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5 Top Graphics Card Brands [Unveiled]

Gamers know the importance of hardware, and the most important piece of hardware for any gamer is the graphics card. When making the choice for a graphics card, there are many important concepts to understand such as the different hardware specifications like clock speed along with memory type. A significant part of understanding if you are getting a great graphics card is seeing who is bringing the card to market. Therefore, having a trusted brand is very important. All graphics cards essentially perform the same function, but the brand association conveys lots of different unspoken values. For example, when weighing processors manufactured by AMD vs Nvidia the values of each brand will affect the consumer’s decision. Importance of a Good Graphics Card Brand For brands, there is great imp...

Creators Gurukul introduces India’s first Co-Gaming Zone powered by AMD and Gaming Central

Yuvraj Singh promoted, shared space provider Creator’s Gurukul today announced its partnership with AMD and Gaming Central to launch India’s first co-gaming venture in India. These newly created zones will feature high end PC gaming powered by the latest hardware from AMD Ryzen and AMD Radeon graphics cards. India’s gaming market continues to expand as accessibility of consumers to internet and screens increases. In a bid to support this growth, Creators Gurukul has introduced a first of it’s kind initiative that helps increasing hardware accessibility to budding entrepreneurs, gamers and technology enthusiasts. Powered with the best hardware from AMD, this will help in Creating, Collaborating and CoWorking.   Commenting on the partnership, Vinay Sinha, Head of Sales – India, Director – Co...

Baidu Deploys AMD EPYC Single Socket Platforms to Power its ‘ABC’ Datacenters

 AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), the leading Chinese language Internet search provider and leader in artificial intelligence (AI), today announced the immediate availability of AMD-powered AI, big data, and cloud computing (ABC) services. Utilizing the compute performance and advanced feature-set of the AMD EPYC™ processor in a single-socket platform allows Baidu to efficiently optimize and deliver massive storage and compute services to its customers.  Baidu expects to further expand its use of AMD EPYC processors across its global datacenters beginning in the first quarter of 2018. “By offering outstanding performance in single-processor systems, the AMD EPYC platform provides flexibility and high-performance in our datacenter, which allows Baidu to deliver more efficie...

AMD Named Brand Of The Year In Trusted Reviews’ Best Tech 2017 Awards

AMD has won twice at the prestigious Trusted Reviews Awards 2017, including the reader’s choice of “Best Tech 2017 Brand of the Year” and “PC Component of the Year” for AMD and for the AMD Ryzen™ processors, respectively. Trusted Reviews, a highly respected news and media website in London, UK, is a comprehensive source of independent expert reviews, user reviews and news about consumer electronics, and holds their annual awards celebrating the very best products launched in the tech world each year. “AMD redefined what gamers could expect from their PCs this year, which is a major factor in winning the reader-voted award. In doing so, it beat Samsung, Apple, and Intel,” said Evan Kypreos, Editor of Trusted Reviews, at its 10th annual Trusted Reviews Awards. “The award tops off a sterling ...

Intel Hires AMD’s Raja Koduri, Will Work On Its Own Discrete GPUs

Intel has announced the appointment of Raja Koduri as Intel chief architect, senior vice president of the newly formed Core and Visual Computing Group, and general manager of a new initiative to drive edge computing solutions. In this position, Koduri will expand Intel’s leading position in integrated graphics for the PC market with high-end discrete graphics solutions for a broad range of computing segments. “Raja is one of the most experienced, innovative and respected graphics and system architecture visionaries in the industry and the latest example of top technical talent to join Intel,” said Dr. Murthy Renduchintala, Intel’s chief engineering officer and group president of the Client and Internet of Things Businesses and System Architecture. “We have exciting plans to aggressively ex...

Intel And AMD Team Up to Bring AAA Gaming To Mainstream Laptops

Long time rival companies Intel and AMD will be partnering up to work on a new laptop chip. The chip in question will have an Intel processor along with an AMD graphics unit, bringing them directly in competition with NVIDIA. The new chips are aimed to make slim and portable laptops powerful enough to make them a viable option for graphics intensive games. Simply put, it will help to bridge the gap between high-end gaming laptops and the more affordable but less powerful mainstream ones. It will be launched as a part of Intel’s eighth generation Core lineup. Apparently, the new laptops will not be competing with AMD’s mobile Ryzen versions, which are due for release soon. AMD has specified that the new Intel lineup will focus mainly on serious gaming, while the Ryzen chips aren...

AMD Announces New Ryzen Mobile Processors For Laptops

AMD today announced the introduction of the AMD Ryzen™ mobile processor, previously codenamed the “Raven Ridge” mobile APU, providing leadership performance and a complete entertainment experience with optimal efficiency for premium 2-in-1s, convertibles and ultrathin notebook computers. With a configurable 15-watt TDP, the AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700U and AMD Ryzen™ 5 2500U processors combine the architecture of award-winning “Zen” x86 cores–featuring AMD SenseMI Technology[ii]processor-level intelligence–with revolutionary Radeon “Vega” graphics in a System-on-Chip design to achieve unprecedented ultrathin notebook performance. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700U is the fastest processor for ultrathin notebooks, with up to 44% more multi-threaded CPU performance as well as up to 161% more graphics p...

AMD’s Most Powerful CPU, Ryzen Threadripper, Indian Prices Revealed

AMD released two models of its highly anticipated, Ryzen Threadripper high-end desktop processors, AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X. During an already record-setting year for the company through the successful launch of several award-winning Ryzen desktop processors for the AM4 platform, today’s release of Ryzen Threadripper marks a major step forward in performance and features for the high-end desktop market, with the new processor exceeding the expectations of even the most demanding developers, researchers, prosumers, creators, and multi-tasking gamers. Built around the new AMD x86 “Zen” core architecture, Ryzen Threadripper delivers overwhelming power, unrestrained potential, and indisputable supremacy over comparable products in the market. “The level of ...

Microsoft’s Xbox One X To Trump PS4 Pro?

When the Xbox One was announced originally, people were skeptical if it was more powerful than the PS4. Turns out it was not as powerful as the PS4 which led to a lot of criticism towards Microsoft and Xbox. Then came the PS4 Pro and people bashed Microsoft even more. Sony even upped their exclusives’ game in the meantime which led to the rise of PlayStation’s popularity which left people wondering if Microsoft would step up their game and if so then how? We heard rumours about Project Scorpio for a long time, every couple of months we would get new information but nothing substantial about it. Then they revealed that Scorpio would run games at 4k and people were skeptical but still intrigued by the idea of it. Now, we finally have it officially announced, with the specs and ga...

AMD Receives the Prestigious 2017 Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award

AMD today announced that it has received the prestigious Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Award (AREA) in the Green Leadership category for its 25×20 Energy Efficiency Initiative. The award was presented in Bangkok, Thailand on June 2, 2017. Starting from a 2014 baseline, AMD set a stretch goal to improve the energy efficiency of its mobile Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) 25 times by 2020. “We are proud to receive AREA’s Green Leader award in recognition of our pursuit to build energy efficient, environmentally-friendly compute devices,” said Arvind Chandrasekar, director of government affairs at AMD. “Everyone at AMD, from the CEO at the top to our dedicated engineers in the lab, are invested in our commitment to building processors that push the envelope of energy efficiency.” ...

AMD Expands Technology Portfolio to Drive Immersive Computing Vision with Acquisition of Wireless Virtual Reality IP from Nitero

AMD today announced it has acquired intellectual property (IP) and key engineering talent from Nitero, a pioneer in millimeter wave solutions capable of enabling future generations of wireless Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) headsets. The acquisition provides AMD with a broader portfolio of IP capable of enabling VR headset and solution providers with key technology required to create more immersive computing experiences. “Unwieldly headset cables remain a significant barrier to drive widespread adoption of VR,” said Mark Papermaster, AMD chief technology officer and senior vice president. “Our newly acquired wireless VR technology is focused on solving this challenge, and is another example of AMD making long-term technology investments to develop high-performance computin...

AMD Announces Radeon FreeSync 2

AMD has announced Radeon FreeSync™ 2 technology, the next major milestone in delivering smooth gameplay and advanced pixel integrity to gamers, with planned availability to consumers in 1H 2017. Qualifying FreeSync™ 2 monitors will harness low-latency, high-brightness pixels, excellent black levels, and a wide color gamut to display High Dynamic Range (HDR) content.[i] In addition, all FreeSync™ 2 monitors will have support for Low Framerate Compensation (LFC). With Radeon FreeSync™ 2 technology, gamers can enjoy a complete plug-and-play HDR gaming experience, avoiding the need to tweak settings in software or on the monitor. “Gamers have spoken and they’ve made FreeSync™ the overwhelming choice and definitive industry standard for smooth, stutter-free gaming,” said Scott Herkelman, vice p...

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