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Late last month, AMD officially announced the newest members of the Zen 2 desktop processor family: the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X. Both are 4-core/8-thread processors, and like their other Ryzen 3000 counterparts (save for the APUs) lack integrated Radeon graphics. The value leader of the two is no doubt the Ryzen 3 3100, which has a 65-watt TDP, a base clock of 3.6GHz, a boost clock of 3.9GHz and an MSRP of just $99. As we’ve previously seen in leaked Geekbench 5.1.0 scores, the Ryzen 3 3100 is punching above its weight class in single- and multi-core benchmarks, absolutely destroying the likes of the Intel Core i3-9100F. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 3 3300X was fighting toe-to-toe... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen 3000 family of processors has been around since July 2019, and at the time included the Ryzen 5 3600 at the low-end and the Ryzen 9 3900X at the top of the heap (which was later eclipsed by the Ryzen 9 3950X). Today, AMD is expanding its lineup at the entry-level position with two new desktop processors, along with a new value-focused motherboard chipset. Starting off with the processors, AMD has announced the Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X, both of which are based on 7nm Zen 2 microarchitecture. AMD is really gunning for Intel in the budget sector, as both of these processors include 4 cores with SMT enabled, meaning that they can execute 8 threads. The Ryzen... Read more...
AMD has been making some steady gains in desktop market share with its Ryzen 3000 processors, and has even showed some great promise with its newly released Ryzen 4000 mobile processors. But another segment that is incredibly crucial to AMD with respect to margins is the server market.  Intel has long been a dominant force in this sector, but AMD is two generations in with EPYC, and is in a stronger position than it has been in years. Zen 2-based EPYC 7002 processors have already been gaining attention from customers with configurations topping out with 64 cores/128 threads and today, AMD is introducing three new EPYC 7Fx2 Series processors that look to put... Read more...
Hewlett-Packard is no stranger to using Ryzen processors in its desktops and laptops, and the company is further showing its confidence in AMD with the launch of new ProBook 445 G7 and 455 G7 business laptops. Both machines are powered by AMD's new Ryzen 4000 processors, which feature integrated Radeon Vega GPUs. The smaller of the two is the ProBook 445 G7, which features a 14-inch display available in HD and Full HD resolutions, all of which feature an anti-glare coating. Base systems come with the Ryzen 3 4300U APU, while the step-up option is the Ryzen 5 4500U. Those that require a bit more power at their disposal can opt for the Ryzen 7 4700U (2GHz base clock, 4.2GHz max boost).... Read more...
Last month, AMD fired a shot across Intel's bow with the launch of the Ryzen 4000 series of mobile processors. Promising strong performance across-the-board, a potent Radeon Vega-based IGP onboard, and respectable power efficiency (see our ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 review), AMD is poised to make some big gains in the laptop market. However, when even the 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 9 4900H isn't enough for your mobile needs, the folks over at ORGIN PC have something decidedly more powerful in mind. The company announced today that its EON15-X gaming laptop is now available with up to a Ryzen 9 3900X processor. As you probably already know, this is a desktop-class processor with a TDP of... Read more...
Two weeks ago, AMD officially launches its Zen 2-based Ryzen 4000 mobile processor family, which is available in both H-Series (gaming/creative laptops) and U-Series (premium ultraportables). AMD's Ryzen 4000 processor family represents AMD's most comprehensive and performance-packed counter to Intel's mobile Core processors in years, and Acer is among the first to fully embrace them. Acer today has announced the Swift 3 (SF314-42) and Swift 5 (A515-44) laptops. Starting off with the former, it's a thin-and-light laptop featuring AMD's 8-core/8-thread Ryzen 7 4700U processor. This processor features 12MB of cache along with base/boost clocks of 2GHz and 4.1GHz respectively. The Ryzen... Read more...
Both Sony and Microsoft have next-generation consoles scheduled to come out this year with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X respectively. While both companies have stuck to "Holiday 2020" guidance, some have wondered aloud if the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic would delay the introduction of both consoles. Sony is looking to reassure both skittish gamers and investors that production is on track with the PlayStation 5. While speaking with Bloomberg, Sony confirmed that the coronavirus will have no "notable impact" on the console, and that it is still on track to launch at the end of 2020. If all goes according to plan, the PlayStation 5 will debut roughly seven years after its... Read more...
Sony was the first out of the gate to reveal details on its next-generation game console: the PlayStation 5. Sony first told us about the PlayStation 5 in April 2019 and confirmed that the console would be powered by an AMD Zen 2-based processor, Navi GPU, and that it would have an ultra-fast SSD for storage. It was later revealed that the DualShock 5 controller would support haptic feedback.  Today, however, Sony is giving us a true "deep dive" into the architecture of the PlayStation 5, much like how Microsoft has already done with its competing Xbox Series X. Not surprisingly, specs are very similar to that of the Xbox Series X with an 8-core/16-thread Zen 2 CPU... Read more...
While Sony has been holding things incredibly close to the vest with its PlayStation 5, Microsoft has been very forthcoming with information on its Xbox Series X. Nowhere is that more evident with today's full specs dump on the console, which is packing some very impressive hardware. Starting off with some of the stuff that we already knew, we're looking at an AMD Zen 2-based processor design, which feature a total of 8 cores. However, Microsoft today confirms that the custom chip is clocked at 3.8GHz by default, or 3.66GHz if SMT is enabled. The Radeon RDNA 2 GPU is rated at 12 TFLOPs (which was previously announced), but Microsoft is confirming that the GPU is cooked at... Read more...
According to a recent leak, the very first Ryzen 4000 Renoir-based laptops could be launching as soon as next Monday. However, these aren't the only Ryzen 4000 processors on the docket from AMD; a new leak confirms that Ryzen 4000 desktop-based APUs will be arriving soon. First of all, let's clear up any potential confusion. These Ryzen 4000 APUs will use the AM4 socket and will be based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture. They also feature integrated Radeon GPUs. The forthcoming Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs, however, will be based on 7nm Zen 3 architecture and do not include onboard graphics. According to the leak from _rogame, the unnamed Ryzen 4000 APU has a stated frequency of 3.5GHz and... Read more...
AMD first announced its Ryzen 4000 family of Zen 2 mobile processors back at CES 2020, and it appears that the wait for shipping laptops featuring these new chips will soon be over. So far, AMD has announced Renoir processors ranging from the Ryzen 3 4300U (4-core/4-thread) to the Ryzen 7 4800H (8-core/16-thread). Seen below is the [official] lineup that AMD has already announced for the Ryzen 4000 mobile Zen 2 CPU family: Ryzen 7 4800H: 8 cores / 16 threads, 2.9GHz to 4.2GHz, 8MB L3 cache, 45W TDP Ryzen 5 4600H: 6 cores / 12 threads, 3GHz to 4GHz, 8MB L3 cache, 45W TDP Ryzen 7 4800U: 8 cores / 16 threads, 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz, 8MB L3 cache, 15W TDP Ryzen 7 4700U: 8 cores / 8 threads, 2GHz... Read more...
It's been a while since we covered CPU market share figures for German eTailer Mindfactory, but the numbers are in for January and February, and AMD once again is dominating the market. AMD saw an uptick in adoption when it introduced its first- and second-generation Ryzen processors, but the third-generation Ryzen 3000 family has been absolutely crushing it with respect to sales performance. Mindfactory's numbers feature a mixture of January and February processor sales. The pie chart below shows CPU market share figures for January, and reveal that AMD garnered a whopping 85 percent of the market. That left Intel scraping by with just 15 percent of the CPU market in Germany. Looking at... Read more...
We are eagerly awaiting the launch of laptops running's AMD's latest generation mobile Ryzen 4000 series processors, which are built around the company's 7-nanometer Zen 2 CPU architecture. Zen 2 in mobile form is certainly enticing. Will it be worth the wait, though? Some newly leaked benchmarks may provide a partial answer to that question. You may have noticed that we have covered a lot of leaks lately. Twitter user and prominent leaker APISAK has been on fire, and deserves another tip of the the hat for spotting some Geekbench entries supposedly starring AMD's Ryzen 7 4800H mobile CPU. We'll get to those in a moment, but first let's go over the specifications. The Ryzen 7 4800H is AMD's top... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you a hot deal on AMD's previous generation Ryzen 5 2600X processor, which rang up at a low, low price of $99 at MicroCenter -- $50 off its usual asking price. MicroCenter also has some other compelling deals for AMD enthusiasts looking for something on the complete opposite end of the spectrum with respect to performance. MicroCenter is currently running a deal on the Ryzen 9 3950X, which is the flagship processor in AMD's Ryzen 3000 consumer desktop family. It wasn't until recently that retailers even had sufficient availability of this processor, so it's somewhat surprising to see this healthy discount on the chip. The retailer is selling the processor... Read more...
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