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AMD Ryzen 3rd generation takes 'bang for the buck' to a whole new level. (Source: PCGamesN)

Updated | AMD Ryzen 5 3600 looks to beat the Intel Core i9-9900K in Geekbench, but it is not really a level playing field

A Geekbench listing of the AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor has surfaced online and from the looks of it, it appears to have very good single-core performance, much more than the Intel Core i9-9900K. However, the Ryzen 5 3600 benchmark ...
AMD Ryzen 5 3600 in the retail box. (Source: Videocardz on Twitter)

More multi-core performance for a lot less: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 shown to frag the Intel Core i7-9700K in leaked Cinebench scores

Leaked CPU-Z and Cinebench R15 scores indicate that AMD might have a winner with the Ryzen 5 3600. The Ryzen 5 3600 is shown to offer equivalent or even better multi-core performance than the Intel Core i7-9700K in Cinebench R15, ...
Acer Aspire 3 with Ryzen 7, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD is only $490 right now (Source: Newegg)

Deal | Acer Aspire 3 with Ryzen 7, 8 GB RAM, and 256 GB SSD is only $490 right now

Now that mobile Zen+ Ryzen 5 3500U and Ryzen 7 3700U processors are shipping, laptops sporting the last generation Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 3700U are about to get a lot cheaper. The Acer Aspire 3 with Ryzen 7 offers nearly the sa...
Competition can be a great thing. (Image source: Intel)

Intel responds to the Ryzen 3000 series; price cuts incoming

AMD tends to undercut Intel on price, but the blue corner is looking to turn the tide with a series of price cuts for its 9th generation processors.
Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15ARR Laptop Review: A powerful Ryzen 5 2500U laptop paired with disappointing battery life

82% Lenovo IdeaPad 330s-15ARR Laptop Review: A powerful Ryzen 5 2500U laptop paired with disappointing battery life

Little stamina. The IdeaPad 330s-15ARR scores well with its Ryzen 5-2500U APU, fast NVMe SSD, and dual-channel RAM. Its dim and poor battery life inhibit what is a good laptop though.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
AMD's Ryzen 7 3800X is expected to retail for almost US$100 less compared to Intel's i9-9900K CPU. (Source: AMD)

AMD's Ryzen 7 3800X ~5% faster than Intel's i9-9900K in latest leaked Geekbench tests

The Ryzen 7 3800X supports DDR4 RAM clocked at up to 3.2 GHz, but the Geekbench tests were conducted using only DDR4-2133 RAM. Even so, the AMD chip proves ~5% faster in multi-core tests compared to the Intel i9-9900K coupled with...
PlayStation 5: Rumoured list of launch titles includes Gran Turismo 7, Black Ops 5 and a PUBG remaster, but no GTA VI. (Image source: @ShirrakoGaming)

PlayStation 5: Rumoured list of launch titles includes Gran Turismo 7, Black Ops 5 and a PUBG remaster, but no GTA VI.

A new rumour about the launch titles for the PlayStation 5 has been circulating online. The list looks similar to one posted on Pastebin a few months ago but with one triple-A addition and one notable absentee. Still, Gran Turismo...
The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X reached a clock rate of 4,300 MHz. (Image source: PCGamesN)

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X ES confirmed as Geekbench-wrecking record-breaker

It has been confirmed that it was one of AMD’s new Matisse desktop processors that smashed its way through Geekbench’s multi-core test recently; more precisely it was a Ryzen 9 3950X engineering sample (ES). Apparently, the system...
Review of the Dell Inspiron 15 3585: Locked-In Office Ryzen

78% Review of the Dell Inspiron 15 3585: Locked-In Office Ryzen

Master of throttling. Dell's entry-level Inspiron series is also available with AMD processors. Unfortunately, the Ryzen 3 2300U's CPU was badly restricted and unable to unleash its full potential, and Dell's cooling solution was running almost at its limit. Nevertheless, even a severely limited Ryzen can have its upsides, as our test shows.
AMD Ryzen 3 2300U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 6 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
ASMedia will be offering B550 and A520 chipsets for the new Ryzen 3000 processors. (Source:

ASMedia to produce AMD B550 and A520 chipsets based on PCIe 3.0, PCIe 4.0 only in 2020

ASMedia has reportedly landed orders to make AMD B550 and A520 chipsets for the Ryzen 3000 platform and will be supplying the same to motherboard OEMs by Q4 2019. These chipsets will continue to be based on PCIe 3.0 as PCIe 4.0 is...
Sunny Cove is based on a 10nm manufacturing process. (Image source: PCGamer)

Alleged CPU-Z single-core benchmark scores place Intel Sunny Cove CPUs above more-powerful AMD Matisse processors

An image showing supposedly leaked CPU-Z single-core benchmark scores has been shared online that shows Intel’s Sunny Cove core microarchitecture in a very good light. The processors involved in the purported test also include thr...
Review of the HP 14: Ryzen 7 3700U-based Laptop with an Engaged Handbrake

82% Review of the HP 14: Ryzen 7 3700U-based Laptop with an Engaged Handbrake

Slowed down. HP’s 14-inch notebook features very good hardware: Ryzen 7 3700U, 8 GB of RAM (running in dual-channel mode), SSD+HDD, and a matte IPS screen. Moreover, the laptop also offers passable battery runtimes and operates very quietly or even completely silently.
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.5 kg
7nm AMD Ryzen 'Raven Ridge' APUs could be coming in Q4 this year. (Source: Wikichip)

7nm AMD Ryzen 'Raven Ridge' APUs could launch four months after Navi

AMD could be launching 7nm Raven Ridge APUs sometime in Q4 2019, according to Wccftech quoting an insider source. Not much is known about the new parts, but it is assumed that 7nm Ryzen APUs will bring improvements in IPC and boos...
Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

Lenovo ThinkPad T495 with Ryzen 5 Pro is slower than Core i5 ThinkPad T490 in initial benchmarks

The new ThinkPad T495 has finally arrived. It is Lenovo's first full-fledged AMD laptop within the popular ThinkPad T-series. Our test sample is equipped with the AMD Ryzen 5 Pro 3500U, which is beaten by the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad T490.
AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Zen Core architecture (Source: AMD)

AMD strikes back: Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 much faster than the Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490

The implementation of mobile AMD processor is getting better and better, and Intel will definitely notice the stronger competition. The new Ryzen 5 3500U in the ThinkPad E495 consumes a bit less and is much faster than a comparable Core i5-8265U in the ThinkPad E490. Update: Power consumption corrected
We could be seeing AMD X590 motherboards soon. (Source: @1usmus on Twitter)

Rumored AMD X590 chipset touted to offer even more PCIe 4.0 lanes for premium Ryzen 3000 CPUs

References to AMD X590 chipset were spotted in the BIOS code of a Gigabyte motherboard by a user on the forums. This follows the tease of X590 by known Ryzen enthusiast Yuri Bubly on Twitter. Not much is known abou...
The Intel Core i5-8265UC could be made available soon. (Image source: Alibaba)

Return of Intel: Core i5-8265UC impresses on Geekbench and UserBenchmark; rated higher than AMD's Ryzen 5 3500U on PassMark

The mysterious Intel Core i5-8265UC processor has reared its head again, and this time it has done so in some style. The chip has been spotted on numerous benchmarks and has performed well in all of them, outpacing both AMD’s Ryze...
Thought the Threadripper W2290X had enough cores? AMD thinks otherwise. (Image source: Wccftech)

Mysterious AMD X599 64 core and 128 thread behemoth to land in Q4 2019

AMD is looking to shake up the processor market once again with a new 64 core and 128 thread chip, which it is planning to bring to market in Q4 2019. The HEDT processor will be based on the upcoming X599 platform and looks set to...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 desktop processors could shake up the market. (Image source: AMD)

16-core AMD Ryzen Matisse processor amasses monumental multi-core score on Geekbench that puts Intel's 18-core i9-9980X to shame

An amazing entry on Geekbench has been spotted. The record features an unnamed 16-core Matisse processor from AMD being tested with the Myrtle motherboard, and although the system achieves a highly credible single-core score, the ...
Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

84% Lenovo Yoga 530-14ARR (Ryzen 7 2700U, RX Vega 10, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Multifunctional. Lenovo's Yoga 530-14ARR offers a Ryzen 7 APU, dual-channel RAM, and an NVMe SSD. In addition to finger-touch input the IPS touchscreen also supports Lenovo's Active Pen.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Image via Atari

Atari VCS console finally available for public pre-order at $249

Atari's VCS game console is now available for pre-order from Atari, Walmart, and GameStop. The console starts at US $249 and comes in a two models with three different designs (depending on retailer). Walmart and GameStop are expe...
Shot of one of the routing layers used to connect 7nm components to Socket AM4 pins. (Source: The Verge)

E3 2019 | Socket AM4 will continue well past its prime, AMD feels there's no reason to buy an Intel processor now

Socket AM4 has proven to be hugely successful for AMD primarily due to the compatibility it offers with all Ryzen CPUs to date including the new Ryzen 3rd generation processors. AMD says that the AM4 socket will continue for the f...
AMD launched the Ryzen 9 3950X 16C/32T CPU at E3 2019. (Source: AMD E3 2019 keynote)

E3 2019 | AMD Ryzen 9 3950X is a 16C/32T CPU for US$749 that can potentially take Intel to the cleaners

As expected, AMD introduced the 16-core 32-thread Ryzen 9 3950X at E3 2019. The Ryzen 9 3950X offers HEDT-level performance for mainstream gamers and content creators with a boost clock of 4.7 GHz and a TDP of 105W. AMD also showe...
Raise your hand if you want a Dell XPS 15 laptop with a Ryzen 3000 processor. (Image source: Dell)

2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 3000 mobile processors could make their way into Dell XPS 15 laptops

There’s a possibility that the Dell XPS 15 series will eventually offer consumers a choice of a mobile processor from AMD’s Ryzen 3000 range. Although nothing concrete has been offered in terms of details or plans yet, the likelih...
The new AMD APUs feature Vega 8 and Vega 11 Graphics. (Image source: WePC)

Zen+ and Vega for under US$100: Details of AMD's Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G Picasso APUs leaked

Confirmed specifications and expected MSRPs for the Ryzen 3 3200G and Ryzen 5 3400G have apparently been leaked. The latest APUs from AMD may not be as spectacular as their Ryzen 3000 desktop CPU AM4-series counterparts, but they ...
AMD looks set to reveal the Radeon 5700 XT in full at E3 2019. (Image source: Videocardz)

E3 2019 | AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT Desktop GPU specs leak early

Specifications for Radeon RX 5700XT, AMD's upcoming 7 nm Navi GPU, have leaked. 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM, over 9 TFLOPs of performance and a base clock higher than the boost clock of the Radeon RX 590. What more could a gamer ask for?
Anyone fancy a 16 core gaming CPU? (Image source: Wccftech)

E3 2019 | AMD Ryzen 9 3950X, the 16 core gaming CPU with a 4.7 GHz boost clock

The mysterious Ryzen 9 CPU that beat the Intel Core i9-9980XE could well be the Ryzen 9 3950X, and its performance may be better than expected. 16 cores and a 4.7 GHz boost clock should whet most gamer's appetites.
Asus Zephyrus G GA502DU with Ryzen 7 3750H and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q is only $999 right now (Source: Best Buy)

Deal | Asus Zephyrus G GA502DU with Ryzen 7 3750H and GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q is only $999 right now

You'd be hard-pressed to find a gaming laptop that's as thin and attractive as the GA502DU for under $1000 USD. The rare combination of a Ryzen CPU with a GeForce Max-Q GPU can offer even better performance than the mobile GTX 106...
Could the Ryzen 5 3600 be the CPU of choice for gaming? (Source: PCWorld)

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 shown to post 6.3% higher FPS than an Intel Core i7-8700 in PUBG

An AMD Ryzen 5 3600 was shown to beat the Intel Core i7-8700 in a leaked PUBG benchmark over at the Chiphell forum. The Ryzen 5 3600 was shown to average about 6.3% higher than the 8700 when both of them were paired with DDR4-3000...
Asus TUF Gaming FX705DT (Ryzen 5 3550H, GTX 1650, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Asus TUF Gaming FX705DT (Ryzen 5 3550H, GTX 1650, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

A co-production from AMD and Nvidia. The hardware spec, comprised of a Ryzen 5 3550H APU and GeForce GTX 1650 GPU, is able to fluidly play all modern and current games on its 17.3-inch, full HD IPS display. The laptop has comparatively low energy consumption and only gets moderately warm. In its favour are also an NVMe SSD, an additional HDD and very good battery life. Not so good is the somewhat miserly connectivity included.
AMD Ryzen 5 3550H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.7 kg
The Dell XPS 15 7590 features the webcam back at the top of the display. (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 15 7590 coming in June: No soldered-on SSD, finally an OLED option, potential for a future Ryzen Zen 2 APU

There’s good news for those waiting for the latest version of Dell’s renowned XPS 15 lineup. Company executive Frank Azor has revealed that the new XPS 15 7590 is coming this month. Although it appears this year’s refresh is relat...
X370-based mainboards and X470 parts will not get PCIe Gen 4 support

Forget about those BIOS updates: Pre-X570 mainboards will not support PCIe Gen 4

Although recent BIOS updates for X370- and X470-based mainboards were supposed to include PCIe Gen 4 support, AMD's Robert Hallock has just confirmed on Reddit that this option will not be available in the final firmware releases ...
AMD-powered Asus TUF FX505DY gaming laptop is only $600 right now

Deal | Asus TUF FX505DY laptop with Ryzen 5 3550H and Radeon RX 560X is only $600 right now

The all-AMD gaming machine is a rare sight to behold and it has already become one of the cheapest in its entry-level category. Expect the Ryzen 5 3550H and Radeon RX 560X to perform about the same as any competing laptop with Cor...
AMD's Ryzen 3000 series could be comparatively cheap as chips. (Image source: The Verge/AMD)

Online retailer listing gives idea of how much AMD's Ryzen 3000 processors will actually cost

An online retailer specializing in consumer electronics has added the five current members of AMD’s Matisse family to its database. The prices listed for the Zen 2 desktop processors aren’t too much higher than what was expected: ...
The Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus and AMD's Ryzen 5 3600 are clearly a good match. (Image source: Asus)

Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus with AMD's Ryzen 5 3600 defeats all other Ryzen chips in Geekbench single-core test

An unknown system incorporating an Asus TUF Gaming X570-Plus motherboard and an AMD Ryzen 5 3600 CPU has been tested on Geekbench. The device with the brand-new board and just-announced Ryzen 3000 processor managed a surprising sc...
AMD's Ryzen 5 3600 is very fast. (Image source: Tendencias)

AMD's new Ryzen 5 3600 zips past a Ryzen 7 2700X and an Intel Core i7-8700 on UserBenchmark

An AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor has made an appearance on UserBenchmark and the results it achieved seem to point in the direction of the 3rd Gen Ryzen series achieving what was expected from it. High hopes had been pinned on the Ze...
The unique copper heatsink ensures 14% lower temperatures. (Source: Aorus)

Aorus announces NVMe PCIe Gen 4 SSDs with 5 GB/s read speeds

The PCIe 4.0 standard support combined with the Phison PS5016-E16 controller and Toshiba's BiCS4 96-layer 3D TLC NAND memory chips allow the Aorus NVMe PCIe Gen 4 M.2 SSDs to reach sequential read and write speeds of 5 GB/s and 4....
AMD X570 motherboards have been quite a rage at Computex 2019. (Source: Asus)

Computex 2019 | A round-up of all the AMD X570 news from Computex — connectivity, power draw, overclocking, backward compatibility, and more

AMD's Ryzen 3000 launch has been the talking point at Computex 2019 and all eyes were on the plethora of X570 motherboards unveiled by various OEMs. The excitement with this new chipset generation is largely due to the transition ...
Navi to the left and Ryzen to the right. (Image source: MyNavi)

Here is a fresh up-close look at AMD's Navi GPU next to the Ryzen 9 3900X CPU

A couple of photos of an AMD Navi chip and a Ryzen 3000 series processor have been published by a Japanese website. After months of rumors and leaks, the physical products are finally available to see. The Ryzen 9 3900X is easily ...
Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU (Ryzen 7 3750H, GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

83% Asus ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU (Ryzen 7 3750H, GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q) Laptop Review

Perfectly balanced, as all things should be. The Zephyrus G GA502DU wants to redefine what a budget gaming laptop should be. Its rare pairing of an AMD H-series CPU with an Nvidia GeForce Max-Q GPU is something we wish could have happened years ago. It offers a superbly balanced gaming experience at 1080p30 or 1080p60 in a chassis the size of a flashy flagship all at an affordable price.
AMD Ryzen 7 3750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Lisa Su stated "Threadripper will have to move up". (Image source: TechCrunch)

Lisa Su on AMD's Ryzen Threadripper processors: "you will definitely see more"

AMD’s CEO, Lisa Su, has managed to allay concerns that development of 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper processors has been abandoned. An AMD Investor Presentation from March had the vaunted HEDT chips included in the 2019 AMD client lin...
Even if the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900X features 2 dies like the 16-core version, the second die is not fully unlocked. (Source: AMD)

AMD's 16-core Ryzen 9 CPU beats Intel's 18-core i9-9980XE in Cinebench

The rumored 16-core Ryzen 9 CPU was tested behind-the-scenes at Computex by a group of overclockers, who managed to push the processor to 4.25 GHz on water cooling. Thus, the 16-core CPU that is rumored to cost around US$800 manag...
The AMD Ryzen 5 3500U ZenBook Flip 14 convertible comes with a smaller 45 Wh battery so it is lighter than the Intel models. (Source: Asus)

Asus quietly refreshes ZenBook Flip 14 convertible with AMD CPUs

Instead of being announced at Computex, the new ZenBook 14 Flip powered by AMD's Ryzen 5 3500U only made a discrete appearance on Amazon France. Besides the AMD CPU that is integrating a Radeon RX Vega 8 GPU, the refreshed model c...
The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X offers a massive 12C/24T configuration for mainstream desktops. (Source: AMD)

Computex 2019 | AMD Ryzen 3rd generation signals deep trouble for Intel

AMD is taking on Intel with not just one or two but a total of five high-end desktop CPUs that promise far greater performance than Intel's offerings at lower TDPs and price points. The new Ryzen 3000-series is being fabricated on...
It seems the entry-level AMD Ryzen 3 3300 processor has amazing performance for a low cost. (Image source: ExtremeTech)

Entry-level AMD Ryzen 3000 Matisse processor's scores on Geekbench will make Intel nervous

A member of the upcoming Matisse family of Ryzen 3000 processors from AMD has been spotted on Geekbench, and the seemingly entry-level sample has delivered scores that will have Intel concerned. The apparent price-performance rati...
A real Core i5 competitor: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H performing on par with the Intel Core i5-9300H (Image source: Asus)

A real Core i5 competitor: AMD Ryzen 7 3750H strikes hard against the Intel Core i5-9300H

The 12 nm 35 W Ryzen 7 3750H is essentially on par with the 14 nm 45 W Core i5-8300H and even i5-9300H in terms of multi-threaded performance. Now, all that's left is for more OEMs to adopt the Ryzen H-series so more budget-consci...
A 16-core Ryzen 3000 CPU has allegedly been benchmarked. (Image source: AMD)

16-core Ryzen 3000 processor posts spectacular score on Cinebench R15

A 16-core Zen 2 AMD Ryzen 3000 processor has apparently been benchmarked on Cinebench R15 and offered up a score that will surprise or amaze many. It’s believed the chip in question has a base clock of 3.2 GHz with a boost availab...
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus motherboard (Source: VideoCardz)

Unofficial AMD X570 platform diagram surfaces online, as well as images of MSI X570-based mainboards

Codenamed "Valhalla," the X570 chipset brings PCIe 4.0 to consumer desktop computers. The motherboards to use it will support the upcoming EPYC and Ryzen processors. Although not official yet, images of two MSI boards that use the...
Huawei MateBook D 14 W00D

87% Huawei MateBook D 14 W00D (Ryzen 5, RX Vega 8) Laptop Review

RyzenBook. Huawei has equipped its MateBook D with an AMD Ryzen CPU, offering an attractive office notebook with a design that is also well-suited for business environments. We evaluate in our review what buyers of the MateBook D with the Ryzen APU can expect.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.5 kg
All alone: The only two laptops with AMD Ryzen 7 3750H are now finally shipping (Source: Newegg)

All alone: The only two laptops with rare AMD Ryzen 7 3750H CPU are now finally shipping

Nowhere else can you find a gaming laptop powered by a Ryzen 7 3750H CPU and a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GPU — for now, at least. Asus continues to be the only OEM offering 35 W Ryzen H-class options even after half a year since ...


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