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AMD Launches the Radeon Pro W5500

AMD has released the Radeon Pro W5500 – an RX5500 (or RX5500 XT depending on the yet to be disclosed clock speeds) wearing a shiny blue, rather slimming, suit. This single slot ‘Pro’ grade GPU is a RDNA gen 1 based product, built on TSMC’s FinFET 7nm node. With 22 Compute Units, a 125W TBP (Total Board Power), the card is a mid range performer. GDDR6, PCIe 4.0, and Professional grade drivers are the base bullet points with this card, along with a single slot form factor. The single slot form of the card seems to have been missed by …
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Intel Reportedly Readying Xeon Gold Processor Line

In what could be seen as a ‘throw enough stuff at the wall and hope something sticks’ reaction to AMD’s Ryzen (which also may explain the i3-7350K), TechPowerup is reporting (based on a Canard PC tweet, which is known to be a reputable source) that Intel is readying a new line of processors aimed at creative professional workstations. The new Xeon Gold processors will be based on the Skylake-EP architecture, and seemingly is targeted at those who desire server ‘reliability’ in their workstations. TechPowerup reports the first of these processors will be the Xeon Gold 6150, a 18 core, 36 thread (!!) SKU, …
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AMD’s WX7100 Reviewed by Tom’s Hardware

Without a doubt, the AMD WX7100 GPU has been the most second most intriguing product from the Radeon workstation division in some time. (We reserve the top spot here for the SSD-enhanced Radeon Pro SSG) We covered the reveal a few months back, noting that this card is based on the Polaris 10 architecture, the same generation architecture found in the RX 480. It takes time to validate workstation grade hardware, and Tom’s Hardware has finally gotten their hands on a review unit. Featuring 144 texture units and 32 ROPs, the card is similar to the RX 480 in pure specs. …