Items tagged with matisse

What began as a trickle of information on AMD’s upcoming new processors is now turning into a flood. We first heard reports that AMD would release two new Zen 2 "Matisse Refresh" processors on Friday, and by Saturday, that number had grown to three new processors: the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 9 3900XT. That last report indicated that all of the chips would have higher base/boost clocks and "enhanced overclock support". Today, we're learning more about the three chips; specifically, when it comes to their clock speeds. Intel has been adamant about boosting clock speeds on its 10th generation Comet Lake-S processors -- at the expense of added... Read more...
Yesterday, we reported on a rumor that indicated that AMD was working on new "Matisse Refresh" processors that would launch in June alongside the new B550 motherboards. According to that thin rumor, AMD was working on a Ryzen 7 3750X and Ryzen 7 3850X. We're now getting some additional clarity thanks to a new report. According to this latest news, we can throw those previous Ryzen names out the door, and add one more into the mix. What's interesting is that AMD is allegedly adding an "XT" to the end of these processor models, which will include: Ryzen 9 3900XT Ryzen 7 3800XT Ryzen 5 3600XT As you might have guessed from the rumored names, these are replacements for the Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen... Read more...
We all got a real look at what Intel's Comet Lake-S desktop processor family brings to the table yesterday, as you saw in our review of the Core i9-10900K and the Core i5-9600K. The former in particular was rather impressive for its nearly unassailable gaming performance and was helped out in multi-threaded benchmarks due to its extra 2 cores (compared to the Core i9-9900K). It looks as though AMD and its retail partners were paying attention as well, as we’re seeing some downward pricing pressure on the Ryzen 9 3900X, which compares favorably to the Core i9-10900K. The Ryzen 9 3900X was priced at $499 when it first launched last year, but AMD lowered the official price to $449 back... Read more...
The official introduction of AMD's Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors and the accompanying X570 chipset are just days away. We already know quite about the processors and supporting chipset courtesy of leaks, and today we're learning about official memory specs for the Ryzen 3000 desktop processor family. According to momomo_us, which has already provided us with a multitude of leaks on upcoming Ryzen and Radeon Navi products, Ryzen 3000 processors will include official support for the JEDEC DDR4-3200 memory specification. For those keeping score, first-generation Ryzen 1000 processors (Zen) supported up to DDR4-2666, while second-generation Ryzen 2000 processors (Zen+) bumped that to DDR4-2933.... Read more...
The enthusiast community is eagerly awaiting the arrival of AMD's third-generation Ryzen 3000 series processors. These Ryzen 3000 processors are based on 7-nanometer Zen 2 architecture, which is codenamed Matisse, and will take the fight directly to Intel’s popular Core processor family. AMD gave us our first glimpse at an 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 3000 processor at this year's Consumer Electronics Shows, where it put up performance comparable to Intel's mighty Core i9-9900K. Now, a new report from RedGamingTech suggests that these new mainstream processors will come to market in July. More specifically, the publication says that its sources have indicated a launch... Read more...
Leading up the official unveil of AMD's third-generation Ryzen desktop processors, we were anticipating the arrival of higher-end 12- and 16-core SKUs based on previous leaks. But when CEO Lisa Su took to the stage, she only gave us a sneak peek at an 8-core, 12-thread Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series processor.  However, Su later hinted in a post-keynote interview that "you might expect that we will have more than eight cores." Well, here we are with a UserBenchmark database entry that was uncovered by notorious hardware sleuth Tum Apisak. The listing is for a 12-core, 24-thread SKU using the AM4 socket, which points directly to this being a mainstream Ryzen desktop processor.... Read more...
AMD made the CPU market competitive again earlier this year with the launch of Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3. Then, the company turned heads again with the launch of Ryzen Threadripper for enthusiasts. With these successful launches under its belt, AMD isn't easing off the gas anytime soon. In fact, a leaked roadmap shows what AMD has planned for the next two years with regards to processors. Coming up in 2018, we'll see Pinnacle Ridge on the desktop, which is based on the current Summit Ridge architecture. There won't be many big architectural improvements with these processors, although process refinements (12nm FinFET) and optimizations will result in overall clock-for-clock performance uplift... Read more...