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Like a lot of enthusiasts, your author here upgraded his Socket AM4 Ryzen gaming system to a Ryzen 7 5800X3D when those chips came out. Because of that processor's explosive gaming performance, AMD's Zen 4 CPUs, while extremely quick in their own right, weren't as compelling to some gamers. That's likely about to... Read more...
Is it about time to upgrade your CPU? Well, with the launch of the Ryzen 7000X3D series coming in February this year, the recently-released standard processors in the Ryzen 7000 series have some great discounts going on. So dust off your wallet and look at what we've put together for you below. There are some solid... Read more...
We're all infatuated with AMD's relatively newfound penchant for stacking 3D V-cache onto its processors to deliver better gaming performance, and are absolutely smitten with the company's decision to pack heaps of cache on no less than three Ryzen 7000 series SKUs this time around. Even better, AMD seemingly... Read more...
Normally, on Ryzen platforms, we recommend applying new BIOS updates as soon as they're available. AMD puts continuous work into the AGESA firmware for its CPUs, and this sometimes results in major stability improvements or performance gains thanks to improved memory performance or feature support. Folks on a Ryzen 5... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series (65W) - $229 (7600), $329 (7700), $429 (7900) AMD's latest Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series processors have reduced 65w power envelopes, but performance remains excellent across single and multi-threaded workloads.   Excellent ST Performance Rich Feature Set Big Gains Gen Over... Read more...
It's only been a few days since AMD announced its new 3D V-Cache Zen 4 Chips at CES 2023 this year. Perhaps in concert with that announcement, and some signals from China, prices are apparently beginning to fall here in the US as well for the just-released Ryzen 7000-series of AMD CPUs, including the top-of-the-line... Read more...
When AMD released the Socket AM5 platform and its first Zen 4 Ryzen 7000 desktop processors, amidst their impressive performance profile was a singular sticking point known as the Ryzen 7 5800X3D. This previous-gen CPU with the company's innovative 3D V-Cache CPU frequently popped up in gaming performance benchmarks... Read more...
At last year's Consumer Electronics Show, AMD announced its Ryzen 6000 Mobile processors, a coherent family of processors based on a single design, Rembrandt. However, the company has introduced new processor naming guidelines since then. At this year's 2023 CES, AMD is announcing new Ryzen 7000 Mobile CPUs, but pay... Read more...
The state of the HEDT market has been pretty bleak the last few years. AMD's Threadrippers went PRO-only, while Intel's been letting its high-end customers languish on the Cascade Lake-X platform that's still rocking the old Skylake core design at its heart. The blue team has new workstation processors on the way, but... Read more...
The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a fascinating processor. AMD stacked an extra 64MB of L3 cache, known as 3D V-Cache, onto a Ryzen 7 5800X, giving it immense gaming performance in some titles despite a small drop in clock rate versus the stock model. A lot of folks are holding off on Zen 4 until they can buy one of AMD's new... Read more...
No matter if you search high and low or far and wide, you'll be hard pressed to find a socket AM5 motherboard for less than around $150. Many of the initial entries cost north of $200, and a few even top $1,000. Here's the thing, though—AMD said users could expect AM5 motherboards to start out at $125, but it's been... Read more...
Just how low will AMD's pricing go on its freshly minted Zen 4 desktop processors? AMD appeared to answer that question earlier this week when all four of its Ryzen 7000 series CPUs fell to new lows, making them more competitive (from a bang-for-buck perspective) to Intel's Raptor Lake chips. But now just a few days... Read more...
AMD Ryzen 7000 Series - Starting At: $250 (7600X), Ryzen 9 7950X - $699 AMD's Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series processors are a major upgrade over the previous generation and the updated platform offers a host of benefits.   Excellent ST Performance Rich Feature Set Big Gains Gen Over Gen Available Upgrade... Read more...
Call it an early wave of Black Friday discounts or a price correction in light of the competition, but whatever the case, every Ryzen 7000 series desktop CPU is significantly cheaper than they were at launch. Discounts range from 14 percent on up to 28 percent, the biggest of which applies to AMD's flagship Zen 4... Read more...
Gamers are in a good place when it comes to the selection of CPUs from AMD and Intel, both of which recently rolled out new architectures—Zen 4 and Raptor Lake, respectively. That said, the best is yet to come. Both chip makers are purportedly readying even faster silicon based on these existing architectures to power... Read more...
Officially, the Zen 4 stack currently sits four CPUs high. Starting at the top we have the flagship 16-core/32-thread Ryzen 9 7950X, followed by the 12-core/24-thread Ryzen 9 7900X, 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 7 7700X, and finally the 6-core/12-thread Ryzen 5 7600X. It's a solid lineup to kick off the Ryzen 7000 series... Read more...
AMD's Q3 earnings statement confirmed what had been rumored in the industry for weeks: sales of Zen 4 CPUs have been slow, or at least, slower than AMD would have liked. There's probably a few reasons for this, but the biggest one is surely the rather high price of entry for the AM5 platform. Not only do you need a... Read more...
AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a bizarre processor. Historically, to make a faster CPU, you either improve the architecture or increase the clock rate, but AMD made huge, double-digit percentage gains in gaming by simply slapping an extra 64MB of L3 cache on top of its existing CPU. The company's about to do the same thing... Read more...
For folk who aren't familiar, AMD's desktop CPUs since third-generation Ryzen have followed a particular form: two or three chips under an integrated heatspreader, with one being an I/O die that connects to external devices like memory, PCIe, and USB, while the other one or two dice are Core Complex Dice (CCDs) that... Read more...
AMD has issued an advisory regarding reported Windows 11 versus Windows 10 performance deltas in certain games with its newly minted Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors. While the company has not observed any usual performance characteristics so far (and neither have we, for that matter), it is looking claims by... Read more...
AMD's Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors are damn fast, no doubt about it. That speed also comes with a cost, though, both in terms of power draw and a literal monetary cost. We'd all like if there were new Zen 4 processors that were a little cheaper and a little less power-thirsty, so it's good news when we hear that... Read more...
Following the launch of its Ryzen 7000 series desktop processors for consumers, AMD will soon unveil its first EPYC server chips based on the same underlying Zen 4 architecture. How soon? Less than three weeks from now—AMD announced it will livestream its next-generation EPYC server CPU launch on November 10... Read more...
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