The European Hardware Association/EHA comprises 9 of the largest independent technology news and reviews sites from across the continent, with a combined audience of more than 22 million technology enthusiasts and influencers. The EHA conducts large scale, detailed research, which is presented at events like COMPUTEX and DISTREE.
Now, the European Hardware Association (EHA) has just announced its hardware “winners” for the year 2020. One of the biggest winners is AMD, which managed to win not only the “Best CPU” (Ryzen 9 3950x) award, but also for the “Best GPU” as well (Navi 10/Radeon RX 5700 XT).
Somehow the “red team” managed to outrank the likes of NVIDIA’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER. Performance was not the only main contributing factor that was considered by the judges from publications such as KitGuru, io-Tech, Cowcotland, PurePC and HardwareLuxx etc.
Coming to the results of these awards, no Intel CPU was credited with a single prize, which is a bit shocking. AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series won “Product of the Year” award. The Ryzen 3000 “chiplet design” in itself won the EHA’s “Best new Technology” Award. Surprisingly, AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X took home the “Best CPU” prize; the Ryzen 5 3600 won the “Best Gaming Product”; and lastly the Ryzen 3 3300X won the “Best Overclocking Product” award.
Even in the GPU side of the equation, AMD bested NVIDIA. Navi 10 GPU-based Radeon RX 5700 series, won the “Best GPU” category, while the “Best AMD based graphics card” award goes to the Sapphire RX 5700 XT Nitro+.
For the green team, the ASUS ROG Strix GeForce RTX 2080 Ti OC won the “Best NVIDIA based Graphics Card” category. Another AMD- design product won the “Best Gaming Notebook” award, the ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Laptop, which rocks AMD’s mobile Renoir CPUs inside.
“The nominations process began at the start of the year, with a full analysis of the products that had been launched, tested and rated by experts working for members of the European Hardware Association,” wrote the EHA. “The initial list was reduced to a list of deserving finalists, which you can see here. After the final votes were counted and checked, the awards themselves were produced and the winners announced on Thursday 25th June 2020.”