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Earlier this month, AMD released a special Windows power plan called “Ryzen Balanced”, which was aimed at increasing performance across the board for gamers. The power plan corrected performance handicaps imposed by Windows 10 that lead to throttled performance when the default “Balanced” profile was selected. This week, AMD fully incorporated the Ryzen Balanced profile into version 17.10 of its Ryzen chipset drivers. This driver package is specific to Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processor running the 64-bit version of Windows 10. When the new chipset driver is installed, the Ryzen Balanced power profile... Read more...
If Intel thought that it could coast along when it comes to processor development and its release schedules, AMD’s Ryzen processors have been a rather jolting wakeup call. While not able to topple Intel’s seventh-generation Kaby Lake Core processors in every single benchmark, the Ryzen 7 family in particular provides blistering multi-core performance at extremely attractive price points. Intel has been able to charge premium prices for years because quite frankly, AMD didn’t put up much of a fight for the performance crown. The new Zen architecture changes all of that, so Intel is responding in... Read more...
Many long time Windows users have not been pleased with Microsoft’s decision to block updates to Windows 7 and 8.1 for systems running current and future generations of processors. Intel’s Kaby Lake and AMD’s Ryzen chips are among the first blacklisted casualties of this policy.Microsoft deemed this necessary to improve the deployment cycle of Windows and ease the workload on hardware partners validating their products across multiple generations of Windows. Whether you buy that reasoning or not isn’t for us to decide. The fact of the matter is, Microsoft wants every one of its customers locked... Read more...
Join us today for another episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. Today we'll be kicking around AMD's Ryzen 5 processors, the gorgeous LG G6 Android phone, Samsung's Galaxy S8, Dell's Inspiron Gaming 15 notebook, a sneak peek of the Gigabyte Aorus GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and details on how YOU could win a Razer Blade gaming laptop! Show Notes: 01:51 - AMD Ryzen 5 1600X And 1500X Processor Review: Affordable Zen Takes On Core i5 13:16 - LG G6 Review: Design Elegance And Efficiency A Winning Combination 24:59 - Samsung Galaxy S8 And S8+ Hands-On Demo And First Look From Unpacked 2017 35:32... Read more...
As if we needed more examples to demonstrate how outdated Apple’s current Mac Pro line is, a $1500 USD AMD Ryzen R7 1700 powered PC recently smoked a loaded $5500 Mac Pro in a Photoshop benchmark. Tech Guy posted the showdown to his YouTube channel recently as part of a series for content creators to understand the differences between different systems. Mac Pros have maintained a strong reputation among creative professionals despite lacking any revisions since 2013. The two computers tested have more or less analogous CPUs on the surface, each housing 8-cores clocked at 3.0GHz. Both systems are... Read more...
AMD's new Ryzen processors offer a plethora of performance and efficiency benefits over the company's previous generation chip architecture, and even compare favorably against its well-prepared competition -- namely Intel. However, Ryzen's launch wasn't exactly flawless, as the platform was in need of some refinement. Today, the situation is a lot better, but there is always room for improvement. AMD agrees, and since the minute Ryzen launched, it's been hard at work making sure the platform as a whole is running at its best. At launch, it was found that Ryzen didn't perform favorably in 1080p... Read more...
If you have an AMD Ryzen processor and complementing AM4 motherboard in your possession, optimizations are already incoming to improve your gaming performance. Just yesterday, we brought you news of an Ashes of the Singularity update which shows up to a 20 percent performance uplift for the Ryzen 7 1800X. As developers begin optimizing their games around AMD’s new Zen architecture, we’ll hopefully see continued improvements to Ryzen gaming performance across the board. But that doesn’t mean that AMD is completely off the hook with regards to performance improvement and bug fixes. AMD’s Generic... Read more...
AMD captured the attention of PC gamers and performance enthusiasts everywhere with the launch of its Ryzen 7 series processors. The trio of 8-core chips take on Intel's venerable Core i7 series at the high-end of its product stack and forthcoming Ryzen 5 Series CPUs from AMD are expected to compete with Intel's Core i mid-range products. However, with the extra attention and lime light AMD garnered, came significant scrutiny as well. And with any entirely new platform architecture, there are bound to be "corner cases" and a few performance anomalies -- as was the case with the now infamous "1080p... 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...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Dave, Marco, and Paul kick around AMD's Ryzen processors, the forthcoming beastly Naples platform, NVIDIA's killer GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, Maingear's sleek but powerful Vybe gaming PC, Intel's Optane SSD DC P4800X featuring 3D Xpoint memory technology, details of our next awesome giveaway and much more... Show Notes: 01:53 - Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X With 3D Xpoint Memory Debuts Ultra-Low Latency Storage, New Memory Tier12:54 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Review - The Fastest Gaming Graphics Card Yet24:10 - Maingear... Read more...
Not long after AMD released the first Ryzen processors to market a few weeks ago, a strange bug involving FMA3 instructions (an extension to 128-bit and 256-bit SIMD instructions that performs fused multiply-add floating point math operations) was discovered. If you were to trip over this bug yourself, its effects would have been impossible to ignore: your entire AMD Ryzen-based system would crash. This was a digital roadblock of epic proportions for certain applications and benchmarks that make use of the floating point math. Even if you don't have a particular use case that makes use of FMA3,... 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...
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