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Are you planning to go the AMD Ryzen route with your new build and want a motherboard that gives it the "high-end foundation it deserves"? If so, ASUS has got the board for you, with its new Crosshair VI Extreme. The Crosshair VI Extreme is built around AMD's top-end X370 chipset and boasts aesthetics that any enthusiast should be pleased to see gracing the inside of their build. Want LEDs? Don't fret: this board is littered with them, and as an added bonus, there's a new header that allows you to use strips with per-LED color control. Tying into the RGB love, ASUS' Aura SDK can be adopted... Read more...
Welcome back for the latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks. In this webcast we'll be kicking around the Asus Zephyrus gaming notebook with NVIDIA's Max-Q design, the beastly Alienware 17, AMD EPYC And Xeon Scalable enterprise processor platforms, the ThinkPad X1 Tablet, our Retro-Amiga build and more! Show Notes: 5:20 - Intel Xeon Scalable Debuts: Dual Xeon Platinum 8176 With 112 Threads Tested13:00 - AMD Unveils EPYC 7000 Series Processors And Platform To Take On Intel In the Data Center18:05 - ASUS ROG Zephyrus GX501 Review: A Thin, Powerful Max-Q Gaming Laptop27:51 - Alienware... Read more...
Ever since AMD launched its Ryzen processors for the desktop, many security conscious users have pleaded with the company to open source its PSP - no, not the portable console, but rather its "Platform Security Processor". This chip is found on most AMD platforms from 2013 on, and behaves much like Intel's Management Engine does: it offers simple low-level access to the computer. Both AMD and Intel share the same message about these unique chips; they are there to keep us protected. Because the OS can't see what the PSP or IME is doing, though, the user will likewise be oblivious to the chip's... Read more...
Radeon RX Vega is nearly here, and to help get the festivities kicked off early, AMD is taking its graphics show on the road. There are three stops on the tour, the first of which occurred yesterday in Budapest, Hungary. Next, AMD will make a stop at PDXLAN in Portland, Oregon (July 21-23) and the Radeon RX Vega will make its official debut later this month at SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles (July 30). However, we’re here to talk about what happened at last night’s event in Budapest. For AMD enthusiasts that showed up to get their hands on Vega-based hardware, that were greeted with systems that were... Read more...
Like winter in Game of Thrones, Vega is coming. It is already here for professionals, but on the consumer side, AMD is planning to unveil its Vega lineup for gamers at SIGGRAPH Capsaicin on July 30, which is just over two weeks from now. AMD has done a pretty good job in keeping mum about its gaming lineup leading up to the unveil. If you are curious, however, the latest leak suggests that AMD will launch Vega to gamers with three different SKUs. At the top of the stack is the Radeon RX Vega XTX. This one will feature 64 shader clusters (4,096 stream processors), 8GB of second generation high bandwidth... Read more...
Here’s the moment that many PC performance enthusiasts have been waiting for: pricing and specs for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper family of processors (as well as a couple of benchmark numbers). AMD first teased details about the high-end desktop (HEDT) processors back in mid-May, but we now have additional details on the first two products in the family. Both processors are of course based on the 14nm Zen core, make use of AMD’s new Socket TR4 interface, support quad-channel DDR memory, and feature a total of 64 PCIe lanes. In addition, both processors will come from the factory unlocked. Without further... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper family of HEDT processors is just a few weeks away from launch, which means that we'll likely soon be seeing more performance benchmarks leak to the internet before we get our hands on the chip here for an official unveil. We’ve seen previous leaks with the top-of-the line 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X via Geekbench, and now that same processor is making the rounds again via both Geekbench again and SiSoft SANDRA. This time around for Geekbench, single-core scores actually regressed a bit compared to its first outing back in June. Single-core performance dropped... Read more...
As the most dominant platform for digital game distribution, Steam is a great indicator of what is trending among gamers. It also helps that Valve surveys the landscape each and every month and makes its data available to the public. In doing so, we can see that Steam gamers overwhelmingly chose NVIDIA hardware over AMD or Intel for graphics chores through the end of June 2017.By the end of June, NVIDIA accounted for a dominating 63.61 percent of graphics card usage by Steam gamers. That is more than AMD (20.5 percent) and Intel (15.54 percent) combined, and you can throw the catch-all "other"... Read more...
Late last month, we brought you news of some new graphics cards that are specifically geared towards Ethereum miners. The cryptocurrency mining cards included the MINING RX 470 and MINING P106 from ASUS, which are based on the Radeon RX 460 Polaris and NVIDIA P106 graphics architectures respectively. Biostar is getting into the Ethereum mining mix as well with a new card, the RX 470D. Rather than retaining the full 2048 stream processors that would typically complement an RX 470-based GPU, the RX 470D has just 1792 stream processors with a core clock of 1200 MHz. This will likely limit mining performance,... Read more...
All major Linux kernel releases carry a handful of special updates, but there are some that are still a lot more notable than others. Linux 4.12 is one of those kernels, with even Linus Torvalds stating that it's one of the "bigger releases historically". A big reason for that? Well, for starters, it include introductory AMD Radeon Vega support. This comes hot on the heels of AMD unleashing its Vega Frontier Edition to the world, and close to a month before the consumer variants launch at SIGGRAPH 2017 in Los Angeles. AMD's Vega architecture is now supported in Linux - to some extent It's important... Read more...
The future is looking bright for AMD, and by extension the same can be said about the consumer market. After all, competition is good for everyone, whether you are a fan of AMD or Intel, or are indifferent. AMD has managed to make itself competitive again in the high-end processor market with Ryzen (and soon with Threadipper), and on the GPU side, AMD is getting ready to launch gaming oriented Radeon RX Vega cards. AMD took to Twitter to remind everyone of its plans to launch Radeon RX Vega cards at SIGGRAPH 2017, which takes place in Los Angeles from July 30 to August 3. That means we are now... Read more...
System builders—both professional and do-it-yourself types—have been waiting a long time for AMD to be competitive again with Intel. Over the years, each new architecture launch from AMD seemed to come with big promises that would ultimately turn out to be empty, but then Zen came along. Finally, AMD built an architecture that lived up to the hype, and with Ryzen getting off to a strong start, it appears the chip designer has been able to chisel away at a not-so-insignificant chunk of Intel's market share in the enthusiast market.We can see this by examining the market share figures collected by... Read more...
Yesterday, AMD announced its new Ryzen PRO family of processors, which feature the multi-core performance muscle of the Zen microarchitecture along with built-in security features. AMD has already begun shipping the new processors to its OEM partners, and one of the first to deploy Ryzen PRO will be Hewlett-Packard via its EliteDesk 705 G3 workstation family. HP is making it easy to choose a system that fits your performance (and budgetary) needs by offering the full lineup of Ryzen PRO processors ranging from the lowly Ryzen 3 PRO 1200 on up to the incredibly potent Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X, which features... Read more...
It feels a little weird to write about performance results for AMD's EPYC processors and not have to tie the word "leak" into it. As we covered just last week, AMD has finally unleashed its hugely anticipated EPYC processor line for the server market, and to say it's long overdue would be a gross understatement. There is no doubt that Ryzen is important for AMD's desktop aspirations, but EPYC is hugely important for its chance to steal back enterprise market share from Intel. Today, we get a glimpse of some of what EPYC can deliver, as some results have hit SiSoftware's Sandra repository.... Read more...
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