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Stuart Thomas
on 10 January 2020 at 12:42

AMD is getting the big guns ready. An unreleased AMD Radeon RX graphics card has just popped up on the OpenVR benchmark results, comfortably outstripping the performance of a ¬¬gc_id:4050[Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti]¬¬.

The unnamed graphics card was tested alongside one of the recently announced AMD Ryzen 7 4800H mobile processors. Even despite the mobile chipset the unannounced Navi GPU picked up at score in the VR benchmark of 103.92, compared to 88.10 from a GeForce RTX 2080 Ti / ¬¬p_id:2506[Intel Core i7-8700K 6-Core 3.7GHz]¬¬ combo which ran the same test.

Jon Sutton
on 09 January 2020 at 12:10

Intel took its first tentative steps into actually bringing dedicated graphics cards to market at CES 2020, showcasing the DG1, its first Xe-based GPU.

The actual unveiling was a little unusual. Intel talked a big game but had precious little to show. Lisa M. Pearce,  Intel vice president, chose to showcase some on-stage gameplay from Destiny 2 yet provided zero detail on frame rates, resolutions, or graphics settings. 

Stuart Thomas
on 08 January 2020 at 16:41

With CES 2020 coming to a close, Razer has just announced its new ‘Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop’ - A compact gaming PC with modular components and upgrades.

What does this mean? Well it means you don’t have to be the most tech-savvy to build your very own dream PC. No more cables and wires or unscrewing; the new compact gaming PC has a ‘lock-and-slide’ mechanism which allows for easy access to the computer’s chassis and even easier upgrading of internal components.

Neil Soutter
on 08 January 2020 at 12:54

AMD’s CES 2020 keynote came and went without so much as a whisper of the much anticipated high-end Navi Radeon RX graphics cards we’d all been hoping for. Our dreams are not dead, however, as AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has confirmed that high-end Navi, the RDNA 2 graphics architecture and hardware-based support for raytracing are all in the pipeline.

The AMD CES 2020 keynote brought the announcement of the Radeon RX 5600 series for the mid-tier market but graphics enthusiasts were left disappointed without word of high-end Radeon RX chips to compete with the ¬¬gc_id:4552[Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super 8GB]¬¬ and ¬¬gc_id:4050[Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti]¬¬, nor Nvidia’s expected GeForce RTX 3000 series.

Jon Sutton
on 08 January 2020 at 10:58

As another CES makes itself comfortable, the world of hardware marches inexorably on. Next up to get a bullet in the head is your flake old DDR4 memory - Micron has announced it has begun sampling of DDR5 RDIMMs, the next generation of volatile memory.

DDR, or Double Data Rate, traces a fairly predictable path from generation to generation. DDR5 will offer exactly double the memory density of DDR4, as well as improving memory performance by over 85%. The faster RAM should also offer improved reliability. It’s DDR4 but better in every conceivable way.

Jon Sutton
on 07 January 2020 at 17:26

UPDATE: As expected, AMD has unleashed the eagerly anticipated 64-Core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. The frankly monstrous 128-Thread processor can be yours from February 7th, provided you've got the alarmingly deep pockets required to afford this fearsome level of performance.

The so-called "one CPU to rule them all" is a reconfigured consumer variant of the AMD EPYC 7702P server processor. Consumer's probably putting quite a positive spin on this thing though; the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X will set you back an eye-watering $3990. The clue's in the name.

Stuart Thomas
on 07 January 2020 at 16:14

Following on from Nvidia’s announcement of 360Hz G-Sync adaptive sync technology at CES 2020, Asus has announced its all-new 360Hz capable monitor with G-SYNC technology.

ASUS has been able to team up with Nvidia ensuring the Asus ROG Swift 360Hz 1080p has the G-Sync technology that many Team Green gamers have fallen for, giving the user smooth images with minimal screen tear when enjoying their favourite titles. 

Neil Soutter
on 07 January 2020 at 13:16

AMD has expanded on its FreeSync technology’s certification today with the announcement of AMD FreeSync Premium and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro.

FreeSync is AMD’s free-to-use answer to variable refresh rates, helping to eliminate screen tearing and reduce stuttering. It’s a direct competitor to Nvidia’s rather more expensive G-Sync tech, although has somewhat suffered from the open standards contributing to less reliable quality.

Jon Sutton
on 07 January 2020 at 10:04

Just as expected, AMD revealed the Radeon RX 5600 series to the world during its pre-CES 2020 showcase, along with a pair of new mobile graphics cards.

We’ll start with the desktop chips, which comprise the ¬¬gc_id:4947[AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT 6GB]¬¬ and the ¬¬gc_id:4948[AMD Radeon RX 5600 6GB]¬¬. The Radeon RX 5600 XT will be available from January 21st, priced at $279, while pricing has yet to be announced for the standard Radeon RX 5600. Based on AMD’s current roster we’re expecting it to be $229-$249.

Jon Sutton
on 06 January 2020 at 21:47

CES is always a great time for fans of technology, although it can be a little hit or miss in terms of gaming related goodies. For fans of AMD it looks as if it’s certainly going to be veering more toward hit than miss though with the annual AMD CES keynote set to offer us a glimpse at the future of high performance computing.

AMD has promised it will “push the envelope” yet again at CES 2020. CEO Dr. Lisa Su will be on hand for the live event which you can watch right here on  Monday, January 6th at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm GMT / 11pm CET.