Tag: Amd

Why did people line up to buy this new CPU?

I’m reluctant to celebrate people lining up to purchase a product. Companies frequently exploit our need to find a good deal to get us to stand outside of stores in the twilight hours of the morning to get Black Friday discounts. But those deals are often illusions — or, at least, they aren’t as great […]

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Ryzen 9 3900X/7 3700X review: The next generation

I hope you like fast CPUs because AMD’s new Zen 2 architecture is absolutely blazing. The company is launching its new lineup of chips based on Zen 2, and I’ve spent the last few days testing out the $500 Ryzen 9 3900X. At that price, the CPU directly competes with Intel’s $500 i9-9900K. But where […]

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Radeon RX 5700/XT vs. Nvidia 2060/Super: The best $400 GPU

It’s PC hardware season, and that means AMD and Nvidia both have new video cards for gamers looking to upgrade their rigs. Nvidia launched the Super versions of its RTX 2060 and 2070 GPUs last week. Now, it’s AMD’s turn with the Radeon RX 5700 and 5700XT. While Nvidia is still emphasizing ray tracing and […]

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super and 2060 Super review: Sensational power

AMD isn’t just putting pressure on Intel. The company has some new graphics cards coming out July 7 that could make Nvidia uncomfortable as well. Except Nvidia has a couple of cards up its sleeves in the form of the new Super RTX cards. And they are so fast that they reset the value proposition […]

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AMD unveils 16-core Ryzen processor and 7-nm Navi graphics chips

Advanced Micro Devices unveiled a new 7-nanometer, 16-core Ryzen 3 processor and a 7-nanometer Navi graphics processing unit (GPU) that will challenge Intel in chips for gaming machines. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, made the announcement at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles this week. It’s been a […]

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AMD unveils 16-core processor and graphics chip for PC gaming

Advanced Micro Devices unveiled a high-end Ryzen microprocessor and a new Radeon Navi-based graphics processing unit (GPU) for PC gaming. Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, said in a speech at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) AMD is unveiling the Ryzen 3000 Series processors and the Radeon 5700 Series graphics cards. The Ryzen 3900 X has […]

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AMD and Samsung: A match made for mobile gaming

On Monday, AMD and Samsung announced a licensing agreement whereby Samsung would license AMD Radeon graphics technology to be incorporated into future Samsung chips. If you missed the announcement, that’s likely because it came on the opening day of Apple’s WWDC, which of course garnered massive coverage. But for all the intense interest in Apple, […]

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AMD schedules Epyc Rome for Q3 2019, Navi GPUs in July, and third-generation Ryzen on July 7

Even though Computex 2019 in Taipei does not kick off until tomorrow, May 28, AMD has a pre-show keynote. CEO Lisa Su used AMD’s first-ever Computex keynote to update attendees on the latest efforts from the chip giant. Su talked about the company’s Epyc Rome processors, Navi graphics cards, and Ryzen processors. “There’s a tremendous […]

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Why Intel is well-positioned against AMD and Nvidia

Semiconductors are in a bit of a gully right now. IDC predicted last week that after three consecutive years of growth, the market will decline 7%. Ironically, chip shortages have in part led to slower growth in certain markets. Unsurprisingly, NAND prices have plummeted, and there’s even mention that Intel will see declines in its […]

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