The European Hardware Awards were officially announced by the European Hardware Association (EHA). AMD has received impressive recognition for its work in both the CPU and GPU areas.
With over 400,000 items, the EHA is one of the most experienced associations evaluating some of the best hardware in Europe. Over 100 of Europe’s leading journalists decide which hardware is currently best sold across the continent. This year, the awards were announced online due to the current global crisis.
However, the European Hardware Awards cover more than just CPUs and GPUs. You’ll take a look at some of the best laptops, mice, headsets, chairs, and pretty much anything you can imagine and technology related. A full list of winners can be found in the official announcement.
AMD wins several awards
As expected, AMD performed impressively this year and received several awards – especially in the CPU category.
Best CPU 2020
First, AMD was awarded the most coveted award at this event, the “Best CPU” award. This was given to the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X processor, which has 16 cores and 32 threads. The Ryzen 9 3950X processor has a base clock rate of 3.5 GHz and can achieve boost clock rates of up to 4.7 GHz.
Product of the year 2020
The next award that AMD received was “Product of the Year 2020”. This was awarded to the processors of the AMD Ryzen 3000 series. The new technologies offered by this series and the increased number of core counts make it a very impressive range of products.
There is no doubt that providing processors based on the 7nm Zen-2 architecture for mainstream consumers without having to raise prices has also made a major contribution to securing AMD’s profits.
Best new technology
AMD won another award for its impressive processors. AMD has been awarded the “Best New Technology” for its Ryzen Chiplet CPU design. This chiplet CPU design has consistently enabled AMD to improve its hardware to compete with and ultimately outperform Intel’s CPU offerings.
However, this work did not take place overnight. The technology has continued to evolve since the first generation Ryzen processors were first released in 2017. Since then, AMD has been offering quality products in the categories budget, mainstream, performance and HEDT.
Best game product
Next is an award for a processor that many of us are likely to run on their own systems. The AMD Ryzen 5 3600 processor was recognized as the “best gaming product” of 2020.
The Ryzen 5 3600 quickly became a focal point for those who want to build a game system without breaking the bank. The impressive performance, the overclocking options and the low costs made this CPU a coveted CPU. We are not surprised that this award is given.
Best for overclocking
For those who want to push their processor to its limits, this year the Ryzen 3 3300X is recognized as the “Best for Overclocking” CPU. This 4-core processor with 8 threads has a base clock rate of 3.8 GHz and a listed maximum boost clock of up to 4.3 GHz.
It wasn’t long before articles appeared stating how well this CPU is suitable for overclocking. Some overclockers even managed to bring this chip to 4.5 GHz overclocking on all four cores.
Best gaming notebook
Not only the processors did well for AMD this year, they also received an award for the “Best Gaming Notebook”. The ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 is a gaming notebook with a processor from the Ryzen 4000 Mobile series. Depending on the specification, this can be either the Ryzen 7 4800HS or the Ryzen 9 4900HS.
The notebook also has 32 GB of DDR4 memory at 3200 MHz, an M.2 NVME with memory options of up to 1 TB and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 GPU with 6 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
All in all, it’s been a very impressive year for AMD and there doesn’t seem to be any signs that they’re slowing down. What do you think of these awards? Do you think AMD will be as successful next year? Let us know in the comments section below.