AMD’s Ryzen 4000G chips bring 7nm Zen 2 architecture to desktop PCs

After making a splash in the mobile space this year with its high-performance, energy-efficient AMD Ryzen 4000U and 4000H “Renoir” series processors, AMD is bringing Renoir to desktop computers. The new AMD Ryzen 4000G series chips range from the entry-level 35-watt Ryzen 3 4300GE quad-core processor to the top-of-the-line 65-watt Ryzen 7 4700G oca-core processor. […]

Intel Islay Canyon NUC mini PCs now available (Whiskey Lake CPU, AMD Radeon Graphics)

Intel and AMD may be competitors, but over the past few years we’ve seen the two companies work together in interesting ways — and the latest example is now available for purchase. The new Intel “Mainstream-G” line of NUC mini computers (code-named “Islay Canyon,” pack 8th-gen Intel Whiskey Lake processors and AMD Radeon 540X processors. […]

Samsung licenses AMD tech for mobile graphics

AMD’s Radeon graphics technology could be coming to smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. Or something. Samsung has announced it’s partnering with AMD to license AMD graphics intellectual property for use in future products “including smartphones.” While that could mean that we’ll see Radeon technology in upcoming Samsung Exynos mobile processors, this could also just be […]

Acer launches Swift 3 and Nitro 5 laptops with AMD Ryzen processors

Acer is updating its Swift 3 thin and light 14 inch laptop with a new model sporting an AMD Ryzen 7 3700U processor and optional support for AMD Radeon 540X discrete graphics. The notebook weighs 3.2 pounds, measures about 0.7 inches thick, and has an aluminum chassis, a fingerprint sensor, and a 180-degree hinge that […]

Intel launches “Islay Canyon” NUC with Radeon graphics, Whiskey Lake CPU

As expected, Intel’s latest compact desktop computers combine a 15 watt Intel Whiskey Lake-U quad-core processor with AMD Radeon 540X graphics. Formerly code-named “Islay Canyon,” Intel is now calling the new kits “NUC 8 Mainstream-G Mini PCs.” The little computers measure just 4.6″ x 4.4″ x 2″ and support up to an Intel Core i7-8565U […]

AMD’s 3rd-gen Ryzen chips (for desktops) coming in mid-2019

AMD’s first 7nm Ryzen processors are coming this year. The company has announced that it’ll begin shipping its the new desktop chips in mid-2019. The numbers get a little confusing from there: we’re looking at the chip maker’s 3rd-Gen Ryzen chips with Zen 2 CPU cores. And AMD showed off an early model that features […]

Intel Crimson Canyon NUC with Cannon Lake CPU + AMD graphics coming in September

The first Intel NUC mini desktops with 8th-gen Intel Core “Cannon Lake” processor and AMD graphics are coming soon. We got an early look at the upcoming “Crimson Canyon” NUC in April. Now retailer SimplyNUC is taking pre-orders for two different configurations and giving us a better idea of what to expect from the little […]

AMD launches 35W Ryzen 2200GE and Ryzen 5 2400GE chips with Vega graphics

The first Ryzen processors AMD launched for desktop computers last year were just CPUs. If you wanted a graphics processor then you needed to buy a separate graphics card. Eventually the company started offering some Ryzen chips with Radeon Vega graphics built-in, first for laptops, and then for desktops. Now the company is expanding its […]

AMD launches Ryzen processors with Radeon Vega graphics for $99 and up

When AMD launched its first Ryzen chips for desktop computers last year, the company was just focused on the CPU: if you wanted a GPU you needed to buy a separate graphics card. Then the company released its first all-in-one APU (accelerated processing unit) chips: the Ryzen Mobile laptop processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics. […]

Dell launches XPS 15 convertible with Intel Kaby Lake-G (AMD Radeon Vega graphics)

Late last year Intel and AMD announced they were working together on a new set of chips that combine an Intel Core H-series quad-core processor and discrete-class AMD Radeon Vega graphics. At CES 2018 we’re starting to get a look at some of the computers that will ship with those new Intel/AMD Kaby Lake G-series […]