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The Ryzen 5000 series is based on a 7nm manufacturing process. (Image source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen CPUs hold top 13 places in Mindfactory retail sales chart as Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 series looms over the horizon

New sales data from Mindfactory has revealed the continued success story that is AMD Ryzen. The top 13 places are occupied by Ryzen CPUs, with the evergreen Ryzen 5 3600 still selling by the truckload. With the Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 se...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 25 Oct 2020 11:35:00 +0100
More cores - bigger CPUs (Image Source: Videocardz)

Leaked Intel Alder Lake-S picture shows the size difference between LGA1700 and LGA1200 CPUs

The Alder Lake-S chips would get 6 more cores over the current Comet Lake-S models, and the difference in size reflects this to some extent. However, the bigger chips also require a new socket, so Comet Lake-S users will be forced...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 15 Oct 2020 16:16:00 +0200
Intel 11th gen Rocket Lake-S will debut in Q1 2021 with support for PCIe Gen4. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel confirms Rocket Lake-S with PCIe Gen4 support coming to desktops in Q1 2021

Intel has officially confirmed that Rocket Lake-S will be Comet Lake-S successor for desktops and gaming PCs. The 11th gen Rocket Lake-S will offer Xe-LP graphics, support for PCIe Gen4, and is slated for a Q1 2021 availability. I...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 07 Oct 2020 18:00:00 +0200
If the leaked timeframes pan out, AMD's Ryzen 5000 lineup could enjoy several months on the market without competition from Rocket Lake S (Image source: Intel)

Intel's Rocket Lake S desktop CPU lineup set to release in March 2021, giving AMD's Ryzen 5000 series months of free reign

A report by HDTechnologia states that Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake S CPU series is set to release in March 2021, alongside the new Z590 chipset. This late launch date could give AMD a boost, with the Ryzen 5000 series enjoying ove...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Wed, 07 Oct 2020 09:53:00 +0200
ClockTuner performance gains could keep Ryzen 3000 relevant, even in the Rocket Lake S era (Image source: AMD)

1usmus unveils ClockTuner for Ryzen 3000: automated undervolting and overclocking tool means free Zen 2 performance, just in time for Rocket Lake S

Developer and tweaker 1usmus recently unveiled his new ClockTuner utility for AMD Ryzen 3000 processors. ClockTuner uses an automated process to overclock and undervolt Zen 2 CPUs, netting effectively free performance, potentially...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 24 Aug 2020 20:28:00 +0200
This important spec also featured in the new leak. (Source: USB IF)

Intel may phase type A ports out with the advent of USB4-enabled PCs

A prominent tipster has posted what may be listings for Intel's USB 4 controllers. Should this be the case, it seems they will not be compatible with the traditional type A port. The material only mentions the USB 3.2 specificatio...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 11 Aug 2020 19:05:00 +0200
Rocket Lake-S' purported features. (Source: VideoCardz)

Intel's Rocket Lake-S will support PCIe 4.0: new leak

Rocket Lake-S is currently thought to be the code-name for those Intel chipsets that will succeed those known as Comet Lake-S. There is now more evidence that they will be compatible with the PCIe 4.0 standard. The processors may ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 30 Jul 2020 00:15:00 +0200
Rocket Lake-S can be Intel's chance to get back in the saddle. (Image source: Intel)

How Intel can get back on top

Rocket Lake could be Intel’s comeback, its victory run and its redemption. All Intel has to do is win the core count game in the mainstream space.
Column by Stanislav Kokhanyuk, Wed, 29 Jul 2020 12:37:00 +0200
AMD shares soared on the back of news about Intel’s 7nm delay (Image source: AMD)

AMD shares soar on the back of Intel’s 7nm woes: 16 percent gains as Ryzen 3000 remains a 7nm leader

Following an Intel earnings call where the CPU maker admitted that its 7nm process still wasn’t ready, competitor AMD saw a massive boost to its share value, with AMD shares having gained 16 percent on NASDAQ.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 25 Jul 2020 12:54:00 +0200
Intel is now rumored to bring variable cores to the desktop. (Source: Intel)

Intel will bring Hybrid Technology to the desktop with Alder Lake-S: new leak

Alder Lake is a code-name for Intel CPUs currently slated to come after their Rocket Lake counterparts. These processors' rumors allege a number of notable features, not the least of which is their 10 nanometer (nm) nature, new so...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 14 Jul 2020 00:01:00 +0200
Intel’s Xe-based DG1 discrete GPU also offered unpromising performance when revealed (Image source: Intel)

8-core, 16-thread Rocket Lake CPU appears on Geekbench: 32 EU desktop Xe graphics deliver 40 percent lower OpenCL score than Vega 10 in 15W AMD Ryzen 7 3700U

An Intel Rocket Lake S CPU recently turned up on GeekBench, delivering OpenCL performance that was slower than even some Kaby Lake GPUs. This raises questions about the state of Intel’s Xe graphics, following the disappointing out...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 27 Jun 2020 12:19:00 +0200
AMD’s Ryzen 4000 chips might not arrive until next year (Image source: AMD)

No Ryzen 4000 this year? Report claims that AMD’s 7nm Zen 3 “Vermeer” might be delayed to 2021 due to “lack of competition” from Intel Comet Lake S for Ryzen 3000

A report by Digitimes indicates that AMD might delay the launch of its Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs to 2021. The report cites the “mediocre performance of Intel’s Comet Lake” as a key reason for the delay.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 16 Jun 2020 07:10:00 +0200
Intel Rocket Lake-S looks to aim for higher IPC than higher core counts. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel Rocket Lake-S will top-out at eight cores max and may not launch in 2020; Early Gen12 Xe scores indicate a 10% higher performance for the Willow Cove backport compared to Ice Lake 32 EU

Intel's upcoming 11th gen 14nm Rocket Lake-S processor for mainstream desktop users may not launch this year, according to a recent performance enthusiast roadmap from Intel. Rocket Lake-S looks to bank on improved IPCs than raw c...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 08 Jun 2020 16:13:00 +0200
AMD Rembrandt APUs in 2022 will offer support for new I/O technologies and a new socket. (Image Source: AMD)

Report: AMD's upcoming APU lineup includes Cezanne, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh; Rembrandt will support new I/O tech, but Intel's prospects don't look too bright

A new report on future Intel and AMD CPUs by Chinese publication Expreview confirms much of what we've been hearing about upcoming AMD processor codenames up till 2022. The report indicates Rembrandt APUs will herald the advent of...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 28 May 2020 15:59:00 +0200
Intel's Rocket Lake-S CPUs are expected to launch in late 2020. (Image Source: Videocardz)

6-core / 12-thread Rocket Lake-S CPU early benchmarks reveal disappointing performance gains over Comet Lake-S

The boost clocks reported by 3DMark for the 6-core / 12-thread Rocket Lake-S CPU suggest that this could be a replacement for the Comet Lake-S i5-10400 CPU. The disappointing part is that there are no performance gains as far as C...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 22 May 2020 16:45:00 +0200
Intel Jasper Lake based on the Tremont architecture could feature Gen11 integrated graphics. (Image Source: Intel)

Intel Tremont-based Jasper Lake Pentium and Celeron CPUs could feature Gen11 integrated graphics

A 3DMark listing of an unnamed Jasper Lake part has surfaced online. Jasper Lake-based Pentium and Celeron SKUs are touted to be based on the Intel 10nm Tremont architecture and may also feature Gen11 integrated graphics, which is...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 19 May 2020 09:45:00 +0200
Alder Lake-S will move to a new LGA 1700 socket. (Image Source:

Intel 12th gen Alder Lake-S will use a larger LGA 1700 socket that may last for three generations

Information about socket support for Intel Alder Lake-S has surfaced online. Alder Lake-S will require a larger LGA 1700 socket that will be compatible for at least three succeeding generations of Core processors. The 10nm++ Alder...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 05 May 2020 15:42:00 +0200
The Intel DG1 likely delivers the kind of performance we'll see in 1st gen Xe parts (Image source: Intel)

No "baap of all" this year? Raja Koduri claims Intel is still focused on integrated graphics in the short term, leaving RTX 2080 Ti safe at the top

Intel's Raja Koduri recently tweeted that the company's main focus is on integrated graphics, quashing hopes that high-performance Intel Xe GPUs will compete with the RTX 2080 Ti and second-gen Navi cards this year.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 03 May 2020 13:44:00 +0200
The ROG Maximus Hero for once may be getting a new generation soon. (Source: Asus)

The Asus ROG Maximus XII motherboard series will have 4 variants: new leak

The high-end Asus ROG Maximus line-up is rumored to be back with Z490 support this time around. Their allegedly leaked product info sheet indicates that it has multiple SKUs, which have PCI-Express 3.0, gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi 6 a...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Apr 2020 20:01:00 +0200


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Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)