It is no secret that AMD has had a good couple of years with its Zen and Zen 2 architectures, and the next-generation Zen 3 is hyped plenty as a future platform to move to. There's still a bit of time until AMD unveils its next-gen Ryzen series and with it looking likely to hit shelves this year, all the attention is still on Ryzen 3000. Looking at another competitive Q3 2020 for AMD, we highlight our best motherboard choices for September 2020 based on AMD models currently available, with some alternations compared to our previous guide for July. Both B550 and X570 dominate the selections with support for PCIe 4.0.
Outside of its Aqua series of motherboards, which come with exquisitely crafted monoblocks, ASRock's Taichi brand has been a critical part of the company's offerings in the land of...61 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/21/2020
Motherboards based on AMD's B550 chipset have exploded onto the scene. Despite B550 being a cost-down version of X570 for the budget market, motherboard manufacturers have gone a little...39 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/22/2020
With AMD's B550 models now on the shelves, a lot of focus around its launch was based on pricing - or rather the lack of very low-cost entry-level models. The...50 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/9/2020
AMD’s budget motherboard range is often at times more successful than the bigger, full fat versions. Users have in the past got almost all of the same chipset features...97 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 6/16/2020
In a surprising twist, AMD has today announced that it intends to enable Ryzen 4000 and Zen 3 support on its older B450 and X470 Motherboards. This is going...164 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 5/19/2020
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
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