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Although they are well known overseas, those of you that live in the United States are probably not as familiar with a little company called Huawei. The thing is, it isn't little, and it has been around for quite a while. In fact, Huawei has been around since 1986 and is actually the largest telecommunications equipment manufacturer in the world. As of 2018 they are also the second largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, second only to Samsung. Huawei pushed Apple into third place earlier this year by taking a 15.8% stake in the worldwide market. That's impressive seeing as just three years... Read more...
This may sound a bit over the top to some of you, but in our opinion AMD triggered a true revolution in the high-end enthusiast desktop segment last year, when it first introduced Ryzen to the world. Excluding extremely expensive workstation or enterprise-class processors, in early 2017 the most powerful desktop CPU money could buy was a 10-core Intel Core i7 that retailed for more than $1700, while modern, mainstream desktops at the time typically featured 4 cores. Sure, AMD had six and eight core FX-series processors on the market as well, but their legacy architecture wasn’t competitive... Read more...
Last week we brought you some early details on a semi-custom chip from AMD that is geared towards the Chinese hardware market. The SoC includes a quad-core Ryzen processor (first-gen Zen) operating at 3GHz along with a Radeon Vega GPU (24 CUs, 1.3GHz, 4 TFLOPs) mated into a single package. Since its initial announcement, additional details surrounding the systems that the new Ryzen/Vega hybrid chip will go into have surfaced. The GPU and CPU will share 8GB of GDDR5 that's mounted on the motherboard (AMD has previously incorrectly told us that the GDDR5 was on-package), which is quite an interesting... Read more...
AMD's desktop class Ryzen 2000 series and upcoming Ryzen Threadripper WX series processors aren't the only Zen-flavored chips on the company's docket. The company announced today that it has a new semi-custom SoC that's available to customers that will allow them to design powerful gaming systems targeted for their respective markets. More specifically, these SoCs will initially go into gaming PCs and dedicated gaming consoles that will be released by Chinese firm Zhongshan Subor. The specs are relatively beefy, as it combines the brawn of Ryzen with the graphics prowess of... Read more...
We always look forward to CPU sales reports from Mindfactory, because it's not often that a retailer takes the time to breakdown sales numbers for individual processors for us all to disseminate. AMD's second-generation Ryzen 2000 series processors have been on the market for a few months now and we're starting to see how much of an impact they're having in the CPU realm. Back in May, AMD was sitting at a 47 percent share of CPU sales at Mindfactory, with Intel taking the lead at 53 percent. This time around, however, the two companies are neck and neck at 50 percent each... Read more...
At long last, AMD's hardware partners have formally introduced a slew of new motherboards based on the company's B450 chipset. Whereas AMD's X470 is aimed at power users and enthusiasts, B450 boards typically target buyers on a budget. Prices vary depending on features, of course, but for the most part B450 motherboards should check in at under $200. The main thing you give up with B450 versus X470 is multiple GPU support (CrossFireX and SLI). Otherwise, B450 and X470 are overall pretty similar—they have the same number of PCIe Gen3 lanes (16 with Ryzen 7 CPUs), both support overclocking,... Read more...
AMD is flying high on its best quarterly earnings in seven years, bolstered by a 53 percent year-over-year jump in revenue to $1.76 billion in the second quarter of 2018, the company announced just a short while ago. Riding its resurgence from Ryzen and Epyc, AMD posted a profit of $116 million for the quarter. That's a $158 million difference from the $42 million loss the company posted in the same quarter a year ago, and a $35 million sequential jump. "We had an outstanding second quarter with strong revenue growth, margin expansion and our highest quarterly net income in seven years," said Dr.... Read more...
AMD has had some great momentum since it unleashed its first Zen-based processors to market early last year. A little while later, we saw EPYC hit the enterprise market and Threadripper hit soon thereafter, to cater to high-end enthusiasts and workstation users. Recently, the company followed-up its initial Ryzen release with second-gen parts, and Threadripper 2 is also en route and due in a couple of months (which includes a beastly, 32-core part). Based on what we're seeing right now, it doesn't appear this momentum is going to slow down anytime soon. We've already known for a... 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...
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...
When AMD released its first Zen-based processors last spring in the form of Ryzen, the company managed to impress pretty much every hardware enthusiast out there. We suddenly had many-core CPU options that wouldn't destroy our bank accounts. Fast-forward to today, and we now have second-generation Ryzen Zen+ processors, a series that looks like it could enjoy even more success in the mainstream market. AMD brought eight-core chips to the mainstream last spring for $500, and today, an even faster chip (Ryzen 7 2700X) costs $329. It seems that this value proposition has helped AMD make an impression... Read more...
It's almost starting to feel like a distant memory when, for so many years, AMD relegated itself to the mid-range and especially budget CPU categories as it conceded the higher end of the market to rival Intel. That all changed with the introduction of its Zen architecture and Ryzen processor launch. Suddenly AMD became a force to be reckoned with, and if anyone needs any further evidence of that, just look at the most recent Steam hardware survey. Leading up to the launch of AMD's second generation Ryzen processors, Steam's hardware survey revealed that AMD already made some headway with its first... Read more...
AMD has done a bang up job making its mainstream processors truly competitive with Intel again, allowing it to compete in the high-end of the market and draw the attention of enthusiasts. The hard work is paying off financially, too—AMD reported revenue of $1.65 billion in the first quarter of 2018, up 23 percent sequentially and a whopping 40 percent versus the same quarter a year ago. After paying the bills, AMD was left with an $81 million profit, versus a $19 million loss in the previous quarter and a $33 million loss a year ago. "The first quarter was an outstanding start to 2018 with... Read more...
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