AMD 7 1700 gets delidded

02.03.2017 - Posted by Marc Büchel

Just a few hours before the launch

AMD
A while ago well-known overclocker Der8auer created a tool to delid Skylake (and other) processors. Now, with the new AMD Ryzen chips, he managed to delid also this new processor without using any specific tools. We managed to get a couple of pictures of a delidded AMD 7 1700 CPU that is going to launched today.

AMD 7 1800X tested again

01.03.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

This time by Chiphell

AMD
Another set of benchmarks on AMD’s Ryzen CPUs has surfaced. This time it looks like the octa-core AMD 7 1800X has been tested. This model features 8 core, 16 thread and a TDP of 95W. The Ryzen 7 1800X should belong to the "Black Edition" series with a street price of $499 US.

The new flagship

AMD
AMD has announced their RX Vega series of GPUs, which is going to replace the R9 Fury lineup. This new series of GPUs was announced at AMD's Capsaicin and Cream Event during the GDC, alongside their new "V for Vega" logo designed by AMD's Raja Koduri himself. The R9 Fury series was launched in summer 2015 therefore it’s about time we see something new and fast from AMD.

Against an Intel Core i7-6800K CPU

AMD
A few days ago AMD has announced their new Ryzen 7 series processors including three new 8-core chips and they all come with a highly competitive price tag. So far we’ve only seen numbers in multi-threaded benchmarks, however thanks to a leak from PCEVA there are now more real-world benchmarks floating around.

Ryzen APUs in late 2017

27.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Cheaper than Ryzen 3 chips

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With Ryzen AMD is on the verge of launching their new high-end desktop processors. The lineup includes octa-core, hexa-core as well as quad-core parts but nevertheless customers will also expect even cheaper parts to follow and in that case we’re talking about upcoming APUs.

AMD B350 compatible with Crossfire

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With Ryzen AMD has introduced six new chipsets and two of them are already available for pre-order and they are about to become available next week. As we already mentioned a few times the X370 chipset marks the high-end segment, while the B350 is the mid-range offer and with the A320 AMD is taking care of the entry-level market. On top of that there are also three additional chipset, which have been developed for small form factor (SFF) solutions and they go by the names X300, B300 and A300.

Goodbye AMD OverDrive!

AMD
Although Ryzen is still a week away from its official launch, we are still receiving a lot of informations and details regarding AMD's upcoming architecture. Thanks to a leak from the Youtuber "The Tech Chap" there are more details about AMD's new overclocking utility.

Against an Intel Core i7-7700K CPU

AMD
AMD has finally announced their new Ryzen 7 series processors including three new 8-core chips and they all come with a highly competitive price tag. At the moment we have seen only numbers in multi-threaded benchmarks, however thanks to a leak from DinoPC on OCUK there are now more real-world benchmarks floating around.

On Ashes of the Singularity

AMD
According to latest rumors from Videocardz, new scores on two upcoming AMD RX 500 series graphics cards have appeared. Although Ashes of the Singularity isn’t a great benchmark to use for comparisons, there are plenty of scores in a similar range to the RX 580 and RX 560. The AMD RX 580 should compete against the NVIDIA GTX 1070, while the RX 560 might be fast as a NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti graphics card.

More game optimisations

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Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.1.2 Beta drivers there is already a new WHQL update available. This release is supposed to bring performance improvements to a few games as well as optimizations for Sniper Elite 4 and For Honor.

Overclocked to 5.2 GHz with LN2 cooling

AMD
Yesterday AMD has shown three new Ryzen 7 CPUs and already at launch day it looks like they’ve achieved a very nice result doing extreme overclocking. During the show, an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU has been pushed to 5.2GHz while running Cinebench R15 and it looks like those chips are capable of breaking records.

Three 8-core chips

AMD
AMD has finally announced their new Ryzen 7 series processors including three new 8-core chips and they all come with a highly competitive price tag. At the moment So far AMD has only been talking about the 8-core 16-thread Ryzen 7 lineup but we might see soon 6-core and 4-core models soon too.

Vega 10 and 11

AMD
As we all know meanwhile AMD is going to present their upcoming Ryzen processors during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) on February 28. Apart from that the company has now confirmed that they will also be holding an Event on the next-generation Vega GPU architecture.

AMD 7 1700X tested again

21.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

This time by xfastest.com

AMD
Another set of benchmarks on AMD’s Ryzen CPUs has hit the surface. This time it looks like the octa-core AMD 7 1700X has been tested. According to the latest rumors, this model should features 8 core, 16 thread and a TDP of 95W. The Ryzen 7 1700X should belong to the "Black Edition" series with a street price of $389 US.

AMD Ryzen coolers leak

21.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

More details

AMD
A few days ago AMD's Ryzen stock coolers have appeared online, showcasing their new cooler design. According to the latest reports from Videocardz, one of them might use Intel-style push-pins and the second one comes with a different retention kit. The coolers are capable of removing either 95 or 140 Watts of TDP depending on the model.

Good for workstations and NAS

AMD
According to a leak on ASUS’s official site, the upcoming AM4 Prime X370-Pro might be compatible with ECC memory at launch. Furthermore the default DDR4 memory speed is set to 2666 MHz. This new feature seems to be exclusive to AMD's Ryzen CPUs since A-series APUs and the Athlon chips are only compatible with non-ECC DDR4 2400 MHz by default.

Almost as fast as an Intel Core i7-6850K

AMD
Another set of benchmarks on AMD’s Ryzen CPUs has hit the surface. This time it looks like the hexa-core AMD 5 1600X has been tested. According to the latest rumors, this model should features 6 core, 12 thread and a TDP of 95W. The Ryzen 5 1600X should belong to the "Black Edition" series with a street price of $259 US.

AMD Ryzen launch is pretty close

AMD
AMD has announced they’re going to hold a new Webinar event that will take place on February 22nd. This event is going to be streamed through Adobe Connect Meeting Room, while the host is Eric Allen, Channel Marketing Specialist for AMD. According to latest reports, it looks like AMD will show AM4-based motherboards from ASRock and Biostar during the event.

Including Vega 10 and Vega 11 parts

AMD
According to latest reports AMD might release Vega based GPUs as part of the RX 500 series, with both Vega 10 and Vega 11 based chips as part of the new lineup. Already during last CES 2017, it became very clear that with Vega AMD has performed a complete overhaul of the architecture.

Belgian online shop jumps the gun

AMD
During the past weeks we have seen several prices for AMD’s Ryzen already. This time a Belgian online shop has decided to start listing some of the upcoming AMD Ryzen processors including the 21% VAT that are usual in Belgium.
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