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Although it was somewhat of a foregone conclusion that AMD would launch a monstrous 64-core / 128-thread 3rd generation Ryzen Threadripper processor ever since the initial line-up was announced a few months back, the company made it official at CES 2020 last month. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took to the stage during a glitzy press conference in Las Vegas, and revealed the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X 64-core HEDT processor we’ll be showing you here today. During Dr. Su’s talk, she disclosed the 3990X’s speeds and feeds and showed the beastly chip taking down a pair of 28-core Xeons worth about 20 thousand dollars, in a 3D rendering benchmark, despite the Threadripper 3990X’s much... Read more...
Forget about bang-for-buck or any semblance of a value proposition, because without apology, ASUS chucked those notions out the window and built a beastly motherboard for AMD's third-generation Ryzen Threadripper 3990X, a monstrous high-end desktop (HEDT) CPU with 64 physical cores and 128 threads of computing muscle. The Threadripper 3990X is not even available to purchase yet, but it soon will be—it launches to retail on February 7, 2020, for a whopping $3,990. That is a lot of coin, and to be fair, the Threadripper 3990X offers a whole lot of multi-threaded muscle. And as with the rest of the third-generation Threadripper lineup, it requires a socket sTRX4 motherboard. That is where... Read more...
AMD hasn't been in this good of a position in years, and it has its Zen processor architecture mostly to thank for it. First introduced in 2017 with the first-generation Ryzen 1000 family, the Zen family has expanded to cover consumer desktop, HEDT, mobile, and data center platforms. AMD's newest generation of processors, which were introduced mid-year, are using the company's 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Those new Zen 2 processors -- Ryzen 3000 on the desktop, EPYC 7002 for enterprise -- are providing strong competition for Intel, and as a result, has helped AMD to gain market share and clout with customers. As of today, AMD stock is hovering at an all-time high of over $46 in intraday trading. Over... Read more...
Anyone looking to build up a new PC and wanting to do so with a higher-end AMD processor will want to check this deal out. For Black Friday, Amazon has a big discount on the second-generation Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor. The normal retail price on the Threadripper 2950X is $899. Amazon, however, is offering the processor with a $229.01 discount bringing the total price for the CPU to $669.99 with free Prime shipping. AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X - $229.01 off at $669.99 The Threadripper 2950X is a 16-core processor that supports 32 processing threads. The processor has a maximum 4.4 GHz boost clock, and has a 40MB of cache onboard. Supported operating systems include Windows 10 64 Bit... Read more...
AMD has been on an impressive run since the release of its first-generation Ryzen processors a couple of years back. After a long stretch playing second-fiddle to Intel in the desktop processor space, unable to effectively compete at the high-end of the market, AMD’s Zen micro-architecture propelled the company into a much more competitive position. And follow-on products turned the heat up on Intel even further. Today, that heat becomes a blazing hot inferno as AMD completely reshapes the HEDT landscape with a pair of processors as impressive as we’ve ever seen. At the risk of spoiling the rest of this review, AMD not only overtakes Intel in the HEDT market with this release... Read more...
Last week, AMD announced the first of its new third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors. These latest Threadripper processors are based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture with the Threadripper 3960X offering up 24 cores/48 threads and the Threadripper 3970X countering with 32 cores/64 threads.  AMD's new Threadripper processors leverage a new sTRX4 socket (and TRX40 motherboards), which is incompatible with the sTR4 socket used on first- and second-generation Threadripper processors. Despite the fact that sTRX4 has the same number of pins (4096) as TR4, they are electronically incompatible. AMD explains that the mapping of the pins to voltage/data is completely different, which means... Read more...
AMD is on the cusp of launching its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors based on its 7-nanometer Zen 2 CPU architecture, though the exact release date is still a mystery. Well, officially, anyway. Unofficially, it is said the new round of Threadripper chips will debut on Thursday, November 7. Going by what AMD has already announced, there are just three things we know for sure. One is that third-gen Threadrippers are coming. The second thing is they will be launching in November. And the final bit of official information is there will be a model with 24 cores and 48 threads making a debut at the very beginning. That said, the folks at Videocardz posted what they claim are official... Read more...
Well, look what we have here—a teaser image of a mysterious motherboard from Gigabyte. It's assumed this one will carry the Aorus branding, and if we direct our attention to the socket, we can further speculate this is a board intended for AMD's upcoming third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors due out next month. Details are in short supply here, but the socket in the image looks the same as AMD's existing TR4 socket found on current generation X399 motherboards. At this stage of the game, it would not make much sense to tease another current generation Threadripper motherboard, so what we are almost definitely looking at is a Gigabyte Aorus TRX40 board based on an upcoming TR4+... Read more...
On this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco, Dave, Brittany, and Chris chat about Marco's killer 32-core Threadripper build, Microsoft's Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro X, Surface Laptop 3, all the Surfaces from the recent launch in NY, the hot new OnePlus 7T, which company's AI should you trust with your data, how Epic was slapped with a lawsuit for making Fortnite too addictive, hints at our killer Falcon Northwest gaming rig give-away and more... Show Notes: 03:45 - The Killer 32-Core AMD Threadripper Build You'll Love To Hate 15:48 - Microsoft Unveils Surface Neo Dual Display Foldable PC Powered By Intel Lakefield Foveros Tech 20:10 - Check Out Microsoft's Surface Pro 7, Surface Pro... Read more...
Motherboard manufacturers have been relatively mum about their plans for AMD's incoming third-generation Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processors, but there have been a number of leaks regardless. This time around, MSI has left one of its upcoming TRX40 motherboards lurking in plain sight on its website.  MSI let the cat out of the bag on a promotional page that describes how you can get a $25 Steam promotional credit for submitting a review for one of its products. MSI notebooks, desktop, monitors, and motherboards are eligible, but it is what was found under the latter category that caught our eye. MSI listed the Creator TRX40 motherboard, which so far is an unannounced product.... Read more...
Intel wasn't kidding when it said that the new Cascade Lake-X processors (the foundation of the upcoming Core-X family) would offer anywhere from a 1.74x to 2.09x uplift in performance per dollar compared to their Skylake-X predecessors. Intel is slashing prices by roughly 50 percent with its upcoming Cascade Lake-X processors, putting its chips on more equal footing with AMD's second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors. For starters, the top dog in Intel's HEDT product stack, the Core i9-10980XE will now be priced at $979. To put this in perspective, the Core i9-9990XE carries an MSRP of $1,979. Given what we heard from Intel in a "leaked" memo about the threat... Read more...
We recently had the chance to spend some time with the folks at Maingear HQ and built a beautiful, water-cooled AMD Rzyen 3000-based rig. That system was destined for Dave’s lab and has become his daily workhorse – in fact, that rig produced the video you’ll see below. Not long after we took that trip to Maingear though, my personal rig started acting up. I have been rocking an Ivy Bridge-based system for about 7 years now that has made it through multiple OS upgrades and served me quite well. I had been planning to build a new rig for many months, but my current rig had been so reliable, and my personal and professional workloads so intense, I just couldn’t pull the trigger.... Read more...
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...
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