EK Water Blocks has just announced its new high-performance water blocks for both AMD and Intel sockets, with the new Velocity CPU water block coming in 14 different versions. RGBs are in the mix, but EK is also offering minimalistic bare copper cold plates as well, so you won't need all that RGB bling if you want a slick, clean look.
EK chose the Velocity brand for its new coolers as it was inspired by the "necessity to be lean and agile in the world of liquid cooling. A high-performance CPU water block is no good if it is too restrictive on the flow and it is bottlenecking your entire cooling loop.
Efficient coolant flow and performance should go hand in hand, and neither of the two should be sacrificed for one another".
EK-Velocity is the new high-performance flagship premium quality CPU water block that features the 5th iteration of their EK cooling engine. EK has put some serious hours and engineering into each of its water blocks with the new Velocity being a culmination of "countless hours of simulations, research and marketing-leading engineering".
Intel is ever-so-close to releasing its new flagship Core i9-9900K processor, the first 8C/16T processor from the company, and it will launch with the new Z390-series motherboards that we're beginning to see more and more of.
The company will be launching three new 9000-series parts in the coming weeks, with the Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K, and Core i5-9600K that will all work on existing Z300-series motherboards, as well as the upcoming Z390 boards that will launch with the new CPUs. If you want to overclock the hell out of these next-gen K-series parts, you'll need the Z370 or Z390 motherboards to squeeze all that you can from the Coffee Lake refresh.
Intel is expected to unveil the new 9000-series processors next month with a joint launch of the Z390 family of boards.
AMD has been hurting Intel in all the right places in the last two years, but the next-gen EPYC 'Rome' processor is set to become something truly special in 2019 where it will set the server world on fire.
We're talking 64C/128T on the fresh new 7nm node, while Intel is stuck at 28C/56T and a totally broken 10nm node that won't be ready for the limelight until this time next year. AMD is kicking ass and taking names without the new EPYC Rome CPU, but now we're starting to hear about what type of performance to expect from sources on Chiphell.
This new rumor could be completely fake, but if it's in any form real we're looking at a Cinebench R15 multi-thread benchmark with the new EPYC Rome CPU and its huge 64C/128T of CPU power behind it. The purported chip scores an absolutely insane 12,587 points that blows even AMD's current champion, the Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX out of the water with its 5500 points (and that's a 32C/64T chip).
AMD's upcoming second-gen EPYC processors are codenamed after famous places in Italy, with the first-gen EPYC called 'Naples', and the upcoming EPYC chip on 7nm will be called Rome, while the third-gen EPYC processor codename is Milan. Rome will be made on 7nm and was recently shown off by AMD CEO Lisa Su during their Computex 2018 press event.
AMD has had a stellar 2018 and it looks like the planning for 2019 is going to reach the stars, with a new rumor that AMD is planning a huge AMD Tech Day during CES 2019 where it will unveil its next-gen HEDT platform: X499.
We heard rumblings about this a few months ago, with X499 arriving to battle Intel's new HEDT platform, X599 - which will support Skylake-X that will drive up to 28C/56T. AMD is already ahead of Intel there with their Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and its huge 32C/64T, but the shift to X499 will see something that will leapfrog Intel... the move to 7nm.
AMD will be shipping 7nm processors and a new Radeon Instinct graphics card on 7nm later this year, so we should expect the company to be confident with 7nm in early-2019. We might see an announcement of things 'coming soon' in terms of X499 and the new 7nm EPYC processors, while we might see a tease of things to come from a third-gen Threadripper 3000 series.
The next-gen Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series is internally known as "Castle Peak" and will see AMD push their foot harder down onto Intel's neck, where we might even see PCIe 4.0 support, as well as a drive up to a huge 64C/128T with next-gen EPYC processors on the exciting new 7nm node.
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Intel launches higher core count Y and U-Series 8th Gen Processors
Today Intel launches their new Y and U-series mobile 8th generation processors, with more cores than previous generation Y and U-series processors. These new processors chime in at 15W and 5W TDPs, which is why they are targeted towards ultra-portable devices such as ultra-thin notebooks. In the U-series, we find three SKUs, the i7-8565U and i5-8265U both with four cores and eight threads, as well as a i3-8145U with two cores and four threads.
AMD hasn't stopped bleeding top shelf staff for over a year now with the departures of Raja Koduri, Chris Hook and Jim Keller... but now Jim Anderson is joining the good bye train.
Anderson was the Senior VP of the Computing and Graphics Group, where he leaves AMD to joins Lattice Semiconductor. Saeid Moshkelani will be the replacement Senior VP and GM of AMD's Client Compute Group, which under its roof handles the APU and CPU portfolio for Team Red.
The issue here is that AMD just launched its Ryzen 2000 and Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series CPUs, with Anderson in lead position during those launches. Right after the launches, he leaves... which doesn't really look good for AMD, at least from the outside. Saeid Moshkelani on the other hand was instrumental in securing the semi-custom APU wins for AMD with both the Xbox and PlayStation consoles using AMD technology.
AMD has been hitting some great home runs while Anderson was with the company, but now it spells doubt for the future of the company if so many people are leaving. AMD has lost key staff that I don't see being replaced outside of the company, it seems people are being shifted around and that's about it. What will the next 6-12 months be like for AMD leading into Navi?
AMD has officially launched its next-gen Ryzen Threadripper 2900 series processors, with overclockers showing off some hands-on OC results that will blow most people away. The new flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX has been overclocked to a whopping 6GHz on all-cores with LN2 cooling taking the #1 spot on HWBOT for the 2990WX world record overclock.
Ivan Cupa, an Indonesian overclocker hit the magical 5955.4MHz on all 32C/64T that Threadripper 2990WX packs, with Cupa using the MSI MEG X399 Creation motherboard, the Corsair AX1500i PSU, and some G.SKILL Trident Z DDR4 RAM. LN2 cooling was used to get the CPU cool enough to pump 6GHz into it, with the Ryzen Master OC Utility reporting CPU voltages of 1.45V (but this could be a mis-reading).
Another overclocker hit 5.367GHz on all 32 cores, with Sampson scoring 8532 points in Cinebench R15 which is a mind blowing result, and the new world record. Other records have been broken, with wPrime 32m hitting 1sec 950ms by Littleboy, and the wPrime 1024m now sitting with a record 18sec 420ms.
If we rewind back to Computex 2018, we saw Intel come into the Cinebench R15 benchmark scene and smash it with their 28C/56T chip at 5GHz with a score of 7334... but now Intel can go back to sleep as AMD is here kicking their ass with Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX and a Cinebench R15 world record score of 8352.
AMD just launched their new Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX processor in the last 24 hours and whaddya know - a new rumor about Intel's purported X599 platform is being teased.
The rumor is coming from HD Tecnologia, who is reporting that Intel is working on a new ultra premium enthusiast platform in the form of X599. Intel would be releasing the new X599 and its new super-threaded CPU to compete directly against AMD and its new Threadripper 2000 series, since the flagship 2990WX rocks 32C/64T of power compared to Intel and its max 28C/56T which isn't even here yet.
Intel's purported X599 platform would have hexa channel DDR4 support, the same LGA 3647 socket and up to 12 x DIMMs for a bunch of RAM. We've already seen a tease of what to expect during Computex 2018 when Intel teased a 28C/56T Skylake-X processor which was running at 5GHz on all cores. It ran hot and required an insane cooler, but it was enough to compete against AMD's not-yet-released Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX. However, AMD is now to market with Threadripper 2990WX and Intel is nowhere to be seen in the high-end CPU race anymore.
We already know so much about Intel's upcoming Core i9-9900K except for the correct CPU clock speeds, and according to the latest rumors we could be in for a treat.
The Core i9-9900K will mark Intel's first step into the consumer 8C/16T processor world, something AMD has absolutely dominated for over a year now with the first-gen Ryzen 7 1800X followed by the new Ryzen 7 2700X. The new 9th-gen CPU will be an 8C/16T chip on the 14nm node by Intel (since their 10nm is delayed into 2020) with a newly-teased single-core CPU clock of 5GHz.
Intel's upcoming Core i9-9900K will have an all-core boost of 4.6GHz meaning we'll see a full 16-threaded CPU with all 16 of its threads at 4.6GHz, a huge leap over the 4GHz ceiling on the Ryzen 7 2700X. Even the 4-core boost is 4.8GHz while the 6-core boost sits at 4.7GHz alongside the 8-cores at 4.7GHz. This would be an incredible feat, with Intel making sure the 9900K is the best 8C/16T processor on the market.
AMD has officially launched the new second-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs which include the flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX but AMD is already teasing consumers and their competitor in Intel with massive price drops to first-gen Threadripper CPUs.
The Ryzen Threadripper 1920X is a 12C/24T processor that debuted for $799, and was temporarily priced at just $249 on Amazon which quickly hit the Amazon Best Sellers list before it sold out. It's back up to $427 at the time of writing but anyone who secured it for $249 would be laughing all the way to 24-thread processor town, and back again.
AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 2920X is the second-gen successor to the 1920X and it's priced at $649... so $249 is quite the discount, representing some truly insane CPU price wars that will happen over the holidays between AMD and Intel.