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In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we talk about the first benchmarks with the Intel/AMD hybrid Core i7-8705G in Dell's XPS 15 2-in-1, we cover some more highlights from CES 2018 including some killer gaming rigs from Maingear, Xidax, and Origin PC, what to make of all the crypto-currency madness and the roller-coaster ride of Bitcoin, and finally chat about the final days of our Lenovo GIVEAWAY and more! Show Notes: 01:08 - Here Are The Best Products Of CES 2018 04:04 - MAINGEAR F131 Gaming PC With Killer APEX Cooling System Hands-On At CES 2018 07:31 - Origin... Read more...
AMD is facing a class action lawsuit related to recently disclosed chip vulnerabilities that have companies scrambling to release security patches. Those patches can potentially hamper performance, though the ire of the lawsuit against AMD is that it initially kept quiet about its chips being susceptible to both variants of Spectre, thereby "artificially inflating" the company's stock price in the wake of Meltdown and Spectre. "Throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company’s business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically,... Read more...
AMD announced several new products at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas last week, including updates to it processor lineup. Among the new products on tap from AMD is a 2nd generation Ryzen line of chips based on the company's 12-nanometer Zen+ architecture. One of those processors, the Ryzen 5 2600, has been leaked in a SiSoftware SANDRA database entry, along with a next generation X470 chipset motherboard from ASUS. The Ryzen 5 2600, with codename ZD2600BBM68AF_38/34_Y in the SANDRA database, is meant to replace 1st generation Ryzen 5 1600. It has 6 physical cores and 12 threads,... Read more...
CES 2018 has come to a close, and so begins the arduous wait, for some of the exciting devices we saw, to come to market. The Consumer Electronic Show held in Las Vegas, Nevada is where companies come to tout new wares and announce upcoming products and technologies. While some of the cool tech that was shown leaves us with that "shut-up and take my money" feeling, it’s often not retail-ready, with months of lead-time separating consumers from getting their hands on the geek goodness we spied last week. For those who couldn’t attend the show, it can be difficult navigating the CES myriad... Read more...
When the news of Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities first started making the round, Intel by far received the brunt of the hits with regards to negative reaction from customers and the press. Intel processors are susceptible to both Meltdown and Spectre, so that accounts for some of the reaction. However, AMD processors are vulnerable to Spectre, yet it has largely skated through unscathed. AMD's Chief Technology Officer, Mark Papermaster, looked to clarify the impact of Meltdown and Spectre on its expansive family of processors. With regards to Variant 1 (Spectre, Bounds Check Bypass),... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, we're rounding-up some of the early news out of CES 2018 and talking AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen processors and Vega GPUs, Intel 8th Gen CPUs married to AMD Vega GPUs on-chip, Dell's fabulous XPS 15 2-in-1 and XPS 13 in white spun glass, Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon and Mixx 630 goodness, BIG Format Gaming Displays from NVIDIA's partners, details of a SWEET GIVEAWAY and a boatload more... Show Notes: 03:30 - AMD Announces 2nd Gen Ryzen And Threadripper Processors, 7nm Vega Mobile GPUs At CES 2018 19:40 - Intel Family Of 8th Gen Core Processors... Read more...
Earlier this week, Intel unloaded its full arsenal of 8th generation Core i5 and Core i7 processors that are backed with AMD Radeon RX Vega M GPUs. The unlikely pair has delivered a mobile powerhouse chip package that combines excellent processing performance with GeForce GTX 1050-class graphics for thin-and-light systems. Dell is the latest to embrace this new "combo" chip, and has placed it inside the XPS 15 2-in-1 convertible. In fact, Dell is proclaiming that the new XPS 15 2-in-1 is "the world's most powerful 2-in-1 ever" -- a claim that Hewlett-Packard has also used for its new Spectre x360... Read more...
Microsoft certainly meant well by releasing patches to address the serious Meltdown and Spectre chip security vulnerabilities that have been making news for the past week. However, the company's efforts to put the kibosh on Meltdown and Spectre had the unfortunate side effect of crippling many machines running AMD processors. If there's any good news to these frequent reports of machines that are unable to boot after applying the patches, it's that the problem seems to mainly affect older AMD processors, like the Athlon X2 6000+. Given the many reports of [now] inoperable systems, Microsoft has... Read more...
Microsoft has begun rolling out security patches to deal with Meltdown and Spectre, the names given to a pair of vulnerabilities that between the two affect practically every modern processor made by Intel, AMD, and ARM. Intel seems to be the most impacted of them all, though some AMD users are suffering from the fallout more than others—there are complaints that Microsoft's emergency patch is bricking some AMD systems. From sifting through the early complaints, the issue seems to be limited to older AMD processors, such as the Athlon 64 X2 6000+ and similar chips that were released more... Read more...
AMD is getting out in front of the impending influx of CES-related announcements and unveiling a number of upcoming chip products for the new year. After ramping 10 new product lines in 2017 -- if you consider its entire breadth of CPUs, GPUs, and semi-custom APUs -- AMD is readying more new and/or updated products for 2018, including next-generation Ryzen and Threadripper desktop processors covering every market segment from mobile to HEDT, and an array of Vega-based graphics products that target new markets and form factors. Ryzen Mobile Goes Pro Let’s start with the mobile news. We... Read more...
Intel and AMD rocked the tech industry to its core late last year, when the pair announced that forthcoming Intel 8th Gen Core processors would feature integrated Radeon graphics. We had heard rumors of the two rivals working together in such a fashion for well over a year, but it seemed like such a far-fetched idea that we didn't lend much credence to the potential. Well, here we are at CES 2018, and Intel is giving us more details on its 8th generation Intel Core processors with integrated Radeon RX Vega M graphics. The mashup of an Intel processor with an AMD GPU is made possible by the... Read more...
Acer is unveiling some cool new hardware at CES 2018 and among that new hardware is the Acer Swift 7 (SF714-51). That laptop is being billed as the thinnest PC in the world with a profile just 8.98mm thick. Despite its svelte profile, the machine does have an Intel Core i7 processor under the hood. Acer also integrates 4G LTE connectivity and crams all that hardware inside an all-black unibody aluminum chassis complete with a 14-inch Full HD touch display covered in Corning Gorilla Glass . The internal battery promises 10 hours of runtime per charge, and Acer says that the Swift 7 will launch in... Read more...
More AMD RYZEN love is being announced at CES 2018, this time from prominent motherboard maker MSI. Small form factor (SFF) PCs can be fantastic build projects. They significantly decrease the footprint of your PC, often without compromising performance, whether it’s to accommodate confining dorm-living or a convenient portable build for LAN and eSports gaming. But first you need a strong but diminutive foundation. Enter the MSI Mini-ITX B350 PRO AC motherboard for RYZEN. The Mini-ITX B350 PRO AC is an AM4 socket motherboard for RYZEN processors and is packed with a surprising array of features... Read more...
If you've been waiting to see what AMD will have to offer in the mainstream desktop processor space for 2018, you won't be waiting much longer. According to a new report out of Japan, AMD's next crop of Ryzen processors -- codenamed Pinnacle Ridge -- will be launching in March. We had previously heard back in September that this launch would occur in February. It is expected that AMD will shift from a 14nm manufacturing process (used on current Summit Ridge-based processors) to a 12nm LP node for Pinnacle Ridge. You can expect for AMD to modestly increase clock speeds while also improving efficiency... Read more...
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