ASUS lists support for unannounced Raven Ridge APUs

AMD had a massive 2017. They launched Ryzen and Threadripper and brought back competition to a PC segment that was on the verge of stagnation. 2018 also started well for the company. Raven Ridge APUs are a welcome addition to the PC market. Especially when discrete GPU pricing is so out of control. Raven Ridge currently comprises of 2 parts, both 65 w TDP, Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G. But now it looks like AMD has more Ryzen APUs on the horizon, with ASUS listing E-series variants of…

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7th Generation AMD APU “Bristol Ridge” products now available

AMD APU, Generation 7

  New Delhi, June 1, 2016 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) today announced its full 7th Generation AMD A-Series Processor lineup, designed to help provide powerful productivity and entertainment performance with maximum mobility for consumers. 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. Consumers can take their gaming experience to the next level using a PC equipped with support…

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AMD shows off Summit Ridge, powered by Zen

Summit Ridge's introduction, made on Zen

AMD’s Computex keynote was surely one with quite a few announcements. The company announced the RX 480, powered by Polaris 10, on shelf June 29 and availability of products powered by their 7th generation APUs. However, they left the tastiest bit for last: A first look at the core of the Summit Ridge platform, powered by their high-end x86 architecture called ‘Zen’.     The presentation was accompanied by a short video, introducing Zen and was, according to CEO Lisa Su, rendered on a computer powered by Zen. AMD expects…

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AMD 7th Generation APU Lineup And Specifications Leaked

AMD is getting ready to unveil its 7th Generation APU lineup at Computex in a few weeks.The brand new processors will be landing in June along with the AM4 motherboards and will be the first to feature Excavator on the mainstream desktop platform. 50% Faster Than Kaveri All six SKUs fall into the full power (65W) or low power (35W) variants. All SKUs utilize the AM4 socket and support DDR4-2400 memory. It is worth noting that the boards supporting the AM4 socket will be landing next month in June. AMD…

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AMD Carrizo Based Mobility APU Lineup Revealed with 5% IPC increase on the same node.

Back in 2014, John Byrne (Former SVP and GM of AMD Computing & Graphics Business Unit) revealed the new Carrizo lineup of APU’s. Recently the whole Carrizo lineup got leaked ahead of ISSCC 2015. Image courtesy : VideoCardZ   first up lets take a look at the Carrizo’s structure : We have two Excavator modules, aka four CPU cores, and four GPU modules aka 256 shaders as inferred form the next two slides. One more thing to note in the slide above is that AMD managed to achieve a 5%…

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TechARX Tech Report : Asus Crossblade Ranger

Asus Crossblade Ranger Review Off late, while other manufacturers have produced gaming-centric boards for AMD platform, ASUS has mostly shied away. The Crosshair V Formula Z came out over a year ago, and since then ROG on AMD has been a no-show. Until now. In this year’s Computex ASUS announced the Crossblade Ranger, a ROG motherboard based on the FM2+ platform and A88X chipset. The Ranger moniker is entirely new to the ROG line, introduced first with Intel’s latest Z97/Devil’s Canyon platform, and basically is an entry level offering with…

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AMD announces Carrizo/Carrizo-L: First HSA1.0 compliant APUs, available 1H 2015

AMD, at its Future of Compute event in Singapore, announced the successor to Kaveri line of APUs. Codenamed Carrizo, the APU features x86 Excavator cores with a Radeon-class GPU. With what AMD calls its first high performance system-on-a-chip (SoC), a mainstream SoC called Carrizo-L will be part of the company’s 2015 mobile APU lineup. Carrizo-L will be using the “Puma+” cores (upgraded Beema cores) with the same AMD Radeon R-Series GCN GPUs. Excavator is basically an evolution of AMD’s Bulldozer architecture (4th Generation, Bulldozer -> Piledriver -> Steamroller –> Excavator),…

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Asus Crossblade Ranger Unboxing.

Presenting Asus Crossblade Ranger,the best thing that could have happened to AMD APU in recent times. The Asus Crossblade Ranger is the first ROG AMD board designed for the FM2+ socket which uses the A88X chipset.It also comes with other ROG bells and whistles like SupremeFX, Intel Ethernet, LanGuard and KeyBot to name a few. I will let the pictures do the talking. Enjoy the pictures while I work on the review. Feel Free to give us your input, ask questions in the discussion link here

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AMD Athlon 5350 Kabini APU Review

Introduction: What is Kabini? Off late, AMD’s vision has been increasingly focused on the low-end/budget Desktop platform. While we have seen them expand their FX series of processors (two latest soldiers in the army are FX-8370 and FX-8370E), the main draw for camp red in late 2013 and 2014 till now has been mostly centered on APUs. We first came to know about the Desktop iteration of Kabini on Computex 2013, and then from several leaks, until AMD’s formal announcement in March 2014 where every detail about this platform was…

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