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News

AMD Releases Radeon Adrenalin Software 22.10.2 Update

Last week, AMD released an update to its Radeon Adrenalin Software to 22.10.2. There is no additional game support included with this patch; however, it does fix several bugs, such as driver timeouts, video stuttering, and dropped frame rates. Most of the issues seem to deal with the 6000 series GPUs, but other series may benefit from this update too. For a complete compatibility list and a download link, please see AMD’s press Release Notes below.

Noctua
Cooling

Noctua Announces NA-TPG1 Thermal Paste Guard for AMD’s Zen 4

Noctua has just announced its NA-TPG1 thermal paste guard for AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. Most of you know by now that there is quite a bit of concern over AMD’s new heat spreader design for the Ryzen 4 CPUs. The “cut-out” will undoubtedly become thermal paste troughs and make the cleaning of old paste from CPUs far more difficult. Noctua’s solution, the NA-TPG1, is a thin polycarbonate guard that helps to reduce the mess. Availability is expected in December and will be sold individually ($7.90), or bundled with the NT-H1 ($9.90) and NT-H2 ($13.90) AM5 Edition Thermal pastes. Below is Noctua’s press release.

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News

AMD Announced New Mobile Processor Naming Strategy

AMD has announced a new naming scheme for its mobile processors for 2023 and beyond. Going forward AMD will utilize a number coding system that is simple and logical. Each of the four digits plus a trailing letter indicates its model year, market segment, architecture, feature isolation, and form factor (i.e. TDP). Below you will find AMD’s highly informative breakdown of how this works and why they decided it was time for a change. 

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News

AMD Releases Adrenalin Edition 22.8.1 GPU Driver Update

AMD has recently released the Adrenalin Edition 22.8.1 GPU driver. This update includes support for Marvel’s Spider-man Remastered, Thymesia, and Radeon™ Boost using Variable Rate Shading for Halo Infinite. Improvements to the Enhanced Sync are also said to provide better system stability. Several bug fixes are also included with this update. For a complete compatibility list and download link please read AMD’s press release below.

Alphacool Featured
Cooling

Alphacool Announces Core XP3 Brass CPU Water Block for Intel and AMD

Alphacool has just announced a new CPU water block, the Core XP3 Brass. Based on the popular Core XP³, the XP³ Brass consists of a nickel-plated copper cold plate and brass top. The Core XP3 is also said to be thinner than the competitor’s blocks. Designed for all current enthusiast-grade CPUs, you can be confident that it will fit your system. MSRP is $46.50. Below is Alphacool’s official press release.

Zen 4
Motherboards

AMD X670E and X670 Motherboard Announcement Roundup

As AMD’s motherboard partners announce their new line-ups for the soon-to-be-released X670 and X670E chipsets, we have created a short “round-up” article to cover the top AIB manufacturer’s releases so far. Below are updates from ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, and MSI. This round-up will list each of the boards included but will not be a complete list of products as others will be announced at a later date. For up-to-date specifications, please click the links provided in each section.

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News

AMD Releases Adrenalin Edition 22.6.1 Driver Update

AMD recently released its latest Adrenalin Edition 22.6.1 driver update. The latest patch includes support for EA Sports F1 2022. Also included in this version are bug fixes for Fortnite and Overwatch and a few hardware glitches. For complete details and the download link, please continue reading AMD’s press release below.

AMD
Motherboards

AMD Zen4 X670 Motherboard Compilation: Socket AM5 is Coming!

Recently, several manufacturers announced upcoming X670 chipset motherboards for AMD’s next-generation Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 series processors. Instead of writing multiple articles for each different brand, we have opted to instead consolidate them all into this compilation press release. Below are the press releases for MSI, ASUS, and ASRock.

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Gaming

AMD Releases Radeon Adrenalin 22.3.2 Driver

Yesterday, AMD released its AMD Radeon Adrenalin 22.3.2 driver. This update adds support for Ghostwire: Tokyo, up to a 23 percent performance increase in Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands, and additional Vulkan extensions. This edition also fixes some bugs in Cyberpunk 2077, Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin, Genshin Impact, and more. For compatibility and download links please read AMD’s press release notes below.