Upcoming AMD UEFI Update Will Improve Ryzen Boost Clocks

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One ongoing question reviewers have been digging into for the past few weeks is the expected behavior of AMD 7nm Ryzen CPUs at high boost clock versus the actual, measured behavior. AMD promised to update the user community today, […]

Razer’s Upcoming Intel-Powered Switch 13 Will Offer 25W Switchable TDP

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Intel took the lid off of Ice Lake, we noted that the performance data for the CPU was complex. On the GPU side of things, Ice Lake is a huge leap forward, with substantially higher performance than anything […]

Intel Core i9-9900KS Ships in Oct., Cascade Lake-X Nearly Doubles Performance Per Dollar

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Intel made some product announcements at a pre-IFA event in Berlin this week, including news on the Core i9-9900KS that it announced earlier this summer and an upcoming product refresh for its Core X family. Intel has been pushed […]

Intel Is Suddenly Very Concerned With ‘Real-World’ Benchmarking

[ad_1] Since at least Computex, Intel has been raising concerns with reviewers about the types of tests we run, which applications reviewers tend to use, and whether those tests are capturing ‘real-world’ performance. Specifically, Intel feels that far too much emphasis is put on tests like Cinebench, while the applications that people actually use are […]

AMD Sales Are Booming, but High-End Ryzen 3000 CPUs Still in Short Supply

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. After the Ryzen 3000 family debuted on 7nm, German retailer Mindfactory.de released data from its own CPU sales showing that demand for the smaller CPU manufacturer’s products had skyrocketed. That demand continued straight through August, but product shortages may […]

Survey: Many AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs Don’t Hit Full Boost Clock

[ad_1] Overclocker Der8auer has published the results of a survey of more than 3,000 Ryzen 7nm owners who have purchased AMD’s new CPUs since they went on sale in July. Last month, reports surfaced that the Ryzen 3000 family weren’t hitting their boost clocks as well as some enthusiasts expected. Now, we have some data […]

AMD Overtakes Nvidia in Graphics Shipments for First Time in 5 Years

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. AMD saw its share of the graphics market surge in Q2 2019, with total shipments larger than Nvidia for the first time in five years. At the same time, Nvidia retains a hard lock on the add-in board market […]

AMD Will Pay $12.1M to Settle Bulldozer CPU False Marketing Claims

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Back in 2015, AMD was sued by a pair of individuals claiming that the company lied when it sold Bulldozer products to customers. The lawsuit — which I have always believed is without technical merit — essentially conflated being […]

New 3DMark Benchmark Shows the Performance Impact of Variable Rate Shading

[ad_1] This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. One of the new features baked into DirectX 12 is support for variable-rate shading, also known as coarse-grained shading. The idea behind variable-rate shading is simple: In the vast majority of 3D games, the player doesn’t pay equal attention […]

RTX 2080 vs. Radeon VII vs. 5700 XT: Rendering and Compute Performance

[ad_1] Most of our GPU coverage focuses on the consumer side of the business and on game benchmarking, but I promised to examine the compute side of performance back when the Radeon VII launched. With the 5700 XT having debuted recently, we had an opportunity to return to this question with a new GPU architecture […]