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Amazon AWS Graviton3 server CPU: triple-socket motherboard support

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 25 2022 7:10 PM CDT

Amazon's new AWS Graviton3 CPU instances have reached Georgia, packing support for triple-sockets per motherboard: that's something you don't see every day.

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The new Amazon AWS Graviton3 CPU offer up to 64 cores, dual DDR5 memory chips, 55 billion transistors, and over 25% higher performance/core vs. the previous-gen Graviton2 CPU. Amazon is using 7 chiplets on the AWS Graviton3 CPU: 4 memory channels that have 2 x DDR5 channels each, and then 2 x PCIe Gen5 chiplets.

ServeTheHome reports that AWS says the monolithic die + chiplet DDR5 controllers have more consistent latency than chiplet-based CPUs like Intel's Sapphire Rapids (4 main compute dies) and AMD EPYC.

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Samsung forms 'Joint Task Force' for Apple-beating chipset... in 2025

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, May 25 2022 7:18 AM CDT

Samsung might not seem like it is struggling given their only competitor in the smartphone race is Apple, but internally -- and I really mean internally, as in at an SoC level -- the South Korean giant is shaking things up, big time.

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The company is reportedly forming a "Joint Task Force" that has an internal name of "Dream Platform One Team" that will begin work on a next-gen high-end SoC starting in July 2022. We won't see the fruits of Samsung's new SoC labor until 2025, where it will be in a better poisition to fight Apple and its A-series SoC.

Samsung will see a collaboration between their semiconductor division -- Samsung LSI -- and Samsung Mobile Experience Group, with staffers from both divisions working towards a single goal: SoC domination. For those who aren't aware: Samsung has been struggling in a big way, with their new AMD RDNA 2-powered Exynos 2200 'Xclipse' GPU being a huge flop.

Continue reading: Samsung forms 'Joint Task Force' for Apple-beating chipset... in 2025 (full post)

AMD: yeah, our Zen 4 CPU '5.5GHz demo' was at stock, NO overclocking

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, May 24 2022 9:06 PM CDT

AMD showed off a 16-core engineering sample of a Ryzen 7000 series CPU at Computex 2022, cranked up to a rather huge 5.5GHz in ES form... at stock settings, no overclocking says AMD.

AMD has now confirmed that when it was running Ghostwire: Tokyo on the Zen 4 processor, that when it was hitting 5.5GHz that it was at stock: no overclocking. The Ryzen 7000 series CPU was running at over 5.3GHz for the most part, cooler with a 280mm AIO cooler from Asetek with 32GB of DDR5-6000 CL30 memory.

The stock Zen 4 CPU was hitting 5.2GHz to 5.5GHz on all cores, with AMD wanting the world to know this is at stock and nothing special was done. Ian Cutress confirmed that AMD was using a "reference mobo" with a 280mm AIO cooler, "plugged in, no OC" and that it was the "natural" frequency of the CPU. He added that "most threads around 5.5, depends on scene/game" while "5.2-5.5 on all threads was common on the game".

Continue reading: AMD: yeah, our Zen 4 CPU '5.5GHz demo' was at stock, NO overclocking (full post)

AMD Ryzen 9 7950 XT teased: AM5 flagship with 16C/32T spotted in video

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 23 2022 6:38 PM CDT

AMD demoed a pre-production 16-core Zen 4-based processor at Computex 2022, with a huge all-core 5.5GHz while gaming... and now, now MSI has teased a 16-core, 32-thread Zen 4 CPU in its latest video.

In the new MSI "How To Install/Uninstall AMD AM5 CPU", the company shows off some "AMD ENG SAMPLE" processors that have some clear labels on them. VideoCardz points back to a leak from January with two OPEN codes for AMD engineering samples: 665, and the devilish 666.

The '665' SKU is a 16-core, 32-thread variant and should be the Zen 4-powered Ryzen 9 7950 XT processor, while the '666' SKU would be an 8-core, 16-thread variant that should end up being the Ryzen 7 7800X processor.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 9 7950 XT teased: AM5 flagship with 16C/32T spotted in video (full post)

AMD says current AM4 platform 'will continue for many years to come'

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 23 2022 7:37 AM CDT

AMD just teased its next-gen AM5 socket with the introduction of next-gen X670E and X670 chipsets, rocking DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 GPU + SSD support.

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The new AM5 socket will debut later this year with the Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, but AMD confirmed that AM4 isn't going anywhere. AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed that AMD will have support for the current-gen AM4 platform for the foreseeable future.

Lisa said that "AM4 is a great platform that will continue for many years to come", with AMD proud that the AM4 socket has been 1 socket over 5 years and "going strong". Bloody oath it is, with the AM4 socket tapping out at a rather huge 16 cores and 32 threads. There's 5 CPU architectures on AM4, 4 process nodes used, over 125 processors, and over 500 motherboards. Quite impressive there, AMD, especially if you compare this to 7-10 years ago.

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AMD demos Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPU at 5.5GHz while gaming

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, May 23 2022 7:20 AM CDT

AMD showed off its next-gen AM5 platform at Computex 2022, with a tease of its new Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPU cracking the 5.5GHz barrier.

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The company teased a next-gen 16-core Zen 4-based CPU with 5.5GHz during gaming, while in content creation the new Ryzen 7000 series CPU is up to 31% faster than Intel's near-best Core i9-12900K processor. AMD was tapping a pre-production 16-core Zen 4 processor for the 5.5GHz+ demo, so we should expect even better results (frequency) and performance, once the new X670E and X670 motherboards hit the market later this year.

AMD's upcoming Zen 4 flagship chip is a monster 16-core, 32-thread beast that is also spooling up the new Zen 4 processor architecture. AMD will be using the Zen 4 CPUs to combat Intel's current-gen 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" and next-gen 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs later this year.

Continue reading: AMD demos Ryzen 7000 series Zen 4 CPU at 5.5GHz while gaming (full post)

AMD 'Mendocino' APU: 6nm + Zen 2 CPU + RDNA 2 GPU for laptops in Q4

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 22 2022 7:58 PM CDT

AMD will be hosting its Computex 2022 keynote in a few hours time, where we should be introduced to the Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, X670E/X670/B650 chipsets, and "Mendocino" APUs for laptops.

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The new AMD "Mendocino" APU will reportedly combine Zen 2 CPU cores with an RDNA 2 GPU, with 4 cores and 8 threads of CPU power at its disposal. AMD will be making its new APU on TSMC's 6nm process node, and a project 10+ hours of "mixed-usage" battery life expected from Mendocino-powered "everyday" laptops.

AMD will be "redefining the everyday laptop" when it launches its new Mendocino APU, with laptops using the chip dropping in Q4 2022. We're looking at low-power, mainstream -- hence "everyday" -- laptops. AMD is promising prices of $399 to $699 on Mendocino-powered laptops, with both Windows and ChromeOS operating systems expected.

Continue reading: AMD 'Mendocino' APU: 6nm + Zen 2 CPU + RDNA 2 GPU for laptops in Q4 (full post)

AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPUs: 15% single-thread perf improvement, 5GHz+

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 22 2022 6:36 PM CDT

AMD is hours away from introducing its next-gen Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs, as well as the next-gen X670, X670, and B650 chipsets for new motherboards of the future. It'll be live-streamed at Computex 2022, with details on how you can tune into the live stream below.

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The next-gen AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPUs will have support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 support, with the flagship X670E capable of PCIe 5.0 GPUs and SSDs of the future. The new Zen 4 processors will be using the latest AM5 socket (LGA1718) and work with AM4 coolers, with AMD promising over 15% single-thread uplift and over 5GHz+ boost CPU clocks. But...

Tom at Moore's Law is Dead is right... I think we're going to get a BIG surprise during AMD's actual Computex 2022 keynote. I think we're going to have to strap into our seats and wait another few hours for the official live stream where we will get much more performance improvements. AMD even says "over 15%" here... but how much more? Much more, I'd say.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 7000 series CPUs: 15% single-thread perf improvement, 5GHz+ (full post)

AMD's new X670 Extreme chipset: 'PCIe 5.0 everywhere' for GPU + SSD

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 22 2022 6:21 PM CDT

Leak after leak, free marketing after free marketing... AMD's next-gen X670E (the "E" stands for Extreme) chipset will be revealed (officially) in a few hours, but man it's going to ROCK.

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AMD's new X670E chipset will be the flagship chipset for next-gen motherboards, under that the new X670, and then the B650 chipset. AMD has confirmed that its new flagship X670E chipset is designed for "Unparalleled Capability and Extreme Overclocking".

The company adds that it has "PCIe 5.0 Everywhere" meaning that you can use PCIe 5.0 for whatever you want: PCIe 5.0-enabled GPUs and SSDs of the future. The new X670 chipset will have "Enthusiast Overclocking" but drops the "Unparalleled Capability" as it will only support PCIe 5.0 SSD and GPU support, optionally. The mainstream B650 chipset only supports PCIe 5.0-enabled SSDs, no PCIe 5.0-enabled GPUs for the B650 boards.

Continue reading: AMD's new X670 Extreme chipset: 'PCIe 5.0 everywhere' for GPU + SSD (full post)

Watch the AMD Computex 2022 keynote here: Zen 4 + 600-series AM5 mobos

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, May 22 2022 5:47 PM CDT

AMD is hosting its huge Computex 2022 keynote later today, but what time exactly? Thats' what this post here is for, as well as where to point you... below:

The exciting new AMD Computex 2022 keynote will be hosted by CEO Dr. Lisa Su, where we should be introduced to the next-gen Zen 4 CPU architecture and upcoming AM5-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. We should also see a big reveal of AMD's next-gen 600-series chipset, where we've already seen a slew of leaks of new X670E and X670-based motherboards.

Continue reading: Watch the AMD Computex 2022 keynote here: Zen 4 + 600-series AM5 mobos (full post)

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