In what appears to be a final swan song for AMD's long-lived AM4 platform, AMD announced seven new Ryzen processors back in March, including the highly anticipated Ryzen 7 5800X3D which features AMD's latest 3D V-Cache. Although the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is primarily designed for gamers with its 3D stacked L3 cache (96MB!), we've taken a look at a number of different AM4 boards over the last few years that caters to users of all levels, with the latest chipsets including both B550 and X570S catering mainly to the Ryzen 5000 series of processors. With varying levels of motherboards available, from the more affordable B450 chipset to the flagship X570 chipset and latest X570S models, there's something available for users on all kinds of budgets...
Although largely overshadowed by more efficient ASIC rigs, there are still people using GPUs to accumulate digital currencies and/or create cheap OpenCL based systems. It is with those users...26 by Patrick MacMillan on 5/10/2017
As part of our initial Ryzen 7 review, AMD also teased the presence of two more elements to the Ryzen lineup, specifically Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3, both aiming...229 by Ian Cutress on 3/15/2017
Thanks to some sleuthing from various readers, AMD has accidentally let the cat out of the bag with regards to the official Ryzen launch date. While they haven’t specifically...72 by Ian Cutress on 1/11/2017
At the CES 2017 show today, AMD is lifting the lid on some of the upcoming AM4 motherboard designs coming to end users for Ryzen/Summit Ridge and Bristol Ridge...48 by Ian Cutress on 1/4/2017
In the eternal battle to drive more details out of AMD ahead of the full launch of its new Zen microarchitecture based CPUs, today AMD is lifting the lid...170 by Ian Cutress on 12/13/2016
AMD 7th Gen Bristol Ridge and AM4 Analysis: Up to A12-9800, B350/A320 Chipset, OEMs first, PIBs Later
Over the last two weeks, AMD officially launched their 7th Generation Bristol Ridge processors as well as the new AM4 socket and related chipsets. The launch was somewhat muted...125 by Ian Cutress on 9/23/2016