The Ryzen 9 7900X is a 12-core, 24-thread Zen 4 processor priced to compete with the Core i9-12900K. With that many cores, is it only a productivity monster or can it also compete with the best in gaming?
In context: TSMC is one of the largest processor manufacturers in the world, creating chips and wafers for many companies, including AMD, Nvidia, and Apple. As one of TSMC's biggest customers, Apple was not happy following an announcement that TSMC would increase prices in 2023.
Something to look forward to: After months of leaks, Intel has finally announced its first "Raptor Lake" 13th-gen Core desktop processors alongside the new Z790 chipset. The new CPUs will compete against AMD's Ryzen 7000 series. Stay tuned for our reviews coming next month.
Modern CPUs from AMD should soon be faster on Linux-based operating systems
(Almost) same chip, higher price?
The Ryzen 9 7950X is the new performance king and the jack of all trades, apart from maybe power consumption and pricing, of course. The Zen 4 flagship can do everything exceptionally well.
The world is obsessed with "data"
In context: Databases are in something of a Golden Age right now. There is an immense amount of development taking place in and around the way we store and access data. The world is obsessed with "data," and while we would not call it the "new oil," our ability to manipulate and analyze data continues to advance in important ways. But at their heart, databases are fairly straightforward things – repositories of data.
Congrats! AMD-sponsored overclocker Bill Alverson, aka Sampson, won the twin records of the highest scores in Cinebench R23 and R20 for 16-core CPUs on Friday with a Ryzen 9 7950X overclocked to 6.5 GHz. His scores now also rank 37th in R23 and 88th in R20 for CPUs of any size.
Forward-looking: Performance information continues to flow as we close in on Intel and AMD's next-generation release dates. Both platforms are expected to significantly improve clock speed and instructions per cycle (IPC) over their predecessors. PassMark's latest single thread CPU benchmark seems to support those expectations, with Intel's 13900K sitting at the top of the charts.
Retail Core i9-13900K CPU reviewed, provides impressive performance uplift with power limits disabled
Power consumption peaked at 343W
Intel's budget brands are being replaced with "Intel Processor" branding
Beyond raw performance: wireless connectivity and AI enhancements
NASA's upcoming HPSC, RISC-V based computer will be 100 times faster
More cores, cache, and higher frequencies
One of the numbers usefully denotes the Zen architecture
Benchmarks start to verify AMD's claims
And more people are using Windows 7?!?
Capacity up, disappointment down
AM5 platform long-term support FTW
Will we see a Ryzen 9 7950X running at 5.85 GHz?
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