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AMD lists the new Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H mobile CPUs

AMD has listed a couple new CPUs, the Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H. Both chips are definite upgrades over the Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U, respectively, but their 45 W nominal TDP suggests that they will be used in gaming l...
The new Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 CPUs will only be found in complete PCs like this one. (Source: Acer)

Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X are not available for custom builds

The 2300X and 2500X are AMD's newest Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 CPUs, respectively. They boost to 4.0GHz support all-core overclocking. Therefore, they may be seen as promising for starter or modest builds. However, both processors have ...
The ZhongShan Subor Z+ sports a very capable Ryzen+Vega SoC. (Source: AMD)

Zhongshan Subor Z+'s custom Ryzen+Vega SoC has more GPU compute power than the Intel 'Kaby Lake-G' Core i7-8809G

Sporting a custom Ryzen SoC with integrated Vega graphics up to 24 CUs clocked at 1300 MHz, the Zhongshan Subor Z+ is a small form factor PC that tries to offer a console-like experience along with the flexibility of using a tradi...
The alleged CPU's score of 12587 in Cinebench R15 is the highest score ever recorded, assuming this leak is accurate. (Source: Chiphell)

Chiphell publishes alleged AMD "Rome" Cinebench score

Chiphell, a Chinese website well known for its tech rumors and speculation, has taken a screenshot of what is apparently the Cinebench score of AMD's upcoming "Rome" 64 core server CPU, which is based on the yet unreleased Zen 2 a...
Intel may run short of processors later this year. (Source: Wccftech)

JP Morgan: Intel is running short of CPUs for sale

Intel will not have enough chips to satisfy demand during the upcoming holiday season. This is part of a recent prediction by a JP Morgan analyst. The analysis may take factors such as the long-awaited switch to 10nm chipsets by t...
The X processors have a higher TDP as they support overclocking, while the E processors have a lower TDP and have the Precision Boost Overdrive disabled. (Source: AMD)

AMD intros Ryzen 2700E, 2600E, 2500X and 2300X CPUs

The Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X were spoiled a few months ago and were known to have the frequency multiplier unlocked for overclocking. On the other hand, the Ryzen 7 2700E and Ryzen 5 2600E are totally new additions designed...
Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15 (Ryzen 5 2500U) Laptop Review

75% Lenovo IdeaPad 330 15 (Ryzen 5 2500U) Laptop Review

Heavy throttler. The affordable Ryzen-powered laptop starts at just $330 USD with options up to the Ryzen 7 2700U and FHD display. Unfortunately, CPU throttling means owners won't benefit from the full performance of the hardware.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Intel's first 8-core mainstream CPUs get a decent performance boost. (Source: ExtremeTech)

Intel Core gen 9 CPU series performance surfaces on Geekbench

The Geekbench scores place Intel's gen 9 CPUs ahead of the AMD competition, but the success of these chips will also depend on the launch prices. AMD's Ryzen 2 CPUs are selling like hot cakes due to a very good price/performance r...
The X399 chipset now supports both the first and the second gen Threadripper CPUs, but it looks like the third gen may require a new chipset. (Source: PC Games)

AMD could announce X499 HEDT platform for upcoming Threadripper CPUs at CES 2019

AMD looks prepared to update each of its mainstream and HEDT CPU lineups annually, and the third gen processors coming next year will most likely need a new chipset, since the red team is making the jump to 10 nm and even 7 nm. Th...
Due to several inconsistencies in this screenshot, one may conclude that this is a faked benchmark result. (Source: El Chapuzas Informatico)

Spanish website leaks alleged R7 2800X, but it is almost certainly a fake

El Chapuzas Informatico has leaked what they claim is the Cinebench score of a Ryzen 7 2800X. However, several inconsistencies within the screenshot of the score and the idea of a 10 core Ryzen CPU reveal that this leak is almost ...
AMD Athlon 200GE series will target entry-level PC users. (Source: AMD)

AMD takes on the Intel Pentium Gold G4560 with the Athlon 200GE for just US$55

AMD has announced the new entry-level Athlon 200GE series CPUs to take on Intel's Pentium Gold offerings. AMD is pegging the Athlon 200GE series as a CPU for everyday PCs and comes with integrated Radeon Vega graphics with 3 CUs a...
HWInfo drawing a blank TDP for the Ryzen 7 2700U-powered Lenovo Ideapad 720s (Source: Own)

AMD recommends uProf tool instead of HWInfo or AIDA64

According to AMD, third-party analytical tools may not be giving correct information on Raven Ridge SoCs like the Ryzen 5 2500U or Ryzen 7 2700U. It's unknown if popular tools like HWInfo or AIDA64 would ever be updated to fully s...
QNAP TS-x77XU rackmount NAS now official with AMD Ryzen inside (Source: QNAP Systems)

QNAP intros the TS-x77XU NAS lineup with AMD Ryzen inside

The new TS-x77XU lineup targets enterprise customers with no less than 8 rackmount NAS models. Most of these models come with redundant power supply units and use AMD Ryzen processors. Depending on the model chosen, the processor ...
The Intel Core i7-9700K has posted impressive scores on Geekbench. (Source: Pinterest)

Core i7-9700K: OC’d to 5.3GHz on air; Geekbench scores released

The Intel Core i7-9700K may seem comparable to the i7-8700K in many ways. However, it can be boosted up to 4.9GHz (albeit on one core only). The i7-9700K has also recently exhibited the ability to OC up to 5.3GHz on air and beat t...
HP ProBook 645 G4 (Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

84% HP ProBook 645 G4 (Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Up in the air. The ProBook 645 G4 comes with a powerful AMD APU, good input devices and a fast NVMe SSD. Despite its 900 to1000-Euro (~$1051 to $1167) price tag, the device is not free of flaws: The notebook has poor battery life and a dim display with a poor contrast ratio.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Jim Anderson was the face of many product launches for AMD, such as Threadripper 2. (Source: Tech Report)

AMD SVP and General Manager of Computing and Graphics Jim Anderson resigns to become CEO at Lattice Semiconductor

Having stayed at the company for over 3 years, Jim Anderson has left AMD and will be replaced by Saeid Moshkelani. Anderson entered AMD before the Ryzen launch in order to help with client sales, and since opportunities to advance...
The Threadripper 1920X is the best deal of the three first gen CPUs, with price cuts of up to 50%. (Source:

First gen AMD Threadripper CPUs getting significant price cuts

After almost twoo weeks from the official launch of the Threadripper 2000-series, AMD finally decided to slash the prices for the first generation Threadrippers. The best deal of all three processors seems to be the 1920X, which g...
Until recently, GlobalFoundries' 7nm process was expected to be used at AMD for some of their products. (Source: GlobalFoundries)

GlobalFoundries ceases all development on 7nm process; AMD to exclusively use TSMC for 7nm

Today GlobalFoundries, one of the world's most important silicon foundries, announced that it would no longer be working towards its 7nm process which was rumored to be used by AMD for some of its 7nm products. AMD will now be usi...
Meltdown and Spectre were revealed early this year as exploits and hardware level patches are soon to come. (Source:TheHackerNews)

Intel reveals details on its newest Cascade Lake architecture

At Hot Chips 2018 Intel discussed its upcoming Cascade Lake architecture. During its short presentation, Intel went over hardware improvements made on Cascade Lake that will mitigate Spectre, Meltdown, and other exploits. In addit...
The fanless design includes heat-dissipating fins made of aluminum. (Source: Tranquil)

First AMD Ryzen fanless mini PCs are here

While the mini PC market is clearly dominated by Intel, AMD is now trying to steal some market share, at least in the ULV sector. The embedded version of AMD's Ryzen CPUs come with up to 4 cores / 8-threads and can integrate up to...
The weekly roundup - top news from August 12 through August 18 (Image source: Nvidia)

The weekly roundup - top news from August 12 through August 18

All eyes will continue to be on Nvidia as the inevitable announcement looms. AMD launches its 32-core Threadripper 2990WX CPU to both excellent and mixed results and Asus unveils its thinnest second generation Zephyrus GX laptop j...
Serious overclockers always use copious amounts of liquid nitrogen. (Source: HWBot)

AMD's Threadripper 2990WX overclocked to 6 GHz across all cores with LN2

The Threadripper 2990WX was already pushed to 5.4 GHz last week, but it looks like there is room for more overclocking when enough liquid nitrogen is used. Overclocker Ivan Cupa managed to get all 32 cores of the 2990WX model runn...
Linux seems to do a better job of scaling up to the Threadripper 2990WX's 32 cores. (Source: Engadget)

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX shows even higher numbers when benchmarked on Linux

Phoronix has done a performance comparison of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX in Windows 10 Pro and Linux and the results show Threadripper numbers significantly lower under Windows 10 Pro than in Linux. In some tests such as 7-Zip Co...
Lenovo Yoga 530 sports a dual-channel memory configuration. (Source: JagatReview)

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U-powered Lenovo Yoga 530 shown to trade blows with the Core i7-8550U

Lenovo has introduced the AMD Ryzen variant of the Lenovo Yoga 530 convertible notebook in without much fanfare and initial reviews seem to show promising performance. The Lenovo Yoga 530 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with R...
The 2990WX was launched on August 13 and received both praise and criticism. (Source: TechGage)

AMD's new 2990WX is now the world's fastest CPU, with some caveats

AMD's Threadripper 2990WX has finally launched, and it is officially the fastest CPU in the world. With 32 cores, 64 threads, and an all core frequency of 3.4 GHz, it's a monstrous CPU. However, the path to 32 cores on the desktop...
Intel launched the Core i9 series as a response to AMD's 8 core flagship the 1800X (Source: DigiWorthy)

Intel's Core i9-9900k is rumored to have an all core turbo of 4.7 GHz

Intel is rumored to release its octa core i9-9900k in October with an all core turbo of 4.7 GHz, which is the fastest stock clock speed that has ever been offered on an eight core CPU on either the AMD Zen or Intel Core architectu...
The weekly roundup - top news from August 4 through August 11 (Source: Samsung)

The weekly roundup - top news from August 4 through August 11

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is finally coming, next generation GeForce 11xx/20xx details continue to leak, and AMD is slowly but surely making a comeback on desktop. Catch up on some key topics in the industry you may have missed over t...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (16 core, 32 threads) Review

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X (16 core, 32 threads) Review

Heavy Metal by AMD! AMD has released its new generation of Threadripper APUs following the successful launch of its second-generation Ryzen desktop APUs. The new Threadripper series not only makes incremental improvements over the last generation but also introduces Ryzen APUs with up to 32 cores and 64 threads. These new APUs are AMD’s shot at capturing the high-performance processor crown, something that will no doubt put pressure on Intel. We will be focusing on the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X in this review and establish whether this 16-core APU is worth the investment.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
Threadripper 2990WX is an impressive chipset that may rival the Intel Core i9-7980XE. (Source: Forbes)

OC'd Threadripper 2990WX beat 5.0GHz and topped Cinebench scores...with caveats

One of the new Threadripper CPUs beat the as-yet unreleased 28-core Intel "HEDT" chip previewed at Computex for Cinebench scores. In addition, it was overclocked to 5.1GHz while doing so. Unfortunately, as with the Computex perfor...
More information on the new Ryzen SoC surfaces

More information on the new Ryzen SoC surfaces

Recently AMD designed an SoC for ZhongShan Subor's new console the Z+. While previous console SoCs used Jaguar CPU cores which were based on AMD's previous generation of architectures and mid range Polaris GPU cores, this new SoC ...
The Core i9-9900K will be Intel's first 8-core/16-thread mainstream CPU. (Source: FunkyKit)

Gigabyte confirms Intel 9000-series CPUs will work on existing motherboards

The gen 9 Core CPUs from Intel were rumored to be launched this October, but it was not clear if they will only work on the new Z390 motherboards. A recent Gigabyte clarification post revealed that the upcoming CPUs will also be s...
The 2nd generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are now available for pre-order. (Source: AMD)

AMD takes wraps off the 2nd generation Threadrippers, pre-orders start today

AMD has announced that its latest HEDT CPUs, the Ryzen Threadripper 2, are available for pre-order starting today for a retail launch on August 13. The second generation Ryzen Threadrippers come in multiple SKUs targeting differen...
Ryzen's market share has overtaken that of Coffee Lake. (Source: AMD Twitter)

Ryzen beat Coffee Lake for CPU market share in July

Ryzen is possibly the most prominent form of competition for the Coffee Lake family of chipsets. However, the Intel CPUs have dominated the market since the release of both lines. Now, however, Ryzen appears to have opened a lead ...
Threadripper is AMD's line of prosumer and workstation CPUs, now coming in up to 32 cores (Source: AMD)

AMD accidentally leaks Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX Cinebench score

AMD France prematurely published benchmarks of the yet unreleased 2990WX, a 32 core flagship Ryzen CPU. The results look daunting for Intel, as it's highest core count CPU is just 18 cores. Until their 28 core workstation CPU is r...
AMD announces new semi-custom Ryzen SoC for Chinese PC makers (Source: AMD)

AMD announces new semi-custom Ryzen SoC for Chinese PC makers

The quad-core 3 GHz Ryzen CPU will integrate a 1.3 GHz Vega-based GPU with 24 Compute Units connected to 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. This particular SoC will debut on a gaming console designed specifically for the Chinese market by PC mak...
The Coolermaster-designed AMD Wraith Ripper cooler for Threadripper 2 CPUs. (Source: Wccftech / Tom's Hardware)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X shown to hit 4 GHz on all 32 cores...on air!

AMD will be supplying new Wraith Ripper coolers designed by Coolermaster that will allow the Threadripper 2990X to hit 4 GHz on all 32 cores on air. This was demonstrated during an AMD event recently held in Maranello, Italy. Gett...
The AMD B450 chipset is now official. (Source: Anandtech)

AMD officially unveils the Ryzen B450 chipset

AMD, today, unveiled the B450 chipset aimed at mainstream Ryzen customers. The B450 offers good value for money while also offering some of the features of the more expensive X470 chipset. The B450 chipset is compatible with all R...
Besides the usual Threadripper models ending in X, AMD's site also mentions two WX models that are rumored to come with higher clocks and included watercoolers. (Source: AMD)

AMD Threadripper 2970X & 2950X specs leaked

HWBOT leaked the core count, TDP and base clocks for the Threadripper 2970X and 2050X CPU models. AMD also mentions the existence of 2990WX and 2970WX models and these are rumored to feature watercoolers. There should also be a 12...
The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X gets listed on CanadaComputers. (Source: Videocardz)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X gets listed online for US$1835

The 32-core 64-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X gets a listing on CanadaComputers for CA$2,399 or around US$1,835. This is in line with the Cyberport listing last month that showed the price at €1,509. The listing also shows th...
Lenovo IdeaPad 720s-13ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10) Laptop Review

84% Lenovo IdeaPad 720s-13ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10) Laptop Review

With the handbrake left on. The Lenovo IdeaPad 720s-13ARR is a 13.3-inch notebook with a sleek, slim keyboard, a backlit keyboard and an NVMe SSD. Unfortunately, neither the processor nor the battery life lives up to expectations. Find out in this review how the 720s-13ARR fares in our tests.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
Even though the crypto market went through a rough patch in the last two quarters, AMD's GPU sales are down only 4 %. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces highest revenues in 7 years despite crypto market decline

The Q2 2018 financial report presents revenues totaling US$1.75 billion, of which US$166 million represents net profits. Year over year comparison points out to a 64% increase, even though total revenues are down 3% compared to Q1...
The Acer Nitro N50-100 features an AMD Ryzen 5 2500X CPU. (Source: HotHardware)

The AMD Ryzen 5 2500X makes an appearance in the Acer Nitro N50-100 gaming desktop

Acer Slovakia seems to have published the details of the Nitro 50-100 gaming desktop tower that features the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X processor. The Ryzen 5 2500X and the Ryzen 3 2300X were not mentioned during the Ryzen 2 unveiling maki...
HP EliteBook 745 G5 (Ryzen 7 2700U) Laptop Review

89% HP EliteBook 745 G5 (Ryzen 7 2700U) Laptop Review

Very good disappointment. AMD Ryzen, mostly known for offering CPUs for consumer products, now want to compete with Intel in the business market. The EliteBook 745 G5, based on the very good EliteBook 840 G5, seems to fit the bill - at least on paper. You can read in this detailed review if it is convincing in reality as well!
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.5 kg
AMD desktop and mobile roadmap 2017-2019 including Picasso APU

Upcoming 12 nm AMD Picasso APU spotted online

Although most details are still unknown, we heard that the AMD Picasso APU is a 12 nm Zen+ chip that might launch as an individual family of products instead of a mere Raven Ridge refresh. Unfortunately, AMD's current roadmap ment...
HP EliteBook 755 G5

87% HP EliteBook 755 G5 (Ryzen 7 2700U, Vega 10) Laptop Review

AMD for Business. HP's EliteBooks offer an attractive design, AMD technology, and many security features. However, these business notebooks frequently stood out with a high power consumption, their low display quality, and a mediocre battery life. We evaluate in our review of the HP EliteBook 755 G5 whether something has changed with this newest generation.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 15.6" | 1.8 kg
ThinkPad E485 & E585: Affordable AMD Ryzen ThinkPads are now available

ThinkPad E485 & E585: Affordable AMD Ryzen ThinkPads are now available

AMD is trying to break Intels dominance in the mobile PC market. For that, it needs the PC manufacturers to put out good laptops with Ryzen. The affordable ThinkPad models E485 and E585 with Ryzen could potentially attract a large...
The price difference between the Ryzen 3 2300X and the Ryzen 5 2500X is at most US$20, making the latter an overall better solution. (Source: HKEPC)

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X gets benchmarked and overclocked

The Ryzen 5 2500X managed to get similar scores to Intel's gen 7 i7-7700 CPU, making it an excellent solution for budget desktops. It is the only quad-core/8-thread CPU in the Ryzen 2000 family and it should be a best buy at only ...
The Ryzen 3 2300X should be priced at around US$140. (Source: ChipHell)

AMD's Ryzen 3 2300X budget CPU OC potential and Cinebench results leaked

The unannounced Ryzen 3 2300X is running at 3.5 GHz by default and can go up to 4 GHz via boost frequencies. On default air cooling it may be pushed to 4.3 GHz without any problems, but liquid coolers may be able to help push it e...
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X gets a listing in the 3DMark database. (Source: TUM_APISAK)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X shows up on 3DMark, supposed insane pricing could give Intel the chills

AMD's upcoming HEDT processor, the 32C/64T Ryzen Threadripper 2990X has been spotted in the 3DMark database. While the entry does not show any performance score, it does show lower boost clocks owning to probably a non-XFR2 mother...
An Asus motherboard showing the rated throughput of the M.2 slots. (Source: Asus)

TechSpot benchmarks highlight importance of selecting the correct M.2 slot for best performance

Enthusiasts who want the fastest possible storage speeds already know to buy motherboards that use flagship chipsets (e.g. Intel's Z370 and AMD's X470). However, a series of benchmarks from TechSpot confirm that dual slot X470 boa...

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