AMD preparing boxed-versions of Ryzen 7 1800X/1700X
Published in Processors


Coming with Wraith Max cooler

AMD launched its flagship Ryzen 7 SKUs as WOF (without fan-heatsink) boxed packages but according to the latest report, it appears that boxed versions of those SKUs with Wraith Max cooler are coming soon.

MSI announces A-XMP technology for AMD Ryzen
Published in Motherboards


To bring better Ryzen memory compatibility

MSI has announced the new A-XMP technology for its AM4 motherboards that promises to bring better memory compatibility as well as allow higher frequency DDR4 memory kits to work with new Ryzen CPUs.

AMD confirms Ryzen screen freeze fix
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 11:50

AMD confirms Ryzen screen freeze fix


BIOS changes will be issued to Motherboard makers

AMD has confirmed why FMA3 code is causing system hangs on PCs using a new Ryzen desktop processor.

AMD rumours abound over the weekend
Published in Motherboards
Monday, 20 March 2017 13:29

AMD rumours abound over the weekend


Must be something in the water


The weekend saw a sudden stirring in the rumour mill centred on AMD working on Zen-based high end desktops processors and motherboards.

Microsoft blocks Ryzen and Kaby Lake users from updates on Windows 7 and 8.1
Published in Processors


Upgrade or die


Software king of the world Microsoft is locking down system updates for those using AMD’s Ryzen and Intel’s Kaby Lake processors on Windows 7 and 8.1.

Intel underestimated the AMD Zen Ryzen threat
Published in Processors


Sources close to the matter

Ryzen 7 and now Ryzen 5 have launched and they are putting enormous pressure on Intel in the top-level market segment. After a whole decade, price/performance is definitely on AMD's side and even the upcoming Naples 32 core server part will put enormous pressure on  Intel’s cash cow in the server market. 

Gigabyte working on mini-ITX AM4 motherboard
Published in Motherboards


Based on B350 chipset

While there were plenty of mATX and ATX socket AM4 motherboards, the mini-ITX motherboards for Ryzen CPUs have been pretty rare but it appears that this will change as Gigabyte is also working on such a motherboard based on AMD's B350 chipset.

AMD denies Ryzen Windows 10 problems
Published in Processors
Tuesday, 14 March 2017 11:57

AMD denies Ryzen Windows 10 problems


No need for a patch


AMD has denied that Windows 10's thread scheduler is responsible for lower than expected highly-threaded performance scores on its latest Ryzen processor family.

AMD Ryzen processors flood the market
Published in Processors
Friday, 03 March 2017 22:01

AMD Ryzen processors flood the market


In both the US, the UK and Europe

It seems that AMD's hard launch is paying off as the Ryzen 7 lineup has a "healthy availability" in major markets.

Biostar shows first mini-ITX X370 AM4 mobo
Published in Motherboards


High end chipset in a small form-factor

Biostar has shown off what appears to be the first socket AM4 motherboard based on the mini-ITX form-factor and the high-end X370 chipset - the Biostar Racing X370-GTN.