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On this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave talk AMD's 64-core Threadripper 3990X beast, Acer's big and beautiful 43-inch Predator 4K HDR gaming monitor, the best graphics cards for high refresh / high FPS 1080P gaming, the Samsung Galaxy S20 series and LG's just-announced V60 ThinQ, MiSTer FPGA-based retro gaming and much more -- including news of our next, awesome giveaway! Show Notes: 04:48 - AMD Threadripper 3990X Review: A 64-Core Multithreaded Beast Unleashed 19:53 - Best NVIDIA And AMD GPUs For High Refresh Rate Gaming 33:26 - MiSTer DIY: Accurately Simulating Retro Game Consoles With FPGAs 43:01 - Acer Predator CG437K Monitor... Read more...
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...
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...
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