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For the past year, graphics card manufacturers have been on a bit of a sugar high given the meteoric rise of cryptocurrency mining. Those looking to earn a bit of cash on the side have gobbled up graphics cards from both the AMD and NVIDIA camps, which in turn inflated sales numbers for NVIDIA and AMD along with their AIB partners. It appears that the sugar high is now waning, as the obsession with cryptocurrency mining starts to taper off. That's according to DigiTimes, which says that Taiwanese graphics card manufacturers like Gigabyte and MSI are expected to experience... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD officially released its second-generation Ryzen processors, which are based on a refined 12nm Zen+ architecture. Professional overclocker der8auer has already shown us that the processors have some huge overclocking potential, and he attempted to further exploit this good fortune by delidding a Ryzen 5 2600. As is typically the case when der8auer puts processors on the operating table, he coaxed the processor's heat spreader up to a temperature of around 180 degrees, after which he was able to pop the lid off. A temperature range of 170 to 180 degrees is where Indium... Read more...
Dell has refreshed its mobile workstation family, which includes new members of the Precision product family. One of the most interesting additions is no doubt the Precision 5530, which features a 2-in-1 convertible form-factor. The Precision 5530 2-in-1 is dominated by its 15.6-inch, next-generation InfinityEdge 4K Ultra HD display. The mobile workstation features a 360-degree hinge, allowing the display to completely fold flat against the body. The Precision 5530 is powered by 8th generation Intel Core processors, including the Kaby Lake-G Series (Core i5-8305G, i7-8705G,... Read more...
AMD continues its onslaught of Ryzen processor releases with the introduction of two new models based on its second generation Ryzen (Zen+) architecture. The new Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE both now have product pages on AMD's websites, and both are essentially Accelerated Processing Units (APUs) with Radeon RX Vega graphics onboard, though AMD has moved away from using the 'APU' nomenclature as it has done in the past. Whatever you want to call these new chips, they make fitting additions to the recent Ryzen 2000 series launch, as they give users more options to choose from. Specifically,... Read more...
Following the recent launch of AMD's second generation Ryzen processor family, the company is gathering up its first generation chips and packaging them into 'Combat Crates', which are like PC starter kits for enthusiasts. There will be at least two different versions, each one containing a first generation Ryzen processor bundled with a Radeon RX 500 series graphics card and a motherboard. What has been seen so far seems to suggest a partnership with MSI, at least for the first couple of Combat Crates. The folks at Videocardz posted a pair of press renders, one of which outlines the contents of... Read more...
AMD just released its 2nd Gen Ryzen processors based on Zen+, with the range-topping, flagship model being the Ryzen 7 2700X. However, Senior Vice President Jim Anderson is hinting that a faster chip, the Ryzen 7 2800X, will become the new flagship of the mainstream Ryzen family later this year. It's no secret that Intel is preparing to unleash an 8-core Coffee Lake-S processor for enthusiasts, likely sometime this summer or in the fall. The processor would sit above the current 6-core Coffee Lake-S processors, yet below Intel's mega-core HEDT family. So, it makes sense that AMD would... Read more...
What better way to usher in the Spring season, and all of the great weather that comes along with it, than to give away an awesome PC rig, designed to keep you inside and gaming as long as possible? HotHardware has teamed up with our friends at AMD and Corsair to put together a fantastic gaming system giveaway, complete with a Raven Ridge-based Ryzen 5 APU and a slew of awesome Corsair gear, including a beautiful Crystal Series 570X case! This time around you've all a chance to win an AMD Ryzen 5 2400G-infused, custom-built rig complete with 16GB of RAM, an SSD, an ASRock gaming motherboard,... Read more...
Normally when you want a high-end liquid cooled PC, you end up having to roll your own. For people that lack experience that can be a daunting task because one leak could spell doom for your PC hardware. EK Water Blocks traditionally made the water blocks that gamers would purchase for building up their own gaming computers. It has now announced that it will be building pre-assembled gaming PCs ready to roll right out of the box. The machines are being built under the EK Fluid Gaming Systems brand. The company notes that it is allocating all of its GPUs to gaming rigs rather than crypto miners... Read more...
Earlier this week, AMD took the gloves off and finally addressed the reports that NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program (GPP) has been causing upheaval in the graphics market. The blog post centered on giving gamers more choice with respect to gaming hardware and took a few shots at NVIDIA with respect to a "gamer tax" on its proprietary adaptive refresh technology like G-SYNC. For the most part, the blog post, which was written by AMD's Scott Herkelman, tried to get its point across by not leveling too many specific accusations against NVIDIA. In fact, NVIDIA wasn't even called out by name,... Read more...
At the start of the week, we brought you news that an overclocking enthusiast by the name of TSAIK was able to overclock both a Ryzen 5 2600X and a Ryzen 7 2700X to 5.8GHz using liquid nitrogen (LN2). At the time, we pondered what overclocking fiend Der8auer could achieve with the same chips. Well, it didn't take long, and Der8auer has set the bar higher with a 6GHz+ overclock on the Ryzen 7 2700X. He achieved this feat with the Ryzen 7 2700X installed in an ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero AMD X470 motherboard. As with other insane overclocks, Der8auer used LN2 to achieve his overclock,... Read more...
AMD initially announced its 2nd Generation Ryzen desktop processors back at CES earlier this year. Our coverage of the event is available for you here, but to quickly recap, 2nd Generation Ryzen processors are based on a refined update to the Zen architecture, dubbed Zen+, that offers higher clocks, lower latencies, and a more intelligent Precision Boost 2 algorithm that improves performance, system responsiveness, and power efficiency characteristics. The chips are also manufactured using a more advanced process, however, they still leverage the existing AM4 infrastructure and are compatible with... Read more...
Lest there was any doubt that ASUS was planning to roll out a new AREZ sub-brand for AMD's Radeon Series graphics cards, it's now official—ASUS announced the new "brand identity" for its lineup of Radeon RX products, explaining that it's derived from Arex, the Greek god of war. It's an appropriate designation, giving that AMD is going to war with NVIDIA over its GeForce Partner Program (GPP). The controversial program rewards add-in board (AIB) partners with a bevy of perks, including marketing funds and special promotions, in exchange for aligning their gaming brands exclusive with GeForce... Read more...
Updated 4/17/2018: The article below has been updated with a video from AMD which it hopes will drive its point home. If you've been following the graphics card market during the past few months, then you know about NVIDIA's GeForce Partner Program, or GPP. AMD is going on the offensive against GPP with a new blog post entitled, "Radeon RX Graphics: A Gamer’s Choice" that was penned by Scott Herkelman, General Manager of Gaming. But before we delve into the blog, we need to provide a little bit of background on what exactly GPP is and what it hopes to achieve. NVIDIA says that GPP has... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su pumped the brakes on an interview at the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix over the weekend when a former race car driver now working as a commentator for Sky Sports asked, "Excuse me ma'am, do you speak English?" While perhaps not totally out of line when approaching a random stranger at a Chinese event, what made the incident truly awkward was that this occurred at an event in which AMD was one of the sponsors. Martin Brundle, at one time a professional racer who joined the scene at the age of 12, apparently did not recognize the prominent CEO. And because this happened on live... Read more...
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