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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 Announces FreeSync 2: Easier & Lower Latency HDR Gaming

Though they don’t get quite as much ongoing attention as video cards due to their slower update cadence, one of the nicer innovations in the last few years in...

51 by Ryan Smith on 1/3/2017

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 16.12.2 Update

We are not even two weeks out from the release of AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition and we have been given an update. The 16.12.2 update brings the...

2 by Daniel Williams on 12/21/2016

Crucial Announces DDR4-2666 DIMMs for Upcoming Server Platforms

Crucial this week introduced an expansion of its server-grade modules lineup with DDR4-2666 offerings. The new DIMMs will be compatible with some of the current as well as upcoming...

4 by Anton Shilov on 12/16/2016

Christmas Game Bundles: Civilization VI, Doom, Hitman, Serious Sam VR from AMD, HTC, & NVIDIA

In recent days AMD, NVIDIA and HTC have initiated three new free game campaigns in an attempt to attract attention of gamers to their hardware. AMD will add a...

14 by Anton Shilov on 12/14/2016

AMD Gives More Zen Details: Ryzen, 3.4 GHz+, NVMe, Neural Net Prediction, & 25 MHz Boost Steps

In the eternal battle to drive more details out of AMD ahead of the full launch of its new Zen microarchitecture based CPUs, today AMD is lifting the lid...

169 by Ian Cutress on 12/13/2016

Scythe Announces Mugen 5 CPU Cooler: New Design, Fan and Mounting

Scythe this month has introduced its fifth-generation Mugen cooler for CPUs. The Mugen 5 has a slightly different design compared to previous models to improve its compatibility with tall...

16 by Anton Shilov on 12/12/2016

AMD Announces Radeon Instinct: GPU Accelerators for Deep Learning, Coming In 2017

With the launch of their Polaris family of GPUs earlier this year, much of AMD’s public focus in this space has been on the consumer side of matters. However...

39 by Ryan Smith on 12/12/2016

AMD Delivers Crimson ReLive Drivers: Yearly Feature Update for Radeon Gamers and Professionals

This time last year we saw the launch of Radeon Crimson. This was AMD’s big attempt to state that a yearly cadence for software features was a good thing...

48 by Ian Cutress on 12/8/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 Hotfix

Watch Dogs 2 is being released this week, and with that we receiving a new driver update from AMD bundled in with a couple of fixes. As a result...

1 by Daniel Williams on 11/29/2016

Discrete Desktop GPU Market Trends Q3 2016: GPU Shipments Hit Two-Year High

Shipments of discrete graphics processing units (GPUs) are traditionally high in the third quarter as PC makers and retailers gear up for the holiday season and build up stocks...

49 by Anton Shilov on 11/28/2016

Game Bundles: Get Civilization VI, Doom, Watch_Dogs 2 for Free with AMD, NVIDIA and Samsung Hardware

From time to time companies bundle the latest games with their hardware in a bid to attract attention of gamers and to make their products more competitive. Such promotions...

15 by Anton Shilov on 11/22/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 Hotfix

Continuing with a steady stream of updates, we are here with a new driver from AMD. Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 brings the core driver version up to 16.40.3211...

6 by Daniel Williams on 11/18/2016

AMD @ SC16: Radeon Open Compute Platform (ROCm) 1.3 Released, Boltzmann Comes to Fruition

Kicking off this week is SC, the annual ACM/IEEE sponsored supercomputing conference in the United States. At this show last year, AMD announced the Boltzmann Initiative, their ambitious plan...

11 by Ryan Smith on 11/14/2016

Now Shipping: AMD Radeon Pro WX Series

Back in July AMD announced the Radeon Pro WX series. Part of a broader rebranding effort for AMD’s professional grade graphics cards – moving away from the FirePro brand...

32 by Ryan Smith on 11/7/2016

ZOTAC ZBOX MAGNUS ERX480: SFF PC with Intel Core i5, AMD Radeon RX480, USB-C

ZOTAC has introduced a new small form-factor system that integrates AMD’s Radeon RX 480 graphics as well as an Intel quad-core Core i5-6400T. The compact PC is designed to...

29 by Anton Shilov on 11/4/2016

PowerColor Announces Devil Box: Thunderbolt 3 eGFX Enclosure

PowerColor has introduced its first enclosure for external graphics cards, the Devil Box. The accessory enables gamers to connect desktop video cards to AIO, SFF or laptop PCs using...

43 by Anton Shilov on 10/24/2016

AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.10.2

We are now wading through the blockbuster season for the PC gaming industry. Consequently, the list of fixes is on the shorter side this time around, but AMD is...

8 by Daniel Williams on 10/21/2016

AMD Announces Q3 2016 Financial Results

Today AMD announced their third quarter earnings for the fiscal year 2016. Revenue was up to $1.307 billion, up 23% from a year ago. However their operating income...

19 by Brett Howse on 10/20/2016

Examining Windows 10 Anniversary Update's Driver Signing Enforcement Policy

Windows 10 Anniversary Update came out at the beginning of August, with plenty of new user-facing features. There were also plenty of changes under the hood as well, including...

85 by Brett Howse on 10/14/2016

AMD Discontinues Gaming Evolved App

With the recent launch of AMD’s Radeon 400 series parts and consequent focus on hardware, it’s been some time now since we’ve heard from AMD about their Gaming Evolved...

62 by Ryan Smith on 10/12/2016

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