AMD Ryzen 5 1600

Like its $250 1600X counterpart, the Ryzen 5 1600 features six cores and 12 threads. AMD bins the 1600X as a 95W part, while the 1600 falls into the 65W TDP range. As expected, the 1600’s lower TDP boils down to reduced voltages, imposing lower stock frequencies and thermal output. The Ryzen 5 1600 features a 3.2 GHz base clock rate compared to the “X” model’s 3.6 GHz, and it also incurs a similar 400 MHz deficit to the dual-core Precision Boost frequency.

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Power optimisations and enhanced on-chip capabilities have made AMD’s new AM4 platform a tempting proposition for users who prefer the size benefits of micro-ATX. MSI offers up the £90 B350M Mortar to cater for those users with a 4+2 phase power delivery system and onboard red LED lighting.

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ASRock Fatal1ty AB350 Gaming K4

The ASRock AB350 Gaming K4 specifically, priced at $109.99 supports the latest Ryzen AM4 CPUs but also ready to support upcoming Raven Ridge APUs which have built-in Radeon graphics. ASRock also outfits the AB350 Gaming K4 with RGB LED headers and forward-aware storage options such as m.2 slots (two of them actually) and a USB Type-C reversible ports.

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It is Gigabyte’s turn to show what their roughly £100 B350 offering can deliver. The AB350-Gaming 3 is built around AMD’s value-orientated B350 chipset but with sprinkles of quality from Gigabyte, such as 10Gbps USB 3.1 Gen 2, Realtek ALC1220 audio, and strong RGB LED capability.

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Back in 2006, Asus set the standard for high-end computer hardware when the launched the Republic of Gamers (ROG) line up.  One of the most exciting parts of any new processor or even chipset launch is seeing what Asus has in store with their ROG line up. Now with AMDs first all new architecture since 2011, Asus has launched their flagship…

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ASRock X370 Taichi

Certainly if your decisions are made based upon the hardware then the Taichi ticks a lot of boxes. Black Caps, a BCLK Engine clock generator and 16 Phase Power handle the overclocking duties. Connectivity is full of the technologies that you would expect to find on a modern motherboard, from WiFi to USB 3.1 and the super speedy M.2.

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MSI’s £100 B350 Tomahawk is the first B350 motherboard to be put through our testing. Retaining the CPU overclocking support that makes the B350 chipset such an alluring option for AM4, MSI outfits its Tomahawk with the key features consumers are asking for, such as USB Type-C and M.2 PCIe NVMe support.

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ASRock X370 Killer SLI

As the X370 Killer SLI features the latest flagship chipset from AMD, it will provide users with a wealth of connectivity options, including support for a total of 12x USB 3.1 ports (including a Type C), which are all high-current to ensure compatibility with VR peripherals.

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