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Noctua CPU Coolers Now Include AM4 Mounting at No Extra Cost

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Noctua today announced that all of its current multi-socket desktop CPU coolers, such as the popular NH-D15, NH-U14S and NH-U12S, now also include installation hardware for the AM4 socket of AMD’s Ryzen processors. Although Noctua introduced its dedicated SE-AM4 models in early 2017 and has provided free-of-charge upgrade kits ever since the launch of the AM4 platform, the updates of the existing multi-socket models now allow customers to install them on all current mainstream sockets without ordering extra mounting kits. As suggested retail prices remain unchanged, the updates come at no extra cost to the customers.

Rumour – AMD Navi Delayed Until October 2019?

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Last week AMD released the 7nm Radeon VII, and next on their release schedule is Navi, a mainstream part to go head-to-head with NVIDIA’s midrange cards. Navi is a 7 nm refesh of the Graphics Core Next architecture, which itself has already evolved multiple times since its initial appearance as the 28 nm architecture seen on the Radeon HD 7000 graphics cards. Initially speculated to release somewhere around the middle of the year, there is now rumour of release being pushed back somewhat.

ASRock Launches Phantom Gaming X Radeon VII 16G Graphics Card

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The leading global motherboard, graphics card and mini PC manufacturer, ASRock, launches the flagship level product – Phantom Gaming X Radeon VII 16G graphics card, featuring AMD’s world’s first 7nm Radeon VII gaming GPU and 16GB 4096-bit HBM2 memory with powerful computing performance, plus full instruction set support such as DirectX 12, OpenGL 4.5 and Vulkan for the latest AAA-rated games, virtual reality (VR), 3D rendering and video editing applications, and next-generation computing workloads. It provides a great experience for enthusiast gamers and professional creators.

MSI Announces AMD Radeon VII Graphics Card

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MSI is proud to officially announce AMD Radeon VII, the world’s first 7nm gaming graphics card. The all-new Radeon VII is designed to provide exceptional performance and amazing experiences for the latest AAA, esports and VR titles, demanding 3D rendering and video editing applications, and next-generation compute workloads.

GIGABYTE Unveils Radeon VII Graphics Card

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GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today announced the launch of Radeon VII HBM2 16G, the latest Radeon VII graphics cards built upon the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU. Based on the enhanced second-generation AMD ‘Vega’ architecture, Radeon VII is equipped with 3840 stream processors and 16GB of ultra-fast HBM2 memory (second-generation High-Bandwidth Memory). It is designed to deliver exceptional performance and amazing experiences for the latest AAA, esports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles, demanding 3D rendering and video editing applications, and next-generation compute workloads.

AMD Radeon VII: World’s First 7nm Gaming GPU Now Available

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Today, AMD announced availability of the world’s first 7nm gaming graphics card, the Radeon VII, bringing exceptional performance and amazing experiences for the latest AAA, eSports and VR titles, demanding 3D rendering and video applications, as well as next-gen compute workloads.

Massive Radeon VII Shortage Reported in Europe

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There have been numerous reports of Radeon VII shortages around the world, and the latest comes from the French website CowcotLand. According to the article, the cards are quiet expensive and scarce

Most Powerful Gaming Graphics Card from AMD Unveiled – Radeon VII

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AMD Unveils World’s First 7nm Gaming GPU – Delivering Exceptional Performance and Incredible Experiences for Gamers, Creators and Enthusiasts

AMD Announces Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE

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Today, AMD announced the availability of the new Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors for order today, joining the Athlon 200GE in the reimagined family of AMD Athlon processors with Radeon Vega graphics. Built on the highly efficient “Zen” architecture leveraging the advanced socket AM4 platform allowing for future upgradability, Athlon delivers responsive, reliable computing experiences for everyone who surfs the web, watches video, and works on their PC.

GIGABYTE’s W291-Z00 EPYC Tower Server

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GIGABYTE has brought the impressive compute and I/O capabilities of AMD EPYC to a new single socket tower server that can support four GPGPU cards, making it ideal for SOHO, SME, universities or other organizations requiring a cost effective, high performance engine for simulation, machine learning or other AI, HPC or data processing workloads. VGA graphics cards may also be installed instead, turning the W291-Z00 into a powerful tool for CAD modeling or 3D rendering.

Yeston Radeon RX 590 Game Ace Shown to be a Very Unique Looking Card

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It’s not often that we cover hardware which will never see the light of day in the western world, but the colouring of this card is so outlandish that in this case we had to. Yeston, a Shenzhen-based graphics card maker that manufactures both AMD- and NVIDIA-based graphics cards for the Chinese market, has released a new Radeon RX 590 called the Game Ace. The card is unashamedly proud of its colouring, with its black base colour accented by neon pink.

AMD Outselling Intel Two to One in Germany

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The brilliant value for money presented by Ryzen 2 CPUs as well as the worldwide shortage of Intel CPUs has possibly been one of the best things to happen to AMD in recent time, with German retailer MindFactory.de showing AMD CPUs outselling Intel CPUs at a ratio of two to one in November.

BIOSTAR Gets Ready for 2019 Gaming Products

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BIOSTAR, a leader in gaming motherboards, graphics cards and SSDs, kicks off its 2019 gaming strategy with products and channel activities starting now. With the popularity of BIOSTAR’s Intel and AMD platform solutions and newly introduced M.2 NVMe SSDs, BIOSTAR is poised to increase its share in gaming with aggressive products and activities for the coming year. BIOSTAR attended G-Star Game Show in Korea for the first time during November 15-18. Gaming systems used during the PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS live tournament on the main stage of the emTek booth were powered by BIOSTAR RACING X470GT8 motherboards. Renowned Korean Overclocker and PC builder also built an amazing system using the RACING X470GT8 and InWin WINBOT, which captured the imagination of visitors.

PlayStation 5 Likely to be Powered by AMD Ryzen Based APUs

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Sony recently took the world by surprise when they announced that the PlayStation team would be skipping E3 2019, but there is a bit more news than that. Reddit user RuthenicCookie has stated that the upcoming PlayStation 5 (or whatever it ends up being called) will continue to use AMD for its processing power.

SAPPHIRE Announce NEW NITRO+ Radeon RX 590 Special Edition

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It’s SAPPHIRE’s pleasure to announce the NITRO+ Radeon RX 590 Special Edition 8GB Graphics Card. Designed to optimize performance and efficiency on FinFET 12nm process technology, this card comes equipped with the Award Winning SAPPHIRE Dual –X Cooler, and is capable of delivering a smooth and fast gaming experience at high resolutions.

AMD Announces the Radeon RX 590 Graphics Card

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AMD today unveiled the Radeon RX 590 graphics card, an advanced 12nm GPU designed to deliver amazing gaming experiences and outstanding performance for the latest AAA, eSports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles.

Powered by AMD “Polaris” architecture, the AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card provides faster clock speeds for higher gaming performance than the AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card, and delivers up to 20 percent or higher performance-per-dollar than the competition. Paired with the advanced AMD Radeon FreeSync gaming display technology and loaded with the latest AMD Radeon Software features, the AMD Radeon RX 590 graphics card delivers an exceptional gaming experience.

AMD Holiday Gift Guide: “Just Add Wrapping”

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Today, AMD kicked off its 2018 holiday campaign “Just Add Wrapping” to help consumers find perfect gifts this holiday season. With a variety of product offerings from AMD Ryzen desktop processors and AMD Radeon graphics cards, to AMD-powered notebook and desktop OEM systems, the AMD Holiday Buying Guide provides recommendations tailored for all PC users: from everyday PC users to gamers, streamers, DIY enthusiasts, and creators.

German HLRS Building a Supercomputer with 10,000 64-Core AMD “Rome” Processors

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Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum (or HLRS for short and based in Stuttgart, Germany), which translates to High Performance Computing Center, is building a supercomputer called “Hawk” powered by 10,000 of the recently previewed EPYC “Rome” 64 core processors for a total of 640,000 cores and 1,280,000 threads.

AMD Previews EPYC “Rome” Processors with up to 64 Cores at 2.35 GHz

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AMD is really chasing the high core counts with their latest processors, codenamed Rome, being previewed with up to 64 cores. The first generation EPYC multi-core modules, or MCMs, were four CPU dies in one processor – essentially a 4P module.

Rome takes that a step further by including up to eight 7 nm Zen 2-based dies, scattered up to four per side around a central 14 nm I/O die which handles the uncore. These dies communicate using AMD’s second generation Infinity Fabric architecture without the need for an interposer.

PowerColor Announces Radeon RX 590 Red Devil 8GB GDDR5 Graphics Card

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TUL Corporation, a leading and innovative manufacturer of AMD graphic cards since 1997, has introduced the newest PowerColor Red Devil RX 590 8GB GDDR5. The new Red Devil RX 590 brings new blood to the mainstream market, performing more than 10% over the comparable priced cards, this makes a no brainer for this segment.

ASRock Radeon RX 590 Phantom Gaming X OC Spotted

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The Radeon RX 590 leaks are coming hard and heavy now, with the latest being the ASRock Radeon RX 590 Phantom Gaming X OC. Rather than re-iterating all of the specs that remain unchanged between the new and current cards, we can sum it up as Polaris 30 (Radeon RX 590) is a die shrink to 12nm FinFET from Polaris 20 (Radeon RX 580). As such, we will just focus on this specific card.

Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition Specs Leaked

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Sapphire’s upcoming Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ will receive the Special Edition treatment in the form of the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 8GB5 Limited Edition – that’s the official name and quite a mouthful. Twitter user Komachi Ensaka leaked slides showing the features of the card, which shows the specifications and features of the card in detail.

TYAN Highlights AMD EPYC Processor-Based HPC and Storage Server Platforms at SC18

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TYAN, an industry-leading server platform design manufacturer and a subsidiary of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation, is showcasing a full line of HPC and storage server platforms based on the AMD EPYC processor that are targeted at datacenter markets at SC18 in Dallas, Texas, November 12-15.

“The rapid expansion of cloud-scale computing, the extension of high-performance computing, and artificial intelligence are reshaping today’s data centers and driving the architecture transformation,” said Danny Hsu, Vice President of MiTAC Computing Technology Corporation’s TYAN Business Unit. “TYAN’s AMD EPYC processor-based server platforms enable data centers to provide powerful compute capabilities and to maximize its efficiency.”

2nd Generation AMD Ryzen Processors Win Awards

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Today, AMD announced that the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) named AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX the CES 2019 Innovation Awards Honoree in the Computer Hardware and Components category. AMD also won two prestigious Trusted Reviews Awards 2018 in the categories of “CPU of the Year” for AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and “Value CPU of the Year” for AMD Ryzen 5 2600.

XFX Radeon RX 590 FatBoy Spotted

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Last week saw us looking at the Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ and today we see another RX 590-based card, this time from XFX. Arguably not as visually striking or appealing as the Sapphire card, the XFX Radeon RX 590 FatBoy definitely has the catchier name.