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AMD this week started selling its entry-level Athlon 200GE APUs designed for the most affordable PCs. The Athlon 200GE costs less than $60 at retail and happens to be the cheapest processor carrying AMD’s Zen cores as well as the Radeon Vega iGPU. It also has a 35 W TDP and is therefore compatible with virtually all AM4 motherboards and cooling systems. The AMD Athlon 200GE carries two SMT-enabled Zen cores running at 3.2 GHz frequency, a Radeon iGPU featuring 192 stream processors operating at 1 GHz, 1 MB L2 cache, 4 MB L3 cache, a dual-channel DDR4-2667 memory controller, and so on. The APU can power affordable PCs that do not need a lot of compute horsepower and enables AMD to compete against Intel’s...

ASUS Unveils ROG Ryujin AIO LCSes for AMD’s Ryzen & Ryzen Threadripper

ASUS has released two ROG Ryujin closed-loop liquid coolers designed for AMD’s Ryzen and Ryzen Threadripper processors. Both AIO LCSes feature a square waterblock with an embedded OLED screen...

5 by Anton Shilov 2 days ago

Lenovo Launches 12.5-Inch ThinkPad A285 with AMD Ryzen PRO APUs

Lenovo Japan on Thursday said that it would begin selling its ThinkPad A285 laptop on September 21. The mobile PC is one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks based...

36 by Anton Shilov 2 days ago

A Quick Look at the Subor Z+ Console/PC Hybrid: A Custom AMD SoC Called FireFlight

One of the most interesting things in August (there were a lot) was that a company in China invested the best part of 400 million RMB / $60 million...

32 by Ian Cutress 4 days ago

AMD Launches Ryzen 7 2800H & Ryzen 5 2600H APUs for High-Performance Laptops

AMD has quietly added two new APUs into its lineup of products. Based on AMD's existing Raven Ridge silicon, the new Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H chips...

16 by Anton Shilov 5 days ago

AMD Announces Four New Ryzen CPUs: 2700E, 2600E, 2500X, and 2300X

AMD has announced four new 2000-series processors based on Zen+ which fills out its launch of parts: two X-series processors at 65W focused on overclocking with Precision Boost overdrive...

23 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 9/10/2018

AMD Announces New $55 Low-Power Processor: Athlon 200GE

Everyone likes discussing headlines: the latest mainstream processor, or super 32-core behemoth, are topics ripe for deep discussion. Despite this, a lot more volume occurs in the mid-range and...

41 by Ian Cutress on 9/6/2018

AMD Updates its 25x20 Goal: Progress in a Generation

Last year we published an article detailing AMD’s progress on its self-set 25x20 goal for its processors: 25x more energy efficiency of its chips by the year 2020. In...

46 by Ian Cutress on 9/5/2018

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2950X CPU Now Available

As pre-announced, AMD has begun selling its latest Ryzen Threadripper 2950X processor. The new CPU features 16 cores and is aimed at high-end desktops that can be overclocked for...

44 by Anton Shilov on 8/31/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.8.2, featuring support for Strange Brigade, which releases tomorrow, as well as F1 2018. This update also supersedes the Strange Brigade Early...

9 by Nate Oh on 8/27/2018

AMD's 7nm CPUs & GPUs To Be Fabbed by TSMC, on Track for 2018 - 2019

With the announcement that its long-time manufacturing partner (and outright former fab) GlobalFoundries is dropping out of the race for bleeding-edge manufacturing nodes, the second big question of the...

28 by Ryan Smith & Anton Shilov on 8/27/2018

AMD: Jim Anderson Out, Saeid Moshkelani In as “Client Compute Group” General Manager

In a press release sent out this afternoon, AMD has announced a shuffle in leadership for the company’s client computing business unit, the core of AMD’s business and heart...

6 by Ryan Smith on 8/27/2018

GlobalFoundries Stops All 7nm Development: Opts To Focus on Specialized Processes

GlobalFoundries on Monday announced an important strategy shift. The contract maker of semiconductors decided to cease development of bleeding edge manufacturing technologies and stop all work on its 7LP...

123 by Anton Shilov & Ian Cutress on 8/27/2018

AMD Slashes Prices of First-Gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs: Starting at $300

Following the launch of its second-generation Ryzen Threadripper processors earlier this month, AMD quietly began to slash prices of its first-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Right now, the most affordable...

34 by Anton Shilov on 8/27/2018

AMD Wins Patent Infringement Case Against Vizio & Others; Vizio Ordered To Cease Some TV Imports

AMD has won a round in its legal battle against makers of TVs at the United States International Trade Commission (US ITC). The Commission found that Vizio and Sigma...

58 by Anton Shilov on 8/24/2018

Hot Chips 2018: AMD APU Optimization Live Blog (Noon PT, 7pm UTC)

AMD is also at Hot Chips, speaking about Raven Ridge and its APUs. The key elements to this talk will be the optimizations made for Raven Ridge, specifically around...

9 by Ian Cutress on 8/20/2018

Cooler Master Launches Wraith Ripper Cooler for Threadripper 2 CPUs

Cooler Master has announced its Wraith Ripper, the air cooler that AMD recommends for its latest Threadripper 2 processors. The cooler can dissipate up to 250 W of power...

19 by Anton Shilov on 8/15/2018

Enermax Unveils LiqTech TR4 II LCS: A 500W TDP Threadripper 2 Cooler

Enermax on Monday introduced its new LiqTech TR4 II closed-loop liquid cooling systems, which are designed for use with AMD’s latest Ryzen Threadripper 2 processors. Just like its predecessor...

9 by Anton Shilov on 8/13/2018

GIGABYTE Ships X399 Aorus Xtreme: A Chariot for Threadripper 2

With the first AMD Threadripper 2 processors hitting the market today, GIGABYTE has started shipments of its flagship X399 Aorus Xtreme motherboard for AMD’s new chips. The motherboard comes...

16 by Anton Shilov on 8/13/2018

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX 32-Core and 2950X 16-Core Review

If you live by the workstation, you die by the performance. When it comes to processing data, throughput is key: the more a user can do, the more projects...

164 by Ian Cutress on 8/13/2018

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