
Well that did not take long at all! AMD just announced the first cards in its new R9 300 series, but as we pointed out these were all rebrands of current cards, so nothing new. Now two new teaser photos have appeared showing the liquid cooled AMD R9 390X!
AMD had a low-key press event announce the first new graphics cards that are part of the Radeon 300 series. These are both desktop and mobile versions, but as you can guess these cards are simply rebrands of current cards rather than actual new graphics cards.
At its Investor Day presentation AMD took a good part of it to talk about GPUs. They announced that they will continue to make GPUs for every segment of the market. The company plans to continue to improve on its Graphics CoreNext architecture, but is really betting on the huge performance / watt increase with its GPUs in 2016. The reason for this increase will be its move to the 14nm FinFET process.
Yesterday was AMD’s Investor Day presentation, led by CEO Lisa Su and CTO Mark Papermaster. One thing AMD really emphasized during the presentation was getting the CPU core design right. They announced that their “Zen” CPU core will offer a massive 40 percent increase in IPC (instructions per clock) or performance / clock over the existing “Excavator” CPU core.
HP has just sent out a press release highlighting their back to school PC systems. This in itself was not all that exciting, but what was, was that the AMD R9 380 was listed as an option with the HP ENVY Phoenix Tower.
AMD has gone ahead and cut the price of their Radeon R9 285 graphics card as the Spring PC upgrade season heats up. This is in a hope to get gamers to choose the R9 285 over NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960. The card first launched with a MSRP of $249, which has not been brought down to $200 officially.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about all of the AMD APU and CPU leaks this week, how eSports is getting huge, a new eSports betting website, two new PC cases that came out, some NVIDIA tips, and more!
There have been quite a lot of AMD leaks recently, this week we had the Zen CPU block diagram come out, then just yesterday the quad core design slide was leaked. Either AMD is trying to create some hype, or they just can’t keep their secrets safe. Now the roadmaps for both the desktop side and mobile side have been leaked.
Aug 28, 2015 0