More game optimisations
Only quad core and eight core CPUs
AMD Ryzen launch is pretty close
AMD has announced they’re going to hold a Webinar event that will take place on January 31st. This event is going to be streamed through Adobe Connect Meeting Room, while the host is James Prior, Channel Business Development Manager for AMD. According to latest reports, it looks like AMD will show AM4-based motherboards from ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI during the event.
Rumors from Chiphell
On the Chinese Chiphell forum new information and speculation about the upcoming AMD Ryzen processors have been released. According to the latest rumors, AMD will release Ryzen in late February but the motherboard BIOS are still not finished. According to the source we might expect a poor availability due to a BIOS issues.
799 dollars due to discontinuation
Optimization for Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Expectations too high?
According to the latest leak
Four cores and threads
Following the latest rumors that appeared on Twitter, AMD might introduce a Ryzen CPU with four cores and four threads in the coming weeks. This is supposed to be an entry-level processor with a TDP of 45W. Since most of the Intel Core i3 and Core i5 series are locked, this small Ryzen CPU could a be pretty interesting choice.
Maybe on February 27th
First WHQL release in 2017
After almost one month has passed since the last driver update, AMD has a new version ready up its sleeve. With Radeon Software Crimson ReLive 16.12.2 WQHL Driver AMD releases the first WHQL driver in 2017. This release should bring significant performance improvements in quite a few games compared to the first version.
During CES 2017
The guys from LinusTechTips have token few shots of upcoming AMD Vega 10 graphics card during the CES 2017. The GPU used during the show is a pre-production model which also feature an additional PCB for monitor all the signals. Although there aren't many details about the graphics card, we can already guess some specification.
No need special edition
Will it be a Titan X killer?
One of the main attractions at this years CES certainly was AMD presenting details on their upcoming Vega GPU architecture. It’s just great to see that AMD appears to have new products coming that might really be able to keep up with the competition - talking about Vega and Ryzen. Nevertheless we here at ocaholic are still sceptical since in the past AMD created so many false expectations, that we believe numbers when we tested a product ourselves.
Star Wars Battlefront at 60 fps at UHD
During the CES 2017 in Las Vegas AMD has shown a system based on a Ryzen processor and Vega graphics card. This is not the first time that AMD shows a system with this kind of components, a few weeks ago they displayed a similar system during the Tech Day in Sonoma California. The difference is that this time the system was running Star Wars Battlefront at 60 fps on a UHD display with probably Ultra quality settings.
With ASUS A320M-C motherboard
During CES 2017
Several performance improvements
Not compatible with old CPU coolers
After almost 10 years, even AMD is going to change the mounting. Actually it was to be expected that the upcoming AM4 CPUs would require a different mounting kit, since the socket is quite a bit different as well. As always Noctua is very early on letting their customers know that their existing CPU coolers will soon be compatible.
With latest DirectX 12 update
A few days ago Ubisoft has released a new update for Tom Clancy's The Division, this new patch brings significant improvements regarding DirectX 12 performance with AMD graphics card. According to the first tests from GameGPU and ComputerBase, it looks like the improvements put the RX 480 16% ahead of the GTX 1060.