When the NVIDIA RTX 3080 was released back in September, many AMD fans wondered if there would be competition, and today, it came in the form of the Radeon RX 6800 series. These Big Navi “RDNA 2” GPUs will be offered in the Radeon RX 6800 XT ($649) and the Radeon RX 6800 ($579) models. Both will have AMD’s Infinity Cache, a high-performance, last-level data cache suitable for 4K and 1440p gaming with the highest level of detail enabled, complete with 128 MB of on-die cache that drastically reduces latency and power consumption. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
In addition to the Zen 3 desktop CPU reveal, AMD also teased the new Radeon RX 6000 series GPU. You’ll have to wait until October 28th for the full announcement, but in this short teaser, we get a preview of some benchmarks running Borderlands 3, Gears of War 5, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019). The company aims to compete with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080, and at least one game, Borderlands 3, is right on par. Read more for the video and additional information.
When you need an ultra powerful PC in a somewhat portable package, look no further than the Mediaworkstations a-XP. At $11.6K, the upgraded model features AMD’s 64-core 128-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3990X CPU, NVIDIA RTX 2060 Super Blower Edition graphics, 32GB of RAM and a 250GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD. That’s right, you get a 2.9GHz base clock, 4.3GHz boost clock, 256MB of L3 cache, 32MB of L2 cache, and 4MB of L1 cache, all while on-the-go. Read more for additional pictures and information.
AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 CPU has been touted as a price to performance champion, and it’s being offered for just $159.98 shipped, today only, originally $199. It’s perfect for a budget build and offers 6-cores and 12-processing threads, complete with the ultra quiet AMD wraith stealth cooler. The processor is unlocked for a 4.2GHz max boost overclocking with 35MB of game cache and DDR4 3200 RAM support. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X processor is best in its class, and you can get one with an Assassin’s Creed Valhalla voucher (emailed to you after purchase) for $389.99 shipped, today only, originally $499. Featuring 12-cores and 24 processing threads, it comes bundled with an AMD Wraith Prism cooler offering color controlled LED support, while the processor boasts 4.6 GHz max boost and is unlocked for overclocking. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on video review, and additional information.
AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is a great alternative for those seeking to build their own alternative to the Apple Mac Pro, and it’s being offered for just $3449.99 shipped, today only, originally $3990. This is the world’s first 64-core desktop processor and offers an unprecedented amount of single-socket compute performance in a desktop platform. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
A computer enthusiast from Japan who goes by “Samurai Channel” on YouTube posts various videos of daily life, but the ones that really went viral involved cooking real foods on various computer processors. Most modern CPUs are kept cool with computer fans as well as heatsink fans by actively exhausting hot air, but when this doesn’t happen, the temperatures get hot enough to fry an egg, literally. Read more for two videos and additional information.
If McLaren released a Senna-themed PC, it would probably look like this build from modder Robeytech. It’s not just aesthetically pleasing, as the computer features an AMD Ryzen 7 3800X 8-Core processor, 32 GB of Corsair Dominator Platinum RGB RRD4-3200 memory, an MSI MPG X570 Gaming PRO Carbon WiFi ATX AM4 motherboard, an AMD Sapphire Radeon RX 5700 XT 8GB graphics, and a Seagate FireCuda 2TB internal hard drive. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
AMD announced that its slashing the prices of their new RX 5700 Series video cards ahead of their official release on July 7. They include the 50th Anniversary Edition AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card ($449), Radeon RX 5700 XT graphics card ($399), and Radeon RX 5700 graphics card ($349). This means that the RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT will be competing directly with the NVIDIA RTX 2060 ($349) and RTX Super ($399) GPUs. Many early benchmarks have NVIDIA’s RTX 2060 Super competing neck-and-neck with AMD’s RTX 5700 XT. Read more for a video and additional information.
Slated for release in Q4 2020, Microsoft’s Project Scarlett will use a semi-custom AMD Zen 2 processor architecture with Radeon RDNA architecture, and GDDR6 memory, which is plenty of power for 8K graphics, real-time ray tracing and even 120 frames per second gaming performance. Say goodbye to loading times, this console will utilize SSD storage that doubles as virtual memory to for blazing fast performance. “We’ve created a new generation of SSDs. We’re using the SSD as virtual RAM,” says an Xbox representative. Read more for another video of Xbox’s Phil Spencer on the new console, another picture and additional information.