With Vega graphics

Back in May, AMD mentioned the Ryzen Mobile APUs, which were previously known by the codename Raven Ridge. The launch of these chips is expected to take place somewhen in the second half of this year and more details are finally starting to surface including benchmarks scores. According to this first scores, the performance of the upcoming APUs is pretty impressive.

No dummy dies

It looks like Roman "der8auer" is in love with delidding CPUs. Bringing out the razor blades and soldering heat gun he's very carefully removed the heatspreader from a Rzyen Threadripper CPU and what's underneath is interesting to see. According to his pictures, Ryzen Threadripper is based on four actual dies and there are no dummy dies or just spacers underneath the heatspreader.

Added support and issues fixed

AMD has released the latest update to their Radeon GPU drivers, the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.9.1. Just a few days after the last WHQL driver has been launched, this new version goes online. As always support for new games has been added and issues have been fixed.

More optimised in game

During the PAX West event AMD has showcased its Ryzen Threadripper and Vega goodies. During the past few months, the company has had great success with its Ryzen platform. During the event, AMD has discussed about Zen 2 and Zen 3 based processors. These future AMD chips should focus on better overclocking and higher IPC.

Our overview to it

With the new socket TR4, AMD is going to change the position of the mounting holes. Quite a few manufacturers have already updated their own CPU cooler-series with TR4 retention kits. The delivery of the Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will contain mounting brackets, which are compatible with the following 18 all-in-one water coolers. On top of that all those vendors are soon going to release specific coolers for this new platform.

Up to 43MH/s @ 130W

There are quite a few reports available attesting the Vega 64 excellent efficiency when it comes to mining. According to some reddit users, RX Vega graphics cards can be more efficient than their Polaris counterparts. In other words, Vega handles compute workloads much better than traditional gaming ones.

Thanks to a software update

One of the most interesting features about AMD’s X399 platform is the fact that there are 64 PCIe lanes. While 4 lanes are dedicated to the chipset, the other 60 lanes are for PCIe devices such as graphics cards, a sound card and apparently NVMe SSDs. When AMD Ryzen Threadripper launched, the NVMe RAID support was missing. Although for some this feature might be important, we didn't think it was a big loss since a NVMe RAID setup is quite uncommon.

In for a performance boost?

AMD's RX Vega 56 hit the market earlier this week, bringing Vega to a more affordable price while still offering solid performance. The RX Vega 56 is as quick as a NVIDIA GTX 1070. According to a post on the Chiphell forums, it seems to be possible to unlock even more performance. A user has successfully managed to flash the RX Vega 56 with the Vega 64’s BIOS, achieving a decent performance boost.

New models from AIB partners

AMD has officially launched the Radeon RX Vega 56 and it shouldn't be a surprise that AIB partners around the globe are releasing cards based on this new GPU. The RX Vega 56 features a Vega 10 GPU with 56 compute units, 3'584 stream processors and 8GB of HBM2 memory. Frequency wise, the core clock speed is set to 1'156MHz with a boost clock speed of 1'471MHz.

Spotted in Indian PC hardware store

A few weeks ago, AMD has officially announced their Ryzen Threadripper processors. These new CPUs come with more cores and threads than the already available Ryzen 7 parts and on top of that Threadripper requires AMD’s X399 HEDT platform. In the meantime an Indian online shop has started selling the first units, ahead of the actual availability date, which was supposed to be August 31st.

Added support and issues fixed

AMD today released the latest update to their Radeon GPU drivers, the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.2. Just a few days after the last WHQL driver has been launch this new version goes online. As always support for new games has been added and issues have been fixed.

What happens in case of massive undersupply

The launch reviews of AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 64 and 56 have shown that at suggested retail prices of $499 US and $399 US, respectively, those cards do feature a decent price/performance level. The only problem so far: the cards don’t sell at these prices - yet. Instead they are massively more expensive.

Added support and issues fixed

AMD today released the latest update to their Radeon GPU drivers, the Crimson ReLive Edition 17.8.1. This is the first driver supporting Vega 56 and 64 that comes with a WHQL signature. As usual these drivers are supposed to help increase performance and efficiency of AMD cards.

Already out of stock

A few days ago, the AMD’s flagship RX Vega graphics card have been released. The cards are out but according to Newegg and many other e-tailers, RX Vega is already sold out. Although there are no less than ten new graphics cards listed, they are all out of stock.

Might be a prototype

TooliusTech has posted a few pictures of an upcoming RX Vega 56 graphics card, which is - apparently - a custom version. According to the pictures, the card features a massive heatsink with a dense aluminum fin stack, several heatpipes and three fans. Unlike the reference model, this card comes with both 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors.

From Chiphell

The guys from Chiphell have taken few shots of the upcoming AMD Vega 64 Liquid Edition graphics card. The pictures reveal the GPU itself and a few other interesting aspects. Since there aren't many details available yet, we can only guess the specifications.

New record from TheOverclocker

We have covered TheOverclocker breaking records in the past and apparently he did it again. This time he pushed an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPU to 5.37GHz using ASUS’ ROG X399 Zenith Extreme motherboard and liquid nitrogen cooling. The clock speed was achieved pushing the BCLK to 107.96 MHz in combination with a multiplier of 49.75.

As fast as GTX 1080

AMD’s RX Vega GPU has been spotted in the Futuremark database, showcasing performance that is similar to NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080, which would mean that the upcoming AMD flagship graphics card won’t be capable of competing with NVIDIA’s absolute high-end models. These days editors and reviewers have received their first RX Vega 64 samples including final drivers.

Performance comparable to Intel Xeon E5-2690 v4

According to leaks in the SiSoft Sandra database there are the first benchmarks results on the upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X online. The benchmarks have been conducted on a ASUS X399 Zenith Extreme which should already be available. So far the results do look quite interesting meaning that the Threadripper 1920X packs quite a punch.

On Cinebench R15 and Geekbench

Another set of benchmarks on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper CPU has surfaced. This time it looks like the 16 cores AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has been tested. This model features 16 cores, 32 threads and a TDP of 180W. The leak comes courtesy of a redditor who has actually managed to get his hands on the chip. The user ran some benchmarks and according to his post, Ryzen Threadripper is a better overclocker than mainstream Ryzen.
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