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Should you build a PC now or wait for what is around the corner? That is the perpetual question that DIY system builders face, and generally speaking, we typically recommend pulling the trigger rather than playing the never-ending waiting game. That said, if you are eyeing up a Ryzen build, rumor has it AMD is only a few months away from launching a new generation of Ryzen processors built on a 12-nanometer low-power (12nm LP) manufacturing process.Chatty sources working for companies that build motherboards have told Digitimes that AMD will release its next-generation Pinnacle Ridge processors... Read more...
AMD thrust itself back into the conversation at the both the high-end processor and graphics markets with its Ryzen and Vega architectures, respectively, and also laid the groundwork for remaining competitive as it builds upon each one. To that end, AMD announced at the GlobalFoundries Technology Conference that it will be transitioning its "graphics and clients products" from its current 14-nanometer LPP FinFET process to 12nm LP technology in 2018. Based on what we know up to this point, our guess is that the move to 12nm on the CPU side will be a die shrink of Ryzen as opposed to new processors... Read more...
Our latest giveaway had ended and it's time to announce the winner! For our back to school giveaway, we had some awesome AMD Ryzen gear up for grabs, including the HOT 6-core Ryzen 5 1600X (with high performance cooler), 16GB of GEIL DDR4-3200 RAM, and an ASUS Prime B350-Plus motherboard. This kit would make a great foundation for a new build or an easy upgrade to an existing system -- swap out your mobo, CPU, and RAM, and you'll be ready to rock! Well, we've finally scoured through all of the entries and have picked the lucky winner! So, without further delay...againsterik - you won!When you have... Read more...
AMD is finally back in the CPU war against Intel with processors that are cheaper and bring plenty of performance to the table, grabbing well-earned dollars from PC fans that would normally choose Intel. We knew that Ryzen was helping AMD turn its fortunes around in late July when the company released its Q2 financials and shares had jumped on strong Ryzen CPU and Radeon GPU sales. Now we have some new direct confirmation that AMD is hurting Intel with some numbers released from German e-tailer Mindfactory. Three different slides have surfaced that compare AMD to Intel, and list the number... Read more...
If you have had your eyes on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, but felt that the 1920X ($799) and 1950X ($999) were out of reach, a cheaper alternative is now available for purchase. First announced late last month, the Ryzen Threadripper 1900X brings 8 cores and 16 threads to the table compared to 12/24 and 16/32 (cores/threads) for its 1920X and 1950X siblings, respectively. The lower core count also means that the 1900X has a lower price tag, coming in at just $549. Since the 1900X works with the same AMD X399-based HEDT motherboards, you’re always free to upgrade to one of the more potent... Read more...
It’s time for yet another great giveaway here at HotHardware! This time around we have some awesome AMD Ryzen gear for you, including the HOT 6-core Ryzen 5 1600X (with high performance cooler), 16GB of GEIL DDR4-3200 RAM, and an ASUS Prime B350-Plus motherboard.This kit would make a great foundation for a new build or an easy upgrade to an existing system -- swap out your mobo, CPU, and RAM, and you'll be ready to rock!To be entered into the giveaway, all you have to do is follow the quick and easy guidelines below. If you're brand new here, there might be a few more steps necessary, but otherwise... Read more...
Hot on the heels of the launch of one of the most disruptive CPUs in recent memory, G.SKILL has announced that it has a full complement of 32GB+ memory kits that will perfectly suit AMD's latest high-end platform, Ryzen Threadripper (read our full review). When Ryzen first launched earlier this year, hitting even DDR4-3000 seemed like it required luck, but AMD's Zen platforms as a whole have matured a lot since then, hence the reason that G.SKILL is now offering a super-fast DDR4-3600 kits for those looking to maximize their overall system performance, not just the memory (AMD's Infinity Fabric... Read more...
AMD’s unrelenting attack on the desktop CPU market continues today, with the official launch of the company's beastly Ryzen Threadripper processors. If, by some cruel joke, you are unfamiliar with Threadripper, it is AMD’s premium, high-end, many-core desktop processor, that leverages the same Zen microarchitecture that debuted with the Ryzen 7 series a few months back. The flagship chip in the initial AMD Ryzen Threadripper line-up packs 16 physical processor cores and supports 32 threads through the use of SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading). To date, the largest number of cores supported on standard... Read more...
Over the weekend, we talked about an issue surrounding AMD's Ryzen-based processors on Unix-based OSes. Today, we learn a lot more about what's going on, as well as which products are actually affected. But first, let's get the upside out of the way: this bug is rare, and requires very specific conditions. The vast majority of users are not going to experience an issue, but it's at least an issue to be aware of. With almost comical timing, SMT issues surrounding both FreeBSD and Linux were outed at around the same time, although it's now been confirmed that the issues are different. Through exhaustive... Read more...
It's starting to look like there's an inherent bug with AMD's Zen-based chips that is causing issues on Unix-based operating systems, with both Linux and FreeBSD confirmed. The bug doesn't just affect Ryzen desktop chips, but also AMD's enterprise EPYC chips. It seems safe to assume that Threadripper will bundle it in, as well. It's not entirely clear what is causing the issue, but it's related to the CPU being maxed out in operations, thus causing data to get shifted around in memory, ultimately resulting in unstable software. If the bug is exercised a certain way, it can even cause machines to... Read more...
There's a whole lot of excitement surrounding AMD's Ryzen Threadripper, which is widely expected to be the most potent weapon that AMD's had to do battle with against Intel on the enthusiast desktop in quite some time. Ryzen 7 helped secure AMD's mainstream positioning, whereas Threadripper pits the new architecture versus the top-end of Intel's stack - such as Core i9 Skylake-X. As we've covered previously, AMD's top-end Threadripper is the 1950X, priced at $999. This 16-core chip offers 32 threads, while the 1920X, priced at $799, shaves 25% of the cores and threads off. While the 1950X gives... Read more...
We've been spending quality time with AMD's Ryzen Threadripper in various incarnations, both building our own setups for testing and with OEM systems like the Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition beast of a gaming desktop. Initially, with the first chip we received in the system, we saw some strong numbers to be sure. However, yesterday we got our hands on another retail Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor, and after swapping it out with the pre-production chip in the Alienware system, we saw a notable performance jump. Click to EnlargeIf you have not done so already, check out our hands-on... Read more...
We are neck-deep in testing AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors and their companion X399 motherboards, and will have a full review with benchmarks and overclocking posted soon. In the meantime, the media kit AMD sent with the processor samples was so over-the-top and customized that we just had to show it to you. Here is a quick unboxing video of the processors and Threadripper-related goodies that’s we’ve got in the lab. Unfortunately, time isn’t on our side with this launch, so we burned through this one, but we still think you’ll enjoy the hardcore geek-porn. And no, you can’t have that personalized... Read more...
When Dell announced in June that its Alienware gaming division would be the exclusive OEM partner for pre-built 16-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper systems, we figured Alienware would have a jump on the rest of the OEM pack, but we never thought they'd have this much of a head-start. In fact, we have Ryzen Threadripper test kits still incoming from AMD, but Alienware beat them to the punch here with delivery of the all new Area-51 Threadripper Edition. So naturally, we fired-up this 16-core multi-shredding beast post haste to get a look at what it's made of and how she rolls. And let's just say, she... Read more...
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