AMD is dropping the support for older operating systems like Windows XP, Vista and now Windows 7. You still could’t ‘cheat’ you way around this with other newer CPU’s because it was a driver ‘problem’ but this is now over.
AMD released a new Roadmap which shows codenames of upcoming Zen2 and Zen3 processors. From the first look it seems that 2nd Generation Ryzen Threadripper will be succeeded next year by Castle Peak architecture, based on Zen2.
Some interesting finds in the Geekbench Benchmark Database, showing almost 10% more performance on Zen+ side compared to the older Zen generation, the Ryzen 5 2600 seems to be more efficient due small architecture changes and optimizations.
Our friends from PC Perspective have run a battery of benchmarks on the new Ryzen 5 2400G APU to see which effect memory speeds have on the performance. From what I know , Ryzen is more sensitive to memory speeds than eg. Intel but what about when you throw a GPU into the mix that is utilizing the same memory pool? The difference in both synthetic and game benchmarks was nearly 11-15% for DDR4-2400 vs DDR4-3200.
This guide addresses the issue with AMD Raven Ridge APUs (R3 2200G, R5 2400G) which also includes fixes for the “video_TDR_failure” blue screen of death (BSOD). Everything can be fixed – that is the good news, the bad news is that some things might need BIOS adjustments from the manufacturer to really solve the performance issue people reported to me or in the forums.
Gaming in 1080p with an APU – not possible you say? – it is! AMD’s new Raven Ridge CPU is launching today in the form of the 2200G and 2400G CPUs. Raven Ridge is based on the Zen CPU and Vega GPU architectures. The new change in the GPU and CPU architecture allows delivering a very good 1080p gaming experience. The price for the 2400G is in stock for $170 right now and the 2200G street seems to be $100 which is totally okay in my opinion.
A Material Declaration Data Sheet revealed the upcoming processors Intel CPUs Core i5-8600, i5-8500 & i3-8300, rumours were already there since the last two weeks.