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A modern enthusiast will scoff at the concept of a Chromebook – limited performance, capabilities, and a simplistic OS for doing some serious work? The fact is that the Chromebook, and Chrome OS, have been gazumping good portions of the notebook market share in recent years, mostly down to its stripped down nature but also the low pricing. In 2019 AMD relaunched its older A-series APUs for Chromebooks, meeting that market need. However, at CES this year we saw the first indication of premium $700+ Chromebooks from Intel. Now AMD is moving into a higher performance space with its Chromebook offerings with new optimized Ryzen hardware and Vega graphics. Today AMD is announcing five new processors for Chromebooks. AMD Chromebook APUs AnandTech Cores Base MHz Turbo MHz GPU CUs GPU MHz TDP Silicon C-Series Zen+Vega Ryzen 7 3700C 4C/8T 2300 4000 10 1400 15 W Picasso Ryzen 5 3500C 4C/8T 2100 3700 8 1200 15...

AMD Ryzen 5 3600 Review: Why Is This Amazon's Best Selling CPU?

Every so often there comes a processor that captures the market. It ends up being that right combination of price, cores, frequency, performance, features and compatibility when added to...

113 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/18/2020

Honor Magicbook 14 Notebook Review: Where Style Paints a Picasso

There are three major selling factors when it comes to laptops: Specifications, Price, and Style. It is exceedingly rare to have a laptop hit all three, and if often...

90 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/15/2020

AMD Reveals Radeon Pro VII: A Workstation Card For When You Need It All

This morning AMD is taking the wraps off of a new high-end video card aimed at the workstation market, the Radeon Pro VII. True to its namesake, this is...

60 by Ryan Smith on 5/13/2020

The Supermicro H11DSi Motherboard Mini-Review: The Sole Dual EPYC Solution

Users looking to build their own dual EPYC workstation or system, using completely off-the-shelf components, do not have a lot of options. Users can buy most of the CPUs...

35 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/13/2020

Powercolor goes ITX with RX 5600 XT for $299

Small cards and small systems are always exciting to see, especially if there’s an avenue to create a nice PC within a small volume at multiple price points. There...

22 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/12/2020

New Lenovo ThinkPad Range with Ryzen 4000 & 4000 PRO Mobile

Small to medium business owners generally want a something in a compact design, to lug it around to a business meeting to take essential notes, but ultimately can be...

33 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/7/2020

AMD Announces Ryzen Pro 4000 for Mobile: 8 Cores, 15 W, 4.1 GHz

On the back of AMD’s successful Ryzen Mobile 4000 series launch for consumer laptops, the company today launching its range of commercial processors from the same family. These processors...

26 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/7/2020

The AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and 3100 CPU Review: A Budget Gaming Bonanza

When AMD announced the new Ryzen 3 processors built on Zen 2, I was under the impression that these were essentially the reject parts from AMD’s successful Ryzen 3000...

250 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/7/2020

MAINGEAR Pro WS: Pre-Configured Systems for Creatives, Up to 64 cores and 72 TB Storage

System integrators are there to offer users who don’t want to build their own system a way of getting a machine they can use for work or play. One...

5 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/6/2020

GeiL Unveils 64 GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM Kit, 2 x 32 GB

Memory manufacturer Golden Emporer International Limited, or known generally as GeiL, has announced its new memory line with support for Intel 10th Gen and AMD Ryzen 4000 series processors...

21 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/5/2020

The Acer Swift 3 SF314 Notebook Review: Swift Gets Swifter With Ryzen 4000

Almost two years ago to the day, we had a chance to check out Acer’s Swift 3 laptop featuring AMD's first Ryzen Mobile platform, Raven Ridge. Acer has been...

191 by Brett Howse & Andrei Frumusanu on 5/5/2020

AMD Reports Q1 2020 Earnings: CPU Sales Fuel Big Gains

As the first quarter 2020 earnings period continues, up next is AMD, who has reported their earnings for the first three months of the year. The company, enjoying an...

10 by Ryan Smith on 4/29/2020

AMD Ryzen 3 3300X and Ryzen 3 3100: New Low Cost Quad-Core Zen 2 Processors From $99

If one were critiquing AMD’s current line of Zen 2 processors, one of the things to note is that the cheapest option is $199, for the six-core Ryzen 5...

100 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/21/2020

The ASRock Rack EPYCD8-2T Motherboard Review: From Naples to Rome

It's no secret that AMD is looking to carve out a bigger share in the server market with their enterprise EPYC processors, and much fanfare has been made about...

42 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/20/2020

AMD COVID-19 HPC Fund: Initial $15m Donation of EPYC and Radeon Hardware

One element to the recent pandemic has been the number of organizations banding together to unite for specific research into SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19. We are in an era now...

20 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/16/2020

HP ENVY Laptop Refresh Adds OLED And RTX For 2020

While HP’s Spectre lineup is what HP would probably consider their top-tier brand, the ENVY series has quietly become a very potent competitor, with premium-grade materials, and even discrete...

21 by Brett Howse on 4/16/2020

XPG Spectrix D50 Memory: A More Subtle RGB DDR4

ADATA's XPG division has unveiled its latest addition in the high-performance DRAM segment, the Spectrix D50. Starting from 8 GB DDR4-3000 modules, the latest Spectrix D50 kits will go...

22 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/15/2020

ADATA's New 32 GB DDR4-3200 SO-DIMM, Ideal for Ryzen Mobile

ADATA, one of the leading manufacturers of DRAM and NAND products, has just unveiled its latest memory modules. The new ADATA DDR4-3200 32 GB parts are available in both...

41 by Gavin Bonshor on 4/15/2020

AMD’s New EPYC 7F52 Reviewed: The F is for ᴴᴵᴳᴴ Frequency

Everyone wants a fast processor. The ability to get more stuff done is one of a number of guiding principles of business. However, business also needs consistency, safety and...

101 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/14/2020

AMD’s Mobile Revival: Redefining the Notebook Business with the Ryzen 9 4900HS (A Review)

At every turn in the story of AMD’s notebook portfolio, we’ve been there to document the highs and lows. Five years ago, AMD was definitely suffering from a combination...

262 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 4/9/2020

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