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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
Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 now down to $571 USD with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, 1080p IPS display, and 512 GB SSD (Source: Lenovo)

Deal | Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 now down to $571 USD with AMD Ryzen 5 4500U CPU, 1080p IPS display, and 512 GB SSD

Part business laptop and part consumer laptop, the ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 targets users who want something for both work and home without needing to settle for a full-fledged ThinkPad. This is one of the better all-rounder laptops for...
Allen Ngo, Wed, 03 Mar 2021 03:46:00 +0100
AMD EPYC Genoa is expected to be based on 5nm while Intel Sapphire Rapids Xeon is 10nm. (Image source: AMD/Intel/ANS - edited)

Zen 4 AMD EPYC Genoa to support AVX3-512 and BFLOAT16 in early blow against Intel Xeon Sapphire Rapids

More details about AMD’s EPYC Genoa series, which is apparently scheduled for a 2022 launch, have been leaked. It is believed the Zen 4 server chips will support AVX3-512, BFLOAT16, and have a squarer overall package shape. If the...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 01 Mar 2021 16:57:00 +0100
The leaked specs for AMD EPYC Genoa show it to be a potentially incredible server chip series. (Image source: AMD/Alstor SDS - edited)

AMD EPYC Genoa leak details astonishing leap over Milan for the Zen 4 5nm server CPU series: Up to 96 cores, 192 threads, and 12-channel DDR5 memory support

Details about AMD’s Zen 4 5nm EPYC server CPU series, codenamed “Genoa”, have been apparently leaked. It appears core count will go right up to 96, allowing the potential of 192-thread processing. Along with that, the incredibly p...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 28 Feb 2021 17:15:00 +0100
All-AMD Dell G5 15 SE gaming laptop with Ryzen 5 4600H CPU and Radeon RX 5600M graphics now on sale for $685 USD (Source: Dell)

Deal | All-AMD Dell G5 15 SE gaming laptop with Ryzen 5 4600H CPU and Radeon RX 5600M graphics now on sale for $685 USD

The Special Edition laptop is one of the only gaming laptops in the market to feature AMD SmartShift for higher performance. Overall performance is neck-to-neck with costlier GeForce RTX 2060 laptops.
Allen Ngo, Sat, 27 Feb 2021 05:05:00 +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 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
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
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
The Chatreey AN1 starts at US$210 as a barebones PC. (Image source: Chatreey)

Chatreey AN1: An affordable mini-PC with AMD Ryzen APUs

The Chatreey AN1 is a comparatively affordable and compact mini-PC based on recent AMD Ryzen APUs. The mini-PC supports both M.2, SATA drives and has plenty of I/O.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 21:37:00 +0100
The upcoming Ice Lake Xeon will reportedly feature 40 cores and a 270W TDP (Image source: Intel)

Intel Ice Lake Xeon's still on: tipster talks of a 40-core design with a 270W TDP and PCIe 4.0 support, but Zen 4 EPYC Genoa could have the last laugh

Tipster @momomo_us recently shared details of what appears to be an upcoming Intel Ice Lake Xeon SP model. The part in question features 40 cores, running at 2.4 GHz, with a 270W TDP. @momomo_us further confirmed that lower-tier m...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 12 Feb 2021 08:06:00 +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
The first publicly available leaked image of Intel's Sapphire Rapids server platform (Image source: YuuKi_AnS)

First pictures leak of Intel's upcoming Sapphire Rapids Xeon CPUs, but 2022 release date could make it a tough sell in the face of Zen 4 EPYC Genoa

Chinese tipster @YuuKi_AnS released what appear to be the first leaked images of Intel's upcoming Sapphire Rapids Xeon server processor. Featuring up to 56 Golden Cove cores, Sapphire Rapids would be Intel's first server processor...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 05 Feb 2021 11:10:00 +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
Lenovo Yoga 6 13 2-in-1 convertible with AMD Ryzen 5 Pro, 256 GB NVMe SSD, and 8 GB of RAM is down to $550 USD (Image source: Best Buy)

Deal | Lenovo Yoga 6 13 2-in-1 convertible with AMD Ryzen 5 Pro, 256 GB NVMe SSD, and 8 GB of RAM is down to $550 USD

The aluminum-clad Lenovo convertible may be designed for businesses, but it works just as well for home users, too. It'll be tough to find another 13.3-inch convertible as light as this one with the same CPU and for the same price...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 02 Feb 2021 04:43:00 +0100
An AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U chip was tested inside an HP EliteBook 845 G8. (Image source: HP (G7 model)/AMD - edited)

AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U in HP EliteBook 845 G8 laptop turns up on UserBenchmark as HP also accidentally reveals Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U model

An AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U and Ryzen 5 PRO 5650U have made their first appearances thanks to a benchmark and a manufacturer. The Ryzen 7 PRO 5850U was spotted in an EliteBook 845 G8 laptop on UserBenchmark while it seems HP managed ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 30 Jan 2021 11:06:00 +0100
For $630 USD, the Acer Swift 3 with 7 nm Ryzen 7 4700U CPU, 512 GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, and 8 GB of RAM isn't so bad

Deal | For $630 USD, the Acer Swift 3 with 7 nm Ryzen 7 4700U CPU, 512 GB NVMe SSD, Wi-Fi 6, and 8 GB of RAM isn't so bad

Own one of the fastest U-series processors of 2020 for the price of a cheap Intel Core i3 or Core i5 system. This Acer unit is more powerful than what its entry-level price and thin design may otherwise suggest.
Allen Ngo, Sat, 30 Jan 2021 05:40:00 +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 AYA NEO will be priced at US$699 for early bird backers. (Image source: @AYA_device)

Ryzen 4500U-powered AYA NEO Founder edition suffers a similar fate to that of the Smach Z as release date postponement is announced

The AYA NEO Founder edition handheld console has had its release date postponed until March 10. The development process has been hit by some issues, leaving the AYA NEO portable in a situation that eerily echoes the apparent demis...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 28 Jan 2021 10:28:00 +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
The HP ProBook x360 435 G8 can be configured with up to 32 GB DDR4-3200 SDRAM. (Image source: HP)

Ryzen 3 5400U APU inside HP ProBook x360 435 G8 endures a false start against the AMD Ryzen 3 4300U on Geekbench but base clock performance gives a sign of things to come

The Zen 3-based AMD Ryzen 3 5400U has popped up on Geekbench as part of an HP ProBook x360 435 G8 laptop. The Cezanne Ryzen 5000 part is seemingly restricted to a maximum clock of 2.60 GHz, which leaves a mixed impression against ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 23 Jan 2021 04:02:00 +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
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 Asus ROG Flow X13 and ROG XG Mobile dock will cost from US$2,999.99. (Image source: Asus)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS in Asus ROG Flow X13 makes restrained appearance on Geekbench and underperforms against the Ryzen 9 4900HS and Intel Core i7-1165G7

The Zen 3 Cezanne part AMD Ryzen 9 5900HS has been spotted on Geekbench as part of the fascinating Asus ROG Flow X13 2-in-1 laptop. However, the results don’t seem as high as could be expected, when the Ryzen 9 5900HS should be fl...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 14 Jan 2021 18:02:00 +0100
Goodbye, Intel: Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 SE launching exclusively with AMD Zen 3 CPUs and GeForce RTX 3070 or 3080 options (Source: Asus)

CES 2021 | Goodbye, Intel: Asus Zephyrus Duo 15 SE launching exclusively with AMD Zen 3 CPUs and GeForce RTX 3070 and 3080 graphics options

Asus will be dropping last year's Core i9-10980HK in favor of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and Ryzen 9 5900HX on its latest dual-screen ROG gaming laptop. It's not coming cheap, of course, with a starting price of almost $3000 USD.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 12 Jan 2021 19:40:00 +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
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO series will soon be directly available to consumers. (Image source: AMD)

CES 2021 | AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX, 3975WX, and 3995WX to go on store shelves soon; EPYC Milan processors vanquish Xeon Gold chips in forecasting comparison

AMD has announced that the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 3955WX, 3975WX, and 3995WX workstation processors will soon be available to private customers from major retailers. The Threadripper PRO chips offer from 16 cores to 64 cores and 3...
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
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 Ryzen 5000 mobile APUs could be officially announced in January at CES 2021. (Image source: AMD/PC Gamer)

Ryzen 7 5800U thin and light laptops should offer stellar single-core performance as AMD's Zen 3 APU scores higher than an Intel Core i9-10900K in CPU-Z

An AMD Ryzen 7 5800U has been delivering some curious results thanks to recently leaked CPU-Z and Cinebench benchmarks. Single-core and single-thread scores were incredible, to the point that the laptop Ryzen 7 5800U could even ou...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 08 Jan 2021 11:04:00 +0100
The Mechrevo gaming laptop also comes with 32 GB RAM. (Image source: SMZDM)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900H in leaked Mechrevo laptop with GeForce RTX 30 GPU shows very promising synthetic benchmark improvements over Ryzen 9 4900HS and Intel Core i7-10875H

An AMD Ryzen 9 5900H APU has been tested on various synthetic benchmarks as part of a Mechrevo gaming laptop that also comes with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 30 GPU. The results for the Zen 3 Ryzen 9 5900H chip in Cinebench showed welco...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 07 Jan 2021 10:19:00 +0100
The Asus ROG Strix line consists of powerful gaming laptops for

Asus ROG Strix laptops consisting of AMD Ryzen 7 5800H with Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 and Ryzen 9 5900HX with GeForce RTX 3080 impress in Geekbench OpenCL

A couple of Asus ROG Strix laptops have been spotted being tested on Geekbench and both featured potent Ryzen 5000/GeForce RTX 30 series combinations. A Ryzen 7 5800H was paired off with a GeForce RTX 3070 while an AMD Ryzen 9 590...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 07 Jan 2021 06:51:00 +0100
The Intel Core i9-11900K is showing the signs of being a major performer. (Image source: benchmark.pl)

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
Upcoming Intel Z590 motherboards will indeed feature PCIe 4.0 support, though not for Comet Lake (Image source: Intel)

Comet Lake S won’t be getting PCIe 4.0 support on upcoming Intel Z590 motherboards

A WCCFTech investigation into AIB Z590 partner boards indicates that Intel’s new platform will only support the PCIe 4.0 standard with Rocket Lake S processors. While Comet Lake S owners will be able to use Z590 boards, they’ll be...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 04 Jan 2021 08:43:00 +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
The Asus ROG Strix 2021 laptop could be a Ryzen 5000/GeForce RTX 30 powerhouse. (Image source: Asus/ITHome)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX APU, Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 GPU, and a 2K screen with up to 165 Hz support seem likely options for upcoming Asus ROG Strix laptops

Asus is apparently refreshing its ROG Strix laptops for 2021 and the potential configurations will have gamers salivating. It’s believed up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX will be available as CPU/APU while an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060, RT...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 30 Dec 2020 23:43:00 +0100
The AMD Ryzen 9 5900H is yet another powerful Zen 3-based mobile APU. (Image source: AMD/Ars Technica)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900H delivers +23% single-core performance gain over Ryzen 9 4900H on Geekbench while cocking a snook at the Intel Core i7-10700K

Another Cezanne Zen 3 chip has been spotted on Geekbench in the form of the AMD Ryzen 9 5900H. The sample managed to hit speeds of 4.64 GHz and recorded strong single-core and multi-core scores that place it up to over 23% ahead o...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 30 Dec 2020 03:59:00 +0100
The Lenovo IdeaPad 5 weighs 3.59 lbs and features Wi-Fi 6 support. (Image source: Walmart/Lenovo)

Deal | Lenovo IdeaPad 5 thin and light laptop with Zen 2 8-core AMD Ryzen 7 4700U APU and 256 GB SSD now available at new low price of US$599

The 14-inch Lenovo IdeaPad 5 with AMD Ryzen 7 4700U is currently available at a price of US$599 at Walmart. Not only does the Lenovo IdeaPad 15 thin and light laptop sport a terrific 8-core Renoir Ryzen 4000 chip, but it also come...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 24 Dec 2020 23:50:00 +0100

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