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Forget about minor leaks when it comes to Ryzen, the floodgates have opened in the past couple of weeks and we're now drowning in news, rumors, and speculation surrounding AMD's next-generation CPU architecture. And with good reason—if Ryzen lives up to the hype, it will be a rebirth of sorts for AMD, which hasn't competed with Intel at the high-end for a long time. But what about the motherboards that will run these fancy new high-potent chips? We're starting to see leaks of those, too.Just a few days ago, our newshound from the north (way north, as in moose territory) Rob Williams posted pictures... Read more...
If you thought the Ryzen hype train might start to slow down after weeks of leaks and rumors, think again. The closer we get to Ryzen's release (likely early March, with a possible announcement on February during AMD's Capsaicin event at GDC 2017), the juicier the leaks, it seems. Case in point, the latest bit of Ryzen news involves some interesting benchmarks of the Ryzen 5 1600X 6-core processor. A quick recap is in order before we get to the numbers. AMD's Ryzen 5 1600X is one of 17 Ryzen SKUs AMD is expected to launch. The entire lineup will consist of 4-core, 6-core, and 8-core processors... Read more...
If you're finding that your excitement level is Ryzen, then you've clearly been reading the many rumors swirling around the highly anticipated processor family right here at HotHardware. While it's largely expected that AMD will be releasing its first chips soon, that sure doesn't mean that the rumormill is going to be taking a break over the next few weeks. Earlier, Paul wrote in depth about Ryzen's die shot and cache structure, which came hot on the heels of a week full of other juicy information. That includes a hint of AMD undercutting Intel's just-launched Kaby Lake processors, word of a huge... Read more...
AMD has the attention of the tech community at large with Ryzen, its next-generation processor line that takes aim at power users and enthusiasts. There have been several leaks and rumors surrounding Ryzen, especially over the past few weeks, and most questions will finally be answered when it launches to retail in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, AMD shared some more details about the microarchitecture comprising Ryzen. The Sunnyvale chip designer brought a bunch of slides to ISSCC (International Solid-State Circuits Conference) earlier this month. Most of the information was kept under wraps,... Read more...
With a little bit of luck, AMD will launch its Ryzen processor lineup on February 28 during its Capsaicin event at the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC) and put to rest all the rumors and speculation. Barring that, we'll have to wait until sometime early next month, as AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su previously indicated. Either way, the leaks will continue to flow in the meantime. Using information that has already been leaked, a reddit forum member who goes by "Nestledrink" put together a handy chart showing how AMD could disrupt the market by undercutting Intel at nearly every turn. There is a lot of... Read more...
AMD is getting ready to host its second annual Capsaicin event under the headline "Capsaicin and Cream." You might recall that during AMD's introductory Capsaicin event last March the company talked about Polaris, offering up the first official details about its then-upcoming GPU architecture. It also unveiled a Radeon solid state storage architecture and provided a roadmap that ran through 2019. At this year's Capsaicin event, we expect AMD to hype Ryzen and Vega, its upcoming CPU and GPU architectures. The event will take place on February 28 at the 2017 Game Developers Conference (GDC). There... Read more...
The hype level is off the charts for Ryzen, the next-generation processor architecture that is supposed to bring parity between AMD and Intel in the high-end market. If recent leaks are to be believed, AMD will blitz the CPU scene with 17 Ryzen SKUs consisting of 4-core, 6-core, and 8-core processors, all of which will be unlocked. At least two overseas retailers have begun taking pre-orders for AMD's upcoming Ryzen lineup, giving us an idea as to pricing, the launch date, and even what the box art looks like. Belgian retailer centralpoint.be currently lists three of AMD's top-end Ryzen processors... Read more...
The leaks surrounding AMD's not-yet-released Ryzen processor family are coming in fast and furious, with only weeks to go before launch. In just the past week alone we've seen what is supposed to be AMD's full Ryzen lineup spanning 17 SKUs, along with core/thread counts and TDP ratings for each chip. In some cases we've even seen clock speeds and pricing info. Now we can add Ryzen benchmark scores from SiSoftware's official ranking database for its SANDRA suite.SANDRA (System ANalyzer, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is a popular program that has been in active development for many years. It... Read more...
Excitement for AMD's next-generation Ryzen series of processors seems to have reached a fever pitch. For the first time in far too long, we have the prospect of an AMD processor that's not only competitive with Intel's latest and greatest, but perhaps potentially a better value in some cases, too. Following-up on our report of leaked Ryzen models earlier, we now get some rumored performance characteristics of one particular chip, the ~$389 Ryzen 7 1700X. The 1700X could become AMD's best bang-for-the-buck Ryzen processor in the enthusiast segment. It is rumored to cost... Read more...
Separating fact from fiction prior to a product's release is no easy task. We bring that disclaimer up because there is yet another Ryzen leak making the rounds, one that details an extensive lineup of 17 processors. It is really a continuation of a previous leak supposedly outing AMD's top-to-bottom retail launch lineup, only now with individual part numbers and TDP ratings for every SKU.The source of the leak, WCCFTech, doesn't exactly have a reputation for vetting its information and erring on the side of accuracy. Its approach is more akin to throwing spaghetti at the wall and seeing what sticks.... Read more...
Well, it looks as though any hope that PC users had of receiving official Ryzen driver support in Windows 7 have officially been flushed down the toilet. Earlier this week, we reported that comments made at an AMD Partner Meeting in Germany suggested that the chipmaker would provide its own official Windows 7 drivers for both the Ryzen processor family and AM4-based motherboards. However, AMD today confirmed that this is not the case, and that Ryzen will only be officially supported on Windows 10. “To achieve the highest confidence in the performance of our AMD Ryzen desktop processors, AMD... Read more...
AMD is going to release its first batch of highly anticipated Ryzen processors to retail in just a few more weeks. Many questions will be answered at that time, including the big one that is one everyone's mind—how much will these new processors cost? Well, you might not have to wait to find out. An online shop seems to have jumped the gun by listing a few of AMD's Ryzen processors, complete with pricing information. The online vendor supposedly spilling the beans is ShopBLT. It listed three Ryzen SKUs, all of which are part of the Ryzen 7 series. They include the Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X,... Read more...
AMD has shared a spattering of technical details about its Ryzen architecture, though most of the information to this point has focused on technologies such as Precision Boost and Neural Net Prediction. More recently however, AMD released a paper with some finer grain details, one of which is that Ryzen processors will sport a 10 percent smaller die area than Intel's Kaby Lake processors.Both Ryzen and Kaby Lake are manufactured on a 14nm node process, but the die area for Ryzen is 44mm2, compared to 49mm2 for Kaby Lake. No big deal, right? Perhaps not, though the theoretical advantage of having... Read more...
In about a month from now, AMD will release its Ryzen processor lineup, which could be as many as 17 processors spanning quad-core, six-core, and eight-core SKUs. If things go to plan, Ryzen will return AMD to its glory days as a competitor in the enthusiast market. The question is, how will Intel respond? One strategy the Santa Clara chipmaker might employ is to try and steal some of AMD's thunder by striking first with new Kaby Lake processors.Our crystal ball is undergoing maintenance at the moment, but in its place are a bunch of rumors and supposedly leaked information. What some of them point... Read more...
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