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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Booting your PC can either go by in a few blinks of an eye or take up to minutes for those poor souls still booting off of an archaic HDD. These days we often take for granted how quickly our systems respond to our requests now that SSDs are prevalent. Through both UEFI optimizations as well as SSDs, we no longer have to dread long wait times that plagued our HDD experiences a decade ago. However, even one of the best SSDs can only do so much to speed up your user experience if the underlying hardware is the bottleneck. … [Read more...] about Which PC Boots Up and Shuts Down Faster: AMD or Intel?
AMD also announced an update to its StoreMI software, which is designed to speed up your storage drives while enhancing data integrity. The new 2.0 release of StoreMI brings support to any HDD and SSD combo and prioritizes frequently accessed data to the SSD, helping apps and games load faster. AMD claims that StoreMI can help gains with a combo drive load up to 1.13 times faster when compared to a system with just an HDD. … [Read more...] about AMD’s 12-core Ryzen 3900XT claims a 47% performance boost over Intel’s best
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
AMD's Ryzen Threadripper Pro 3995WX is one heck of a chip. It recently found itself atop PassMark's leaderboard (as spotted via @TUM_APISAK), leaving heavy hitters, such as the Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and EPYC 7702, in the rear view mirror. That makes it all the more exciting that this powerhouse CPU has landed in a new system. But who can actually afford it? … [Read more...] about AMD Threadripper Pro 3995WX Thinkstation Listed for $18,000: Benchmarks Emerge