AM4

In what appears to be a final swan song for AMD's long-lived AM4 platform, AMD announced seven new Ryzen processors back in March, including the highly anticipated Ryzen 7 5800X3D which features AMD's latest 3D V-Cache. Although the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is primarily designed for gamers with its 3D stacked L3 cache (96MB!), we've taken a look at a number of different AM4 boards over the last few years that caters to users of all levels, with the latest chipsets including both B550 and X570S catering mainly to the Ryzen 5000 series of processors. With varying levels of motherboards available, from the more affordable B450 chipset to the flagship X570 chipset and latest X570S models, there's something available for users on all kinds of budgets...

AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D Launches April 20th, Plus 6 New Low & Mid-Range Ryzen Chips

Since the launch of AMD’s Zen 3-powered Ryzen 5000 desktop processors in late 2020, the company’s retail desktop chip offerings have been rather static. With AMD facing heavy demand...

98 by Ryan Smith & Gavin Bonshor on 3/15/2022

CES 2022: AMD’s Next-Gen AM5 Platform to Have Long Term Support

One of the key aspects of AMD’s offering in the consumer desktop space is the longevity of its socket and platform. Throughout the years, AMD has leveraged a single...

42 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 1/7/2022

The ASRock X570S PG Riptide Motherboard Review: A Wave of PCIe 4.0 Support on A Budget

Officially announced at Computex 2021, AMD and its vendors unveiled a new series of AM4 based motherboards for Ryzen 5000 processors. The new X570S chipset is, really, not that...

39 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/22/2021

The EVGA X570 Dark Motherboard Review: A Dark Beast For Ryzen

Quite a few of the motherboards we have reviewed over the last month have been aimed at enthusiasts with a penchant for extreme overclocking. Today's review focuses on the...

36 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/8/2021

EVGA Releases the X570 Dark: First Ryzen Motherboard from EVGA, Built for OC

Back in July, we reported that EVGA was teasing its first AMD-based motherboard since the AM2+ days. Fast forward to now, and that dream of an EVGA model for...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/23/2021

MSI Launches MEG X570S Ace Max Motherboard, Max Out Ryzen 5000

On the back of a myriad of new motherboard launches based on AMD's X570 chipset, we have the MSI MEG X570S Ace Max. The new Max motherboard supersedes the...

24 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/18/2021

ASUS Unveils ROG Crosshair VIII Extreme Motherboard: Flagship X570

With prices on AMD's Ryzen 5950X 16-core Zen 3 based processor slowly coming back into the realms of MSRP, ASUS is taking advantage of recent events by announcing its...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/2/2021

EVGA Teases an AMD X570 Dark Edition: For Ryzen 5000 Enthusiasts

Legendary overclocker Vince "KINGPIN" Lucido, part of EVGA's in-house design team, posted to his Facebook page an image that has caused a bit of a stir. The post is...

11 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/14/2021

Computex 2021: ASRock Unveils New X570S and B550 PG Riptide Motherboards

Back in July 2019, when AMD unveiled its X570 chipset for its Ryzen processors, it captivated enthusiasts and PC users as the first desktop chipset to feature PCIe 4.0...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/3/2021

ASRock Announces AMD X300TM-ITX Motherboard: Thin ITX For Ryzen APUs

Once upon a time, the term 'bigger is better' was a marketing slogan that many companies adopted for its products, but sometimes 'bigger' isn't necessarily practical. For use cases...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/3/2021

ASRock Rack B550D4-4L Motherboard Review: B550 Goes Professional with BMC

Over the last year, we've seen several B550 models, with the vast majority of these catering to desktop users and gamers looking for a cost-efficient option to use with...

73 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/20/2021

The ASUS ROG Strix X570-E Gaming Motherboard Review

AMD's AM4 socket has been consistent throughout the entirety of its Ryzen processor's lifespan, and the latest Zen 3 processors are best suited for the X570 range of motherboards...

46 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/25/2021

Biostar Launches B550M-Silver: Micro-ATX with 2.5 GbE and Wi-Fi 6

Biostar has launched its latest AMD B550-based board, the B550M-Silver. Aimed at gamers looking to use AMD's latest Ryzen 5000 processors, it brings a host of premium features to...

39 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/14/2020

The GIGABYTE B550I Aorus Pro AX Motherboard Review: All The Small Things

Sometimes less is more, and when it comes to motherboards the mini-ITX form factor has some of the most enthusiastic fan club members. Small form factor systems are becoming...

76 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/7/2020

ASRock x Razer: New Razer Taichi Edition X570 and B550 AMD Motherboards

ASRock and Razer have today announced a product collaboration. Two of ASRock's premium models for AM4 are being updated with Razer styling and Razer Chroma connectivity: the X570 and...

31 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/30/2020

AMD Zen 3 Ryzen Deep Dive Review: 5950X, 5900X, 5800X and 5600X Tested

When AMD announced that its new Zen 3 core was a ground-up redesign and offered complete performance leadership, we had to ask them to confirm if that’s exactly what...

342 by Dr. Ian Cutress & Andrei Frumusanu on 11/5/2020

AMD Ryzen 5000 and Zen 3 on Nov 5th: +19% IPC, Claims Best Gaming CPU

Dr. Lisa Su, the CEO of AMD, has today announced the company’s next generation mainstream Ryzen processor. The new family, known as the Ryzen 5000 series, includes four parts...

510 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/8/2020

ASRock B550 Taichi Review: The $300 B550 Motherboard with Chutzpah

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...

63 by Gavin Bonshor on 8/21/2020

The ASUS ROG Strix B550-F Gaming Wi-Fi Motherboard Review: Premium Value

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...

41 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/22/2020

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