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Khronos this morning is taking the wraps off of Vulkan 1.3, the newest iteration of the group’s open and cross-platform API for graphics programming. Vulkan 1.3 follows Khronos’s usual 2 year release cadence for the API, and it comes at a critical juncture for the API and its future development. Vulkan has been a full and official specification since 2016, turning 6 years old this year. This has given the API plenty of time to mature and have its kinks worked out, as well as to be adopted by software and hardware developers alike. But it also means that with the core aspects of the API having been hammered out, where to go next has become less obvious/harmonious. And with the API in use for...

Computex 2021: AMD's Keynote, a Live Blog (10pm ET)

When the big trade shows roll around, this is the time for the big companies in our sphere to announce their next biggest hardware, or update us on what...

34 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/31/2021

Hot Chips 33 (2021) Schedule Announced: Alder Lake, IBM Z, Sapphire Rapids, Ponte Vecchio

Once a year the promise of super hot potatoes graces the semiconductor world. Hot Chips in 2021 is set to be held virtually for the second successive year, and...

33 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/18/2021

AMD and GlobalFoundries Update Wafer Supply Agreement: Orders Through 2024, Now Non-Exclusive

In a brief Securities and Exchange Commission Form 8-K filing, AMD this afternoon has revealed that it has once again amended its wafer supply agreement with US fab (and...

41 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2021

AMD's Wi-Fi 6E Module: The RZ608

One of the elements of building a complete end-to-end solution means having all the components under one brand. The complexity of modern gadgets means that having everything made under...

51 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/10/2021

The Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 15-Inch Review: Refreshing Ryzen

Over the years, Microsoft’s Surface team has become quite a driver of innovation in the PC space. While the original Surface Pro was mostly just a curio, Microsoft continued...

98 by Brett Howse on 5/6/2021

AMD: Mobile Radeon RX 6000 Still On Track For Q2 Launch

Among the items touched upon by AMD in today’s earnings release, CEO Dr. Lisa Su’s prepared remarks included a brief update on AMD’s GPU product roadmap. For those of you...

54 by Ryan Smith on 4/27/2021

AMD Reports Q1 2021 Earnings: Firing on All Cylinders and Setting Records

As Q1 earnings season continues to roll along, on deck today is AMD, who is getting the privilege of reporting some very positive earnings for the first three months...

75 by Ryan Smith on 4/27/2021

Biostar Announces B550T-Silver Mini-ITX Motherboard For AMD's Ryzen 5000 Family

Biostar has unveiled its latest mini-ITX motherboard for the AMD B550 chipset, the B550T-Silver, which is designed for use with AMD's Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 3000 processors. The small-sized...

62 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/16/2021

AMD Ryzen 5000G APUs: OEM Only For Now, Full Release Later This Year

With the high demand for semiconductors causing most companies to focus on their high margin, high profitability components, I wasn’t expecting to see many launches of low-to-mid range hardware...

67 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/13/2021

Microsoft Springs A Surface Launch: Surface Laptop 4 Announced With Custom Ryzen

Microsoft tends to update their Surface lineup on an irregular schedule, not necessarily following the updated CPUs that are generally announced on a mostly annual cadence. Today Microsoft is...

47 by Brett Howse on 4/13/2021

AMD Issues Updated Speculative Spectre Security Status: Predictive Store Forwarding

The mention of Spectre and Meltdown is enough to send chills down any InfoSec spine. A number of these batches of security vulnerabilities deal with speculative execution, and how...

63 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/8/2021

AMD Set To Roll Out AGESA firmware USB Fix For Ryzen, Coming April

Last month, we reported that AMD had been made aware of many users experiencing intermittent connectivity issues with USB ports on its Ryzen 500-series motherboards. Requesting that users with...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/17/2021

AMD Ryzen Pro 5000 Mobile: Zen 3 comes to Commercial Notebooks

Alongside every launch of AMD’s consumer processors, the commercial offerings for business come along a few months after. Today we see the commercial launch of the Ryzen 5000 Mobile...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/16/2021

The Tour of Italy with EPYC Milan: Interview with AMD's Forrest Norrod

As AMD initiates the official global launch of its 3rd Generation EPYC enterprise processor family, codename Milan, we spend some time with AMD’s Forrest Norrod to discuss the new...

19 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/15/2021

AMD 3rd Gen EPYC Milan Review: A Peak vs Per Core Performance Balance

The arrival of AMD’s 3rd Generation EPYC processor family, using the new Zen 3 core, has been hotly anticipated. The promise of a new processor core microarchitecture, updates to...

120 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 3/15/2021

AMD to Launch 3rd Generation EPYC on March 15th: Milan with Zen 3

We’ve known for a while that AMD was set to launch its next generation enterprise EPYC processor family, collectively known by its codename Milan, sometime in the first quarter...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/8/2021

First AMD B550 With Thunderbolt 4: The ASUS ProArt B550-Creator

From a post by ASUS's Technical Product Marketing Manager (u/ASUSTechMKTJJ) on Reddit, ASUS looks to be readying up a new B550 motherboard based on its ProArt series. The ASUS...

49 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/3/2021

AMD Announces Radeon RX 6700 XT: RDNA2 For 1440p, Coming March 18th For $479

As part of AMD’s latest Where Gaming Begins product presentation, the prolific processor designer announced the next member in its Radeon family of video cards, the Radeon RX 6700...

109 by Ryan Smith on 3/3/2021

AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro: Retail Offering Starts Today

Today AMD is officially going to start offering its Ryzen Threadripper Pro processors at retail, effectively ending the exclusivity deal with Lenovo on the product line. To date, Lenovo...

29 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/2/2021

AMD To Unveil Next Radeon RX 6000 Video Card On March 3rd

It looks like AMD is getting ready to launch the next part in their RDNA2/RX 6000 family of video cards. This afternoon the company sent out a save the...

38 by Ryan Smith on 2/24/2021

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