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Ryzen Master app update adds support for Ryzen 5

Back in the day you had to jump through hoops if you wanted to squeeze the last bit of juice out of your processor, but now makers encourage the practice by offering software that facilitates the process. AMD's official Ryzen…

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X & 1500X Review

As we begin to recover from the roller coaster ride that was Ryzen 7, we now have Ryzen 5 to address. AMD has announced four models in this series, including a pair of six-core CPUs as well as two quad-core models. We'll be pitting the sub-$200 1500X against the locked Core i5-7500 and the 1600X against the unlocked 7600K which compete in the $250 price range.

AMD bets on wireless VR with Nitero acquisition

Going wireless is the next major leap for PC-powered VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Looking to take a part in this AMD has announced it is acquiring Nitero, a company that builds wireless chips for streaming…

Radeon Crimson Hotfix adds support for Mass Effect: Andromeda

AMD's latest Radeon Crimson Hotfix driver release adds support for Mass Effect: Andromeda and as a bonus it improves performance up to 12% for the Radeon RX 480 8GB, when compared to the previous 17.3.1RS-112 drivers. AMD Optimized Tessellation Profile has also been added. Andromeda's official release date is March 21, but Xbox and PC gamers with early access can start playing now.

AMD Ryzen 5 processors detailed, launching April 11

AMD Ryzen processors have dominated discussion in the PC hardware community over the past couple of weeks, and that discussion isn't going away any time soon. Today, AMD is announcing their Ryzen 5 line-up, which consists of two quad-core and…

AMD squeezes 32 Zen cores in Naples server CPUs

We already know that AMD's Ryzen 7 desktop processors, complete with 8 cores and 16 threads, are powerful and highly competitive with Intel's 8-core parts in workstation and productivity workloads. But AMD's Zen-based server platform, codenamed Naples, is set to…

AMD Ryzen Gaming Performance In-Depth: 16 Games Played at 1080p & 1440p

AMD Ryzen processors made a strong impression last week, however time constraints resulted in more questions than answers when it came to the four games we managed to benchmark in time for launch. As promised, we're back to follow up on our initial 1080p testing with a more in-depth look at Ryzen's gaming performance across a 16 titles played at 1080p and 1440p resolutions.

AMD names next-gen graphics cards 'Radeon RX Vega'

At AMD's Capsaicin & Cream event at the Game Developers Conference 2017, the company unveiled that their next-generation line of graphics cards will officially be called Radeon RX Vega. Presumably each Vega model will come with some additional numbers and…