The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X Unlocked Desktop Processor has been sold out for quite some time due to the semiconductor shortage, but you can get one for $449.99 shipped today only. This CPU boasts a remarkable 19% IPC increase over the prior generation in PC workloads, since the “Zen 3” architecture pushes gaming and content creation performance leadership to a new level. Product page. Read more for a hands-on build video and additional information.
Another week, another handheld PC, or at least that seems to be the trend in 2021. First, there was the GPD Win 3, and now, it’s the AYA NEO. Both are capable machines, but the latter takes things to a whole new level. It’s powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U 6-core processor, an AMD Radeon Vega 6 GPU capable of 1.1 Teraflops of performance, 16GB of DDR4-4266 LPDDR4X RAM, and a 500GB PCIe NVMe. Read more for two hands-on videos, including one showing it running many games, including Cyberpunk 2077.
The first-generation ASUS ROG Zephyrus Duo 15 SE was impressive to say the least, but this next-gen model takes things to the next level. It can be configured with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX mobile processor CPU, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 graphics, and either a 120 Hz 4K display with 100% Adobe RGB color space coverage or a 300 Hz FHD display with a 3ms response time as well as 100% sRGB color space coverage. Both of the displays are PANTONE Validated and sport ultra thin-bezel designs, along with Adaptive-Sync technology. Read more for two videos and additional information.
When the NVIDIA RTX 3080 was released back in September, many AMD fans wondered if there would be competition, and today, it came in the form of the Radeon RX 6800 series. These Big Navi “RDNA 2” GPUs will be offered in the Radeon RX 6800 XT ($649) and the Radeon RX 6800 ($579) models. Both will have AMD’s Infinity Cache, a high-performance, last-level data cache suitable for 4K and 1440p gaming with the highest level of detail enabled, complete with 128 MB of on-die cache that drastically reduces latency and power consumption. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
In addition to the Zen 3 desktop CPU reveal, AMD also teased the new Radeon RX 6000 series GPU. You’ll have to wait until October 28th for the full announcement, but in this short teaser, we get a preview of some benchmarks running Borderlands 3, Gears of War 5, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019). The company aims to compete with NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 3080, and at least one game, Borderlands 3, is right on par. Read more for the video and additional information.
When you need an ultra powerful PC in a somewhat portable package, look no further than the Mediaworkstations a-XP. At $11.6K, the upgraded model features AMD’s 64-core 128-thread Ryzen Threadripper 3990X CPU, NVIDIA RTX 2060 Super Blower Edition graphics, 32GB of RAM and a 250GB Samsung 970 EVO Plus SSD. That’s right, you get a 2.9GHz base clock, 4.3GHz boost clock, 256MB of L3 cache, 32MB of L2 cache, and 4MB of L1 cache, all while on-the-go. Read more for additional pictures and information.
AMD’s Ryzen 5 3600 CPU has been touted as a price to performance champion, and it’s being offered for just $159.98 shipped, today only, originally $199. It’s perfect for a budget build and offers 6-cores and 12-processing threads, complete with the ultra quiet AMD wraith stealth cooler. The processor is unlocked for a 4.2GHz max boost overclocking with 35MB of game cache and DDR4 3200 RAM support. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on review, and additional information.
AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X processor is best in its class, and you can get one with an Assassin’s Creed Valhalla voucher (emailed to you after purchase) for $389.99 shipped, today only, originally $499. Featuring 12-cores and 24 processing threads, it comes bundled with an AMD Wraith Prism cooler offering color controlled LED support, while the processor boasts 4.6 GHz max boost and is unlocked for overclocking. Product page. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on video review, and additional information.
AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 3990X is a great alternative for those seeking to build their own alternative to the Apple Mac Pro, and it’s being offered for just $3449.99 shipped, today only, originally $3990. This is the world’s first 64-core desktop processor and offers an unprecedented amount of single-socket compute performance in a desktop platform. Product page. Read more for a video review and additional information.
A computer enthusiast from Japan who goes by “Samurai Channel” on YouTube posts various videos of daily life, but the ones that really went viral involved cooking real foods on various computer processors. Most modern CPUs are kept cool with computer fans as well as heatsink fans by actively exhausting hot air, but when this doesn’t happen, the temperatures get hot enough to fry an egg, literally. Read more for two videos and additional information.