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The new i5 CPUs could disrupt AMD's dominance in the mid-range sector. (Source: Intel)

Unannounced Intel Coffee Lake CPUs pop up on Provantage

There are 8 new models, of which 3 are part of the Core family, 3 are Pentium Gold chips and 2 are Celerons. The Core i5-8600 and i5-8500 will surely go head to head with AMD's Ryzen 1600/1600X processors in the US$200 price range...
Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G in Review

Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G in Review

Shortly after the introduction of Ryzen-based mobile APUs AMD has also announced two desktop APUs for its AM4 platform. The more powerful Ryzen 5 2400G features 4 cores and 11 graphics compute units based on the Vega GPU architecture. We take a closer look at the application and gaming performance as well as energy efficiency.
AMD Ryzen 5 2400G | AMD Radeon RX Vega 11 |
The i3-8130U is expected to be announced some time in Febaruary. (Source: Intel)

Update: Now Official | Intel i3-8130U mobile CPU specs get leaked

The unannounced i3-8130U will come as an answer to AMD's entry-level Ryzen 2000U series and is said to feature impressive 3.4 GHz turbo frequencies.
The benchmark results are promising, but the success also depends on the actual price point of the Ryzen 5 2400G APU. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU gets leaked 3DMark results

Results place the Ryzen 5 2400G somewhere in between the average Intel UHD Graphics notebook and a GTX 1050 gaming notebook.
AMD overtook Intel several months in a row, but now the positions got reversed once again. (Source: Weborus)

German January report shows Intel's Coffee Lake CPUs outselling AMD's Ryzen models

Intel managed to steal the lead in CPU sales in the last few months. AMD's Ryzen and Threadripper sales lead the hostilities from August up until November last year, but the sudden interest for the i7-8700K CPUs combined with grea...
The upcoming Ryzen 2 CPUs will use the 7 nm fabrication process. (Source: AMD)

AMD's 7 nm Zen 2 and EPYC Rome CPUs coming in late 2018

AMD claims in its latest financial report that the design of the Zen 2 platform has been finalized and the sampling for the Ryzen 2 desktop/mobility CPUs, as well as the EPYC Rome server cores will begin in late 2018, with worldwi...
Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC (Ryzen 5 1600, Radeon RX 580, FHD) Laptop Review

83% Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC (Ryzen 5 1600, Radeon RX 580, FHD) Laptop Review

Very power-hungry. The Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC can run all the latest games smoothly on its matte screen. The laptop comes equipped with a Ryzen 5 1600 hexa-core processor, a Radeon RX 580 GPU and a hybrid drive. This entry-level model forgoes an SSD.
AMD Ryzen 5 1600 | AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.2 kg
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AMD hires industry veterans Mike Rayfield and David Wang to lead the Radeon Technologies Group

The new appointments come after the former head of the Radeon Technologies Group, Raja Koduri, was sniped by Intel last November. Both Mike Rayfield and David Wang are multi-decade veterans of the technology industry and have had ...
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Minimum specs for Far Cry 5 released, and you'll need a powerful system to enjoy it

Ubisoft released their recommended specs for Far Cry, which is due to launch at the end of March. While the game will run on older hardware at the lowest settings, gamers will need a fairly beefy system (Core i7 and GTX 970 / R9 2...
CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018: Our impressions of the biggest show of the year

CES 2018 has come and gone, and we have witnessed OEMs showcasing the best of their innovations. While we had some noteworthy announcements that will shape the tech industry for years to come, there were also a lot of me-too products on display as well. We recap the event to look at some of the products that were show-stoppers and discuss what they may indicate for the overall tech landscape this year.
AMD chips are also vulnerable to Spectre. (Source: AMD)

AMD chips also vulnerable to Spectre exploit

AMD has revealed that its chips are also vulnerable to the Spectre exploit. Although not as vulnerable as Intel's chips, it is working with operating system vendors and developers to patch affected systems.

ThinkPad Roadmap Leak 2018: ThinkPad A285 & A485 with Ryzen, T580p & ThinkPad P1 with Coffeelake Hexa-Core CPUs?

Lenovo has announced a new ThinkPad generation a few days ago, but not all models were updated. Now an internal Lenovo document has been leaked, which mentions some new ThinkPad models for the remainder of 2018.
Acer Swift 3 SF315 (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, 256 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

82% Acer Swift 3 SF315 (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, 256 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

The boys are back in town. The mobile version of the Ryzen is here. Is this the first time that AMD is eye to eye with Intel? Overall, the answer is a definite yes, although Acer should not have cut corners with the SSD.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Microsoft blames the security update bricking systems on AMD. (Source: basstechintl)

Microsoft's Meltdown and Spectre security updates have been bricking AMD machines

Microsoft has halted some security updates for AMD-powered computers due to said updates apparently bricking people's machines. Microsoft blames inaccurate documentation provided by AMD.
The Acer Nitro 5 with AMD Ryzen on display at CES.

First benchmarks of the Acer Nitro 5 (2018): AMD Ryzen 7 2700U takes the Intel Core i7-7700HQ head on

Preliminary benchmarks of the AMD 'Raven Ridge' powered Acer Nitro 5 currently being showcased at CES 2018 show that the Ryzen 7 2700U can perform equivalently, if not better, than Intel's 7th generation 'Kaby Lake' Core i7-7700HQ. This is great news for multimedia enthusiasts as the Ryzen APUs offer a higher performance per dollar compared to the Intel equivalents.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop) | 15.6"
AMD Introduces Ryzen 3 Mobile for Laptops as Entry-level APUs

CES 2018 | AMD Introduces Ryzen 3 Mobile for Laptops as Entry-level APUs

Both models, Ryzen 3 2300U and 2200U, are significantly cut-down versions of the new AMD CPUs that are meant to be used as an alternative solution to Intel’s Core i3 processors in entry-level notebooks.
Ryzen PRO Mobile brings Ryzen to business laptops

CES 2018 | Ryzen PRO Mobile brings Ryzen to business laptops

AMD equips mobile Ryzen Pro CPUs with additional security features while keeping performance and technical specifications identical to the consumer class CPUs.
Ryzen APUs announced for the AM4 desktop plattform

CES 2018 | Ryzen APUs announced for the AM4 desktop plattform

One day before CES, AMD has announced two Raven Ridge APUs for the well-known AM4 desktop platform. The Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G are entry-level offerings, however we still expect them to deliver great performance.
AMD Ryzen and Polaris will power the Acer Nitro 5 for just $800 USD

CES 2018 | AMD Ryzen and Polaris will power the Acer Nitro 5 for just $800 USD

Strangely enough, the notebook will be sticking with the older Polaris architecture instead of utilizing AMD's newer and more efficient integrated Vega solutions.
Spectre is more difficult to pull off, but it is harder to mitigate, as well. (Source: Google)

Microsoft releases emergency patches to address Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities affecting most current processors

Windows promptly released security updates for all the Windows 10 builds in ordered to fix the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities discovered by the Google Project Zero team earlier this week. Although there have not been reports...
The AMD 400-series chipset gets a listing on the PCI-SIG. (Source: Videocardz)

AMD Promontory 400-series chipset with support for next gen Ryzen coming soon

We could soon see AMD launch its 400-series chipset close to Ryzen 2000's launch early next year. Existing 300-series boards will, however, continue to be compatible with the next generation Ryzen CPUs.
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Ryzen mobile CPUs coming soon to Acer Swift laptops (benchmarks vs. Intel CPUs included)

A few new listings on Acer's website detail two new models of the Swift 3, both equipped with Ryzen mobile CPUs. One laptop sports the Ryzen 5 2500U and the other, the Ryzen 7 2700U. These are among the first notebooks to use AMD'...
The allegedly leaked slide from the "Spring 2018 Cycle Playbook." Unable to confirm authenticity. (Source: Informatica Cero)

35-Watt and 65-Watt mobile Ryzen processors might be coming soon according to a product slide

An apparent product slide leak shows 35 W and 65 W mobile Ryzen processors coming in spring 2018 to compete against Intel's HQ and HK series. This leak is a rumor and details haven't been confirmed by AMD.
Alleged leaked slide showing the core count, clock speed, and pricing of three upcoming 2nd generation Ryzen processors. (Source: Tech Spot)

(Update: likely fake) | Leaked slide shows Ryzen 7 2800X coming in February 2018 with +82% performance over 1800X

Leaked slides, which are claimed to be genuine AMD material, show core and thread count for the upcoming 2700, 2800, and 2800X, as well as the frequencies that they run at. You can expect these new Ryzen processors to start shippi...
AMD will soon launch Ryzen SoCs with integrated LTE modems. (Source: Qualcomm)

Always-on LTE connectivity coming soon to a Ryzen-powered laptop near you

AMD announced its partnership with Qualcomm to integrate the latter's X16 LTE modem on Ryzen APUs, thereby, bringing always-on LTE connectivity to high-performance notebooks.
The upcoming AMD Raven Ridge APUs will include the Vega 11 GPU cores. (Source: AMD)

Upcoming AMD Raven Ridge APUs to feature Vega 11 graphics core

The Vega 11 GPU core will only be featured in upcoming Raven Ridge APUs and will not be released as budget versions of the Vega 56/64 GPUs. These should bring a notable performance boost over the Ryzen 5 2500U chips that integrate...
The 'Raven Ridge' powered Dell Latitude 5495 is seen in SiSoft Sandra's listings. (Source: SiSoft Sandra)

AMD 'Raven Ridge'-powered Dell Latitude 5495 surfaces online

Dell could be joining the list of OEMs looking to offer AMD 'Raven Ridge' aka Ryzen Mobile CPUs in upcoming notebooks, if the listing on benchmarking site SiSoft Sandra is any indication. The listing reports scores of a Dell Latit...
Apart from the desktop-grade Ryzen 7 1700 CPU, the GL702ZC also features the Radeon RX580 4 GB GPU. (Source: Asus)

Asus starts shipping the ROG Strix GL702ZC gaming laptop with Ryzen 7 1700 dekstop CPU

The 17-inch ROG Strix GL702ZC can easily replace a desktop gaming rig, as it is powered by desktop versions of the Ryzen 7 1700 CPU and Radeon RX580 GPU. It also comes with a 1080p IPS Freesync display, 16 GB of DDR4-2400 and a st...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper retail package

Upcoming AMD Ryzen processors spotted in BIOS updates for B350/X370 mainboards

The latest BIOS release for the Asus mainboards that use the AMD B350 and X370 chipsets comes with a description that mentions "new upcoming processors" without naming them. However, it is almost certain that the update comes to a...
Ryzen 3 Review: 1200 and 1300X for Desktop PCs

Ryzen 3 Review: 1200 and 1300X for Desktop PCs

With AMD's Ryzen 3, the Zen architecture has trickled down into the entry-level market. Lacking SMT, the affordable CPUs did fairly well in our tests regardless, and are most certainly a viable alternative and worthy of a recommendation for entry-level systems.
AMD Ryzen 3 1300X | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
QNAP TS-x77 NAS lineup with AMD Ryzen (Source: QNAP Systems)

QNAP now shipping the AMD Ryzen-powered TS-x77 business NAS

The new QNAP TS-x77 NAS for business customers is powered by AMD Ryzen 5 1600 and AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processors and comes with 6, 8, or 12 bays. It runs the intelligent QTS 4.3 operating system and features up to 64 GB RAM.
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 super...
HP Envy x360 15m will be one of the first convertible notebooks with Ryzen 5 2500U (Source: HP)

HP Envy x360 15m will be one of the first convertible notebooks with Ryzen 5 2500U

The mainstream 15.6-inch convertible will debut next month for just $700 USD with 8 GB of DDR4 RAM and an IR camera.
Raven Ridge is AMD's answer to Intel's mobile processors. (Source: AMD)

Multiple Ryzen 7 2700U Geekbench results show it trading blows with the i7-8550U

Multiple Geekbench 3 results from an Acer laptop show an interesting comparison between the performance of AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and the Intel Core i7-8550U.
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...
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.
Low-power AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU may be coming soon to the HP Envy x360 series

Low-power AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU may be coming soon to the HP Envy x360 series

The mobile quad-core APU will purportedly run at a base 2 GHz clock rate with 6 MB of cache compared to the desktop 3.2 GHz Ryzen 5 1400 with 8 MB of cache.
Coffee Lake: i7-8700K and i5-8400 Review

Coffee Lake: i7-8700K and i5-8400 Review

With the new Coffee Lake CPUs, Intel brings more than four physical cores to end-user consumer computing for the first time in its history. Regardless of whether or not you want to consider this a reaction to AMD's Ryzen, Coffee Lake manages to combine high clock speeds with more cores than before and has earned our recommendation.
Intel Core i5-8400 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti (Desktop) |
AMD could be ready for a price cut on the Ryzen 7 1800X CPUs. (Source: AMD)

8-core AMD Ryzen 5 1600/X CPUs randomly surface, performance matches the more expensive Ryzen 7 1800X

Korean reports point out to the existence of 8-core/16-thread Ryzen 5 1600/1600X CPUs. Benchmark results indicate that these CPUs are essentially US$200 Ryzen 7 1800X variants.
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 f...
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...
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 2...
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...
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, deta...
Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC (Ryzen 7 1700, Radeon RX 580) Laptop Review

83% Asus ROG Strix GL702ZC (Ryzen 7 1700, Radeon RX 580) Laptop Review

Sensation. While AMD's Ryzen architecture has already been available in the desktop range for several months, the notebook range had to wait patiently for a long time. The waiting is over now: Asus is the first manufacturer who provided us with a gaming laptop with 8-core CPU and Radeon RX 580. Our review will reveal whether the bundle is able to challenge a combination of Intel and Nvidia hardware.
AMD Ryzen 7 1700 | AMD Radeon RX 580 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.2 kg
Zotac's gaming mini PCs now integrate the AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPUs. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac adds GTX 1060/1070 GPUs and Ryzen CPUs to its Magnus gaming mini PC lineup

The Magnus EK51060 and EK51070 are both powered by Intel’s quad-core i5-7300HQ CPU and integrate the GTX 1060/1070 GPUs, respectively. The ER51060 and ER51070 variants are powered by the 4-core/8-thread AMD Ryzen 5 1400 CPU and in...
The QNAP TS-x77 features upto an 8-core 16-thread AMD Ryzen 7 CPU and 64 GB of RAM. (Source: QNAP)

QNAP briefs about QTS 4.3.4 OS and the TS-x77 NAS powered by AMD Ryzen

QNAP offered a glimpse into some of the advancements coming to the QTS 4.3.4 operating system that includes new features such as snapshot support for ARM-based QNAP NAS. It also offered a closer look into the TS-x77 NAS powered by...
The i7-8700K is expected to be released in October for around US$450. (Source: Intel)

Intel's Core i7-8700K desktop CPU gets benchmarked

The multi-threaded tests ran in CineBench R15 and CPU-Z reveal that the new i7-8700K is significantly outperformed by AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X. Nonetheless, Geekbench is where the i7-8700K shines, overtaking the AMD competition in both...
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. A...
Ryzen is playing a large part in AMD's return to relevance in the performance segment. (Source: AMD)

AMD processor sales surpass Intel sales at Germany's largest online PC component retailer

Data collected from Germany's largest online PC component retailer shows that sales of Ryzen CPUs are now higher than Intel's core series, giving AMD the leading market share in the performance space. AMD also holds the leading ma...

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