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The Ryzen Threadripper series offers performance dominance for AMD but Intel has the market share advantage. (Image source: AMD/Intel/Master Lu - edited)

Unbeatable Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and formidable Ryzen 9 5900HX head AMD-dominated desktop and laptop processor performance charts but Intel retains market stranglehold

New computer processor performance ranking charts for the first quarter of 2021 have been published by the Chinese benchmark Master Lu. The tables reveal a familiar tale: AMD dominates in performance thanks to chips like the Ryzen...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:15:00 +0200
The size of the Corsair One is somewhere between that of a console and an ATX midi tower PC. (Image Source: Corsair)

Corsair One vertical mini ITX PC refreshed with AMD Ryzen 5000X or Intel Rocket Lake CPUs plus Nvidia RTX 3080 graphics

The same 12-liter chassis from previous Corsair One mini ITX models can now be equipped with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900X or Intel Core i9-11900K, plus a desktop-grade RTX 3080 GPU. The systems also include 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM, 1...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 14 Apr 2021 16:23:00 +0200
The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X has been subject to some ruthless price-gouging by certain retailers. (Image source: AMD/various - edited)

Sky-high AMD Ryzen 9 5950X prices provide an unsettlingly discouraging snapshot for PC builders of the effects of the 2021 global chip shortage

A timely reminder has been shared of how the current global chip famine has affected processor prices, in this case specifically for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. While retailers who have tried to stay close to MSRP are invariably out of...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 10 Apr 2021 14:17:00 +0200
The Ryzen 9 5900 CPU is featured in select pre-built gaming rigs like the Alienware Aurora. (Image Source: Sticker Library)

AMD's Ryzen 9 5900 spotted on UserBenchmark, only ~5% slower than the more power-hungry 5900X

Even though the non-X processors come with a 61.5% lower TDP, 700 MHz lower base clock and 100 MHz lower boost clocks, the performance loss is barely noticeable with the UserBenchmark suite versus the 5900X models. The Ryzen 9 590...
Bogdan Solca, Sat, 10 Apr 2021 14:11:00 +0200
Rocket Lake (L) will give way to Alder Lake (R) at some point in the second half of 2021. (Image source: HardwareHeaven/TechPowerUp - edited)

New Intel Rocket Lake PassMark single-thread results present mixed fortunes against AMD Ryzen 5000 leaving a heavy burden for Alder Lake

PassMark’s CPU Mark single-thread performance chart for desktop processors now features a few more new Intel Rocket Lake chips, which have offered up a mixed bag of results. While the Intel Core i9-11900K still reigns and the i9-1...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 09:29:00 +0200
Zen 3 may be coming to Threadripper CPUs in August. (Image via AMD)

Zen 3-based Ryzen Threadripper 5000 CPUs slotted for August release, per rumors

According to a rumor circulating on Twitter, AMD's next-gen Threadripper 5000 CPUs will be based on the Zen 3 architecture and will launch in August. Considering the refinement Zen 3 brought to other market segments, this could be...
Sam Medley, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 17:29:00 +0200
AMD has apparently ramped up Ryzen 5000 supply by 20% for Q2 2021. (Image source: AMD/CIO - edited)

AMD ramps up Ryzen 5000 supply to counter Rocket Lake availability advantage

AMD will reportedly improve the supply of its much-desired Ryzen 5000 chips during the second quarter of 2021. Huge demand has overwhelmed the chip designer, leading to price premiums being placed on SKUs like the Ryzen 9 5900X an...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 03 Apr 2021 12:53:00 +0200
The Intel Core i9-11900K gave a moribund performance in the Unreal Engine tests. (Image source: Intel/Unreal Engine/Epic - edited)

Unreality bites: Intel Core i9-11900K looks practically obsolete in Unreal Engine comparison with Ryzen 7 5800X and i9-10900K

The Intel Core i9-11900K has been tested alongside an Intel Core i9-10900K and an AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in a barrage of Unreal Engine benchmarks. The Comet Lake part and Zen 3 chip performed well in the game engine tests, but the Rock...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 12:11:00 +0200
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3000 series has been proving its mettle in Unreal Engine. (Image source: AMD/Epic - edited)

AMD Threadripper Pro 3995WX vs 3990X vs Ryzen 9 5950X vs i9-10900K: Fascinating Unreal Engine comparison leaves TR Pro with +6% CPU score for +37% cost over non-Pro TR

An intriguing Unreal Engine comparison featuring a whole range of high-powered processors has been carried out by Puget Systems, with the very expensive AMD Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3995WX coming out on top. The test also featured t...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 28 Mar 2021 15:16:00 +0200
AMD has taken advantage of Apple's future plans to become TSMC's largest 7nm customer. (Image source: AMD/eTeknix - edited)

AMD overtakes Apple as TSMC's main 7nm customer

AMD has reportedly become TSMC’s number one customer in regard to purchasing 7nm wafers. Apple was previously the main customer for this node but has now moved its focus mainly on to 5nm. By securing more of TSMC’s 7nm output, AMD...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 20 Mar 2021 08:40:00 +0100
Estimates for the Apple M1X see it speeding past its AMD and Intel rivals. (Image source: AMD/Apple/Intel - edited)

Astounding M1X multi-core performance estimates have the Apple Silicon playing in the same ballpark as the Intel Core i9-10900K and Ryzen 7 5800X

Estimated multi-core performance results for the expected M1X processor have the upcoming Apple Silicon taking on power-hungry desktop rivals such as the Intel Core i9-10900K and AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. Speculated Geekbench 5 and Cineb...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 13 Mar 2021 10:47:00 +0100
AMD makes its next EPYC event official. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces a March 2021 launch date for the Zen 3-based server-grade EPYC processors

AMD has revealed that its third-gen line of processors for data-centers and similar professional use-cases, also commonly known as EPYC Milan, will launch on March 15, 2021. It is thought to offer multiple variants that go up to 6...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 09 Mar 2021 23:36:00 +0100
The Apple M1 processor has made an impressive showing on PassMark. (Image source: Apple/PassMark - edited)

Apple M1 silicon upsets the establishment by skipping past the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and coming close to Intel Core i7-11700K single-thread performance on PassMark

The Apple M1 SoC, also frequently known as Apple Silicon, has made a ground-breaking entry into PassMark’s CPU Mark chart for single-thread performance. The Apple M1’s rating placed it above the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and nipping at th...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 06 Mar 2021 23:41:00 +0100
The Zen 3-based AMD EPYC Milan series could be launched in March. (Image source: AMD/Metro - edited)

AMD EPYC 7713 multi-core Milan monster takes the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X by +73% and the Intel Xeon W-3175X by +100% on Geekbench

The 64-core, 128-thread AMD EPYC 7713 Milan server processor has appeared on Geekbench and produced a multi-core result that has put the competition to the sword. The 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and, understandably, the 28-co...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 06 Mar 2021 21:17:00 +0100
The AMD EPYC Milan series is expected to step out of the shadows in March. (Image source: AMD/wallpaperflare - edited)

64-core AMD EPYC 7763 Milan server CPU makes cautious first appearance on Geekbench 5 in 128-core dual-processor configuration

The AMD EPYC 7763 server chip has made its first public appearance on Geekbench as part of a dual-processor configuration in a Gigabyte server. The results for the EPYC 7763 were much lower than what could be expected, especially ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 05 Mar 2021 21:04:00 +0100
The Intel Core i7-11700K has blown away the competition on UserBenchmark. (Image source: Intel/UserBenchmark - edited)

Record-breaking Intel Core i7-11700K blows away the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X in single-core and multi-core testing - but this is on UserBenchmark

The Intel Core i7-11700K has made an incredible impact at a highly contentious synthetic benchmark site. The Rocket Lake-S part has outscored the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in multi-core tests and has achieved a record average benchmark pe...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 04 Mar 2021 21:22:00 +0100
AMD has taken more processor usage share away from Intel. (Image source: AMD/Intel/Warner Bros. - edited)

AMD processor usage share maintains an upward trajectory in Steam's February survey but Intel could soon fight back with Rocket Lake

Steam has published its Hardware & Software Survey for February and AMD has managed to gain further processor usage share from Intel. However, while things look rosy for AMD at the moment, the supply situation could give the upcom...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 19:30:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900K was pitted against the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. (Image source: @ryanshrout - edited)

Intel teases i9-11900K's +11% lead over AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in PCMark 10 benchmark and a new CPU-Z run confirms the Rocket Lake chip's position as a single-core sovereign

Intel has shared a PCMark 10 storage performance benchmark result for the i9-11900K that shows the upcoming Rocket Lake-S chip ahead of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X by +11%. Additionally, a new CPU-Z result for the Intel Core i9-11900K h...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 25 Feb 2021 12:58:00 +0100
The Rocket Lake Intel Core i9-11900K has truly taken off with these latest Geekbench results. (Image source: Intel/Geekbench/SpaceQuotations - edited)

Phenomenal Intel Core i9-11900K turns the tables on the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X on Geekbench 4 while also hitting a new single-core high on Geekbench 5

The Intel Core i9-11900K has been proving its processing chops on both Geekbench 4 and Geekbench 5. On the former, the i9-11900K actually managed to reverse a typical result overview with the Ryzen 7 5800X, while on the latter the...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 11:35:00 +0100
The Asus ROG Strix G15 has a lot of graphics performance to offer with the GeForce RTX 3070

The Asus ROG Strix G15 has a lot of graphics performance to offer with the GeForce RTX 3070

The Asus ROG Strix G15 is one of the latest gaming laptops equipped with an RTX 3000 GPU and a Ryzen 5000 CPU. The combination promises high performance that can be used optimally in games with the 300 Hz display. In the test, the...
Marius S., Wed, 24 Feb 2021 02:03:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900KF vs Ryzen 7 5800X comparison boils down to core performance and power differences. (Image source: Intel/AMD/TechSpot - edited)

Single-core vs multi-core: Latest Intel Core i9-11900KF Geekbench run shows improvement but it's the same old story as the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X offers multi-core magnificence

The Intel Core i9-11900KF has taken another trip to Geekbench where it has managed a stronger performance in the multi-core test. However, the result when compared to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X will leave desktop PC builders trying to ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 23 Feb 2021 10:36:00 +0100
Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR laptop review: AMD and Nvidia combined

85% Asus ROG Strix G15 G513QR laptop review: AMD and Nvidia combined

RTX 3070 unleashed. The Asus ROG Strix G15 is one of the latest gaming laptops equipped with an RTX 3000 GPU and a Ryzen 5000 CPU. The combination promises high performance that can be used optimally in games with the 300 Hz display. However, what makes the G15 stand out from all other new gaming laptops? You can find out about that and much more in our review.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Marius Schell, Mon, 22 Feb 2021 02:03:00 +0100
It has been rumored that AMD's Ryzen 7000 Zen 4-based series will be called Phoenix. (Image source: AMD/TowardsDataScience - edited)

Ryzen 7000 rumors start flying as "Phoenix" is revealed as AMD's likely Zen 4 successor to Rembrandt

It has been reported that “Phoenix” is the codename for the AMD series of chips that will eventually manifest into the Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 mobile APUs. Unsurprisingly, rumors about AMD Phoenix have already started flying, with ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 21 Feb 2021 10:09:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900KF got stuck in the deep end when it came to multi-core performance. (Image source: Intel/Showbiz - edited)

Intel Core i9-11900KF plunges past 5 GHz on Geekbench but multi-core cramp leaves it out of its depth against AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 5900X

An Intel Core i9-11900KF processor from the Rocket Lake series has been spotted on Geekbench, where it managed a maximum frequency over 5 GHz. However, despite its fast clock rate, the single-core performance result left the i9-11...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 09:52:00 +0100
A new Geekbench listing shows the Intel Core i5-11600K in poor light

Intel Core i5-11600K falls flat against the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X on Geekbench

Intel's upcoming Core i5-11600K Rocket Lake-S CPU just showed up on Geekbench. Its single and multi-core scores of 1,565 and 6,220 might seem a tad disappointing compared to the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X, but we can attribute it to the te...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 19 Feb 2021 15:29:00 +0100
This fanless setup could use some more undervolting. (Image Source: Turemetal)

Fanless RTX 3080 spotted inside a silent mini PC build

The passively-cooled Asus TUF RTX 3080 GPU was tested in Furmark along with a Ryzen 5 5600X and the results were a bit sketchy. While the CPU was running at 40 degrees Celsius during the Furmark test, the GPU peaked at 87 degrees...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 17 Feb 2021 19:14:00 +0100
The AMD EPYC 7643 server CPU can offer 48 cores and 96 threads for processing workloads. (Image source: AMD/TechRepublic - edited)

AMD EPYC 7643 Milan server chip uses its 48 cores to generate an amazing Geekbench 5 multi-core result that easily keeps pace with the 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X

The 48-core AMD EPYC 7643 Zen 3 server processor has made another appearance on Geekbench, turning up on version 5 of the synthetic benchmark. The Milan chip pulled out a gigantic multi-core score of 33,348 points that puts it +33...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 17 Feb 2021 10:34:00 +0100
CTR 2.1 should make it simple to push Ryzen 5000 desktop processors to 5 GHz and beyond. (Image source: NotebookCheck)

AMD Ryzen 5000 processors can now reach 5.0 GHz with CTR 2.1 update

AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors can now boost to 5 GHz and even higher, thanks to the CTR 2.1 update. Overclocking Zen 3 Vermeer processors to these frequencies should be simple with CTR 2.1, which is available to download now.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 16 Feb 2021 14:03:00 +0100
2021 Asus Zephyrus G14 with Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU, GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 144 Hz 1080p display, and 1 TB PCIe SSD now available for $1500 USD (Source: Best Buy)

Deal | 2021 Asus Zephyrus G14 with Ryzen 9 5900HS CPU, GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, 144 Hz 1080p display, and 1 TB PCIe SSD now available for $1500 USD

The second generation Zephyrus G14 packs even more power than the original model alongside an updated 144 Hz display to replace last year's 120 Hz option. The performance-per-watt and performance-per-volume should be some of the h...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 16 Feb 2021 00:15:00 +0100
The Intel Core i7-11700 processor has a 16 MB L3 cache. (Image source: Intel)

Rocket Lake i7-11700 helps Intel secure the single-core performance crown for now as it crushes the i7-10700K and overtakes the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X at 4.88 GHz on Geekbench

An Intel Core i7-11700 has passed through Geekbench testing with flying colors, hitting 4.8 GHz and recording an incredible single-core performance score that easily surpasses the i7-10700K and just squeezes past the AMD Ryzen 7 5...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 13 Feb 2021 13:29:00 +0100
AMD could finally break the 5.0 GHz barrier. (Image Source: PC Wale on YouTube)

Updated | AMD rumored to break the 5 GHz boost barrier with improved Zen 3 CPUs, announcement coming next week

The upcoming Rocket Lake desktop CPUs can reach 5.3 GHz boost clocks and Intel hopes to reclaim the single-core crown, but it looks like AMD is ready to announce a countermove that could essentially render the whole Rocket Lake la...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 17:13:00 +0100
The Core i9-11900K has been compared against two eight-core AMD processors a month ahead of its launch. (Image source: Bilibili)

The Intel Core i9-11900K loses gaming performance comparison against the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 5700G

An extensive comparison video has shown what to expect from the upcoming Intel Core i9-11900K on a Z590 motherboard. The Rocket Lake processor was benchmarked against AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 7 5700G, which are also eight-cor...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 14:53:00 +0100
AMD Ryzen Zen 3+ Warhol could launch in Q4 2021. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen Zen 3+ Warhol likely to launch in Q4 2021, modest IPC bump on the anvil to take on Intel Alder Lake-S

AMD will have a refresh to the current Zen 3 Vermeer Ryzen 5000 CPUs in the form of Zen 3+ Warhol some time in Q4 2021. Warhol will largely retain the existing Zen 3 feature set but is slated to offer a slight IPC bump in order to...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 11 Feb 2021 10:11:00 +0100
The latest Alder Lake sample is a curveball because of its crazy clock rates and hybrid configuration. (Image source: Intel/Comhar - edited)

16-core Intel Alder Lake-S chip shows what it has to take on AMD's Zen 3 and Zen 4 with i9-10900K level Geekbench performance and curveball clock rates

An Alder Lake-S engineering sample has been spotted on Geekbench revealing its 16-core, 24-thread configuration and DDR5 RAM support. The benchmark results place the Intel Alder Lake part in the same ballpark as the Comet Lake i9-...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 10 Feb 2021 12:01:00 +0100
Zen 4 and Zen 5 should bulldoze the competition. (Image source: AMD/Freepik - edited)

Zen 4 rumor bulldozer smashes Zen 3 with alleged +25% IPC uplift, +40% total gains, and potential delivery of 5 GHz on all cores while AMD's Zen 5 will be even more spectacular

Incredible rumors concerning AMD’s Zen 4 and Zen 5 microarchitectures have been shared that suggest impressive generational gains. Zen 4 will apparently offer +25% IPC gains, +40% overall performance, and it may also bring all-cor...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 09 Feb 2021 12:54:00 +0100
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is a Mobile Beast: Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS Laptop Review

87% AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX is a Mobile Beast: Asus ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551QS Laptop Review

Intel not inside. 45 percent faster than the Core i9-10980HK, 45 percent faster than the GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q, and over 7x faster gray-gray response times. The 2021 Zephyrus Duo 15 SE GX551 makes last year's Zephyrus Duo GX550 feel outdated already.
AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 08 Feb 2021 16:12:00 +0100
A new report by Counterpoints Research tells us about the global semiconductor market

TSMC has the largest market share in the global semiconductor manufacturing industry: Counterpoints Research

A Counterpoints Research study has determined that TSMC has 28% of the market share in matured nodes (40nm and below), making it the world leader in the global semiconductor manufacturing market. UMC, SMIC and Samsung take second,...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 03 Feb 2021 14:46:00 +0100
AMD has made gains against Intel in January's Steam survey results. (Image source: AMD/Intel/Steam - edited)

Fast Ryzen 5000 CPUs and cheap Ryzen 3000 chips right some wrongs as Steam's January survey reveals a new high for AMD against Intel in processor usage share

Steam has published its hardware and software survey for January 2021 and there are certainly some differences in comparison to the previous month in terms of processor usage and share. AMD has achieved its highest share against I...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 03 Feb 2021 09:33:00 +0100
AMD EPYC Milan will offer higher boosts than EPYC Rome. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD Zen 3 EPYC Milan leak reveals nomenclature and specs, up to 200 MHz higher boosts compared to EPYC Rome

A new leak pertaining to AMD's upcoming EPYC Milan server lineup has revealed more information about the processor's naming scheme and also a list of SKUs that are like to launch in the coming weeks. The Milan lineup will start wi...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 01 Feb 2021 16:03:00 +0100
Intel is back to dominating PassMark's single-thread chart again. (Image source: PassMark/Intel - edited)

Intel Core i9-11900K and i7-11700K keep Ryzen 5000 at bay as PassMark posts latest single-thread performance chart update

PassMark has recently updated its CPU Mark single-thread performance chart and two Rocket Lake chips in the forms of the Intel Core i9-11900K and i7-11700K occupy the top two positions. There was some resistance from Vermeer, espe...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 31 Jan 2021 08:16:00 +0100
The EPYC 7643 Milan processor has a 225 W TDP. (Image source: AMD/Masterdc - edited)

48-core AMD EPYC 7643 server processor flexes its Zen 3 Milan muscles on Geekbench 4 and benches a mighty multi-core result

The 48-core, 96-thread AMD EPYC 7643 server chip has been tested on Geekbench 4 and has come up with a gigantic multi-core score of 121,080 points. The Zen 3 Milan part also wields 256 MB L3 cache and has clock rates of 2.30 GHz t...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 29 Jan 2021 11:14:00 +0100
The Zen 3 Milan server chips should be launched within the first quarter of 2021. (Image source: AMD - edited)

Two 32-core AMD EPYC 7513 Milan chips working in tandem gain +8% over Ryzen Threadripper 3990X on Geekbench without even breaking into a sweat

An HP Enterprise dual processor server with a couple of 32-core AMD EPYC 7513 Milan chips inside it has been spotted on Geekbench. The upcoming Zen 3 parts teamed up to produce a huge result that was +8% over the average recorded ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 29 Jan 2021 08:04:00 +0100
The Intel Core i7-11700 is part of the 14nm Rocket Lake 11th Gen series. (Image source: Intel/CreativeBloq - edited)

Intel Core i7-11700 wallops the i7-10700K by +21% in single-core test and even outpoints the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X - but it was via UserBenchmark

The Intel Core i7-11700 has been spotted producing an enormous single-core score on a synthetic benchmark site. The Rocket Lake-S chip outpaced the i7-10700K by quite a margin and even scored higher than the maximum result for the...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 27 Jan 2021 08:34:00 +0100
Asus ROG Zephyrus GA503 with Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3070, and 1440p 165 Hz display now available for $1799 USD (Source: Best Buy)

Asus ROG Zephyrus GA503 with Ryzen 9 5900HS, GeForce RTX 3070, and 1440p 165 Hz display now available for $1799 USD

First shipments are expected to arrive by February 15. The Asus model is notable for its next-gen components that were unveiled just a few weeks ago at CES 2021.
Allen Ngo, Wed, 27 Jan 2021 03:19:00 +0100
Phew, AMD won't be making the same exclusivity mistake again with the mobile Ryzen 5000 series (Source: AMD)

Thankfully, the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H, 5800HS, and the mobile Ryzen 9 5000 CPUs will not be exclusive to any OEMs

AMD won't be making the same exclusivity mistake again with the mobile Ryzen 5000 series. The chipmaker has confirmed that all of its mobile Zen 3 CPUs will be available for all major OEMs to deploy in contrast to the more limited...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 26 Jan 2021 16:00:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900K offers unrivalled single-threaded performance, according to PassMark. (Image source: Intel)

The Intel Core i9-11900K excels in PassMark single-threaded performance but succumbs to the AMD Ryzen 5000 series in other CPU Mark metrics

The Intel Core i9-11900K has posted the highest single-threaded rating on PassMark, putting it 6% ahead of the Core i7-11700K and 7% beyond the Ryzen 7 5800X. AMD's Vermeer processors retain a massive lead in other PassMark metric...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 Jan 2021 13:08:00 +0100
The Core i7-11700K is of one Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S processor. (Image source: Intel)

The Intel Core i7-11700K loses out to the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in a big way in early Geekbench single-core and multi-core benchmarks

The Intel Core i7-11700K has appeared on Geekbench 5 to showcase its single-core and multi-core performance. The eight-core processor cannot match the single-core performance of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and even falls behind the mult...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 22 Jan 2021 20:56:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900K's price has been reported as €499.70 (US$604) without VAT. (Image source: TecLab)

Intel Core i9-11900K produces an ominous Geekbench single-core result that takes the i9-10900K by +32% and leaves the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 5950X out of sight

A sample of the Intel Core i9-11900K has finally been unearthed on Geekbench and the Rocket Lake-S chip has produced a gigantic single-core score. Utilizing a Gigabyte Z490 Aorus Master board enabled the i9-11900K to score over +3...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 22 Jan 2021 08:54:00 +0100
The Zen 3 factor helps make the Asus ROG Flow X13 a powerful convertible laptop. (Image source: Asus/AMD - edited)

AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS hits 4.8 GHz inside an Asus ROG Flow X13 laptop as Geekbench single-core scores shine against the Ryzen 9 4900H and Intel Core i7-1165G7

The Asus ROG Flow X13 GV301 laptop in combination with an AMD Ryzen 9 5980HS APU has been spotted in a couple of test runs on Geekbench. The Ryzen 9 5980HS produced strong single-core and multi-core results that hold up well again...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 22 Jan 2021 07:34:00 +0100
Pre-orders for Asus ROG Strix G17 with GeForce RTX 3060 and Ryzen 7 5800H now live at $1499 USD (Source:

Deal | Pre-orders for Asus ROG Strix G17 with GeForce RTX 3060 and Ryzen 7 5800H now live at $1499 USD

Units are expected to ship as early as January 22 while the $1800 GeForce RTX 3070 configuration will come a bit later. Asus is betting big on both AMD and liquid metal to pull itself ahead of the competition this year.
Allen Ngo, Sun, 17 Jan 2021 01:38:00 +0100
AMD EPYC Milan will eventually be followed by the Zen 4 Genoa series. (Image source: AMD)

32-core AMD EPYC 7543 Milan server processor rubs shoulders with 64-core Ryzen Threadripper 3990X after smashing out gigantic Geekbench multi-core score

An AMD EPYC 7543 server processor from the Zen 3-based Milan family has been unearthed on Geekbench where it amassed a huge multi-core score of 25,909 points with the help of its 32 cores. This result places the EPYC 7543 at a sim...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 14 Jan 2021 21:40:00 +0100
The Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 now supports Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. All Images via Dell/Alienware

CES 2021 | Dell refreshes Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 with the latest from AMD and Nvidia

The new Alienware Aurora Ryzen Edition R10 desktop PC brings Ryzen 5000 series CPUs to Alienware's desktop family. The machine can be configured with a number of AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs as well as the newest GPUs from Nvidia and AMD.
Sam Medley, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 18:45:00 +0100
AMD has added two new CPUs to the Ryzen 5000

CES 2021 | OEM-only AMD Ryzen 7 5800 and Ryzen 9 5900 desktop processors bring extra gaming performance with a lower power requirement to the Zen 3 family

AMD has launched two new members of the Ryzen 5000 desktop processor family in the forms of the Ryzen 7 5800 and Ryzen 9 5900. Both CPUs have lower TDPs than their similarly named Zen 3 counterparts, and the Ryzen 9 5900 offers an...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 18:00:00 +0100
Rocket Lake-S prices and release date have yet to be officially revealed. (Image source: Intel/AMD - edited)

Rocket Lake-S vs Zen 3: Geekbench single-core charts headed by four Ryzen 5000 parts but the Intel Core i9-11900K and i7-11700K should rain on that parade

The Geekbench 5 processor benchmark chart for single-core performance is currently headed by four Zen 3 parts, with the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X leading the pack on an average score of 1,680. However, Rocket Lake-S CPUs like the Intel Co...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 14:28:00 +0100
The Ryzen brand has been incredibly successful for AMD since it was launched in Q1 2017. (Image source: AMD/Ingebor - edited)

Huge AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 5 5600X sales combine with Matisse in Mindfactory report to leave Intel's Rocket Lake with a Sisyphean task

Latest sales data from Mindfactory has been compiled into a handful of charts and graphs that make for great reading for AMD, with both Matisse and Vermeer parts selling by the truckload. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X and Ryzen 5 5600X jo...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 13:28:00 +0100
The AMD Ryzen 7 5700G comes with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. (Image source: AMD/AndroidAuthority)

Ryzen 7 5700G boosting to 4.6 GHz offers unspectacular results on Geekbench compared to Ryzen 7 4700G but it's early days for the AMD desktop APU

An AMD Ryzen 7 5700G desktop APU has been spotted being tested on a Linux (Ubuntu) system on Geekbench 5. The Ryzen 7 5700G utilized an MSI MAG B550M Mortar motherboard and reached a boost clock of 4.66 GHz. However, the engineeri...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:51:00 +0100
AMD Ryzen 7 5700G engineering sample. (Image Source: QQ via Videocardz)

AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Cezanne Zen 3 desktop APU ES leaks, shows decent leads over the Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 7 4700G in single and multi-thread CPU-Z scores

An engineering sample of what seems to be an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G Cezanne Zen 3 APU has leaked on Chinese site QQ along with some initial CPU-Z numbers. These numbers show the Ryzen 7 5700G ES displaying considerable gains in single ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 09 Jan 2021 21:16:00 +0100
The first Ryzen 5000 desktop processors were released in November 2020. (Image source: AMD/PCGamer)

Leaked AMD Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800 specs reveal high boost clocks with lower TDPs but good luck getting one as they might be OEM only

More Ryzen 5000 Vermeer Zen 3-based desktop processors from AMD have been leaked in the forms of the Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800. Both chips seem to offer high boost clock rates at comparatively low TDPs; however, it has been su...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 09 Jan 2021 10:27:00 +0100
The A17 TUF Gaming was spotted pairing a GeForce RTX 3070 with a Ryzen 7 5800H (Image source: ASUS)

Romanian retailer lists GeForce RTX 3070 and Ryzen 7 5800H-powered ASUS TUF laptop at sub-US$1700 price point

Altex, a retailer from Romania, recently listed an ASUS TUF Gaming A17 laptop model configured with the GeForce RTX 3070, alongside the Ryzen 7 5800H, for less than US$1700.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 08 Jan 2021 17:09:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900K is showing the signs of being a major performer. (Image source:

Intel Core i9-11900K sample goes through benchmark battery including Cinebench R20 and CPU-Z but PCIe issues force it behind an i9-10900KF in gaming tests

The Rocket Lake-S flagship processor Intel Core i9-11900K has been put through a whole battery of benchmarks by YouTuber ChaoWanKe. The i9-11900K once again produced incredible single-thread results in CPU-Z, but it could not exce...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 06 Jan 2021 06:09:00 +0100
The Intel Core i7-11700K could be Team Blue's price-performance contender. (Image source: Cloudware blog)

Intel Core i7-11700K pips the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X for the PassMark single-thread performance chart crown and scores nearly 15% more than the i7-10700K

The upcoming Rocket Lake-S Intel Core i7-11700K has been proving its undeniable value on PassMark, with a first sample managing to snatch the lead in the CPU Mark single-thread performance chart. The i7-11700K zipped past its fell...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 05 Jan 2021 06:38:00 +0100
AMD briefly surpassed Intel's market share in PassMark's CPU usage database. However, Intel quickly took the lead later in the day. (Image via PassMark)

AMD briefly passes Intel in desktop CPU market share for first time in 15 years, according to PassMark

According to PassMark's CPU usage data, which measures the percentage of CPUs running the company's benchmarks by brand, AMD briefly overtook Intel in total Desktop CPU usage share. However, this victory was short-lived. Intel als...
Sam Medley, Mon, 04 Jan 2021 23:57:00 +0100
The potential Apple M1 successor could feature a 50 percent higher core count (Image source: Apple)

Next-gen Macs set to feature 12-core Apple Silicon M2 chips according to tipster

Tipster @LeaksApplePro recently claimed that Apple is set to release a new 12-core Apple Silicon Mac lineup this year, with an announcement as early as this March. While unconfirmed, this part could potentially propel Apple Silico...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 04 Jan 2021 08:09:00 +0100
AMD Ryzen Zen 3 Threadripper 5000 series may start with the 16-core TR 5955X. (Image Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen Zen 3 Threadripper 5000 Genesis Peak series may see a reintroduction of 16-core parts

AMD may possibly bring back 16-core SKUs to the HEDT Threadripper lineup with the upcoming Threadripper 5000 series as indicated by a cryptic tweet from developer 1usmus. The 16-core Threadripper SKU, which may be called the TR 59...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 02 Jan 2021 19:19:00 +0100
The i9-11900K is an 8-core, 16-thread CPU. (Image source: Synopsis)

Overclocked Intel Core i9-11900K @5.2 GHz on all cores can beat the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in single-thread and multithread benchmarks but at a massive power cost

The Rocket Lake Intel Core i9-11900K processor has turned up another astonishing CPU-Z benchmark score, with an overclocked sample with all cores at 5.2 GHz managing higher single-thread and multithread test results than the AMD R...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 02 Jan 2021 05:36:00 +0100
Rocket Lake is Intel's 11th Generation of desktop processors. (Image source: Intel)

Rocket Lake Intel Core i9-11900K slips past AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in single-thread benchmark by 2.7-5.7% - just don't mention multithread performance, power, or delays

The Rocket Lake-S flagship processor Intel Core i9-11900K has recorded a CPU-Z single-thread benchmark score that takes it past AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X by 2.7-5.7% depending on the test run. While this will likely make the upc...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 01 Jan 2021 05:26:00 +0100
Intel has struggled to keep up with AMD recently. (Image source: PCGamesN - edited)

Intel Core i7-11700K records blistering single-core performance on Geekbench, 28% over the i9-10900K, but don't toss your AMD Ryzen 9 5950X away just yet

An Intel Core i7-11700K has been blasting its way through Geekbench and recording mighty single-core scores that go beyond the i9-10900K, AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, and even the Ryzen 9 5950X. The 8-core, 16-thread i7-11700K was supported...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 28 Dec 2020 23:44:00 +0100
Purported Intel Rocket Lake-S Core i9-11900K Engineering Sample. (Image Source: @9550pro on Twitter)

Initial Rocket Lake-S ES scores show only nominal leads over the Core i7-10700K, Ryzen 7 5800X leading by 11% in single-core and 19% in multi-core tests

CPU-Z and Cinebench results of what appears to be an engineering sample of Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S processor have leaked online. The preliminary results do not indicate much of an advantage over the Core i7-10700K yet as th...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 22 Dec 2020 20:24:00 +0100
Vermeer Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs were launched in November 2020. (Image source: AMD)

AMD processor usage reaches new levels of popularity in Steam hardware survey as gaming laptops with Ryzen 5000 APUs are just around the corner

The November 2020 Steam Hardware & Software Survey shows AMD reaching a new level of popularity in regard to processor usage. Team Red’s latest share was recorded as 26.91%, and with numerous Ryzen 5000 gaming laptops already comi...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 21 Dec 2020 22:50:00 +0100
Two AMD Ryzen Vermeer processors with 65 W TDP allegedly headed for OEMs (Source: AMD)

Two Zen 3 CPUs — Ryzen 9 5900 and 7 5800 — with 65 W TDP headed for OEMs

Not confirmed by AMD yet, the Ryzen 9 5900 and Ryzen 7 5800 processors are apparently headed for OEMs with 12 and 8 cores and twice as many threads, as well as 6/64 MB and 4/32 MB of L2/L3 cache. Both will feature a TDP value of j...
Codrut Nistor, Sun, 20 Dec 2020 18:09:00 +0100

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