Buyer's Guides

Since the beginning of the year, pricing on AMD's top Ryzen 9 5950X processor has often been in excess of $1000. This is despite its launch back in November 2020, along with the other Zen 3 processors, some of which have been a bit easier to find at reasonable prices of late. Despite a wave of stock issues that have plagued a lot of the hardware market this year, motherboard stock has been quite consistent. There are a wide variety of system combinations for users to build, but at the heart of every system is a motherboard. Here are our picks for June in our latest AMD motherboard buyers guide.

Best Intel Motherboards: June 2021

When it comes to buying a motherboard, there are a wide variety of models to choose from. On Intel's current Rocket Lake desktop series, the main options include Z590...

26 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/11/2021

Best CPUs for Workstations: June 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...

52 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 6/10/2021

Best Android Phones: May 2021

We’ve finished the month of May, and essentially every smartphone vendor has at least released their 2021 flagship line-up, cementing that product segment for pretty much the rest of...

12 by Andrei Frumusanu on 5/31/2021

Best CPUs for Gaming: May 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...

41 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/24/2021

Best SSDs: May 2021

A solid state drive is often the most important component for making a PC feel fast and responsive; any PC still using a mechanical hard drive as its primary...

19 by Billy Tallis on 5/14/2021

Best Mechanical Keyboards: Holiday 2020

Continuing our run of holiday buyers' guides, today we're taking a look at peripherals. Considering that a PC’s peripherals can easily outlive the main system’s components and usually stay...

51 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/9/2020

Best Laptops: Holiday 2020

It's time for our holiday look at the laptop market, and what a year 2020 has been in the laptop space. After starting out with a large number of...

28 by Brett Howse on 11/20/2020

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Q1 2019

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

21 by Nate Oh on 3/11/2019

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2018

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...

0 by Ian Cutress on 10/24/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q3 2018

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

1 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q1 2018

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...

1 by Ian Cutress on 1/2/2018

Best CPUs: August 2017

Our newest CPU Guide can be found here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/9793/best-cpus Best CPUs, August 2017 Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give...

0 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Best CPUs Q2 2017

In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of...

1 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2017

Best Tablets: Q1 2017

Unlike the red-hot smartphone market that continues to grow, with new models appearing at a blistering rate, the tablet market is, well….a little boring. Apple still releases a few...

30 by Matt Humrick on 3/31/2017

Best CPUs: Q1 2016

When building a custom PC, especially on the consumer side, the processor is typically second or third down the list of priorities, behind graphics, storage or specific motherboard features...

17 by Ian Cutress on 3/24/2015

PSU Buyer's Guide: Holiday 2014

In this Holiday Buyer's Guide, we will be evaluating and recommending desktop PC power supply units. We should clarify that the selection of a PSU is based on parameters...

23 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/3/2014

Best SSDs: July 2014

Given the recent product releases in the SSD industry, it is now a good time to do another purchase recommendation post. We did our first "Best SSDs" post in...

42 by Kristian Vättö on 7/23/2014

Best Desktop Video Cards - Holiday 2013

Continuing our series of Holiday Buyer’s Guides, today we’ll be taking a look at desktop video cards. Cyber Monday kicks off today, and while video cards neither have the...

44 by Ryan Smith on 12/2/2013

Best SSDs: Holiday 2013

Since the holiday shopping season is going at full speed and Black Friday is only a few days away, we are doing a bunch of product recommendation posts to...

54 by Kristian Vättö on 11/27/2013

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