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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...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast, Marco, Dave and Chris talk AMD Ryzen processors for desktop enthusiasts and gamers, AMD's Naples server platform based on the Zen architecture, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, LG's hot new G6 Android flagship, the HP Elite x3 phone that proposes to deliver a Windows Office in your pocket, EVGA's innovative iCX cooling for graphics cards, Dell's XPS 15 with GeForce 10 and more! 04:56 - AMD Ryzen Desktop Processors 17:22 - AMD Zen-Based Naples Many-Core Server Platform 29:08 - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and more here 39:51 - EVGA GeForce... 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...
Yesterday, we gave you a full overview of four new AM4 motherboards from the folks at ASUS. Today, Gigabyte is returning the favor with five new enthusiast boards based on AMD’s X370 and B350 AM4 chipsets that back the new Ryzen processors. The two boards aimed at the ultimate gaming enthusiasts are the X370-based AORUS Gaming GA-AX370 Gaming K7 and GA-AX370 Gaming 5. Both motherboards feature four DDR4 DIMM slots, support for CrossFire/CrossFireX and SLI multi-GPU solutions, NVMe connectors, Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi MB5 audio, dual network ports (Intel GbE + Killer E2500) Gigabyte’s popular... 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...
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...
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