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Last week, owners of one of Gigabyte's motherboards based on AMD's A320 chipset had a limited CPU upgrade path, if they didn't want to overhaul their platform. And now? Gigabyte is dishing up beta BIOS updates that enable support for both Zen 2 (Ryzen 4000) and the latest Zen 3 (Ryzen 5000) processor from AMD. This... Read more...
It took a minute or two, but AMD is finally ready to acknowledge and even tout its 4700S Desktop Kit, which is essentially a small form factor package for DIY builders. It consists of a tiny motherboard, a custom processor based on AMD's previous generation Zen 2 architecture (the same architecture found in the Xbox... Read more...
The PlayStation 5, like previous generations before it, has been a runaway sales success for Sony. The console launched to good overall reviews, and gamers have been very eager to get their hands on the console to unwind during COVID-19 lockdowns. A perfect storm of chip shortages and incredible demand means that even... Read more...
There have been some rumblings in recent months about USB connectivity problems with AMD Ryzen processors in combination with 500 series chipset-based motherboards. To be more specific, the problem seems to stem from USB 2.0 ports that act erratically when PCIe 4.0 is enabled on the motherboard and a PCIe 4-enabled... Read more...
The latest generation game consoles from Microsoft and Sony lean heavily on PC hardware, and that includes the core components—both sport a custom system-on-chip by AMD comprised of Zen 2 CPU cores paired with RDNA 2 GPU cores, to enable ray-traced visuals and gameplay at up to 4K. There are some key differences... Read more...
Earlier this year at CES, two competing mobile processor families were announced. AMD is looking to grab headlines with its 7nm Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 family, while Intel is aiming for gaming dominance with its 11th generation Tiger Lake-H35 series. Both are sure to deliver strong performance gains over their... Read more...
Count yourself lucky if you managed to snag an Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or PlayStation 5 console over the recent holiday stretch. Technically, both Microsoft and Sony released their newest generation systems to retail in November, but actually buying one was often an exercise in futility. There just was not... Read more...
AMD has rolled out a new generation of Ryzen Embedded processors, its V2000 series, which are based on the company's 7-nanometer Zen 2 CPU architecture. Yes, Zen 2 was recently usurped in the architectural hierarchy by Zen 3 on the desktop and soon in the server sector as well, but it is not unusual for the embedded... Read more...
To say that AMD has been doing well in the x86 processor market since introducing its original Zen architecture in 2017 is quite the understatement. From the start, AMD has shown excellent performance across the board compared to Intel along with a particularly strong focus on multi-threaded applications. And new... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you news about the upcoming Ryzen 5000 family of APUs that will find their way into laptops starting early next year. What we also learned is that despite the fact that AMD has taken steps to align its APU and CPU family with the 5000 Series branding, things are still going to be a bit... Read more...
The developer responsible for the popular DRAM Calculator for Ryzen utility is getting ready to release another software package for AMD's processors, this one called ClockTuner for Ryzen (CTR). Set to go live tomorrow, September 29 at noon ET, the nifty follow-up utility will enable finer grain control over certain... Read more...
Intel officially launched its 11th generation Tiger Lake architecture earlier this month, and an army of OEM partners announced that they will be launching new laptops featuring Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 processors based on this design. However, unlike rival AMD, Intel didn’t announce any new 8-core/16-thread SKUs... Read more...
AMD launched its mobile Ryzen 4000 series to much fanfare and excitement, because the prospect of leveraging Zen 2 in a laptop form factor is indeed enticing. But here we are months later and the available options are still comparatively limited. What's going on? There seems to be a lingering supply issue of some... Read more...
We've been looking forward to this day ever since we first got our hands on a trio of high-powered gaming notebooks powered by AMD's Ryzen 4000 processors. We already know the Renoir-based CPUs could deliver excellent performance at an attractive price in higher power envelopes where the Ryzen 7 4900HS and Ryzen 7... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 family of processor have been on the market for well over a year at this point, which means that we learned just about everything there is to know related to their inner workings. With this in mind, Yuri Bubliy (aka 1USMUS), the mastermind behind the DRAM Calculator for Ryzen, is set to release... Read more...
Over the weekend we reported that the launch of the value priced A520 motherboards from AMD was coming soon. These boards are now finally out, boasting great options for I/O and bandwidth for all users and promising support for the future “Zen 3” architecture while also supporting current third-generation Ryzen... Read more...
Building a Ryzen system right now either requires a pricey motherboard based on the flagship X570 chipset, the recently released B550, or sticking with previous-generation mid-range chipsets like the B450. Help for budget builders with severely limited funds is on the way though, in the form of the as-yet unannounced... Read more...
Earlier this week, we reported on AMD's new family of Renoir desktop processors, which included consumer-oriented Ryzen 4000G/GE and business-oriented Ryzen Pro 4000 SKUs. The new processors are based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture and are very closely related to the Ryzen 4000 laptop processors that launched earlier... Read more...
Today is a big day for AMD, as the company looks to spread the reach of its powerful 7nm Zen 2 processor architecture to additional segments. We’ve seen Zen 2 make waves in the server (EPYC 7xx2), HEDT workstation (Threadripper 3000/Threadripper Pro 3000), consumer desktop (Ryzen 3000), and the laptop (Ryzen 4000)... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 family has long provided gamers with excellent single- and multi-threaded performance at reasonable prices compared to its Intel Core-based competition. Couple that with relatively low TDPs thanks to its 7nm process node, the Zen 2 processors have been quite popular.  The value factor is once again... Read more...
AMD is getting ready to unveil a handful of Ryzen Threadripper Pro processors based on its Zen 2 CPU architecture, assuming a recently leaked slide is accurate. The slide highlights four different models, including the Threadripper Pro 3995WX, Threadripper Pro 3975WX, Threadripper Pro 3955WX, and Threadripper Pro... Read more...
We've seen references to the incoming Ryzen 7 4700G over the past few months, and it's reported to be an 8-core/16-thread processor with 8 Vega GPU cores onboard and a TDP of 65 watts. Early specs also suggested a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost frequency of 4.4GHz. The processor has once again been spotted in the... Read more...
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