AMD just rolled out its 2nd gen Ryzen CPUs and APUs and PC enthusiasts are loving this new line processors from AMD and now the company has revealed that AMD Ryzen makes up 60% of the total AMD revenue for the first quarter of its current fiscal year.
During the recent earnings call for the company, AMD CEO noted that 60% of the company’s revenue for the first quarter of the current fiscal year came from AMD Ryzen sales. Not only that, the company earned eight cents per share compared to 4 cents per share last year.
Our strong first quarter financial results demonstrate that our long-term strategy is paying off
Speaking on AMD Ryzen, AMD has revealed that it will be giving “Bootkit” to AMD Pinnacle Ridge owners so that they can flash the firmware of their existing motherboards to update the BIOS and use AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs and APUs.
AMD will support requests for boot kits if you have a 300 series motherboard and a 2nd Gen Ryzen or Ryzen with Radeon Vega graphics processor and can’t boot because of BIOS version. Sorry for the confusion, this is being updated now.
Furthermore, the Ryzen 5 1600, predecessor to the Ryzen 5 2600, has become the best-selling CPU for AMD. Not only that, the CPU has managed to outsell the Intel Core i5 7600K and the i7 8700K.
Also, using any aftermarket cooling solution will void the warranty for your Ryzen processor.
The reason why this doesn’t make any sense is that according to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, companies aren’t allowed to put such specific conditions on a product warranty.
Speaking of the AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs, pro-overclocker “der8auer” recently delided the Ryzen 5 2600 and tested out the thermal performance of the CPU.
The tests reveal better thermal performance, however, the difference was just marginal and der8auer noted that perhaps it is not worth to delid the AMD Ryzen 5 2600.