Ryzen

AMD launched its Ryzen Mobile 4000 ‘Renoir’ processors in January, and one of our questions was around the appetite for AMD to push mini-PC designs. Processors that have both high performance and low power are ideal for small form factors, and there has always been a dedicated community to this hardware segment. As we’ve seen in previous launches, sometimes these sorts of machines come before laptops, or very quickly after. At the time, AMD said that the focus was on the laptops, however there would be nothing to stop one of its partners going ahead with a mini-PC design. So we waited, and waited…

G.Skill Launches Trident Neo Memory Modules for AMD Ryzen 3000 CPUs

After every major CPU launch leading suppliers of memory modules release DIMMs validated to work with the new platform. This time around G.Skill not only announced DRAM modules that...

23 by Anton Shilov on 7/10/2019

The AMD X570 Motherboard Overview: Over 35+ Motherboards Analyzed

During Computex 2019, AMD's CEO Dr Lisa Su introduced the company's newest AM4 chipset, the X570. Designed to support the new AMD Ryzen 3000 series processors, X570 is...

229 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/9/2019

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...

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

ASRock’s 4X4 Box-R1000: A Ryzen-Based 0.87-Liter SFF PC

ASRock has introduced what could be the world’s smallest system based on AMD Ryzen processor. The 4X4 Box-R1000 ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC can fit on the palm of a...

22 by Anton Shilov on 7/5/2019

AMD Launches Xbox Game Pass for PC Bundle for Current Radeon & Ryzen Products

Last month back at the Radeon RX 5700 series reveal, AMD announced that they would be launching a new kind of game bundle with the new video cards. Rather...

24 by Ryan Smith on 7/3/2019

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

AMD 16-Core Ryzen 9 3950X: Up to 4.7 GHz, 105W, Coming September

One of the questions that was left over from AMD’s Computex reveal of the new Ryzen 3000 family was why a 16-core version of the dual-chiplet Matisse design was...

172 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/11/2019

AMD Zen 2 Microarchitecture Analysis: Ryzen 3000 and EPYC Rome

We have been teased with AMD’s next generation processor products for over a year. The new chiplet design has been heralded as a significant breakthrough in driving performance and...

218 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2019

The AMD Next Horizon Gaming Keynote Live Blog (Starts at 3pm PT/22:00 UTC)

We're here in sunny (and hot) Los Angeles, California for E3, and more specifically, AMD's next big product-focused keynote. Dubbed "Next Horizon Gaming", AMD's crew, including CEO Dr. Lisa...

36 by Ryan Smith on 6/10/2019

ECS Mini-ITX Ryzen Streaming PC, with M.2 Capture Card

We reported on the SF110-A320 back at CES, where it was a small form factor machine using a 35W AMD APU. ECS had this design at Computex as well...

3 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2019

Spotted at Computex: A Ryzen PC in a Threadripper RETAIL box

A common marketing tool at trade show events is for companies to commission custom PC builds to showcase their hardware and products. Modding is an interesting aspect to our...

8 by Ian Cutress on 6/3/2019

AMD Confirms PCIe 4.0 Not Coming to Older Motherboards (X470, X370, B350, A320)

One of the salient points of the next generation Ryzen 3000 CPUs coming next month was the support around PCIe 4.0. As the successor to PCIe 3.0, offering double...

50 by Ian Cutress on 6/2/2019

A New Collection of HP Envy Convertible Laptops with Wooden Palmrests

On the opening day of Computex, HP introduced its first laptops and convertible notebooks featuring premium wooden inlays on their palmrests. The new HP Envy PCs will be available...

11 by Anton Shilov on 5/28/2019

Computer Upgrade King Shows Off a Compact 32-Core Ryzen Threadripper PC

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...

9 by Anton Shilov on 5/28/2019

AMD Ryzen 3000 Announced: Five CPUs, 12 Cores for $499, Up to 4.6 GHz, PCIe 4.0, Coming 7/7

Today at Computex, AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su is announcing the raft of processors it will be launching on its new Zen 2 chiplet-based microarchitecture. Among other things, AMD...

310 by Ian Cutress on 5/26/2019

Dr. Lisa Su at Computex 2019: AMD Keynote Live Blog (10am TPE, 10pm ET, 02:00 UTC)

AMD is on a hell of a ride. With the public still wanting more information about Zen 2 and Navi from the CES announcements, Dr. Lisa Su will be...

23 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 5/26/2019

Acer Updates Nitro 5 And Swift 3 Laptops With 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen Mobile

Today Acer is announcing some updates to some of their AMD lineup, with the Acer Nitro 5 gaming laptop and Acer Swift 3 both being refreshed with the latest...

30 by Brett Howse on 5/23/2019

GIGABYTE AM4 Motherboards: PCIe 4.0 Ready for Ryzen 3000

In preparation for the launch of AMD's next generation of Ryzen processors, GIGABYTE has released a wave of firmware updates for its X470 and B450 AM4 socket motherboards. The...

32 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/21/2019

AMD Reiterates 7nm Roadmap: Navi, Matisse, & Rome to Launch in Q3

AMD this week held its Annual Shareholder Meeting where it reiterated its current technology roadmap and once again confirmed that that its major products set to be released this...

55 by Anton Shilov on 5/17/2019

Lenovo's ThinkPad X395: A 13.3-Inch AMD Ryzen Pro-Based Ultraportable

Long one of AMD's closest and most eager laptop partners, Lenovo has introduced one of the industry’s first Ryzen Pro 3000-powered ultra-portable premium business laptops. The ThinkPad X395 features...

55 by Anton Shilov on 5/9/2019

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