RDNA 4 Radeon GPUs: specs and performance of both chips leaked

Previously, new GPU generations were coming in 2-year cycles, which would mean a launch this fall. However, Nvidia’s roadmap has put the GeForce RTX 5000 launch into 2025 some time ago. AMD is still unclear on the launch date of Radeon RX 8000s, but there’s some chance it’s within this year. The specs of these GPUs using RDNA 4 architecture have now surfaced on the internet. If they are real, it might even point to a release relatively soon. Read more “RDNA 4 Radeon GPUs: specs and performance of both chips leaked” »

AMD to produce lowend CPUs and GPUs using Samsung’s 4nm node

Back when the groundbreaking Ryzen processors launched, AMD was still manufacturing almost all of its products at GlobalFoundries, with the exception of chipsets designed by ASMedia. But now, by contrast, it is almost fully tied to the fortunes of TSMC. However, it looks like there could soon be some diversification in place. Samsung-made chips are coming to low-cost processors and they’ll also appear in Radeon graphics cards later. Read more “AMD to produce lowend CPUs and GPUs using Samsung’s 4nm node” »

AMD’s Zen 5 is said to be 40% faster over Zen 4. Can that be real?

The day when AMD releases processors with the new Zen 5 core, allegedly the biggest upgrade since the first Zen, is closing in. Their performance remains quite unclear though – on the one hand AMD’s materials talk about a 10–15% or a little bit more performance increase per 1 MHz, but at the same time there are rumors talking about 30% or now even 40% performance increase. So what to believe and what to watch out for? Read more “AMD’s Zen 5 is said to be 40% faster over Zen 4. Can that be real?” »

FSR 3.1 improves quality, can add frame generation to DLSS

At GDC 2024, AMD unveiled the 3.1 version of its FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) game upscaling. This is an evolution based on last year’s FSR 3.0 and is designed to improve image quality, but also brings an interesting change. Previously, a frame generation technology (analogous to Nvidia’s frame generation in DLSS 3 and 3.5) was introduced in FSR 3. In FSR 3.1, it can now also be used separately, even combined with DLSS. Read more “FSR 3.1 improves quality, can add frame generation to DLSS” »

Ray tracing on AMD RDNA 4 will be twice as fast thanks to BVH8

A few days ago, information leaked on Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 5 Pro console, which will feature upgraded hardware with a significantly stronger GPU and AI acceleration to enable AI-based PSSR upscaling. Other details have now emerged, however, with implications for the upcoming Radeon RX 8000 graphics, as they talk about the capabilities of RDNA 4 architecture’s GPUs in ray tracing. They are set to improve by quite a bit. Read more “Ray tracing on AMD RDNA 4 will be twice as fast thanks to BVH8” »

Radeon RX 7900 GRE now available worldwide, new models added

The Radeon graphics lineup is getting a new SKU slotted between Radeon RX 7800 XT and the Radeon RX 7900 XT. AMD launched the Radeon RX 7900 GRE into that gap last summer even ebfore the launch of the RX 7800 XT, but initially it was a China specific SKU. The cards started to be available in the western markets later though and AMD has now made this official – the Radeon RX 7900 GRE is coming out globally and with a larger selection of models. Read more “Radeon RX 7900 GRE now available worldwide, new models added” »

Zen 6 finally brings more advanced 2.5D chiplets, has RDNA 5 GPU

So far, little information has emerged about what to expect from AMD Ryzen processors with the Zen 6 architecture. The core itself should be an evolution of Zen 5, given AMD’s model resembling “tick-tock”, where even-numbered cores are less aggressive enhancements of tech introduced in odd-numbered ground-up redesigns. But it looks like everything else in the SoC could be a radical shift from the aging concept of Ryzen processor uncores. Read more “Zen 6 finally brings more advanced 2.5D chiplets, has RDNA 5 GPU” »

Microsoft tightens Windows 11 requirements, breaks all Core 2 PCs

Windows 11 came out with fairly strict hardware requirements, causing worries with mandatory TPM2 for a while, for example. It also officially supports only a very limited list of new processors, with the vague threat that future updates may not work on older ones. Now Microsoft has quietly tightened the screws. Fortunately, it is not going to enforce this whitelist, but the system will stop working on a number of older processors. Read more “Microsoft tightens Windows 11 requirements, breaks all Core 2 PCs” »

AMD confirms Zen 5 details: 6 ALUs, full-performance AVX-512

Zen 5-based AMD processors will launch this year (perhaps in Q3). Unlike Zen 4 which was just Zen 3 refined, Zen 5 will be another big upgrade, and according to various hints including statements by the architect Mike Clark, it could be AMD’s most interesting core since the first Zen. Interestingly, up until now, the only information about it has come from a single YouTuber source. But it has just been officially confirmed directly by AMD. Read more “AMD confirms Zen 5 details: 6 ALUs, full-performance AVX-512” »

Zen 5 is delayed. AMD has confirmed desktop launch in H2 2024

First there was a report that things might not be so hot with Intel’s next generation of desktop processors – the 2nm Arrow Lake on the LGA 1851 platform. To make things better, the other side seems to have its own issues too: AMD’s Zen 5 will be delayed. Hopefully it won’t be anything dramatic, but the reports of spring launch that we recently shared won’t come true. It’s not clear if this will also delay gaming models with 3D V-Cache. Read more “Zen 5 is delayed. AMD has confirmed desktop launch in H2 2024” »

RTX Video Super Resolution alternative: FSR for YouTube and VLC

Last year Nvidia came out with RTX Video Super Resolution, a video upscaling and postprocessing technology for usage in web browsers and later also in VLC Media Player. It looks like something similar will be available also for AMD GPUs, but while Nvidia’s approach is the equivalent of DLSS 1.0 applied to video content, Radeon’s upscaling will probably be based on FSR 1.0, so it could be usable by other vendor GPUs, like FSR. Read more “RTX Video Super Resolution alternative: FSR for YouTube and VLC” »

Ryzen 9000 with Zen 5 cores is in production. Launch in 3 months?

AMD still hasn’t officially said anything about when Zen 5 processors might hit the market. But it looks like it could be surprisingly soon. Usually, if something is supposed to come out “in 2024”, it’s more likely to come out towards the end of it, but according to rumors, the Ryzen 9000 desktop processors (as Zen 5 might be called) could come out in just a few months at an early date, similar to the release of Ryzen 2000. Read more “Ryzen 9000 with Zen 5 cores is in production. Launch in 3 months?” »

Fluid Motion Frames now also for Radeon iGPUs, leaves preview

Last year AMD released FSR 3 frame generation, of which a simplified version that doesn’t use game vector data is also usable globally on the GPU driver level as the AMD Fluid Motion Frames feature. It can be used in all sorts of games that lack their own FSR 3 (or Nvidia’s DLSS 3) support. This technology will soon make its way from beta to standard drivers, and it now even works on integrated GPUs, including gaming handhelds. Read more “Fluid Motion Frames now also for Radeon iGPUs, leaves preview” »

AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT is real, launching this month

When AMD released the Radeon RX 7600 as the cheapest RDNA 3 model, it was the only card without the “XT” designation. It uses fully enabled Navi 33 die configuration thoughs, so it invited the interpretation that a Radeon RX 7600 XT might not even exist. But as it turns out, such graphics card is indeed coming to market. There is also talk of other additions to the Radeon RX 7000 series, but it’s a muddier story with those. Read more “AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT is real, launching this month” »

New AMD 700 series AM5 chipsets may be coming in Q3 2024

Posts on the Chinese Board Channels forum used to share various information from hardware manufacturer circles, now shed light on future events that await us in the coming year in the desktop market. This concerns both the arrival of a new desktop platform and chiplet processors from Intel, but also AMD. Much less is known about plans for the AM5 platform, so this is an interesting insight if these rumours are confirmed. Read more “New AMD 700 series AM5 chipsets may be coming in Q3 2024” »

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