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AMD EPYC 7742 powers the world's FIRST real-time 8K HEVC encoder

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 6 days, 5 hours ago

AMD broke the world record for Cinebench R20 with its EPYC 7742 processor, and now the 64C/128T beast has another win in powering the world's first real-time 8K HEVC encoder.

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Beamr Imaging says it reached a world first with its new software powered by the AMD EPYC 7742 processor, in which it can handle 8K live encoding. Beamr's latest software when powered by the EPYC 7742 can handle real-time 8K video in 10-bit with HDR at a huge 79FPS, which is damn impressive.

The company says the new software will be ready for live linear broadcast level streaming, premium VOD entertainment, and cloud gaming content streaming. Beamr has some of the biggest companies in the world as its customers and partners, with the likes of Netflix, Intel, IBM, Microsoft, Sony, Xilinx and Yahoo.

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AMD smashes Cinebench world record with dual EPYC 7742 processors

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week ago

AMD is having a big show this year at IBC 2019, with their new EPYC 'Rome' CPU demolishing some world records in V-Ray and Cinebench.

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The big surprise here would definitely have to be Cinebench R20, with dual AMD EPYC 7742 processors hitting a new world record with 31,913. A single EPYC 7742 has 64C/128T so the dual EPYC 7742 processor pack a huge 128C/256T.

Compared to the Xeon Platinum 8168 processor and its 48C/96T with its 16,536 -- the dual EPYC 7742 rig rips it to shreds with 31,913. Hell, the single AMD EPYC 7742 beats it with 20,645. If you look down the list, right down the list, an Intel Core i7-7700K scores 2420 to give you some perspective.

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Intel's new Gen12 graphics on Tiger Lake: biggest change in 10 years

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Intel is expected to launch its next-gen Tiger Lake CPU architecture sometime in late 2020 or 2021, which will feature Gen12 graphics and a total overhaul of the Execution Unit.

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The revamped Execution Unit is expected to provide the largest GPU performance increase in over 10 years, something that was revealed in a new release of Linux patches from Intel. The post talks about a new Display State Buffer (DBS) engine that will take care of batch submit display register programming.

The documentation states that DBS reduces "loading time and CPU activity, thereby making the context switch faster. DSB Support added from Gen12 Intel graphics based platform".

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AMD Ryzen 9 3950X: 16C/32T chip arrives September 30 for $749

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

AMD is preparing to launch its new Ryzen 9 3950X -- its flagship 16C/32T processor and the world's first 16-core gaming CPU that will boost up to 4.7GHz and offer 72MB of cache.

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Now we have German retailer Digitec listing the chip with a release date of September 30, and what appears to be a placeholder price of 999 euros which works out to $1102 or so -- much more than the MSRP of $749.

AMD will have quite the gaming and multi-tasking chip on its hands with the Ryzen 9 3950X, offering a huge 16C/32T of CPU performance at 3.5GHz base clock and up to 4.7GHz boost -- the fastest for a Ryzen 3000 series CPU.

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Intel confirms it has indeed lost CPU market share to AMD

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

We all knew that AMD had been doing some damage to Intel over the last year or two with its excellent new Ryzen CPUs, but now Intel itself has confirmed the news -- it has lost CPU market share to AMD, and it is going to fight harder from now on.

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Jason Grebe, Corporate Vice President, General manager Cloud Platforms and Technology Group, speaking to an analyst at the Citi Global Tech Conference said that Intel lost CPU market share to AMD and that the company will have to fight more aggressively to continue its dominance in the market.

While his comments don't acknowledge AMD by name, he says Intel lost "some channel desktop share" to who we can only presume is AMD.

Grebe was asked about Intel's CPU market share, to which he responded: "In general, if there is a CPU sale happening on the planet, we want to be involved in it. So we don't look at any segment of the market and say, okay, we are going to walk away from that segment or that we're not be interested there. We want to aggressively compete in all segments".

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Intel Core i9-9900KS: all-core 5GHz boost CPU launches in October

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 4, 2019 @ 22:34 CDT

Intel teased its all-core 5GHz beast a couple of months ago, but now we know that the new Core i9-9900KS will launch next month. The news was announced by ex-media and PCPer founder Ryan Shrout, who is now the new chief performance strategist of Intel.

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Firstly, the new Core i9-9900KS was first unveiled at Computex 2019 and will offer up 8 cores and 16 threads at 4GHz, but will boost with all cores at 5GHz. Shrout used the new 9900KS to push the boot into AMD's neck with its current Ryzen 3000 series processors, saying: "The point is, we're not taking this sitting down, we see the competition, we see the landscape as it is".

He continued: "We're adjusting because we take these customers very seriously. And we want to give them the best product possible".

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AMD updates angry community over falsely advertised Ryzen boost clocks

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 4, 2019 @ 0:35 CDT

AMD had the entire world in its hands leading into the Zen 2 architecture, resulting in the great Ryzen 3000 series CPUs -- but now there's some serious drama with bold claims of false advertising being thrown around. Check out Der8auer's video below for a great recap:

Once the new Ryzen 3000 series CPUs began getting into consumer' hands, it was quickly noticed that the boost clocks AMD had advertised weren't being met -- and that boost speeds were locked to a single CPU core. AMD didn't confirm this before the launch, but later confirmed it -- going as far as updating the Ryzen product pages to clarify the slip up.

But then Der8auer used a survey in which 2700 people responded to, building data to show that just 5.6% of the reported Ryzen 9 3900X processors in his survey hit the advertised maximum boost clocks. The mid-range Ryzen 5 3600 was much better with 49.8% of users saying they hit max boost clocks... but this is a big issue -- a big, big issue.

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2 x AMD EPYC 7742 for $13,900 annihilate $52,000 worth of Intel Xeons

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 2, 2019 @ 21:11 CDT

AMD's kick ass new EPYC Rome CPUs are here and boy are they throwing Intel around like a rag doll, with ServeTheHome setting a new world record on a dual-CPU rig using two AMD EPYC 7742 processors.

STH compared the dual AMD EPYC 7742 chips against four Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M processors, which battles out the 64C/128T processor from AMD against Intel's best 28C/56T offering with some very, very surprising results. The AMD system is not only much cheaper, but it is also faster.

  • AMD EPYC 7742: 64C/128T - $6950 each (2 x $13,900)
  • Intel Xeon Platinum 8180M: 28C/56T - $13,011 each ($52,044)

This means that STH ran benchmarks with 128C/256T of power from AMD and its EPYC 7742 processors, while the quad-CPU rig from Intel packed just 112C/224T in comparison, but cost over 3x as much.

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AMD markets Ryzen PRO at 5GHz... except, it can't unless cooled by LN2

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Aug 29, 2019 @ 22:00 CDT

AMD is in hot water over a marketing video that hit YouTube, which claims its Ryzen PRO is capable of smashing 5GHz -- which, it simply cannot do. Check out the video below, with the mistake happening at 1:34 in the video:

The video is going to confuse people, and it's hard to see how this got through all of the checks and balances it would go through at AMD before being uploaded to YouTube. Most people, including reviewers, find their Zen 2-based CPUs falling somewhere between 4.0-4.3GHz -- nowhere near 5GHz - unless crazy LN2 cooling is thrown into the mix.

Hell, even under LN2 cooling Ryzen PRO can't get anywhere close to 5GHz on a single core let alone all-core 5GHz boost. Weird.

Cerebras Systems has largest chip EVER with 1.2 TRILLION transistors

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Aug 19, 2019 @ 21:50 CDT

Cerebras Systems just unveiled the largest chip ever at Hot Chips 31, which is a A Symposium on High Performance Chips hosted yearly with the biggest companies in the tech space involved.

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The new Cerebras Wafer Scale Engine chip from Cerebras has a huge 1.2 trillion (1,200,000,000,000) transistors compared to the largest GPU in NVIDIA's GV100 and its 21.1 billion (21,100,000,000). NVIDIA requires just 815 square millimeters of die space for its GV100 and 21.1 billion transistors, while Cerebras Systems requires a huge 46,225 square millimeters of silicon.

Cerebras' new chip is so big that in comparison photos, the company compares its new 1.2T transistor chip side-by-side with a freaking keyboard. Yes, this new chip is as big as a desktop keyboard.

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