AMD is once more renaming its Strix Point APU series.

AMD is once more renaming its Strix Point APU series.

We reported just two weeks ago that AMD might be planning a new chip naming strategy for its next-generation ultraportable processors. Today, a number of reliable Chinese sources stated that AMD has once again changed its mind, dropping the plan to name the Ryzen AI 100 series and instead advising...

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AMD’s Computex Keynote Promises Next-Generation Product Announcements

AMD’s Computex Keynote Promises Next-Generation Product Announcements

AMD said on Monday that a number of next-generation product announcements will be made during its June 3 2024 Computex Keynote address. “Join us as Dr. Lisa Su delivers the Computex 2024 opening keynote and shares the latest on how AMD and our partners are pushing the envelope with our...

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AMD to Give a Deep-Dive into “Zen 5” Microarchitecture at Hot Chips 2024

AMD to Give a Deep-Dive into “Zen 5” Microarchitecture at Hot Chips 2024

On August 25, AMD is scheduled to provide a “Zen 5” microarchitecture deep dive at the Hot Chips 2024 conference. It is yet unclear whether the in-depth analysis comes before or after the company’s well anticipated June 3 2024 Computex keynote, when it is expected to either reveal or introduce...

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AMD Will Stop Supporting Windows 10 on Its Ryzen 9000 “Strix Point” Mobile CPUs

AMD Will Stop Supporting Windows 10 on Its Ryzen 9000 “Strix Point” Mobile CPUs

With respect to their next-generation mobile processors, AMD is said to be pulling driver support for Windows 10 starting with the next Ryzen 9000 “Strix Point” (and potentially “Strix Halo” and other chips from the generation). As a result, the SoC parts, the iGPU, and the XDNA 2 NPU would...

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The Ryzen 7 8700F ($270) and Ryzen 5 8400F ($170) are released by AMD.

The Ryzen 7 8700F ($270) and Ryzen 5 8400F ($170) are released by AMD.

The Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F Socket AM5 desktop processors were formally released by AMD. These are desktop APU variations based on the Ryzen 8000 series, but without integrated graphics. Despite not having integrated graphics, the 8700F has a Ryzen AI NPU that can perform up to 16...

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AMD Will Stop Supporting Windows 10 on Its Ryzen 9000 “Strix Point” Mobile CPUs

AMD Will Stop Supporting Windows 10 on Its Ryzen 9000 “Strix Point” Mobile CPUs

With respect to their next-generation mobile processors, AMD is said to be pulling driver support for Windows 10 starting with the next Ryzen 9000 “Strix Point” (and potentially “Strix Halo” and other chips from the generation). As a result, the SoC parts, the iGPU, and the XDNA 2 NPU would...

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Detailed: AMD Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F

Detailed: AMD Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F

The Ryzen 7 8700F and Ryzen 5 8400F desktop processors will actually be available through the retail PIB channel, according to AMD. The “F” in the model name comes from the fact that both of these CPUs are built on the 4 nm “Hawk Point” or “Phoenix 2” silicon, but...

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AMD Presents “Ryzen AI 9 HX170” and Offers New Names for Ultraportable Processors

AMD Presents “Ryzen AI 9 HX170” and Offers New Names for Ultraportable Processors

ITHome, a Chinese tech publication, has reported that AMD is preparing a new CPU naming scheme for its next-generation chips, with a focus on the ultraportable category. The report cites sources in ASUS. With the new name strategy, buyers should have an easier time identifying processors with AI capabilities (integrated...

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Will AMD Use “Strix Point” Mobile Processor Numbering from the Ryzen 8050 Series?

Will AMD Use “Strix Point” Mobile Processor Numbering from the Ryzen 8050 Series?

It appears that AMD’s upcoming “Strix Point” mobile chip may adopt the Ryzen 8050 series processor numbering scheme, according to leaked Lenovo product brochures. The ThinkPad T14 Gen 5 business notebook is described in the Lenovo flyer. The number “5” supports the hypothesis that the 8050 series is a “Strix...

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AMD Will Redesign Hardware for Ray Tracing on RDNA 4

AMD Will Redesign Hardware for Ray Tracing on RDNA 4

According to a trustworthy source with GPU leaks, AMD’s next generation RDNA 4 graphics architecture is anticipated to have an entirely new ray tracing engine called Kepler L2. AMD’s current hardware method to ray tracing still heavily relies on shader engines, but it uses a component known as the Ray...

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