Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Ryzen 5 vs Core i5


Sejak awal diumumkannya Ryzen 5, jelas kelihatan AMD akan memiliki beberapa keuntungan besar dibandingkan musuh bebuyutannya. Dengan kisaran harga $ 250, model tertinggi yaitu Ryzen 5 1600X menawarkan 6 Core dan 12 Thread, sementara dengan pesaing terdekatnya yang memiliki harga yang hampir sama, yaitu Core i5 7600K, anda hanya mendapatkan 4 Core dan tidak ada Thread tambahan. Walaupun Intel Core i5 berbasis Kaby Lake tersebut memiliki clock speed yang lebih tinggi, namun dipastikan sulit unjuk gigi di hadapan Ryzen 5 1600X dalam aplikasi yang memanfaatkan banyak thread.

Perbandingan data CPU-Z kedua processor tersebut :



Beberapa hasil benchmark sebagai berikut :

Cinebench yang merupakan aplikasi rendering populer dari Maxon, memperlihatkan keunggulan mutlak Ryzen 5 hingga mencapai 80% di atas Core i5 Kaby Lake.

Blender (aplikasi rendering open-source yang banyak digunakan untuk menghasilkan film 3D) juga menyukai jumlah core/thread yang lebih banyak. Terbukti hasil benchmark di atas di mana Ryzen 5 lebih cepat 50% dibandingkan pesaingnya.

7-Zip merupakan aplikasi kompresi file gratis yang punya fitur benchmark untuk mengukur kecepatan komputer dalam meng-kompres dan de-kompres file. Dalam aplikasi ini jelas keunggulan Ryzen 5 tidak terbantahkan.

3DMark merupakan software legendaris untuk benchmark namun lebih menitikberatkan pada GPU dibanding CPU. Dalam 3DMark ini, Ryzen 5 masih unggul sedikit berkat jumlah core/thread nya yang lebih banyak.

Beralih ke game, Ashes of the Singularity : Escalation yang telah merilis patch untuk Ryzen 5, membuktikan anomali kinerja Ryzen pada sebagian game dapat diatasi dengan beberapa perbaikan dari developer game itu sendiri.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Introducing AMD Ryzen 5 Processor Family

AMD announced that it will launch four Ryzen 5 processors worldwide on Tuesday, April 11, 2017. These new mainstream processors are designed to bring innovation to the high-volume, sub-$300 CPU market with a disruptive price-to-performance ratio for gamers and creators.

These Ryzen 5 CPUs will be available for sale on April the 11th.
  • Ryzen 5 1600X : 6-Cores 12-Threads, Base Clock 3.6 GHz, Boost Clock 4.0 GHz
  • Ryzen 5 1600: 6-Cores 12-Threads, Base Clock 3.2 GHz, Boost Clock 3.6 GHz
  • Ryzen 5 1500X: 4-Cores 8-Threads, Base Clock 3.5 GHz, Boost Clock 3.7 GHz
  • Ryzen 5 1400: 4-Cores 8-Threads, Base Clock 3.2 GHz, Boost Clock 3.4 GHz

The top end 1600X is priced at $249, and is the only CPU in this series that is rated at 95W TDP. All the others in this series are 65W TDP. The 1500X has "special" spec as well, as its XFR frequency is 200MHz over its top rated clock, where the others are 100MHz. And of course all the Ryzen 5 CPUs are multiplier unlocked.

The coolers for Ryzen 5 are not RGB capable like the ones we saw with the Ryzen 7. The smaller Stealth cooler is rated at 65W and the Spire cooler is rated at 95W.

Certainly the Ryzen 5 1600 and 1600X are going to be interesting. As AMD positioned them directly to compete with Intel's Core i5 Kaby Lake. Specifically, AMD is taking aim at Intel’s $242 Core i5-7600K, a 3.8GHz, 4-Cores/4-Threads chip, with its slightly pricier Ryzen 5 1600X ($249), which offers three times the threads count. (Intel’s cheapest 6-core chip, the Core i7-5820K, is $389). AMD claimed that the Ryzen 5 1600X will perform 69% better than Core i5-7600K on Cinebench.

As a refresh, below are AMD AM4 motherboard chipsets line-up:


Last but not least...

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Kelangkaan Motherboard AM4

Processor AMD Ryzen 7 telah resmi diluncurkan seminggu yang lalu dan tersedia dalam jumlah yang cukup memadai. Ryzen mendapat sambutan positif dari sebagian besar reviewer. Banyak pengguna tertarik untuk membangun sistem PC baru berbasis AMD Ryzen saat ini. Akan tetapi, ada satu hal yang menghalangi momentum tersebut, yaitu terjadinya kelangkaan motherboard AM4 yang kompatibel dengan AMD Ryzen.


Saat ini kelihatannya sangat sulit menjumpai motherboard X370 bahkan B350 di pasaran, baik retailer online maupun channel distribusi tradisional. Banyak pengguna mengeluhkan hal ini dan menunda pembelian processor Ryzen hingga motherboard tersedia, dengan alasan logis bahwa tidak ada gunanya memiliki processor andalan AMD ini tanpa didukung oleh motherboard AM4.

Apa sumber permasalahan ini? Mengapa hal ini bisa terjadi? Menurut beberapa sumber, ternyata para pemegang merk motherboard ternama pada awalnya kurang yakin atas kinerja atau bahkan sedikit menganggap remeh potensi pasar Ryzen. Alhasil, mereka tidak memproduksi stok dalam jumlah besar karena belum yakin apakah produk mereka akan laris atau tidak.

Kabar terakhir, sejumlah pabrikan motherboard telah menggenjot produksi setelah keberhasilan peluncuran Ryzen yang gemilang. Diharapkan dalam 2 minggu ke depan, persediaan motherboard akan dapat mencukupi kebutuhan pasar. Hopefully! :-)

Friday, March 3, 2017

Ryzen Launch Detected! AMD is Back


March 02, 2017: AMD’s highly anticipated Ryzen CPU was officially launched and lives up to the hype. It delivers a very good value at an unbeatable price: $499 for the highest-end Ryzen 7 1800X. That’s half the price of its closest Intel competitor.


The failure of Bulldozer made AMD lagging behind for years, left the high end market to Intel and pursuing on an ARM CPU for servers. In fact, the last time AMD had a truly competitive CPU, George W. Bush was still the President of USA. It's a long time ago, in the galaxy far, far away :D

Ryzen is very different from its predecessor. The AMD FX (Bulldozer) CPUs used a technique called clustered multithreading (CMT) that shared key components of the chip; they were built on an uncompetitive 32nm, and later 28nm process.


With Ryzen, AMD rebooted its CPU design, adopted a technique called simultaneous multithreading (SMT), which virtualizes CPU resources. Ryzen CPUs are built on a state-of-the-art 14nm process by AMD’s spun-off fab, Global Foundries.

The appearance: AMD FX, and AMD Ryzen chip

AMD FX on the left has more pins than the AMD Ryzen on the right


AMD has already said Ryzen exceeds its goal of a 40-percent increase over previous designs—in fact, it has hit a 52-percent increase in clock-for-clock performance over the Piledriver cores. But the most important you want to know is how well it does against Intel.

Well, reviews and benchmarks already flooded the web...Check it out!

“Based on my analysis of AMD Ryzen, I can confidently say that Ryzen desktop is the real thing and AMD is back in desktops, back with a vengeance.” Forbes - AMD Ryzen Desktop: AMD Said It Would Be Awesome And It Is – Pat Moorhead

“Ryzen is going to rock for some time to come. AMD's new Ryzen CPU family is off to a great start.” Hothardware: Marco Chiapetta

“AMD’s Ryzen 7 1800X is a good chip at a great price and its putting Intel on notice. AMD is back and the 1800X is the first step in the perennial underdog’s plan regain market share from Intel and build confidence in its products.”  SemiAccurate: Thomas Ryan

AMD fans have something to rejoice about, and CPU buyers have some tough decisions to make. Regardless if you are a fan of either camp or an impartial observer, competition is always a good thing for the consumer, so I guess we all win!” Tweaktown

“Consider where AMD was coming from and look at what they have achieved with Ryzen, it’s nothing short of amazing. I’m excited to see AMD delivering competitive high-end CPUs and it’ll be interesting to watch how well they can refine the Zen architecture over the coming years.” Techspot

“The overall performance of the 1800X is breathtakingly impressive, and it’s a feeling that we’ve not seen with an AMD CPU in a very long time.”HardwareZone Malaysia

“To sum it up – Ryzen is Amazing!”Goldfries

“All in, Ryzen 7 solidly puts AMD back into the mindshare of enthusiast PCs. The Zen architecture is definitely much more exciting than Intel's incremental Kaby Lake and proof that AMD is able fight Intel head to head in terms of innovation.”HardwareZone Singapore

“Ryzen is certainly shaping up to be the disruptive force we're all hoping it can bePC Authority

Sunday, February 26, 2017

AMD Ryzen Master Overclocking Utility

AMD membuat janji yang cukup manis, yaitu akan meng-UNLOCK sebagian besar model processor Ryzen, mengizinkan pengguna meng-overclock sepuasnya. Hal ini tentu akan menambah daya tarik dimana processor Ryzen yang telah diposisikan dengan harga yang relatif lebih terjangkau dibanding kompetitor, ditambah lagi kemampuan overclocking yang tinggi. Seperti kita ketahui, IPC (Intruction-per-clock) dari arsitektur Zen jauh lebih tinggi dari apapun yang pernah AMD miliki selama ini.

Artinya, sekecil apapun angka overclock yang didapat akan menghasilkan lonjakan kinerja yang besar pengaruhnya. Dalam upaya-nya lebih memanjakan pengguna, AMD memperkenalkan utility yang dinamakan RYZEN MASTER. Aplikasi baru ini memberikan berbagai kemudahan bagi pengguna dengan tampilan yang simpel dan kontrol yang luas.

Fitur-fitur yang ditawarkan oleh aplikasi AMD Ryzen Master seperti :
  • Per Core Clock Adjustment For All Ryzen Chips
  • Enable / Disable / Set Core Count (0/2/4/6/8 as per needed)
  • Step Size: +25 ~ +50 MHz increments for Non-X and +100 ~ +200 MHz increments for X series chips (TBC)
  • CPU Voltage Adjustment
  • MEM VDDIO Voltage Adjustment
  • MEM VTT Voltage Adjustment (IMC)
  • VDDCR SOC (PCH Voltage Adjustment)
  • CAS Latency Adjustment
  • Row Precharge Delay (15 bus clock @ standard)
  • RAS Active Time (36 bus clock @ standard)
  • Read Row-Column Delay (15 bus clock @ standard)
  • Write Row-Column Delay (15 bus clock @ standard)
Utility Ryzen Master dikombinasikan dengan fitur overclocking otomatis yang disediakan motherboard AM4 dan teknologi cerdas AMD eXtended Frequency Range (XFR) menjadikan overclocking sebagai hal yang teramat mudah. Dengan satu atau beberapa click yang tepat dan efektif, pengguna akan mendapatkan kenaikan kinerja yang setara dengan beberapa ratus dollar.


Friday, February 24, 2017

AMD Ryzen Box & Cooler Design

AMD is finally bringing the fight back to Intel with its new Ryzen CPUs. The three chips launching on March 3 are the Ryzen 1800X, 1700X and 1700 — the top-spec, Intel Core i7-equivalent range, each with 8 cores and 16 virtual threads available at either a 95W or 65W TDP. Here are their prices and vital statistics:

Ryzen 7 1800X: $699
  • Speed: 3.6Ghz base speed, 4.0GHz boost speed
  • Cores: 8 cores, 16 threads
  • TDP: 95W
Ryzen 7 1700X: $569
  • Speed: 3.4Ghz base speed, 3.8Ghz boost speed
  • Cores: 8 cores, 16 threads
  • TDP: 95W
Ryzen 7 1700: $469
  • Speed: 3.0Ghz base speed, 3.7GHz boost speed
  • Cores: 8 cores, 16 threads
  • TDP: 65W
This is what the retail box actually looks like :

AMD Ryzen 7 No Cooler

AMD Ryzen 7 with Cooler

The Ryzen 7 1800X and 1700X will come in two options. A boxed chip with the brand new Wraith Max 140W cooler with RGB lighting or just the chip without the cooler. The cooler bundle costs $20 more, so for users that are looking to use aftermarket cooling they can just opt for the chip without the Wraith cooler.


The 1800X and 1700X are 95W CPUs and AMD is pairing them with a 140W cooler. The 1700 is a 65W CPU and AMD is pairing it with a 95W cooler. So the company is going all out on the cooling with Ryzen to make sure the chips run cool and the system remains very quiet.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hanya Kau Tuhan 主啊只有祢



主啊只有你
(Zhu A Zhi You Ni)

Zhu a zhi you ni
Shi wo de li liang
Shi wo yin cang de chi bang

Ye Su zhi you Ni
Shi wo de jiu shu
Shi wo sheng ming de pan wang

Reff:
Wo jing bai Ni yong yuan jing bai Ni Ye Su
Zun chong gao ju Zhu Ni rong yao sheng ming
Sui ran wo de rou ti he xin chang shuai can de shi hou
Ni reng ran shi wo yong yuan de Zhu


Hanya Kau Tuhan, Kekuatanku
Tempat perlindunganku

Hanya Kau Yesus, kes'lamatanku
pengharapan jiwaku

Reff:
Ku sembah Kau Yesus Tuhan ku sembah
Ku tinggikan Nama yang berkuasa
Sekalipun hati dan dagingku habis lenyap
Tetap Kau Tuhan selamanya

Sunday, January 15, 2017

GUIDE: Nominal Yang Patut Kamu Kasih Buat Angpao Imlek


Hari Raya Imlek sudah semakin dekat nih...

Soal angpao, ternyata masih banyak yang bingung, berapa seharusnya nilai nominal yang akan diberikan kepada orang. Tapi, panduan utamanya adalah tentu pembaca harus membedakan (1) kepada siapa dan (2) tujuan dalam memberi angpao ini. Pada kasus Tahun Baru Imlek, Angpao itu biasanya diberikan oleh orang yang sudah berkeluarga kepada mereka yang belum berkeluarga. Namun sebenarnya tidak menutup kemungkinan juga jika seseorang telah mapan, sementara banyak saudaranya yang masih belum mapan. Sah-sah saja jika mereka ingin tetap memberikan, juga bisa dianggap sebagai berbuat baik menyenangkan hati orang.


Klasifikasi penerima angpao :

Umur Bayi dan Balita (Umur 0-3 Tahun)

Ini kelompok yang belum tahu apa-apa soal duit. Mereka lebih mementingkan tampilan kertas pembungkus angpao nya yang berwarna warni atau bercorak bagus. Isinya cukup dikasih aka kadarnya saja. Masih mahalan harga pembungkus angpaonya mungkin. Memberi angpao ke bayi atau balita umumnya hanya sebagai formalitas saja biar dianggap/dilihat oleh keluarga lain. Toh isinya nanti diambil sama ibu/bapaknya.
Jadi harus ngasih berapa duit nih? Rp. 10.000,- sampai Rp. 20.000,-


Umur Anak Kecil (Umur 4–11 Tahun)

Umumnya sudah agak mengerti kegunaan duit, yakni bisa membeli barang. Namun rata-rata mereka paling hanya pakai buat jajan permen atau mainan murah. Sayang kalau kita ngasihnya kebanyakan, soalnya anak-anak umur dibawah 10 tahun itu rata-rata belum bisa memanfaatkan uang dengan baik. Jadi sebenarnya ngasih angpao ke anak-anak di bawah umur 10 tahun itu juga masih termasuk sebagai formalitas saja terhadap anggota keluarga besar yang lain, biar menyenangkan hati mereka.
Jadi harus ngasih berapa duit nih? Rp. 20.000,- sampai Rp. 50.000,-


Umur Remaja alias ABG (Umur 12-17 Tahun)

Kelompok umur ini harus mulai hati-hati ngasihnya karena mereka sudah mengerti nilai nominal uang. Masa remaja atau ABG ini adalah masa dimana mereka mulai suka pergi jalan bareng sama teman-temannya ke mall atau ke tempat-tempat “pembuangan uang” lainnya. Jadi mereka mulai butuh duit buat berfoya-foya. Jika dikasih terlalu kecil, mereka tak sungkan buat minta nambah sambil ngomel di depan orang banyak. Belum lagi jika kamu dikatain pelit, waduh mau ditaruh mana mukanya, om tante. Padahal sih aslinya memang kere. Tapi kan eggak enak apabila sampai dikatain pelit. Ingat, anak seusia mereka emosinya belum bisa dikontrol lho. Sifat kepolosan semasa anak-anak kadang masih terbawa.
Jadi harus ngasih berapa nih? Antara 50 ribu sampai 200 ribu


Umur Anak Kuliahan (Umur 18-22 Tahun)

Usia anak kuliahan sebenarnya sudah bisa dikategorikan sebagai orang dewasa. Seusia mereka sudah bisa mendapatkan KTP, mendapatkan SIM, membuat Kartu Kredit sendiri, dan pastinya juga udah mengerti nilai dan fungsi uang. Kelompok usia ini biasanya termasuk dalam kelompok melek teknologi, yang memerlukan banyak gadget, seperti smartphone atau produk kecantikan (bagi yang cewek). Selain itu, kelompok usia ini umumnya memiliki banyak teman kuliah yang butuh banyak “biaya sosialisasi” buat ngumpul bareng. Tapi anak kuliahan juga sudah bisa memikirkan masa depan. Uang dari angpao sebagian mereka tabung buat keperluan biaya kuliah atau sebagai modal usaha kecil-kecilan kelak.
Jadi harus ngasih berapa nih? Antara 200 ribu sampai 500 ribu


Umur Dewasa, alias Yang Sudah Kerja (Umur 23-29 Tahun)

Usia dewasa seharusnya sudah tidak lagi mendapat subsidi biaya hidup dari orang tua (bagi yang sudah tidak tinggal serumah). Sebagian besar diantara mereka sudah berkeluarga atau setidaknya sudah memiliki pasangan dan akan segera menikah. Namun kenyataannya kelompok usia ini belum mapan (karena baru mulai bekerja tidak mungkin sudah langsung dapat jabatan tinggi), kecuali mendapat warisan orang tua, atau terlahir di keluarga mapan yang punya usaha sendiri, sehingga punya banyak mobil mewah dan rumah / apartemen.
Kebutuhannya pun tidak akan jauh dari kebutuhan pokok rumah tangga dan alat yang menunjang pekerjaan mereka, seperti TV elektronik, komputer, laptop, motor, mobil, rumah (atau sewa apartment) dsb. Kebutuhan makin banyak namun tak sesuai dengan pendapatan. Istilahnya “besar pasak dari pada tiang”. Tapi tak mengapa, inilah salah satu moment yang akan tak terlupakan dari rangkaian perjalanan kehidupan seseorang.
Jadi harus ngasih berapa nih? Setidaknya 500 ribu sampai 1 juta lah.


Yang Belum Nikah (Tapi Lebih Tajir Dari Kamu; Usia 30 Tahun Keatas)

Biasanya kalau sudah kepala 3 itu, kehidupan pribadi sudah agak makmur. Jika bekerja di perusahaan, pasti minimal sudah menjabat kasie atau kabag. Jika pun masih pangkat bawahan, setidaknya sudah senior banget; dan itu pasti bisa punya posisi tawar gaji lebih di perusahaan, karena riwayat pengalaman yang mendukung.
Jadi harus ngasih berapa nih? Yang ini sih tergantung isi dompet dan kerelaan saja. Yang mereka butuhkan adalah makna di balik pemberian angpao, misal-nya adalah doa biar dapat jodoh/banyak rejeki.


Harap diingat, nominal di atas bukanlah sebuah patokan wajib. Sesuaikanlah dengan isi dompet, jangan lupa ingat dengan tagihan kartu kredit, listrik, air, dll yang sudah menunggu. Ingat, stigma di masyarakat yang mengatakan SEMUA orang etnis Tionghoa itu kaya raya adalah TIDAK BENAR. Masih banyak saudara kita yang faktanya hidup di bawah rata-rata, yang berjuang hidup untuk makan sehari-hari.

Sumber : Ngutip sana-sini dan disesuaikan dengan kondisi terkini :-)


GONG XI FA CAI

Friday, January 6, 2017

AM4 Chipsets & Motherboards for Ryzen

The new AM4 motherboards will be utilizing the X370, B350 and A320 chipsets. They will be aimed at the PC DIY market with loads of CPU and I/O features. General availability of the high-end boards is expected around February or March 2017.

AMD X370 For Enthusiast AM4 Motherboards:


AMD X370, a high-end chipset for overclockers and tweakers who need robust platforms. This chip provides the ultimate low-level control to its users and delivers ultimate graphics card bandwidth. By bandwidth, AMD is referring to max PCI-Express lanes as this is the only chip in the stack that supports multi-GPU functionality. The chipset supports both, CFX (CrossFire) and SLI. Features of X300 series chipsets include:
  • Dual-channel DDR4 memory
  • NVMe
  • M.2 SATA devices
  • USB 3.1 Gen 1 and Gen 2
  • PCIe 3.0 capability
AMD has mentioned two full x16 (Gen3) lanes for GPUs. AIBs can add additional lanes through a PLX chip but that would add to the cost. X370 features full overclocking support with a very sophisticated GUI that will allow the best overclock tools and experiences. Since all AM4 CPUs have an unlocked multiplier, record breakers will definitely put X370 boards to the test on liquid and LN2 setups. The X370 series motherboards AMD displayed at the event include:
  • ASRock X370 Taichi
  • ASRock X370 Gaming K4
  • Biostar X370GT7
  • GIGABYTE AX370-Gaming K5
  • GIGABYTE AX370-Gaming 5
  • MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium
ASRock X370 Taichi

AMD B350 For Mainstream AM4 Motherboards:


AMD B350 is the mainstream chipset and offers the most value in terms of I/O and functionality. This chip offers lower lanes compared to X370 since most AMD believes that most users don’t go multi-GPU under this segment. Aside from that, the chipset does retain overclocking support for all AM4 CPUs that will be offered in the future. This chipset replaces the 970 and A78 platforms.

The AMD B350 chipset features 70% power reduction over its AM3+ predecessor (5.8W vs 19.6W). The latest DDR4 memory controller also offers 22% more bandwidth compared to DDR3. Following is the list of all B350 chipset motherboards displayed by AMD:
  • ASRock AB350 Gaming K4
  • ASUS B350M-C
  • Biostar X350GT5
  • Biostar X350GT3
  • GIGABYTE AB350-Gaming 3
  • MSI B350 Tomahawk
  • MSI B350M Mortar
Some general features of the AM4 platform is that it offers new I/O capabilities. We are looking at faster DDR4-2400 MHz memory, PCI-e Gen 3.0, USB 3.1 Gen 2, NVMe and SATA Express support. These features have been missing on AMD platforms for a while but it’s nice that AMD is finally making a proper comeback with modern feature support.

ASRock AB350 Gaming K4

AMD A320 / A300 For Essential and SFF AM4 Motherboards:


The A320 is the essential platform for plug and play users who just want their PC to work with decent capabilities. This chipset replaces the 760G and A68H based platforms. Most of the features from B350 will be retained but there will be no overclocking support on such motherboards. This chip has 4 PCI-e Gen 2 lanes and 1+2+6 (USB 3.1 Gen2, USB 3.1 Gen1, USB 2.0) support.

The A300 is the chip designed for Small Form Factor computers and generally, HTPC builds. This offers the ultimate power and space efficiency in the entire product stack. This is a new chip that has been exclusively built for the SFF niche. A300 has limited functionalities but will be extremely cheap and allow for great SFF setups.
  • ASRock A320M Pro 4
  • GIGABYTE A320M-HD3
  • MSI A320M Pro-VD
MSI A320M Pro-VD

Summary :



Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Introducing AMD Zen Microarchitecture

AMD made several announcements on Dec 13, 2016 regarding its next generation desktop family of CPUs based on the Zen microarchitecture.

AMD’s big Zen preview event “New Horizon” was full of extremely impressive performance demonstrations.

President and CEO Lisa Su took the stage to wow the audience with one demo after the other, showcasing what Zen is truly capable of in a wide range of applications from gaming to streaming, rendering and video transcoding.


The new family of desktop Zen CPUs code named “Summit Ridge” will officially debut under the RYZEN brand.

RYZEN CPUs will officially launch in the first quarter of next year, before April 2017. 

RYZEN CPUs will feature up to 8 Zen cores and are capable of executing up to 16 threads simulatneously.
All RYZEN CPUs will feature a base clock of 3.4Ghz or higher at launch.
The 8 core, 16 thread RYZEN CPU has a TDP of 95 watts, 45 watts less than its direct Intel competitor.
The 8 core, 16 thread RYZEN CPU competes with Intel’s fastest 8 core 16 thread offering, the $1199 Broadwell-E Core-i7 6900K, in terms of features and performance and exceeds it in power efficiency.

RYZEN CPUs automatically overclock themselves to deliver the highest possible clock speed attainable under any cooling condition, Including LN2, liquid and air cooling.
RYZEN CPUs have hundreds of integrated sensors that monitor a plethora of parameters from temperatures to voltages and cache traffic.
RYZEN CPUs have a sophisticated AI framework, making them capable of learning on the fly via a built-in neural net that self-trains and adapts to different applications and sets of code.

RYZEN CPUs will be compatible with AMD’s next generation AM4 desktop platform.

The AM4 paltform features DDR4 memory support, PCIE Gen 3, USB 3.1 Gen 2, NVMe and SATA Express.

AMD X370 is the chipset for overclockers and tweakers who need robust platforms. This chip provides the ultimate low-level control to its users and delivers ultimate graphics card bandwidth. By bandwidth, AMD is referring to max PCI-Express lanes as this is the only chip in the stack that supports multi-GPU functionality. The chipset supports both, CFX (CrossFire) and SLI.


Its brand new clean-slate core design has been headed from the get-go by accomplished CPU architect Jim Keller. The very same man who brought us the original Athlon XP and the very first 64-bit x86 CPU, the Athlon64. Both were and remain the most successful and most competitive CPUs in the history of the company.

It’s without a doubt that Zen is AMD’s biggest long-term technology bet and one of the largest engineering efforts undertaken by it to date. It’s the company’s first ever CPU microarchitecture to feature simultaneous multithreading. It’s built on a process technology that’s as close as ever to parity with Intel since the days of the original Athlon in the early 2000s. It means that for the very first time in a decade AMD’s CPUs won’t be at an inherent disadvantage to Intel’s process lead.

Below is the complete AMD RYZEN "Summit Ridge" tech-briefing from the AMD Tech Summit held at Sonoma, California from Dec 7-9, 2016.


RYZEN & VEGA In Action–Playing Star Wars : Battlefront In 4K

Finally, we come to our very last performance demo and the only one involving the company’s upcoming ultra enthusiast Radeon graphics card featuring the VEGA architecture. Here a system equipped with RYZEN and a single VEGA graphics card was showcased running Star Wars Battlefront in 4K at 60+ frames per second.

Monday, December 12, 2016

Netis Wireless Router WF2409D

Netis WF2409D 300Mbps Wireless N Router is a combined wired and wireless device for SOHO network applications. It’s compatible with 802.11b/g/n devices and provides the wireless transfer speed up to 300Mbps, offering a powerful performance on faster downloading, Internet calling and HD video streaming. Bundled with three 5dBi high gain detachable antennas, it ensures a better wireless coverage and allows you to enjoy the wireless freedom anywhere around your home.

 Features :

  • Incredible wireless high speed up to 300Mbps, great for faster downloading, Internet calling and HD video streaming
  • MIMO high gain 5dBi antennas providing maximum range and stable connections
  • Various WAN connection types in Router mode- DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE, WISP
  • Multiple wireless modes- AP, Repeater, AP+WDS, WDS, Client
  • Multi-SSID providing additional separate network for guests and friends
  • Easy wireless security setup at a push of the WPS button
  • Intelligent bandwidth control to manage the bandwidth usage for each computer reasonably
  • Internet Access Control- IP filtering, MAC Filtering, Domain Filtering based on time

Friday, November 25, 2016

Netis Wireless Router WF2411E

The netis WF2411E is a combined wired and wireless device for SOHO network applications. It’s compatible with 802.11b/g/n devices and provides the wireless transfer speed up to 150Mbps, offering a better performance on web surfing, emailing, and file sharing. It also supports multi-wireless modes including AP, WDS, AP+WDS, Repeater, Client, to expand your wireless network easily.

 Features :
  • Excellent wireless N speed up to 150Mbps, ideal for file sharing, online gaming and Internet calling
  • Dual operation modes- Router, Bridge (pure access point)
  • Various WAN connection types in AP Router mode- DHCP, Static IP, PPPoE, L2TP, PPTP, Dual Access, WISP
  • Multiple wireless modes- AP, Repeater, AP+WDS, WDS, Client
  • Multi-SSID providing up to 3 additional separate networks for guests and friends
  • 5dBi external antenna ensuring better performance than internal antenna products
  • Easy wireless security setup at a push of the WPS button
  • Intelligent bandwidth control to manage the bandwidth usage for each computer reasonably
  • Internet Access Control- IP filtering, MAC Filtering, Domain Filtering based on time
  • Quick setup, with built-in multilingual management page 
 

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Transcend ESD400 External SSD

The ESD400 is the latest from Transcend featuring capacities from 128GB to 1TB, all utilizing UASP technology to get the most out of USB 3.0. Marketing specifications allow 410 MB/s read and 380 MB/s write for the larger capacities. Compatibility extends to modern Windows operating systems and OS X 10.5+.
 


The Transcend ESD400 is a great drive for anyone wanting something ultra-portable and lightweight. The footprint of this drive allows for you to keep it in a pocket and take it with you on the go and the materials used in making this solution, while being plastic, feel quite durable.
 
 
Size 92 x 62 x 10.5 mm (3.62" x 2.44" x 0.41")
Weight 56g (1.98oz)
Storage Media NAND Flash
Operating Temperature 0°C(32°F)~70°C(158°F)
Operating Voltage DC 5V
Connection Bandwidth USB 3.0: Up to 5Gb/s;
USB 2.0: Up to 480Mb/s
Performance Read up to 410MB/s;
Write up to 380MB/s.