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Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8GB Review

Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ 8GB Review Manufacturer: Sapphire UK price (as reviewed): £248.99 (inc VAT) US price (as reviewed): $259.99 (ex tax) The first RX 580 card we happened across, the Asus Strix RX 580 Top OC, was a very good one but a much too expensive one; we finished our review by stating […]

Why Intel needs a six-core mainstream CPU

I have to admit that having more cores on a CPU has rarely been a reason for me to want to buy one or even to lust over leaked information or benchmarks in the past. I can still remember comparing dual-core CPUs such as the E8600 to the likes of the Q9650 in group tests […]

Aorus Radeon RX 570 Review

Aorus Radeon RX 570 Review Manufacturer: Aorus UK price (as reviewed): £179.99 (inc VAT) US price (as reviewed): Currently unavailable We’ve seen a couple of admirable efforts in the high-end GPU space from Gigabyte’s Aorus brand, which is designed specifically as the vehicle the company’s more premium components. As such, we were intrigued by this […]

AMD Radeon RX 580 CrossFire in Prey at 3,440 x 1,440

AMD Radeon RX 580 CrossFire in Prey at 3,440 x 1,440 Editor’s note: This piece was commissioned by AMD. We were asked to look into RX 580 performance in Prey at an ultra-wide resolution. Users can read more about the AMD Radeon RX 580 by following this link. AMD supplied the CPU used for test […]

AMD confirms FMA3-fixing AGESA update for early April

AMD has confirmed that it has a fix for the FMA3 bug which hard-crashes Ryzen-based systems, and that it will soon be making a microcode update available to board partners with BIOS updates expected to land in early April. News of a flaw in AMD’s Ryzen processors which allowed any application running an Intel-style fused […]

DLL patch unlocks Windows 7, 8.1 updates on Ryzen, Kaby Lake

A self-professed reverse engineer has developed patches to allow Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 installations on Intel’s Kaby Lake and AMD’s Ryzen processor platforms to continue to receive updates, even as Microsoft makes good on its promise to support the parts only in its latest Windows 10. Either as a means of concentrating its efforts […]

AMD releases Ryzen power plan with chipset driver update

AMD has completed testing of its ‘Ryzen Balanced Power Plan’ for Windows 10, and is making it available as a standard option for all as part of its latest chipset driver update. AMD’s Zen microarchitecture, as implemented in its latest Ryzen processors, is a distinct departure from the chips the company has been churning out […]

AMD launches Epyc server family of CPUs

AMD has officially launched its Epyc sever processor family – formerly known as Naples – with the top-end model offering 32 physical cores and 64 logical threads. Designed around the same Zen microarchitecture as the company’s Ryzen and Threadripper consumer chips, the Epyc parts concentrate on high-performance and many-core usage: The entry-level model features eight […]

AMD announces Ryzen Pro chip family

AMD has officially announced Ryzen Pro, the enterprise-targeted implementation of its Zen microarchitecture, which adds various security and reliability features to the Ryzen platform. Designed to compete with Intel’s vPro-equipped processor ranges, Ryzen Pro builds upon AMD’s existing Ryzen range with a selection of features targeted at enterprise use. Chief among these is a suite […]

Intel badmouths AMD’s Epyc design

Intel has sent the clearest signal possible that it is indeed threatened by AMD’s Zen microarchitecture Epyc processors: directly badmouthing the parts in a presentation to press. Announced back in March as Naples following considerable leaks and formally launched late last month, Epyc brings AMD’s Zen microarchitecture to the data centre with the promise of […]