More CPU Competition Coming for Intel

On January 9, 2019, AMD CEO and President Dr. Lisa Su presented a CES 2019 Keynote where she demonstrated (at 1:25:00 in the video) a 7nm, eight core/sixteen thread, 3rd Generation AMD Ryzen “Matisse” desktop processor running the Cinebench R15 Multithreaded (MT) benchmark vs. a 14nm, eight core/sixteen thread Intel Core i9-9900K “Coffee Lake” desktop […]

New Year Technology Maintenance

With the start of a new year, and with many people having some time off work, this seems like a good time to do some maintenance and updates on the computers and related technology items and devices in your home (and the homes of your immediate relatives and friends if possible). While many devices do […]

CPU Upgrade to AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2950X

About a year ago, I built a high-end desktop (HEDT) workstation based on the then, top-of-the-line 14nm AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X processor. This is the machine that I use for most of my daily work, and I have been quite happy with it over the past year.  Here are the main components that I used […]

AMD EPYC 7371 Processor in Q1 2019

At the Supercomputing 2018 Conference, AMD announced a special high-frequency SKU in their first-generation 14nm AMD EPYC “Naples” line of server processors that will be the AMD EPYC 7371 processor. This upcoming processor will have 16 cores and 32 threads, with a base clock speed of 3.1 GHz, boosting up to 3.6 GHz on all […]

Building a Modern AMD Desktop Development Workstation

Over the past 12-18 months, it has become relatively easy to build an extremely powerful AMD desktop development workstation, with plenty of compute, memory and storage performance and capacity to support some pretty serious workloads. You can also build a system for a relatively affordable cost, compared to what you had to spend in years […]