The largest single day fall in 12 years
AMD stocks have fallen over 20% in 24 hours after the release of the company’s Q1-2017 financial results. The AMD stock value has reached $10.30 plummeting by more than 20%. This is the largest single-day fall in 12-years for AMD. In their Q1 2017 financial results, AMD shows an increase in revenue by 18% and a lower operating loss than during previous quarters. However AMD has also revealed lower than expected margin for Q2.
Featuring 4096 shader processors
As fast as a NVIDIA GTX 1070
AMD’s RX Vega GPU has been spotted in the Futuremark database, showcasing performance that is similar to NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 1070, which would mean that the upcoming AMD flagship graphics card won’t capable to compete with NVIDIA’s high-end models. The results posted in the Futuremark database has been gathered using a Ryzen 7 1800X processor.
Improved support for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.4.3 drivers there is already a new update available. This release is supposed to improve support for the new game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III. On top of that AMD has also fixed some issues related to the Windows 10 Creators Update and Mass Effect: Andromeda.
To be released in Q2
Better support for more threads
Sub-$100 US price tag
AMD has now officially launched their RX 550 graphics card with sub-$100 US pricing. This card is meant for budget oriented PC builders, since it is an affordable pixel accelerator for basic gaming setups or multi-monitor workstations. Compared to the RX 460, the RX 550 a little bit slower but at the same time also much cheaper.
Improved support for Windows 10 Creators Update
With BIOS update
Custom models already available
During the past few weeks we have published several leaks and rumors about the upcoming AMD RX 500 series. AMD has revealed two new graphics cards yesterday and the first reviews are already out. Several tech sites have tested the two new flagship models from AMD and it looks like the performance is not too shabby. So far the RX 580, compared to the RX 480, is between 5 and 10% quicker and the card is supposed to be suitable for playing AAA titles at FHD or WQHD.
Information about clock speeds
Initial support for Windows 10 Creators Update
Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.4.1 drivers there is already a new update available. This release is supposed to add support for Asynchronous Retroprojection on SteamVR. On top of that AMD has also fixed poor scaling on Battlefield 1 with Multi GPU mode in DirectX 11 API. Last but not least AMD has fixed some issues related to Radeon ReLive on Windows 7 and Radeon Setting on Windows 10.
New updates for Ryzen Master
06.04.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi
Appears to be quicker than GTX 1060
Guru3D has taken the time to rearrange 3DMark benchmark results that have been discovered by WCCFTech in the Futuremark’s ORB regarding AMD’s upcoming Radeon RX 550,570 and 580. This means, that thanks to this alleged new information, we now know with which cards the refresh of the Radeon RX 400 series is going to compete.
New details are emerging
According to an accidental leak from ASRock, new details on the entry-level AMD Ryzen 3 1200 Processor have surfaced. The chip is supposed to have a base clock frequency of 3.1 GHz with a TDP of 65W. During the next weeks Ryzen 5 might hit the market and right after we might expect the Ryzen 3 series to become available as well.
More optimizations for virtual reality
Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.3.3 WHQL drivers there is already a new update available. This release is supposed to add support for Asynchronous Spacewarp on the Oculus Rift and SteamVR Asynchronous Reprojection. On top of that support for DisplayPort 1.4 HBR3 and for 8K 30Hz/60Hz displays have been added. Last but not least AMD has fixed some issues related to Ghost Recon Wildlands and Multi-GPU configurations.
This time by El Chapuzas
Available later this month
It looks like the AMD Radeon RX 500 series SKUs, such as the RX 580, RX 570, and RX 550, will become available later this month. According to the latest rumor from Videocardz, a few popular online stores listed various models from ASUS and Sapphire. While at the moment these cards are overpriced due the pre-launch orders, they should be just re-brands of the RX 480, RX 470, and RX 460, with slightly higher reference clock speeds and improved efficiency and therefore the price will drop already at launch.
Only in 1080p
AMD has had quite a lot of success with its Ryzen 7 processors but the gaming performance, when graphics cards aren’t bottlenecking, was weaker than expected. Earlier this month, AMD explained that this was simply due to the way games are optimised. Ashes of the Singularity is one of the first games that has received a patch to increase the performance in combination with Ryzen processors and the results are impressive.
31.03.2017 - Posted by Marc Büchel
Improving on memory compatibility
It looks like AMD is going to release more AGESA Microcode updates for their Ryzen CPUs. One thing they’re addressing is memory latency and they might be able to reduce it by 6ns. Apart from that AMD is going to fix the FMA3 workload bug and the "overclock sleep bug". The new code should be available very soon in the shape of UEFI/BIOS files for AM4 motherboards.