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Intel officially launched its 11th generation Tiger Lake architecture earlier this month, and an army of OEM partners announced that they will be launching new laptops featuring Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors based on this design. However, unlike rival AMD, Intel didn’t announce any new 8-core/16-thread SKUs during its virtual event, leaving many to wonder how the company would compete when it comes to deeply multi-threaded applications. Well, even though Intel didn’t announce 8-core SKUs during its online event, they are in the works… we all just simply missed it. Tom’s Hardware was the first to notice that Intel’s Boyd... Read more...
Here we go, folks! AMD is finally giving us a firm timetable for its next big product releases, and we really do mean big. The company just informed us that its next major product reveal will occur on at noon on October 8th, during which it will unveil its next-generation Zen 3-based desktop processors, which we have all been referring to as Ryzen 4000. Ryzen 4000, AMD’s Incoming Desktop-Class Zen 3 “Vermeer” Processors Not to be confused with AMD’s existing Ryzen 4000 APUs used in laptops (and some desktops), the Zen-3 based Ryzen 4000 family will strictly be for desktop duty. These processors lack integrated graphics and will be geared for high-performance... Read more...
Most of the focus in the PC space recently has been on new graphics card, with NVIDIA launching its GeForce RTX 30 series and AMD prepping its upcoming Big Navi release. But what about CPUs? As AMD has said time again, Zen 3 is on track to launch this year. And if the latest rumor is true, one of the upcoming CPU models will be a 10-core processor. This is notable because AMD's current generation Ryzen 3000 series on the desktop consists of 4-core/8-thread, 6-core/6-thread and 6-core/12-thread, 8-core/16-thread, and 16-core/32-thread options (and higher, if including its high-end desktop Threadripper options). News of a potential 10-core and presumably 20-thread offering comes from Yuri Bubliy... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, we're going to dive deep on NVIDIA's recently disclosed GeForce RTX Ampere cooling and power design, kick the tires on a great new AMD Ryzen 4000-powered, thin and light Lenovo ThinkPad X13 laptop and cover some of the latest headlines in tech! Show Notes: 08:04 - LG Velvet Review: Stylish 5G Phone Lacks Excitement, Brings Value 08:44 - ASUS TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 Series Review: Great Coolers, Solid Value 09:35 - Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G Review: Samsung's Most Powerful Phone Yet 12:09 - NVIDIA Confirms Leaks, Highlights Cooling And Power Solutions For GeForce RTX Ampere Cards 30:53 - Lenovo ThinkPad X13 Review: A Fantastic... Read more...
We've been looking forward to this day ever since we first got our hands on a trio of high-powered gaming notebooks powered by AMD's Ryzen 4000 processors. We already know the Renoir-based CPUs could deliver excellent performance at an attractive price in higher power envelopes where the Ryzen 7 4900HS and Ryzen 7 4800H reside. But how would AMD's lowest-power chips, like the Ryzen 5 4600U and Ryzen 7 4700U handle their constrained thermal budgets? And could AMD's typical budget-conscious pricing keep system costs low? Lenovo's ThinkPad X13 Gen 1 notebook will answer those questions for us today. To date, the thin and light segment has been dominated by Intel's offerings. AMD seems poised to... Read more...
Building a Ryzen system right now either requires a pricey motherboard based on the flagship X570 chipset, the recently released B550, or sticking with previous-generation mid-range chipsets like the B450. Help for budget builders with severely limited funds is on the way though, in the form of the as-yet unannounced AMD A520 chipset, at least according to some online listings. It seems that boards from ASUS and ASRock have gone on sale ahead of any announcement of the chipset from AMD or from either of these board manufacturers, however.  Right now, Newegg is selling ASUS's Prime A520M-K motherboard for $75.99. This board is apparently compatible with Zen 2 and current consumer APUs... Read more...
We are always up for a good old fashioned showdown between AMD and Intel, two tech heavyweights vying for dominance in the CPU space (and beyond). And we sort of get one, courtesy of a benchmark leak highlighting Intel's upcoming Core i7-1165G7 processor, which is part of the chipmaker's unreleased Tiger Lake family. Over at PassMark (via APISAK), the Core i7-1165G7 made a benchmark appearance, posting scores of 13,372 (Average CPU Mark), 3,273 (Single-Thread Rating), and 25,604 (Cross-Platform Rating). Out of those scores, the single-thread score is interesting, because it compares favorably to AMD's Ryzen 7 4800U. Have a look at the comparison... Source: PassMark via APISAK To put these score... Read more...
Earlier this week, we reported on AMD's new family of Renoir desktop processors, which included consumer-oriented Ryzen 4000G/GE and business-oriented Ryzen Pro 4000 SKUs. The new processors are based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture and are very closely related to the Ryzen 4000 laptop processors that launched earlier this year at CES. Today we're getting a little bit more info on the Ryzen Pro 4000 family courtesy of a leaked pricing chart. The Ryzen Pro 3 4350G, Ryzen 5 Pro 4650G, and Ryzen 7 Pro 4750G are priced at $149, $209, and $309 respectively. It should be noted that AMD is charging the same price for the 65-watt "G" and 35-watt "GE" SKUs of its new Ryzen Pro 4000 processors.... Read more...
Hey, have you heard—AMD is planning to launch its Zen 3 architecture in 2020. Of course you have, because AMD has said it a million times (slight exaggeration). Every roadmap and multiple statements have reiterated that Zen 3 is on track to launch this year, but for anyone who needs to hear it one more time, AMD has obliged. To be fair, some of AMD's statements on Zen 3 have seemingly left the door slightly ajar to only launching its next-generation architecture in server (EPYC) form in 2020, while holding off consumer Ryzen processors for 2021. However, that is not the case (and let's not forget, AMD recently denied rumors of a Zen 3 delay). Offering up the most definitive statement so... Read more...
Today is a big day for AMD, as the company looks to spread the reach of its powerful 7nm Zen 2 processor architecture to additional segments. We’ve seen Zen 2 make waves in the server (EPYC 7xx2), HEDT workstation (Threadripper 3000/Threadripper Pro 3000), consumer desktop (Ryzen 3000), and the laptop (Ryzen 4000) markets over the past year. The latest extensions of the Zen 2 family are Ryzen 4000 processors targeting the consumer desktop market. Although it may be a little confusing, since AMD already has the Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 family to handle desktop duties, but those processors don’t have integrated graphics cores. This puts them at a disadvantage to Intel processors, which... Read more...
Lenovo is no stranger to using AMD processors in its PCs; after all, the company just launched bodacious ThinkStation P620 workstations powered by AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper Pro processors. But Lenovo is also extending that partnership with AMD to a few new gaming laptops which have adapted AMD's latest 7nm Ryzen 4000 mobile APUs. Starting things off, we have the new IdeaPad Gaming 3, which is an entry-level laptop sporting a 15.6-inch Full HD display that can be had with an optional 120Hz refresh rate panel. Motivation for the laptop comes from up to a Ryzen 7 4800H processor, which can be paired with 32GB of DDR4-3200 memory and up to a 1TB SSD.  Lenovo IdeaPad... Read more...
By my conservative estimate, AMD has confirmed its Zen 3 architecture will launch this year around 4 million times. Well, add another confirmation to the pile, to make it 4 million and one. For anyone who is still doubting whether Zen 3 will come out this year or be pushed into 2021, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su has once again reiterated it will ship in 2020. This has been the case all along. My 4 million estimate might be a slight exaggeration, but other than a sketchy rumor that Zen 3 was pushed out to 2021 (which AMD quickly refuted), every indication up to this point has been that it will arrive this year. Multiple roadmaps have made this clear, as well as repeated comments by AMD on the matter. For... Read more...
Earlier this week, a rumor was making the rounds that AMD could potentially be delaying its Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 desktop processors until early next year. The basis of the rumor was centered upon a couple of assumptions: 1) that the newly announced Ryzen 3000XT family would be sufficient to sustain AMD’s performance credentials through 2020, and 2) that there was no real [performance] threat from Intel that would necessitate launching Ryzen 4000 processors during 2020. AMD has now flat-out denied those rumors, and indicates that Zen 3 is indeed on track for a 2020 launch. In fact, the company’s official response was is, “AMD confirms that the rumor on ‘Zen... Read more...
AMD has been riding high from a performance/value perspective ever since it launched its Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 family in Summer 2019. The chips were untouched when it came to multi-threaded performance – thanks to the Ryzen 9 3900X and Ryzen 9 3950X – and single-threaded performance was strong too. Throw in relatively low TDPs thanks to the 7nm process tech and frequent discounts, it should come as no surprise that the Ryzen 3000 family has been among AMD’s most popular products in years. So, why not let the good times [continue to] roll? That seems to be the case according to a report coming out of Taiwan. DigiTimes is reporting that Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 desktop... Read more...
It's official: from what we've seen so far, AMD's Ryzen 4000 series of mobile APUs are a hit here in the HotHardware labs. It started with the svelte ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming notebook, which impressed us with excellent performance at a reasonable price point, all packed into a lightweight 2.7-pound 14" chassis. After that came the Dell G5 15 SE, which brought together Ryzen and Radeon in an exclusive (for now) combination with similarly excellent performance and an even lower, more entry-level starting price. Talk about a strong showing for AMD yet again, with both Ryzen 4000 and Radeon RX mobile technology as well. Ryzen and Radeon are on a roll. The Dell G5 15 SE in particular left us pretty... Read more...
Back in late April, we got an early sneak peek at Hewlett-Packard’s brand new Omen 15 gaming laptop via the company's UK website. Today, HP is making the laptop official, and it will be available in both AMD Ryzen 4000 and 10th generation Intel Comet Lake-H versions. Customers will be able to choose from Ryzen 5 4600H or Ryzen 7 4800H processors from the AMD camp, while Intel offerings include the Core i5-10300H and Core i7-10750H. Up to 32GB of DDR4 memory is supported along with up to a 1TB PCIe SSD (or dual SSDs in RAID-0 if you so choose). On the display front, base systems (Ryzen 5 4600H) come with a 60Hz Full HD display. Ryzen 7 4800H processors come with a faster... Read more...
AMD is in an enviable position in the gaming laptop world. Not only does the red team arguably produce some of the fastest mainstream mobile CPUs around in its Ryzen 4000 series, there's also formidable graphics horsepower in the same camp. As a result, AMD can control the whole platform, hardware and driver stack in a PC with its CPU, GPU, and accompanying chipset, if a manufacturer chooses to use those components. The first of these gaming laptops to hit the lab with an all-AMD bent comes from Dell. The G5 15 SE launches today with a feature set, performance target, and price point that makes for a very attractive solution for gamers on the go. Because of its single-vendor hardware configuration,... Read more...
Just over a week ago, AMD gave us an update on its upcoming Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 desktop processors, and the platforms that would support the chips. That update, however, didn’t go over very well with the enthusiast community, as AMD explained that only current-generation X570 and B550 motherboards would support Zen 3. "While we wish could enable full support for every processor on every chipset, the flash memory chips that store BIOS settings and support have capacity limitations,” AMD said in a blog post. “Given these limitations, and the unprecedented longevity of the AM4 socket, there will inevitably be a time and place where a transition to free up space is necessary—the... Read more...
Rumor has it that AMD's next round of Ryzen processors will have a bigger than expected bump in IPC (instructions per clock) performance. Built on a new architecture, Zen 3 will see a die shrink and, most likely, some notable performance optimizations, power efficiency gains, and upgraded features. But all eyes will be on the IPC bump. A jump in the 10-15 percent range would be considered pretty robust. It would also put added pressure on rival Intel, which for the most part is still squeezing everything it can out of its 14-nanometer process node. That includes its newfangled 10th generation Core "Comet Lake" desktop processors, which bump up the number of cores/threads and clockspeeds on the... Read more...
Back in early March, which seems like ages ago considering the past two months we’ve gone through, we received our first glimpse at AMD’s upcoming Renoir-based Ryzen 4000 (Zen 2) desktop processors. As you might expect, these processors are cut from the same cloth as AMD’s Ryzen 4000 mobile processors and feature integrated Radeon graphics – something that’s missing from AMD’s mainline Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2) desktop processors. New benchmarks making the rounds this week have uncovered two SKUs, both with 8 cores; although it’s unknown if these chips are SMT-enabled. The first chip is clocked at 3GHz, while the second chip comes in at 3.5GHz.... Read more...
AMD has made a big deal about the longevity of its AM4 socket, and rightfully so—frequent socket changes effectively eliminate or seriously hamper potential upgrade paths when building a PC. The question is, will AM4 extend out to AMD's upcoming Zen 3 processors? AMD said it will, on select chipsets, and even hinted it could beyond Zen 3. Support through Zen 3 is not a surprise. Even back at the end of 2017, AMD's James Prior hinted this might be case when he told Overclockers the plan was to "support AM4 through 2020 using the existing infrastructure." It was not a foregone conclusion, however, because he was addressing a question about Zen 2. Lest there be any lingering doubt, AMD just... Read more...
Lenovo announced today that it is spreading AMD Ryzen 4000 love deeper into its laptop range, and has provided us with some availability dates for Ryzen 4000-powered notebooks that it announced earlier this year at CES 2020. Kicking things off is the addition of Ryzen 4000 SKUs to the existing ThinkPad E14 and E15 product families. The current ThinkPad E14 and E15 are available with 10th generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 Ice Lake processors. However, these new AMD-fueled machines will be available with up to a Ryzen 7 4700U processor (2GHz base, 4.1GHz boost) backed by integrated Radeon graphics. ThinkPad E15 The Intel versions of the ThinkPad E14 and E15 are available with... Read more...
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