AMD Zen CPU are called RYZEN

13.12.2016 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Including clock

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According to latest rumors AMD is going to launch their Zen based processors on January 17th. Meanwhile a few new slides have leaked revealing additional information on these CPUs as well as the marketing name. AMD will promote these new CPUs using “RYZEN” as a brand name.

16-cores and 32-threads

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New Horizon, the AMD event that will take place December 13th, is right around the corner and during this show we will finally see a preview of the upcoming Zen CPUs. Nevertheless the guys on WCCFTech have already spotted an upcoming Zen server CPUs, featuring 16 cores and 32 threads.

AMD Radeon RX 460 unlocking

12.12.2016 - Posted by Marc Büchel

Up to 12% perfomance more

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Well-known overclocker Roman "der8auer" Hartung has found a way to unlock TMUs and Stream Processors on AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics card. The unlocking process involves nothing more than a simple firmware update but it might not work on all RX 460 graphics cards and worst case the unlocking process could brick your card. In other words if you do a firmware update, it’s all at your own risk.

A new APU based on socket AM4

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Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen during or after CES 2017, there is new information on the upcoming next generation AMD Bristol Ridge APU. A few days ago we have seen a Bristol Ridge APU delidded by the overclocker NameGT and today there is a new score in the CPU-Z validator database.

Spotted inside macOS Sierra drivers

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Anandtech forums user “Glo” stumbled upon some new AMD graphics cards, which have been mentioned in the latest drivers for macOS. It appears that AMD is soon going to introduce Polaris 10 XT2 and Polaris 12.

Quite an improvement

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As we already mentioned, thanks to a leak we know that AMD is going to soon show their so called ReLive drivers. Next to improvements and new features on the server/workstation side also desktop/gaming systems should benefit from increased performance and new features.

Added features and performance improvements

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The guys on WCCFtech found a leak regarding the upcoming Radeon Software Crimson ReLive drivers, for both consumers and professionals. With the ReLive release we should see significant performance improvements in some applications compared to the still recent 14.502.1019 driver. Apart from increasing performance new features have been added.

AMD Vega tested on Ashes of Singularity

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According to the Ashes of the Singularity database benchmark results on an unknown GPU have surfaced. So far the rumor mills are suggesting that this could be AMDs upcoming RX 490 card, which is supposedly based on Vega.

AMD Zen launch is pretty close

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AMD has announced its New Horizon event that will take place December 13th. This event is going to be streamed on Twitch, while being hosted by Gametrailers journalist Geoff Keighley. According to latest reports, it looks like AMD will show Zen-based CPUs as well as Summit Ridge during the event.

The New Horizon event

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AMD has announced its newest New Horizon event that will take place on December 13th, where it promises to deliver an exclusive preview of its new Zen CPU architecture.

Optimizations for Watch Dogs 2 and more

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AMD has released its newest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 Hotfix drivers, which include optimizations for the new Ubisoft Watch Dogs 2 game as well as a couple of other optimizations and fixes.

AM4 but not Zen

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We already seen plenty of details regarding AMD's 7th generation Bristol Ridge APUs which use the new AM4 socket but today we stumbled upon one that has been delidded for overclocking purposes.

Running between 3.2GHz base to 3.5GHz Boost

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More details regarding AMD's upcoming Zen-based Summit Ridge CPUs have found their way online, suggesting clocks ranging from 3.2GHz base to 3.5GHz Boost as well as prices ranging from US $150 for the entry-level SR3 to US $500 for the special SR7 high-end part.

Rumors start to appear

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According to fresh rumors, AMD could be announcing a new high-end GPU in December, called the Radeon RX 490X.

HDMI standard to blame

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AMD has finally clarified the earlier rumors that it is limiting HDR color depth on HDMI 2.0 interface.

More details surface

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As we draw closer to the official launch of AMD's new Zen CPU architecture, more and more details have started to appear online, including the latest coming from AMD China partner, which suggest that it will be officially launching on January 17th.

Optimization for Civilization VI and some fixes

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AMD has released its latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 drivers which bring game optimizations for Sid Meier's Civilization VI game as well as some bug fixes.

SR7, SR5 and SR3 series

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A newest leaked slide has revealed a bit more details about the upcoming AMD Zen-based Summit Ridge lineup, including possible naming scheme and price.

Impressive results for engineering sample

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AMD's Naples SoC, a server part which is also based on AMD's upcoming Zen CPU architecture, has been spotted online in a set of SiSoft Sandra benchmarks, showing what this 64-core, 128-thread platform can really do.

16-thread SKU

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According to latest information surfacing at Reddit, it appears that AMD's upcoming Zen-based FX-series 8-core/16-thread CPU might be quite cheap, offering amazing performance for its price.
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