The introduction of the XT series comes at an interesting time for AMD. Though it had been previously reported that the company will launch its Ryzen 4000 CPUs later this year, DigiTimes suggested more recently that the launch had been postponed due to strong demand of the existing Ryzen 3000 line and little competition from rival Intel in the enthusiast space. The XT launch could be part of AMD’s strategy to squeeze more life out of its Ryzen 3000 series now that the 4000 series has been postponed. … [Read more...] about AMD launches Ryzen 3000XT chips amid rumors of delayed Ryzen 4000 for desktop
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Though AMD has been aggressive on price in the past, PC gamers looking for a steep discount on Big Navi may be in for a disappointment. In press presentations throughout this year, Su had stated that as AMD realizes its investments in graphics deliver significant value to gamers, the company has slowly been increasing the prices of its GPUs in recent years in an attempt to generate better margins. We expect this will continue with Big Navi, especially since the demand for gaming and entertainment continues to climb amid new work, study, and play from home environments created by the global health pandemic. … [Read more...] about AMD Radeon RX 6000 series: News, rumors, and everything we know so far
The benchmarked results were largely similar with other members of the XT family. Like AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900XT, performance of the Ryzen 7 3800XT and Ryzen 7 3800X were similar in creative tasks, with the Ryzen parts outperforming the Intel Core i7-9700K. The Ryzen 5 3600XT and Ryzen 5 3600X also performed similarly, and AMD’s silicon led in benchmarks on content creation tasks against the Intel Core i5-9600K. … [Read more...] about AMD’s 12-core Ryzen 3900XT claims a 47% performance boost over Intel’s best
For this showdown, testing Windows (see how to get Windows 10 for free or cheap) would have been enough, but we also wanted to see how Windows performed against another operating system. Because it is one of the most popular Linux distros available, we threw Ubuntu 20.04 into the mix as another variable. Unlike Windows, Ubuntu doesn’t feature a fancy fast startup mode, though. There are no tricks or special programming implemented in Ubuntu’s boot routine. When booted, it loads up the OS files all at the same time and in the same order, time and time again. … [Read more...] about Which PC Boots Up and Shuts Down Faster: AMD or Intel?
The new memory kits continue to leverage the sleek and RGB-less exterior that's emblematic of the Viper 4 Blackout series. The design will surely be make for some of the best RAM for performance enthusiasts that haven't bought into all this RGB business. The memory modules feature a black PCB with a matching aluminum heat spreader. Coming in at 42.6mm, the Viper 4 Blackout memory modules will easily fit under even the largest CPU air coolers. … [Read more...] about Patriot’s Viper 4 Blackout RAM Kits Hit DDR4-4400 for $129.99