The battles between Intel, AMD, and NVIDIA are a constant clash of giants for the hearts and minds of the computing world and, more specifically, gamers. Intel has edged out AMD in recent years in terms of processing and the two will collectively continue to dominate for years to come in that field, but AMD may have something up their sleeves to tip the scales, Today, the company is announcing their new high-end Ryzen processor.
AMD has detailed 16 AM4 motherboards from five manufacturers while also exhibiting third-party CPU cooling and extreme performance PC designs based on the Ryzen archiecture at CES 2017.
AMD had a large collection of companies exhibiting PC’s powered by Ryzen, from Cybertron PC, Mindfactory, Origin PC, and many more. The new motherboards in these PCs were powered by the Ryzen X370 for more robust builds with the option to overclock and X300 Ryzen processor for more compact PC builds. Both feature dual-channel DDR4 memory, NVMe, M.2 SATA devices, Gen 1 and 2 USB 3.1, and PCIe® 3.0 capability.
These reveals will hopefully inspire manufacturers to start shaping builds from the ground up with Ryzen in mind and create some more competition across the table from Intel’s i7 within the extreme performance communities. In the provided press release, SVP of AMD’s computing and graphics group Jim Anderson declared 2017 would be an “unforgettable year for AMD”. Depending on the reception to this showing at CES, it just may be one of their most important to date.
While of course not ignoring the extreme performance community, AMD is also aiming to reel in VR pioneers with the Ryzen. As virtual creations continue to become more and more sophisticated and complex, there will continue to be a power struggle as AMD and Intel attempt to position themselves as the definitive processor solution for developers worldwide.
Be sure to stay tuned to UploadVR for more CES coverage over the next few days.