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Mesa 20.2 gets Valve-backed ACO shader compiler on by default for AMD RADV

By Liam Dawe,
With the upcoming release of Mesa 20.2 which should hopefully be in late August, it seems AMD GPU owners will get a nice boost thanks to the Valve-backed ACO shader compiler.

AMD announce the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT

By Liam Dawe,
Expanding their reach across more of the market, AMD today announced the Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT as well as the the AMD B550 chipset availability and the new A520 chipset.

AMD slides show Zen 4 CPUs and RDNA 3 GPUs before 2022

By Liam Dawe,
AMD has released their latest set of slides going over the roadmap and it has some interesting tidbits inside.

Mesa 20.1.0 drivers released

By Liam Dawe,
The latest in open source graphics drivers for Linux has released, with Mesa 20.1.0 now out with tons of changes and improvements everywhere.

AMD Zen 3 will work with older 400 Series motherboards

By Liam Dawe,
AMD recently announced that for Zen 3, it wouldn't work on older motherboard chipsets but they've taken on feedback and found a way around it.

AMD relaunch their GPUOpen website and expand the open source FidelityFX toolkit

By Liam Dawe,
AMD have given their GPUOpen website, a place that hosts various resources for game developers with open source and open standards at its heart, a new look.

AMD detail future plans for socket AM4 and Zen 3 compatibility, no Zen 3 for older chipsets

By Liam Dawe,
If you're keeping an eye on the latest AMD processors coming, you might want to sit down and take a look at a recent post from AMD detailing their support plans for socket AM4 and Zen 3 compatibility.

AMD's Q1 2020 financial report out - RDNA 2 and Zen 3 on track for this year

By Liam Dawe,
AMD recently released a fresh financial report and while they have strong growth year-over-year, things are looking a bit more tough overall.

AMD announces the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X budget processors and a new B550 chipset

By Liam Dawe,
On a budget? Good news for you, as AMD are expanding their third-gen Ryzen processor list with the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X.

Ray Tracing comes to the Vulkan API officially with new extensions - new NVIDIA Vulkan Beta out

By Liam Dawe,
The Khronos Group has today announced that the cross-platform Vulkan graphics API now has official Ray Tracing support with their new provisional extensions.

AMD announce a big sale going for their 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors

By Liam Dawe,
From now until the end of March, AMD have cut the price of some popular 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors across multiple stores with discounts in many countries.

AMD just recently had a 'Take A Way' security issue for their CPUs disclosed

By Liam Dawe,
Thought Intel was the only one? Well you would be living under a rock with all the past issues but Intel seemed to be constantly hit harder, and they had another recently. This time, it's AMD's turn in the security spotlight.

AMD next-gen Zen 3 due this year, Zen 4 will be 5nm and new RDNA 2-based GPUs coming

By Liam Dawe,
The last few years have shown what competition can really do. AMD went from being constantly bottom, to truly kicking some ass with the Zen processor design and they have more to come.

Mesa drivers 20.0.0 released, NVIDIA also have a small Vulkan driver update out

By Liam Dawe,
Two bits of Linux driver news to share today, one quite big for AMD/Intel and the other on the smaller side for NVIDIA.

As AMD launch the monster 3990X CPU, System76 offer it up with their stylish Thelio Major

By Liam Dawe,
Today, AMD officially made the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X available as a seriously high-end desktop processor. Along with that, System76 jumped in right away to give it as an option on their powerful Thelio Major.