22 Jun, 2024

AMD makes CPU and GPU comeback in latest Steam Hardware Survey — Red Team regains lost ground from Nvidia and Intel

AMD is showing significant gains in November’s latest Steam hardware survey: it’s up 4.7% in GPUs and 8.4% in CPUs. That’s all at the expense of Nvidia and Intel, which saw equally significant losses. However, this is more of a return to the status quo than AMD suddenly posting substantial gains. October’s Steam hardware survey […]

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Meteor Lake laptop retailer listings show competitive pricing — Intel’s next-gen CPUs compete with AMD Zen 4 at all price points

PC hardware leaker momomo_us has found multiple listings for Meteor Lake laptops made by Acer and Asus. Although it’s not unusual to see early retail listings for upcoming products, these leaks are remarkable because some have full marketing descriptions, images, specs, and even seemingly accurate pricing. The most complete listings are for Acer’s upcoming laptop, which appears […]

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AMD RX 7000 GPU scams persist at Amazon, and it’s not just Sapphire — be sure to double-check the seller

The Radeon RX 7900 XTX is one of the best graphics cards on the market, so it’s perhaps unsurprising that scammers are preying on less-experienced consumers who are willing to shell out hundreds of dollars. If you’re in the market for a new Radeon RX 7000-series graphics card, pay extra attention to the seller, especially […]

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Amazon solidifies push into custom chips that replace Intel and AMD processors, unveils Graviton4 and Trainium2 cloud servers

Amazon on Tuesday introduced two of its new processors, which will be used exclusively by its Amazon Web Service (AWS) division. The two new system-in-packages are the Graviton 4 processor for general-purpose workloads and the Trainium 2 processor for artificial intelligence training. The new devices will power AWS instances that will provide supercomputer-class performance to Amazon clients.  Graviton4 Amazon’s […]

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AMD Ryzen 8040HS Hawk Point CPU benchmarks show modest gains — Phoenix reborn to fight Intel Meteor Lake

AMD’s Ryzen 7040 series (Phoenix Point) just came out earlier this year. However, the chipmaker appears to already have a refresh ready in the form of the Ryzen 8040 series (Hawk Point). These won’t try to compete with the best CPUs for gaming or the best budget CPUs, at least not directly, as they’re primarily […]

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Ayaneo’s Retro Mini PC AM01 uses older-gen AMD APUs – but its $149 price is also cheaper than we expected

Ayaneo has shared specifications and pricing for its first-ever range of Mini PCs. In an email to Tom’s Hardware and via a newly launched IndieGoGo campaign, we learned the Ayaneo Retro Mini PC AM01 would feature either the AMD Ryzen 3 3200U or Ryzen 7 5700U and be priced from $149 for early bird pledges. […]

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Best Black Friday Graphics Card Deals 2023: Cheap Nvidia and AMD GPUs

Now that Black Friday has officially started, it’s a good time to buy a new graphics card — albeit, maybe not a great time to buy an RTX 4090.  We’re seeing a lot better value on AMD cards than on Nvidia-powered offerings, but you can still find some savings on RTX cards.  We’re highlighting all […]

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