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AMD's next-gen Zen 6-based 'Medusa' CPU rumors: 2025 teased, some packaging tech from MI450 GPU

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 30, 2024 9:11 PM CDT

AMD is about to launch its next-generation Zen 5 CPU architecture inside of Ryzen AI 300 series "Strix Point" APUs and Ryzen 9000 series "Granite Ridge" desktop CPUs... while we've got some juicy new details on the future-gen Zen 6 "Medusa" CPUs.

AMD's next-gen Zen 6-based 'Medusa' CPU rumors: 2025 teased, some packaging tech from MI450 GPU

In a new video from leaker Moore's Law is Dead, we're hearing new rumors about Zen 6 "Medusa" CPUs and it looks like it's possible they'll tape out by Q2 2025, which isn't far away at all now, with production to follow "before the end of the year" according to MLID's first source. This source added that if things go well, production would begin by the end of 2025, but "it could slip" into 2026.

This source also teased that AMD's next-gen Zen 6 "Medusa" products could use the same packaging technology as AMD's next-gen Instinct MI450 AI accelerator, which we have been hearing rumors about lately. Another source told MLID that "Medusa" is a Zen 6 product that will launch on desktop AM5, and that it could be a family that launches on laptops as well.

Continue reading: AMD's next-gen Zen 6-based 'Medusa' CPU rumors: 2025 teased, some packaging tech from MI450 GPU (full post)

AMD's next-gen Ryzen 9000X3D CPUs to have FULL overclocking support, new 3D V-Cache features

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 30, 2024 6:16 AM CDT

AMD's upcoming next-generation Ryzen 9000X3D series processors will support full overclocking at launch, which will be a first for the company's excellent 3D V-Cache CPUs.

AMD's next-gen Ryzen 9000X3D CPUs to have FULL overclocking support, new 3D V-Cache features

AMD has been teasing some "really cool differentiators" for its upcoming Zen 5-based Ryzen 9000X3D processors, with our friends at Wccftech reporting that one of those features is "full support for OC". This isn't just regular PBO or CO tuning, but full overclocking support for AMD's next-gen Zen 5-based Ryzen 9000X3D chips.

This means that AMD has possibly tweaked the 3D V-Cache design for its chips, which will let users and gamers overclock them as they want.

Continue reading: AMD's next-gen Ryzen 9000X3D CPUs to have FULL overclocking support, new 3D V-Cache features (full post)

AMD Ryzen AI 300 'Strix Point' APUs rumored to launch July 28, the day before Ryzen 9000 CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 30, 2024 5:18 AM CDT

AMD has "silently moved" the launch of its new Zen 5-based Ryzen AI 300 series "Strix Point" APUs to just a few days before its Zen 5-based Ryzen 9000 series "Granite Ridge" desktop CPUs.

AMD Ryzen AI 300 'Strix Point' APUs rumored to launch July 28, the day before Ryzen 9000 CPUs

In a new post by leaker Golden Pig Upgrade and Hoang Anh Phu, we're learning that AMD and its OEM partners had originally decided to launch laptops based on AMD's new Ryzen AI 300 series "Strix Point" APUs on July 15, but it has moved this up to July 28... just days before the new Zen 5-based Ryzen 9000 series desktop CPUs will be launching.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen AI 300 'Strix Point' APUs rumored to launch July 28, the day before Ryzen 9000 CPUs (full post)

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus Copilot+ PC has 'severe battery drain' in Cinebench against Apple M2

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 27, 2024 10:19 PM CDT

Qualcomm launched its latest-gen Snapdragon X series processors earlier this month, with two chips: the flagship Snapdragon X Elite and the Snapdragon X Plus. The new Snapdragon X Plus processor has been tested in Cinebench, with "severe battery drain". Check it out:

Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus Copilot+ PC has 'severe battery drain' in Cinebench against Apple M2

In a new video, YouTuber Luke Miani tested the new Microsoft Surface 7 laptop powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus processor, costing $999. Microsoft itself positions the new Arm-powered Surface 7 laptop against Apple's latest M3-powered MacBook Air... yet the YouTuber tested Cinebench and saw "severe battery drain" on the Snapdragon X Plus-powered Surface 7, compared to the previous-gen M2-powered MacBook Air.

Cinebench was run not once but twice for 10 minutes (a total of 20 minutes), during which time the Surface 7 laptop went from 100% battery to just 65%. Battery drain aside, the YouTuber did note that the Snapdragon X Plus-powered Surface 7 was beating out the M2 and M3-powered MacBook Air laptops in CInebench.

Continue reading: Qualcomm Snapdragon X Plus Copilot+ PC has 'severe battery drain' in Cinebench against Apple M2 (full post)

Intel's next-gen Core Ultra 7 268V 'Lunar Lake' CPU gets benched on Geekbench

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 26, 2024 9:49 PM CDT

Intel's new Core Ultra 7 268V "Lunar Lake" CPU has been spotted, running some Geekbench runs that give us a sneak peak at what Intel has in store for us later this year.

Intel's next-gen Core Ultra 7 268V 'Lunar Lake' CPU gets benched on Geekbench

The new Intel Core Ultra 200V "Lunar Lake" CPUs will launch as early as September. The first wave will focus on low-power mobile devices and laptops, which will be certified Copilot+ AI PCs to compete with the just-unveiled current fleet, powered by Qualcomm's new Arm-based Snapdragon X series processors.

The new Geekbench runs tease the new Intel Core Ultra 7 268V processor in single-core and multi-core tests. The highest observed frequencies on the Core Ultra 7 268V ES (engineering sample) processor were hitting 4881MHz. The LP-Cores should be boosting at up to 3.7GHz on this CPU, but Geekbench doesn't record LP-Core frequency.

Continue reading: Intel's next-gen Core Ultra 7 268V 'Lunar Lake' CPU gets benched on Geekbench (full post)

NVIDIA Grace CPU with 72 cores benched: beats LN2-cooled, 1000W power hungry Intel Xeon CPUs

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 26, 2024 9:11 PM CDT

The CPU market is dominated by Intel and AMD, but NVIDIA has its Arm-based Grace CPU that is flexing its CPU muscle in a new Geekbench benchmark, showing some impressive results for the 72-core Arm-based processor.

NVIDIA Grace CPU with 72 cores benched: beats LN2-cooled, 1000W power hungry Intel Xeon CPUs

NVIDIA designed its Grace CPU for high-performance computing (HPC) requirements in the server and data center ecosystems, with the GH200 Superchip offering the fastest AI performance right now, that is, until NVIDIA's new Blackwell-based GB200 Superchip arrives later this year (rocking dual B200 AI GPUs and a Grace CPU).

Inside, the NVIDIA Grace CPU is based on the Arm architecture, with 72 Arm Neoverse N2 cores, with LPDDR5X memory on the motherboard and two distinct, different platforms. The Grace Superchip with not one, but two Grace GPUs for a total of 144 cores, and the Grace Hopper Superchip with the 72-core Grace CPU and Hopper H200 AI GPU. Each chip features 117MB of L3 cache, 68 PCIe Gen5 lanes, and is built on the TSMC 4N process node.

Continue reading: NVIDIA Grace CPU with 72 cores benched: beats LN2-cooled, 1000W power hungry Intel Xeon CPUs (full post)

AMD rumored to beef up Ryzen 9 9700X specs before launch, because 7800X3D is so popular

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 26, 2024 7:20 PM CDT

AMD is reportedly working on a re-spec of its upcoming Zen 5-based Ryzen 9 9700X processor, with a higher TDP, to better compete with the super-popular Zen 4-based Ryzen 7 7800X3D processor.

AMD rumored to beef up Ryzen 9 9700X specs before launch, because 7800X3D is so popular

Earlier this month, AMD unveiled four of its new Ryzen 9000 series "Granite Ridge" desktop CPUs, and one of those was the Ryzen 9 9700X with 8 cores and 16 threads of Zen 5 processing power with a base CPU clock of 3.8GHz, and boost CPU clock of up to 5.5GHz, 40MB of cache and a 65W TDP.

Our friends over at Wccftech are reporting that the re-spec of the Ryzen 9 9700X might see a much higher 120W TDP (from 65W during the 9700X announcement at Computex 2024). They note that AMD has 700MHz reduced clock speeds on the base CPU clock (3.8GHz) so the company "might be evaluating the CPU with a higher TDP to increase base, boost, or both clock speeds".

Continue reading: AMD rumored to beef up Ryzen 9 9700X specs before launch, because 7800X3D is so popular (full post)

AMD will use the most advanced process for each next-gen product, innovative design tech

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 25, 2024 10:06 PM CDT

AMD will be tapping the most advanced processes for each generation of product in the future, while adopting innovative design technologies.

AMD will use the most advanced process for each next-gen product, innovative design tech

Leading right into the Zen 5 launch, The Next Platform has interviewed AMD Executive Vice President, Forrest Norrod, who made some interesting comments of AMD's products in the future. Timothy Prickett Morgan of TNP asked: "Let's cut right to the chase scene after the announcement of Intel's first "Sierra Forest" Xeon 6 CPUs and your revelations about the future "Turin" line of Epyc CPUs two weeks ago. It looks to me like until Intel has anything close to parity on process and packaging with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co, that they can't catch you on CPUs. Is the situation really that simple until 2025 or 2026?"

AMD senior executive Forrest Norrod explained: "I don't want to handicap Intel's capabilities on process. Pat Gelsinger has got a very aggressive plan and we always assume they are going to do what they say. And so, all we can do is run as fast as we possibly can on both the design and the process of TSMC".

Continue reading: AMD will use the most advanced process for each next-gen product, innovative design tech (full post)

AMD's next-gen Zen 5-based Ryzen 9 9950X benched on AIDA64: up to 45% faster than 7950X

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 25, 2024 8:38 PM CDT

AMD's new flagship Zen 5-based Ryzen 9 9950X processor has been benchmarked again, this time in AIDA64 tests with DDR5-8000 memory... blasting up to 45% more performance over the current Zen 4-based Ryzen 9 7950X processor.

AMD's next-gen Zen 5-based Ryzen 9 9950X benched on AIDA64: up to 45% faster than 7950X

Some alleged benchmarks were provided by AnandTech forum member "igor_kavinski," who reportedly has his hands on an engineering sample (ES) version of the AMD Ryzen 9 9950X processor. He ran the 9950X processor on an AM5 motherboard with DDR5-8000 memory operating at CL34-45-40-42 timings.

Inside, the new Ryzen 9 9950X processor has two Zen 5 CCs and a single IOD, with the CPU packing 16 cores and 32 threads with a base CPU clock of 4.3GHz and boost clock of up to 5.7GHz.

Continue reading: AMD's next-gen Zen 5-based Ryzen 9 9950X benched on AIDA64: up to 45% faster than 7950X (full post)

AMD's new Zen 5-based Ryzen AI 300 'Strix Point' APUs launch on July 15, confirmed by ASUS

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 25, 2024 8:07 PM CDT

ASUS has just (accidentally) confirmed AMD's new Zen 5-based Ryzen AI 300 series "Strix Point" APUs will be launching on July 15.

AMD's new Zen 5-based Ryzen AI 300 'Strix Point' APUs launch on July 15, confirmed by ASUS

ASUS operates its own online stores, with a bunch of Strix Point APU-powered laptops teaed on the eir website. ASUS says that its new Zenbook S 16 (UM5606) OLED laptop will ship "by 7/15" and it on multiple regional stores owned by ASUS, confirming the release date (at least, from ASUS and not AMD directly).

AMD hasn't confirmed July 15 for the launch of Zen 5 "Strix Point" APUs, but we now know it's kinda confirmed for just three weeks from now. AMD's desktop Ryzen 9000 series "Granite Ridge" processors are reportedly launching on July 31, two weeks after Strix Point, but there's no clarification on that, yet.

Continue reading: AMD's new Zen 5-based Ryzen AI 300 'Strix Point' APUs launch on July 15, confirmed by ASUS (full post)