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HyperX is kicking it up a notch with a new family of Fury DDR4 RGB memory modules that are supported on both the latest Intel and AMD Zen 2 CPU platforms. HyperX boasts Plug N Play functionality with automatic overclocking and XMP-ready profiles for optimizing the memory performance on Intel systems. The Fury DDR4 RGB modules support latencies of CL15 or CL16 (depending on capacity) in single, dual, or quad module kits. Dual module kits are available in capacities of 16GB or 32GB, while quad module kits are available in 32GB or 64GB capacities. Memory speeds as low as 2400MHz are supported and officially rated at up to 3466MHz. HyperX guarantees the 3466MHz speed rating and backs all of the modules... Read more...
What appears to be another third-generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor has made an appearance on Geekbench, this time wielding 32 physical cores and 64 threads to throw at workloads. The entry points to a "Sharkstooth" part with a 3.6GHZ base frequency and 128MB (16MB x 8) of L3 cache, along with 16MB of L2 cache. The Sharkstooth nomenclature is interesting—it also appeared in a leaked UserBenchmark entry last month with what is also thought to be a third-generation Threadripper chip, albeit with 16 cores and 32 threads. We have also seen "Castle Peak" thrown around as a codename for the next round of Threadripper processors based on AMD's Zen 2 CPU architecture. Naming aside, the... Read more...
Sony has been surprisingly vocal about its upcoming PlayStation 5, first giving us details about the game console back in April. We know that the PlayStation 5 will be a 4K gaming beast, it will be based on AMD Ryzen 3000 and Navi architectures, and that it will have an incredibly fast SSD to dramatically lower game load times. Now we're getting an idea of what kind of performance we might see from the Navi-based GPU. This information comes to us from Twitter user Komachi, who has previously given us details on the upcoming PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlett. According to Komachi, there are currently engineering samples for the PlayStation 5’s Oberon APU running... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors have made a positive impact on the PC enthusiast market, the likes of which we haven't seen in years. From a performance-per-dollar standpoint, AMD's disruptive Zen 2 architecture offers a strong value proposition for new desktop PC builders from all walks of life and for many use cases including gaming, content creation and other workstation-class requirements. In fact, we were so impressed by Ryzen 3000 series processors in our launch review, that we decided we needed to have AMD's new architecture in our production flow here at HotHardware. This also presented us with an opportunity to call upon a few industry friends like Maingear Computers, Gigabyte, EVGA... Read more...
AMD has officially taken the wraps off its second generation EPYC 7002 series processors. The EPYC 7002 series builds upon the success of the original EPYC processors by leveraging the Zen 2 microarchitecture, which is also at the heart of the recently released Ryzen 3000 series desktop parts. EPYC 7002 series processors maintain platform compatibility with existing first-gen EPYC parts, but significantly increase the platform’s capabilities in aggregate and per socket, and introduce a number of new features as well. In terms of the microarchitecture, all of the benefits Zen 2 afforded the desktop have an impact on EPYC 7002 series processors, codenamed Rome. AMD has made a number of enhancements... 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 President of IBM, where should would replace current chief Ginni Rometty. Also featured in the report was the assumption that recent AMD hire Rick Bergman – who previously served as CEO of Synaptics – would take over the CEO role following’s Su’s departure according to WCCFTech. Given how instrumental Su has been in turning around... Read more...
The last time that we reported on CPU sales data from German eTailer Mindfactory (which was colorfully compiled by Ingebor), AMD's family of Ryzen 2000 processors was putting a serious hurting on Intel's long-running dominance in the field. AMD's aggressive pricing along with the overall excellent performance of Zen+ processors put the company at a competitive advantage over Intel's offerings. Here we are a few months later and AMD is continuing to eat Intel's lunch per Mindfactory sales data. AMD has steadily been increasing its market share, and even its revenue share compared to Intel, which is quite interesting to say the least. Being that these numbers are from July, this was the... Read more...
The first batch of Navi cards are solid efforts by AMD—both the Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700 do a good job of competing with comparatively priced graphics cards from NVIDIA. That said, the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is still the king of the hill. AMD does not have a card to compete with that beast, but company CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed that high-end Navi cards are coming. We already had more than an inkling of that, of course—it is widely expected that a separate round of Navi cards will bolster performance and introduce ray tracing support. The latter has already been confirmed by Sony, with regards to the custom Navi GPU that will be inside its PlayStation 5 next year, and the... Read more...
Earlier this month, G.Skill fully embraced AMD's brand new Ryzen 3000 processors and the complimenting X570 motherboards. At the time, G.Skill was promoting Trident Z Neo memory that topped out at heady DDR4-3600 speeds. Today, however, the Trident Z Neo family gets a boost to 3800MHz speeds. The new memory kits have timings of CL14-16-16-36 and are available in two DIMM kits: 8GBx2 (16GB) or 8GBx4 (32GB). According to G.Skill, the modules are constructed using Samsung's legendary B-dies and will stand up to the rigors of overclocking that they will be subject to in the hands of enthusiasts. Trident Z Neo DDR4-3800 bandwidth testing One thing that we should mention is that given its... Read more...
With the launch of AMD's X570 Ryzen 3000 platform, PCIe 4.0 support is now available to the masses. Although the physical support is there, actual hardware that can take advantage of PCIe 4.0 is not exactly plentiful. There is AMD's own Radeon RX 5700 family of GPUs and a handful of PCIe 4.0 SSDs. On that last front, Sabrent's 1TB Rocket NVMe SSD, which uses Toshiba 96-layer BiCS4 TLC NAND, is now steeply discounted not long after it was first made available to the public. The SSD is listed on Amazon at a price of $199.98, which represents a 40 percent discount from its usual price $319.99.  That price gets you amazing transfer speeds that are unmatched by today's... Read more...
AMD took the PC enthusiast community by storm with the release of its 7nm Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 processors, and a new leak suggests that the company is looking to expand the family and fill in some gaps with respect to pricing. A Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) listing has been uncovered that makes reference to three unannounced processors: the Ryzen 9 3900, Ryzen 7 3700, Ryzen 5 3500. The Ryzen 3900X is currently the most potent [available] Ryzen 3000 processor from AMD, and has 12 cores, 24 threads, and a 105W TDP. The new Ryzen 3900 (minus the X) is also a 12-core/24-thread part, but features a much lower 65W TDP. Moving down the line, there's also a Ryzen 7 3700 which matches... Read more...
Will we ever see another Ryzen Threadripper processor out of AMD? The answer is a resounding 'yes', and a new benchmark database entry may provide a first look at the specs of one of the presumably lower end versions of the upcoming Threadripper 3000 series. At a glance, the entry certain looks plausible, at the very least. It should be pointed out that AMD has already confirmed it plans on releasing another generation of Threadripper CPUs. This was not always obvious—one of AMD's more recent roadmap slides had omitted the Threadripper entry that had appeared on previous roadmap slides. However, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su said in no uncertain terms we will "definitely see more" Threadripper products.... Read more...
By all accounts, AMD knocked it out of the park when it launched the Ryzen 3000 family of 7nm Zen 2 processors earlier this month (check out our review here). Not only did AMD strengthen its position with multi-threaded performance (long a strong suit), but the company also beefed up its sometimes lacking single-threaded performance. Couple the excellent all-around performance with attractive price points, and you can see why enthusiasts have been quick to snap up the processors. However, there's one particular SKU that has proved to be elusive to enthusiasts: the Ryzen 9 3900X. This is the current flagship of the Ryzen 3000 family; well, at least until the Ryzen 9 3950X arrives in September.... Read more...
Well, this is interesting—benchmark results for a mysterious AMD "Flute" chip have popped up online, leading some people to speculate that it is an early sample of the custom system-on-chip (SoC) that will find its way into Microsoft's upcoming Project Scarlett console. We cannot say for sure if that it is what it really is, but the reported specs are at least intriguing. Project Scarlett, if you are not aware, is the codename for Microsoft's next-generation Xbox console. It is expected to debut sometime in 2020, just as Sony will be releasing a PlayStation 5 console during the same year. Both systems are being built around AMD hardware, each with its own custom SoC featuring a Zen 2 processor... Read more...
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