AMD News Roundup (EPYC, Threadripper, Ryzen Pro) and more
Posted on: 05/17/2017 01:16 PM

Here a roundup of today's reviews and articles:

AMD Announces High Performance Computing Platform - Naples is EPYC
AMD Announces Radeon Vega Frontier Edition - Not for Gamers
AMD Announces Their Ryzen PRO Line-up for Workstations
AMD Confirms Their Threadripper Line-up
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
AMD Ryzen Mobile Solutions to Launch at the End of 2017
AMD to Continue Working With TSMC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES on 7 nm Ryzen
AMD's 7nm data centre roads lead to Rome
ASUSTOR AS1004T NAS Server Review
Budget Game PC - May 2017
FSP Windale 6 Cooler Review
In Win 301 Review
Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review: Premium Android Productivity And Entertainment @ HotHardware

AMD Announces High Performance Computing Platform - Naples is EPYC
Today on their Financial Analyst Day 2017, AMD has taken the lid off their "Naples" Zen implementation. The balanced Zen core in its unrestrained, server-grade level has become EPYC, with AMD CEO Lisa Su holding the silicon in her bare hands. The new EPYC platform with its I/O performance improvements allows more GPUs to be connected to a CPU than any other platform, with up to 128 PCIe lanes being expected on these server-grade chips.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

AMD Announces Radeon Vega Frontier Edition - Not for Gamers
Where is Vega? When is it launching? On AMD's Financial Analyst Day 2017, Raja Koduri spoke about the speculation in the past few weeks, and brought us an answer: Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is the first iteration of Vega, aimed at data scientists, immersion engineers and product designers. It will be released in the second half of June for AMD's "pioneers". The wording, that Vega Frontier Edition will be released in the second half of June, makes it so that AMD still technically releases Vega in the 2H 2017... It's just not the consumer, gaming Vega version of the chip. This could unfortunately signify an after-June release time-frame for consumer GPUs based on the Vega micro-architecture.

This news comes as a disappointment to all gamers who have been hoping for Vega for gaming, because it reminds of what happened with dual Fiji. A promising design which ended up unsuitable for gaming and was thus marketed for content creators as Radeon Pro Duo, with little success. But there is still hope: it just looks like we really will have to wait for Computex 2017 to see some measure of details on Vega's gaming prowess.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

AMD Announces Their Ryzen PRO Line-up for Workstations
AMD has tentatively announced the existence of an additional Ryzen line-up, Ryzen PRO, which AMD pits against Intel's i5-7500 with some interesting performance claims for professional-grade workloads.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

AMD Confirms Their Threadripper Line-up
AMD's Jim Anderson has just confirmed reports about AMD's high-performance, enthusiast-level performance CPUs with up to 16 cores and 32 threads. These Threadripper CPUs will be available this summer.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz
AMD's Ryzen 5 1600 is a six-core processor with twelve logical cores, which turns out to be a cost-effective alternative to the Ryzen 5 1600X, which is only marginally faster. The 1600 also offers good overclocking potential, going beyond the clock limits of AMD Precision Boost and XFR.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

AMD Ryzen Mobile Solutions to Launch at the End of 2017
Today on their Financial Analyst Day 2017, AMD's Mark Papermaster confirmed the existence of Ryzen mobile products. Namely, Papermaster said "(...) with Ryzen mobile coming out at the end of the year." These will launch on the second half of 2017, in two-in-1 systems, ultraportable, and gaming products. These will have integrated Zen cores and, for the first time-ever announcement, Vega graphics cores integrated into the processor. This looks to be a very, very interesting APU solution from AMD. These Zen and Vega foundations should deliver 50% more CPU performance and 40% more GPU performance, help AMD achieve an up to 50% increase in power efficiency on their mobile platformcompared to their 7th Gen APU solutions.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

AMD to Continue Working With TSMC, GLOBALFOUNDRIES on 7 nm Ryzen
In the Q&A section of their 2017 Financial Analyst Day, AMD CEO Lisa Su answered an enquiry from a Deutsche-bank questioner regarding the company's aggressive 7 nm plan for their roadmap, on which AMD seems to be balancing its process shrinkage outlook for the foreseeable future. AMD will be developing their next Zen architecture revisions on 7 nm, alongside a push for 7 nm on their next-generation (or is that next-next generation?) Navi architecture. This means al of AMD's products, consumer, enterprise, and graphics, will be eventually built on this node. This is particularly interesting considering AMD's position with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, with which AMD has already had many amendments to their Wafer Supply Agreement, a remain of AMD's silicon production division spin-off, the latest of which runs from 2016 to 2020.

As it is, AMD has to pay GLOBALFOUNDRIES for its wafer orders that go to other silicon producers (in this case, TSMC), in a quarterly basis since the beginning of 2017, based on the volume of certain wafers purchased from another wafer foundry. In addition, AMD has annual wafer purchase targets from 2016 through the end of 2020, fixed wafer prices for 2016, and a framework for yearly wafer pricing in this amendment, so the company is still bleeding money to GLOBALFOUNDRIES. However, AMD is making the correct decision in this instance, I'd wager, considering GLOBALFOUNDRIES' known difficulties in delivering their process nodes absent of quirks.


Read full article @ techPowerUp

AMD's 7nm data centre roads lead to Rome
The next in line is based on 7nm is what the company internally call Zen 2. Getting the transistors smaller should enable them to put more transistors per square meter and get to a much better efficiency. In servers, it is all about the efficiency per square millimeter, or performance per watt metric. The Zen 2 data center is codenamed Rome.


Read full article @ Fudzilla

ASUSTOR AS1004T NAS Server Review
It may not be the fastest of its kind but the latest AS1004T 4-Bay NAS by ASUSTOR combines good performance levels with great looking OS and a plethora of software features not found in many similar models.


Read full article @ NikKTech

Budget Game PC - May 2017
The Hardware.Info Budget Game PC Advice has a balanced configuration for playing video games, without having to spend too much. The components have been selected to offer the best bang for your buck.

That means you cannot always expect the highest settings, resolution and frame rate, but at the same time you should be able to play all modern games in Full HD resolution without making huge concessions to either the image quality or your enjoyment of the game.


Read full article @ Hardware.Info

FSP Windale 6 Cooler Review
While you may know FSP as a power supply manufacturer, the company is currently branching out into areas, including air coolers. Today we take a look at the Windale 6 air cooler, with an MSRP of $47.99. Up against stiff competition, how does FSP fair on its air cooling debut?


Read full article @ KitGuru

In Win 301 Review
In Win has quickly become the master of high-end design cases starting a couple of years ago. Despite the exclusive design, the biggest issue of these cases has always been the price. With the 301, In Win appears to be offering a mini-tower case compatible with microATX motherboards with a price close to 80 euro. Compared to the 303, the cable management of this 301 has been improved.


Read full article @ ocaholic

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 Review: Premium Android Productivity And Entertainment @ HotHardware
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 may be one of the better-equipped tablets for consumers looking for a device that has it all – multimedia and productivity chops, useful feature adds and good looks as well. With its HDR-ready screen, quad speakers, S Pen, optional keyboard, and all-glass design, the Galaxy Tab S3 has a lot to offer.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S3 features a 9.7-inch Super AMOLED display that supports HDR content, though there are some caveats to this which we’ll discuss later in this review. To further enhance the multimedia experience on this tablet, Samsung has included quad-stereo speakers as well...


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