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Last month, AMD made the 3rd Generation Ryzen 3000XT series processors official after weeks of leaks and speculation. In case you missed the original announcement, Ryzen 3000XT series processors are tweaked versions of the original 3000X series products, but with higher clocks and the ability to maintain turbo frequencies longer, to boost overall performance. The “XT” branding, which is being used for the first time on a Ryzen processor, is a call-back to AMD’s top-end GPU components. The 3000XT line-up consists of three processors – the Ryzen 5 3600XT, the Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 9 3900XT. At their core, these three processors are nearly identical to their respective... Read more...
AMD maintains a whole bunch of different Ryzen processor lines, spread out across both mobile and desktop. As it applies to the latter, we are still waiting for AMD to officially launch its Ryzen 4000 Pro series combining Zen 2 CPU cores with enhanced Vega graphics. They are basically APUs, a term AMD does not use anymore. While we wait, a fresh leak has seemingly revealed the specifications and pricing for several models. The Ryzen 4000 designation is a little confusing, because AMD's latest-generation desktop processors based on Zen 2 comprise the Ryzen 3000 series. This is my one pet peeve with AMD's resurgence—it's processors are excellent, but the inconsistent model labeling across... Read more...
Then it comes to HEDT processors available on the market right now, there's the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X; and then there's everybody else. The processor's claim to fame is that it's based on AMD's versatile 7nm Zen 2 architecture, decked out with 64 physical cores and 128 threads for multi-threaded domination. While we would expect that anyone that could plunk down nearly $4,000 for a Threadripper 3990X would be using it for high-end rendering, editing, or computational modeling work, one redditor has found a rather innovative way to use the processor in Windows 10. Kenny_Stryker in the PC Master Race subreddit used software that allows you to specify a workload for each individual core/thread,... Read more...
The Zen 2 CPU architecture has been kind to AMD, and to customers as well, who have many options in the Zen 2 space. That includes the launch of refreshed "XT" processors that will go on sale in July: Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT. Those are not the only new Zen 2 parts bound for the desktop. While not yet announced, AMD is expected to roll out updated desktop APUs, including several Pro models that are the subject of the latest leak. At this moment in time, AMD's lineup of Pro desktop APUs still do not advance past AMD's previous generation Zen+ architecture. However, there have been several leaks and rumors pointing to upcoming Ryzen 4000G APUs, which are essentially desktop... Read more...
It looks as though the rumors were accurate… again. AMD this morning just made its Ryzen 3000XT family of processors official, and the increased boost clocks are now confirmed for the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 9 3900XT, which will be available for sale on July 7th. Previous leaks were all over the place with respect to clock speeds for these new processors, but the chart below gives us a clear picture of what to expect: As you can see, unlike what was stated with the previous leaked reports, there are no increases to the base clocks for these three new processors. Instead, we see mere 100MHz boost frequency increases for the Ryzen 5 3600XT and Ryzen... Read more...
For the past month, more information has been leaking out regarding AMD’s Matisse Refresh Ryzen 3000XT processors. Based on the information that we’ve gleaned from our previous reporting, AMD is set to launch the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 9 3900XT with higher clocks their non-XT counterparts to battle Intel’s new Comet Lake-S family, The latest bit of news that points to the impending release of these new Matisse Refresh processors comes from the Amazon’s Italian language website. The site featured product listings for both the Ryzen 5 3600XT and Ryzen 9 3900XT, however, there was no listing found for the Ryzen 7 3800XT. The Ryzen 5 3600XT... Read more...
AMD has had a remarkable run with its Zen 2 architecture for the mainstream market, starting first with the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, and more recently with the Ryzen 4000 APUs for laptops. Given that Ryzen 3000 processors have been on the market for nearly a year now, pricing is more affordable than ever before, even on higher-end SKUs like the Ryzen 7 3700X. When the processor originally launched back in July 2019, it was priced at $329. However, MicroCenter is currently selling the Ryzen 7 3700X for an incredibly low $259.99. As with most MicroCenter deals, this is available only at physical brick and mortar locations, which means that you have to order online and pick it up in store... Read more...
AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 3990X isn’t for everyone, but it is no doubt an impressive piece of silicon that doesn’t really have a rival in the High-End Desktop (HEDT) market. The processor comes with an MSRP of $3,990, which is well beyond the budget of most enthusiasts out there that are used to paying a few hundred bucks for a Ryzen 5 or Ryzen 7 processor. However, there are many that will gladly pay that price of entry for the performance that it delivers. Luckily for those in the market for the Threadripper 3990X, Amazon is currently running a sale that knocks a considerable $540 off the price, bringing it down to just $3,449.99. That big savings could be put towards... Read more...
Are you getting ready to build a new PC? If so, check out this latest deal on AMD's Ryzen 5 3600. It is an excellent processor based on AMD's latest generation Zen 2 CPU architecture, and it is on sale at Amazon for $167. That nearly matches the lowest price it has ever been (outside of buying it used), and is a heck of a bargain. The Ryzen 5 3600 is a 6-core/12-thread CPU with a 3.6GHz base clock and up to a 4.2GHz boost clock. It also features 32MB of L3 cache and 3MB of L2 cache, and has a 65W TDP. As a Zen 2 part, it is built on a 7-nanometer FinFET manufacturing process. While not the fastest CPU on the market, it is certainly a capable chip for gaming, content creation, and so forth. AMD... Read more...
It appears that the cat is completely out of the bag in regards to AMD's upcoming Matisse Refresh processors. Over the past week, we've learned quite a lot about these processors, and it seems as though AMD had been planning this move all along as a counterattack to Intel's Comet Lake-S family of processors that just launched. The Matisse Refresh (Zen 2) family of processors consists of the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 9 3900XT. All three [allegedly] have higher base/boost clocks than the processors that they are replacing, and new 3DMark listings have reported the clock speeds of the latter two processors. The 3DMark listings shows that the Ryzen 7 3800XT... Read more...
What began as a trickle of information on AMD’s upcoming new processors is now turning into a flood. We first heard reports that AMD would release two new Zen 2 "Matisse Refresh" processors on Friday, and by Saturday, that number had grown to three new processors: the Ryzen 5 3600XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and the Ryzen 9 3900XT. That last report indicated that all of the chips would have higher base/boost clocks and "enhanced overclock support". Today, we're learning more about the three chips; specifically, when it comes to their clock speeds. Intel has been adamant about boosting clock speeds on its 10th generation Comet Lake-S processors -- at the expense of added... Read more...
Yesterday, we reported on a rumor that indicated that AMD was working on new "Matisse Refresh" processors that would launch in June alongside the new B550 motherboards. According to that thin rumor, AMD was working on a Ryzen 7 3750X and Ryzen 7 3850X. We're now getting some additional clarity thanks to a new report. According to this latest news, we can throw those previous Ryzen names out the door, and add one more into the mix. What's interesting is that AMD is allegedly adding an "XT" to the end of these processor models, which will include: Ryzen 9 3900XT Ryzen 7 3800XT Ryzen 5 3600XT As you might have guessed from the rumored names, these are replacements for the Ryzen 9 3900X, Ryzen... Read more...
Intel officially launched its 10th generation Comet Lake-S desktop processor family earlier this week, and the chips deliver some strong performance with some equally voracious power consumption – especially with respect to the flagship Core i9-10900K. AMD has not been sitting idle, however, and we reported yesterday that there has been some downward movements on Zen 2 pricing, with the Ryzen 9 3900X hitting a low $389 at MicroCenter. According to some fresh rumors making the rounds to end the work week, AMD is preparing to launch two new Ryzen 3000 SKUs to counter the incoming Comet Lake-S onslaught. The two rumored chips are the Ryzen 7 3750X and Ryzen 7... Read more...
The wait is on for AMD to refresh its desktop APU (accelerated processing unit) lineup. Or as AMD likes to say these days, "Ryzen Processors with Radeon Vega Graphics," because apparently "APU" is out of style. Call it whatever you want, a new leak just highlighted what looks to be the entire stack of AMD's next generation desktop chips with integrated graphics. What these chips consist of are the latest generation Zen 2 CPU cores built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, paired with upgraded Vega graphics. Well, we assume AMD will stick with Vega for another round, because that is what the company used for its mobile "Renoir" APUs (or "Ryzen Mobile Processors with Radeon Graphics"). We have... Read more...
AMD came out swinging when it debuted its Ryzen 4000 Zen 2 processors, which represent the company’s latest salvo against Intel in the laptop market. Not only do these mobile “Renoir”  processors have excellent performance with up to 8 cores and 16 threads, but their 7nm process tech has enabled incredibly power efficient laptops like the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14. We’re now learning of an alleged new member of the Ryzen 4000 “U Series” with the impending arrival of a Ryzen 9 4900U. This would be the new flagship processor for thin and light notebooks, and carries with it an 8-core/16-thread configuration. AMD Ryzen 9 4900UAMD Majolica-RN pic.twitter.com/HaUn8PG5Cc—... Read more...
It stands to reason that at some point, AMD will introduce a new round of desktop processors based on its Zen 2 CPU architecture, with onboard Radeon graphics. Essentially an APU (accelerated processing unit), even though AMD does not use that term these days. Perhaps one of those upcoming chips, the Ryzen 7 4700G, has made a cameo in a benchmark leak. Before we get to that, let's talk the Zen 2 lineup. There are few categories. On the desktop, they include the Ryzen 3000 "Matisse" series (regular and Pro variants) and Ryzen Threadripper 3000 "Castle Peak" series. For servers, there is the EPYC 7000 "Rome" series. And on mobile, AMD recently introduced its Ryzen 4000 "Renoir" CPUs. Desktop APUs... Read more...
There's a lot movement in the AMD camp these days with respect to its processors. Just this week, we gave you a performance review of the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X processors and they'll likely be paired up with budget-minded B550 motherboards. And there’s word that Renoir-based Ryzen 4000 APUs are right around the corner. We're now learning that ASUS has a family of A520 motherboards that are on the horizon, which will be even cheaper than their B550 counterparts. ASUS is reportedly delivering five A520 motherboards: PRIME A520M-A PRIME A520M-E PRIME A520M-K TUF GAMING A520M-A TUF GAMING A520M-PLUS B550 motherboards aren't as feature-packed as those featuring the X570 chipset,... Read more...
Back in early March, which seems like ages ago considering the past two months we’ve gone through, we received our first glimpse at AMD’s upcoming Renoir-based Ryzen 4000 (Zen 2) desktop processors. As you might expect, these processors are cut from the same cloth as AMD’s Ryzen 4000 mobile processors and feature integrated Radeon graphics – something that’s missing from AMD’s mainline Ryzen 3000 (Zen 2) desktop processors. New benchmarks making the rounds this week have uncovered two SKUs, both with 8 cores; although it’s unknown if these chips are SMT-enabled. The first chip is clocked at 3GHz, while the second chip comes in at 3.5GHz.... Read more...
AMD announced a pair of new Ryzen 3 processors a couple of weeks back, designed to drive its Zen 2 microarchitecture down into even more affordable price points. These new processors, the Ryzen 3 3100 and Ryzen 3 3300X, are the latest entry-level, quad-core processors in the Ryzen family. Over and above disabling a few cores and tweaking clocks, however, AMD’s got a couple of additional tricks up its sleeve with these new CPUs – more on that in just a bit. In addition to the processors, AMD also announced the new, lower-priced B550 chipset is coming to an array of affordable Socket AM4 motherboards. Like the flagship X570 that launched alongside higher-end Ryzen 3000 series processors,... Read more...
Lenovo announced today that it is spreading AMD Ryzen 4000 love deeper into its laptop range, and has provided us with some availability dates for Ryzen 4000-powered notebooks that it announced earlier this year at CES 2020. Kicking things off is the addition of Ryzen 4000 SKUs to the existing ThinkPad E14 and E15 product families. The current ThinkPad E14 and E15 are available with 10th generation Intel Core i3, i5, and i7 Ice Lake processors. However, these new AMD-fueled machines will be available with up to a Ryzen 7 4700U processor (2GHz base, 4.1GHz boost) backed by integrated Radeon graphics. ThinkPad E15 The Intel versions of the ThinkPad E14 and E15 are available with... Read more...
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...
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