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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)

AMD Ryzen 5 5600 could dethrone Intel, costs $220 launches in 2021

Anthony Garreffa | Tue, Oct 13 2020 9:21 PM CDT

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.

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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.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 5 5600 could dethrone Intel, costs $220 launches in 2021 (full post)

Remember AMD's custom Project Quantum PC? It might become a reality

Anthony Garreffa | Mon, Oct 12 2020 7:28 PM CDT

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.

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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.

Continue reading: Remember AMD's custom Project Quantum PC? It might become a reality (full post)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 20GB rumored for December 2020 launch

Anthony Garreffa | Sun, Oct 11 2020 10:10 PM CDT

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.

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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.

Continue reading: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 with 20GB rumored for December 2020 launch (full post)

AMD's new Ryzen 9 5950X: 16-core/32-thread at nearly 5GHz for $799

Anthony Garreffa | Fri, Oct 9 2020 2:07 AM CDT

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.

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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.

Continue reading: AMD's new Ryzen 9 5950X: 16-core/32-thread at nearly 5GHz for $799 (full post)

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X annihilates Intel Core i9-10900K in 1080p gaming

Anthony Garreffa | Thu, Oct 8 2020 8:51 PM CDT

AMD has made its next-gen Zen 3 architecture official, unveiling its new Ryzen 5000 series CPUs (skipping over the desktop Ryzen 4000 nomenclature).

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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.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 9 5900X annihilates Intel Core i9-10900K in 1080p gaming (full post)

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