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When we initially reviewed the latest Ryzen 8000G APUs from AMD last month, the Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G, we became aware of an issue that caused the APUs to throttle after a few minutes. This posed an issue for a couple of reasons, the first being it compromised our data to reflect the true capabilities of the processors, and the second, it highlighted an issue that AMD forgot to disable from their mobile series of Pheonix chips (Ryzen 7040) when implementing it over to the desktop. We updated the data in our review of the Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G to reflect performance with STAPM on the initial firmware and with STAPM removed with the latest firmware. Our updated and...

AMD Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G Review: Zen 4 APUs with RDNA3 Graphics

One of the most desired desktop chips designed for low-cost systems has been AMD's APUs or Accelerated Processing Units. The last time we saw AMD launch a series of...

110 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/29/2024

AMD Launches Ryzen 5 7500F in China: Zen 4 With no Integrated Graphics

Over the weekend, AMD officially listed the Ryzen 5 7500F processor on their website. Although initial reports pointed towards a China-only release, and at present, that much is true...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/24/2023

ASRock Announces Taichi Lite Motherboards: Same Specs, Less RGB

Last month at Computex, ASRock unveiled two new Taichi-inspired motherboards based on a 'lite' approach to aesthetics and design, which they called Taichi Lite. Today, ASRock has officially announced...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/13/2023

Noctua Releases Direct Die Kit for Delidded Ryzen 7000 CPUs

Noctua has announced a unique kit designed to enable the company's coolers to be installed on delidded AMD Ryzen 7000-series processors. The NM-DD1 kit, which can be either ordered...

15 by Anton Shilov on 6/27/2023

Gigabyte's Low-Cost Mini-ITX A620 Motherboard Supports Ryzen R9 7950X, R9 7950X3D CPUs

Gigabyte has quietly introduced one of the industry's first inexpensive motherboards for AMD's AM5 processors in Mini-ITX form-factor. The most unexpected peculiarity of Gigabyte's A620I AX motherboard — based...

19 by Anton Shilov on 6/22/2023

Noctua's New Cooler Mounting to Lower Temps of AMD's AM5 CPUs

AMD's latest Ryzen 7000-series CPUs in AM5 packaging are well known for their high operating temperatures. Higher-performance coolers like all-in-one liquid cooling systems have typically solved the problem. Noctua...

19 by Anton Shilov on 6/20/2023

AMD Confirms AM5 Support For Ryzen 8000 Processors, Zen 5 with Navi 3.5

During one of their webinars to channel partners on maximizing server deployments with AMD Ryzen processors, AMD unveiled some of the upcoming plans surrounding their next-generation Zen 5 microarchitecture...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/5/2023

ASRock Unveils Z790 and B650E Taichi Lite Motherboards: Taichi Goes Lite

At Computex 2023 in Taipei, Taiwan, ASRock unveiled two motherboards based on its popular and long-running Taichi series, but with a slight twist. Designed to offer an alternative to...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/2/2023

The AMD Ryzen 7 7800X3D Review: A Simpler Slice of V-Cache For Gaming

In February, AMD released the first parts in its highly anticipated Ryzen 7000X3D series. This new line combines AMD's 3D V-Cache packaging with high-performance and highly efficient Zen 4...

53 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/5/2023

AMD Quietly Launches A620 Platform: Sub $100 AM5 Motherboards

AMD has introduced its entry-level A620 platform for AM5 processors. The new platform is designed to power inexpensive PCs that use AMD's CPUs in AM5 packaging based on the...

28 by Anton Shilov on 4/4/2023

AMD AM5 Motherboards Finally Reach $125 Mark with ASRock's mATX B650M-HDV/M.2

When AMD introduced its Ryzen 7000-series processors and AM5 platform last September, it said that over time motherboards for the new CPUs would get to mainstream price points. Yet...

23 by Anton Shilov on 3/9/2023

The AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D Review: AMD's Fastest Gaming Processor

This week is the long-awaited launch of AMD's second generation of V-Cache equipped consumer chips, the Ryzen 7000X3D family. Aimed primarily at gamers, tomorrow morning AMD will be releasing...

123 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/27/2023

The AMD Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600 Review: Zen 4 Efficiency at 65 Watts

In Q3 of last year, AMD released the first CPUs based on its highly anticipated Zen 4 architecture. Not only did their Ryzen 7000 parts raise the bar in...

55 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/9/2023

AMD Announces Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700, and Ryzen 5 7600 Processors: Zen 4 at 65 W

During its keynote at CES 2023, Dr. Lisa Su, AMD's CEO, announced three new desktop processors based on its Zen 4 microarchitecture, the Ryzen 9 7900, Ryzen 7 7700...

7 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/4/2023

Best AMD Motherboards: Holiday 2022

It has been a busy couple of months for both Intel and AMD, as well as their partner motherboard manufacturers. The release of AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 series processors...

13 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/3/2022

AMD Zen 4 Ryzen 9 7950X and Ryzen 5 7600X Review: Retaking The High-End

During AMD’s ‘together we advance_PCs’ event at the end of August, the company unveiled its Ryzen 7000 series of desktop processors, with four SKUs aimed at the mid-range and...

206 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 9/26/2022

ASRock Announces New AM5 BIOS Design, Promises Faster Booting Times

In preparation for AMD's Ryzen 7000 series processors, which will launch on September 27th, ASRock has announced that it has developed a new BIOS for its AM5 motherboards. ASRock...

27 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/9/2022

MSI Unveils X670 Pricing Ahead of AMD Ryzen 7000 Launch, Starting at $290

Ahead of the launch of AMD's latest Ryzen 7000 processors, which will hit retail shelves on September 27th, MSI unveiled pricing on four of its X670/X670E motherboards. Given the...

29 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/8/2022

AMD EXPO Memory Technology: One Click Overclocking Profiles For Ryzen 7000

During AMD's 'together we advance_PCs event, the company unveiled its latest Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 processors to the world, as well as its AM5 platforms, including X670E, X670, B650E...

34 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/30/2022

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