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Samsung's new Exynos 9 chip: 4K 120FPS camera tech

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 34 mins ago

Samsung has just officially unveiled its next-gen Exynos 9 Series of processors, led by the Exynos 9 Series 8895 - Samsung's first processor to use 10nm FinFET technology.

 

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Samsung's new Exynos 9 Series 8895 is the first processor to have a gigabit LTE modem that supports five carrier aggregation, or 5CA. This means Exynos 8895-powered smartphones will be capable of 1Gbps downlink speeds, and 150Mbps uploads.

 

The new Exynos 8895 has an 8-core processor at its heart, with 4K video support thanks to ARM's latest Mali-G71 GPU, and when teamed with the advanced MFC (multi-format codec) it will support video recording and playback at a huge 4K 120FPS. This is a huge deal, as it means Samsung's new Galaxy S8 might be capable of 4K 120FPS support... which would be, in the words of Ron Burgundy, that would be "kind of a big deal".

 

Better yet, 4K 120FPS allows for some serious VR upgrades to the next-gen Gear VR headset... which would see an 8-core processor capable of 4K 120FPS camera capture, and what could be a big upgrade on the VR side of things? The next generation of smartphones could have 120Hz displays, which would be amazing.

AMD reboots itself with Ryzen, and Vega is next

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 2 hours, 51 mins ago

AMD is hitting a new stride, unlike anything the company has seen before. We know their history leading into last year, starting this new direction with the GPU division splitting off into Radeon Technologies Group. RTG launched the mid-range Radeon RX 400 series, led by the Radeon RX 480. It was a great hit for AMD, but the CPU side of their business wasn't doing so well - until now.

 

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AMD launched their much anticipated - seriously, have you seen any CPU in history apart from Intel's first Core series have this much hype? - Ryzen processors with a massive thud, dropping the Ryzen 7 1800X with 8C/16T @ 4GHz for just $499. Intel would be scrambling right now with how they're going to combat this, but in the meantime AMD is enjoying the #1 and #2 best-selling CPU spots on Amazon right now.

 

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The Ryzen 7 1800X is breaking world records on Cinebench multi-threaded benchmarks, oh and the #4 best-selling CPU on Amazon is the Ryzen 7 1700. If the winning continues at this rate, AMD will be hitting a Donald Trump level of winning - where there'll be so much winning, we'll be begging AMD to stop. That's until Vega - that is.

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AMD Ryzen 7 1800X hits #1 best-selling CPUs on Amazon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 5 hours, 21 mins ago

AMD is taking all of the headlines today, I can barely keep up - but the great news continue to flow with AMD taking the #1 best-selling CPU on Amazon within 24 hours.

 

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The new Ryzen 7 1800X and its cheaper counterpart in the Ryzen 7 1700X are #1 and #2 respectively on the best-selling CPUs on Amazon, with #3 occupied by Intel's Core i7-7700K. The #4 CPU is AMD's new Ryzen 7 1700 which is priced spectacularly at $329, while #5 is the Core i5-7600K.

AMD breaking world records with Ryzen 7 1800X already

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 6 hours, 16 mins ago

So the excitement of Ryzen continues, with 3 new Ryzen 7 processors that all rock Intel's world in a big way - and now the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X has broken the world record for Cinebench 15.

 

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The multi-threaded run of Cinebench R15 was completed at 5.2GHz on a Ryzen 7 1800X under LN2 cooling, with a YouTuber uploading a video of the feat, but it was quickly removed. The voltage on the Ryzen 7 1800X was hitting a huge 1.875V, but all 8 cores were overclocked to 5.2GHz - all at a frosty -200C.

 

AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X scored 2449 Cinebench points at 5.2GHz, beating out the previous world record of 2410.

I want one: AMD Ryzen CPU review kit looks AMAZING

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 7 hours, 16 mins ago

AMD has made its Ryzen CPU family official with three SKUs unveiled so far: Ryzen 7 1800X, Ryzen 7 1700X, and the Ryzen 7 1700. The media that attended received a Ryzen review kit, which includes:

 

  • AMD Ryzen 7 1800X (8C/16T @ 4GHz) processor
  • GIGABYTE/AORUS AX370-Gaming 5 motherboard
  • Noctua NH-U12S SD-AM4 cooler (120mm fan)
  • 16GB kit of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-3200 RAM

 

I think the review kit is awesome, with a few notes: I want one... really bad. Second, the inclusion of VENGEANCE memory is a nice stab at Intel... nice work there, AMD.

 

 

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

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 19 hours, 39 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: 19 hours, 44 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: 19 hours, 49 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, 19 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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