The reason why AMD's Vega power was high
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 19:24

The reason why AMD's Vega power was high


Power optimization engineers went to EPYC

It is no big secret that Vega 64 and 56 had quite high thermals and didn’t actually meet some of its performance targets. Some key power optimization engineers were pulled from the Vega team to the more important goal. The Naples server chip had a higher priority.

Samsung still building a GPU
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 13:22

Samsung still building a GPU


As Fudzilla reported in 2014

It takes a long time to make a GPU. As Fudzilla reported in late 2014, Samsung has been working for its own in-house GPU and it is getting closer to the finishing line.

Intel Gaming offers @AMDRyzen an 8086K CPU
Published in PC Hardware


Twitter wars

Intel found its sense of humor and offered to send @AMDRyzen twitter account, a brand-new Core i7 8086K.

Xilinx helped AMD with HBM 2
Published in AI
Friday, 15 June 2018 12:34

Xilinx helped AMD with HBM 2


High bandwidth is the key

There is an interesting story that's very little known about the public cooperation that has happened between AMD and Xilinx about HBM memory.

Tesla to enable full self-driving
Published in Transportation
Friday, 15 June 2018 10:46

Tesla to enable full self-driving


Elon said August

Elon Musk likes Twitter communication just as much as the current US president and he used the 140-character medium to reveal its Autopilot self-driving update.

NXP deal still pending in China
Published in Transportation
Friday, 15 June 2018 10:13

NXP deal still pending in China


Yet to be confirmed

A report that officially Beijing greenlighted the NXP deal has been questioned by Reuters which dismisses  the confirmation and backs its up with multiple sources.

Intel discrete graphics to arrive in 2020
Published in Graphics


SVP Raja Koduri confirms

Intel’s chief architect, senior vice president of the newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group, ex. Radeon Technology guru Raja Koduri has confirmed on Twitter that its discrete graphics will come in 2020.

Big Navi 20 to arrive 2020 or later
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 12 June 2018 14:08

Big Navi 20 to arrive 2020 or later


Vega 64 real replacement

As Fudzilla reported a few times, Navi 10, the small Navi, manufactured on 7nm, is set to arrive at some point in 2019. There will be a big gaming GPU called Navi 20, but this one won’t come until 2020.

Paul Jacobs launches XCOM
Published in Network
Monday, 11 June 2018 12:35

Paul Jacobs launches XCOM


Ex-Chairman still wants Qualcomm

Last week there was a disturbance in the force. Former CEO and recent chairman of Qualcomm, Paul E. Jacobs, decided to start a new company and call it XCOM. There is little surprise that his new company is focusing on the 5G wireless technologies that will propel the next mobile revolution.

EA hires Tim Leland
Published in Graphics
Monday, 11 June 2018 11:47

EA hires Tim Leland


Mobile guys now in charge for Frostbite

One of the key guys behind Adreno, Tim Leland, has joined EA and is working under CTO as a  general manager and VP in charge of the Frostbite engine. He will report to the EA’s CTO, Ken Moss. This hire definitely sets a wind of change within Electronic Arts.