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Earlier this week, we reported on a smoking deal for a second-generation AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor, which could be had for a low $199. The Ryzen 7 2700X is AMD's current consumer flagship desktop processor, but it will soon be eclipsed by a slew of more powerful Zen 2-based processors. As a result, prices are falling fast on existing Ryzen 2000 inventory. MicroCenter is back at it again with blowout pricing on additional Zen+ processors. In this case, the discounts can be found on the Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600. All three processors are retail boxed, while the Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600X come bundled with a Wraith Spire cooler. The Ryzen 5 2600 comes with a Wraith... Read more...
AMD is just days away from launching its third-generation Ryzen 3000 processors which are based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. With this in mind, retailers are trying to clear out their existing inventory of second-generation Ryzen processors to make room for new stock. One of those retailers is MicroCenter, which is dramatically cutting the price of the Ryzen 7 2700X, which is the current flagship of the X470 consumer desktop platform. The processor normally sells for $319.99 at MicroCenter, but is now available for a low price of $199.99. On top of that, the retailer is also offering a $30 discount on an eligible motherboard when you purchase the processor. We have to forewarn you though;... Read more...
There is quite a bit of buzz and excitement over AMD's upcoming Zen 2 CPUs and Navi GPU launch, and understandably so—both are next generation architectures built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process. What does not receive quite as much attention, however, is AMD's APU (accelerated processing unit) lineup, of which there are also new parts coming. Ahead of the launch, a prominent leaker has posted a couple of model names and specs. Before we get to that, let's talk about these new chips. AMD does not really use the term "APU" anymore, and instead calls these Ryzen processors with Vega graphics. Nomenclature aside, these chips pair Zen and Vega in a single chip, and are serviceable solutions... Read more...
There's no question that AMD's Zen microarchitecture has been a boon for the company since it was first released in 2017 with first-generation Ryzen processors. We've gone from 14nm Zen, to 12nm Zen+, and we're now closing in on the release of 7nm Zen 2 processors (starting with the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors). According to the latest figures from Mercury Research, AMD is continuing to claw away market share from perennial leader Intel. In the firm's Q1 2019 PC Processors Report, it's noted that Q1 2019 was the sixth quarter in a row that AMD has seen is overall share of the x86 process market increase. AMD held a 13.3 percent share of the overall x86 market during Q3,... Read more...
Today is AMD's 50th anniversary, and the company's retail partners are getting on the on the AMD50 celebration. Earlier this week, we told you about the Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon VII Gold Editions, and now we've got an excellent deal on the mid-range Ryzen 5 2600. Newegg currently has the processor on sale for $164.99, which is a price matched by other retailers like Amazon. However, with the coupon code EMCTYWT23, you'll get an additional discount which brings the price down to just $149.99 with free shipping. In order to take advantage of the discount code, you’ll need to sign up for Newegg’s email newsletter. The Ryzen 5 2600 is a respectable gaming chip based on... Read more...
AMD is expanding its Pro family of processors with the introduction of new Ryzen Pro Mobile and Athlon Pro Mobile processors which come backed by Radeon Vega graphics. All of the processors are based on the 12nm process node, with the Athlon Pro 300U taking up the low-end of the segment with a dual-core/quad-thread setup, while the range-topping Ryzen 7 Pro counters with 4 cores and 8 threads. As with its other "Pro" branded processor offerings, AMD is targeting commercial customers that demand high levels of security, reliability and manageability for the notebook fleets. AMD introduced its Ryzen Pro 2000 Series processors in May of 2018, and the follow-up Ryzen Pro 3000 Series is... Read more...
ASUS is ready to deliver some potent laptop gaming goodness to customers in the coming months that feature the best of both worlds: mobile AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX Turing-based GPUs. This information comes courtesy of noted leaker TUM APISAK, who posted his findings to Twitter. Two models are detailed in a 3DMark result that was found, and they include the ASUS ROG GU502DU and the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DU.  The ROG GU502DU comes packing a Ryzen 7 3750H processor (4 cores, 8 threads). As we already know, this 35W processor has a base clock of 2.3GHz, but can boost to 4GHz. Even though the APU has integrated Radeon Vega graphics, ASUS... Read more...
AMD first introduced its 14nm Zen processor architecture in 2017, and it was a turning point for the company’s fortunes in the PC market. This all-new microarchitecture gave rise to Ryzen for the mainstream PC market, Ryzen Threadripper for the high-end desktop (HEDT) market, and EPYC for enterprise customers. The company followed up on those efforts with its 12nm Zen+ Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series processors. Mercury Research has released new market share figures for Q4 2018 which shows that AMD is making continued gains against its longtime for: Intel. In fact, AMD has made gains in all key market segments. Looking at the desktop market, AMD sat with a 12 percent share... Read more...
The AMD Athlon is back, baby! Back in early September, we first reported that AMD was dusting off its storied Athlon brand for use in new low-end processors based on Zen architecture. At the time, the company only released the Athlon 200GE, but today, the AMD officially announced the immediate availability of the faster Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE. We should caution that these chips aren't aimed at the enthusiast market -- they will instead be aimed at entry-level desktops where they will compete with systems using Intel Pentium processors. The Athlon 200 family is based on AMD's AM4 socket design and will plug right into existing motherboards.  All of these processors are based on 14nm... Read more...
AMD has been on a roll in recent months, not only with regards to its product roadmap (i.e. second-generation Ryzenand Ryzen Threadripper), but also with respect to its share price. A lot of AMD's performance can be attributed to the work of its CEO Dr. Lisa Su, who has been executing nearly flawlessly on its CPU product roadmap in a time when Intel has been faltering in its efforts to deliver 10nm products to the masses. Su took the time to have a long chat with CNBC's Jim Cramer to talk about what makes the company tick. Su has been at the helm for four years and the company’s stock was at around $3 when she took over, and is now trading above $32 this week.... Read more...
Earlier this year, AMD expanded its processor family with new second-generation Ryzen processors based on 12nm Pinnacle Ridge architecture. AMD first started off with consumer-level Ryzen 2000 series processors, and then moved on to the new Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series processors (topping out with the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX featuring 32 cores and 64 threads). It's now time for AMD's second-generation Ryzen PRO processors, which compete directly with Intel's vPro lineup. Like before, the Ryzen PRO processors put an emphasis on integrated security and encryption features that are favored by business customers. The new models include the Ryzen PRO 2600, 2700 and 2700X.... Read more...
Right around two months ago, AMD rolled out its initial second generation Ryzen processor lineup consisting of four CPUS, including a pair of 6-core/12-thread SKUs and two 8-core/16-thread chips. That is less than half as many first generation Ryzen processors that are on the market, spanning from the Ryzen 3 1200 to the Ryzen 7 1800X (mainstream chips only). AMD is planning to launch more CPUs based on its second generation Ryzen architecture (Zen+), however, and there are some leaked benchmarks that give us an idea of what to expect. Two of the upcoming processors include the Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X. Both of these are quad-core parts, as AMD fleshes out its second generation Ryzen stack... Read more...
When AMD released its first Zen-based processors last spring in the form of Ryzen, the company managed to impress pretty much every hardware enthusiast out there. We suddenly had many-core CPU options that wouldn't destroy our bank accounts. Fast-forward to today, and we now have second-generation Ryzen Zen+ processors, a series that looks like it could enjoy even more success in the mainstream market. AMD brought eight-core chips to the mainstream last spring for $500, and today, an even faster chip (Ryzen 7 2700X) costs $329. It seems that this value proposition has helped AMD make an impression on the market, and German etailer Mindfactory proves it by giving us some hard numbers, which it... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD officially pulled the wraps off the first members of its 12nm Zen+ family of Ryzen processors. The SKUs announced included the Ryzen 5 2600 and 2600X along with the Ryzen 7 2700 and 2700X. However, AMD intends to fully flesh out Zen+ with SKUs both below and above these already released processors. Luckily, some sleuthing has uncovered quite a few incoming processors that will satisfy both mainstream and enthusiast customers. AMD recently updated its product listings [PDF], and in it we see two new members of the Ryzen 3 2000 family along with a new addition to the Ryzen 5 2000 family. Although we don't have any information on specs and clock speeds, the new processors... Read more...
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