AMD: Raven Ridge doesn’t work under Windows 7

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. Not the OS is to blame this time, the BIOS is Previously you could boot... Continue Reading →

A look at the Chrome Extension ‘Extension Police’

Extension Police is a Chrome Extension developed by Juan Olaizola & Jean which aims to improve the Browser security by blocking malicious extension based on their permissions and behavior. In this review we're going to check if it's worth to be installed or not. Extension Overview Extension Police is a Chrome exclusive extension which can take control... Continue Reading →

Castle Peak, Vermeer & Renoir via TR4/AM4 socket shown in the latest AMD Roadmap

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.   What to expect until 2020? The codenames Matisse and Picasso were already leaked a few months ago, Vermeer and Renoir are the interesting new... Continue Reading →

Ryzen 5 2600 (Zen+) Benchmarks showing 5-9% better performance compared to Zen

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.   Ryzen 5 1600 Ryzen 5 2600 Technique Summit Ridge (Zen), 14nm, 6C +SMT, 3 MB L2 & 16... Continue Reading →

Ryzen 5 2400G APU Memory Speed Analysis

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... Continue Reading →

Howto fix BSODs & File Corruption on Raven Ridge APU Systems

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... Continue Reading →

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G Reviews

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... Continue Reading →

AMD next-gen Zen 2 design

AMD has announced that its next-gen Zen 2 cores are now ready and will begin sampling the chips later this year, the Zen 2-based CPUs launch is in 2019.   AMD has definitely enjoyed a positive year with its Ryzen CPUs based on the latest Zen architecture but the new Zen 2 architecture has plenty... Continue Reading →

Intel Coffee Lake-S: Core i5-8600, i5-8500 & i3-8300 confirmed

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.   AMD Intel Febr. 2018 Second Wave: Coffee Lake (14nm) April 2018 Pinnacle Ridge (Zen+ 12nm) Summer 2018 Threadripper 2 (Zen+ 12nm, HEDT) Q4/2018 Cascade Lake-X (14nm, HEDT) Begin of... Continue Reading →

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