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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...
Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G (Ryzen 5 2500U, Radeon RX 540, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

82% Acer Swift 3 SF315-41G (Ryzen 5 2500U, Radeon RX 540, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Hit the brakes. The Swift 3 SF315-41G is a multimedia allrounder by Acer that relies on the combination of a Raven Ridge APU and a dedicated AMD graphics unit. They are joined by an IPS display, a backlit keyboard and an NVMe-SSD. As a result, the computer is well-rounded in terms of features.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX 540 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The Threadripper 2990X prototypes were showcased at Computex earlier this month. (Source: AMD)

AMD Threadripper 2990X 32-Core / 64-Thread CPU details and benchmarks leaked

The guys over at HKEPC revealed that the Threadripper 2990X 32-core CPU is running at 3.4 GHz by default and can go up to 4.0 GHz in boost mode. It also comes with 40 MB L2+L3 cache memory and a TDP of only 250 W. According to Cin...
AMD 'Raven Ridge' Ryzen 5 2400G APU. (Source: AMD)

AMD 'Raven Ridge' APU drivers to be updated as quaterly releases only

AMD will be providing Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition driver updates for its 'Raven Ridge' APUs in a quarterly cadence as opposed to more frequent updates for its Radeon GPUs. This was clarified by an AMD rep to a user's query o...
AMD Ryzen 5 2500X benchmark results and technical details (Source: Geekbench)

AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X hit Geekbench with up to 4 GHz boost and impressive performance

Expected to cost around US$160, the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X is almost as fast as the Intel Core i7-7700, while the cheaper (around US$130) Ryzen 3 2300X delivers about the same performance as the Intel Core i5-7600K. Both chips are manu...
The 8-core Coffee Lake-X CPUs will provide competition for AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: HotHardware)

Intel's 8-core Coffee Lake-S mainstream CPUs to launch in September on the Z390 platform

PCWatch reported that the first mainstream desktop 8-core Coffee Lake-S CPUs should be launched in September along with the Z390 platform. These chips should cost more than US$400 and will come in 80/95 W SKUs. Intel will also lau...
It is important to note that the Threadripper 2000 series is not actually integrating the Zen 2 7 nm microarchitecture. (Source: WCCFTech)

Computex 2018 | AMD shows Gen 2 Threadripper HEDT CPUs with up to 32 cores / 64 threads and first 7 nm EPYC CPU

AMD's answer to Intel's 28-core HEDT CPU was showcased today at Computex in the form of the 32-core/64-thread Gen 2 Threadripper. These top-of-the-line HEDT chips from AMD will use all 4 interconnected dies, unlike the first gen T...
Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5676 with side window. Alienware accessories not included. (Source: Dell)

Computex 2018 | Dell upgrades the Inspiron Gaming Desktop 5676 with Ryzen Pinnacle Ridge processors

The AMD line of the Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktop gets an upgrade to Ryzen Pinnacle Ridge processors. This is a VR ready PC when combined with the AMD RX 580 and up to 32 GB of RAM. Dell reuses the existing Inspiron Gaming Desktop ...
The Asus X570ZD will carry both a Ryzen 7 APU and dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 graphics (Source: Own)

Computex 2018 | AMD will use Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 graphics on a Ryzen laptop for the first time ever with the Asus X570ZD

Red and Green in one consumer laptop without any tricks or eGPU docks. The Asus X570ZD laptop will be the first to incorporate a Ryzen 7 2700U APU with integrated Vega 10 graphics and a dedicated GeForce GTX 1050 GPU for more dema...
AMD Raven Ridge will incorporate Cypress controller to reduce USB Type-C costs (Source: Cypress)

AMD Raven Ridge will incorporate Cypress EZ-PD CCG5 controller to reduce USB Type-C costs

USB Type-C Gen. 2 is still rather uncommon on notebooks. The single-chip controller solution from Cypress should make it less expensive for both Intel and AMD to integrate multiple USB Type-C Gen. 2 ports onto laptops while allowi...
Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3) Laptop Review

79% Dell Inspiron 15 5575 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3) Laptop Review

Ryzen 3 undervolted. Dell has equipped its 5000 series with a heavily-throttled Ryzen 3 chip, a dark, low-contrast screen and a storage device that clicks annoyingly. Was this clumsiness or intention?
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Acer Aspire 3 A315-41 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

79% Acer Aspire 3 A315-41 (Ryzen 3 2200U, Vega 3, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Simple office notebook. Acer’s 15.6-inch laptop scores some major points with its hardware combination of a powerful Ryzen 3 2200U APU, a fast SSD and 8 GB of dual-channel RAM. However, the screen and thermal performance disappoint.
AMD Ryzen 3 2200U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 3 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
The AMD Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE entries spotted on the Asus Crosshair VII Hero supported CPU list. (Source: Anandtech)

New AMD Ryzen 'Raven Ridge' 35W CPUs spotted: AMD Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE

Two new CPUs belonging to AMD 'Raven Ridge' Ryzen family were recently spotted online and on the Asus Crosshair VII Hero motherboard CPU list. Named the Athlon 200GE and the Athlon Pro 200GE, these are dual core CPUs with a base f...
Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700 Review

Ryzen 5 2600 and Ryzen 7 2700 Review

The new Ryzen processors give a decent boost to AMD. This will please the end users in particular, since competition is known to be good for business. The two Ryzen chips without the "X" in their labels are supposed to be energy efficient above all. You can find out in this review, what you can really get out of these processors.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
New business laptops with AMD Ryzen Pro

New business laptops with AMD Ryzen Pro

AMD announced new Ryzen Pro APUs and all three major OEMs Dell, HP, and Lenovo were on display with corresponding products. We had the chance to talk with the manufacturers and check the new models hands-on.
AMD announces new Ryzen Pro Mobile APUs

AMD announces new Ryzen Pro Mobile APUs

AMD announces new Ryzen Pro CPUs for business users, both for desktop as well as mobile systems. The performance is obviously an important topic, but business users also want security and reliability.
New HP Envy and Envy x360 refreshes get inspired by Damascus steel

New HP Envy and Envy x360 refreshes get inspired by Damascus steel

HP has announced refreshes to its Envy notebook lineup including the Envy 13, Envy 17, Envy x360 13, and Envy x360 15. The standout feature of these notebooks is the new minimalist chiseled appearance similar to the patterning fou...
Lenovo: AMD Ryzen models ThinkPad A285 and ThinkPad A485 listed online for the first time

Lenovo: AMD Ryzen models ThinkPad A285 and ThinkPad A485 listed online for the first time

Lenovo has released many ThinkPad laptops in this year already, but no models with AMD Ryzen so far. This apparently changes soon, as the new models ThinkPad A285 and A485 have been listed on the Lenovo website for the first time.
Acer Swift 3 (Ryzen 7 2700U, Radeon RX Vega 10) Laptop Review

82% Acer Swift 3 (Ryzen 7 2700U, Radeon RX Vega 10) Laptop Review

Ryzen up. Acer has updated their popular Swift 3 laptop with AMD's most powerful mobile APU, the Ryzen 7 2700U with RX Vega 10 graphics. Unfortunately, the system fails to live up to its full potential.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Traces of the old 2006 Core microarchitecture are still present in current day gen 8 CPUs. (Source: WCCFTech)

Intel is working on the revolutionary next gen Ocean Cove CPUs

The venerable Core architecture first released in 2006 is rapidly approaching its final days, as Intel is hard at work on a next gen microarchitecture that should take performance to the next level. A recent job listing revealed t...
AMD Threadripper retail package (Source: AMD)

Unannounced AMD processors spotted online, including the 12-core Threadripper 2920X and 16-core Threadripper 2950X

The AMD processors that will probably hit the market soon were recently spotted in the official product master list available on In addition to the dual-core and quad-core desktop and mobile Ryzen processors, there are al...
The 7 nm Vega 20 GPUs could be launched in Q4 2018. (Source: AMD)

The 7 nm Vega 20 is AMD's answer to Nvidia's Volta AI GPUs

In the recently announced Q1 2018 earnings report, AMD's CEO Lisa Su mentions that the company is already testing 7 nm Radeon Instinct GPUs, which should be sampling later this year. This GPU series is most likely part of the Vega...
AMD's Ryzen family of CPUs has put the company on a competitive footing with Intel. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen from the ashes, records US$81M profit for Q1 2018

After failing to turn a profit for the best part of the last decade, AMD has reported a net profit of US$81 million for the first quarter of 2018. The company can pin its turnaround on the success of its Ryzen chip family, which i...
Buying the Combat Crate will save you almost US$40 as opposed to buying the components separately. (Source: Amazon)

AMD launches the 'Combat Crate' bundle for CPU/GPU/chipset discount

AMD has coupled first-generation Ryzen CPUs along with an MSI variant of Radeon RX 580 GPU and a compatible MSI motherboard in a bundle named 'Combat Crate'. The combat crates target gamers by providing them with the essentials fo...
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X with their Wraith Spire and Wraith Prism box coolers. (Source: NotebookCheck)

We may still see a Ryzen 7 2800X at a later date, says AMD's Jim Anderson

When AMD announced their second generation Ryzen processors a few days ago the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X was positioned at the top, rather than something like a 2800 or 2800X to match the Ryzen 7 1800X. However, AMD’s Senior Vice Presiden...
AMD Ryzen 5 retail box, Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE with Vega graphics now available (Source: AMD)

AMD launches low-power Ryzen 3 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE with Vega graphics

The AMD Ryzen 5 2400GE and Ryzen 3 2200GE are available with the same number of cores and threads as the 2400G and 2200G, but with a lower TDP of just 35 W. Other than the lowered frequencies and TDP, the new chips feature the sam...
The LN2 setup used for overclocking the Ryzen 7 2700X. (Source: PC Gamer / Der8auer on YouTube)

The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X gets overclocked to a whopping 6 GHz on LN2

Famed overclocker 'der8auer' has managed to overclock the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X to cross the 6 GHz on all cores. He managed to achieve this by first selecting the best CPUs for the task and then subjecting them to LN2 cooling. Con...
ThinkPad models always come with the signature ergonomic keyboard and the red TrackPoint. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo ThinkPad E485/E585 with AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs get detailed specs

The E485 model will feature a 14-inch 1366 x 768 IPS screen, while the E585 will come with a 15.6-inch FHD display. Hardware configurations for both variants are identical and include AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs all the way up to Ryzen ...
The 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and the Ryzen 5 2600X are here. (Source: AMD)

Rise of the Zen: AMD 2nd generation Ryzens are here to challenge Intel's 'Coffee Lake' desktop offerings

AMD has finally taken wraps off its 2nd generation Ryzen chips. The 2700X and the 2600X are at the helm of the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 series respectively and are made to offer great multi-core and gaming performance in comparison wit...
Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X in review

Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X in review

AMD's new desktop APUs Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 5 2200G brought a breath of fresh air to the low-budget segment. The second generation is supposed to succeed in the performance market as well, and to these ends AMD has released two brand-new Ryzen CPUs. Let's find out whether or not they can compete at eye level with Intel's Coffee Lake.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
AMD Ryzen 5 2600. (Source: El Chapuzas Informatico)

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 takes on the Intel Core i5-8600K in first benchmarks

Initial benchmarks of the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 are out and the Zen+-based 'Pinnacle Ridge' chip trades blows with the similarly priced Intel Core i5-8600K in most benchmarks. The Ryzen 5 2600 shows very good performance in synthetic b...
The MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC motherboard. (Source: MSI)

MSI has a slew of new X470 boards lined up for the AMD Ryzen 2 platform

In the wake of AMD making its Ryzen 2 platform official, MSI has released new motherboards based on the new X470 chipset. Features common to all these boards include support for two M.2 slots with support for PCIe 3.0 x4 SSDs, fou...
The Dell Inspiron 13 7000 2-in-1. (Source: Dell)

Dell silently launches AMD Ryzen 7 2700U-powered Inspiron 13 7000 and Inspiron 15 5000 notebooks

Dell has launched the new Inspiron 13 7000 convertible and Inspiron 15 5000 notebooks powered by AMD Ryzen APUs without much fanfare. Both notebooks come with options of either the Ryzen 5 2500U or the Ryzen 7 2700U APU and are av...
Hook holding a Radeon RX Vega Nano card that could be launched soon. (Source: Facebook)

Chris Hook leaves AMD, could be joining Intel

Chris Hook had been with ATI and then AMD for almost 20 years. The former AMD Senior Director of Marketing could be joining Intel in order to help the company launch its latest discrete GPU, first one in 20 years. AMD promptly fou...
The HP Pavilion Gaming 790 desktop. (Source: HP)

HP Pavilion Gaming desktops are here with new Intel 'Coffee Lake-H' and AMD Ryzen 2 offerings

HP has announced a revamp to its Pavilion Power Desktop lineup. The new generation is christened Pavilion Gaming and comes in two chassis options with options of the latest Intel 8th generation hexa-core 'Coffee Lake-H- series or ...
Second-gen AMD Ryzen 7 2700X has been leaked again. (Source: El Chapuzas Informatico)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X gets pre-release overclocking treatment up to 4.3GHz

AMD’s eagerly anticipated second-generation Ryzen 7 2700X octa-core has been given the overclocking treatment ahead of its official launch this month. Two early testers were independently able to achieve overclocking speeds of 4.3...
The Asus ROG X470-F Strix motherboard. (Source: Videocardz / Overclock 3D)

First pictures and layout schematics of the Asus X470-F ROG Strix and other Asus X470 motherboards leak

Pictures of Asus' X470 portfolio have surfaced online. The X470 chipset brings support for the upcoming Ryzen 2 CPUs, which are based on the Zen+ microarchitecture. While they look similar to the last generation X370 offerings, al...
Fan render of a PlayStation 5. (Source:

Fresh PlayStation 5 leak suggests AMD 8-core Zen CPU, Navi-based GPU

AMD looks to have sewn up a deal with Sony to power its next-generation PlayStation 5. Currently in the hands of developers, details about the PlayStation 5 dev kits indicate it is powered by an AMD APU featuring Zen CPU cores and...
HP Envy x360 15z (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

80% HP Envy x360 15z (Ryzen 5 2500U, Vega 8, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Mostly solid. The Envy features a powerful Ryzen 5 2500 APU, a fast NVMe SSD, and a backlit keyboard. In addition to input by fingers, the touchscreen also supports an optional stylus pen made by HP. Unfortunately, the dark display and occasional crashes dampen our expectations and the overall impression.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
CTS Labs classified the 13 vulnerabilities in 4 greater classes. (Source: CTS Labs)

AMD acknowledges CTS Labs exploits, will fix them in the next weeks

It took AMD more than one week to fully assess the CTS Labs report regarding 13 vulnerabilities found in all Ryzen and EPYC processors, but at least AMD's official position dismisses any claims that these vulnerabilities are criti...
AMD Ryzen 2 shows significant performance gains over last year's Ryzen. (Source: Expert Reviews)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600 get detailed in leaked review, available from April 19

AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen CPUs, the Ryzen 7 2700X and the Ryzen 5 2600, got a full evaluation by SiSoftware and the numbers show overall performance improvements over the previous generation Ryzens. The benchmarks page and the results have been taken down but we now have concrete information about the TDP, clock speeds, and how much of a performance gain can be expected. Additionally, we also have information on the launch date and pricing of the new Ryzen 2 SKUs.
It has been standard practice to give companies 60-90 days to react to newly found exploits.

Update | Previously unheard-of company claims AMD chips are full of vulnerabilities, does not provide details

Researchers at a cyber-security consulting company in Israel have claimed that they have found 13 serious vulnerabilities in AMD processors. CTS-Labs has published details about the flaws after only giving AMD 24 hours to comply. ...
Lenovo Ideapad 720S (Ryzen 2500U, Vega 8) Laptop Review

82% Lenovo Ideapad 720S (Ryzen 2500U, Vega 8) Laptop Review

AMD-Update. We have already had Lenovo's IdeaPad 720s in review, and found it to be a lightweight and thin notebook for everyday challenges. The 13-inch notebook is now also available with AMD's Ryzen 5 2500U processor and as a viable alternative to the Intel SKU.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
AMD has decided to put up an impressive Threadripper lineup for the coming years. (Source: Informatica Cero / Wccftech)

Leaked slides reveal that AMD Ryzen Threadripper 4000 will greet us in 2020

Leaked slides pertaining to AMD's Next-Gen High-End Desktop (NG HEDT) platform reveal that AMD is bullish with regards to continuing and refining its Threadripper lineage. The slides reveal three Ryzen Threadripper families starti...
Official release for the Ryzen 2000-series CPUs has been pushed to April 20. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 2000-series CPU prices and full specs leak out

There are two new mid-range and two high-end CPUs. The Ryzen 5 2600/2600X models are set to compete with Intel's i5-8600/8600K processors for a slightly lower price, while the Ryzen 7 2700/2700K CPUs should offer similar performan...
The unnamed Ryzen 7 12 nm Zen+ CPU was tested on an ASRock X370 Gaming ITX/ac motherboard. (Source: HWBattle)

AMD Ryzen 7 2000-series 8-core/16 thread CPU perfomance gets leaked

The unnamed 8-core/16-thread CPU is part of the Zen+ 12nm wave of new processors that should launch this April. Boost clocks can reach up to an impressive 4.35 GHz, but the performance is marginally better when compared to last ye...

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