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AMD Threadripper vs. Intel Core i9: The best CPU for enthusiasts

Intel’s Core i9 and AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper are facing off in the toughest CPU match in years. Historically, if you wanted the fastest PC chip, you bought Intel. If you wanted to save money, you went with AMD. With Threadripper, AMD claims you can have it all: a low price, and the best performance. We pitted both chips against each other in a grudge ... Read More »

AMD ships Ryzen 3, facing Intel’s Core i3 with more performance for less money

As AMD begins shipping its low-end Ryzen 3 chip Thursday, it’s employing a familiar strategy: undercutting Intel’s Core i3 pricing while offering more performance. AMD used the same tactics with its higher-performance Ryzen lineup, most notably with the eye-popping discounts attached to its Threadripper high-end gaming processors. But don’t expect such massive cuts with AMD’s new Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 ... Read More »

AMD Ryzen motherboards explained: The crucial differences in every AM4 chipset

Credit: Brad Chacos MORE LIKE THIS Ryzen 5 1600X: Building a versatile work-and-play PC with AMD’s 6-core CPU… Ryzen CPUs explained: Everything you need to know about AMD’s disruptive… This Ryzen 5 1500X all-AMD PC brings compelling 8-thread gaming to the masses VIDEO Why you can’t buy a Radeon card | The Full Nerd Episode 24 23% off HDMI Cloner Box ... Read More »

AMD Ryzen Threadripper: Everything we know so far about this monster CPU

AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper chips could very well be the most powerful consumer CPU ever introduced when it releases in August. With up to 16 cores and 32 threads, Threadripper gives the high-performance Intel products currently dominating high-end desktops something to worry about. The mega-core CPU battle is now quickly turning into an arms race. Check back here for all the ... Read More »

Radeon Vega vs. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? AMD, Nvidia announce dueling events at GDC 2017

The annual Game Developers Conference usually maintains an intense software focus, but GDC 2017 seems to be shaping up as a hit for PC hardware enthusiasts, too. Both AMD and Nvidia have announced events taking place alongside GDC, and in fact, both are being held on the very same day—February 28. First up: AMD, which is reviving the “Capsaicin” event ... Read More »

AMD bundles Ashes of the Singularity with FX processors ahead of Ryzen’s launch

The hotly anticipated Ryzen processors are expected to start rolling out in early March, but AMD’s still pushing its older FX-series chips folks looking to build a budget gaming PC. Newegg and AMD just revealed a FX processor promotion that bundles a 6- or 8-core chip with the real-time strategy game Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation, the poster child for cutting-edge ... Read More »

Radeon Vega vs. GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? AMD, Nvidia announce dueling events at GDC 2017

The annual Game Developers Conference usually maintains an intense software focus, but GDC 2017 seems to be shaping up as a hit for PC hardware enthusiasts, too. Both AMD and Nvidia have announced events taking place alongside GDC, and in fact, both are being held on the very same day—February 28. First up: AMD, which is reviving the “Capsaicin” event ... Read More »

AMD reveals another edge for Ryzen vs. Intel’s Skylake: It will be smaller

AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPU will occupy less space and offer twice the amount of cache of Intel’s 6th-generation CPU, according a news report. Oh, and there will indeed be a quad-core model. AMD engineers made the disclosure in a paper this week during the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco, according to EE Times’ Rick Merritt. The engineering paper ... Read More »

New AMD Radeon website counts down to Vega graphics card architecture preview

The wait for more details about Vega, AMD’s forthcoming enthusiast-class Radeon graphics card architecture, will soon be over. This morning, AMD’s social media channels teased a new Ve.ga website featuring a countdown to a “Vega architecture preview.” The clock runs out at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on January 5, the opening day of CES 2017. The graphics cards based on ... Read More »

No, AMD loyalists aren’t abandoning Radeon graphics cards in droves

There’s a reason why every news story you read at PCWorld includes a “Why this matters” or “The impact on you” paragraph: Context is important. Without proper context, news and numbers are just characters on a screen—and raw information without a wider look at what it actually means often results in misinterpretation and FUD. Case in point: A recent post ... Read More »