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Amazon is serving up some dynamite discounts on AMD's current generation processors, and if you're looking to build a new PC or upgrade an existing one, there are several tantalizing deals worth checking out. They're not for everyone—Zen 4 is releasing to retail later this month, and you'll have to consider your goals... 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...
At the launch of its Ryzen 6000 mobile processors, AMD made some bold claims about power efficiency. While the first systems out of the gate, like the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14, boasted some pretty impressive performance and good battery life, it was the ASUS Zenbook S 13 OLED (above) that really took... Read more...
AMD's FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR) is a method by which video games can reduce their render resolution (and thus, the GPU workload) and then upscale the lower-resolution input to the higher output resolution of the display. The company's been working on the tech non-stop, and the latest version promises to... 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...
Power limits are going up and microprocessors are getting hotter. This is happening across the industry, and it's generally accepted to be the consequence of pushing performance ever higher despite gains from new fabrication processes becoming thinner and thinner. Rumor has it that AMD's next-generation Zen 4-based... Read more...
Product naming is a difficult process. When a company releases as many different models as a chip manufacturer like AMD does, products need to eschew flashy one-off titles in favor of some systemic ordering. Even then, it must adapt as technology demands and product lines expand. To that end, AMD is shaking up the... Read more...
The current expectation in the hardware enthusiast community is that AMD and Intel's next-generation flagship chips are going to be scant percentage points away from each other in the most common benchmarks. That's informed by a number of leaks, including the Geekbench comparison last week as well as this latest leak... Read more...
There are a lot of people out there who could probably use a video card upgrade. You've got to drop all the way down to 5th place on the Steam Hardware Survey GPU results before you find a current-generation card, and only three of the top-ten models are Ampere models. If that includes you, well, do we have some deals... Read more...
As AMD has been proudly trumpeting, the just-announced Ryzen 7000 series processors will be the first desktop processors to be fabricated using TSMC's 5N process. These will be the densest pieces of silicon to sit under a fat finstack to date. That means they're probably going to run very hot. As it happens, though... Read more...
If you saw our story yesterday about Ryzen 7000's one-DIMM-per-channel memory speed limitation, then you may have had the same brainwave we did: what does this mean for Ryzen's Infinity Fabric? On extant Ryzen processors, lowering the memory speed usually reduces the speed of communications within the processor... Read more...
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a fascinating product. Cache capacity is a specification largely ignored by enthusiasts for many years, and yet the extra 64 MB of L3 cache is what allows the 5800X3D to best its higher-clocked sibling in games. AMD's announced Zen 4 CPUs don't include models with 3D V-Cache, but we've heard... Read more...
We always caution folks against putting too much stock in manufacturer numbers. Companies always want their product to look like the best, right? Now, AMD's been pretty honest after getting burned by spurious marketing in the past, but recent Ryzen 7000 numbers look pretty darn good. So, what's the catch? We won't... Read more...
Ah, Geekbench. While the benchmark app is occasionally controversial—particularly where comparisons against Apple hardware are involved—it makes for a reasonably solid benchmark with consistent and relevant results, within the same platform. AMD just announced its new line-up of Ryzen 7000 series CPUs and the Ryzen 9... Read more...
Memory is important for Ryzen. Well, memory's important for computers, period, but the specific performance of your PC's main memory is particularly pertinent for Ryzen systems, as enthusiasts are well-aware. Memory overclocking could be a cumbersome on Socket AM4 motherboards, so to sidestep that whole issue, AMD's... Read more...
Noctua has shared guidelines for applying its latest NT-H2 thermal paste. Seasoned PC enthusiasts and DIYers might feel they don’t need any thermal paste application guides; however, this guide is one of the first to explain how to apply the grey gloop to AMD’s ‘8-legged’ AM5 socketed Ryzen 7000 CPUs. Many PC... Read more...
AMD just concluded its “together we advance_PCs” livestream event, during which CEO Dr. Lisa Su and other members of the executive team unveiled the company’s launch plans for the upcoming Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series and its associated platform. We were lucky enough to be on-hand for the announcements and have... Read more...
The pricing of AMD’s launch salvo Ryzen 7000 processors has been leaked. We expect four new Zen 4 processors priced between $299 to $799 to become official shortly. Interestingly, in some additional pre-launch claims, we hear the delay between processor and motherboard availability will be almost two weeks. AMD’s... Read more...
For a CPU series as close to launch as the Ryzen 7000 series supposedly is, we've seen scant few leaked benchmarks. We saw a couple of leaks for the six-core Ryzen 5 7600X model, and we also saw a Geekbench result for the Zen 4-based EPYC "Genoa" processor, but our first leaked benchmark result for the Ryzen 7 7700X... Read more...
Loyal HotHardware readers and newcomers alike; we are on the precipice of a whole bunch of new hardware. Besides Intel's Arc GPUs that are still finding their way to market, we've got new 13th-gen Core CPUs from the blue team, too. Then there's NVIDIA's next-generation Ada-architecture GPUs, and of course AMD has its... Read more...
An image of a purported AMD Ryzen 7 7700X processor is circulating online. According to prominent tech Twitterati this isn’t an image of a final retail sample of the Zen -based processor. Instead, what we are seeing here is a ‘Qualification Sample’ (QS) chip, which is a significant step forward from the earlier... Read more...
Seemingly as per tradition, a retailer has slipped up and posted detailed product information ahead of an official launch. This time around, PC Canada mistakenly pushed out listings for several of AMD’s upcoming Zen 4 CPUs. These processors are not expected to be formally unveiled until later this month with... Read more...
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