AMD introduced the Epyc 9004 line of processors in November 2022, with the 96-core, 192-thread Epyc 9654 leading the series. And now it has topped the PassMark rating, and by a wide margin from the previous leader, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX.
The Epyc 9654 is the first CPU to pass the 100k mark in PassMark. Moreover, he went far beyond this mark: on account of the 96-core monster AMD – 124,119 points. For comparison, the record of the previous leader, the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX, is 95,539 points. Of course, the Epyc 9654 has half as many cores as the Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX, but its frequency is lower – 3.7 GHz versus 4.5 GHz for the flagship of the Threadripper PRO line. With this in mind, a 30% performance gap looks impressive.
AMD Epyc 9654, recall, is based on the Zen 4 architecture and is produced according to the 5 nm process technology. The processor has 384 MB of L3 cache, and its TDP reaches 400 watts.
AMD Ryzen 7000 processors have fallen in price in the US. 8-core Ryzen 7700X drops $104, top-end 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X drops $210
AMD Ryzen 7000 processors continue to get cheaper in the US, and from different retailers, and not somewhere in one place. So, prices have decreased on Amazon, and at Microcenter, and on the Newegg site.
The best deal on the Ryzen 7 7700X is $345. The processor dropped 104 dollars from the official price. For comparison, for its rival in the face of the Core i7-13700K in the US they ask for $418.
The 12-core Ryzen 9 7900X has fallen in price more – by $ 132: the cost has decreased from the official $ 550 to $ 418. That is, there is just price parity with the Core i7-13700K.
The top 16-core Ryzen 9 7950X dropped $211 from $800 to $589. For the Core i9-13900K in the US, they ask for only a little more – $ 598.
These are prices on the Amazon site, but Microcenter has about the same discounts. At the same time, the Newegg and Microcenter sites have already fallen in price and the latest 65-watt Ryzen 7700 – by $ 10, but nonetheless. Recall that the Ryzen 7000 (without the X index) was presented only in early January.
Read speed up to 10 GB/s and cooling system with a fan. Corsair Announces Flagship MP700 SSD with PCIe 5.0 Support
Corsair has announced its flagship M.2 SSD, the MP700. The novelty, apparently, will go on sale in the coming months, but its cost has not yet been reported.
But the maximum data transfer rates for sequential reading and writing are known – 10 and 9.5 GB / s, respectively. In the picture below, Corsair even compared its current top-end MP600 Pro XT SSD to the MP700. The difference is noticeable.
However, the MP700 will be able to fully realize its high-speed potential only on the latest platforms from AMD (with processor socket AM5) and Intel (based on 600 and 700 series chipsets). The creators talk about the use of 3D TLC NAND memory chips in the SSD and support for NVMe 2.0 M.2.
AMD promised SSDs with PCIe 5.0 support back in November last year, but in fact there are only a few such models on sale.
Noctua has unveiled the NH-L9a low profile cooler for AMD AM5 processors. It is compatible with 65W Ryzen 7000 CPUs
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Obviously, due to its compact size, the cooler’s ability to dissipate heat is seriously limited – it is suitable for cooling Ryzen 7000 processors with a TDP of 65W. The design is a low radiator with two heat pipes and a fan with a diameter of 92 mm. The regular version of the NH-L9a is priced at $45, while the all-black version costs $10 more.
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