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Intel may cut prices in response to AMD's Ryzen 1700, 1700X, and 1800X launch

Posted on 03/03 15:31 in Shows | 0

Earlier this week, Intel quietly began cutting the prices on some of its Core i5 and i7 processors.As of this writing, none of the list prices for Intel processors have been updated.

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AMD's new 32-core Naples CPU will attack Intel's data center monopoly

Posted on 03/07 22:34 in Shows | 0

Back in 2006, AMD’s server business was one of the company’s biggest success stories.Its share of the worldwide server business peaked in Q2 2006, at just under 25% of the market.

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Review: The Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti is the first real 4K GPU, but who drives it better, AMD or Intel?

Posted on 03/09 15:03 in Shows | 0

Today, Nvidia launched the GTX 1080 Ti ($699), its new highest-end consumer GPU.The GTX 1080 Ti is a GP102-based design with 3,584 GPU cores, 224 texture units, and 88 ROPS (3584:224:88).

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AMD Ryzen CPUs are readily available, but Ryzen motherboards? Not so much

Posted on 03/11 00:04 in Shows | 0

As LegitReviews notes (and ExtremeTech confirmed), there aren’t a whole lot of motherboards currently in stock for the platform.There’s currently a bit of a gap between how AMD has described the desire for its platforms (strong demand!

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AMD issues report on thread scheduling, gaming, Ryzen, and Windows 10

Posted on 03/14 14:34 in Shows | 0

In a recent blog post, AMD’s Robert Hallock shed some light on AMD’s research into this question and whether or not the Windows 10 scheduler is causing problems for AMD’s Ryzen microprocessor.From the post: We have investigated reports alleging incorrect thread scheduling on the AMD Ryzen™ processor.

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AMD announces, details its new Ryzen 5 mainstream CPU family

Posted on 03/16 03:45 in Shows | 0

With 6-7 CPUs in the Top 20 compared to 2-3 prior to the launch of Ryzen, AMD is clearly better positioned (and earning at least somewhat more money, thanks to higher CPU prices).Today, AMD is announcing its new Ryzen 5 CPU family.

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Microsoft may be blocking Windows 7, 8.1 updates on new Intel Kaby Lake, AMD Ryzen systems

Posted on 03/17 13:00 in Shows | 0

According to a Microsoft KB article published last Thursday, Microsoft may soon begin blocking systems running Kaby Lake or AMD Ryzen CPUs from installing updates if they’re running Windows 7 or Windows 8.What makes this particularly confusing is that AMD itself has gone back and forth on the Windows 7/8.

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Rumor: AMD may be planning a 16-core, 32-thread Ryzen titan to challenge Intel's Broadwell-E, Skylake-X

Posted on 03/20 22:10 in Shows | 0

Now, there’s a rumor making the rounds that Ryzen 18 may not be the end of AMD’s desktop ambitions.net: Public knowledge by now but AMD has a new HEDT platform coming out in a couple of months.

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AMD has a fix coming for fused-multiply-add (FMA3) Ryzen bug

Posted on 03/22 13:14 in Shows | 0

Not long after AMD launched Ryzen, a group of forum users at HWBot.The application typically hung when it reached the “Single-Precision – 128-bit FMA3 – Fused Multiply Add:” section of the test.

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New DirectX 11 vs. DirectX 12 comparison shows uneven results, limited improvements

Posted on 03/23 13:06 in Shows | 0

For the last few years, there’s been an ongoing debate about the benefits and advantages (or lack thereof) surrounding DirectX 12.The answer to whether DirectX 12 was better or worse than DirectX 11 boils down to “It depends.

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Ashes of the Singularity update substantially boosts AMD Ryzen performance

Posted on 03/30 21:50 in Shows | 0

When AMD launched its Ryzen 7 family, it delivered a chip that exceeded our expectations in just about every category, but fell down somewhat in gaming.But there was a clear gap at 1080p in both our Ryzen 7 review and our GTX 1080 Ti testing.

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AMD Ryzen 7 Series Processors Show Significant Performance Gains With New Software Optimizations

Posted on 03/31 18:10 in Deals | 0

Two things happened when AMD launched its highly-anticipated Ryzen 7 series processors last month.But amongst the myriad of performance data, were lower-resolution game benchmarks that cast Ryzen in a poor light.

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Intel CEO admits to industry-wide conspiracy to slow CPU advances, kill frequency boosts

Posted on 04/01 14:05 in Shows | 0

“We actually got the idea from Craig Barrett,” said Krzanich, referring to Intel’s CEO from 1998 – 2005.“Back in the late 1990s, the Pentium 4 was controversial because it dramatically increased clock speeds without delivering a corresponding performance improvement.

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Total War: Warhammer's Bretonnia patch boosts performance on AMD Ryzen CPUs

Posted on 04/05 16:08 in Shows | 0

Last week, the Total War: Warhammer team released a new patch, codenamed Bretonnia.While they didn’t specifically discuss any kind of new features in the patch notes, testing shows that the update significantly improved performance on AMD’s new Ryzen microprocessors.

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AMD's Ryzen 5 1500X and 1600X reviewed: Taking the fight against Intel to the midrange market

Posted on 04/11 15:36 in Shows | 0

We have two of the new parts on-tap today — the Ryzen 5 1500X, with an MSRP of $189, and the Ryzen 5 1600X, with an MSRP of $249.Like Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 is aggressively targeting Intel’s price points and market position.

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New CPUs from AMD, Intel now locked out of Windows Update on Windows 7, 8.1

Posted on 04/14 16:38 in Shows | 0

Ars Technica reports that as of now, Microsoft detects Ryzen or Kaby Lake CPUs running Windows 7 or Windows 8.0 in Windows 7, or to build NVMe drivers for that operating system), MS is short-circuiting support altogether.

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AMD's Ryzen 5 Launches To Predominantly Positive Reviews

Posted on 04/17 01:39 in Deals | 0

Last Tuesday, Advanced Micro Devices officially started selling their Ryzen 5 desktop CPUs, the mid-range follow-on to the more premium-priced and positioned Ryzen 7 desktop processor I wrote about here.I read nearly every Ryzen 5 review from credible sources, and for the most part, every one of them were positive.

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Unofficial Patch Unblocks Windows 7 and 8.1 Updates for Kaby Lake and Ryzen

Posted on 04/20 20:50 in Shows | 0

It should be hard for Microsoft to make any more mistakes with its Windows 10 push, but it keeps finding new ways.After nagging everyone incessantly about upgrading, updating computers without asking, and making Windows 10 patches mandatory, Microsoft has started disallowing Windows 7 and 8.

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Rumor: Intel Will Launch Coffee Lake, Basin Falls Earlier Than Expected

Posted on 04/20 23:33 in Shows | 0

Meanwhile, Intel will reportedly launch its Coffee Lake refresh in August of this year rather than waiting until January 2018.The current 6xxx HEDT chips are built on Broadwell and support the older X99 chipset, which first debuted in 2014.

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AMD Updates Ryzen's Windows Power Plan, Boosts Performance With New Chipset Driver

Posted on 04/27 15:56 in Shows | 0

The problem initially occurred because of a mismatch in how AMD’s SenseMI technology operates compared with Windows’ native power management.SenseMI is AMD’s brand name for a set of technologies related to power management, fine-grained clock speeds, and prefetch behaviors.

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