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Back in November, AMD launched two HEDT processors aimed at the professional market: the Ryzen Threadripper 3960X and the Ryzen Threadripper 3970X. AMD also confirmed in late November that a beast of a flagship processor is coming: the 64-core, 128-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3990X. However, that leaves a hole in the lineup, because the currently available (and announced) SKUs include: Ryzen Threadripper 3960X: 24 cores, 48 threads Ryzen Threadripper 3970X: 32 cores, 64 threads Ryzen Threadripper 3990X: 64 cores, 128 threads That leaves room in the lineup for one more processor: a Ryzen Threadripper 3980X with 48 cores and 96 threads. This would completely fill out the lineup, giving... Read more...
AMD hasn't been in this good of a position in years, and it has its Zen processor architecture mostly to thank for it. First introduced in 2017 with the first-generation Ryzen 1000 family, the Zen family has expanded to cover consumer desktop, HEDT, mobile, and data center platforms. AMD's newest generation of processors, which were introduced mid-year, are using the company's 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Those new Zen 2 processors -- Ryzen 3000 on the desktop, EPYC 7002 for enterprise -- are providing strong competition for Intel, and as a result, has helped AMD to gain market share and clout with customers. As of today, AMD stock is hovering at an all-time high of over $46 in intraday trading. Over... Read more...
Yesterday, we brought you news concerning the existence of a Ryzen 9 4700U Renoir APU, which will likely find its way into future laptops. Like the Ryzen/Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series and EPYC 7002 CPU families, AMD's Renoir is based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture. Today, we're learning about the impending arrival of Ryzen 5 4600H, Ryzen 7 4800H, and Ryzen 9 4900H processors for gaming laptops. The leak comes courtesy of LambdaTek, which has unearthed listings for several ASUS laptops featuring the Ryzen 5 4600H and Ryzen 7 4800H CPUs. Both of the processors are SMT-enabled, which means that the former has 6 physical cores capable of executing 12 threads, while the latter is an 8-core... Read more...
We've been hearing a lot about AMD's next-generation Renoir APUs in recent weeks, and it's likely that a release is just around the corner. Based on recent reports, it likely that AMD will announce these mobile and desktop processors at CES 2020 in Las Vegas. Today, we're getting the most detailed account of a Renoir APU to date with the "leak" of the Ryzen 7 4700U. Like all of the upcoming Renoir APUs, the Ryzen 7 4700U is based on AMD's 7nm Zen 2 architecture. As is often the case with AMD's APUs, the switchover to a newer architecture/process node (in this case, Zen 2) is coming months after it landed for the desktop Ryzen 3000 processors. The Ryzen 7 4700U was spotted in PCMark... Read more...
German overclocker and enthusiast Roman "der8auer" Hartung has successfully delidded a couple of AMD's latest generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, including the 3970X and 3960X. He then cleaned them up, applied thermal paste, and was successful in getting them to boot into Windows and run through Cinebench, though there were some hitches along the way. Before we get into all that, let's discuss the two Threadripper processors der8auer put under the knife, Both are based on AMD's Zen 2 CPU architecture. The Threadripper 3970X is the higher-end of the two, with 32 cores and 64 threads clocked at 3.7GHz to 4.5GHz, and 144MB of L2+L3 cache. As for the Threadripper 3960X, it sports 24 cores and... Read more...
Microsoft has just unveiled its next-generation Xbox, previously only known as Project Scarlett. We now know that the console is officially being called the Xbox Series X, and not only that; we've been given a clear look at the console, which takes on a tower-style form-factor. In fact, it kind of reminds of us of an enlarged Linksys Velop mesh router, albeit dolled up in black. On the front side of the Xbox Series X, we see a vertically-aligned, slot-loading Blu-ray player and an eject button. At the top of the tower are circular vents for cooling and green LED lighting. For those that don't like the vertical look, Microsoft says that it can also be situated horizontally. Getting down... Read more...
While Sony has had some pretty loose lips regarding its upcoming PlayStation 5, Microsoft has held things pretty close to the vest with regards to its next-generation Xbox, codenamed Project Scarlett. What we do know, however, is that like the PlayStation 5, Project Scarlett will be powered by an 8-core/16-thread AMD Ryzen 3000 Zen 2 processor. Today, the folks over at Windows Central claim to have some inside information on performance targets for Project Scarlett, and the console is going to be an absolute beast. Anaconda is the alleged high-end version of Project Scarlett, akin more to the Xbox One X, while Lockhart will be positioned like the current Xbox One S. Anaconda... Read more...
Advanced Micro Devices is about to put another feather in its cap, that being double-digit market share in the lucrative data center market. Speaking at the USB Global Tech Conference, Ruth Cotter, senior vice president of marketing at AMD, said the expectation is the latest EPYC "Rome" processors will push the company to a 10 percent share by the second quarter of 2020. This would be a tremendous achievement, though still well short of historical levels, which AMD said was around 26 percent. At present, AMD is about about a 7 percent share. Cotter says getting to 10 percent would give AMD credibility in being able to soar back to historical levels. "Our target is to get to 10 percent share by... Read more...
Earlier this month, we reported that our suspicions about a 64-core/128-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor had been confirmed by an MSI leak. And now, AMD has confirmed the existence of the Threadripper 3990X, and it will be an absolute performance beast. AMD is just giving us a high-level look at what the processor will offer, but we can confirm 64 physical cores and 128 threads. In addition, AMD says that the Threadripper 3990X will feature a total of 288MB of cache (L2+L3), while operating within a 280W TDP.  AMD already has bragging rights with its 24-core/48-thread Threadripper 3960X and 32-core/64-thread Threadripper 3970X compared to the newly released 18-core/36-thread Intel... Read more...
AMD has been on an impressive run since the release of its first-generation Ryzen processors a couple of years back. After a long stretch playing second-fiddle to Intel in the desktop processor space, unable to effectively compete at the high-end of the market, AMD’s Zen micro-architecture propelled the company into a much more competitive position. And follow-on products turned the heat up on Intel even further. Today, that heat becomes a blazing hot inferno as AMD completely reshapes the HEDT landscape with a pair of processors as impressive as we’ve ever seen. At the risk of spoiling the rest of this review, AMD not only overtakes Intel in the HEDT market with this release... Read more...
Gigabyte has made available a beta BIOS update for its X570 Aorus Master motherboard, and with it comes new support for per-CCD overclocking on AMD's Ryzen 3000 series processors. While we have not tested this ourselves, the firmware update should make it easier to achieve higher and more stable overclocked frequencies in some instances. This is a desirable feature because of the way AMD's latest generation Ryzen processors are designed. Depending on the specific model, a Ryzen 3000 series CPU can have one or two core chiplet dies (CCDs). In turn, each of those dies has two CPU complex or core complex (CCX) clusters. To give an example, the Ryzen 9 3950X has two CCDs, each with two CCX clusters.... Read more...
When Dr. Lisu Su took to the stage at an event back in June and officially announced the Ryzen 9 3950X, it didn’t come as much of a surprise to be honest. Considering the fact that Zen 2 CPU chiplets feature 8-cores each, and the Ryzen 9 3900X with dual CPU chiplets launched with only 12-cores enabled, there was immediate speculation that a 16-core Ryzen 3000 series variant was in the works and that AMD was perhaps holding it back for strategic reasons. Of course, there were a multitude of leaks leading up to the announcement that continued to fuel the flames, but needless to say a 16-core CPU like the Ryzen 9 3950X seemed to be inevitable. AMD didn’t hit the initial September release... Read more...
Last week, AMD announced the first of its new third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors. These latest Threadripper processors are based on 7nm Zen 2 architecture with the Threadripper 3960X offering up 24 cores/48 threads and the Threadripper 3970X countering with 32 cores/64 threads.  AMD's new Threadripper processors leverage a new sTRX4 socket (and TRX40 motherboards), which is incompatible with the sTR4 socket used on first- and second-generation Threadripper processors. Despite the fact that sTRX4 has the same number of pins (4096) as TR4, they are electronically incompatible. AMD explains that the mapping of the pins to voltage/data is completely different, which means... Read more...
Yesterday, AMD announced the first members of its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper family of HEDT processors. The Threadripper 3960X (24 cores, 48 threads) and the Threadripper 3970X (32 cores, 64 threads) are tremendous processors in their own right, but there is something allegedly even more sinister afoot from AMD. We've been hearing rumors for months that AMD is working on a monstrous 64-core, 128-thread Threadripper to plant its flag as the absolute king of the HEDT processor market. We now might actually have our first verifiable confirmation of the existence of this alleged Threadripper 3990X (or 3990WX depending on who you talk to) courtesy of MSI. The folks at WCCFTech spotted... Read more...
AMD just announced that its Ryzen 9 3950X will be shipping on November 25th priced at $749, and now the company is giving us some early details on its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper HEDT processors that are on the way. As we reported yesterday, the first two members of the family are the Threadripper 3960X and the Threadripper 3970X.  Like the "lesser" third-generation Ryzen 3000 processors, these new Threadripper processors are built on 7nm Zen 2 architecture and include all of the performance, security, and feature benefits (including PCIe 4.0 support). Both the Threadripper 3960X and 3970X use the new sTRX4 socket, which AMD says offers improved scalability, and... Read more...
AMD made quite the impression when it launched its third-generation Ryzen desktop processors over the summer. Available in up to 12-core/24-thread configurations with excellent single- and multi-core performance, relatively low TDPs, and attractive pricing, AMD definitely has a winner on its hands. However, the “true” flagship of the family has been relatively elusive to us... that is until today. AMD is in essence reintroducing us to the Ryzen 9 3950X, which sits above the Ryzen 9 3900X as the new flagship of the family. The processor was originally supposed to ship at the end of September, but was delayed until now. The specs for the processor are nothing short... Read more...
We reported yesterday that AMD is rumored to announce its third-generation, Zen 2-based Ryzen Threadripper 3000 processor on November 7th. Although the official launch of the processors likely won't arrive for another few weeks, we're expected to learn specs and some performance details tomorrow. With that said, the incredibly dedicated hardware sleuth @momomo_us uncovered product listings for two alleged members of the Threadripper 3000 family: the Threadripper 3960X and Threadripper 3970X. The product listings that were originally posted on Wootware's retail site before they were yanked. However, Extreme IT was able to secure screenshots before that takedown occurred. While... Read more...
AMD is on the cusp of launching its third-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors based on its 7-nanometer Zen 2 CPU architecture, though the exact release date is still a mystery. Well, officially, anyway. Unofficially, it is said the new round of Threadripper chips will debut on Thursday, November 7. Going by what AMD has already announced, there are just three things we know for sure. One is that third-gen Threadrippers are coming. The second thing is they will be launching in November. And the final bit of official information is there will be a model with 24 cores and 48 threads making a debut at the very beginning. That said, the folks at Videocardz posted what they claim are official... Read more...
It is only a matter of time before AMD launches a new round of accelerating processing units (APUs). Codenamed "Renoir," the company's next-generation APUs will replace its current-generation 12-nanometer Picasso lineup, and make the jump to a 7-nanometer Zen 2 foundation, possibly paired with Navi. While we sit back and wait for an official announcement, some supposed 3DMark 11 entries based on three Renoir APUs have popped up. Before we get to that, let's first talk a little about Renoir. Things can get confusing in a hurry when jumping around AMD's lineup, as generational nomenclatures get tossed around rather loosely. As it pertains to that, Zen 2 (7nm) CPU architecture is the third-generation... Read more...
To say AMD is doing well these days is a bit of an understatement, like saying Larry Bird was an okay basketball player back in the day. So, how is AMD really doing? Bolstered by its latest generation Ryzen desktop and EPYC server processors, AMD just capped off its most lucrative quarter in over a decade, with $1.8 billion in revenue. That figure represents 9 percent year-over-year increase, and you can double that percentage gain to 18 percent if comparing to the previous quarter, which yielded $1.53 billion in revenue. After paying the bills, AMD was left with a $219 million profit for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $150 million in the same quarter a year ago. "Our first full quarter... Read more...
Two processors that we've been hearing whispers about for the past few weeks have finally been made official. AMD today confirmed the release of both the Ryzen 9 3900 and the Ryzen 5 3500X. Both processors are aimed at AMD's OEM partners and will only be made available in pre-built systems, so don't expect to easily find them from your favorite retailer – at least not initially. As we previously covered when the Ryzen 9 3900 originally leaked, it is still a 7nm Zen 2-based processor with the same 12-core/24-thread configuration as the Ryzen 9 3900X. However, whereas the Ryzen 9 3900X has base and boost clocks of 3.8GHz and 4.6GHz respectively, the Ryzen 9 3900 is scaled back dramatically... Read more...
The Ryzen 9 3950X Zen 2 flagship desktop processor was supposed to launch last month, but at the last minute, AMD said that it was delaying its release until November. Hardcore enthusiasts that were waiting on the $749 chip were no doubt a little disappointed, but we're getting an early look at what the processor can do courtesy of Gigabyte. Gigabyte understandably has access to the unreleased processor and paired it up with one of its own X570 Aorus Master motherboards and 16GB of Aorus DDR4-3200 memory. The Ryzen 9 3950X has a base clock of 3.3GHz, but Gigabyte managed to push their chip to a heady 4.3GHz across all 16 cores. The company was able to obtain this result with a 1.4GHz Vcore... Read more...
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