In our series of Best 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 (29-Aug). Numbers in graphs reflect MSRP. Best CPUs, August 2017 Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data from our reviews. CPU Recommendations: August 2017 AMD Segment Intel Ryzen 7 1800X Ryzen 7 1700 $431 $300 Peak Gaming / VR $325 $337 Core i7-7740X Core i7-7700K Ryzen 5 1600 $210 Smart Gaming / VR $198 Core i5-7500 Ryzen 3 1300X $130 Sub $700 Gaming $116 Core i3-7100 Athlon X4 960 Athlon X4 860K ? $66 Sub $500 Gaming $85 Pentium G4560 A12-9800 + AM4 A10-7890K + FM2+ A10-7860K + FM2+ $111 $143 $96 Integrated / eSports - - Threadripper 1950X $1000 CPU Workstation $1000 Core i9-7900X Threadripper 1900X EPYC 7251 $549 $475 Memory Workstation $213 Xeon W-2123 Raven Ridge APUs One to Watch Core i9-7980XE Core i7-8700K Core i3-8100 The...

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

Sizing Up Servers: Intel's Skylake-SP Xeon versus AMD's EPYC 7000 - The Server CPU Battle of the Decade?

This morning kicks off a very interesting time in the world of server-grade CPUs. Officially launching today is Intel's latest generation of Xeon processors, based on the "Skylake-SP" architecture...

217 by Johan De Gelas & Ian Cutress on 7/11/2017

TYAN Announces AMD EPYC TN70A-B8026 Server: 1P, 16 DIMMs, 26 SSDs, OCuLink

TYAN introduced its first server and its first motherboard for AMD’s new EPYC processors. The company decided to take a cautious approach to AMD’s EPYC, and the initial machine...

37 by Anton Shilov on 6/22/2017

AMD's Future in Servers: New 7000-Series CPUs Launched and EPYC Analysis

The big news out of AMD was the launch of Zen, the new high-performance core that is designed to underpin the product roadmap for the next few generations of...

130 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2017

AMD EPYC Launch Event Live Blog (Starts 4pm ET)

I'm in Austin for AMD's launch event for their new server parts, named EPYC. Come back at 4pm ET (3pm Austin) for the Live Blog on the official announcement!

21 by Ian Cutress on 6/20/2017

AMD CPU Updates: 16 Core ThreadRipper w/64 PCIe Lanes This Summer, Epyc Launching June 20th

Wrapping up just a bit ago was AMD’s annual Computex press conference. AMD brings their A-game to Computex, and for a good reason: as a PC focused show, it...

71 by Ryan Smith on 5/30/2017

Log in

Don't have an account? Sign up now