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AMD CEO On Crytpo

CNBC interviewed AMD CEO Lisa Su and cryptocurrency is the hot topic. Amongst the cyptocurrency talk she reveals CPU sales tripled on Amazon and Newegg, and double digit growth in video cards over last years Black Friday. In Best Buy they had 2 of the top 3 gaming towers she …

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AM4 Socket Supported Through 2020

This Hothardware story notes that OverclockersUK had a stream with AMD’s James Prior where it was revealed that Socket AM4 will have new CPUs through 2020. I’m certainly glad we are upgrading to this socket at Game Republik. While this is not new information, it is nevertheless welcome news to …

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AMD Raven Ridge APU Benchmarks

Techpowerup notes that Geekbench Raven Ridge APU benchmarks have surfaced. Raven Ridge pairs Ryzen with Vega on a single package. A Geekbench page has just surfaced for AMD’s upcoming Raven Ridge APUs, which bring both Vega graphics and Ryzen CPU cores to AMD’s old “the future is Fusion” mantra. The …

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Raja Goes On Sabbatical

Anandtech has word that AMD’s Raja Koduri is going on sabbatical citing needing more time with his family. You haven’t heard from me collectively in a while – a symptom not only of the whirlwind of launching Vega, but simply of the huge number of demands on my time since …

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Financials

AMD Shares Soar On Cloud Gains

CNBC reports that AMD shares are up on news of cloud computing gains. The analyst cited how Microsoft, Baidu and Tencent announced their intentions to use AMD’s latest server chips in their cloud computing data centers. He predicts AMD’s share of the server processor market will rise to 2 percent …

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Rhenna

C'mon, given (very) recent Raja events, I simply must ask, "Is this thing on?"

Lem

Looking forward to some Raven Ridge laptops with high clocked dual channel RAM, high refresh Freesync 2 IPS screens, backlit keyboards and lots of connectivity!

Rhenna

As I write this, (10/22), there is a Gigabyte-branded reference model Vega 56 at Newegg for $470 with a $20 rebate. Of course that would still leave it with a…

AussieFX

Anyone got a Ryzen yet? Wondering which model to get, don't need a threadripper.

Rhenna

Hmmm... I see there is a more consumer-oriented. (in terms of outputs), Powercolor "RX560" offered at Newegg, which is coming right out and stating just 896 SPs. Pretty sure there…