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During her CES2021 keynote address, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, along with a handful of partners, revealed the AMD Ryzen 5000 series mobile processors. At that event, the overall line-up and a few details were disclosed, and over the course of CES many design wins were announced by multiple OEMs as well. Shortly thereafter though, AMD hosted an additional deep-dive briefing and discussed a number of additional details regarding the Ryzen 5000 Mobile Series. And today, we’re able to disclose to you additional details of AMD's robust new laptop platform, but before we do, a bit of a recap is probably in order... Ryzen 5000 Series Zen 3 Mobile Processor Line-Up Recap There is a wide array of new... Read more...
This is shaping up to be an exiting year in PC hardware (pending sufficient inventory levels). At CES 2021 last week, AMD formally introduced its Ryzen 5000 series of mobile processors, most of which are based on Zen 3 (a few are Zen 2 parts). Likewise, AMD's hardware partners announced upcoming laptops based on its newest CPU stack. One of those is the ASUS ROG Flow X13, which has found its way onto Geekbench outfitted with a Ryzen 9 5980HS. Among its mobile peers, the Ryzen 9 5980HS sits second from the top, only behind the Ryzen 9 5980HX. It sports an 8-core/16-thread design, with a 3.0GHz base clock and 4.8GHz boost clock, along with 20MB of L3 cache and a 35W TDP. Here is a look at the complete... Read more...
AMD offered up a preview of its upcoming third-generation EPYC "Milan" server processors, based on its 7-nanometer Zen 3 architecture. According to AMD, its next round of EPYC chips will "reset the bar for data computing" with class leading performance (per core and throughput). On the heels of a lofty claim, several supposed SKUs have leaked, offering up core and thread counts, clockspeeds, cache details, and TDP. The leaks are coming in at a more rapid pace these days, suggesting a launch is imminent. Earlier this week, for example, we caught wind of a 32-core/64-thread EPYC 7543 processor making an appearance at Geekbench (a common destination for unreleased hardware). One of the takeaways... Read more...
AMD finally had some things to say about its upcoming EPYC "Milan" processors based on Zen 3. During the company's keynote at CES, a slide shown behind CEO Dr. Lisa Su touted the company's third-gen EPYC processors as being the world's highest-performance x86 server CPUs, in terms of per-core and throughput. More than just lip service, a benchmark leak suggests AMD was not blowing smoke. While AMD teased its third-generation EPYC chips at CES, the company stopped short of an actual launch or naming any specific SKUs. Instead, it focused on some general information and claims, like offering superior total cost of ownership. AMD also showed a demo whereby a pair of 32-core EPYC Milan processors... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa kicked off the company’s highly-anticipated CES 2021 keynote with some discussion about the importance of high-performance computing and the gaming industry in general. She talked about the latest AMD-powered game consoles and the recent launch of the Radeon RX 6000 series, otherwise known as “Big Navi”. Dr. Su also used the big stage to chat with a number of key AMD partners, like Panos Panay, Microsoft Chief Product Officer; HP’s President and CEO Enrique Lores, François Chardavoine; the head of technology for Lucasfilm and ILM; Lewis Hamilton and Toto Wolff from Mercedes; and Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang “YY” Yuanqing. Over the course... Read more...
It is widely expected that AMD will announce some new chips at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), including a line of mobile CPUs based on Zen 3. Might we also see a fresh batch of Ryzen processors with Radeon graphics, too? Time will tell. Otherwise known as an APU, a recent benchmark leak highlighted one of the APUs that will eventually see the light of day (presumably), that being the Ryzen 7 5700G. AMD does not use the term APU (accelerated processing unit) these days, but no matter term you want to run with, these chips combine CPU and GPU cores in the same package. The company's top APU offering right now is the Ryzen 7 4700G for OEMs. Based on Zen 2 (codenamed Renoir), the chip features... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 5000 CPUs are still fairly hard to come by. The company delivered world-beating performance at reasonable prices, which has only driven up demand. However, scarcity and selling out every CPU the company makes hasn't stopped the Red Team from working up a full lineup of Ryzen CPUs for its AM4 platform. We fully expected AMD to hit additional price points with Zen 3 derivatives to keep all the various segments of the market happy, and it seems like the company is doing just that, according to the most recent leak. It probably will surprise nobody to find out AMD has a "non-X" version of its Ryzen 7 CPUs in the works. This one goes by the name Ryzen 7 5800, and will likely have the same... Read more...
AMD released its Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 desktop processor family in late 2020, and the company will soon be launching its Ryzen 5000 mobile processors, presumably next week at CES 2021. However, two new processors have been outed from an unlikely place: the USB-IF.  The two processors in question are the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G and the Ryzen 9 5980HX. There are unfortunately no specs associated with the product listings, although we'd assume that the Ryzen 7 5700G is a desktop-based Cezanne Zen 3 processor with integrated graphics. Based on what we know about mobile versions of Cezanne, this will likely be an 8-core/16-thread processor once released. The Ryzen 7 5700G... Read more...
The situation surrounding the latest generation PC gaming hardware is both frustrating and annoying—certain desirable items are in short supply, and scripted bots only exacerbate things. So imagine finally getting your hands on a Ryzen 5000 series CPU, only for it to arrive damaged, as if Ace Ventura was the delivery person. Unfortunately for an unlucky chap on Reddit, no imagination is needed. After waiting two months to get their hands on a Ryzen 5000 series CPU—any Zen 3 CPU—they finally scored one, a Ryzen 5 5600X. Normally that would be cause for elation, but any good feelings quickly turned sour when the thing arrived, sent out in a soft pack mailer. The result is what... Read more...
AMD may have unleashed its Zen 3 architecture to the public in 2020, but this is the year that its latest generation CPU architecture will really spread its wings. In the coming months, the Ryzen 5000 series on the desktop will become more readily available (we hope, anyway), and Zen 3 will also be ported over to mobile (Cezanne). And on top of those things, AMD is not finished with its Ryzen Threadripper lineup just yet, as a new leak indicates. Maintaining a high-end desktop (HEDT) family may seem redundant when AMD's mainstream desktop line scales to 16 cores and 32 threads (Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 3950X). However, in the past, Threadripper has come out with higher amounts of cache and expanded... Read more...
The age-old battle between AMD and Intel became interesting again when the former launched its Zen architecture in 2017, followed by Zen+ in 2018 and especially Zen 3 earlier this year. For the most part, Zen 3 put AMD ahead of its rival, in terms of overall performance, but will Intel retake the lead when Rocket Lake-S arrives next year? Geekbench may provide a clue. Rocket Lake-S is the codename for Intel's 11th Gen Core desktop processors featuring Cypress Cove cores, due out early next year. Unless things change, it will be Intel's last major consumer architecture built on a 14-nanometer node. Hoping to go out with a bang, Intel claims Rocket Lake-S will deliver a double-digit percent IPC... Read more...
You might be having a difficult time finding a Ryzen 5000 series processor in stock (and priced according to the MSRP), but when you do manage to get your hands on one (if you are in the market for a Zen 3 chip, that is), there will be an updated third-party utility waiting for you to help get the most out of your chip. I'm talking about ClockTuner for Ryzen (CTR), which has just been updated to version 2.0. CTR is a relatively new utility developed by Yuri Bubliy (@1usmus on Twitter), the same person responsible for the popular DRAM calculator for Ryzen utility. It offers finer grain control over certain Ryzen CPUs, to enable potentially higher overclocks and better overall performance. And... Read more...
AMD and Intel are sitting pretty on Zen 3 and Comet Lake, respectively, but neither architecture represents the end game for either company. More chips are on the horizon, both on the desktop and in mobile. As it pertains to upcoming processor launches, there is a bevy of leaks to digest, including an Intel Rocket Lake-S desktop CPU and several AMD Ryzen 5000H mobile processors. Starting with Rocket Lake-S, this is the architecture that will debut next year and the first from Intel to bring PCI Express 4.0 support to the desktop. Intel is claiming double-digit gains in instructions per clock (IPC) performance over Comet Lake. Incidentally, these next-gen CPUs will still be leveraging Intel's... Read more...
You're getting a Zen 3 processor, and you're getting a Zen 3 processor, and YOU'RE getting a Zen 3 processor...sorry, I don't know what came over me there. The truth of the matter of is, Zen 3 is hard to come by right now. It's also an awesome architecture, and is headed to mobile, likely very soon. The continued barrage of leaks says so, like this latest one highlighting a Ryzen 7 5800H. The "H" designation means it is intended for high-performance laptops, whereas U-series mobile processors are to the go-to silicon chips for thin and light systems. Zen 3 will manifest in both categories, and if the rumors are correct, it will sit alongside Zen 2 within the same 5000 series designation, as odd... Read more...
AMD launched its Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 desktop CPU family back in early November to great acclaim. Performance across the board was off the charts, which has of course led to incredible demand, making it nearly impossible to find a processor in stock. The next big Zen 3 launch from AMD will be with the Ryzen 5000 mobile processor family, which will likely arrive in early 2021.  ASUS will be among the many OEMs that will adopt the new Ryzen 5000 mobile processors in its TUF Gaming laptops. In this case, Expert.de had a product listing for the TUF Gaming A17 (FA706QM), which is a 17-inch gaming laptop, and it spilled out the beans on its specifications. Under the hood,... Read more...
Zen 3-based Ryzen processors showed some really outstanding performance on the desktop when we looked at the Ryzen 9 5900X and 5950X. In the high-performance computing server space, though, 12 to 16 cores is the bare minimum, and systems only scale up from there. AMD has yet to announce its Zen 3 EPYC CPU platform, codenamed Milan, but configuration and performance scores are starting to leak online. The core count is purportedly huge and the performance looks to be through the roof.  Thanks to leaker ExecutableFix on Twitter, we've learned that the EPYC 7763 is a Zen 3 chip with 64 cores, giving it 128 hardware threads with symmetric multithreading, which is paired up with 256 MB of L3... Read more...
It is safe to assume AMD will be unveiling a new generation of mobile processors, in part because it would be silly (and very bad for business) if that did not happen. What we are waiting on, however, are the details. Official details will have to wait, but in lieu of an actual announcement, it appears an online retailer has spilled the beans on several of AMD's upcoming Ryzen 5000H an Ryzen 5000U processors for laptops. The Ryzen 5000 series already exists on the desktop, and as we saw in our Ryzen 9 5950X and 5900X review, AMD's Zen 3 architecture dominates. And so we are eager to see Zen 3 ported over to mobile. There is a potential 'gotcha' however, that being a mix of Zen 2 and Zen 3 within... Read more...
There is an interesting development in the land of leaks, which pertains to AMD's upcoming mobile Ryzen 5000 series. I emphasize "mobile" because AMD has already launched its desktop Ryzen 5000 series, based on its Zen 3 CPU architecture. Zen 3 will eventually find its way to laptops, and over at Geekbench (where else?), there is a new entry for a never-before referenced Ryzen 9 5900HX SKU. What makes this latest entry so curious is not the fact that it is an unreleased mobile part—there have been several leaks of those already. However, the "HX" suffix is new one to us, and one plausible explanation is that it refers to an unlocked multiplier, for enthusiast and gaming laptops with overclocking... Read more...
One of AMD's upcoming mobile CPUs based on its Zen 3 architecture has made a benchmark appearance at Geekbench, that being the unannounced Ryzen 7 5800H. According to past leaks, this is one of several mobile CPUs on tap from AMD, which will be split between Zen 3 (Cezanne) and Zen 2 (Lucienne) models, with this particular SKU aimed at higher performing laptops. Up to this point, the majority of mobile CPU leaks have centered on AMD's lower power Ryzen 5000U series, and specifically the following models... Ryzen 7 5800U (Zen 3): 8 cores/16 threads, 2GHz to 4.4GHz, 16MB L3, 8 Vega CUs at 2GHz Ryzen 7 5700U (Zen 2): 8 cores/16 threads, 1.8GHz to 4.3GHz, 8MB L3, 8 Vega CUs at 1.9GHz Ryzen 5 5600U... Read more...
Eventually AMD will get around to porting its Zen 3 architecture over to its mobile CPUs. Exactly when remains to be seen, but perhaps sooner than later, if the handful of leaks we have covered are any indication. Zen 3 is still brand new, but what are purported to be AMD's unannounced Ryzen 5000 series of mobile CPUs have shown up in different places. Most recently, a supposed Ryzen 7 5800U has found its way to Geekbench. According to past leaks, the Ryzen 7 5800U is one of half a dozen upcoming Ryzen 5000 series mobile CPUs on tap from AMD. Interestingly, rumor has it that not all of them will be based on Zen 3—the lineup is said to be a mix of Zen 2 and Zen 3. That makes things needlessly... Read more...
AMD has already shown the world the power of it 7nm Zen 3 architecture with the release of the Ryzen 5000 Series of desktop CPUs, and that winning formula will continue when the company unveils it Ryzen 5000 APUs sometime in 2021. However, things are going to get a bit complicated for customers looking to buy a system with a Ryzen 5000 APU, as AMD will be using a mixture of Zen 3- and Zen 2-based architectures. As we saw last week, Acer already has an Aspire 5 A515 laptop lined up with one of these Zen 2-based "Lucienne" APUs processors on hand: the Ryzen 7 5700U. And now, we're getting our first taste of the Ryzen 7 5700U thanks to some leaked benchmarks. In this case,... Read more...
AMD is the process of assembling a star-studded cast of Zen 3 CPUs, starting with its initial batch of Ryzen 5000 series for the desktop. Give it some time and Zen 3 will spill over to other product lines. One of those will be AMD's EYPC lineup for servers, and ahead of an official launch, an EPYC 7763 has been spotted flexing 64 cores and 128 threads. This follows a recent cameo of another next-gen EPYC processor, the EPYC 7713, which made a benchmark cameo in SiSoftware's SANDRA database. Codenamed "Milan," the new generation of EPYC processors will bring the benefits of Zen 3 to servers and data centers, where they will fight it out with Intel's Xeon lineup. Over at Chiphell, forum user diogin... Read more...
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