Western Digital announces WD_BLACK CUP Esports tournament in partnership with AMD for gamers in India

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Western Digital, the company known for its wide range of HDD and SSD, has joined hands with AMD to host a 14- day gaming marathon, the WD_BLACK CUP.  According to the company, the gaming marathon will feature some of the best gaming influencers and Esports players. There will be two tracks- the WD_BLACK Cup Invitational featuring Call of Duty Warzone and the WD_BLACK Cup Open event featuring Valorant. Continue reading “Western Digital announces WD_BLACK CUP Esports tournament in partnership with AMD for gamers in India”

AMD Threadripper 2970WX and Threadripper 2920X for high-end desktops to go on sale from October 29th

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AMD has announced the availability of 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper family; the AMD Threadripper 2970WX and the AMD Threadripper 2920X for high-end desktops. Both these will be available for purchase globally on October 29. Continue reading “AMD Threadripper 2970WX and Threadripper 2920X for high-end desktops to go on sale from October 29th”

AMD investigating report on critical security vulnerabilities in Ryzen and EPYC chips

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Meltdown and Spectre are two most major security flaws that affected most of the modern computing chipsets, and today CTS-Labs, a security company based in Israel researchers says that it has found 13 security flaws in AMD’s Ryzen and EPYC chipsets. These security flaws could allow attackers install malware on highly guarded parts of the processor. Continue reading “AMD investigating report on critical security vulnerabilities in Ryzen and EPYC chips”

AMD chips vulnerable to both variants of Spectre security flaw, firmware updates coming this week

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Though AMD’s initial response to Spectre security flaw was positive as the company said the impact is ‘near zero’, today it confirmed that the processors are vulnerable to both variants of the Spectre security flaw. The company further added that it is rolling out firmware updates available for Ryzen and EPYC owners this week. Continue reading “AMD chips vulnerable to both variants of Spectre security flaw, firmware updates coming this week”

Intel announces 8th Gen Intel Core processors with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics

Intel today at the CES 2018 has introduced 8th Gen Core processors with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics crafted for gamers. It brings together the Intel quad-core CPU, Radeon RX Vega M graphics and 4GB of dedicated HBM2 using Intel’s Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) technology. Continue reading “Intel announces 8th Gen Intel Core processors with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics”

Samsung might ditch ARM in favour of Nvidia or AMD for GPU technology

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It has been rumoured for quite a while that Samsung is planning to make its own GPUs for their Exynos chipset lineup. This was supposed to be ready in time for the Note5 launch, however things did not materialise.

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AMD unveils “world’s most affordable” VR-capable Radeon RX 480 graphics card at Computex 2016

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At Computex 2016 in Taipei, AMD today unveiled a new VR-capable Radeon RX 480 graphics card priced at $199. It is touted as the “world’s most affordable solution for premium PC VR experiences”. Continue reading “AMD unveils “world’s most affordable” VR-capable Radeon RX 480 graphics card at Computex 2016”

AMD 7th Gen high-end A-Series APU processors announced, are 56% faster

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AMD has announced its full 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processor lineup which is aimed at productivity and entertainment performance. Previously codenamed “Bristol Ridge” and “Stoney Ridge,” the 7th Generation AMD FX, A-Series, and E-Series Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) show major improvements in performance compared to the previous generation, including double-digit gains in gaming, video rendering, and file compression performance. Continue reading “AMD 7th Gen high-end A-Series APU processors announced, are 56% faster”

AMD powered Android devices coming soon

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We were at the AMD India Techno Graffiti event last night, and during the Q&A session we asked the all important question of AMD’s future in mobile. The answer first was in the context of mobile being laptops and tablets and how AMD are going for the hybrid nascent segment of low powered computing devices unlike the cheaper small-screened consumption devices. But when asked if Android powered devices are a possibility with AMD chip powering them, the answer was yes. AMD India’s head told us that AMD is working on bringing Android powered devices to its portfolio but couldn’t say when.

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