AMD’s Raise the Game bundle gives you two games and three months of Xbox Game Pass for free whenever you buy certain AMD Radeon 5000 series graphics cards. Previously, only the 5500 series and 5700 series cards were included in the offer, but AMD has now expanded this range to include the RX 5600 XT. That’s not the only change, however.
Have you ever thought to yourself, ‘You know, I love my PC, but what I’d really love is to throw my graphics card away and play the original Crysis with nothing but my CPU?’ If so, AMD’s newly-released 64-core, 128-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3990X might be for you. If you have about $4,000 to spare, that is.
In the past, Intel has held tight to its Thunderbolt specification. Today is a new day, however, and it has finally certified an AMD Ryzen motherboard for its Thunderbolt connectivity. Thunderbolt connectivity can be a handy thing to have, allowing you to run multiple data and power streams to a docking station with a single cable. Oh yeah, and it allows a maximum throughput of a whopping 40GB/s.
If you want to see changes to AMD’s software, you can now tell it which new features you want. We know how big of a deal good driver management software can be for us gamers, and if you think AMD’s Radeon Adrenalin 2020 drivers are missing something, this might be a chance to ensure its software is everything you want and more.
AMD’s Computing and Graphics revenue shot up last year despite only selling a little more actual hardware. The reason? Because people are starting to see that AMD isn’t just the cheap PC alternative anymore and are spending big money on higher spec AMD products.
The AMD Big Navi graphics card, the fabled ‘Nvidia Killer,’ may have just passed its official Korean RRA certification. A new GPU has today appeared in the Radio Research Agency database, with a model number we haven’t yet seen, and that’s usually the precursor to an imminent graphics card release.
AMD’s new Raise the Game GPU bundle rewards people buying a Radeon RX 5700-series card with Monster Hunter World: Iceborn and Resident Evil 3, and punishes cheapskates going for an RX 5500-series GPU with Ghost Recon Breakpoint and Warcraft III: Reforged. We don’t know what AMD has in store for RX 5600 XT purchasers because that GPU is currently missing from the leaked listing. Maybe they’ll get lucky and won’t have to suffer through Ghost Recon Breakpoint…
Xbox Series X frame rates above 60Hz? You’ve got AMD’s Zen 2 architecture to thank for that. According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, the step up from AMD Jaguar cores with the Xbox One to Zen 2 cores with the Xbox Series X allows its next-generation console to deliver high and consistent frame rates, variable refresh rates (VRR), and more to improve the “feel” of the game.
AMD has confirmed “that wafer supply is tight” on TSMC’s advanced 7nm process. The chipmaker has largely batted away concerns of short chip supply over the last couple of months, reiterating that it works closely with its foundry partner to ensure CPUs and GPUs keep flowing downstream. But even a colossal foundry the size of TSMC reaches capacity sooner or later – and AMD has to be smart in 2020 to keep its customers happy.
AMD will “talk more” about RDNA 2, its next-generation GPU architecture, during its upcoming Financial Analyst Day. Building on the RDNA architecture introduced with AMD’s Navi graphics cards over the past seven months, the chipmaker is promising to spill the beans on its 7nm, ray-traced successor on March 5, 2020.