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AMD has been tearing it up in the desktop market with its Ryzen 5000 series processors since their release, but news on the Threadripper front has been comparatively quiet. Threadripper and Threadripper Pro 3000 series processors launched all the way back in 2020, and up until a few months ago the company hadn’t been talking much about... Read more...
For those of you who are waiting for Intel to launch its 13th Gen Core processors based on Raptor Lake, you may get your wish in about 11 weeks. The chip maker announced that this year's two-day Intel Innovation event will take place September 27-28, 2022 in San Jose, California, with client computing on the docket of... Read more...
MSI is the latest motherboard maker to start rolling out BIOS updates to support Intel's next-gen Raptor Lake CPUs on existing 600-series hardware. All told, there are now over 100 motherboard models from at least three manufacturers that already support Intel's 13th Gen Core processors ahead of their official launch... Read more...
What can be viewed as another sign that Intel's 13th Gen Core processors based on Raptor Lake are not too far around the bend, ASUS has announced BIOS updates for nearly two dozen of its 600-series models to support the next-gen CPUs. They're all based on Intel's Z690 chipset, though we imagine other 600-series models... Read more...
You're probably aware that both AMD and Intel are on track to launch a new generation of processors this year—Zen 4 and Raptor Lake, respectively. We still don't know when exactly they'll debut or how much they'll cost, but if you're not in the waiting mood, there are some stellar deals to be had on current generation... Read more...
Intel hasn't shied away from sharing its longer term roadmap as it looks to regain process leadership, both in the near future and into the so-called angstrom era. The further down the roadmap we travel the less details Intel shares, but we at least get a rough outline of what's in store. And looking just past Raptor... Read more...
Desktop processor sales have been on a precipitous decline over the past several weeks and months, and at least one analyst firm is forecasting a nearly double-digit percentage decline in PC shipments by the end of 2022. Even so, people are still buying CPUs, and picking up AMD processors at nearly double the clip as... Read more...
AMD's latest round of high-end desktop (HEDT) processors based on its Zen 3 architecture were never going to be cheap, but exactly how much will they cost? We didn't know the answer when AMD announced its Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX series CPUs last week. Now we do, though, and it bears repeating—they're not... Read more...
ASRock isn't waiting around for Intel's 13th Gen Raptor Lake processors to arrive before updating its existing motherboards to support the next-gen chips. The company has already made available BIOS updates for dozens of 600-series motherboards spanning the boards based on Z690 all the way down to H610. We still... Read more...
Intel's launch pricing for its 12th Gen Alder Lake processors didn't stick very long, as we've seen continued price declines over the past few months. Prices are even down a bit from the beginning of the month when we highlighted several CPU deals. As it turns out, Intel might be prepping a couple of additional rounds... Read more...
Intel has not yet released its 13th Gen Core processor lineup based on Raptor Lake and probably won't for at least another a few months. As it gets closer to the eventual launch, however, early engineering samples will permeate the market, facilitating leaked benchmarks. It's already started to happen, and there's... Read more...
As excited as Intel is about Alder Lake, it hasn't shied away from spreading a few Raptor Lake bread crumbs on occasion. We know it will leverage an Intel 7 process node and arrive with up to 24 cores and 32 threads. Intel has also teased up to a double digit performance boost, and some leaked benchmarks indicate that... Read more...
AMD has been riding high since the release of its first Ryzen 5000 Series desktop processors back in late in 2020. Although Intel recently shook things up in the enthusiast desktop processor space with its Alder Lake-based 12th Gen Core processors, the AMD Ryzen 5000 Series remains attractive up and down its stack... Read more...
When we evaluated how many CPU cores you need for a great gaming experience, our benchmark data showed that a 6-core/12-thread processor was the sweet spot. That was nearly a year ago, and generally speaking our conclusion probably still stands (Intel's hybrid Alder Lake architecture throws an interesting wrench into... Read more...
An Intel senior executive remarked recently that Chinese CPU makers could become "strong rivals" to Intel in the next three to five years. The comments were made to Chinese media outlet, Guancha.cn. Intel has been very vocal about increasing its chip manufacturing footprint in both the US and Europe since the... Read more...
Enthusiasts, power users, and professionals in need of more compute muscle have been patiently awaiting another round of Threadripper. The wait is now over—AMD today unveiled its Ryzen Threadripper Pro 5000 WX series, a burly stack of high-end desktop (HEDT) chips based on its Zen 3 architecture built to accelerate... Read more...
Once again, Intel ended another year (2021) with the highest overall CPU market share and retained its lead in each individual category (desktop, mobile, and server). But as has been the case since AMD introduced its original Zen architecture, the gap continues to tighten. There's still a wide gulf between the two... Read more...
Intel has published its 2021 Product Security Report and in it the company suggests its processors are far less buggy than AMD's chips. The key section is on page 28 where Intel highlights having reported 16 CPU vulnerabilities last year, whereas AMD reported 31 CPU vulnerabilities in the same time period. What can we... Read more...
AMD's current desktop processors with graphics are the Ryzen 5000G series, codenamed Cezanne. Those chips pair powerful Zen 3 CPU cores with aged-but-still-potent Vega graphics, and make a solid foundation for a system that can serve almost any desktop use-case, including casual gaming—as long as you don't expect too... Read more...
Back at CES 2022, AMD gave an update on the Zen 4 architecture that will first show up with the Ryzen 7000 series processors. Those chips, at least in desktop form, will go into Socket AM5. Where Socket AM4 (and most of AMD's previous mainstream processors) used a Pin Grid Array design, the next-generation Socket AM5... Read more...
Nearly eight and a half years ago, Intel launched its 4th Generation Intel Core Processors, codenamed Haswell. In that time, researchers have discovered a number of security vulnerabilities that can typically be addressed via software and firmware updates. Unfortunately, Intel must ad one more to the list that... Read more...
After many months of speculation, an early glimpse into the hybrid Alder Lake architecture in August, and an official line-up and feature reveal last week, Intel’s 12th Gen Core processors are finally ready for prime time. The time for innuendo and speculation is over – for the most part. We’ve had... Read more...
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