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Pre-Black Friday discounts abound on all kinds of hardware, some of which we have already covered including bargains on TVs, earbuds, and more. PC parts are getting marked down early too. Head over to Newegg, for example, and you will find that every single Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPU based on Zen 3 is on sale (not to be confused with APUs). Perhaps the most notable of the bunch is the Ryzen 7 5800X. It's on sale for $389.99, but if you apply coupon code BFPAYA526 at checkout, you can get it for $374 at Newegg (save $75 over list price). That is the cheapest we have seen it there, and is also $10 less than the lowest price we have seen at Amazon. If you live near a Micro Center you can score... Read more...
The war is on, and consumers are winning. In this CPU battle, the second volley has been sent. The first was the well-received launch of the Intel Alder Lake CPU family. We found the Core i9-12900K and the Core i5-12600K to be impressive desktop processors worthy of our Recommended stamp. However, the competition isn't laying down, and one of the quickest ways to retaliate is price reductions. In fact, AMD Ryzen 5000 Series CPUs are getting blown-out at Microcenter right now. It's worth mentioning that this is an in-store-only pricing situation, as is usually the case with Microcenter, but that doesn't mean the savings aren't still pretty great, if you don't mind driving to a local store. ... Read more...
Last week, owners of one of Gigabyte's motherboards based on AMD's A320 chipset had a limited CPU upgrade path, if they didn't want to overhaul their platform. And now? Gigabyte is dishing up beta BIOS updates that enable support for both Zen 2 (Ryzen 4000) and the latest Zen 3 (Ryzen 5000) processor from AMD. This is potentially great news for budget builders who want to extend the life of their platform. As Intel's Alder Lake processors come into view, retailers have been dropping prices on some of AMD's latest generation Ryzen 5000 series chips. Take for example the Ryzen 7 5800X. It debuted at $449, and is now selling on Amazon for $393.99. That's not a budget chip by any stretch, and normally... Read more...
Much of the conversation surrounding AMD’s continued assault on Intel has revolved around the desktop and server markets, where the company’s Ryzen and EPYC processors have consistently increased in popularity and adoption, gen over gen. AMD has, however, also made significant inroads in the mobile space, with both high-end gaming notebooks – like the excellent ASUS ROG Strix G15 AMD Advantage Edition – and in the thin-and-lite space as well, with a variety of Ryzen 5000U series based machines. We’ve actually had the notebook we’ll be showing you today, the ASUS ZenBook 13 OLED (model UM325S), on hand for quite a while now and can say without question, that... Read more...
Although things were pretty much touch and go during the months following the launch of AMD's Ryzen 5000 (Zen 3) consumer desktop processors, supply levels are looking much better these days. Ryzen 5000 inventory is looking so good; in fact, we're envious that we can't say the same for Radeon RX 6000 and GeForce RTX 30 gaming cards that are still experiencing shortages (which could last through the end of 2022). The healthy inventory coupled with the incoming 12th generation Alder Lake processors from Intel means some of the best deals to date are available for Ryzen 5000 processors. Additionally, all four mainline Ryzen 5000 desktop processors -- Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X,... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 5000HS mobile processors were once exclusive to ASUS "thin and light" laptops, but that no longer appears to be the case. According to Lenovo documentation that is now available online, the Yoga Slim 7 Pro will be available with Ryzen 5000HS Creator Edition processors. The two new processor options are the Ryzen 7 5800HS Creator Edition and the Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition. Compared to their lesser counterparts, they have base clocks that are 400MHz and 300MHz higher, respectively. However, the maximum boost clocks remain the same. AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS Creator Edition: 3.2GHz/4.4GHz (Base/Boost) AMD Ryzen 7 5800HS 2.8GHz/4.4GHz (Base/Boost) AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS Creator Edition: 3.3GHz/4.6GHz... Read more...
EVGA isn't a company that we typically think of when it comes to AMD hardware. The company has ardently stuck with Intel and NVIDIA for its motherboards and graphics cards, respectively. However, as we first learned a few weeks ago, EVGA is ready to move to the "Dark" side with AMD... at least when it comes to motherboards. Vince "Kingpin" Lucido took to Facebook today to tease EVGA's upcoming X570 Dark motherboard. Lucido posted just a single image of the motherboard from the bottom, where we can see EVGA's standard "Dark" logo, which is joined by AMD's Ryzen logo. From what we can tell about the board layout (by looking at the solder points), there are only two DIMM slots (just like its Z590... Read more...
MSI is going all-AMD with its new Alpha and Delta gaming laptops, leveraging Ryzen processors and Radeon graphics cards. NVIDIA has been the dominant player in the discrete laptop GPU sector, but AMD is ready to charge into battle with its Radeon RX 6000M family, and MSI is here to take full advantage. First up is the Delta 15, which MSI bills as one of the thinnest and lightest AMD-based gaming laptops on the market (19mm thick, 4.2 lbs). It's powered by AMD's Ryzen 5000H family of processors, topping out with the Ryzen 9 5900HX (8 cores, 16 threads, 4.6GHz max boost clock). More importantly, the processor is hooked up with AMD's RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6700M discrete mobile GPU. MSI Delta 15... Read more...
AMD might be getting ready to introduce at least two refreshed Ryzen desktop processors based on its current generation Zen 3 CPU architecture, otherwise known as Vermeer. A couple of supposed new model numbers (also known as the OPN) have emerged, one of which hints at a potential Ryzen 9 5950XT and the other one a likely Ryzen 5 5600XT part. Somehow or another, DevOps engineer and prominent leaker Patrick Schur caught wind of the new B2 steppings, and posted the details to Twitter. Part number 100-000000059-60_50/34_Y is a 16-core/32-thread processor with a 3.4GHz base clock, just like AMD's flagship Ryzen 9 5950X. However, the boost clock is listed at 5GHz instead of 4.9GHz. Should those specifications... Read more...
AMD's 300-series chipsets, including the B350 and X370 among others, had an incredible run of CPU support in their four years on this earth. While it was a little late to the party, most X370 and B350 motherboards received official support for AMD's Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 family of processors in 2019. Earlier this year, it seemed that even the Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 family would run on 300-series motherboards. Unfortunately, the gravy train for the AMD's first Socket AM4 chipset may have just run dry. It all started with a Reddit thread in the /r/ASRock subforum about 10 days ago. The now-ancient X370 Taichi and X370 Professional Gaming had BIOS updates listed with version 6.62. Currently, the only... Read more...
Lenovo has just announced a thorough redesign of several of its popular laptop families, including the ThinkPad X13/X13 i laptops and ThinkPad X13 Yoga 2-in-1 convertible. All the machines have been completely redesigned with new 16:10 displays, which seems to be all the rage these days for consumers that want to be more productive (the competing Dell XPS 13 family has also gone with the 16:10 aspect ratio). The display measures 13.3 inches diagonally with up to a WQXGA resolution and includes Low Blue Light technology to reduce eye strain. Customers will be able to choose from 11th generation Intel Core vPro processors (ThinkPad X13 i) or AMD's latest Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 mobile processors... Read more...
There have been some rumblings in recent months about USB connectivity problems with AMD Ryzen processors in combination with 500 series chipset-based motherboards. To be more specific, the problem seems to stem from USB 2.0 ports that act erratically when PCIe 4.0 is enabled on the motherboard and a PCIe 4-enabled device is installed -- like a GPU, for example. Given that many enthusiasts are rocking new GPUs like the Radeon RX 6800 or GeForce RTX 30 Series, which are PCIe 4.0-enabled, this can certainly be a problem. Users are experiencing problems where low-speed devices like mice, keyboards, and headsets are dropping out periodically, without any rhyme or reason, when attached to a USB... Read more...
Over the weekend, we reported on a rather intriguing story about alleged failure rates with AMD's new Ryzen 5000 family of Zen 3 desktop processors. Ryzen 5000 processors are still relatively hard to come by at MSRP, so any news of potentially defective chips floating around was of course concerning. PowerGPU alleged in a tweet that it was seeing some alarmingly high defect rates with Ryzen 5000 processors, particularly with the Ryzen 9 5900X and the Ryzen 9 5950X. In the case of the former, the PC builder alleged that 4 units were dead on arrival (DOA) out of 50 received, while it received 8 DOA out of 50 for the latter, which is AMD's current flagship Ryzen processor. The outfit also... Read more...
The past few months have been a whirlwind of hardware launches and subsequent shortages, making for a frustration situation for buyers further exacerbated by competition from scripted bots, tariffs leading to higher prices on some components, and cryptocurrency mining. But is there more to worry about as well? Interestingly, a custom PC builder out of North Carolina claims it is seeing a higher than usual failure rate on AMD's latest generation Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs. These are the chips that are based on AMD's highly touted Zen 3 architecture. For the record, we experienced no unusual issues during our Ryzen 9 5950X and 5900X review, which according to PC builder PowerGPU, had the highest... Read more...
There's no question that AMD launched an impressive lineup of processors with Ryzen 5000 (read the HotHardware review here) during the closing months of 2020. Thanks to new Zen 3 architecture, AMD brought big IPC gains to bolster single-threaded performance, while multi-threaded performance remained impressive (as has always been the case for Zen-based processors). While everything looks good on paper, getting your hands on a Ryzen 5000 processor from online retailers has been hit or miss at best. AMD relies solely on TSMC to manufacturer all its major product lines (Ryzen, EPYC, Radeon, etc.), and the fab is fully booked. It's not exactly easy for AMD to call up and ask TSMC... Read more...
Earlier this year at CES, two competing mobile processor families were announced. AMD is looking to grab headlines with its 7nm Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 family, while Intel is aiming for gaming dominance with its 11th generation Tiger Lake-H35 series. Both are sure to deliver strong performance gains over their predecessors, but Intel is planting its flag in the ground already with respect to single-threaded performance. Intel's single-threaded performance has always been strong, even though it has been hobbled in the past by the 14nm process node. However, Intel is cranking things to the max with the 10nm Tiger Lake-H35 processors, which are more performant versions of... Read more...
The newest version of ClockTuner for Ryzen (CTR) is now available to anyone and everyone, after the utility's developer opened up access to Patreon subscribers a little over a month ago. It brings with it a bunch of changes and upgrades, including a refreshed GUI, though it is the support for AMD's latest generation Ryzen 5000 series processors that is perhaps the biggest draw. Cynics will note that Zen 3 silicon is in frustratingly short supply, and that is true. But that will not always be the case (we hope not, anyway). There said, some people have actually been able to acquire a Ryzen 5000 series CPU, either as a standalone purchase or as part of a prebuilt desktop. Those who have one can... Read more...
Lenovo's Legion family include scores of rock-solid products that hit a number of different price points. Now, at CES 2021, Lenovo is updating its Legion lineup with some new styles and the latest processors and GPUs to make the laptops perform like how they look: incredibly good.   Legion 5 The Legion 5, in both 15” and 17” sizes, is the runt of the bunch, but that does not mean you should ignore it. Both Legion 5 variants feature up to AMD Ryzen 7 mobile processors and the latest NVIDIA GeForce RTX mobile GPUs with up to 16GB of RAM in the 17” model and up to 32GB of RAM in the 15” model. The 15” model can also have up to 2TB of NVMe PCIe storage whereas... Read more...
There are tons of new laptops being announced today, and Acer is of course is getting in on the action. The company has revealed a couple of new products based around AMD's new Ryzen 5000 processors including the Nitro 5, Aspire 7 and the Aspire 5. The Nitro 5 is perhaps the most interesting of the trio, as it is available in both 15.6-inch and 17.3-inch display sizes. With either display choice, you can opt for a 165Hz QHD panel or a 360Hz Full HD panel. Driving those high refresh rate displays is up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Mobile GPU, which packs quite a punch for laptop gamers (base systems will come with a GeForce RTX 3060). On the processor front, the Nitro 5 can be equipped with... Read more...
Over the last few weeks, we've seen plenty of leaks for ASUS' upcoming gaming laptops that will be unveiled next week at CES 2021. Unlike in years past, the CES 2021 will be held virtually due to COVID-19, which means that tech journalists won't be mingling by the thousands in Las Vegas, hopping from the LVCC to various hotels along The Strip. ASUS is telegraphing its plans a bit ahead of schedule with teasers for both its incoming ROG Strix and ROG TUF Gaming laptop families. ASUS posted short video teasers for both its ROG Strix and TUF Gaming lineups, which you can view below. Both will be unveiled next week on January 12th.  SOON. January 12 10AM PST.#CES2021 #ForThoseWhoDare... Read more...
Cyberpunk 2077's launch was a little rocky, to say the least. The worst bugs and issues were with last-gen consoles, though the #PCMasterRace was somewhat less affected. While the PC port had (and still has) a little wonkiness to it, it's at least playable. Patch version 1.05 has now hit all platforms, and it brings with it some nice improvements. We've already covered the full list of enhancements in Cyberpunk version 1.05, so there's no reason to rehash that here.  The new patch's biggest affect on performance fixed support for AMD Ryzen 5 CPUs, as it enabled symmetric multi-threading (SMT) on all of AMD's Zen CPUs with six or fewer cores. Those of us who have a higher-end Ryzen... Read more...
There was little question, when we took a deep dive look at AMD's Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 9 5900X in our launch day review, we came away thoroughly impressed. Not only did AMD deliver on its promise of a significant performance lift in many areas, versus its previous gen Ryzen 3000 series, but we also realized better power consumption characteristics for even better performance-per-watt results than we expected. But let's take a step back. You might recall that a little over a year ago, we trucked on down to scenic Kenilworth New Jersey to meet with our buds at Maingear for a very special all-AMD DIY PC build in Maingear's new Vybe chassis with its oh-so swank Apex Liquid cooling system. Maingear... Read more...
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