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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 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 Ryzen goes on sale March 2nd for under $500

This is the news you've all been waiting for: AMD's new line of Ryzen processors will hit store shelves and online retailers on March 2nd, with the top-of-the-line model costing just $499. You'll be able to reserve your Ryzen CPU…

Razer upgrades 14-inch Blade with Kaby Lake processors

Razer first released their updated 14-inch Blade laptop in September last year, equipped with Nvidia GeForce 10 series graphics and Intel Skylake processors. with Intel having launched new high-performance Kaby Lake CPUs at the start of this year, Razer has…

Intel's 8th-gen Core CPUs will again be 14nm

Intel confirmed at their annual Investor Day in California that some of their 8th-generation Core processors will remain on a 14nm manufacturing node. This will be the fourth consecutive year that Intel's main processor line will use 14nm technology.