Items tagged with sharkstooth

Remember CrossFire? It‘s AMD’s counter to NVIDIA SLI, allowing enthusiasts to add multiple GPUs in an effort to split up the workload and improve overall gaming performance.  However, you may have noticed with the launch of the Radeon RX 5700 family that CrossFire support was not included on the graphics cards.  Not many people paid attention to this omission, and given AMD’s response when asked about it, you can see why.  AMD CEO Lisa Su was on hand this week at the Hot Chips 2019 conference and seemed to dismiss CrossFire for use in future graphics cards. "To be honest, the software is going faster than the hardware,” said Su. “I would... Read more...
What appears to be another third-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor has made an appearance on Geekbench, this time wielding 32 physical cores and 64 threads to throw at workloads. The entry points to a "Sharkstooth" part with a 3.6GHZ base frequency and 128MB (16MB x 8) of L3 cache, along with 16MB of L2 cache. The Sharkstooth nomenclature is interesting—it also appeared in a leaked UserBenchmark entry last month with what is also thought to be a third-generation Threadripper chip, albeit with 16 cores and 32 threads. We have also seen "Castle Peak" thrown around as a codename for the next round of Threadripper processors based on AMD's Zen 2 CPU architecture. Naming aside, the... Read more...