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The United States Navy is enlisting a multi-million dollar Cray Shasta supercomputer powered by hundreds of thousands of AMD EPYC server processor cores and over 100 NVIDIA Volta GPUs. It ranks as the largest, most capable supercomputing system every deployed by the Department of Defense (DoD). Cray Shasta houses 290,304 EPYC 7002-series processors core and 112 Volta V100 general purpose graphics processing units (GPGPUS). The hardware is all interconnected by way of a 200 gigabit per second (Gbps) Cray Slingshot network. To round things out, Cray Shasta is outfitted with 590 total terabytes (TB) of memory and 14 petabytes (PB) of usable storage, including 1PB of NVMe-based solid date drive storage.... Read more...
ASUS has been catching heat over uncomfortably high temperatures observed by some users regarding its Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards. Potentially compounding the issue, AMD is investigating reports of black screen issues affecting its higher end Navi parts. Could the two issues be related? That's not yet clear, but as far as ASUS is concerned, the issue over temps is AMD's fault. The message is clear if reading between the lines of an ASUS ROG blog post on the topic. ASUS does not come right out and say, "Blame AMD" in those exact words, but does insinuate that AMD's guidelines for what level of pressure is needed when applying a heatsink assembly to a Radeon RX 5700 series... Read more...
AMD's share of the enterprise market has been growing steadily thanks to its Zen- and Zen 2-based EPYC 7001 and EPYC 7002 processors. The company's current EPYC 7002 processors are available in up to 64-core configurations, and has garnered the attention of big-name companies like Google and Twitter. Google today announced that its new N2D VMs are now available to the public, and that they run on 2nd generation AMD EPYC 7002 processors. Google is indicating that the new N2D VMs are perfect for general purpose workloads that "require a balance of compute and memory, like web applications and databases" from a cost and feature perspective.  The search and cloud giant is... Read more...
In our testing of AMD's monstrous Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor, we slapped the beastly high-end desktop (HEDT) chip into an ASUS ROG Zenith II Extreme motherboard, and fired up the latest build of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, with all updates and patches installed. We saw excellent results. However, a question has been raised of whether it is better to pair the Threadripper 3990X with Windows 10 Enterprise instead of Pro. Before we get to that, let's talk about the Threadripper 3990X. It's the biggest, baddest consumer CPU in AMD's stable (read: non-EPYC processor). The chip rocks 64 cores and 128 threads, with a 2.9GHz base clock, 4.3GHz max boost clock, and a whopping 256MB of L3 cache (along... Read more...
AMD has gone all-in with 7-nanometer manufacturing, with both its Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU architectures being built on a 7nm node. And for the most part, the move to 7nm has served the company well. There is just one hiccup—a growing chorus of Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT owners are complaining of black screen issues. This does not appear to be an issue with the node itself or any kind of faulty hardware, and instead is very likely tied to sloppy driver code. AMD has even acknowledged the issue in some of its Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition driver releases. "Some Radeon RX 5700 series graphics users may intermittently experience a black screen while gaming or on desktop. A... Read more...
TSMC has been critical to AMD’s resurgence as a dominant force in the processor market, and the company has also been beneficial in ensuring that Apple has a steady flow of A12 and A13 SoCs on hand for its hot-selling iPhone and iPad product lines. As TSMC is looking to grapple with the demands of these high-profile customers while shifting to smaller process nodes, it needs to invest in its fabs. Luckily for the company, its board this week approved approximately $6.7 billion to expand it facilities used to produce chips. The capital appropriations have been narrowed down to these five areas according to TSMC: Fab construction and installation of fab facility systems Installation... Read more...
AMD is fleshing out its Navi family of GPUs with two new entries in the desktop and mobile workstation segments. According to the company, it is targeting Design & Manufacturing, and Architecture, Engineering & Construction (AEC) professionals with this new lineup. AMD is indicating that in the case of the Radeon Pro W5500, it offers a 25 percent uplift in performance-per-clock compared to its GCN-based Radeon Pro predecessors. The company is also touting up to 32 percent lower power consumption figures versus the competition from NVIDIA. If that wasn't enough, it's also being claimed that the Radeon Pro W5500 delivers a 10x improvement in application workstation performance compared... Read more...
Last week, AMD officially launched its Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processors, which rocks 64 cores and a staggering 128 threads. Needless to say, the Threadripper 3990X is a benchmark monster and is especially adept at handling multi-threaded workloads. We've even seen it break some world performance records when overclocked to 5.5GHz. G.Skill is embracing the Threadripper 3990X with the launch of a new DDR4 kit specifically optimized for AMD's flagship workstation processors. The new Trident Z Neo kit is rated at DDR4-3600 speeds and features timings of CL16-20-20. The modules operate at 1.35V and are assembled with high-density 16Gb chips.  This particular kit features a capacity of... Read more...
Anticipation is running high for AMD's recently announced Ryzen 4000 series of mobile processors to trickle into retail (by way of OEM laptops), and as we wait, leaked benchmarks may provide a glimpse of what kind of performance the new CPUs will offer. To wit, a 3DMark entry for a Ryzen 7 4800HS shows the mobile part performing roughly on par with an Intel Core i7-9700K desktop processor. Before we get to the benchmark result, let's go over the specifications, and the mobile lineup in general. The Ryzen 4000 series is based on AMD's latest generation 7-nanometer  Zen 2 CPU architecture. There are various SKUs, some of which are intended for ultrathin laptops (Ryzen 4000 U-series) and others... Read more...
AMD is claiming multi-core superiority in the high-end desktop (HEDT) space with its newly minted Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, a monster of a CPU with 64 cores and 128 threads clocked at 2.9GHz to 4.3GHz. What's the fun in sticking with stock settings, though? Overclockers have begun experimenting with the new chip, and there is a game of leapfrog taking place. In addition, some benchmark records are being set. First, let's talk clockspeed. For a short while, an overclocker who goes by "TSAIK" set the CPU frequency on the Threadripper 3990X by cranking it to 5,548.7MHz (55.5x multiplier), with an MSI Creator TRX40 motherboard. It would not last long, however, because an overclocker who goes by "SAFEDISK"... Read more...
Could Apple be ready to break free of Intel exclusivity for its Macs? It's certainly seems possible thanks to references that were found in Apple’s latest macOS 10.15.4 beta.  As you know, all modern Macs for well over a decade have used Intel Core processors. For example, the latest 16-inch MacBook Pros use 9th generation Coffee Lake processors. But the references found in the macOS 10.15.4 beta suggest that Apple may be at least be looking to add AMD as a second supplier of processors for its computers. In addition to familiar codenames like Navi -- the 16-inch MacBook Pro makes uses of Radeon Pro GPUs with Navi architecture -- there are also references to Picasso,... Read more...
It looks as though AMD might be readying a new Radeon Instinct accelerator, one that would finally feature an Arcturus GPU. The latest leak is essentially a continuation of a rumor we have been hearing about since 2018, that being the impending launch of the Radeon Instinct MI100 accelerator with an Arcturus GPU inside and HBM2 memory. The Radeon Instinct family of accelerators takes aim at machine intelligence and deep learning workloads in the high performance computing (HPC) segment—it's not a graphics card for gaming, nor is it a professional GPU for content creation, in other words. AMD's current Radeon Instinct product consists of the following: Radeon Instinct MI60: 7nm Vega, 4,096... Read more...
Although it was somewhat of a foregone conclusion that AMD would launch a monstrous 64-core / 128-thread 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper processor ever since the initial line-up was announced a few months back, the company made it official at CES 2020 last month. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took to the stage during a glitzy press conference in Las Vegas, and revealed the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-core HEDT processor we’ll be showing you here today. During Dr. Su’s talk, she disclosed the 3990X’s speeds and feeds and showed the beastly chip taking down a pair of 28-core Xeons worth about 20 thousand dollars, in a 3D rendering benchmark, despite the Threadripper 3990X’s much... Read more...
Gigabyte has promoted its line of Designare motherboards aimed at creative professionals for quite some time, but now the company is ready to extend the brand to its memory kits. As such, Gigabyte has announced the Designare 64GB RAM kit, which will be available worldwide shortly. Gigabyte is hitting 64GB by using just two 32GB DDR4-3200 modules with CAS timings of 16-18-18-38 at 1.35V. Loaded up in one of its high-end Designare motherboards with 8 DIMM slots, and you're looking at a maximum capacity of 256GB. Each module is decked out with anodized aluminum heatsinks emblazoned with the Designare logo, and Gigabyte is promising a limited lifetime warranty. These new modules will find a perfect... Read more...
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