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AMD has run into a bit of trouble with a "specific boot issue" that might be affecting some second gen Ryzen desktop processors, specifically Raven Ridge APUs, when those chips are socketed into an early AMD Socket AM4 mainboard. According to AMD, since the release of the AMD Socket AM4 mainboards in early 2017, alongside the Ryzen desktop processors, there have been several BIOS updates made available through board partners. AMD wrote, "These updates not only provide improved system performance but also expand support for newer processors as they become available." The rub for owners... Read more...
If you want to build yourself a gaming PC, brace yourself for sticker shock when you start shopping for a graphics card. Cryptocurrency mining has derailed the prospect of building a gaming PC from the ground up by driving up the price of GPUs and creating a shortage. That's the bad news. The good news? Thanks to AMD's new Raven Ridge APUs—or Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega graphics, as AMD likes to say in place of "APU" these days—you can build yourself a budget gaming PC based on *gulp* integrated graphics. We see your rolling your eyes, and heck, we don't blame you. Let's face... Read more...
AMD continues its assault on the desktop PC market with a pair of new, affordable APUs today, the Raven Ridge-based Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G. At this point, if you follow PC technology with any sort of regularity, you’re probably familiar with Raven Ridge. AMD has been talking about its plans to mate the Zen CPU and Vega GPU microarchitectures for quite some time and has revealed a number of details regarding these new hybrid chips over the last few months. In fact, some feature additions and initial specifications were just revealed as the CES 2018 show kicked off a couple of weeks... Read more...
We usually have to be tight-lipped about what we’re working on around here due to non-disclosure agreements and embargos that are in-place. With the impending launch of its Raven Ridge-based Ryzen processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics, however, AMD allowed us to show off some of the hardware pre-launch. Take a look... We are testing the AMD Raven Ridge Ryzen 3 2200G and Ryzen 5 2400G processors as we “speak”. We will have our full review on-line next week, complete with an array of benchmarks, overclocking, and power numbers. In the meantime, if you’d like a quick... Read more...
In about a week and a half, AMD will release new Raven Ridge APUs into the wild, one of which is the Ryzen 5 2400G. While AMD isn't using the term "APU" (accelerated processing unit) these days, that's essentially what the Ryzen 5 2400G is, as it combines Ryzen CPU cores with Vega graphics cores. How will it stack up against the competition? Some newly leaked benchmarks help answer that question, provided we take them at face value. Let's start with the specs. The Ryzen 5 2400G sports 4 physical cores and 8 threads, with a 3.6GHz base clock and 3.9GHz boost clock. It also has 2MB of L2 cache and... Read more...
AMD must be getting close to releasing a new batch of 'Raven Ridge' processors combining Ryzen CPU cores with Radeon Vega graphics. We say this because in a handful of leaked photos, two new Raven Ridge CPUs can be seen in their fully dressed retail packaging, including AMD's Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G. These are both not yet available in the retail sector, at least not officially. The photos were first posted on a Chinese web forum (Baidu) but were subsequently taken down, perhaps at the request of AMD. There are no secrets on the Internet, however, and the same photos have since been uploaded... Read more...
AMD is gearing up to launch its Raven Ridge APUs on the desktop, and in preparation for that, motherboard makers are starting to roll out BIOS updates to support the upcoming chips. This highlights one of the benefits of the AM4 platform, in that AMD is committed to supporting future processor releases through at least 2019, based on previous roadmaps that show Matisse (desktop) and Picasso (desktop/notebook APU) both sticking with the AM4 socket. Raven Ridge APUs are based on AMD's Zen architecture, combining up to 4 Zen-based CPU cores with integrated Vega graphics. We recently had a chance to... Read more...
AMD took the PC market by storm earlier this year with its Zen-based processor families. We've seen Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 processors for the mainstream market, and Ryzen Threadripper for enthusiasts. Zen has even filtered into the enterprise market with EPYC processors. One market where Zen hasn't yet been released is in the mobile sector, but that will soon change. A product data sheet that was found on Hewlett-Packard's website tells the tale of an upcoming Envy x360 notebook (15-bq101na). Powering that notebook is AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U processor, which is based on AMD's Raven Ridge platform.... 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... Read more...
AMD is back in the game with its Zen architecture and, for the first time in a long time, is able to compete with Intel in the high-end desktop CPU market with its Ryzen and Threadripper processor lines. And in the GPU market, Vega has given AMD a competitive solution to go up against NVIDIA's Pascal cards. At some point in the near future, AMD will unveil a mobile APU (accelerated processor unit) lineup that combines the two architectures and make a run in the laptop sector. Early benchmarks suggests these new chips could be worth waiting for. Over at Geekbench, a popular benchmark and hot spot... Read more...
It is only a matter of time before AMD comes out with an accelerated processing unit (APU) based on its Zen microarchitecture. Giving us a glimpse at what AMD has in store is a new listing in SiSoftware's SANDRA benchmark database. One of the newest entries shows what looks to be an engineering sample of AMD's forthcoming Raven Ridge APUs, which may end up using the same Ryzen branding as AMD's desktop CPUs. The engineering sample in question pairs Zen and Vega in one neat and tidy package. Most of the details in SANDRA's listing are now hidden, likely at the request of AMD, though screen captures... Read more...