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 Intel Model Ryzen 5 2500U A12-9800B Core i7-7600U Single-Core Performance 3,561 2,315 4,736 Multi-Core Performance 9,421 5,115 9,314 Core Count 4 Cores/8 Threads 4 Cores/4 Threads 2 Cores/4 Threads Tested Clocks 2GHz/??? 2.69GHz Base / 3.6GHz Turbo 2.89GHz Base / 3.9GHz Turbo TDP 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 [...]
Late last year, it was reported that Microsoft may halt support for newer processors and it looks like Microsoft has just made it official.
According to a new Microsoft knowledgebase article (ID# 4012982) published earlier this month, a new error message may appear when a user attempts to update a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC using an Intel 7th Generation Core Processor (Kaby Lake), AMD Bristol Ridge, Qualcomm 8996, or newer processors including AMD’s new Ryzen processors which were launched several weeks ago.
Users who attempt to update Windows 7 or 8.1 may receive the following error messages:Unsupported Hardware Your PC uses a processor that isn’t [...]
A slew of images from two upcoming Gigabyte AMD AM4 platform motherboards were recently leaked by Korean website BodNara. These upcoming motherboards will support AMD’s AM4 socket platform which will be the primary platform for AMD’s upcoming Summit Ridge (Zen), Bristol Ridge, Raven Ridge and many future AMD CPUs/APUs.
Like previous AMD platforms, the new AM4 platform will support several different chipsets which are geared towards different market segments. The AMD A320 chipset will be geared towards the entry level while the B350 chipset will be geared towards the mid-range and the X370 chipset will be aimed at the high end. The new chipsets bring a lot [...]
Word has it that AMD’s new flagship desktop CPU will hit the market in February 2017. Although we’ve heard previous rumors that Zen would be delayed from 4Q2015 to 1Q2016, this is the first time we’ve heard news of a possible release month.
Code-named “Summit Ridge”, the new silicon is set to be a hallmark in AMD’s CPU development history. It packs 8 cores/16 threads built using GlobalFoundries’ 14nm FinFET transistors. The new architecture has a huge facelift compared to Bulldozer that can potentially bump the IPC by up to 40% and massively improves power efficiency.
Complementing the new CPU is expected [...]
Haven’t taken advantage of that free upgrade to Windows 10? Planning to upgrade to a new Intel Kaby Lake or AMD Zen based Summit Ridge CPU down the line? Think again!
Earlier this year, Microsoft announced that they’ll be ending support on Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 for newer CPUs, forcing users who upgrade to a newer CPU to purchase a copy of Windows 10. This new support policy change will include upcoming processors such as Intel’s Kaby Lake and AMD’s Bristol Ridge/Summit Ridge CPUs. Originally Microsoft had also included Intel Haswell processors among the processors that would lose Windows 7/8.1 support however, Microsoft has since reversed [...]
Polaris and Bristol Ridge isn’t the only things making thunder at AMD’s press event today. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, also showed off the first sample of the upcoming Zen CPU in the flesh.
Lisa didn’t delve too much into its specifications. She only mentioned that samples are arriving in the labs and that she’s confident in Zen’s capabilities from the results she’s seen. The new Zen architecture will be built around the new 14nm finFETs.
AMD will first focus on bringing Zen to the consumer desktop market, followed by servers and APUs. The flagship model of Zen, Summit Ridge, will have 8 cores/16 threads, and [...]
AMD has just unveiled its “Bristol Ridge” and “Stoney Ridge” APU. As the last APUs that will be based on the 28nm node, Bristol Ridge is looking to set up the ground work for AMD’s future collaboration with OEMs and developers.
Developed using AMD’s “Excavator” cores, both Bristol Ridge and Stony Ridge focuses on improving performance in the mobile segment. Bristol Ridge consists of 35W and 15W versions of AMD FX, A12, and A10 processors while Stoney Ridge comes only in 15W versions of the A9, A6 and E2 processors.
According to AMD’s internal testing, the AMD FX-9800P outperformed the Intel Core [...]
It’s no secret that AMD’s high end desktop CPU business has been stumbling for the past few years. Whereas Intel has been improving their high end microarchitecture for the past few years, AMD has shifted their focus into the low end and the mainstream however, according to some new leaked slides, AMD may finally be gearing up for a fight come 2016.
The leaked slides show that AMD is aiming to replace its current Piledriver based lineup of performance FX CPUs with a new chip called Summit Ridge in 2016. Capable of hosting up to 8 cores, Summit Ridge will be using AMD’s upcoming “Zen” architecture built on the 14nm FinFet manufacturing [...]