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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...
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 - Samsung Galaxy Note 9 First Look: Feature-Packed, 8GB RAM, New S Pen And Fortnite Ready 36:53 - Galaxy... 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 with Intel’s latest and greatest at the upper end of the market. With the introduction of its... 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 got some hands-on video time with Threadripper’s new stylized box and the massive Wraith-ripper... 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 cores cool. Either or both of those scenarios are still in play, though it is said AMD will market... 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 Decks 24:48 - Microsoft Unveils Surface Go 10-Inch Tablet Starting At $399, Fanless And Light... 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 logo is plastered on the nose of the SF71H F1, as well as on the arm of the pit crew and official trucks.... 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 and Precision Boost that tops out at 4GHz. The processor has a 250W TDP, which will be quite the... 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 Boost 2 capabilities for finer-grained clock control. AMD isn't giving away too many details... 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 is relatively adept at mining it, or so we've learned recently. We've shown you some of the... 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 recently gave you a look at an HP Envy notebook powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 APU with integrated Radeon... 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 latest high-end desktop (HEDT) stack, all the way to up to the 16-core/32-thread Ryzen Threadripper... 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 With Two Class Action Lawsuits For Throttling CPUs On Older iPhones 15:14 - Alienware Area-51... 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 rig such that we even used it as a megatasking demonstration vehicle for our AMD Ryzen Threadripper... 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 bit. It gives us a nice blend of silver-on-black, with a splash of color added by way of RGB LED over... 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 capable of executing 32 threads. The processor features a base clock of 3.4GHz and all-core boost frequency... 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 testing, we’ve been seeing some blistering results from our test systems—a monstrous 21.2GB/s from... Read more...
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