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AMD's CTO, Mark Papermaster, has published a blog post this week said that AMD has joined the Compute Express Link (CXL) Consortium. The industry group is led by a set of nine industry giants such as Intel, Alibaba, Google, and Microsoft. The CXL 1.0 technology uses the PCIe 5.0 physical infrastructure to enable a coherent low-latency interconnect protocol that allows to share CPU and non-CPU resources efficiently and without using complex memory management. The announcement indicates that AMD now supports all of the current and upcoming high-speed interconnect protocols, including CCIX, Gen-Z, and OpenCAPI.

The MSI MEG X570 Ace Motherboard Review: Ace in the Hole at $369

In our first X570 motherboard review we have the MSI MEG X570 Ace. This motherboard represents MSI's high-end range and sits in the top 3 of its product stack...

76 by Gavin Bonshor 4 days ago

ID Cooling IS-50X Low-Profile SFF Cooler, Rated for 130 W TDP

ID Cooling has introduced its new cooling system designed for small form-factor (SFF) PCs, for CPUs with a TDP rating of up to 130W. The IS-50X has a 120-mm...

13 by Anton Shilov 5 days ago

AMD’s Eight-Core Ryzen 7 2700X Now Available for $200

As a part of Prime Day deals at Amazon, AMD’s eight-core Ryzen 7 2700X processor is now available for $199.99, which is $129 off its original MSRP. This is...

34 by Anton Shilov on 7/15/2019

No, AMD Still Isn’t Enabling PCIe 4 On 300/400 Series Boards

Following this week’s launch of AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 series of processors, reports have once again begun circulating that PCIe 4 will be available on some existing 300 &...

87 by Ryan Smith on 7/12/2019

AMD Ryzen 3000 Post-Review BIOS Update Recap: Larger ST Gains, Some Gains, Some Losses

It’s been a long two weeks following our AMD-review-athon weekend, culminating 7/7 with our extensive coverage of the new Ryzen 3000 series CPUs, the new Radeon RX 5700 series...

72 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/11/2019

EK Water Blocks Unveils EK-Vector for AMD Navi Graphics Cards

EKWB this week introduced its first water blocks for AMD’s Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards. The devices belong to the company’s EK-Vector series products and therefore brings together more...

3 by Anton Shilov on 7/10/2019

The AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT & RX 5700 Review: Navi Renews Competition in the Midrange Market

There have been teasers, press conferences, architectural announcements, and pricing games all around – and all before the first card has even shipped. The run-up to the launch of...

124 by Ryan Smith on 7/7/2019

The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Review: 3700X and 3900X Raising The Bar

It’s the review we’ve all been waiting for. Since December last year – and particularly since CES – AMD has been teasing us about the new Zen 2 microarchitecture...

431 by Andrei Frumusanu & Gavin Bonshor on 7/7/2019

AMD Adjusts Launch Price of Radeon RX 5700 Series: XT Down To $399, Standard Down To $349

The new Radeon RX 5700 hasn’t even yet officially launched as we’re still awaiting Sunday the 7th of July, yet AMD in a rare event has now officially announced...

76 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/5/2019

ASRock’s 4X4 Box-R1000: A Ryzen-Based 0.87-Liter SFF PC

ASRock has introduced what could be the world’s smallest system based on AMD Ryzen processor. The 4X4 Box-R1000 ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC can fit on the palm of a...

22 by Anton Shilov on 7/5/2019

AMD Launches Xbox Game Pass for PC Bundle for Current Radeon & Ryzen Products

Last month back at the Radeon RX 5700 series reveal, AMD announced that they would be launching a new kind of game bundle with the new video cards. Rather...

24 by Ryan Smith on 7/3/2019

AMD Unveils Radeon Pro WX 3200: A Professional Graphics Card for Sub-$200

AMD on Tuesday introduced one of the industry’s most affordable professional graphics cards with drivers certified by leading vendors of CAD/CAM software. The Radeon Pro WX 3200 comes in...

44 by Anton Shilov on 7/2/2019

Intel’s Islay Canyon Mini NUCs Available: Whiskey Lake, Radeon 540X, 8GB LPDDR3

Several retailers have started sales of Intel’s NUC 8 Mainstream-G systems previously known as codenamed Islay Canyon. The ultra-compact form-factor PCs pack Intel’s 8th Gen Core i5/i7 processors for...

43 by Anton Shilov on 7/1/2019

In The Lab: MSI X570 Motherboard Preview with the Godlike and Ace

The next generation of AMD Ryzen 3000 processors is edging closer to being released, and we'll see the results on July 7th. But alongside the new 7 nm processors...

90 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/28/2019

All Ryzen: Q&A with AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su

The biggest news of the annual Computex trade show came from AMD: the company is poised to launch its next generation Zen 2 microarchitecture, along with updates to its...

89 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/26/2019

Vulnerability in AMD’s Secure Encrypted Virtualization for EPYC: Update Now to Build 22

One of the key elements of building a processor is that designing a secure product involves reducing the ‘attack surface’ as much as possible: the fewer ways an attack...

35 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/26/2019

An Interview with AMD’s Forrest Norrod: Naples, Rome, Milan, & Genoa

There’s no getting away from the fact that AMD’s big revenue potential exists in the server space. While the glitz and the glamor is all about the Ryzen, the...

49 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/24/2019

Fireside Chat with Ian and Wendell: Ryzen 3000, Zen 2, Navi, Xeon W

The last couple of weeks have been a blitz, with the Computex trade show in Taipei almost immediately followed by E3 in Los Angeles. In both instances, AMD...

35 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/14/2019

AMD 16-Core Ryzen 9 3950X: Up to 4.7 GHz, 105W, Coming September

One of the questions that was left over from AMD’s Computex reveal of the new Ryzen 3000 family was why a 16-core version of the dual-chiplet Matisse design was...

170 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/11/2019

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