Ryzen

AMD has quietly added two new APUs into its lineup of products. Based on AMD's existing Raven Ridge silicon, the new Ryzen 7 2800H and Ryzen 5 2600H chips with integrated Radeon graphics consume up to 45 W and are aimed at high-performance laptops. AMD’s Ryzen 5 2600H and Ryzen 7 2800H APUs pack four Zen cores with SMT enable, and run at 3.2 and 3.3 GHz base frequency (respectively). Meanwhile graphics is provided by the integrated Radeon RX Vega 8 or Vega 11 iGPU. The new APUs clock their general-purpose cores significantly higher (1 GHz+) when compared to AMD’s lower-power Ryzen 5 2500U and Ryzen 7 2700U APUs that were introduced last year, but at the cost of a 3x higher TDP. Meanwhile, the...

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...

10 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

QNAP Launches 16-Bay AMD Ryzen-Based TS-1677X NAS with 10 GbE

QNAP this week introduced its new family of 16-bay enterprise-class NAS based on AMD’s Ryzen processors. The new TS-1677X devices support Qtier automatic data tiering and SSD caching technology...

24 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2018

Leading DRAM Makers Release Modules Validated with AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs

G.Skill and Team Group have released new high-performance DDR4 memory modules that the firms are guaranteeing to be compatible with AMD’s latest Ryzen 2000-series CPUs. The modules operate at...

9 by Anton Shilov on 5/25/2018

AMD Releases Unified Graphics Driver for dGPUs & Desktop APUs: Radeon Software Q2 2018

Although AMD’s Ryzen desktop APUs released back in February with the Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 3 2200G, official driver support has been limited to the inaugural WHQL launch...

16 by Nate Oh on 5/18/2018

AMD Launches Ryzen Pro with Vega: Mobile APUs and Desktop APUs

Both AMD and Intel have product lines catered to the commercial market: large scale business deployments that require stability and administration-at-a-distance across tens of thousands of units. Imagine a...

20 by Ian Cutress on 5/15/2018

Delidding The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU: How To Guide and Results

Delidding is a process with the aim being to reduce CPU core temperatures on processors with a less-than-ideal thermal interface between the silicon and headspreader. The benefits of delidding...

73 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/10/2018

HP Unveils EliteBook 700 G5, ProBook 645 G4 Laptops with Ryzen PRO [UPDATED]

HP this week announced its first notebooks based on AMD’s Ryzen PRO mobile processors. The new EliteBook 700-series and ProBook 700-series systems are designed for business as well as...

25 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2018

The AnandTech Podcast, Episode 46: More Choice on x86

The recent discussions at AnandTech have been about the latest updates in desktop computing. We recently went live with our Ryzen 2000-series review of all four processors, and our...

15 by Ian Cutress on 5/9/2018

The Acer Swift 3 SF315-41 Review: Ryzen Meets Laptop

It’s been a long time since we’ve had a chance to review a laptop powered by an AMD CPU, but Acer has now launched the Acer Swift 3 powered...

78 by Brett Howse on 5/3/2018

Mini-Jellyfish: ADATA Launches XPG Spectrix D80 DDR4 RGB Memory

ADATA has started shipments of its new memory modules that feature hybrid air and liquid-based cooling systems along with RGB lighting. The new XPG Spectrix D80 DDR4 RGB modules...

28 by Anton Shilov on 5/2/2018

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