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July 27, 2017

AMD Ryzen Threadripper De-Lidded, Reveals Four Dies in Epyc Fashion

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 [...]

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July 27, 2017

Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Hierarchy

If you’re just starting your research on a new graphics card, you probably have no idea where to start. This is why we’ve decided to put together a graphics card comparison chart ranking each of the latest graphics cards based on its performance capabilities.

The comparison chart below is based on research from multiple review sites as well as performance numbers gathered from own reviews and testing. Keep in mind that each of the graphics card vendors have their own preferred game development partners, so in some rare instances in specific games, a graphics card from one vendor may outperform a higher ranked graphics cards from another vendor.

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July 27, 2017

AMD Launches Ryzen 3 Processors Starting at $110

Wrapping up the launch of the mainstream Ryzen lineup, AMD rolled out the Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X CPUs this morning.

At the entry level is the Ryzen 3 1200 which will be a quad core Zen-architecture based CPU sporting a clock speed of 3.1GHz and a boost clock of 3.4GHz. For those with appropriate cooling, XFR will further bring it up an additional 50MHz. A step above is the Ryzen 3 1300X which will also be a quad core Zen-architecture based CPU, but will sport a slightly higher clock speed at 3.5GHz and a boost clock of 3.7GHz. XFR will further add an additional 200MHz for those with appropriate cooling. Both CPUs are rated at 65W TDP and will come with Wraith [...]

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July 27, 2017

How to Increase FPS in Games

We’ve all been there. The moment when the new Call of Duty is released and we wait eagerly to download and install it only to find out that it runs at 10 FPS our old gaming system. Or after setting up a brand new “school” PC to find that it performance on CS:GO, TF2, LoL, and Overwatch isn’t exactly what you expected.  It happens.

While the ideal thing to do at this point is to buy a completely new gaming PC with the best gaming graphics card and the best CPU, that’s unfortunately not feasible for most people. As such, here’s a list of the best ways to increase the FPS in your games before going out and spending $2,000 for a new gaming [...]

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July 25, 2017

AMD RX Vega 3D Mark Fire Strike Benchmarks Leaked

AMD’s highly anticipated Radeon RX Vega isn’t expected to launch until AMD’s SIGGRAPH event at the end of this month, but it appears that at least one crafty individual has already gotten his hands on one of these cards an decided to leak some more 3D Mark scores to the world.

The leaker shared three runs of 3D Mark Fire Strike where the RX Vega card was able to achieve 20,949, 22,291, and 22,330. This puts the performance of the RX Vega somewhere on par with the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080. This is consistent with previous leaks from the 3D Mark 11 database.

According to the leaked screenshots, the AMD RX [...]

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July 24, 2017

AMD CEO Reveals Ryzen Threadripper Packaging and Confirms Retail Date

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!

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July 17, 2017

Intel’s Upcoming Coffee Lake CPUs to Feature 6-Cores, 12-Threads to Counter AMD Ryzen

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 [...]

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July 17, 2017

PSA: Watch Out for Fake AMD Ryzen CPUs

Reddit / sh00ter999

Fake goods plague almost every industry and sometimes the scammers behind the fakes go to pretty elaborate lengths to make their goods look legit.

Case in point. Recently, several Reddit users in the /r/AMD Reddit reported receiving fake CPUs from Amazon. The CPUs were in actuality older and lower end Intel LGA CPUs, but the criminals covered up the Intel branding on the CPU with a well faked AMD Ryzen sticker and stuck the CPU along with a fake cooler in real AMD Ryzen packaging.

Currently, there have been two reported cases of this happening so far, but given the lengths the scammers went through to do something like [...]

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July 13, 2017

AMD 16-Core Threadripper Will Cost $999, Undercutting Intel Core i9 by $700

AMD has always been aggressive in terms of pricing. AMD Ryzen chips already undercut their Intel Core i7 counterparts by hundreds of dollars and it looks like AMD’s upcoming Threadripper CPUs are about to do the exact same to Intel’s Core i9 chips as well.

Today, AMD revealed pricing for their upcoming Threadripper 1950X and Threadripper 1920X CPUs, which significantly undercuts Intel’s recently launched Core i9 series processors.

The pricing for AMD Ryzen Threadripper is as follows:

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X (16-Core/32-Thread, 3.4GHz/4.0GHz) – $999 AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920X (12-Core/24-Thread, 3.5GHz/4.0GHz) – [...]
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July 11, 2017

AMD Launches AMD4U Bundle: Includes Square Enix Games, Adobe Software with New Systems

For those on the fence about purchasing a new AMD based system, AMD is sweetening the pot with their new AMD4U promotion which provides new AMD based system buyers some bundled software and games from Adobe and Square Enix.

Starting today, the new AMD4U program will provide buyers of new AMD based systems from eligible vendors with potentially up to three free games from the Square Enix Collective Indie Portfolio, and/or up to two months of Adobe Creative Cloud or three months of Adobe Creative Cloud Photography. The software and games which qualify under the promotion depend on the components equipped in the new system. A full list of terms and conditions which [...]

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