We test all AMD CPUs with MSI's X470 Gaming M7 AC along with 16GB (2 x 8GB) of Corsair 3,000MHz DDR4 Vengeance memory. At launch, this was the highest stable frequency we could obtain although many boards now support faster frequencies. We're also using a Cooler Master ML120L RGB cooler and Zotac GeForce GTX 1080 AMP! Edition.
X470 motherboards have a huge variation in M.2 port speeds and SATA support, so much so that they risk confusing potential owners.
Precision Boost 2, XFR 2, and Precision Boost Overdrive mean that AMD has made big strides in closing the gap between itself and Intel in lightly-threaded tasks, but do these new boosting algorithms make overclocking redundant?
MSI aims for the mid-range with this £160 board, but what features do you lose dropping down from the premium £200 price bracket?
Launches new parts, too.
With tempered glass and four 140mm fans, this £100 case is great value.
The Ryzen 7 1700 was one of the best value first-generation Ryzen CPUs - can the 2700 follow in its footsteps?
Could be on-track for a revenue flip.
Only affects the 2400G and 2200G, though.
Ryzen returns with higher frequencies and tweaked boosting algorithms, but is it enough to beat Intel?
New chipset and boards inbound, too.
Flashes your firmware before installation.