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AMD showed off renders of the Xbox Series X in a video during CES 2020. The video includes a look around of the console. While we got to see a couple of ports including USB Type-A, USB Type-C and HDMI and media is speculating all kinds of things, the render of the  Xbox X shown by AMD at CES 2020 was not even real. AMD spokesperson confirmed that the render was not from Microsoft and that it is not accurate despite what some people might think. Here is what AMD had to say regarding the matter: The Xbox Series X imagery used during the AMD CES press conference was not sourced from Microsoft and does not accurately represent the design or features of the upcoming console. They were taken from TurboSquid.com. TurboSquid provides 3D models, and it appears that someone at AMD used one of the many renders available of…

AMD has released a couple of new graphics cards in the past few weeks but it seems that team red is not done yet. We have heard that the company might release the RX 5500 soon but now we have spotted the AMD RX 5600 which has been leaked by Asus. The AMD RX 5600 is supposed to be between the 5500 and the 5700 which could mean that it will come with 6GB of RAM. The 5500 is meant for 1080p gaming which could mean that the RX 5600 could be ideal for 1440p gaming. This is a leak so do take this with a grain of salt but we do know that this graphics card is in the works and that custom models will be available. You can check out the leak from Asus below: Asus and Asrock submitted multiple versions of the new graphics card to the…

AMD is known to appeal to the budget gamers and a new AMD Celadon claims to blow Intel integrated graphics out of the water entirely. AMD integrated graphics are already ahead of Intel when it comes to graphics performance and even though Intel is working on a more powerful graphics solution for chips that will release in the future it seems that AMD is going to counter that with Celadon APUs. AMD Celadon APU Specifications The new leak claims that the APUs will be powered by an integrated graphics solution that uses DDR4 memory, 128bit interface and 8 compute units. Interestingly, the leak claims that the graphics part will run at 1.75 GHz which is very impressive indeed keeping in mind that Raven Ridge APUs could only hit 1.3 GHz. This should be a very impressive performance boost and something that budget gamers will appreciate. The 512 SPs will destroy…

For almost a decade, quad-core processors or CPUs with 4 Cores and 4 Threads have reigned supreme in 1080p gaming. This reign has come to an end and these 4 Core/ 4 Threaded Intel Core i5s or Ryzen CPUs will no longer be suitable for gaming as this console generation comes to an end. Most of you understand why the CPU requirements of a PC game are directly proportional to console specs. For those who don’t, let me give you a brief rundown. The fact that video game sales are significantly higher on consoles than PC, game developers focus primarily to perfect their game engines for consoles. Furthermore, to avoid disparity in visual fidelity, PC gamers are more or less bound by console specs. Hence, the only true advancement in graphics is seen when a console generation is near its end. Both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One feature custom AMD…

New leaks confirm that the upcoming AMD Navi 2 cards will be announced at CES 2020. These are most likely the graphics solution that is going to power the upcoming PS5 and Xbox Scarlett. While we will get to learn about these cards at CES 2020, it is safe to say that they will release later on. RDNA2 will introduce hardware acceleration for Ray Tracing but at this point, we are not sure how well the implementation is going to be. AMD has mentioned that it is working on Ray Tracing and that it is not going to release the feature unless it can be supported across the board. That time might be around the corner. According to a side, cloud computing is also going to play a role in Ray Tracing. This could have something to do with AI. We are not sure at this point but with CES…

The new 3rd Generation of AMD Threadripper CPUs uses the new sTRX4 socket. This socket has the same number of pins as the previous socket but the mapping is different. This means that you cannot use an older Threadripper CPU with this socket and you cannot use the new 3rd generation CPUs with older motherboards. AMD has confirmed that the new AMD Threadripper sTRX4 socket is here to say which means that the upcoming 4th and maybe 5th generation of AMD Threadripper CPUs will support the same socket type. AMD mentioned why and had to say the following regarding the matter: We wanted to drive maximum performance for the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors and sTRX4 helps us do exactly that. The 3rd Gen Threadripper will have 88 total PCIe Gen 4 lanes with 72 usable (CPU+motherboard). The net of total versus usable is because we’re also increasing the…

The AMD Athlon 300GE has been spotted yet again and it seems that retailers will be selling the CPU in pre-built PCs.  This CPU was spotted in a build from Lenovo and the specifications of the processor are similar to that of the Pro model. The CPU does 3.4 GHz which is similar to the previous generation model and while we were hoping that this generation would have better graphics, the processor features Vega 3 graphics. The AMD Athlon 300GE comes with 2 cores and 4 threads, so this is a basic entry-level CPU. You can check out the specifications of the Lenovo PC that is powered by the AMD Athlon 300GE below: The CPU is going to stick to PCIe 3.0 which makes sense as this is a cheaper processor. It also supports dual-channel memory up to 2666 MHz. The speed is not very high for DDR4 memory but…

AMD Ryzen 3000 series does not hit the advertised boost clocks and Intel has already fired shots at AMD because of this issue. AMD now responded to the issue and has announced an upcoming BIOS update that will fix the problem. Fans have complained regarding the matter and it seems to be a serious issue. You can check out the official statement below: We closely monitor community feedback on our products and understand that some 3rd gen AMD Ryzen users are reporting boost clock speeds below the expected processor boost frequency. While processor boost frequency is dependent on many variables, including workload, system design, and cooling solution, we have closely reviewed the feedback from our customers and have identified an issue in our firmware that reduces boost frequency in some situations. AMD has made it clear that it knows about the issue and that a fix will be released on…

Intel is trying to educate the press regarding AMD CPUs and their boost clocks. In a recently released slide deck, Intel included quotes from reviews that mentioned that AMD CPUs did not hit the advertised boost clocks on all cores. That might be true but it does not really affect a lot of people keeping in mind that the AMD Ryzen chips are more competitively priced when compared to Intel CPU. It makes sense to pick the cores that are best and have them boost to the highest frequency possible. Boost clock is not something ideal to have on all cores at all times. You can check out the Intel slide that mentions AMD false marketing its boost clocks below: It is a pity that Intel is trying to fire shots at AMD this way. Intel is a bigger company and should know better. AMD does make fun of Intel…

WCCFTech’s Usman Pirzada did an exclusive piece speculating that AMD CEO Lisa Su might be leaving the company. He mentioned that Rick Bergman, former CEO of Synaptics, could replace her as the CEO of AMD but that does not seem to be the case. AMD CEO Lisa Su has denied these claims. The article was shared on Twitter and Lisa Su was quick to respond. She mentioned that there is no truth to these rumors and that she is here to stay. She might have teased the upcoming high-end graphics cards in the process. Here is what she had to say in response to the post by WCCFTech: Just for the record, zero truth to this rumor. I love AMD and the best is yet to come! The best could mean anything but keeping in mind that AMD Lisa Su has confirmed that high-end Navi is on track and is…