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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X reviewed: Zen is an amazing workstation chip with a 1080p gaming Achilles heel

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X reviewed: Zen is an amazing workstation chip with a 1080p gaming Achilles heel It’s been years since AMD fielded a high performance CPU design and the company doesn’t have the same market share it once commanded.We redesigned our CPU benchmark suite in preparation for Ryzen, but didn’t have time to run every CPU through every new test.

AMD's Ryzen CPUs Are Here To Take On Intel

AMD's Ryzen CPUs Are Here To Take On Intel Available today for do-it-yourselfers or in a wide array of systems from boutique PC builders, the first three Ryzen CPUs offer an amazing power-to-price ratio.Early testing indicates the the Ryzen CPUs outperform their Intel counterparts in multiple areas—our friends at Techspot are already impressed—though early gaming benchmarks show Intel still on top.

AMD's new 32-core Naples CPU will attack Intel's data center monopoly

AMD's new 32-core Naples CPU will attack Intel's data center monopoly Back in 2006, AMD’s server business was one of the company’s biggest success stories.Its share of the worldwide server business peaked in Q2 2006, at just under 25% of the market.

Qualcomm announces 48-core Falkor CPUs to run Microsoft Windows Server

Qualcomm announces 48-core Falkor CPUs to run Microsoft Windows Server Today at the Open Compute Summit, Qualcomm announced a significant partnership with Microsoft that could have ramifications for the entire server industry.Not only has Qualcomm created new server designs around Microsoft’s Project Olympus specifications and its own Centriq 2400 SoCs, it’s working with Microsoft to bring ARM support to Windows Server.

Latest version of Google Chrome makes background tabs less resource hungry

Latest version of Google Chrome makes background tabs less resource hungry The new version brings big changes to the way background tabs operate, which will hopefully help laptop users get the most out of their battery life.Put simply, Chrome will now limit background tabs to an average CPU load of one percent on a single core, according to a report from Ars Technica.

These PC hardware deals give you more savings on your custom computer build

These PC hardware deals give you more savings on your custom computer build The Cooler Master Hyper T4’s universal mounting system is compatible with the latest AMD AM4 socket, as well as most other current AMD and Intel sockets.PCI Express slots include one 3.

Rumor: AMD may be planning a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen titan to challenge Intel's Broadwell-E, Skylake-X

Rumor: AMD may be planning a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen titan to challenge Intel's Broadwell-E, Skylake-X Now, there’s a rumor making the rounds that Ryzen 18 may not be the end of AMD’s desktop ambitions.net: Public knowledge by now but AMD has a new HEDT platform coming out in a couple of months.

New Snapdragon 835 tests show Qualcomm's latest SoC doesn't beat the 821 in every scenario

New Snapdragon 835 tests show Qualcomm's latest SoC doesn't beat the 821 in every scenario The new Snapdragon 835 uses a CPU core that Qualcomm calls the Kryo 280, but that chip isn’t based on its prior Kryo CPU at all.The new Built On ARM Cortex Technology license allows companies to make more significant deviations from ARM’s base plans without having to build entirely custom chips.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X CPU Review: A Fantastic Alternative To Intel

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X CPU Review: A Fantastic Alternative To Intel After years of anticipating their release, it’s hard for me to believe that AMD’s Zen-based Ryzen CPUs only arrived a month ago.As we begin to recover from the roller coaster ride that was Ryzen 7, we now have Ryzen 5 to address.

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU overclocked to 5.9GHz with all threads enabled

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X CPU overclocked to 5.9GHz with all threads enabled It turns out that with the right cooling AMD’s new Ryzen CPUs can be overclocked very well indeed.Although 4GHz tends to be the rough barrier for air cooled Ryzen CPUs, one overclocker has given a Ryzen 5 1600X processor a bath in liquid nitrogen and with that cryogenic fluid in place, he was able to clock it as high as 5.

Flashing your RX 480 GPU to an RX 580 BIOS is a really bad idea

Flashing your RX 480 GPU to an RX 580 BIOS is a really bad idea According to Overclock3D, some users are flashing their older RX 480s with an updated RX 580 BIOS and discovering that this can work as well.There are two major problems with flashing an RX 480 to behave like an RX 580.

Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected

Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected Meanwhile, Intel will reportedly launch its Coffee Lake refresh in August of this year rather than waiting until January 2018.The current 6xxx HEDT chips are built on Broadwell and support the older X99 chipset, which first debuted in 2014.

AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver Now, the company has released a new chipset driver that will add and automatically activate a power profile that gives Ryzen more control over its own power states.The problem initially occurred because of a mismatch in how AMD’s SenseMI technology operates compared with Windows’ native power management.

Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors

Intel Will Rebrand Xeons, Preps Gold, Platinum Workstation Processors Marketing materials need to be updated, and additional explanations prepared for when the new naming system and new products both go live.As for the naming scheme itself, Intel appears to be jettisoning all reference to model types in favor of precious metals — Xeon Gold and Xeon Platinum.

How to overclock your CPU without setting your computer on fire

How to overclock your CPU without setting your computer on fire If you want to get serious power out of your processor, you might want to invest in some high quality cooling.Most AMD chips can be overclocked, while only two series of Intel chips can be overclocked.

Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of

Upcoming Nvidia Driver Will Enable Netflix 4K Streaming, Sort Of Over the past year, it’s often seemed as if Microsoft and Netflix have done everything they could possibly do to prevent 4K streaming on PCs.While 4K started rolling out on Netflix several years ago, only a handful of smart TVs were supported.

Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking

Intel Responds to Core i7-7700K Overheating Issue, Cluelessly Suggests We Stop Overclocking Some owners of Intel Core i7-7700 and i7-7700K chips have been complaining for months about mysterious temperature spikes, and now Intel has responded.Multiple users have been noticing unusual temperature spikes as high as 90 degrees Celsius.

Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 630, 600 Midrange SoCs

Qualcomm Announces New Snapdragon 630, 600 Midrange SoCs Device coverage in the smartphone world tends to focus on high-end products, rather than midrange or upper midrange hardware.Qualcomm’s new upper-midrange and midrange Snapdragon 600 refreshes were announced today, and both parts are a solid improvement over their predecessors.

How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They're an Essential Part of Modern Chips

How L1 and L2 CPU Caches Work, and Why They're an Essential Part of Modern Chips This is where the L2 cache comes into play — while it’s slower, it’s also much larger.This chart shows the relationship between an L1 cache with a constant hit rate, but a larger L2 cache.

Intel Puts the Kibosh on Reports It Will License AMD GPU Technology

Intel Puts the Kibosh on Reports It Will License AMD GPU Technology But as far as GPU performance is concerned, outside its models with EDRAM, AMD is still considered to have an overall edge.In a statement sent to Barrons, Intel stated, “The recent rumors that Intel has licensed AMD’s graphics technology are untrue.