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The reviews are out confirming that Ryzen is the real deal, which means you can go forward with purchasing parts for your new build around AMD's latest silicon. If that's your plan, you'll need a new motherboard, as AMD introduced a new socket (AM4) for Ryzen. The market isn't yet overflowing with AM4 motherboard options, though if you're wanting to roll with MSI, it has a handful of options available at a variety of price points. Starting at the top is MSI's X370 XPower Gaming Titanium. This is a $300 motherboard based on AMD's top-end X370 chipset and includes just about everything but the kitchen... Read more...
Independent testing of Ryzen (including our own in-depth benchmarking and analysis) confirms what AMD has promising all along, that its fancy new CPU architecture is the real deal and it is able to compete with Intel at the high end. The only caveat is that Ryzen's gaming performance is not where many thought it would be, especially considering the architecture's excellent IPC efficiency and performance in other areas, such as Cinebench and POV-Ray. What gives? The short answer is, this is a temporary thing until developers get rolling with optimizations. During an "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) session... Read more...
When someone who is experienced in their field issues a warning not to do something, it is a good idea to heed the warning. In this instance, renowned overclocker Der8auer posted a video explaining how to rip the integrated heat spreader (IHS) off an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processor. The process is known as "delidding" and it is popular among extreme overclockers and enthusiasts because it allows them to remove and replace the stock thermal interface material (TIM) with a higher quality paste and use direct die cooling. However, there are a couple of reasons why Der8auer strongly recommends against doing... Read more...
The AMD Ryzen 7 family of processors are finally here. The anxious anticipation for a more powerful competitor to Intel CPUs that has worked many PC enthusiasts into a frenzy -- the likes of which we haven’t seen in over a decade -- has finally come to an end. Today, we can present you all with the independent Ryzen benchmarks and technical details you’ve all been waiting for. Power, performance profiles and overclocking – we’ve got it all on tap. We’ve had all three of the initial AMD Ryzen 7 series processors in hand for testing, including the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X, the Ryzen 7 1700X, and their... Read more...
Although we have not yet been given full access to AMD’s upcoming Vega graphics architecture, what the company has provided is the official branding for its new flagship parts. While we all knew that these graphics cards would be based on the Vega architecture, which supersedes Polaris, we didn’t know that “Vega” would actually find its way into the name of shipping parts.Upcoming cards will take on the Radeon RX Vega branding instead of, for example, Radeon RX 470. AMD also showed off the Vega logo, which can be seen below:Radeon RX Vega graphics cards will begin shipping... Read more...
It's hard to believe that we're mere days away from the official launching of AMD's first Ryzen processors. It's been a long wait, but an even longer one if you think back to a time when the world got this excited about a new CPU launch. To call Ryzen "disruptive" even before launch seems apt, but all we can do right now is wait for the reviews to go live (and of course here at HH) to see just how well it will perform under pressure. With all the benchmark leaks and AMD teases that we have seen regarding Ryzen so far, it should come as no surprise that Intel should be concerned about... Read more...
This is a big year for AMD. The company is releasing a brand new CPU architecture (Ryzen) on March 2 and is currently enjoying tremendous pre-release hype, then later this year it will introduce a new GPU architecture called Vega. AMD fans and the tech community at large are sitting on pins and needles to see how things shake out. However, brand-spanking-new architectures aren't the only things AMD has up its sleeve. Newly leaked benchmarks showing a Radeon RX 580 and Radeon RX 560 suggest a Polaris refresh is in the cards as well.Interestingly the benchmarks appear to originate from an AMD employee.... Read more...
If you are planning a new build around one of AMD's newfangled Ryzen processors and want to get a head start, you can start buying parts now. AMD's top three Ryzen processors—Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1700—are all available to pre-order now and will release on March 2. A bevy of compatible AM4 platform motherboards are out in the wild, as well. It is a bit of gamble buying into an architecture before all the performance numbers are revealed, though to AMD's credit, all of the information to this point—leaked and official—paints a positive light around Ryzen. According to AMD's own... Read more...
The excitement surrounding Ryzen is at a fever pitch, and for good reason—every indication up to this point is that Ryzen is the real deal and will make AMD competitive again in the high-end market. There is still another week to go before Ryzen reaches retail availability (the top three Ryzen CPUs are up for pre-order, though) but in the meantime, an overclocked Ryzen 7 1800X has purportedly set a new world record in Cinebench. A group of overclockers doused the chip in LN2 and then cranked the voltage way up. That allowed them to push all the the Ryzen 7 1800X processor well beyond stock, while... Read more...
AMD was hoping its Ryzen architecture would return the company to prominence in the enthusiast market and give power users something other than Intel brand chips to consider. The former remains to be seen, but the latter is already taking place. Following AMD's Ryzen Tech Day event yesterday in which the Sunnyvale chip designer announced pre-order availability of its top three Ryzen processors, consumers wasted no time making all three SKUs best sellers on Amazon. Amazon's list of best selling CPUs is now headlined by AMD'z Ryzen 7 1700X. The retail boxed processor is available to pre-order for... Read more...
AMD President and CEO, Dr. Lisu Su, took to the stage at AMD’s Ryzen Tech Day and opened the event with some official speeds, feeds, pricing information, and benchmark scores from the company’s upcoming Ryzen series processors. To date, we’ve seen a number of leaks with related data and benchmarks, but the numbers and information we’ll be presenting here are straight from AMD – they are the real deal, not rumors or speculation. And we’ve got a couple of surprises and new pieces of information to share as well. As most of you probably know by now, AMD’s stated goal with Ryzen – which is based on... Read more...
Whether or not Ryzen ends up returning AMD to its former glory in the enthusiast market remains to be seen, but the good news for folks hoping for some competition in the high-end sector is that leak after leak suggest Ryzen is the real deal. We've seen a spattering of encouraging benchmarks, the newest of which has AMD's Ryzen 7 1700X processor sprinting past Intel's Core i7-5960X chip in Cinebench.Before we get to the performance numbers, let's compare the specs of both processors. For performance junkies, the Ryzen 7 1700X is poised to be one of the most popular Ryzen chips among the anticipated... Read more...
Folks, we don’t have much longer to wait until AMD officially announces its entire lineup of Ryzen processors. But just like a kid taking a sneak peek at gifts under the tree before Christmas, we can’t help but attempt to lay eyes on AMD’s highly-anticipated counter to Intel’s “Core” dominance in the enthusiast market. Today, we’re getting a look at what appears to be a few trays of production processors, complete with the final heat spreader design and an emblazoned “RYZEN” logo. The image of the production Ryzen processors can be compared to recent engineering samples (seen below). If you need... Read more...
What's that you say, you want more leaked benchmarks showing how AMD's upcoming Ryzen lineup performs? That's been an easy request to fulfill as of late—forget about leaks on a weekly basis, we're starting to see unconfirmed reports crop up on an almost daily as we head into the homestretch of Ryzen's retail launch. The newest one to emerge purportedly shows how well a Ryzen 5 1600X performs in Cinebench R15.Reddit forum user VulkanDX12 posted a cropped picture of a Cinebench R15 benchmark run showing a CPU score of 1,136. In the section underneath labeled "Your System," Cinebench lists an AMD... Read more...
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