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Do you think Intel is perhaps feeling the heat from AMD and its latest generation of Ryzen processors? Intel may not be willing to admit it publicly (not in so many words, anyway), but an admission of sorts could come in the form of another price cut, as is rumored to be the case. If true, the price cuts will come in the second half of the year. Price cuts in reaction to the competition have been relatively rare on Intel's part, especially ones of any significance. However, there is a changing of the tide, and Intel finds itself reacting to the market. Take for example its recent roll out of high-end desktop (HEDT) Cascade Lake-X processors. Those chips debuted at significantly lower MSRPs than... Read more...
AMD is firing on cylinders these days -- at least with respect to processors -- and the latest example of that is with its newest Renoir APUs built on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. AMD announced these APUs earlier this month at CES 2020 as the Ryzen 4000 series, and a number of OEM partners announced new laptops featuring the chips. Today, we're getting a glimpse at what kind of performance that we can expect out of laptops equipped with these APUs when they arrive this quarter. Thanks to a Geekbench listing for an unnamed Lenovo laptop, we're getting seeing some strong performance from the Ryzen 7 4700U. We see the Ryzen 7 4700U here putting up a single-core score of 4910, and a multi-core... Read more...
After numerous leaks, AMD officially announced its Radeon RX 5600 series of GPUs during its press conference at CES 2020 a couple of weeks back. Although most of the early leaks were technically accurate at the time they hit the web, a series of events since then has changed the landscape somewhat, and what you thought would be launching today, could be a somewhat different beast. We’ve got one of Sapphire’s Pulse Radeon RX 5600 XT cards on-hand for testing to show you all what the retail-ready version of AMD's Radeon 5600 XT can do relative to its competition. AMD’s announcement at CES 2020 outlined a certain set of specifications for the Radeon RX 5600 XT, which no longer... Read more...
Barring something unforeseen and catastrophic, Zen 3 is definitely making a debut this year. We know this because AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has indicated as much on numerous occasions, including in a recent interview in which she also promised "Big Navi" (Navi 20) would make a 2020 debut as well. If anyone requires even more proof on the matter, just direct their attention to the underlying code being added to the Linux kernel. Interestingly enough, patches to the Linux kernel have historically been great at references new hardware before they are officially launched. And more recently, updates to the Linux kernel have served up references to things like Navi 22 and Navi 23, which are two unreleased... Read more...
AMD thought that it had the upper hand against NVIDIA when it first announced its Radeon RX 5600 XT during CES. The Radeon RX 5600 XT, which is priced at $279, is promoted as being the ultimate 1080p graphics card, offering greater performance than both the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (also priced at $279) and GTX 1660 Super. NVIDIA was listening intently, as it countered by lowering the price of the more performant GeForce RTX 2060 from $349 to $299. Even better, NVIDIA board partner EVGA launched the GeForce RTX 2060 KO at a "knockout" price of $279. So, what is AMD to do in response? Rather than "jebait" NVIDIA again with pricing, the word on the street is that AMD is boosting... Read more...
For AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, product development is the most fun part of her job. She revealed that nugget during an interview on an AMD sponsored show call The Bring Up, though the real reason you are reading this article is to see what she said about the so-called "Big Navi" GPU that we all know is coming. In case there was any doubt, AMD is still planning to bring out its big GPU gun in 2020. Launching is also fun, Dr. Su said, and to that end AMD will be bringing out new products this year. Big Navi is one of them, and on the CPU side, Zen 3 is another. "My main message to our fans is this is just a beginning for us in 2020. I’ve heard a little bit through Twitter and Reddit that people... Read more...
AMD has been making some serious inroads on Intel's market share in the lucrative server market for the past two years. It all started with the company's first-generation Zen-based EPYC 7001 processors, with the second assault coming in 2019 with the Zen 2-based EPYC 7002 processors. AMD wants to keep that momentum going, so it reached deep into the heart of Intel to snatch out a top exec with a strong background in enterprise computing and engineering execution: Dan McNamara. McNamara previously served as senior vice president and general manager for Intel’s Network and Custom Logic Group. Before that, he was the senior vice president of Intel’s Programmable Solutions Group.... Read more...
Last week at CES 2020, AMD launched its newest Ryzen APUs based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Today, Hewlett-Packard became the latest to adopt these processors into its product range with the introduction of the ProBook x360 435 G7. The ProBook x360 435 G7 is a 13.3-inch class convertible with a Full HD resolution touch display. Given that it's powered by Ryzen 4000 APUs (up to an octa-core Ryzen 7 4700U), there's an integrated Radeon Vega GPU that promises to provide a significant performance boost over its predecessor. Up to 16GB of DDR4-3200 memory can be installed and SSD options top out with a 512GB PCIe NVMe SSD. When it comes to connectivity, you'll find Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0,... Read more...
We learned earlier this week that AMD is gearing up to launch new 500 Series chipsets -- A520 and B550 -- to help lower the cost of entry for desktop systems running Ryzen 3000 processors. These chipsets are reportedly being produced by long-time AMD partner ASMedia Technology. The latest news concerning AMD chipsets hails from DigiTimes, which claims that AMD's 600 series chipsets will also be produced (at least in part) by ASMedia, and will be available during the back half of 2020. This would push the launch of AMD's Ryzen 4000 series desktop processors further into the year than the current Ryzen 3000 family, which launched in early July 2019. This doesn't come as much... Read more...
There's no doubt that "Big Navi" is on the way from AMD. In fact, CEO Lisa Su confirmed as much during a roundtable interview at CES 2020. However, there has been no clear-cut timetable on when this flagship graphics card will arrive on the scene. With that being said, it appears that AMD OEM board partner AFOX may be jumping the gun a bit with listings for a number of unannounced and unreleased graphics cards. First spotted on the EEC (Eurasian Economic Commission) website by VideoCardz, AFOX provides the following SKUs that could be coming in the future: Radeon RX 5950XT Radeon RX 5950 Radeon RX 5900 Radeon RX 5800 XT Now there is no guarantee that either of these names could be applied... Read more...
Are we finally seeing a turning of the tides for PC sales? Well according to new analysis from both Gartner and IDC, it appears so given the promising sales numbers tallied for 2019.  According to IDC, global PC shipments grew by 2.7 percent for 2019, taking the total tally to 266.7 million. Gartner didn't show as much growth year-over-year, but still marked down a 0.6 percent increase for 2019 for a total of 261.2 million units shipped for the year. Although the percentage increase and total shipment numbers differ, the consensus from both firms is that the global PC market witnessed its first year-over-year sales gain since 2011. So, what exactly is the reason for this uptick in sales... Read more...
AMD might soon be expanding its 500 series chipset beyond its sole offering, the X570. Over in China, there are rumblings about two additional 500 series chipsets making a debut soon, including the B550 and A520, both of which will represent more affordable options in the motherboard space for new and upgraded builds. This is not unexpected, given that AMD's 400 and 300 series chipsets both consist of multiple options as well—X470 (enthusiast), B450 (high-performance), X370 (enthusiast), B350 (high-performance), A320 (essential computing), and A300 (small form factors). As things currently stand, the X570 is the top option for new and upgraded builds in the mainstream desktop space. It... Read more...
Earlier this week we brought you news that EVGA is launching a cheaper GeForce RTX 2060 graphics card to deliver a knockout punch to the AMD Radeon RX 5600 XT before it even launches. Unfortunately, we didn't have the full picture when our original story went to press. But now everything is coming to light, things are looking much better for gamers, and this could spell trouble for AMD. EVGA has announced that the previously discussed GeForce RTX 2060 KO is actually a series, and not just one card. There will actually be two cards in the series: EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 KO Ultra The former is the lowest spec'd of the two, and features a boost clock of... Read more...
Could this be the year that AMD finally offers up a competitive solution in the high-end graphics space? I'm talking about the very top, where NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2080 Ti occupies the throne without much threat to its crown. Interestingly enough, a leaked benchmark might possibly point to an unreleased Navi GPU that is faster than NVIDIA's top consumer card. Mayyyyyybe. Forgetting about NVIDIA's Titan RTX and professional Quadro lineup, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is quite simply the best performing graphics card for gaming, with dedicated hardware for real-time ray tracing to boot. It's also expensive, and perhaps not the kind of generational leap in performance some people were expecting, compared... Read more...
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