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TSMC's 7nm has been in the news recently thanks to AMD announcing new CPUs and GPUs based on the 7nm process to come out in 2018 and 2019. (Source: TSMC)

TSMC's new 7nm gains almost global adoption; semiconductor company optimistic about 2019

While TSMC's new 7nm is already quite popular, being the basis for several processors from companies AMD, Apple, and Huawei, even more are announcing that they too will be fabricating their products at TSMC using their new process...
AMD's Zen 4 microarchitecture is currently in development. (Source: Anandtech)

AMD's Zen 4 microarchitecture is currently under development

AMD hinted during its recently concluded Next Horizon Event that the Zen 4 microarchitecture is in the design phase. No further details were revealed but chances are that it will be using an advanced node for this architecture tha...
AMD finally revealed its Rome CPU, which confirmed rumors that it would feature 8 dies and a total of 64 Zen 2 cores. (Source: Anandtech)

AMD's Next Horizon Event: 7nm, Zen 2, Epyc, and Vega

AMD's Next Horizon event held yesterday was important for not only AMD's datacenter business but also for the company as a whole. AMD finally has revealed key information on Zen 2, Rome, the 7nm, new Vega GPUs, and what it means f...
The Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ is based on the new 12nm Polaris 30 architecture. (Source: Videocardz)

Pictures of the Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition surface

Pictures of the Sapphire Radeon RX 590 Nitro+ Special Edition have surfaced online. The exact specs of the card are still unavailable but we should be knowing more information close to the official announcement on November 15. The...
The next-gen high-end gaming GPUs are rumored to hit the market in 2020. (Source: VideoCardz)

AMD planning a comeback in the high-end gaming GPU sector

Even though AMD may look like it has lost focus of the GPU market, CEO Lisa Su reassures everyone that the red team is not giving up on the high-end gaming GPU market that easily. AMD is currently in the process of developing high...
Two more new Threadrippers have been released. (Source:

The AMD Ryzen Threadrippers 2920X and 2970WX have been released for sale

The Threadripper 2970X and 2990WX flagship processors for this year have already been released. Now, their more 'mid-range' counterparts are available. They have been shown to compete well with some Intel HEDT and workstation CPUs...
The upcoming Radeon RX 590 GPU could eat away at Nvidia's mid-range market share. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

AMD's Radeon RX 590 is up to ~9% faster than Nvidia's GTX 1060

The mid-range Radeon RX 500-series from AMD was preferred by crypto-miners, while gamers stuck to the GTX 1050/1060 solutions from Nvidia. Now that AMD took a serious hit with the crypto market decline, the red team is trying to r...
AMD's GPU sector has taken a serious hit, but the CPU side is stronger than ever. (Source: Network World)

AMD's shares drop 24% after Q3 earnings report

AMD is now feeling the full hit of the GPU-based crypto mining decline that started back in Q1. Instead of a projected US$50 million downturn in GPU sales, the red team reported losses of US$150 million, thus triggering a share dr...
HP 17 (Ryzen 5 2500U, FHD, IPS, Vega 8) Review

79% HP 17 (Ryzen 5 2500U, FHD, IPS, Vega 8) Review

AMD-only. After some mixed reviews of their first version HP has now released a new HP 17 with all-out AMD components and an IPS panel. It does certainly offer some improvements, but does not come without any backlash.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 17.3" | 2.5 kg
According to inside source, the 7 nm Navi GPUs will be as fast as Nvidia's GTX 1080, but their MSRP should be considerably lower.  (Source UFD Tech on Youtube)

The next gen 7 nm Navi gaming GPUs currently tested in AMD's labs

Inside sources claim that AMD's Navi GPUs are performing better than expected and could be launched in the first half of 2019 rather than the second. Previously rumored to be slower than the GTX 1080 from Nvidia, it looks like the...
Despite repeated delays, the 10 nm node seems to be alive and well, according to Intel. (Source: Anandtech)

Intel denies rumors concerning the death of its 10 nm node

The 10 nm process gave Intel quite a bit of a headache in the past few years. It was supposed to arrive in 2017 initially, but the fabrication process had to be delayed because of design problems, and it looks like Intel may not b...
Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 Desktop Graphics Card Review

Asus ROG Strix Radeon RX 580 Desktop Graphics Card Review

Fast enough for Full HD! Now the mining boom has subsided, enormous amounts of used graphics cards are starting to hit the market. In this review, we take a look at AMD’s Radeon RX 580 to see if it is worth buying under the circumstances.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | AMD Radeon RX 580 (Desktop) | 32"
Honor Magicbook (Intel 8250U vs. AMD 2500U) Laptop Review

86% Honor Magicbook (Intel 8250U vs. AMD 2500U) Laptop Review

Looking for the magic... Honor has been a well-established smartphone manufacturer in Europe for some time now. The Huawei brand also carries a notebook as of late, although it is only available in Asia for the time being. We have procured not one but two variants of the Honor Magicbook and put Intel up against AMD.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 14" | 1.4 kg
The GTX 1060 is being refreshed with better memory. (Source: NVIDIA)

GTX 1060s on sale now upgraded to GDDR5X

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is still competitive at the sub-US$400 price bracket. It was originally released with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. A change to its product page on its maker's website now suggests that there are GDDR5X versions...
MIT's DAWG could easily be integrated in OS updates, and it is said to be less taxing on the overall system performance. (Source: Bit-Tech)

MIT provides alternative solution for Spectre-like CPU bugs

Intel may be implementing in-silicon solutions against Spectre and meltdown attacks, but not all threat variants can be identified this way. MIT's DAWG solution can detect all variants plus similar speculative attacks, and it can ...
Windows 10 19H1 is currently available as an insider's preview. (Source: Windows Latest)

2019 Windows update may address Spectre patch-related performance issues

Windows 10 19H1, an update already being tested out by some users, is now expected to contain new adaptations to the Spectre-patch problem. These fixes for the more severe Spectre variant 2 vulnerability can reduce performance by ...
The jump form 12 nm to 7 nm should bring serious performance boosts for the Ryzen 3000 CPUs. (Source: AMD)

AMD's Ryzen 3000 CPUs to get outstanding performance bump over Ryzen 2000 models

The Ryzen 2000 series still delivered decent performance gains over the original Ryzen models, even if the shrinking process was minimal. With the jump from 12 nm to 7 nm, the IPC boost is expected to be almost 5 times greater, at...
Latest Core i7-8706G Kaby Lake-G processor is almost as fast as the Core i5-8300H (Image source: Intel)

Rare Intel Core i7-8706G Kaby Lake-G processor is almost as fast as the Core i5-8300H

CineBench benchmarks show the quad-core Core i7-8706G to be just 9 percent behind the Core i5-8300H in the latest XPS 15 9570. This processor is currently not available on any mass market consumer laptop and can only be found on t...
AMD's new Polaris 30 GPU, the RX 590, shows up on 3DMark. (Source: TUM_APISAK on Reddit)

AMD Radeon RX 590 shows up on 3DMark, shows less than 10% improvement in scores over the RX 580

An entry for the upcoming AMD Polaris 30-based Radeon RX 590 has been spotted on 3DMark by noted leakster TUM_APISAK. The new RX 590 is shown to sport higher clocks and is said to be using the same GDDR5 memory subsystem as the cu...
A new BIOS update is now available for the Acer Swift 3 powered by AMD Ryzen.

Acer Swift 3 powered by AMD Ryzen gets BIOS update to remove 256 MB VRAM limitation

A BIOS update is now available for Acer Swift 3 SF315-41 series laptops powered by mobile AMD Ryzen APUs that updates the AMD SMU version to 2.11. This removes the 256 MB VRAM limitation for the integrated Vega GPU and allows it a...
Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 (i7-8706G, Radeon WX Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Workstation Review

83% Dell Precision 5530 2-in-1 (i7-8706G, Radeon WX Vega M GL, 4K UHD) Workstation Review

Kaby Lake-G workstation. As if Kaby Lake-G wasn't niche enough already, Dell has gone the extra mile by offering a workstation convertible equipped with the rare Intel-AMD CPU. The end result is one of the most powerful 15-inch convertible workstations available even if it sacrifices some common connectivity features along the way.
Intel Core i7-8706G | AMD Radeon Pro WX Vega M GL | 15.6" | 2 kg
While Intel's newest i9 9900k may be the "world's fastest gaming processor," few were denying it anyways. (Source: Digiworthy)

2700X gains ground on the 9900k in Principled Technologies's retests, Intel claims the 9900k is still the world's best gaming CPU

Following severe backlash over what has been described as "incompetent" benchmarking, Principled Technologies retested their AMD CPUs with creator mode. In their new results, the 2700X narrowed the gap between the 9900k down to ab...
8700k prices in the UK have skyrocketed to above £450 since August, which is about 40% higher than usual. (Source: PCPartPicker)

HP and Lenovo executives say Intel's CPU shortage will continue for 6 more months

The industry is one month into a shortage of 14nm CPUs from Intel, and according to HP CEO Dion Weisler and Lenovo COO Gianfranco Lanci this will continue for another 6 months. They have recommended AMD as an alternative thanks to...
Principled Technologies enabled "Game Mode" on its R7 2700X, which cuts down the 8 core processor to a 4 core processor, causing severe CPU bottlenecks in some cases. (Source: Hardware Unboxed)

Principled Technologies responds to criticism of its i9 9900k study

After scathing criticism coming from GamersNexus's Steve Burke and Hardware Unboxed's Steve Walton, Principled Technologies has made statements and defended its i9 9900k performance study. The company said "we are confident in ou...
The RX 570/580 successors would most likely not be faster than the Vega 56/64 GPUs. (Source:

AMD Radeon RX 670 GPU rumored to launch mid-October, RX 680 expected in November

The Radeon RX 570/580 successors are rumored to feature 12 nm Polaris 30 cores with increased frequencies, but same 8 GB GDDR5 VRAM. Performance-wise, these new models will most likely not be faster than the Vega 56/64 cards and w...
Walton's frustration with Intel is even visible in the thumbnail of his video titled "Intel's New Low." (Source: Hardware Unboxed)

Update | Intel's commissioned 9900k benchmarks have serious flaws, says PC hardware reviewer

When Intel commissioned Principled Technologies to benchmark its as of yet unreleased i9 9900k CPU, many voices in the tech press spoke out against such a practice, such as Steve Walton, saying it "undermines what we do." Now, mor...
While our review was positive overall, performance was definitely a low point for the Spectre.

Update | Disabling ULPS may reduce GPU throttling on Kaby Lake G based HP Spectre x360 systems and more

In our HP Spectre x360 review, we found that GPU performance was very poor in games, where it often throttled down to 400 MHz, less than half of its rated clock speed. Thankfully, there is a solution that should prevent such throt...
This is a photo taken by Gtx9 that shows Cinebench actually rendering the image with a 256 thread CPU. (Source: Chiphell)

Chiphell leaks another apparent AMD "Rome" Cinebench score, this time with some proof

About a month ago, Chiphell user Gtx9 leaked what he alleged was a Cinebench score of AMD's "Rome" server architecture. As Cinebench scores are easily manipulated, the weight behind Chiphell's leak was very weak. However, Gtx9 has...
The second-generation Ryzen Threadripper 12-core and 24-core chips will be released on October 29. (Source: AMD)

AMD 12- and 24-core Threadripper 2 chips to hit the market on October 29

AMD has announced that its 12- and 24-core Ryzen 2 Threadripper chips will be available on October 29. The new chips are counterparts to the more expensive 16- and 32-core chips in the Threadripper lineup and will appeal to enthus...
AMD should showcase the Ryzen 3000 CPUs together with the upcoming Threadripper 3000-series and the EPYC "Rome" server processors.  (Source: AMD)

AMD will showcase the first 7 nm Ryzen 3000 CPUs at CES 2019

AMD has a very favorable position on the CPU market, especially now that Intel is going through rougher times caused by shortages. The red team should be able to increase the market share with the release of its 7 nm Ryzen 3000, T...
HP Pavilion 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8) Laptop Review

80% HP Pavilion 15 (AMD Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8) Laptop Review

Pavilion goes Ryzen. In comparison to Intel models, AMD Ryzen processors are still rare in the mobile laptop market. This makes it even more interesting for us to have an AMD-powered HP in our office.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The 7nm Zen 2 CPUs will be launched in 2019 under the Ryzen 3000-series moniker. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 3000-series 7 nm CPUs already tested internally

Sources claim that a few Ryzen 3000-series CPU samples have arrived at Radeon Technologies Group in order to tune the GPU drivers for the new interconnects. Tests have revealed that the upcoming CPUs are faster than the i7-8700K f...
Project Stream testing starts on the same date as Assassin's Creed Odyssey's official release: October 5. (Source: Ubisoft)

Google announces Project Stream with Assassin's Creed Odyssey capture

Google has partnered up with the French gaming behemoth Ubisoft to show off the American company’s new Project Stream service. The California-based technology giant is hoping its rather prosaically named offering can take media st...
The 14nm process is the basis for all of Intel's newest CPUs, and even all the way back to its 2015 Skylake based products. (Source: Digiworthy)

Prices for Intel's 8700k CPU have reached $399 on major retailers due to CPU shortage

While the 14nm CPU shortage did not initially affect US retailers, it has become clear that it finally has. Intel's flagship 8700k CPU has gone from $350 to $399 in under a month, which is nearly a 15% increase in price.
AI is increasing its market value by the year, according to new reports. (Source:

AI chip market to grow by US$34 billion in 5 years

The global AI market is expected to grow at a high annual rate between now and 2023. It will probably be driven by the need to process more and more data as time goes on. The machine learning market is also expected to grow rapidl...
AMD is sticking to the constellation naming scheme for its upcoming GPUs. (Source: ExtremeTech)

AMD reveals codename for upcoming 7 nm gaming GPUs

AMD is planning to launch a 7 nm gaming GPU codenamed Arcturus some time in 2020, but before that, the red team needs to come up with a viable alternative to Nvidia's new Turing GPUs first. Rumor has it the Navi GPUs scheduled for...
Lenovo ThinkPad A485 (Ryzen 5 Pro) Laptop Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad A485 (Ryzen 5 Pro) Laptop Review

Worse alternative. A combination of Lenovo's well-known T series and the AMD Ryzen processors: This can really only turn out well, or can it? Find out in this extensive review why in the end the ThinkPad T480 Intel model is a better choice than its AMD sibling, the ThinkPad A485! Update 9/27/2018: UEFI version 1.02
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.6 kg
AMD could control 30 percent of CPU market by end of 2018 (Image source: AMD)

AMD could control 30 percent of CPU market by end of 2018

Some missteps from Intel are projected to cost the company a big chunk of the CPU market. AMD's steady home runs with its Zen architecture, smooth fabrication advancements, and rising shares have been creeping up on Intel.
The Turing architecture found in the newest GF RTX cards. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA's share price suffers after "disappointing" Morgan Stanley with the RTX 20-series

NVIDIA's target stock price has been downgraded to US$273, and has had its market value suffer, after Morgan Stanley took the relatively restrained improvements of the new GeForce RTX 2080 over older cards. However, a WCCFTech ana...
A recent leak claims that Intel are releasing 22nm versions of new chips. (Source: Intel)

Is the Intel 'chip shortage' starting to bite? AMD's stock price reportedly gains ground

Reports have claimed that Intel will be short of processors for the upcoming 2018 holiday season. They are based on an interview with a JP Morgan analyst, and on a report from a Chinese source claims that the company is reverting ...
3DMark introduces new benchmark built for GeForce RTX ray tracing (Source: UL)

3DMark is readying new benchmark built for GeForce RTX ray tracing

GeForce RTX owners will soon have an objective 3DMark benchmark made specifically for testing their ray tracing capabilities. On the other end of the spectrum, a second entry-level benchmark will be coming next month for testing l...
Dell Latitude 15 3590 (i7-8550U, Radeon 530) Laptop Review

74% Dell Latitude 15 3590 (i7-8550U, Radeon 530) Laptop Review

Poor display, inefficient GPU. It's the least expensive 15-inch Latitude available and so cut corners are not unexpected. The number of drawbacks, however, may be a bit too much to bear. Find out what you'd be sacrificing when purchasing the Latitude 3590 instead of the pricier Latitude 5590.
Intel Core i7-8550U | AMD Radeon 530 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15-ARR

71% Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15ARR (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3) Laptop Review

Affordable Ryzen notebook. Lenovo's IdeaPad 330 offers a DVD drive, supports quick-charge and it has an AMD CPU. However, some corners were cut for it to cost only $430. This has affected the case quality and display. Find out what else the IdeaPad 330 has to hide in our review.
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The teaser features just a flash of Gigabyte's upcoming premium motherboard. (Source: VideoCardz)

Gigabyte AORUS teases new motherboard for October 8; Z390 launch in October?

The official Gigabyte AORUS Twitter published a 10 second long teaser video advertising a new motherboard. The implication seems to be that the Z390 chipset (and perhaps 9th generation Intel CPUs) are coming in early October.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X stock cooler, TechSpot's Best Value CPU for Productivity September 2018

AMD processors win 4 of the 5 "Best CPU" awards by TechSpot

Although Intel only grabbed the leading place in one category, this category is probably the most important. TechSpot's best CPU for gaming is the Intel Core i7-8700K, while various AMD Ryzen chips own the crown in the following c...
Image: AMD

AMD lists the new Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H mobile CPUs

AMD has listed a couple new CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H. Both chips are definite upgrades over the Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U, respectively, but their 45 W nominal TDP suggests that they will be used in gaming l...
HP EliteBook 735 G5

86% HP EliteBook 735 G5 (7 2700U, Vega 10) Laptop Review

Powerful subnotebook. The EliteBook 735 G5 is the smallest model of HP's AMD-exclusive business notebooks. Although it performed well in our tests, the capabilities of the Ryzen APU were not exhausted. In this review, we show why the EliteBook 735 G5 is a great business laptop regardless.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
The weekly roundup - top news from September 9 through September 15 (Image source: ZDNet)

The weekly roundup - top news from September 9 through September 15

To the surprise of no one, Apple's new smartphones sparked loud online discussions and arguments ranging from the absurd prices of the new models to the seemingly minimal upgrades from the original iPhone X. Outside of Apple, Raze...
The ZhongShan Subor Z+ sports a very capable Ryzen+Vega SoC. (Source: AMD)

Zhongshan Subor Z+'s custom Ryzen+Vega SoC has more GPU compute power than the Intel 'Kaby Lake-G' Core i7-8809G

Sporting a custom Ryzen SoC with integrated Vega graphics up to 24 CUs clocked at 1300 MHz, the Zhongshan Subor Z+ is a small form factor PC that tries to offer a console-like experience along with the flexibility of using a tradi...
The alleged CPU's score of 12587 in Cinebench R15 is the highest score ever recorded, assuming this leak is accurate. (Source: Chiphell)

Chiphell publishes alleged AMD "Rome" Cinebench score

Chiphell, a Chinese website well known for its tech rumors and speculation, has taken a screenshot of what is apparently the Cinebench score of AMD's upcoming "Rome" 64 core server CPU, which is based on the yet unreleased Zen 2 a...


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