AMD has today silently ‘launched’ its RX 5300M series of graphics cards. Wait… what? Yeah, no sooner has Apple seemingly announced the AMD Radeon 5300-series of graphics card with its own MacBook Pro launch, but AMD lists a completely different 5300-series GPU on its own site.
It’s time to get angry people. The polo necks are stealing our mainstream graphics cards and slapping them into $3,000 non-gaming laptops with barely an RGB between them. Yes, AMD has gotten completely into bed with Apple and looks like it’s giving the fruity folk exclusive access to the full Navi 14 GPU for its new 16-inch MacBook Pro.
AMD is preparing to add integer scaling into its graphics drivers, if the recent linux driver patches are anything to go by. There are multiple entries in the patch archives for October showing AMD devs working to implement the oft-requested feature, and with the big AMD Adrenalin driver update likely to drop in December I wouldn’t be surprised if integer scaling was one of the new features being prepped for it.
There are three different versions of the AMD Navi 14 desktop GPU in the pipeline, according to a recent Linux driver patch. The patch adds in peak clock figures for both mobile and desktop versions of the Navi 14 GPU, though what Linux refers to as ‘peak clock’ AMD is now classing as ‘Game Clock.’
AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, has confirmed that the red team’s next generation Ryzen 4000 Renoir APUs will be launching early next year. We expect that means January’s annual Vega techgasm, CES, will be featuring a whole load of AMD-based laptops to kick off the new year in style. The new Ryzen 4000 7nm mobile processors will be based on the current Zen 2 processor architecture, but it’s the choice of graphics component that we still don’t 100% know about within the new APUs.
AMD has posted its latest financials… to a somewhat mixed reception. And I think that’s a little unfair, because AMD is still punching well above its weight and has just pumped a whole lot of cash into its R&D efforts. It’s also just hit the company’s highest quarterly revenue since 2005 and the highest quarterly gross margin since 2012. Basically that’s all boring financial talk for: “AMD done good.”
More AMD RX 5500 XT graphics cards have appeared in the EEC database, with MSI registering six different versions of the mainstream Navi GPU, including specific overclocked SKUs. Though the listing was published today it does bear saying that it also includes references to GTX 1650 Ti SKUs too, and the latest, very reliable, rumours doing the rounds suggest that there will be no such card. The GTX 1650 Super will reportedly take its place in the Nvidia GeForce stable.
A recently released AGESA update for 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors further increases boost clock speeds under heavy load. AMD’s recent code update, AGESA Combo-AM4 126.96.36.199, is now available on at least three motherboards from ASRock, and, in preliminary testing, has been shown to further increase Zen 2 boost clocks.
AMD is reportedly in a “remarkable position” to grow its market share against Intel and Nvidia, according to an analyst at investment bank and financial heavyweight Morgan Stanley.
A listing for an AMD Ryzen 7 3750X processor has shown up in an official document on the company’s website. While far from confirmation that this silicon oddity will ever make it into your PC or our best CPUs for gaming guide, the red team looks to be considering an eight-core/16-thread processor somewhere in between two of its most similar processors: the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 7 3800X.