APU

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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GPU

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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GPUMiningUncategorized

Powercolor Radeon RX 560 Coin Mining Card Disappoints

I have been just testing the new Powercolor Radeon RX 560 mining card. So far its underwhelming.  Not only is the build quality of the shroud low, but its a whopping 54C.  It also can’t even break 10 Mh/s.  Then here is the kicker. It is identified at a RX …

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GPU

Radeon RX Vega 56 Stock Comes, And Goes

So AMD’s Radeon RX Vega 56 came available for sale at $399 today. It was gone in a flash. At that price point if you can find a way to watercool it then you would be in good shape. Again was hoping to get one but no dice. Newegg and …

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GPUMining

Powercolor Radeon RX 560 Coin Mining Card For Sale

Powercolor is now offering a new Radeon RX 560 4GB card aimed at miners. The model AXRX 560 4GBD5-AM is available at Newegg here. Its only a 90 day warranty, a 6 pin power connector, one dual link DVI-D connector, and it has a dual slot cooler. One would imagine …

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GPU

AMD: No Pricing Control On Vega

Gamers Nexus reports that AMD said they can not control Vega pricing. This pricing issue continues to spin out of hand. Technically re-sellers can price it for whatever they want unless AMD plans to strictly control them and risk alienating Newegg and Amazon. “Radeon RX Vega64 demand continues to exceed …

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GPU

All Your Cores Belong To Us: AMD Has A Mining Problem

With last weekends Radeon RX Vega launch if you weren’t multi-boxing for sale links with an army of bots you likely didn’t get a card.  I made the mistake of having my 4 and 5 year olds wake me up in the wee hours of the morning, and I slept …

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GPU

RX Vega Pricing Rebated By AMD For Limited Number Of Cards?

Kit Guru has details from OCUK about AMD discounting a limited number of Radeon RX Vegas at launch. Those discounted cards were gone fast. This has been a turbulent week for AMD to say the least. RX Vega is officially here, which is positive news but unfortunately, pricing fluctuations have …

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DriversGPU

AMD Mining Driver Tested

Legit Reviews has tested AMD’s new coin mining driver with Ethereum. The Radeon RX 480 went from 24.6 MH/s at DAG #130 and dropped down to 14.8 MH/s at DAG #199. With the new driver the performance went up by a hair and performance at DAG #199 is shown to …

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