On Ashes of the Singularity
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
Overclocked to 5.2 GHz with LN2 cooling
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
Vega 10 and 11
This time by xfastest.com
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.
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
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
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
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
Belgian online shop jumps the gun
More game optimisations
During GDC 2017
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
Specs and clock speeds
Three different models
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
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
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
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.