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When it comes to AMD's Zen 2 processor architecture, the company has only confirmed two product families to date. The first announced was the company's second-generation EPYC family of server processors, and last week at CES the company previewed its Ryzen 3000 family of mainstream desktop processors.  Now, thanks to hardware leaker APISAK, we may have out first glimpse at an alleged APU that will form the heart of next-generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. The APU is reportedly called Gonzalo, and has been identified online with the following part number: 2G16002CE8JA2_32/10/10_13E9.... Read more...
For all the gamers out there, the new 7nm Radeon VII was the primary focal point for AMD during Lisa Su's CES 2019 keynote address. However, Su did give a quick look at AMD's upcoming Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series processors, which will begin shipping in mid-2019. While leaked information had suggested that there would be SKUs with up to 16 cores and 32 threads, there was no mention of such multi-core craziness today. Instead, Su only mentioned that there would be chips available with up to 8 cores and 16 threads. In fact, on display was a prototype 8-core Ryzen 3000 system... Read more...
Rumor has it AMD plans to kick off 2019 with a bang. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas is right around the corner, and that's where AMD will reportedly unveil several Zen 2 processors, including a monster processor with 16 cores and 32 threads that is not part of its Threadripper family. That would be the Ryzen 9 3800X, and along with a bunch of other unreleased Ryzen 3000 series CPUs, it was leaked on a Russian retailer's website. According to the listing, the Ryzen 9 3800X is a 16-core/32-thread processor with a 3.9Ghz base clock and 4.7GHz boost clock. To keep all those... Read more...
AMD is going all-in on 7-nanometer manufacturing for both its CPUs and GPUs, and it doesn't look like the company will have to worry about low inventories. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reportedly seen a reduction in 7nm orders from Apple, HiSilicon, and Qualcomm, and subsequently will not be operating at full capacity on its 7nm assembly lines. Looking ahead, AMD has its Zen 2 processor and Navi GPU architectures around the bend, both of which are being built on a 7nm manufacturing process. It's important to note that AMD does not build the actual chips—it's a fabless... Read more...
Earlier this week, we reported on rumors pertaining to AMD's upcoming Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 Series of mainstream processors. The leaked detailed a slew of new SKUs from the Ryzen 3, Ryzen 5, Ryzen 7 and all-new Ryzen 9 families. However, a new contest hailing from South Korea, which is sponsored by a CPU sales agency working for AMD, has confirmed at least two members of Ryzen 3000 Series. The contest is currently open and asks participants to guess the Cinebench scores that the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 7 3700X will generate when released. Winners will be selected based on how close their... Read more...
We're beginning to hear a little bit more about Microsoft's next-generation Xbox gaming hardware. Although we don't have an official name for the console, the device is currently being developed under the codename Scarlett according to various reports. So, what will Scarlett bring to the tablet? Well, according to Microsoft Insider Brad Sams, it will be based on AMD's upcoming 7-nanometer Zen 2 microarchitecture, which should be no surprise. Zen 2 forms the basis of Rome-based EPYC server processors, and will also underpin AMD's third-generation Ryzen 3000 Series mainstream... Read more...
We hope that you have a salt shaker nearby, because there are some rumored specs making the rounds via the internet concerning AMD's incoming third-generation Ryzen processors. While we're skeptical of these rumored specs, they do seemingly appear to be within reason given what we've seen with AMD's current Ryzen lineup and the potential of its 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Many of these processors will allegedly be announced next month at CES 2019 according to AdoredTV, which is a little earlier than usual for Ryzen products. We start off with the Ryzen 3 3300 series, which will contain three... Read more...
The dust has barely had time to settle on AMD's X470 chipset, which launched alongside its second-generation Ryzen processors. Looking ahead, however, X570 is now right around the corner, or so the latest leak says. One thing that's interesting about the upcoming chipset is that it supposedly will offer PCI Express Gen 4 support. If the X570 does indeed end up supporting PCIe 4.0, as the latest leak indicates, it will be AMD's first chipset to do so, and the first consumer platform in general. It also stands to reason that AMD's upcoming Zen 2 processors (Ryzen 3000 series) will support PCIe 4.0... Read more...
No one ever thought it would be easy for AMD to quickly claw away market share from Intel in the server market. While AMD's prospects in the consumer space with its Ryzen processors have been more promising, Intel’s rule of the x86 server market with an iron fist has been nearly impenetrable. However, a new report from DRAMeXchange states that so far throughout 2018, AMD has managed to capture 2 percent of the x86 server market with its EPYC processors. If you recall, EPYC first launched in mid-2017, and has generally been praised for its compelling balance of performance and value... Read more...
There's no question that Intel has held a stranglehold on the enterprise CPU market with its family of Xeon processors. However, that all began to change last year with the introduction of AMD's first Zen-based EPYC processors which offered impressive performance at eyebrow-raising price points for potential customers. While AMD has gained some server market share thanks to EPYC, it is really looking to turn the tide with its second-generation EPYC products based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. These new processors are part of the "Rome" family and are currently sampling to customers. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa... Read more...
AMD has an event scheduled for this coming Tuesday which is entitled "AMD Next Horizon". Heading over to the landing page on AMD's site for the event presents nothing but a blank page at this point, but we expect for things to start filling in November 6th. If you recall, back in early December 2016 AMD held a "New Horizon" event that revealed the first details on its Zen processors built on 14nm Summit Ridge architecture. At the event, AMD first referenced the Ryzen brand name and championed a 40 percent uplift in instructions per clock (IPC). By all accounts, Tuesday's event will be... Read more...
AMD is well along in development on its 7nm Zen 2 architecture that will be hitting the market in 2019. 12nm Zen+ Pinnacle Ridge architecture provided roughly a low single-digit uplift in instructions per clock (IPC) compared to 14nm Summit Ridge, but AMD has more ambitious goals for Zen 2. Back in July, it was rumored that Zen 2 would offer an IPC lift (at the same clock rates) of 10 to 15 percent compared to Zen+. Now, according to a tweet from Bits and Chips, it looks as though early performance numbers are hitting right in the middle of that performance range,... Read more...
AMD is well on its way to delivering CPU and GPU products built on a 7-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process. The question is, when? We could see an unveiling of new 7nm chips in just a few months at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in January, an annual event for companies to showcase new and future products. There are several reports suggesting AMD will in fact unveil 7nm CPUs and GPUs at CES, all of which are based on AMD announcing that its president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su will give a keynote during the event. The announcement also talks about high-performance 7nm chips playing an... Read more...
AMD made two big announcements after the closing bell today that affects its hardware business. There is some executive shuffling on the personnel side, and some changes with regards to 7nm production. On the personnel side, Jim Anderson, who served as AMD's General Manager and Senior Vice President of Global Computing and Graphics Sales, is leaving the company effective September 4th. Anderson decided to leave his post to take a position as President and CEO of Lattice Semiconductor. This is quite the move up the corporate latter for Anderson, who will also serve on the company's board of directors.... Read more...
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