Intel cuts prices to see off Ryzen competition
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:20

Intel cuts prices to see off Ryzen competition


Yep it really is going to be competition


There are signs that Intel is scared of AMD's new Ryzen and is slashing prices on its chips in a bid to take it on a bit.

AMD limits Nvidia SLI to X370 chipset motherboards
Published in Motherboards


Crossfire works on B350 as well

According to the latest detailed specifications of the upcoming AMD socket AM4 motherboards, it appears that only the high-end X370 chipset will actually support Nvidia SLI while Crossfire will also be available on mid-range B350 chipset motherboards.

AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 CPUs are late
Published in Processors
Friday, 24 February 2017 17:57

AMD Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 CPUs are late


Q2 for Ryzen 5 and 2H 2017 for Ryzen 3

It seems that we will have to wait a bit for the rest of the Ryzen lineup as, according to AMD, six-core and quad-core parts will be coming sometime in the second quarter and the second half of this year.

Newegg.com puts AMD Ryzen up for pre-order
Published in News
Thursday, 23 February 2017 22:24

Newegg.com puts AMD Ryzen up for pre-order


All three SKUs and plenty of motherboards

Newegg.com has lived up to AMD's announcement and has put up all three Ryzen CPU SKUs as well as plenty of motherboards for pre-order.

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X breaks Cinebench R15 record
Published in Processors
Thursday, 23 February 2017 22:05

AMD Ryzen 7 1800X breaks Cinebench R15 record


Hits 5.2GHz on LN2

Although the screenshot was only leaked on Youtube and quickly removed, it appears that AMD Ryzen 7 1800X is quite an overclocker, hitting 5.2GHz on LN2, which was also enough to break Cinebench R15 multi-thread record.

AMD shows Radeon Vega logo at its press tech day
Published in Graphics


Not available in the official video

During its tech day press event held yesterday, AMD has accidently revealed the Radeon Vega logo, which was not available in the official video.

AMD releases new Radeon Software ReLive 17.2.1 WHQL driver
Published in Graphics


Game Ready driver for Sniper Elite 4 and For Honor

AMD has released a WHQL-certified version of its Radeon Software Crimson ReLive edition 17.2.1 driver which brings support for Sniper Elite 4 and For Honor games as well as fixes some bugs.

Intel ponders AMD's Ryzen challenge
Published in Processors
Thursday, 23 February 2017 09:31

Intel ponders AMD's Ryzen challenge


10nm Cannon lake and price drops are the answer

AMD had a big day with its Ryzen launch which is the most important for AMD for years. Many didn’t believe it would even happen, but AMD has a product that competes with Intel’s fastest chips. Now, one might wonder what Intel is planning to counter it and we have a few ideas. 

AMD Ryzen bundles spotted at Amazon.com
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 14:48

AMD Ryzen bundles spotted at Amazon.com


Ryzen 1800X and 1700X bundled with AiO cooler

There are plenty of leaks regarding AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPU lineup but the latest listings on Amazon.com are quite interesting as these show AMD's flagship 7 1800X and 7 1700X listed in a bundle with Corsair Hydro Series H100i v2 liquid cooler.

AMD Ryzen boxed coolers detailed
Published in Processors
Wednesday, 22 February 2017 11:39

AMD Ryzen boxed coolers detailed


Wraith Max and Wraith Spire coolers

As was the case with previous CPUs, AMD's upcoming Ryzen CPUs will be available as a tray option, without a cooler and as a "boxed" version, with cooler, and today we have a few more details regarding two boxed coolers, the Wraith Max and Wraith Spire.