Items tagged with ryzen 5000

Lenovo has just announced a thorough redesign of several of its popular laptop families, including the ThinkPad X13/X13 i laptops and ThinkPad X13 Yoga 2-in-1 convertible. All the machines have been completely redesigned with new 16:10 displays, which seems to be all the rage these days for consumers that want to be more productive (the competing Dell XPS 13 family has also gone with the 16:10 aspect ratio). The display measures 13.3 inches diagonally with up to a WQXGA resolution and includes Low Blue Light technology to reduce eye strain. Customers will be able to choose from 11th generation Intel Core vPro processors (ThinkPad X13 i) or AMD's latest Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 mobile processors... Read more...
There have been some rumblings in recent months about USB connectivity problems with AMD Ryzen processors in combination with 500 series chipset-based motherboards. To be more specific, the problem seems to stem from USB 2.0 ports that act erratically when PCIe 4.0 is enabled on the motherboard and a PCIe 4-enabled device is installed -- like a GPU, for example. Given that many enthusiasts are rocking new GPUs like the Radeon RX 6800 or GeForce RTX 30 Series, which are PCIe 4.0-enabled, this can certainly be a problem. Users are experiencing problems where low-speed devices like mice, keyboards, and headsets are dropping out periodically, without any rhyme or reason, when attached to a USB... Read more...
Over the weekend, we reported on a rather intriguing story about alleged failure rates with AMD's new Ryzen 5000 family of Zen 3 desktop processors. Ryzen 5000 processors are still relatively hard to come by at MSRP, so any news of potentially defective chips floating around was of course concerning. PowerGPU alleged in a tweet that it was seeing some alarmingly high defect rates with Ryzen 5000 processors, particularly with the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Ryzen 9 5950X. In the case of the former, the PC builder alleged that 4 units were dead on arrival (DOA) out of 50 received, while it received 8 DOA out of 50 for the latter, which is AMD's current flagship Ryzen processor. The outfit also... Read more...
The past few months have been a whirlwind of hardware launches and subsequent shortages, making for a frustration situation for buyers further exacerbated by competition from scripted bots, tariffs leading to higher prices on some components, and cryptocurrency mining. But is there more to worry about as well? Interestingly, a custom PC builder out of North Carolina claims it is seeing a higher than usual failure rate on AMD's latest generation Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs. These are the chips that are based on AMD's highly touted Zen 3 architecture. For the record, we experienced no unusual issues during our Ryzen 9 5950X and 5900X review, which according to PC builder PowerGPU, had the highest... Read more...
There's no question that AMD launched an impressive lineup of processors with Ryzen 5000 (read the HotHardware review here) during the closing months of 2020. Thanks to new Zen 3 architecture, AMD brought big IPC gains to bolster single-threaded performance, while multi-threaded performance remained impressive (as has always been the case for Zen-based processors). While everything looks good on paper, getting your hands on a Ryzen 5000 processor from online retailers has been hit or miss at best. AMD relies solely on TSMC to manufacturer all its major product lines (Ryzen, EPYC, Radeon, etc.), and the fab is fully booked. It's not exactly easy for AMD to call up and ask TSMC... Read more...
Earlier this year at CES, two competing mobile processor families were announced. AMD is looking to grab headlines with its 7nm Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 family, while Intel is aiming for gaming dominance with its 11th generation Tiger Lake-H35 series. Both are sure to deliver strong performance gains over their predecessors, but Intel is planting its flag in the ground already with respect to single-threaded performance. Intel's single-threaded performance has always been strong, even though it has been hobbled in the past by the 14nm process node. However, Intel is cranking things to the max with the 10nm Tiger Lake-H35 processors, which are more performant versions of... Read more...
The newest version of ClockTuner for Ryzen (CTR) is now available to anyone and everyone, after the utility's developer opened up access to Patreon subscribers a little over a month ago. It brings with it a bunch of changes and upgrades, including a refreshed GUI, though it is the support for AMD's latest generation Ryzen 5000 series processors that is perhaps the biggest draw. Cynics will note that Zen 3 silicon is in frustratingly short supply, and that is true. But that will not always be the case (we hope not, anyway). There said, some people have actually been able to acquire a Ryzen 5000 series CPU, either as a standalone purchase or as part of a prebuilt desktop. Those who have one can... Read more...
Lenovo's Legion family include scores of rock-solid products that hit a number of different price points. Now, at CES 2021, Lenovo is updating its Legion lineup with some new styles and the latest processors and GPUs to make the laptops perform like how they look: incredibly good.   Legion 5 The Legion 5, in both 15” and 17” sizes, is the runt of the bunch, but that does not mean you should ignore it. Both Legion 5 variants feature up to AMD Ryzen 7 mobile processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX mobile GPUs with up to 16GB of RAM in the 17” model and up to 32GB of RAM in the 15” model. The 15” model can also have up to 2TB of NVMe PCIe storage whereas... Read more...
There are tons of new laptops being announced today, and Acer is of course is getting in on the action. The company has revealed a couple of new products based around AMD's new Ryzen 5000 processors including the Nitro 5, Aspire 7 and the Aspire 5. The Nitro 5 is perhaps the most interesting of the trio, as it is available in both 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch display sizes. With either display choice, you can opt for a 165Hz QHD panel or a 360Hz Full HD panel. Driving those high refresh rate displays is up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile GPU, which packs quite a punch for laptop gamers (base systems will come with a GeForce RTX 3060). On the processor front, the Nitro 5 can be equipped with... Read more...
Over the last few weeks, we've seen plenty of leaks for ASUS' upcoming gaming laptops that will be unveiled next week at CES 2021. Unlike in years past, the CES 2021 will be held virtually due to COVID-19, which means that tech journalists won't be mingling by the thousands in Las Vegas, hopping from the LVCC to various hotels along The Strip. ASUS is telegraphing its plans a bit ahead of schedule with teasers for both its incoming ROG Strix and ROG TUF Gaming laptop families. ASUS posted short video teasers for both its ROG Strix and TUF Gaming lineups, which you can view below. Both will be unveiled next week on January 12th.  SOON. January 12 10AM PST.#CES2021 #ForThoseWhoDare... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077's launch was a little rocky, to say the least. The worst bugs and issues were with last-gen consoles, though the #PCMasterRace was somewhat less affected. While the PC port had (and still has) a little wonkiness to it, it's at least playable. Patch version 1.05 has now hit all platforms, and it brings with it some nice improvements. We've already covered the full list of enhancements in Cyberpunk version 1.05, so there's no reason to rehash that here.  The new patch's biggest affect on performance fixed support for AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs, as it enabled symmetric multi-threading (SMT) on all of AMD's Zen CPUs with six or fewer cores. Those of us who have a higher-end Ryzen... Read more...
There was little question, when we took a deep dive look at AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X in our launch day review, we came away thoroughly impressed. Not only did AMD deliver on its promise of a significant performance lift in many areas, versus its previous gen Ryzen 3000 series, but we also realized better power consumption characteristics for even better performance-per-watt results than we expected. But let's take a step back. You might recall that a little over a year ago, we trucked on down to scenic Kenilworth New Jersey to meet with our buds at Maingear for a very special all-AMD DIY PC build in Maingear's new Vybe chassis with its oh-so swank Apex Liquid cooling system. Maingear... Read more...
Tomorrow is a big day for AMD, as it set to unleash the first two Big Navi graphics cards for desktop gaming enthusiasts: the Radeon RX 6800 and the Radeon RX 6800 XT. Both RDNA 2 cards are promising some massive improvement in performance over their predecessors at 4K and 1440p gaming resolutions, while adding support for hardware ray tracing. Luckily, post launch, we'll have both AMD's Frank Azor, Chief Architect of Gaming Solutions & Marketing and Scott Herkelman, CVP & GM of Radeon live to talk about all things pertaining to Big Navi on tomorrow's 2.5 Geeks broadcast. They'll be with us to answer our questions and yours, about performance, power consumption, and of... Read more...
As of late, AMD has been dominating in the desktop processor space. Its latest Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs have taken the lead over Intel, and people are looking to upgrade as a result. However, one of the pain points has historically been the need to upgrade motherboards for a new generation of CPUs, though is almost a non-issue for most socket AM4 boards.  Regardless, people have been finding ways around motherboard compatibility, with modded BIOS updates or even perhaps discovering their old 300 series motherboards actually can work with new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. In May, we got word that Zen 3 processors would work with 500 Series motherboards only. That stance was then changed so 400... Read more...
For those of us that have slogged through 2020, missing out on hot hardware has become a common occurrence over the past few months. The supply issues have stricken popular products like the NVIDIA RTX 30 Series, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series S/X. And now if commentary from an ASUS employee is to be believed, AMD won't be able to escape a similar fate with its Radeon RX 6000 Series of graphics cards. The commentary was first spotted by WCCFTech over at the Sweclockers Forums. David, an ASUS representative on the forum, responded to a question inquiring about how much inventory would be available at launch for the Radeon RX 6000 Series. He responded with the following... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast we take a deep dive look at AMD's Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 5950X 16-core and Ryzen 9 5900X 12-core processors, using all of the data from our recent review. We discuss performance benchmarks, power and thermals details, availability, overclocking and much more... Please Hit Our YouTube Channel -- Like And Subscribe! Additional AMD Ryzen 5000 and Zen 3 Coverage: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X And 5900X CPU Review: Zen 3 Dominates AMD Ryzen 5600X, 5800X And 5900X Spike To The Top Of Amazon's Best-Selling Processors List AMD Ryzen 5000 Zen 3 CPUs Go On Sale Today At 9am ET, Here's Where To Buy Them AMD's Overall CPU Market Share Hits 22.4 Percent... Read more...
AMD released the Ryzen 5000 family today, and while we reviewed the 5900X and 5950X, all the Zen 3 CPUs in the lineup dominated. Even though there was a slight price increase over the last generation, the CPUs have sold like hotcakes and are out of stock practically everywhere. Those sales allowed the new Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, and Ryzen 9 5900X to take the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd spots for best-selling CPUs on Amazon. Yesterday, retailers were concerned about the stock, as we have seen with other releases this year. We saw tweets from Newegg stating that “5950X & 5900X stock is very limited,” while “5800X & 5600X stock is much better.” It did not seem to... Read more...
AMD made some bold claims when it unveiled the Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series during its event early last month. Terms like “historic IPC uplift”, “fastest for gamers”, and “leading power efficiency” -- among a few other superlatives -- were bandied about with impunity. Over the course of the announcement, however, as AMD disclosed actual performance data and ran a few live demos, it became clear the company wasn’t kidding. If all of AMD’s claims proved true, the Ryzen 5000 series would be poised to lead the industry in content creation and gaming workloads, single- and multi-core performance, process technology, and power efficiency. They say, “You... Read more...
The time has come for AMD's Ryzen 5000 family of processors, which are available to purchase today from some of your favorite retailers. Although you can catch our review of the Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X here, the main takeaway is that the processors live up to the hype and will be highly sought-after items for enthusiasts. One thing that is probably on people's minds, however, is how will inventory levels hold up for these hot new processors? We've already seen NVIDIA get crushed with demand for its GeForce RTX 3070, GeForce RTX 3080, and GeForce RTX 3090. And preorders for game consoles like the Microsoft Xbox Series S/X and Sony PlayStation 5 were also quickly sold out,... Read more...
To say that AMD has been doing well in the x86 processor market since introducing its original Zen architecture in 2017 is quite the understatement. From the start, AMD has shown excellent performance across the board compared to Intel along with a particularly strong focus on multi-threaded applications. And new numbers from Mercury Research suggests that AMD's overall market share has hit highs that the copay hasn't seen since way back in 2007. According to Mercury Research, AMD saw a 4.1 share point increase during Q3 2020, taking it to 22.4 percent for the overall x86 market. This also represented a 6.3 share point increase from the same period in 2019. AMD saw increases in desktop,... Read more...
AMD is tired of playing second fiddle to the competition and is making a spirited run for the performance crown, both in CPUs (Ryzen 5000 series, or Zen 3) and GPUs (Radeon RX 6000 series, or RDNA 2). At the very least, things are about to get very interesting. Coming along for the ride is EKWB, a stalwart in the liquid cooling business, which is teaming up with AMD to release some specially designed water blocks and cooling products. Frank Azor, one of the co-founders of Alienware who joined AMD as its chief architect of gaming solutions last year (and who we spoke with a few months on our 2.5 Geeks Podcast), gave EKWB a shout out during the Radeon RX 6000 series launch even yesterday. The image... Read more...
Back in September, AMD used Fortnite to tease the then-upcoming RDNA 2 Radeon RX 6000 GPUs. Now that the cards have been announced, AMD has updated the Fortnite maps to showcase both the AMD Ryzen 5000 series and the latest Radeon cards. AMD will also be hosting streamers from today until November 13th to celebrate AMD’s accomplishments this month. Diving into Fortnite, AMD has provided some images of what to expect when you get in. Previously, the teaser was the AMD Battle Arena map and an Easter egg to get to a floating version of the AMD Radeon RX 6000 series GPU. While the Battle Arena remains, AMD has split apart the GPU to show the whole thing off through a parkour map. If you... Read more...
1 2 Next