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AMD has certainly had better launches than the Radeon RX 5600 XT. The card itself is fine, but where AMD fumbled the launch is by dishing out a BIOS update to its OEM partners at the final hour, to goose the memory from 12Gbps to 14Gbps, to contend with NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 2060 price cut. Now several months later, AMD has posted a list of which models support the faster 14Gbps memory specification, either out of the box or by way of a firmware update. For example, the list says PowerColor's Red Dragon Radeon RX 5600 XT sports 14Gbps memory out of the box, while MSI's Radeon RX 5600 XT Mech requires a firmware update. If your card is not on the list and is running the memory at 12Gbps, you are... Read more...
Heavyweight bouts can be entertaining, like the times Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier traded blows, culminating in the Thrilla in Manilla, their third and final scuffle in the ring. But so can welterweight and even lightweight matches. This applies to tech as well, with AMD and Intel both launching budget processors based on their newest architectures. Which one has the better fighter? Time will tell, but if you're itching for a clue before reviews hits the web (including our own), there are some leaked benchmarks you can analyze. As is often the case, APISAK on Twitter spotted the leaked benchmarks on 3DMark's database. There are multiple entries for both AMD's Ryzen 3 3100 and Intel's Core i3-10100,... Read more...
Late last month, AMD officially announced the newest members of the Zen 2 desktop processor family: the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X. Both are 4-core/8-thread processors, and like their other Ryzen 3000 counterparts (save for the APUs) lack integrated Radeon graphics. The value leader of the two is no doubt the Ryzen 3 3100, which has a 65-watt TDP, a base clock of 3.6GHz, a boost clock of 3.9GHz and an MSRP of just $99. As we’ve previously seen in leaked Geekbench 5.1.0 scores, the Ryzen 3 3100 is punching above its weight class in single- and multi-core benchmarks, absolutely destroying the likes of the Intel Core i3-9100F. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 3 3300X was fighting toe-to-toe... Read more...
It was nearly a year ago when AMD and Samsung announced a multi-year partnership, in which AMD would license its graphics IP to Samsung to use in its mobile chips. At the time, Samsung promised "disruptive changes in technology" as it looked to take "future mobile computing to the next level." Perhaps making good on that promise, a set of supposed leaked benchmarks indicate Samsung might very well be on its promised path. For AMD, this partnership is about expanding its Radeon DNA (RDNA) graphics architecture into the mobile segment. "Adoption of our Radeon graphics technologies across the PC, game console, cloud and HPC markets has grown significantly and we are thrilled to now partner with... Read more...
AMD is out there living the good life right now, racking up design wins and reaping the rewards of its engineering and marketing efforts. In the first quarter of 2020, AMD raked in $1.79 billion in revenue, which is an impressive gain of 40 percent compared to the same quarter a year ago (albeit down 16 percent sequentially). After paying the bills, AMD was left $162 in net income (profit), which is down $8 million sequentially but up $146 million from a year ago. "We executed well in the first quarter, navigating the challenging environment to deliver 40 percent year-over-year revenue growth and significant gross margin expansion driven by our Ryzen and EPYC processors," said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD... Read more...
Fans of Hewlett-Packard's Omen family of gaming laptops will be happy to know that an all-new design is on the way for 2020. The company was a little bit premature with the unveil of the new look via its UK website, but the information is still visible via Google Cache. For starters, there appear to be thinner bezels around the top and sides of the display panel the time around, which is a nice touch for the Omen 15. In addition, the display no longer leaves an "air gap" between its bottom edge and the chassis when opened. The touchpad is larger this time around, and there are four independent RGB lighting zones for the island-style keyboard. The RGB lighting effects are controlled... Read more...
Forget about The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, what we have here is a curious case of a CPU-Z screenshot purporting to show an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3980X processor. This is a part that has not been released or even announced, though it is certainly possible AMD will inject such a SKU into its latest generation Threadripper lineup. Before we get to the supposed leak, let's have a look at AMD's existing Threadripper stack that is based on its Zen 2 CPU architecture... Threadripper 3990X: 64 cores / 128 threads, 2.9GHz to 4.3GHz, 256MB L3 cache, 280W TDP Threadripper 3970X: 32 cores / 64 threads, 3.7GHz to 4.5GHz, 128MB L3 cache, 280W TDP Threadripper 3960X: 24 cores / 48 threads, 3.8GHz to... Read more...
It seems as it was just yesterday when AMD launched its Ryzen 4000 APUs based on Zen 2 "Renoir" architecture. The processors are giving Intel a real run for the money with respect to performance, and as we've seen with the ASUS ROG Strix Hero III, Ryzen 4000 processors are incredibly power efficient as well. AMD may have pushed Ryzen 4000 APUs out the door, but it's already far along with its next-generation Ryzen 5000 APUs that will be based on Zen 3 "Cezanne" microarchitecture. Although somewhat confusing, the first consumer-centric Zen 3 processors are coming later this year under Ryzen 4000 branding (desktop), with Ryzen 5000 mobile Zen 3 processors likely coming next year.... Read more...
If processors were free, we would all be rocking top shelf SKUs, like a Threadripper part or a Ryzen 9 3950X. Silicon does not come free, of course, and so we have to balance a budget with performance expectations. Sometimes that balance exceeds expectations. That appears to be the case with AMD's recently announced Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100 processors, both of which have made cameos in the Geekbench database. Geekbench is a popular benchmark that we ourselves often lean on when reviewing various products. It is also a frequent destination for unreleased hardware, providing an early (albeit unofficial) glimpse of potential performance. There are caveats, naturally, but we make do with what... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 family of processors has been around since July 2019, and at the time included the Ryzen 5 3600 at the low-end and the Ryzen 9 3900X at the top of the heap (which was later eclipsed by the Ryzen 9 3950X). Today, AMD is expanding its lineup at the entry-level position with two new desktop processors, along with a new value-focused motherboard chipset. Starting off with the processors, AMD has announced the Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X, both of which are based on 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. AMD is really gunning for Intel in the budget sector, as both of these processors include 4 cores with SMT enabled, meaning that they can execute 8 threads. The Ryzen... Read more...
AMD took the computing world by storm it launched the first-generation Ryzen 1000 processors based on 14nm Zen "Summit Ridge" architecture. This all-new processor architecture was the first glimmer of hope in AMD's renewed battle with long-time rival Intel. One of the processors included in that initial lineup was the Ryzen 3 1200, which is still available to this day. However, AMD has seen fit to offer an updated version of the processor using the slightly newer 12nm Zen+ "Pinnacle Ridge" architecture.  The newer model is distinguished from its predecessor with an "AF" designation instead of "AE" in its OPNB (Ordering Part Number Boxed). So, if you're looking to score one of the new revisions... Read more...
Misery loves company, and if you happen to experiencing issues applying the latest chipset drivers on your Ryzen platform, take whatever solace you can from knowing you are not alone. Others have run into problems too. This is something AMD attempted to address with a new chipset driver package, but for some, installation problems remain. So, what's going on? Users reported problems with AMD's v2.03.12.10657 chipset driver not installing correctly or completely. After looking into the complains, AMD issued a new driver package, v2.04.04.111, that was supposed to fix the installation issues. And it did, but it also seems to have introduced another problem. AMD Ryzen Master Utility According to... Read more...
Few people would disagree that AMD is absolutely killing it in practically every CPU segment, including the desktop, laptop, and server. But like a race car driver who zoomed past the competition, you don't let your foot off the gas if you want to keep the momentum going. As it applies in the CPU space, AMD is apparently gearing up to launch a couple of budget processors with impressive specifications. Nothing has been formally introduced yet, but prominent leaker @momomo_us seems to have the skinny on two unreleased processors, those being the Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100. Assuming these come to fruition, they would rank as the first Ryzen 3 parts based on AMD's latest generation Zen 2 CPU... Read more...
Sometime later this year, AMD will unveil its Zen 3 CPU architecture with a new Ryzen 4000 series of desktop CPUs (not to be confused with AMD's Ryzen 4000 series of mobile chips based on Zen 2). The question is, will these next-gen parts still leverage the AM4 socket? It certainly seems that way, based on everything that's been said up to this point. The latest bit of evidence comes from Scenker XMG, a PC maker based in Germany that recently launched its Apex 15 laptop, a bodacious desktop replacement system configurable with up to a Ryzen 9 3950X with 16 cores and 32 threads. The motherboard inside the Apex 15 is based on AMD's B450 chipset, which has been "confirmed to be able to support future... Read more...
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