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We’re still waiting on an official announcement from AMD but the first sightings of the AMD Radeon RX 5300 XT GPUs have already cropped up. German retailer Alternate has put up pre-orders for an HP Pavilion Desktop TP01-0006ng desktop PC, ready to ship in 17 days time. The pre-built PC includes an AMD Radeon RX 5300 XT graphics card alongside an AMD Ryzen 7 3700X processor.
It’s very unusual for a retailer to share with us sales specifics but Mindfactory, one of Germany’s biggest PC hardware retailers, has been tracking Intel vs AMD sales data and came up with some interesting results. Mindfactory has been collating how many AMD and Intel processors it’s sold since 2015, revealing AMD CPUs are now outselling Intel processors by a ratio of more than 3 to 1.
AMD announced over the weekend that the launch of its flagship AMD Ryzen 9 3950X 16-Core processor has been delayed. Originally expected to launch at the end of this month, the Ryzen 3950X will now be shipping in volume at some point in November.
Over the years, many a fool has attempted to discover the secret to immortality, all in vain. We never thought it would be Samsung who’d go and figure it all out. The South Korean tech giant claims its new PCIe 4 SSDs will never die. No SSD manufacturer has ever attempted to claim their SSDs are infallible before.
AMD’s upcoming Ryzen Threadripper 3000 CPU has surfaced in the Geekbench benchmark database. The incoming chip is set to replace the outgoing AMD Threadripper 2990WX, offering up 32 cores and 64 threads of top-end performance which, unsurprisingly, makes it an absolute monster of a processor.
Immense demand for TSMC’s 7nm silicon fabrication has forced the Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturing giant to triple the lead time on chip orders. While the effects likely won’t be felt for some time, it would mean production of AMD’s 7nm chips used for Ryzen 3000 CPUs and Navi GPUs (Radeon RX 5700 series) has been extended from two months up to six months.
Nvidia has partnered up with Activision for its next GeForce game bundle. Yep, you guess it, they’re handing out free copies of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to anyone who picks up a select GeForce RTX 20 Series graphics card from participating retailers.
A couple of new AMD roadmap slides have leaked courtesy of Guru3D. The new slides are marked ‘AMD Corporate Deck-September 2019’ so they’re nice and up to date, whilst their content appears to be geared towards investors.
AMD has issued a statement on the state of the boost frequency issues surrounding its 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen processors. During a survey it emerged the vast majority of AMD Ryzen 3000 series processor owners were failing to hit the advertise turbo speeds, even on just a single core.
LG has teamed up with Nvidia for what could well end up being the ultimate series of gaming televisions. The 2019 OLED TV models from LG (model 65/55E9, model 77/65/55C9) will be updated with support for Nvidia’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology.
It’s rumour time once again in the world of graphics cards and it looks as if Nvidia is planning to bolster its line-up of mid-range GeForce GTX 16 Series graphics cards with two new arrivals.

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