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AMD's Raja Koduri
08 Nov

Raja Koduri Resigns From AMD

AMD's leader of Radeon Technology Group (RTG) tenders his resignation and plans to leave AMD entirely.

Intel 8th Generation Desktop Processors Launch
03 Oct

Intel 8th Generation Desktop Processors Launch

We take a quick look at the released information on Intel's 8th Geneartion of desktop processors.  Introducing the Core i7-8700k, i7-8700, i5-8600k, i5-8400, i3-8350k, i3-8100 processors and their specifications for your buying considerations.

Case of the Missing Vega
20 Sep

Custom RX Vega: Where Are You?

With AMD's RX Vega offically being available over a month now, where are all the AIB partner custom cards?  We take a quick look at the current state and our best guess for delivery of custom cards.

Raja Koduri Takes Sabbatical
13 Sep

AMD's Raja Koduri Takes Sabbatical Until December

The beloved leader Raja Koduri of AMD's Radeon Technology Group, takes a sabbatical until December for family releated reasons.

AMD Threadripper
30 Aug

AMD HEDT Chip: Threadripper makes a huge splash!

This huge little chip, made a big splash!  AMD's Threadripper is officially here and we wanted to make sure you knew what that really means  Find out how many cores and features this HEDT/Workstation CPU has to offer.

Intel Xeon-W Workstation Processors
30 Aug

Intel Announces Xeon-W Workstation Processors

Intel announces a huge update for HEDT and Workstation class desktop users, welcoming the Xeon-W series processor with near server class features and support!  A huge improvement over the simplified i9 series processors with reduces PCIe lanes and memory support!

Intel 8th Generation CPU Architecture
24 Aug

Intel Launches 8th Generation Mobile CPUs

Intel has officially launched the 8th generation of mobile processors.  We have provided the models and specs you can expect on launch in September of 2017.  This includes the i7-8650U, i7-8550U, i5-8350U and i5-8250U processors at a rated 15W.

16 Aug

Radeon RX Vega Launched

Launch details of the new AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 GPUs.  Details on viability of the Vega launch and overall bundles and pricing.

16 Aug

AMD Encoder Plugin: Patch 2.2.3

GPUOpen introduced the advancement and the direct source contribution of AMD's Advanced Media Framework (AMF).  The purpose of this framework is to enable GPU processing of media encode and decode efforts with minimal impact to the CPU and in general end user.  With that said, this is not exclusive to AMD as NVIDIA has it's own GPU enabled media processing support but it's closed source and hasn't been made widely public.

Jensen Huang
13 Aug

NVIDIA: Cryptocurrencies Are Here To Stay

This year has been hard on system builders and PCMR members looking to purchase that upgrade in the GPU department. Due to the increase in demand thanks to cryptocurrencies (specifically Ethereum), it has been near impossible to find any GTX 1070 or 1060 from the green team and any AMD RX 580, 570, 470 or 480 GPUs from the red team. The influx of EBay offers for these cards and their inflated prices have driven normal users to sell high and earn some extra cash while waiting for Vega.