Do I need an aftermarket fan?
While the stock CPU coolers that come bundled with many AMD processors can properly cool your CPU, you may also consider going with an aftermarket cooler. If you’re looking to squeeze the most performance out of your CPU, an aftermarket fan is a great upgrade to make.
What type of chip sockets does AMD use for their processors?
AMD processors use Socket AM4.
What do cores/threads mean for AMD processors?
Cores and threads are both measures of the performance of a processor. Cores are the actual calculation engines within a processor, while threads refer to the number of tasks that can be run at once. Some applications can use multiple threads like gaming and rendering. Depending on your workload, AMD has the perfect processor for your system, with options from 6 to 64 cores.
What do the letters at the end of the processor mean?
The suffix at the end of an AMD processor denotes the performance and type of processor:
- X = High-performance
- No suffix = Standard desktop processor
- G = Desktop processor with on-chip graphics
- GE = Energy efficient desktop processor with on-chip graphics
How do AMD CPUs overclock?
Every AMD Ryzen™ processor is multiplier-unlocked, so you can personalize performance to your taste. In addition, available on all AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series and select 3000 Series processors, Precision Boost Overdrive makes automatic overclocking possible with increased clockspeed and power limits at the touch of a button. Precision Boost Overdrive is also easy to use thanks to one-touch activation in the BIOS or via AMD Ryzen™ Master.
What is the difference between Ryzen™ and Threadripper™ processors?
AMD Ryzen™ refers to all current Socket AM4 desktop processors. These processors have up to 16 cores / 32 threads with a max boost clock up to 4.9GHz and up to 100MB of cache, perfect for gamers and creators. AMD Threadripper™ desktop processors are high-end desktop processors that use Socket TR4. These powerhouse processors have up to 64 cores / 128 threads, max boost clock up to 4.5GHZ, up to 288MB of cache and support quad-channel memory. Threadripper™ CPUs are most often used in workstation computers.
What is Smart Access Memory?
AMD Smart Access Memory enables AMD Ryzen™ 5000 Series or select 3000 Series processors to harness the full potential of an AMD Radeon™ 6000 Series graphics card memory to boost system performance.
How do AMD CPUs attach to the motherboard?
Watch the video below for a step by step process of installing AMD CPUs.