Ryzen

AMD has started selling select Ryzen processors in special limited-edition Ryzen MAX bundles. This holiday season the company will offer its Ryzen 5 2600X MAX and Ryzen 7 2700 MAX bundles with its highest-performaning stock air coolers that enable users to take advantage of AMD’s Precision Boost 2 and XFR2 automatic overclocking technologies for longer periods, or just enjoy a higher overclocking potential. Typically, boxed version of AMD’s six-core Ryzen 5 2600X processor is equipped with the company’s Wraith Spire CPU cooler, whereas boxed variant of the eight-core Ryzen 7 2700 chip comes with the Wraith Spire LED cooling system. Meanwhile, the Ryzen 5 2600X MAX and Ryzen 7 2700 MAX bundles include AMD’s range-topping Wraith MAX cooler. The said processors are rated for a 65...

The ASRock B450 Gaming ITX/ac and B450 Gaming K4 Motherboard Reviews

With the launch of the new AMD B450 budget focused chipset, we’re taking a look at two gaming branded ASRock motherboards; the B450 Gaming ITX/ac and the Fatal1ty B450...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

Analyzing B450 for AMD Ryzen: A Quick Look at 25+ Motherboards

One of the secondary stories from Computex was that AMD and its partners were set to launch a new generation of mid-range chipsets and motherboards with the new lower-power...

52 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/31/2018

AMD Announces Q2 2018 Results: Best Quarter In Seven Years

What a difference a year makes. Yesterday afternoon AMD announced their second quarter results for their fiscal year 2018, and the news is nothing short of stunning, with AMD...

13 by Ryan Smith on 7/26/2018

The GIGABYTE X470 Gaming 7 Wi-Fi Motherboard Review: The AM4 Aorus Flagship

The GIGABYTE X470 Aorus Gaming 7 Wi-Fi is specifically aimed at gamers looking to make the most of the benefits of AMD’s newest AM4 based chipset, X470. Like most...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/26/2018

Zen and Vega DDR4 Memory Scaling on AMD's APUs

We have previously explored the importance of memory scaling within AMDs Ryzen CPUs: the question being answered today is how much of an effect on performance does the memory...

73 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/28/2018

The GIGABYTE X399 DESIGNARE EX Motherboard Review

In this review we are having a look at GIGABYTE's currently best AMD X399 motherboard, the Designare EX. The specifications of the motherboard are impressive, and the design of...

19 by E. Fylladitakis on 6/22/2018

AMD Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G Core Frequency Scaling: An Analysis

When AMD launched their first generation Ryzen-based APUs with a Zen cores and Vega graphics, both of the new parts entered the market at two very different budget-focused price...

33 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/20/2018

GIGABYTE B450 Aorus Pro Wi-Fi: A Second Gen Mid-Range Motherboard

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...

14 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q3 2018

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

0 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

BIOSTAR Updates a Popular Motherboard: The X470GTN

Would it surprise you that our most popular AM4 motherboard review to date was Biostar’s mini-ITX offering, the X370GTN? At the time it was launched, it was the only...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/18/2018

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

G.Skill’s DRAM Extremes: DDR4-4000 on AMD Ryzen, DDR4-5066 on Intel Core i7

In the constant race to one-up the other memory vendors in the highly commoditized DRAM market, at Computex last week G.Skill demonstrated its Trident Z RGB memory modules running...

18 by Anton Shilov on 6/11/2018

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...

7 by Anton Shilov on 6/1/2018

A Thought on Silicon Design: Intel’s LCC on HEDT Should Be Dead

In the past couple of weeks, we have been re-testing and re-analysing our second generation Ryzen 2000-series review. The extra time and writing, looking at the results and the...

31 by Ian Cutress on 6/1/2018

Acer Announces AMD Gaming Lineup For Computex 2018

With Computex getting underway, Acer is announcing a couple of new devices in their gaming lineup which feature AMD processors. Acer’s new Predator Helios 500 is a gaming laptop...

6 by Brett Howse on 6/1/2018

AMD Preps New Ryzen 2000-Series CPUs: 45W Ryzen 7 2700E & Ryzen 5 2600E

AMD is gearing up to release four new Ryzen 2000-series processors based on a listing in ASRock’s CPU compatibility chart. The new Ryzen 5 2600E and Ryzen 7 2700E...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2018

Two New 35W Raven Ridge Parts: AMD Athlon 200GE and Athlon Pro 200GE

In this interesting world where processors are released but not formally announced, it means that when diving through the lists of supported CPUs on certain motherboards, we might find...

27 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2018

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

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