We test all Ryzen CPUs with Asus' Crosshair VI Hero along with 16GB (2 x 8GB) of Corsair 3,000MHz DDR4 Vengeance memory, which runs at 2,933MHz with the available memory divider on AM4 motherboards. At launch, this was the highest stable frequency we could obtain. We're also using an NZXT Kraken X42 cooler, as it was compatible out of the box with the universal mount on the Crosshair VI Hero, although adaptors are now available specifically for the wider AM4 mounting points.
Ryzen CPU cores merge with Vega graphics for the first time on desktop.
Beats Nvidia, Intel to the punch.
Desktops due 'in the coming weeks'.
APU and GPU buyers, too.
AMD shows its high end desktop hand, but can it compete with Intel?
RX Vega 64 for $499, RX Vega 56 for $399.
16-core 1950X $999; 12-core 1920X $799; eight-core 1900X $549.
Do AMD's Ryzen 3 budget busters trounce Intel, or should you opt for a Ryzen 5 instead?
New features include Enhanced Sync, improving on V-Sync for all screens.
Aiming for shock and awe, it seems.
$999 for 16c/32t.