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In Topic: Poverty PC 'upgrade'

16 February 2018 - 10:25 PM

You need to calm down a little Scythe... you're gonna have an accident in the pants.

In Topic: Poverty PC 'upgrade'

15 February 2018 - 02:07 PM

I've got an old 8gb set lying about the place somewhere if you're that set on it. But I'd follow the sound recommendations thus far presented.

In Topic: AMD Zen

13 February 2018 - 11:23 PM

Look like good desktop CPUs for budget office machines.

Hopefully AMD can make some money.. coz it's a really crap time to build a PC

In Topic: AMD Zen

13 February 2018 - 01:51 PM

Another indepth review by Steve Walton


In Topic: AMD Zen

10 February 2018 - 11:45 AM

From the size of the box, looks like there's a motherboard in there ...

There is actually! They sent them out with Gigabyte B350 ITX motherboards. 2 CPUs, 1 cup motherboard.

AMD's Athlon processors making a comeback as ultra-budget Raven Ridge APUs


With the current first generation Ryzen chips lowest price somewhere around $100, AMD could be bring the Athlon name back to fill in the sub-$100 market and compete with Intel’s Pentium and Celeron processors. As such, you shouldn’t expect any particularly capable performance from the integrated graphics, which will likely be capable of smooth video playback and little else more visually-intensive.


For AMD, a cheaper Athlon offering could mark a complete product stack alongside their Ryzen CPUs and Raven Ridge APUs. It makes sense now that AMD's processors are a little more established at the high-end for AMD to attempt to pull away some market share from Intel’s dominant low-end processors - which have been left largely unchallenged for some time thanks to the stunted launch of AMD’s Bristol Ridge.