Several weeks ago, an Intel presentation slide was leaked detailing Intel’s upcoming chipset roadmap. The roadmap revealed a previously unknown Z390 chipset, which is a consumer enthusiast chipset coming in the 2H2018.
At the time, little additional details of the upcoming chipset was revealed however, according to a recent forum post on Notebook Review by a representative for system integrator, Eurocom, it appears that the Z390 chipset will support 8-core/16-thread CPUs that Intel may be releasing to accompany the new chipset. If this rumor is accurate, this will be the first time Intel’s mainstream platform will have 8-core/16-thread [...]
Geekbench scores for AMD’s Ryzen 5 2500U APU has surfaced, showing almost double the performance of AMD’s current flagship consumer APU, the A12-9800B.Manufacturer AMD IntelModel Ryzen 5 2500U A12-9800B Core i7-7600USingle-Core Performance 3,561 2,315 4,736Multi-Core Performance 9,421 5,115 9,314Core Count 4 Cores/8 Threads 4 Cores/4 Threads 2 Cores/4 ThreadsTested Clocks 2GHz/??? 2.69GHz Base / 3.6GHz Turbo 2.89GHz Base / 3.9GHz TurboTDP TBD 15W 15W
According to the leaked benchmark, the Ryzen 5 2500U scores 3,561 single core and 9,421 in multi-core, beating AMD’s current flagship APU, the A12-9800B, by 54% in single-core [...]
Der8auer, the German overclocker who’s become quite famous for delidding CPUs, has recently published a video not only de-lidding the AMD Threadripper 1950X, but he also removed the dies to learn more about what lies inside.
As the AMD Threadripper 1950X has 16 cores/32 threads, it was originally assumed to only have two 8-core Ryzen dies. Interestingly, Der8auer discovered that there are not two, but four dies under the heatspreader in a previous video. Further, each of the four dies are confirmed to be 8-core Ryzen dies by removing all the dies. This means that half the dies are disabled and are essentially just there as placeholders. Currently, it’s [...]
Raja Koduri, head of AMD’s Radeon Technology Group (RTG), has recently revealed that he will be going on a sabbatical starting September 25 until December.
According to a recent article at PC Perspective, employees of RTG received the following email:
You haven’t heard from me collectively in a while – a symptom not only of the whirlwind of launching Vega, but simply of the huge number of demands on my time since the formation of RTG. Looking back over this short period, it is an impressive view. We have delivered 6 straight quarters of double-digit growth in graphics, culminating in the launch of Vega and being back in [...]
Geekbench scores of to Intel’s upcoming 6-core Coffee Lake family (i7-8700K, i7-8700, i5-8400) has recently been revealed in the Geekbench database.
Unlike the previous Geekbench leak, which was clearly a very early sample with not even a concrete processor name attached, the new leak now provides a clear image of the new processors complete with the processor names, codenames, etc.Manufacturer Intel AMDModel i7-8700K i7-8700 i5-8400 i7-7700K R7 1700X R7 1700Single-Core Score 5,541 5,539 4,991 5,733 4,071 3,891Multi-Core Score 23,996 22,249 19,799 18,800 20,988 19,883Core Count 6 Cores / 12 Threads 6 [...]
The AIB (Add-In Board) graphics card market is currently experiencing one of the largest booms ever, according to a recent report by Jon Peddie Research.
Unlike the PC Market, which recently experienced an 18.2% decrease, the AIB graphics card market spiked a phenomenal 30.9% sequentially, and 34.9% year over year. This is the first time the AIB market has grown significantly in nine years, and the biggest jump ever recorded.
This massive jump in numbers were driven by the healthy gaming PC market and new ASIC resitant cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum, which has depleted stocks of both AMD and Nvidia graphics cards.
Nvidia now [...]
Low package yield rates may be to blame for AMD Vega graphics cards shortages according to a recent report by DigiTimes.
Unlike traditional graphics cards, AMD Vega graphics cards have both the GPU and the memory integrated in a common interposer layer for improved performance. The newspiece claims that according to sources from the supply chain, manufacturing is experiencing difficulty integrating high-bandwidth (HBM) memory into the GPU interposer. While it’s unclear why this is the case, several sources believe it could potentially be due to problems with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering’s (ASE) packaging technology which is used on AMD Vega [...]
If you recently purchased or built a new PC, or upgraded an older PC, the most important thing to do aside from stress testing is to benchmark. Whereas stress testing helps ensure the PC is completely stable not only during idle but also during heavy load, benchmarking will help ensure that the PC is operating at the appropriate level of performance for the components installed. As simple issues such as an outdated driver or an improperly configured component may significantly degrade performance, benchmark testing will allow you to quickly catch any issues and to fix them immediately so you can take full advantage of the new hardware that you’ve spent your hard [...]
Intel recently announced the first member of its 8th Generation Core processors, Kaby Lake R, with Coffee Lake and Cannon Lake coming down the line.
Kaby Lake R(efresh) is Intel’s Mobile 8th Generation Core processor still using the same 14nm FinFET process node as Intel’s Kaby Lake lineup of CPUs. While a transistor size shrink won’t happen until the release of Intel’s Cannon Lake CPU, there are some major design changes which Intel says will provide some substantial performance and power efficiency benefits.Manufacturer IntelModel i7-8650U i7-8550U i5-8350U i5-8250UCore Count 4 Core / 8 Threads 4 Core / 8 Threads 4 [...]
Over the past few days, AMD has been embroiled in a controversy as many retailers have unexpectedly increased the prices of the new AMD RX Vega 56 and 64 graphics cards leading many to believe that AMD’s initial pricing was a shady tactic to get everyone’s attention before bumping up the price.
In order to clear the air, AMD has released an official statement regarding the rumored price increase of its Vega 56 and Vega 64 graphics cards.
“Radeon RX Vega 64 continues to exceed expectations. AMD is working closely with its partners to address this demand. Our initial launch quantities include standalone Radeon RX Vega 64 at SEP of $499, [...]