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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.

The sad case of Unreal Engine 1 on Mesa and Linux in 2020

By Hamish,
Community support for Unreal Tournament was able to breath some new life into the game, even with the limitations of the closed binary. By 2018 however the game was no longer launching for Mesa users. For an engine with such a pedigree on Linux this outcome is still disappointing.

AMD has strong revenue growth again, new next-gen RDNA GPUs coming this year

By Liam Dawe,
Two big bits of AMD news to share with you this morning, as they appear to be going from strength to strength as a company.

Vulkan API specification 1.2 released, new NVIDIA Vulkan Beta driver up

By Liam Dawe,
Today, The Khronos Group has released the next big update the Vulkan graphics API specification with Vulkan 1.2 now available.

The AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT GPU has been announced and new Ryzen CPUs coming

By Liam Dawe,
Announced just now during CES 2020, AMD have revealed their Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards aimed at being the "ultimate 1080p gaming experience".

You can now easily control the AMD Wraith Prism RGB colouring on Linux with CM-RGB

By Liam Dawe,
Thanks to an open source project, you can now quite easily adjust the colouring on the fan of the AMD Wraith Prism RGB cooler.

AMD have today released the Radeon RX 5500 XT

By Liam Dawe,
Powered by AMD's newer 7nm RDNA architecture, the Radeon RX 5500 XT originally announced in October is now available aimed at the 1080p PC gaming market.

The sad case of Trine on Mesa and Linux in 2019

By Hamish,
Lacklustre Linux sales and internal restructuring appear to have taken Frozenbyte out of the Linux market for good, and with even their old games struggling to run well on the Mesa graphics stack, it marks a sad end to a series that once provided so much colour to our platform.

AMD announce their third-gen Threadripper processors and a 16 core flagship Ryzen 9

By Liam Dawe,
Today, AMD announced when you will be able to get your hands on their third-generation Threadripper processors if you're after a crazy amount of cores. On top of a new 16 core flagship Ryzen 9.

AMD has the highest quarterly revenue since 2005, Zen 3 is design complete

By Liam Dawe,
Things seem to be going quite well for AMD lately, as they just posted up their financial results for Q3 and thanks to 7nm Ryzen, Radeon and EPYC processor sales they're looking good.
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