Ryzen

For the launch of AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors, one of the features being advertised was Game Mode. This was a special profile under the updated Ryzen Master software that was designed to give the Threadripper CPU more performance in gaming, at the expense of peak performance in hard CPU tasks. AMD’s goal, as described to us, was to enable the user to have a choice: a CPU that can be fit for both CPU tasks and for gaming at the flick of a switch (and a reboot) by disabling half of the chip. Initially we interpreted this via one of AMD’s slides as half of the threads (simultaneous multi-threading off), as per the exact wording. However, in other places AMD had stated that it actually...

The AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X Review: CPUs on Steroids

In the early 2000s, we had the battle to high frequencies. The company that could force the most cycles through a processor could get a base performance advantage over...

342 by Ian Cutress on 8/10/2017

Unannounced AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920 CPU in Motherboard Support Lists

Three leading makers of motherboards on Friday disclosed specifications of yet-unannounced AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1920 processor. The chip has 12 cores, works at slightly lower frequencies than the model...

22 by Anton Shilov on 8/7/2017

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X and 1920X: We’re Allowed To Show Pictures Now

One of the interesting things to come out of this Threadripper launch is the stack of embargos. Last week AMD revealed the launch date and pricing, which will incidentally...

133 by Ian Cutress on 8/3/2017

The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 CPU Review: Zen on a Budget

AMD has always promised that Zen is a core suitable form entry level x86 computers all the way up to high-performance server parts. Within that scale so far, AMD...

138 by Ian Cutress on 7/27/2017

AMD Announces Q2 2017 Results: Ryzen Makes An Impact

This afternoon, AMD announced their second quarter results for their fiscal year 2017, and the news is promising. AMD still has some work to do in order to get...

60 by Brett Howse on 7/25/2017

MAINGEAR Launches R2 Razer Edition: Mini-ITX System with AMD Ryzen or Intel Core i7

MAINGEAR this week introduced the first small form-factor Razer Edition desktop aimed at loyal clients of Razer. The new MAINGEAR R2 Razer Edition uses AMD’s and Intel’s latest platforms...

16 by Anton Shilov on 7/21/2017

ASUS Introduces ROG Crosshair VI Extreme AM4 Motherboard for Ryzen

Most enthusiasts are familiar with ASUS’ Republic of Gamers (ROG) sub-brand bringing users what they state is an innovative lineup of products, promoted for performance and quality with gaming...

25 by Joe Shields on 7/20/2017

Patriot Publishes List of AMD Ryzen Compatible DIMMs: Up to DDR4-3400, 64 GB

Patriot has published a list of its memory modules that are verified and compatible with AMD Ryzen processors. This includes the Viper 4 and Viper Elite modules that are...

3 by Anton Shilov & Joe Shields on 7/13/2017

AMD Threadripper 1920X and 1950X CPU Details: 12/16 Cores, 4 GHz Turbo, $799 and $999

Last night out of the blue, we received an email from AMD, sharing some of the specifications for the forthcoming Ryzen Threadripper CPUs to be announced today. Up until...

225 by Ian Cutress on 7/13/2017

GIGABYTE Joins AM4 Mini-ITX Club with GA-AB350N-Gaming Wi-Fi Motherboard

GIGABYTE has announced its first Mini-ITX motherboard for AMD’s AM4 processors. The GA-AB350N-Gaming WIFI (or simply AB350N-Gaming) Mini-ITX is based on AMD’s ‘performance-class’ B350 chipset and provides modern features...

23 by Anton Shilov on 7/3/2017

AMD Inadvertently Reveals Ryzen 3 1300 & 1200 Details

If you were paying close attention to this morning’s announcement of AMD’s new Ryzen Pro SKUs, then you likely noticed something interesting: the non-X PRO chips all have the...

47 by Ryan Smith on 6/29/2017

AMD Launches Ryzen PRO CPUs: Enhanced Security, Longer Warranty, Better Quality

This morning AMD is introducing their Ryzen PRO processors for business and commercial desktop PCs. The new lineup of CPUs includes the Ryzen 3 PRO, Ryzen 5 PRO and...

76 by Anton Shilov on 6/29/2017

QNAP Launches TS-1277 NAS Powered by AMD's Ryzen CPUs: 12 Bays, 64 GB DDR4, Starts at $2,299

QNAP demonstrated its upcoming 12-bay NAS devices at Computex 2017, including most notably models powered by AMD’s Ryzen processors. The NAS will support HDDs and SSDs in various form-factors...

36 by Anton Shilov on 6/10/2017

ASRock Demos X399 ‘ThreadRipper’ Motherboards: M.2, U.2, 10 GbE, & More

At Computex last week, ASRock demonstrated two motherboards designed for AMD’s upcoming ThreadRipper HEDT processors. The new platforms are for high-end workstations and designed to support up to four...

68 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2017

ASRock Gives AMD Ryzen Mini-ITX Treatment, Launches X370 Gaming ITX/ac

ASRock has introduced a miniature motherboard for AMD Ryzen microprocessors, one of a few such motherboards in the industry. Despite being very small, the X370 Gaming ITX/ac offers everything...

40 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2017

Computex 2017: AMD Press Event Live Blog

AMD is having a press conference here in Taipei for Computex 2017. We plan to get as near to the action as possible - come back at 10am Taiwan...

31 by Ian Cutress on 5/30/2017

AMD Announces Ryzen AGESA 1.0.0.6 Update: Enables Memory Clocks Up To DDR4-4000

Demonstrating their commitment to keep improving the AM4 platform, AMD has just published a suite of details about their upcoming AGESA 1.0.0.6 firmware. Of particular interest here, the latest...

55 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/26/2017

The AMD Ryzen 5 1600X vs Core i5 Review: Twelve Threads vs Four at $250

Since the announcement of AMD’s mid-range offerings, it was clear that Ryzen 5 is going to have some major advantages over its direct price competition. For $250, the top...

250 by Ian Cutress on 4/11/2017

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...

229 by Ian Cutress on 3/15/2017

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