10 Things You Didn’t Know About AMD's Latest Processors

​​There's been a lot of buzz around AMD's latest generation processor line-up, Ryzen™ 3, 5, 7 and Threadripper™, and AMD wanted to share some of the lesser-known and exciting facts that you may not have known about Ryzen CPUs. From pro-gaming teams exclusively using Ryzen to every Ryzen chip housing a true AI, let's explore some of the best parts of AMD's Ryzen processor.

1.)  TechRadar called Ryzen™ Threadripper™ the most powerful processor they'd ever tested

With up to 16 cores, 32 threads, and factory unlocked1 out of the box, Threadripper is a performance powerhouse. Designed to steam through digital content creation, 3D rendering, gaming and streaming, CAD work and more, Threadripper offers users a competitively-priced powerful processor that allows them to do everything, at the same time.

TechRadar, a popular online global technology news publication, titled their Threadripper article "The AMD Ryzen Threadripper is the most powerful processor we've ever tested". Read the full article here.

2.)  Fnatic, a leader in professional esports, currently uses Ryzen for all of their team PCs

Esports is continuing to rise in popularity, and competitive gamers are constantly looking for the best parts for their systems. Fnatic's PC-based esports teams all use Ryzen processors to power their systems.

With more and more eyes on esports, viewers are starting to look at what esports professionals are using in their systems, and following suit. Fnatic fans' eyes are all on Ryzen, and looking for companies to help them build a Ryzen system.

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3.)  AMDs AM4 Socket is fully scalable, from 2-core to 8-core, 16-thread processors

Users continuously demand more from their technology, which is why AMD doesn't believe in artificially holding systems back. The AM4 platform is fully scalable hardware, meaning a consumer with a relatively low budget could start with a 2-core CPU or APU, and upgrade to a 4 or even 8-core/16-thread CPU (such as the Ryzen™ 7 1800X) without having to upgrade their motherboard and accompanying components.

AMD believes in providing users with an easy and simple system design, and that's exactly what Ryzen delivers.

4.) The Most Powerful Desktop Processor Today was Originally a Side-Project​

​​Threadripper sprang from the passion of a small group of AMD employees who envisioned a powerful multi-core processor. Today's most powerful8 desktop processor originally started as a passion project before being green-lit.​

5.)  The longer Ryzen is out, the more effectively it is deployed

Ryzen is building on its powerful launch. With so many cores and threads, along with a host of intelligent technologies, Ryzen is being used more and more effectively by game developers. Popular games like Total War™: Warhammer®, Ashes of the Singularity™, Rise of the Tomb Raider™, and DOTA™ 2 have all benefited from patches that provided Ryzen users with significant performance increases1.

In this article, Eli Becht discusses how one of the most anticipated game titles this year, Destiny 2, will be taking advantage of additional CPU cores – perfect for an AMD Ryzen user. Destiny 2 also brings 4K ultra-HD support, unlocked frame-rates, and other PC-focused options, allowing AMD users to utilize the full power of their AMD systems to game better than ever.

6.)  Ryzen means freedom: a full line of factory unlocked CPUs

AMD believes in user freedom and creativity, which is why every Ryzen CPU comes unlocked2, allowing users to push their hardware further. Users like to select different cooling solutions, and components, and their system builds shouldn't be limited by those choices.

Every Ryzen CPU also comes with Extended Frequency Range3 (XFR), an automated overclocking technology. XFR will dynamically push Ryzen CPUs beyond their SenseMI Precision Boost specification, taking into account CPU temperatures to achieve higher clock frequencies that offer extra processing power. AMD wants to give users the freedom to customise and play with their systems, and multiplier unlocks are part of that ethos.

7.)  Ryzen CPUs offer the most memory cache in its class

Ryzen CPUs offer the most cache memory in their respective classes4, featuring more than comparable competitor products currently in market, giving users the most memory with the right data courtesy of Smart Prefetch to speed through tasks, games, and other CPU-dependent tasks.

AMD gives users power to use their system for anything, and leading the way by arming our processors with world-class cache memory featuring SenseMI Smart Prefetch is just one way AMD achieves this aim.

8.)  Popular YouTuber, H3H3 Productions, uses Ryzen 7

H3H3 Productions is a YouTube channel with over 4.5 million subscribers. Ethan and Hila Klein have produced countless hours of entertaining video content, all of which takes time and power to render. AMD UK sent H3H3 a Ryzen-based system and now they have the pinnacle of modern multi-core processing power. Ryzen's incredible performance has enabled them to reduce video rendering times, freeing up more time to make more high-quality comedy videos.

9.)  Ryzen virtually matches Intel's single-core performance and offers up to 75% higher processing performance than the competition

Clock-for-clock5, Ryzen's single-core performance is on par with Intel's current market offerings. But AMD outshines the competition with the simple fact that Ryzen offers up to 75% higher multi-threaded processing performance than the competition6, bringing incredible prosumer capabilities than ever before. An example of this difference is Intel's 4-thread Core i5-7600K, in comparison to AMD's 12-thread Ryzen 5 1600X, both of which share similar price brackets7.

AMD Ryzen CPUs offer incredible performance, utilizing a stunning array of cores and threads to deliver exceptional performance.

​10.) Threadripper is the highest-performance desktop processor ever offered  in a consumer desktop today

With up to 16 cores and 32 threads, there are few tasks Threadripper can't accomplish, from UltraHD video editing, gaming and streaming and recording, to 3D rendering, CAD, and more. Users can do it all – at the same time. Threadripper is the future of power-user builds and gaming while streaming and recording systems, removing the need for dual-system set-ups.

Put simply, Threadripper is the most powerful processor available today that's ever been unleashed on a consumer desktop8. Consumers can utilize the kind of power that's previously been reserved for workstation desktops until now.

Threadripper puts creativity, scalability and freedom into consumer's hands, and incredible performance into their systems. Help unleash that creative potential by offering Thread​ripper.

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