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On the this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, we had a special guest from AMD on the show to answer all of your burning questions regarding the just-launched 2nd Generation Threadripper processors. AMD’s Senior Manager, Client Enthusiast Team, James Prior, came on by to chat 2nd Gen Threadripper, the X399 platform, Wraith Ripper, Ryzen Master and much more... 2.5 Geeks Webcast 8/22/18: 2nd Gen Threadripper Q&A With AMD's James Prior!... Read more...
In this episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks podcast, Marco, Chris, and Dave talk up AMD's screaming new 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, what we know and are expecting from NVIDIA's GeForce and Quadro RTX Turing GPUs that are launching soon, Samsung's bodacious and beautiful Galaxy Note 9, the fantastic, almost affordable OnePlus6, Motorola's new Moto Z3 Play and a whole lot more! Show Notes: 03:25 - AMD 32-Core 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX: Unboxing The Beast With Specs And Pricing 03:55 - AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Threadripper 2950X And 2990WX Review: Beastly Zen+ Many-Core CPUs 26:06... Read more...
This may sound a bit over the top to some of you, but in our opinion AMD triggered a true revolution in the high-end enthusiast desktop segment last year, when it first introduced Ryzen to the world. Excluding extremely expensive workstation or enterprise-class processors, in early 2017 the most powerful desktop CPU money could buy was a 10-core Intel Core i7 that retailed for more than $1700, while modern, mainstream desktops at the time typically featured 4 cores. Sure, AMD had six and eight core FX-series processors on the market as well, but their legacy architecture wasn’t competitive... Read more...
In preparation for the impending release of its 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, AMD set us up with an array of hardware to thoroughly test the chips. As has customarily been the case when AMD has something new and exciting coming down the pipe, the company sent along a little something extra to spice things up. This time around, in addition to a couple of flagship CPUs, we received some customized packaging and materials that call out some of Threadripper’s killer attributes. Take a look… In addition to some motherboards, memory, and accessories, we’ve... Read more...
There are several questions surrounding AMD's upcoming second-generation Ryzen Threadripper launch, all of which will be answered when the chips finally launch. In the meantime, the latest round of leaks and rumors may have already spilled the beans on some key details, including model names, specs, pricing, and the difference between the "X" and "WX" suffixes. If this latest leak is true, there will indeed be X and WX variants of Threadripper. There has speculation that the WX versions might be aimed at workstations, hence the W in the model name, and/or require water cooling due to keep all those... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks, Marco, Chris, and Dave chat about what's new with Intel's seriously fast Optane memory, the Monster 32-Core Threadripper that's inbound, Corsair's swank K70 RGB and Strafe RGB MK.2 mechanical keyboards, Microsoft's Surface GO tablet, Intel's Core i7-8086K anniversary chip, and Cooler Master's Pay-It-Forward PC Master Race gaming rig giveaway system that we want to build! Show Notes: 03:25 - Intel Optane Memory Update: Making Hard Drives Perform Like Fast SSDs 13:29 - Corsair K70 RGB MK.2 And Strafe RGB MK.2 Gaming Keyboards Review: Killer... Read more...
This is going to be an explosive summer with new product launches based on next generation technologies. It's not all about NVIDIA and its upcoming GeForce products, though. On the CPU side, AMD is apparently teaming up with Ferrari to host some sort of second generation Threadripper event at Maranello, a town in Northern Italy. That also happens to be the place where the LaFerrari was designed. The latest chatter lines up with an announcement AMD made in April when the company said it was sponsoring the Scuderia Ferrari F1 as part of a multi-year partnership. As part of that partnership, AMD's... Read more...
Yesterday, AMD was trolling Intel by offering contest winners of its Core i7-8086K Limited Edition a chance to trade it in for a 16-core/32-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X. Today, we're getting an [alleged] early look at the second-generation Ryzen Threadripper -- specifically, the range-topping 2990X SKU. This processor, which is part of the 12nm Pinnacle Ridge family, has a whopping 32 cores capable of executing a total of 64 threads; "Threadripper" indeed. According to HKEPC, the shipping processor will have a base clock of 3GHz, an all-core max clock of 3.4GHz... Read more...
After the splash that AMD made with Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper in 2017, it should come as no surprise that AMD would follow-up with second generation variants. We've already seen the mainstream side of things with the Ryzen 2000 Series processors, and now at an event at Computex 2018, AMD has just announced its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper family. Like the Ryzen 2000 series, second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors are based on 12nm Zen+ architecture. That means that the new High-End Desktop (HEDT) processors offer lower latencies, higher clock speeds, and Precision... Read more...
The effect cryptocurrency mining has had on the PC gaming industry, specifically the now sky-high cost of graphics cards, is profound. However, someday mining algorithms may change enough such that GPUs aren't the only non-specialized compute engines capable of processing cryptocurreny hash algorithms effectively, or at least aren't so dominant. That said, one fairly popular coin that's based on a CPU-optimized algorithm right now is called Monero. Monero or XMR utilizes the CryptoNight hashing algorithm (as do a few other altcoins). It also just so happens that AMD's Threadripper family of processors... Read more...
AMD is getting out in front of the impending influx of CES-related announcements and unveiling a number of upcoming chip products for the new year. After ramping 10 new product lines in 2017 -- if you consider its entire breadth of CPUs, GPUs, and semi-custom APUs -- AMD is readying more new and/or updated products for 2018, including next-generation Ryzen and Threadripper desktop processors covering every market segment from mobile to HEDT, and an array of Vega-based graphics products that target new markets and form factors. Ryzen Mobile Goes Pro Let’s start with the mobile news. We... Read more...
When we think of Threadripper, we envision big and burly builds stuffed chock full of high performance hardware. The kind of system that dominates a room, and would elicit a Tim Allen grunt. Well, ASRock has something different in mind, at least in regards to size. Going in the complete opposite direction, ASRock is gearing up to release the world's first micro ATX (M-ATX or mATX) motherboard for Threadripper. That motherboard is the X399M Taichi, essentially a smaller version of the regular ATX-sized X399 Taichi. Like its bigger brother, the X399M Taichi sports a TR4 socket to accommodate AMD's... Read more...
In this latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. Today we'll be chatting about Apple's iPhone throttling controversy, the beastly Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition gaming PC, AI Voice Assistant devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home potenitally being used as corporate spy machines, the LG V30 gets Android Oreo, and we'll offer specific details of a great new holiday GIVEAWAY we're holding with Lenovo, where you could score some pretty sweet new Tech gear... Show Notes: 03:28 - Apple Accused Of Throttling CPU Performance On iPhones With Aging Batteries 04:35 - Apple Slapped... Read more...
When we looked at Dell's Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition gaming desktop earlier this year, the machine was still technically in a pre-production state. Though we took you on a preliminary guided tour of the system, we felt it premature to look at it under our full-review lens. At that point we were still doing emergency alien brain transplants on it, after all, bringing the machine we had up to production silicon specs, by replacing the pre-production AMD Threadripper chip that shipped with our system. Eventually, things matured with this beastly Threadripper-powered Alienware... Read more...
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