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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...
If you're planning to go the Ryzen Threadripper route with your new build, but haven't yet settled on a motherboard choice, Gigabyte has thrown yet another option onto the pile. While most Threadripper motherboards released up to this point are noteworthy in their own right, the new X399 DESIGNARE EX does manage to stand apart from the crowd. First, let's start with the aesthetics, which are downright awesome on this motherboard. The vast majority of Threadripper boards released thus far have stuck to a very black or dark aesthetic, whereas with its DESIGNAIRE EX, Gigabyte lightens things up a... Read more...
Have you been eyeing AMD's X399 enthusiast platform and the Ryzen Threadripper processors that accompany it, but couldn't muster the [financial] strength to make a purchase? Well, Amazon is looking to make that decision a bit easier by slashing the price of the range-topping Ryzen Threadripper 1950X by $120, dropping it down from $999 to $879. That's a pretty nice discount for a relatively new processor, and only further cements the value proposition that the Ryzen Threadripper family represents compared to its Intel Core X competition. The Ryzen Threadripper 1950X has 16 physical cores and is... Read more...
Back in late August, AMD launched the entry-level Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor, which features 8 cores, 16 cores and its priced at $549. At the time, AMD promised that it would be launching a new driver for the complementing X399 chipset that would enable NVMe RAID support. AMD originally said that the driver would be available on or around September 25th, and roughly a week after that guesstimate launch date, the new driver is now available. With a plethora of PCIe lanes at its disposal, AMD is promising some stellar storage performance with this new NVMe RAID driver. "In our own performance... Read more...
Join us for the latest episode of HotHardware's Two And A Half Geeks webcast. Today, Dave, Paul, Chris, and Marco kick around Samsung's new Galaxy Note 8, AMD's monstrous Threadripper processors and and Radeon RX Vega GPUs, Origin's EON15-S gaming laptop, Lenovo's slick, business-class X1 Yoga OLED Gen 2, and more! Show Notes: 03:46 - Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Hand's On Impressions 16:36 - AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X Processors29:35 - AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 and RX 56 Impressions39:27 - Origin EON Gaming Laptop With NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti45:47 - Lenovo X1 Yoga OLED Gen 2 Sneak Peek47:25... Read more...
Hot on the heels of the launch of one of the most disruptive CPUs in recent memory, G.SKILL has announced that it has a full complement of 32GB+ memory kits that will perfectly suit AMD's latest high-end platform, Ryzen Threadripper (read our full review). When Ryzen first launched earlier this year, hitting even DDR4-3000 seemed like it required luck, but AMD's Zen platforms as a whole have matured a lot since then, hence the reason that G.SKILL is now offering a super-fast DDR4-3600 kits for those looking to maximize their overall system performance, not just the memory (AMD's Infinity Fabric... Read more...
AMD’s unrelenting attack on the desktop CPU market continues today, with the official launch of the company's beastly Ryzen Threadripper processors. If, by some cruel joke, you are unfamiliar with Threadripper, it is AMD’s premium, high-end, many-core desktop processor, that leverages the same Zen microarchitecture that debuted with the Ryzen 7 series a few months back. The flagship chip in the initial AMD Ryzen Threadripper line-up packs 16 physical processor cores and supports 32 threads through the use of SMT (Simultaneous Multithreading). To date, the largest number of cores supported on standard... Read more...
Over the weekend, we talked about an issue surrounding AMD's Ryzen-based processors on Unix-based OSes. Today, we learn a lot more about what's going on, as well as which products are actually affected. But first, let's get the upside out of the way: this bug is rare, and requires very specific conditions. The vast majority of users are not going to experience an issue, but it's at least an issue to be aware of. With almost comical timing, SMT issues surrounding both FreeBSD and Linux were outed at around the same time, although it's now been confirmed that the issues are different. Through exhaustive... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen series of next generation desktop processors have garnered a lot of buzz and praise around the web, but among the family of chips, none have created quite the stir as the company's Threadripper models of 16-core and 12-core processors.  While Ryzen helped propel AMD back to essentially performance parity with Intel Core series processors, Ryzen Threadripper offers the hope of surpassing even Intel's latest Core i9 Skylake-X family, with more core resources and PCIe connectivity at its disposal. As it turns out, our first hands-on experience with AMD Ryzen Threadripper wasn't afforded... Read more...
There's a whole lot of excitement surrounding AMD's Ryzen Threadripper, which is widely expected to be the most potent weapon that AMD's had to do battle with against Intel on the enthusiast desktop in quite some time. Ryzen 7 helped secure AMD's mainstream positioning, whereas Threadripper pits the new architecture versus the top-end of Intel's stack - such as Core i9 Skylake-X. As we've covered previously, AMD's top-end Threadripper is the 1950X, priced at $999. This 16-core chip offers 32 threads, while the 1920X, priced at $799, shaves 25% of the cores and threads off. While the 1950X gives... Read more...
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