AMD's Ryzen CPU's (Ryzen/TR/Epyc) & Vega/Polaris GPU's

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  1. Papusan

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    AMD All But Relinquishes High-End Desktop Graphics In 2018

    A Gaping Hole In AMD’s 2018 Graphics Roadmap

    It’s public knowledge at this point that NVIDIA plans to introduce a new lineup of gaming GeForce graphics cards based on its brand new Volta architecture this year. Unlike its competitor, NVIDIA has been following a strict yearly product roadmap since the beginning of the decade.

    Like clockwork, every year since the introduction of Kepler in 2012, NVIDIA would deliver a high-end desktop graphics product that surpasses what precedes it.

    On the other hand, AMD’s Radeon product cycle has seen far less consistency and as a result we’ve seen the company and its fans genuinely suffer at times. 2014 is one clear example when the company appeared to simply concede competition and resolved to a rebranding scheme that sent its market share tumbling to as low as 18% a year later, the lowest it has ever been since the acquisition of ATi a decade earlier.

    AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and Vega 56 Left To Fend For Themselves Against NVIDIA’s Volta In 2018
    If we’ve learned one thing from AMD’s recently published 2018 graphics roadmap is that there’s going to be another product gap this year and we could perhaps be on track to see a repeat of 2014.


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    According to AMD’s most recently published graphics roadmap, 2018 is going to see a continuation of existing Vega 64 and Vega 56 graphics cards, with no new addition to the high-end desktop. Vega, which hasn’t been able to compete with NVIDIA’s GP102 based products like the GTX 1080 Ti, continues to be in short supply to date. What makes overall matters worse is that it will have to compete with a brand new roster of Volta products later this year.
     
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    Vega just never could compete and the situation is getting worse. The mobile APU's and even the Intel marriage may be somewhat of a saving grace b ut the high end is gone for now.
     
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    A pity!
     
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    Now this is very impressive from AMD, and apologies if it's already been posted, but their upcoming Ryzen 7 2700U SoC is performing really well in notebooks for only a 15W power consumption:
    https://www.notebookcheck.net/First...he-Intel-Core-i7-7700HQ-head-on.277336.0.html
    It takes on the i7-7700HQ and equals it in performance, but the AMD chip only uses 15W in comparison to the 45W of Intel - I'm very surprised!
     
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    AMD in 2018 - Ryzen 2, Threadripper 2 & MORE!
     
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    AMD'S NEW GPU'S AT CES!!! - CES 2018 Remote Coverage

    INTEL FINALLY ADMITS AMD IS SUPERIOR!!!! - CES 2018 Remote Coverage

    Ryzen+ Doesn't Suck?!? - CES 2018 Remote Coverage
     
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    Wait a second.
    Didn't we have previous sources say that both Ryzen and Vega will be getting refreshes this year (2018)?
    So, how accurate is this info from Wccftech?
    It's been known to post unreliable information before.
     
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    AMD Processor Security
    1/11/2018

    https://www.amd.com/en/corporate/speculative-execution

    "An Update on AMD Processor Security
    1/11/2018


    The public disclosure on January 3rd that multiple research teams had discovered security issues related to how modern microprocessors handle speculative execution has brought to the forefront the constant vigilance needed to protect and secure data. These threats seek to circumvent the microprocessor architecture controls that preserve secure data.

    At AMD, security is our top priority and we are continually working to ensure the safety of our users as new risks arise. As a part of that vigilance, I wanted to update the community on our actions to address the situation.
    • Google Project Zero (GPZ) Variant 1 (Bounds Check Bypass or Spectre) is applicable to AMD processors.
      • We believe this threat can be contained with an operating system (OS) patch and we have been working with OS providers to address this issue.
      • Microsoft is distributing patches for the majority of AMD systems now. We are working closely with them to correct an issue that paused the distribution of patches for some older AMD processors (AMD Opteron, Athlon and AMD Turion X2 Ultra families) earlier this week. We expect this issue to be corrected shortly and Microsoft should resume updates for these older processors by next week. For the latest details, please seeMicrosoft’s website.
      • Linux vendors are also rolling out patches across AMD products now.
    • GPZ Variant 2 (Branch Target Injection or Spectre) is applicable to AMD processors.
      • While we believe that AMD’s processor architectures make it difficult to exploit Variant 2, we continue to work closely with the industry on this threat. We have defined additional steps through a combination of processor microcode updates and OS patches that we will make available to AMD customers and partners to further mitigate the threat.
      • AMD will make optional microcode updates available to our customers and partners for Ryzen and EPYC processors starting this week. We expect to make updates available for our previous generation products over the coming weeks. These software updates will be provided by system providers and OS vendors; please check with your supplier for the latest information on the available option for your configuration and requirements.
      • Linux vendors have begun to roll out OS patches for AMD systems, and we are working closely with Microsoft on the timing for distributing their patches. We are also engaging closely with the Linux community on development of “return trampoline” (Retpoline) software mitigations.
    • GPZ Variant 3 (Rogue Data Cache Load or Meltdown) is not applicable to AMD processors.
      • We believe AMD processors are not susceptible due to our use of privilege level protections within paging architecture and no mitigation is required.
    There have also been questions about GPU architectures. AMD Radeon GPU architectures do not use speculative execution and thus are not susceptible to these threats.

    We will provide further updates as appropriate on this site as AMD and the industry continue our collaborative work to develop mitigation solutions to protect users from these latest security threats.

    Mark Papermaster,
    Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer"

    CPU Vulnerabilities, Meltdown and Spectre, Kernel Page Table Isolation Patches, and more
    http://forum.notebookreview.com/thr...patches-and-more.812424/page-53#post-10663349
     
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