Ryzen 5 HP Envy cleans Intel Core i7 Spectre clock
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Cheaper and better

The Ryzen 5 4600U-powered Envy costs hundreds of dollars less than the Core i7-1065G7 Spectre but runs longer and faster while being just as thin and light, according to a comparison run by Notebook Check.

Super Micro installed at Center for Scientific Computing
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AMD EPYC next gen High Performance computing servers

Super Micro said that the German Center for Scientific Computing (CSC) has chosen Supermicro’s 4U 8 GPU A+ server with PCI-E Gen 4 and 200Gb/s networking (AS -4124GS-TNR) as the foundation for their next generation of High-Performance Computing (HPC) servers.

Do nanometers matter?
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Interesting marketing that works

I have been around to vividly remember 350 nm and the first Pentium and AMD K5/K6 processors, and since that time, I have tracked the microprocessors and GPU market. It went swiftly from 350 to 250nm and later to 180, 130, 90, 65, 45, 32nm, and 14nm. It took some ten significant geometry shrinking and power reductions to get to 10nm and even to get to 7nm. Apple, in collaboration with TSMC, is just months away from announcing 5nm chips, but the real question is, do nanometers matter?

AMD announces more EPYC wins
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Including the seventh fastest supercomputer

AMD has  announced multiple new high-performance computing wins for AMD EPYC processors, including the seventh fastest supercomputer in the world and four of the 50 highest-performance systems on the bi-annual TOP500 list.

Dell brings in EPYC
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VxRail systems hit the streets

Tin box shifter Dell has released two new VxRail systems and introduced AMD EPYC processors.

AMD confirms again that Zen 3 is on track
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Coming in 2020

AMD has confirmed that earlier rumors are not true and that Zen 3 is still on track for 2020.

AMD announces new Ryzen 3000 XT CPUs
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Matisse gets a frequency boost, B550 available, and more coming

In addition to launching its B550 chipset, AMD has officially announced three new Ryzen 3000 XT series CPUs, the 6-core Ryzen 5 3600XT, 8-core Ryzen 3800XT, and the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900XT, all of which will be available on July 7th, at least in some regions.

Some new AMD Ryzen CPUs to come without boxed coolers
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High-end ones come with WOF OPN code

According to leaked information from retail, it appears that some of the upcoming new Ryzen CPUs, namely the 8-core Ryzen 7 3800XT and the 12-core Ryzen 9 3900XT, will be selling without a boxed cooler.

AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 5 3600XT listed by Amazon Italy
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Bit pricey

Over the weekend two 'Matisse Refresh' processors were found listed for pre-order on Amazon Italy.

Jim Keller did his Intel job, moves out
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Four leaders continue his work

A lot of people were surprised to learn that Jim Keller decided to leave Intel for personal reasons. We were less surprised than the rest of his colleagues, just based on Jim’s track record as we believe that Keller went and did what he was hired to do, and left.