AMD's new CPU architecture Ryzen has had some launch bugs but that has not stopped it from being a great CPU. Good news is that BIOS updates have been improving performance and AMD continues to release more bug fixes for motherboard makers to implement in their BIOS updates! Check out the article at OC3D on the subject!
Mark at Overclock3D reports that Microsoft is clamping down and blocking updates for Windows 7 and 8.1 systems running a AMD Ryzen, AMD Bristol Ridge and Intel Kaby Lake CPUs. It has been known that these CPU were not officially supported by the older operating systems; it just shows that some users need to be careful with their new computer purchases.
Ryzen is here and AMD is back on the performance radar! It is not black and white though; as of right now the reviews show it is killer for CPU rendering and multi-tasking but when it comes to gaming, the 7700k is still a good choice. If the 7700k pricing stays at the $300-$330 pricing I think for strictly gaming only; it is the CPU to get. If you render or have high CPU multi-tasking needs then the Ryzen R7 series may be the ticket. This can all change once the 6 core 1600 series releases later this year. What a great year to be into PC hardware!!
I want to thank Brian of Tech City (left 1700x video) and Linus of Linus Tech Tips (right 1800x video) for doing a great job on their reviews. Clicking the videos will let you select the youtube channel the video is from.
AMD has made official their 8-core line up and it is bringing back competition in the CPU space! Will your next build be an AMD or Intel system? Remis Computer Solutions (REMISCS) will be offering AMD Ryzen systems as soon as parts are available!