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AMD 'Navi' might finally offer significant power-efficiency improvements. (Source: PCGamesN)

AMD 'Navi' could offer signficantly 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...
Acer Nitro 5

85% Acer Nitro 5 (Ryzen 7 2700U, Radeon RX 560X, FHD) Laptop Review

A rare sight. While Intel and Nvidia still call the shots in the high-end segment, AMD is quite well-positioned in affordable laptops. The best example is the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-42 with a Ryzen 7 2700U and Radeon RX 560X, which can be purchased for less than 1000 Euros (~$1132). Do the competitors need to shiver? We will find out!
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX 560X (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
The next generation AMD X570 could launch by Computex 2019. (Source.

Leaked slides reveal AMD X570 chipset's launch at Computex 2019 and hint at new Intel 9th Gen Core 'KF' variants

A slide from Gigabyte's internal presentation has leaked and it shows that the AMD X570 chipset will be launching at next year's Computex. The X570 chipset will support the Ryzen 3 CPUs and also bring support for PCI Express Gen 4...
As seen here, the 700 MHz overclock alleviates this GPU bottleneck and increases performance by more than 10%. (Source: TechEpiphany)

AMD's cheap Athlon 200GE can be overclocked on MSI's B350M Gaming Pro

It was discovered recently that AMD's Athlon 200GE processor, which is regarded as a great budget option, can actually be overclocked despite being officially a locked part. Overclocking enthusiasts discovered that MSI, perhaps by...
The PS5 is expected to be released in 2019-2020. (Source: HDDmag)

Supposedly fake photos of PlayStation 5 prototype surface online

Earlier this year, third-party developers started receiving PS5 development kits, but Sony claimed that the hardware specifications were not the final ones. A new leak coming from a Russian site depicts what looks like one of the ...
AMD's Rome CPU. (Image via Anandtech)

AMD's Zen 2 "Rome" EPYC CPUs may double L3 cache per CCX for a total of 256 MB

A recent entry in SiSoftware's SANDRA database lists AMD's upcoming "Rome" EPYC CPU with double the L3 cache as prior Zen CPUs. Detailed as "16 x 16 MB L3," this would put total L3 cache for Rome at 256 MB across its 64 cores, utt...
Black Friday deals are extended throughout this week as well, thanks to Cyber Monday deals. (Source: Gazette Review)

Deal | Best Cyber Monday laptop deals from Newegg

If you somehow missed all the Black Friday deals, not all is lost. Cyber Monday is here with similar bargains and Newegg has some of the best laptop deals around. This time we are taking a look at what Asus, Dell and Lenovo have t...
Intel's Core i9-9900K is currently the top-tier consumer CPU, but it may be supplanted with a 10-core Comet Lake-S CPU. (Image: Amazon)

Intel may be working on a 10-core Comet Lake-S desktop CPU

According to a Taiwanese forum thread that claims to have information from an inside partner meeting, Intel may be developing a 10-core consumer-grade CPU in the Comet Lake-S family. The CPU would be built on the 14 nm process and...
The ASRock Phantom Gaming 6 X399 motherboard. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock launches its first HEDT TR4-socket gaming motherboard

ASRock has released its Phantom Gaming 6 motherboard. It supports X399 Threadripper CPUs, up to 128GB of 3400MHz OC DDR4 RAM, Phantom Gaming 2.5G and Intel Gigabit LAN. It also has 7.1 channel audio, 3 PCI-e 3.0 x16 slots, 3 M.2 s...
Image via AMD

AMD commits to better support for Ryzen Mobile graphics drivers in 2019, hands off responsibility to OEMs

AMD posted a response to a common complaint from Ryzen-based laptop users on Reddit earlier this week, stating that the company would better support graphics drivers for Ryzen laptops starting in 2019. However, AMD plans to work w...
Select Intel and AMD CPUs are getting some sweet discounts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. (Source: Technology X)

Deal | Select Intel and AMD CPUs get huge discounts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

It's that time of the year that sees significant discounts in PC hardware. We've chanced upon a few Intel and AMD CPUs that are being discounted heavily for Black Friday through Cyber Monday so this is probably a good time if you'...
AMD Ryzen 7 3700U: Zen+ or Zen 2? (Source: Userbenchmark)

AMD Ryzen 7 3700U rears its head in first benchmarks, throws up the Zen+ or Zen 2 conundrum

References to a new AMD APU, the Ryzen 7 3700U, have been spotted online leading to speculation as to whether this could be a Zen+ or a Zen 2 part. The Ryzen 7 3700U sports the same clocks and core counts as the Ryzen 7 2700U and ...
Zen 2 is AMD's latest CPU architecture and its greatest boasts are its architectural revamps, chiplet technology, and 7nm node tech. (Source: Forbes)

AMD claims Zen 2 has 29% higher IPC than Zen 1 in certain workloads

Updated | Buried deep within the footnotes of AMD's announcement of Rome, it seems AMD is claiming an IPC improvement of about 29% when comparing Zen 2 to Zen 1. AMD did not disclose exactly how much more IPC Zen 2 had over Zen 1,...
The 7nm Vega 20 architecture. (Source: AMD)

New AMD Radeon Instinct line-up with 7nm Vega GPU released

AMD's Radeon Instinct series are HPC GPUs for applications such as deep learning, science, financial services and other extremely high-performance areas. As promised, its latest models (the MI50 and MI60) come with 7-nanometer Veg...
TSMC's 7nm has been in the news recently thanks to AMD announcing new CPUs and GPUs based on the 7nm process to come out in 2018 and 2019. (Source: TSMC)

TSMC's new 7nm gains almost global adoption; semiconductor company optimistic about 2019

While TSMC's new 7nm is already quite popular, being the basis for several processors from companies AMD, Apple, and Huawei, even more are announcing that they too will be fabricating their products at TSMC using their new process...
AMD's Zen 4 microarchitecture is currently in development. (Source: Anandtech)

AMD's Zen 4 microarchitecture is currently under development

AMD hinted during its recently concluded Next Horizon Event that the Zen 4 microarchitecture is in the design phase. No further details were revealed but chances are that it will be using an advanced node for this architecture tha...
AMD finally revealed its Rome CPU, which confirmed rumors that it would feature 8 dies and a total of 64 Zen 2 cores. (Source: Anandtech)

AMD's Next Horizon Event: 7nm, Zen 2, Epyc, and Vega

AMD's Next Horizon event held yesterday was important for not only AMD's datacenter business but also for the company as a whole. AMD finally has revealed key information on Zen 2, Rome, the 7nm, new Vega GPUs, and what it means f...
AMD is currently leading the core count per processor with 32-core chips, but Intel is looking to top that with 48-core chips by 2020.  (Source: Intel)

Intel presents 48-core Cascade Lake-AP Xeon CPUs

Intel may look like it is doing well right now, but the production problems will hit it hard in 2019. AMD ill not cut it any slack and will hit hard with the new 7 nm CPUs, but Intel has some retaliation plans, at least on the ser...
Two more new Threadrippers have been released. (Source:

The AMD Ryzen Threadrippers 2920X and 2970WX have been released for sale

The Threadripper 2970X and 2990WX flagship processors for this year have already been released. Now, their more 'mid-range' counterparts are available. They have been shown to compete well with some Intel HEDT and workstation CPUs...

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