Workstations based on AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper processors with up to 32 cores are available from the vast majority of boutique PC makers. Since we are dealing with hardware for demanding tasks, PC builders tend to leave a lot of space for expandability, so the majority of AMD Ryzen Threadripper-powered PCs are rather large. Computer Upgrade King decided to do something different: its 2990WX-based Stratos Micro uses a Micro-ATX platform and is therefore smaller than its competitors. Meanwhile, it still offers leading-edge performance and expandability, as we discovered at Computex. Computer Upgrade King’s Stratos Micro featuring AMD’s 32-core Ryzen Threadripper W2990WX uses ASRock’s X399M Taichi motherboard, the only Micro-ATX mainboard for AMD’s TR4 socket on the market. Being compact, this platform still has four DDR4 DIMM...
GIGABYTE has another motherboard coming out supporting AMD’s Threadripper CPUs, the X399 Designare EX. The Designare EX is slated to be their flagship motherboard for the X399 chipset and...39 by Joe Shields on 9/19/2017
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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
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
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...69 by Anton Shilov on 6/7/2017