Asus unveils a NUC competitor with AMD Ryzen and Radeon hardware inside

Asus is launching a line of miniature PCs that are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand (see image above), but powerful enough to handle some lightweight gaming.

The new Mini PC PN50 series is built around AMD’s Ryzen 4000 mobile processors, which is what makes them so compelling. The Ryzen 4000 mobile series is based on AMD’s latest generation Zen 2 architecture (same as found within its Ryzen 3000 desktop CPUs), with onboard graphics based on Vega.

Ryzen 4000 chips are basically APUs (accelerated processing units), a term AMD doesn’t use anymore.

AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 9 4950X teased: 16C/32T at massive 4.8GHz

We have right now some truly incredible news if it begins to turn into reality, with our very good friend Igor over at Igor’s Lab exclusively reporting details on Vermeer — or what you will eventually know as the AMD Ryzen 9 4950X processor.

Vermeer is the codename for AMD’s upcoming Zen 3-based Ryzen 4000 desktop CPUs, which should see emerge the flagship Ryzen 9 4950X that Igor has some details on. Igor reports from his sources that AMD’s next-gen Ryzen 9 4950X will be a 16-core, 32-thread CPU which could roll out with a 3.5GHz base clock and huge 4.8GHz boost clock.

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AMD B550 Motherboards Announced: PCIe 4.0 Support for as Little as $100

With AMD’s new mainstream Ryzen 3 3000 CPUs hitting our test bench a couple of weeks ago and Vega-packing Ryzen 4000 Renoir desktop chips seemingly waiting in the wings, now is as good a time as any for new affordable AMD motherboards. Board makers have recently been busy rolling out to Intel-based Z490 boards. But those same companies are also about to usher in a slew of B550 boards (announcing today and going on sale starting June 16) for recent AMD processors that bring most of the key features (like PCIe 4.0 support) of the higher-end X570 platform that launched last year at lower price points that start at $100. 

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AMD Ryzen 3 3100 & 3300X CPU Review

AMD has been going from strength to strength in recent years. The launch of their multi-award-winning Ryzen 1st Gen CPUs was a big turning point for the company. They made some minor improvements for the 2nd Gen CPUs, but it’s this superb 3rd Gen that’s really pushed them into the lead. The 3xxx CPUs have blown us (and others) away since they launched. However, now we have two new models, the Ryzen 3 3100 and the Ryzen 3 3300X that look set to disrupt the affordable CPU market. Not only do they offer great prices, they look set to tangle with some more expensive Intel CPUs such as the i7-7700K.

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