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For the launch of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, one of the features being advertised was Game Mode. This was a special profile under the updated Ryzen Master software that was designed to give the Threadripper CPU more performance in gaming, at the expense of peak performance in hard CPU tasks. AMD’s goal, as described to us, was to enable the user to have a choice: a CPU that can be fit for both CPU tasks and for gaming at the flick of a switch (and a reboot) by disabling half of the chip. Initially we interpreted this via one of AMD’s slides as half of the threads (simultaneous multi-threading off), as per the exact wording. However, in other places AMD had stated that it actually...

Geil Announces EVO Spear Series DRAM: Up to DDR4-3466

Geil recently announced the availability of its new EVO Spear series of memory, with kits labeled specifically for either Intel and AMD Ryzen based systems. Geil states the EVO...

5 by Joe Shields 4 days ago

EKWB Unveils Threadripper Edition EK Supremacy EVO CPU Water Blocks

Since Threadripper was first spotted in the wild, enthusiasts interested in the CPU noticed just how big the CPU actually was. For the past several CPU generations, the size...

17 by Joe Shields 4 days ago

Arctic Announces the Freezer 33 TR: An Air Cooler Designed for AMD’s Threadripper

Arctic has announced a special version of its popular Freezer 33-series cooler, this time designed specifically for AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper microprocessor. The cooler is not only physically compatible with...

6 by Anton Shilov 4 days ago

The AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 & RX Vega 56 Review: Vega Burning Bright

We’ve seen the architecture. We’ve seen the teasers. We’ve seen the Frontier. And we’ve seen the specifications. Now the end game for AMD’s Radeon RX Vega release is finally...

205 by Ryan Smith & Nate Oh 5 days ago

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X Review: CPUs on Steroids

In the early 2000s, we had the battle to high frequencies. The company that could force the most cycles through a processor could get a base performance advantage over...

341 by Ian Cutress on 8/10/2017

Unannounced AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920 CPU in Motherboard Support Lists

Three leading makers of motherboards on Friday disclosed specifications of yet-unannounced AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920 processor. The chip has 12 cores, works at slightly lower frequencies than the model...

22 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2017

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X: We’re Allowed To Show Pictures Now

One of the interesting things to come out of this Threadripper launch is the stack of embargos. Last week AMD revealed the launch date and pricing, which will incidentally...

133 by Ian Cutress on 8/3/2017

AMD Announces Radeon Pro Software for Vega: Crimson ReLive Edition Vega Pro

Update (7/31/17): The original version of this article incorrectly stated that AMD had released this software update. Radeon Pro Software Crimson ReLive Edition for Vega-based Radeon Professional Graphics is...

8 by Nate Oh on 7/31/2017

AMD Threadripper 1950X and 1920X Out August 10th, New Eight-Core TR 1900X at $549 due Aug 31st

One of AMD’s skills in recent quarters is the ability to drip feed information about upcoming products slowly to the point where even the breath of a clock speed...

53 by Ian Cutress on 7/30/2017

Radeon RX Vega Unveiled: AMD Announces $499 RX Vega 64 & $399 RX Vega 56, Launching August 14th

At this point, one must give credit to AMD for their marketing program for the Radeon RX Vega. The company has opted to drip feed information over many months...

162 by Ryan Smith on 7/30/2017

Spotted: AMD's Radeon RX Vega, Air & Liquid Cooled

In a very brief update this evening, as part of their trickle marketing campaign, AMD has allowed us to release photos of two of their upcoming Radeon RX Vega...

48 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Pro Software Enterprise Driver 17.Q3

This Thursday marks AMD’s third quarter update of Radeon Pro Software Enterprise, AMD’s enterprise and workstation graphics drivers. While Radeon Pro Software Enterprise 17.Q3 is not as extensive as...

4 by Nate Oh on 7/27/2017

The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPU Review: Zen on a Budget

AMD has always promised that Zen is a core suitable form entry level x86 computers all the way up to high-performance server parts. Within that scale so far, AMD...

138 by Ian Cutress on 7/27/2017

AMD Releases Bristol Ridge to Retail: AM4 Gets APUs

The focus for AMD’s AM4 platform is to span a wide range of performance and price points. We’ve had the launch of the Ryzen CPU family, featuring quad cores...

27 by Ian Cutress on 7/27/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2: ReLive Edition Refined for Gamers and Developers

It’s been roughly 7 months since AMD released the Crimson ReLive Edition update for Radeon Software, the latest entry in their annual cadence for major driver revisions and feature...

29 by Nate Oh on 7/26/2017

AMD Announces Q2 2017 Results: Ryzen Makes An Impact

This afternoon, AMD announced their second quarter results for their fiscal year 2017, and the news is promising. AMD still has some work to do in order to get...

60 by Brett Howse on 7/25/2017

MAINGEAR Launches R2 Razer Edition: Mini-ITX System with AMD Ryzen or Intel Core i7

MAINGEAR this week introduced the first small form-factor Razer Edition desktop aimed at loyal clients of Razer. The new MAINGEAR R2 Razer Edition uses AMD’s and Intel’s latest platforms...

16 by Anton Shilov on 7/21/2017

Patriot Publishes List of AMD Ryzen Compatible DIMMs: Up to DDR4-3400, 64 GB

Patriot has published a list of its memory modules that are verified and compatible with AMD Ryzen processors. This includes the Viper 4 and Viper Elite modules that are...

3 by Anton Shilov & Joe Shields on 7/13/2017

AMD Threadripper 1920X and 1950X CPU Details: 12/16 Cores, 4 GHz Turbo, $799 and $999

Last night out of the blue, we received an email from AMD, sharing some of the specifications for the forthcoming Ryzen Threadripper CPUs to be announced today. Up until...

225 by Ian Cutress on 7/13/2017

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