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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 - AMD Ryzen 5 Back To School Giveaway Reminder... 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 bus directly benefits from faster memory). Both DDR4-3466 and 3600 kits are being made available with... 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 desktop platforms, without resorting to enterprise-class processors or dual-socket setups was... 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 testing, Phoronix discovered that Ryzen under Linux will segfault up and down if a handful of... 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 to us by the usual manufacturer press kit, but rather an OEM desktop system from Dell's Alienware... 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 us the first consumer 16-core, the 1920X likewise gives us the first consumer 12-core. We're still... Read more...
We've been spending quality time with AMD's Ryzen Threadripper in various incarnations, both building our own setups for testing and with OEM systems like the Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition beast of a gaming desktop. Initially, with the first chip we received in the system, we saw some strong numbers to be sure. However, yesterday we got our hands on another retail Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor, and after swapping it out with the pre-production chip in the Alienware system, we saw a notable performance jump. Click to EnlargeIf you have not done so already, check out our hands-on coverage of Dell's Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition desktop with a pre-production Ryzen... Read more...
We are neck-deep in testing AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors and their companion X399 motherboards, and will have a full review with benchmarks and overclocking posted soon. In the meantime, the media kit AMD sent with the processor samples was so over-the-top and customized that we just had to show it to you. Here is a quick unboxing video of the processors and Threadripper-related goodies that’s we’ve got in the lab. Unfortunately, time isn’t on our side with this launch, so we burned through this one, but we still think you’ll enjoy the hardcore geek-porn. And no, you can’t have that personalized Threadripper CPU. That’s going to be a permanent fixture on my desk...... Read more...
When Dell announced in June that its Alienware gaming division would be the exclusive OEM partner for pre-built 16-core AMD Ryzen Threadripper systems, we figured Alienware would have a jump on the rest of the OEM pack, but we never thought they'd have this much of a head-start. In fact, we have Ryzen Threadripper test kits still incoming from AMD, but Alienware beat them to the punch here with delivery of the all new Area-51 Threadripper Edition. So naturally, we fired-up this 16-core multi-shredding beast post haste to get a look at what it's made of and how she rolls. And let's just say, she rolls good...   The new Alienware Area-51 Threadripper Edition shares the Triad chassis design... Read more...
Can you feel that excitement in the air? We're of course talking about one of the most anticipated PC hardware launches of 2017: AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors. Ryzen's launch in March was an important one for AMD, as it proved to the world that it was once again competitive with Intel, but now that that's over and done with, AMD's is moving onto the next thing. That happens to be hitting Intel where it really hurts: lucrative top-end enthusiast chips. While Intel's current top-end Skylake-X chip, i9-7900X, boasts 10 cores and 20 threads, AMD's top Threadripper chips are going to deliver 6 additional cores, and likewise, 12 additional threads - and sell it for the same $999 MSRP. Even if... Read more...
If you are planning to build a system around a high-end desktop (HEDT) processor, then you probably have AMD's upcoming Threadripper launch on your radar. We will have to wait and see how things shake out, but on paper, Threadripper looks impressive—compared to Intel's HEDT lineup, Threadripper offers more cores and threads per dollar, along with more PCIe lanes for decked out configurations with multiple graphics cards and those fancy NVMe M.2 SSDs. Of course, performance will depend on the motherboard as well, and mobo makers are starting to reveal their Threadripper-compatible lineups.A spattering of motherboards based on AMD's X399 chipset for Threadripper have started making an appearance... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper family of HEDT processors is just a few weeks away from launch, which means that we'll likely soon be seeing more performance benchmarks leak to the internet before we get our hands on the chip here for an official unveil. We’ve seen previous leaks with the top-of-the line 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen Threadripper 1950X via Geekbench, and now that same processor is making the rounds again via both Geekbench again and SiSoft SANDRA. This time around for Geekbench, single-core scores actually regressed a bit compared to its first outing back in June. Single-core performance dropped down to 4074 (from 4216). However, its multi-core score increased nicely from 24723 to 26768.... Read more...
Intel unleashed some serious multi-core madness this past Tuesday with the announcement of its new Core X-Series. Based on the company’s 14nm+ manufacturing process, the Core X-Series is comprised of nine SKUs, ranging from the Kaby Lake-X based Core i7-7640X at the entry-level to the Skylake-X based Core i9-7980XE at the high-end. Unfortunately, we’re hearing some not-so-good news about the latter processor for those that have $1,999 to blow. A representative for ASUS provided this statement when asked about the usefulness of obtaining an 18-core processor at the enthusiast level: The 18-core CPUs are not scheduled until later this year. Won't have them for a while. Either way, unless you're... Read more...
The Ryzen 7 lineup has only been on the market for a few months, but AMD is already cutting prices. Given that Ryzen 7 processors already represented a compelling performance bargain when placed against comparable Intel Core processors, any further price reduction is just icing on the cake. When the Ryzen 7 1800X, 1700X and 1700 first hit the market, they were priced at $499, $399 and $329 respectively. However, price cuts are now in effect at various online retailers including Newegg, Microcenter and Amazon. Here's the current Ryzen 7 rundown with some quick links to what's becoming an even better deal in desktop processors: The Ryzen 7 1800X now priced at $457 at AmazonMoving down the... Read more...
AMD is bringing out its big guns in the form of Threadripper, the biggest and baddest of which is a 16-core monster with 32 threads. This top-end part was shown off at Computex earlier this week where it was paired with multiple graphics cards based on AMD's Vega architecture. As you might imagine, the results were nothing short of awesome. That said, there will be multiple Threadripper SKUs at various price points. From an official standpoint, we have very little details about AMD's multiple Threadripper SKUs. That will change in time, of course, though until then there are plenty of rumors and speculation surrounding Threadripper. The folks at OCaholic went and compiled them all into a handy... Read more...
AMD brought along its big guns to the Computex convention in Taipei with demonstrations of both its mighty 16-core Threadripper CPU, and no less than four Radeon Vega Frontier Edition graphics cards running in tandem. We also got our first look at Threadripper, a physically large processor with 16 cores and 32 threads with support for quad-channel DDR4 memory and a whopping 64 PCI Express lanes. "Now it's a little bit bigger than the mobile version you'll notice, but a lot more compute power," AMD's Jim Anderson quipped. 32 Thread, 16-Cores rip through Blender - Threadripper CPU Test When AMD first announced the Ryzen brand, it demonstrated an 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 7 processor rendering an... Read more...
We have to be careful when vetting rumors and supposedly leaked information because some things ultimately turn out to be too good to be true. That was not the case with Threadripper, a monster chip from AMD that will feature 16 physical cores and 32 threads. While the fine grain details have yet to be revealed, AMD did at least confirm that Threadripper exists and that it wield as many cores and threads as previously rumored. It was one of several announcements AMD made yesterday evening during its Financial Analyst Day presentation. AMD also confirmed that it will be releasing a brand new platform for Threadripper, one that will introduce expanded memory and I/O bandwidth, that is designed... Read more...
While Ryzen put AMD back on the map in the high-end consumer sector, it is only the beginning of the company's long awaited comeback tour. Looking ahead, AMD is rumored to be readying a Ryzen 9 series comprised of at least nine different SKUs spanning 10-core, 12-core, 14-core, and 16-core processor options, each one with quad-channel DDR4 memory support.The full lineup is related to previous rumors outlining AMD's plans to launch a new SP3r2 socket with 4,094 pins as part of its Whitehaven platform. It is a variant of the SP3 socket for AMD's forthcoming server-oriented Naples processors. While the pin count is the same between the two, the thermal characteristics are different. Furthermore,... Read more...
Check out our updated coverage on AMD Ryzen 9 "Threadripper" processors here.More information about AMD's unreleased (and unannounced) enthusiast-grade Ryzen processors is coming to light. Hot on the heels of learning that AMD is prepping a monstrous Ryzen chip with 16 physical cores and 32 threads, the latest rumor is that the processor will be compatible with a modified version of AMD's SP3 server socket for its forthcoming Naples processor lineup. Naples is what AMD will use to infiltrate the data center market, which has been lucrative for Intel. Those processors will slip into a socket with 4,094 pins. Likewise, AMD's consumer-oriented enthusiasts processors based on Ryzen will also feature... Read more...
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