Thursday, May 24, 2018

Tag Archives: CPU

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der8auer Delids the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Processor

Famous overclocker der8auer has delidded the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 processor in his latest YouTube video. He's done this to evaluate if the benefits justify the risk. The IHS on the new Pinnacle Ridge processors is soldered directly to the die with Indium, so the delidding process is a little more difficult than before.

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The Ryzen 7 2800X Will Not Be Part Of First 2000-Series Wave

AMD will be launching their first wave of 12nm Ryzen 2000-series "Pinnacle Ridge" processors in April, with likely availability on the 19th. From all of the leaks that we've seen it is very clear that the Ryzen 7 2700X will be the flagship processor, at least at first. The 2800X will not be part of the first wave of 2000-series processors, which is made up of four processors to start.

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AMD Drops Prices of Current-gen Ryzen Processors

AMD has recently announced price-cuts across their entire current-generation Ryzen line. This includes Ryzen 3-series, Ryzen 5-series, Ryzen 7-series, and Ryzen Threadripper processor models, based on first-generation "Zen" architecture. This is likely in preparation in for its April 19th launch of the new Ryzen 2000 series "Pinnacle Ridge" processors.

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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X GeekBench Results Surface

As we get closer and closer to the launch of AMD's 2000-series desktop processors more and more benchmark results keep leaking out. Today we have GeekBench results for the Ryzen 7 2700X, which gives us an idea of its performance as well as performance improvement over the previous generation.

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Could AMD Return to Athlon64 Market Share Levels?

AMD held their "One Year Ryzen Anniversary" call yesterday which not only went over the success of Ryzen over the past year, but also provided insight into what is planned for 2018 and more. When specifically asked about market share status and goals, Jim Anderson, SVP and GM of Computing and Graphics at AMD stated that, "I don't see any reason we can't get back to historical share levels that AMD has enjoyed in the past."

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Rumors Flying Over AMD Takeover

There have been rumors circulating around Wall Street that an AMD takeover might happen. These are "unconfirmed takeover rumors" according to Bloomberg, but I think an acquisition of AMD makes sense for a handful of companies.

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New Guide Shows How To Get “Coffee Lake” Chips Working On Intel 100/200 Chipsets

Well it turns out that "Coffee Lake" is pin-compatible with older LGA1151 motherboards based on the 200-series and 100-series chipsets. Modders were able to get these chips to work on older platforms. Intel uses software to block these chips from working on older motherboards, this comes in the form of the CPU's microcode, the iGPU's UEFI GOP driver, and certain management engine bootstraps on the side of the motherboard BIOS that lets it recognize new chips.

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