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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 next Zen-based high-end desktop CPU family is code-named ‘Pinnacle Ridge’

AMD’s next Zen-based high-end desktop CPU family is code-named ‘Pinnacle Ridge’ Code-named Pinnacle Ridge, the new family is expected to go retail in early 2018 after an official unveiling at the end of 2017.Pinnacle Ridge will be based on the architecture AMD currently dubs as Zen 2.

AMD Ryzen CPUs are readily available, but Ryzen motherboards? Not so much

AMD Ryzen CPUs are readily available, but Ryzen motherboards? Not so much As LegitReviews notes (and ExtremeTech confirmed), there aren’t a whole lot of motherboards currently in stock for the platform.There’s currently a bit of a gap between how AMD has described the desire for its platforms (strong demand!

Gaming: Ryzen™ Community Update | Community

It’s been about two weeks since we launched the new AMD Ryzen™ processor, and I’m just thrilled to see all the excitement and chatter surrounding our new chip.We have investigated reports alleging incorrect thread scheduling on the AMD Ryzen™ processor.

Gaming: Tips for Building a Better Ryzen™ S... | Community

Gaming: Tips for Building a Better  Ryzen™ S... | Community The AMD Ryzen™ processor is a completely new and different platform from what gamers may be accustomed to, and established practices for configuring a system may prove incorrect or unreliable.That’s why every AMD Ryzen™ processor is unlocked for overclocking.

Asus refreshes Zen AiO Pro with seventh-gen Intel Core CPUs and 27-inch display

Asus refreshes Zen AiO Pro with seventh-gen Intel Core CPUs and 27-inch display The Windows all-in-one (AIO) PC has undergone something of a revival lately, with a host of new options that turn the once underpowered and underwhelming machines into great looking and performing options.Now, Asus has released its latest model in the line and has improved the value considerably with a larger thin-bezel display.

Ashes of the Singularity update substantially boosts AMD Ryzen performance

Ashes of the Singularity update substantially boosts AMD Ryzen performance When AMD launched its Ryzen 7 family, it delivered a chip that exceeded our expectations in just about every category, but fell down somewhat in gaming.But there was a clear gap at 1080p in both our Ryzen 7 review and our GTX 1080 Ti testing.

Gaming: New Ryzen chipset drivers now avail... | Community

Gaming: New  Ryzen chipset drivers now avail... | Community Starting this week, AMD Ryzen™ customers can download a new version of the AMD Ryzen Chipset Drivers (version 17.This release is primarily intended to make good on our promise to include the AMD Ryzen Balanced power plan in the chipset driver package.

AMD Clarifies Vega and Server Rollouts, Talks Zen Follow-Ups

AMD Clarifies Vega and Server Rollouts, Talks Zen Follow-Ups Let’s break it down: During AMD’s financial analyst day, it unveiled a roadmap for Zen that showed 14nm/14nm+, followed by a Zen 2 and Zen 3.This implies we’ll see a refreshed Zen point-update at some point on a second-generation 14nm process.

Gaming: The ITX era dawns for Ryzen CPUs | Community

Gaming: The ITX era dawns for  Ryzen CPUs | Community Prized for its “power-to-weight” ratio, the diminutive mITX form factor—just 170x170mm—can pack a lot of hardware into systems not much larger than a shoebox.And we’re only just getting started: more ITX designs for the AMD Ryzen™ processor are on the way over the summer!

Gaming: Community Update #4: Let's Talk DRAM! | Community

Today’s update is the one many of you have been most excited about: the AGESA that focuses on overclocked memory.There’s some great news for IOMMU/ACS users, too!

Gaming: The incredible value of Ryzen™ 5 Pr... | Community

Gaming: The incredible value of  Ryzen™ 5 Pr... | Community It’s been about a month since the AMD Ryzen™ 5 processors launched, and we’re celebrating that anniversary with a brief little roundup of the greatest things said about these award-winning chips.And that brings us to today’s topic: with six cores and 12 threads, or four cores and eight threads, Ryzen 5 processors are fantastic gaming CPUs with a little extra “oomph” on the side for all those times you need to do anything beyond gaming.

Gaming: Memory OC Showdown: Frequency vs. Memor... | Community

Gaming: Memory OC Showdown: Frequency vs. Memor... | Community 2T CR (not shown), specific memory throughput testing should be conducted as the balance of power will come down to your other memory timings.In the BankGroupSwap section, we alluded to “single rank” memory modules; that may have left some people scratching their head.

AMD Beats Q2 2017 Expectations on Strong Ryzen, Epyc Sales

AMD Beats Q2 2017 Expectations on Strong Ryzen, Epyc Sales This was a significant quarter for AMD, because it marked the first quarter of full availability for the Ryzen CPU family.Gross margin of 33 percent was down 1 percent compared with Q1 2017, but up 2 percent year over year.

Ryzen for the Rest of Us: AMD's New Ryzen 3 Takes On Intel Core i3

Ryzen for the Rest of Us: AMD's New Ryzen 3 Takes On Intel Core i3 As we expected, AMD is launching two Ryzen 3 CPUs today — the Ryzen 3 1300X and the Ryzen 3 1200.The Ryzen 3 1300X is capable of maintaining an all-core boost of 3.

Gaming: Find a cooler for the Ryzen Threadr... | Community

Hey, everyone!Preorders for the crazy powerful AMD Ryzen™ Threadripper™ processors went live yesterday, and those with a CPU on the way may be wondering what cooler to buy for the 4094-pin sTR4 socket on the AMD X399 motherboards.

Rumor: Prices Leak for Intel's Coffee Lake

Rumor: Prices Leak for Intel's Coffee Lake 3GHz all-core boost) for ~$380.2GHz base clock, 4.

AMD: Ryzen Development Was a 'Worst-Case Scenario'

AMD: Ryzen Development Was a 'Worst-Case Scenario' According to AMD’s desktop CPU marketing manager, Don Woligroski, all this progress took place at what he calls a worst-case scenario for AMD.Historically, both AMD and Intel have preferred to evolve existing architectures over launching new ones precisely because new CPU architectures are so risky.

Intel's Coffee Lake Refresh Offers Up to 6 Cores, Goes On Sale Oct. 5

Intel's Coffee Lake Refresh Offers Up to 6 Cores, Goes On Sale Oct. 5 The Core i5 family never had Hyper-Threading, so that’s no different, but Intel is bumping its core count to six cores, up from four.The major question, of course, is how these prices and capabilities compare against AMD’s Ryzen family.