Items tagged with x570

The memory wars are raging in the enthusiast community, and Corsair is the latest to throw down the gauntlet. The company has just announced its latest Vengeance LPX DDR4 memory modules which top out at an impressive 4,866MHz. Corsair says that these modules will work on any modern desktop motherboard, but they have been specifically designed for maximum performance on AMD's X570 platform that underpins third-generation Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors. Getting more down to brass tacks, Corsair has certified the "record breaking" performance of these 4,866MHz modules on ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula, MSI MEG X570 GODLIKE, and MSI Prestige X570 Creation motherboards. At this time, the Vengeance... Read more...
With the launch of AMD's X570 Ryzen 3000 platform, PCIe 4.0 support is now available to the masses. Although the physical support is there, actual hardware that can take advantage of PCIe 4.0 is not exactly plentiful. There is AMD's own Radeon RX 5700 family of GPUs and a handful of PCIe 4.0 SSDs. On that last front, Sabrent's 1TB Rocket NVMe SSD, which uses Toshiba 96-layer BiCS4 TLC NAND, is now steeply discounted not long after it was first made available to the public. The SSD is listed on Amazon at a price of $199.98, which represents a 40 percent discount from its usual price $319.99.  That price gets you amazing transfer speeds that are unmatched by today's... Read more...
To say the just-released AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors and Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards are game-changers for AMD (and PC enthusiasts) would be an understatement. The Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series processors aggressively take on Intel's competitive offerings in virtually every metric and offer features, like PCI Express 4.0, not yet available on other platforms. PCI Express 4.0 means more bandwidth for components like graphics cards and solid state storage, and more bandwidth can translate to fewer bottlenecks and increased performance, especially for storage. AMD's latest offerings have OEM partners like Gigabyte excited and lining-up to support the platform. Gigabyte has an extensive... Read more...
Famed overclocker der8auer is known for posting de-lidding videos, whereby he strips the integrated heatspreader (IHS) off a CPU to check out what's underneath (solder or grease). This time around, however, he did something different. The overclocking ace stripped an X570 motherboard naked to observe the power consumption of the chipset, compared to an X470 motherboard. The results are interesting. One thing to note about the X570 chipset is that it supports the PCI Express 4.0 standard. This doubles the bandwidth compared to PCIe 3.0, allowing for potentially faster devices, which we have seen with a handful of PCIe 4.0 SSDs that push 5,000MB/s sequential read speeds. AMD opted not to allow... Read more...
With AMD's new Ryzen 3000 processors making the rounds, we're seeing support from the company's hardware partners who are delivering fresh products including a slew of new X570 motherboards and new DDR4 memory kits. G.Skill is jumping into the fray with its new Trident Z Nero Series DDR4 memory kits that were specifically designed for operation with AMD’s latest desktop processor platform. The memory kits will be available in up to four configurations: 16GB (8GBx2), 32GB (8GBx4), 32GB (16GBx2) or 64GB (16GBx4). The Trident Z Neo Series is available in 2666MHz, 3000MHz, 3200MHz, or 3600MHz speeds. Those 3600MHz speeds are achievable at 1.4V and timings of CL14-15-15-35.... Read more...
The Zen 2-based AMD Ryzen 3000 series is easily one of the most anticipated product launches in the PC space in recent memory. AMD has essentially promised to address virtually all of the perceived shortcomings of the original Zen-based Ryzen processors, with the Ryzen 3000 series, while continuing to aggressively challenge Intel on multiple fronts – performance, power, price, you name it. AMD has been extolling the virtues of Zen 2 for quite some time, but in the last few weeks the company has really turned up the heat and revealed some exciting details, like single-thread performance on-par with Intel’s best, enhanced multi-threaded performance, and huge amounts of cache to keep... Read more...
AMD has come out swinging with its Ryzen 3000 series of desktop processors, based on its Zen 2 architecture, and accompanying X570 chipset with PCI Express 4.0 support. Users will soon be able to build a burly PC based on the company's latest and most advanced technologies. But as intriguing as the announcements have been so far, as we saw at AMD's Next Horizon Gaming Event at E3, the company likes to surprise us with follow-up launches, like its 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X. So, what else might AMD have in store? Rumor has it there is an even higher end X590 chipset around the corner. To be clear, X570 is already a premium chipset, and is the successor to X470, which itself was a successor... Read more...
One of the exciting things that AMD's third-generation Ryzen processor family and accompanying X570 chipset will usher in is support for PCI Express 4.0. This offers double the bandwidth of PCI Express 3.0, paving the way for faster graphics and speedier storage drives. To help measure the impact that PCie 4.0 can have, UL Benchmarks is adding a new test to its 3DMark suite. It's actually a PCI Express feature test, meaning users will be able to run it on any modern platform, including existing PCie 3.0 motherboards. Users who dive into a newfangled Ryzen setup using the latest processors and motherboard options, however, will obviously see a better benchmark score, for whatever that is worth.... Read more...
We've got some bad news for anyone that was hoping to hold on to their AMD 300- or 400-Series motherboard for a little while adopting new Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processors. Yesterday, we reported that Ryzen 3000 processor will work on X470 and B450 motherboards without any performance penalty, which was definitely good news to hear. However, we're learning today that we can't say the same for PCIe 4.0 support. There are a number of PCIe 4.0 devices on the way including the Radeon RX 5700 Navi series of graphics cards and SSDs from Corsair and Gigabyte (among others). There was some scuttlebutt in the past few weeks that some existing X470 and X370 motherboards would... Read more...
Last week, AMD officially rolled out the initial members of its 7nm Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 family. The processors promise higher instructions per clock (IPC), lower operating temperatures, faster clocks, and higher core counts (as witnessed by the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X). However, what many enthusiasts want to know is how will these new Ryzen 3000 processors perform on older motherboards. We already know that third-generation Ryzen 3000 processors are officially supported on X470 and B450 motherboards. In addition, motherboards running the X370 and B350 chipsets will also support the new processors with a "Selective Beta BIOS Update". Now, PCGamesN is confirming that enthusiasts... Read more...
AMD is looking to one-up Intel on numerous fronts with its Zen 2-based announcements at Computex 2019. In addition to introducing us to the first members of the Ryzen 3000 family, AMD also introduced the X570 chipset that natively supports the new processors. Perhaps the biggest feature addition with X570 is the availability of PCIe 4.0 support, and MSI is taking full advantage of that additional bandwidth by showcasing a new [unnamed] Phison PCIe Gen4x4 NVMe PS5016-E16-based SSD. Needless to say, this PCIe 4.0 SSD delivers some scintillating performance according to MSI. In the provided CrystalMark benchmark (seen below), the Phison-based SSD was able to record sequential read/write... Read more...
At long last, AMD formally introduced its next-generation Ryzen 3000 series of desktop CPUs based on its Zen 2 architecture, along with an accompanying X570 chipset. Coinciding with the announcement, ASUS opened up its warchest of new X570 motherboards, but there are several other hardware partners with X570 boards of their own. Let's have a look at what's out there. Gigabyte Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Starting with Gigabyte, the company so far has unveiled eight X570 motherboards, including one under its own brand and seven more under its Aorus division. The flagship model of the bunch is the X570 Aorus Xtreme (shown above). This board is absolutely built for overclocking—it has a 16-phase... Read more...
Corsair has just unveiled a smoking fast new SSD at Computex 2019 called the MP600 M.2 SSD. The is PCIe 4.0-ready, which means that it will deliver its best performance when paired with AMD X570 motherboards. The SSD offers 4,950MB/sec sequential read speeds when used in PCIe 4.0 slots. Corsair says that is ten times the performance of many SATA SSDs and fifty times faster than some traditional hard drives. The faster PCIe 4.0 slots will be available for the first time as part of the AMD X570 chipset and third-gen AMD Ryzen processors. The M600 SSD uses high-density 3D TLC NAND with a Phision PS5016-E16 controller to enable a new level of single-drive SSD performance. While the sequential... Read more...
As we have been anticipating for several months now, AMD brought the boom with its Ryzen 3000 series of desktop processors based on its Zen 2 CPU architecture (topping out with the 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X), and accompanying X570 chipset. As it pertains to the latter, AMD's hardware partners are wasting no time announcing new motherboards. Count ASUS among them, which has unveiled no less than a dozen new models. ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula "The cast is headlined by the Republic of Gamers, whose Crosshair VIII boards are fit for the most demanding overclockers and gamers looking to extract every ounce of performance from their systems," ASUS says. Indeed, more than half of ASUS's new... Read more...
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