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In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of writing (3/19). Numbers in graphs reflect MSRP. CPU Buyer's Guide: Q1 2017 As we move through to the second quarter of the year, we have had two major updates to the desktop CPU landscape. First, Intel launched its Seventh generation of Core-based CPUs, known under the Kaby Lake name, using a refined version of their 14nm process that allowed for some frequency gains over the previous generation Skylake microarchitecture. Then AMD made their biggest CPU launch in five years, with a renewed attack on high-performance computing with the Ryzen 7 family. After spending so many years fighting...

AMD Releases Radeon Software ReLive Crimson Edition 17.3.2

Continuing their momentum in update frequency, we have another driver release form AMD. This latest update is a minor "point update" for the month, and it includes only two...

3 by Daniel Williams on 3/16/2017

AMD Announces Ryzen 5 Lineup: Hex-Core from $219, Available April 11th

As part of our initial Ryzen 7 review, AMD also teased the presence of two more elements to the Ryzen lineup, specifically Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3, both aiming...

202 by Ian Cutress on 3/15/2017

Microsoft Details Project Olympus Open Compute Standard

Today, at the 2017 Open Compute Project U.S. Summit, Microsoft unveiled some significant announcements around their hyperscale cloud hardware design, which they first announced in November as Project Olympus...

65 by Brett Howse on 3/8/2017

AMD Prepares 32-Core Naples CPUs for 1P and 2P Servers: Coming in Q2

For users keeping track of AMD’s rollout of its new Zen microarchitecture, stage one was the launch of Ryzen, its new desktop-oriented product line last week. Stage three is...

91 by Ian Cutress on 3/7/2017

How To Get Ryzen Working on Windows 7 x64

Officially, AMD does not support Ryzen CPUs on Windows 7. Given that Microsoft has essentially ended support for the OS, this is the type of response we expect from...

68 by Ian Cutress on 3/7/2017

The AMD Zen and Ryzen 7 Review: A Deep Dive on 1800X, 1700X and 1700

For over two years the collective AMD vs Intel personal computer battle has been sitting on the edge of its seat. Back in 2014, when AMD first announced it...

550 by Ian Cutress on 3/2/2017

Making AMD Tick: A Very Zen Interview with Dr. Lisa Su, CEO

AMD held a Tech Day a week before the launch of Zen to go over the details of of the new Ryzen product with the technology press. As part...

58 by Ian Cutress on 3/2/2017

AMD GDC 2017: Asynchronous Reprojection for VR, Vega Gets a Retail Name, & More

In what has become something of an annual tradition for AMD's Radeon Technologies Group, their Game Developers Conference Capsaicin & Cream event just wrapped up. Unlike the company’s more...

13 by Ryan Smith on 2/28/2017

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 41: Let's Talk Server, with Patrick Kennedy

While in San Francisco for AMD’s Ryzen Tech Day, I had a chance to catch up with a good friend by the name of Patrick Kennedy, who runs the...

8 by Ian Cutress on 2/28/2017

XFX Starts to Sell Single-Slot Mini-ITX Radeon RX 460 Slim Graphics Cards

XFX has quietly started to sell its slim Radeon RX 460 video cards, which use a single-slot cooling system and can fit into a Mini-ITX computer. The cards features...

24 by Anton Shilov on 2/25/2017

AMD Launches Ryzen: 52% More IPC, Eight Cores for Under $330, Pre-order Today, On Sale March 2nd

The biggest x86 launch for AMD in five years is today: Ryzen is here. As always before a major launch, AMD gives a ‘Tech Day’ for relevant press and...

376 by Ian Cutress on 2/22/2017

MSI Adds Low-Profile AMD Radeon RX 460 Graphics Cards to Lineup

MSI has quietly added two low-profile AMD Radeon RX 460 graphics adapters to its product family. The add-in-boards (AIBs) are powered by AMD’s latest entry-level GPU, Polaris 11. As...

50 by Anton Shilov on 2/18/2017

AMD & NVIDIA Post GDC 2017 Event Details, Both Holding Events February 28th

Though it feels like we’re barely past CES, things are already quickly ramping up in the PC hardware industry once again. Kicking off in a bit under two weeks...

35 by Ryan Smith on 2/16/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.2.1

Despite the arrival of Valentine’s day, gamers are still gonna game, and AMD is in to prepare us for this week’s game releases. The new update for Radeon Software...

18 by Daniel Williams on 2/14/2017

AMD Files Patent Infringement Complaint Against LG, MediaTek, Sigma Designs, and Vizio

Late last month, AMD filed a legal complaint against a number of companies accusing them of infringing its patents covering graphics processing technologies. The company requested the United States...

63 by Anton Shilov & Ryan Smith on 2/4/2017

AMD Announces Q4 2016 Earnings

This afternoon, AMD announced their fourth quarter earnings for the 2016 fiscal year. 2016 was a challenging year for AMD, as they continue to expand their business away from...

34 by Brett Howse on 1/31/2017

AMD Set to Launch Ryzen Before March 3rd, Meeting Q1 Target

Thanks to some sleuthing from various readers, AMD has accidentally let the cat out of the bag with regards to the official Ryzen launch date. While they haven’t specifically...

70 by Ian Cutress on 1/11/2017

The AMD Vega GPU Architecture Teaser: Higher IPC, Tiling, & More, Coming in H1’2017

As AMD was in the process of ramping up for the Polaris launch last year, one of the unexpected but much appreciated measures they took was to released a...

149 by Ryan Smith on 1/5/2017

AMD Announces X370 Motherboards for AM4: Laying the Groundwork for Ryzen

At the CES 2017 show today, AMD is lifting the lid on some of the upcoming AM4 motherboard designs coming to end users for Ryzen/Summit Ridge and Bristol Ridge...

44 by Ian Cutress on 1/4/2017

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