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Asus could be preparing a juicy Ryzen/Nvidia combo for upcoming laptops. (Source: Asus)

Leak suggests Asus has laptops coming with Zen+ Ryzen Picasso APUs combined with Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 2060 Turing GPUs

Leaked information about some potential upcoming laptops from Asus suggests that the Taiwanese manufacturer is preparing to reveal devices that feature both Picasso and Turing technology. Three different models are mentioned that ...
The second-generation Ryzen chips were released in 2018. (Source: Digit)

Deal | AMD seemingly slashes prices for Zen+ performance Ryzen 7 CPUs ahead of Zen 2 launch

Prices for second-generation AMD Ryzen CPUs have dropped, with US$50 being shaved off a performance-level Ryzen 7 2700 CPU on Newegg. A number of CPUs based on the Zen+ microarchitecture have been discounted, leading to speculatio...
AMD's MCM approach to Ryzen 3 confers a lot of flexibility in chip design. (Source: Baalis)

AMD Ryzen 3000's MCM design enables optimal utilization of the 7 nm process

AMD's use of a multi-chip module (MCM) approach offers quite a few advantages for AMD in terms utilizing TSMC's lines efficiently and also in driving down costs. We are now getting to know that Ryzen 3000 sports a new Infinity Fab...
Users are complaining of PBO issues in the latest AGESA firmware on AMD 400-series motherboards. (Source: Amazon)

PSA | Latest AGESA firmware can brick Precision Boost Overdrive on AMD 400-series motherboards

Users of AMD X470 chipset-based motherboards who have updated to the latest AGESA 0.0.7.x offered by some OEMs over the past week are reporting that the update cripples the Precision Boost Overdrive (PBO) from working automaticall...
Asus's ROG Crosshair VII Hero motherboard is based on the AMD X470 platform. (Source: Asus)

List of Asus X570 motherboards for AMD Ryzen 3000 series leaked

The new AMD X570 chipset is expected to be launched soon and a list of motherboards produced by Asus for this particular generation has been leaked. The products being prepared cover a number of well-known Asus lines, including RO...
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X utilizes Socket sTR4 for CPU placement. (Source: AMD)

Deal | Pick up an AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X processor for US$299.99

The 1st-Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1900X CPU is currently priced at US$299.99 on Newegg. This Zen-based high-end desktop processor (HEDT) was originally released in August 2017 and cost US$549 at the time of launch. The chip has e...
The ProDesk 405 G4 mini PCs support CPUs up to AMD's Ryzen 5 Pro 2400GE quad-cores with Vega 11 iGPU. (Source: HP)

HP announces ProDesk 405 G4 mini PCs with Ryzen Pro CPUs

As the 14 nm CPU shortage Intel is still in full effect, OEMs are now switching to AMD's solutions for select line of products. HP's newly announced ProDesk 405 G4 mini PCs are a good example in this regard, since they pack AMD's ...
The Atari VCS (2019) console will now feature a 14 nm processor. (Source: The Verge)

Atari VCS ditches custom AMD Bristol Ridge A10 for an unannounced dual-core Ryzen APU; console still not available though

The team behind the much-delayed Atari VCS has announced an APU replacement for the game console. Previously, a customized A10 chip from AMD’s Bristol Ridge series was going to be installed, but perhaps wisely the developer has no...
The latest AMD Radeon driver package includes specific support for Tom Clancy's The Division 2. (Source: Ubisoft)

AMD releases Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.2 driver

AMD has announced that the Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.3.2 installation package is ready for download. The package includes various fixes and support for games, and it is currently available for Windows 10 64-bit and...
The Comet Lake CPUs are expected to arrive in mid-2019 as a minor 14 nm refresh for last year's Coffee Lake models.  (Source: CTiems)

Driver leak reveals Intel Comet Lake CPUs with up to 10 cores

Intel's latest updates for the Linux DRM kernel driver and coreboot reveal the upcoming Comet Lake CPUs that appear to be a 14 nm refresh of last year's Coffee Lake models. There will be ULV, mobile and desktop variants with up to...
It's believed AMD's Navi line-up will match Nvidia's RTX cards for performance but at a much cheaper price. (Source: PCGamesN)

Mark it on your calendar: New rumored launch date for AMD's 7 nm Navi GPUs

A rumored launch date of August has been reported for the upcoming 7 nm Navi GPU series. The highly anticipated hardware from AMD has been surrounded in mystery, with details and specifications being comparatively thin on the grou...
First Zen+ gaming laptop: the ASUS TUF FX505DY

Intel not needed — Ryzen Zen+ and Nvidia GTX 1660 Turing gaming laptops are a real possibility

The Ryzen 5 3550H and Ryzen 7 3750H are comparable to the Intel Core i5-8300H. It's up to laptop makers now to pair these Zen+ processors with Nvidia GPUs for potentially cheaper prices than the usual Intel-Nvidia offering.
Asus TUF FX505DY (Ryzen 5 3550H, Radeon RX 560X) Laptop Review

80% Asus TUF FX505DY (Ryzen 5 3550H, Radeon RX 560X) Laptop Review

Finally, a decent AMD gaming laptop. Sick of seeing Intel Core i5-8300H and Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 gaming laptops? Then try this $700 AMD-only alternative instead. The Ryzen Zen+ platform shines in its first outing even though it's a bit late to the party.
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H | AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
AMD's product roadmap with information about upcoming Ryzen processors. (Source: AMD)

AMD Investor Presentation roadmap features 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPU and launch period for Ryzen 3000 series

AMD has been sharing important information in an investor presentation, including a roadmap for its upcoming processors. Next in line for release is the 2nd Gen Ryzen Pro Mobile, followed by the 3rd Gen Ryzen desktop processors. M...
Our first AMD Ryzen 5 3550H benchmarks are in and they give Intel's Core i5-8300H a run for their money (Image source: AMD)

Our first AMD Ryzen 5 3550H benchmarks are in and they give Intel's Core i5-8300H a run for their money

The budget-mainstream gaming laptop space is about to get much more interesting. AMD's latest Zen+ processor is essentially comparable to the Core i5-8300H to make it a perfect companion for mid-range Nvidia GPUs. It's now up to OEMs like Asus to make laptops sporting both Ryzen and GeForce processors for true market disruption.
AMD Radeon VII Desktop GPU Review

AMD Radeon VII Desktop GPU Review

Futureproofed thanks to 16 GB of VRAM - AMD is looking to shake up the desktop GPU market with the Radeon VII, which is the first card to be manufactured on a 7 nm FinFET process. The company has also equipped the Radeon VII with 16 GB of HBM2 VRAM, but it remains to be seen whether this is enough to put NVIDIA under pressure. Read on to find out what advantages 7 nm brings and how the Radeon VII stacks up against its contemporaries.
An outline of the Ryzen 3000 line's pricing may have been leaked. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

Fresh leak purports to outline Ryzen 3000 price-scheme in Singapore market

A new leak associated with the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series has surfaced. It is a pricelist that has been distributed by the IT seller Bizgram, which has an address in Singapore. This document baldly lists all the new Threadripper v...
Lenovo IdeaPad S340 and S540 will carry separate GeForce MX250 and Radeon RX Vega 10 graphics

MWC19 | Lenovo IdeaPad S340 and S540 with AMD Ryzen Zen+ will undercut the Intel SKU by $150 USD

The affordable IdeaPad S340 and S540 series will carry GeForce MX250 and Radeon RX Vega 10 options when they launch in the next couple of months. The AMD-based IdeaPad S540 SKU in particular will retail for $730 compared to $880 f...
AMD 'Navi' might finally offer significant power-efficiency improvements. (Source: PCGamesN)

AMD 'Navi' could offer significantly improved power-efficiency thanks to a new SMU framework

The upcoming 'Navi' GPUs from AMD could offer much better power-efficiency according to notes from AMD's recent Linux driver patches. The patches detail that 'future ASICS' could use a new sw SMU framework superceding the current ...
New AMD 7 nm CPUs and GPUs are expected to have a detailed announcement at Computex 2019. (Source: Guru3D)

AMD Ryzen 7 nm round-up — Ryzen 3000, X570, and Navi reportedly targeted for July 7, 12-core and 16-core CPUs expected

July 7 will see the launch of AMD's 7 nm parts including the Ryzen 3000 CPUs and Navi GPUs alongside the new X570 chipset. A detailed announcement is expected during Computex 2019 in June followed by wide availability in July. AMD...
The new ASUS TUF Gaming series with Ryzen 3000. (Source: ASUS)

ASUS has unleashed the first laptops with Ryzen 3000

One variant of the new Ryzen 3000 mobile CPU series, the 3550H, has been launched in the form of the ASUS TUF Gaming FX505 and FX507 notebooks. They are 15- and 17-inch laptops, respectively, both of which feature 4GB of inbuilt R...
The controllers are inspired by Valve's Steam controller design. (Source: Smach)

Smach Z handheld Windows gaming PC with Ryzen CPU almost ready for launch

2019 could be the year when the Smach Z handheld Windows gaming device finally becomes reality. Smach is still trying to hype things up, as it recently updated the official site with new prices and specs, plus it added a few video...
The chemical contamination could lead to decreased GPU supplies, which would artificially rise the MSRPs. (Source: ComputerBase)

TSMC incident may put AMD and Nvidia GPU supply at risk

TSMC confirmed that around 10,000 wafers were compromised, but the Taiwanese company has yet to make an official statement about the full extent of the damages and the exact circumstances of the incident. The unfortunate event cou...
HP ProBook 445 G6 and 455 G6 with AMD Ryzen launching this month for $549 (Source: HP)

HP ProBook 445 G6 and 455 G6 with AMD Ryzen are almost $300 cheaper than the Intel equivalents

The ProBook 445 G6 and 455 G6 are the AMD versions of the Intel-powered ProBook 440 G6 and 450 G6. Aside from the swap in processors, these AMD SKUs will also sport less RAM with no LTE, discrete graphics, or touchscreen options t...
Gonzalo's naming scheme. Image via @TUM_APISAK on Twitter

The winner of the next console generation? AMD

A new leak has named the rumored AMD APU that will power the next generation consoles as Gonzalo. Many speculate that the Gonzalo APU will be used in both the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and next-generation Xbox (Xbox Scarlett). The APU w...
Fresh rumors point toward AMD Zen and Navi yet again for the Sony Playstation 5 (Image source:

Latest rumors point toward AMD Zen and Navi yet again for the Sony Playstation 5

A derivative octa-core Zen+ processor and Navi GPU for the next generation Playstation look increasingly likely. The leaked product code implies that AMD and Sony may have already finalized the core specifications for the PS5 - if...
PCI-SIG is almost ready to release the finalized specs for the PCIe 5.0, even if there is no sign of any consumer-grade PCIe 4.0 devices at the moment. (Source: PCI-SIG)

Full PCIe 5.0 specs releasing Q1 2019, PCIe 4.0 to be a short-lived standard

Consumer PCs will finally benefit from PCIe 4.0 devices this year thanks to AMD's support via the Ryzen 3000 CPUs, but the high-end sector will also be getting a taste of the PCIe 5.0 some later in 2019, and the two standards are ...
The AMD Radeon VII will feature 16 GB of super-fast HBM2 memory. (Source: AMD)

AMD releases statement countering rumored limited availability of the Radeon VII

AMD has issued a statement in regard to the recent rumor that only 5,000 Radeon VII GPUs were going to be made available for sale at release time. However, the statement has not explicitly confirmed or refuted the claim of a limit...
Emdoor will be among the first OEMs to launch laptops powered by AMD's Ryzen 3000 mobility CPUs. (Source: Liliputing)

Emdoor to release AP618 laptop series featuring Ryzen 3000 ULV CPUs

Laptop OEMs like Emdoor are looking to get around the Intel 14 nm CPU shortage by adding AMD-powered lineups. Thus, for 2019, Emdoor will first release some entry-level SR218 models powered by the older Stoney Ridge CPUs. Later on...
Honor MagicBook is one of the few laptops that does AMD Ryzen right

Huawei Honor is one of the few OEMs doing AMD Ryzen right

The Honor MagicBook pairs the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU with the same RAM and storage options as the Intel counterpart. In contrast, other OEMs often handicap their AMD SKUs with slow HDDs, cheap displays, and limited RAM. The result ...
The AMD CEO shows off a Ryzen 3000 chipset live on stage as CES. (Source: YouTube)

CES 2019 | AMD CEO announces that 3rd-gen Ryzen processors exist, and…that’s more or less it, so far

The AMD keynote for this year mainly revolved around the announcement of the Radeon VII GPUs. However, the company's CEO also revealed that the third generation of Ryzen desktop processors would become available soon. There was no...
The new TUF laptops feature AMD's Ryzen 5 3550H APU, which is based on a 12 nm manufacturing process. (Source: Asus)

CES 2019 | Asus reveals the TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptops with AMD Ryzen 5 3550H and Radeon RX 560X

Asus has announced the TUF Gaming FX505DY and FX705DY laptops featuring AMD’s Ryzen 5 3550H APU and Radeon RX 560X GPU. If that isn’t enough to tempt prospective buyers, the Taiwanese manufacturer has also incorporated IPS-level F...
Ryzen Mobile APUs will be serviced directly via Radeon Software updates. (Source: AMD)

Better late than never: Radeon Software updates will now include support for AMD Ryzen Mobile APUs

AMD has confirmed that it will be directly providing driver updates for its Ryzen Mobile APUs via Radeon Software updates. This is a welcome move from AMD as it had previously put the onus of providing APU driver updates on laptop...
AMD's Zen 2 architecture has been highly anticipated due to promised increases in IPC, clock speed, and core count. (Source: AMD)

Tech journalists say Ryzen 3000 series will not use Rome's new chiplet design

Popular hardware review channel Hardware Unboxed is "fairly confident" that AMD's upcoming Ryzen 3000 series for the desktop will not be using AMD's chiplet design. Instead, AMD has allegedly opted for another traditional monolith...
AMD announces the 2nd generation of Ryzen Mobile laptop processors

CES 2019 | AMD announces the 2nd generation of Ryzen Mobile laptop processors

The new 3000 series of Ryzen APUs (codename Picasso) is now manufactured in an slightly improved process (called 12nm) and uses the slightly reworked Zen+ microarchitecture for the CPU cores. Therefore, AMD states an 8% increased ...
Lenovo ThinkPad A285 (Ryzen 5 Pro, Vega 8, FHD) Laptop Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad A285 (Ryzen 5 Pro, Vega 8, FHD) Laptop Review

Business machine with AMD power! The new design now accommodates an AMD system and is called A285 within the ThinkPad A-series. We check how the 12-inch AMD-powered device can compete with the Intel-based competition.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 12.5" | 1.1 kg
AMD's highly anticipated show at CES is rumored to feature some sort of information on the company's upcoming 7nm CPUs, the Ryzen 3000 series. (Source: AMD)

Alleged codename for a 12 core Ryzen 3000 CPU leaks

Twitter user APISAK, a prolific leaker and data miner, has leaked an alleged codename for a Ryzen 3000 series engineering sample. According to speculation, this CPU will have 12 cores and a TDP of 105 watts, meaning the previously...
The Matisse desktop CPU series may just have been leaked online. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 3000-series desktop processors detailed in potentially massive leak

E-Katalog, a Russian retailer, has put the entire line of Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs (the 'Matisse' series) on its website. These listings may indeed just be placeholders; on the other hand, they contain detailed information on proce...
The new processors come with a CPU cooler included. (Source: AMD)

AMD reveals details of Athlon 220GE and 240GE CPUs with Radeon Vega 3 graphics

AMD has launched two more entries to its Athlon range: the 220GE and the 240GE. Both processors come with Radeon Vega 3 graphics and offer base clocks of 3.4 GHz (220GE) and 3.5 GHz (240GE), respectively. The 220GE has been priced...
AMD's upcoming Picasso APU is rumored  to power the streaming-only Xbox SKU. (Source: Thumbsticks)

Rumor | Upcoming streaming-only Xbox SKU to be powered by semi-custom AMD Picasso APU

We know very little about the upcoming iterations of the Xbox console apart from the fact that there will be a traditional as well as a cloud streaming-only version. A rumor is now doing the rounds that the streaming-only SKU will...
The leaked benchmarks show how the upcoming Ryzen 3000 mobility ULV CPUs are almost on par with Intel's mobile CPUs from 2-3 years ago. (Source: PCGamesN)

AMD's Ryzen 3000 Picasso laptop CPUs get leaked benchmarks

Previous Ryzen mobility solutions were not that great compared to the desktop counterparts, and it looks like the upcoming Ryzen 3000 Picasso mobility chips are still a bit slow compared to Intel's processors. The leaked Geekbench...
Zen 2 is a highly anticipated architecture, which promises massive performance enhancements over the current gen Zen+. (Source: Forbes)

A mobile Ryzen 3 3300X surfaces, but it's almost certainly fake

As one could expect, leaks and rumors, whether they're true or not, often times inspire people to manufacture leaks of their own for fun. This seems to be such a case where a Ryzen 3 3300X has surfaced on Userbenchmark; the circum...
Review AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (12 cores, 24 threads)

Review AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X (12 cores, 24 threads)

Recommendable! The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X is the more affordable model of AMD's latest Threadripper generation. At $649 it is priced similarly to Intel's Core i9-9900K. Find out in our extensive review which one of these two is the better deal, and whether or not the "cheap" Threadripper can be a threat for its bigger and more powerful sibling.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2920X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX (24 Core, 48 threads) Desktop CPU Review

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX (24 Core, 48 threads) Desktop CPU Review

A pure workhorse! After our closer look at the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, we have also got our hands on its sibling, the Threadripper 2970WX. The 2970WX has 24 cores and can execute up to 48 threads, which is another eight cores and 16 threads more than the 2950X has. The latter has a 500 MHz higher base clock speed and a 200 MHz higher boost clock speed though, although the 2970WX has a 70 W higher TDP. Read on to find out how the 2970WX compares against other Threadripper APUs and whether it is worth its hefty US$1,299 price tag.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
This contest sparked rumors that Ryzen 3000 might be arriving sooner rather than later, perhaps as early as AMD's opening event as CES in January. (Source: VideoCardz)

South Korean Ryzen 3600X and 3700X contest is pulled after AMD is notified of its existence

Tech enthusiasts were intrigued by a contest hosted by a South Korean sales agency, the object of which was to guess the Cinebench scores for the as of yet unreleased Ryzen 3600X and 3700X. However, the contest has now been cancel...
AMD could be planning on refreshing its Vega architecture. (Source: Twitter/BoMbY)

New AMD Radeon Vega logo sparks speculation about potential APU refresh

An AMD-related image trademark has been discovered that has led to some discussion about its possible meaning, if any. The application in question shows a logo that is very similar to the well-known Vega logo, but the right-hand w...
Dr. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, won the most prestigious award of the evening. (Source: AMD)

Nvidia, AMD, and Samsung all winners at the 2018 GSA Awards

The 2018 Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) Awards have been handed out, and companies like Nvidia, AMD, and Samsung have not gone home empty-handed. Dr. Lisa Su, who is the current CEO and president of AMD, was given the prestig...
AdoredTV's proposed Ryzen lineup looks quite optimistic, but keep in mind that the original Ryzen CPUs lowered the entry level for octa core CPUs from $1000 to just $300.

Tech Analyst AdoredTV leaks alleged specs of the upcoming Ryzen 3000 series

AdoredTV is well known for his previous leaks on AMD's upcoming Rome server CPU and Nvidia's current gen Turing GPUs. It's not entirely surprising that he has come across some information which he once again recommends we take wit...
SplitSpectre threatens both Intel and AMD processors (Source: ZDNet)

The phantom returns: Researchers discover a new Spectre CPU attack, name it SplitSpectre

Since the research team who discovered the SplitSpectre attack used SpiderMonkey 52.7.4 — the JavaScript engine in Firefox — to target both Intel and AMD chips nobody seems to be safe anymore. The attack has been successfully carr...
EPYC Naples has caused a shake-up in the server CPU space. (Source: TechPowerUp)

AMD's EPYC CPUs have already snatched server market share away from Intel

The EPYC CPU line, based on AMD's Zen 2 platform, was released recently in order to compete with Intel's x86-based processors for server-grade applications. DRAMeXchange has reported that the new alternative has already managed to...



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