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AMD Ryzen 3 Processor Tech Report
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:41P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Let Team AMD tell you everything you need to know about the new AMD Ryzen 3 processors!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

Intel Core i9 7900X & Core i7 7740X
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:41P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
”That being said, I only had a couple other performance problems on the Core i9 7900X. In AIDA64, the FPU Mandel test would not bump up all the cores into action while running at stock speeds. The only way to get a true result in the test was to manually bump the CPU cores up to the Turbo Boost speed in the BIOS. In one of the game tests, the Skylake X i9 7900X delivered a lower level of FPS when compared to the Broadwell-E and Haswell-E processors. Throw in the other few odd results and we can chalk it up to an immature processor. Overall, the Core i9 7900X delivers significant performance margins over just about anything on the market right now. Now, when I looked at the overall performance of the Kaby Lake X Core i7 7740X, I got just what I expected, with some performance outliers that did not resolve out with even more benchmark cycles. I saw some results that should have seen it outperform the socket 1151 Core i7 7700K during both the stock and overclocked testing, but it still fell a little bit short. Overall, with the larger socket and dual channel DDR4 2666MHz support, it can get the job done”
  FULL STORY @ OVERCLOCKERSCLUB

AZIO Retro Classic Mechanical Keyboard Preview
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:41P | Games | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Here at Benchmark Reviews, we’ve tested several AZIO keyboards and been impressed with the quality of their construction and the bang for the buck they offer. So when AZIO offered us the chance to take a look at a prototype of their project “MK Retro Pro” keyboard, we jumped at the chance– even though a retail version of this product is some months in the future. An evolution of AZIO’s existing “MK Retro” typewriter-themed keyboards, later renamed Retro Classic, ups the ante with a new design and new features.
  FULL STORY @ BENCHMARKREVIEWS

Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:40P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD just released a massive update of Radeon Software. Find out what's new in the new Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 for gamers & developers!
  FULL STORY @ TECHARP

AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:40P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.7.2 might not have one big headline feature, but it brings a boatload of small quality-of-life improvements to Radeon gamers. Join us as we examine the new shiny.
  FULL STORY @ TECHREPORT

AMD Radeon Crimson ReLive 17.7.2 Preview
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:40P | Drivers | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The next version of AMD's Radeon Graphics Drivers, Crimson Relive 17.7.2, is right around the corner and includes a ton of updates. A revolutionary new feature is Enhanced Sync, which promises tearing-free low-latency gaming with normal monitors. Also included are bug fixes and many improvements to the GUI, to improve ease of use.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

AMD Ryzen 3 1300X 3.4 GHz
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:38P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X, which is priced at $129, comes with a 3.4 GHz base clock and 3.7 GHz Boost. It offers four real cores that manage to beat the dual-core Intel Core i3-7300 with HyperThreading, which is significantly more expensive at the same time.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

 
AMD Ryzen 3 1200 3.1 GHz
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:38P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD's Ryzen 3 1200 is aggressively priced at $110, which makes it the most affordable Ryzen available. With clock frequencies ranging from 3.1 GHz Base to 3.4 GHz Boost, it is clocked not much different than the Ryzen 5 1400, which also has four physical cores, but includes the SMT technology on top.
  FULL STORY @ TECHPOWERUP

AMD Ryzen 3 1300X And 1200 Processor Review: More Affordable Zen
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:38P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is officially launching its latest series of Ryzen processors today, the affordably priced Ryzen 3. As the branding suggests, Ryzen 3 will complement the previously launched Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 series of desktop processors, but will target lower-cost, entry-level price points. Ryzen 3 isn’t your typical, entry-level processor, however. Ryzen 3 actually features the same die as its higher-end siblings, but has fewer active cores and symmetrical multi-threading (SMT) has been disabled. Ryzen 3 processors feature quad-core configurations, however, they leverage the same socket and packaging, have the same features, and are fully unlocked for easy overclocking...
  FULL STORY @ HOTHARDWARE

AMD Ryzen 3 Series Review
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:37P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Based on their latest Zen architecture, AMD is proposing a low-end to mainstream segment with their Ryzen 3 SKUs; we are not discussing about a 2-core part but a real 4-core processor (SMT disabled) with dual CCXes, where each CCX module sports two active units. The processors do feature an 8MB L3 cache and are aimed to compete against the Pentium G4560, the Core i3-7100 but also the Core i3-7300 from Intel. Given the technical specifications and stock clocks, these CPUs are recommended to be paired with mainstream video cards in order to make smooth 1080P gaming possible."
  FULL STORY @ MADSHRIMPS

Ryzen 3 processors
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:37P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
For the mainstream consumer and market, we now have a complete picture of the Ryzen CPU family from AMD and I am impressed by the performance, capability, and completeness of the lineup. In a matter of just a few months, AMD has gone from irrelevant to revolutionary, rebooting the company in a way that seemed impossible just a few years ago. The Ryzen 3 1300X and 1200 are not rewriting the segment but they are reorganizing the way the sub-$150 processor market will unfold for 2017 and beyond."
  FULL STORY @ PCPER

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and Ryzen 3 1300X Processor Review
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:33P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD is continuing its quest to clay back market share from Intel today with the release of Ryzen 3 processors. AMD is only releasing two Ryzen 3 processors today, the Ryzen 3 1200 and the Ryzen 3 1300X. Both of these are quad-core processors that have just four threads. It would be nice if they had Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) technology like the Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 7 processors, but these are low cost offerings that are competing with Intel Core i3 dual-core processors...
  FULL STORY @ LEGITREVIEWS

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and AMD Ryzen 3 1300X processors
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:33P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The new AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and AMD Ryzen 3 1300X processors are now available and we have already posted some reviews of the AMD Ryzen 3 on Hardwarespot.
  FULL STORY @ HARDWARESPOT

AMD Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300X Review
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:33P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
The latest Ryzen CPUs have been targeting the enthusiast/prosumer portion of the market, now gearing up to blow the lid off of the mainstream, we take a look at Ryzen 3.
  FULL STORY @ VORTEZ

AMD Ryzen 3 1300X & 1200 CPU Review
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:32P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
AMD’s formula for Ryzen has been consistent across the product stack – offer more cores or threads than Intel’s competitors at a given price point. That formula has translated into a strong product stack that looks particularly competitive around the £150-£300 price points with Ryzen 5 and the Ryzen 7 1700. However, upwards of £150 is still a sizeable chunk of cash to invest in a CPU especially when Intel has solid lower-cost offerings in the Core i3 and Pentium product range.
  FULL STORY @ KITGURU

AMD Ryzen 3 1200
     Thu, Jul 27 2017 | 4:32P | CPU / Processors | PermaLink
Posted by: STAFF
Today we're taking a look at the latest Ryzen series processors from AMD, the Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300X. Both processors bring quad-core to the entry level market, with value pricing to match. The Ryzen 3 1200 and 1300X still boast 3.1GHz/3.4GHz and 3.5GHz/3.7GHz base/Turbo frequencies, respectively. We test both parts using the reference Wraith Spire cooler to see how much mainstream performance can be squeezed out of them!
  FULL STORY @ NEOSEEKER

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