Ryzen

AMD is calling this time of the year as its ‘5 years of Zen’ time, indicating that back in 2016, it was starting to give the press the first taste of its new microarchitecture which, in hindsight, ultimately saved the company. How exactly Zen came to fruition has been slyly hidden from view all these years, with some of the key people popping up from time to time: Jim Keller, Mike Clark, and Suzanne Plummer hitting the headlines more often than most. But at the time AMD started to disclose details about the design, it was Mike Clark front and center in front of those slides. At the time I remember asking him for all the details, but as part of the 5 Year...

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

GIGABYTE X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi-50 Motherboard Launched: Celebrating AMD's 50th Anniversary

On the back of AMD's 50th anniversary, GIGABYTE has joined the celebration with a special edition of its GIGABYTE X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi motherboard.

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/30/2019

AMD 50th Anniversary: Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon VII Gold Edition Products

Set to celebrate its 50th anniversary on May 1, AMD is rolling out two limited edition products to memorialize the date. The AMD Ryzen 7 2700X Gold Edition CPU...

24 by Anton Shilov on 4/29/2019

The ASRock DeskMini A300 Review: An Affordable DIY AMD Ryzen mini-PC

Small form-factor (SFF) machines have emerged as a major growth segment in the desktop PC market. Performance per watt is an important metric for such systems, and Intel has...

89 by Ganesh T S on 4/26/2019

AMD 50th Anniversary Ryzen CPUs Listed At Retailers (ShopBLT)

Every company loves a good anniversary. It's a time to explain the origin story, show how the company came to the fore, and discuss the next year's of business...

8 by Ian Cutress on 4/18/2019

AMD Launches 2nd Gen Ryzen Pro & Athlon Pro APUs

AMD on Monday introduced four new processors aimed at commercial laptops. The new AMD Ryzen Pro 3000-series and AMD Athlon Pro 300-series processors pack up to four x86 cores...

40 by Anton Shilov on 4/9/2019

AMD: 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper in 2019

In a new presentation for investors AMD announced a more precise launch plan for its client APUs and CPUs for desktop, mobile, and server computers. The company is preparing...

59 by Anton Shilov on 3/6/2019

The Acer Nitro 5 Gaming Laptop Review: Absolutely AMD - Ryzen Plus Polaris

Today we are taking a look at the Acer Nitro 5, which is one of the least expensive ways to get into a gaming laptop. Acer offers several models...

90 by Brett Howse on 2/15/2019

The AMD Ryzen 5 2500X and Ryzen 3 2300X CPU Review

Despite AMDs resurgence to kick it with the high end of mainstream processors, the biggest volume sales occur more in the mid-range where the parts are often competitively priced...

66 by Ian Cutress on 2/11/2019

AMD Earnings Report, Q4 FY 2018: Closing On A Profitable 2018

AMD announced their fourth quarter earnings for their 2018 fiscal year today, and the company has continued its upward trajectory, with revenue gains of 6% year-over-year to $1.42 billion...

16 by Brett Howse on 1/29/2019

CES 2019 Question and Answer Session with AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su

One of the major highlights of CES was the reveal of AMD’s next generation Matisse processor. With the cores built on TSMC’s 7nm process, the demonstration of the eight...

60 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 1/29/2019

AMD Pushing the AMD+AMD Strategy with Executive Promotions

Today AMD is announcing some realignment of its executive team along with some promotions. The idea behind the changes boils down to AMD wanting to focus its efforts on...

85 by Ian Cutress on 1/25/2019

The True Shortest AM4 Motherboard: Thin-ITX Comes to AMD

There seems to be a bit of a rush on small motherboards lately for AMD systems. We saw the mini-STX platform that ASRock announced back at CES, which is...

21 by Ian Cutress on 1/22/2019

CES 2019: ECS SF110-A320 Ultra-Compact PC using AMD Ryzen

One of the market segments that AMD has not yet established a meaningful presence in with its Ryzen processors is the ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PC market. AMD's limited progress...

29 by Anton Shilov on 1/17/2019

ASRock at CES 2019: DeskMini A300, World’s First AMD Ryzen Mini STX PC Launched

ASRock has introduced its miniature DeskMini A300-series desktop PC barebones that are powered by AMD AM4 processors with integrated graphics. The world’s first Mini STX platform supporting AMD Ryzen...

8 by Anton Shilov on 1/10/2019

AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen 'Matisse' Coming Mid 2019: Eight Core Zen 2 with PCIe 4.0 on Desktop

Blink and you miss it: AMD's keynote address this year was a whirlwind of primetime announcements for the company. The message is clear: AMD is committing itself to 7nm...

353 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

The AMD Keynote at CES 2019: Looking Ahead

AMD has one of the prized spots on the CES Keynote register. The company gets an highlighted hour at one of the shows prized ballroom setups to offer something...

61 by Ian Cutress on 1/9/2019

The Lenovo ThinkPad A285 (12.5-Inch) Review: Ryzen Pro Gets Down to Business

A couple of months back Lenovo released the ThinkPad A285; a 12.5-inch business-class notebook featuring AMD’s Ryzen Pro mobile processor, complementing their 14-inch A485 Ryzen Pro powered model. These...

72 by Brett Howse on 12/18/2018

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