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RX 500 graphics cards.
AMD recently revealed their new mid range GPUs; the RX 500 series.

Recently, AMD has been hogging the news spotlight with its new Ryzen processors and now they have decided to throw some new graphics cards into the mix. Are these cards the widely anticipated Vega cards? No. They are not. They are slightly improved versions of AMD’s RX 400 series cards. Will they set the world on fire? Probably not, but the RX 500 series does offer some great power for relatively low prices. Read more “The RX 500 Series: Not Vega But Still Cool”

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New Ryzen 5 CPU
Ryzen 5 seems to be the CPU people were looking for from AMD.

AMD’s new Ryzen 5 CPUs are now in the wild for all to see. Early reviews are very promising and it’s looking like Intel might be in hot water. While people were unimpressed with Ryzen 7, Ryzen 5 (at least at the outset) looks much more promising. Let’s talk about some of the good and the bad and if Ryzen 5 is for you. Read more “Ryzen 5 Helps Ryzen Rise Again”

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AMD’s Ryzen CPU

After much anticipation, AMD’s Ryzen has finally hit the streets. You may remember our previous article talking about Ryzen’s potential and how excited we were for it. So did Ryzen blow up the PC world and is Intel in deep water now? Not exactly; Ryzen has caused a console-war esq stir among the PC community with different groups praising and damning it all at the same time. Let’s take a look at Ryzen’s strengths and drawbacks and try and hammer out the controversy surrounding it. Read more “Ryzen: AMD’s Best or Worst CPU”

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AMD Ryzen
AMD Ryzen promotional image

If you have even a passing interest in the technical world, you know the difference between AMD and Intel. Intel processors make up the majority of high end PC’s , while AMD is labeled as a cheaper but significantly less powerful option; with their new Ryzen processors, they hope to rejoin the race and possibly even surpass Intel. In recent years, Intel has been slowly been improving on their i5 and i7 cores, not feeling pressured to make a large step forward in processing power. The AMD Ryzen aims to not only to catch up to Intel’s processors, but to be stronger and even cheaper than what is currently on the market. Read more “AMD Ryzen on the Horizon”