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.
This week on our Weekly Tech Podcast we talk about information on upcoming graphics cards from both NVIDIA and AMD, new Intel Broadwell processors, the possibility of three new iPhone’s coming and much more!
ASRock has just unveiled their latest AMD motherboard for gamers on a budget, the Fatal1ty 970 Performance. This board is based off the AMD 970 chipset with the SB950 southbridge. This ATX motherboard will draw power from a combination of 24pin ATX and 8pin EPS power connectors. The board has a 10-phase VRM and will support 220W TDP chips like the AMD FX-9370 and FX-9590.
MSI, world leading in motherboard technology, is proud to announce world’s first USB 3.1 featured AMD motherboard, the classy black & white 970A SLI Krait Edition. Delivering blazing fast USB performance, up to 2 times faster than USB 3.0, the new 970A SLI Krait Edition motherboard offers two USB 3.1 ports, which are fully backwards compatible with USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 devices.
Gigabyte has just introduced the 990XA-UD3 R5 Socket AM3+ motherboard, this is their first AM3+ motherboard in a long while. The board is built in the ATX form factor and gets power from a combination of 24pin ATX and 8pin EPS connector. It features a 10-phase VRM, although it does not support AMD’s FX-9000 series processors.
A few people have been taking a closer look at the 15.3 beta version of AMD’s Catalyst driver. They have discovered new entries that point to the upcoming Radeon Rx 300 series of graphics cards. And it looks just as we expected, most of the 300 series will be rebrands of older products.
AMD recently showed industry partners, likely add-in board partners a presentation on the upcoming Radeon R9 390X. The presentation was leaked to the web via photographs taken of the slides and they look quite legitimate. The first slide shows the official specifications of the card. The first thing that sticks out is that the R9 390X WCE (water-cooled edition) will have 4096 stream processors! That is quite a jump compared to the 2816 the R9 290X has.
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