Tag Archives: Ryzen

Ryzen sales lead AMD earnings, despite issues with game optimization and mining

Ryzen was the star of AMD’s second-quarter earnings call Tuesday: The processors helped boost earnings 19 percent compared to a year ago. Company executives also had two messages for gamers: one, that game developers had largely completed their code optimizations for Ryzen, and two, that miners who hoarded graphics cards wouldn’t be around forever. Both messages should resonate with gamers, ... Read More »

Intel Core i9 review: The fastest consumer CPU prepares for Ryzen war

We’re reviewing our first Core i9 chip—Intel’s Core i9-7900X 10-core part—as a veritable CPU storm looms. Sure, Core i9 blew in as the most powerful CPU the company has ever sold to consumers, and it’s currently the fastest Core-series CPU available. But an ill wind is blowing: AMD’s Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 chips offer stiff competition in the low end, ... Read More »

Intel Core i9 review: The fastest consumer CPU prepares for Ryzen war

We’re reviewing our first Core i9 chip—Intel’s Core i9-7900X 10-core part—as a veritable CPU storm looms. Sure, Core i9 blew in as the most powerful CPU the company has ever sold to consumers, and it’s currently the fastest Core-series CPU available. But an ill wind is blowing: AMD’s Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 chips offer stiff competition in the low end, ... Read More »

AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU

Updated May 30, 2017: AMD revealed more information about Threadripper at Computex, namely its massive socket size and abundant PCI-E lanes. Meanwhile, Intel unveiled its Core i9 X family of chips with up to 18 cores for deep-pocketed enthusiasts. Let the core wars begin!   AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper could very well be the most powerful consumer CPU ever introduced. With 16 ... Read More »

This Ryzen 5 1500X all-AMD PC brings compelling 8 thread gaming to the masses

For the first time in a long time, you’re able to build a compelling 4-core, 8-thread gaming PC that’s overclockable without spending a small fortune, thanks to AMD’s Ryzen 5 CPUs. In recent memory, the only way to tick all the performances boxes was to spring for Intel’s highest-end Core i7 processors, and they aren’t cheap. (Don’t come at me, AMD FX ... Read More »

AMD reveals another edge for Ryzen vs. Intel’s Skylake: It will be smaller

AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPU will occupy less space and offer twice the amount of cache of Intel’s 6th-generation CPU, according a news report. Oh, and there will indeed be a quad-core model. AMD engineers made the disclosure in a paper this week during the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, according to EE Times’ Rick Merritt. The engineering paper ... Read More »

You can find out how your CPU compares to AMD’s Ryzen for free

The Ryzen hype train has left the station, and to build up its speed, AMD has actually released the source file it used to demonstrate just how fast its upcoming eight-core Summit Ridge CPU is. This doesn’t usually happen, but because Blender is open-source and free, we now have a way for both haters and fans to test their own ... Read More »

You can find out how your CPU compares to AMD’s Ryzen for free

The Ryzen hype train has left the station, and to build up its speed, AMD has actually released the source file it used to demonstrate just how fast its upcoming eight-core Summit Ridge CPU is. This doesn’t usually happen, but because Blender is open-source and free, we now have a way for both haters and fans to test their own ... Read More »