Several performance improvements
Not compatible with old CPU coolers
After almost 10 years, even AMD is going to change the mounting. Actually it was to be expected that the upcoming AM4 CPUs would require a different mounting kit, since the socket is quite a bit different as well. As always Noctua is very early on letting their customers know that their existing CPU coolers will soon be compatible.
With latest DirectX 12 update
A few days ago Ubisoft has released a new update for Tom Clancy's The Division, this new patch brings significant improvements regarding DirectX 12 performance with AMD graphics card. According to the first tests from GameGPU and ComputerBase, it looks like the improvements put the RX 480 16% ahead of the GTX 1060.
Feature list finally up to date
As fast as a Core i7-6900K
Yesterday, during their "New Horizon" event, which AMD hosted in its home town Texas, AMD, for the first time, has shown a RYZEN CPU. AMD worked on Zen, which now goes by the name RYZEN, for almost 4 years and the main focus of the company has been creating a chip that features competitive IPC performance. According to the company, it looks like that Zen either met or exceeded the goals set by the company, so we’re pretty curious to find out more.
Deals with 4K easily
16-cores and 32-threads
Up to 12% perfomance more
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
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
Quite an improvement
Added features and performance improvements
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
AMD Zen launch is pretty close
The New Horizon event
Optimizations for Watch Dogs 2 and more
AM4 but not Zen
Running between 3.2GHz base to 3.5GHz Boost