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Gamers are in a good place when it comes to the selection of CPUs from AMD and Intel, both of which recently rolled out new architectures—Zen 4 and Raptor Lake, respectively. That said, the best is yet to come. Both chip makers are purportedly readying even faster silicon based on these existing architectures to power... Read more...
Officially, the Zen 4 stack currently sits four CPUs high. Starting at the top we have the flagship 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 7950X, followed by the 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 7900X, 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 7 7700X, and finally the 6-core/12-thread Ryzen 5 7600X. It's a solid lineup to kick off the Ryzen 7000 series... Read more...
AMD's Q3 earnings statement confirmed what had been rumored in the industry for weeks: sales of Zen 4 CPUs have been slow, or at least, slower than AMD would have liked. There's probably a few reasons for this, but the biggest one is surely the rather high price of entry for the AM5 platform. Not only do you need a... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a bizarre processor. Historically, to make a faster CPU, you either improve the architecture or increase the clock rate, but AMD made huge, double-digit percentage gains in gaming by simply slapping an extra 64MB of L3 cache on top of its existing CPU. The company's about to do the same thing... Read more...
For folk who aren't familiar, AMD's desktop CPUs since third-generation Ryzen have followed a particular form: two or three chips under an integrated heatspreader, with one being an I/O die that connects to external devices like memory, PCIe, and USB, while the other one or two dice are Core Complex Dice (CCDs) that... Read more...
AMD has issued an advisory regarding reported Windows 11 versus Windows 10 performance deltas in certain games with its newly minted Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors. While the company has not observed any usual performance characteristics so far (and neither have we, for that matter), it is looking claims by... Read more...
AMD's Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors are damn fast, no doubt about it. That speed also comes with a cost, though, both in terms of power draw and a literal monetary cost. We'd all like if there were new Zen 4 processors that were a little cheaper and a little less power-thirsty, so it's good news when we hear that... Read more...
Following the launch of its Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors for consumers, AMD will soon unveil its first EPYC server chips based on the same underlying Zen 4 architecture. How soon? Less than three weeks from now—AMD announced it will livestream its next-generation EPYC server CPU launch on November 10... Read more...
AMD's AM5 socket and Ryzen 7000 processors retain compatibility with CPU coolers designed for Socket AM4. This presents a problem, because the LGA-style socket is much slimmer than the PGA style used on Socket AM4, so using the same coolers meant building Socket AM5 CPUs with extremely thick heatspreaders. Despite... Read more...
AMD's Socket AM5 is a notable improvement over Socket AM4 in that it's impossible (or at least, much more difficult) to accidentally yank your CPU out of the socket when you're changing heatsinks. However, it does have its own share of annoyances. Chief among them is the cut-out design of the CPU IHS, which could... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors based on its Zen 4 architecture have a very unusual design to their integrated heatspreaders (IHS). If you're not careful, the notches on the sides of the IHS can trap thermal paste that squeezes over the edges. For folks who want to keep their new CPU squeaky-clean, Noctua has a... Read more...
If you keep up with hardware news and reviews like ours, then you're no doubt already aware that AMD's Ryzen 7000-series processors run hot by design, and they can be pretty power-thirsty, too. In ages past, we'd fix a problem like this through undervolting, and that's exactly what Reddit user MyKillK has done with... Read more...
Mitigations for the major security flaws that we keep discovering over the last few years have had significant performance implications for older hardware. (Convenient for the manufacturers, that.) It turns out that on the newest hardware, while certain workloads are still negatively-impacted, Ryzen 7000 series... Read more...
The PlayStation 3's Cell Broadband Engine was fairly unlike any other processor. It had capabilities that make emulating the system surprisingly demanding, even for modern hardware. As we've reported before, the AVX-512 SIMD extensions help with this quite a bit, but Intel cut off support for the instructions in its... Read more...
A Chinese tech enthusiast has shared what he claims to be a screenshot from a PC with a Core i9-13900KS under the hood. The Bilibili poster isn’t a source we are familiar with, so please take this information with an unhealthy pinch of salt. However, the PC screenshot is rather special—showing the purported CPU-Z... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series - Starting At: $299 (7600X), Ryzen 9 7950X - $699 AMD's Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series processors are a major upgrade over the previous generation and the updated platform offers a host of benefits.   Feature Rich Platform Simple Overclocking Big Gains Gen Over Gen Strong... Read more...
AMD's fifth-generation desktop Ryzen CPUs aren't even out yet, but they're already setting performance records. If you missed it, check our post yesterday where we talked about some crazy overclocking and insane benchmark results from AMD's pre-release processors. Those results came about with "standard"... Read more...
When AMD announced its Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors in August, it announced a peak clock rate of 5.7 GHz for the top-end, 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X model. That CPU is expected to boost to 5.85 GHz under Precision Boost Overdrive, but that's only on two cores. Even 5.7 GHz is well above the all-core clock speed, but... Read more...
New AMD processors are just around the corner, and we cannot wait to get on hands with the new Zen 4 SKUs shown in August. In the meantime, though, we will have to settle for the plethora of leaks and snippets of information we can get our hands on, such as the latest leaked AMD Ryzen 9 7900X Geekbench scores, which... Read more...
When AMD's Socket AM4 platform for its brand-new Zen processors debuted, it came along with a number of growing pains. Most pressing were those related to the memory controller, but there were problems with USB connectivity and some early reliability issues, too. It's natural to expect there'd be similar teething... Read more...
A flurry of benchmark results have recently been unearthed, purportedly from PC systems featuring retail versions of AMD’s yet-to-be-released Ryzen 7 7700X processors. We have both CPU-Z and Geekbench 5 sysinfo reveals, and test results, for the yet to be launched ‘Raphael’ chip. In the tests, the Zen 4 architecture... Read more...
AMD is on track to release its Ryzen 7000 series CPUs to retail less than three weeks from now (September 27, to be exact). So begins the Zen 4 era. Of course, processors are only part of the platform equation—the other half belongs to the chipsets and related motherboards. To that end, MSI has gone and posted MSRPs... Read more...
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