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Raijintek Introduces the PAEAN PREMIUM ATX Chassis

Raijintek announces its newest PC case, PAEAN PREMIUM ATX Chassis, perfect for high-end PC enthusiasts who want both a fantastic looking case and fantastic compatibility with high-end PC components. The PAEAN PREMIUM ATX Chassis is stated to release in the coming months and is stated to have a price of $250. This high price tag is due to the extensive support for a liquid-cooling loop and full-length graphics cards.

Raijintek Introduces the PAEAN PREMIUM ATX Chassis that offers fantastic compatibility while keeping dual 4 mm tempered glass panels

The PAEAN PREMIUM ATX Chassis is a perfect PC case for any PC builder that likes to show off the installed PC components. This is due to the dual 4 mm tempered glass panels located on the side of the PC case and the front. These tempered glass side panels don’t hinder the airflow as they are located in the spot below the tempered glass side panel.

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For compatibility, This PC case can support anywhere from an ATX motherboard to a Mini-ITX motherboard with ease and offers enough space to support a graphics card with a maximum length of 430 mm.

For storage, the PAEAN PREMIUM PC case features just two mounting locations on the back of the motherboard tray, and can both mounting locations support either a 2.5″ drive or a 3.5″ drive.

Source: Raijintek

For air cooling, the PAEAN PREMIUM ATX Chassis can support three fans mounted to the top, six fans mounted to the bottom of the case, three fans installed on the front, and a single fan mounted to the rear to act as an exhaust.

This large amount of fan mounts makes this case perfect for either air cooling or water cooling, as this case has a perfect mounting location for up to a 360 Distro-plate.

The front IO features two USB 3.0 ports, a single USB Type-C port, and dual HD audio ports, which are all arranged vertically.

The PAEAN PREMIUM ATX Chassis isn’t currently available but is planned to release in the next coming months and will have a $250, which makes this PC case for PC builder enthusiasts.

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Western Digital Launches The WD_Black Drives Featuring PCIe Gen4 Technology – Has RGB Accents Built In For A Unique Aesthetic

When many people think about building their next gaming PC, they think about the GPU, CPU, and RAM as the most important components and for good reason, but many undervalue the importance of having a good SSD. Western Digital is expanding its selection of gaming-oriented WD_Black drives with three new models. These include its first NVMe solid-state drive (SSD) with next-gen PCIe Gen4 technology, a fully bootable Gen3 x8 add-in-card, and a Thunderbolt 3-powered NVMe SSD gaming dock. Each one offers eye-catching RGB lighting options which is a feature few drives currently have.

The WD_Black Line Features Different SSDs For Different Use Cases

The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD is designed to feature the unprecedented performance of PCIe Gen4 technology, this future-ready product will deliver fast read/write speeds up to 7000/5300MB/s (1TB model). Built with the WD_BLACK G2 controller and optimized for top-tier and high-intensive gaming, the SSD will help gamers achieve supreme PC performance. It reduces game load times and transfers files faster than its predecessor while using brand new cache technology. In addition to high performance, the WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD also delivers improved low queue-depth performance over its predecessor, allowing both gaming and everyday users to experience smoother loading of applications. And, for the ultimate in aesthetics and customization, there will be an optional RGB-enabled heatsink model that cuts down on thermal throttling.

Western Digital Announces The My Passport SSD In Capacities Up To 2TB – Option To Choose Between A Variety of Different Colors

For gamers looking to achieve next-gen performance in a current-gen setup, the WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card is a great option. A fully bootable plug and play add-in card is one of the fastest PCIe Gen3 x8 solutions on the market. Powered by two internal SSDs in RAID 0 and PCIe Gen3 x8 technology, gamers can experience read speeds up to 6500 MB/s and write speeds up to 4100MB/s (2TB and 4TB models), giving them lightning-fast gameplay so they can spend less time waiting and more time playing.

The WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD features a compact design and it transforms a Thunderbolt 3-compatible laptop into an integrated and immersive gaming station. An optimal solution for gamers looking to streamline their setup, the dock offers superfast speeds with NVMe technology, more capacity for games, and multiple ports for accessories – all powered by a single Thunderbolt 3 cord. The SSD is complete with customizable RGB lighting controlled through the WD_BLACK Dashboard.

The WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD non-heatsink version will be available in 500GB, 1TB, and 2TB capacities starting at $149.99.  The WD_BLACK AN1500 NVMe SSD Add-in-Card is available in 1TB, 2TB, and 4TB capacities starting at $299.99. The WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock NVMe SSD is available in a 1TB capacity starting at $499.99. A non-SSD option, the WD_BLACK D50 Game Dock, is also available for purchase for $319.99.

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HP Doorbuster Offers: Intel Tiger Lake Laptops From $479, AMD Ryzen 5 From $519!

HP has just launched its doorbuster deals and it includes Intel’s amazing Tiger Lake processors as well as AMD Ryzen. Some laptops are off by more than $1000 and these deals will last for the next couple of days till COB October 14th. Be sure to head out to the full link and browse all the deals that are present there!

HP Doorbuster Sale [Deals In Red Color Is Live With Up To 55% Off! Click Here For The Full List Of Discounts And Deals ]

You can check out the full list of discounts by clicking the link above and then navigating using the panels which most suits your needs. This includes “Top Deals”, “Laptops”, “Desktops”, “Business PCs”, “Printers”, “Monitors” and “Accessories”. You can then sort the deals by % discount or $ discount and there are some truly presidential discounts lurking.

Navigate to the deals page using the link above and then click any of the sections. HP is offering discounts of up to 60% off the list price. Here are some of our handpicked list of deals that we think our users might particularly like:

Blockbuster Deal 1: HP Laptop with Intel Tiger Lake (10nm SuperFin) Core i3 CPU (Upgradeable to i7), UHD Graphics (Upgradeable to Xe), 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and 16GB Optane Scratch Disk for $479 and $100 OFF (was $579)

This is the perfect starter laptop. It is a 14 inch laptop which features the newly launched Intel Tiger Lake CPUs which are built on 10nm SuperFin technology along with a 256GB SSD and 8GB of RAM. Intel even threw in a 16GB Optane drive as a scratch disk or an L4 cache. This laptop will be super light, super portable and blazing fast when it comes to boot speeds and browsing. We do urge to spend an extra $30 and upgrade to the full 1080p screen (the default comes with 768p).

Blockbuster Deal 2: HP Pavilion x360 Laptop with Intel Tiger Lake (10nm SuperFin) Core i3 CPU (Upgradeable to i7), UHD Graphics (Upgradeable to Xe), 8GB RAM, 256 GB SSD and 16GB Optane Scratch Disk for $519 and $280 OFF (was $799)

If you want slightly larger real estate, then you can go with HP’s 15 inch laptop that ships with the same internals as the 14 inch but for a slightly higher price tag. The discount is much higher as well since you are getting $200 off compared to $100 off on the 14 inch. It is also an x360 foldable design which is very popular nowadays. If you are going for the 15 inch version, we would suggest upgrading to Xe graphics instead of UHD and a Tiger Lake Core i5 processor at the very least for an extra $100.

Handpicked Deal 3: HP 17z Laptop with AMD Ryzen 5, 12GB RAM, Vega 8 Graphics, 256 GB SSD for $519 and $100 OFF (was $619)

Or maybe you want a strictly AMD experience? Well we have a 17 inch laptop that is going for a mere $619 USD and equipped with AMD’s Ryzen 5 processor, Vega 8 graphics, 12GB of RAM, 256GB SSD, and huge display. This is the perfect creation laptop body – and with some updates will be incredibly powerful.

Handpicked Deal 4: HP New Omen with 10th Gen Intel Core i5 and GTX 1650 (4GB) for $989 and $100 OFF ($1089)

On the other hand, if you want to indulge in some serious gaming then this entry level, new OMEN laptop with a 10th Gen Intel Core i5 and NVIDIA GTX 1650 is the perfect companion for you. Prices are pretty low right now since manufacturers are getting rid of stock before NVIDIA refreshes their lineup – so the timing is perfect to grab this!

Handpicked Deal 5: Omel 30L with AMD Ryzen 9 and RX 5700 XT for $1379 and $200 OFF (was $1579)

If you are someone that just wants to get an amazing prebuilt then this all-AMD deal is for you. Equipped with a Ryzen 9 processor and AMD’s RX 5700XT, this is the perfect started kit for 1440p gaming. It comes with a casing, a PSU and even a free keyboard and mouse! All you need to do is plug this baby in and play.

The best part is – if you ever feel the need to upgrade, you can keep the chasis and swap out internals whenever you want!

Ethics disclaimer: This is a paid-for, sponsored post. We do not collect any commission on sales. Affiliate codes to track sales may be included by the vendor.

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Intel Rocket Lake S PCIE 4.0 NVME SSD Performance With Seagate FireCuda Tested

A tech publication on Facebook (ITCooker via Videocardz) has leaked the first testing of an Intel PCIe 4.0 bus. The platform being tested is the upcoming Intel Rocket Lake which is scheduled for release in 2021. PCIe 4.0 SSDs are going to provide a significant uplift in storage performance and will likely be necessary for games that feature asset streaming. The benchmark itself was done using Seagate’s FireCuda PCIE 4.0 drive and an 11th gen CPU coupled with a Z490 motherboard.

Intel Rocket Lake S gets tested with a PCIe 4.0 NVME SSD drive and an RX 5700 XT

The leak appears to stem from Taiwan and they claimed they had access to a “next-generation” CPU which they tested on a Z490 motherboard. Considering the only next-generation CPU that will work with a Z490 is Rocket Lake, its not really hard to guess what they used. The screenshots provided show that CPUZ is not able to properly read the samples which means they were likely using early Engineering Samples. Since Rocket Lake S fits just fine on the LGA 1200 socket, customers with Z490 motherboards will have a clear upgrade path when the SKUs land in 2021.

Intel Confirms Rocket Lake Landing In Q1 2021 And PCIe 4.0 Support

The CrystalDiskMark shown had a ready speed of 5GB/s and a write speed of 4.2 GB/s (sequential) which is only possible on a PCIe 4.0 bus. This also means that you are going to see storage devices that greatly exceed this (for cheap) very soon and just in time for the next-gen console launch. Coupled with tech like RTX IO, blazing fast SSDs are going to be a major upgrade point for consumers. The RX 5700 XT GPU was stress tested with Furmark and GPUz shoed PCIe 4.0 active in x16 mode as well.

RKL-S is based on the 14nm process, but unlike older generations, it will feature a revamped architecture (Willow Cove), PCIe 4.0 support and Xe graphics. Think of it as a backport of the advanced architecture reserved for 10nm to 14nm so the company can maximally utilize its foundry capacity. Since it is based on the 14nm process, a leaked benchmark (Geekbench via _rogame) indicates that it will be able to boost up to 5.0 GHz (which is typical for the highly mature process right now) allowing for a best of both worlds situation where a new architecture is able to hit the ground running (speaking from a clock speed perspective) because of the highly mature node.

Backporting is a usually a double-edged sword because if 10nm isn’t able to sufficiently compete in terms of power efficiency gains, the loss in clock speed from shifting to the infant 10nm process (when it happens) could result in reduced performance from the bar that Rocket Lake is going to set when it launches. In the meantime, however, this is great news for enthusiasts because RKL is going to be the first major new architecture in a very long time. Early benchmarks of the platform were spotted over at Geekbench and they are expected to come to market sometime in late 2020 or possibly by early 2021.

Intel Desktop Roadmap Through Q2 2021 Leaked – No HEDT Update Till 2H 2021, RKL-S In Mid March

A 5.0 GHz boost clock combined with a major new architecture should offer the best possible combination for a performance upgrade for Intel customers (although at the cost of similar TDP) in  a very long time and I am personally really excited to see how this performs. Backporting could also turn out to be Intel’s saving grace as it misstepped on 10nm and now again on 7nm.

Rocket Lake-S will be housed on 500-series motherboards and will have features that are characteristic of a major architectural change. Willow Cove itself is going to result in massive IPC uplifts and considering this is based on the 14nm process – it will be able to sustain the high clock speeds that were the saving grace of Intel’s current generation of processors. The result is a platform that is significantly faster (think Nehalem to Sandy Bridge) than the generation it succeeds and could even put the hurt to its upcoming 10nm family if the clock rates don’t improve enough.

It features 12bit AV1, HEVC and E2E compression along with the new Xe graphics architecture – which should make pretty much all of these processors ship with entry-level gaming capability. New overclocking capabilities will also be included (Intel will want to boast its clocks if this is going to be the last generation on 14nm). PCIe 4.0 is also finally included along with increased DDR4 support natively. 20 total CPU PCIe 4.0 lanes are included with Intel Rocket Lake S although the chipset on the motherboard should add quite a few more. It is not confirmed at this point where the PCH PCIe lanes will be PCIe 4.0 as well.

Discrete Intel Thunderbolt 4 (USB4 compliant) is also included – which should also significant IO speedup (think faster-attached storage as well as external dGPU enclosures). All in all, this is shaping up to be a solid upgrade over Intel’s existing lineup. The only thing that might raise some eyebrows is the fact that Intel SGX security appears to have been removed. I am sure Intel must have had a very good reason to do this but in the wake of the tons of security vulnerabilities, the company has fallen prey to, all eyes of security enthusiasts and corporate clients will be on features like these.

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AMD Is Gearing up To Acquire Xilinx (XLNX) for $30 Billion

AMD (NASDAQ:AMD), a major player in the semiconductor sphere, is gearing up to acquire Xilinx (NASDAQ:XLNX) for $30 billion, thereby, providing an impetus to the ongoing consolidation wave in the industry.

According to the sources quoted by Wall Street Journal, AMD and Xilinx are currently in an advanced stage of negotiation, with a potential deal emerging as early as next week.

AMD Teases Big 4K Gaming Performance Numbers For “Big Navi” Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Card

Bear in mind that Xilinx manufactures programmable chips for wireless networks and its acquisition will provide AMD a solid foothold in an industry that is currently in flux. With carriers injecting billions of dollars in the telecommunication sphere in order to expand the coverage of the next-gen 5G wireless network, Xilinx has become an important node in this endeavor.

Of course, this move by AMD may also be a shot across the bow of NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA). As an illustration, the GPU-focused semiconductor giant has been on an acquisition spree of its own lately. Back in September, NVIDIA entered into a definitive agreement with the Japanese behemoth, SoftBank, to acquire ARM for $40 billion. As a refresher, ARM designs silicon chips and licenses instruction sets that govern how chips communicate. Moreover, ARM’s intellectual property – including the company’s Reduced Instruction Set Computing (RISC) Instruction Set Architecture (ISA) – is utilized by Apple, Qualcomm, Samsung, Huawei, etc. for their smartphone chips, thereby, corresponding to a market coverage of around 90 percent. Additionally, NVIDIA closed its acquisition of Mellanox earlier this year, creating a viable avenue in the process to optimize its data center-based computing and cloud solutions. Mellanox has pioneered the InfiniBand interconnect technology, which in conjunction with its high-speed Ethernet products, is employed in over half of the world’s fastest supercomputers and multiple leading hyper-scale datacenters.

The acquisition of Xilinx will also allow AMD to better compete against Intel’s (NASDAQ:INTC) sizable footprint in the data-center sphere. Moreover, the FPGAs produced by Xilinx will allow AMD to expand into the rapidly growing AI and networking segments, bolstering the company’s portfolio breadth.

This development comes as AMD unveiled the new Ryzen 5000 series processors, based on the Zen 3 microarchitecture, on the 8th of October. We noted in our dedicated coverage yesterday:

“The AMD Ryzen 5000 is highly anticipated because not only will it exceed the performance of the Zen 2 based processors, but Zen 3 is expected to deliver some major improvements in terms of IPC and also gaming performance, representing far better perf/$ values than the competition who have also announced their Zen 3 competitor but doesn’t launch until Q1 2021. Given how AMD has clawed away major share and gained historical wins over the competition in major retail outlets, Zen 3 will just push that lead further.”

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AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” Desktop CPUs Official – 19% IPC Improvement, 16 Cores With Up To 4.9 GHz Clocks, Fastest Single-Threaded CPUs For Gaming

AMD has just announced its next-generation 7nm Zen 3 architecture-based Ryzen 5000 CPU lineup with up to 16 cores and 32 threads. The processor lineup features a brand new core technology & a lot of new features that enhance gaming performance along with delivering impressive IPC gains that crush the competition entirely.

AMD Ryzen 5000 CPUs Announced – 7nm, Ryzen 9 Series With Up To 16 Cores, 32 Threads, 4.9 GHz Boost Clocks

During the official “Where Gaming Begins”  keynote, CEO, Dr.Lisa Su, announced their next-generation Ryzen 5000 processors which are based on the new Zen 3 core architecture and compatible with existing AM4 motherboards based on the 500 & 400-series chipsets while manufacturers have independently confirmed that even some 300 series boards would be supported through a BETA BIOS.

Watch The AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3 Vermeer” Desktop CPUs Unveil Live Here

AMD showcased various specifications & performance numbers for their Ryzen 5000 series lineup which comes in various core configurations aimed at different prices so let’s see what AMD has to offer to consumers later this fall.

AMD Ryzen 9 5950X “Zen 3” Desktop CPU – 16 Cores / 32 Threads Up To 4.9 GHz For $799 US

Starting off with the top of the line parts, AMD is announcing the Ryzen 9 series which is made up of the Ryzen 9 5950X. The Ryzen 9 5950X is the flagship 16 core part which is aimed at users demanding heavy multi-threading performance on AM4 sockets.

The chip has a total cache of 72 MB and a TDP of 105W. The chip features a boost clock of up to 4.9 GHz boost which when put together is just stunning for a 16 core part. The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is going to cost $799 US and will be available on the 5th of November like the rest of the lineup.

AMD Ryzen 9 5900X “Zen 3” Desktop CPU – 12 Cores / 24 Threads Up To 4.8 GHz For $549 US

Next up, we have the Ryzen 9 5900X which is a 12 core part that is aimed at users demanding heavy multi-threading performance on AM4 sockets. The chip has a total cache of 70 MB and a TDP of 105W. The chip features a base clock of 3.7 GHz and a  boost clock of up to 4.8 GHz boost which is faster than the Ryzen 9 3900XT. The AMD Ryzen 9 5900X will feature a retail price of $549 US which is $50 US higher than the MSRP of the Ryzen 9 3900XT while delivering significantly faster performance.

MSI Teases AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” CPU Ready MEG B550 Unify-X & MEG B550 Unify Motherboards

In performance comparisons, the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X completely obliterates the Intel Core i9-10900K, delivering insane amounts of up to 15% single-threaded performance jump over the competing chip within Cinebench R20. The same goes for gaming performance where the AMD Ryzen 9 5900X delivers up to 21% performance gains over the Core i9-10900K.

AMD Ryzen 7 5800X “Zen 3” Desktop CPU – 8 Cores / 16 Threads Up To 4.7 GHz For $449 US

The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X is an 8 core and 16 thread CPU. This chip is marketed to be the best 8 core processor in the market for gamers with its impressive clock speeds of 3.8 GHz base and 4.7 GHz boost clocks. The chip features a total of 36 MB of cache and a TDP of 105W. The CPU is expected to be priced at $449.

AMD Ryzen 5 5600X “Zen 3” Desktop CPU – 6 Cores / 12 Threads Up To 4.6 GHz For $299 US

The AMD Ryzen 5 5600X is a 6 core and 12 thread CPU. This chip is marketed to be the best 6 core processor in the market for gamers with its impressive clock speeds of 3.7 GHz base and 4.6 GHz boost clocks. The chip features a total of 36 MB of cache and a TDP of 65W. The CPU is expected to be priced at $299.

AMD Ryzen 5000 Series “Vermeer” CPU Lineup

CPU Name Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock Cache (L2+L3) PCIe Lanes (Gen 4 CPU+PCH) TDP Price
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X 16/32 3.4 GHz 4.9 GHz 72 MB TBA 105W $799 US
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X 12/24 3.7 GHz 4.8 GHz 70 MB TBA 105W $549 US
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X 8/16 3.8 GHz 4.7 GHz 36 MB TBA 105W $449 US
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X 6/12 3.7 GHz 4.6 GHz 35 MB TBA 65W $299 US

AMD Zen 3 Core Architecture Achieves 19% IPC Uplift

The AMD Ryzen 5000 lineup is based on the new Zen 3 core architecture which is made possible with TSMC’s bleeding-edge 7nm process node. The Zen 3 core architecture delivers a 19% uplift in terms of IPC over Zen 2 while also delivering higher performance per watt increases of up to 24% over Zen 2. Compared to Intel’s flagship Core i9-10900K, AMD’s Ryzen 9 CPUs based on the Zen 3 core architecture are up to 2.8x power efficient.

The AMD Zen 3 based Ryzen 5000 AM4 CPU family, codenamed Vermeer, is designed for use in high-performance desktop platforms & will feature up to two CCD’s (Core/Cache Complex Dies) and a single IOD (I/O Die).

Unlike the previous generation design where each CCD comprised of two CCX’s (Core Complexes), the Zen 3 CCD will consist of a single CCX which will feature 8 cores that can run in either a single-thread mode (1T) or a two-thread mode (2T) for up to 16 threads per CCX. Since the chip houses a maximum of two CCDs, the core and thread count will max out at 16 cores and 32 threads which is the same as the existing flagship AM4 desktop CPU, the Ryzen 9 3950X.

Each Zen 3 core will feature 512 KB of L2 cache for a total of 4 MB of L2 cache per CCD. That should equal 8 MB of L2 cache on a dual CCD CPU. Along with the L2 cache, each CCD will also comprise of up to 32 MB of shared L3 cache. For Zen 2, the L3 cache was split between the two CCX’s with each CCX having their own separate (Up To) 16 MB cache. The size of the cache remains the same per CCD but now all cores can share a larger number of L3 cache.

  • Core Complex Die (CCD):

    The CCX consists of:

    • Up to 8 cores where each core may run in single-thread mode (1T) or two-thread SMT mode (2T)
      for a total of up to 16 threads per complex
    • 512KB of L2 per core for a total of 4MB L2 per CCD
    • Up to 32MB of L3 shared across all cores within the complex

AMD demonstrated absolute dominance with its last generation Zen 2 Ryzen 3000 series desktop CPUs and we can expect the same to happen once Zen 3 Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs hit the retail shelves.

AMD CPU Roadmap (2018-2020)

Ryzen Family Ryzen 1000 Series Ryzen 2000 Series Ryzen 3000 Series Ryzen 4000 Series Ryzen 5000 Series Ryzen 6000 Series
Architecture Zen (1) Zen (1) / Zen+ Zen (2) / Zen+ Zen (3) / Zen 2 Zen (3)+ / Zen 3? Zen (4) / Zen 3?
Process Node 14nm 14nm / 12nm 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 7nm+ / 7nm 5nm / 7nm+
Server EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Naples’ EPYC ‘Rome’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Milan’ EPYC ‘Genoa’
Max Server Cores / Threads 32/64 32/64 64/128 64/128 TBD TBD
High End Desktop Ryzen Threadripper 1000 Series (White Haven) Ryzen Threadripper 2000 Series (Coflax) Ryzen Threadripper 3000 Series (Castle Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 4000 Series (Genesis Peak) Ryzen Threadripper 5000 Series Ryzen Threadripper 6000 Series
Max HEDT Cores / Threads 16/32 32/64 64/128 64/128? TBD TBD
Mainstream Desktop Ryzen 1000 Series (Summit Ridge) Ryzen 2000 Series (Pinnacle Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Matisse) Ryzen 4000 Series (Vermeer) Ryzen 5000 Series (Warhol) Ryzen 6000 Series (Raphael)
Max Mainstream Cores / Threads 8/16 8/16 16/32 16/32 TBD TBD
Budget APU N/A Ryzen 2000 Series (Raven Ridge) Ryzen 3000 Series (Picasso Zen+) Ryzen 4000 Series (Renoir Zen 2) Ryzen 5000 Series (Cezanne Zen 3) Ryzen 5000 Series (Rembrandt Zen 3)
Year 2017 2018 2019 2020/2021 2020/2021 2022
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AMD Teases Big 4K Gaming Performance Numbers For “Big Navi” Radeon RX 6000 Series Graphics Card

In addition to its highly anticipated Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPU launch, AMD also gave us the first tease at the performance of its next-generation Radeon RX 6000 Series “Big Navi” graphics card. The GPU was shown running a few select titles at 4K resolution and the performance definitely looks promising.

AMD Radeon RX 6000 Series “Big Navi” RDNA 2 Graphics Card Gaming Performance Teased at 4K

AMD’s CEO, Dr. Lisa Su, not only gave us a good look at the massive triple-slot flagship which she referred to as the Big Navi graphics card but also showed us a few benchmarks of the card running at highest possible settings with 4K resolution.

AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” Desktop CPUs Official – 19% IPC Improvement, 16 Cores With Up To 4.9 GHz Clocks, Fastest Single-Threaded CPUs For Gaming

The titles include Borderlands 3 (DirectX 12 Badass Quality), Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (DirectX 12 Ultra Quality), and Gears of Wars 5 (DirectX 12 Ultra Quality). In all three titles, the Big Navi card delivers a buttery smooth 60+ FPS as per the benchmarks demonstrated by AMD. AMD used their own Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs to run the benchmarks and its great to see that AMD has a solution for gamers that will be offering top-notch performance later this fall.

As per previous rumors, the Big Navi graphics card is reportedly known as the Radeon RX 6900 XT and is based on the Navi 21 GPU. As for comparative measurements, the performance looks to be really close to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics card which is very impressive for AMD to hit, and if they can price the Big Navi graphics card right at around $499-$599 US, then they will have a killer 4K solution in their hands.

AMD Radeon RX 6900 Series With Triple-Slot Cooling Solution:

As for the designs themselves, the Radeon RX 6000 flagship cooling design looks amazing with the red and black design. The card features a triple axial-tech fan setup on the shroud and has a large aluminum heatsink that runs beneath it. The card has a LED-lit Radeon logo on the side and there is a large cut out on the side for the fans to vent out hot air. This design is very reminiscent of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 series Founders Edition cooler. The card will feature dual 8-pin power and display ports would include a USB Type-C (VirtualLink), 1 HDMI, and 2 DisplayPort connectors.

Watch The AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3 Vermeer” Desktop CPUs Unveil Live Here

The card also features a fancy backplate along with a retention bracket to hold the cooler in place. The Radeon RX “Big Navi” GPU looks like it will come in the standard 2-slot reference design which is the same as NVIDIA’s flagship RTX 3080 but not as huge as the triple-slot GeForce RTX 3090.

AMD Radeon RX 6800/6700 Series With Dual-Slot Cooling Solution:

Moving over to the second variant, the dual-slot card features a design similar to the triple-slot offering but with a slightly compact form factor. This shroud is said to be designed for the AMD Radeon RX 6800 or Radeon RX 6700 series cards. The card features a dual axial-tech fan design and has the large “R” logo in the middle and on the fans too which represent the Radeon brand.

The card also features the LED-lit Radeon logo on the sides and has the large cut out to vent out the heat from the aluminum heatsink. There are two 8-pin power connectors on the card but we may also see 8+6 or configurations for the more power optimized variants. The card also comes with a dual-slot form factor and should feature a similar I/O as the Big Navi graphics card. It is expected that this cooler should house the Navi 22 GPU which is slightly smaller but still larger compared to AMD’s Navi 10 (RDNA 1) GPU for the Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards.

AMD will officially be unveiling its Radeon RX 6000 series graphics card family on October 28th. The second half of 2020 would definitely be interesting times for all the hardware enthusiasts and mainstream PC gamers who are looking forward to upgrading their PCs with the best hardware.

How fast do you think AMD’s Big Navi (RDNA 2) GPU Powered Radeon RX graphics cards will be?
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Sylar Urges Dota 2 Fans To Stop Hating 4AM Players

After a number of people involved in the Sylar-Eurus mess brought forward their perspective and side of the story, the main man finally broke his silence in a bid to subside the muddle. In a post made on the Chinese website Weibo, Liu “Sylar” Jiajun has asked the fans to stop condemning the parties involved in the conflict.

RELATED:  Maybe Explains Why Sylar Was Kicked From 4AM

Sylar’s Statement On the Blame-Game

According to the general public opinion, Sylar was unfairly kicked from the 4AM roster. So people made some harsh remarks on 4AM including its players, Maybe, Yang, fy and RedPanda.

Vici Gaming’s co-owner, Chen Qing and Maybe had earlier spoken about their versions of the events that took place. Both of them brought forward the fact that there was a contractual disagreement between 4AM and Vici Gaming. Chen Qing had also stated that Elephant, the collaborator of 4AM, was the only one to be blamed for all this ruckus. 

RELATED:  Vici Gaming’s Co-owner Speaks Up About The Sylar-Eurus Mess

Now, Sylar voiced his opinion and asked the community to stop the hatred against the current players of 4AM when he himself has not put-down any of them. He also urges to stop bashing Chen Yanchuan, a popular Dota 2 streamer in China and also the contact person from the Elephant organization.

Sylar states,

“Stop denigrating Chuan ( Chen Yanchuan). He got the information from a person whom he trusted. The people who have told the story have their own stand and viewpoint. It is not possible to clarify if it is true or not. I did not talk about this affair to anybody before eating yesterday because it does not make any sense to me. To be honest, I have not put the blame on anybody since all of this began. As a player, I am reflecting on my decision more and how I could have been careful. He only wanted to get clarification for my removal and even arranged compensation for me. Moreover, I told him that I did not require it. Also, my 3 teammates have no role to play in all this matter. I know the reasons for my initial inclusion on October 1 and my current state. I expect you to stop hating my 3 former teammates. I am really grateful to Maybe for what he said after the mess and to everybody who bothered for me. “

Translation via VPEsports


It really is unfortunate to see Sylar being put in this difficult position due to the actions of 4AM. Hopefully, this post cools down the community which leads to this drama finally come to a conclusion. In other news, Eurus has almost been confirmed as the final carry by various sources, the final roster of Elephant.4AM is likely to be revealed anytime soon.

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MSI Teases AMD Ryzen 5000 “Zen 3” CPU Ready MEG B550 Unify-X & MEG B550 Unify Motherboards

MSI will be unveiling its latest B550 chipset-based motherboards, the B550 Unify series, which are fully prepped to support AMD’s next-generation Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs based on the latest Zen 3 core architecture.

MSI MEG B550 Unify-X & MEG B550 Unify Fully Prepped For AMD Ryzen 5000 ‘Zen 3’ Desktop CPUs, Feature Stunning Design & Up To 5800 MHz DDR4 Memory OC Support

We last talked about the MSI MEG B550 Unify series motherboards back in August when we gave an exclusive look at the design for the upcoming series. Since then, MSI has worked on putting the finishing touches on the first MEG motherboards in its B550 class of products. Just as expected, the MSI MEG B550 Unify series aims to drive overclocking to the extreme with its insane overclocking support, especially for memory which is officially listed at up to DDR4-5800 MHz but we have heard that LN2 overclockers will easily be able to breach that limit.

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MSI MEG B550 Unify-X Motherboard

Coming to the specifications, we first have the higher-end MEG B550 Unify-X motherboard. This is going to retail at a price of around $299 US which puts it in the premium category considering that it is based on the B550 chipset. Talking about the features, the AM4 CPU on the board is powered by a 14+2+1 direct power design which makes use of 90A power stages. Two 8-pin connectors are used to route power to the VRM and the socket. Everything about this motherboard screams high-end from its extreme VRM design to its server-grade 2oz copper PCB which is made up of 6 layers. The boards will feature the latest BIOS which will fully support AMD’s Ryzen 5000 Desktop CPUs out of the box.

MSI is targetting this motherboard at overclockers which is apparent from its 2 DIMM design. You can expect the motherboard to feature support for the fastest DDR4 (up to 5800 MHz) DIMMs out in the market but also expect to gain much more performance out of them with overclocks. To cool the VRMs, MSI is using a dual heatsink block design with an aluminum cover. The heatsinks are interconnected with a heat pipe that channels heat equally around the heatsinks so they can be cooled off from airflow within the case.

Expansion slots include two x16 PCIe slots, two x1 PCIe slots, and four M.2 slots. All M.2 slots come with enhanced M.2 Frozr heatsinks. The three heatsinks at the bottom are part of the B550 PCH heatsink too. The PCH heatsink has cutouts with dual-tone colors in matte grey and brushed silver. Unlike the X570 Unify series, the B550 Unify motherboards don’t feature any active fan cooling that can be considered a great thing for users who didn’t like an active cooling solution on the X570 line of motherboards.

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The topmost PCIe x16 and three M.2 slots on the motherboards are PCIe Gen 4 compliant. Storage outputs include 6 SATA III ports and there’s a single front panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C header. The board also features 2.5G LAN (Realtek), WiFi 6 support, and a range of I/O features such as HDMI 2.1 for display output when running a Ryzen APU. Compared to the X570 Unify, the B550 Unify X offers a much better value in terms of features such as more M.2 slots, more SATA ports, a better VRM, and impressive overclocking capabilities, all at the same price point.

MSI MEG B550 Unify Motherboard

The MSI MEG B550 Unify retains all the features of the X model but comes in at a lower price point of around $279 US. The reason is that the motherboard will make use of four DIMMs instead of the 2 DIMM design on the ‘X’ variant. The ‘X’ variant is more fine-tuned for overclockers and hence will have a slightly higher price.

The I/O on the MEG B550 Unify & MEG B550 Unify-X motherboards include four USB 3.2 Gen 2, four USB 3.2 Gen 1 ports, a PS/2 combo port, Clear CMOS & Flash Bios buttons, a 2.5G networking LAN port, WiFi 6 antenna jacks, and a 7.1 channel HD audio jack. The motherboard comes with a pre-installed I/O bracket.

With that said, the MEG B550 Unify looks like an exceptional product in the high-end B550 board segment. Expect more details from MSI in the coming month as the B550 Unify series is expected to launch sometime this month alongside AMD’s Ryzen 5000 series desktop processors.

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Team Nigma Gets Destroyed By Yellow Submarine At ESL One Germany

Round 1 of the modified swiss-format of ESL One Germany 2020 came to a close yesterday and the results were rather expected. The only surprising outcome that shocked everybody was Team Nigma losing 2-0 to a lesser-known CIS team, Yellow Submarine. 

Yellow Submarine Pull Off an Upset 

Back in 2015, Yellow Submarine (YeS) gained a lot of publicity after it won The International 2015 European Open Qualifiers. The team could not qualify to the main tournament and after a string of bad performances, YeS disbanded in December 2016. After that, the team was now formed with the likes of Yaroslav “Miposhka” Naidenov and Vitaliy “so bad” Oshmankevich to compete at ESL One Germany 2020 qualifiers. They had a decent run throughout the qualifiers stage and booked a spot in the main tournament. However, nobody expected them to take down a top tier European squad, Team Nigma, in their first series of the group stages. Other top-seeded teams like Alliance, OG and Team Secret had easily managed to secure their series versus these weaker teams. 

In Game 1, Team Nigma had to, unfortunately, play without Maroun “GH” Merhej and a stand-in had to be called in at the last minute. Team Nigma was already short of the expertise of their esteemed captain Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi as he continues to recover from an arm injury.

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The final pick by Team Nigma in Game 1, which was a classic Meepo for Aliwi “w33” Omar absolutely created a lot of hype amongst the viewers. The twitch chat went berserk and everybody expected Team Nigma to end this game easily. Miracle- played the anchor role in this game with a Void Spirit with MinD_ContRoL on his signature Nature’s Prophet. 

All the cores in the game had a decent laning phase, leaving Miracle- who went 0-4 in the first 14 minutes. But in classic w33’s Meepo way, he outplayed YeS in a failed gank attempt by them, securing a triple kill and the aegis at the 14th-minute mark. With an early push heavy lineup with Nature’s Prophet, Chen and Meepo, Nigma tried to breach the high ground at just 17 minutes but shorter respawn times with some good plays by YeS led to four hero deaths for team Nigma. The game kept dragging after it with YeS’ cores farming more efficiently than Team Nigma’s. Though Meepo maintained the top spot in the networth lead chart for a long time,  YeS always managed to kill him off first in the teamfights, ignoring other heroes who barely dealt any considerable damage. Gradually, the cores of Faceless Void and Kunkaa for YeS grew a lot stronger and Team Nigma realised they could no longer take any head-on fights. They continuously tried to stall the game with split pushes and creep cutting but YeS always managed to find and kill them. The game went all the distance to 55 minutes as YeS sealed the game off with a much superior late game draft. Their execution also seemed on point throughout the game.

In Game 2, Team Nigma looked stronger with GH’s return and everybody thought that it was just one bad game and they would come back to close out the series 2-1. 

YeS opened up with same two opening picks from the last game in the form of Faceless Void and Enchantress. Team Nigma drafted an offlane Earthshaker for MinD_ContRoL and a Void Spirit for w33, bringing him back to the anchor role. Nigma picked up Phantom Lancer for Miracle- as the last pick which according to the casters and analysts was an easy PL game. Yellow Submarine won all the 3 lanes, picking up a 5k lead at 14 minutes with its cores topping the networth chart.  But Nigma pulled the game back into their advantage picking off heroes with an early Earthshaker blink and Mirana combo while Miracle- farmed effectively. Two over-zealous fights by Yes around the mid lane and Roshan Pit cost them a lot as Team Nigma accelerated their lead to 10k and secured the aegis for Miracle-. YeS avoided any sort of teamfight with Nigma for the duration of the Aegis and then took a chaotic but victorious brawl for them at their Triangle. Faceless Void managed to secure a triple kill ending Miracle’s 8x Godlike streak. W33 bought back into that teamfight after getting initially caught in the Chronosphere but could not manage to accomplish a lot as he cliffed himself for a significant time. Team Nigma kept losing fights after that as the Phantom Lancer died a couple of times without buyback. Faceless Void had all the answers to him with Aghs and Battlefury, combined with Cataclysm from Invoker. YeS eventually closed out the game at 44 minutes and took the series 2-0.

This loss of Team Nigma comes out as an overwhelming surprise to all Nigma fans. They are certainly starting to miss the leadership and in-game calling of captain KuroKy considering their most recent games. But they still have some of the most skilled players in the region and will look to come back stronger in the second round where they face Tempo Esports on October 9.

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On the other hand, Yellow Submarine has had a spectacular start to their tournament campaign dismantling Team Nigma. Faceless Void seems to be the go-to hero for their carry player Yatoro and teams will certainly consider banning it in the coming days. Their next matchup is against the conquerors of European/CIS Dota 2, Team Secret. It is going to be a very tough series for the CIS squad and will be interesting to see if they even take one game off them.