AMD launches low-cost Athlon desktop chips with Zen CPU cores and Vega graphics

AMD is expanding its desktop processor lineup with a new set of low-cost, low-power processors. The new Athlon 200GE, Athlon 220GE, and Athlon 240GE are based on the same Zen architecture as AMD’s more powerful Ryzen CPUs. But these are budget chips with prices starting at $55 for an entry-level model. The chips also have […]

AMD’s first 7nm GPU coming this year, 7nm CPU in 2019

Intel may be struggling to start producing 10nm processors, but rival AMD is already getting ready to launch its first 7nm chips. During the company’s Computex press conference, AMD demonstrated an upcoming graphics processor based on Vega architecture and manufactured using a 7nm process. The company hardware partners are already testing samples, and the new […]

AMD launches 35W Ryzen 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE chips with Vega graphics

The first Ryzen processors AMD launched for desktop computers last year were just CPUs. If you wanted a graphics processor then you needed to buy a separate graphics card. Eventually the company started offering some Ryzen chips with Radeon Vega graphics built-in, first for laptops, and then for desktops. Now the company is expanding its […]

AMD launches Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega graphics for $99 and up

When AMD launched its first Ryzen chips for desktop computers last year, the company was just focused on the CPU: if you wanted a GPU you needed to buy a separate graphics card. Then the company released its first all-in-one APU (accelerated processing unit) chips: the Ryzen Mobile laptop processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. […]

AMD Ryzen chips coming in March, followed by Vega GPU in Q2, 2017

AMD’s new Ryzen chips will start shipping in early March, according to the CEO Lisa Su. She made the comments during the company’s quarterly earnings call this week, confirming that the company is on track to meet the promised “first quarter of 2017” ship date announced in December. The new line of processors are expected […]

AMD unveils Vega: next-gen graphics architecture

AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs are coming this year. But the company is also getting ready to launch the biggest update to its GPU architecture in half a decade. The new AMD Vega graphics architecture brings higher throughput, support for higher clock speeds, and a new way of handling RAM that will basically give AMD’s new […]

Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ puts retro gaming in your hands (crowdfunding)

Want to play classic games on a handheld device? You can load up an emulator on your smartphone… but if you don’t want to have to fiddle with touchscreen buttons or connect a game controller with physical buttons there may be another option. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum Vega+ is a handheld game console that comes […]