Upcoming AMD UEFI Update Will Improve Ryzen Boost Clocks

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, September […]

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

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 practically […]

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

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 be […]

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

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 on […]

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

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 disappointed […]

Leak Points to Intel Comet Lake Desktops Arriving in 2020: 10 Cores, New Socket

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. We’ve heard for a while that Intel might respond to AMD’s 7nm onslaught with higher core counts on desktop processors. A new leak suggests that’s exactly what the company will do, with a new chipset supporting up to 10-core CPUs […]

AMD Reports Q2 2019 Market Share as Intel Sticks to Its Guns on Pricing

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Over the past month, AMD let fly with two-thirds of its 7nm product lineup. Both the desktop and server spaces have now been refreshed with 7nm CPUs. Intel’s response? Meh. Let’s do the market share data first. Heading into Q2, […]

Microsoft: Xbox Next Will Bring Faster Load Times, 60fps, Backward Compatibility

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The next console generation is less than 18 months away, and Microsoft is starting to share a little more information about what it’s prioritizing for the next generation of Xbox consoles. Playability, load times, and backward compatibility for controllers and […]

Welcome to the Second Golden Age of AMD

On Wednesday, August 7, AMD launched the 7nm refresh of its Epyc CPU family. These new cores don’t just one-up Intel in a particular category, they deliver enormous improvements in every category. AMD has cut its per-core pricing, increased IPC, and promises to deliver far more CPU cores than an equivalent Intel socket. There’s only […]

AMD’s Ryzen 3000 Family is Dominating Sales at European Retailer

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Mindfactory, a major German computer hardware retailer, has published new sales data for the month of July. AMD has had an extremely good month, even by the standards of previous Ryzen launches. Before we dive into the numbers, the usual […]