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At an AMD 'Tech Summit' held in Beijing this past week, plenty was revealed about the company's upcoming Radeon RX Vega. It's not clear whether anything at this summit was meant to leak out almost immediately, but it included some information AMD hasn't yet mentioned on these shores. Nonetheless, there is a lot of good information to glean from what was presented. The folks over at Videocardz somehow managed to track down a recording of the presentation without a Mandarin dub, so if you're wanting to watch the entire thing for yourself, hit up the video below. First and foremost, perhaps the... Read more...
AMD is getting ready to flesh out its Ryzen lineup with its new Ryzen 5 series consisting of 4-core and 6-core processor options. These reasonably priced additions to the Ryzen family will arrive on April 11, or at least that is the official launch date that AMD announced last week. However, it appears that some opportunistic buyers were able to make a Ryzen 5 series purchase several weeks early. Over at Reddit, a user who goes by "marcosmcc" posted a couple pictures of a retail boxed Ryzen 5 1600 processor. He claims that "a fellow Brazilian" shared the pics with him, adding that his friend "recently... Read more...
AMD has ascended back into the performance category with its Ryzen processor lineup, though anyone who thinks the company is finished climbing is in for a surprise. Rumor has it (from multiple sources) that AMD is readying a new Ryzen chip with 16 cores and 32 threads of processing resources. This monster processor will sit in a new platform that competes with Intel's X99 chipset for Broadwell-E and Haswell-E, and will serve as an in-between for AMD's regular Ryzen lineup and its server-based Naples platform. The 16-core/32-thread Ryzen part will be based on an X399 socket that is designed to go... Read more...
When it comes to supporting legacy operating systems on new hardware, Microsoft has just unleashed the mother of all nuclear options. We already knew that Microsoft and its hardware partners — namely Intel and AMD — will not provide official support for the newest generation of PC processors on operating systems released prior to Windows 10. “To achieve the highest confidence in the performance of our AMD Ryzen desktop processors, AMD validated them across two different OS generations, Windows 7 and 10,” said AMD with respect to Ryzen support. “However, only support and drivers for Windows 10 will... Read more...
After a prolonged development cycle and strategic build-up that got many enthusiasts worked into a frenzy, AMD launched its Ryzen 7 family of processors based on the company’s Zen microarchitecture a couple of short weeks ago. We’ve got the full scoop on Ryzen 7 available for you right here if you missed the news as it broke. A couple of details regarding the mainstream Ryzen 5 family were also revealed during the Ryzen 7 launch, but today we’ve got lots of additional details to share and can tell you about AMD's entire Ryzen 5 processor line-up. Unlike the Ryzen 7 series, which consists entirely... Read more...
Ryzen is here and it is giving Intel's Core series a run for its money, except in 1080p gaming in some instances (for now). AMD has said on multiple occasions that gaming performance will improve in time as developers start leveraging Ryzen's architecture and features. However, in the meantime, there are some things you can do to ensure you're getting the most out of AMD's latest processors. Some of the following information comes straight from the good folks at AMD, while other tib-bits are based on our experience with the Ryzen platform thus far. Let's get started. Update, Update, UpdateOne of... Read more...
It has been two weeks since AMD launched its Ryzen processor line in conjunction with its AM4 platform. The feedback has been mostly positive, save for lower-than-expected gaming performance at 1080p. AMD touched on the subject, saying that today's games are not optimized for AMD hardware, and that 1080p gaming performance will improve in time as developers take advantage of Ryzen's architecture and features. Be that as it may, some have surmised the real problem has to do with a conflict between Ryzen and Windows 10 thread scheduling. Is there any merit to that? AMD says no. "We have investigated... Read more...
Now that AMD's fancy new Ryzen processors are available, some people might be wondering if the effort and risk of delidding one of the CPUs is worth the potential reward. This is a question that renowned overclocker "Der8auer" set out to answer in a new YouTube video after demonstrating in a previous clip how to remove the integrated heat spreader (IHS) from an AMD Ryzen CPU. The answer? Don't bother, because even if someone manages to lift the lid off a Ryzen processor without destroying it, the reduction in temperature is minimal. Delidding processors is common in the professional overclocking... Read more...
We learned a lot about the Zen microarchitecture and the consumer-targeted Ryzen 7 series of desktop processors at AMD’s tech day a couple of weeks back. Much of the information we gleaned from AMD at the event, in addition to the numerous leaks, rumors, and official news items that trickled out over the last couple of years, was explained in our Ryzen 7-series launch coverage – which you can check out right here.AMD's "Firsts" In The Data Center / Enterprise MarketThere were some other interesting bits of information disseminated at tech day that we weren’t able to reveal in our launch piece,... Read more...
It was only last week when the Internet was abuzz with an overclocker taking an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor and revving it all the way to 5.2GHz on LN2 cooling. That paved the way for a new Cinebench R15 world record, though that record no longer stands. Now barely a week later, an overclocker has pushed a presumably delidded Ryzen 7 1800X processor to 5.8GHz, the highest officially recorded clockspeed to date for a Ryzen CPU. And that Cinebench R15 score? Somebody has topped that, too.The new frequency record was set by none other than Der8auer, a renowned overclocker who recently posted a video... Read more...
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...
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