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Atari VCS to use AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC, still has no firm release date

Atari announced this week that the Atari VCS would switch to an AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 APU, officially ditching the Bristol Ridge A10 it had planned to use last year. While the R1000 will bring better performance and support for...
Asus is offering the FX95DD laptop in a limited time presale. (Source: Asus)

Asus reveals FX95DD laptop with AMD's Ryzen 7 3750H and Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1050

Asus has added the FX95DD laptop to its Chinese website as part of its FX/ZX series of computers. The device will feature a Zen+ Picasso AMD Ryzen 7 3750H APU in combination with the Pascal-based Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 GPU. The n...
The AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 chips feature dual 10G Gigabit Ethernet. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces Ryzen Embedded R1000 series with the R1606G and R1505G processors; 3DMark 11 performance comparison unearthed

AMD has introduced two embedded processors as part of the new Ryzen R1000 series. The models are the Ryzen Embedded R1606G and the slightly lower-specced Ryzen Embedded R1505G. Both chips come with two cores and four threads. Stra...
Owners of MSI X370 motherboards could be in for a Matisse-related disappointment. (Source: MSI)

Updated | Alleged MSI tech support email states older 300-series motherboards won't support AMD Ryzen 3000 processors

An email that has supposedly come from MSI’s German-language tech support team has stated that the company will not be offering support for AMD’s upcoming line of Ryzen 3000 Matisse desktop processors on older motherboards (300-se...
Sony confirms PlayStation 5 specifications: 7 nm Zen 2 CPU, Navi GPU, 8K, 3D audio, and more

Sony confirms PlayStation 5 specifications: 7 nm Zen 2 CPU, Navi GPU, 8K, 3D audio, and more

Mark Cerny, lead architect behind the PlayStation 4, has confirmed several details about the specifications of Sony's next-generation console. The PlayStation 5, as it is rumored to be called, will run on an AMD APU consisting of ...
The Gigabyte promo image may have just revealed the launch date for AMD's Ryzen 3000 series. (Source: Reddit - u/sxodan)

Leaked Gigabyte Aorus X570 promo material points to May 27 for AMD Ryzen 3000 launch

A piece of leaked marketing material purportedly from Gigabyte has led to considerable speculation about what could occur on the date mentioned on it. The image pertains to the gaming-related Aorus sub-brand, with some believing i...
The special edition AMD Ryzen 7 2700X comes with a party-enhancing Wraith Prism Cooler. (Source: Newegg)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary Edition CPU spotted at online retailer

AMD will soon be celebrating 50 years since its formal incorporation, and to celebrate this fact it appears there will be a 50th Anniversary Edition of the Ryzen 7 2700X processor. It’s not known if the special edition of the CPU ...
AMD's next generation of GPUs could be launched on a particularly fitting date. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

AMD Navi could see launch on July 7, 2019: latest rumor

The next generation of AMD cards based on the Navi architecture could be unveiled at Computex this year. However, according to some other rumors, they could also have their own dedicated release event on July 7 this year. It would...
The 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K is apparently selling well. (Source: Forbes)

Uptake of i9-9900K only bright spot for Intel as AMD outsells its rival two to one in Mindfactory sales data for March

Sales data from Mindfactory, a large German computer hardware retailer, has shown that CPUs from AMD are outselling Intel’s processors by more than two to one. Leading the charge for the red team are two CPUs from the Zen+ Pinnacl...
The UDOO BOLT single-board computer costs from US$229. (Source: Kickstarter/UDOO)

"Boxing" video shows the MacBook Pro 13-beating UDOO BOLT single-board computer is now shipping

A short video uploaded by UDOO on YouTube has shown that the UDOO BOLT single-board computer is now being shipped to early-bird backers. The little board made some waves with claims that it was faster than a MacBook Pro 13 and Mic...
The PlayStation 5 could be a massive leap over the PS4 in terms of performance. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Extraordinary PlayStation 5 details leaked: 7nm Ryzen CPU, 7nm Navi GPU, 14 teraflops of performance

Alleged details of the PlayStation 5 console have been posted online. The incredible claimed specifications include 8K upscaling, 2 TB storage utilizing NAND, 24 GB GDDR6 RAM, VR, ray tracing, backwards compatibility and more. The...
Wizard Trembyle featured in Return to Zork. (Source: The Zork Library)

Picasso-powered Chromebook codenamed Zork will utilize Trembyle Chrome OS board

A new Chromebook featuring APUs from AMD’s Picasso range of processors might be in the works. A device with the codename “Zork” has been unearthed that apparently utilizes a Chrome OS board called “Trembyle”. Data management commi...
The Honor MagicBook is getting a Zen+ Picasso upgrade. (Source: VMall)

Honor MagicBook with AMD Ryzen 5 3500U will be released on April 17

A 2019 refresh of the 14-inch Honor MagicBook is going to be released on April 17, according to a Chinese retailer. The main difference between the upcoming version and the 2018 laptop is a processor upgrade: Last year’s AMD Magic...
With the introduction of the 7 nm chips, AMD's stock prices could return to their mid-2000s glory days. (Source: The Economic Times)

AMD stock sees significant jump, Intel put on the spot

2019 is already shaping up to be a good year for AMD. The 7 nm chips are currently manufactured by TSMC on the new EUV lithography, and the red team has considerably increased its chip orders, as the launch dates are looming. Inte...
AMD details 12 nm Ryzen 7 3700U Zen+ APU to compete against the 14 nm Intel Core i7-8565U (Image source: AMD)

AMD details 12 nm Ryzen 7 3700U Zen+ APU to compete against the 14 nm Intel Core i7-8565U

The new mobile Zen+ Ryzen 7 Pro 3700U (4.0/2.3 GHz) will be just marginally faster than the outgoing Zen Ryzen 7 2700U (3.8/2.2 GHz). When compared to the Intel Core i7-8650U, however, AMD is promising up to 258 percent faster gra...
Dell Latitude 5495 (Ryzen 7 Pro, FHD) Laptop Review

85% Dell Latitude 5495 (Ryzen 7 Pro, FHD) Laptop Review

It's complicated. Dell competes in the business laptop market with AMD CPUs with a rather small lineup. Will the single Dell Latitude model with Ryzen, the Dell Latitude 14 5495, be able to compete with well-known competitors like the Lenovo ThinkPad A485 and the HP EliteBook 745 G5? In some ways it can compete, but our review also uncovered some weaknesses.
AMD Ryzen 7 2700U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 10 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad E485 (Ryzen 5, Vega 8) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad E485 (Ryzen 5, Vega 8) Laptop Review

Held back on purpose? In addition to the A series, Lenovo is also offering its more affordable E series with AMD processors. We tested how the ThinkPad fares against the Intel competition and also evaluated whether a configuration with dual-channel RAM brings any advantages. Update: Added further measurements for the alternative Innolux display.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.8 kg
The Dell Inspiron 14 5000 2-in-1 with 2nd-Gen AMD Ryzen APU will cost from US$699.99. (Source: Dell)

Dell announces availability of select Inspiron laptops with 2nd-Gen AMD Ryzen "Picasso" APUs

A recent post made on Dell’s blog has revealed that the manufacturer has started to incorporate AMD’s Picasso range of mobile APUs into its Inspiron lineup. The Inspiron 15 5000 (5585) with a second-generation Ryzen CPU is now ava...
AMD's Picasso lineup features Athlon and Ryzen mobile APUs. (Source: Digit)

Mysterious reported AMD engineering sample could be Picasso desktop APU

The codename given to an AMD engineering sample processor has been leaked online and has already sparked considerable speculation as to what it could be. A breakdown of the name seems to point at the chip being a desktop APU from ...
AMD could launch Ryzen 3000 at Computex 2019. (Source: TheINQUIRER)

AMD could unveil Navi GPUs on May 27 with possible Ryzen 3000 launch on the same day

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) has announced that AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, will be delivering the opening keynote at Computex 2019. The keynote has been scheduled for May 27, and it seems like this could be ...
A processor based on Zen 2 microarchitecture seems to have turned up on SiSoftware's website. (Source: eteknix)

SiSoftware Sandra benchmark entry for MSI X570 motherboard features possible AMD Zen 2 processor

A record in SiSoftware’s Sandra benchmark database has offered up two new pieces of information in regard to AMD’s upcoming Zen 2-based products. Firstly, the entry shows that MSI is developing hardware in the form of an X570 moth...
Gigabyte's X399 Aorus Xtreme is compatible with AMD's older Ryzen Threadrippers. (Source: Amazon)

Gigabyte preparing X499 motherboards for 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadrippers

The names of three new Gigabyte motherboards have been revealed bearing the “X499” designation. It’s believed at least one of the boards will be capable of offering 10 GbE network data rates. AMD is expected to introduce the X499 ...
Gigabyte currently offers slim pickings for the X470 chipset. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte’s X570 motherboards for upcoming Zen 2 Ryzen 3000-series desktop processors leaked

A list of X570 motherboards from Gigabyte has been leaked thanks to data published online by the Eurasian Economic Committee (EEC). Various OEMs are gearing up for the upcoming release of AMD’s 3rd Generation of Ryzen desktop proc...
The UDOO BOLT single-board computer can operate on Windows or Linux. (Source: Kickstarter/UDOO)

UDOO BOLT single-board computer with embedded Ryzen SoC claims to be twice as fast as a MacBook Pro 13

UDOO recently ran a campaign on Kickstarter for the UDOO BOLT single-board computer, and the developers of the device managed to secure US$635,769 in crowd-sourced funding. It’s likely many investors were attracted by the claim th...
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...



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