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  1. August 14 Release. Pricing and Specs confirmed (but we already knew specs. :P) http://www.anandtech.com/show/11680/radeon-rx-vega-unveiled-amd-announecs-499-rx-vega-64-399-rx-vega-56-launching-in-august AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Liquid: Stream Processors 4096(64 CUs) Texture Units 256 ROPs 64 Base Clock 1406MHz Boost Clock 1677MHz Memory Clock 1.89Gbps Memory Bus Width 2048-bit VRAM 8GB Board Power 345W Price $699* USD AMD Radeon RX Vega 64: Stream Processors 4096(64 CUs) Texture Units 256 ROPs 64 Base Clock 1247MHz Boost Clock 1546MHz Memory Clock 1.89Gbps Memory Bus Width 2048-bit VRAM 8GB Board Power 295W Price $499/599* USD AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 Stream Processors 3585 (56 CUs) Texture Units 224 ROPs 64 Base Clock 1156MHz Boost Clock 1471MHz Memory Clock HBM2 1.6Gbps VRAM 8GB Memory Bus Width 2048-bit Board Power 210W Price $399/499* USD RX Vega 64 is expected to do battle with the GTX1080, while Vega 56 the GTX1070. Hopefully this is so.. and AMD are finally back in high end graphics. No telling if the liquid cooled can match the 1080 Ti... but it's very unlikely.
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    AMD Zen

    An update on TSMC's transition to 7nm EUV mass production and future plans I wonder if this means we might see Zen 2 just go straight to 7nm+? It's an interesting thought... but I bet they've probably already ramped 7nm by now. and if 5nm is ready by 2020.. then Zen 3 might just go straight to that as well. It certainly is forward thinking to not have your own fabs.
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    Radeon VII (VEGA 20)

    they've been sold out since day one
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    Navi Confirmed: 2019

    AMD's new Navi graphics cards rumoured delay until October According to the latest rumors, Navi will be unveiled in June at Computex, but won't be in gamers hands until October. This makes sense as the unveiling will have to take place after Sony and Microsoft announce and detail their respective next-gen consoles that will feature custom Zen 2 processors and custom Navi GPUs. An October retail launch allows AMD to build larger numbers of Navi graphics cards especially considering they'll be on 7nm and most fab time for 7nm is being chewed up incredibly quick. AMD will be using GDDR6 memory which will see AMD having many more Navi cards than Radeon VII, which are according to our exclusive story, less than 5000 units in total. Navi will be a successor to Polaris and should roll out with Vega like performance. We're probably going to see $399 to $599 priced cards that will replace Vega 56 and Vega 64, with far better power and thermals than Vega which is shocking, even on 7nm with Radeon VII. As I've said before, all roads lead to Navi...
  5. During the earnings call, AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, confirmed that Navi GPU will launch this year, with launches in Q2 2019. AMD announced a great Q4 2018 and FY 2018 report earlier, showing that the company has started to gain ground and reap the benefits of its strong Ryzen lineup. While client GPU side of the business has been suffering, its Ryzen sales, datacenter GPU sales, as well as the strong roadmap, is showing that the company is definitely on the right track. While it has just launched the Radeon VII, based on 7nm Vega GPU and HBM2 memory, AMD big GPU break could be the upcoming Navi GPU architecture, with promises of scalability and next-gen memory, the only thing that we got from AMD's official roadmap. Back in October, we already wrote that AMD has 7nm Navi-based graphics card running in its lab and while it was too early to get any precise details, the rumor was that the 7nm GPU looks better than expected, whether in terms of 7nm yields or the actual performance/power is still left to be seen. We already wrote that the upcoming 7nm Navi architecture could first target the mid-range graphics market, becoming a successor to the Polaris GPU, as that is where the bread and butter is. High-end graphics cards are great for marketing but mid-range is what mostly matters. Replying to a question from Deutsche Bank's Ross Seymore, Lisa Su said that the company expects a Q1 2019 drop in GPU sales, but things should get better in Q2 when the company is expecting the retail channel to improve. Lisa Su was keen to note that the gaming growth in 2019 will be driven by Radeon VII but did also threw a curve ball by mentioning Navi launches on the gaming side. Dr. Lisa Su also mentioned the softness in the high-end gaming GPU market, and if you take into the account that her answer put Radeon VII in the same basket as the Navi for 2019, this bodes well for the possibility that Navi will target the mid-range market while Radeon VII will remain the high-end offer for this year. "We're also as we see the GPU business right now, we see the first quarter as the low point in the business with the channel getting improving as we go into the second quarter. And we have additional product launches there as well. So that's the way we would see the portfolio. And semi custom, although it's lower on a year-over-year basis, we would expect it to also increase as we go from second quarter into third quarter as well". "I think on the gaming side from what we are seeing, we did see sell out increase in Q4 versus Q3. So gamers are still buying GPUs. They may be more discerning about price points. And so I can imagine that there might be a bit more softness at the high end versus in the mid range. But we believe that we have a good understanding of what's happening in the gaming side of the business, and it will be driven. Our gaming growth will be driven by new products. We would see that as we go through this year and with our Radeon 7 launch, as well as our Navi launches on the gaming side." You can check out the full call transcript over at Seekingalpha.com. Source: Fudzilla
  6. Intel’s chips are still vulnerable, and the new Ice Lake won’t patch everything
  7. So Coffee Lake gets revealed on the 21st. This will be the thread to post all the low down on it. But in addition to that... subsequent announced Lakes that Intel has confirmed. So unless you have been living under a rock.. you might have seen Coffee Lake leaks. These will be 6 core 12 thread mainstream flagships descending to fill the lineup and eliminate the dual core.. as rumoured. This will again be 14nm... but '14nm++' because it can do two roundhouse kicks... but also because the 14nm process has been further "refined" and along with the architecture (Kaby Lake being '14nm+'). In addition to this we have the just announced "Ice Lake" architecture... the 9th Core generation. This will be 10nm+ almost a double jump from Coffee Lake. Cannon Lake to be the first step to 10nm to iron out the bugs before Ice Lake. This is slated to be launched in 2018! Yes... 2018. It's apparently already taped out according to sources from Intel. In contrast... AMD has sent Zen for 7nm taping, though there is some conjecture over correct node naming.. check out the Icy Lake link. So Intel seem to be throwing everything they have at AMD. Time will tell if they drown them in releases again. Now we can post.. talk... postulate, and generally just bulldust about what is on the horizon for PC tech. Continually updated article about Coffee Lake and everything 8th Gen
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    Radeon VII (VEGA 20)

    So what's your opinion? I think it's an okay thing.
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    AMD Zen

    AMD Zen CPU Architecture Leads To Big Q4 2018 Gains In Server, Desktop And Notebook Markets I thought this was good. It's gonna give AMD the cash they need to keep Intel and nVidia honest.
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    Trust issues not helping me move on.

    I was not at all saying that you do blame him, I was just expressing that I know why he's hesitant. Heartbreak is one of the worst pains.
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    Trust issues not helping me move on.

    I think the outpouring of his heart his to say that his heart has been hurt so many times... and the pain is so bad... he doesn't want to risk it getting hurt again. When it has happened every time, it's like being asked to brace yourself before you get stabbed. Scary stuff and I don't blame him.
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    Trust issues not helping me move on.

    This has never been in doubt...
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    AMD RX Vega announcement.

    mmmmmm... yummy
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    Radeon VII (VEGA 20)

    I would concur with the former Oh yeah... it's still the same inefficient uarch, only now it's on race fuel. Navi will be mid-range first and... not sure what a Navi 20 form will take. but it needs to be good Don't even know if AMD will be splitting it's GPU architectures between compute and graphics... probably can't afford it.
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    Trust issues not helping me move on.

    Does it seem like this venting you just did here is something you could do for her to help her understand your trepidation? You are right that prolonging something you can foresee not working out is unfair... for both parties. Just talk about the issues, if she understands... that's great. I feel for ya buddy. It's hard to be rational when there is an irrational power working against you. Like trying to do sums on a dodgy calculator. You seem open to discussing these issues, so have you thought about counseling/psychology? Just having a chat with someone else to sound off to get a better idea of what to do? I know it can feel great to be needed by a person you love, but... there is a danger there. It's not healthy to be in a relationship solely to give to someone else, it needs to be reciprocal. You might find yourself unsatisfied and the relationship could end. they certainly can... rock and a hard place. This ^^
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    Are we ready for war?

    A very interesting article from the ABC by Stan Grant: "We haven't seen the End of History. We are witnessing its bloody return" The story posits that we are very likely looking at an inevitable confrontation very soon between the emergent superpower and the incumbent, with our region being the 'tinderbox' that could be the starting place. China has continued to build its military strength, strike force and budget second only to the United States. It is developing advanced fighter jets, stealth attack submarines and anti-ship ballistic missiles.It is building what Beijing calls its "undersea Great Wall" — and is developing a new bomber aircraft that will greatly expand China's long-range strike capacity. Senior analyst with the Australian Strategic Policy Institute Malcolm Davis says these advances "make it more difficult for US forces to intervene in a future crisis in East Asia". Davis warns that China could "leapfrog US capabilities" and that "could begin to tip the local military advantage in Beijing's direction". America recognises the threat. Last year the US Defence Department updated its national defence strategy nominating China and Russia as the largest threats to US interests. As the strategy stated: "It is increasingly clear that China and Russia want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model." ... The Asia-Pacific is a tinderbox of old enmities, expanding militaries, disputed territories, unfinished conflict and nuclear weapons. A spark in the South China Sea could set fire to the region: China on one side, the US on the other, with the rest of the world forced into choosing sides. The script for this was written by Thucydides in 400 BC, when Athens went to war with Sparta. Today military strategists warn of the Thucydides Trap: when a rising power meets a waning power and go to battle for supremacy. Founding dean of the Harvard University Kennedy School, Graham Allison, fears the world is lurching towards conflict unseen since World War II. He puts his case in a new book, Destined for War: Can America and China escape Thucydides's Trap? "It was the rise of Athens and the fear this instilled in Sparta that made war inevitable," he writes. "As far ahead as the eye can see, the defining question about global order is whether China and the US can escape Thucydides's trap. Most contests that fit this pattern have ended badly," Professor Allison writes. On the current trajectory, Professor Allison says, war is, "not just possible, but much more likely than currently recognised". 2019 does not look like the "end of history". While Francis Fukuyama trumpeted the defeat of authoritarianism, authoritarianism has returned with a vengeance. More than a decade ago, historian Azar Gat, writing in the journal Foreign Affairs, identified China's brand of authoritarian capitalism as the greatest challenge to the global liberal order. "As China rapidly narrows the economic gap with the developed world, the possibility looms that it will become a true authoritarian superpower," he wrote I haven't yet mentioned Belt and Road, China's massive infrastructure and investment project that expands Beijing's reach into Central Asia and Europe: it has been called a new Chinese global order or a 21st-century Chinese colonialism. China is rapidly eclipsing the rest of the world in developments in artificial intelligence, quantum physics and robotics. Historian Niall Ferguson points out that in 1980, China accounted for 2 percent of the world economy, now it is nearly 20 percent — more than the US and Canada combined. As America has been bogged down by war and financial collapse, the Chinese Communist Party claims it has a better model. History did not end in 1989, it shifted continents. So I ask the question; Are we ready for war? Not as a nation, but as individuals.
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    Are we ready for war?

    That may be true... Perhaps Washington is though? China's involvement in data collection through state owned or supported businesses is dodgy though, let alone blatant IP theft, and that doesn't help their case. And it does seem that they are strange bedfellows with US enemies to frustrate US interests around the globe. Fair enough... that's human history since it was recorded... but it does paint China into the picture of antagonists. US influence is definitely on the decline, while China and Russia's fills the void. And the way those countries operate makes that a scary prospect. Of course, it's hard to call either one the bad guy on either side. But you could make a case for worse guy. Especially with China giving its citizens social scores, that's just Orwellian dystopia come real.
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    Coffee... Bacon... COFFEE BACON!

    The Northern Territory division of Border Force
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    AMD Zen

    yeah well... it helps that the Playstation OS is Linux based.
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    Coffee... Bacon... COFFEE BACON!

    I believe that can be found in the same fridge as the booze in NT.
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    Are we ready for war?

    I think it to be naive to suggest that they're just a passive power, and that it's all good. China is an authoritarian autocracy. The second largest economy in the world and the largest by buying power. They're making rapid advances in technology and military expansion. China will become the new super power that exerts its influence, and The US will either challenge it with its own might or drift into the history books. Not only that... but we can see that these powers of the Eastern bloc, with similar interests, are cooperating. This makes it hard for the Western democratic bloc to maintain its version of order. China, Russia, Iran, Syria... vocally giving their support, as well as by other means, to Venezuela's Maduro, which the US is now trying to stabilize. You can see the games being played here. There's something going on at every front. The US is being confounded at everything it does. The East are determined to make a whole to punch through somewhere because it can't all be managed at once. China is the strongest of this spear. The trade war, I think, is just precursor for what is to come. A defacto cold war is already on. Who'd have thought five years ago that we'd see a US presidential election influenced by Russia, with the winning candidate being investigated as a threat to national security, an agent for a foreign power? The European Union... is essentially in disarray, only France and Germany are keeping it together and the rest are becoming far right nationalists that will break up the Union. This might just leave the US, UK, France and Germany as the only ones to maintain the status quo... and France and Germany are seeing signs of political upheaval. We're are not going to recognise this world in 20 years time.
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