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Intel Core i9-11900K teased: 8C/16T at up to 4.8GHz all-core CPU boost

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Nov 17 2020 9:00 PM CST

Intel teased its next-gen Rocket Lake-S processor family back in early-October, trying to get ahead of AMD's stomping with Zen 3 -- and now we're hearing some early specs on the new Core i9-11900K processor.

A new tweet on Twitter has teased the 11th Gen Core family of CPUs, that Intel will reportedly release as the Core i5-1140, Core i5-11600K, Core i7-11700K, and the flagship Core i9-11900K. They'll all have varying clock speeds and cache amounts, obviously.

But it's the flagship Core i9-11900K that we are looking at here, which is a drop down on the current Core i9-10900K in pure core count -- 8C/16T on the Core i9-11900K versus 10C/20T on the Core i9-10900K. What we do have here is 100MHz on top of the single-core CPU boost (5.3GHz versus 5.2GHz) and 20MB of L3 cache versus 16MB of L3 cache.

Continue reading: Intel Core i9-11900K teased: 8C/16T at up to 4.8GHz all-core CPU boost (full post)

Cinebench R23 benchmark released, here to crush even the best CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Nov 11 2020 9:31 PM CST

If you've got a new CPU and want to stress test it, then Maxon has your back with the latest release of Cinebench R23 which you can download right here.

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Cinebench R23 has been designed to work with current-gen CPUs including AMD's just-released and powerhouse Intel ass kicking Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series processors, as well as Apple's not-even-here-yet M1 CPU for its new Mac products.

I've run my new AMD Ryzen 9 5900X processor (12 cores, 24 threads) so you can see the performance between some of the other chips that Maxon includes in the rankings for Cinebench R23 so far. The download itself weighs in at 225MB.

Continue reading: Cinebench R23 benchmark released, here to crush even the best CPUs (full post)

AMD talks Zen 4 CPUs, after Zen 3 stomps all over Intel's best CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Nov 10 2020 11:34 PM CST

AMD has just launched its new Zen 3 architecture that powers the Ryzen 5000 series, with the new flagship Ryzen 9 5950X rocking 16 cores, 32 threads at 4.9GHz for $799. Insanity... and AMD isn't finished, not by a long shot.

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AMD's continuing pummeling of Intel will continue into 2021 where Zen 3 will stomp all over everything Intel has, and will release in 2021 -- while Zen 4 will drop in early 2022 to combat whatever Intel can scrape together to fight AMD back with.

My sources tell me Intel won't have anything to fight AMD back with properly, to ensure dominance, until at least 2022 and more like 2023. That is a very long time for AMD to dominate with not just Zen 3 that will be what I will call now the most-sold processor family of 2021 -- but well into 2022 with Zen 4.

Continue reading: AMD talks Zen 4 CPUs, after Zen 3 stomps all over Intel's best CPUs (full post)

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X hits insane 6.35GHz on ALL 16 cores with LN2 cooling

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Nov 6 2020 7:29 PM CST

AMD has finally unleashed its new Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, led by the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X processor rocking 16 cores and 32 threads -- well, that CPU has been pushed far beyond its limits.

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A bunch of the world's best overclockers have gotten their grubby mits on the new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, with the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X overclocked to a mind-boggling 6.35GHz on LN2 cooling. TSAIK is behind the overclock, using MSI's flagship MEG X570 GODLIKE motherboard.

AMD's new Ryzen 9 5950X is a beasty 16-core, 32-thread CPU with up to 4.9GHz boost out of the box, but the LN2 cooling used saw it smashing 6.35GHz on all cores which is quite the feat.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 9 5950X hits insane 6.35GHz on ALL 16 cores with LN2 cooling (full post)

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X early review: great OC with 4.85GHz on all 6 cores

Anthony Garreffa | Wed, Nov 4 2020 11:13 PM CST

AMD has its next-gen Zen 3 processors in the hands of reviewers right now, with some early results on the new mid-range Ryzen 5 5600X that costs just $299 and seems like an overclocking monster.

The new AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor was installed into an ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Hero motherboard, coupled with 16GB of Patriot Viper DDR4-3800 (CL14) memory and a simple air cooler. Out of the box the Ryzen 5 5600X boosts up to 4.6GHz, but with some tweaking it can hit 4.85GHz on all CPU cores.

Once the Ryzen 5 5600X was overclocked, it beats out the Ryzen 7 3700X (8C/16T) in Cinebench R15's multi-threaded benchmark -- and also the Intel Core i7-10700K which is mighty impressive. In Cinebench R20, the resutls are a bit tighter -- the overclocked Ryzen 5 5600X still reigns supreme against the Intel Core i7-10700K and AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processors.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 5 5600X early review: great OC with 4.85GHz on all 6 cores (full post)

Intel details next-gen Rocket Lake-S architecture, ready for Q1 2021

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 29 2020 9:00 AM CDT

Intel teased its next-gen Rocket Lake-S family of processors were coming in Q1 2021, but the company has taken the time in the 24 hours after AMD's new Zen 3 processors were unveiled, to detail their new 11th Gen Core CPU architecture.

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Intel details its new 11th Gen Intel Core S-series desktop processors as bringing a new desktop architecture known as Cypress Cove to the table. The company says that Cypress Cove was "designed to transform hardware and software efficiency and increase performance".

The company is promising the new Rocket Lake-S family of CPUs will profit double-digit IPC improvements over the previous generation, as well as beefier integrated graphics with Intel UHD graphics featuring the new Intel Xe Graphics architecture.

Continue reading: Intel details next-gen Rocket Lake-S architecture, ready for Q1 2021 (full post)

AMD's new Ryzen 5 5600X costs $299, battles Core i9-10900K at $600+

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Oct 26 2020 7:38 PM CDT

AMD is about to give everyone a reason to remember, remember the 5th of November with the release of Zen 3 -- and I think one of the most special Zen 3-based processors will be the Ryzen 5 5600X.

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The new Ryzen 5 5600X is a new 6-core / 12-thread CPU on the Zen 3 architecture with base CPU clocks of 3.7GHz and boost clocks of up to 4.6GHz on an easy 65W TDP. In some new PassMark CPU Mark benchmark scores, we see that the single-thread performance on the Ryzen 5 5600X beats the Core i9-10900K that costs nearly twice as much.

More importantly is that this shows us the incredible IPC improvement on the Zen 3 architecture over the Zen 2 architecture that powers the current Ryzen 3000 series CPUs. The higher-end Ryzen 7 5800X, Ryzen 9 5900X and Ryzen 9 5950X processors will be even better -- this is just what to expect from the $299 chip.

AMD's new Zen 3-powered Ryzen 5000 series processors launch on November 5.

Continue reading: AMD's new Ryzen 5 5600X costs $299, battles Core i9-10900K at $600+ (full post)

Here's a family photo of the Zen 3-powered AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Oct 19 2020 11:27 PM CDT

We are getting our first pictures of AMD's new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, with the entire family of Zen 3-powered chips smiling for the camera. Check them all out:

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The picture was tweeted by HXL (@9550Pro) with the Ryzen 9 5950X + Ryzen 9 5900X + Ryzen 7 5800X + Ryzen 5 5600X all pictured here in a tray. They're retail CPUs getting ready to be sent to an OEM or board partner, so they can go into new PCs.

Seeing them all at once leads me to believe we should see good quantities of not just the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X processor, but the entire stack of Zen 3 chips. I'm confident the new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs are going to be very popular, with numbers higher numbers available at launch -- unlike the GeForce RTX 30 series.

Continue reading: Here's a family photo of the Zen 3-powered AMD Ryzen 5000 series CPUs (full post)

AMD Navi 21 XT GPU: up to 2.4GHz game clock, 250W+ TDP, 16GB GDDR6

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Oct 19 2020 9:10 PM CDT

We have some juicy new info on AMD's next-gen Navi 21 XT -- which should be the flagship GPU that powers the flagship RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card.

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The new rumors are coming from Patrick Schur on Twitter, who says that the reference boards (which I exclusively revealed that we'll only see reference Big Navi cards in 2020, custom cards in 2021) will have game clocks of up to 2.3GHz -- with some cards rocking the Navi 21 XT up to 2.4GHz.

AMD reportedly has a higher-end Navi 21 XTX that will be AMD exclusive, which is not the first time AMD has done that with a flagship GPU. The most recent was the Radeon VII, which is something else I reported at the time would be an AMD exclusive with no custom cards available. It seems AMD will be doing that with what should materialize into the Radeon RX 6900 XT.

Continue reading: AMD Navi 21 XT GPU: up to 2.4GHz game clock, 250W+ TDP, 16GB GDDR6 (full post)

Intel Core i3-10100F: new quad-core CPU at up to 4.3GHz for under $100

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Oct 13 2020 9:52 PM CDT

AMD's new Zen 3 architecture is going to bring the pain against Intel at all levels, with the new Ryzen 5 5600 rumored to arrive in early 2021 for $220 -- but Intel has just launched a new Core i3-10100F ahead of the Zen 3 dominance.

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Intel's new Core i3-10100F processor is part of the growing 10100 series, joining the Core i3-10100, i3-10100T, i3-10100E, and i3-10100TE. The new Intel Core i3-10100F processor is nearly identical to the other 10100 series processors, except that it drops its integrated graphics making it a decent chunk cheaper.

We're looking at Intel's new Core i3-10100F being under $100, battling it out with the AMD Ryzen 3 3300X processor which is also a 4-core, 8-thread CPU. Intel cranks up the CPU boost up to 4.3GHz on the Core i3-10100F, too.

Continue reading: Intel Core i3-10100F: new quad-core CPU at up to 4.3GHz for under $100 (full post)

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