Earlier this week, AMD addressed some key questions regarding its upcoming Ryzen APUs.
To set most at ease, the APUS will be fully compatible with AM4 motherboards, with only a BIOS updated needed for newer CPU support. This lowers the cost of entry into the Ryzen platform, with tremendous upgrade options available later on.
Zen APUs are coming in Febuary which feature the Global Foundries 14nm process found in the current generation Ryzen CPUs. Both models will feature quad cores, but the Ryzen 5 2400G features SMT, a base clock of 3.6GHz/boost clock of 3.9GHz and 11 Vega CUs for $169. The Ryzen 3 2200G will lack SMT, be clocked at 3.5GHz/ boosts [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As we creep towards the August 21 launch date for Intel’s Coffee Lake CPUs, more details continue to pour out, this time in the form of a specifications sheet for the Coffee Lake i3 SKUs.
According to the leaked specs sheet from the site ptt.cc, there will be two SKUs available for the Core i3 segment. The Core i3-8350K is a quad-core part with a TDP of 91W and unlocked multipliers, while the Core i3-8100 has a similar configuration but is rated for a 61W TDP and cannot be overclocked. The integrated graphics is also shown to be overclockable for the Core i3-8359K but locked for the Core i3-8100.
The release of its Coffee Lake CPUs will be [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
For those of you waiting eagerly on any information about AMD’s upcoming high end Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, recently shared an image this morning on Twitter of her holding what appears to be the final retail packaging for the CPU.
In the post, Dr. Su also once again confirmed that both RX Vega and Threadripper will be present at the SIGGRAPH 2017 show at the end of this month and in a response to a question, AMD confirmed that Threadripper will be on retail shelves in early August.
Excited? I sure am!