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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...
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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...
The cloud gaming console would only integrate a mid-range CPU, while the heavy graphics processing will be performed by the cloud-based GPUs. (Source: GamingBolt)

AMD and Microsoft working on next gen cloud gaming console

The two companies are envisioning a future where gaming consoles integrate the bear minimum computing power for CPU-based tasks, but rely on cloud-based GPUs to process complex graphics. Games would have an instance running on the...
The X processors have a higher TDP as they support overclocking, while the E processors have a lower TDP and have the Precision Boost Overdrive disabled. (Source: AMD)

AMD intros Ryzen 2700E, 2600E, 2500X and 2300X CPUs

The Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X were spoiled a few months ago and were known to have the frequency multiplier unlocked for overclocking. On the other hand, the Ryzen 7 2700E and Ryzen 5 2600E are totally new additions designed...
Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15 (Ryzen 5 2500U) Laptop Review

75% Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15 (Ryzen 5 2500U) Laptop Review

Heavy throttler. The affordable Ryzen-powered laptop starts at just $330 USD with options up to the Ryzen 7 2700U and FHD display. Unfortunately, CPU throttling means owners won't benefit from the full performance of the hardware.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The X399 chipset now supports both the first and the second gen Threadripper CPUs, but it looks like the third gen may require a new chipset. (Source: PC Games)

AMD could announce X499 HEDT platform for upcoming Threadripper CPUs at CES 2019

AMD looks prepared to update each of its mainstream and HEDT CPU lineups annually, and the third gen processors coming next year will most likely need a new chipset, since the red team is making the jump to 10 nm and even 7 nm. Th...
Due to several inconsistencies in this screenshot, one may conclude that this is a faked benchmark result. (Source: El Chapuzas Informatico)

Spanish website leaks alleged R7 2800X, but it is almost certainly a fake

El Chapuzas Informatico has leaked what they claim is the Cinebench score of a Ryzen 7 2800X. However, several inconsistencies within the screenshot of the score and the idea of a 10 core Ryzen CPU reveal that this leak is almost ...
AMD Athlon 200GE series will target entry-level PC users. (Source: AMD)

AMD takes on the Intel Pentium Gold G4560 with the Athlon 200GE for just US$55

AMD has announced the new entry-level Athlon 200GE series CPUs to take on Intel's Pentium Gold offerings. AMD is pegging the Athlon 200GE series as a CPU for everyday PCs and comes with integrated Radeon Vega graphics with 3 CUs a...
AMD's Radeon Instinct is designed for AI and deep learning workloads, and the XGMI interconnect will enable GPU clustering for increased processing power. (Source: AMD)

AMD Radeon Vega 20 GPUs will get XGMI PCIe 4.0 to compete with Nvidia's NVLink

Mentioned in the latest Linux patches, AMD XGMI interconnect is rumored to offer bandwidths of up to 64 GB/s on the current PCIe 3.0 standard, possibly even higher on the upcoming PCIe 4.0. This should compete with Nvidia's NVLink...
HWInfo drawing a blank TDP for the Ryzen 7 2700U-powered Lenovo Ideapad 720s (Source: Own)

AMD recommends uProf tool instead of HWInfo or AIDA64

According to AMD, third-party analytical tools may not be giving correct information on Raven Ridge SoCs like the Ryzen 5 2500U or Ryzen 7 2700U. It's unknown if popular tools like HWInfo or AIDA64 would ever be updated to fully s...
QNAP TS-x77XU rackmount NAS now official with AMD Ryzen inside (Source: QNAP Systems)

QNAP intros the TS-x77XU NAS lineup with AMD Ryzen inside

The new TS-x77XU lineup targets enterprise customers with no less than 8 rackmount NAS models. Most of these models come with redundant power supply units and use AMD Ryzen processors. Depending on the model chosen, the processor ...
The Intel Core i7-9700K has posted impressive scores on Geekbench. (Source: Pinterest)

Core i7-9700K: OC’d to 5.3GHz on air; Geekbench scores released

The Intel Core i7-9700K may seem comparable to the i7-8700K in many ways. However, it can be boosted up to 4.9GHz (albeit on one core only). The i7-9700K has also recently exhibited the ability to OC up to 5.3GHz on air and beat t...
HP ProBook 645 G4 (Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

84% HP ProBook 645 G4 (Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Up in the air. The ProBook 645 G4 comes with a powerful AMD APU, good input devices and a fast NVMe SSD. Despite its 900 to1000-Euro (~$1051 to $1167) price tag, the device is not free of flaws: The notebook has poor battery life and a dim display with a poor contrast ratio.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.7 kg
The Acer Predator Orion gaming desktops offer a range of CPU and GPU options. (Source: Acer)

IFA 2018 | Acer Predator Orion gaming desktops offer dual graphics options up to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

At IFA 2018, Acer unveiled the updated Predator Orion line of gaming desktops. The Predator Orion comes in three main variants and offers CPU options up to the Intel Core i9 7980XE Extreme Edition and AMD Ryzen 7 2700X, and GPU op...
Jim Anderson was the face of many product launches for AMD, such as Threadripper 2. (Source: Tech Report)

AMD SVP and General Manager of Computing and Graphics Jim Anderson resigns to become CEO at Lattice Semiconductor

Having stayed at the company for over 3 years, Jim Anderson has left AMD and will be replaced by Saeid Moshkelani. Anderson entered AMD before the Ryzen launch in order to help with client sales, and since opportunities to advance...
The Threadripper 1920X is the best deal of the three first gen CPUs, with price cuts of up to 50%. (Source:

First gen AMD Threadripper CPUs getting significant price cuts

After almost twoo weeks from the official launch of the Threadripper 2000-series, AMD finally decided to slash the prices for the first generation Threadrippers. The best deal of all three processors seems to be the 1920X, which g...
Until recently, GlobalFoundries' 7nm process was expected to be used at AMD for some of their products. (Source: GlobalFoundries)

GlobalFoundries ceases all development on 7nm process; AMD to exclusively use TSMC for 7nm

Today GlobalFoundries, one of the world's most important silicon foundries, announced that it would no longer be working towards its 7nm process which was rumored to be used by AMD for some of its 7nm products. AMD will now be usi...
AMD Radeon Pro V340 dual GPU. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

AMD announces the Radeon Pro V340 GPU with 32 GB HBM2 VRAM for VDI applications

At the ongoing VMworld 2018 conference in Las Vegas, AMD announced the Radeon Pro V340 dual-GPU for Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) applications. The Radeon Pro V340 can power demanding datacenter workloads such as CAD, rende...
The weekly roundup - top news from August 19 through August 25 (Image source: Nvidia)

The weekly roundup - top news from August 19 through August 25

Nvidia is betting big on ray tracing technology while charging users an arm and a leg for the latest GeForce RTX GPUs. A few new quiet laptop releases round up a week that was dominated by Nvidia announcements and previews.
Nvidia now dominates the discrete GPU market with over 70% share, which makes it easy for the green team to strong-arm AIB partners into contracted shipments for the new RTX 2000-series. (Source: Fortune)

Nvidia is forcing AIB partners into RTX 2000-series contracted shipments, despite GTX 1000-series overstock

Just like AMD, things went unexpectedly well for Nvidia in the second quarter of this year, even though the crypto market decline was heralding a gloomy period. Nvidia managed to pull this off by forcing some AIB partners into ove...
Meltdown and Spectre were revealed early this year as exploits and hardware level patches are soon to come. (Source:TheHackerNews)

Intel reveals details on its newest Cascade Lake architecture

At Hot Chips 2018 Intel discussed its upcoming Cascade Lake architecture. During its short presentation, Intel went over hardware improvements made on Cascade Lake that will mitigate Spectre, Meltdown, and other exploits. In addit...
The fanless design includes heat-dissipating fins made of aluminum. (Source: Tranquil)

First AMD Ryzen fanless mini PCs are here

While the mini PC market is clearly dominated by Intel, AMD is now trying to steal some market share, at least in the ULV sector. The embedded version of AMD's Ryzen CPUs come with up to 4 cores / 8-threads and can integrate up to...
Alienware Area-51 desktop gaming PC might get 32-core AMD Threadripper processor, says Frank Azor

The Alienware Area-51 might get the AMD Threadripper 2990WX processor

The new monster processor from AMD might find its way to the list of hardware options available for the Alienware Area-51 desktop gaming PC, but this depends entirely on its level of gaming performance this chip can reach. For now...
Knight's Landing was Intel's first successful discrete GPU architecture, however it failed to gain much traction in the market. (Source: PCWorld)

Intel teases new discrete graphics card

Just two days after Nvidia announces its Turing architecture, Intel has begun to tease its discrete GPU products. Intel has released a trailer intended to garner much hype, but does Intel even stand a chance against RTG and Nvidia...
Serious overclockers always use copious amounts of liquid nitrogen. (Source: HWBot)

AMD's Threadripper 2990WX overclocked to 6 GHz across all cores with LN2

The Threadripper 2990WX was already pushed to 5.4 GHz last week, but it looks like there is room for more overclocking when enough liquid nitrogen is used. Overclocker Ivan Cupa managed to get all 32 cores of the 2990WX model runn...
Linux seems to do a better job of scaling up to the Threadripper 2990WX's 32 cores. (Source: Engadget)

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX shows even higher numbers when benchmarked on Linux

Phoronix has done a performance comparison of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX in Windows 10 Pro and Linux and the results show Threadripper numbers significantly lower under Windows 10 Pro than in Linux. In some tests such as 7-Zip Co...
Lenovo Yoga 530 sports a dual-channel memory configuration. (Source: JagatReview)

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U-powered Lenovo Yoga 530 shown to trade blows with the Core i7-8550U

Lenovo has introduced the AMD Ryzen variant of the Lenovo Yoga 530 convertible notebook in without much fanfare and initial reviews seem to show promising performance. The Lenovo Yoga 530 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with R...
The 2990WX was launched on August 13 and received both praise and criticism. (Source: TechGage)

AMD's new 2990WX is now the world's fastest CPU, with some caveats

AMD's Threadripper 2990WX has finally launched, and it is officially the fastest CPU in the world. With 32 cores, 64 threads, and an all core frequency of 3.4 GHz, it's a monstrous CPU. However, the path to 32 cores on the desktop...
Intel launched the Core i9 series as a response to AMD's 8 core flagship the 1800X (Source: DigiWorthy)

Intel's Core i9-9900k is rumored to have an all core turbo of 4.7 GHz

Intel is rumored to release its octa core i9-9900k in October with an all core turbo of 4.7 GHz, which is the fastest stock clock speed that has ever been offered on an eight core CPU on either the AMD Zen or Intel Core architectu...
The Radeon Pro WX 8200 is almost as powerful as the high-end WX 9100, but the price is more than halved. (Source: Newegg)

AMD announces more affordable Radeon Pro WX 8200 professional GPU

The new Radeon Pro WX 8200 only gets 56 CU and 8 GB HBM2 VRAM, but the Vega 10 GPU can still boost to 1.5 GHz and the memory bandwidth is slightly higher than that of the WX 9100 flagship. Even with these downgrades, the WX 8200 i...
Intel's next gen chips just got an October 1 launch date. (Source: WCCF Tech)

9th gen Intel processors launching October 1

Intel's next-generation of Core series chips will launch October 1. Although still fabricated on a 14nm node, the 9th gen chips will feature more cores to counter the threat from AMD
The weekly roundup - top news from August 4 through August 11 (Source: Samsung)

The weekly roundup - top news from August 4 through August 11

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is finally coming, next generation GeForce 11xx/20xx details continue to leak, and AMD is slowly but surely making a comeback on desktop. Catch up on some key topics in the industry you may have missed over t...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (16 core, 32 threads) Review

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (16 core, 32 threads) Review

Heavy Metal by AMD! AMD has released its new generation of Threadripper APUs following the successful launch of its second-generation Ryzen desktop APUs. The new Threadripper series not only makes incremental improvements over the last generation but also introduces Ryzen APUs with up to 32 cores and 64 threads. These new APUs are AMD’s shot at capturing the high-performance processor crown, something that will no doubt put pressure on Intel. We will be focusing on the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X in this review and establish whether this 16-core APU is worth the investment.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
Threadripper 2990WX is an impressive chipset that may rival the Intel Core i9-7980XE. (Source: Forbes)

OC'd Threadripper 2990WX beat 5.0GHz and topped Cinebench scores...with caveats

One of the new Threadripper CPUs beat the as-yet unreleased 28-core Intel "HEDT" chip previewed at Computex for Cinebench scores. In addition, it was overclocked to 5.1GHz while doing so. Unfortunately, as with the Computex perfor...
Meltdown alongside Spectre was originally reported as a hardware level exploit on Intel CPUs (Source:

Qualcomm CPUs have been shown to be unprotected against the Meltdown exploit, researchers say

Earlier this year two large security exploits known as Spectre and Meltdown were reported to exist on modern day CPUs. While Spectre has been confirmed to be exploitable on AMD, Intel, IBM, and ARM, it was previously believed only...
AMD's new Epyc server CPUs come up to 32 cores but will also be available with 48 in 2019 (Source: AMD)

AMD's server marketshare hits 1% for the first time in 4 years

Since the mid 2000s, AMD's server market share has been in a steady decline, going from owning a quarter of the entire market in 2006 to not even 1% in 2014. Recently, AMD's fortunes have begun to shift and the CPU designer is mak...
Unlike most previous NUC solutions from Intel, the Crimson Canyon mini PCs are semi-barebone models that come with soldered RAM and included HDDs.  (Source: SimplyNUC)

Intel Crimson Canyon NUC complete specs and release date unveiled

The Crimson Canyon NUCs are meant for users who do not really intend to upgrade their systems, as the RAM is soldered and there is already an HDD included. Users may still choose among 4 or 8 GB of LPDDR4-2666, however, there is o...
The new JapanNext curved gaming monitor is among the first to feature 200 Hz refresh rates at an affordable price. (Source: JapanNext)

JapanNext launches affordable curved 35-inch gaming monitor with 200 Hz refresh rate

The new JN-35VCG200UWHD gaming monitor is among the first to support 200 Hz refresh rates for ultra-wide resolutions. It might not be 4K and HDR-capable, but its AMVA panel with 180R curvature provides 3 ms response times, 300 nit...
TSMC is one of the world's leading producers in fabs and node process development (Source: Wikimedia)

Update | Semiconductor company TSMC attacked by virus, production line affected

TSMC stopped production in several fabs on August 3 after a virus had penetrated key systems. Production has stabilized and returned to normal, but how the virus infiltrated the company is still unknown. The downtime caused by the...
More information on the new Ryzen SoC surfaces

More information on the new Ryzen SoC surfaces

Recently AMD designed an SoC for ZhongShan Subor's new console the Z+. While previous console SoCs used Jaguar CPU cores which were based on AMD's previous generation of architectures and mid range Polaris GPU cores, this new SoC ...
The 2nd generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are now available for pre-order. (Source: AMD)

AMD takes wraps off the 2nd generation Threadrippers, pre-orders start today

AMD has announced that its latest HEDT CPUs, the Ryzen Threadripper 2, are available for pre-order starting today for a retail launch on August 13. The second generation Ryzen Threadrippers come in multiple SKUs targeting differen...
Ryzen's market share has overtaken that of Coffee Lake. (Source: AMD Twitter)

Ryzen beat Coffee Lake for CPU market share in July

Ryzen is possibly the most prominent form of competition for the Coffee Lake family of chipsets. However, the Intel CPUs have dominated the market since the release of both lines. Now, however, Ryzen appears to have opened a lead ...
Threadripper is AMD's line of prosumer and workstation CPUs, now coming in up to 32 cores (Source: AMD)

AMD accidentally leaks Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Cinebench score

AMD France prematurely published benchmarks of the yet unreleased 2990WX, a 32 core flagship Ryzen CPU. The results look daunting for Intel, as it's highest core count CPU is just 18 cores. Until their 28 core workstation CPU is r...

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