AMD Ryzen 5

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Overclocked Benchmark Results At 4.2GHz

AMD Ryzen 5 1500X – Overclocking to 4.2GHz The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X is the newest 4-core, 8-thread processor to come out and at $189.00 it might make for a compelling budget system build that won’t break the bank. This AMD Ryzen 5 CPU is a 65W TDP part that has a base clock speed of …more

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AMD Ryzen 5 1600X Processor

AMD Ryzen 5 1600X and 1500X Processor Reviews

AMD Ryzen 5 – 6-Core CPUs Arrive For Under $220 After weeks of leaks the AMD Ryzen 5 series of processors has finally been launched! With the launch of the AMD Ryzen 5 processors, AMD is attacking the mainstream market at the $169 to $249 price points where most gamers buy processors. AMD believes that …more

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AMD Ryzen Windows 10 Custom Power Plan

AMD Ryzen Balanced Power Plan Benchmarked

AMD Ryzen Windows Power Plan Disables Core Parking Earlier this morning we were surprised with an e-mail from AMD offering a preview of a new Ryzen Balanced power plan for Windows that is said to improve performance on Ryzen processors. We pushed some of the things we were working on today off the agenda and started …more

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Ashes of the Singularity

AMD Ryzen Performance Update Released For Ashes of the Singularity

When the AMD Ryzen 7 platform was released many of the reviews were critical of the 1080P gaming performance on the Ryzen 7 processor series. AMD promised that we would see a series of game and engine updates for the new Ryzen architecture fairly quickly and the first game title to become optimized for Ryzen …more

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Samsung EVO Plus MicroSDXC Memory Cards

Samsung EVO Plus 128GB MicroSDXC Memory Card Review

When the Samsung 128GB Pro+ Class 10 microSDXC memory card came out in March 2016 it had wicked fast sequential speeds of 95 MB/s Read and 90 MB/s Write with an MSRP of $129.99. Over the past year the price on that card designed to be used by prosumers in action cameras, DSLRs, high-end smartphones, …more

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AMD X370 Chipset Motherboards

Thermal Image Testing on AMD X370 Motherboards by ASUS, Gigabyte and MSI

AMD X370 Motherboards Meet The FLIR Thermal Imager Thermal performance is important to PC gamers and enthusiasts, so we wanted to take a look at VRM thermal performance on some of the AMD X370 motherboards that we have in our possession for testing. Those boards would be the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Hero ($254.99), GIGABYTE GA-AX370-Gaming 5 ($194.99) …more

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AMD Ryzen X370 Motherboards and Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 Memory Kits

AMD Ryzen – Single-Rank Versus Dual-Rank DDR4 Memory Performance

AMD Ryzen – Single-Rank Versus Dual-Rank DDR4 Memory Performance After finishing up our DDR4 memory scaling article on an AMD Ryzen processor with an AMD X370 chipset powered board we were left wondering if memory performance and scaling was similar on different AMX X370 motherboards from different manufacturers. We gathered up the MSI X370 XPOWER …more

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SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset Review

SteelSeries Arctis 7 Wireless Gaming Headset For Lag-Free Gaming SteelSeries is the most dominant peripheral manufacturer in eSports, with their sponsored teams winning more prize money and competitions than Razer and Logitech’s sponsored teams, combined. While winning eSports tournaments is great, producing quality peripherals that appeal to actual gamers is just one key to a successful business. SteelSeries, …more

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Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X

Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X – Most Responsive Data Center SSD

Intel 3D Xpoint memory is a non-volatile memory (NVM) technology announced by Intel and Micron in July 2015 and today we are finally getting to see that technology come to market in a data center SSD, the Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X! The Intel Optane SSD DC P4800X will be offered in both PCIe add-in-board and U.2 form …more

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ADATA XPG SX8000 PCIe SSD

ADATA XPG SX8000 PCIe NVMe 512GB SSD Review

ADATA XPG SX8000 – 3D MLC NAND NVMe SSD Aimed At Gamers If you are looking for a new M.2 PCIe NVMe you are in for a treat today as we will be looking at the ADATA XPG SX8000 512GB M.2 form factor Solid-State Drive (SSD) that utilizes the super fast PCIe Gen3x4 interface with …more

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and GeForce GTX 1080

CPU Bottleneck? GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Tested on AMD Ryzen versus Intel Kaby Lake

CPU Bottleneck Exposed By GeForce GTX 1080 Ti? Last week, NVIDIA released the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition graphics card. This is the fastest desktop consumer graphics card in the world and we were torn on how we wanted to test it. We are in the middle of updating out GPU test bench and …more

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HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset

HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset Review

HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset Looks like the HyperX team is at it again and has come out with a new improved version of the HyperX Cloud Revolver S Headset. This is their flagship highest end headset and is made purely for the gamer in all of us. As most of you probably already …more

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AMD AM4 Motherboards Are Hard To Find

One Motherboard Maker Explains Why AMD AM4 Boards Are Missing

If you’ve looked at building an AMD Ryzen 7 system you’ll find that the processors are pretty easy to find, but good luck finding a motherboard. Most of the AMD motherboards based on the X370 and B350 chipsets are out of stock and back-ordered. It doesn’t matter what brand you are looking for as ASUS, ASRock, …more

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Ultra Image Quality

A Look at NVIDIA Turf Effects in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands

NVIDIA Turf Effects Finally Arrive in Ghost Recon: Wildlands On March 7, 2017 Ubisoft released the latest Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon game title, Ghost Recon Wildlands ($59.99 for PC). The game was developed by Ubisoft Paris and while it is the tenth installment in the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon series, it is the first to be set …more

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Official Ryzen DDR4 Memory Support

DDR4 Memory Scaling on AMD AM4 Platform – The Best Memory Kit For AMD Ryzen CPUs

Answering What DDR4 Clock Speed is Best For AMD AM4 Platforms AMD Ryzen processors are here and the number of people buying AMD platforms has spiked as a result. Those that are running out to buy Ryzen 7 series processor will need to also purchase the new AMD AM4 platforms using the B350 or X370 chipset with possibly …more

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