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Earlier this month, G.Skill fully embraced AMD's brand new Ryzen 3000 processors and the complimenting X570 motherboards. At the time, G.Skill was promoting Trident Z Neo memory that topped out at heady DDR4-3600 speeds. Today, however, the Trident Z Neo family gets a boost to 3800MHz speeds. The new memory kits have timings of CL14-16-16-36 and are available in two DIMM kits: 8GBx2 (16GB) or 8GBx4 (32GB). According to G.Skill, the modules are constructed using Samsung's legendary B-dies and will stand up to the rigors of overclocking that they will be subject to in the hands of enthusiasts. Trident Z Neo DDR4-3800 bandwidth testing One thing that we should mention is that given its... Read more...
With the launch of AMD's X570 Ryzen 3000 platform, PCIe 4.0 support is now available to the masses. Although the physical support is there, actual hardware that can take advantage of PCIe 4.0 is not exactly plentiful. There is AMD's own Radeon RX 5700 family of GPUs and a handful of PCIe 4.0 SSDs. On that last front, Sabrent's 1TB Rocket NVMe SSD, which uses Toshiba 96-layer BiCS4 TLC NAND, is now steeply discounted not long after it was first made available to the public. The SSD is listed on Amazon at a price of $199.98, which represents a 40 percent discount from its usual price $319.99.  That price gets you amazing transfer speeds that are unmatched by today's... Read more...
AMD is looking for a few good men and women to test out a new chipset driver that should help to resolve compatibility problems previously discovered between new Ryzen 3000 processors and Destiny 2. When enthusiasts first started taking delivery of their new Ryzen 3000 processors, they quickly vented that Destiny 2 would no longer run. First of all, AMD's Robert Hallock apologized or the inconvenience to the enthusiast community this week in a reddit post. "This is indeed something we caught after launch. Plain and simple: I'm sorry," said Hallock. "It is not a title that is in our standard test suite, as it's difficult to reliably benchmark." To that end, the new chipset driver is designed... Read more...
Upgrading to a brand-spanking-new Ryzen 3000 series processor is about as easy as it gets, thanks in large part to AMD recycling its AM4 socket for another around. All that is required in some instances is a BIOS update. Be that as it may, certain users may find that updating the BIOS is a bit tricky, and in such cases AMD has offered to loan out a boot kit at no cost. AMD's boot kit consists of an Athlon 200GE processor and an accompanying cooler. The purpose of the loaner CPU and cooler is so that users who own an X470 or B450 motherboard can fire up their rig and apply a BIOS update, so that it will boot with their new Ryzen 3000 series CPU. Most ssers who are upgrading from an existing setup... Read more...
Updated 7/12/2019 AMD has provided us with the following statement with regards to Destiny 2 issues with Ryzen 3000 processors: AMD has identified the root cause and implemented a BIOS fix for an issue impacting the ability to run certain Linux distributions and Destiny 2 on Ryzen 3000 processors.  We have distributed an updated BIOS to our motherboard partners, and we expect consumers to have access to the new BIOS over the coming days. Our original story continues below. AMD's new Ryzen 3000 family includes the hottest new desktop processors on the planet, offering an enviable balance of gaming and productivity performance at unmatched price points. In our review of the Ryzen 7 3700X... Read more...
To say the just-released AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors and Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards are game-changers for AMD (and PC enthusiasts) would be an understatement. The Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series processors aggressively take on Intel's competitive offerings in virtually every metric and offer features, like PCI Express 4.0, not yet available on other platforms. PCI Express 4.0 means more bandwidth for components like graphics cards and solid state storage, and more bandwidth can translate to fewer bottlenecks and increased performance, especially for storage. AMD's latest offerings have OEM partners like Gigabyte excited and lining-up to support the platform. Gigabyte has an extensive... Read more...
Famed overclocker der8auer is known for posting de-lidding videos, whereby he strips the integrated heatspreader (IHS) off a CPU to check out what's underneath (solder or grease). This time around, however, he did something different. The overclocking ace stripped an X570 motherboard naked to observe the power consumption of the chipset, compared to an X470 motherboard. The results are interesting. One thing to note about the X570 chipset is that it supports the PCI Express 4.0 standard. This doubles the bandwidth compared to PCIe 3.0, allowing for potentially faster devices, which we have seen with a handful of PCIe 4.0 SSDs that push 5,000MB/s sequential read speeds. AMD opted not to allow... Read more...
With AMD's new Ryzen 3000 processors making the rounds, we're seeing support from the company's hardware partners who are delivering fresh products including a slew of new X570 motherboards and new DDR4 memory kits. G.Skill is jumping into the fray with its new Trident Z Nero Series DDR4 memory kits that were specifically designed for operation with AMD’s latest desktop processor platform. The memory kits will be available in up to four configurations: 16GB (8GBx2), 32GB (8GBx4), 32GB (16GBx2) or 64GB (16GBx4). The Trident Z Neo Series is available in 2666MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, or 3600MHz speeds. Those 3600MHz speeds are achievable at 1.4V and timings of CL14-15-15-35.... Read more...
AMD's third-generation Ryzen processors are finally here, and they deliver on nearly all of the promises made during the company's Computex 2019 announcement. All of AMD's Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 9 processors come with a Wraith Prism cooler in the retail box, which of course supports RGB LED lighting.  Razer is now tapping into the lighting scheme by announcing that the Wraith Prism now has full support with its Chroma Connect initiative. As a result, the cooler is completely compatible with Razer Synapse 3 software so that you can sync your Ryzen's cooler with the other Razer peripherals and any other device/hardware that is Chroma-compatible. Some of the big names in the business that support... Read more...
The Zen 2-based AMD Ryzen 3000 series is easily one of the most anticipated product launches in the PC space in recent memory. AMD has essentially promised to address virtually all of the perceived shortcomings of the original Zen-based Ryzen processors, with the Ryzen 3000 series, while continuing to aggressively challenge Intel on multiple fronts – performance, power, price, you name it. AMD has been extolling the virtues of Zen 2 for quite some time, but in the last few weeks the company has really turned up the heat and revealed some exciting details, like single-thread performance on-par with Intel’s best, enhanced multi-threaded performance, and huge amounts of cache to keep... Read more...
If you're looking to purchase a new Ryzen processor or a Radeon graphics cards, we've got some good news for you today. AMD has partnered up with Microsoft to gift customers 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for PC with the purchase of qualified hardware. Xbox Game Pass has been available for quite some time for the Xbox One, but only recently at E3 did Microsoft announce that the service would be available for Windows 10 PCs. Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 100 games that you can play on your PC, including popular titles like Gears 5. Currently, the following AMD Ryzen processor are eligible for the promotion: Ryzen 7 2700X Ryzen 7 2700 Ryzen 5 2600X Ryzen 5 2600 Ryzen 5 2600E Ryzen... Read more...
In a new video posted to YouTube, AMD senior marketing manager Robert Hallock breaks down a technology that is headed to third-generation Ryzen processors. It is called Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO), and if that sounds like a familiar term, it is because it made a debut with AMD's second-generation Threadripper processors last year. The arrival of PBO on Ryzen 3000 series CPUs is not a surprise—AMD already revealed as much during its E3 livestream last month. However, since PBO has been limited to second-gen Threadripper CPUs up to this point, you may have missed what it is all about. Here is Hallock's explainer... There is also an older blog post on the subject. In short, PBO will give... Read more...
When AMD announced its 7nm Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 processors at Computex, the enthusiast community stood up and took notice. Later, when AMD capped off the new processor family with the bodacious and powerful 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X, it absolutely rocked the desktop PC community. However, it appears computing enthusiasts weren’t the only ones that were impressed with AMD’s third-generation Ryzen and EPYC Zen 2-based products. Wall Street also took notice, and AMD's progress definitely got the attention of its primary rival competitor, Intel. Nowhere is Intel's renewed keen focus more evident than in an internal Intel memo that just leaked out to public... Read more...
We have already seen several leaked benchmarks pertaining to AMD's recently announced (but not yet available) Ryzen 3000 series of desktop processors, but what makes this latest one so interesting is that the reported specs possibly hint at there being an entirely new SKU outside of the ones that have already been unveiled. The mysterious chip found its way to Geekbench. It is identified as having 16 physical cores and 32 threads, the same as the Ryzen 9 3950X. However, the database entry reports a 3.3GHz base clock and a 5.2GHz boost clock (likely overclocked). Both of those are different than the Ryzen 9 3950X, which has a 3.5GHz base clock and a 4.7GHz boost clock. My hunch is that it is not... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors are just a few weeks away from arriving in market. By all accounts they will be a formidable force in the desktop PC sector versus the company's chief rival, Intel. These processors promise excellent single- and multi-core performance (up to 16 cores), comparatively low TDPs, along with very competitive pricing. Competing on performance, power and price is the proverbial semiconductor trifecta. What is Intel to do in response to this incoming wave of competitors to its well-seasoned 14nm Core processors? According to some reports, Intel is prepared to cut prices on its 8th and 9th Gen Core processors by roughly 10 to 15 percent. This of course would make... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard has just unveiled its latest lineup of EliteBook business laptops, and they include the EliteBook 735 G6 and the EliteBook 745 G6. These new laptops are debuting roughly a year after their "G5" counterparts. The EliteBook 735 G6 and 745 G6 are largely similar with regards to specs, with the primary difference being in the size of their display. The former comes with a 13.3-inch FHD IPS display, while the latter stretches the display to a slightly larger 14 inches. There are multiple display options for each laptop, but two things remain the same: the FHD resolution and the inclusion of an anti-reflective coating. On the processing front, HP is using AMD processors across the board,... Read more...
AMD has come out swinging with its Ryzen 3000 series of desktop processors, based on its Zen 2 architecture, and accompanying X570 chipset with PCI Express 4.0 support. Users will soon be able to build a burly PC based on the company's latest and most advanced technologies. But as intriguing as the announcements have been so far, as we saw at AMD's Next Horizon Gaming Event at E3, the company likes to surprise us with follow-up launches, like its 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X. So, what else might AMD have in store? Rumor has it there is an even higher end X590 chipset around the corner. To be clear, X570 is already a premium chipset, and is the successor to X470, which itself was a successor... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks Podcast, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about AMD's Zen 2 architecture, its Ryzen 3000 series CPU and 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, the upcoming Navi-based Radeon RX 5700 series, WD's Black SN750 Heatsink NVMe SSD, Netgear's Nighthawk AX8 WiFi 6 router, the fabulous OnePlus 7 Pro and more! Show Notes: 05:15 - AMD Zen 2 Architecture Explored: What Makes Ryzen 3000 So Powerful 14:40 - AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Drops 16-Core, 32-Thread Zen 2 Bombshell On PC Gaming Market 16:17 - AMD Unveils Navi RDNA Architecture: Under The Hood Of Radeon RX 5700 28:20 - WD Black SN750 NVMe Heatsink SSD Review: Speedy And Cool 35:05 - Netgear Nighthawk AX8... Read more...
One of the exciting things that AMD's third-generation Ryzen processor family and accompanying X570 chipset will usher in is support for PCI Express 4.0. This offers double the bandwidth of PCI Express 3.0, paving the way for faster graphics and speedier storage drives. To help measure the impact that PCie 4.0 can have, UL Benchmarks is adding a new test to its 3DMark suite. It's actually a PCI Express feature test, meaning users will be able to run it on any modern platform, including existing PCie 3.0 motherboards. Users who dive into a newfangled Ryzen setup using the latest processors and motherboard options, however, will obviously see a better benchmark score, for whatever that is worth.... Read more...
Just prior to hosting its Next Horizon E3 Livestream event, AMD treated press and industry analysts to additional deep dive technical details regarding its next-generation Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU microarchitectures. The actual product details disclosed during the E3 Livestream, which included 16-Core Ryzen 9 3950X and Radeon RX 5700 XT specifications and pricing, are covered in our news stories here (Ryzen 9 3950X) and here (Radeon RX 5700/5700 XT).  In this piece, however, we’re going to dig a little deeper and cover the new aspects of AMD's Zen 2 architecture, and what it means for the company's Ryzen 3000 series family of processors. All of the Navi and RDNA-related juicy... Read more...
AMD has been garnering a lot of the spotlight in the PC community since Computex 2019 with its Ryzen 3000 unveil and it has been showcasing plenty of benchmarks where it dominates the Core competition from Intel. Apparently, Intel has had enough because the company is snapping back in its strongest language to date over AMD's 7nm Zen 2 CPU prowess. While speaking with PCGamesN, Intel VP Jon Carvill called out AMD's reliance on synthetic benchmarks like Cinebench R15/R20 and Geekbench to prove its superiority. In what is basically the tech equivalent of "Come at me bro", Carvill stated, “If they want this crown come beat us in real world gaming, real world gaming... Read more...
AMD has had an exciting past few weeks. The company unveiled its third-generation Ryzen 3000 processor at Computex 2019 alongside its Radeon RX 5000-Series Navi graphics cards. AMD's showing was impressive enough for investors to juice the stock by nearly 10 percent following Lisa Su's Computex keynote. On Thursday, AMD surged another 7.86 percent, taking its stock to $31.82 by close of day. The stock has jump over 14 percent in the past week and is up over 40 percent since the start of the year. So, what exactly was the cause of Thursday's performance boost? Well, Morgan Stanley analyst Joseph Moore admitted that his bearish outlook on AMD had "obviously been the wrong call."... Read more...
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