Zen 2

Deciding between building a mainstream PC and a high-end desktop has historically been very clear cut: if budget is a concern, and you're interested in gaming, then typically a user looks to the mainstream. Otherwise, if a user is looking to do more professional high-compute work, then they look at the high-end desktop. Over the course of AMD’s recent run of high-core count Ryzen processors that line has blurred. This year, that line has disappeared. Even in 2016, mainstream CPUs used to top out at four cores: today they now top out at sixteen.

AMD Q4: 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X, Threadripper Up To 32-Core 3970X, Coming November 25th

AMD is set to close out the year on a high note. As promised, the company will be delivering its latest 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor, built with two...

162 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/7/2019

AMD May Be Prepping More 280 W EPYC Enterprise CPUs

Back in September, AMD announced its 64-core EPYC 7H12 processor - a 280 W TDP behemoth with an increased base frequency designed specifically for the high-performance computing market. Based...

21 by Anton Shilov on 10/21/2019

Details About 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper Appear: 24 and 32 Cores, Up to 280 W

AMD has already officially confirmed plans to launch its 3rd Generation Ryzen Threadripper processors this November, but naturally kept all the details to itself. At the time, it stated...

19 by Anton Shilov on 10/21/2019

TRX40 Chipset For Upcoming AMD Ryzen Threadripper Listed

In what is being put down to an inadvertent leak by MSI, it could be that the currently unannounced chipset for AMD's new 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper series processors...

21 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/10/2019

AMD Brings Ryzen 9 3900 and Ryzen 5 3500X To Life

Seemingly always with AMD’s product portfolio, there is a persistent drip of new products being inserted into the product stack throughout the lifetime of a given generation of hardware...

39 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/8/2019

AMD Ryzen 9 3900: A 12-Core 65W CPU Listed

A motherboard maker has added support for AMD’s yet-to-be-announced Ryzen 9 3900 CPU. The product will be one of the industry’s first 12-core CPU featuring a mainstream TDP of...

48 by Anton Shilov on 9/26/2019

AMD Ryzen 5 3500 & 3500X Support Spotted

Three partners of AMD this week on their respective websites have begun to list two new yet unannounced Ryzen 5 3000-series processors. The new six-core CPUs — the Ryzen...

19 by Anton Shilov on 9/24/2019

AMD: Next Gen Threadripper and Ryzen 9 3950X, Coming November

In a shock email late on Friday, AMD has released a statement to clarify the situation it is in with the manufacturing of its latest Ryzen processors. And, depending...

82 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/20/2019

AMD’s New 280W 64-Core Rome CPU: The EPYC 7H12

If there’s something that gets everyone excited, it is more performance. On the Enterprise side, AMD has made big strides with its latest EPYC processor stack, featuring up to...

54 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/18/2019

Reaching for Turbo: Aligning Perception with AMD’s Frequency Metrics

For those that keep a close eye on consumer hardware, AMD recently has been involved in a minor uproar with some of its most vocal advocates about the newest...

144 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/17/2019

The ASUS Pro WS X570-Ace Review: x8x8x8 with No RGB

Not all motherboards are created equal, and some come with different distinguishing features which amplify them above the others. Whether that be gaming or professional use, the ASUS Pro...

105 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/12/2019

AMD Rome Second Generation EPYC Review: 2x 64-core Benchmarked

If you examine the CPU industry and ask where the big money is, you have to look at the server and datacenter market. Ever since the Opteron days, AMD's...

184 by Johan De Gelas on 8/7/2019

The AMD 2nd Gen EPYC "Rome" Launch Live Blog

The second – and arguably largest – shoe in the Zen 2 launch is dropping today: AMD’s EPYC 7002-series “Rome” processor. Based on all the things that made 3rd...

28 by Ryan Smith on 8/7/2019

G.Skill Reveals Trident Z Neo DDR4-3800 CL14 Kit for AMD Ryzen 3000

G.Skill has introduced its new high-end Trident Z Neo memory kits for systems based on AMD’s latest Ryzen 3000 processors. According to G.Skill, its Trident Z Neo DDR4-3800 CL14...

10 by Anton Shilov on 8/1/2019

The MSI MEG X570 Ace Motherboard Review: Ace in the Hole at $369

In our first X570 motherboard review we have the MSI MEG X570 Ace. This motherboard represents MSI's high-end range and sits in the top 3 of its product stack...

86 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/18/2019

AMD Ryzen 3000 Post-Review BIOS Update Recap: Larger ST Gains, Some Gains, Some Losses

It’s been a long two weeks following our AMD-review-athon weekend, culminating 7/7 with our extensive coverage of the new Ryzen 3000 series CPUs, the new Radeon RX 5700 series...

75 by Andrei Frumusanu on 7/11/2019

The AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive Review: 3700X and 3900X Raising The Bar

It’s the review we’ve all been waiting for. Since December last year – and particularly since CES – AMD has been teasing us about the new Zen 2 microarchitecture...

450 by Andrei Frumusanu & Gavin Bonshor on 7/7/2019

All Ryzen: Q&A with AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su

The biggest news of the annual Computex trade show came from AMD: the company is poised to launch its next generation Zen 2 microarchitecture, along with updates to its...

84 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/26/2019

Fireside Chat with Ian and Wendell: Ryzen 3000, Zen 2, Navi, Xeon W

The last couple of weeks have been a blitz, with the Computex trade show in Taipei almost immediately followed by E3 in Los Angeles. In both instances, AMD...

35 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/14/2019

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