Final week, we printed our AMD 2nd Gen Ryzen Deep Dive, overlaying our testing and evaluation of the newest era of processors to return out from AMD. As a result of tight deadline of our testing and outcomes, we pushed each our CPU and gaming assessments stay with out as a lot formal evaluation as we sometimes love to do. All of the components have been aggressive, nonetheless it shortly grew to become clear that a few of our outcomes weren’t aligned with these from different media. Initially we have been below the impression that this was on account of the Spectre and Meltdown (or Smeltdown) updates, as we have been one of many few media retailers to return and carry out retesting below the brand new customary. None the much less, we determined to take an in depth inside audit of our testing to make sure that our outcomes have been correct and fully reproducible. Or, failing that, understanding why our outcomes differed. No stone was left un-turned: , software program, firmware, tweaks, and code. On account of that course of we imagine we now have discovered the rationale for our testing being so totally different from the outcomes of others, and curiously it opened a large can of worms we weren’t anticipating.