On Ashes of the Singularity

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According to latest rumors from Videocardz, new scores on two upcoming AMD RX 500 series graphics cards have appeared. Although Ashes of the Singularity isn’t a great benchmark to use for comparisons, there are plenty of scores in a similar range to the RX 580 and RX 560. The AMD RX 580 should compete against the NVIDIA GTX 1070, while the RX 560 might be fast as a NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti graphics card.

More game optimisations

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Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.1.2 Beta drivers there is already a new WHQL update available. This release is supposed to bring performance improvements to a few games as well as optimizations for Sniper Elite 4 and For Honor.

Overclocked to 5.2 GHz with LN2 cooling

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Yesterday AMD has shown three new Ryzen 7 CPUs and already at launch day it looks like they’ve achieved a very nice result doing extreme overclocking. During the show, an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X CPU has been pushed to 5.2GHz while running Cinebench R15 and it looks like those chips are capable of breaking records.

Three 8-core chips

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AMD has finally announced their new Ryzen 7 series processors including three new 8-core chips and they all come with a highly competitive price tag. At the moment So far AMD has only been talking about the 8-core 16-thread Ryzen 7 lineup but we might see soon 6-core and 4-core models soon too.

Vega 10 and 11

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As we all know meanwhile AMD is going to present their upcoming Ryzen processors during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) on February 28. Apart from that the company has now confirmed that they will also be holding an Event on the next-generation Vega GPU architecture.

AMD 7 1700X tested again

21.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

This time by xfastest.com

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Another set of benchmarks on AMD’s Ryzen CPUs has hit the surface. This time it looks like the octa-core AMD 7 1700X has been tested. According to the latest rumors, this model should features 8 core, 16 thread and a TDP of 95W. The Ryzen 7 1700X should belong to the "Black Edition" series with a street price of $389 US.

AMD Ryzen coolers leak

21.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

More details

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A few days ago AMD's Ryzen stock coolers have appeared online, showcasing their new cooler design. According to the latest reports from Videocardz, one of them might use Intel-style push-pins and the second one comes with a different retention kit. The coolers are capable of removing either 95 or 140 Watts of TDP depending on the model.

Good for workstations and NAS

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According to a leak on ASUS’s official site, the upcoming AM4 Prime X370-Pro might be compatible with ECC memory at launch. Furthermore the default DDR4 memory speed is set to 2666 MHz. This new feature seems to be exclusive to AMD's Ryzen CPUs since A-series APUs and the Athlon chips are only compatible with non-ECC DDR4 2400 MHz by default.

Almost as fast as an Intel Core i7-6850K

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Another set of benchmarks on AMD’s Ryzen CPUs has hit the surface. This time it looks like the hexa-core AMD 5 1600X has been tested. According to the latest rumors, this model should features 6 core, 12 thread and a TDP of 95W. The Ryzen 5 1600X should belong to the "Black Edition" series with a street price of $259 US.

AMD Ryzen launch is pretty close

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AMD has announced they’re going to hold a new Webinar event that will take place on February 22nd. This event is going to be streamed through Adobe Connect Meeting Room, while the host is Eric Allen, Channel Marketing Specialist for AMD. According to latest reports, it looks like AMD will show AM4-based motherboards from ASRock and Biostar during the event.

Including Vega 10 and Vega 11 parts

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According to latest reports AMD might release Vega based GPUs as part of the RX 500 series, with both Vega 10 and Vega 11 based chips as part of the new lineup. Already during last CES 2017, it became very clear that with Vega AMD has performed a complete overhaul of the architecture.

Belgian online shop jumps the gun

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During the past weeks we have seen several prices for AMD’s Ryzen already. This time a Belgian online shop has decided to start listing some of the upcoming AMD Ryzen processors including the 21% VAT that are usual in Belgium.

More game optimisations

AMD
Following the launch of AMD’s ReLive 17.1.2 WHQL drivers there is already a new Beta update available. This release is supposed to bring performance improvements to a few games as well as optimizations for For Honor and Sniper Elite 4.

During GDC 2017

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Through its “evenbrite” portal AMD has just announced that it will be holding a special live streaming event during the upcoming Game Developers Conference on February 28. The company has not yet mentioned Vega specifically, however we know that AMD has a developer sessions scheduled at GDC to talk specifically about Vega and architecture optimizations. Furthermore during AMD Ryzen should be launched at the same time.

Almost as fast as an Intel Core i7-6950X

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Another set of benchmarks on AMD’s Ryzen CPUs has hit the surface. This time the benchmarks come from Videocardz and the guys over there have tested what appears to be a 4-core, a 6-core and an 8-core chip. In addition there is also a quick run on the 8-core AMD R7 1700X overclocked to 4.0 GHz.

AMD Ryzen CPU lineup leaked

13.02.2017 - Posted by Luca Rocchi

Specs and clock speeds

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Due to a leak from a Chinese retailer the lineup of upcoming Ryzen CPUs has been spotted. The report shows all the details of the upcoming CPU series featuring models names and specifications including core/thread count, base frequency and even price.

Three different models

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AMD's Ryzen stock coolers have appeared online, showcasing their new cooler design. According to latest reports from HardwareBattle, two of them might use Intel-style push-pins and the third one comes with a different retention kit. The coolers need to be capable of removing either 65 or 95 Watts of TDP depending on the model.

In Passmark database and our own added

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A few days ago a new set of benchmarks on AMD’s Ryzen CPUs have hit the surface and we shared the results in our forums. As reported on AnandTech forum and also on Videocardz, the CPU tested appears to have been an 8-core AMD R7 1700X. According to latest rumors, this benchmark comes from a German system integrator who received the sample before the launch for evaluation purposes.

Only newer operating systems supported

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According to latest reports and even confirmations from AMD itself there won’t be any drivers for Windows 7 regarding their upcoming Ryzen processors. AMD is only going support of Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. Apart from that it’s interesting to see that also Intel’s Kaby Lake processors won’t support Windows 7 anymore.

Clock speeds, memory interface and more

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A few days ago we already reported that prices of AMD's upcoming Ryzen processors are surfacing. Meanwhile more and more of these new chips are appearing on different price comparison portals. The latest leak we found is from German website hardware website hardwareSchotte.de. There we find an AMD Ryzen 7 1700 boxed processor listed.
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