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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...
During AMD's earnings call earlier this week amidst all the talk of booming Ryzen and Radeon sales, AMD CEO Lisa Su took the time to point out that AMD was still in Ryzen's "early innings." AMD has more desktop Ryzen parts to ship in the coming months, and Ryzen mobile processors are set to hit retail in time for holiday shopping. A new leak shows what's going on with AMD's mobile parts, in what is alleged to be a Ryzen 5 2500U quad-core APU. This would be the first time a leak hinting at any details of the "Raven Ridge" Ryzen 2000 series parts has turned up. This particular Ryzen 2500U (the... Read more...
AMD is officially launching its latest series of Ryzen processors today, the affordably priced Ryzen 3. As the branding suggests, Ryzen 3 will complement the previously launched Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 series of desktop processors, but will target lower cost, entry-level price points. Ryzen 3 isn’t your typical, entry-level processor, however. Ryzen 3 actually utilizes the same die as its higher-end siblings, but has fewer active cores and symmetrical multi-threading (SMT) has been disabled. Ryzen 3 processors feature quad-core configurations, however, they leverage the same socket and packaging, have... Read more...
Things are looking better indeed for AMD, thanks to the success of its Ryzen processors and Radeon GPUs. This is great news for PC fans everywhere, since AMD is finally offering CPUs (like its Ryzen Threadripper) that enthusiasts and gamers are once excited about. Competition is a great thing and will spur growth in the entire industry. The company's earnings are in and AMD's Q2 actuals were stronger than expected, thanks to demand for its bread and butter products. AMD reported non-GAAP earnings of two cents per share with revenue of $1.22 billion. That figure represents growth of 19% on... Read more...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper is so close, we can almost taste it. While gaming enthusiasts are no doubt excited to see early benchmarks of the HEDT processor (and get their hands on them), AMD itself is also getting hyped for the launch. That’s why AMD CEO Lisa Su took to Twitter this morning to give us a preview of the retail packaging for the new processors. Behold – the first look at #Threadripper packaging. Who else is counting down the minutes until they can get their hands on this CPU? pic.twitter.com/E6MmjO61nR— AMD Ryzen (@AMDRyzen) July 24, 2017 Just look at that — it’s massive. AMD is definitely... Read more...
Are you planning to go the AMD Ryzen route with your new build and want a motherboard that gives it the "high-end foundation it deserves"? If so, ASUS has got the board for you, with its new Crosshair VI Extreme. The Crosshair VI Extreme is built around AMD's top-end X370 chipset and boasts aesthetics that any enthusiast should be pleased to see gracing the inside of their build. Want LEDs? Don't fret: this board is littered with them, and as an added bonus, there's a new header that allows you to use strips with per-LED color control. Tying into the RGB love, ASUS' Aura SDK can be adopted... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper family of HEDT processors is just a few weeks away from launch, which means that we'll likely soon be seeing more performance benchmarks leak to the internet before we get our hands on the chip here for an official unveil. We’ve seen previous leaks with the top-of-the line 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X via Geekbench, and now that same processor is making the rounds again via both Geekbench again and SiSoft SANDRA. This time around for Geekbench, single-core scores actually regressed a bit compared to its first outing back in June. Single-core performance dropped... Read more...
System builders—both professional and do-it-yourself types—have been waiting a long time for AMD to be competitive again with Intel. Over the years, each new architecture launch from AMD seemed to come with big promises that would ultimately turn out to be empty, but then Zen came along. Finally, AMD built an architecture that lived up to the hype, and with Ryzen getting off to a strong start, it appears the chip designer has been able to chisel away at a not-so-insignificant chunk of Intel's market share in the enthusiast market.We can see this by examining the market share figures collected by... Read more...
AMD has been on a tear lately. After all of the hype and anticipation, AMD's Zen architecture has proven to be the real deal, and not just on the desktop. Last week saw the launch of AMD's EPYC 7000 series processors for data center servers, and now the chip designer is formally introducing its Ryzen PRO lineup. In case it its not clear at this point, Zen is a multi-headed threat that is intent on competing with Intel in virtually every market segment. In this case, AMD's Rzyen PRO desktop chips are tweaked versions of the company's consumer-based Ryzen processors, with the PRO parts taking aim... Read more...
  AMD got off to a bit of a shaky start when it launched its Ryzen processors with regards to gaming performance. However, this was to be expected given that Ryzen is based on brand new Zen architecture and developers need time to optimize for the platform. Luckily, both AMD — with its microcode updates — and developers have been quick to bolster Ryzen’s gaming performance. That latest updates bring a huge performance uplift for Rise of the Tomb Raider and Pixologic’s ZBrush. With Rise of the Tomb Raider, Ryzen processors are getting a massive performance boost thanks to the new v770.1 patch.... Read more...
With the 10-core and higher AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors incoming, it is easy for our eyes to become glazed over with regards to the already-released Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 family of processors. As we reported earlier this morning, AMD has dropped prices across the board on the Ryzen 7 family, and is even offering up some interesting combo discounts on Ryzen 5 processors. With the new lower pricing, those that are looking to score a new Ryzen 7 have some new ASUS motherboard offerings to choose from. Both the ROG Strix X370-F Gaming and the ROG Strix B350-F Gaming feature accommodations for water... Read more...
The Ryzen 7 lineup has only been on the market for a few months, but AMD is already cutting prices. Given that Ryzen 7 processors already represented a compelling performance bargain when placed against comparable Intel Core processors, any further price reduction is just icing on the cake. When the Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 first hit the market, they were priced at $499, $399 and $329 respectively. However, price cuts are now in effect at various online retailers including Newegg, Microcenter and Amazon. Here's the current Ryzen 7 rundown with some quick links to what's becoming an even better... Read more...
AMD is bringing out its big guns in the form of Threadripper, the biggest and baddest of which is a 16-core monster with 32 threads. This top-end part was shown off at Computex earlier this week where it was paired with multiple graphics cards based on AMD's Vega architecture. As you might imagine, the results were nothing short of awesome. That said, there will be multiple Threadripper SKUs at various price points. From an official standpoint, we have very little details about AMD's multiple Threadripper SKUs. That will change in time, of course, though until then there are plenty of rumors and... Read more...
AMD brought along its big guns to the Computex convention in Taipei with demonstrations of both its mighty 16-core Threadripper CPU, and no less than four Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards running in tandem. We also got our first look at Threadripper, a physically large processor with 16 cores and 32 threads with support for quad-channel DDR4 memory and a whopping 64 PCI Express lanes. "Now it's a little bit bigger than the mobile version you'll notice, but a lot more compute power," AMD's Jim Anderson quipped. 32 Thread, 16-Cores rip through Blender - Threadripper CPU Test When AMD first... Read more...
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