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In case anyone thought Intel was oblivious to the recent rise of rival AMD in both the mainstream and enthusiast CPU sectors, recent comments by the Santa Clara chipmaker should put that notion to rest. Simply put, Intel is well aware of the situation. This came to light during a recent Citi Global Tech Conference, in which Intel acknowledged it has conceded "some channel desktop share" to AMD, while vowing to "aggressively compete in all segments." This is what any tech savvy person has suspected since the introduction of AMD's Zen architecture, and in particular the recent launch of third generation Ryzen processors based on Zen 2 (the third iteration of Zen, built on a 7-nanometer manufacturing... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors have made a positive impact on the PC enthusiast market, the likes of which we haven't seen in years. From a performance-per-dollar standpoint, AMD's disruptive Zen 2 architecture offers a strong value proposition for new desktop PC builders from all walks of life and for many use cases including gaming, content creation and other workstation-class requirements. In fact, we were so impressed by Ryzen 3000 series processors in our launch review, that we decided we needed to have AMD's new architecture in our production flow here at HotHardware. This also presented us with an opportunity to call upon a few industry friends like Maingear Computers, Gigabyte, EVGA... Read more...
AMD pretty much dropped a nuke on the desktop processor market with its new 7nm Zen 2 based Ryzen 3000 family of processors. As our review of the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X showed, these processors offer strong single- and multi-core performance in a wide variety of applications, and AMD is being very aggressive with pricing compared to its Intel counterparts. So where does that leave AMD's Ryzen Threadripper family of HEDT processors? If a new report is accurate, the Zen 2-based Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processors will start arriving in October. This news hails from DigiTimes, which says that its sources come from motherboard manufacturers familiar with AMD's plans. ... Read more...
in this episode of HotHardware's 2.5 Geeks Marco and Dave chat about AMD's HOT new Ryzen 3000 series processors and Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards. We also dive into the performance of NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 2070 and 2060 Super cards and check out a great, new high-end SoundBlaster card from Creative Labs, the SoundBlaster AE-9... Show Notes: 04:55 - AMD Ryzen 9 3900X And Ryzen 7 3700X Review: Zen 2 Impresses 19:29 - AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT And RX 5700 Review: 7nm Navi Debuts 32:05 - GeForce RTX 2070 Super And RTX 2060 Super Review: Tricked-Out NVIDIA Turing 42:27 - Sound Blaster AE-9 Review: Pristine High Def PC Gaming Audio... Read more...
To say the just-released AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors and Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards are game-changers for AMD (and PC enthusiasts) would be an understatement. The Zen 2-based Ryzen 3000 series processors aggressively take on Intel's competitive offerings in virtually every metric and offer features, like PCI Express 4.0, not yet available on other platforms. PCI Express 4.0 means more bandwidth for components like graphics cards and solid state storage, and more bandwidth can translate to fewer bottlenecks and increased performance, especially for storage. AMD's latest offerings have OEM partners like Gigabyte excited and lining-up to support the platform. Gigabyte has an extensive... Read more...
Earlier this week, we reported on a smoking deal for a second-generation AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor, which could be had for a low $199. The Ryzen 7 2700X is AMD's current consumer flagship desktop processor, but it will soon be eclipsed by a slew of more powerful Zen 2-based processors. As a result, prices are falling fast on existing Ryzen 2000 inventory. MicroCenter is back at it again with blowout pricing on additional Zen+ processors. In this case, the discounts can be found on the Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600. All three processors are retail boxed, while the Ryzen 7 2700 and Ryzen 5 2600X come bundled with a Wraith Spire cooler. The Ryzen 5 2600 comes with a Wraith... Read more...
If you're looking to purchase a new Ryzen processor or a Radeon graphics cards, we've got some good news for you today. AMD has partnered up with Microsoft to gift customers 3 months of Xbox Game Pass for PC with the purchase of qualified hardware. Xbox Game Pass has been available for quite some time for the Xbox One, but only recently at E3 did Microsoft announce that the service would be available for Windows 10 PCs. Xbox Game Pass gives you access to over 100 games that you can play on your PC, including popular titles like Gears 5. Currently, the following AMD Ryzen processor are eligible for the promotion: Ryzen 7 2700X Ryzen 7 2700 Ryzen 5 2600X Ryzen 5 2600 Ryzen 5 2600E Ryzen... Read more...
 In this episode of HotHardware’s Two And Half Geeks, Marco, Chris and Dave chat about Intel's hot new 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, Intel's wild and crazy Odyssey 2035 GPU concepts, AMD's Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 CPUs, and Dr. Su's other announcements from her Computex keynote address, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx benchmarks, and Google's totally affordable Pixel 3a XL Android phone! Show Notes: 08:10 - Intel 10nm Ice Lake Architecture And Project Athena Laptops To Drive Exciting New Mobile PC Experiences 28:18 - Ice Lake-U Gen11 Performance Data Shows Intel Leaving AMD's Integrated Vega Graphics Behind 36:58 - Intel Odyssey Futuristic 2035 GPU Collection Is Totally Wild, Driver Advancements, Game Updates... Read more...
AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took to the stage at Computex to kick off the show’s initial international press conference, during what was the company’s very first ever opening keynote address for this venue. Of course, AMD participates in Computex every year because it is such an important event for the PC ecosystem as a whole, but during its 50th Anniversary year, it was the first time AMD was invited to actually open up the show with a keynote address – and Dr. Su took full advantage of the opportunity. Su discussed AMD’s next-generation EPYC enterprise processors, codenamed Rome, demoed Navi, its future-generation Radeon GPU architecture, and disclosed some details regarding... Read more...
Running into at least one annoying issue seems to be a right of passage for Microsoft's twice annual updates for Windows 10—the big ones that add new features. So it goes with the May 2019 Update. Having just started rolling out earlier this week, a known issue with certain AMD Ryzen and Threadripper PCs has cropped up. Affected users are met with an error message when attempting to either clean install Windows 10 version 1903, or update their PC to the latest build by way of the May 2019 Update. "AMD Ryzen or AMD Ryzen Threadripper configured in SATA or NVMe RAID mode. A driver is installed that causes stability problems on Windows. This driver will be disabled. Check with your software/driver... Read more...
Acer has unveiled notebooks that are powered by the latest AMD Ryzen Mobile processor with integrated Radeon Vega graphics ahead of Computex 2019. Acer is cramming the second-gen Ryzen mobile processors into the Nitro 5 and Swift 3 notebooks. The Nitro 5 can be optioned with up to a second-gen AMD Ryzen 7 3750H processor with a Radeon RX 560X GPU inside. The machine has a 15.6-inch full HD IPS display with 80% screen-to-body ratio. The Nitro 5 has Gigabit WiFi with 2x2 MU-MIMO technology and plenty of connectivity options. Connectivity includes HDMI 2.0, USB Type-C 3.1 Gen 1 and more. To keep the hardware cool, the Nitro 5 has dual fans and Acer CoolBoost technology that can increase fan... Read more...
AMD is having some specials that gamers and enthusiasts looking to build up a new PC might want to partake in. There are two weeks left to take advantage of the AMD 50th anniversary gifts to gamers with the AMD50 Game Bundle that offers Tom Clancy's The Division 2 Gold Edition and World War Z for free with the purchase of certain Radeon graphics cards. The cards include the Radeon VII, Radeon RX 590, Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX 570, or Radeon RX Vega Series.  You can also get the free games if you purchase a Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, Ryzen 5 2600, or Ryzen 5 2400G CPUs. Fans of The Divison 2 not only get the game in the anniversary deals, but they also get a Year 1 pass that... Read more...
There's no question that AMD's Zen microarchitecture has been a boon for the company since it was first released in 2017 with first-generation Ryzen processors. We've gone from 14nm Zen, to 12nm Zen+, and we're now closing in on the release of 7nm Zen 2 processors (starting with the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors). According to the latest figures from Mercury Research, AMD is continuing to claw away market share from perennial leader Intel. In the firm's Q1 2019 PC Processors Report, it's noted that Q1 2019 was the sixth quarter in a row that AMD has seen is overall share of the x86 process market increase. AMD held a 13.3 percent share of the overall x86 market during Q3,... Read more...
Biostar is getting itself prepared for an onslaught of AMD Zen 2-based Ryzen processors, which are expected to be announced at Computex 2019 next month. In an official press release that was posted today, Biostar confirmed its fourth-generation RACING series motherboards with are going to underpin the "new AMD Ryzen platform." Biostar's motherboards would no doubt be based on AMD's new X570 chipset, which supports all existing (and future) AM4 processors. X570 motherboards will natively support all the features of Ryzen 3000 processors and will also bring support for PCI Express Gen 4. It should be noted that the new Ryzen 3000 processors will still be supported on older motherboards (i.e.... Read more...
Earlier this month, we reported that GPD was looking to launch a follow-up to Win 2 handheld gaming PC. Tentatively dubbed the Win 2 Max, the new device was rumored to be powered by an AMD Ryzen APU instead of the previous Intel Kaby Lake-based Core m3-Y730. Now we've seen evidence that seemingly confirms that the handheld device will feature a Ryzen APU -- more specially, it uses the Ryzen Embedded V1605B. Compared to the Core m3-Y730, we should expect a significant improvement in performance, especially on the graphics front. The V1605B sits closer to the lower-end of the Ryzen Embedded V1000 family and includes a quad-core, octa-core thread processor with a base clock of 2GHz and a boost... Read more...
AMD is on the cusp of releasing a new generation of Ryzen processors based on its 7-nanometer Zen 2 architecture, and from everything we have heard to this point, it is going to be an exciting launch. Looking beyond Zen 2, however, is where things may get truly interesting, as AMD's Zen 3 architecture transitions to a 7nm+ extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV) manufacturing process. Each new generation should bring a jump in IPC (instructions per clock) performance and better power efficiency, and we certainly expect that to be the case with Zen 2, and later Zen 3. What's interesting about Zen 3, though, is it will be the first semiconductor design to incorporate Taiwain Semiconductor Manufacturing... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen Embedded family of processors is growing again. The company already has its Ryzen Embedded V1000 APU family, but this week announced the debut of the new R1000 series. The processors have a number of potential usage cases including digital signage, thin clients and networking hardware. The Ryzen Embedded R1000 family consists of two SKUs: the R1505G and the R1606G. Both are dual-core APUs that are SMT-enabled, meaning that they are capable of executing four threads. The onboard Vega GPU each have 3 CUs and they can support up to 3 external 4K displays at 60 fps. The primary difference between the two are CPU and GPU clocks. The R1505G is the lesser of two with a base CPU clock of... Read more...
We’ve been hearing a lot over the past few months about the hardware that will power the next generation consoles from Microsoft and Sony. Most speculation has centered around both consoles being powered by 7nm AMD Zen 2-based processors that are backed with 7nm Navi-based Radeon GPUs. Today, a new report is shedding more light on the hardware that will specifically be going inside the Sony PlayStation 5 – or whatever the gaming console will end up being called. Wired has an exclusive sit-down with Mark Cerny, who serves as the lead system architect for the PlayStation 5 (it was also a title he held for the current generation PlayStation 4 family of gaming consoles). Cerny... Read more...
Who knows what the future holds, but for the current generation of Ryzen processors, AMD correctly surmised that it did not need to surpass Intel in IPC performance in order to offer customers a compelling a solution. It just needed to be competitive at the higher end of the spectrum. Combined with aggressive pricing, customers have responded by buying more AMD processors than Intel chips, according to data released by an online retailer in Germany. Before we go any further, caveats are in order. For one, a single online retailer in Germany is not necessarily indicative of the marketplace as a whole. It is also important to consider that the sales figures for individual CPUs mostly apply to do-it-yourself... Read more...
When we think of handheld gaming consoles, the first things that come to mind are devices like the Nintendo 3DS or the Nintendo Switch. However, there are also PC-centric portable gaming devices, albeit they are typically not as well-known to the public. The folks at GPD, which brought us the original Win and the follow-up Win 2handheld gaming PC, are back at it again with a successor, aptly called the GPD Win 2 Max. The Win 2 was powered by miserly Kaby Lake-based Intel Core m3-Y730 processor backed by Intel HD Graphics 615 running Windows 10 Home. However, the Win 2 Max is said have an even more powerful AMD APU under the hood, which means a Ryzen CPU and a Vega GPU. According to Liliputing,... Read more...
If you’re looking for a maker board that will give you a lot of performance overhead, we’re happy to announce that the Udoo Bolt is now shipping. The Udoo Bolt first caught our attention via its successful Kickstarter campaign, which to date has raised over $635,000 from over 1,400 backers. At its heart is an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 Series SoC, which combines Zen CPU cores with Radeon Vega graphics. The Bolt 3 comes with the Ryzen Embedded V1202B SoC with 2 cores/4 threads operating on a 2.3GHz base clock and 3.2GHz boost clock along with a Vega 3 GPU with 3 CUs. There’s also a more powerful Bolt 8, which includes the quad-core/octa-thread Ryzen Embedded V1605B SoC with a 2GHz... Read more...
The driver situation for Ryzen APUs with Radeon Vega Graphics hasn't exactly been optimal (to say the least) since the chips initially launched back in 2017. Whereas the company's mainline Radeon graphics cards (i.e. Radeon RX 580, Radeon RX Vega 56/64) get continual driver updates to provide Game Day-0 support, Ryzen processors with Radeon Graphics have been relegated to quarterly releases. That all changes with the arrival of the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 19.2.3 driver package. From this moment forward, all future Radeon Software Adrenalin releases will support Ryzen APUs, meaning that customers with these products will be able to enjoy the same performance benefits, patches... Read more...
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