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Fresh rumors point toward AMD Zen and Navi yet again for the Sony Playstation 5 (Image source:

Latest rumors point toward AMD Zen and Navi yet again for the Sony Playstation 5

A derivative octa-core Zen+ processor and Navi GPU for the next generation Playstation look increasingly likely. The leaked product code implies that AMD and Sony may have already finalized the core specifications for the PS5 - if...
PCI-SIG is almost ready to release the finalized specs for the PCIe 5.0, even if there is no sign of any consumer-grade PCIe 4.0 devices at the moment. (Source: PCI-SIG)

Full PCIe 5.0 specs releasing Q1 2019, PCIe 4.0 to be a short-lived standard

Consumer PCs will finally benefit from PCIe 4.0 devices this year thanks to AMD's support via the Ryzen 3000 CPUs, but the high-end sector will also be getting a taste of the PCIe 5.0 some later in 2019, and the two standards are ...
The AMD Radeon VII will feature 16 GB of super-fast HBM2 memory. (Source: AMD)

AMD releases statement countering rumored limited availability of the Radeon VII

AMD has issued a statement in regard to the recent rumor that only 5,000 Radeon VII GPUs were going to be made available for sale at release time. However, the statement has not explicitly confirmed or refuted the claim of a limit...
Emdoor will be among the first OEMs to launch laptops powered by AMD's Ryzen 3000 mobility CPUs. (Source: Liliputing)

Emdoor to release AP618 laptop series featuring Ryzen 3000 ULV CPUs

Laptop OEMs like Emdoor are looking to get around the Intel 14 nm CPU shortage by adding AMD-powered lineups. Thus, for 2019, Emdoor will first release some entry-level SR218 models powered by the older Stoney Ridge CPUs. Later on...
Dell XPS 15 9575, still facing problems as of January 2019 DPC latency

Dell is also working on fixing XPS 15 9575 DPC latency issues

Although most DPC latency-related complaints we heard so far from Dell XPS users involved the XPS 15 9570, it looks like the XPS 15 9575 convertible is also plagued by such problems. Frank Azor has recently confirmed that Dell is ...
According to new rumors, the new Radeon VII will have a very short run. (Source: AMD)

AMD will make only about 5000 units of the Radeon VII: new leak

AMD could make 5000 - or less - Radeon VII GPUs for sale for their February release, according to sources cited in a new TweakTown report. This may be because the new 7nm cards are Radeon Instinct cut-downs. In addition, this repo...
Honor MagicBook is one of the few laptops that does AMD Ryzen right

Huawei Honor is one of the few OEMs doing AMD Ryzen right

The Honor MagicBook pairs the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU with the same RAM and storage options as the Intel counterpart. In contrast, other OEMs often handicap their AMD SKUs with slow HDDs, cheap displays, and limited RAM. The result ...
The AMD CEO shows off a Ryzen 3000 chipset live on stage as CES. (Source: YouTube)

CES 2019 | AMD CEO announces that 3rd-gen Ryzen processors exist, and…that’s more or less it, so far

The AMD keynote for this year mainly revolved around the announcement of the Radeon VII GPUs. However, the company's CEO also revealed that the third generation of Ryzen desktop processors would become available soon. There was no...
AMD clearly believes it will be at the forefront of the server and cloud server game this year. (Source: YouTube)

CES 2019 | 2019 launch for second-generation EPYC CPUs confirmed at AMD keynote

The CEO of AMD, Dr. Lisa Su, devoted much of the company’s CES 2019 keynote to unveiling and detailing the Radeon VII GPU. However, the presentation also turned to CPUs thereafter, whereupon the second-generation EPYC chipset for ...
The new Radeon VII will go head to head with the RTX 2080 GPU from Nvidia, and it will be priced around US$50 lower than the competition. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

CES 2019 | AMD officially unveils the 7 nm Radeon VII high-end gaming GPUs

As a direct competitor to Nvidia's RTX 2080 GPU, the Radeon VII will target gamers as well as content creators. AMD is citing more than 30% average performance gains for content creators and more than 25% improved performance in g...
The Acer Chromebook 315 is powered by the new AMD A-Series CPUs with Radeon graphics. (Source: Acer)

CES 2019 | The Acer Chromebook 315 is the first to sport the new AMD A-Series Chromebook CPUs

On the heels of AMD unveiling CPUs for Chromebooks, Acer has announced the Chromebook 315 powered by the 7th generation AMD A-Series CPUs with integrated Radeon graphics. The Acer Chromebook 315 is built for all-day work and can r...
The new TUF laptops feature AMD's Ryzen 5 3550H APU, which is based on a 12 nm manufacturing process. (Source: Asus)

CES 2019 | Asus reveals the TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptops with AMD Ryzen 5 3550H and Radeon RX 560X

Asus has announced the TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptops featuring AMD’s Ryzen 5 3550H APU and Radeon RX 560X GPU. If that isn’t enough to tempt prospective buyers, the Taiwanese manufacturer has also incorporated IPS-level F...
Ryzen Mobile APUs will be serviced directly via Radeon Software updates. (Source: AMD)

Better late than never: Radeon Software updates will now include support for AMD Ryzen Mobile APUs

AMD has confirmed that it will be directly providing driver updates for its Ryzen Mobile APUs via Radeon Software updates. This is a welcome move from AMD as it had previously put the onus of providing APU driver updates on laptop...
AMD's Zen 2 architecture has been highly anticipated due to promised increases in IPC, clock speed, and core count. (Source: AMD)

Tech journalists say Ryzen 3000 series will not use Rome's new chiplet design

Popular hardware review channel Hardware Unboxed is "fairly confident" that AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3000 series for the desktop will not be using AMD's chiplet design. Instead, AMD has allegedly opted for another traditional monolith...
AMD announces the 2nd generation of Ryzen Mobile laptop processors

CES 2019 | AMD announces the 2nd generation of Ryzen Mobile laptop processors

The new 3000 series of Ryzen APUs (codename Picasso) is now manufactured in an slightly improved process (called 12nm) and uses the slightly reworked Zen+ microarchitecture for the CPU cores. Therefore, AMD states an 8% increased ...
Lenovo ThinkPad A285 (Ryzen 5 Pro, Vega 8, FHD) Laptop Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad A285 (Ryzen 5 Pro, Vega 8, FHD) Laptop Review

Business machine with AMD power! The new design now accommodates an AMD system and is called A285 within the ThinkPad A-series. We check how the 12-inch AMD-powered device can compete with the Intel-based competition.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 12.5" | 1.1 kg
This what the 'Mad Box' will look like. (Source: Ian Bell/Twitter)

Mad Box games reveals its forthcoming console design

Mad Dog studios has caused a stir in the console gaming world with the announcement of what it claims will be the most powerful console ever made. Now, the CEO Ian Bell has tweeted some photos of what it will look like when it shi...
AMD's highly anticipated show at CES is rumored to feature some sort of information on the company's upcoming 7nm CPUs, the Ryzen 3000 series. (Source: AMD)

Alleged codename for a 12 core Ryzen 3000 CPU leaks

Twitter user APISAK, a prolific leaker and data miner, has leaked an alleged codename for a Ryzen 3000 series engineering sample. According to speculation, this CPU will have 12 cores and a TDP of 105 watts, meaning the previously...
AMD and Nvidia made considerable efforts to meet the outstanding GPU demand in early 2018, but the crypto crash hit the two companies hard in late 2018. (Source: MarketWatch)

Q4 2018 stocks: AMD on the rise, Nvidia crashes hard

Despite the steep losses in the GPU sector suffered by both AMD and Nvidia, the red team managed to see stock appreciation thanks to the CPU division. Nvidia was not that fortunate and took a hard dive in Q3 and Q4, but things sho...
The Matisse desktop CPU series may just have been leaked online. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 3000-series desktop processors detailed in potentially massive leak

E-Katalog, a Russian retailer, has put the entire line of Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs (the 'Matisse' series) on its website. These listings may indeed just be placeholders; on the other hand, they contain detailed information on proce...
Image via WCCFtech

Intel's new Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs (i9-9900KF, i-9700KF, i5-9600KF, i5-9400F) briefly listed on major retailers' sites

Listings on Newegg,, and Synnex (now taken down) detailed new Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs. Intel has yet to officially announce any new 9th-gen CPUs, but these listings give a good idea of what to expect from the Core...
The Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 8GD5 OC offers users a fresh color choice. (Source: Sapphire Technologies)

Black version of the Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 spotted

A new variant of the AMD Radeon RX 590 has been spotted by HEXUS. The Sapphire Nitro+ Radeon RX 590 8GD5 OC has been listed on the Sapphire Technologies website. However, it seems the only difference between the latest addition an...
The latest Max-Q cards should be available next year. (Source: NVIDIA)

RTX 2070 Max-Q benchmarks leak out, suggest superiority over GTX 1080

The RTX 2070 with Max-Q design is NVIDIA's upcoming mid-range laptop card. It has been spotted in leaked Final Fantasy XV benchmarks. The results (assuming they are genuine) put the new mobile GPU at the top of a list that also in...
XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ 8GB Desktop GPU Review

XFX Radeon RX 590 Fatboy OC+ 8GB Desktop GPU Review

Successful upgrade. AMD will not be offering us an entirely new GPU series this year. Instead, AMD has launched another Polaris Refresh GPU: the RX 590, produced in a 12-nm process. This enables significantly higher clock rates compared to the RX 580 but only slight improvements in terms of power consumption. Find out whether the Polaris 30 chip is still worth a try in our review.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700X | AMD Radeon RX 590 (Desktop) | 32"
The new processors come with a CPU cooler included. (Source: AMD)

AMD reveals details of Athlon 220GE and 240GE CPUs with Radeon Vega 3 graphics

AMD has launched two more entries to its Athlon range: the 220GE and the 240GE. Both processors come with Radeon Vega 3 graphics and offer base clocks of 3.4 GHz (220GE) and 3.5 GHz (240GE), respectively. The 220GE has been priced...
Lenovo ThinkPad E490s leak: Affordable ThinkPad will be released in a thinner version

Lenovo ThinkPad E490s leak: Affordable ThinkPad will be released in a thinner version

Lenovo ThinkPads are usually made for company buyers first and foremost, but there are some exceptions. The less expensive ThinkPad E series does target consumers more. A new leak reveals that the upcoming 14 inch model of this se...
An 8GB Samsung HBM2 chip. (Source: 3D InCites)

New JEDEC standard increases HBM2 memory limit from 8GB to 24GB

The latest JEDEC standards for high-bandwidth memory (HBM2) allows for 24GB rather than 8GB of memory, as well as speeds of up to 307GB per second, per stack. This effectively increases the amount of memory NVIDIA or AMD can put o...
AMD's upcoming Picasso APU is rumored  to power the streaming-only Xbox SKU. (Source: Thumbsticks)

Rumor | Upcoming streaming-only Xbox SKU to be powered by semi-custom AMD Picasso APU

We know very little about the upcoming iterations of the Xbox console apart from the fact that there will be a traditional as well as a cloud streaming-only version. A rumor is now doing the rounds that the streaming-only SKU will...
This listing has the Xeon W-3175X going for $4220, well over twice the cost of a similar Threadripper 2990WX. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

Intel's promised overclockable 28 core CPU rumored to launch at over $4000

While there has been controversy over Intel's soon to launch 28 core CPU, many have been eager to see it in action at least out of sheer curiosity. For anyone that was thinking about buying it, Threadripper might look like a more ...
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.5-inch is powered by a Snapdragon 450. (Source: 9to5Google)

New Samsung Galaxy Tab A rumored to be in development

It has been reported that Samsung is working on a new tablet, which could end up being the latest addition to the Galaxy A series. The SM-P205 slate is expected to feature 32 GB of storage and will come in either black or gray. Th...
The leaked benchmarks show how the upcoming Ryzen 3000 mobility ULV CPUs are almost on par with Intel's mobile CPUs from 2-3 years ago. (Source: PCGamesN)

AMD's Ryzen 3000 Picasso laptop CPUs get leaked benchmarks

Previous Ryzen mobility solutions were not that great compared to the desktop counterparts, and it looks like the upcoming Ryzen 3000 Picasso mobility chips are still a bit slow compared to Intel's processors. The leaked Geekbench...
Zen 2 is a highly anticipated architecture, which promises massive performance enhancements over the current gen Zen+. (Source: Forbes)

A mobile Ryzen 3 3300X surfaces, but it's almost certainly fake

As one could expect, leaks and rumors, whether they're true or not, often times inspire people to manufacture leaks of their own for fun. This seems to be such a case where a Ryzen 3 3300X has surfaced on Userbenchmark; the circum...
Review AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (12 cores, 24 threads)

Review AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (12 cores, 24 threads)

Recommendable! The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X is the more affordable model of AMD's latest Threadripper generation. At $649 it is priced similarly to Intel's Core i9-9900K. Find out in our extensive review which one of these two is the better deal, and whether or not the "cheap" Threadripper can be a threat for its bigger and more powerful sibling.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
The unannounced Vega GPUs mentioned in the macOS Mojave update could signal the release of more powerful mobility graphics accelerators to match Nvidia's new lineup.  (Source: PCGamesN)

Unannounced AMD Vega GPUs mentioned in macOS Mojave update

The current mobility GPUs from AMD are not really a match for Nvidia's lineup, but htat could change in a few months. Data mined from the latest macOS Mojave mentions a total of twelve unannounced Vega 20 and Vega 10 GPUs. Some of...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX (24 Core, 48 threads) Desktop CPU Review

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX (24 Core, 48 threads) Desktop CPU Review

A pure workhorse! After our closer look at the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, we have also got our hands on its sibling, the Threadripper 2970WX. The 2970WX has 24 cores and can execute up to 48 threads, which is another eight cores and 16 threads more than the 2950X has. The latter has a 500 MHz higher base clock speed and a 200 MHz higher boost clock speed though, although the 2970WX has a 70 W higher TDP. Read on to find out how the 2970WX compares against other Threadripper APUs and whether it is worth its hefty US$1,299 price tag.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
While the card doesn't appear to be very high end, the RTX 2060 could be as fast or even faster than a GTX 1070. (Source: VideoCardz)

RTX 2060 desktop GPU specifications leak

News and rumor website VideoCardz has reported the existence of the RTX 2060, some of its specifications, and that it will launch soon. With 1920 CUDA cores, the new midrange card could be up to 50% faster than the previous 1060 6...
AMD's Adrenalin drivers for Radeon are due an upgrade. (Source: AMD)

AMD to release its Adrenalin driver updates for 2019 soon

AMD will unveil its new version of the Adrenalin drivers for Radeon gaming cards on December 13. The software is thought not to target performance directly, and focus on a variety of novel or improved features instead. For example...
This contest sparked rumors that Ryzen 3000 might be arriving sooner rather than later, perhaps as early as AMD's opening event as CES in January. (Source: VideoCardz)

South Korean Ryzen 3600X and 3700X contest is pulled after AMD is notified of its existence

Tech enthusiasts were intrigued by a contest hosted by a South Korean sales agency, the object of which was to guess the Cinebench scores for the as of yet unreleased Ryzen 3600X and 3700X. However, the contest has now been cancel...
AMD could be planning on refreshing its Vega architecture. (Source: Twitter/BoMbY)

New AMD Radeon Vega logo sparks speculation about potential APU refresh

An AMD-related image trademark has been discovered that has led to some discussion about its possible meaning, if any. The application in question shows a logo that is very similar to the well-known Vega logo, but the right-hand w...
The next-gen Radeon RX cards will be Navi 10-based. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

AMD Navi 10: now rumored to rival RTX 2080 at the highest end

The Navi 10 is AMD's upcoming 7nm-based architecture for its next-gen GPUs. A post on the Chiphell forum now alleges that it could compete with NVIDIA's RTX 2080 in certain configurations. This contravenes earlier leaks pitting th...
Rare Ryzen gaming laptop shows how far behind AMD is against Nvidia (Image source: Acer)

Rare Ryzen and Polaris gaming laptop shows how far behind AMD is against Nvidia

Based on the very few Polaris-based gaming laptops we've tested, they're just not worth the errors, crashes, and glitches when gaming especially when an equivalent Intel/Nvidia gaming laptop is available for the same price.
One year later, the Intel-AMD Kaby Lake-G platform looks dead in the water (Image source: Intel)

One year later, the Intel-AMD Kaby Lake-G platform looks dead in the water

The future of Kaby Lake-G seems grim. Just as many have feared, the platform is looking more and more like a one-off design with no direct successor or long-lasting commitment from either Intel or AMD if the current product landsc...
Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, won the most prestigious award of the evening. (Source: AMD)

Nvidia, AMD, and Samsung all winners at the 2018 GSA Awards

The 2018 Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Awards have been handed out, and companies like Nvidia, AMD, and Samsung have not gone home empty-handed. Dr. Lisa Su, who is the current CEO and president of AMD, was given the prestig...
The price points for the leaked Navi GPUs are considerably lower compared to Nvidia's current mid-range cards. (Source: Rock Paper Shotgun)

AMD Navi RX 3080 / 3070 / 3060 specs & prices leaked

AdoredTV is back with yet another juicy leak, this time regarding AMD's upcoming 7 nm Navi gaming GPU lineup that is scheduled to be released in the first half of 2019. If the information is right, it looks like AMD is going for a...
AdoredTV's proposed Ryzen lineup looks quite optimistic, but keep in mind that the original Ryzen CPUs lowered the entry level for octa core CPUs from $1000 to just $300.

Tech Analyst AdoredTV leaks alleged specs of the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series

AdoredTV is well known for his previous leaks on AMD's upcoming Rome server CPU and Nvidia's current gen Turing GPUs. It's not entirely surprising that he has come across some information which he once again recommends we take wit...
The high-end gaming GPUs would be released in late 2019 at the soonest. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

AMD CEO reaffirms the comeback of high-end gaming GPUs in 2019

AMD CEO Lisa Su already expressed the intent to bring back high-end GPUs into the game in the Q3 financial report from last month, and now Su is reiterating these plans, saying that AMD is ready to dominate all GPU sectors once ag...
SplitSpectre threatens both Intel and AMD processors (Source: ZDNet)

The phantom returns: Researchers discover a new Spectre CPU attack, name it SplitSpectre

Since the research team who discovered the SplitSpectre attack used SpiderMonkey 52.7.4 — the JavaScript engine in Firefox — to target both Intel and AMD chips nobody seems to be safe anymore. The attack has been successfully carr...
EPYC Naples has caused a shake-up in the server CPU space. (Source: TechPowerUp)

AMD's EPYC CPUs have already snatched server market share away from Intel

The EPYC CPU line, based on AMD's Zen 2 platform, was released recently in order to compete with Intel's x86-based processors for server-grade applications. DRAMeXchange has reported that the new alternative has already managed to...
The AMD - Intel was continues in Germany with surprising results (Source: Wccftech)

AMD has smashed Intel in Germany last month

AMD might not be doing that great on the stock market, but the data provided by Germany's largest e-tailer shows that this brand is actually doing great. In November, Mindfactory has sold two AMD processors for each Intel processo...
Acer Nitro 5

85% Acer Nitro 5 (Ryzen 7 2700U, Radeon RX 560X, FHD) Laptop Review

A rare sight. While Intel and Nvidia still call the shots in the high-end segment, AMD is quite well-positioned in affordable laptops. The best example is the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 with a Ryzen 7 2700U and Radeon RX 560X, which can be purchased for less than 1000 Euros (~$1132). Do the competitors need to shiver? We will find out!
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg


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