Too expensive to use A17 Pro for vanilla iPhone 15
Apple is the first of many who started using the TSMC N3 3nm process for its latest SoC, and even for Apple, it is not easy to eat the manufacturing cost.
Rick Bergman, Scott Herkelman, and Saeid Moshkelani SVP and GM of Client are gone
Some of our colleagues jumped to the conclusion Scott Herkelman is getting replaced by Jack Huynh who now works as a Senior Vice President and GM, Computing and Graphics Business Group. This is actually the job that Jack is taking over from Bergman. It is not clear why Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, is imposing such radical changes at this time, but we might have some ideas.
AMD GPUs easier for Llama-2
AI startup Lamini uses AMD GPUs instead of the more popular Nvidia GPUs to run large language models (LLMs) like Llama-2 for customers.
Industry veteran to leave at the end of this year
Scott Herkelman, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AMD’s Graphics Business Unit, has announced his departure from AMD at the end of this year, marking the end of an era and leaving us wondering where he is going next. Scott has been at AMD for the last seven years and launched three generations of RDNA graphics architectures.
Now you can build a cheap robot before Elon Musk
AMD has increased its Kria portfolio of adaptive system-on-module (SOM) boards with the K24 and KD240 Drives Starter Kit, which are designed to control electric motors in robotics systems.
In favour of AI
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell-on-earth yarn claiming that AMD is considering scrapping entire ranges of gaming chips to churn out AI gear.
Brings improved support for AMD Zen 5 CPUs, among other things
FinalWire has released its latest version of AIDA64 diagnostic and benchmarking software, the AIDA64 v6.92. The new version brings improved support for current and upcoming CPUs and GPUs as well as fixes and optimizes some other things.
Shows Zen 4, Zen 4c cores
A die shot of AMD’s upcoming hybrid accelerated processing unit with Zen 4 and Zen 4c general-purpose cores has been published by hardware leaker HXL.
Made by AMD (MBA) version coming together with NITRO, PULSE, and PURE series
In addition to the recently shown Nitro, Pulse, and Pure series Radeon RX 7800 XT and Radeon RX 7700 XT graphics cards, it appears that Sapphire will also carry the so-called Made by AMD (MBA) reference version of the Radeon RX 7800 XT, and might be the only AMD AIB partner to do it.
With thermal-reactive paint
AMD has also partnered up with Ubisoft to launch a limited edition Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora Radeon RX 7900 XTX graphics card that will feature thermal-reactive paint on its shroud and backplate.