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Researchers have detailed the SQUIP attack, which is particularly worrisome for users of AMD Zen 1, Zen 2 and Zen 3 processors. Researchers were able measure the precise degree of Scheduler Queue Usage (i.e., occupancy) via Interference Probing, giving the attack its name. Using this technique, it was possible in... Read more...
GPD is sending its upcoming Win Max 2 handheld gaming PC to Indiegogo, and as it heads that way we get a look at official pricing. The company shared price points for several SKUs, including both the discounted crowdfunded tiers and retail pricing once the Indiegogo campaign comes to an end. Our initial impression is... Read more...
AMD is adding to its growing line of APUs with its Ryzen Embedded R2000 series, a second-generation mid-range SoC family with some key upgrades over the R1000 series. One of them is an upgrade to 12nm Zen+ CPU cores, versus the original Zen architecture that powers the first-gen models. AMD also took the opportunity... Read more...
Security researchers have discovered a side-channel vulnerability in a similar vein to Meltdown, except this one is present in AMD's processors. AMD confirmed the finding, and has offered guidance to software developers, saying they should take precautions to avoid leaving the security hole open to attackers... Read more...
AMD released its Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 desktop processor family in late 2020, and the company will soon be launching its Ryzen 5000 mobile processors, presumably next week at CES 2021. However, two new processors have been outed from an unlikely place: the USB-IF.  The two processors in question are the AMD Ryzen... Read more...
While they often aren’t as great as CPUs on their own, FPGAs can do a wonderful job accelerating specific tasks. Whether it's accelerating acting as a fabric for wide-scale datacenter services boosting AI performance, an FPGA in the hands of a capable engineer can offload a wide variety of tasks from a CPU and speed... Read more...
AMD took the computing world by storm it launched the first-generation Ryzen 1000 processors based on 14nm Zen "Summit Ridge" architecture. This all-new processor architecture was the first glimmer of hope in AMD's renewed battle with long-time rival Intel. One of the processors included in that initial lineup was... Read more...
AMD's Athlon brand name is still alive and kicking, more than 20 years after its original release back in June 1999. But while Athlon was once synonymous with AMD's premier performance desktop processors, the name has now been relegated to the company's entry-level "budget" processors.  The latest entry into the... Read more...
We're used to seeing small form factor PCs powered by Intel processors -- in the past week we've seen new Intel Frost Canyon NUCs and an entry from MSI -- but there hasn't been much action on the AMD side of things. SimplyNUC, however, is giving AMD some lovin' with the release its new Sequoia mini PC... Read more...
Late last week, we learning that AMD would release its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors in November. At the same time, the company announced that its Ryzen 9 3950X -- which was supposed to launch in late September -- would also arrive in November.  "We are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our... Read more...
Here is some bad new for Intel—rival AMD is not resting on its laurels. Having just ported its Zen 2 architecture over to its EPYC processor line for servers, AMD took the opportunity during the launch event to briefly discuss its future roadmap, noting that the design phase for its next-generation Zen 3 architecture... Read more...
Earlier this morning, a seemingly improbable headline started making waves in the tech world. According to the report, Dr. Lisa Su was plotting an exit from her position as CEO of AMD in an effort to take the #2 spot at IBM. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su According to the original story, Su’s goal was to eventually ascend to become the CEO and Read more...
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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read more...
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