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New Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 starting at $109 announced

New Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphic card announced. The latest entry-level graphic card will cost you $109. The Nvidia new graphic cards will compete against AMD. The latest Nvidia entry level cards are based on the Pascal-powered GTX 10 series of graphics cards and budget-friendly.

According to NVIDIA, GeForce 1050 card features 640 cuda cores and 2GB of GDDR5 memory, while the GTX 1050 Ti sports 768 cuda cores and 4GB of GDDR5 memory. The new GPUs need 75W power to operate. The new graphic cards are not VR ready. Both the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti will be available on October 25, starting at just $109 and $139 respectively.

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HP AIO 27 PC and HP 4K Display with AMD FreeSync announced

A new HP Envy AIO 27 PC is announced. Envy AIO 27 is completely redesigned by HP. The company slimmed down the overall footprint with a micro-edge display for a sleeker look. The Envy AIO 27 didn’t get 7th Gen Intel Kaby Lake, but instead you get 6th generation (Skylake) Intel Core i5 and i7 processors. All in One HP PC now includes up to 16GB of memory and up to a 256GB SSD and 2TB HDD combo.

Now if you like you can add Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M 4GB graphics card, which is, of course, more powerful than the stock Intel HD 620 graphics. Nvidia GeForce GTX 950M can come in handy with the QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS touchscreen display.

Four-speaker sound bar built right into the base, and you control the volume with an easy-to-access dial on top of the base. The Envy AIO 27 includes two HDMI ports and a USB Type-C port that supports video output. You can order HP AIO 27 PC later this month with starting price $1,300.

A New HP 4K Display

HP also announced a new 4K (3840 x 2160) 60Hz IPS display. The latest HP 4K display adds AMD FreeSync support and 99 percent sRGB color accuracy. The Envy display includes HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2 and USB-C ports. You can power a device via the USB-C interface with up to 60 watts of power. HP’s new 4K display will arrive on December 4 starting at $500. HP also announced new updated HP Envy 13 and Spectre X360 13 laptops with 7th Gen Intel Core processors.

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AMD Radeon Graphic Drivers 16.10.1 released with Gear of War and Mafia 3 support

AMD just released new Radeon Graphic Drivers 16.10.1 with Gear of War 4 and Mafia III support. Both games Gear of War 4 and Mafia III are releasing soon. Check out what’s new and fixed in this latest driver update.

Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.1 

  • Support For:
    • Gears of War® 4
    • Mafia III™
  • New AMD CrossFire profile added for DirectX® 11:
    • Shadow Warrior™2

Fixed Issues

    • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™ may experience minor stutter during gameplay when using AMD CrossFire mode or may crash when launching the in game benchmark.
    • The Crew™ may experience a random or sudden FPS drop while playing.
    • Battlefield™1 may experience flickering on some surfaces when using AMD CrossFire mode.
    • Radeon WattMan may fail to keep Power Limit settings after hitting apply in some cases.
    • Overwatch™ may experience flickering character models while in the hero selection menu or during gameplay in AMD Crossfire mode.
    • Paragon™ may experience flickering while using AMD FreeSync technology and AMD CrossFire mode in conjunction.
    • Pixel Format option is no longer missing for some Radeon RX 400 series products in Radeon Settings.

Known Issues

    • A few game titles may fail to launch, experience performance issues or crash if the third party application “Raptr” has its game overlay enabled. A workaround is to disable the overlay if this is experienced.
    • The Division™ may experience a game hang during extended periods of play while in AMD CrossFire mode.
    • Rise of the Tomb Raider™ may experience an application crash when changing the resolution from in-game menus when running DirectX®12. Users can restart the game to complete the resolution change.
    • While using or having Radeon WattMan open in Radeon Settings in AMD CrossFire mode, the secondary/slave graphics processor clocks will increase to their highest state.
    • H.264 content may experience blocky corruption when streaming using P2P content players on some Radeon RX 400 series graphics products.

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AMD 7th Gen Bristol Ridge APUs arrives for Desktop PCs

AMD has launched 7th generation Bristol Ridge APUs for desktop PCs. The latest Bristol Ridge APUs will be available for sale through several OEM manufacturers like HP, Lenovo, Dell, and more. AMD has done some fine tuning with their latest processors and that has increased CPU performances.

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The new 7th generation Bristol Ridge APUs includes support for 4K Ultra HD video in both H.264 and H.265 formats. DirectX 12 games will also be able to run on Windows 10 with latest APUs.

AMD will release high-end “Summit Ridge” processors in 2017. AMD claims that it can match Intel’s current highest end processors in performance. Summit Ridge chips will also use the AM4 socket.

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New AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphic Card for $199

AMD at Computex 2016, teased consumers with AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphic Card which will cost only $199. New AMD Radeon RX 480 Graphic Card will support VR. AMD new card will consume 150W TDP of power and based on the 14nm chip. AMD Radeon RX 480 has 36 compute units and offers 5 teraflops of performance.

The RX 480 4GB of GDDR5 memory on a 256-bit memory bus resulting in a total bandwidth of 256GB/s. The card supports AMD FreeSync technology and HDR gaming via its HDMI 2.0b and DisplayPort 1.3/1.4 display connectors.

Recently, Nvidia also launched GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 graphic cards at lower price rate. AMD Radeon RX 480 will perform very close to Nvidia GTX 1070 which is priced at $379. AMD card is nearly half the price of new Nvidia Pascal card GeForce GTX 1070. AMD’s new graphic card is coming on 29th June.

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The Sulon Q VR with no PC required

Sulon is offering a sneak peek of the Q VR headset. The Sulon Q incorporates both AR and VR, and is being billed as an “all-in-one, tether-free, ‘wear and play'” headset, which also incorporates spacial computing features that work with Windows 10. Powered by an AMD processor, Sulon says the Q boasts “console-quality” graphics, without needing to be attached to a computer or console.

From Sulon:

The Sulon Q™ headset harnesses the latest in processor technology using the recently launched AMD FX-8800P processor at up to 35W with Radeon™ R7 Graphics leveraging AMD’s Graphics Core Next architecture. The full performance of 4 compute cores and 8 GPU cores are unlocked through a revolutionary Heterogeneous System Architecture (HSA), enabling the cores to share memory to work together for dramatic performance and efficiency

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Upcoming AMD Zen processors with 32 cores

AMD’s upcoming processor — codenamed ‘Zen’ — will feature no fewer than 32 cores. We already knew that Zen would have ‘a lot’ of cores, but a CERN engineer has now revealed not only how high this figure is, but more details of the processor. But this is not a true 32-core processor — AMD is using a little trickery to up the numbers.

During a presentation, CERN engineer Liviu Valsan revealed that Zen will feature up to 32 physical cores and will support Symmetrical Multi-Threading. This is achieved by combining two 16-core CPUs on a single die with what is described as “a next-generation interconnect”. AMD’s CPU refresh has been a long-time coming, and there’s a little more we know about Zen.

As well as 32 cores, the upcoming x86 processor will:

Feature 14nm FinFET technology.
Offer 40 percent improvement for Instructions Per Clock when compared to current processors.
Support DDR4 (8 channels).
Support PCIe 3.0

 

 

 

 

There’s no word on when Zen processors will see the light of day, but launch is expected by the end of the year.

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AMD VR-ready processors list

If you’re planning on building a new PC rig specifically for VR gaming in the near future, AMD has finally made picking parts a tad easier with a list CPUs the company suggests for VR gaming. Of course, we’ve known which Intel CPUs were recommended for a while, but those who find themselves on team red can now start planning their necessary upgrades. Here’s the current list of nine CPU models AMD recommends for VR applications, as reported by Forbes:

FX-9590 – 4.7GHz/5.0GHz
FX-9370 – 4.4GHz/4.7GHz
FX-8370 – 4.0GHz/4.3GHz
FX-8350 – 4.0GHz/4.2GHz
FX-6350 – 3.9GHz/4.2GHz
A10-7890K – 4.1GHz/4.3GHz
A10-7870K – 3.9GHz/4.1GHz
Athlon X4 880K – 4.0GHz/4.2GHz
Athlon X4 870L – 3.9GHz/4.1GHz

Of course, this list is only for those planning on building their own PCs to handle VR. If you’re planning on being an early adopter of the Oculus Rift, you can always pick up an Oculus Rift PC bundle later in February.