As we head into the Black Friday period, there's an abundance of new desktop CPUs from both AMD and Intel to select from. The two big launches for 2022 in the world of CPUs – AMD's Ryzen 7000 series and Intel's 13th generation Core – have ended up also being two of the most performance-competitive CPU launches from a that we've ever seen. First out of the gate in late September was AMD, who launched its eagerly-anticipated Ryzen 7000 series. Based on its new Zen 4 core and built on TSMC's 5 nm node, the flagship Ryzen 9 7950X 16C/32T made big waves at launch. Less than two weeks later, Intel launched its 13th Generation Core parts – codenamed Raptor Lake – bringing to bear...
For over two years the collective AMD vs Intel personal computer battle has been sitting on the edge of its seat. Back in 2014, when AMD first announced it...574 by Ian Cutress on 3/2/2017
AMD held a Tech Day a week before the launch of Zen to go over the details of of the new Ryzen product with the technology press. As part...59 by Ian Cutress on 3/2/2017
The biggest x86 launch for AMD in five years is today: Ryzen is here. As always before a major launch, AMD gives a ‘Tech Day’ for relevant press and...386 by Ian Cutress on 2/22/2017
Thanks to some sleuthing from various readers, AMD has accidentally let the cat out of the bag with regards to the official Ryzen launch date. While they haven’t specifically...72 by Ian Cutress on 1/11/2017
At the CES 2017 show today, AMD is lifting the lid on some of the upcoming AM4 motherboard designs coming to end users for Ryzen/Summit Ridge and Bristol Ridge...48 by Ian Cutress on 1/4/2017
In the eternal battle to drive more details out of AMD ahead of the full launch of its new Zen microarchitecture based CPUs, today AMD is lifting the lid...170 by Ian Cutress on 12/13/2016