AMD reveals future processor plans and first details on Zen 5

From AMD’s Financial Day 2022 conference on Thursday, we’ve already covered here what the company said that was new about Zen 4 and Ryzen 7000 (especially the IPC reveal). Now let’s take a look at the roadmaps for future processors. The company has revealed these plans for practically all market segments, which comes after a long time during which we didn’t see any roadmaps from it and could only rely on unconfirmed leaks. Read more “AMD reveals future processor plans and first details on Zen 5” »

More Ryzen 7000 details: TDP and PPT, iGPU features and more…

We’ve already had an article about AMD’s Ryzen 7000 CPUs and what was revealed about them at Computex 2022, but we need to revisit them once more. AMD has since dropped more details about the features of these CPUs, new instructions and technologies. The situation around TDP and maximum power draw was also clarified, and AMD also said something about the reported performance numbers that caused a bit of a stir on Monday. Read more “More Ryzen 7000 details: TDP and PPT, iGPU features and more…” »

AMD Ryzen 7000 sample leaked: Zen 4 cores boost up to 5.2 GHz

AMD CPUs bringing the 5nm manufacturing process, the new Zen 4 architecture and also a new desktop platform (AM5) with DDR5 memory, look to be quite close, these Ryzen 7000 processors could be here as early as September. An interesting teaser has emerged now: it seems AMD tested a Ryzen 7000 sample in the Phoronix Test Suite, and the result went public in the OpenBenchmarking database. And it shows quite interesting specifications. Read more “AMD Ryzen 7000 sample leaked: Zen 4 cores boost up to 5.2 GHz” »

Intel Meteor Lake already boots Windows. Launch pushed forward?

Late last week, Intel released Q1 financial results. In addition to sales, profits and margins numbers (which were noteably down), the company also announced news more technical in nature. The company already has the first functional CPUs manufactured using the 4nm “Intel 4” node, the 14th generation Core “Meteor Lake” chiplet design processors. This means that these CPUs could come out sooner than expected. Read more “Intel Meteor Lake already boots Windows. Launch pushed forward?” »

Next year’s Ryzen 7000 APUs will have RDNA 3 GPUs

This fall, AMD is releasing a new generation of graphics cards (Radeon RX 7000) and Ryzen 7000 “Raphael” desktop processors with Zen 4 cores. However, this architecture should also be adopted quite quickly by Ryzen 7000 “Phoenix” APU processors for laptops. Little was known about these, but information on them has also started to leak: the Linux driver code has revealed the architecture of the integrated GPU. Read more “Next year’s Ryzen 7000 APUs will have RDNA 3 GPUs” »

AMD Zen 5 will have 16-core CCX and other architecture news

Last week we wrote about leaked information on AMD’s Zen 5 processor architecture, published on the RedGamingTech youtube channel. Such information tends to be of rumor nature, so it should probably be treated with caution for now. However, the details this source gives are quite interesting, and now they have added some more specifics, so it is worthy to cover them, even if we have to keep in mind to not take it for granted. Read more “AMD Zen 5 will have 16-core CCX and other architecture news” »

AMD conquers Intel territory: Ryzen 5 5600 vs. Core i5-12400(F)

In the cheaper mid-range of processors, only Intel has been involved in recent years, gaining a lot of popularity in the segment of the cheapest Core i5s. Similar to the popularity that the Ryzen 5 3600 once had. Since its release, however, Intel has turned around three generations of competing processors to get on the proverbial horse. To knock it off it though, AMD is coming up with the Ryzen 5 5600. Read more “AMD conquers Intel territory: Ryzen 5 5600 vs. Core i5-12400(F)” »

Zen 4 will also offer a 3D V-Cache gamer special, but only in 2023

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D, AMD’s new processor aimed specifically at gaming is now on sale. Based on the reviews, it seems that the 96MB 3D V-Cache it touts really helps in games significantly. This is the final CPU on the AM4 platform, still with the Zen 3 architecture, so many people are probably torn, eyeing Zen 4 instead. For those, there’s good news: Zen 4 with 3D V-Cache is also in the works, but it will take tame to arrive. Read more “Zen 4 will also offer a 3D V-Cache gamer special, but only in 2023” »

Zen 4: SP5 socket and 5nm AMD Epyc with 12 CPU dies pictured

Recently, the first test or sighting of a sample of AMD’s 5nm processor with the new Zen 4 architecture appeared on the Internet. Now we also have the first photo. And not only the processor, but also the silicon – a delidded 96-core Epyc 7004 “Genoa” has made it to the Internet. We have a proof that Zen 4 uses CPU chiplets with eight cores and there will be a whole 12 of them and under the IHS of the processor. Read more “Zen 4: SP5 socket and 5nm AMD Epyc with 12 CPU dies pictured” »

Surprise in HEDT CPUs? Intel reportedly preparing Alder Lake-X

Intel is expected to release a new platform of high-end processors based on the Sapphire Rapids Xeons server CPUs this fall. It would thus once again return to an area it had essentially abandoned with the decline of the X299 platform and its high-end processors. But strangely enough, a report has now surfaced that Intel is preparing surprise high-end CPUs, never known until now: something called Alder Lake-X. Read more “Surprise in HEDT CPUs? Intel reportedly preparing Alder Lake-X” »

BIOS bugs inflate Pentium G7400’s power draw by up to 100 %

Manufacturers don’t bother too much with tuning BIOSes for cheaper processors. As a result of mishandled power management, the processor may have an inadequately high power draw in the default settings. In addition, there is poor cooling and lower performance than there should be. However, this is not a thing you can’t fix, you just need to know where, what and how to adjust. You’ll learn that too from this article. Read more “BIOS bugs inflate Pentium G7400’s power draw by up to 100 %” »

Intel Pentium G7400: For what are two cores with HT (not) enough?

From the top, we gradually worked our way down to the class of the iconic Pentium. Its design is quite conservative by today’s standards. The performance of the dual-core processor is at the limit, which begins to complicate the actual execution of the tests. One of the biggest appeals is the low power draw, but that may not be worth much if your processor can’t handle your demands in real time. Or can it? Read more “Intel Pentium G7400: For what are two cores with HT (not) enough?” »

First test of Zen 4 in Geekbench, Cache capacities confirmed

Last week, alleged leaks painted the future high-end Ryzen 9 processor lineup in AMD’s upcoming 5nm CPU generation. Now an actual sample of Zen 4 has surfaced – someone tested it in Geekbench and the result made it into the public database. This is apparently the first ever such leak, which may illustrate some of the architectural changes AMD is planning in the new cores. Read more “First test of Zen 4 in Geekbench, Cache capacities confirmed” »

Zen 4 Ryzen 9’s still with only 16 cores. 170 W, DDR4 support?

Sometime in the second half of the year, AMD should finally release the new AM5 desktop platform with DDR5 memory after six years of AM4 socket (which premiered in 2016). That will bring us the much awaited 5nm Ryzen 7000 CPUs with Zen 4 architecture, and it’s about time we got some leaked details. Now one such has come up: information on the core count and also watt count of Ryzen 9 models from the 7000 generation. Read more “Zen 4 Ryzen 9’s still with only 16 cores. 170 W, DDR4 support?” »

Ryzen 7 5800X3D with V-Cache is locked, impossible to overclock

This week AMD announced the April release of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, claimed to be “the ultimate gaming CPU” (at least amongst Ryzen processors, we’ll see if it beats Intel’s 12th-generation Core). However, this CPU has one flaw for enthusiasts – it’s been confirmed that it is not overclockable. AMD has revealed that this is an unfortunate side effect of the 3D V-Cache, the company reassures us it’s not cracking down on OC as such. Read more “Ryzen 7 5800X3D with V-Cache is locked, impossible to overclock” »

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