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It seems ASRock is eager for Intel to launch its next-generation Alder Lake processors, and we would venture a guess that so are other motherboard makers. As it applies to ASRock specifically, however, a leaked list of around three dozen models based on various 600-series chipests has found its way to the web. Assuming the list is accurate, it confirms Intel will be sticking with its core chipset naming scheme, updated to the 600 series. These include the top tier Z690 for high-end builds, followed by the H670, B660, and H610 chipsets. Features and capabilities will vary between the three, though we don't know exactly to what extent just yet. ASRock's Upcoming Z690 Motherboards As we wait to... Read more...
It may be hard to believe, but up until this point, none of AMD's OEM partners have released mini-ITX versions of RDNA 2 graphics cards. Well, that drought ends with ASRock's Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger ITX, which ditches a full-length board design with triple fans in favor of a truncated board with just a single fan. The card features a dual-slot design with an I/O bracket adorned with two HDMI ports and two DisplayPort 1.4 outputs. With a Navi 23-based GPU running the show, you'll find 32 compute units, 2,048 stream processors, 8GB of GDDR6 memory, 32MB of Infinity Cache, and a 160-watt TDP. According to VideoCardz, which managed to obtain specs and images of the Radeon RX 6600 XT Challenger... Read more...
In case there was any doubt, the answer is yes, your ASRock Z590 OC Formula motherboard will play nice with Windows 11 when it ships out later this year. Same goes for ASRock's X570 Aqua and a host of other motherboards based on various AMD and Intel chipsets. There are still other Windows 11 requirements at play, but as far as motherboards go, anything relatively modern should be good to go. For the most part, we have not had to discuss motherboard compatibility when new versions of Windows came out in the past. For example, if your PC was running Windows 7, the motherboard would not have prevented you from running Windows 8/8.1 when it arrived, or Windows 10. It has become a topic now, however,... Read more...
As we saw in our Radeon RX 6900 XT review, AMD's flagship consumer graphics card based on its second generation Radeon DNA (RDNA 2) graphics architecture is an immensely powerful and capable GPU, with a beefy 16GB of GDDR6 memory to boot. Not content to stick with stock performance, however, AMD's hardware partners have released some overclocked models. The latest is ASRock's newly minted Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula Edition card. This is the fastest showing of Big Navi to date. Like all Radeon RX 6900 XT cards, it's built around a Navi 21 XTX GPU based on a 7-nanometer manufacturing process, with 26.8 billion transistors, 80 compute units, 5,120 stream processors, and 80 ray accelerators, crammed... Read more...
It seems Intel is about to launch a line of Xeon W processors based on Rocket Lake. One of its hardware partners certainly believes that to be true—over at ASRock, an updated CPU support list highlights a handful of mainstream Xeon W-1300 series processors, along with some basic specifications for each SKU (clockspeed, cache, and TDP). The new chips feature the same underlying architecture as Intel's recently launched 11th Gen Core desktop processors (codenamed Rocket Lake-S). There are a total of five Xeon W-1300 series processors listed, seemingly comprised of both 6-core/12-thread and 8-core/16-thread models, based on the cache arrangement. Here they are... Source: ASRock Sitting at... Read more...
AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT will go on sale on March 18th, which means that we'll be seeing many new cards introduced over the next week and beyond. One such company onboard the AMD train is ASRock, which will release three custom Radeon RX 6700 XT across its Phantom Gaming and Challenger families. First up is the RX 6700 XT Challenger D 12GB, which ASRock bills as its "mainstream" option. It features dual Striped Axial Fans and ASRock's Ultra-fit heatpipe to maximize heat dissipation from the GPU. Also onboard is a strengthened metal backplate. Given that this is the base entry in the family, it doesn't feature any RGB LEDs, which might be a bonus for people who prefer a stealthier look. Moving... Read more...
Up to this point, every Radeon rumor has been centered on AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6700 series. That all changed today. For the first time, there is strong evidence to suggest a Radeon RX 6600 series is in the pipeline and will be releasing soon. And interestingly enough, the Radeon RX 6600 XT may end up with the same amount of onboard memory as the Radeon RX 6700 XT. None of these parts have been officially announced or even acknowledged by AMD, so they all rest in the realm of rumor territory. However, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website is a popular landing spot for unofficial graphics cards, that eventually end up materializing. And that is precisely where see references to a Radeon... Read more...
AMD today released its most powerful GPU ever, the Radeon RX 6900 XT, and right on cue its add-in-board (AIB) partners are starting to unveil custom designs. The first two out of the gate are ASRock and ASUS, though you can bet others will follow. In the meantime, let's have a look at what the pair of AIBs have unveiled. First, however, let's quickly recap the reference specifications. The Radeon RX 6900 XT is AMD's new flagship consumer graphics card based on its RDNA 2 graphics architecture, with a Navi 21 XTX GPU underneath the hood. It sports 80 compute units and 5,210 shading units, along with 320 texture mapping units, 128 render output units, and 80 ray tracing accelerators. The reference... Read more...
AMD launched its Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT to the public last week, and as expected, they represented quite the performance leap over their Radeon RX 5700 and Radeon RX 5700 XT predecessors. More importantly, the cards traded blows with NVIDIA new GeForce RTX 30 Series. While neither company's cards offer an absolute knockout performance over the other, this is AMD's first competitive effort at the high-end in years. With this in mind, the first custom, third-party graphics cards based around the Radeon RX 6800 and Radeon RX 6800 XT have been announced. There are a plethora of cards from Gigabyte, PowerColor, Sapphire, and ASRock to kick things off. Gigabyte Gigabyte is hopping... Read more...
It took ASRock all of a nanosecond to implement AMD's newly minted Ryzen Embedded V2000 series chips into a couple of fanless mini PC, those being its "versatile" iBox-V2000M and iBox-V2000V. These tiny PCs measure just 171.8mm (L) x 109.45mm (W) x 50.05mm (H) and come with either a 6-core/12-thread or 8-core/16-thread CPU. AMD itself has just launched a new generation of Ryzen Embedded CPUs. Its new V2000 series is based on the company's Zen 2 CPU architecture, not Zen 3 like its desktop Ryzen 5000 series and upcoming EPYC Milan server chips. The embedded category does not have the same need for bleeding edge technology, and the step up to Zen 2 still offers significant performance advantages... Read more...
Just last week, a new Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) listing tipped the pending release of nearly a dozen Z490 motherboards from MSI, which will presumably launch alongside Intel's upcoming Comet Lake-S desktop processors. That launch must be getting close, because ASRock has seemingly revealed its Z490 lineup as well. Unlike MSI, ASRock has not pushed out a list of upcoming motherboards to the EEC site, or at least not one that has been made public yet. Instead, it is ASRock's Polychrome Sync utility that might have spilled the beans on what future motherboard models are lying in wait. Source: Videocardz The folks at Videocardz spotted the references to several Z490 motherboards after installing... Read more...
At long last, AMD came out at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and finally introduced the Radeon RX 5600 XT, a SKU that had been the subject of numerous leaks and rumors prior to the official unveiling. As expected, several of AMD's hardware partners flipped the switch on product pages with custom models sporting fancy cooling solutions and, in some cases, factory overclocks. In a moment, we will give a rundown of the various custom Radeon RX 5600 XT models that have actual product pages. In time, even more custom models will appear, but our focus here is on the ones that we know to be real. Before we do that, however, let's quickly recap the specs and features of the Radeon RX 5600 XT. AMD... Read more...
If you have a secret to share, better do your best to keep it away from ASRock, because the company is apparently not very good at keeping them. Last week, ASRock essentially confirmed the specs of AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 5600 XT by posting a product page (which was later removed), and now a related press render has found its way to the web. Not that we are complaining, though it is unclear how AMD feels about the situation. Marketing is a funny thing, and in some cases, it is nearly impossible to discern a true leak from a controlled one, the latter of which is intended to drum up buzz and excitement for an upcoming product. It is anyone's guess which category this one falls into. Either way,... Read more...
At this point, we can pretty assume AMD will in fact launch a Radeon RX 5600 graphics card at some point. Falling into the 'where's there's smoke, there's fire' category, we have seen several leaks pointing to a Radeon RX 5600, dating back to at least July of this year. The most recent, however, is a pair of new listings in the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) registry. This is a common stepping stone for new products, before they are officially announced. We have seen this play out many times in the past. This time, both ASUS and ASRock have made pit stops at the EEC, both with references to multiple custom Radeon RX 5600 SKUs. Click To Enlarge (Source: EEC) Starting with ASUS, I count no... Read more...
it is starting to seem like a foregone conclusion that AMD will launch Radeon RX 5500 XT graphic cards with 8GB and 4GB of memory. This has been the rumor (officially, AMD so far has only announced a Radeon RX 5500 series, while making no mention of "XT" models specifically), and the latest round of leaked press renders suggest this is the case. We see this happen all the time, especially with graphics cards—just prior to a product launch (big or small), leaks and rumors come in, followed by seemingly legitimate press renders shortly before the actual launch. It's happening again, with leaked press renders showing retail Radeon RX 5500 XT models from ASRock and Gigabyte. Leaked ASRock Radeon... Read more...
AMD promised us that it wouldn't be long before we saw the first round of custom Radeon RX 5700 Series graphics cards from its OEM partners, and true to its word, the first trickle of cards is starting to see the light of day. The first of these new arrivals comes from ASRock, which has announced the Radeon RX 5700 Challenger 8G OC Series. Right now, there are two cards that are available in the series: Radeon RX 5700 8G OC Radeon RX 5700 XT 8G OC Both cards are obviously built around AMD's 7nm Navi RDNA graphics architecture, but they ditch the reference blower cooling setup in favor of a twin-fan arrangement and a metal backplate. There are four heat pipes to help wick heat away from... Read more...
More details on upcoming products are coming out of Computex, which began with a keynote by AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su on Monday, and runs through Saturday, June 1. AMD kicked things off with a bang—the Sunnyvale chip designer announced its Ryzen 3000 series lineup based on Zen 2, and formally introduced the world to Navi. We expect more details on the latter to be revealed at E3 next month, but in the meantime, some images of the first Navi-based graphics cards are starting to appear. In case you missed it, AMD announced that Navi's compute units are designed around a new RDNA (Radeon DNA) architecture, taking the place of the older GCN design. AMD says the entire graphics pipeline is optimized... Read more...
At long last, AMD formally introduced its next-generation Ryzen 3000 series of desktop CPUs based on its Zen 2 architecture, along with an accompanying X570 chipset. Coinciding with the announcement, ASUS opened up its warchest of new X570 motherboards, but there are several other hardware partners with X570 boards of their own. Let's have a look at what's out there. Gigabyte Gigabyte X570 Aorus Xtreme Starting with Gigabyte, the company so far has unveiled eight X570 motherboards, including one under its own brand and seven more under its Aorus division. The flagship model of the bunch is the X570 Aorus Xtreme (shown above). This board is absolutely built for overclocking—it has a 16-phase... Read more...
ASRock has made the product page for its new AMD Radeon VII-based graphics cards available a week after the card first leaked onto the internet. The Phantom Gaming X Radeon VII 16GB graphics card has a silver heatsink with triple fans to keep things cool, and the backplate is made from metal for additional strength. Key features include support for 4K gaming, AMD Eyefinity, and Radeon FreeSync 2 HDR. Clock speeds for the video card include a GPU base clock of 1,400 MHz and memory base clock of 1GHz. Boost clock speeds are the same for the memory, but the GPU is boosted to 1750 MHz. The card pairs the 7nm GPU with 16GB of RAM and connectivity options include a trio of DisplayPort connectors... Read more...
Back at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su held up an early sample of a Ryzen 3000 series processor based on AMD's Zen 2 (Matisse) CPU architecture. It will still be several months until Zen 2 chips start shipping to consumers, though in the meantime, motherboard makers are getting ready with next-gen boards based on AMD's upcoming X570 chipset. We suspect there will be a ton of motherboard leaks in the upcoming weeks and months, especially as AMD's Ryzen 3000 series draws closer to release. In fact, it has already started to happen. The Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) website lists a bunch of unreleased ASRock motherboards based on X570. They include: ASRock... Read more...
Earlier this month at CES, AMD CEO Lisa Su unveiled its first consumer graphics card -- the Radeon VII -- built on the company's new 7nm manufacturing process. Now, we're getting a look at one of the first third-party cards based on the new GPU that will be arriving for gamers, and it comes from ASRock. As you can see, the ASRock Radeon VII Phantom Gaming is strictly a reference design card and about the only real change that we can see versus the AMD-branded card are ASRock/Phantom Gaming stickers on the center of the triple fans. At this point, we don't know if all third-party cards that will see the light of day will all be reference designs, or if there will be freedom... Read more...
ASRock is embracing AMD's Ryzen Threadripper family of processors with its first HEDT motherboard that falls under the Phantom Gaming line. Meet the X399 Phantom Gaming 6, which is a flagship motherboard featuring an eight-layer PCB design, eight-phase digital power delivery, and dual 8-pin connectors for power. Given that this is an HEDT motherboard that is fueled by Ryzen Threadripper power, there are a total of eight DDR4 DIMM slots supporting a total of 128GB. As for memory speeds, the board can handle 3400MHz+ frequencies. Onboard you'll find a total of three PCIe 3.0 x16 slots that can wrangle up to three AMD Radeon graphics cards in a CrossFire configuration or two... Read more...
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