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Tom's Hardware Ask Me Anything – AMD - ON NOW!

By , Joe Pishgar - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 60 comments

Ever wanted to ask one of the big hardware or software giants something directly? Why’d they do that? Where’d the idea come from for that last product? What’s in store next? Well, now you have the chance!

Tom’s Hardware is proud to announce the next in a series of our brand new community feature – ASK ME ANYTHING.
 
On November 6th, we’ll be hosting a Tom’s Hardware “Ask Me Anything”, and our guests will be official representatives from AMD!
 
This thread will be unlocked, open and live for 24 hours starting at 12:00 p.m. noon EDT on November 6th, and questions will be moderated and supervised by Tom’s Community Manager, Joe Pishgar, and a full team of Senior Moderators.
 
Ask Me Anything Rules
• No tech support questions, as these require in-depth personal follow-up and diagnostics.
• All Rules of Conduct apply.
• Keep questions direct and to the point.
• Avoid opinion bias - ie: "Why are all your products awesome/bad/smelly?"
• Be respectful of our guests, no insults, no leading questions.
• Do not post duplicate questions, or repost your question multiple times.
• Not all questions may be answered. Questions may not be answered in the order in which they are received or posted.
 
Only registered users will be able to ask questions, so if you haven’t yet, be sure to register now for your chance to participate!
 
The official representatives will reply periodically over the time the AMA is active using a recognized and verified account.
 
Please join us on this date to throw your questions into the mix and ask AMD what you've always wanted to ask!
 
What: Ask Me Anything – AMD
When: Wednesday, November 6th, 12:00 EDT
Where: The Graphics Category of Tom’s Hardware Forum
Who: AMD's Robert Hallock will be relaying responses live from the AMD Team
 
Our Guests from AMD will be-
 
• Robert Hallock, PR Manager for Enthusiast GFX and Gaming
• Ritche Corpus, Director of our ISV Relations & Alliances Team
• Devon Nekechuk, Product Manager for Enthusiast dGPU
• Dave Nalasco, Senior Technical Marketing Manager
• Shane Parfitt, Technical Marketing Manager for the Display & Power Technologies Domain
• Roger Quero, Senior Technical Marketing for the Multimedia Technologies Domain

 
Hit the jump here for a (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/id-1863987/official-amd-representatives.html) link to the AMA thread itself and bookmark for quick and easy access when the AMA opens for questions.
 
See you on the forums!
 
~ The Tom’s Hardware Community Team

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    biohazard918 , November 1, 2013 1:00 PM
    Holy crap ever since you started doing these i thought i would great if you could get AMD to do one this is very exciting.
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    biohazard918 , November 1, 2013 1:00 PM
    Holy crap ever since you started doing these i thought i would great if you could get AMD to do one this is very exciting.
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    jdwii , November 1, 2013 1:26 PM
    i think everyone needs to ask about steamroller and that's it and the x86 CPU's and maybe AM4
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    littleleo , November 1, 2013 1:43 PM
    I want to know if there are plans for more Gaming/Enthusiasts Socket AM3+ models or is that platform going to be discontinued.
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    3ogdy , November 1, 2013 1:45 PM
    AMD - Advanced Micro Devices.
    Recheck this list:

    • Robert Hallock, PR Manager for Enthusiast GFX and Gaming
    • Ritche Corpus, Director of our ISV Relations & Alliances Team
    • Devon Nekechuk, Product Manager for Enthusiast dGPU
    • Dave Nalasco, Senior Technical Marketing Manager
    • Shane Parfitt, Technical Marketing Manager for the Display & Power Technologies Domain
    • Roger Quero, Technical Marketing Manager for the Multimedia Technologies Domain

    Am I the only one blind enough not to see any product manager for CPUs?
    Actually, most of the "key" people are actually from the GPU department wherease AMD not only manufactures GPUs . It is the CPU area that we have questions about!
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    kristi_metal , November 1, 2013 1:54 PM
    I think the new Ruby looks great :) )). She is beautiful :) )
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    JD88 , November 1, 2013 2:14 PM
    The obvious big question here is what is to become of the FX line and will we be seeing high-performance Steamroller based CPUs without integrated graphics. I doubt the answer is going to be anything very concrete though.
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    vmem , November 1, 2013 2:33 PM
    @3ogdy
    no, you're not the only one. I don't see how you're surprised. obviously as enthusiasts here at Tom's we're all interested in AMD's plans with both CPUs and GPUs, but the timing of this AMA clearly indicates that it is being used as extra publicity raise awareness and boost sales for their new line of GPUs.

    Other than that, I agree, I've wanted an AMA from AMD for a long time. and just because the guests are biased toward GPUs, there's nothing in the rules saying we can't ask about CPUs
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    littleleo , November 1, 2013 2:56 PM
    Quote:
    AMD - Advanced Micro Devices.
    Recheck this list:

    • Robert Hallock, PR Manager for Enthusiast GFX and Gaming
    • Ritche Corpus, Director of our ISV Relations & Alliances Team
    • Devon Nekechuk, Product Manager for Enthusiast dGPU
    • Dave Nalasco, Senior Technical Marketing Manager
    • Shane Parfitt, Technical Marketing Manager for the Display & Power Technologies Domain
    • Roger Quero, Technical Marketing Manager for the Multimedia Technologies Domain

    Am I the only one blind enough not to see any product manager for CPUs?
    Actually, most of the "key" people are actually from the GPU department wherease AMD not only manufactures GPUs . It is the CPU area that we have questions about!


    Your 100% right the only questions I have for them are about CPUs so if it's just GPUs it's not going to be of interest to me. There has been lots of info about their GPUs, its the future of the FX line and the AM3+ socket that inquiring minds want to know. They don't need to send 5 guys to talk about GPUs, send someone with insight to what is happening with FX line.
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    czerro , November 1, 2013 2:56 PM
    When can we expect to see a Mantle performance demonstration? They must have some tech demos, and possibly third parties working on software that takes advantage of Mantle that have their own tech demos illustrating performance benefits.
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    m32 , November 1, 2013 3:35 PM
    My favorite company is on "Tom's Hardware Ask Me Anything!" I can't wait!!!
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    tomfreak , November 1, 2013 4:07 PM
    Someone need to Ask them is there any new 4 module/8core Steamroller CPU release on AM3+(compatible with existing Am3+ board) ---> I on my bed in those timeframe

    Because I am torn between going FM2+ or AM3+, all because of uncertain future of AM3+ platform + Kaveri HSA. AMD need to give us an easier time to make decision right now! Otherwise I gonna rage and I might just jump on 1150 platform. At least Intel make it pretty clear on this area. Every tock + tick CPU is compatible on 1 chipset. No other tricks, u can plan ur upgrade route nicely. AMD? Come on tell me when does AM3+ end, if it doesnt tell me will there be next gen(diff architecture chip) coming to AM3+
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    ingtar33 , November 1, 2013 4:32 PM
    i wouldn't mind a kaveri with 6 or 8 cores... on the fm2+ platform, i just want a steamroller (APU or FX) with 6-8 cores.
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    fourzeronine , November 1, 2013 4:35 PM
    What happened to 12 core FX processors!?
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    dimar , November 1, 2013 5:40 PM
    All I want for AMD is to include support for ICC monitor profiles in games. If I forget to ask, I hope somebody will.
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    ingtar33 , November 1, 2013 6:27 PM
    Quote:
    What happened to 12 core FX processors!?


    it's called an opteron 6300... it comes in 12 and 16 core flavors.

    doubt they'll put out a 12 core fx... that would be a bit of an overlap with their server chips.
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    exosoft , November 1, 2013 8:26 PM
    Hmmm, I love what AMD is doing in the tech market. The entire hUMA, HSA thing really tickles the IT nerd in me.

    For people who are wondering why they're going full APU on us, it's pretty simple.
    The CPU has certain core strengths, and the GPU has certain strengths. What AMD is probably aiming for is to remove the unnecessary CPU parts, that could easily be handled by the GPU in a full HSA setting.

    In the future, APUs will turn out to be so powerful, that AMD won't release CPUs without a GPU part. An APU with the GPU part disabled reaches much lower GFlops/Float operations than an APU with the GPU enabled.

    That said, I hope they can give us some more insight into future changes that Kaveri and Carrizo will bring. Love to see some APUs that can go from a low energy consumption at low utilization to a decent gaming machine.
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    MagicPants , November 1, 2013 9:47 PM
    Is there a way to output only audio over a radeon's HDMI? I'd like to run DisplayPort to my monitor(s) and hdmi audio to my receiver without the the wasted video.
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    MagicPants , November 1, 2013 9:49 PM
    Can I download the phoenix tech demo?
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    iam2thecrowe , November 1, 2013 10:28 PM
    Are you ever going to make crossfire work properly? (Eg fix frame latency problems with eyefinity/dx9)


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    falchard , November 1, 2013 10:33 PM
    Whens you gonna make new workstation shit? You know what I'm saying?
    I want all new tech in my next workstation. I want 2 physical AMD CPUs running steam roller. And 2 physical GPUs with x16 PCI-e lanes. As well as lots of SATA3 ports and USB3 ports. This with A bunch of DDR4 dims running at 3200mhz. Make it so plz.
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