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AMD Threadripper Specs On 1950x & 1920x

AMD Threadripper Specs on 1950x & 1920x AMD has released details about their soon to be released Threadripper and Threadripper looks good on paper. With up to 16 cores and 32 threads and Quad channel DDR4. Intel has accused AMD of gluing together dies in AMD’s EPYC design which to …

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PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 Review

PowerColor is an AIB vendor with a long history of producing AMD videocards, and today we are taking a look at one of their RX 580 offerings. The PowerColor Red Devil Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 is a factory-overclocked RX 580 featuring, you guessed it, 8GB of GDDR5. While there …

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AMD Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen 3 Product Updates

Out of the blue this morning, AMD published a video on YouTube that provides some details about the upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper and Ryzen 3 product lines. Ryzen Threadripper 1950X As we have known for a while the 1950X will be composed of 16 cores and 32 threads. What we …

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ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero Motherboard Review

INTRODUCTION AMD’s Ryzen platform was one of the most highly anticipated launches in recent years, with everyone from industry insiders and media, to overclocking champions and gamers just waiting to see how these new multi-core processors performed. And while there have been some ups and downs along the way, many …

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XFX RX 460 4GB Heatsink Edition Review

INTRODUCTION While we here at Bjorn3D typically focus on the top-end, enthusiast-level hardware, we frequently come across a piece of hardware that is a bit more tame. Take for example the XFX RX 460 4GB Heatsink Edition graphics card. Built with 1080p gaming in mind, the RX 460 provides beginner …

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AMD RYZEN 5 1500X

AMD RYZEN 5 The new AMD RYZEN chip is AMD first CPU series going back what is ages in the industry that is able to go toe to toe with what Intel has fielded. Up until now, AMD focused more on the budget minded consumers, However that has all changed …

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AMD RYZEN 7 Trifecta

The new AMD RYZEN chip is AMD’s first CPU going back what is ages in the industry that is able to go toe to toe with what Intel has fielded. Up until now, AMD focused more on the budget minded consumers, however that has all changed with RYZEN! The RYZEN …

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The AMD $199 RX 480: the First Polaris-based GPU Available on June 29th

NVIDIA kicks off the GPU competition with the powerful GeForce GTX 1070 and the GeForce 1080. Now, it is AMD’s turn to show its latest Polaris architecture-based Radeon GPUs. Tons of information has been released about the upcoming Polaris architecture but we are finally able to see the real hardware …

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AMD 7th Gen APUs for Mobile: Stoney Ridge and Bristol Ridge

Looks like we still need to wait a little bit until AMD is ready unveil the next generation high-performance CPU codename Zen. It’s a been a long wait but AMD is still not ready to give us much information at the Computex 2016. Instead, AMD has unveiled the next generation …

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XFX 4GB R7 370

XFX 4GB R7 370 When it comes to computers and building our own personal computers one of the questions we need to ask ourselves what exactly are we going to be using this computer for? Now most of the time when we ask ourselves this question we answer ourselves with …

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QNAP TVS-x63 (TVS-463-8GB): AMD Powered NAS

Introduction Generally speaking two bay or four bay NAS devices are dominated by ARM SoC while higher capacity unit for SOHO or enterprise devices are using x86 Intel Atom or Core processor. Atom was originally designed for Netbooks with its low power usage. However, the first Atom processor is just not …

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XFX R9 380 4G DD, XFX Review, XFX Rocks the DD Coolers Again! (R9-380P-4255)

XFX R9 380 4G DD, XFX Review, XFX Rocks the DD Coolers Again! The XFX R9 380 4GB arrived at the lab in a plain, for once, undamaged cardboard box with the part description on the side on a large piece of white paper. Happy dances ensued for about 2 …

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MSI R9-390 Gaming 8G – AMD 300 series with a custom kick from MSI

MSI Radeon R9-390 Gaming 8G MSI is known for its custom “Gaming” series graphics cards and at this point have become quite mainstay for many gamers not just due to performance but the styling of the cards really holds up to expectations along with taking any gaming rig from a …

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Gigabyte and ASUS FM2+ Supports Gadavari (A10-7870K)

MSI announced the support for the Godavari (along with a few new motherboards) before AMD has officially announced the APU. Now, it is Gigabyte and ASUS’s turn as both companies have announced their FM2+ boards will support the AMD A10-7870K APU. As always, BIOS update maybe needed for the full …

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AMD Launched A10-7870K at $137 Retail Price

AMD added a new APU, the A10-7870K, to its line up. The latest addition is still based on the “Kaveri” architecture that AMD has released lat year with the A10-7850K. The A10-7870K is still a 12 compute core device with four “Steamroller” CPU cores and eight GPU cores with 512 GCN design. …

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AMD Stacked HBM Promises Lower Power and Higher Bandwidth

We all know that AMD will release their next generation GPU soon. While the company has not yet disclosed the full details of their upcoming GPUs, it has announced that the upcoming GPU will feature a new memory chip type called High Bandwidth Memory or HBM. AMD made this announcement during their 2015 …

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AMD Roadmap for 2016+: Zen CPU Core, Optimized GCN with HBM 2.0, and K12 SoC

AMD has revealed its plan for the next couple of years at this year’s financial analyst day. One of the biggest news about the upcoming product is the highly anticipated, brand new x86 Zen core that the company will launch in 2016. AMD shared some news about the upcoming processor and …

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AMD’s 2016+ CPU/APU “Zen” Core Offers 40% IPC Improvement and DDR4 support

2016 will be an exciting year for AMD as the company will finally release the highly anticipated, brand-new, next gen x86 microarchitecture codenamed “Zen”. While AMD is not yet to fully disclose the new CPU architecture, it has released some detail about the next gen CPU at the 2015 financial analyst …

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AMD 2015 Product Lineup: Carizzo APU and new GPU with HBM

At the 2015 financial analyst day, AMD has released some detail about the company’s plan for 2015. This year is not going to be the most exciting year for AMD as the products that will be launching are mostly incremental upgrades. On the desktop side, we are still looking at …

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MSI Released 8 AMD FM2+/FM Motherboards

MSI has launched not one but a whopping 8 new motherboards for the AMD FM2+/FM2 socket. The boards are available in a wide range of form factors such as ATX, micro-ATX, and mini-ITX. They are compatible with the FM2 processors (Kaveri, Richland, Trinity 6000 and 5000 series). In addition, they …

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Gigabyte X99-UD4P

Introduction When it comes time for us to upgrade our computer, one of the first things we need to ask ourselves is what are we going to be using our computer for? Am I going to be playing games, uploading videos to my favorite video-sharing website, using it as an …

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CyberpowerPC SYBER GAMING VAPOR A

Introduction PC Gaming may be strong and growing but so are consoles and that is due to the simplicity of plug and play. A console you plug it in, maybe wait for a few updates and you are off to the races. PCs require installing of games, updates navigating windows and …

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QNAP Launches TVS-x63+ NAS with AMD G-Series quad-core processor and 10 GbE port

QNAP has partnered with AMD to launch the TVS series NAS .The latest addition to the NAS family will be powered by AMD G-Series quad-core SoC clocked at 2.4 GHz. The system will be equipped with either 4GB or 8GB of DDR3L RAM that is upgradable to 16GB. It will …

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AMD Releases New CodeXL Tool Suite (v1.6) and APP SKD 3.0 Beta

AMD released the CodeXL version 1.6 and the beta version of AMD APP SDK 3.0 for the software developers. The latest edition brings some significant updates where it brings new tools to take advantage of the AMD’s CPUs, GPUs, and APUs. More specifically, the update allows the software developers to …

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ASUS RAMPAGE V Extreme – The Extreme Enthusiasts X99 Board From ASUS Is Here!

Introduction – ASUS RAMPAGE V EXTREME X99 has been around a bit now and the next board to hit our bench is what we have here today and it is no joke as it is the Rampage V Extreme or what many hold as the benchmark for every other board in …

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AMD Announces Carrizo APU and Carrizo-L SoC

AMD announced Carrizo APU, the successor to the Kaveri APU. The Carrizo integrates the new x86 Excavator CPU core with the next generation AMD Radeon graphics. In addition, AMD also announced the Carrizo-L, an SoC that uses “Puma+” (upgraded Beema) CPU core with AMD R-series GCN based GPU and a …

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AMD Appoints Dr. Lisa Su as President and CEO

AMD has announced that Rory Read is stepping down as the CEO of the company. Taking his place would be Dr. Lisa Su, which previously serve as the COO of the company, would be the president and the CEO.

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Return of the Athlon: AMD Brings Kabini to the desktop

Introduction The Athlon brand holds a very special place in the tech industry, as it was the first processor to reach 1 GHz. Back in its days, the Athlon CPUs give the Intel Pentium processors some serious competitions. AMD has kept the Athlon brand for almost a decade where it has gone through …

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MSI Z97 XPOWER AC – Extreme Overclocking for the new Haswell

Introduction – MSI Z97 Xpower Oh Overclocking, it seems to be whats makes the world go round some days and something that many motherboard manufacturers have really started to embrace as easier ways were found to do it. It used to be back in the old days (not that long …

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Gigabyte F2A88XN-WIFI: Mini-ITX Board for Kaveri (FM2+)

Gigabyte’s F2A85XN-WIFI was one of the best mini-ITX board for the FM2 socket. With the release of the Kaveri (FM2+) APU, Gigabyte has updated their mini-ITX board with the latest A88X chipset. With the F2A88XN-WIFI, Gigabyte essentially retained the same overall design and the layout as the older board except …

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AMD Roadmap through 2016+ includes K12, a new x86 and ARM cores

AMD hosted a “Core Innovation Update” conference today where we get a hint of what is coming for the company in the next couple of years. AMD’s future roadmap will still be focusing what it has done well in the past with x86, ie desktop, laptop, and servers. However, the …

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Sapphire R9 280X VaporX Graphics Card

Sapphire Radeon R9-280X VaporX Sapphire as we all know is AMDs premier partner so we always see cool stuff coming from them, but honestly we had already seen a VaporX 280X so we have all simply been waiting for what would come next such as the much rumored 295X or …

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Sapphire R7 240 Dual HDMI Graphics Card

Sapphire Radeon R7-240 Dual HDMI Sapphire being the premier partner for AMD its only natural that they offer every one of AMDs offerings and maybe even some special tweaks to the lower end or more mainstream models available. The card we are reviewing today happens to be one of those …

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AMD demonstrates full support for DX12 at GDC

As many expected Microsoft showed off the next version of DirectX, DX12, at this years GDC. The new version offers the developers to program even close to the “metall” allowing them to squeeze out even more performance for their games. Among the companies pledging support for DX12 was not only …

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MSI Radeon R9 290X Gaming

MSI Radeon R9-290X Gaming We have seen many MSI custom PCB or fully custom PCB or even just custom cooled cards and they always impress with some very nice temps along with looking pretty awesome as well. The gaming series carries the Red/Black theme with a custom Twin Frozr model …

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Gigabyte Packs AMD APU and Radeon R9 M275X Into BRIX

Gigabyte BRIX is an ultra compact PC that is not much bigger than a CD casing. Previously, Gigabyte has released BRIX that uses Intel processor but the company is expanding the line up with the introduction of the AMD APU. The latest entry into the family (model GB-BXA8G-8890) comes with …

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Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus

While Zotac maybe is most knows for their graphics cards they also are specialized on small motherboards and small desktop systems. Today we are reviewing one of those tiny small desktop PC’s: the Zotax Zbox Nano AQ01 Plus. This is a very small PC that even comes with a VESA-mount …

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Powercolor Radeon R9-290X

Powercolor Radeon R9-290X OC Powercolor has been a long time AMD partner and like the Devil card we looked at recently they have made a name for themselves with many special edition including high end liquid cooled cards. Today I have their OC version of the 290X which has a …

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Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil

Powercolor Radeon R9-270X Devil Powercolor is one of the AMD partners that you see from time to time and they are really known for such designs as the Devil series cards which really shot them into the limelight for the AMD camp about a year or so back now. Well …

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AMD 2014 Mobile Product: Kaveri, Beema, and Mullins

AMD is releasing bits of information regarding to the upcoming products. First the company set the launch date for the upcoming Kaveri desktop APU on January 14, 2014. Now, we got more information regarding to the plan for the upcoming mobile products.  In 2014, AMD’s plan is essentially the same …

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