The world of CPUs has been notoriously busy in recent years and our buying guide is keeping up with the latest releases to complement our day-one reviews and benchmark comparisons. After all the extensive testing you're familiar with, TechSpot's CPU buying guide means to narrow things down in a few easy recommendations you can trust and follow.
The Ryzen 5 4600H is AMD's new mainstream processor in their H-series, designed for high performance productivity and gaming notebooks. This is the chip AMD is selling for entry-level systems, and yet it's a compelling piece of silicon with 6 Zen 2 CPU cores and 12 threads, a base frequency of 3.0 GHz, 8MB of L3 cache and a 45W TDP.
The latest Ryzen processors from AMD are coming in as low as $100 with quad-cores and SMT support. Meet the new Ryzen 3 3100 and 3300X, set to cost just $100 and $120, respectively. They feature 4 cores, 8 threads, a large 18MB cache and Wraith Stealth cooler bundle.
Having looked at a Ryzen 9 APU first, today we're going to be testing the AMD Ryzen 7 4800H which targets a more mainstream market and is likely going to be the most popular Ryzen H-series APU among buyers and laptop models across different brands.
MSI’s new Tomahawk is the most impressive X570 motherboard we’ve tested at the $200 price point and it deserves serious consideration if you're upgrading or building a new Ryzen machine. For this and other deserving mainstream X570 motherboard alternatives, read on.