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AMD's current-generation Ryzen 7000 desktop processors came out in September of 2022. That's over 16 months ago. Intel's gearing up to launch its own Arrow Lake second-generation tiled processors on the desktop, and naturally, AMD is readying its competitor: the Zen 5 architecture and the CPUs bearing it, likely to be... Read more...
The graphics card market has one trend it follows in perpetuity, and that is the constant need for companies to develop further ahead than the competition. While NVIDIA has recently been in the spotlight thanks to its GeForce RTX Super GPUs, AMD is not one to sit on the sidelines. Thanks to updates to Linux, we now... Read more...
It took a minute or two, but x86 processor shipments appear to be recovering from a recent slump. According to data shared with us by Mercury Research, x86 chip shipments increased year-over-year for the first time in 24 months, with both desktop and laptop CPU shipments either growing at or exceeding normal seasonal... Read more...
There's some moving and shaking going on in the discrete graphics card market. AMD and NVIDIA have both introduced new models in recent weeks and months, though it's the launch of the latter's GeForce RTX 40 Super series refresh that is triggering some price adjustments (or price corrections, if you will) in the... Read more...
Despite being socketed desktop processors, AMD's new Ryzen 8000G processors have a secret: they're really mobile silicon. The Ryzen 8000G family, which we just reviewed, is based on the very same Hawk Point chips that you'll find in the Ryzen 8040U and Ryzen 8040HS series mobile processors. There's no problem with... Read more...
All things considered, AMD ended its fiscal year on a high note with its fourth quarter (of 2023) revenue coming in at $6.2 billion, for a quarterly profit of $667 million. For the full year, AMD reported revenue of $22.7 billion, with net income tallying $854 million. The figures are largely the result of impressive... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 7 8700G -  MSRP $329 |  AMD Ryzen 5 8600G - MSRP $229 AMD Ryzen 8000G series APUs combine Zen 4 processor cores with integrated RDNA3 Radeon graphics in one, power-efficient package for socket AM5.   Power Efficient Platform High Performance iGPU Competitive CPU Performance Affordably Priced... Read more...
In 2023, AMD unveiled the Radeon RX 7700 and 7800 XT graphics cards, both midrange options at midrange prices. Now that we are a couple of months from that, pricing and availability have stabilized such that you can get the 7800 XT under $500 now. However, with this availability, the question becomes, is this the right GPU for you and your Read more...
Right now, AMD's mobile processors range from the lowly Ryzen 7020 series, codenamed Mendocino, all the way up to the powerful (and power-thirsty) Ryzen 7045 series, known as Dragon Range. Nestled in between, you have the Ryzen 7035 series, Rembrandt, serving mainstream customers, and then the Ryzen 7040 and 8040... Read more...
We've thought for a while about doing a post rounding up all the current leaks and rumors about AMD's upcoming Zen 5 processors, because there's quite a bit of information out there. Well, we don't have to compile the information ourselves anymore, it turns out, because YouTuber High Yield has already done the work... Read more...
AMD Radeon GPU owners will get an extra performance boost thanks to AMD Fluid Motion Frames, or AFMF, which is a feature included in the release of AMD Software 24.1.1. AMD says that “in today’s latest update of AMD Software, you can immediately experience even higher frames in your games that were not possible... Read more...
AMD Radeon RX 7600 XT: MSRP Starting @ $329 The affordably-priced Radeon RX 7600 XT has higher GPU clocks and double the VRAM of its predecessor to boost performance for mainstream PC gamers. Higher Clocks Double The Memory (16GB) Relatively Cool & Quiet Leading Display Output Config Minor Performance Upgrade... Read more...
When leakers first revealed the existence of AMD's upcoming Strix Halo processor, many people sneered at the idea. After all, it's a completely new concept, at least for consumer PCs. AMD has been making similar processors for many years, but they've always been relegated to locked-down hardware like game consoles... Read more...
Geekbench scores for AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 5 8600G and Ryzen 7 8700G have cropped up online, giving us a sneak peek of each new chip's performance. The leaked benchmark scores indicate that AMD’s new Ryzen 8000 APUs will not be much slower than their lower TDP Ryzen 7000 counterparts, despite having a deficit in L3... Read more...
When Intel started selling hybrid processors with two disparate types of cores, its beloved-by-enthusiasts ARK database was updated with the ability to display the core counts separately, and the clock rates of each core type. Given the company's emphasis on high efficiency, Intel's "E-cores" naturally don't clock as... Read more...
It doesn't matter if you're a fan of NVIDIA's graphics hardware or prefer AMD's Radeon product stack. What's important is that stiff competition exists. That's the only way consumers win, so to speak, and we're seeing that play out in real time with the release of NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 4070 Super graphics card, and... Read more...
AMD's next desktop processor release will be based on the Hawk Point silicon originally intended for mobile machines including laptops, tablets, and handheld gaming consoles. The Ryzen 8000G family, despite the incremented model number, is still based on the Zen 4 CPU architecture, just with the addition of RDNA3... Read more...
The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas has now come to a close, and as the HotHardware team make its way back home, it's time to reflect. This year we saw a plethora of new tech, from artificial intelligence applications to laptops, desktops, and displays, amidst so much more. Truthfully, it's hard to catch... Read more...
Today's Consumer Electronics Show marks the first time in three years that AMD hasn't brought a whole new lineup of mobile CPUs to Las Vegas. That's not because AMD doesn't have new mobile CPUs, rather the company already launched them just last month. The Hawk Point mobile processors, which are essentially Phoenix... Read more...
Zen 5 hasn't even arrived yet, but of course AMD is hard at work on designing the next generation after it. According to serial leaker Everest (@Olrak29_ on Twitter), the codename for consumer Zen 6 processors—analogous to "Raphael" for consumer Zen 4 processors and "Granite Ridge" for consumer Zen 5 processors—will... Read more...
It's not difficult to imagine a scenario where the integrated Radeon graphics on one of AMD's extant Socket AM5 Ryzen processors simply isn't adequate. "Raphael" only has a single RDNA 2 Workgroup Processor (WGP), after all. However, adding a discrete GPU is a whole other layer of expense and complication, not to... Read more...
Like all modern processors, AMD's Ryzen chips require microcode updates at boot to do their thing. These microcode updates come from AMD as part of its AGESA firmware that contains System Management Unit (SMU) configurations for each type of processor supported by that particular mainboard. Right now, all AMD Socket... Read more...
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