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AMD Q4 2017 and Full Year 2017 Financial Results

AMD’s Computing and Graphics revenue of $958 million came out above the FactSet consensus estimate of $878.7 million, while the company’s Enterprise, Embedded and Semi-Custom business segment of $522 million came in below the consensus estimate of $529.9 million, according to StreetAccount.

 

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AMD stock is up nearly 26 percent since the beginning of the year. Financial reports looking really good and are over the expections.

 

The company said in a filing that it received a one-time tax credit of $18 million as a result of recently passed U.S. tax reform. Some other companies have had to pay one-time charges because of the tax changes. AMD expects a 10 percent tax rate on pre-tax income for all of 2018.

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AMD Roadmap updated

AMD gave us an update, their latest Roadmap shows what is going to happen until 2020

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New Roadmap. Picture: AMD

I’m skeptical that we see new CPU’s after 2022, cause there already huge problems with 5nm (first basic transistors worked with 5nm) but after that nothing is planed because the physical limits we reach here.

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AMD, Intel & Apple: Hit with class action lawsuit over Spectre and Meltdown

According to Hamodia, a group of users filed a request with the Haifa District Court in Israel to file a class action against these three companies. The group is represented by attorney Rimon Zinati and includes computer and cellphone users.

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Microsoft halts security updates for select AMD devices and and offers workaround

Microsoft published KB4073707 today which confirms and explains the recent issue with AMD processors after the last out-of-band update. Meltdown and Spectre patches seems to have problems with specific AMD systems, Microsoft offers workarounds for impacted users.

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AMD drops prices on entire Ryzen & Threadripper range of CPUs

AMD has just announced a massive price cut across most of its Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs, with the new prices set to sell the rest of these Zen CPUs like hot cakes.

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AMD updated price list (USD). Picture: AMD CES 2018
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AMD’s next-gen Ryzen Threadripper comes Q2 2018

AMD has not just confirmed a second-gen Ryzen CPU family launching in April, but they have confirmed that there is a new Ryzen Threadripper on the way.

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Picture shows the ‘roadmap’. Picture: VideoCardz

AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper CPUs will be released in the second half of 2018, giving the company a good few months to get their chips in a line with the second-gen Ryzen/400-series motherboard launches.

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KB4056892 might causes AMD-CPU’s to boot with 0x800f0845 error code

The recent released KB4056892 might cause trouble on some PCs according to some forum posts, here and here. In case you have trouble with this KB just uninstall it and wait for the next Patchday (9. January) next Tuesday. WinCentral was reporting that the Windows Mobile OS v15254.158 (KB4073117KB4056891) in the meantime also got the KB (it’s rolling out right now), which might also could cause the same issue – some Windows phones using a SoC based on Cortex-A57 which are affected by Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities.

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Upcoming Ryzen X470, Coffee Lake-S Z390, H370, H310 and B360 motherboards from ASRock

VideoCardz got exclusive news today they writing that ASRock’s upcoming next-gen Ryzen refresh of motherboards that are “already in the making”.

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PSP: AMD’s “Management Engine” has a hole too

The world is still in shock because Meltdown and Spectre and people are angry about Intel, but AMD is also affected. 3. January 2018 was the day when the Platform Security Processor (PSP) info was public leaked and it revealed that AMD’s PSP is also vulnerable. PSP is similar to Intel’s ME and also part of the CPU – the current leak explains a major problem, to be specific there is a Buffer Overflow which allows attacker to execute any code. According to a Twitter post administrative privileges are needed to execute the attack. The attack surface is still real because once the code was injected and executed, it theoretically can bypass all antivirus programs without that the user would aware of.

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PSP was introduced in (2014) Mullins APU’s / (2015) Carizzo – Newer processors like Ryzen and Epyc also implemented it