Zen 2

It’s been a long two weeks following our AMD-review-athon weekend, culminating 7/7 with our extensive coverage of the new Ryzen 3000 series CPUs, the new Radeon RX 5700 series Navi GPUs, as well as our complete overview of X570 chipset based motherboards. Among the things that didn’t go quite as planned for in the hectic period leading up to Sunday was the matter of launch BIOSes. Always a thorny issue with new platform launches – BIOSes are often under intensive development right up until a new platform ships – we ended up in a situation where some boards had multiple BIOS versions floating around, with performance differences among them. And, while Moore's Law may be dead, Murphy's Law is alive and well, so of course...

The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Review: 3700X and 3900X Raising The Bar

It’s the review we’ve all been waiting for. Since December last year – and particularly since CES – AMD has been teasing us about the new Zen 2 microarchitecture...

420 by Andrei Frumusanu & Gavin Bonshor on 7/7/2019

All Ryzen: Q&A with AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su

The biggest news of the annual Computex trade show came from AMD: the company is poised to launch its next generation Zen 2 microarchitecture, along with updates to its...

88 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/26/2019

Fireside Chat with Ian and Wendell: Ryzen 3000, Zen 2, Navi, Xeon W

The last couple of weeks have been a blitz, with the Computex trade show in Taipei almost immediately followed by E3 in Los Angeles. In both instances, AMD...

35 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/14/2019

AMD 16-Core Ryzen 9 3950X: Up to 4.7 GHz, 105W, Coming September

One of the questions that was left over from AMD’s Computex reveal of the new Ryzen 3000 family was why a 16-core version of the dual-chiplet Matisse design was...

169 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/11/2019

AMD Zen 2 Microarchitecture Analysis: Ryzen 3000 and EPYC Rome

We have been teased with AMD’s next generation processor products for over a year. The new chiplet design has been heralded as a significant breakthrough in driving performance and...

218 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2019

Xbox at E3 2019: Xbox Project Scarlett Console Launching Holiday 2020

Today at E3 Phil Spencer of Microsoft announced Project Scarlett, which is their next generation console and brings some massive performance increases over even the already powerful Xbox One...

166 by Brett Howse on 6/9/2019

ASRock Confirms Support for Ryzen 3000 APUs in DeskMini A300 SFF System

The industry loves a good small form factor platform, and ASRock’s Deskmini A300 is a great example of this. Designed to work with AMD’s APUs, the idea is to...

12 by Ian Cutress on 5/29/2019

The Ryzen 3000 Impact: ASUS's New ROG Crosshair VIII Impact Motherboard

On the back of AMD's X570 chipset reveal, ASUS has launched a wave of new 3rd generation AM4 models to complement the impending Ryzen 3000 series processors. Not seen...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/27/2019

AMD Ryzen 3000 Announced: Five CPUs, 12 Cores for $499, Up to 4.6 GHz, PCIe 4.0, Coming 7/7

Today at Computex, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is announcing the raft of processors it will be launching on its new Zen 2 chiplet-based microarchitecture. Among other things, AMD...

317 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2019

AMD Reiterates 7nm Roadmap: Navi, Matisse, & Rome to Launch in Q3

AMD this week held its Annual Shareholder Meeting where it reiterated its current technology roadmap and once again confirmed that that its major products set to be released this...

54 by Anton Shilov on 5/17/2019

AMD: 7nm ‘Navi’ GPU & 'Rome' CPU to Launch in Q3

Offering a brief update on the state of future products as part of its post-earnings conference call this afternoon, AMD has confirmed that both their upcoming Rome (Zen 2...

38 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 4/30/2019

Sony Teases Next-Gen PlayStation: Custom AMD Chip with Zen 2 CPU & Navi GPU, SSD Too

After years of speculation about what could be and what Sony may be up to, the company is finally starting to ramp up the long launch cycle for their...

187 by Ryan Smith on 4/16/2019

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Deliver Computex 2019 Lead Keynote

With CES 2019 barely in the mirror behind us, the consumer electronics industry is already barreling towards its next major trade show, Computex 2019 in Taiwan. And, as it...

48 by Ryan Smith on 4/2/2019

AMD: “No Chiplet APU Variant on Matisse, CPU TDP Range same as Ryzen-2000”

One of the big questions coming out of AMD’s CES announcements was if its new CPU design, codenamed Matisse and which enables two chiplets and an IO die on...

53 by Ian Cutress on 1/11/2019

AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen 'Matisse' Coming Mid 2019: Eight Core Zen 2 with PCIe 4.0 on Desktop

Blink and you miss it: AMD's keynote address this year was a whirlwind of primetime announcements for the company. The message is clear: AMD is committing itself to 7nm...

353 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

AMD Investor Relations Announces “Next Horizon” Event for November 6th

Earlier today on their Investor Relations website, AMD posted notice of a new event. Dubbed “AMD Next Horizon”, the event is currently slated for November 6th – no time...

11 by Ryan Smith on 11/1/2018

AMD's CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Host a CES 2019 Keynote: 7nm CPUs and GPUs

AMD has announced that its CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, is to hold the stage for one of CES 2019's daily keynotes. The company stated in the press release that...

50 by Anton Shilov on 10/3/2018

AMD's 7nm CPUs & GPUs To Be Fabbed by TSMC, on Track for 2018 - 2019

With the announcement that its long-time manufacturing partner (and outright former fab) GlobalFoundries is dropping out of the race for bleeding-edge manufacturing nodes, the second big question of the...

28 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 8/27/2018

Lenovo Posts Specifications of AMD’s Ryzen 3 2300X & Ryzen 5 2500X

Proving once again that the only way to keep a secret is to not share it, Lenovo seems to have accidentally published the specifications of AMD’s yet-to-be announced Ryzen...

7 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2018

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