What you need to know
- Razer and AMD have teamed up to bring Chroma lighting to Ryzen CPU fans.
- The Wraith Prism fans that ship with AMD's new 3rd Gen Ryzen 7 and 9 CPUs now sport Razer RGB Chroma lighting.
- AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen CPUs are now available at Amazon starting at $200.
AMD's new 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Series CPUs have finally hit stores, which is notable enough, but Razer fans will definitely want to take note as well. Razer revealed today that the Wraith Prism fans that are included with the 3rd Gen Ryzen 7 and 9 CPUs come with Chroma RGB lighting on board, meaning they will tie in nicely with the rest of your Razer Chroma accessories and the lighting can be controller from the company's Synapse software.
We have Ryzen. Extremely excited to partner up with @AMDRyzen to imbue 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 and 9 Wraith Prism fans with the power of Razer Chroma RGB lighting. The future is here. Congrats to @AMD on their launch! Learn more https://t.co/hEHsd6FaUd pic.twitter.com/iCKAfpwgv4We have Ryzen. Extremely excited to partner up with @AMDRyzen to imbue 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 and 9 Wraith Prism fans with the power of Razer Chroma RGB lighting. The future is here. Congrats to @AMD on their launch! Learn more https://t.co/hEHsd6FaUd pic.twitter.com/iCKAfpwgv4— R Λ Z Ξ R (@Razer) July 7, 2019July 7, 2019
It's a small addition, but it's one that will make managing the myriad lighting effects across your gaming setup a little more cohesive. Given Razer's popularity, its expanding Chroma ecosystem, and the prevalence of RGB lighting across practically every gaming accessory and product imaginable, that's a good thing.
As for AMD, the 3rd Gen Ryzen 3000 Series is on sale today at Amazon with prices starting at $200. Early reviews are looking very positive for Team Red, with the chips stacking up well with Intel's lineup and at cheaper prices. Note that you'll have to go go above that $200 entry point and snag a Ryzen 7 or 9 chip to get Razer Chroma integration; the Ryzen 5 chips, unfortunately, are left out here.
AMD's latest batch of Ryzen processors are here, and they're expected to bring quite a performance bump over the previous generation wiht support for PCIe 4.0 to boot.
Portable (and affordable) power accessories we love
Each and every one of these charging gadgets will keep your favorite gear and gadgets going for longer, and none of them costs more than $30.
VisionTek 8,000 mAh micro-USB power bank ($13 at Dell)
This compact dual-output powerbank can speedily recharge any and all your devices, thanks to a two-amp "fast charge feature," using its micro-USB out port. Its simple design includes an LED indicator, and it costs about as much as a single ticket to the movies.
Panasonic eneloop AA batteries (From $13 at Dell)
Panasonic's rechargeable batteries are among the best available, and just a couple of them will keep your favorite remote, mice or other peripherals powered up when you need them. They're also eco. And the company's affordable charger fits and charges both AA and AAA batteries at the same time.
Belkin Qi Wireless Charging Pad ($30 at Dell)
This unobtrusive Qi wireless charging pad looks good (and kind of like a UFO …) and easily charges all your Qi-compatible device up to 5W. Its LED indicator lights up when you're charging. And it costs just $30.
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