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AMD dominates Intel with 82% market share with major German retailer

By Anthony Garreffa | Dec 1, 2019 11:05 pm CST

AMD has reached an all-time record high CPU market share with Germany's largest retailer, Mindfactory.de which has seen 82% of all CPUs sold in November being AMD Ryzen CPUs.

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Even in October AMD saw a huge 78% CPU market share with Mindfactory.de sales, but November was an even better month with 82% -- most of the success is thanks to AMD's new Ryzen 7 3700X and Ryzen 5 3600X processors which offer unbeatable value for money.

Intel's most popular CPU at Mindfactory.de is the Core i7-9700K, with the new Core i9-9900K and even newer Core i9-9900KF not really even making a scratch into AMD's total and utter dominance. Once again, the Ryzen 7 3700X is a massively popular CPU that you can see by the super-strong red bars that dominate that chart.

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Intel CPU shortages hurting Dell, which has just cut revenue forecast

By Anthony Garreffa | Nov 30, 2019 11:13 pm CST

Intel has been having some seriously troubling times lately, and it seems these issues are now extending through to Intel's partners including one of their biggest -- Dell.

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Dell has lowered its 2019 revenue forecast over issues with Intel's CPU shortages, seeing Dell stock drop by 5%. Dell COO Jeffrey Clarke explained: "Intel CPU shortages have worsened quarter-over-quarter the shortages are now impacting our commercial PC and premium consumer PC Q4 forecasted shipments".

Even in the middle of massive Intel CPU shortages, Dell managed to see its PC business revenue increase in Q3 by 5% year-over-year to $11.4 billion. Commercial PC sales increased 9% to $8.3 billion, while shipments of consumer computers hit $3.1 billion -- an increase of 6%.

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Intel struggles continue to ryze: Samsung to help Intel make CPUs

By Anthony Garreffa | Nov 29, 2019 03:44 pm CST

Update: Just as I finished the story, my good friend Sai tweeted me and referred me to Wccftech's story that has an update from Intel -- where the company has commented, and debunked the story completely. Intel said: "The letter from last week says we will increase our use of foundry so we can build more CPUs at Intel. The news reports about our use of third party foundries for CPUs are inaccurate". Now I wonder if Intel will comment on the impending layoffs...

Oh how the tables have turned... AMD has gone from beyond being the underdog to the new champion, in what can only resemble the scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Superman throws Batman around like he's nothing -- in this case Intel is Superman and AMD is Batman, and says "Stay down, if I wanted it... you'd be dead already", to which Batman fires a Kryptonite-filled grenade at Superman which renders him to mere mortal powers. That was Intel, and now they're breathing in all that fear.

Intel must have thought it had AMD painted into a corner, but then AMD has made a comeback that will be in the history books, and it seems Intel's struggles will only continue. We all know they've been really stumbling over the 10nm node and it appears they're needing to call in some help from industry giant Samsung.

According to the latest reports, Michelle Johnston Holthaus -- executive VP and GM for Sales, Marketing, and Communications at Intel wrote a letter to customers explaining that they are calling foundries to help them meet demand. Intel has reportedly tapped Samsung to help make a bunch of its notebook and desktop CPUs, as it continues to struggle in various ways -- especially in meeting demand, but AMD is causing them all sorts of issues.

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AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 3970X overclocked to 5.72GHz on LN2

By Anthony Garreffa | Nov 26, 2019 08:34 pm CST

AMD only just unleashed their crazy awesome new Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor (our review here) and it has already been used to break a bunch of world records.

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AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 3970X is a 32C/64T processor based on the new Zen 2 architecture, and while it has clock speeds of up to 4.5GHz at 280W -- these things are meant to be really pushed, at least for overclockers. A bunch of world records and global ranks have been smashed on HWBot, with the new Ryzen Threadripper 3970X hitting an insane 5.72GHz across all 32 cores.

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The huge overclocking feat for the new Ryzen Threadripper 3970X was done on an MSI TRX40 Creator motherboard with 1.1V of power, LN2 cooling, and the talent of overclocker TSAIK in Taiwan. But that wasn't the only HWBot world record broken, as there is a list of new records thanks to AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper 3970X processor:

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X specs: 64C/128T, 288MB cache, 280W TDP

By Anthony Garreffa | Nov 25, 2019 03:16 am CST

We have been hearing for a while now that AMD's flagship Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor would rip threads with 64C/128T of brute power... and it seems they were right.

VideoCardz tweeted a few minutes ago, confirming that the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is a 64C/128T processor and will be the "One CPU to rule them all in 2020". Other specs on the Threadripper 3990X include 288MB of total cache, and a large (but not too damn bad considering there's 128 threads of processing power here) 280W TDP.

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The other Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series include:

  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X - 24C/48T
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X - 32C/64T
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3980X - 48C/96T
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X - 64C/128T

Rick from Rick and Morty uses 128-bit AMD CPU, 3,584,825,480GB of RAM

By Anthony Garreffa | Nov 20, 2019 09:11 pm CST

So it appears Rick from Rick and Morty has the only PC capable of running Crysis -- with the recent episode of the show 'The Old Man and the Seat' seeing Rick use one of his computers to perform a "reverse digestion extrapolation"... or a sh*t analysis, in laymen's terms.

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Rick boots up his system and that's when we get a look at the specs, which are pretty insane. Rick is using a 128-bit CPU from AMD, while in the real-world we're limited to 64-bit right now with consumer AMD processors. It's not out of the realm of reality but it shows that Rick has a system that far outpaces your AMD Ryzen or Intel Core CPUs.

The system has 400TB of NVMe M.2 SSDs which once again is pretty crazy, but it's not petabytes of storage while Rick has 3,584,825,480GB of RAM. Rick isn't using Windows either, as he uses a Linux-based OS in Debian.

Rick's Computer Specs

  • Rick uses a 128-bit AMD CPU - the QX3700+ (@7.99hz). Many have speculated the Q stands for quantum computing, but we're yet to confirm it.
  • The PC has what appears to be a 393,912.1 GB SSD NVME M.2 drive. That's nearly 400 TB of space.
  • It also seems to have 3,584,825,480 GB of RAM - overkill if you ask me.
  • The system runs a Linux distribution, developed by Debian.

Intel recalls Xeon E-2274G because they included a crappy fan

By Anthony Garreffa | Nov 18, 2019 10:46 pm CST

Intel Xeon CPUs are not usually known for their crappy stock heat sink and fans, but it seems Intel is stumbling a bit lately with Chipzilla recently recalling their Xeon E-2274G over the not-so-great stock CPU cooler.

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Intel includes a basic fan in the box for the Xeon E-2274G, a fan made by Foxconn and is boxed up with much lower-end CPUs like Intel's own Pentium Gold and Core i3 lines of processors. The stock HSF we're talking about is normally handling heat loads of up to 65W, but the Xeon E-2274G is a workstation/SMB destined chip with an 88W TDP.

People buying an Intel Pentium Gold or Intel Core i3 CPU will not be maxing out their CPU at 100% all day long, but most people buying a Xeon processor would be doing just that. So the stock HSF should be really, really good... right?! Well, you'd think so -- but not in this case.

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AMD's new sTRX4 socket: future-proof, supports 64C/128T on desktop

By Anthony Garreffa | Nov 12, 2019 12:05 am CST

AMD recently announced and will soon launch its new third-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs, where we will eventually see up to 64C/128T on the desktop courtesy of the new sTRX4 socket -- a new socket from AMD that is actually worthy of being called "future-proof".

The reason we're able to call AMD's new sTRX4 socket 'future-proof' is that the company itself has confirmed on Reddit that sTRX has AMD's support in both "near- and long-term basis". AMD confirmed that while the new socket has the same 4094 pin count as the previous-gen Threadripper CPUs, it is the "mapping of those pins to voltage or data will be different" with sTRX4.

AMD confirmed you can't install a third-gen Ryzen Threadripper into an older motherboard, and you can't use an older Ryzen Threadripper CPU in a new sTRX4 motherboard. Now, before you get all mad and claim "this isn't how it should be done!" there are two reasons for this. AMD explains:

  1. We wanted to drive maximum performance for the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors and sTRX4 helps us do exactly that. The 3rd Gen Threadripper will have 88 total PCIe Gen 4 lanes with 72 usable (CPU+motherboard). The net of total versus usable is because we're also increasing the CPU<->chipset link from 4x Gen4 to 8x Gen4-quadruple the bandwidth vs. 2nd Gen TR. Extra data pins between the chipset and CPU make this possible, so you'll be able to hang more I/O off the motherboard at full performance.
  2. The socket change also sets us up nicely for future development and scalability of the Threadripper platform, both on a near- and long-term basis.

The benchmarks Intel doesn't want you to see, 3950X stomps i9-10980XE

By Shannon Robb | Nov 8, 2019 11:57 am CST

In a recent bout of leaked benchmarks which we reported on both here and here, Intel's upcoming Cascade Lake-X HEDT chip has been shown getting pounded by AMD's Ryzen 3000 mainstream lineup.

The beating continues as new leaked benchmarks have surfaced of the announced but not yet available Ryzen 9 3950X and the soon to release Intel Core i9-10980XE.

Credit to Twitter user @momomo_us for keeping the data coming. The field of battle this time is Geekbench, and unfortunately for Intel, the beatings have continued.

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AMD steps it up (again) with next-gen Ryzen Threadripper packaging

By Anthony Garreffa | Nov 6, 2019 05:03 pm CST

AMD is expected to announce its next-gen Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series on November 7, with the release of its 64C/128T flagship Ryzen Threadripper 3990X processor in January 2020. But now it's time for a look at the packaging for the next-gen workstation CPUs.

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VideoCardz is behind the leak once again, with the purported packaging of AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. This retail packaging could end up being a limited or collectors edition packaging, as it really is that good. This could be an early design from AMD and might have changed between its inception and final release, so I guess we'll find out once they fully announce and unveil the Ryzen Threadripper 3000 chips.

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We are to expect the two slower/less core count Ryzen Threadripper 3970X and 3960X processors to launch first, with review NDAs expiring on November 19. The flagship Ryzen Threadripper 3990X with its purported 64C/128T should be arriving in a couple of months, with AMD reportedly set to drop the Threadripper 3990X in January 2020.

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