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We've said before that AMD really hit its stride with Zen 3. The Zen architecture as a whole put AMD back in the enthusiast discussion in a big way, and it has continued to make improvements at the silicon level. That is set to continue with Zen 4 due out later this year, and rumor has it the next-gen architecture... Read more...
AMD just disclosed its Q1 financial results and revealed some interesting details regarding future products, including previously unannounced Zen 4-based Dragon Range and Phoenix mobile processors. The latest financial news was all good for AMD, with record revenue and growth across multiple business units. There... Read more...
Hardware enthusiasts will already know, but for anyone who doesn't, the performance of AMD's extant Ryzen platforms is seriously impacted by the transfer rate of the system RAM. It's not actually the memory bandwidth that matters for most tasks; instead, it's because the speed of the "Infinity Fabric" is linked... Read more...
Some folks were skeptical about AMD's multi-chiplet approach until its Ryzen 3000-series CPUs hit the market, boasting solid performance and impressive power efficiency. The Ryzen 5000-series parts only improved on the previous-gen, and it looks like the company is seeking to start shipping chiplet-based Radeons in... Read more...
Did you check our review of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D? If you're new to all this PC hardware business, the short version is that AMD took one of its extant Ryzen 7 5800X CPUs, slightly reduced the clock speed, and then bolted on an extra 64 MB of L3 cache by attaching an extra die to the top of the CPU complex, with... Read more...
Now that AMD has unleashed its Ryzen 7 5800X3D with a stack of 3D V-cache to boost gaming performance, the next big launch is presumably Zen 4. That's expected to take place sometime in the second half of this year. A good sign that AMD remains on track is an uptick in related leaks, the latest one being a fuzzy... Read more...
While the conventional wisdom has been that overclocked memory offers minimal performance gains, that's just not the case. Faster memory, whether it increases clock rate, reduces latency, or both, can have a significant effect on system performance. It's most noticeable in apps like video encoding and compression, as... Read more...
AMD's next big consumer products will be Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series desktop CPUs, as confirmed at CES. Those chips were claimed to arrive in late Q3 of this year, and it looks like they're well on track for that time frame. The latest scuttlebutt seems to indicate that the chips stand on the precipice of mass... Read more...
If you, like this author, are focused more on the consumer side of things, you may not know that AMD's EPYC server CPUs actually use the same Core Complex Dice (CCDs) as its desktop Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs—EPYC just gets more of them, along with a beefier I/O chiplet (cIOD). So saying, whatever CPU core... Read more...
AMD's next line of desktop processors will be named the Ryzen 7000 series, and they'll be a complete break from Socket AM4 and the previous gen Ryzen platform that it hosts. Ryzen 7000 processors will be based on the Zen 4 CPU architecture and use an LGA socket design rather than the micro-PGA used by Socket... Read more...
AMD has gone on record saying it will launch Zen 4 and its accompanying AM5 socket in the second half of this year, and so far has not been any more specific with the time frame. The general assumption has been that we are looking at a late year release, sometime in the fourth quarter. If that's the case, then those plans may have changed, Read more...
Back at CES 2022, AMD gave an update on the Zen 4 architecture that will first show up with the Ryzen 7000 series processors. Those chips, at least in desktop form, will go into Socket AM5. Where Socket AM4 (and most of AMD's previous mainstream processors) used a Pin Grid Array design, the next-generation Socket AM5... Read more...
As we suspected would happen, AMD teased its upcoming Zen 4 architecture during its pree-CES livestream last week, with company boss Dr. Lisa Su holding up an pre-production chip. Silicon based on Zen 4 is bound for a 2022 release (second half of the year). Serving as further proof that it's on track, a pair of Ryzen... Read more...
There wasn't any talk of AMD's eventual next-generation EPYC stack at the Consumer Electronics Show, and we didn't really expect there to be any. However, AMD has talked about its future server CPUs codenamed Genoa before. Between what AMD has said and various leaks and rumors, we have at least some kind of idea what... Read more...
AMD's CES show kicked off the conference this morning, and it's easy to see why it wanted to be in the lead. The company's keynote was bursting with news and new product announcements. We're going to focus on the Ryzen side of things in this post, but stay tuned for coverage of the company's new Radeon announcements... Read more...
AMD has a few product launches in the wings, including a upgraded version of its Ryzen 5000 series with a pile of stacked 3D V-cache added to the mix. According to AMD, this massive L3 cache allotment will net users a 15 percent performance gain in games, which is roughly on the level of a generational uplift. What... Read more...
AMD had quite a bit to say about its updated 3rd Gen EPYC processors with 3D V-cache and new Instinct MI200 GPU accelerators, which deliver massive firepower to enable exascale computing in the HPC sector. But those weren't the only nuggets Dr. Lisa Su and the gang dropped during yesterday's event. Towards the end of... Read more...
We will know in short order if, as numerous leaks have suggested, Intel's Alder Lake is the new belle of the ball. Fortunately for AMD, the company is in a good place these days, and has no plans of exiting the CPU dance. To the contrary, it will be rolling out refreshed Zen 3 chips early next year, followed by its... Read more...
AMD is quickly approaching five years of its Zen architecture being out on the market, with the original set of Ryzen processors having launched to retail in February 2017. It's been one heck of a five-year run for sure. In celebration of Zen's five-year anniversary, AMD's Robert Hallock, director of technical... Read more...
The Zen 3 family of Ryzen 5000 processors have been on the market for roughly a year, and Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processors are quickly breathing down AMD's neck. But where AMD goes from here is not as simple as moving to Zen 4 architecture and calling it a day. Instead, AMD is taking a multi-pronged... Read more...
Leaked documents arising from the recent Gigabyte security breach is the gift that keeps on giving. Not that we condone such actions in the slightest, but now that there are interesting tidbits about unreleased products out in the wild, we can't bury our heads in the sand, either. And so with that said, the leaked... Read more...
AMD has not exactly been shy about mentioning its upcoming Zen 4 architecture, or even providing some high level details on occasion. For example, we know it is has been designed on a 5-nanometer manufacturing process, and is on the roadmap for a 2022 debut. But AMD certainly knows more than it typically shares, and... Read more...
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