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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 Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.5.1 Beta with Graphics Hardware Scheduling driver (version 20.10.17.04) has been posted to AMD’s website, and as the name says on the tin, the driver offers support for Windows 10’s new hardware-accelerated GPU scheduling technology. As a quick refresher, hardware acceleration for GPU scheduling was added to the Windows display driver stack with WDDM 2.7 (shipping in Win10 2004). And, as alluded to by the name, it allows GPUs to more directly manage their VRAM. Traditionally Windows itself has done a lot of the VRAM management for GPUs, so this is a distinctive...

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3

This week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.3, a smaller patch bringing support and/or performance optimizations for three new games: Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age (released 2/1)...

23 by Nate Oh on 2/25/2018

AMD Plans PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris and Vega based GPUs in 2018, Vega APUs in Q2

For the recent launch of AMD’s Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G APUs, our review found that AMD raised the low-end integrated graphics bar to a new level...

23 by Nate Oh on 2/16/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2 & Inaugural Ryzen Desktop APU WHQL Drivers

This week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.2, a smaller patch bringing support for the just-launched Kingdom Come: Deliverance, as well as performance optimizations for Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s...

9 by Nate Oh on 2/14/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1

Last week, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.2.1, a more minor bugfix-oriented driver update. 18.2.1 also brings support for Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, a remastered version...

5 by Nate Oh on 2/5/2018

Getting Radeon Vega Everywhere: An Exclusive Media Interview at AMD Tech Day, with CEO Dr. Lisa Su

In what is becoming an annual tradition, during AMD’s Tech Day here at CES we were given the opportunity to spend some time with Dr. Lisa Su, AMD’s CEO...

65 by Ian Cutress on 1/24/2018

AMD Reassembles the Radeon Technologies Group: New Leadership Hired & Semi-Custom Folded Into RTG

Ever since Raja Koduri abdicated his leadership post at AMD’s Radeon Technologies Group in favor of a similar post at Intel, the big question on everyone’s mind has been...

50 by Ryan Smith on 1/23/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1

Opening up the new year, this week AMD released the bugfix-heavy Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.1.1, succeeding the 18.1.1 alpha addressing crashing in certain DX9 games. The instability was...

92 by Nate Oh on 1/22/2018

Acer Unveils Nitro 5: 15.6-inch Gaming Laptop with AMD Ryzen Mobile & Radeon RX560

LAS VEGAS, NV — Acer this week announced its first modern laptop that uses an AMD processor and an AMD Radeon discrete graphics chip. The Nitro 5 is a...

19 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2018

HP at CES 2018: HP Spectre x360 using Intel with Radeon RX Vega M, $1370

LAS VEGAS, NV — On the back of Intel's announcement for its new product line, Intel with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics, two OEMs have come forward as launch...

8 by Joe Shields on 1/8/2018

Intel Core with Radeon RX Vega M Graphics Launched: HP, Dell, and Intel NUC

Intel’s Performance Numbers *Disclaimer: All performance numbers in this section are from Intel and have not been independently verified On the face of it, this new product is a 7th Generation...

67 by Ian Cutress on 1/7/2018

Intel's Hades Canyon NUCs with Radeon Graphics are Official: $799-$999, Shipping in Spring 2018

LAS VEGAS, NV — Intel's Skylake-based Skull Canyon NUC has been a popular mini-desktop since its launch in early 2016. We didn't see a corresponding Kaby Lake version...

50 by Ganesh T S on 1/7/2018

Intel with Radeon RX Vega Graphics: Core i7-8809G with 3.1 GHz Base, 100W Target TDP, Overclockable

To begin the year, Intel’s Indian website has published a small number of details regarding Intel’s first ‘Intel with Radeon RX Vega Graphics’ processor. Within the table of overclockable...

83 by Ian Cutress on 1/1/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.2

Last Tuesday, AMD rolled out their major display driver update for 2017: Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1. Not long since, this week AMD has released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition...

3 by Nate Oh on 12/22/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin Edition 17.12.1: Adrenalin and ProRender Updates

Alongside the much more expansive Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition, today AMD has released Radeon Pro Software Adrenalin Edition. As implied by the name, 17.12.1 Pro includes Radeon Pro ReLive...

2 by Nate Oh on 12/12/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition: Overlay, App & More for 2017

Today, AMD’s Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition is finally upon us. Succeeding Crimson and Crimson ReLive, Adrenalin continues AMD’s yearly cadence of driver software features, again pushing the user experience...

42 by Nate Oh on 12/12/2017

Gigabyte Unveils Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC Windforce 2X, To Release RX Vega 56 Version Soon

Adding on to the recent slew of custom RX Vega announcements, last week Gigabyte announced the Radeon RX Vega 64 Gaming OC 8G, featuring their dual-fan Windforce cooling system...

9 by Nate Oh on 12/7/2017

AMD Silently Lowers Radeon RX 560 Specifications, Now Covers RX 460-class Products (Updated)

Spotted yesterday by Heise.de, AMD has silently lowered the specifications of the Radeon RX 560 to encompass parts with 14 CUs (896 Stream Processors), allowing them to be sold...

38 by Nate Oh on 12/5/2017

PowerColor Announces Red Devil Radeon RX Vega 64 and 56

Last week, PowerColor announced two custom Radeon RX Vega graphics cards: the Red Devil RX Vega 64 and Red Devil RX Vega 56. With triple-fan coolers and 2.5-slot wide...

8 by Nate Oh on 12/5/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4

Late last week, AMD released Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.11.4, bringing a few bug fixes and support for the Oculus Dash open beta and DOOM VFR ahead of...

3 by Nate Oh on 12/4/2017

Cryptomining Demand Wanes as Q3 2017 Discrete Graphics Cards Shipments Hit 5-Year-High

This week, Jon Peddie Research (JPR) released their quarterly discrete video card sales report for Q3 2017. According to JPR's figures, the quarter was a strong one for discrete...

25 by Nate Oh on 12/1/2017

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