Tag Archives: CPU

Intel Core i9-9990XE Sacrifices Cores For Higher Frequencies, Benchmarks Inside


The Core i9-9990XE is an interesting processor given that the name would have one expecting it to have the same core count as the Core i9-9980XE while being a step ahead in terms of clock speed. That is not the case, however.

AMD Announces Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE


Today, AMD announced the availability of the new Athlon 220GE and Athlon 240GE processors for order today, joining the Athlon 200GE in the reimagined family of AMD Athlon processors with Radeon Vega graphics. Built on the highly efficient “Zen” architecture leveraging the advanced socket AM4 platform allowing for future upgradability, Athlon delivers responsive, reliable computing experiences for everyone who surfs the web, watches video, and works on their PC.

Ryzen 3000 Range Leaked


TechPowerUp has reported that one of their readers hinted at the upcoming Zen 2 consumer and high-end desktop processors from AMD, the Ryzen 3000 series. There is an abundance of information including with the image submitted, including SKUs, clock speeds, estimated overclocks, core counts, manufacturing processes, iGPU and pricing. Something which immediately caught our attention was the reintroduction of the Duron brand, along with the new Ryzen 9 family.

How CPU Cache Works


You’ve undoubtedly heard about CPU cache and know that a larger cache is better, but what exactly is it and why does it affect performance? Additionally, you may be wondering why the cache is so small, normally between 32 KB and 16 MB depending on the level of cache (which we will explain a bit further one) on a high end processor or less when system RAM is measured in gigabytes.

Hardware Overstocking Woes Likely to Extend Deep into 2019


The other day I posted an article (this one here) about the delaying of the RTX 2060 from NVidia due to excessive stock of the older GTX 1060 cards still being on hand. Well, it turns out it’s affecting many manufacturers, with hardware across the spectrum.

AMD Previews EPYC “Rome” Processors with up to 64 Cores at 2.35 GHz


AMD is really chasing the high core counts with their latest processors, codenamed Rome, being previewed with up to 64 cores. The first generation EPYC multi-core modules, or MCMs, were four CPU dies in one processor – essentially a 4P module.

Rome takes that a step further by including up to eight 7 nm Zen 2-based dies, scattered up to four per side around a central 14 nm I/O die which handles the uncore. These dies communicate using AMD’s second generation Infinity Fabric architecture without the need for an interposer.

Intel Shows Cascade Lake Advanced Performance With up to 48 Cores


Intel today announced two new members of its Intel Xeon processor portfolio: Cascade Lake advanced performance (expected to be released the first half of 2019) and the Intel Xeon E-2100 processor for entry-level servers (general availability today). These two new product families build upon Intel’s foundation of 20 years of Intel Xeon platform leadership and give customers even more flexibility to pick the right solution for their needs.

Intel Core i9-9900K Leaked with Unique Packaging


It appears that AMD and Intel are in quite a battle of copying one another, with the latest being something different when it comes to packaging. Unlike the boring, rectangular box we’re used to, Threadripper was shown in a rather large, unshapely box, and the second generation of Threadripper CPUs took that a step further by even including LED lighting.

Intel seems to have caught onto that idea, with the Core i9-9900K shipping in a 12-sided translucent acrylic box. Amazon accidentally gave an early listing, and Twitter user momomo_us managed to capture some pictures before the listing was redacted. Furthermore, listings have appeared on eBay, but they have since been removed as well.

AMD Athlon 200GE Available for Purchase


Today, AMD announced the availability of the AMD Athlon 200GE with Radeon Vega 3 graphics, optimized for everyday PC users, for purchase across the globe.

Combining the x86 “Zen” core and Radeon “Vega” graphics architectures in a versatile System-on-Chip (SOC) design, the Athlon 200GE desktop processor offers responsive and reliable computing for a wide range of experiences, from day-to-day needs like browsing and processing through more advanced workloads like high-definition PC gaming.

What We Know About the Intel Core i9-9900K


Today we take a look at the specs, price, performance, and everything else we know so far about an upcoming processor. Intel has taken the opportunity to stick the Core i9 Name onto one of its fastest chips yet again – say hello to the Core i9-9900K.

AMD Announces New Ryzen Desktop Processors


AMD is excited to announce the immediate availability of two new Ryzen models, the AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and AMD Ryzen 3 2300X, with the Acer Nitro N50-100 desktop PC based on the new Ryzen 5 2500X currently shipping in several regions, worldwide.

This line up of products enables AMD OEM and SI partners to develop their own unique and attractive systems that target consumers who want an off-the shelf gaming, family, or small form factor desktop PC.

AMD 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper 2950X Now Available


Today, AMD announced that the 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, with 16-cores and 32-threads, is now available for purchase. At $899, the Ryzen Threadripper 2950X delivers up to 41 percent more multi-threaded performance than the Core i9-7900X.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper “X” series is designed for prosumers, enthusiasts, and multitasking gamers, and now with 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X, AMD ups the ante with significant technology advancements and higher clockspeeds than ever before. Not only that, but the incredible X399 platform – the only solution for users who need the most I/O and exclusive ECC memory support on desktop – gets even better with StoreMI storage acceleration technology.