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PCIe 4.0 “will not be an option ultimately available” to non-X570 AMD Ryzen chipsets

AMD’s Ryzen 3000 processors are nearly upon us. These will arrive July 7 alongside X570 motherboards and RX 5700-series GPUs – all fitted with PCIe 4.0 capability to supercharge your rigs bandwidth. Older motherboards are also welcome due to AM4’s backwards compatibility, some even capable of limited PCIe 4.0 capability with the right BIOS config. However, according to AMD, this germinal functionality may be nerfed in final retail code. read more

AMD’s RX 5700 XT was called RX 690 in its E3 presentation slides
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AMD’s RX 5700 XT was called RX 690 in its E3 presentation slides

AMD’s RX 5700 XT was originally named the RX 690. Evidence of the disregarded graphics card branding comes straight from AMD. An image – supposedly that of the limited edition 50th anniversary RX 5700 XT – was spotted by our very own eagle-eyed hardware sleuth Dave within the red team’s E3 press deck, brandishing the Radeon RX 690 Limited Edition title in lieu of Lisa Su’s signature. read more

AMD’s RX 5700 XT Anniversary Edition will be available in 18 countries… not just 2
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AMD’s RX 5700 XT Anniversary Edition will be available in 18 countries… not just 2

It has been widely reported that the shiny gold AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition would not be available outside of the US and China. You know the one, the new graphics card with Dr. Lisa Su’s initials on it that somehow makes it go faster. Yeah, that one. And with something as shiny and gold as that, why would you limit it to just two territories? read more

AMD Ryzen 3700X overclocking potential makes it “the crown jewel of the stack”
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AMD Ryzen 3700X overclocking potential makes it “the crown jewel of the stack”

AMD has been talking more about its upcoming Ryzen 3000 processors at events around the globe, and, at a recent London gathering, has opened up about the overclocking performance we can expect from its new Zen 2 CPUs. AMD’s Travis Kirsch explained to us which of the new processors will be your best bet in terms of overclocking, and… spoilers… it’s definitely not going to be the Ryzen 9 chips. read more

AMD’s Radeon graphics driver update is all about the Vulkan
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AMD’s Radeon graphics driver update is all about the Vulkan. Live long and prosper

AMD’s new Radeon Adrenalin driver is focusing on added Vulkan support with a particular emphasis on its high dynamic range (HDR) support and FreeSync 2 HDR. The company has long teased that we would be seeing a groundswell of new games coming with support for the open graphics API standard, and we are indeed starting to see more triple-A games launching with Vulkan as standard. read more