AMD Ryzen Threadripper launch is pretty close

AMD has announced they’re going to hold a new Webinar event that will take place on July 25th. Just like it happened a few months ago, AMD might stream the event through Adobe Connect Meeting Room, but it's still unclear who will be the host this time. According to latest reports, it looks like AMD will show TR4-based motherboards from ASRock, ASUS and Gigabyte during the event.

Waiting the grand finale at SIGGRAPH 2017

AMD kicked off its Radeon on the Road tour yesterday in Budapest. The aim was to show off a few details regarding the upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card. In other words, they’re starting to build up a hype regarding their upcoming high-end GPUs. The next stop on AMD’s Radeon on the Road tour is going to be the PDXLAN event in Portland (US) and after that the products should be finally revealed at SIGGRAPH 2017.

New retention kit needed as well

It looks like AMD and Intel are competing head to head with high-end desktop platforms lately. According to Hermitage Akihabara, AMD will launch Threadripper August 10th in Japan and it will be released with an AIO liquid cooler in the bundle.

RMA fraud

RMA fraud is no unknown thing when it comes to large retailers such as Amazon. Occasionally it happens that someone purchases a product and then returns/RMA's it with a different product inside the same box. This is actually surprisingly common when you are purchasing a graphics card or even a processor.

Two entry-level quad cores

According to a leak from a reddit user, AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3 CPUs might be released July 27th. At the moment there isn't any precise information, but according to the latest rumors Ryzen 3 1300X will cost $129 US and Ryzen 3 1200 will be available for $109 US. The reddit post, which is where the rumor first surfaced, is unconfirmed, but the prices appear to be yet very interesting.

Prices and clock speeds revealed as well

AMD has officially announced their new Ryzen Threadripper series of processors. This new series of CPUs will come with more cores than their Ryzen 7 chips and it’s going to be based on a AMD’s very own HEDT platform. According to AMD, Threadripper 1950X and 1920X are set to release in August.

Better cooling and higher TDP

In the beginning AMD announced that the watercooled version of the Radeon Vega Frontier Edition was supposed to become available during the third quarter of 2017. So far it looks like that this is actually the case since, it appears that in North America those cards can now be ordered.

Another paper launch at SIGGRAPH 2017?

The launch of AMD’s RX Vega series graphics cards is one of the most anticipated product launches in the entire 2017 but apparently it’s taking AMD ages to let the cat out of the bag. According to latest information it’s supposed to take place in late September. In other words, we won’t see a hard launch of RX Vega during the Siggraph 2017 event.

Performance improvements for FFXIV and Tekken 7

Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.6.1 drivers there is already a new update available. These drivers are supposed to help increase the performance and efficiency of AMD cards and on top of that AMD has also fixed some issues related to Tekken 7 and FFXIV.

Unfinished feature

Gamers Nexus had the chance to come up with a review on the AMD Radeon Pro Vega Frontier Edition graphics card. In a rather lengthy video they described the experience with the two different modes the card offers. It looks like that the "Pro Mode" and "Gaming Mode" are identical in combination with the current drivers. The only thing that differs concerns a few options in the AMD's Radeon Settings.

According to Geekbench database

Although the acclaimed launch date will be somewhen during the upcoming months news leaks related to Threadripper are making it through on almost a daily basis. This time Tweaktown jumped the gun and they found some leaks in the Geekbench database. The results are pretty similar to AMD's existing Ryzen CPUs.

Up to DirectX 12 level 1

Like you might know, there are different DirectX 12 features levels and they’re categorized in tiers. A few days ago, NVIDIA has added DirectX 12 support to its Fermi series of graphics cards and meanwhile there are more rumors about the upcoming AMD RX Vega GPU in that regard.

AMD Vega tested with 3DMark 11

According to a leak spotted by our friends over at Videocardz, several benchmark scores of what could be the upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card have appeared online. So far it looks like progress has been made, but the card is still not as quick as we would all like it to be.

10% more this year

According to a new report from Passmark, AMD supposedly made significant progress in recapturing market share from Intel during the last few months. Looking at Passmark's CPU usage graphs, which have been created from benchmarks completed using its software, we see that in Q4 2016 only 17,8% of the tests were done on AMD hardware. At the moment, 26,2% of the tests are completed with AMD platforms and Ryzen CPUs.


AMD is going to present their upcoming Vega-based graphics cards during the CAPSAICIN SIGGRAPH event on Sunday, July 30. Apart from that, it's still not clear if the company will reveal more details on other upcoming products like Ryzen Threadripper or EPYC. Unlike previous Ryzen or EPYC related events, Capsaicin gatherings are organized by the Radeon Technologies Group.

In California

As we all know meanwhile, AMD is going to present their upcoming Vega-based graphics cards during the CAPSAICIN SIGGRAPH event on Sunday, July 30. Apart from that the company could reveal more details on Ryzen Threadripper or EPYC. Unlike previous Ryzen or EPYC related events, Capsaicin gatherings are organized by the Radeon Technologies Group.

Quite empty

Our friends over at PCPerspective have taken several pictures showing the PCB of the new Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics card from AMD. The pictures reveal the GPU's PCB design and several interesting new aspects with it. Apart from that they have taken a few pictures of the cooler as well.

Six new models

AMD has announced that their Ryzen PRO CPUs will arrive by the beginning of next year. With the Ryzen PRO series, AMD offers processors with hardware-based cryptography and security technologies in order to help preparing systems against possible threats. According to AMD, the new Ryzen PRO series delivers up to 52% improved compute capability and up to 62% higher multi-threaded performance.

User #define at Disqus purchased one

AMD’s Frontier Edition graphics card has been spotted in the Futuremark database, showcasing performance that is similar to the NVIDIA GTX 1080, which would mean that the new AMD flagship graphics card won’t be capable of competing with NVIDIA’s very top range models. However, the results posted in the Futuremark database show some unapproved AMD beta driver. All the scores have been gathered in combination with an Intel Core i7-4790K processor.

Higher than expected

Our friends over at ComputerBase have mentioned the prices of the the Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards from AMD. These new cards are undoubtedly amongst the most anticipated products this year and AMD appears to have prepared an air cooled as well as a water cooled version.
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