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In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris, and Dave talk up AMD's screaming new 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, what we know and are expecting from NVIDIA's GeForce and Quadro RTX Turing GPUs that are launching soon, Samsung's bodacious and beautiful Galaxy Note 9, the fantastic, almost affordable OnePlus6, Motorola's new Moto Z3 Play and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 03:25 - AMD 32-Core 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: Unboxing The Beast With Specs And Pricing 03:55 - AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X And 2990WX Review: Beastly Zen+ Many-Core CPUs 26:06... Read more...
Content creators who might not have pockets deep enough to invest in the fastest professional graphics cards on the planet now have a new, relatively affordable alternative to get the job done. AMD unveiled its newest Vega card, the Radeon Pro WX 8200, and it is available to pre-order right now for less than a grand ($999.00, to be exact). The new workstation card is based on AMD's Vega 10 GPU architecture built on a 14-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process. It also features a dedicated AMD Secure Processor designed to carve out a virtual "secure world" in the GPU. This is where tasks dealing... Read more...
This may sound a bit over the top to some of you, but in our opinion AMD triggered a true revolution in the high-end enthusiast desktop segment last year, when it first introduced Ryzen to the world. Excluding extremely expensive workstation or enterprise-class processors, in early 2017 the most powerful desktop CPU money could buy was a 10-core Intel Core i7 that retailed for more than $1700, while modern, mainstream desktops at the time typically featured 4 cores. Sure, AMD had six and eight core FX-series processors on the market as well, but their legacy architecture wasn’t competitive... Read more...
Last week we brought you some early details on a semi-custom chip from AMD that is geared towards the Chinese hardware market. The SoC includes a quad-core Ryzen processor (first-gen Zen) operating at 3GHz along with a Radeon Vega GPU (24 CUs, 1.3GHz, 4 TFLOPs) mated into a single package. Since its initial announcement, additional details surrounding the systems that the new Ryzen/Vega hybrid chip will go into have surfaced. The GPU and CPU will share 8GB of GDDR5 that's mounted on the motherboard (AMD has previously incorrectly told us that the GDDR5 was on-package), which is quite an interesting... Read more...
In preparation for the impending release of its 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, AMD set us up with an array of hardware to thoroughly test the chips. As has customarily been the case when AMD has something new and exciting coming down the pipe, the company sent along a little something extra to spice things up. This time around, in addition to a couple of flagship CPUs, we received some customized packaging and materials that call out some of Threadripper’s killer attributes. Take a look… In addition to some motherboards, memory, and accessories, we’ve... Read more...
Plenty of people have been spilling the beans on the AMD's second generation Ryzen Threadripper processors before they are officially launched, including at times AMD itself, which has been teasing a beastly 32-core/64-thread SKU since Computex. AMD France just took it a step further, however, by indicating how much faster its 32-core Threadripper 2990WX is compared to Intel's Core i9-7980XE in Cinebench R15. "The Intel Core i9-7980XE earned 3,335.2 points on average in the benchmark, while the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX achieved 5,099.3 on average, or 5,099.3 / 3,335.2 = 153 percent) 53 percent... Read more...
There are several questions surrounding AMD's upcoming second-generation Ryzen Threadripper launch, all of which will be answered when the chips finally launch. In the meantime, the latest round of leaks and rumors may have already spilled the beans on some key details, including model names, specs, pricing, and the difference between the "X" and "WX" suffixes. If this latest leak is true, there will indeed be X and WX variants of Threadripper. There has speculation that the WX versions might be aimed at workstations, hence the W in the model name, and/or require water cooling due to keep all those... Read more...
AMD's desktop class Ryzen 2000 series and upcoming Ryzen Threadripper WX series processors aren't the only Zen-flavored chips on the company's docket. The company announced today that it has a new semi-custom SoC that's available to customers that will allow them to design powerful gaming systems targeted for their respective markets. More specifically, these SoCs will initially go into gaming PCs and dedicated gaming consoles that will be released by Chinese firm Zhongshan Subor. The specs are relatively beefy, as it combines the brawn of Ryzen with the graphics prowess of... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave will be chatting about a hot, new Samsung HDR Curved Gaming Monitor, Lenovo's Google Assistant-powered Smart Display, SanDisk's Extreme Portable USBC SSDs, Commodore's Beloved Amiga is being reborn, and NVIDIA has something special up their sleeves for GeForce and the Gamescom show in Germany this month. We also open a vortex to another dimension in a chat with Google Assistant on this episode, so you'll definitely want to check that out. Join us #LIVE every Wednesday at 5:30PM EST! 00:52 - Lord of The Hobos 02:32... Read more...
We always look forward to CPU sales reports from Mindfactory, because it's not often that a retailer takes the time to breakdown sales numbers for individual processors for us all to disseminate. AMD's second-generation Ryzen 2000 series processors have been on the market for a few months now and we're starting to see how much of an impact they're having in the CPU realm. Back in May, AMD was sitting at a 47 percent share of CPU sales at Mindfactory, with Intel taking the lead at 53 percent. This time around, however, the two companies are neck and neck at 50 percent each... Read more...
At long last, AMD's hardware partners have formally introduced a slew of new motherboards based on the company's B450 chipset. Whereas AMD's X470 is aimed at power users and enthusiasts, B450 boards typically target buyers on a budget. Prices vary depending on features, of course, but for the most part B450 motherboards should check in at under $200. The main thing you give up with B450 versus X470 is multiple GPU support (CrossFireX and SLI). Otherwise, B450 and X470 are overall pretty similar—they have the same number of PCIe Gen3 lanes (16 with Ryzen 7 CPUs), both support overclocking,... Read more...
It looks as though we might have been mistaken with regards to the nomenclature for AMD's upcoming second-generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors. We'd previously been going under the assumption that the chips would be labeled 2990X, 2970X and 2950X. Well, you know what they say when you assume... A new CPU-Z screenshot has emerged that shows the naming for the chips was off by one character, as the 32-core/64-thread flagship processor is reportedly called the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX.  The CPU-Z shot also confirms other details that we know about the processor including... Read more...
Earlier this morning we brought you some rumored specs for AMD's incoming Ryzen Threadripper 2990X, 2970X and 2950X processors. Now, we're getting another look at the performance of the flagship Threadripper 2990X along with some incoming [unreleased] Intel processors. The Ryzen Threadripper 2990X reportedly has a base clock of 3.4GHz, but this particular 32-core, 64-thread processor is seen overclocked at speeds ranging from 4GHz on up to 4.2GHz. Now before you cry foul about the result at 4.2GHz being the slowest showing for the processor, we'd have to imagine that it's reaching its... Read more...
Things are starting to fall into place for AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, which are based on 12nm Pinnacle Ridge architecture. Today, we're learning partial details on three upcoming Ryzen Threadripper SKUs courtesy of HWBOT. These specs are by no means official or finalized, but they do give us a general idea of what to expect when the processor family [allegedly] launches on August 13th. The only processor that AMD has confirmed at this point is the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X, and HWBOT says that this 32-core (64-thread) processor has a base clock of 3.4GHz and a TDP of... Read more...
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