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AMD 3rd Gen Ryzen: Continued Look Via Ryzen 5 3600X/3400G

AMD's Next Horizon Gaming event, leading up to E3 2019, had given us a lot of information on the third generation of Ryzen. During the middle of testing for the 3900X and 3700X review, we received another package - this time containing the Ryzen 5 3600X and Ryzen 5 3400G. How would these fare compared...

AMD Ryzen 3700X & 3900X: Zen 2 Brings More than Just Cores

It's been two years since AMD's Ryzen product line was released to consumers and so far the products offered seem to be well received by consumers. AMD brought an increase of cores and threads from the HEDT lineup down to the mainstream consumer. Consumers noticed - not only due to AMD's offerings but the fact...

AMD Announces New CPU and GPU Products at Next Horizon Event

With E3 just kicking off, AMD has been involved in a flurry of recent announcements. Two weeks ago, AMD held the opening keynote for Computex 2019. On the CPU side of the house, AMD announced the third generation of Ryzen processors, the first to be using the "Zen 2" core. The new lineup included a...

Codename “Kahlee” is a Raven Ridge powered Chromebook

A recent code review in the Chromium Gerrit all-but confirms that a Chromebook codenamed Kahlee is powered by AMD's latest generation mobile APU. The code review, titled "drop experimental flag for raven," mentions Kahlee as the test machine, making this damning evidence that the Chromebook will be powered by a Raven Ridge APU. Chrome devices have...

AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Review: Improvements In All The Right Places

Last year AMD finally pulled off something that many had, even until the release, believed wasn't possible: They brought back real competition to the CPU marketplace. AMD's Ryzen didn't accomplish that feat by raw performance alone though. It did it by offering a very competitive product in comparison to Intel's CPU lineup. But then Ryzen...

XDA’s First Full PC Build: An All-AMD Linux Desktop Featuring Ryzen and Polaris

With GPU prices increasing exponentially over the past few months, it's been hard to price out a PC. This particular build took us nearly a year to assemble; getting all the parts together was a challenge. (TK, our video producer, delivered the last piece of the puzzle after the Consumer Electronics Show in January.)Our goal...

AMD Ryzen with Vega: The Ryzen We’ve Come to Like Gets Even Better

AMD launched both Ryzen and Vega last year, and we've been waiting a long time for a marriage of the two to come to fruition. While XDA's own TK was at the Consumer Electronics Show last year, we heard it would finally happen this year: A Ryzen CPU with integrated Radeon Vega graphics! AMD's only...

Ryzen 3 1300X Review: A Budget Friendly 4 Core CPU from AMD!

Given that we have tested almost the rest of the AMD Ryzen lineup, including now the Threadripper 1950X, we wanted to see what things look like in Ryzen 3. So for that we reached out to AMD and received a Ryzen 3 1300X for testing. Currently listed on Newegg at $124.99, the processor packs 4...

Intel Core i7-7700k Review: A 7th Generation Mainstay And Coming Change

Healthy competition is a great thing in the marketplace. In the processor segment it's something that Intel hasn't had to strongly challenge for years -- it's why we have seen 7 generations of the Core branding's mainstay featuring 4 core CPUs with Hyper-threading. After the release of AMD's processors based on the Zen architecture, our...

Ryzen Performance In Smaller Builds: A Look at the GIGABYTE AB350N-Gaming Wifi

One of the things that I personally have been looking forward to as part of AMD's Ryzen release was the announcement of AM4 boards in a mini-ITX environment. It's been a while since we've had a top-of-the-line AMD mITX build and, after getting the missing piece while visiting Los Angeles for SIGGRAPH, it's time to...

Computex 2017: Intel and AMD Bring Former Server Territory To Consumers

It wasn't but a few weeks ago when XDA finally got an extended look at AMD's Ryzen processors and the associated AM4 platform. The response I heard from many of our readers was that it was finally time for them to upgrade, especially open source teams that were looking to change out their 6 and...

XDA Takes on Ryzen: In-Depth Look of AMD’s AM4 Processors On Linux

In 2016 readers wanted to know how AMD's FX processors performed when it came to Linux and Android building - and thanks to the folks at AMD we were happy to find out and share the results with you. The lessons we learned from that article helped us learn how to better configure our systems...