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The Intel-AMD MCM seen on an NUC-style motherboard. (Source: Bits and Chips)

First photos of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module surface

The first images of the new Intel-AMD multi-chip module (MCM) in the wild have surfaced and going by the looks of it, appears to be exactly what ultrabooks and mini-PCs have been longing for all this while.
AMD Ryzen Mobile (Raven Ridge) - Back to the Top?

AMD Ryzen Mobile (Raven Ridge) - Back to the Top?

After the successful launch of the Ryzen desktop processors, AMD now launches the new architecture for notebooks. Thanks to the new Vega GPUs, AMD wants to beat the competition from Intel. The integrated GPU part was already superior the counterpart from Intel in the past, but the processor is now supposed to be improved as well. We introduce the new archite...
2017 has been a great year for AMD, and Q3 revenue results prove that the company is back in business. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces Q3 2017 revenues, first positive net income in years

After years of financial struggles, AMD rises above and makes a comeback in 2017. Q3 2017 was the best in years, bringing US$1.64 billion in total revenues, of which US$71 million was the net income. This is very good news for AMD, since the company hasn't seen a positive net income for the past several years.
The Raven Ridge mobile APUs are expected to hit the market in late 2017. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U mobile Raven Ridge APUs get leaked benckmarks

PCPerspective revealed that the two Raven Ridge APUs perform almost as well as an Intel Core i7-8550U + Nvidia MX150 GPU combo when it comes to graphics tests.
Custom Core i7-8700K with der8auer and Caseking logos. (Source:

Chips with silver linings — Caseking and der8auer stock up on custom Core i7-8700K CPUs

Famed overclocked 'der8auer' and his employer, seem to have a lot of Intel's latest 'Coffee Lake-S' Core i7-8700K chips in stock at a time when most e-retailers are facing a drought of these new monsters. These chips have been de-lidded and binned, and for the top most variants, the stock heat spreader has been given a silver touch.
A 2016 product slide showing the planned Zen+ microarchitecture. (Source: AMD)

Motherboard manufacturers claim the new 12nm Ryzen will arrive in February 2018

AMD motherboard partners have revealed that the planned launch for the new 12nm version of Ryzen is in February 2018, with 400-series motherboards to follow. AMD has seen large increases in revenue in 2017 and expects to account for 30 percent of the desktop CPU revenue in the first half of 2018.
Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VD (i7, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

87% Asus ZenBook Pro UX550VD (i7, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

Elegant multimedia Laptop. The new Asus ZenBook Pro UX550 is a high-end multimedia notebook. You get powerful components in a great chassis, but the cooling solution struggles with the heat development of the components. Update: Second test sample, BIOS 302, SATA-3 SSD
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Zen 2 cores are set to arrive in 2019. (Source: Informatica Cero)

Rumor | Leaked slides reveal AMD's 2-year roadmap, 'Raven Ridge' delayed till 2018

Leaked slides reveal AMD's plans for client CPU and GPU offerings in 2018 and 2019. Towards the end of 2018, we will likely see more information regarding Zen 2 and Vega 20. The slides also reveal an increased performance of Ryzen 5 Pro Mobile compared to the Intel Kaby Lake Core i5 CPU.
AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster announcing the 12 nm transition at the Global Foundries Technology Conference. (Source: Tom's Hardware)

Ryzen and Vega will get 12 nm versions in 2018

AMD’s CTO Mark Papermaster announced that the Vega GPUs and the Ryzen CPUs will get 12 nm version in early 2018. The 12 nm Vega chips should compete with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 2000 series that are expected to be released in early 2018, while the 12 nm Ryzen CPUs will be AMD's response to Intel's 10 nm Ice Lake processors, until it releases the 7 nm Ryzen 2 pr...
Tesla plans to release self-driving cars by 2019. (Source: Tesla)

Next self-driving Tesla cars to use AMD AI chips

Tesla intends to release autonomous cars by 2019, and these cars will be equipped with semi-custom AI chips manufactured by AMD. Sample chips are currently tested by 50 Tesla engineers who are lead by ex-AMD legendary microarchitect Jim Keller.
The saga of Threadripper and the "dummy dies." (Source: AMD)

The 16 extra cores found on Threadripper are "basically rocks"

A couple of days ago, de8auer posted a video showing the four dies in the Threadripper 1950X sanded down to reveal the silicon printing. This proved that the two "dummy dies" did contain proper Zen cores. Over the weekend a senior AMD staff member responded with what could be expected of the extra dies and why they were present.
Asus Zenfone V coming exclusively to Verizon Wireless in the US (Source: Asus)

Asus Zenfone V coming exclusively to Verizon Wireless in the US

The previously-rumored Zenfone 4V may simply be launching as the mainstream Zenfone V complete with USB Type-C and fast-charging features.
The Ryzen 5 2500U APU puts forth a good show in the Geekbench benchmark. (Source: PC Perspective)

AMD Ryzen 5 'Raven Ridge' APU benchmark shows major performance benefits over last gen 'Excavator'

Benchmark scores of the Zen-based AMD Ryzen 5 2500U APU are out on Geekbench and they seem promising. While the results seem to somewhat corroborate AMD's claims of a close to 50% performance increase over Bristol Ridge APUs, details are still scarce with respect to specifics of the on-die components.
The 35 W Bristol Ridge APUs only have their CPU / GPU clocks reduced compared to the 65 W models. (Source: AMD)

AMD 35 W Bristol Ridge A-Series APUs now available

The 35 W APUs from AMD are available now, after more than a month of shortage. These low TDP APUs still retain the core count, stream processors and integrated GPUs from the 65 W models, but the CPU / GPU clocks were reduced. Prices range between US$58 and US$112.95.
AMD intends to keep the pressure on Intel with the Ryzen 2 CPUs coming in 2018. (Source: AMD)

AMD says Ryzen was "a worst case scenario," reveals details on Ryzen 2

Regarding the arguably low CPU frequencies, AMD states that Ryzen was a brand new architecture on a brand new node, making it a worst case scenario. But it still turned out well, since the Ryzen Threadrippers can go above 4 GHz. As for the upcoming Ryzen 2, AMD promises increased clocks, more instructions per cycle, and better game optimization.
AMD Threadripper packaging. (Source: AMD)

Threadripper 1950X benchmarked at 5.2 GHz on all cores using liquid nitrogen

The AMD Threadripper 1950X has been successfully overclocked to 5.2 GHz on all 16-cores using LN2. This represents a 40.5 percent increase over the base turbo clock speed and gives a Cinebench R15 multi-core score of 4122.
AMD's Ryzen Threadripper is the largest consumer CPU ever made. (Source: PCWorld)

Early reviews show Threadripper tearing up the competition

Initial benchmarks show AMD's Ryzen Threadripper performing head and shoulders above consumer-class processors in CPU performance, competing with dual-CPU servers.
Confirmed: Lenovo's AMD ThinkPads A275 and A475 are based on the X270 and T470

Confirmed: Lenovo's AMD ThinkPads A275 and A475 are based on the X270 and T470

When the model-names A275 and A475 surfaced a few weeks ago, it was mere speculation. Now we have the confirmation: These two models are based on the enterprise ThinkPads of the T-Series and X-Series.
AMD's new Ryzen 3 processors have hit the budget segment with two appealing quad-core options at a price point filled with dual-core CPUs. (Source: AMD)

Reviews claim Ryzen 3 is a hit

Ryzen 3 was released a few hours ago, and reviews of the two new CPUs have appeared online. Reviewers have found the 4-core processors offer great value when compared to the 2-core i3 CPUs at the same price point. This value becomes even more apparent when overclocking ability is taken into account.
Is AMD slowly returning to its glory days from the early 2000s? (Source: AMD)

AMD's Q2 2017 revenue results unveiled - Ryzen steals the show

AMD is well on its way back to profitability, thanks to the Ryzen CPUs, the Vega GPUs and the EPYC datacenter products. Q2 2017 revenue increased 19% over Q2 2016.
Lenovo may be planning an AMD-powered ThinkPad with Raven Ridge APUs

Lenovo may be planning an AMD ThinkPad lineup with Raven Ridge APUs

The rumored ThinkPad A275 and A475 could succeed or supplement the current ThinkPad E series by giving users more AMD processor options.
As the name suggests, the Zenbook 3 Deluxe looks to refine the overall Zenbook package with the same sharp design. (Source: ASUS)

Zenbook 3 Deluxe now available from ASUS

Appearing at CES and again at Computex earlier this year, ASUS has begun the sale of the aptly named Zenbook 3 Deluxe. The core i7 version of this ultra-portable device is available for $1,699 direct from ASUS and other online retailers, such as Amazon and Newegg.
Source: Dell

COMPUTEX 2017 | Dell unveils VR-ready Inspiron 27 7000 All-in-One desktop PC

The AIO can be configured with up to a Ryzen 7 1700 CPU and up to a Radeon RX 580 for VR gaming.
Aida64 v5.90 update adds support for Ryzen Summit Ridge and Apollo Lake

Aida64 v5.90 update adds support for Ryzen Summit Ridge and Apollo Lake

The new version is now available for download in preparation for the Windows 10 Creators Update.

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Zen x86 8 cores @ 3600 - 4000 MHz 14nm

AMD Ryzen 7 1700X SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Zen x86 8 cores @ 3400 - 3800 MHz 14nm

AMD Ryzen 7 1700 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Zen x86 8 cores @ 3000 - 3700 MHz 14nm
AMD chief acknowledges sluggish Ryzen performance in games

AMD chief acknowledges sluggish Ryzen performance in games

General consumers can expect frequent BIOS updates for better performance as developers become more accustomed to the Zen architecture over time.
Ryzen could be priced unbelievably low. (Source:

Prices for AMD's Ryzen CPUs leaked

The pricing, if true, is incredibly aggressive and comes in at under half the cost of what could be the closest competitor from Intel.
Intel announced the release schedule for Coffee Lake via Twitter. (Source: Intel Twitter)

Coffee Lake's Coming: Intel's 8th gen chips will arrive in late 2017

The 8th generation of Intel chips, Coffee Lake, is slated for release in the second half of 2017. Intel states that the chips will bring a 15% performance boost, but will they be competitive with Ryzen?
AMD revenue up 7 percent YoY with significantly reduced operating losses

AMD revenue up 7 percent YoY with significantly reduced operating losses

Things are looking up for AMD on the eve of the its performance-oriented Ryzen and Vega platforms.
Hexa-core Ryzen CPUs could be unlikely

Hexa-core Ryzen CPUs could be unlikely

AMD may be skipping hexa-core processors in favor of watered-down octa-core configurations for the mainstream lineup instead.
Asus ZenBook UX3410UA Notebook Review

85% Asus ZenBook UX3410UA Notebook Review

The ZenBook with a 14-inch display. Asus expands its ZenBook lineup with the 14-inch system UX3410UA and puts a 14-inch display in a 13-inch chassis. The attractive design does not change and we get a bright display as well as sufficient performance. Only the current state of the fan affects the good overall impression a bit.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.3 kg
AMD's upcoming Vega architecture brings some major improvements in graphical computing. (Source: AMD)

CES 2017 | AMD reveals more information on upcoming Vega GPUs

Expected for release in the first half of 2017, AMD's highly anticipated Vega GPU architecture looks to build on features first presented in the Fury X, including an evolution of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM).
Early AMD Ryzen benchmarks leak

Early AMD Ryzen benchmarks leak

Unconfirmed benchmarks show Ryzen performing comfortably between an i7-6800K and the very pricey i7-6900K.
AMD is back and better than ever with its latest offering, the 90 watt Ryzen desktop CPU. (Source: AMD)

AMD's new "Ryzen" CPU is a match for Intel's i7-6900K

Ryzen is an 8-core, 16-thread processor with a base clock speed of 3.4 GHz and a boost mode for dynamic overclocking. In benchmarks performed by AMD, the 95-Watt Ryzen matched a 140-Watt Intel i7-6900K.
Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS041T Notebook Review

85% Asus ZenBook 3 UX390UA-GS041T Notebook Review

Clear direction. Everything comes at a price. If you want super thin, you will have to waive ports – but not performance! After the throttling issues of the HP Spectre 13, the world’s thinnest notebook, Asus can pull it off: Performance like a big system, but as thin as a fanless tablet.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 914 g
Asus Zenbook 3 to launch for 1500 Euros in Germany

Asus Zenbook 3 launching in Germany for 1500 Euros

The latest ultrathin notebook from Asus is finally coming with Kaby Lake, a 512 GB SSD, and 8 GB of RAM before the end of this month.
Asus Zenbook UX330UA Notebook Review

85% Asus Zenbook UX330UA Notebook Review

Elegant long-runner. The new Zenbook by Asus inherits the best qualities of the series, such as a superb casing and low weight. Apart from the somewhat mediocre input devices, it does not present many shortcomings especially not in the fantastic battery runtimes.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
AMD's Radeon Pro WX series will be available for purchase November 10th and 18th. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces availability of Radeon Pro WX series graphics cards

Announced in July, AMD's Radeon Pro WX graphics cards have finally started shipping to retailers. Are the workstation-grade cards an improvement on the previous FirePro line?
AMD's new Zen CPUs are set for release in early 2017. (Source: AMD)

Benchmark spotted for possible AMD Zen CPU

A benchmark measuring 3D rendering times shows an AMD engineering sample CPU, possibly based on AMD's upcoming Zen architecture. The AMD processor lands among high-end Intel Xeon processors and even beats some powerful Intel i7 CPUs.
Sorry, folks! Future silicon requires the latest Microsoft platform.

Microsoft: Intel Kaby Lake- and AMD Zen-Chips only support Windows 10

Microsoft, Intel and AMD made it clear, that earlier Microsoft platforms before Windows 10 will not be supported anymore on next generation silicon. This could lead to Skylake-hardware being in high demand for the foreseeable future.
Asus ZenWatch 2 Quick Charge Edition Smartwatch Review

Asus ZenWatch 2 Quick Charge Edition Smartwatch Review

Pick me up. The Asus ZenWatch 2 looks good, is affordable and it can even be used for making calls. We reveal why it is unsuitable for athletes in our report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 1.63" | 57 g
Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T Convertible Review

83% Asus Zenbook UX360CA-FC060T Convertible Review

Windows to go. 360-degree convertibles are still the best alternative for adding Core i power to a tablet. Asus, however, opts for a low-performance Core m3. Should buyers just as well take the Surface Pro 4 with a Core m instead?
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Asus Zenbook UX303UA

85% Asus Zenbook UX303UA-R4051T Subnotebook Review

There is strength in tranquility. The Zenbook UX303 series has been available since 2014 and Asus now ships the devices with Skylake processors from Intel. Our review unit with an i7 CPU can score with quiet operation and low temperatures, but can the performance convince as well?
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML Smartphone Review

84% Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe ZE551ML Smartphone Review

Powered by Intel. The Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe is pretty well-equipped: Intel quad-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, dual-SIM and PixelMaster camera. Has the manufacturer created a convincing overall package?
Intel Atom Z3580 | PowerVR G6430 | 5.5" | 170 g
Asus Zenbook UX303LB (940M) Subnotebook Short Review

86% Asus Zenbook UX303LB (940M) Subnotebook Short Review

Follow-up. The 13-inch laptop is an old acquaintance. We tested the GeForce 840M model only a few months ago. Now we are taking a quick look at the new 940M version. Has the racer turned into a rocket?
Intel Core i5-5200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940M | 13.3" | 1.5 kg

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