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NVIDIA is taking a swipe at AMD on its developer blog over what it says are misleading claims about the performance of the NVIDIA H100 Tensor Core GPU and NVIDIA TensorRT-LLM, compared to AMD's MI300 accelerators. NVIDIA says that “at a recent launch event, AMD talked about the inference performance of the H100 GPU... Read more...
AMD's latest APUs combining Zen 4 CPU grunt with serious RDNA 3 graphics firepower have been very popular in handheld gaming machines, but they're arguably best-suited for deployment in mini-PCs because, in our testing, the silicon serves best when spec'd for higher power limits than handheld devices can really... Read more...
There was a time when you'd only find Intel CPUs in enthusiast PCs, ranging from high-clocked gaming beasts to productivity powerhouses such as the Core-i7 6950X. Things have drastically changed during the last several years, with the nod typically going to AMD's collection of Zen-based CPUs. While Intel is certainly... Read more...
Lenovo's GeekPro desktops usually offer entry-level parts, but the latest member of the lineup offers a never-before-seen GPU: the Radeon RX 6600 LE. This isn't one of the GRE, China-exclusive variants AMD has announced recently either; the RX 6600 LE has come out of nowhere. However, this seemingly brand-new graphics... Read more...
AMD's Fluid Motion Frames (AFMF) is a driver-based version of its frame generation technology. It's not the same as the frame generation feature in FidelityFX Super Resolution 3, as that requires game-specific integration. Instead, AFMF is implemented at the driver level, which means it can actually work for any... Read more...
At its Advancing AI event that just concluded, AMD disclosed a myriad of additional details regarding its next-gen Instinct MI300 data center accelerators. It also discussed the company’s momentum as it relates to AI hardware, software, and partner engagements. AMD has previously shown off its Instinct MI300A... Read more...
It's probably not an exaggeration to say that AI may be the biggest tech buzzword since the invention of the integrated circuit—bigger than blockchain, bigger than cloud computing, bigger than IoT, and so on. Unlike a lot of buzzwords, however, AI isn't going anywhere anytime soon, and it's critical for a processor... Read more...
Have some sympathy for marketers. They're on the front lines of the brand wars, fighting for mindshare as part of the eternal battle for market share. Like any soldiers in a war zone, sometimes marketers make risky decisions if they think it will give them a leg up on the enemy—questionable decisions like "comparing... Read more...
Remember that Alienware M18 R1 laptop that we made some fuss about awhile back? We reviewed the original NVIDIA-powered version, but there's a new AMD Advantage model that uniquely comes with a mobile variant of Navi 31 called the Radeon RX 7900M. Sadly, reviewers and early adopters have complained of black screens... Read more...
In AMD's mobile processor naming scheme, the first digit tells you what year the chip came out, and the third digit tells you what CPU core IP it implements. The Ryzen 7040 series came out this year and had Zen 4 CPU cores, so it follows that the Ryzen 8040 series will come out next year with, yes, Zen 4 CPU cores... Read more...
Today we've discovered a pretty big leak that, if accurate, reveals most of the pertinent details about AMD's first Socket AM5 "APUs", or desktop processors with powerful integrated graphics. We don't have any way to verify the content of the leak so take this with however many grains of salt that you wish, but the... Read more...
Storage devices have gotten really fast lately, with the fastest PCIe 5.0 SSDs getting over 14GB/s in reads and writes, but that's nothing compared to a Ryzen CPU with 3D V-Cache. Tested by hardware enthusiast and engineer Nemez all the way back in February, a Ryzen 7 5800X3D was able to hit 183GB/s and 175GB/s in... Read more...
The laptop gaming market may be niche, but it certainly has a fervent and loyal following. The latest generation products initially aimed solely at maximizing performance, such as ones using NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs. As the product stack evolves with a more complex array of choices, Tuxedo Computers has... Read more...
A good chunk of the upcoming Ryzen 8000 series has just been uncovered by X user @harukaze5719, who has revealed other hardware tidbits over the years (usually with good accuracy). This latest leak reveals the name of many Hawk Point APUs in the Ryzen 8000 family, and it might even indicate that Ryzen 8000 is just a... Read more...
AMD's Radeon RX 7000 series graphics cards are based on the RDNA 3 architecture, and if you keep up with hardware news, you've probably heard of RDNA 3.5. That revision to the RDNA 3 design is not coming to discrete GPUs, though; it's strictly for integrated graphics. Instead, AMD's next Radeons will be based on RDNA... Read more...
Black Friday might not be here yet, but there are a plethora of good CPU deals already going on. Several of AMD and Intel’s most popular chips, like the Ryzen 7 7800X3D and Core i5-13600KF are discounted significantly at the moment, with prices dropping by as much as 20%. Cooler prices have also dropped quite a bit... Read more...
It was only last week when we reported that an overclocked Threadripper Pro 7995WX broke the world record for Cinebench R23, but as of the time of this writing, the record has been broken five more times by overclockers using the same chip. The initial world record was set with air cooling, so it was expected that... Read more...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 Series Processors: Starting At $1,499 ($4,999 For 7980X) The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7980X (64-cores) and 7970X (32-cores) are the company’s most-powerful High End Desktop, many-core processors ever released.   More Cache Higher-Clocks Killer Multi-Thread Performance HEDT Returns!... Read more...
An AMD engineering sample that appeared on the Geekbench browser appears to be one of AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 8000 mobile CPUs, code-named Hawk Point. The CPU model is specifically believed to be one of AMD’s top-of-the-line variants, the Ryzen 9 8940HS. If true, that would make this one of the first Geekbench 6 results... Read more...
For every action, there is a an opposite action that is expected. Why do we bring this up? AMD has been competing fiercely with NVIDIA in the desktop discreet graphics card market this generation. With impressive performance-to-price ratio GPUs such as the Radeon RX 7900 XTX and the mid-range Radeon RX 7800 XT, NVIDIA... Read more...
Software vulnerabilities come and go, but vulnerabilities found in hardware are significantly harder to deal with and lead to more problems, such as with Hertzbleed and that family of security issues that sprung up from simple clock management techniques. Now, researchers have found a new problem with AMD EPYC... Read more...
If you've got a hankering for desktop and workstation processors with many cores that rip through compute workloads, then you should definitely join us live this Friday, 11/17/23 at 1PM ET for our Two And A Half Geeks livestream. Joining us this week is special guest Corporate VP and General Manager, Client Channel... Read more...
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