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When AMD announced that its new Zen 3 core was a ground-up redesign and offered complete performance leadership, we had to ask them to confirm if that’s exactly what they said. Despite being less than 10% the size of Intel, and very close to folding as a company in 2015, the bets that AMD made in that timeframe with its next generation Zen microarchitecture and Ryzen designs are now coming to fruition. Zen 3 and the new Ryzen 5000 processors, for the desktop market, are the realization of those goals: not only performance per watt and performance per dollar leaders, but absolute performance leadership in every segment. We’ve gone into the new microarchitecture and tested the new processors. AMD is the new king, and...

Best AMD Motherboards: October 2020

This month has been another hot one for AMD, with the announcement that its latest Zen 3 processors (Ryzen 5000) which will be available from November 5th. In anticipation...

48 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/28/2020

AMD Ryzen 5000 and Zen 3 on Nov 5th: +19% IPC, Claims Best Gaming CPU

Dr. Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, has today announced the company’s next generation mainstream Ryzen processor. The new family, known as the Ryzen 5000 series, includes four parts...

510 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/8/2020

ASRock B550 Taichi Review: The $300 B550 Motherboard with Chutzpah

Outside of its Aqua series of motherboards, which come with exquisitely crafted monoblocks, ASRock's Taichi brand has been a critical part of the company's offerings in the land of...

62 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/21/2020

The ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming Wi-Fi Motherboard Review: Premium Value

Motherboards based on AMD's B550 chipset have exploded onto the scene. Despite B550 being a cost-down version of X570 for the budget market, motherboard manufacturers have gone a little...

39 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/22/2020

AMD Launches 12 Desktop Renoir Ryzen 4000G Series APUs: But You Can’t Buy Them

Today AMD is finally lifting the lid on its long-awaited desktop Zen2 based APU family. Using the same silicon as in the Ryzen Mobile 4000 family, AMD is pumping...

130 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/21/2020

Colorful Announces Two sub-$130 micro-ATX B550 Motherboards

With AMD's B550 models now on the shelves, a lot of focus around its launch was based on pricing - or rather the lack of very low-cost entry-level models. The...

50 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/9/2020

New AMD Ryzen 3000XT Processors Available Today

Announced a couple of weeks ago, the new AMD Ryzen 3000XT models with increased clock frequencies should be available today in primary markets. These new processors offer slightly higher...

111 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/7/2020

AMD To Launch New Ryzen 3000 XT CPUs: Zen 2 with More MHz

One of the more frequent rumors in recent weeks has been that AMD would have some new Ryzen 3000 processors to launch. Today AMD is announcing three new processors...

80 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/16/2020

Electromigration: Why AMD Ryzen Current Boosting Won't Kill Your CPU

Electromigration is an issue that affects all electronics - the act of electrons bumping into silicon or copper atoms and moving them out of the crystal lattice raises the...

146 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/9/2020

AMD to Support Zen 3 and Ryzen 4000 CPUs on B450 and X470 Motherboards

In a surprising twist, AMD has today announced that it intends to enable Ryzen 4000 and Zen 3 support on its older B450 and X470 Motherboards. This is going...

164 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/19/2020

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100 CPU Review: A Budget Gaming Bonanza

When AMD announced the new Ryzen 3 processors built on Zen 2, I was under the impression that these were essentially the reject parts from AMD’s successful Ryzen 3000...

250 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/7/2020

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100: New Low Cost Quad-Core Zen 2 Processors From $99

If one were critiquing AMD’s current line of Zen 2 processors, one of the things to note is that the cheapest option is $199, for the six-core Ryzen 5...

100 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/21/2020

Biostar Unveils Racing X570GTA Motherboard

Adding to its small X570 product stack, Biostar has unveiled its latest ATX sized model, the Biostar Racing X570GTA. While nothing to do with 'Grand Theft Auto', the X570GTA...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/21/2019

New MSI MEG X570 Unify: An All-Black Motherboard with no RGB!!

The concept and implementation of RGB can be a deal-breaker when buying a new motherboard. With many models to choose from, not many are brave enough to drop the...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/4/2019

The GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme Motherboard Review: Fanless AM4

The introduction of the X570 chipset has heralded some of the most impressive and feature-rich desktop motherboards for an AMD platform in recent times. One prime example of this...

43 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/24/2019

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...

114 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/12/2019

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...

93 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/18/2019

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...

231 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/9/2019

In The Lab: MSI X570 Motherboard Preview with the Godlike and Ace

The next generation of AMD Ryzen 3000 processors is edging closer to being released, and we'll see the results on July 7th. But alongside the new 7 nm processors...

90 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/28/2019

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