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It's no surprise to see AMD doing very well at present, and the new Ryzen 5000 series of processors have been a big hit. The Zen 3 based chips include a newly designed core, with great performance in both single and multi-threaded applications. The majority of the big motherboard vendors announced a rollout of new firmware designed to support the new processors on X570 and B550 chipsets, with 400-series chipsets to follow, so that certainly makes things interesting for users looking to buy AM4. Here are our AMD based motherboard selections for December 2020.

Best PC Power Supplies: Holiday 2020

Now that you've picked out your CPU, it's time to start picking out the rest of your system components. And perhaps the most humble but overlooked of these components...

43 by E. Fylladitakis 2 days ago

Best CPUs for Workstations: December 2020

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

14 by Dr. Ian Cutress 2 days ago

Best Gaming Laptops: Holiday 2020

Along with our quarterly laptop guide, near the end of every year we also like to take a look at the state of the gaming laptop market. With a...

3 by Brett Howse on 11/25/2020

Best SSDs: November 2020

A solid state drive is often the most important component for making a PC feel fast and responsive; any PC still using a mechanical hard drive as its primary...

19 by Billy Tallis on 11/24/2020

Best Android Phones: November 2020

As winter is approaching and we’re a few days away from Thanksgiving, we haven’t seen too much news in the smartphone space in these latter months of the year...

19 by Andrei Frumusanu on 11/23/2020

Best Intel Motherboards: November 2020

Moving into the holiday season for many, Intel recently unveiled details about its Rocket Lake (11th Gen) processors set to come out in Q1 2020. With it will come...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 11/23/2020

Best Laptops: Holiday 2020

It's time for our holiday look at the laptop market, and what a year 2020 has been in the laptop space. After starting out with a large number of...

18 by Brett Howse on 11/20/2020

Best Consumer Hard Drives: November 2020

Data storage requirements have kept increasing over the last several years. While SSDs have taken over the role of the primary drive in most computing systems, hard drives continue...

13 by Ganesh T S on 11/18/2020

Best CPUs for Gaming: November 2020

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

37 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 11/16/2020

Best Mechanical Keyboards: Holiday 2019

Continuing our run of holiday buyers' guides, today we're taking a look at peripherals. Considering that a PC’s peripherals can easily outlive the main system’s components and usually stay...

49 by E. Fylladitakis on 12/6/2019

Best Motherboards: Q1 2019

We're once again back with our quarterly look at the PC motherboard market. For the first quarter of this year there has been a lot of buzz around impending...

12 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/14/2019

Best Video Cards for Gaming: Q1 2019

For gaming PCs that push the pretty pixels on the screens, the video card is the most important component. And given the sheer amount of custom options, choosing the...

20 by Nate Oh on 3/11/2019

Best Consumer Hard Drives: Holiday 2018

Data storage requirements have kept increasing over the last several years. While SSDs have taken over the role of the primary drive in most computing systems, hard drives continue...

0 by Ganesh T S on 11/15/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Holiday 2018

Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give you our pick of some of the best processors available, supplying data...

14 by Ian Cutress on 10/24/2018

Best CPUs for Gaming: Q3 2018

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended Gaming CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

1 by Ian Cutress on 6/19/2018

Delidding The AMD Ryzen 5 2400G APU: How To Guide and Results

Delidding is a process with the aim being to reduce CPU core temperatures on processors with a less-than-ideal thermal interface between the silicon and headspreader. The benefits of delidding...

73 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/10/2018

Overclocking The AMD Ryzen APUs: Guide and Results

With AMD’s new launch of Raven Ridge APUs, the Ryzen 3 2200G ($99) and Ryzen 5 2400G ($169), AMD holds the current integrated graphics apex when directly compared against...

64 by Ian Cutress & Gavin Bonshor on 4/16/2018

Best CPUs: August 2017

Our newest CPU Guide can be found here: https://www.anandtech.com/show/9793/best-cpus Best CPUs, August 2017 Sometimes choosing a CPU is hard. So we've got you covered. In our CPU Guides, we give...

2 by Ian Cutress on 8/30/2017

Best CPUs Q2 2017

In our series of Buyer Guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the time of...

1 by Ian Cutress on 7/6/2017

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