AMD CPUs

As of the launch of the Ryzen CPU line up from AMD, AMD processors are becoming more and more favorable from a gaming and security standpoint. AMD Ryzen CPUs are commonly cheaper, and have better performance-per-dollar than their Intel counterparts. Furthermore, with the recent launch of AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen CPUs, in some scenarios, AMD is actually outperforming Intel. So, we would like to cover AMD CPU support and any bugs we are aware of in this Wiki article

 

AMD Ryzen 1st Gen

As far as we are aware, CPU-related bugs are at a minimum on Ryzen 1st gen CPUs.

 

AMD Ryzen 2nd Gen

As far as we are aware, CPU-related bugs are at a minimum on Ryzen 2nd gen CPUs.

 

AMD Ryzen 3rd Gen

AMD Ryzen 3rd gen CPUs work well out of the box.

Notes for Overclocking

  • Overclocking high-end Ryzen 3rd gen CPUs requires VERY good cooling. Expect to invest in a triple rad AIO or a custom water cooling loop.
  • Kernel panics are common during overclocking. Turn up your VCORE voltage, or turn down your clock speed multiplier to achieve a bootable system.

 

AMD Ryzen 4th Gen (Ryzen 5000 Series)

Reviews from Level1Techs lend great promise to this launch. No reports from our community have been made stating whether it works or not yet.