Radeon Vega vs. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? AMD, Nvidia announce dueling events at GDC 2017

The annual Game Developers Conference usually maintains an intense software focus, but GDC 2017 seems to be shaping up as a hit for PC hardware enthusiasts, too. Both AMD and Nvidia have announced events taking place alongside GDC, and in fact, both are being held on the very same day—February 28. First up: AMD, which … Read more Radeon Vega vs. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? AMD, Nvidia announce dueling events at GDC 2017

AMD bundles Ashes of the Singularity with FX processors ahead of Ryzen’s launch

The hotly anticipated Ryzen processors are expected to start rolling out in early March, but AMD’s still pushing its older FX-series chips folks looking to build a budget gaming PC. Newegg and AMD just revealed a FX processor promotion that bundles a 6- or 8-core chip with the real-time strategy game Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, … Read more AMD bundles Ashes of the Singularity with FX processors ahead of Ryzen’s launch

Radeon Vega vs. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? AMD, Nvidia announce dueling events at GDC 2017

The annual Game Developers Conference usually maintains an intense software focus, but GDC 2017 seems to be shaping up as a hit for PC hardware enthusiasts, too. Both AMD and Nvidia have announced events taking place alongside GDC, and in fact, both are being held on the very same day—February 28. First up: AMD, which … Read more Radeon Vega vs. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? AMD, Nvidia announce dueling events at GDC 2017

AMD reveals another edge for Ryzen vs. Intel’s Skylake: It will be smaller

AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPU will occupy less space and offer twice the amount of cache of Intel’s 6th-generation CPU, according a news report. Oh, and there will indeed be a quad-core model. AMD engineers made the disclosure in a paper this week during the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, according to EE Times’ … Read more AMD reveals another edge for Ryzen vs. Intel’s Skylake: It will be smaller

New AMD Radeon website counts down to Vega graphics card architecture preview

The wait for more details about Vega, AMD’s forthcoming enthusiast-class Radeon graphics card architecture, will soon be over. This morning, AMD’s social media channels teased a new Ve.ga website featuring a countdown to a “Vega architecture preview.” The clock runs out at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on January 5, the opening day of CES 2017. … Read more New AMD Radeon website counts down to Vega graphics card architecture preview

No, AMD loyalists aren’t abandoning Radeon graphics cards in droves

There’s a reason why every news story you read at PCWorld includes a “Why this matters” or “The impact on you” paragraph: Context is important. Without proper context, news and numbers are just characters on a screen—and raw information without a wider look at what it actually means often results in misinterpretation and FUD. Case … Read more No, AMD loyalists aren’t abandoning Radeon graphics cards in droves

AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements

Windows is the indisputable platform of choice for gaming and VR, but Linux is catching up fast as graphics companies ramp up driver and hardware support for the OS. AMD is showing more love for Linux than ever before. The company on Thursday announced some hardware and driver updates that will strengthen gaming and VR … Read more AMD strengthens gaming and VR on Linux with graphics improvements

AMD will sneak-peek its high-end Zen CPU in December, starting a new CPU war

That distant drum beat you’re hearing? That’s the sound of the coming CPU war. The latest beat came this morning, when AMD said it was holding a sneak peek of its high-performance Zen CPU in a few weeks. The preview will be streamed at 1 p.m. PST on December 13. You can sign up at AMD’s … Read more AMD will sneak-peek its high-end Zen CPU in December, starting a new CPU war

As AMD mulls GPU for 32-core Zen chip, it develops software tools

AMD’s new ROCm software tools will exploit the joint computing power of its GPUs and Zen chips AMD’s Radeon WX 5100 GPU is targeted at VR content creation. Credit: AMD COMMENTS Agam Shah IDG News Service Nov 14, 2016 2:16 PM AMD has a clear-cut business plan: Its upcoming 32-core Zen chip will bring it … Read more As AMD mulls GPU for 32-core Zen chip, it develops software tools

AMD tosses in free Doom copies to spice up AM3+ motherboards and systems

AMD is using one of the best games of 2016 to clear stock of AM3+ motherboards and systems. The company announced Friday that you can get a free copy of Doom when you buy select AM3+ motherboards or prebuilt systems with AM3+ motherboards inside. The offer will be available until January 27 or when all … Read more AMD tosses in free Doom copies to spice up AM3+ motherboards and systems