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7nm AMD Ryzen 'Raven Ridge' APUs could be coming in Q4 this year. (Source: Wikichip)

7nm AMD Ryzen 'Raven Ridge' APUs could launch four months after Navi

AMD could be launching 7nm Raven Ridge APUs sometime in Q4 2019, according to Wccftech quoting an insider source. Not much is known about the new parts, but it is assumed that 7nm Ryzen APUs will bring improvements in IPC and boos...
Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

The new ThinkPad T495 has finally arrived. It is Lenovo's first full-fledged AMD laptop within the popular ThinkPad T-series. Our test sample is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U, which is beaten by the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad T490.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.5 kg
It's likely the next-generation Xbox and the PS5 will dominate future console sales. (Image source: NewsBeezer)

Xbox Project Scarlett vs. PlayStation 5: Specs comparison table and latest launch price speculation for both consoles

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlett seem destined to be fierce competitors by the end of next year, and it appears to be rather tricky to divine which next-generation console is most likely to have the edge. We have compil...
Zen Core architecture (Source: AMD)

AMD strikes back: Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 much faster than the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490

The implementation of mobile AMD processor is getting better and better, and Intel will definitely notice the stronger competition. The new Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 consumes a bit less and is much faster than a comparable Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490. Update: Power consumption corrected
We could be seeing AMD X590 motherboards soon. (Source: @1usmus on Twitter)

Rumored AMD X590 chipset touted to offer even more PCIe 4.0 lanes for premium Ryzen 3000 CPUs

References to AMD X590 chipset were spotted in the BIOS code of a Gigabyte motherboard by a user on the forums. This follows the tease of X590 by known Ryzen enthusiast Yuri Bubly on Twitter. Not much is known abou...
The Intel Core i5-8265UC could be made available soon. (Image source: Alibaba)

Return of Intel: Core i5-8265UC impresses on Geekbench and UserBenchmark; rated higher than AMD's Ryzen 5 3500U on PassMark

The mysterious Intel Core i5-8265UC processor has reared its head again, and this time it has done so in some style. The chip has been spotted on numerous benchmarks and has performed well in all of them, outpacing both AMD’s Ryze...
Thought the Threadripper W2290X had enough cores? AMD thinks otherwise. (Image source: Wccftech)

Mysterious AMD X599 64 core and 128 thread behemoth to land in Q4 2019

AMD is looking to shake up the processor market once again with a new 64 core and 128 thread chip, which it is planning to bring to market in Q4 2019. The HEDT processor will be based on the upcoming X599 platform and looks set to...
The Smach Z will finally see the light of day, but perhaps a few years too late. (Image source: Tom's Hardware)

E3 2019 | GPD Win Max and One-Netbook OneGx competitor Smach Z debuted, but it already looks DOA

Smach has been showing off its much anticipated and delayed handheld games console at E3 2019, with promises that it will ship at the end of the year. 17 FPS in titles like Monster Hunter World for a starting price of US$699 thoug...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 desktop processors could shake up the market. (Image source: AMD)

16-core AMD Ryzen Matisse processor amasses monumental multi-core score on Geekbench that puts Intel's 18-core i9-9980X to shame

An amazing entry on Geekbench has been spotted. The record features an unnamed 16-core Matisse processor from AMD being tested with the Myrtle motherboard, and although the system achieves a highly credible single-core score, the ...
Apple MBP 15 2019 i7 disappoints in review – is Apple using selected test samples?

Apple MBP 15 2019 i7 disappoints in review – is Apple using selected test samples?

It seems the new processors in the MacBook Pro 15, including the optional 8-core chips are working better than expected, at least according to initial reports. We have a sample of the entry-level SKU with the Core i7-9750H and cannot share this optimism.
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

84% Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Multifunctional. Lenovo's Yoga 530-14ARR offers a Ryzen 7 APU, dual-channel RAM, and an NVMe SSD. In addition to finger-touch input the IPS touchscreen also supports Lenovo's Active Pen.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.7 kg
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Atari VCS console finally available for public pre-order at $249

Atari's VCS game console is now available for pre-order from Atari, Walmart, and GameStop. The console starts at US $249 and comes in a two models with three different designs (depending on retailer). Walmart and GameStop are expe...
Shot of one of the routing layers used to connect 7nm components to Socket AM4 pins. (Source: The Verge)

E3 2019 | Socket AM4 will continue well past its prime, AMD feels there's no reason to buy an Intel processor now

Socket AM4 has proven to be hugely successful for AMD primarily due to the compatibility it offers with all Ryzen CPUs to date including the new Ryzen 3rd generation processors. AMD says that the AM4 socket will continue for the f...
An additional US$50 gets you more than just a trendy gold paint job. (Image source: AMD)

E3 2019 | Here is the AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary edition Desktop GPU in all its golden glory

The design of the RX 5700 has received a mixed response online with its squashed housing. AMD seems proud of its design though and has announced a 50th Anniversary edition of the Desktop GPU to celebrate being half a century old. ...
AMD launched the Ryzen 9 3950X 16C/32T CPU at E3 2019. (Source: AMD E3 2019 keynote)

E3 2019 | AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16C/32T CPU for US$749 that can potentially take Intel to the cleaners

As expected, AMD introduced the 16-core 32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X at E3 2019. The Ryzen 9 3950X offers HEDT-level performance for mainstream gamers and content creators with a boost clock of 4.7 GHz and a TDP of 105W. AMD also showe...
Raise your hand if you want a Dell XPS 15 laptop with a Ryzen 3000 processor. (Image source: Dell)

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 3000 mobile processors could make their way into Dell XPS 15 laptops

There’s a possibility that the Dell XPS 15 series will eventually offer consumers a choice of a mobile processor from AMD’s Ryzen 3000 range. Although nothing concrete has been offered in terms of details or plans yet, the likelih...
Intel Ice Lake-U promises up to 1.16x better gaming performance than the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U (Image source:

Intel Ice Lake-U promises up to 16 percent better FPS in Overwatch than the AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

The Intel Gen11 GPU is also expected to outperform the Radeon RX Vega 10 by 4 percent and 11 percent in Rocket League and World of Tanks, respectively. Since Ice Lake-U laptops have yet to launch, however, AMD still has the chance...
The new AMD APUs feature Vega 8 and Vega 11 Graphics. (Image source: WePC)

Zen+ and Vega for under US$100: Details of AMD's Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G Picasso APUs leaked

Confirmed specifications and expected MSRPs for the Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G have apparently been leaked. The latest APUs from AMD may not be as spectacular as their Ryzen 3000 desktop CPU AM4-series counterparts, but they ...
Pricing will be the key to the RX 5700 XT's success. (Source: Videocardz)

E3 2019 | AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT gaming benchmarks leak, shown to outpace the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 in most titles

Just ahead of AMD's Next Horizon E3 2019 keynote, gaming benchmarks of the Radeon RX 5700 XT have leaked online in what appears to be an official slide from the presentation. Dubbed 'the best GPU for 1440p gaming', the RX 5700 XT ...
Project xCloud is coming this October to any modern device with a screen. (Source: Microsoft)

E3 2019 | Microsoft xCloud Xbox game streaming service coming October

Microsoft has announced that its xCloud-based game streaming service will be arriving in October. The platform will allow Xbox One gamers to play the games they own anywhere, whether on PC, TV, tablet or smartphone in or out of th...
Unfortunately, there was no glimpse of the actual physical Project Scarlett Xbox console. (Image source: Mixer/screenshot)

E3 2019 | Project Scarlett with its new generation SSD and Halo Infinite take center stage at the Xbox E3 briefing

A few details about Project Scarlett were revealed at the Xbox E3 2019 briefing, but it seems in the end it was the next episode in a very famous game franchise that did most of the talking for the next-generation console. A tease...
AMD looks set to reveal the Radeon 5700 XT in full at E3 2019. (Image source: Videocardz)

E3 2019 | AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Desktop GPU specs leak early

Specifications for Radeon RX 5700XT, AMD's upcoming 7 nm Navi GPU, have leaked. 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM, over 9 TFLOPs of performance and a base clock higher than the boost clock of the Radeon RX 590. What more could a gamer ask for?
Anyone fancy a 16 core gaming CPU? (Image source: Wccftech)

E3 2019 | AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, the 16 core gaming CPU with a 4.7 GHz boost clock

The mysterious Ryzen 9 CPU that beat the Intel Core i9-9980XE could well be the Ryzen 9 3950X, and its performance may be better than expected. 16 cores and a 4.7 GHz boost clock should whet most gamer's appetites.
Microsoft is having an explosive E3 2019 Xbox briefing. (Image source: Mixer/screenshot)

Supposed Xbox Scarlett devkit specifications leaked; outguns rumored PlayStation 5 power

Microsoft has been busy wowing the audience with its E3 2019 Xbox briefing. A lot of people will be very interested in what the company has got planned and will share in regard to the Xbox Scarlett console family. However, it seem...
Two heads are better than one: The AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo combines two Vega 20 GPUs on a single PCB. (Source: AMD)

AMD Radeon Pro Vega II Duo displaces the NVIDIA Titan RTX to become the "world's most powerful GPU", but don't expect to game on it anytime soon

Shortly after Apple announced the Mac Pro desktop earlier this week, AMD said that it is introducing two new Vega 20 cards for workstation users — the Radeon Pro Vega II and the Radeon Pro Vega II Duo targeted at high-compute work...
PlayStation CEO reveals PS5 support for 4K @120 Hz, SSD storage and cross-generation play

PlayStation CEO reveals PS5 support for 4K @120 Hz, SSD storage and cross-generation play

Since Sony is not going to present anything at E3 2019, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan went ahead and revealed a few more PlayStation 5 features to hype up the fans until the official announcement scheduled later this summer. The rumore...
The Noctua booth at Computex 2019. (Source: Noctua)

Computex 2019 | Noctua showcases its award-winning NF-A12x25 fan, among others

Noctua, often a go-to brand for PC fans, is at Computex to highlight its new and updated products. They include the NF-A12x25, which gained the European Hardware Association's best case-fan of 2019 award. The company has also made...
Could the Ryzen 5 3600 be the CPU of choice for gaming? (Source: PCWorld)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 shown to post 6.3% higher FPS than an Intel Core i7-8700 in PUBG

An AMD Ryzen 5 3600 was shown to beat the Intel Core i7-8700 in a leaked PUBG benchmark over at the Chiphell forum. The Ryzen 5 3600 was shown to average about 6.3% higher than the 8700 when both of them were paired with DDR4-3000...
Return of the Cheese Grater: Apple announces new Mac Pro desktop

WWDC19 | Return of the Cheese Grater: Apple announces new Mac Pro desktop

Announced today, the new 2019 Mac Pro looks like an updated "cheese grater" Mac Pro. Featuring a massive spec bump over the current Mac Pro, the new desktop features 8 PCIe slots and Apple's new Mac Pro Expansion (MPX) Module syst...
Move over ARM, AMD is back in town. (Image source: AMD & Samsung)

Avengers Assemble: AMD and Samsung unite to bring Radeon graphics to Exynos chipsets

AMD has agreed to license its Radeon graphics technology with Samsung in a multi-year partnership. The deal brings the American company back into the mobile GPU market for the first time in over ten years. It also spells the end t...
Asus TUF Gaming FX705DT (Ryzen 5 3550H, GTX 1650, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Asus TUF Gaming FX705DT (Ryzen 5 3550H, GTX 1650, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

A co-production from AMD and Nvidia. The hardware spec, comprised of a Ryzen 5 3550H APU and GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, is able to fluidly play all modern and current games on its 17.3-inch, full HD IPS display. The laptop has comparatively low energy consumption and only gets moderately warm. In its favour are also an NVMe SSD, an additional HDD and very good battery life. Not so good is the somewhat miserly connectivity included.
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
X370-based mainboards and X470 parts will not get PCIe Gen 4 support

Forget about those BIOS updates: Pre-X570 mainboards will not support PCIe Gen 4

Although recent BIOS updates for X370- and X470-based mainboards were supposed to include PCIe Gen 4 support, AMD's Robert Hallock has just confirmed on Reddit that this option will not be available in the final firmware releases ...
AMD-powered Asus TUF FX505DY gaming laptop is only $600 right now

Deal | Asus TUF FX505DY laptop with Ryzen 5 3550H and Radeon RX 560X is only $600 right now

The all-AMD gaming machine is a rare sight to behold and it has already become one of the cheapest in its entry-level category. Expect the Ryzen 5 3550H and Radeon RX 560X to perform about the same as any competing laptop with Cor...
AMD previewed its new RDNA architecture for Radeon GPUs at Computex 2019.

Navi 10-based AMD Radeon RX 5700 still has elements of GCN, 'pure' RDNA coming only in 2020

The upcoming AMD Navi GPUs such as the Radeon RX 5700 will use a hybrid GCN-RDNA architecture according to information obtained from AMD by Swedish outlet, SweClockers. Apparently, AMD feels that GCN is a mature architecture that ...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 series could be comparatively cheap as chips. (Image source: The Verge/AMD)

Online retailer listing gives idea of how much AMD's Ryzen 3000 processors will actually cost

An online retailer specializing in consumer electronics has added the five current members of AMD’s Matisse family to its database. The prices listed for the Zen 2 desktop processors aren’t too much higher than what was expected: ...
The Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus and AMD's Ryzen 5 3600 are clearly a good match. (Image source: Asus)

Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus with AMD's Ryzen 5 3600 defeats all other Ryzen chips in Geekbench single-core test

An unknown system incorporating an Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus motherboard and an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU has been tested on Geekbench. The device with the brand-new board and just-announced Ryzen 3000 processor managed a surprising sc...
AMD's Ryzen 5 3600 is very fast. (Image source: Tendencias)

AMD's new Ryzen 5 3600 zips past a Ryzen 7 2700X and an Intel Core i7-8700 on UserBenchmark

An AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor has made an appearance on UserBenchmark and the results it achieved seem to point in the direction of the 3rd Gen Ryzen series achieving what was expected from it. High hopes had been pinned on the Ze...
AMD X570 motherboards have been quite a rage at Computex 2019. (Source: Asus)

Computex 2019 | A round-up of all the AMD X570 news from Computex — connectivity, power draw, overclocking, backward compatibility, and more

AMD's Ryzen 3000 launch has been the talking point at Computex 2019 and all eyes were on the plethora of X570 motherboards unveiled by various OEMs. The excitement with this new chipset generation is largely due to the transition ...
Navi to the left and Ryzen to the right. (Image source: MyNavi)

Here is a fresh up-close look at AMD's Navi GPU next to the Ryzen 9 3900X CPU

A couple of photos of an AMD Navi chip and a Ryzen 3000 series processor have been published by a Japanese website. After months of rumors and leaks, the physical products are finally available to see. The Ryzen 9 3900X is easily ...
Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU (Ryzen 7 3750H, GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

83% Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU (Ryzen 7 3750H, GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

Perfectly balanced, as all things should be. The Zephyrus G GA502DU wants to redefine what a budget gaming laptop should be. Its rare pairing of an AMD H-series CPU with an Nvidia GeForce Max-Q GPU is something we wish could have happened years ago. It offers a superbly balanced gaming experience at 1080p30 or 1080p60 in a chassis the size of a flashy flagship all at an affordable price.
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lisa Su stated "Threadripper will have to move up". (Image source: TechCrunch)

Lisa Su on AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors: "you will definitely see more"

AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su, has managed to allay concerns that development of 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors has been abandoned. An AMD Investor Presentation from March had the vaunted HEDT chips included in the 2019 AMD client lin...
Even if the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X features 2 dies like the 16-core version, the second die is not fully unlocked. (Source: AMD)

AMD's 16-core Ryzen 9 CPU beats Intel's 18-core i9-9980XE in Cinebench

The rumored 16-core Ryzen 9 CPU was tested behind-the-scenes at Computex by a group of overclockers, who managed to push the processor to 4.25 GHz on water cooling. Thus, the 16-core CPU that is rumored to cost around US$800 manag...
The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U ZenBook Flip 14 convertible comes with a smaller 45 Wh battery so it is lighter than the Intel models. (Source: Asus)

Asus quietly refreshes ZenBook Flip 14 convertible with AMD CPUs

Instead of being announced at Computex, the new ZenBook 14 Flip powered by AMD's Ryzen 5 3500U only made a discrete appearance on Amazon France. Besides the AMD CPU that is integrating a Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU, the refreshed model c...
ASRock's Phantom Gaming VGA Concept Card #1. (Image source: VideoCardz)

ASRock may have just shown off physical Navi Radeon RX 5700 desktop graphics cards

ASRock has been displaying quite a few of its new products at the Computex 2019 trade event in Taiwan. Two especially interesting items from the Taiwanese manufacturer have already sparked speculation online as to what they could ...
The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X offers a massive 12C/24T configuration for mainstream desktops. (Source: AMD)

Computex 2019 | AMD Ryzen 3rd generation signals deep trouble for Intel

AMD is taking on Intel with not just one or two but a total of five high-end desktop CPUs that promise far greater performance than Intel's offerings at lower TDPs and price points. The new Ryzen 3000-series is being fabricated on...
RDNA has been revealed.

Computex 2019 | AMD previews new Navi graphics architecture

During AMD's Computex keynote, Lisa Su introduced the upcoming Navi architecture that integrates the new RDNA microarchitecture. The AMD CEO also showed off a first benchmark and announced products that will be coming in July.
It seems the entry-level AMD Ryzen 3 3300 processor has amazing performance for a low cost. (Image source: ExtremeTech)

Entry-level AMD Ryzen 3000 Matisse processor's scores on Geekbench will make Intel nervous

A member of the upcoming Matisse family of Ryzen 3000 processors from AMD has been spotted on Geekbench, and the seemingly entry-level sample has delivered scores that will have Intel concerned. The apparent price-performance rati...
No more Bristol Ridge support for the MSI A320M Pro VH-Plus motherboard. (Source: MSI / Tom's Hardware)

MSI's latest BIOS update cuts support for Bristol Ridge APUs in some AM4 A320 motherboards

MSI has removed support for Bristol Ridge CPUs in the BIOS latest update to select A320 motherboards. Many other OEMs are expected to cut down legacy socket AM4 CPU support on low-end motherboards as they find it increasingly diff...
Huawei may have 12 month's worth of components for its devices. (Source: Reuters)

Huawei has stockpiled up to a 12-month supply of parts as a buffer against a potential ban

At the time that Huawei was placed on the US government's Entity List last week, Huawei is thought to have built enough supplied of key components to last up to 12 months. The report comes via the Nikkei Asian Review that says Hua...
A real Core i5 competitor: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H performing on par with the Intel Core i5-9300H (Image source: Asus)

A real Core i5 competitor: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H strikes hard against the Intel Core i5-9300H

The 12 nm 35 W Ryzen 7 3750H is essentially on par with the 14 nm 45 W Core i5-8300H and even i5-9300H in terms of multi-threaded performance. Now, all that's left is for more OEMs to adopt the Ryzen H-series so more budget-consci...


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