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AMD will dominate the mid-range with Ryzen 7 1700X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 hours, 47 mins ago

AMD's new Ryzen processors are official, with the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X filling the headlines with its $499 price, 16-threaded CPU power that rivals Intel's HEDT range at $1000+. But the fight isn't just at the top, it'll be in the mid-range market where AMD is offering high-end performance at a fraction of the cost of its competitor.

 

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The new Ryzen 7 1700 processor is an 8-core/16-threaded CPU with 3.0/3.7GHz frequencies on Base and Boost, respectively - with 20MB of L2+L3 cache, and AMD's impressive SenseMI technology inside of the Zen architecture.

 

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Pricing on the Ryzen 7 1700, 1700X, and 1800X is ridiculously good.

AMD's new Ryzen 7 1800X: 8C/16T @ 4GHz for $499

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 hours, 52 mins ago

We heard about the price of the Ryzen 7 1800X quite a while ago, where we reported the very early rumors of the $499 pricing - and I still remember AMD asking me "do I really think my report on $499 pricing is correct" - and I always backed it up.

 

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Now we're here at the launch of Ryzen, with a 52% improvement in IPC performance - led by the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X. AMD's new Ryzen 7 1800X has 8C/16T of CPU performance with Base and Boost clocks of 3.6GHz and 4GHz, respectively.

 

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We have their SenseMI technology, something we've gone into detail with - with AMD using a smarter CPU architecture that is actually smarter. It adaptively controls your CPU for lower power consumption, but will ramp right up with Precision Boost - overclocking your Ryzen processor in 25MHz increments (100MHz with Intel) on-the-fly.

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AMD's new Ryzen CPU hits 52% IPC improvement

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 hours, 57 mins ago

AMD has just made its Ryzen CPU family official, with an event in San Francisco detailing the new Ryzen processors with the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X.

 

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We now know the IPC improvements AMD were able to make over the previous Excavator core, with a huge 52% increase.

 

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With the massive 52% boost in IPC performance, it allows AMD to sell the Ryzen 7 1800X processor for $499 - offering 8C/16T of CPU grunt at 4GHz Boost clocks and SenseMI technology - a CPU that beats Intel's Core i7-6900K - a chip that costs over $1000.

Xiaomi to release their own processor - Pinecone

By: Lana Jelic | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

Xiaomi has confirmed on the Chinese social media website Weibo that they would launch their own 'Pinecone' processor on February 28th in Beijing.

 

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The company earlier announced that they wouldn't be present at this year's MWC in Barcelona cause "they have nothing to show," but they chose a date for the official Pinecone launch exactly during MWC.

 

The company hasn't provided any additional info, but it was previously speculated that we could see this chip in Xiaomi's upcoming Mi 5c.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X spotted in detail

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

AMD is skating the edge of the release of its next-gen Ryzen CPUs, and now we're getting our first up close shots of the Ryzen 7 1700X processor.

 

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Here's the front/top of the chip, with it clearly being branded as 'RYZEN' - with the AMD Ryzen 7 1700X full name at the top.

 

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And from the bottom.

Samsung teases Exynos 9; it could power the Galaxy S8

By: Lana Jelic | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 day, 20 hours ago

Samsung's flagships last year, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, were powered by either Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820, or Samsung's Exynos 8 Octa processor, depending on the market.

 

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Ever since the rumors about the Galaxy S8 and S8+ started floating around, we have been hearing about the Snapdragon 835, which the devices will feature. However, it is highly possible that some markets will receive phones powered by an Exynos 9 processor, which is yet to be announced.

 

According to a tease from the Korean company, they will announce their latest chipset soon, so it is very likely that it will power the Galaxy S8 and S8+, at least in certain markets.

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MSI X370 Gaming Pro Carbon, a very slick mobo for Ryzen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 days, 12 hours ago

AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs are going to shake up the entire market, but another exciting aspect is the motherboards that will be released - and while we've already been teased by the GIGABYTE, ASUS and even ASRock - now we're being greeted by the X370 Gaming Pro Carbon from MSI.

 

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MSI's upcoming X370 Gaming Pro Carbon is a slick looking board with distinct PCIe ports for your graphics cards, Mystic Light RGBs, 4 x DDR4 DIMM slots, 2 x M.2 slots, HDMI, DVI, USB 3.0 and USB-C connectivity, it looks like one of the best Ryzen motherboards so far.

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X costs $260, offers Intel perf. at $617

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 days, 13 hours ago

The stars are aligning for AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU family, with the mid-range Ryzen 5 1600X to reportedly come in at a price of just $260 - featuring 6C/12T of CPU performance at 3.3GHz, and 3.7GHz under Boost - also with XFR pushing past 3.7GHz as the cooling scales (the better the cooling tech, like a Corsiar AIO unit - the higher XFR pushes the frequency).

 

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Well, early benchmarks indicate that the Ryzen 5 1600X show that Cinebench R15 performance is very strong, with a score that its edging on Intel's Core i7-6800K, a CPU that costs $170 more at $430. It also offers performance that is only just shy of the Core i7-6850K, a chip that costs $617. This means AMD's new CPU is 138% cheaper, under half the cost - and remember, the motherboard savings will be $100-$150 easily.

 

The Ryzen 5 processors are the CPUs that will be the most disruptive to Intel, as AMD will be selling chips at under half the cost of the equivalent Intel - so gamers can now have even faster PCs, with a significant saving. This is money now spared up for the graphics card, so when Vega launches in a few months time - gamers will build an all-AMD gaming PC that will kick some serious ass, at what seems like a possibly big savings on the entire system.

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