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 […]

AMD introduces 2nd-gen Ryzen Mobile lineup (plus Athlon mobile chips)

Chip maker AMD is refreshing its line of laptop processors with two new chips aimed at entry-level Chromebooks, plus a whole bunch of 2nd-gen Ryzen Mobile chips designed for higher-performance laptops. The new Ryzen 3000 series mobile chips are based on a 12nm Zen+ architecture and feature Radeon Vega graphics and there are versions available […]

AMD launches 45W Ryzen chips for high-performance laptops

AMD has introduced its answer to Intel’s Coffee Lake-H line of processors for high-performance laptops including gaming notebooks and mobile workstations. The new new AMD Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H are both 45 watt processors with 4 Zen CPU cores, 8 processor threads, Radeon Vega graphics, and support for DDR4-3200 memory. These are […]

Maybe we’ll see AMD Chromebooks this year… or next year?

It’s been almost two years since evidence first showed up that computer makers and software developers were testing Chrome OS on hardware featuring AMD processors. Since then… nobody’s actually released an AMD-powered Chromebook. There are plenty of Chromebooks with Intel processors, and a handful with ARM-based chips from Rockchip or MediaTek. We may even see models […]

AMD’s 32-core 2nd-gen Threadripper chip coming August 13th

AMD has revealed that it will start shipping 2nd-gen Ryzen Threadripper processors next week. First up is the company’s most powerful consumer desktop chip to date. It’s a 32-core, 64-thread processor called the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX that will sell for a hefty $1,799. But AMD has a few lower-cost (and lower-performance) chips set to […]

Sapphire unveils 5×5 motherboard with AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000

Computer component maker Sapphire has introduced a new small form-factor motherboard with an AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processor with Radeon Vega graphics, two SODIMM lots for memory and support for up to four 4K displays. It’s called the FS-FP5V and while it’s positioned as a board that can be used for digital signage, kiosks, point-of-sales, […]

Huawei MateBook D with Ryzen Mobile now available for $629 (or less)

After unveiling a 14 inch notebook with a compact design and an AMD Ryzen Mobile processor at Computex in May, Huawei is bringing the notebook to the United States. The Huawei MateBook D is now available from Walmart with a suggested retail price of $629 (although it currently seems to be on sale for $599). […]