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With the launch of the second generation of Ryzen, AMD also launched the X470 chipset which enabled the next generation of Precision Boost, a new adaptive storage technology called StoreMI, and also significantly cut the power consumption of the chipset in both load and idle modes. At the time it was also leaked that AMD will be releasing new B-series chipsets into the market, called B450, with the same enhancements. GIGABYTE showed us the top-end B450 motherboard the company is working on. The B450 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi is going to be at the top of GIGABYTE’s B450 product stack, using a mixture of consumer facing technologies and features but also keeping the board more price effective for its market. This means that the rear panel...

AMD BIOS Limitations: Bristol Ridge Dropped From Certain Motherboards

One of the functions of a motherboard BIOS, or UEFI, is the ability to discern which CPU is installed in the socket. With each new generation of CPUs, new...

33 by Ian Cutress on 6/15/2018

Tyan Tomcat EX: The First AM4 Ryzen Motherboard with Management Control

A surprise at Computex was seeing the first public AMD Ryzen-based AM4 motherboard that will implement an Aspeed AST2500 BMC chip for additional management. Tyan was showcasing its Tomcat...

12 by Ian Cutress on 6/14/2018

MSI B450 AM4 Motherboards at Computex

AMD's 2000-series Ryzen processors represent an incredible step forward even though they are based on a revamped architecture, but much like Intel's Coffee Lake launch, the company only released...

8 by Joe Shields on 6/5/2018

AMD B450 At Computex: ASRock Invite Mentions B450 Chipset on Display

ASRock on Thursday announced plans to demonstrate its new AM4 motherboards based on AMD’s yet-unannounced B450 chipset next week at Computex. The new chipset is expected to bring a...

5 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2018

Arctic Unveils Alpine AM4 Passive CPU Cooler

Arctic this week added its first passive cooler that is compatible with AMD’s AM4 processors into its lineup of products. The Alpine AM4 was designed for APUs and CPUs...

25 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2018

EKWB Releases New Hard Tubing Series Watercooling Kits

EKWB has offered enthusiasts water cooling parts and complete kits for years now. The kits are intended to simplify custom water cooling in what can be a complicated matter...

11 by Joe Shields on 5/10/2018

AMD Launches Ryzen 3 2200GE & Ryzen 5 2400GE 35 W APUs

AMD has officially added energy-efficient Ryzen 3 and Ryzen 5 APUs to its product lineup. The new processors with integrated Radeon Vega graphics, have a 35 W TDP, and...

43 by Anton Shilov on 4/23/2018

The ASRock X370 Gaming-ITX/ac Motherboard Review

With high performance desktop ITX options appearing more frequently with each new generation of chipset, ASRock released a pairing of AM4 offerings to satisfy small form factor enthusiasts. Although...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/18/2018

Overclocking The AMD Ryzen APUs: Guide and Results

With AMD’s new launch of Raven Ridge APUs, the Ryzen 3 2200G ($99) and Ryzen 5 2400G ($169), AMD holds the current integrated graphics apex when directly compared against...

54 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 4/16/2018

The MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium Motherboard Review: A Silver Flagship

The MSI X370 XPower Gaming Titanium is marketed as a top of the range ATX offering and currently stands as MSI's flagship AM4 socket motherboard. The XPower branding over...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/13/2018

The ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 Motherboard Review: Dual M.2 at $90

A low-cost alternative for Ryzen systems to the high-calibre but higher-cost motherboards is the B350 range. Today we are testing the ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 motherboard, coming in under...

44 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/9/2018

The MSI B350 Tomahawk Motherboard Review: Gaming On a Budget

Without key buzzwords such as 'RGB' and 'gaming', MSI is looking to target AMD users on a strict budget with the B350 Tomahawk. Compared to X370, the B350 boards...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/12/2018

ZOTAC at CES 2018: AMD Raven Ridge APU in a ZBOX MA551 Mini-PC

LAS VEGAS, NV — ZOTAC is preparing a small form-factor PC based on an AMD’s Ryzen processor with integrated Vega graphics. The ZOTAC ZBOX MA551 will be among the...

34 by Anton Shilov on 1/16/2018

MSI Releases The Mini-ITX B350I PRO AC AM4 Motherboard

MSI has now released the B350I PRO AC, a mini-ITX option for those looking to build a small form factor system featuring AMD’s Ryzen processors or a 7th generation...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2018

Best Motherboards: Q1 2018

This past year has offered an extremely wide selection of motherboards and chipsets to choose from. AMD’s Zen and Threadripper, Intel’s Kaby Lake and Coffee Lake, and enterprise options...

26 by Ian Cutress on 1/6/2018

The GIGABYTE Aorus AX370-Gaming 5 Review: Dual Audio Codecs

Today we are having a look at a LED-laden, gaming-focused, ATX motherboard from GIGABYTE: the Aorus AX370-Gaming 5. If a user wants LEDs for Ryzen at under $200, here...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/14/2017

The Biostar X370GTN Mini-ITX Motherboard Review: AM4 Goes Tiny

Today take a look at the Biostar X370GTN Mini ITX motherboard which is the first Mini ITX motherboard to have been released on the AM4 socket for AMD's Ryzen...

31 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/23/2017

AMD's 35W "Bristol Ridge" A-Series APUs Now Available at Retail

We have some good news for low-power AMD builders this morning: AMD has (finally) begun to sell the 35W versions of their "Bristol Ridge" desktop APUs. Overall the company...

38 by Anton Shilov on 9/6/2017

Retesting AMD Ryzen Threadripper’s Game Mode: Halving Cores for More Performance

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...

104 by Ian Cutress on 8/17/2017

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