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AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs with Zen 3 architecture officially unveiled

AMD has officially unveiled its all-new Ryzen 5000 series of desktop processors. Based on the new Zen 3 architecture, AMD is claiming its new lineup has the “Fastest Gaming CPUs in the World.” The new series is headed by the Ryzen 9 5950X, offering up to 16-cores with 32-threads and 72MB of cache. Now for those...

Intel’s 11th-gen ‘Rocket Lake’ desktop processors to arrive by Q1 2021

Intel has confirmed that it is preparing to launch its next-generation of desktop CPUs by early next year. The 11th-gen Rocket Lake series is expected to be available by the first quarter of 2021 and will finally bring support for PCIe 4.0, as per the official press release. Notably, Intel had announced the 11th-gen Tiger...

AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen: Continued Look Via Ryzen 5 3600X/3400G

AMD's Next Horizon Gaming event, leading up to E3 2019, had given us a lot of information on the third generation of Ryzen. During the middle of testing for the 3900X and 3700X review, we received another package - this time containing the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 5 3400G. How would these fare compared...

Profiler is a free, lightweight monitor for CPU, GPU, RAM, and more

There are many apps out there that allow you to visualize your CPU, GPU, and RAM usage in real time. Kernel Adiutor, one of the most widely used kernel management apps out there, comes to mind here, as well as many other apps available in the Play Store and elsewhere. But if you simply want...

Intel Core i7-7700k Review: A 7th Generation Mainstay And Coming Change

Healthy competition is a great thing in the marketplace. In the processor segment it's something that Intel hasn't had to strongly challenge for years -- it's why we have seen 7 generations of the Core branding's mainstay featuring 4 core CPUs with Hyper-threading. After the release of AMD's processors based on the Zen architecture, our...

XDA Takes on Ryzen: In-Depth Look of AMD’s AM4 Processors On Linux

In 2016 readers wanted to know how AMD's FX processors performed when it came to Linux and Android building - and thanks to the folks at AMD we were happy to find out and share the results with you. The lessons we learned from that article helped us learn how to better configure our systems...

ARM announces their second Bifrost GPU – the Mali-G51

Back in May of this year ARM announced the Mali-G71, the company's first GPU that utilized their new Bifrost architecture. This new architecture from ARM was quickly adopted into the high-end mobile market, due to growing demand for VR gaming along with other complex and constantly evolving power hungry mobile gaming content. When building their...

Open Source RISC-V Core Designs, Why Google Cares and Why They Matter

The CPU is one of the most crucial components of our computers, responsible of performing basic calculations, logical comparisons and moving data around. These simple tasks are the building blocks of any more complex operation, and make running our systems and programs possible. How these operations are done is not random: an Instruction Set Architecture (ISA)...