AMD

In a brief Securities and Exchange Commission Form 8-K filing, AMD this afternoon has revealed that it has once again amended its wafer supply agreement with US fab (and AMD fab spin-off) GlobalFoundries. Under the terms of the amended seventh amendment, AMD will see out its existing commitment to use GlobalFoundries through 2024, with the latest amendment setting purchase targets for 2022, 2023, and 2024. Beyond those new targets, however, the agreement releases AMD from all further exclusivity commitments to GlobalFoundries. AMD is now free to use any fab on any process node that it wants. As a quick refresher, the seventh WSA amendment, which was signed in January of 2019, set terms for the AMD/GlobalFoundries relationship through the end of 2024. Among other things...

AMD Zen now at 6W TDP: Dual Core for Education

At the low-end of AMD’s portfolio, the company uses Athlon Gold and Silver naming for parts that offer fewer cores and lower power consumption. These parts are still based...

65 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/4/2020

ASUS PN50 Mini-PC, with Ryzen Mobile 4000 APUs, Coming September

AMD launched its Ryzen Mobile 4000 ‘Renoir’ processors in January, and one of our questions was around the appetite for AMD to push mini-PC designs. Processors that have both...

66 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/3/2020

AMD Reiterates 2020 Roadmap: Zen 3 Client & Server, RDNA 2, CDNA Late This Year

As part of AMD’s quarterly earnings presentation, the company has briefly reiterated its product plans for the second-half of the year. The company was previously slated to launch new...

84 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2020

AMD Reports Q2 2020 Earnings: Notebook and Server Sales Drive a Record Quarter

Continuing our look at tech industry financial results, AMD this afternoon is celebrating setting some new records in its Q2’2020 financial results. Enjoying a continuing turn-around in its fortunes...

36 by Ryan Smith on 7/28/2020

The ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming Wi-Fi Motherboard Review: Premium Value

Motherboards based on AMD's B550 chipset have exploded onto the scene. Despite B550 being a cost-down version of X570 for the budget market, motherboard manufacturers have gone a little...

41 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/22/2020

AMD Launches 12 Desktop Renoir Ryzen 4000G Series APUs: But You Can’t Buy Them

Today AMD is finally lifting the lid on its long-awaited desktop Zen2 based APU family. Using the same silicon as in the Ryzen Mobile 4000 family, AMD is pumping...

130 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/21/2020

Launching the #CPUOverload Project: Testing Every x86 Desktop Processor since 2010

One of the most visited parts of the AnandTech website is our benchmark database, Bench. Over the last decade we've placed as much benchmark data as we can in...

110 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/20/2020

NVIDIA and AMD Summer 2020 Video Card Game Bundles: Death Stranding & Godfall

With summer here and the tail-end of at least one series of video cards approaching, both NVIDIA and AMD have launched new video card game bundles in the last...

9 by Ryan Smith on 7/17/2020

AMD Announces Ryzen Threadripper Pro: Workstation Parts for OEMs Only

Last year we spotted that AMD was in the market to hire a new lead product manager for a ‘workstation division’. This was a categorically different position to the...

76 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/14/2020

PNY Unveils XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB DDR4-3200 Memory

Perhaps more widely known for its array of NVIDIA based graphics cards, American based company PNY has announced its latest product, the XLR8 Gaming Epic-X RGB DDR4 memory. Built...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/14/2020

Google’s new Confidential Virtual Machines on 2nd Gen AMD EPYC

With AMD’s market share slowly increasing, it becomes very interesting to see where EPYC is being deployed. The latest announcement today comes from AMD and Google, with news that...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/14/2020

Colorful Announces Two sub-$130 micro-ATX B550 Motherboards

With AMD's B550 models now on the shelves, a lot of focus around its launch was based on pricing - or rather the lack of very low-cost entry-level models. The...

50 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/9/2020

New AMD Ryzen 3000XT Processors Available Today

Announced a couple of weeks ago, the new AMD Ryzen 3000XT models with increased clock frequencies should be available today in primary markets. These new processors offer slightly higher...

111 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/7/2020

AMD Publishes First Beta Driver With Windows 10 Hardware GPU Scheduling Support

Following last week’s release of NVIDIA’s first Hardware-Accelerated GPU Scheduling-enabled video card driver, AMD this week has stepped up to the plate to do the same. The Radeon Software...

29 by Ryan Smith on 6/29/2020

AMD Succeeds in its 25x20 Goal: Renoir Crosses the Line in 2020

One of the stories bubbling away in the background of the industry is the AMD self-imposed ‘25x20’ goal. Starting with performance in 2014, AMD committed to itself, to customers...

83 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/25/2020

AMD Scores First Top 10 Zen Supercomputer… at NVIDIA

One of the key metrics we’ve been waiting for since AMD launched its Zen architecture was when it would re-enter the top 10 supercomputer list. The previous best AMD...

47 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/22/2020

GIGABYTE’s 4U 10x NVIDIA A100 New G492 Servers Announced

One of the interesting elements about NVIDIA’s A100 card is the potential compute density offered, especially for AI applications. There is set to be a strong rush to enable...

49 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/22/2020

The AMD B550 Motherboard Overview: ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, ASRock, and Others

AMD’s budget motherboard range is often at times more successful than the bigger, full fat versions. Users have in the past got almost all of the same chipset features...

100 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 6/16/2020

AMD To Launch New Ryzen 3000 XT CPUs: Zen 2 with More MHz

One of the more frequent rumors in recent weeks has been that AMD would have some new Ryzen 3000 processors to launch. Today AMD is announcing three new processors...

80 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/16/2020

AMD Announces Radeon Pro 5600M Navi GPU with HBM2 - Inside Apple's MacBook Pro 16"

Today AMD has officially announced one of the long rumoured missing Navi parts in the form of the new Radeon Pro 5600M mobile GPU, seeing the Navi 12 design...

68 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/15/2020

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