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JEDEC still has not published the DDR5 specification officially, yet it looks like DRAM makers and SoC designers are preparing for the DDR5 launch at full steam. Cadence, which was vocal about the new technology back in 2018, and has since released provisional DDR5 IP (the DDR5 controller and PHY) commercially, this week presented some additional information about the upcoming DDR5 market release as well as the technology's progress. DDR5 Platforms Getting Ready On the SoC side of matters, we already know that AMD’s EPYC ‘Genoa’ as well as Intel’s Xeon Scalable ‘Sapphire Rapids’ will support DDR5 DRAM when they launch in the 2021 ~ 2022 timeframe. What is noteworthy, is that Cadence’s provisional DDR5 IP has ‘over a dozen design-ins’, so there are over 12...

AMD + ITX + TB3? It's the ASRock X570 Phantom Gaming-ITX/TB3 Motherboard Review

When it comes to small form factor systems, options are few and far between. For AMD's X570, out of the 35+ motherboards currently available, just four of them are...

59 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/9/2019

AMD Brings Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X To Life

Seemingly always with AMD’s product portfolio, there is a persistent drip of new products being inserted into the product stack throughout the lifetime of a given generation of hardware...

39 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/8/2019

MSI’s Alpha 15: AMD Ryzen 3750H and Radeon RX 5500M

MSI is preparing to release a gaming laptop based exclusively on AMD’s CPU and GPU mobile hardware. The Alpha 15 from MSI will be among the first notebooks to...

18 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2019

Intel Starts End-of-Life Plan for Kaby Lake-G

Intel this week initiated its product discontinuance plan for its Kaby Lake-G processors with on-package Radeon RX Vega graphics. The products will be available to order for about the...

14 by Anton Shilov on 10/8/2019

AMD Announces Radeon RX 5500 Series: 1080p Gaming for Desktop & Mobile, Coming This Quarter

Coming off of an incredibly busy summer for AMD that saw some of its most important product launches in recent history across both CPUs and GPUs, AMD is gearing...

61 by Ryan Smith on 10/7/2019

Already Working on 2nd Gen: AMD’s Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition and what Semi-Custom Means

One of the key takeaways from Microsoft’s launch this week was that the company was spreading its wings with devices made by all three major SoC vendors: Intel, AMD...

73 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/4/2019

New MSI MEG X570 Unify: An All-Black Motherboard with no RGB!!

The concept and implementation of RGB can be a deal-breaker when buying a new motherboard. With many models to choose from, not many are brave enough to drop the...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/4/2019

AMD Announces Ryzen Pro 3000 Series CPUs For Q4

AMD on Monday announced the availability of its 3rd generation Ryzen Pro processors for commercial and small business desktop computers. As with their consumer counterparts, the new Pro CPUs...

22 by Anton Shilov on 9/30/2019

Cryorig C7 G Is A 47mm Low-Profile Cooler with a Graphene Coating, Rated for 125W

Cryorig has introduced its low-profile CPU cooling system for small form-factor PCs that can dissipate up to 125 W. Featuring a 47-mm z-height and a 97-mm depth/width, the Cryorig...

57 by Anton Shilov on 9/26/2019

In The Lab: ASRock X570 Aqua Motherboard Preview

This year marks the 50th anniversary of AMD's contribution to the industry and AMD's various partners have celebrated this notable achievement. One such company is ASRock, which has released...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/26/2019

AMD Ryzen 9 3900: A 12-Core 65W CPU Listed

A motherboard maker has added support for AMD’s yet-to-be-announced Ryzen 9 3900 CPU. The product will be one of the industry’s first 12-core CPU featuring a mainstream TDP of...

48 by Anton Shilov on 9/26/2019

AMD Ryzen 5 3500 & 3500X Support Spotted

Three partners of AMD this week on their respective websites have begun to list two new yet unannounced Ryzen 5 3000-series processors. The new six-core CPUs — the Ryzen...

19 by Anton Shilov on 9/24/2019

The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme Motherboard Review: Fanless AM4

The introduction of the X570 chipset has heralded some of the most impressive and feature-rich desktop motherboards for an AMD platform in recent times. One prime example of this...

43 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/24/2019

AMD: Next Gen Threadripper and Ryzen 9 3950X, Coming November

In a shock email late on Friday, AMD has released a statement to clarify the situation it is in with the manufacturing of its latest Ryzen processors. And, depending...

82 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/20/2019

AMD’s New 280W 64-Core Rome CPU: The EPYC 7H12

If there’s something that gets everyone excited, it is more performance. On the Enterprise side, AMD has made big strides with its latest EPYC processor stack, featuring up to...

54 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/18/2019

Reaching for Turbo: Aligning Perception with AMD’s Frequency Metrics

For those that keep a close eye on consumer hardware, AMD recently has been involved in a minor uproar with some of its most vocal advocates about the newest...

143 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/17/2019

AMD Bulldozer 'Core' Lawsuit: AMD Settles for $12.1m, Payouts for Some

AMD this month has agreed to pay compensation that totals $12.1 million to users who purchased FX-8000/9000 CPUs via its website or in the state of California. The case...

79 by Anton Shilov on 8/28/2019

The MSI MEG X570 Godlike Motherboard Review: Thor's Flagship

With the introduction of AMD's X570 chipset, motherboard vendors have upped its game in the premium stakes with a variety of premium mid-range and high-end models. The MEG X570...

116 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/28/2019

Dell Rolls Out 32-Inch QHD Curved Gaming Monitor (S3220DGF): Up To 165Hz with FreeSync 2

Having launched a revamped version of its flagship Alienware 34-inch curved gaming display, Dell has also put together something similar for the broader mid-range gaming market. Dell new 32-inch...

26 by Anton Shilov on 8/23/2019

Dell Unveils G5 Gaming Desktop: Starting at $629

Historically, Dell has addressed the market for higher-end gaming desktops with their Alienware-branded machines, which are frequently built around unlocked CPUs as well as advanced graphics cards. Meanwhile, for...

68 by Anton Shilov on 8/19/2019

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