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While it's early morning (or late night) here in the US, it's mid-afternoon in Taipei, and AMD just finished up its Computex 2022 keynote. Some of the talk in today's event was a recap of the company's recent releases, such as its Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors and the laptops arriving in market powered by them... Read more...
HP is refreshing its Omen and Victus gaming laptops with better cooling and upgraded hardware options from Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA. The best part is, they're perhaps more affordable than some people may have anticipated—pricing starts at $799.99 for the Victus 15 and $1,199.99 for the Omen 16. The Victus is... Read more...
AMD officially lifted the veil on its latest Ryzen 6000 series mobile processors back at CES early this year. In case you missed it, we detailed that initial announcement, talked about the high level features, and broke down the H and U-series SKU stack in our coverage at the time. More recently, we had the chance to evaluate the excellent... Read more...
We've been hearing leaks and rumors about the next generation of Radeons since before the current generation even came out. Sometimes it's hard to differentiate between leaks and rumors, but as we get closer to the launch, information is becoming more and more concrete. So it goes, and as it happens, some of the... Read more...
There are a great many factors that enthusiast gamers consider when selecting a graphics card for a gaming PC. Despite that, speaking from experience helping others with builds for decades, things like feature support, power efficiency, and acoustics often go by the wayside when there's a significant advantage in... Read more...
The need for fast wireless connectivity has never been greater than it is right now, and there are efforts at play to ensure the speed and features for a modern workforce are there for the taking. One of those efforts is a collaboration between AMD and Qualcomm to optimize the latter’s FastConnect connectivity system... Read more...
If you're not keeping up with AMD Ryzen codenames, the three upcoming chips to watch are Raphael, Dragon Range, and Phoenix. Raphael is the codename for desktop processors sporting Zen 4 cores, DDR5 memory support, and PCIe 5.0 connectivity, and these chips will be in the "65W+" category. Notably for AMD desktop CPUs... Read more...
One of the biggest differentiators of the Radeon RX 6000 family, and by extension of the RDNA 2 graphics architecture, is its reliance on a large local cache—known officially as "Infinity Cache"—to provide rapid framebuffer access. This helps to make up for the relatively slower memory used on the cards in comparison to competitor... Read more...
When the Steam Deck hit the scene, it entered a market already occupied by a handful of niche devices, including the AYANEO NEXT. When the two were compared head-to-head, the AYANEO NEXT pulled ahead of the Steam Deck simply because of its hardware advantages, but there's a new contender approaching. AYANEO just... Read more...
We've said before that AMD really hit its stride with Zen 3. The Zen architecture as a whole put AMD back in the enthusiast discussion in a big way, and it has continued to make improvements at the silicon level. That is set to continue with Zen 4 due out later this year, and rumor has it the next-gen architecture... Read more...
The desktop PC market took it on the chin in the first quarter of 2022, as excess inventory and normal seasonal downturns jointly contributed to a steep drop in x86 CPU shipments. The steepest, in fact, from one quarter to the next—desktop CPU shipments plummeted more than 30 percent, marking the "worst quarterly... Read more...
First there were three, then another, then another, and so forth until there were eight. We're talking about the Radeon RX 6000 series of desktop graphics cards, which spans the Radeon RX 6400 on up to the Radeon RX 6900 XT. Or at least that was the case yesterday. Today there's a new top SKU, the Radeon RX 6950 XT... Read more...
The top selling graphics card on Amazon is Gigabyte's GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Gaming OC with a factory overclock and custom 3X Windforce cooling solution. After that, MSI's GeForce RTX 3080 (LHR) is the next best-selling GPU, followed by Zotac's GeForce RTX 3060 Twin Edge OC. And so it goes for the top 10 best sellers—all... Read more...
AMD gets a lot of love from the open-source community because it's willing to work with developers to ensure that its Radeon graphics cards are fast and stable on operating systems that aren't Windows. A prime example would be the recent updates to the Linux kernel to support GFX11, which refers to the company's... Read more...
AMD has been attacking the CPU market on all fronts, and that even includes Chromebooks. Or more specifically, premium Chromebooks with its newly unveiled Ryzen 5000 C-series processors based on Zen 3. That's the same potent architecture that powers AMD's latest generation desktop, laptop, and server processors, built... Read more...
AMD is coming off a huge quarter in which it generated $5.9 billion in revenue, a massive increase of 71 percent over the same period a year ago. It's also the first time AMD's quarterly revenue has topped the $5 billion mark. Even without the benefit of its recent Xilinix acquisition, AMD's revenue saw a significant... Read more...
AMD just disclosed its Q1 financial results and revealed some interesting details regarding future products, including previously unannounced Zen 4-based Dragon Range and Phoenix mobile processors. The latest financial news was all good for AMD, with record revenue and growth across multiple business units. There... Read more...
With every new rumor and leak that comes out, it seems like the next-generation graphics cards from both AMD and NVIDIA get more powerful and more power-thirsty. Well, today's tidbit from the rumor mill puts the kibosh on that trend, as it seems like AMD's Navi 3x GPUs might actually be significantly less capable than... Read more...
Regular HotHardware readers may recall us reporting last summer that Intel had supposedly stolen a march on AMD by snatching up all of TSMC's 3nm chip capacity. Obviously, the foundry can only produce so many chips in a given time frame, and reportedly, Intel was paying top dollar for first dibs on the bleeding-edge... Read more...
Valve's Steam Deck is well and truly released at this point—you can go buy one right now from Valve if you want. The AMD processor that powers it, code-named Van Gogh, has proven to be much more potent than many people expected, owing to many factors including intelligent power management and a smart balance of... Read more...
Rumors about next-generation GPUs just don't stop. Every tidbit of news we hear about AMD's Radeon RX 7000 series and NVIDIA's Ada Lovelace GPUs leaves us mind-blown at the possibilities—to say nothing of Intel's top-end Arc offerings. This time around, it's the red team in the rumor mill, with an update to an old... Read more...
Razer showcased a handful of refreshed Blade laptops during the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this year, including an updated Blade 14 rocking AMD's flagship mobile processor, the Ryzen 9 6900HX. Preorders opened a month later, and the laptop is now shipping in three configurations. One of them is exclusive to... Read more...
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