Early last month, rumors stirred that Intel was planning on releasing two new CPUs to combat AMD’s recently launched Ryzen CPUs. Following the initial rumors, information about the rumored CPUs have been quiet however, new information regarding the mysterious Intel Core i7-7740K processor and the X299 platform have surfaced thanks to some recently uploaded benchmarks in the SiSoft benchmark database.
The information leaked from the SiSoft database confirms that the Intel Core i7-7740K is indeed a 4C/8T CPU. Operating frequency is currently set at 4.3GHz (base) and 4.5Ghz (boost). The CPU also comes with 1MB of L2 and 8MB of L3 Cache. For comparison, the [...]
For those having issues with their new AMD Ryzen CPU’s SMT functionality in Linux, the latest kernel version 4.10.3 rectifies the issue which was present in kernel version 4.9 and below.
Older versions of the Linux kernel bundles both the threadID and the APIC ID together when SMT is enabled. This causes the OS to assign a unique CPU Core ID to each thread instead of the same CPU ID to a pair of threads.
The Linux kernel development page describes the error as the following:
our SMT scheduling topology for Fam17h systems is broken, because the ThreadId is included in the ApicId when SMT is enabled. So, without further decoding cpu_core_id is unique [...]
In a recent article that appears to have been recently pulled, hardware site Guru3D leaked the entire lineup of AMD Ryzen 5 series processors ahead of its April 11 launch.
According to the article, AMD will launch four new models under the Ryzen 5 series lineup including the Ryzen 5 1600X, Ryzen 5 1600, Ryzen 5 1500X and Ryzen 5 1400.
Ryzen 5 CPU Lineup
The Ryzen 5 1600X will be the flagship Ryzen 5 SKU. It’ll sport 6 cores and 12 threads, feature a base clock of 3.6GHz with a turbo up to 4.0GHz and XFR up to 4.1GHz. TDP is expected to be 95W. Pricing is expected to be $249.
The Ryzen 5 1600 will be similar to the Ryzen 5 1600X [...]
In a recent blog post, AMD’s Robert Hallock recently posted an update on some of the big issues currently surrounding the new Ryzen processor including thread scheduling, temperature reporting, power plans, and SMT.
Previously some media outlets reported that there may be an issue with the Windows 10 thread scheduler and Ryzen, but it appears that the thread scheduler is actually working properly in Windows 10. This has been verified Sysinternals Coreinfo v3.31 topology logs and the only reason an issue was believed to have existed is because an older version of Sysinternals Coreinfo was used.
Last week, AMD launched their highly anticipated Ryzen CPUs to huge fanfare and for the most part, the CPU has lived up to its expectations. While there is still quite a bit of controversy over whether or not it’s a strong CPU for gamers, other applications that are highly multi-threaded such as video editing or 3D modeling show Ryzen to be very clearly competitive against its Intel counterparts.Amazon CPU Best Seller List at AMD Ryzen’s Launch Amazon CPU Best Seller List Today
As such, AMD’s Ryzen CPUs have quickly “Ryzen” to the best seller lists of numerous vendors only to have dropped in the following days [...]
AMD hosted an AMA (Ask Me Anything) Q&A thread on Reddit to celebrate the launch of their new Ryzen CPUs and address some key concerns. Participants included Dr Lisa Su (AMD CEO), Robert Hallock (CPU Technical Marketing), and James Prior (CPU Business Development). We’ve sorted through the thread and extracted the important bits.
Q: Is gaming performance something you will work towards going forward with the Zen architecture? (Reddit user Makkarikock)
Lisa Su: Absolutely! You should expect gaming performance to only get better with time as the developers have more time with “Zen”.
AMD had also recently announced a [...]
Ever since Intel’s Ivy Bridge CPUs launched back in 2012, Intel has consistently caught flak for using cheap TIM (Thermal Interface Material) to interface the CPU die with the IHS (Integrated Heat Sink). This unfortunately created a necessity for those looking for even decent overclocks to have to remove the IHS, or de-lid the CPU.
With AMD’s Ryzen CPU launching soon, many have wondered what type of TIM (Thermal Interface Material) AMD is using with their upcoming processors. In a recent video posted to YouTube, German overclocker der8auer not only demonstrates how to de-lid an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 CPU, but also provides us with the good news that AMD is using [...]
Within 24 hours of AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1700 announcement, pre-orders for the newly announced CPUs quickly drove the three new products to Amazon’s CPU Best Seller’s list despite the fact that the CPUs aren’t even expected to ship until March 2nd.
While pre-order rankings and information has been limited from other vendors, similar numbers may have also been seen across the industry as a recent article by Digitimes reports that AMD’s initial shipment of Ryzen CPUs are expected to top one million units. Motherboard makers are also expected to cash in on AMD [...]
With all the leaks that have occurred in the past few weeks, by now we pretty much know just about everything when it comes to AMD’s upcoming Ryzen processors, but up until this point nothing has been confirmed directly by AMD.
At a recent press event, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su took the wraps off the new Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and the Ryzen 7 1700 CPUs, and officially revealed some final specifications, pricing, launch dates, and performance comparisons as well.
Here’s a look at the final specifications for the newly launched Ryzen 7 family CPUs which will launch worldwide on March 2.AMD Ryzen 7 SpecificationsManufacturer AMDModel Ryzen [...]
We’re just a couple weeks away from AMD’s upcoming launch of their Ryzen CPUs and another leak has sprung as XFastest recently unveiled some new benchmarks for the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X. Although the benchmarks has been pulled from the site, the internet never forgets, and intentional or not, we’re welcoming any information we can get.
As CPU-Z has already been updated to support Ryzen CPUs, we can see that it recognizes the CPU as the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X, finally confirming that it’s going to be an 8-core/16-thread part. The base clock is set at 3.4GHz and should be able to turbo up to 3.8GHz with XFR on top of that. The chip will be equipped [...]