CPU

AMD Set to Launch Ryzen Before March 3rd, Meeting Q1 Target

July 30, 2017

Thanks to some sleuthing from various readers, AMD has accidentally let the cat out of the bag with regards to the official Ryzen launch date. While they haven’t specifically given an exact date, the talk to be given by AMD at the annual Game Developer Conference (GDC) says the following: Join AMD Game Engineering team […]

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AMD Launches Ryzen: 52% More IPC, Eight Cores for Under $330, Pre-order Today, On Sale March 2nd

July 30, 2017

The biggest x86 launch for AMD in five years is today: Ryzen is here. As always before a major launch, AMD gives a ‘Tech Day’ for relevant press and analysts, and through this event AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su lifted the lid on one of the most anticipated products in the semiconductor industry. AMD knows […]

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AMD Prepares 32-Core Naples CPUs for 1P and 2P Servers: Coming in Q2

July 30, 2017

For users keeping track of AMD’s rollout of its new Zen microarchitecture, stage one was the launch of Ryzen, its new desktop-oriented product line last week. Stage three is the APU launch, focusing mainly on mobile parts. In the middle is stage two, Naples, and arguably the meatier element to AMD’s Zen story. A lot […]

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Fractal Design Launches New S24 and S36 Celsius AIO Liquid Coolers

July 30, 2017

Fractal Design has just unveiled a different take on a new line of all-in-one liquid coolers, called the Celsius series. Unlike conventional AIOs, these new models are not actually closed-loop: they have threaded fittings on the radiator side in order to allow for expansion possibilities with common DIY liquid cooling components. The two units being […]

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AMD Releases Q1 2017 Earnings, Confirms Vega and Naples Still On-Track for This Quarter

July 30, 2017

AMD’s Q1 earnings are in, capping off a very important quarter for the company. For the first quarter of the year, AMD booked $984 million in revenue, a sizable 18% jump over Q1 last year. This revenue increase was enough to narrow the company’s losses, but not to wipe them out entirely. On a GAAP […]

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AMD EPYC Launch Event Live Blog (Starts 4pm ET)

July 30, 2017

03:38PM EDT – Just getting seated, 20 minutes to show time 03:38PM EDT – This is AMD’s launch for their Server parts. Code named Naples, branded EPYC 03:40PM EDT – Marking a return to the enterprise market for AMD, after BD and several years of little-to-no movement 03:40PM EDT – With the right execution, AMD […]

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AMD’s Future in Servers: New 7000-Series CPUs Launched and EPYC Analysis

July 30, 2017

The big news out of AMD was the launch of Zen, the new high-performance core that is designed to underpin the product roadmap for the next few generations of products. To much fanfare, AMD launched consumer level parts based on Zen, called Ryzen, earlier this year. There was a lot of discussion in the consumer […]

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AMD Inadvertently Reveals Ryzen 3 1300 1200 Details

July 30, 2017

If you were paying close attention to this morning’s announcement of AMD’s new Ryzen Pro SKUs, then you likely noticed something interesting: the non-X PRO chips all have the same performance specifications as their standard consumer counterparts. Specifically, both of the non-X PRO SKUs with existing Ryzen 5 & 7 counterparts have the same core […]

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AMD Threadripper 1920X and 1950X CPU Details: 12/16 Cores, 4 GHz Turbo, $799 and $999

July 30, 2017

Last night out of the blue, we received an email from AMD, sharing some of the specifications for the forthcoming Ryzen Threadripper CPUs to be announced today. Up until this point, we knew a few things – Threadripper would consist of two Zeppelin dies featuring AMD’s latest Zen core and microarchitecture, and would essentially double […]

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AMD Announces Ryzen 5 Lineup: Hex-Core from $219, Available April 11th

July 30, 2017

As part of our initial Ryzen 7 review, AMD also teased the presence of two more elements to the Ryzen lineup, specifically Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3, both aiming at a lower cost market and allowing AMD to sell some of the silicon that didn’t quite make it to the Ryzen 7 lineup. Today is […]

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