AMD

In Q3 of last year, AMD released the first CPUs based on its highly anticipated Zen 4 architecture. Not only did their Ryzen 7000 parts raise the bar in terms of performance compared with the previous Ryzen 5000 series, but it also gave birth to AMD's latest platform, AM5. Some of the most significant benefits of Zen 4 and the AM5 platform include support for PCIe 5.0, DDR5 memory, and access to the latest and greatest of what's available in controller sets. While the competition at the higher end of the x86 processor market is a metaphorical firefight with heavy weaponry, AMD has struggled to offer users on tighter budgets anything to sink their teeth into. It's clear Zen 4 is a powerful and...

A Lighter Touch: Exploring CPU Power Scaling On Core i9-13900K and Ryzen 9 7950X

One of the biggest running gags on social media and Reddit is how hot and power hungry CPUs have become over the years. Whereas at one time flagship x86...

60 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2023

CES 2023: AMD Instinct MI300 Data Center APU Silicon In Hand - 146B Transistors, Shipping H2’23

Alongside AMD’s widely expected client product announcements this evening for desktop CPUs, mobile CPUs, and mobile GPUs, AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su also had a surprise up her sleeve...

35 by Ryan Smith on 1/5/2023

AMD Unveils Ryzen 9 7950X3D, 7900X3D, and Ryzen 7 7800X3D, Up to 128 MB of L3 Cache And 5.7 GHz Boost

During Computex 22, AMD showcased its updated CPU roadmap going through 2024, which yielded some exciting propositions to the desktop processor market. One of those products highlighted was a...

47 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/4/2023

AMD Announces Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600 Processors: Zen 4 at 65 W

During its keynote at CES 2023, Dr. Lisa Su, AMD's CEO, announced three new desktop processors based on its Zen 4 microarchitecture, the Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/4/2023

AMD Announces Ryzen Mobile 7045 HX-Series CPUs, Up to 16-Cores and 5.4 GHz for Laptops

While many companies such as Razer offer 'desktop' replacements in the form of very high-end and powerful gaming laptops, the silicon that goes into them not only needs to...

8 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/4/2023

AMD Lays Out 2023 Ryzen Mobile 7000 CPUs: Top-to-Bottom Updates, New Zen 4 'Phoenix' CPU Takes Point

This year’s CES has turned out to be a laptop-centric event in the PC space, and no farther do you have to look for proof of that than AMD’s...

45 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2023

The AMD CES 2023 Keynote Live Blog (6:30pm PT/02:30 UTC)

CES keynote season continues this week with the second major PC-centric keynote of the event, being held by AMD. Helmed as always by CEO Dr. Lisa Su, AMD is...

6 by Ryan Smith on 1/4/2023

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2022

As we head into the Black Friday period, there's an abundance of new desktop CPUs from both AMD and Intel to select from. The two big launches for 2022...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/24/2022

AMD Reveals Radeon RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT: First RDNA 3 Parts To Hit Shelves in December

With AMD’s first-wave of Zen 4 CPUs now in the books with the Ryzen 7000 series, the consumer arm of AMD is now shifting its attention over to its...

197 by Ryan Smith on 11/3/2022

AMD RDNA 3 GPU Unveil "together we advance_gaming” Live Blog (1pm PT/20:00 UTC)

Following hot on the heels of AMD’s major CPU launch of the year – the Zen 4 architecture and Ryzen 7000 family – today AMD will be giving their...

16 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 11/3/2022

Best AMD Motherboards: Holiday 2022

It has been a busy couple of months for both Intel and AMD, as well as their partner motherboard manufacturers. The release of AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 series processors...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/3/2022

AMD Announces Radeon RDNA 3 GPU Livestream Event for November 3rd

Following on the heels of AMD’s CPU-centric event back in August, AMD today has sent out a press release announcing that they will be holding a similar event in...

18 by Ryan Smith on 10/20/2022

AMD Issues Early Q3’22 Financial Results: Misses Guidance By $1B as Client Revenue Craters

Underscoring a difficult second half of the year that seems to be shaping up for the entire tech industry, AMD this afternoon has become the latest tech company to...

33 by Ryan Smith on 10/6/2022

AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 5 7600X Review: Retaking The High-End

During AMD’s ‘together we advance_PCs’ event at the end of August, the company unveiled its Ryzen 7000 series of desktop processors, with four SKUs aimed at the mid-range and...

206 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 9/26/2022

AMD Launches Mendocino APUs: Zen 2-based Ryzen and Athlon 7020 Series with RDNA 2 Graphics

Even though the main focus this month has been on AMD's upcoming launch of its Ryzen 7000 desktop series processors based on the Zen 4 architecture, AMD is also...

50 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/20/2022

ASRock Announces New AM5 BIOS Design, Promises Faster Booting Times

In preparation for AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors, which will launch on September 27th, ASRock has announced that it has developed a new BIOS for its AM5 motherboards. ASRock...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/9/2022

AMD Updates Ryzen Mobile CPU Numbering System Ahead of Mendocino APU Launch

While all eyes are on the impending launch of AMD’s new Ryzen 7000 desktop processors, the chipmaker also has its wheels in motion for the future of its mobile...

28 by Ryan Smith on 9/7/2022

AMD EXPO Memory Technology: One Click Overclocking Profiles For Ryzen 7000

During AMD's 'together we advance_PCs event, the company unveiled its latest Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors to the world, as well as its AM5 platforms, including X670E, X670, B650E...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/30/2022

AMD Announces B650 Extreme Chipset for Ryzen 7000: PCIe 5.0 For Mainstream

Over the last couple of months, the rumor mill surrounding AMD's impending Ryzen 7000 processors for desktops has been in overdrive. Although Lisa Su unveiled Zen 4 back at...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/29/2022

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