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AMD Ryzen Sales Look Promising; Company Facing Challenges With Motherboard Products?

By March 13, 2017 at 8:03 am
AMD may be having problems with its motherboard production (Photo : Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

The Ryzen launch was a huge success for CPU market underdog AMD against its rival Intel. AMD has launched three of its new CPUs from the Ryzen 7 series and is deemed a winner with regard to the CPUs performance and price. The Ryzen processors are undoubtedly the best products that AMD has offered to the market today. However, assembling a build for a Ryzen CPU has some issues and are most are linked with the motherboard.

The new AMD Ryzen 7 CPUs run on a new platform, named AM4. Issues with the compatibility of a new platform and a new CPU architecture are not uncommon. These problems are not only with the recently released AMD Ryzen CPUs and AM4 motherboards.

However, most of the AM4 motherboards are already sold out. This left enthusiasts with only a few choices. The demand for AM4 motherboards is still very high. One of the main reasons for this is the compatibility issue which made manufacturers delay the shipments of their motherboards.

Another issue with the AM4 motherboards is the limitation of the memory. Tech analysts pointed this out and believed that this affected Ryzen CPUs' overall sales. If this issue would be resolved, AMD's sales would increase significantly and even skyrocket with the upcoming Ryzen 5's second quarter release.

All of the CPUs in the Ryzen 7 series are unlocked which means that these CPUs can be overclocked (OC). Many OC enthusiasts posted benchmark tests results online and revealed Ryzen's hidden potential to outdo most of the desktop processors available on the market. However, this potential could not be tapped if the motherboard issues continue since it restricts the users from overclocking their CPUs.

Check out what users can expect from AMD's latest products from their Ryzen, Vega and Naples series. The company has successfully launched its first three CPUs (Ryzen 7 1700, Ryzen 7 1700X, and Ryzen 7 1800X). The Ryzen 7 series made a very big impact on the enthusiast-level market due to the CPUs' wins in terms of performance and price compared to its Intel counterparts.

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