Performance numbers for the AMD Radeon Pro Duo have been leaked to the web by Expreview ahead of the launch of the card. If we look at the results compared to the $620 GeForce GTX 980 Ti we see that the $1499 dual-GPU card from AMD is about 32% faster at 1080p (with CPU saturation), and around 59.4% faster at 4K Ultra HD.
AMD has just released its latest Radeon Crimson Edition drivers. These are version 16.4.2 and they bring with them updated CrossFire profiles for “Elite Dangerous” and “Need for Speed” (2016). The driver also introduces full support for AMD XConnect Technology, which is the use of an external graphics card dock. The are also critical bug fixes for “The Division”, “Steam VR Performance assessment”, “Hitman” (2016) with CrossFire, and “Fallout 4” with CrossFire.
It seems Computex is going to serve as a launching / announcing ground for both AMD and NVIDIA. We have already reported that NVIDIA will launch their first consumer Pacal cards there and now it seems AMD will could launch two cards there as well. These cards include the Radeon R7 470 and the Radeon R9 480.
It has been reported that AMD plans to release their first FinFET based products in June. According to the source AMD’s 400 series will launch in June. The preview might happen at Computex, which starts at the end of May. So it is likely we will see a paper launch at Computex and a hard launch with reviews later in the month.
AMD has just released the latest version of their Radeon Software Crimson Edition. Version 16.4.1 will come with optimizations for “Quantum Break”, with up to 35 percent higher performance seen on a machine running the Radeon R9 Fury X, compared to the previous 16.3.2 version of the driver. The new drivers also provide software support for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive VR headsets.
In case you missed it yesterday AMD held an “Ask Me Anything” over on Reddit. The AMA started at 10AM central time and concluded at 5PM. All of the questions were fielded by AMD’s technical lead at Radeon Technologies Group, Robert Hallock. If you want to check out the AMA you can head over to Reddit, but we have listed all of the questions and answers below for you with the questions highlighted.
The Zuaba shipping database is always a good place to find information on upcoming graphics cards. Well upon a recent check AMD’s Baffin, Weston, and Banks GPUs have showed up! These GPUs are expected to make up AMD’s Radeon 400 series graphics cards.
It looks like AMD is getting its add-in-board (AIB) graphics partners to launch cost-effective variants of its Radeon R9 290 graphics card with 4GB of memory instead of the 8GB that is standard. This could put pressure on NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 970 and the product stack below it.
AMD is currently working on a bunch of new feature-set additions to its Radeon GPUs that focus on display technology. AMD will first be redesigning FreeSync to work over HDMI. Currently the technology requires a DisplayPort 1.2a connection to work. Now it is not as if every current HDMI display will support this version of FreeSync, the display will have to have support for FreeSync over HDMI. AMD has provided a partial list of upcoming displays that support FreeSync over HDMI.
Last week AMD released their new Crimson Driver software suite. This was supposed to be a big thing for AMD, but it looks like it has already been met with some controversy. Over the weekend many users reported that once they had installed the Crimson software the fan on their GPU remained locked at 20%. This change happened without the user knowing and it was discovered when the system would reboot.
Apr 28, 2016 0