In a blog post today, AMD announced support for native bootable NVMe RAID for its x399 HEDT platform.
Now you may ask, what does NVMe RAID bring to the table? Well, AMD highlighted some performance gains in RAID 0 with six NVMe SSDs connected, showcasing a whopping 21.221GB/s sequential read speed and 11.532GB sequential write speeds. Performance scaling is shown to be almost close to linear.
To add the capability, simply update your BIOS for your motherboard and install the latest RAID driver package here. The driver package includes an easy to use GUI software to help you guide though setting up a new RAID array once it detects that you have multiple [...]
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 Intel Model i7-8650U i7-8550U i5-8350U i5-8250U Core Count 4 Core / 8 Threads 4 Core / 8 Threads 4 Core / [...]
Just a few months after the launch of their mainstream Ryzen CPUs, AMD is launching their highly anticipated HEDT Ryzen Threadripper CPUs based on the Zen micro-architecture. The new AMD Threadripper 1950X and 1920X now make up the most powerful CPUs in AMD’s consumer CPU lineup.Manufacturer AMD Model Threadripper 1950X Threadripper 1920X Core Count 16 Core / 32 Threads 12 Core / 24 Threads Base Clock 3.4GHz 3.5GHz Max Turbo Clock 4GHz 4GHz L3 Cache 32MB 32MB Unlocked Yes Yes TDP 180W 180W PCIe Lanes 64 64 Memory Support Quad-Channel 2,667MHz DDR4 (ECC) Quad-Channel 2,667MHz DDR4 (ECC)
It’s no secret that Intel was the dominant [...]
Back in February when AMD launched their Ryzen 7 series CPUs, they were able to easily snag several of the top spots on the Amazon Best Sellers list for CPUs. Today, several of the Ryzen CPUs still maintain several top spots in Amazon’s rankings, although Intel has reclaimed the #1 spot with their Core i7-7700K.
However, what’s interesting about the best sellers list currently is that the 16-core/32-thread AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X was able to claim the #6 spot on the list, which isn’t something you see everyday. While it’s easy for a $200 mainstream CPU to break into the top, it’s not all that common to find a prosumer $1,000 CPU [...]
During AMD’s SIGGRAPH event, the company finally revealed the full details, lineup and availability of their highly anticipated Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.
AMD will release three products into the Ryzen Threadripper family. At the top of the stack is the Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, which will feature 16-cores/32-threads, a base clock of 3.4GHz, a turbo clock of 4.0GHz + XFR to 4.2GHz, 180w TDP and will retail for $999 starting August 10. In the middle is the Ryzen Threadripper 1920X, which will feature 12-cores/24-threads, a base clock of 3.5GHz, a turbo clock of 4.0GHz + XFR to 4.2GHz, 180w TDP and will retail for $999 starting August 10. Of course, most of [...]
Our favorite overclocker, der8auer is back again with a new video, this time de-lidding AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper CPU.
According to the video, we can see that AMD is once again using proper solder to interface the CPU dies and the integrated heatspreader rather than the cheap thermal interface material Intel has been using on their mainstream and HEDT CPUs. This should be exciting for overclockers as they won’t need to remove the IHS on Ryzen Threadripper for overclocking.
Interestingly enough, the video also reveals another surprise. Underneath the massive headspreader is actually a four die configuration, similar to the die configuration of [...]
Ahhh. Competition is such a sweet, sweet thing. As AMD has finally “Ryzen” from the ashes as a competent competitor in the CPU arena, Intel is now scrambling to find a way to answer back. Intel’s first offensive was the launch of the new Core i9 series and the revamp of the HEDT platform. According to a new article from French tech publication, CanardPC, it looks like the next offensive is rebooting the mainstream platform with several new 6-core/12-thread processors for the LGA 1151 socket as well as rebooting mobile CPUs with even more cores than ever before.
The upcoming processors will be based on Intel’s 8th Generation Coffee Lake [...]
With AMD having completed their consumer, HEDT, and server CPU launches in the past few months, AMD is now rounding out their lineup with the launch of six new Ryzen PRO CPUs designed for the workstation and business consumer.
The new processors range from the 8-Core/16-Thread AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 1700X down to the 4-Core/4-Thread AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 1200. Interestingly enough, given that the specifications of the Ryzen 5 and 7 PRO processors are essentially identical to its consumer counterparts, this provides a bit more insight about the upcoming Ryzen 3 processors as well.AMD Ryzen Pro Specifications Model Cores/Threads Base Clock (GHz) Boost Clock (GHz) TDP [...]
AMD launched their newest Ryzen CPUs to great fanfare back in March and while we found performance to be good in our launch review of the Ryzen 1700, we noted that there were quite a few growing pains that needed to be fixed before Ryzen could really shine against Intel. As such, rather than publishing another review of Ryzen on motherboards using incomplete BIOS firmware and badly optimized Windows, we decided to wait it out until AMD and its motherboard partners roll out the badly needed updates to allow Ryzen to really shine in all its glory.
As such, today we’ll be finally reviewing the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X and 1800X, the flagship AMD [...]
As AMD had already made all their big announcements at Computex, their presence at E3 was fairly limited to supporting their OEM partner, Alienware, which had recently announced their Area 51 Gaming PC supporting AMD’s new HEDT Ryzen Threadripper platform.
At the show, AMD brought along some of their new Threadripper CPUs to show off, giving us an opportunity to take a closer look at an early engineering sample of the massive Threadripper chip in all its glory.
Aside from the sheer size, which is due to Threadripper being essentially two Ryzen dies on a single chip, the most interesting aspect of the Threadripper chip is that AMD [...]