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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 with integrated Radeon graphics consume up to 45 W and are aimed at high-performance laptops. AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H APUs pack four Zen cores with SMT enable, and run at 3.2 and 3.3 GHz base frequency (respectively). Meanwhile graphics is provided by the integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 or Vega 11 iGPU. The new APUs clock their general-purpose cores significantly higher (1 GHz+) when compared to AMD’s lower-power Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U APUs that were introduced last year, but at the cost of a 3x higher TDP. Meanwhile, the...

Arctic Unveils Alpine AM4 Passive CPU Cooler

Arctic this week added its first passive cooler that is compatible with AMD’s AM4 processors into its lineup of products. The Alpine AM4 was designed for APUs and CPUs...

25 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2018

QNAP Launches 16-Bay AMD Ryzen-Based TS-1677X NAS with 10 GbE

QNAP this week introduced its new family of 16-bay enterprise-class NAS based on AMD’s Ryzen processors. The new TS-1677X devices support Qtier automatic data tiering and SSD caching technology...

24 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2018

Leading DRAM Makers Release Modules Validated with AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs

G.Skill and Team Group have released new high-performance DDR4 memory modules that the firms are guaranteeing to be compatible with AMD’s latest Ryzen 2000-series CPUs. The modules operate at...

9 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL: Official Unified Driver for APUs & dGPUs, with PlayReady 3.0

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.5.1 WHQL, bringing official support for Windows 10 April 2018 Update, as well as official PlayReady 3.0 support for desktop Polaris products...

11 by Nate Oh on 5/23/2018

AMD Releases Unified Graphics Driver for dGPUs & Desktop APUs: Radeon Software Q2 2018

Although AMD’s Ryzen desktop APUs released back in February with the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G, official driver support has been limited to the inaugural WHQL launch...

16 by Nate Oh on 5/18/2018

PowerColor Confirms Plans for Mini-ITX Radeon RX Vega: Due Next Month

Over the past few months, we have seen two makers of video cards laying the groundwork for Mini-ITX graphics adapters based on the Radeon RX Vega GPU. This week...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/18/2018

HP Envy x360: 13-inch with Ryzen, 15-inch with Ryzen or Core 8th Gen

In another announcement today out of the HP camp, the company has shared with us some updates to the Envy x360 line of convertibles. The Envy x360 13 is...

30 by Joe Shields on 5/14/2018

Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) Gaming Performance - A Second Look

The Intel NUC8i7HVK (Hades Canyon) was reviewed back in late March, and emerged as one of the most powerful gaming PCs in its form-factor class. Our conclusion was that...

39 by Ganesh T S on 5/14/2018

First 10nm Cannon Lake Laptop Spotted Online: Lenovo Ideapad 330 for $449

In the fruitless efforts to get an answer from Intel as to exactly who is buying their first 10nm processors using the new Cannon Lake microarchitecture, we seem to...

84 by Ian Cutress on 5/13/2018

HP Unveils EliteBook 700 G5, ProBook 645 G4 Laptops with Ryzen PRO [UPDATED]

HP this week announced its first notebooks based on AMD’s Ryzen PRO mobile processors. The new EliteBook 700-series and ProBook 700-series systems are designed for business as well as...

25 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2018

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 46: More Choice on x86

The recent discussions at AnandTech have been about the latest updates in desktop computing. We recently went live with our Ryzen 2000-series review of all four processors, and our...

15 by Ian Cutress on 5/9/2018

Join Us Tomorrow for an AT Forums AMA with AMD's James Prior

On Wednesday, May 9th through Thursday, May 10th AnandTech's community team will be hosting an ask-me-anything session with James Prior, Senior Manager for AMD's Client Enthusiast Team, on the...

9 by Ryan Smith on 5/8/2018

AMD 18.4.1 Driver Brings Beta PlayReady 3.0 Support for Polaris; Support for Vega GPUs & APUs Still to Come

Undocumented in last week’s release of Radeon Software 18.4.1 Adrenalin Edition, AMD’s newest driver has brought beta support for PlayReady 3.0, Microsoft’s video playback DRM solution, to Polaris GPUs...

8 by Nate Oh on 5/7/2018

Spectre Watch: More Spectre-class CPU Vulnerabilities to be Announced Soon?

This morning has seen an interesting turn of events in the world of processor security. c't magazine has published an exclusive report stating that they got wind of a...

78 by Ryan Smith on 5/3/2018

German IT Distributor Publishes AMD+Intel Roadmaps: Z490, Z390, 8-Core CFL in Q4

With Computex just around the corner, a lot of thought is being put to exactly what are we expecting to see at the show. There are questions about AMD’s...

30 by Ian Cutress on 5/3/2018

The Acer Swift 3 SF315-41 Review: Ryzen Meets Laptop

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a chance to review a laptop powered by an AMD CPU, but Acer has now launched the Acer Swift 3 powered...

78 by Brett Howse on 5/3/2018

AMD Releases Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1: Windows 10 April 2018 Update Support

Today, AMD released Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition 18.4.1, bringing beta level support for the just-released Windows 10 April 2018 Update (version 1803). A more minor update for this Microsoft...

6 by Nate Oh on 4/30/2018

AMD Announces Q1 FY 2018 Results: Big Gains

This afternoon, AMD announced their earnings for the first quarter of their 2018 fiscal year, and their recent trend of performance has continued, with revenues for the quarter up...

14 by Brett Howse on 4/25/2018

AMD Launches Combat Crate Bundles: CPU, GPU, & Motherboard In a Box

AMD on Wednesday announced its Combat Crate bundles, an initiative aimed to deliver a complete set of barebones PC hardware straight to the hands of gamers. The bundles will...

12 by Anton Shilov on 4/25/2018

A Timely Discovery: Examining Our AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Results

Last week, we published our AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive, covering our testing and analysis of the latest generation of processors to come out from AMD. Due to...

242 by Ian Cutress & Ryan Smith on 4/25/2018

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