AMD has officially launched its new Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs alongside the new X399-based motherboards, with OEMs now able to sell ThreadRipper-powered PCs.
There are a bunch of companies selling Ryzen ThreadRipper PCs, including Alienware, Origin PC, MAINGEAR, iBUYPOWER, Cyberpower PC and more. The new Ryzen ThreadRipper PCs start at just $1699, which coincidentally is the same price as the Intel Core i9-7960X on its own, which costs $1700.
$1700 will get you the Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X (12C/24T @ 4GHz XFR) with 8GB of DDR4 RAM, 1TB HDD, and more. It's not a crazy high-end system, but the main guts of the PC (CPU/X399) are powerful as hell for the money.
AMD seems to be firing on all cylinders right now, with the launch of Ryzen ThreadRipper taking place right next to AMD returning to the high-end graphics card market with Radeon RX Vega.
Now we're hearing about AMD's new quad-core APU with Vega GPU technology, the Ryzen 5 2500U. AMD is expected to launch its new Raven Ridge APUs in the coming months, but it looks like the first Ryzen 2000 series processor has already been tested and rocks 4C/8T of CPU goodness, and looks like a mobile SKU.
The purported Ryzen 5 2500U is a 4C/8T processor with Vega GPU tech, but it's not something that's going to be a mobile gaming powerhouse. What's interesting here is that we're already seeing Vega GPU tech in AMD's upcoming APUs... now show me a higher-end one that handles 1080p 60FPS in a single package.
AMD has officially launched its new Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs, ushering in the 16C/32T processor revolution - but with a big surprise. AMD is using their EPYC server CPU dies on Ryzen ThreadRipper, with two CPU dies disabled.
This means that Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X is actually a 32C/64T processor, with 4 dies featuring 8 cores each, with 2 of these dies disabled. Professional overclocker der8auer is the first to delid the new Ryzen ThreadRipper, with AMD confirming that Ryzen ThreadRipper is based on their Epyc line of CPUs, but with two CPU dies disabled... one has to wonder: will we ever be able to re-enable those two disabled dies for a true Intel Core killer?
Huawei should soon start producing its latest chip, the Kirin 970. According to recent reports, Huawei's first 10nm SoC will go in mass production in September, just in time for Mate 10's launch in October.
This chip will likely be based on the new processors that ARM introduced at Computex earlier this year that have a focus on AI. ARM's new A75, A55 CPUs, G72 GPU and DynamIQ architecture are all designed to deliver the best possible performance while also being designed to accelerate AI workloads and do faster inference.
There is currently no known AI accelerator that Huawei plans to use in addition to the A75, A55 and G72 cores, but its possible they could be developing their own to work with these new processors.
It wasn't long ago that we reported on the leaked details on Intel's new Core i9-7920X, and now we have some full specifications to share. Intel's upcoming Core i9-7920X is the company's new 12C/24T processor which will fight directly with AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper 1920X, but Intel is charging $400 more at $1199 versus $799.
Intel's new Core i9-7920X will reportedly have a base CPU clock of 2.9GHz and boost clock of 4.0GHz, and it'll rock Intel's new Turbo Boost Max 3 technology that will push even higher than 4.0GHz. Inside, the 7920X will have 28.5MB of cache total split between 16.5MB of L3 and 12MB of L2 cache. X299 will support up to 44 PCIe 3.0 lanes, enough for a 2-way GPU + M.2 SSD set up all at max PCIe bandwidth.
X299 won't have enough PCIe lanes for high-end multi-GPU and multi-M.2 SSDs, with GPUs requiring x16/x16/x16/x16 for 4-way SLI/CF at full bandwidth. AMD's upcoming X399 chipset rocks an enthusiast worthy 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes, blowing the X299 chipset out of the water.
AMD is so very close to releasing their next-gen HEDT platform, with the company officially unveiling the packaging for Ryzen ThreadRipper, which looks delicious.
AMD CEO Lisa Su was the first to show off the retail packaging for Ryzen ThreadRipper, which gave me goosebumps. The new HEDT processor will come in an amazing package like nothing before it, packing up to 16C/32T of CPU power inside. AMD will be detailing Ryzen ThreadRipper at SIGGRAPH 2017 next week, and we will be on the ground bringing you everything you want to hear.
As for Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X, it's a 16C/32T processor priced at just $999 - compared to the massive $1799 that Intel is charging for their upcoming Core i7-7960X. AMD's new Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X will drive up to 4GHz under XFR, 32MB of L3 cache and 8MB of L2 cache for a total of 40MB of cache. The big part of the upcoming X399 platform that drives Ryzen ThreadRipper is capable of 64 PCIe 3.0 lanes which is perfect for multi-GPU rigs and multiple M.2 SSDs.
Intel is preparing their new Core i9 range of processors, and while the flagship Core i9-7980XE gets all of the attention, there will be a 16C/32T chip at $1699, the Core i9-7960X.
Now there's some results of the upcoming Core i9-7960X on Geekbench, but the new 16C/32T processor isn't shaping up so well, scoring 5238 in single-core results, while hitting 33,672 in multi-core. Comparing this against Intel's current Core i9-7900X (10C/20T) which has less cores and threads, the single-core performance is superior at 5390, and so is the multi-core score at 33,945.
The upcoming 7960X does beat AMD's upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X (16C/32T @ 3.4GHz) with its single-core score of 4074 and multi-core score of 26,768. Both the 7960X engineering sample and early sample of the ThreadRipper 1950X have their CPU clocks much lower than the 3.4GHz on the 7900X (even though it has less cores than the other two processors).
Intel is preparing its new Core i7-8700K to fight off the largest CPU fight against AMD in years, with new details on the Coffee Lake-based 6C/12T processor arriving through a new purported engineering sample.
The new 8700K engineering sample clocks in higher than previous leaks, with a base clock of 3.5GHz and a maximum multiplier of 43, hinting at a huge 4.3GHz boost clock. For a 6C/12T processor at 4.3GHz, we could be in for quite the beast in the 12-thread processor game. AMD's current Ryzen 5 1600X processor clocking in at 4GHz under XFR, 300MHz shy of Intel's upcoming Core i7-8700K.
In the months leading up to the launch of Samsung's Galaxy Note8, we have heard rumors that the device might be powered by Qualcomm's yet-to-be-announced Snapdragon 836.
Samsung has confirmed that the phone would be launched on August 23rd, but according to a new report, it won't feature the Snapdragon 836 but will instead be powered by Snapdragon 835, the same SoC used in S8 and HTC U11.
The same report says that Qualcomm plans to introduce the Snapdragon 836 with the Google Pixel 2. We saw the same scenario last year when Qualcomm debuted the Snapdragon 821 with Google's Pixel.
There have been two consumers that have ordered AMD Ryzen 7 1700 processors from Amazon, but they didn't receive a real CPU - because in 2017, that's a thing.
Both of the Ryzen CPUs were in fact Intel Celeron CPUs that were disguised as Ryzen 7 1700 processors. Reddit user sh00ter999 posted an image to Reddit of what was meant to be the Ryzen 7 1700, and instead it was actually an Intel Celeron processor that looked like a really poor attempt at an AMD Ryzen chip.
The "Ryzen 7 1700" shipped with the wrong, and even damanged heat sink, with packaging that looked dodgy as well. There were no pins on the bottom of the CPU, and mixed with the pinless AM4 socket, could've resulted in damaging a motherboard if someone pushed down too hard on the heat sink when installing it.