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Steam Hardware Survey - Chinese is Now Top Language, AMD Drops Pace

Peter Doron, 08 January 2020, 12:23

According to the latest Steam hardware survey, the most popular language on Valve's platform in December was Chinese. After a few months of growth, AMD has lost some momentum - both in CPU and GPU categories.

Xe GPU and Laptops With 5G - Intel on CES 2020

Conrad Hazi, 07 January 2020, 14:09

During the presentation at CES 2020, Intel did not show too many products that may be of interest to gamers. However, some progress was made in the development of Xe graphics cards - we could see some of their capabilities.

Ryzen 4000, Radeon RX 5600 XT and Threadripper 3990X - AMD on CES 2020

Laty, 07 January 2020, 13:17

During the conference, which took place at CES 2020, AMD presented, among other things, new models of Ryzen 4000 and Radeon RX 5600 XT GPU. We also saw the world's first 64-core CPU from AMD, Ryzen Threadripper 3990X.

AMD Chases Intel, Holding Nearly 40% of CPU Market

Peter Doron, 03 January 2020, 11:51

With the latest moves, AMD is quickly closing in on Intel. According to PassMark, the Ryzen manufacturer already has almost 40% of the CPU market share. There are many indications that the difference will be diminishing in the coming months, and many believe that AMD will eventually overtake the competition.

Intel Core i9-10900K is i9-9900K With Two Extra Cores

Bart Swiatek, 02 January 2020, 12:14

Slides from Intel's internal documentation, dedicated to the flagship CPU of the upcoming Comet Lake-S line - i9-10900K, have leaked into the web. Everything seems to indicate that the main advantage of this computing unit compared to its predecessor, i9-9900K, will be two additional cores. Performance gains in single-threaded applications are not impressive.

Intel Core i9-10900K CPU With 10 Cores and Clock up to 5.3 GHz

Bart Swiatek, 30 December 2019, 11:55

New information about Intel's Comet Lake-S series processors has been released online. We learned their specifics and the list of supported functions, including several novelties.

Intel Dispels Doubt: We Won't Abandon 10nm

Bart Swiatek, 16 December 2019, 12:43

Venkata S.M. Renduchintala, Intel's chief engineer and president of the TSCG Group, said that the company does not intend to abandon the 10nm manufacturing process, which had been a source of considerable problems for years.

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X Reviews - New King of Performance

Laty, 15 November 2019, 14:51

Here are the results of pre-release testing of AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processors, which will be available on November 25. AMD tries to fill the gap in the desktop segment by presenting an extremely powerful chipset available to common mortals.

Windows 10 November 2019 Update is Here; Performance Improvements?

Bart Swiatek, 13 November 2019, 11:10

Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 owners can now download the new Windows 10 November 2019 Update. The patch is designed to improve several important features, such as a calendar or file browser, and also to improve performance - especially on some processors.

New Problem for Intel - Zombieload Vulnerability in Cascade Lake CPU

Bart Swiatek, 13 November 2019, 10:29

Researchers working for several European organisations and universities have revealed another variant of the Zombieload gap. An attack using it enables one to steal information after several dozen seconds of contact with the computer. Vulnerability to this type of hack was detected in Intel processors (also new units from the Cascade Lake line).

AMD: Fast Ryzen 9 3950X, Cheap Athlon 3000G and Powerful 3970X and 3960X Threadrippers

Laty, 08 November 2019, 23:27

AMD has announced the new CPU from Threadripper and Athlon family, as well as the long-awaited third-gen flagship, Ryzen 9 3950X. The new processors will be available for sale on November 25 (except for Athlon, which will be available on the market on November 19).

New AMD Ryzen 4000 CPU in 2020

Paul Wozniak, 06 November 2019, 14:44

AMD CEO Lisa Su confirmed that the first versions of the new Ryzen 4000 series of CPU from AMD will be available in early 2020. Shortly after, new chipsets based on Zen 3 architecture will be released.

Core i9 10000 vs AMD Ryzen 3000 - 10 Cores and 20 Threads in Intel's 10th Gen

Laty, 05 November 2019, 13:38

Intel prepares a response to the successful AMD Ryzen 3000 Series CPU and develops its own 10th generation chipsets with more cores and threads. The new processors will use LGA 1200 socket and Intel 400 Series chipset.

AMD Bares its Teeth Challenging Intel's Dominance on Other Markets

Jacob Blazewicz, 29 October 2019, 17:36

AMD is doing better and better in the CPU market. Evidence comes in the form of a report from Korea, where the company for the first time topped Intel in the segment of ready-made computers. In Europe, on the other hand, AMD CPUs sell almost twice as good as last year.

PS5 CPU May Run at 3.2 GHz

Bart Swiatek, 23 October 2019, 09:33

All indications are that the ninth generation console from Sony - PlayStation 5 - will have a 3.2GHz processor. The editors of Digital Foundry have reached information that would suggest this.

10th-gen Intel Core i3 CPU Will Support Multithreading

qjin, 14 October 2019, 21:52

It looks like Intel's cheaper 10th generation processors, including even Core i3, will finally support multithreading. Until now, Hyper-Threading (HT) technology has been reserved only for more expensive models. Is this another response to AMD's moves?

Next Windows Update Will Speed up Our Computers

Bart Swiatek, 01 October 2019, 14:34

Another major update of Windows 10 - 19H2 - should speed up its operation on some CPUs. The software will be able to make better use of more efficient CPU cores.

Ryzen 3500X From AMD Provides Competition for Intel's Core i5-9400F

Barth Faryna, 24 September 2019, 20:51

First tests and „unboxings” of Ryzen 3500X processor appeared on the web. It was compared with its direct competitor, Core i5-9400F from Intel, and AMD did quite well.

AMD Claims That 7nm+ Epyc CPU Will Defeat Intel's 10nm Xeon

Barth Faryna, 18 September 2019, 21:36

AMD has announced that Epyc processors based on Zen 3 have already been designed, which means they will be available next year. The company also said that the new processors would outperform direct competition from Intel.

AMD Develops BIOS Improvements to Speed up Ryzen 3000 Series

Barth Faryna, 11 September 2019, 17:03

We saw the continuation of a minor scandal related to AMD falsely advertizing the performance of the Ryzen 3000 series CPU. A large part of the units did not reach the declared speeds in Boost mode, which did not appeal to the customers. The story seems to be finally coming to an end.

Not Only AMD. Intel Equally Guilty of Misleading Advertisements

Bart Swiatek, 06 September 2019, 21:16

Intel has prepared a marketing presentation in which it highlights the advantages of its processors in real-world applications. Slides were created on the basis of statistics that have very little relevance to the topic.

AMD Will Improve CPU Performance to Match the Advertising

Barth Faryna, 04 September 2019, 13:03

AMD issued a statement on the latest Ryzen 3000 series processor scandal, which did not reach the declared Boost speeds. The case got so big that something had to be done about it.

Der8auer: only 5.6% of Ryzen 9 3900X CPU achieve declared speeds

Barth Faryna, 02 September 2019, 19:52

A well-known hardware reviewer and overclocking specialist, der8auer, conducted a survey which showed that a small fraction of Ryzen 9 3900X CPUs achieve the declared Boost speeds.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Sells Better Than Intel's Entire 9th Generation

Bart Swiatek, 02 September 2019, 11:21

Sales statistics of the German online store Mindfactory.de show that AMD has completely dominated Intel in the local market. This situation persists for the second consecutive month.

AMD Ryzen PRO CPU Advertisement May be Misleading

Conrad Hazi, 30 August 2019, 18:04

In the recently published advertising spot of Ryzen PRO processors there is information that they reach frequencies up to 5 GHz. However, tests and measurements suggest something completely different.

AMD Will Pay $12.1 Million in Damages for Misleading Customers

Barth Faryna, 29 August 2019, 21:02

Finally, the four-year-old case against the AMD has come to an end. It concerned misleading customers when advertising the processors of the Bulldozer family. The court ordered a $12.1 million fine.

First Smartphones With Snapdragon 875 CPU in 5nm Technology in 2021

Michael Kulakowski, 27 August 2019, 21:20

Qualcomm intends to launch Snapdragon 875 mobile processors, which will be manufactured in 5nm technology, in 2021. A year earlier, the first smartphones with 865 chips will be launched on the market.

Intel Says Their Processors Are Faster Than AMD and Shows Evidence

Conrad Hazi, 24 August 2019, 19:59

Intel decided to compare the performance of Core i9 9900K and i7 9700K processors with AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in daily use situations. The manufacturer claims that its CPU outperforms the competition in virtually every field and boasts the results.

Google and Twitter Switch to AMD EPYC CPU

Paul Wozniak, 08 August 2019, 18:23

AMD has announced that Google and Twitter will use its latest EPYC Rome processors built in 7 nm architecture.

SWAPGS - New Vulnerability Detected in Intel Processors

Bart Swiatek, 08 August 2019, 17:57

BitDefender experts have found another CPU security gap, dubbed as SWAPGS. The problem is likely to be limited to Intel CPUs of Ivy Bridge generation or later, although some researchers suggest that AMD products may also be susceptible to the exploit.

Intel Reveals 10th-gen Mobile CPU

Conrad Hazi, 01 August 2019, 15:39

Today, Intel officially announced the specs of eleven new CPUs for notebooks. The new tenth generation chips will be manufactured in the 10 nm process and equipped with Intel Iris Plus (Gen11) graphics chips.

Ryzen 9 3900, Ryzen 7 3700, Ryzen 5 3500 - New CPU From AMD?

Bart Swiatek, 29 July 2019, 11:11

New Ryzen 3000 series processors from AMD have appeared in the database of the Euroasian Economic Commission for Europe (EEC). There is no certainty whether they will be available for retail customers.

Intel: 7nm Manufacturing Process Will be Complete in 2021

Bart Swiatek, 19 July 2019, 11:51

Bob Swan, President of Intel, announced that in 2021 the company's first 7nm litography processors are expected to be available. We also learned more details about the reasons behind the problems with the development of the 10nm technological process.

AMD Sells More CPUs in Korea and Japan than Intel

Conrad Hazi, 16 July 2019, 12:39

Although not even ten days have passed since the launch of the new Ryzen 3000 series processors, the sales of AMD products have already managed to go through the roof and overtake the demand for Intel products in several important Asian markets.

AMD Ryzen 3000 Users Report Multiple Errors

Bart Swiatek, 12 July 2019, 17:18

Users of the new AMD CPU - Ryzen 3000 series - report numerous problems with their operation. Complications include the functioning of Boost mode and graphics cards support. There are also some blue screens.

Intel Prepares 10-core Core i9-10900KF; Prices Revealed

Conrad Hazi, 10 July 2019, 23:50

A list of all tenth generation Intel Core CPUs has been published on a certain Chinese tech forum. The most powerful model is the Core i9-10900KF, which looks like a very strong competitor to the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X.

How RAM Affects AMD Ryzen 9 3900X Performance

Conrad Hazi, 08 July 2019, 23:48

Testers at techpowerup.com decided to check how DDR4 memory clocking affects the performance of the new AMD Ryzen 9 3900X CPU, and whether Infinity Fabric Zen 2-based GPUs are still severely limiting RAM overclocking.

Ryzen 7 3700X Matches i9-9900K; Ryzen 9 3900X Bests Threadripper 2950X

Conrad Hazi, 04 July 2019, 18:15

The first results of AMD Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 9 3900X CPUs have appeared and on the 3DMark benchmark website. Both chipsets are scheduled to go on sale on July 7. The weaker model of the two matches the performance of Intel Core i9-9900K and the stronger that of the Threadripper 2950X, which has 4 cores more.

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Faster Than Intel i9-9900KF in Test

Arkadiusz Dziermanski, 01 July 2019, 16:51

Intel has another reason to fear competition from AMD. Ryzen 5 3600 beat Intel's flagship i9-9900KF in a single thread performance benchmark. This is all the more surprising because Intel chipsets usually dominate this test, and Ryzen 5 3600 is a middle class CPU.

Intel Aware of the Power of New Ryzens

Conrad Hazi, 27 June 2019, 23:07

An internal memo from Intel leaked to the Internet, concernning how the company perceives the competition from AMD and what actions it plans to take in the nearest future. It caused a lot of commotion on the Internet and an avalanche of negative comments from Intel's employees.

First Tests of AMD's Ryzen 5 3600 CPU

Conrad Hazi, 25 June 2019, 19:33

Despite the fact that new processors from AMD will hit the shelves only on July 7, the results of the first tests of the Ryzen 5 3600 chipset have appeared on the Internet. The new model is very promising in benchmarks and can compete with more expensive Intel models.

Intel Likely to Lower CPU Prices Before the Launch of AMD Ryzen 3000

Agnes Adamus, 21 June 2019, 23:34

All indications are that Intel is gearing up to lower the prices of all its eighth and ninth generation processors. This is to be a response to the latest Ryzen 3000 series from AMD, which will appear on the market on July 7 this year.

Intel Ice Lake and AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs in CPU-Z benchmark

Bart Swiatek, 17 June 2019, 20:34

Wccftech reports, citing a post on a Chinese hardware forum, that in single-thread performance tests, Intel processor based on 3.7 GHz Sunny Cove architecture achieves a slightly better result than the Ryzen 7 3800X, whose core operates at 4.7 GHz.

Prices of X570 Motherboards for Ryzen 3000 Series CPU Leaked

Bart Swiatek, 17 June 2019, 15:54

Danish online store Komplett.dk has placed on its website product cards of motherboards based on X570 chipset, dedicated to Ryzen 3000 CPU, and... these things will be pricey, to say the least.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update Boosts AMD Ryzen CPU?

Bart Swiatek, 14 June 2019, 14:55

AMD boasted that the improvements made to Windows 10 in the May update made it work faster with the Ryzen series of processors. In the company's opinion, the efficiency gains are expected to reach as much as 15% in some cases.

Intel Challenges AMD: „Beat Us In Real Games”

Bart Swiatek, 10 June 2019, 11:30

Intel's Jon Carvill decided to challenge the competitive AMD corporation - he believes that the Ryzen 3000 series CPU will not be able to receive the crown of the „best gaming processor”.

Leak Reveals AMD Ryzen 9 3950X - First 16-core Processor For Gamers

Bart Swiatek, 10 June 2019, 11:01

The slide from the planned AMD presentation on E3 2019, which was received by VideoCardz, revealed the existence of another Ryzen 3000 series processor - the powerful 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X.

Intel Ice Lake CPU Laptops in Next Few Months

Sin, 29 May 2019, 11:00

New architecture and improved performance are the features of the 10th generation Intel Core Ice Lake processors. Will the great promises of the company be fulfilled? We'll find out soon enough.

New Snapdragon 8cx Claimed to be Faster Than Intel Core i5

Bart Swiatek, 28 May 2019, 14:10

Well-known mobile processor manufacturer Qualcomm has announced that its new laptop CPU is performing better than Intel's Core i5-8250U in benchmarks. The chip will be introduced to the market in 2020 on computers manufactured by Lenovo.

Intel Unveils Core i9-9900KS and Ice Lake's Benchmarks

Conrad Hazi, 27 May 2019, 14:06

Intel surprised everyone and introduced the new powerful Core i9-9900KS processor at the beginning of this year's Computex. In addition, the company boasted the performance of their 10 nm Ice Lake processors.