AMD is rumoured to have a 16-core mainstream CPU in the works, but will this kill of HEDT platforms?
The rumour mill is starting to churn, but can we tell more from history than heresay and PDFs about the future of the CPU market?
I don't know, Antony, you tell me - ed.
Now that AMD's 32-core Threadripper 2990WX and 16-core Threadripper 2950X have landed, who actually holds the desktop performance crown?
Precision Boost 2, XFR 2, and Precision Boost Overdrive mean that AMD has made big strides in closing the gap between itself and Intel in lightly-threaded tasks, but do these new boosting algorithms make overclocking redundant?
Cheaper Coffee Lake-compatible chipsets and motherboards have arrived, but has AMD stolen a march on Intel ?
With tweaked versions of AMD's Precision Boost and XFR coming with Ryzen 2nd Generation CPUs and Intel removing all-core boost specifications from its specifications, could this year's fight be all about boost frequencies?
Intel has work to do in 2018: AMD is strong at the low end and the Core i7-8700K is bettered by Ryzen 7 in some benchmarks despite costing a lot a more.
October 14 2019 | 14:00