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We now have a slightly better idea as to when AMD will launch its forthcoming Ryzen processors. The previously announced March time frame has now been narrowed down to "early March," according AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su, who provided the update during the company's fourth quarter earnings call on Tuesday afternoon. Dr. Su also promised "widespread system and channel availability" of Ryzen on its day of release. That is good news for buyers who are waiting on Ryzen to arrive. Assuming Dr. Su is correct about there being widespread availability on day one, it means this will not be a paper launch where a small batch of inventory sells out fast followed by a prolonged shortage. It is also good news for... Read more...
  If you’ve been looking to pin down a narrower launch window for the Ryzen processor family, it looks as though AMD accidentally leaked some semblance of its launch schedule. The company mistakenly placed phrasing in the description for a Ryzen session that it will host during the Game Developers Conference (GDC), which will be held at the Moscone Center in San Francisco from February 27th through March 3rd. The description for the session, entitled “Optimizing for AMD Ryzen CPU”, originally read: Join AMD Game Engineering team members for an introduction to the recently-launched AMD Ryzen CPU followed by advanced optimization topics. We know this because AnandTech was able capture a screenshot... Read more...
If things go to plan, AMD will return to its former glory among power users in the processor space when it releases Ryzen in a couple of a months. Ryzen is the culmination of four years of development at AMD, and that happens to be the same amount of time the chip designer expects its forthcoming CPU architecture to be relevant. After four years, AMD will move onto something else.We know this because PCWorld had a chat with Mark Papermaster, AMD's chief technology officer, who told the site AMD was aiming for a four-year lifespan out of Ryzen. Essentially what AMD wants to do is release processors that have a bigger impact on performance compared to the previous generation. It is a different... Read more...
Last month, we gave you architectural details on RYZEN (the CPU artist formally known as Zen), which is AMD’s latest attempt to directly challenge Intel’s dominance in the high-end desktop processor market. Based on a 14nm FinFET process, RYZEN will be available in 8-core, 16-thread SKUs with 3.4+ GHz clock speeds and 20MB of total cache (4MB L2 + 16MB L3). The complimentary AM4 motherboards using the X300 and X370 chipsets bring support for all the latest computing technologies including DDR4 memory, PCIe Gen 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2 and NVMe. Just today, we made you privy to all that we know about the upcoming Vega graphics architecture. Also manufactured using a 14nm FinFET processors, Vega uses HBM2... Read more...
AMD has a lot riding on Ryzen, its new generation CPU architecture that is supposed to return the chip designer to its former glory among power users and enthusiasts. We won't say it is a make or break release for AMD—the company has shown an uncanny ability to survive through tough periods—but it is certainly the biggest and most anticipated CPU launch by AMD in several years, and arguably over a decade. To ensure everything goes well without a hitch, AMD has lined up over a dozen high-performance AM4 motherboards from five hardware partners, including ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, Gigabyte, and MSI. All 16 AM4 motherboards that are on tap are built around two desktop chipsts for Ryzen, X370 and X300.... Read more...
AMD is re-introducing itself to the performance sector and it is doing it with Ryzen, the chip designer's next-generation processor architecture formerly known as Zen. How Ryzen ends up performing in the real world is the million dollar question, as performance along with price will dictate if its worth jumping ship from Intel. We are not able to answer that question yet, but we can show you how to compare your current processor with Ryzen based on the Blender tool that AMD used to pit its CPU architecture against Broadwell-E.The first thing you need to do is download and install Blender (download it here). This is a free and open source 3D creation suite that supports every aspect of the 3D... Read more...
We’ve been hearing about AMD’s next-generation Zen-based processors for quite a while now, though the company just officially announced that desktop and mobile variants will be branded RYZEN. Over the past few months, we’ve seen Zen in action in both high-performance desktop and server applications and have been able to disclose a handful of features, specifications, and performance details. Today however, with AMD poised to host its “New Horizon” webcast, we have some more information to share related to the RYZEN branding, the ZEN architecture, and AM4 platform as a whole. First and foremost is the actual branding for its Zen-based processors for desktops, formerly codenamed “Summit Ridge”.... Read more...
It’s nearly time for AMD to shine and finally steal some headlines away from Intel in the CPU segment. As 2016 comes to close, AMD has marked December 13th on its calendar as the date to reveal some concrete details on its next generation Zen CPU architecture. The event will be hosted by Geoff Keighley, who will “put Zen through its paces” during the live stream. However, one thing that hasn’t been talked about much leading up to Zen’s official unveil is what the processor family will be called. No hints have been dropped thus far from AMD, but one observant redditor noticed (and was subsequently picked up by TweakTown) that AMD has trademarked a number of names that could be used for... Read more...
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