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On Socket AM4, it took a few generations for AMD to get its memory controller performance all maxed-out. The original Ryzen struggled with DDR4 memory faster than about 2667 MT/s, and it wasn't really until Zen 2 (the Ryzen 3000 series) that we started to see wide support for memory faster than 3000 MT/s. That's... Read more...
When we tested the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, it came out ahead of the Core i9-12900K in every gaming benchmark. You've probably already heard that story, but you may not have considered the implications: Intel's Alder Lake CPUs are double-digit-percentages faster than AMD's original Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000-series processors... Read more...
Hardware enthusiasts will already know, but for anyone who doesn't, the performance of AMD's extant Ryzen platforms is seriously impacted by the transfer rate of the system RAM. It's not actually the memory bandwidth that matters for most tasks; instead, it's because the speed of the "Infinity Fabric" is... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D achieves incredible performance uplifts in certain applications by "simply" adding an extra 64MB of cache onto a Ryzen 7 5800X. We put "simply" in quotes because the vertical die stacking process employed on the chip is still cutting-edge stuff, and AMD had to make significant concessions to the... Read more...
While the conventional wisdom has been that overclocked memory offers minimal performance gains, that's just not the case. Faster memory, whether it increases clock rate, reduces latency, or both, can have a significant effect on system performance. It's most noticeable in apps like video encoding and compression, as... Read more...
Back in the 1990s, NVIDIA got its start selling graphics adapters for desktop PCs. After a rocky start with the NV1, NVIDIA established itself as a performance leader soon thereafter with the release of the TwiN-Texel (TNT) chip, and with the original GeForce 256, as a technology leader, too. That's all ancient... Read more...
For chip companies, bigger profit margins can be found in the data center market, and that's often where we see new innovations manifest first before trickling into the consumer space. To wit, we know AMD is prepping a Zen 3 refresh with stacked 3D V-cache. While we patiently wait, AMD today also just introduced 3rd... Read more...
Since 2020, Netflix has been able to serve up 200 gigabits per second (Gbps) of TLS-encrypted video traffic from each of its servers, but there is now a path to doubling that amount to 400Gb/s. Andrew Gallatin, a senior software engineer at Netflix, outlined how the streaming service has been able to achieve the feat... Read more...
EVGA and its overclocking partner Vince "Kingpin" Lucido are not finished teasing the upcoming X570 Dark motherboard for AMD's latest generation Ryzen processors. In another Facebook post, Lucido showcased what he was able to achieve when pairing the X570 Dark with a Ryzen 3 5300G APU and throwing liquid nitrogen into... Read more...
Are we enjoying the Chip Wars of 2020 yet? Things are just getting started, folks. AMD is talking a big game about Zen 3 and its Ryzen 5000 series, which will debut to retail next week. More than just lip service, multiple leaks suggest AMD has a real winner on its hands. This is evidenced yet again in a validated... Read more...
How often have your heard that patience is a virtue? Forget that noisewhen it comes to GPU launches (and technology in general), the leak and rumor scene thrives because there is so much interest in what is right around the corner. In this case, AMD is just a few weeks away from unveiling its Radeon RX 6000 series... Read more...
Most of the focus in the PC space recently has been on new graphics card, with NVIDIA launching its GeForce RTX 30 series and AMD prepping its upcoming Big Navi release. But what about CPUs? As AMD has said time again, Zen 3 is on track to launch this year. And if the latest rumor is true, one of the upcoming CPU... Read more...
Just last week, it was reported that AMD's unreleased Ryzen 7 4700G had hit a 4.7GHz all-core overclock, as depicted in a benchmark leak. Good stuff, but can someone do better? Well yes, yes they can. The all-core overclock to beat now stands at 4.8GHz, or 4,815.24MHz to be precise, though we do not know if that was a... Read more...
AMD is strengthening its position in the workstation graphics market with the introduction of the Radeon Pro VII, which as you can imply from its name, is based on the consumer market Radeon VII graphics card. The Radeon VII was AMDs first 7nm consumer graphics card, and remains its most powerful offering despite the... Read more...
AMD just announced today a design win in conjunction with the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), in which it will be providing the hardware powering the El Capitan exascale-class supercomputer. What caught our eye about this announcement was not the compute performance... Read more...
We first heard rumblings about Intel's Ponte Vecchio last week, and now Intel has officially announced its first base GPU architecutre that is aimed squarely at the high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) markets. As we had all previously suspected, Ponte Vecchio is based on Intel's 7nm Xe... Read more...
Thememory wars are raging in the enthusiast community, and Corsair is the latest to throw down the gauntlet. The company has just announced its latest Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory modules which top out at an impressive 4,866MHz. Corsair says that these modules will work on any modern desktop motherboard, but they have... Read more...
Earlier this month, G.Skill fully embraced AMD's brand new Ryzen 3000 processors and the complimenting X570 motherboards. At the time, G.Skill was promotingTrident Z Neo memorythat topped out at heady DDR4-3600 speeds. Today, however, the Trident Z Neo family gets a boost to 3800MHz speeds. The new memory kits have... Read more...
With AMD's newRyzen 3000 processorsmaking the rounds, we're seeing support from the company's hardware partners who are delivering fresh products including a slew of newX570 motherboardsand new DDR4 memory kits. G.Skill is jumping into the fray with its new Trident Z Nero Series DDR4 memory kits that were specifically... Read more...
Yesterday, Apple announced its brand-newMac Pro, which was a long-awaited redesign of its aging and trash can-esque predecessor. While the professional rig is no doubt beastly with up to a 28-core Intel Xeon processor and 1.5TB of system RAM, equally as impressive is its graphics subsystem which comes courtesy of... Read more...
More details about AMD's forthcoming Ryzen 3000 series of desktop processors is starting to leak out ahead of a full reveal at Computex next month. If the latest bit of information posted to Twitter by one of AMD's partners is accurate, then the upcoming Zen 2 parts will support memory speeds of up to... Read more...
AMD has definitely been on anserious upswing in recent yearsthanks to its Zen CPU microarchitecture, and the company has gotten the attention from some big names in the computing industry. Now, AMD is definitely showing its computing muscle thanks to a collaboration with the Cray, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory... Read more...
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