Sometimes the signs of change are more obvious than others. When a spokesperson for the Linux Foundation calls to talk about an open source contribution from Microsoft into the Qualcomm-driven AllSeen Alliance, you know something must be happening.
On the heels of delivering the rebadged Radeon 300 series, AMD has launched what may be its most hyped product of 2015. The Radeon R9 Fury X (a.k.a. Fiji XT) employs the GCN 1.2 architecture and touts a massive memory bandwidth of 512GB/s thanks to an exciting new memory technology known as HBM.