Ryzen 3000, Nvidia Super, DisplayPort 2.0 

The third generation of AMD Ryzen processors are about to release on July 7 and we have already heard rumours and leaks showing significant performance gains. A Ryzen 5 3600 was seen beating Intel’s i9-9900KF at PassMark single threaded benchmark. The midrange chip has surpassed IPC parity with Intel. The Core i9-9900KF is no slouch either, with a 3.60 GHz base clock and a 5.00 GHz Max Turbo, it achieved a score of 2929 on PassMark’s single threaded performance. The Ryzen 5 3600 has a base clock of 3.60 GHz and a boost clock of 4.2 GHz Read more…

AMD Comes Out Swinging at Computex 2019, New Ryzen 3rd Generation Processors Revealed

Our favorite time has come! New hardware releases have been announced! A few days ago, Dr. Lisa Su presented the AMD Keynote at Computex 2019 where she showed how AMD has come back with exciting processor innovations and its impact on the market. We have been seeing leaks and rumors regarding AMD CPU and GPU’s for the past six months creating excitement for the announcements. And now we can finally have some sort of confirmation!

 

 

The first announcement was related to supercomputers using AMD EPYC processors. AMD and Microsoft have partnered together to bring AMD EPYC CPU’s to the Azure Read more…

Computex 2019 Intel Unveils 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, Xeon E Processors, and 10th Generation Core Processors

The Intel keynote was presented by Intel SVP and GM Gregory Bryant at Computex 2019 in Taipei. Computex 2019 has gone into full force as big players like AMD and Intel have had their keynotes announcing the latest generation of processors. Intel just finished their keynote unveiling 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, new generation of Xeon E processors, and the 10th generation Core i3, i5, and i7 processors.

After introductions and a little history on Intel’s P4004 microprocessor, Gregory moved on to the announcement of the new 9th generation Intel Core vPro Mobile and Desktop CPU with the introduction of Read more…

Intel’s Roadmap for 10nm process and AMD 16 Core Ryzen 9 3000

On May 8, 2019 at Intel Inventor Day, Intel revealed detailed manufacturing news for the upcoming products that it will work on over the next four years. Intel CEO’s Bob Swan and Murthy Renduchintala spoke to investors about Intel’s projection for the next few years. Originally, Intel was supposed to release the 10nm process this has been delayed the past few years. 14nm process was released back in 2014, then the 14+ process was released in 2016, and currently we are seeing the end of the 14++ process. Intel has released some 10nm products but these weren’t significant quantities. Read more…

Intel Releases 2nd Generation Cascade Lake Processors

The second generation of Intel Cascade Lake processors have finally been released and they have some pretty awesome new features!

 

At the top of the food chain we have the Xeon Platinum, which is now up to 56 cores on a Ball Grid Array (BGA5903) socket. The Xeon Platinum 9200 series are known as the Cascade Lake-AP (Advanced Performance) and will be sold by OEM’s as a complete server. Intel also released the 2nd generation of Cascade Lake-SP (Scalable) processors under the Xeon Platinum 8200 series. The 8200 series Platinum and Gold also support Optane memory, for faster workloads.

 

DDR5 Memory on the Horizon!

After the Chinese government started investigating DRAM price fixing in 2018, DDR4 RAM prices have been drastically reduced. These prices may fall as much as 30% by the end of 2019 and possibly set the prices for the upcoming DDR5 memory. RAM prices peaked mid-2018 just before the Chinese government became suspicious of price trends and started investigating memory suppliers. By the end of 2018, DDR4 module prices were slowly coming down and are expected to be reduced 30% by Q2 of 2019.

 

SK Hynix was one of the first chip makers to announce its production and specs on its Read more…

AMD Zen 2 / Ryzen 3000 Desktop Release and Navi GPU Release

The next generation of AMD’s Zen processor is rumored to release around summer of this year. Leaked information has suggested that AMD will be announcing products in June for Computex and the release is slated for July 7th. The main focus of the release will be the Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, X500 chipset based motherboards, and the anticipated 7nm “Navi” consumer video cards.

 

 

Zen 2 is a major architectural step for AMD’s desktop processors using a 7nm process node. The 7nm process node will improve Ryzen’s IPC and single threaded performance from the previous generation. This will allow the Zen Read more…

Samsung’s NEW QVO SSD’s

Samsung will be releasing their new entry level Solid State Drives using QLC NAND. This entry level SSD will be a level below the 860 Pro and EVO line of Samsung SDD’s. The Samsung 860 QVO will be one of the first QLC SSD’s on the market which will drive the market prices for SSD’s down to HDD levels. Currently the price for a 1TB Western Digital Blue 7200 RPM drive is $0.04495 per gigabyte, whereas Samsung QVO 1TB will start at $149.99, $0.14999 per gigabyte. Samsung will also release a Read more…

AMD’s NEW Processor – ROME!

AMD is about to heat up the Enterprise market with their new flagship processor code named “Rome.” HP Enterprise and High-Performance Computer of the University of Stuttgart (HLRS) are collaborating together to build a next-generation supercomputer. The new supercomputer, named “Hawk,” will be the fastest supercomputer for industrial production and research. Hawk will be based on the AMD EPYC processor code named Rome and will have a theoretical peak performance of 24 PetaFLOPs. The new processors will use AMD’s Zen 2 architecture which is set to release in 2019.
AMD’s original Zen architecture was a major disruption on Intel’s Read more…

Nvidia Geforce RTX 20 Series Release

The long awaited and anticipated new generation of video cards has finally been announced by Nvidia at Gamescom 2018. The new video cards have been announced with a new nomenclature – the RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and the RTX 2070. These are the most powerful video cards in the Geforce branding that Nvidia has released. At Gamescom 2018 Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang revealed that these cards were a whopping 10 years in the making. Jensen’s speech emphasized the significance that the new RTX cards have ray tracing.

 

The flag ship Geforce card – the RTX 2080 Ti comes equipped Read more…

Announcing the New Samsung 4TB Sold State Drive’s

As Samsung prepares to begin working on its mass production of their new 4TB solid state drives (SSDs) we are seeing pricing drop lower and closer into the Hard Drive (HDD) territory. This off course is great for consumers as and we are looking forward to a new era of faster and cheaper storage devices. This news comes just weeks after Western Digital announced its plans to close one of their HDD plants and actually increase production on SSD’s. Hard drives have remained at the top for enterprise solutions mainly because of their capacity. SSD’s are now approaching higher Read more…

Nvidia GTX 11 Series – Rumors and Pricing

As we approach the end of Q3 2018, leaks and rumors about the Nvidia GTX 1100 series or Nvidia GTX 2000 series are on the rise. Rumored release dates and names of the new GPU’s are:
• August 30: Geforce GTX 1180
• September 30: Geforce GTX 1180+ and Geforce GTX 1170
• October 30: Geforce GTX 1160

Although these are only leaks and rumors, enthusiasts and general PC builders are sure to be excited. For the previous generations of video cards, new GPU releases have coincided with price drops for the predecessor generation of video cards. Nonetheless, there has also been a Read more…