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Yesterday, AMD was trolling Intel by offering contest winners of its Core i7-8086K Limited Edition a chance to trade it in for a 16-core/32-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. Today, we're getting an [alleged] early look at the second-generation Ryzen Threadripper -- specifically, the range-topping 2990X SKU. This processor, which is part of the 12nm Pinnacle Ridge family, has a whopping 32 cores capable of executing a total of 64 threads; "Threadripper" indeed. According to HKEPC, the shipping processor will have a base clock of 3GHz, an all-core max clock of 3.4GHz... Read more...
There are some interesting things happening in the professional graphics hardware market. Just a few days ago, there was a slide making the rounds that depicted a Radeon Pro V340 graphics card with 32GB of HBM2 memory, and it was speculated that it has a pair of 14-nanometer Vega 10 GPUs underneath the hood. Interesting stuff, but even neater is a set of leaked benchmarks for a Radeon Pro Vega 20 card, which as the name implies sports a Vega 20 GPU built in a 7nm FinFET manufacturing process. To be clear, this is a different beast than AMD's Radeon Instinct accelerators. Those cards are intended... Read more...
Earlier this month at Computex, Intel announced its Core i7-8086K processor to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the famed 8086 debut. The flagship mainstream processor offers 6 physical cores (12 threads) and has a single-core boost of 5GHz. To coincide with the launch, Intel kicked off a contest to giveaway 8,086 of the processors worldwide, with 2,086 confirmed for the U.S. market. For those that didn't score a free Core i7-8086 in the contest, you can purchase one from Amazon for $425. For those that did win a processor, AMD is offering up a tantalizing... Read more...
If you're the current owner of a Raven Ridge-based APU, then you've no doubt gotten used to a somewhat languid pace of new driver releases. While AMD's standalone Radeon add-in graphics cards frequently receive new driver updates, the company's APUs haven’t been so lucky. Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that this policy will get much better, as it has been confirmed that AMD APUs (a la Raven Ridge) will only be updated every three months (quarterly). A forum member over at Overclockers UK wondered aloud, "How come there is no raven ridge support with the last two drivers?... Read more...
Right around two months ago, AMD rolled out its initial second generation Ryzen processor lineup consisting of four CPUS, including a pair of 6-core/12-thread SKUs and two 8-core/16-thread chips. That is less than half as many first generation Ryzen processors that are on the market, spanning from the Ryzen 3 1200 to the Ryzen 7 1800X (mainstream chips only). AMD is planning to launch more CPUs based on its second generation Ryzen architecture (Zen+), however, and there are some leaked benchmarks that give us an idea of what to expect. Two of the upcoming processors include the Ryzen 5 2500X and... Read more...
When AMD launched its 2nd Generation Ryzen processors, we initially examined to the two top-end “X” variants -- the current flagship 8-core Ryzen 7 2700X and its 6-core cousin, the Ryzen 5 2600X. Of course, we love looking at the latest and greatest high-end hardware around here, but as is often the case, scaled-down versions of a particular product commonly offer significant value, without sacrificing much in terms of performance or features. With that in mind, we were eager to see what the lower-priced Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600 could do. These processor are virtually identical... Read more...
Computex is still in full swing, but Dell is already gearing up for E3 2018 kicking off next week. As part of that effort, the computer maker has announced a new gaming desktop called the Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5676, along with a few premium gaming peripherals to lock and load it up for combat. The new desktop will be available on June 12th starting at $849.99, making it affordable for many gamers.  Dell is powering 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen processors under the hood of the desktops, to provide the power and responsiveness that gamers need. Various Radeon graphics solutions will be offered... Read more...
After the splash that AMD made with Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper in 2017, it should come as no surprise that AMD would follow-up with second generation variants. We've already seen the mainstream side of things with the Ryzen 2000 Series processors, and now at an event at Computex 2018, AMD has just announced its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper family. Like the Ryzen 2000 series, second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors are based on 12nm Zen+ architecture. That means that the new High-End Desktop (HEDT) processors offer lower latencies, higher clock speeds, and Precision... Read more...
AMD is brewing something up for Computex that enthusiasts will want to pay attention to. The chipmaker has sent out emails with a bit of detail about the press conference it will have at the show. That conference will take place on June 6th in Taipei and AMD wants folks to pay attention to the conference, despite not really saying what it will be about. What we do know from the email is that AMD is promising hardware demos that have never been seen and is promising to showcase its innovation and leadership. That sounds a lot like new hardware and rumors point to new gear in the Radeon Vega... Read more...
Last week, Acer announced the Predator Helios 500 gaming laptop with Intel Coffee Lake processors and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 graphics. However, Acer is also making a version of the laptop for gamers that bleed AMD red.  The Predator Helios 500 (PH517-61) adopts AMD's new second-generation Ryzen processors, up to a Ryzen 7 2700. This particular processor packs a powerful punch with 8 physical cores for a total of 16 threads. Like the Predator Helios 500 that was announced last week, customers can opt for a 17.3-inch panel with either a 1080p (144Hz) or 4K (60Hz) panel, but this time... Read more...
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) has published its latest report that looks at the overall GPU industry. The latest report shows that the GPU market increased year-to-year by a scant 3.4% while GPU shipments have declined compared to last quarter to the tune of 10%. That decline may show that the cryptocurrency mining boom is waning, which is good news for gamers. Despite GPU shipments declining on the quarter, JPR says that the crypto market is still having a significant influence on the PC graphics market overall. Compared to the same quarter of last year, JPR’s data shows that the overall... Read more...
The Sony PlayStation 4 is getting a little long in the tooth. What was once state of the art (for a gaming console) back in 2013 is now headed towards the end of its current lifecycle. That last statement actually comes directly from Sony PlayStation chief John Kodera. Kodera made the comments during Sony's Corporate Strategy Meeting, which were then translated into English. PS chief Kodera: PS4 is entering final phase of its life cycle, which would have negative impact to the unit, but recurring revenue via membership services etc should cushion some of that.— Takashi Mochizuki (@mochi_wsj)... Read more...
MSI is rolling out a new Mech 2 line of Radeon RX graphics cards with AMD's Polaris GPUs underneath the hood, as part of its newly formed Mech series. Normally a new gaming brand wouldn't warranty much attention, but it's notable here because of all the drama surrounding NVIDIA's recently retired GeForce Partner Program (GPP), and the events that have unfolded since the controversial affiliate program was first announced. To quickly recap, NVIDIA created an affiliate program in which it would provide additional marketing support and other perks to its hardware partners in exchange for carrying... Read more...
Today marks the official launch of AMD’s latest additions to the Ryzen Pro family, which include new processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. AMD has released Ryzen Pro APUs for both desktop and mobile form-factors, and all include features specifically geared towards business customers.  With AMD's new Ryzen Pro offerings, you’ll find security-centric features like AMD GuardMI Technology with on-chip DRAM memory encryption, secure boot, fTPM/TPM 2.0, and what the company calls “enterprise-grade” reliability. On that latter point, AMD is guaranteeing a... Read more...
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