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MSI's new 'Kombo Strike': boosts Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU performance, more

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 3, 2022 7:31 PM CDT

Oh, you just purchased AMD's new Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor and can't overclock it... but own an MSI motherboard? MSI has just introduced Kombo Strike, a new feature inside of a BIOS utility MSI has just announced.

MSI's new 'Kombo Strike': boosts Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU performance, more 01 | TweakTown.com

MSI's new Kombo Strike feature is on its AM4-based 500-series motherboards -- in beta BIOS form, so be careful -- providing increased performance (up to 5% more performance) and undervolting support for AMD's new Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor with its new 3D V-Cache technology.

The new feature allows for an unlocked, higher power limit for AMD's new Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor: so you'll need a kick-ass cooler -- preferably a good AIO cooler -- where you'll get up to 5% more performance with MSI's new Kombo Strike feature enabled. In order to use the Kombo Strike feature, go into the "Overclocking / Advanced CPU Configuration" panel with 4 options: disabled, 1, 2, and 3.

Continue reading: MSI's new 'Kombo Strike': boosts Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU performance, more (full post)

TSMC struggles to keep new engineers, warns of power + water issues

Anthony Garreffa | Jul 1, 2022 6:55 AM CDT

TSMC is having trouble getting engineers and keeping them on, with the company recently admitting it is struggling to retain new hires and that Taiwan's issues with power and water supplies add to the issues.

TSMC struggles to keep new engineers, warns of power + water issues 02 | TweakTown.com

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) released its sustainability report on Thursday, underlining that the global chip shortages have hurt customer satisfaction and that TSMC has been struggling to fill customer orders. TSMC has also had issues retaining new staffers, with a "fierce talent war that is gripping the chip industry".

TSMC said that its fresher employees that have been with the company for under 12 months had a turnover rate of 17.6%, missing the internal goal that TSMC had of 15% and is far, far worse than the average turnover rate of 6.8% within TSMC. The Taiwanese semiconductor giant wants to bring those numbers down, with the new hire turnover rate of around 10% by 2030.

Continue reading: TSMC struggles to keep new engineers, warns of power + water issues (full post)

Intel Core i9-13900 'Raptor Lake' CPU review arrives, 3 months early

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 28, 2022 8:17 PM CDT

Intel's next-gen 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPU will be launching in a few month's time, but the upcoming Core i9-13900 has already been taken around the benchmarking route... and it's shaping up very nicely against Alder Lake.

Intel Core i9-13900 'Raptor Lake' CPU review arrives, 3 months early 01 | TweakTown.com

The new Core i9-13900 sample is labeled "Q0D8" and is recognized as an ES1 (an early engineering sample) and was benched against the current Core i9-12900K processor. Expreview is using a high-end ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Extreme motherboard, with the Core i9-13900 "Raptor Lake" ES1 sample has the same 8 Performance cores, and 16 Efficient cores as what the retail CPU will have, but in its engineering sample form, there is a much lower CPU clock speed than ANY of the retail 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" processors.

Intel's new Core i9-13900 was sitting at 3.8GHz Turbo Boost on its Performance cores, which is much lower than its +5GHz speeds that the retail Raptor Lake CPUs will burst out of the gate with. The new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs will also have updated Performance cores based on the Raptor Cove CPU architecture, meanwhile, the Gracemont CPU architecture.

Continue reading: Intel Core i9-13900 'Raptor Lake' CPU review arrives, 3 months early (full post)

Intel Core i9-13900K processor allegedly on sale, hits black market

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 28, 2022 6:28 AM CDT

Intel might as well launch its new 13th Gen Core "Raptor Lake" CPUs now, given that we've got early reviews of the Core i9-13900 and now an engineering sample of the Core i9-13900K has allegedly hit the black market.

Intel Core i9-13900K processor allegedly on sale, hits black market 06 | TweakTown.com

The new Intel Core i9-13900K processor is being sold somewhere in China, in engineering sample (ES) form stating that the chip can overclock, has 8 large cores and 16 small cores with 32 threads of CPU power. That's because the new Intel Core i9-13900K in flagship Raptor Lake form has 8 Performance cores (updated to the Raptor Cove CPU architecture) while the 16 Efficiency cores are on the Gracemont CPU architecture.

The seller says the Core i9-13900K processor is working on the ASUS ROG Z690 APEX motherboard, while the picture of the Raptor Lake CPU has its CPU SPEC code and QR codes removed, obviously. As for the price, we're looking at only $426 or so (2850 RMB) which is a steal considering this is a next-gen 13900K chip.

Continue reading: Intel Core i9-13900K processor allegedly on sale, hits black market (full post)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX on sale in China, costs over $7000

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 28, 2022 5:35 AM CDT

AMD's new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs are already hitting the market, and while you won't find them on the shelves stateside, the new processors are already on sale in China.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX on sale in China, costs over $7000 05 | TweakTown.com

The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs are true number-crunching monsters, with the flagship Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX processor rocking 64 cores and 128 threads of processing power, and costing around $7029 according to @AnhPhuH on Twitter.

AMD's second-best Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX processor has 32 cores and 64 threads of CPU power, and is available in China for around $3589, while the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5965WX can be had for around $2572 in China offering 24 cores and 48 threads of CPU power. AMD only recently announced that it would be launching some of its new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs into the DIY market, but this was pretty dang fast.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX on sale in China, costs over $7000 (full post)

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU delidded: lower temps, higher CPU clocks

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 27, 2022 10:56 PM CDT

AMD's new Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor with its flashy new 3D V-Cache technology has been delidded, with some impressive results.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU delidded: lower temps, higher CPU clocks 02 | TweakTown.com

The new AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor was delidded by "@Madness7771" and said that when cooled with his Noctua ND-D14 cooler, the delidded Ryzen 7 5800X3D chip was running cooler, saying "it doesn't hit 90C anymore".

Before the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was delidded, his chip (because all chips won't perform the same) was hitting an average CPU clock of 4436MHz, meanwhile, it had a minimum of 77C, an average of 78C, and maximum of 80C temperatures.

Continue reading: AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D CPU delidded: lower temps, higher CPU clocks (full post)

Apple has booked TSMC to make its next-gen M3 and M2 Pro chips on 3nm

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 27, 2022 10:16 PM CDT

Apple's new M2 processor is official, but after it comes better versions with the M2 Pro and M2 Max, which I reported on weeks ago. But now, it seems it's being highlighted that they're being made on the new TSMC 3nm process node.

Apple has booked TSMC to make its next-gen M3 and M2 Pro chips on 3nm 11 | TweakTown.com

It was back on June 8 that I wrote about Apple's upgraded M2 Pro + M2 Max SoCs would be made on TSMC's new 3nm process node, and would release later this year. This was on information from 9to5Mac, who reported from Jeff Pu of Haitong Intl Tech Research who said that TSMC would start mass production of the more powerful M2 Pro chip later this year on its 3nm process node.

Now we have Digitimes saying that Apple has booked TSMC for its new M2 Pro and next-gen M3 processors. In their report, Digitimes explained: "Apple reportedly has booked TSMC capacity for its upcoming 3nm M3 and M2 Pro processors".

Continue reading: Apple has booked TSMC to make its next-gen M3 and M2 Pro chips on 3nm (full post)

AMD 'Phoenix' mobile Zen 4 CPU: 'should rip through' games at 1080p

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 27, 2022 7:34 PM CDT

The latest information on AMD's upcoming mobile Zen 4 processors is floating out today, with details pumped out on "Dragon Range" and now "Phoenix".

AMD 'Phoenix' mobile Zen 4 CPU: 'should rip through' games at 1080p 03 | TweakTown.com

The new AMD Phoenix APU will offer a lower number of CPU cores compared to Dragon (Phoenix with up to 8 cores, Dragon with up to 16 cores) but instead, Phoenix will be a great balance of GPU and CPU performance. According to Red Gaming Tech, it "should rip through games at 1080p fairly easily".

AMD's new Phoenix chips will have an integrated RDNA 3 GPU with up to 12 CUs (Compute Units) and 6 WGPs (Work Group Processors). We're told to expect 2.6GHz to 3GHz for the integrated GPU clock speeds, while CPU and GPU core counts on the new RDNA 3-based Phoenix are identical to the RDNA 2-based Rembrandt APU. RDNA 3 has architecture changes and more underneath, so performance boosts will be interesting to see when AMD Phoenix-powered gaming laptops arrive later this year.

Continue reading: AMD 'Phoenix' mobile Zen 4 CPU: 'should rip through' games at 1080p (full post)

AMD 'Dragon Range' mobile CPU: 4 new Zen 4 CPUs for laptops

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 27, 2022 7:08 PM CDT

AMD will launch its new desktop Zen 4 processors later this year, with the new X670E and X670 chipset for motherboards that will introduce the new AM5 socket, DDR5 support, and PCIe 5.0 support. But now, now we're hearing about the new AMD "Dragon Range" mobile CPUs.

AMD 'Dragon Range' mobile CPU: 4 new Zen 4 CPUs for laptops 02 | TweakTown.com

The new AMD Dragon Range CPUs will be a competitor to the beefy new Intel Alder Lake-HX processors, with up to 16 cores of the new Zen 4 architecture: pretty much desktop Zen 4 processors for laptops. AMD will be dropping the integrated GPU to allow the beefed up CPU power to take control, as the new AMD Dragon Range family of CPUs are designed for "Enthusiast Gaming" laptops.

In a new video, Red Gaming Tech says that the new AMD Dragon Range CPUs are designed to maximize CPU performance and can/will be offered with 'discrete' GPU solutions. The Ryzen 9 7980HX for example will rip through content creation and professional workloads easily. The 3 new processors will be the Ryzen 9 7980HX with 16 cores, the Ryzen 9 7900HX with 12 cores, the Ryzen 7 7800HX with 8 cores, and finally, the Ryzen 5 7600HX with 6 cores.

Continue reading: AMD 'Dragon Range' mobile CPU: 4 new Zen 4 CPUs for laptops (full post)

AMD: Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs coming to DIY market

Anthony Garreffa | Jun 21, 2022 8:37 PM CDT

AMD is finally bringing its beefed-up Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs for pre-built PCs very soon, and later in the year the DIY market.

The new AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs see the flagship Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX which is a 64-core, 128-thread CPU with clocks of up to 4.5GHz, 256MB of L3 cache, 128 lanes of PCIe 4.0, support for 8-channel DDR5, and a 280W TDP.

AMD has also said that the new Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs will support overclocking (OC) on select WRX80 motherboards, both CPU + RAM overclocking will be supported. If you've also got an sWRX8-socket WRX80 chipset-based motherboard, AMD says you'll be able to "perform a drop-in upgrade to Threadripper PRO 5000 WX-Series processors after a BIOS update".

Continue reading: AMD: Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5000 WX series CPUs coming to DIY market (full post)

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