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Third-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are coming, which means that more benchmarks are starting to filter onto the internet giving us a preview of what to expect when it comes to performance. With that in mind, another leak has come to light, and it again references a 32-core, 64-thread Zen 2 processor codenamed Sharkstooth. The Geekbench 5 benchmark was uncovered by hardware sleuth momomo_us, and while we don't typically cover Geekbench 5, the numbers are still interesting to analyze. On the single-core test, the Threadripper 3000 processor pegged a score of 1275, while its multi-core score came in at a stunning 23015. To put those scores in perspective, a Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX... Read more...
AMD continues to add more server feathers to its cap courtesy of its Zen 2 CPU architecture, which is the driving force behind its 2nd generation EPYC "Rome" processors. One of those feathers is Dell—it announced five new PowerEdge platforms powered by EPYC, each one designed from the group-up and optimized to support features like PCI Express 4.0. Among the new offerings are two 1S racks (PowerEdge R6515 and R7515) and three 2S racks (R6525, R7525, and C6525). According to Dell, the EPYC-equipped PowerEdge C6525 delivers weather modeling results in half the time as previous generation EPYC servers, resulting in faster severe storm notifications. Dell also claims its newest server products... Read more...
AMD has been firing on all cylinders with its Zen family of products, which first came to market in early 2017. Since that time, the processors have grown to cover mobile, desktop and server sectors, with the most recent microarchitecture iteration being 7nm Zen 2 (found currently in Ryzen 3000 desktop processors and EPYC 7002 server processors). But AMD isn't done yet; at the HPE Cast 2019 conference held last week, the company laid out its plans for the future of Zen -- specifically with regards to its EPYC server processors. We already knew that Milan, the successor to 7nm Rome, would be built on an enhanced 7nm+ node, but AMD is now giving us some early insight on performance-per-watt... Read more...
It is pretty remarkable what kind of PC you can build around a small form factor (SFF) setup these days. To drive the point home, ASUS is launching a pair of miniature motherboards based on AMD's X570 chipset, either of which would enable a user to build a high-end PC with a Ryzen 3000 series serving as the system's heartbeat. First up is the ROG Strix X570-I Gaming, as shown above. This one is a mini-ITX motherboard—it measures 6.7 x 6.7 inches (17 x 17 cm), which is smaller than a micro-ATX motherboard. Though it's built to fit inside an ultra-compact case, there are some premium features to play with, such as Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) connectivity and automated system-wide tuning. Here are... Read more...
A couple of leaked slides from AMD have found their way to the web, and they show a high level overview of what the Sunnyvale chip designer has in store for consumers through 2022. There are no big surprises, though—the slides essentially reiterate what we already know, which is that Zen 4 in the works on the CPU side, and more Navi GPUs are on the way. The slides are part of an "AMD Corporate Deck-September 2019" presentation, which we imagine will be made public whole in the not-too-distant future. In the meantime, let's have a looked at leaked slides, courtesy of Guru3D, starting with the one focused on Zen... Zen and Zen+ are bunched together, though they actually represent two different... Read more...
The memory wars are raging in the enthusiast community, and Corsair is the latest to throw down the gauntlet. The company has just announced its latest Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory modules which top out at an impressive 4,866MHz. Corsair says that these modules will work on any modern desktop motherboard, but they have been specifically designed for maximum performance on AMD's X570 platform that underpins third-generation Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors. Getting more down to brass tacks, Corsair has certified the "record breaking" performance of these 4,866MHz modules on ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula, MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE, and MSI Prestige X570 Creation motherboards. At this time, the Vengeance... Read more...
AMD has barely scratched the desktop surface with its Navi GPU architecture—there are just two main models, the Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700, and three overall if you count the Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary Edition. It's a sure bet we will see more Navi cards in the future. That includes workstation models, as hinted by a breakdown of a recent patch for Linux. Up to this point, AMD has leaned on its Vega GPU architecture for its latest workstation graphics cards. That includes the Radeon Pro Vega II and Radeon Pro Vega II Duo, both if which were introduced in June, coinciding with a refreshed Mac Pro desktop. Since then, however, there have been clues pointing to Navi powering... Read more...
AMD's third-generation Ryzen Threadripper (Zen 2) processors should be here by the end of the year, which means that there are some deals to be had on current and previous generation Threadripper processors. One deal in particular that caught our eyes is on the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, which is the 12-core version of the first-generation Threadripper. When the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X launched back during the summer of 2017, it was priced at $799. These days, the processor has a MSRP of $399, but Amazon is currently selling the processor (via a third-party seller) for just $199, representing a 50 percent discount. That's a lot of bang for your buck if you are looking to build... Read more...
AMD heard the complaints from Ryzen 3000 series CPU owners that some chips were not hitting their advertised boost clocks as expected, and has issued new firmware code to its hardware partners to address the issue. What this means is, if you own a third-generation Ryzen processor, be on the lookout for a new BIOS update for your motherboard. The issue came to light when renowned overclocker Roman "der8auer" Hartung conducted an online survey of Ryzen 3000 CPU owners to see how many people were hitting the advertised boost clocks on their chips. Surprisingly, there were quite a few people said they weren't. On the low end of the spectrum, just 5.6 percent of Ryzen 9 3900X owners who participated... Read more...
An online retailer in Switzerland may have revealed the release date for AMD's upcoming Ryzen 9 3950X processor. According the new product listing, the 16-core/32-thread beast is due to launch on in two and half weeks on September 30, 2019, based on "official info from AMD," if a Google translation of the text is accurate. The Ryzen 9 3950X is an interesting chip, as its core and thread counts put it in high-end desktop (HEDT) territory. However, this is not a Threadripper CPU—AMD has yet to launch a new round of Threadripper processors based on its Zen 2 architecture (they're coming, though). Technically, the Ryzen 9 3950X is a mainstream desktop processor. It's also an enthusiast SKU.... Read more...
Back in late August, we got our first glimpse at the chipsets that will underpin AMD's new third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, which are based on Zen 2 architecture. At the time, we didn't know anything about the chipsets other their names which were TRX40, TRX80, and WRX80. We later got word of two upcoming motherboards from ASUS and MSI: the Prime TRX40-Pro and the ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming, and the TRX40 PRO 10G and TRX40 PRO WIFI respectively. Today, we're learning a little bit more about the Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processors, which will allegedly be split into TRX4 HEDT and WRX8 configurations according to Gamers Nexus. From the looks of things, TRX4... Read more...
Gigabyte is looking to take its cooling game to a new level. Having dabbled in air coolers, the company is launching a line of all-in-one liquid coolers with RGB lighting under the Aorus banner. These are the first Aorus AIO liquid coolers, and they will be available in three radiator sizes, including 360mm, 280mm, and 240mm. "The release of our ATC800 Cooler earlier this year was met with praise and we have followed through with a cooling solution for fans of AIO cooling," said Jackson Hsu, Director of the Gigabyte Channel Solutions Product Development Division. "The universal design for fan and pump RPM control allows for the new AIO coolers to work with motherboards from all brands." As you... Read more...
In case anyone thought Intel was oblivious to the recent rise of rival AMD in both the mainstream and enthusiast CPU sectors, recent comments by the Santa Clara chipmaker should put that notion to rest. Simply put, Intel is well aware of the situation. This came to light during a recent Citi Global Tech Conference, in which Intel acknowledged it has conceded "some channel desktop share" to AMD, while vowing to "aggressively compete in all segments." This is what any tech savvy person has suspected since the introduction of AMD's Zen architecture, and in particular the recent launch of third generation Ryzen processors based on Zen 2 (the third iteration of Zen, built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing... Read more...
We know that AMD has third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors in route, and evidence of the pending launch is starting to mount. The latest new comes from respected leaker momomo_us, who uncovered some certification details for the processor family. Both AMD's new EPYC 7002 and third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors -- codename Rome and Castle Peak respectively -- gained PCI-SIG certification on August 23rd. As we saw with the Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 and EPYC 7002 families that came before it, the Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processors will support PCIe 4.0. However, at this time the only products that support the interface are Radeon RX 5700 graphics cards and... Read more...
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