Zen

After over a year of official teases, naming, and plenty of performance details, Microsoft is on the cusp of launching their first proper new generation of the Xbox since the Xbox One launched in 2013. Set to be released on November 10, 2020. Microsoft is going all-out on their next-generation Xbox, and they have been gracious enough to send us one for review. Sadly, that review will have to wait until close to the 10th, but they are allowing some unboxing and photos today of the new hardware, which we thought we would share with you. The new console is a somewhat radical departure from the previous generation, with Microsoft moving to a vertical tower design that's shaped, well, like a box. Dressed in a...

Best CPUs for Gaming: October 2020

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

75 by Dr. Ian Cutress 6 days ago

AMD Enables Ryzen in Chromebooks, Improving Performance

A modern enthusiast will scoff at the concept of a Chromebook – limited performance, capabilities, and a simplistic OS for doing some serious work? The fact is that the...

18 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/22/2020

AMD Zen now at 6W TDP: Dual Core for Education

At the low-end of AMD’s portfolio, the company uses Athlon Gold and Silver naming for parts that offer fewer cores and lower power consumption. These parts are still based...

63 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/4/2020

Launching the #CPUOverload Project: Testing Every x86 Desktop Processor since 2010

One of the most visited parts of the AnandTech website is our benchmark database, Bench. Over the last decade we've placed as much benchmark data as we can in...

110 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/20/2020

AMD Scores First Top 10 Zen Supercomputer… at NVIDIA

One of the key metrics we’ve been waiting for since AMD launched its Zen architecture was when it would re-enter the top 10 supercomputer list. The previous best AMD...

47 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/22/2020

The AMD B550 Motherboard Overview: ASUS, GIGABYTE, MSI, ASRock, and Others

AMD’s budget motherboard range is often at times more successful than the bigger, full fat versions. Users have in the past got almost all of the same chipset features...

98 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 6/16/2020

Honor Magicbook 14 Notebook Review: Where Style Paints a Picasso

There are three major selling factors when it comes to laptops: Specifications, Price, and Style. It is exceedingly rare to have a laptop hit all three, and if often...

90 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/15/2020

AMD Clarifies Comments on 7nm / 7nm+ for Future Products: EUV Not Specified

As part of AMD’s Financial Analyst Day 2020, the company gave the latest updates for its CPU and GPU roadmap. A lot of this we have seen before, with...

37 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

AMD Shipped 260 Million Zen Cores by 2020

Today’s Financial Analyst Day 2020 from AMD is full of small nuggets of information. With the company building its foundation on its new x86 Zen high-performance architecture, keeping...

33 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 3/5/2020

Testing a Chinese x86 CPU: A Deep Dive into Zen-based Hygon Dhyana Processors

In 2016, through a series of joint ventures and created companies, AMD licensed the design of its first generation Zen x86 processors to be sold into China. The goal...

133 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Wendell Wilson on 2/27/2020

Honor Announces MagicBook 14 & 15: AMD Ryzen Inside

Right on the heels of the MateBook D announcement, Huawei’s daughter company Honor has introduced its own MagicBook 14 and MagicBook 15 notebooks. The eye-catching machines look very similar...

20 by Anton Shilov on 12/3/2019

Already Working on 2nd Gen: AMD’s Ryzen Microsoft Surface Edition and what Semi-Custom Means

One of the key takeaways from Microsoft’s launch this week was that the company was spreading its wings with devices made by all three major SoC vendors: Intel, AMD...

73 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/4/2019

Reaching for Turbo: Aligning Perception with AMD’s Frequency Metrics

For those that keep a close eye on consumer hardware, AMD recently has been involved in a minor uproar with some of its most vocal advocates about the newest...

143 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/17/2019

AMD Releases New Chipset Drivers For Ryzen 3000: More Relaxed CPPC2 Upscaling

It’s been nearly three weeks since AMD’s launch of the new Ryzen 3000 series CPUs and our extensive coverage of the new parts. Among one of the things that...

39 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/30/2019

The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Review: 3700X and 3900X Raising The Bar

It’s the review we’ve all been waiting for. Since December last year – and particularly since CES – AMD has been teasing us about the new Zen 2 microarchitecture...

451 by Andrei Frumusanu & Gavin Bonshor on 7/7/2019

AMD Ryzen 3000 APUs: Up to Vega 11, More MHz, Under $150, Coming July 7th

The integrated graphics ‘APU’ line of processors from AMD is a popular entry point for consumers on a budget based on the good performance from the cores, gaming-capable graphics...

59 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2019

Chinese Zen-Based CPU on Sale: Sugon Workstation with 8-Core Hugon Dhyana Processor

Sugon, an OEM of servers and workstations in China, has started selling of machines equipped with the Hugon Dhyana processors. These are processors based on AMD’s 1st Generation Zen...

47 by Anton Shilov on 5/23/2019

Hot Chips 31 (2019) Programme Announced: Zen, Navi, POWER, Lakefield, Gen-Z, Turing, Lisa Su Keynote

There are two trade shows every year that I love. Computex in June is great, because the scale of the industry it covers, and Taipei is a wonderful location...

17 by Ian Cutress on 5/16/2019

The AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X CPU Review

Despite AMDs resurgence to kick it with the high end of mainstream processors, the biggest volume sales occur more in the mid-range where the parts are often competitively priced...

66 by Ian Cutress on 2/11/2019

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