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With the 10-core and higher AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors incoming, it is easy for our eyes to become glazed over with regards to the already-released Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 family of processors. As we reported earlier this morning, AMD has dropped prices across the board on the Ryzen 7 family, and is even offering up some interesting combo discounts on Ryzen 5 processors. With the new lower pricing, those that are looking to score a new Ryzen 7 have some new ASUS motherboard offerings to choose from. Both the ROG Strix X370-F Gaming and the ROG Strix B350-F Gaming feature accommodations for water... Read more...
The Ryzen 7 lineup has only been on the market for a few months, but AMD is already cutting prices. Given that Ryzen 7 processors already represented a compelling performance bargain when placed against comparable Intel Core processors, any further price reduction is just icing on the cake. When the Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 first hit the market, they were priced at $499, $399 and $329 respectively. However, price cuts are now in effect at various online retailers including Newegg, Microcenter and Amazon. Here's the current Ryzen 7 rundown with some quick links to what's becoming an even better... Read more...
AMD is bringing out its big guns in the form of Threadripper, the biggest and baddest of which is a 16-core monster with 32 threads. This top-end part was shown off at Computex earlier this week where it was paired with multiple graphics cards based on AMD's Vega architecture. As you might imagine, the results were nothing short of awesome. That said, there will be multiple Threadripper SKUs at various price points. From an official standpoint, we have very little details about AMD's multiple Threadripper SKUs. That will change in time, of course, though until then there are plenty of rumors and... Read more...
AMD brought along its big guns to the Computex convention in Taipei with demonstrations of both its mighty 16-core Threadripper CPU, and no less than four Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards running in tandem. We also got our first look at Threadripper, a physically large processor with 16 cores and 32 threads with support for quad-channel DDR4 memory and a whopping 64 PCI Express lanes. "Now it's a little bit bigger than the mobile version you'll notice, but a lot more compute power," AMD's Jim Anderson quipped. 32 Thread, 16-Cores rip through Blender - Threadripper CPU Test When AMD first... Read more...
Anyone who thinks that PC gaming is on the decline is not paying attention. Just the opposite, PC gaming has seen renewed enthusiasm by the industry at large over the past year or so, and things have kicked up a notch with AMD returning to its former glory with Ryzen. In response to AMD's comeback effort, Dell announced a new Inspiron Gaming Desktop and Inspiron 27 7000 all-in-one PC for gamers, both with Ryzen inside.Dell is no stranger to building desktop systems for gamers, though its new Inspiron Gaming Desktop is Dell's first-ever gaming desktop under its Inspiron brand. With a starting price... Read more...
As much as we like what AMD has been able to accomplish with Ryzen, there have been some growing pains associated with its newest CPU architecture, which is not unexpected when introducing a brand new platform. The good news is AMD is not ignoring the situation—AMD has been working its motherboard partners on firmware updates, the latest of which addresses compatibility issues with higher frequency DRAM that falls outside of the JEDEC specifications (anything faster than 2,667MHz). To be clear, AMD is not building custom BIOSes for motherboard manufactures, or at least not the final version that... Read more...
If you thought the competition between AMD was Intel was already reaching a fever pitch, hang onto your hat, the best is yet to come. With Ryzen, AMD put itself back into contention in the high-end market where enthusiasts like to loiter. But Ryzen is not the end game for AMD, it is just the beginning. Looking ahead, AMD is planning a die shrink to 7 nanometers for its Zen 2 CPUs, which it will tape out later this year. A tape out is when a company like AMD finalizes its semiconductor design before sending it off for manufacturing. Since we are already approaching the halfway mark of 2017, AMD... Read more...
We have to be careful when vetting rumors and supposedly leaked information because some things ultimately turn out to be too good to be true. That was not the case with Threadripper, a monster chip from AMD that will feature 16 physical cores and 32 threads. While the fine grain details have yet to be revealed, AMD did at least confirm that Threadripper exists and that it wield as many cores and threads as previously rumored. It was one of several announcements AMD made yesterday evening during its Financial Analyst Day presentation. AMD also confirmed that it will be releasing a brand new platform... Read more...
AMD made a flurry of announcements this evening during its Financial Analyst Day presentation, one of which includes new mobile solutions that pairs the company's Ryzen CPU architecture with its forthcoming Vega GPU architecture. Or put another way, AMD is readying its first Zen-based mobile APU (accelerated processing unit) with on-die Vega graphics, both for desktops and laptops.Click to EnlargeWe're still in the process of gathering information, but here is what we know so far. Compared to AMD's 7th generation APUs, Ryzen Mobile will up the CPU performance ante by 50 percent while offering 40... Read more...
While Ryzen put AMD back on the map in the high-end consumer sector, it is only the beginning of the company's long awaited comeback tour. Looking ahead, AMD is rumored to be readying a Ryzen 9 series comprised of at least nine different SKUs spanning 10-core, 12-core, 14-core, and 16-core processor options, each one with quad-channel DDR4 memory support.The full lineup is related to previous rumors outlining AMD's plans to launch a new SP3r2 socket with 4,094 pins as part of its Whitehaven platform. It is a variant of the SP3 socket for AMD's forthcoming server-oriented Naples processors. While... Read more...
AMD has begun emailing members of the press to mark their calendars for Computex, the annual tech convention in Taipei that is now right around the corner. While AMD was coy about what exactly it plans to discuss at Computex, the company did confirm that it will be attending and that it will provide new details on its 2017 products. We suspect that will include more information (and a possible product launch) for Vega. Company boss Dr. Lisa Su will host AMD's keynote, along with "other key executives," the email reads. They will discuss AMD's "latest products and leading-edge" technologies. With... Read more...
AMD has risen in rank thanks to its Ryzen launch and is once again a competitive force in the enthusiast market, but the roll out has not been without some bumps in the road. There are two main issues working to undermine Ryzen. One is that gaming performance is not where many thought it would be, and the second is memory compatibility. AMD already addressed the former, saying that gaming performance will improve in time as developers start to take advantage of Ryzen's features. And in regards to the latter, Gigabyte is readying a firmware release should help the situation. A representative for... Read more...
Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) posted a loss of $73 million, or $0.08 per share, on revenue of $984 million in the first quarter of 2017, the chip designer announced. The loss might have been higher if not for the launch of AMD's Ryzen processors, which the company credited with its year-on-year revenue growth. However, sales of its graphics processors, and in particular custom GPUs for consoles, fell flat. "We achieved 18 percent year-over-year revenue growth driven by strong demand for our high performance Ryzen CPUs as well as graphics processors," said Dr. Lisa Su, AMD president and CEO. "We... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD released a special Windows power plan called “Ryzen Balanced”, which was aimed at increasing performance across the board for gamers. The power plan corrected performance handicaps imposed by Windows 10 that lead to throttled performance when the default “Balanced” profile was selected. This week, AMD fully incorporated the Ryzen Balanced profile into version 17.10 of its Ryzen chipset drivers. This driver package is specific to Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 processor running the 64-bit version of Windows 10. When the new chipset driver is installed, the Ryzen Balanced power profile... Read more...
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