CPU, APU & Chipsets News - Page 2
AMD is really shaking things up in an even bigger way with its new Zen 3 architecture and upcoming Ryzen 5000 series processors, but a new rumored $220 chip could do some truly huge damage to Intel.
It's rumored that AMD will launch a new Ryzen 5 5600 -- a non-X version of the confirmed Ryzen 5 5600X processor. The Ryzen 5 5600 is a 6-core, 12-thread processor so we should expect the Ryzen 5 5600 to be a 6C/12T chip, too. We should see a cheap price of just $220 -- which should bring the pain to Intel's Core i7-10700 processor at close to just half the price.
If you were to mix the Ryzen 5 5600 or Ryzen 5 5600X with a cheap 500 series chipset motherboard and some fast DDR4 RAM, you're going to have a damn potent killer gaming system. Mix that in with the upcoming RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card (or GeForce RTX 30 series card) you would have a kick ass rig for 2021 gaming and beyond.
Do you remember AMD's exciting Project Quantum PC from 2016? Well, it looks like it might be making a comeback -- and it could be a very big one at that.
A new patent filing teases AMD is still tinkering around with Project Quantum, which now has an integrated PSU. The new patent was filed in February 2020, and approved on September 15, 2020. Project Quantum was originally announced in 2015, teased in 2016, and shelved inside of the same year.
The original AMD Project Quantum was powered by an Intel CPU and dual Fiji GPUs at the time, but now... imagine a new Project Quantum powered by the just-announced Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 series CPU and an upcoming RDNA 2-based Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card.
NVIDIA is seeing virtually every single GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card it can make sell out worldwide instantly, but it looks like we're leading right into the larger 20GB model that will reportedly launch in December 2020.
According to VideoCardz, the new GeForce RTX 3080 20GB graphics card will launch in December -- with their sources "confident that NVIDIA will launch two SKUs: 3080 20GB and 3070 16GB in that month". The plans as VC states have been changed when it comes to the purported GeForce RTX 3070 Ti with 6144 CUDA cores which has "allegedly been scrapped".
NVIDIA should launch the GeForce RTX 3070 with 8GB of GDDR6 on October 29, the day after AMD reveals Big Navi and the now-confirmed (with 4K gaming performance numbers teased) with the Radeon RX 6000 series on October 28. After that, sometime in December, we are to expect the RTX 3070 with 16GB.
AMD has unveiled its new Zen 3 architecture and with it the new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs, led by the flagship Ryzen 9 5950X processor. It is a powerhouse processor, the shining flagship of the Zen 3 chips.
We have a monster 16-core/32-thread at up to 4.9GHz, with performance that is between 5-27% faster than the current Zen 2-powered flagship Ryzen 9 3900XT processor in content creation situations. In gaming, the new Ryzen 9 5950X is up to 29% better in gaming -- where gamers are going to dive right onto it once it launches.
Another big selling point is that the Ryzen 9 5950X is just $799, and will be available November 5 -- something that I'm sure AMD fans will remember, remember, the 5th of November as the day AMD unleases the Ryzen 9 5950X. A serious chip that will dethrone Intel in a big way for the rest of the year, and into 2021.
AMD has made its next-gen Zen 3 architecture official, unveiling its new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs (skipping over the desktop Ryzen 4000 nomenclature).
The new second-best Ryzen 5000 series CPU is the Ryzen 9 5900X processor, a new 12-core/24-thread chip with a base CPU clock of 3.7GHz and boost of up to 4.8GHz. AMD is pricing the new Ryzen 9 5900X at $549, $50 more than the Ryzen 9 3900XT but crushing it in performance.
But where the majority of the performance is coming from is in the huge IPC uplift with the tweaked Zen 3 architecture, which delivers some truly magic 1080p gaming performance. It delivers a solid uplift of performance over Intel's flagship Core i9-10900K, so if you were waiting for Zen 3 to drop and didn't get Intel's new 10th Gen Core CPU then the Ryzen 9 5900X is a beast for $549.
It was only yesterday that I reported about Intel's next-gen Rocket Lake family of processors being debuting in March 2021 -- but we woke up to Intel themselves confirming it.
John Bonini (who is the Vice President and General Manager of Client Computing Group Desktop, Workstation, and Gaming at Intel) has confirmed in a new blog post that Intel will be launching its 11th Gen Core series (codename Rocket Lake) in Q1 2021.
Intel's new 11th Gen Core range of CPUs will be the first to support PCIe 4.0, something that has been a point that AMD has had over Intel for over a year now. On top of that, Intel announced this news in the 24 hours before AMD's big reveal of Zen 3.
We're less than 48 hours away from AMD unveiling it's next-gen Zen 3 CPU architecture and next-gen Ryzen processors, with some new leaks on Intel's next-gen Rocket Lake-S series emerging.
Intel's new Rocket Lake-S looks to be interesting as it will be compatible with existing 400-series motherboards (LGA1200). But we are to expect Intel and its motherboard partners to unveil a new generation of 500-series motherboards, where the flagship Z590 chipset should debut with the new 11th Gen Core CPUs.
The original plan was for the latest 14nm+++++++ chips to be launched somewhere around December 2020 to January 2021, but now we're expecting a reveal at CES 2021 and launch in March 2021 according to the latest from VideoCardz.
An interesting twist here is that the flagship Rocket Lake-S processor would be an 8-core/16-thread CPU, which is a bit weird as the current flagship Core i9-10900K processor is a 10-core/20-thread CPU. We should expect more details on Rocket Lake-S over the coming months, while Zen 3 debuts in 48 hours.
Read more: AMD's rumored Zen 3-based Ryzen 9 5900X is a 12-core/24-thread CPU at up to 5GHz at 150W TDP. You can read all about that right here.
AMD is about to come out stomping on Intel again later this year, with a new event planned for October 8 where the company will detail its new Zen 3 architecture. One of those chips should be the new Ryzen 7 5800X processor -- another, is the recently-teased Ryzen 9 5900X -- a 12C/24T @ 5GHz CPU.
A new sighting of the Ryzen 7 5800X processor has turned up inside of an Ashes of the Singularity benchmark, but like with any rumor (and especially one using AotS) I would be preparing that salt shaker -- but we should expect the Ryzen 7 3800X chip to be an 8-core, 16-thread CPU with some serious horsepower.
We should see the new Ryzen 7 5800X replacing the Ryzen 7 3800X as a new 8C/16T powerhouse on the Zen 3 architecture that should keep up with the Core i7-10700K -- and most likely be compared against that chip, but it seems it could actually beat the higher-end Core i9-10900K.
AMD's new purported Ryzen 9 5900X will be the new flagship 'Vermeer' desktop CPU in the new Zen 3-based Ryzen 5000 range of CPUs. The new Ryzen 9 5900X will reportedly pack 12 cores and 24 threads at up to 5GHz with an IPC improvement of up to 20%.
We should see boost clocks reaching 5GHz from AMD this time around, where we saw them get close with 4.7GHz on the Ryzen 9 3900XT and 4.6GHz on the Ryzen 9 3900X. We are being told to expect a higher TDP, with up to 150W on the Ryzen 9 5900X -- up from the 105W on the Ryzen 9 3900X.
AMD will fully unveil its next-gen Zen 3 architecture on October 8.
AMD is set to rock our world -- as well as Intel's world -- with its next-gen Rembrandt Ryzen APU family of processors, with the new 2022 APU family of chips being teased with some new specs.
According to @MebiuW on Twitter, we are being told to expect the new Rembrandt Ryzen APU processors to feature next-gen Zen 3 CPU cores and next-gen RDNA 2 GPU cores. Not just that, but the new APUs will be made on the new 6nm process node, and have support for DDR5-5200 memory.
We're being told to expect 20% higher density, with better power consumption numbers compared to 7nm. With AMD utilizing both of its next-gen Zen 3 CPU and RDNA 2 GPU architectures in this new Ryzen APU, we should expect some pretty stellar performance out of the chips when they drop in 2022.