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AMD Ryzen Threadripper 7000 'Storm Peak' CPU: 64C/128T of Zen 4 on 5nm

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 28, 2022 10:26 PM CDT

AMD's next-gen Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series "Storm Peak" CPU has been teased, packing 64 cores and 128 threads of Zen 4 processing power on the new 5nm process node at TSMC.

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A new entry for a chip with the ODN code "100-000000454-20_Y" with the CPU finding itself in the "Family 25 Model 24 Stepping 1" which makes it part of the Zen 4 architecture. It looks like AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series CPU is being teased here, codenamed "Storm Peak".

We have 64 cores and 128 threads for the HEDT market and desktop PCs with a Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series "Storm Peak" CPU, which matches the max 64C/128T of CPU power that the current-gen Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-series CPUs: but they're based on the older Zen 3 architecture.

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Intel announces 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' CPUs: 13900K costs $589

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 27, 2022 9:25 PM CDT

Intel has finally unveiled its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs with 6 processors in total unveiled, as well as new Z790 motherboards unleashed.

Intel announces 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' CPUs: 13900K costs $589 06 | TweakTown.com

The company starts off with the flagship Core i9-13900K processor, offering 24 cores (8P+16E) with 68MB of L2+L3 cache in total and a maximum CPU boost clock of 5.8GHz, base power of 125W, and Max Turbo Power of 253W for a price of $589. You can drop the integrated Intel UHD Graphics 770 GPU and grab the Core i9-13900KF, which is identical to the 13900K but is $25 cheaper at $564.

Intel also has the new Core i7-13700K which rolls out with 24 cores (8P+8E) and 54MB of L2+L3 cache in total with a maximum CPU boost clock of up to 5.4GHz, base power of 125W, and Max Turbo Power of 253W for $409, saving $25 once again we've got the KF variant with the Core i7-13700KF for $384.

Continue reading: Intel announces 13th Gen Core 'Raptor Lake' CPUs: 13900K costs $589 (full post)

Intel Core i9-13900KS Special Edition CPU: launches in 2023 at 6.0GHz+

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 27, 2022 8:43 PM CDT

Intel kicked off its Innovation event today, unveiling everything we need to know about the 13th Gen Core "Rocket Lake" CPUs and the company's first-ever 6.0GHz CPU teased.

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The company teased a new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPU with 6.0GHz out of the box, in limited volumes early next year. We should expect Intel to call it the Core i9-13900KS processor in Special Edition form, with KS-series processors being pre-binned we should expect the best power efficiency and of course: stability at ridiculous high CPU clocks.

Intel didn't detail whether the 6.0GHz clocks will be across all of the cores or just a particular number of them, but if it's anything like the Core i9-12900KS "Alder Lake" CPU which had a 5.5GHz all-core, the Core i9-13900KS with 6.0GHz all-core would be very, very nice to see.

Continue reading: Intel Core i9-13900KS Special Edition CPU: launches in 2023 at 6.0GHz+ (full post)

AMD details the RDNA 2 GPU inside of Ryzen 7000 series 'Zen 4' CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 27, 2022 8:10 PM CDT

AMD has detailed the integrated GPU inside of its upcoming Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors, with the new Ryzen 7000 series desktop CPUs the first non-G series Ryzen CPUs that pack RDNA 2-based GPUs.

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AMD's new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" IOD with its integrated RDNA 2-based GPU

The company has now confirmed that it's using an RDNA 2-based GPU with two Compute Units, based on a 6nm IOD die on the AM5 package, which is a new "disintegrated" way that the new Ryzen chiplet design allows. The chiplet design gives AMD the ability to upgrade and mix chiplets in future-gen Ryzen processors.

As for the RDNA 2-based GPU, it has great video encoding and decoding abilities, with support for decoding and encoding H.264 and H.265 as well as AV1 decoding support. AMD even has DisplayPort 2.0 UHBR10 support in its new Ryzen 7000 series CPU and its integrated RDNA 2-based GPU.

Continue reading: AMD details the RDNA 2 GPU inside of Ryzen 7000 series 'Zen 4' CPUs (full post)

Intel Core i9-13900K 'Raptor Lake' CPU turns up on Newegg, costs $660

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 27, 2022 6:57 PM CDT

Intel is merely hours away from unveiling its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs with the new range of Raptor Lake processors receiving some official pricing, leaked by Newegg.

Intel Core i9-13900K 'Raptor Lake' CPU turns up on Newegg, costs $660 01 | TweakTown.com

Newegg has listed all of Intel's new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs ahead of the Intel Innovation event, where we should see the company detail the entire stack of chips. Intel's new Core i9-13900K processor is priced at $660, while the Core i9-13900KF (which drops the integrated GPU) for $630.

Under that, we drop a couple of hundred dollars down to $450 for the Core i7-13700K processor, taking $20 off down to $430 for the Core i7-13700KF (once again, without the integrated GPU). Newegg lastly lists the Core i5-13600K for $330 and shaves another $20 down to $310 for the Core i5-13600KF processor.

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Intel Core i9-13900K 'Raptor Lake' CPU teased in new video at 5.8GHz

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 26, 2022 11:20 PM CDT

In a video that has since been made private, Intel's upcoming Core i9-13900K "Raptor Lake" flagship CPU has been teased at its rock-and-roll 5.8GHz boost frequency.

Intel Core i9-13900K 'Raptor Lake' CPU teased in new video at 5.8GHz 02 | TweakTown.com

The teaser for Intel's next-gen Core i9-13900K processor will deliver "performance one couldn't have dreamed of" with its 8 Performance cores and 16 Efficiency cores that will spool up to an impressive 5.8GHz. Intel will host its Innovation event tomorrow, with the tech press and analysts in the air and on the way to the event as you're reading this.

There's not much else shown off here about the Intel Core i9-13900K processor, but we have previously seen the Raptor Lake CPU breaching the rather impressive 8GHz barrier. In previous rumors, we saw the Core i9-13900K and its 24 cores and 32 threads of CPU power hitting 5.8GHz and using 253W of power to reach that frequency.

Continue reading: Intel Core i9-13900K 'Raptor Lake' CPU teased in new video at 5.8GHz (full post)

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X breaks 4 x HWBOT records with just an AIO cooler

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 25, 2022 9:47 PM CDT

AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X processor is doing the benchmark rounds, with 4 x HWBOT records smashed and there was no exotic LN2 cooling used: just AIO cooling for the beasty new Zen 4 flagship CPU.

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AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" slaughtering benchmark records

The new AMD Ryzen 9 7950X was installed into a few different motherboards depending on the overclocker, with the following motherboards used to smash the HWBOT records: GIGABYTE X670E AORUS MASTER, ASUS ROG Crosshair X670E Extreme, ASRock X670 Taichi, and MSI's new X670E MEG ACE motherboards. Cooling-wise, the overclockers were using a Corsair H115i AIO liquid cooler.

Cinebench R15, Cinebench R20, Cinebench R23, and 7-zip records were achieved with the overclocked Ryzen 9 7950X processor, with the CPUs running at between 5.4GHz and 5.5GHz across all of the Zen 4 cores, with temperatures between 87C and a rather toasty 108C according to the Benchmate data.

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AMD Ryzen 9 7950X hits 7.2GHz on single core, 6.5GHz all-core on LN2

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 25, 2022 9:14 PM CDT

AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" processor has been pushed to new limits just days before its official retail launch, with the new Zen 4 flagship CPU being pumped up to an incredible 7.2GHz on a single-core, and 6.5GHz all-core OC.

AMD Ryzen 9 7950X hits 7.2GHz on single core, 6.5GHz all-core on LN2 01 | TweakTown.com

We know to use a high-end 360mm AIO cooler with AMD's new flagship Ryzen 9 7950X processor if you want to hit 5.7GHz but if you wanted to reach 5.8GHz and above on the Ryzen 9 7950X then you need to use some serious cooling. TUM_APISAK posted some CPU-Z validation screenshots of the new Ryzen 9 7950X hitting 7.2GHz and 6.GHz, check them out below.

A single Zen 4 core was overclocked to 7247MHz (7.2GHz) with 1.506V and chilled with LN2 cooling, while 6.5GHz all-core was reached with a little less voltage -- 1.465V -- but the same LN2 cooling. Not too shabby at all... 16 cores and 32 threads of next-gen Zen 4 CPU power at 6.5GHz, but not everyone has LN2 cooling.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 9 7950X hits 7.2GHz on single core, 6.5GHz all-core on LN2 (full post)

AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X is on sale in China for $856, a week early

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 19, 2022 10:27 PM CDT

AMD's new flagship Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" processor is already for sale in China, where you'll be paying a premium to get the new Zen 4 silicon a week ahead of launch.

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AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" CPU in the flesh!

If you're in China then you can jump onto Taobao's Goofish platform, which is a second-hand and black market website that we usually see Intel engineering sample CPUs being sold ahead of launch. AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" CPU is now the star of the show, available right now.

You're looking at 5999 RMB which works out to around $856 USD, which is a $157 premium on top of AMD's own $699 pricing on the Ryzen 9 7950X "Zen 4" CPU. The new AMD Ryzen 9 7950X offers 16 cores and 32 threads at up to 5.7GHz with 80MB of cache in total with a 170W TDP (230W PPT) for $699, slotting into a new AM5-based motherboard and waiting for its X670E chipset goodness.

Continue reading: AMD's new Ryzen 9 7950X is on sale in China for $856, a week early (full post)

AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su will be in-person to present at CES 2023 on Jan 4

Anthony Garreffa | Sep 19, 2022 9:15 PM CDT

AMD has the big launch of its new Ryzen 7000 series "Zen 4" processors and new X670E + X670 motherboards, and while RDNA 3 is still in the oven, the company is nailing down its CES 2023 plans.

The Consumer Technology Association (CTA) announced that AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su will deliver an in-person keynote address at CES 2023. On January 4, 2023, Lisa will share AMD's vision of the future -- how high-performance and adaptive computing transforms lives "by addressing the world's toughest problems".

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AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su said: "Over the last few years computing has become an essential and pervasive part of our daily lives, helping each of us adapt how we work and learn remotely, while keeping us connected and entertained. I am excited for the opportunity to deliver a keynote at CES 2023 to highlight the next generation of high-performance and adaptive computing innovations, and products that will push the boundaries on what is possible and play an important role helping solve our most important challenges".

Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of CTA (the organization behind CES) said: "AMD shows how creative innovation pushes the envelope of tech for good. Dr. Su's power is bringing people together, and I can't wait to see what advances they'll share at the show".

Continue reading: AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su will be in-person to present at CES 2023 on Jan 4 (full post)

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