AMD Ryzen 5 7600X: The most popular Core i5 declassed

The cheapest Ryzen 7000 processor (7600X) is a class above Intel’s cheapest Core i5-class processor (12400). Ryzen dominates in virtually everything, and it does so at higher efficiency. Yes, it’s not the same price range, and the R5 7600X is ultimately “killed” by the high price (not just in terms of the CPU itself, but the entire platform), but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s a great processor. Read more “AMD Ryzen 5 7600X: The most popular Core i5 declassed” »

How good is AMD’s AVX-512? Does it improve Zen 4 performance?

When Intel Rocket Lake processors with AVX-512 instructions came out last year, we took the opportunity to test how they can improve performance in the x265 video encoder. Since the now-released Ryzen 7000 processors with Zen 4 architecture also support AVX-512, and there has been a lot of debate about the pros and cons with Rocket Lake, we went back to that test to see how AMD’s alternative implementation fares in it. Read more “How good is AMD’s AVX-512? Does it improve Zen 4 performance?” »

AMD Ryzen 9 7900X test: A BANG of an intergenerational leap

More aggressive power limits? Okay, but at a higher efficiency than Intel can do, AMD told itself while working on the Ryzen 7000 processors. And that’s how it really is, despite record-high clock speeds that are truly unusual for a new, unrefined manufacturing node. If this is just the beginning… In any case, not everything is rosy and AMD’s new processors have downsides that will need to be addressed in the future. Read more “AMD Ryzen 9 7900X test: A BANG of an intergenerational leap” »

Zen 4 has a thermal boost, too. 5.85 GHz only at sub 50 °C temps

It is often commented on that Intel processors (like the upcoming Raptor Lake) have many different boost modes with various conditions, for example the temperature-dependent Thermal Velocity Boost. But it turns out that the Ryzen 7000s have something similar. According to unofficial information the top Ryzen 9 7950X model will also reach its maximum frequency only at low temperatures – impractically low, even. Read more “Zen 4 has a thermal boost, too. 5.85 GHz only at sub 50 °C temps” »

Zen 4 architecture: chip parameters and IPC of AMD’s new core

AMD formally launched the Ryzen 7000 (with availability four weeks away though) and confirmed specs and pricing. The company has also disclosed a considerable amount of technical details and more has now leaked from unofficial sources. So let’s have a deeper look at Zen 4 architecture, the 5nm chiplets of the processors and finally the core’s IPC – which has actually improved more than the previously promised +8 to 10 % over Zen 3. Read more “Zen 4 architecture: chip parameters and IPC of AMD’s new core” »

AMD Ryzen 7000 announced: models, specs, pricing, availability

Today in the early morning hours, AMD held an event to officially unveil next generation desktop processors – the Ryzen 7000 with Zen 4 architecture made on 5nm manufacturing process. We learned the final specs of these processors and their new iGPU, as well as a store availability date and the prices the chips will cost. There’s been a surprise change in pricing in contrast with the previous leaks. In any case, Zen 4 is here. Read more “AMD Ryzen 7000 announced: models, specs, pricing, availability” »

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: Best for gaming? In practice, rarely

AMD’s first processor with 3D V-cache is a rather controversial piece of hardware. Sure, it may be the ultimate in gaming performance, but the desired effect is more “on paper” than practical, and when it does come, it’s in very rare cases. So that you don’t end up disappointed with a virtually single-purpose processor that may not even excel at gaming, we’ve broken it all down in detailed tests. Read more “AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D: Best for gaming? In practice, rarely” »

Leaked RDNA 3 GPU details: Has AMD underestimated Nvidia?

Major news has surfaced about AMD’s upcoming RDNA 3 architecture based 5nm GPUs. These chips will form the basis of Radeon RX 7000 generation graphics cards, which will compete with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 4000 GPUs. Angstronomics has published their specifications as well as chip sizes, which raise doubts whether they can have competitive performance. On the other hand, they could be relatively low-cost. Read more “Leaked RDNA 3 GPU details: Has AMD underestimated Nvidia?” »

Full specs of AMD Ryzen 7000 processors out. Major TDP bump

According to leaks, AMD is expected to release their new desktop processors with Zen 4 architecture and 5nm manufacturing process in six weeks and will formally unveil them before the end of the month. And it seems the parameters of these CPUs are now also out. We even have them from two sources, improving the odds this info is legit. Unfortunately, there’s bad news in the power consumption department: TDPs are getting much worse. Read more “Full specs of AMD Ryzen 7000 processors out. Major TDP bump” »

AMD has self-leaked Ryzen 7000 models. Cheaper 7700X octa-core?

Although AMD’s new desktop processors with Zen 4 architecture and the new AM5 platform seem to be very close with release probably less than two months away, the company managed to keep the specs under wraps. It’s not completely leak-proof though. The company’s own website actually revealed information about the models coming out in the first wave of new processors. There’s four of them, one being somewhat of a surprise. Read more “AMD has self-leaked Ryzen 7000 models. Cheaper 7700X octa-core?” »

Intel Arc A380 GPU performance is worse than RX 6400 after all

After missing previous 2021 and Q1 2022 deadlines, Intel Arc discrete desktop graphics cards with the Xe HPG gaming architecture went on sale in China this month. But instead of some bombastic arrival, Intel is releasing them rather quietly, first only in China and only in the OEM market. But maybe that’s because they’re not really impressive yet – the first Arc A380 model seems to be falling well short of expectations in tests. Read more “Intel Arc A380 GPU performance is worse than RX 6400 after all” »

AMD Radeon roadmap: RDNA 3 has new compute unit, uses chiplets

AMD held its Financial Analyst Day 2022 last week, unveiling their future plans there – we’ve already covered what the company said about Zen 4 processors coming out this year, Zen 5 coming out in 2024, and the processor roadmap (for Ryzen 7000 and 8000, Epyc 7004 and 7005). Besides that, the GPU roadmap with the future RDNA 4 architecture was also presented, and we learned new things about the RDNA 3 GPUs coming out this fall. Read more “AMD Radeon roadmap: RDNA 3 has new compute unit, uses chiplets” »

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 AM5 platform: B650, X670, X670E chipsets and how they differ

This week, AMD unveiled the Ryzen 7000 CPUs and Zen 4 architecture at Computex 2022. These new desktop processors will also introduce a brand new platform with the AM5 socket and new chipsets – B650, X670 and X670E. We now have details of these platforms and an overview of the connectivity that the AM5 boards will offer. Some of it has been revealed directly by AMD, but there’s also an unofficial leak with many more details. Read more “AMD AM5 platform: B650, X670, X670E chipsets and how they differ” »

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