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Over the past week, we've covered quite a few leaks regarding Intel and AMD's next-generation HEDT (High End Desktop) processors. AMD has held the advantage with its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, while Intel is looking to counter later this month with its Cascade Lake-X based Core-X processors. Not to be outdone, AMD is poised to counterattack later this year with its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors. With all of this HEDT goodness swirling around for PC enthusiasts, it should come as no surprise that motherboards for these new processors are starting to leak. Today, those leaks come courtesy of a slew of Gigabyte motherboards that were listed with the Eurasian... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Dave, and Chris will be chatting about AMD's 2nd Gen EPYC processors and beastly Sharkstooth 32-core Threadripper leaks, HP's new ZBook 14u G6 and Elite Dragonfly laptops, the hot new ASUS ROG Phone II, custom Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics cards, hints at our next killer gaming rig give-away, and more... Show Notes: 04:55 - Gigabyte Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING OC Review: RGB Custom Navi Power 15:46 - AMD 2nd Gen EPYC Scores Design Wins In Dell EMC PowerEdge Servers, Faster 64-Core Beast CPU Unveiled 22:41 - AMD Threadripper 3000 Sharkstooth 32-Core CPU Shows Dominant Performance In New Benchmark Leak 28:57 - HP Zbook 14u G6 Review:... Read more...
Third-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors are coming, which means that more benchmarks are starting to filter onto the internet giving us a preview of what to expect when it comes to performance. With that in mind, another leak has come to light, and it again references a 32-core, 64-thread Zen 2 processor codenamed Sharkstooth. The Geekbench 5 benchmark was uncovered by hardware sleuth momomo_us, and while we don't typically cover Geekbench 5, the numbers are still interesting to analyze. On the single-core test, the Threadripper 3000 processor pegged a score of 1275, while its multi-core score came in at a stunning 23015. To put those scores in perspective, a Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX... Read more...
AMD's third-generation Ryzen Threadripper (Zen 2) processors should be here by the end of the year, which means that there are some deals to be had on current and previous generation Threadripper processors. One deal in particular that caught our eyes is on the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, which is the 12-core version of the first-generation Threadripper. When the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X launched back during the summer of 2017, it was priced at $799. These days, the processor has a MSRP of $399, but Amazon is currently selling the processor (via a third-party seller) for just $199, representing a 50 percent discount. That's a lot of bang for your buck if you are looking to build... Read more...
Back in late August, we got our first glimpse at the chipsets that will underpin AMD's new third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, which are based on Zen 2 architecture. At the time, we didn't know anything about the chipsets other their names which were TRX40, TRX80, and WRX80. We later got word of two upcoming motherboards from ASUS and MSI: the Prime TRX40-Pro and the ROG Strix TRX40-E Gaming, and the TRX40 PRO 10G and TRX40 PRO WIFI respectively. Today, we're learning a little bit more about the Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processors, which will allegedly be split into TRX4 HEDT and WRX8 configurations according to Gamers Nexus. From the looks of things, TRX4... Read more...
Make no mistake, Threadripper is not dead. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed there will be at least one more round of Threadripper CPUs, based on the company's Zen 2 CPU architecture. In the lead up to the eventual launch, USB-IF has made references to three new chipsets for the upcoming Threadripper chips, those being TRX40, TRX80, and WRX80. It's not yet clear how each chipset will differentiate itself from the others—it's possible that the TRX80 and WRX80 could have more DDR4 DIMM slots than TRX40, and perhaps more PCI Express lanes as well, though we're merely guessing. And while we are doing that, it's probably a safe bet the WRX80 chipset will be for workstation motherboards. Click to... Read more...
Here we go again—in the lead up to the eventual unveiling of new Threadripper processors based on AMD's 7-nanometer Zen 2 CPU architecture, one of the upcoming chips has again made an appearance on Geekbench. What is remarkable about this particular leak, however, is how just well the leaked CPU performs. That is assuming the database entry is legitimate, and of course we have no way of knowing that for sure. What we do know is that the listing indicates a "Sharkstooth" (third-generation Threadripper) processor with 32 physical cores and 64 threads of computing muscle. According to the database entry, the third-gen Threadripper part has a 2.2GHz base clock and 4.17GHz (probably 4.2GHz)... 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...
Will we ever see another Ryzen Threadripper processor out of AMD? The answer is a resounding 'yes', and a new benchmark database entry may provide a first look at the specs of one of the presumably lower end versions of the upcoming Threadripper 3000 series. At a glance, the entry certain looks plausible, at the very least. It should be pointed out that AMD has already confirmed it plans on releasing another generation of Threadripper CPUs. This was not always obvious—one of AMD's more recent roadmap slides had omitted the Threadripper entry that had appeared on previous roadmap slides. However, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su said in no uncertain terms we will "definitely see more" Threadripper products.... Read more...
Running into at least one annoying issue seems to be a right of passage for Microsoft's twice annual updates for Windows 10—the big ones that add new features. So it goes with the May 2019 Update. Having just started rolling out earlier this week, a known issue with certain AMD Ryzen and Threadripper PCs has cropped up. Affected users are met with an error message when attempting to either clean install Windows 10 version 1903, or update their PC to the latest build by way of the May 2019 Update. "AMD Ryzen or AMD Ryzen Threadripper configured in SATA or NVMe RAID mode. A driver is installed that causes stability problems on Windows. This driver will be disabled. Check with your software/driver... Read more...
AMD is on the cusp of releasing a new generation of Ryzen processors based on its 7-nanometer Zen 2 architecture, and from everything we have heard to this point, it is going to be an exciting launch. Looking beyond Zen 2, however, is where things may get truly interesting, as AMD's Zen 3 architecture transitions to a 7nm+ extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) manufacturing process. Each new generation should bring a jump in IPC (instructions per clock) performance and better power efficiency, and we certainly expect that to be the case with Zen 2, and later Zen 3. What's interesting about Zen 3, though, is it will be the first semiconductor design to incorporate Taiwain Semiconductor Manufacturing... Read more...
It has always been a safe assumption that AMD would continue developing its Threadripper processor family for high-end desktop (HEDT) systems that need that kind of multi-core grunt. In case there was any doubt, however, AMD came out and confirmed plans to launch a third-generation Threadripper line sometime before the end of the year. AMD made the revelation in a slide deck that was part of a presentation it gave to investors yesterday evening. The investor presentation is mostly standard stuff, with AMD pointing out the different market opportunities that are out there (edge computing, security, data analytics, PCs, Internet of Things, and so forth). But there was one particular slide that... Read more...
On this latest episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco and Dave chat about Intel's super-fast Core i9-9900K 8-core CPU, AMD's new 12 and 24-core Threadripper 2920X and 2970WX, what happens when you put two GeForce GTX 2080 Ti cards in NVLink SLI, Lenovo's HOT new Yoga C930 laptop with killer Dolby Atmos sound, and yes -- the AMIGA is REBORN! That standalone Vampire is ALIVE! Show Notes: 03:51 - Intel Core i9-9900K CPU Review: 8-Core 9th Gen Coffee Lake Benchmarks 15:48 - AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X And 2970WX Review: Lower Cost, Many Core Beasts 29:30 - NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti NVLink SLI Scaling Explored 37:23 - Lenovo Yoga C930 Laptop Review: Dolby Vision And Atmos Deliver... Read more...
When AMD launched its initial salvo of 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper processors back in August, it consisted of the beastly 32-core / 64-thread Threadripper 2990WX and powerful, but more svelte, 16-core / 32-thread Threadripper 2950X. Those processors represent the pinnacle of their respective line-ups; the 2990WX is AMD’s flagship workstation processor and the 2950X is the top HEDT CPU. Although they were all announced at the same time, the processors we’ll be showing you here today, the 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX and Threadripper 2920X, are just now being made available. As their model numbers suggest, the 2970WX is a step down from the flagship 2990WX workstation processor... Read more...
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