While AMD has confirmed there s an event on Tuesday, December 13th to show off the new Summit Ridge desktop CPUs, though details were scarce beyond that.Now, thanks to a rumored leak from Videocardz, we may have a better idea of what we ll actually see from the new Ryzen line of processors.AMD s new CPUs are supposedly the stars of the show.They re built on the long-awaited Zen architecture, but rumor has it the initial release series is named Ryzen, pronounced like risen.While there are the obvious power efficiency and performance improvements we re used to seeing from a revision, AMD s landmark new feature is Extended Frequency Range, or XFR.In short, XFR provides automatic overclocking, right out of the box, without any user intervention — but it s a bit more complicated than that.
Update: Here's our full announcement regarding AMD's new Ryzen CPUsAMD is hosting its New Horizon event later this afternoon in which the public it s being streamed live over the Internet will get an advanced preview of the company s new Zen CPU and ahead of a planned early 2017 launch.The event will be hosted by Geoff Keighley, a well-known Canadian video game journalist and television presenter.Former professional Dota 2 player and current CEO of eSports organization Evil Geniuses, Peter ppd Dager, will also be on hand to put the new silicon through its paces.Given the personnel, it's safe to assume that the broadcast will largely focus on gaming.There will be plenty of other opportunities for AMD to showcase more technical aspects of the Zen architecture - like a CES, for example.
With AMD finally unveiling its official CPU brand, Ryzen, this afternoon, as well as the first chip s base clock speed, there are signs Intel might actually have a fight on its hands.Here s every single thing we know about AMD s Ryzen CPU so far.The internet, of course, immediately spawned conspiracy theories that AMD probably used Blender because it could recompile the open-source program to run better on the Zen architecture.And, yes, all performed using the binary downloads sans any alterations, the company insists.Performance matches or exceeds Intel s 8-core CPUIn the fall Blender demo, AMD showed that Zen could go toe-to-toe with its Intel counterpart when clock speeds were exactly the same—3GHz in that instance.
AMD's Zen is finally here.The first chip in the desktop family, code-named Summit Ridge, will be AMD s focus for 2017.More Ryzen benchmarks fuel anticipation for 2017Here s where we stand right now: Intel has begun shipping its first dual-core Kaby Lake chips—a third-generation 14nm chip, and for the time being, strictly for notebooks.If you look at 2017, I don t think we ve seen anything this exciting since, honestly, back towards the 90 s, said Jim Anderson, senior vice president and general manager of AMD s Computing and Graphics business, hearkening back to the AMD K6 series.AMD set out four years ago to design a clean sheet processor architecture that could deliver 40 percent more instructions per clock than the previous generation.
Ryzen is the new brand name being announced today for AMD s flagship desktop processor that will be introduced in the first quarter.Formerly known under the code name Summit Ridge, Ryzen is the first processor that will be based on AMD s highly touted Zen design, which took four years to design and could be AMD s most competitive processor architecture in a decade.It will have eight cores and 16 threads or 16 programs that can run simultaneously , 20 megabytes of secondary memory known as cache, and a new power-saving technology called the AMD SenseMI.Lisa Su, CEO of AMD, made the announcement at an event in Sonoma, California.AMD believes that Ryzen processors will be great for PC gaming, which is expected to grow 25 percent from 2015 to 2018 based on estimates from Jon Peddie Research .Ryzen is also targeted at virtual reality PCs, which are expected to grow 10 times by 2020, and for esports, which is expected to reach 292 million people this year alone.Overclockers will be able to take that base speed and run it at much higher peak rates, so long as they use advanced techniques such as liquid cooling.The SenseMI technology can detect the power being used in almost every part of the chip, and it adapts the processor speed as necessary to maximize performance and minimize power consumption.AMD also touted its extended frequency range, which enables enthusiasts to overclock the system over a wider range than normal, thanks to liquid cooling.The processor also features neural net prediction, which helps the processor predict processing branches and avoid stalls that result in delays while fetching data from memory.
AMD held its special New Horizon event on Tuesday revealing its upcoming Summit Ridge Ryzen desktop processor based on its new Zen design.The company provided demos as promised, but there were no signs of the motherboards supporting this processor, or the rumored Radeon RX 490 card that s supposedly based on its upcoming Vega graphics chip design.A Vega-based solution was part of the show, but it was crammed inside a Ryzen-themed desktop PC at the very end of the presentation.In the very last five or ten minutes, the company loaded up 2015 s Star Wars: Battlefront with the new Rogue One: Scarif DLC installed.Viewers watched as the player took control of a U-wing ship and attacked a hulking Star Destroyer.Of course, there s more going on here than just the hidden Vega card.
It's official: AMD's next-generation CPU is called Ryzen.Formally known as Zen, AMD's exciting new processors are set to launch in Q1 2017, complete with some features and capabilities freshly announced at the company's Tech Summit 2016 last week in California.This was the first time AMD revealed the clock speed Ryzen will achieve, and the company stated that while engineering samples are currently running at the 3.4 GHz frequency, production units will be clocked higher than that.Summit Ridge will also include frequency boost technology, with exact boost frequencies still to be determined.Supporting the new Summit Ridge CPUs will be the AM4 platform, of course, with DDR4 memory, PCIe gen 3, USB 3.1 gen 2, and NVMe storage.During the summit AMD showed us a Summit Ridge engineering sample running at 3.4 GHz without boost in a head-to-head battle with a stock Intel Core i7-6900K.
Perhaps more importantly, though, as we creep towards Ryzen's promised Q1 2017 release date, AMD has finally revealed some solid specs for a chip based on Ryzen cores.That AMD is hitting good clock speeds—and is doing it at under 100W TDP, far below the 140W TDP of Broadwell-E—is extremely promising.The process is entirely automated, so even those without any overclocking skills can gain a performance boost.AMD claims there's a "true artificial network" and "learning algorithms" inside Ryzen that are able to predict future decisions, pre-load instructions, and learn application data access patterns in order to improve performance.That's aided by a beefy 4MB of L2 cache and 16MB of L3 cache.There's still no word on a price for Ryzen or an exact release date, but if it's anything close to the price of Intel's enthusiast desktop parts such as the Core i7-6700K, AMD could have a hit on its hands.
AMD's Zen processors are now to be known as Ryzen, and for the first time have been demonstrated beating stock-clocked Intel parts at a considerably reduced TDP.According to figures unveiled by AMD at its New Horizon event last night, Ryzen will put an end to six years of sub-par performance suffered by users of the company's Bulldozer architecture and its follow-up releases.Based on similar paradigms to AMD's far more successful K7 and K8 architectures, thanks to the re-hiring of Jim Keller who left the company once again back in 2015, AMD claims the Zen architecture behind Ryzen will offer a 40 percent increase in instructions per clock IPC - an impressive feat if borne out by independent testing.'The Zen core at the heart of our Ryzen processors is the result of focused execution and thousands of engineering hours designing and delivering a next-level experience for high-end PC and workstation users,' claimed AMD's president and chief executive Lisa Su at the event.'Ryzen processors with SenseMI technology represent the bold and determined spirit of innovation that drives everything we do at AMD.'SenseMI, something AMD has been keeping firmly under its hat until last night's unveiling, is the name given to a suite of five technologies: Pure Power, Precision Boost, Extended Frequency Range XFR , Neural Net Prediction, and Smart Prefetch.
AMD has unveiled the Zen processor, now renamed to Ryzen, and it is a very impressive creation that finally looks to be able to challenge Intel.AMD's Zen is finally here.In August shocked the AMD world, by showing that the new Zen architecture could compete with Intel's best processors.Now, AMD has revealed more details about what the management calls their most exciting processor in 20 years, including the name, klockhastigheten and the five Sense MI technologies is located behind the processor's high efficiency.AMD has previously used the codename Zen for the new architecture, but it has now received its final name: Ryzen, which, unfortunately, sounds like the name of an old avdankat video games.The first processor that uses the architecture, which has been codenamed Summit Ridge, will be AMD's focus in 2017.
AMD is looking to take the fight to Intel, detailing its new Ryzen CPUs.AMD s Ryzen CPUs will be based on its Zen architecture, which was previously codenamed Summit Ridge.Even though we re finding out more about these processors today, they won t hit the scene until sometime in Q1 2017.Still, when they do, they may be able to challenge Intel s dominance in the CPU space.Ryzen processors are built using AMD s 14-nanometer process, and feature the company s SenseMI technology.SenseMI has five different components: Pure Power, Precision Boost, Extended Frequency Range XFR , Neural Net Prediction, and Smart Prefetch.
For years, AMD seemed to have ceded the high-end processor crown to Intel, but the company is back big time with its brand new Zen range."2017 is going to be a really great year for AMD.With the desktop part set to launch in Q1 2017, AMD has finally revealed some much-needed detail on the high-end component: it will be a 3.4GHz chip with eight cores 16 threads , and 4MB of L2 and 16MB of L3 cache.According to AMD, it wanted a name that linked to the Zen codename and showed that the company had a new horizon.Personally, I think it sounds a little more like a rubbish Street Fighter character, which isn't to say that I don't like it.Related: What's the difference between Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors?
The Ryzen hype train has left the station, and to build up its speed, AMD has actually released the source file it used to demonstrate just how fast its upcoming eight-core Summit Ridge CPU is.This doesn t usually happen, but because Blender is open-source and free, we now have a way for both haters and fans to test their own PC against the first Ryzen-based chip.This is a popular and free render that can produce some spectacular results, such as the open-source Tears of Steel movie.And yes, I mean Windows 10, because Blender results under Windows 8 and Windows 7 won't match up.Step 2: Download the source file from AMDOnce you have Blender downloaded and installed, you ll need AMD s source file which is available from http://download.amd.com/demo/RyzenGraphic 27.blend.
For those who missed AMD s New Horizon event last week revealing its upcoming Ryzen desktop processors, the company provides a replay on its website.AMD also adds two links to clips pulled from the one-hour show, one focusing on Ryzen and virtual reality, and one featuring Peter PPD Dager from the Evil Geniuses esports team.These short clips include AMD s Blender demo using its upcoming Ryzen processor, it s Handbrake demo, Ryzen running in a workstation, the performance Ryzen and AMD s upcoming Vega graphics chip design in gaming, and more.More: AMD dishes out new Crimson ReLive Edition driver, fixing a long list of issuesFor instance, the Blender-based video compared the upcoming Ryzen desktop processor with Intel s Core i7-6900K desktop CPU.Both chips pack eight cores and 16 threads, with the Ryzen chip running at 3.4GHz only no boost , and the Intel chip running at a stock clock speed of 3.2GHz and a boost speed of 3.7GHz.
When AMD announced the new Ryzen chips, built on its Zen architecture, the excitement from the community was real.However, details on available SKUs, launch windows, and specific performance metrics were lacking.Thanks to purported benchmarks leaked by a Reddit user from a French hardware magazine, we may have a better idea of where the chips fall in terms of real-world performance.While our French is a little rusty, hardware benchmarks know no language, and the graphs shown in the article were averaged from a number of different tests, and shown as a percentage change from the very popular Core i5-6600K.The AMD 2D3151A2M88E soars ahead, hitting 168.7 percent of the aformentioned Core i5.Only the very expensive Core i7-6900K manages to beat out the Ryzen option.
Intel s Core processors have long been the overwhelming favorite amongst PC gamers when compared to AMD s alternatives.AMD s chips have impressive specs of their own, and have been shown to outperform Intel s hardware under certain circumstances, but unlocked i7 processors from Intel are still the go-to for overclockers and enthusiasts.AMD would love to change that, and it s going to try with the new Ryzen chip architecture.Some recently released benchmarks show that AMD is at least on the right track.The tests were performed by French technology outlet Canard PC.Canard was able to obtain an early version of one of AMD s Ryzen chips and pit it against the known benchmarks of Intel s top-of-the-line i7 processors.
Intel is releasing its second batch of 7th Generation Core processors, code-named Kaby Lake, for desktops and mobile workstations.The world s biggest chip maker shared the announcement at CES 2017, the big tech trade show in Las Vegas this week, where the chips can be seen in a wide variety of gaming laptops, desktops, VR/gaming machines, and vPro for enterprise PCs.The Kaby Lake chips, first revealed for laptops in August 2016, are the successors to 2015 s Skylake processors.Skylake used a 14-nanometer manufacturing process, and Kaby Lake uses something that Intel calls 14nm .The 14nm process can deliver a family of Kaby Lake processors that are as much as 300 megahertz faster, as well as offering some architectural improvements.For instance, Kaby Lake delivers the same central processing unit CPU core and performance per megahertz as Skylake, but it has improvements in graphics, video processing, increased battery life for laptops, and the number of data lanes to the CPU.Intel says the new 7thGen Intel Core processors are designed to fit every life and work style.The 7thGen Intel Core processor family will fit in just about anything, including compute sticks, ultra-thin 2-in-1 detachables and convertibles, thin and light laptops, high-performance laptops, a range of desktops, all-in-ones and minis, and Intel Xeon processor-based mobile workstations.The new 7thGen Intel Core processor and Intel Xeon processor family includes the 4.5-watt Intel Core vPro processors Y-series for 2-in-1 detachables, 15-watt Intel Core vPro, 15-watt and 28-watt Intel Core processors U-series for 2-in-1 convertibles and thin and light clamshells, and more.For the mid range, Intel has 45-watt Intel Core vPro processors H-series for large screen clamshells and premium notebooks, 45-watt Intel Core mobile processor H-series , unlocked processors for enthusiast and VR capable notebooks, and 45-watt Intel Xeon processors for mobile workstations.And at the high end, Intel has 65-watt Intel Core and Intel Core vPro processors S-series for mainstream towers, 65-watt and 35-watt Intel Core and Intel Core vPro processors S-series for all-in-ones and minis, and 95-watt and 65-watt Intel Core processors S-series for enthusiast towers.Intel s rival, Advanced Micro Devices, is planning to compete against Intel s Kaby Lake lineup with its Ryzen processors, which will come out in the first quarter of 2017.
So far, everything AMD s shown of its hotly anticipated Ryzen processors hint that they re the company s most competitive new CPUs in a long, long time—chips poised to bring the fight back to Intel at the high-end of computing.No processor launches in a vacuum, though.At CES 2017, AMD set the stage for Ryzen s Q1 2017 launch by revealing 16 high-end motherboards that use the new unified AM4 socket, CPU coolers built for those boards, and another 17 extreme performance pre-built PCs designed around Ryzen.To that end, AMD s releasing the X300 and X370 desktop chipsets for Ryzen systems.AMDAn ASRock X370 AM4 motherboard.You ll want an X300 motherboard in a tiny mini-ITX machine, and an X370 in a full-size PC.
All we saw were a few demos showcasing the performance of its Ryzen desktop processor and a brief glimpse of the company s upcoming graphics chip design codenamed Vega.The expected motherboard stuff was apparently saved for CES 2017.For starters, there are five motherboard makers at the Las Vegas tech convention displaying a total of 16 AM4-based solutions ready for AMD s upcoming Ryzen desktop processors.They are based on the X370 and X300 chipsets, with the X370 serving the high-end desktop market that demands the ultimate performance, multiple graphics cards, and the latest motherboard features.The X300 chipset targets performance-packed small form factor PCs using Mini-ITX motherboards.Here are the boards on display at the show:
But a pair of motherboards tucked away at the end of the display proved just as exciting—the first desktop AM4 motherboards for AMD s hotly anticipated Ryzen processors and Bristol Ridge APUs that I ve ever seen in the wild.Sure, it was a bit anticlimactic since AMD announced an army of AM4 motherboards mere hours later, but it was still good to see a Ryzen motherboard in the proverbial flesh, hanging toe-to-toe with its high-end Kaby Lake counterpart.Brad ChacosMSI s X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium left and B350 Tomahawk right .The MSI X370 Xpower Gaming Titanium which gets its name from the AM4 X370 chipset mirrors MSI s Titanium Z270 motherboard for Kaby Lake in many ways, right down to debuts never before seen in an AMD motherboard, such as DDR4 RAM and MSI s own one-click Game Boost button, which automatically overclocks your games for enhanced performance.The X370 board also supports U.2 and M.2 SSDs, up to three graphics cards, USB 3 ports galore, and more—though it lacks the unique M.2 Shield found on some high-end MSI motherboards to protect against potential damage and bring down SSD temps just a wee bit.The MSI B350 Tomahawk is based on AMD s toned-down B350 chipset for Bristol Ridge APUs, so it lacks some of the X370 board s bells and whistles.