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There's no question that AMD's Zen microarchitecture has been a boon for the company since it was first released in 2017 with first-generation Ryzen processors. We've gone from 14nm Zen, to 12nm Zen+, and we're now closing in on the release of 7nm Zen 2 processors (starting with the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors). According to the latest figures from Mercury Research, AMD is continuing to claw away market share from perennial leader Intel. In the firm's Q1 2019 PC Processors Report, it's noted that Q1 2019 was the sixth quarter in a row that AMD has seen is overall share of the x86 process market increase. AMD held a 13.3 percent share of the overall x86 market during Q3,... Read more...
Biostar is getting itself prepared for an onslaught of AMD Zen 2-based Ryzen processors, which are expected to be announced at Computex 2019 next month. In an official press release that was posted today, Biostar confirmed its fourth-generation RACING series motherboards with are going to underpin the "new AMD Ryzen platform." Biostar's motherboards would no doubt be based on AMD's new X570 chipset, which supports all existing (and future) AM4 processors. X570 motherboards will natively support all the features of Ryzen 3000 processors and will also bring support for PCI Express Gen 4. It should be noted that the new Ryzen 3000 processors will still be supported on older motherboards (i.e.... Read more...
Earlier this month, we reported that GPD was looking to launch a follow-up to Win 2 handheld gaming PC. Tentatively dubbed the Win 2 Max, the new device was rumored to be powered by an AMD Ryzen APU instead of the previous Intel Kaby Lake-based Core m3-Y730. Now we've seen evidence that seemingly confirms that the handheld device will feature a Ryzen APU -- more specially, it uses the Ryzen Embedded V1605B. Compared to the Core m3-Y730, we should expect a significant improvement in performance, especially on the graphics front. The V1605B sits closer to the lower-end of the Ryzen Embedded V1000 family and includes a quad-core, octa-core thread processor with a base clock of 2GHz and a boost... Read more...
AMD is on the cusp of releasing a new generation of Ryzen processors based on its 7-nanometer Zen 2 architecture, and from everything we have heard to this point, it is going to be an exciting launch. Looking beyond Zen 2, however, is where things may get truly interesting, as AMD's Zen 3 architecture transitions to a 7nm+ extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) manufacturing process. Each new generation should bring a jump in IPC (instructions per clock) performance and better power efficiency, and we certainly expect that to be the case with Zen 2, and later Zen 3. What's interesting about Zen 3, though, is it will be the first semiconductor design to incorporate Taiwain Semiconductor Manufacturing... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen Embedded family of processors is growing again. The company already has its Ryzen Embedded V1000 APU family, but this week announced the debut of the new R1000 series. The processors have a number of potential usage cases including digital signage, thin clients and networking hardware. The Ryzen Embedded R1000 family consists of two SKUs: the R1505G and the R1606G. Both are dual-core APUs that are SMT-enabled, meaning that they are capable of executing four threads. The onboard Vega GPU each have 3 CUs and they can support up to 3 external 4K displays at 60 fps. The primary difference between the two are CPU and GPU clocks. The R1505G is the lesser of two with a base CPU clock of... Read more...
We’ve been hearing a lot over the past few months about the hardware that will power the next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Most speculation has centered around both consoles being powered by 7nm AMD Zen 2-based processors that are backed with 7nm Navi-based Radeon GPUs. Today, a new report is shedding more light on the hardware that will specifically be going inside the Sony PlayStation 5 – or whatever the gaming console will end up being called. Wired has an exclusive sit-down with Mark Cerny, who serves as the lead system architect for the PlayStation 5 (it was also a title he held for the current generation PlayStation 4 family of gaming consoles). Cerny... Read more...
Who knows what the future holds, but for the current generation of Ryzen processors, AMD correctly surmised that it did not need to surpass Intel in IPC performance in order to offer customers a compelling a solution. It just needed to be competitive at the higher end of the spectrum. Combined with aggressive pricing, customers have responded by buying more AMD processors than Intel chips, according to data released by an online retailer in Germany. Before we go any further, caveats are in order. For one, a single online retailer in Germany is not necessarily indicative of the marketplace as a whole. It is also important to consider that the sales figures for individual CPUs mostly apply to do-it-yourself... Read more...
When we think of handheld gaming consoles, the first things that come to mind are devices like the Nintendo 3DS or the Nintendo Switch. However, there are also PC-centric portable gaming devices, albeit they are typically not as well-known to the public. The folks at GPD, which brought us the original Win and the follow-up Win 2handheld gaming PC, are back at it again with a successor, aptly called the GPD Win 2 Max. The Win 2 was powered by miserly Kaby Lake-based Intel Core m3-Y730 processor backed by Intel HD Graphics 615 running Windows 10 Home. However, the Win 2 Max is said have an even more powerful AMD APU under the hood, which means a Ryzen CPU and a Vega GPU. According to Liliputing,... Read more...
If you’re looking for a maker board that will give you a lot of performance overhead, we’re happy to announce that the Udoo Bolt is now shipping. The Udoo Bolt first caught our attention via its successful Kickstarter campaign, which to date has raised over $635,000 from over 1,400 backers. At its heart is an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 Series SoC, which combines Zen CPU cores with Radeon Vega graphics. The Bolt 3 comes with the Ryzen Embedded V1202B SoC with 2 cores/4 threads operating on a 2.3GHz base clock and 3.2GHz boost clock along with a Vega 3 GPU with 3 CUs. There’s also a more powerful Bolt 8, which includes the quad-core/octa-thread Ryzen Embedded V1605B SoC with a 2GHz... Read more...
The driver situation for Ryzen APUs with Radeon Vega Graphics hasn't exactly been optimal (to say the least) since the chips initially launched back in 2017. Whereas the company's mainline Radeon graphics cards (i.e. Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX Vega 56/64) get continual driver updates to provide Game Day-0 support, Ryzen processors with Radeon Graphics have been relegated to quarterly releases. That all changes with the arrival of the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 19.2.3 driver package. From this moment forward, all future Radeon Software Adrenalin releases will support Ryzen APUs, meaning that customers with these products will be able to enjoy the same performance benefits, patches... Read more...
AMD first introduced its 14nm Zen processor architecture in 2017, and it was a turning point for the company’s fortunes in the PC market. This all-new microarchitecture gave rise to Ryzen for the mainstream PC market, Ryzen Threadripper for the high-end desktop (HEDT) market, and EPYC for enterprise customers. The company followed up on those efforts with its 12nm Zen+ Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series processors. Mercury Research has released new market share figures for Q4 2018 which shows that AMD is making continued gains against its longtime for: Intel. In fact, AMD has made gains in all key market segments. Looking at the desktop market, AMD sat with a 12 percent share... Read more...
We've been hearing a lot about AMD's 7nm products over the past several months, but the company has primarily focused on the enterprise market. In early November, AMD announced its 7nm Zen 2-based EPYC processors along with the 7nm Radeon Instinct MI60 for datacenter customers. Today at CES 2019, AMD President and CEO Lisa Su is expected to bring 7nm to the masses with the third-generation Ryzen 3000 family of processors based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. The keynote starts at 12PM EST and can be viewed live below: We have seen leaks regarding these processors heat up over the past few weeks, and it's expected that the family will expand to include a new Ryzen 9 tier. At... Read more...
ASUS is adding a pair of new TUF Gaming models to its extensive laptop line. The new models include the 15.6-inch FX505DY and 17.3-inch FX705DY, both powered by AMD's Ryzen 5 3550H processor with Vega graphics, and up to 32GB of RAM. Never heard of the Ryzen 5 3550H? That's because until now, it did not exist. The Ryzen 5 3550H is one of several new Ryzen 3000 H-series mobile APUs from AMD. This particular model is a 4-core/8-thread chip with a 2.1GHz base clock and 3.7GHz boost clock, with 6MB of combined L2 and L3 cache. On the graphics side, it is powered by eight Vega GPU cores clocked at 1,200MHz. These new TUF Gaming laptops are the ones to feature the chip. Both laptops sport Full HD 1080p... Read more...
Last week, redditor RuthenicCookie made the declaration that Sony would be skipping E3 next year. The very next day, Sony confirmed that it would not be making an appearance on stage at E3 2019. Once RuthenicCookie's prediction proved to be true, redditors were quick to see if there were any additional rumors waiting to be spilled – and of course, there were. According to RuthenicCookie, the PlayStation 5 will be announced sometime in mid-2019, and a full reveal will occur later in 2019 at a PlayStation Experience Event. While the official announcement and unveil could happen next year, the actual console reportedly won't go on sale until as early as May 2020 or as late as November... Read more...
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