Editor’s note: This article is updated frequently as new information about AMD Ryzen processors becomes available. The most recent update covers Ryzen 3’s launch, details about Threadripper’s release date, and Threadripper 1900X in the “Meet AMD’s Ryzen CPUs” section.
After a decade of fielding ho-hum FX-series processors, AMD’s finally released its highly disruptive Ryzen chips, throwing down the gauntlet and challenging Intel’s supremacy in high-end computing.
AMD’s new Ryzen chips include several CPUs (and CPU families) of various levels of potency. What’s more, Ryzen introduces a completely new motherboard platform, and the processors require different memory and coolers than their predecessors. There’s a lot to sift through—so let’s sift!