Previously, it was rumored that AMD’s new cards could come in HBM — or high bandwidth memory — versions, but more recent leaks reveal that those plans have been scrapped. HBM’s high cost would have likely contributed to a higher retail cost, which is something that AMD may want to avoid as it competes against Nvidia on both price and performance. It’s still unclear what AMD’s plans are for HBM, but the feature’s inclusion could make a high-end RX 6000 card competitive against Nvidia’s ultra-premium $1,499 RTX 3090 for enthusiast gamers and creative professionals. … [Read more...] about AMD Radeon RX 6000 series: News, rumors, and everything we know so far
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Based on AMD’s optimized 7nm node and utilizing the Zen 2 processor architecture, the new Ryzen 3000XT series starts at $249 with the Ryzen 5 3600XT. The family includes upgraded configurations like the $399 Ryzen 7 3800XT and the premium $499 Ryzen 9 3900XT. Unlike the standard non-XT Ryzen 3000 processors, the XT chips gain up to a 200 MHz boost in clock speeds thanks to refinements to the 7nm node to squeeze out more performance, AMD claims. … [Read more...] about AMD’s 12-core Ryzen 3900XT claims a 47% performance boost over Intel’s best
Editors' Recommendations The best AMD processors for 2020 AMD Ryzen 3950X vs. Ryzen 3900X The best processors for 2020 AMD Ryzen and Radeon road map: 2020-21 and beyond AMD’s 12-core Ryzen 3900XT claims a 47% performance boost over Intel’s best … [Read more...] about AMD launches Ryzen 3000XT chips amid rumors of delayed Ryzen 4000 for desktop
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?
AMD's reasons for embracing USB-C on Big Navi are unknown for the moment. With the proliferation of USB-C monitors in the last couple of years, the most obvious explanation would be to accommodate the new wave of monitors. Nevertheless, AMD will likely give us the low-down real soon on October 28, which is when chipmaker has scheduled its Radeon RX 6000 announcement. … [Read more...] about AMD Embraces USB-C For Some Navi 21 Radeon GPUs