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When it comes to building a new system or upgrading an existing one, the AM4 socket has numerous options at various price points for users to select from. We are now seeing CPU prices come back down to earth - the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 5950X desktop processor is available for $749 at both Amazon and Newegg currently, and despite the obvious pitfalls in graphics card pricing, it's a better time to build a new PC right now than it has been during most months during 2021. There has also been a number of new 'X570S' models making its way into retail channels from all of the major vendors, with upgraded features such as Wi-Fi 6E and passively cooled chipsets. It's time to give...

Does an AMD Chiplet Have a Core Count Limit?

When it was announced that AMD was set to give a presentation at Hot Chips on its newest Zen 3 microarchitecture, I was expecting the usual fare when a...

110 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 9/7/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: Graphics (Intel, AMD, Google, Xilinx)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

13 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/24/2021

Hot Chips 2021 Live Blog: CPUs (Alder Lake, Zen3, IBM Z, Sapphire Rapids)

Welcome to Hot Chips! This is the annual conference all about the latest, greatest, and upcoming big silicon that gets us all excited. Stay tuned during Monday and Tuesday...

39 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/23/2021

MSI Launches MEG X570S Ace Max Motherboard, Max Out Ryzen 5000

On the back of a myriad of new motherboard launches based on AMD's X570 chipset, we have the MSI MEG X570S Ace Max. The new Max motherboard supersedes the...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/18/2021

Best CPUs for Gaming: August 2021

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

21 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/13/2021

MinisForum Unveils Cezanne EliteMini HX90 and Tiger Lake EliteMini TL50 mini-PCs

MinisForum, a Shenzhen based manufacturer of compact computing platforms, has been steadily bringing both AMD and Intel-based systems into the market. While the mix has mostly involved platforms that...

42 by Ganesh T S on 8/4/2021

The AMD Ryzen 7 5700G, Ryzen 5 5600G, and Ryzen 3 5300G Review

Earlier this year, AMD launched its Zen 3 based desktop processor solutions with integrated graphics. Marketed as the Ryzen 5000G family, these processors are the latest offering to combine...

136 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 8/4/2021

The GIGABYTE MZ72-HB0 (Rev 3.0) Motherboard Review: Dual Socket 3rd Gen EPYC

Back in March, we reviewed AMD's latest Zen 3 based EPYC 7003 processors, including the 64-core EPYC 7763 and 7713. We've updated the data back in June with a...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/2/2021

ASUS Unveils ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme Motherboard: Flagship X570

With prices on AMD's Ryzen 5950X 16-core Zen 3 based processor slowly coming back into the realms of MSRP, ASUS is taking advantage of recent events by announcing its...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/2/2021

AMD Announces Radeon RX 6600 XT: Mainstream RDNA2 Lands August 11th For $379

Starting next month, AMD’s Radeon RX 6000 desktop product stack is about to get a little deeper – and a little cheaper – with the addition of the forthcoming...

66 by Ryan Smith on 7/29/2021

AMD Reports Q2 2021 Earnings: Company-wide Growth Drives Doubled Revenue

Continuing our Q2 earnings coverage this month, AMD is next out the gate in reporting their earnings. And, has been the story now for most of the last year...

105 by Ryan Smith on 7/27/2021

AMD Threadripper Pro Review: An Upgrade Over Regular Threadripper?

Since the launch of AMD’s Threadripper Pro platform, the desire to see what eight channels of memory brings to compute over the regular quad-channel Threadripper has been an intriguing...

97 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 7/14/2021

EVGA Teases an AMD X570 Dark Edition: For Ryzen 5000 Enthusiasts

Legendary overclocker Vince "KINGPIN" Lucido, part of EVGA's in-house design team, posted to his Facebook page an image that has caused a bit of a stir. The post is...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/14/2021

AMD EPYC Milan Review Part 2: Testing 8 to 64 Cores in a Production Platform

It’s been a few months since AMD first announced their new third generation EPYC Milan server CPU line-up. We had initially reviewed the first SKUS back in March, covering...

58 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/25/2021

AMD Moves GCN 1, 2, & 3-based GPUs and APUs To Legacy; Also Drops Win7 Support

Alongside today’s release of their new Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.6.1 driver – the first to bring support for FidelityFX Super Resolution tech – AMD is also using this opportunity...

59 by Ryan Smith on 6/22/2021

An AnandTech Interview with Jim Keller: 'The Laziest Person at Tesla'

I've spoken about Jim Keller many times on AnandTech. In the world of semiconductor design, his name draws attention, simply by the number of large successful projects he has...

81 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/17/2021

Google Announces AMD Milan-based Cloud Instances - Out with SMT vCPUs?

Today Google is announcing a new Cloud instance based on AMD Milan – but beyond the new hardware, it’s really what’s behind the new performance numbers which is what...

22 by Andrei Frumusanu on 6/17/2021

SPEC Updates SERT Suite for ISO-Compliant Server Energy Efficiency Benchmarking

The Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation's SPEC SERT Suite has evolved as the industry-standard for measuring the energy efficiency of servers over the last decade. Regulatory authorities such as the...

3 by Ganesh T S on 6/15/2021

Razer Unleashes Blade 14 Gaming Laptop: Ryzen 5000 Mobile with GeForce Graphics

During their E3 2021 gaming event this afternoon, Razer has launched the latest variant of its popular Blade 14 gaming laptop. For the first time, Razer is using an...

19 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/14/2021

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