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AMD initially announced its 2nd Generation Ryzen desktop processors back at CES earlier this year. Our coverage of the event is available for you here, but to quickly recap, 2nd Generation Ryzen processors are based on a refined update to the Zen architecture, dubbed Zen+, that offers higher clocks, lower latencies, and a more intelligent Precision Boost 2 algorithm that improves performance, system responsiveness, and power efficiency characteristics. The chips are also manufactured using a more advanced process, however, they still leverage the existing AM4 infrastructure and are compatible with... Read more...
With AMD's second-generation Ryzen CPUs set to land on April 19, we're beginning to see the inevitable flood of supporting motherboards coming from AMD's close partners. As has become tradition, ASUS has plenty of boards to choose from, right out-of-the-gate. That includes five boards from ASUS' Republic of Gaming series, and another under the TUF brand. The flagship in this new line-up is the ROG Crosshair VII Hero, which features a second SKU that adds Wi-Fi into the mix. As the flagship, this board has all the bells and whistles, and generally speaking, it's likely to be the best suited for... Read more...
Less than a week from now, AMD's retail partners will start shipping the company's second generation Ryzen processors, such as the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600. There will be a rash of new motherboards too, based on AMD's X470 chipset. Several of them are already available to preorder at places like Amazon and Newegg, with prices ranging from around $140 on up to $300. To be clear, you don't have to upgrade your platform for second generation Ryzen CPUs if you already own a socket AM4 motherboard—a BIOS update will do the trick and you should be good to do. The new X470 chipset is basically... Read more...
Unless you've been living under a rock, you know that AMD's second-generation Ryzen processors have been making the rounds on the internet for a while now, at least unofficially. Production processors were sold accidentally ahead of schedule, giving us all some good looks at the overall performance and overclocking ability of AMD's latest Ryzen processors. Today, however, AMD is giving us our first official details regarding the new mainstream 2nd Gen Ryzen family of processors, and there aren't too many surprises, given what we've already seen from the plethora... Read more...
News regarding AMD’s 2nd Generation Ryzen processors has been trickling out for months. We covered the initial announcement back during CES in January when AMD first revealed its plans, which also included some salacious info about a couple of upcoming GPUs and the X470 chipset. Additional specifications, some benchmark data, and an array of X470 motherboard shots have leaked since then as well. But today, as we inch closer to the 2nd Generation Ryzen processors’ official launch, in addition to pre-orders going live, we’ve some actual hardware to show you... The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X... Read more...
AMD Ryzen CPU fans who aren’t in the market for the higher-end processors will be happy to hear that another set of benchmarks has leaked pointing to the overclocking prowess of the upcoming AMD Ryzen 5 2600 CPU, which was accomplished using a high-end X370 mainboard. The user doing all the overclocking is a Discord user who goes by the name "Mow" and has provided CPU-Z and other images to prove his overclocking claims. The Ryzen 2600 was overclocked to maximum of 4.05 GHz and had DDR4 RAM running at 3,466 MHz. A link to Geekbench results for the chip also shows the same overclocking... Read more...
Earlier this month, a little-known Israeli security company named CTS Labs disclosed a number of vulnerabilities that affect AMD's Zen-based processor family. The exploits -- Masterkey, Ryzenfall, Fallout, and Chimera -- involve the Secure Processor found onboard Ryzen and EPYC products and the supporting Ryzen chipset. At the time, AMD provided the following statement: We are actively investigating and analyzing its findings. This company was previously unknown to AMD and we find it unusual for a security firm to publish its research to the press without providing a reasonable amount of time for... Read more...
AMD Ryzen fans looking forward to getting hands on a Second Gen Ryzen chip and needing a new motherboard to strap it onto will have a trio of slick new mainboards from ASUS apparently, and those boards have had their specs leaked rather extensively. The three new Ryzen boards are AMD X470-series chipset models promising enhanced features, refined designs, and other improvements that remain a bit mysterious. Some details on all three boards leaked, along with some layout design images and specs, via user going by the name of emissary42 on the Hardwareluxx forums.  ASUS X470 PRO Specs The... Read more...
Earlier this week, it was widely reported that AMD Ryzen and EPYC processors are susceptible to over a dozen exploits that attack the on-chip Secure Processor and the supporting chipset. The security bulletin, issued by Israeli research firm CTS Labs, promoted a direct response from AMD: We have just received a report from a company called CTS Labs claiming there are potential security vulnerabilities related to certain of our processors. We are actively investigating and analyzing its findings. This company was previously unknown to AMD and we find it unusual for a security firm to publish its... Read more...
It has been a banner year for AMD, as it the company has finally become truly competitive against Intel with its Zen-powered processors across the desktop, notebook and server sectors. AMD is marking this achievement as it celebrates the one-year anniversary of the launch of Ryzen. According to Mercury Research, AMD steadily rose from a 9.9 percent share of the desktop processor market in Q3 2016 to 12 percent in Q4 2017 (to the detriment of Intel). AMD is suggesting that its performance was even better, as its numbers show that it went from 8 percent market share in Q4 2016 to 12 percent during... Read more...
Given the industry-wide panic that was unleashed following the disclosure of the Meltdown and Spectre processor vulnerabilities (with Intel taking the brunt of the heat), many are on edge about the potential for similar exploits to be discovered in other products. Unfortunately, for those that are running AMD's current Zen-based processor architecture, researchers claim to have discovered over a dozen new critical security flaws that affect the Ryzen and EPYC processor families. According to CTS-Labs, a fledgling Israeli security firm that first reported on the chip flaws, vulnerabilities... Read more...
Dell just launched a new Inspiron 17 5000 series notebook computer that packs a new AMD Ryzen 5 Mobile or Ryzen 3 Mobile Raven Ridge APU under the hood, similar to what we showed you in HP's recent Envy x360 . The most basic configuration with these new APUs inside is the Inspiron 17 5000 with the Ryzen 3 2200U APU packing Radeon Vega3 Graphics. That machine runs Windows 10 Home 64-bit and has 8GB of DDR4 2400 MHz RAM and can be fitted with up to 32GB of RAM. However, the AMD Ryzen Mobile horsepower goes up from there... Internal storage is a 1TB 5400 RPM SATA HDD and the... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Paul and Dave chat about our Top Mechanical Keyboard Roundup, Second Gen Ryzen benchmark leaks, a bevy of Corsair AIO liquid coolers chilling an overclocked Ryzen processor, the latest security issues and updates for Spectre and Meltdown, recent browser exploits, as a pissed-off robot dog! Show Notes: 02:34 - 5-Way Mechanical Keyboard Roundup: Top Decks For Gamers And Enthusiasts 18:04 - AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Pinnacle Ridge Processor Single And Multi-Core Benchmarks Leak 27:21 - AMD Launches Embedded Epyc 3000 And Ryzen V1000 Series... Read more...
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...
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