AM5 socket and Ryzen 7000 shown. Zen 4 capable of 5 GHz all-core

AMD has announced the release of the Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU with 3D V-Cache technology bound for spring and also talked its desktop CPU successors with Zen 4 architecture, planned to arrive this year. The company has shared the first pictures of the Ryzen 7000 CPUs and their AM5 sockets. AMD has further shown a demo, according to which the Zen 4 should be able to reach 5 GHz clocks on all cores, a great news for the 5nm technology. Read more “AM5 socket and Ryzen 7000 shown. Zen 4 capable of 5 GHz all-core” »

AMD unveils Ryzen 6000: 6nm Zen 3+ with superfast RDNA 2 iGPU

AMD has been releasing its new laptop CPUs during CES every January, and this year will be no different. The Ryzen 6000 was revealed, AMD’s first 6nm APU that also brings support for DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory. And most importantly, all-new integrated graphics with RDNA 2 architecture that will set a new standard in gaming performance. But these processors also have other new features that Ryzen-based laptops have lacked until now. Read more “AMD unveils Ryzen 6000: 6nm Zen 3+ with superfast RDNA 2 iGPU” »

Core i5-12400 with DDR4 test: Meet the fresh bestseller

The more efficient Alder Lake processors with TDP/PL1 35–65 W are out. We are, of course, ready, and for a perfect overview we have complete tests of the Core i5-12400, i.e. the successor of the most popular models of the past generations. You can compare this processor in all aspects not only with them, but also with the Ryzen 5 5600X . It looks like this processor will sell like hot cakes. Read more “Core i5-12400 with DDR4 test: Meet the fresh bestseller” »

Russia has local Baikal-S server CPUs. 6nm 128-core in the works

In the summer we reported that Russia is now making (or rather designing, as fabbing will happen at TSMC) its own ARM Baikal-M CPUs, which are also being used in computers intended for state administration. It was an outdated SoC with Cortex-A57, the very first 64-bit ARM cores. But now the same company has a much cooler processor: a 48-core with a newer architecture that could replace the cheaper server Xeons and Epycs. Read more “Russia has local Baikal-S server CPUs. 6nm 128-core in the works” »

Intel plans a special edition 5.2GHz all-core boost Alder Lake

Last month, Intel has released Alder Lake CPUs, with the highest Core i9-12900K model scoring both single-thread and gaming performance lead. But there’s more coming. Intel is now said to be developing Core i9-12900KS, an even faster model, or rather a special edition. This CPU should perform even better, thus securing Intel’s lead against the possibility that AMD counterattacks i9-12900K successfully with its 3D V-Cache CPUs. Read more “Intel plans a special edition 5.2GHz all-core boost Alder Lake” »

Intel Core i3-10105F is a rarity: Cheap processor for cheap mobos

The choice of CPUs for low budget builds is getting weaker and less economical – the current prices of Pentiums are reminiscent of a bad joke. Core i3-1010x(F) are the only ones in sufficient numbers at the moment, and still for reasonable money. It’s just a shame that AMD has no competition here. But the comparison of Core i3 Comet Lake with Core i5-10400(F) is also attractive. You might find that it’s worth the savings. Read more “Intel Core i3-10105F is a rarity: Cheap processor for cheap mobos” »

AMD 4800S: Zen 2 console APU comes to PCs, now with PCIe 4.0

Obscure hardware has been thriving lately, with AMD choosing to recycle APUs used in consoles into improvised PC CPUs. Following the Jaguar chip from the Xbox One, this year theAMD 4700S Desktop Kit, a CPU with 8 Zen 2 cores produced from defective PlayStation 5 APUs, has appeared. And AMD now seems to be preparing a similar CPU with a new 4800S designation. A mainboard fitted with such should be suited for gaming. Read more “AMD 4800S: Zen 2 console APU comes to PCs, now with PCIe 4.0” »

Nvidia-ARM merger dead? US authorities seek to block the sale

It has been over a year since Nvidia has announced a deal to buy ARM – source of the instruction set and CPU architectures that power embedded and mobile devices, phones and increasingly computers, laptops and servers. But now it looks like there is a major chance that this merger will not happen. US authorities have raised the loudest “NO” yet, aiming to stop the acquisition for fear it would stifle innovation and competition. Read more “Nvidia-ARM merger dead? US authorities seek to block the sale” »

13th Generation Raptor Lake/Core CPUs to maintain DDR4 support

The new Z690 platform, with a LGA 1700 socket and Alder Lake CPU just launched by Intel is the first one to use DDR5 memory. Optionally the CPUs can still be used with DDR4 memory modules. You might feel like buying a DDR4 mainboard could be a mistake blocking the path to a later CPU upgrade. But we have good news for you – Alder Lake is not the last CPU with DDR4 support, such mainboards will also support upcoming CPUs. Read more “13th Generation Raptor Lake/Core CPUs to maintain DDR4 support” »

Test: Disabling small (E) and big (P) cores of the Core i9-12900K

The big.LITTLE concept in Intel Alder Lake processors encourages various “re-configurations” of the cores. Especially in the context of inferior scaling or priority settings that are not good for some applications. However, user interventions in this direction will more often lead to a disservice than to a benefit. Does it make sense to bypass E cores in games? It doesn’t. Such intervention drives processors into severe inefficiency. Read more “Test: Disabling small (E) and big (P) cores of the Core i9-12900K” »

Intel Core i9-12900K megatest: AMD in 2nd place again

The 12th generation Intel Core processors – Alder Lake is now out and we already have the full-fledged tests for you. These processors are significantly different from the previous ones in many aspects and many things are used “for the first time”. Among them are DDR5 memory support, PCI Express 5.0, 7 nm manufacturing process or hybrid concept of small and large cores. It’s time for a detailed analysis! Read more “Intel Core i9-12900K megatest: AMD in 2nd place again” »

Alder Lake and DDR5: XMP 3.0, Dynamic Memory Boost and more

Intel has unveiled the Alder Lake CPUs last week, and we covered the SKUs, features and specs here. There’s more further news, Intel has revealed a number of interesting details about the DDR5 memory support. There’s new generation of auto overclocking via XMP profiles coming, XMP 3.0, which has been significantly modified for DDR5 memory. And particularly the Dynamic memory Boost is a breakthrough feature for high-performance RAM. Read more “Alder Lake and DDR5: XMP 3.0, Dynamic Memory Boost and more” »

Alder Lake testing toolkit: the MEG Z690 Unify and DDR5 memory

We already have one of the Alder Lake processors in our editorial office and this time we’ll be quick – we’ll publish the full tests at the earliest possible date, November 4. Until then, we have to keep quiet about the features of Intel’s new processors. But we can already give you a little teaser with a preview of the platform we’re testing on. In the article you will also find a thermal image of the VRM of the MSI MEG Z690 Unify motherboard. Read more “Alder Lake testing toolkit: the MEG Z690 Unify and DDR5 memory” »

Test numbers leaked, Core i5-12400 to beat Ryzen 5 5600X

The release of Intel Alder Lake processors is fast approaching and with it, performance test leaks are starting to appear. We’ve already had one such leak (Ci9-12900K), but this one is more interesting. Firstly, because it contains more results, but mainly because it reports on the Core i5-12400. That is the successor to the Core i5-11400(F), which is a processor that offers a much more favorable price/performance ratio for gaming PCs than the competition. Read more “Test numbers leaked, Core i5-12400 to beat Ryzen 5 5600X” »

Can you run Windows 11? App tells you what’s blocking upgrade

The “popular” topic of HW requirements of Windows 11 is back. Microsoft’s initial draconian position has softened a bit, but uncertainty remains (for example, there are rumours that officially unsupported hardware might not get updates). If you’re planning to upgrade, you may find Microsoft’s new diagnostic app helpful: it clearly tells you which requirements are met by your hardware and which not, requiring upgrades or changes. Read more “Can you run Windows 11? App tells you what’s blocking upgrade” »

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