CPU, APU & Chipsets News - Page 4
With the launch of the new 14th Gen Core processors from Intel, the company introduced something called Intel Application Optimization (APO), a technology designed to optimize multithreaded performance.
Building off of the mature Thread Director that sits within Windows, we recently sat down with Roger Chandler, Intel vice president and general manager, Enthusiast PC and Workstation, Client Computing Group, who informed us that Intel was looking at individual games to see which could benefit from better thread management to boost in-game performance.
And the boost looks to be substantial, with new owners of the flagship Intel Core i9 14900K taking to Reddit to confirm that APO is delivering an extra 200+ FPS in some games.
Last week, Intel announced and launched its 14th Gen Core processors for desktops, with the flagship Intel Core i9 14900K leading the pack. The company made a mistake when formally revealing the 14th Gen 'Raptor Lake Refresh' lineup; the new desktop processors will not support the latest Thunderbolt 5 spec.
It's not the sort of mistake you see in a product reveal of this stature, with the statement proclaiming that the 14th Gen processors would support "upcoming Thunderbolt 5 wired connectivity."
To make the situation a little more confusing, the announcement has been updated with an Editor's Note (via Tom's Hardware) stating, "While some processors in the Intel Core 14th Gen processor family will include support for Thunderbolt 5, Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processors, specifically, will not support it." Adding it will share details on "Intel Core 14th Gen CPUs that support Thunderbolt 5 at a later date."
AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX processor is an absolute champion of silicon, offering up to a mighty impressive 96 cores and 192 threads of Zen 4-powered CPU power... so much power that it has more FP32 compute performance than the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 consoles.
That new flagship Ryzen Theadripper PRO 7995WX processor offers up to 12.16 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance, whereas if we compare this to the Xbox Series X with its 12.1 TFLOPs and the PlayStation 5 with its 10.2 TFLOPs, we can see that the new TR PRO 7995WX is quite the beast. It's almost at the performance of the GeForce RTX 3060, too, which is the most popular GPU on the Steam Hardware Survey.
AMD recently launched its Ryzen Threadripper 7000 and Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 series CPUs, with a few big differences between the two: the Threadripper 7000 (non-PRO) is for HEDT users and enthusiasts, offering up to 64 cores and 128 threads. Meanwhile, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 scales up higher, with a 96-core, 192-thread Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX processor.
Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon X has been teased before, but now we're getting the nitty gritty of the specs, the official name, and what this new SoC can really do, thanks to new leaks.
The new Qualcomm Snapdragon X SoC is the first step in a new family of chips that are built for Windows, and with it comes a new name: the Snapdragon X Elite SoC, Elite meaning it's, well, elite. Qualcomm is using new high-performance Oryon cores and a seriously beefed-up Adreno GPU.
Qualcomm's new Snapdragon X Elite SoC is built on TSMC (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company) and its new 4nm process node, with 12 of Qualcomm's new Oryon CPU cores at up to 3.8GHz, while single- and dual-core boosts will see the Oryon CPU at up to 4.3GHz. Meanwhile, the updated Adreno GPU now packs 4.6 TFLOPs of FP32 compute performance, meaning it has greater GPU performance than the Xbox Series X... now we're talking.
When Intel formally announced and launched the new Intel Core 14th Gen processors, with the flagship Intel Core i9 14900K leading the pack, one the significant features of the new 'Raptor Lake Refresh' lineup was a sizable boost to performance in games - with Intel citing "up to 23% gaming performance uplift compared to leading competitor processors."
How it manages this isn't simply due to the impressive out-of-the-box boost clock frequency of 6 GHz for the 14900K; some of it comes from the new Intel Application Optimization (APO) tech exclusive to the 14900K and 14700K. With Intel's hybrid architecture of P-cores (Performance or 'big') and E-cores (Efficient or 'small') maturing, this performance uplift technology works alongside the existing Intel Thread Director application thread scheduling.
At IEM Sydney 2023, we had the opportunity to sit down with Roger Chandler, Intel vice president and general manager, Enthusiast PC and Workstation, Client Computing Group, to talk about the new APO tech, why it works for some games, and how the performance uplift works.
Team AU Overclocking and Intel put the new 14th Gen Core i9 14900K through the ringer at SXSW Sydney - showcasing the latest CPU generation's capabilities in pushing in-game performance to new heights. In a world where GPU grunt drives a lot of performance, it's a great reminder that the CPU still plays a significant role in getting the most frames. As Dino Strkljevic from Intel said, "You can never have enough frames."
Yes, a lot of liquid nitrogen was involved, with Roger Chandler, Intel vice president and general manager, Enthusiast PC and Workstation, Client Computing Group, helping to keep a steady flow of LN2.
With IEM Sydney 2023 ((Intel Extreme Masters) taking place alongside SXSW Sydney, the game of choice was Counter-Strike 2. With the new Intel Core i9 14900K featuring a 6 GHz boost frequency out of the box, Team AU and Intel pushed that to 7.5 to 8 GHz. And with that, the performance shot up to a mind-blowing 1310 FPS.
AMD has unleashed its beyond ridiculous Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX series CPUs; they've been benched in Cinebench and absolutely demolished every previous score and world record for Cinebench R23.
The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX processor features 96 cores and 192 threads of Zen 4-based processing power, boosting up to 5.1GHz on a 350W TDP. The new Dell Precision 7875 workstation features the new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX processor and was benchmarked against various competing Intel Xeon CPUs.
But, at a live demonstration at AMD headquarters over the last week, an overclocking session was had using the new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX processor... and boy, they've got some awesome results to share. Photos were taken by QuasarZone, but VideoCardz isn't under any NDA or embargo, so we've got some delicious scores to check out.
AMD launched its new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX series CPUs alongside their new HEDT-focused Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series CPUs yesterday, with the new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX series CPUs topping out at 96 cores and 192 threads of insane levels of PC processing power.
The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX series CPUs comes in 6 different SKUs available, starting out at with the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7945WX processor with 12 cores and 24 threads at up to 5.3GHz, right up to the flagship Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7995WX processor with 96 cores and 192 threads at up to 5.1GHz.
AMD is using its newer Zen 4 architecture on both its new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 7000 WX series CPUs and HEDT-focused Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series CPUs, baked on the 5nm process node at TSMC.
AMD has just announced its new Ryzen Threadripper 7000 and Ryzen Threadripper 7000 PRO series CPUs, with the "PRO" series pushing the core and thread count up to 96 cores and 192 threads.
What's new for high-end desktop (HEDT) users is the Ryzen Threadripper 7980X, offering 64 cores and 128 threads of CPU power, based on the newer Zen 4 architecture and the new TRX50 platform on the sTR5 socket. AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 7980X processor rockets at up to 5.1GHz max boost, with 320MB of cache in total and a 350W TDP. This is the most insane high-end desktop CPU that has ever been announced, dominating the HEDT market the day it arrives on November 21, 2023.
AMD has three new Ryzen Threadripper 7000 series HEDT processors launching November 21, 2023: the flagship Ryzen Threadripper 7980X with 64 cores and 128 threads, the Ryzen Threadripper 7970X with 32 cores and 64 threads, and the Ryzen Threadripper 7960X with 24 cores and 48 threads.
A leaked benchmark of AMD's next-gen desktop flagship, theoretically the Ryzen 8950X processor, has popped up online.
The leak comes from YouTuber RedGamingTech (RGT), who touches more broadly on Zen 5 desktop, too, noting that clock speeds will be dialed back with the next-gen CPUs, and AMD is focusing on beefing up IPC.
As for the leak itself, it's of an engineering sample (obviously) of the 8950X which has been run through its paces on Cinebench 2024.